Book Excerpt from Dream of Me
Written by Quinn Loftis
“Brudair,” the deep voice from the messenger angel filled the room. Dair turned from the pictures he had been examining that were stuck to a bulletin board on Serenity’s wall and looked at the formidable male. He supposed he could understand why people often freaked out when they saw angels. They were big, and the radiance that was the Creator enveloped them, going with them wherever they went. They, of course, could tamp down that glory when need be but he imagined for humans it was very difficult to be in the same vicinity when their magnificence was on display.
“Hello, Raphael,” Dair said to his old friend.
“You know why I’m here.”
“You are not going to leave, are you?” Raphael asked. He had known Dair a very, very long time, and Dair knew it would be nearly impossible to try to lie to the angel.
“I cannot leave, not yet,” he told him.
Raphael’s eyes narrowed and he tilted his head, studying him. “You care for this human.” It wasn’t a question.
“She’s different, unique, and I’m drawn to her.”
The angel chuckled as he shook his head. In a very human-like manner he rubbed his forehead. “I never thought it would be you—the brooding loner who has kept to himself for centuries now—enamored with a mortal. You know it will not end well. There is a reason the Creator set up the boundaries between our kinds.”
“I am not an angel, Raphael. Why should the rules be the same for me?” Dair asked, suddenly angry as the thought of the rules squeezed him like steel bands tightening around his chest. “Why should I not be allowed a mate, someone to care for and be cared for by? You were created to worship Him and to deliver His messages, but that was not and is not my purpose. I am simply the dream maker, the Sandman, as the humans like to call me. I have walked this earth since the beginning of time with no real home. I don’t belong in the celestial realm, nor do I belong in the human one.”
“But you feel that you belong with her,” Raphael finished for him.
Dair nodded as the fight was quickly drained from him like a balloon loosing air. “I have never felt as though I belong anywhere until Serenity.”
“What if she does not accept you? What will you do then?”
“I will leave her and let her live her life without me.” Even as he said the words he wondered if that were true. Could he leave her?
© 2015 Quinn Loftis. From Dream of Me by Quinn Loftis, self published.
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Wednesday, April 29, 2015
Blog Tour & Book Excerpt with Giveaway: Dream of Me (Dream Maker, #1) by Quinn Loftis
"Dream of me princess..."
I'm happy to be part of this amazing Book Blitz for Dream of Me (Dream Maker, #1) by the wonderfully and vivaciously talented Quinn Loftis. The moment that I read the synopsis for this enchanting and illuminating novel, I was sucked into the world and the mysteries of the Sandman. I am wildly fascinated by the the art and mythology of "dream weaving" and the Sandman being explored throughout this story. There's a small secret part of me that wants to pick this book up and read it RIGHT NOW!
That's why, I'm really excited to be sharing an excerpt from Dream of Me (Dream Maker, #1) that Quinn Loftis so generously shared with me. I really love the whole concept of forbidden love and dark hidden mysteries coming to light. This book looks like it would provide just the right amount of dark smoldering desire, danger, and suspense.
There's also a pretty kickass giveaway that goes along with this book blitz, that you don't want to miss out on. All you have to do is fill out the Rafflecopter below and you'll be entered. Good luck and may the odds be ever in your favor! ;)
First, let me try and persuade you a little more about this book...
by Quinn Loftis
Published: February 28, 2015
Age Demographic: YA Paranormal
Since the dawn of time, Brudair, otherwise known as the Sandman to the world, has faithfully lived out his purpose, faithfully performed his duties. He has never questioned his lot among the immortals, until now, until her. Sarah Serenity Tillman, a consummate beauty both inside and out, is a high school senior five months from her graduation. She has great plans, dreams of leaving the small town of her childhood behind her forever. But destiny has other plans, and it’s the Sandman’s job to make sure those plans are fulfilled.
The tall muscular Sandman, known as Dair to his friends, dressed in black, wrapped in shadows, is more than a myth. And he has a job to do. His very existence makes him a creature of the night, because dreams, (yes the legends got that part right), were indeed his specialty. But his purpose was more than just weaving dreams for sleeping children. No, his dreams were made to influence, made to ensure that certain special individuals, those individuals who would change the course of history, actually accepted their chosen destiny.
Little does Serenity know that she is Dair’s next assignment. And the dream that he weaves for her, if she follows its influence, will change the course of, not only her life, but possibly the whole of history as well. But she isn’t the only one being influenced. The beauty inside of her was weighing on the Sandman, lighting up the darkness that was his constant companion. Her light was warmth, it was life, and he didn’t understand how he had survived the previous millennia without it.
The Sandman was indeed greater than anything humans had ever imagined, and his purpose was vital to the course of history. So what happens when the weaver of dreams gets so distracted by a mere human that he ignores his own duties in the immortal realm? How can an immortal who was never meant to have a mate, join a young woman in her destiny without irrevocably changing the lives of millions and potentially altering history in a way the Creator never intended?
About the Author
Quinn Loftis is an award winning author who lives in beautiful Western Arkansas with her husband, two sons, Nora the Doberman, and Phoebe the Cat (who thinks she is a ninja in disguise). She is the author of thirteen novels, including the USA Today bestseller, Fate and Fury. Quinn is beyond thankful that she has been blessed to be able to write full time and hopes the readers know how much all of their support means to her. Some of her hobbies include reading, exercising, crochet, and spending time with family and friends. She gives all credit of her success to God because he gave her the creative spirit and vivid imagination it takes to write.