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The Child Dreamer: Review + Author Interview

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This was a cool little prequel to the Dead Dreamer series, and it’s free! We learn about a boy named George and how he becomes maybe not the best of people. But even then, George was easy to relate to. Sometimes things drive a person in a certain direction, now that’s not to say that the things George does is good by any means, because it’s not, but I get it.

When I got to the last chapter which is from George’s wife’s perspective, that seriously owned the whole book. I felt for her, and I felt for George, and I wanted more of the freaking story!

I’m excited to see where the new story leads me!

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Author Interview with Sarah Lampkin:

What inspired you to write To Dream is to Die (Dead Dreamer Series)?

When I first arrived at college, I didn’t really have any friends, so I had a habit of living through the books I read. After a while, my imagination would take me on wild journeys and eventually the idea hit me: What would happen if my spirit could leave my body? Like astral projection? It kind of went from there and spawned a life of its own.

Who is your favorite character in To Dream is to Die and why?

I like Damon. Brenna hates him and she’s not even sure as to why. But now she’s forced to interact with him all of the time because of her best friend. They eventually form a bond and it’s hilarious to watch.

What is your favorite thing about writing?

I love getting lost in my own world. When I write, I try to use a very specific playlist. The music takes me to a very dark place in my own mind. As long as I’m careful, I can always come out of it. But when I suddenly figure out a plot hole, I can’t even describe how amazing that feeling is.

What is your least favorite thing about writing?

Writing forces me to keep my mind on one project/task at a time. I have ADHD, so that is extremely difficult for me to do. It takes a lot of discipline for me to focus like that.

What made you decide to be a writer?

Pure chance. I started writing out of curiosity in regard to my imagination. Then it suddenly turned into something I just couldn’t stop.

Did you base any of the characters in To Dream is to Die on people in real life?

Only a few. But I can’t give away who they are 😉

What is your favorite book?

I love The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater. Every November, I’ll either read it or listen to the audiobook [depending on how busy the month is]. I look forward to it every year…and sometimes read it more than once a year.

If you could live in another time or fantasy world when or where would it be?

I’d prefer to live as we do now, but where supernatural magic was real, as well as some mythologies. Or in the world of Elder Scrolls or Dragon Age…whatever!

How many books will be in the Dead Dreamer Series?

4! For every year that Brenna is in college

What other books do you have planned?

I’m currently working on Tainted Wings as probably a stand-alone, but I’m undecided. I’ve also been planning on a sister series to the Dead Dreamer series. But that’s still on the drawing board.

What’s your favorite color?

Green!

What advice do you have for other writers?

Don’t let other people tell you your story ideas are bad or wrong. They’re your ideas. Do what you want with them and let them grow and mature with you. It will turn out amazing in the end.

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Eighteen-year-old Brenna Whit is entering Nephesburg College as a freshman and starting hoping to meet new
people, but she hides a dark secret: because of an accident that happened three years ago, her spirit wanders the
Fade whenever she falls asleep. It’s something she wants to keep hidden from the world, but when she sees someone
watching her in spirit form, she fears the secret’s out. With the demons and fairies that wander the Fade, Brenna has
enough to worry about. Now that she’s in college, it’s schoolwork, new friends, new enemies, and something under
the surface happening at Nephesburg College. Only time will tell if she will survive her first year…

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Review: To Dream is to Die

Title: To Dream is to Die

Author: Sarah Lampkin

Date of publication: January 1st, 2019

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Goodreads Summary:

Eighteen-year-old Brenna Whit is entering Nephesburg College as a freshman and starting hoping to meet new
people, but she hides a dark secret: because of an accident that happened three years ago, her spirit wanders the
Fade whenever she falls asleep. It’s something she wants to keep hidden from the world, but when she sees someone
watching her in spirit form, she fears the secret’s out. With the demons and fairies that wander the Fade, Brenna has
enough to worry about. Now that she’s in college, it’s schoolwork, new friends, new enemies, and something under
the surface happening at Nephesburg College. Only time will tell if she will survive her first year…

My Review:

First, finally a NA book that isn’t revolved around men’s abs! I loved the college setting, too. It was like if Buffy were in college with Xander and Willow, but instead of vampires it was a unique spirit type of world!

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Brenna was an awesome MC. She was funny and sarcastic and not annoying! Can I just also say that my favorite character was Damon! I want to keep him in my pocket and carry him around with me along with his awesome personality!

Loved the descriptions, the world, and the writing! I love things that are dark, feel real, and still have a bit of humor and that’s exactly what this book is! I need to know what happens next and I can’t wait to read book two!!

 

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Review: Angels: Moon and Sun

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Title: Angels: Moon and Sun

Author: Sarah Lampkin

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Hekate was living a normal teenage life. She was attending a private Baptist high school with her best friend, Marcia. Life was pretty average and she liked it that way. But one night, a mysterious wolf corners her, spiriting her away to the doors guarding the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse and their Guardian, Selene.

Having been given lesser powers of an angel, Hekate must try to survive not only high school but also the demons who are now after her. She must find a way to return the escaped Horseman, Death, while going to school at the same time. She will meet demons, Death, and danger at every turn with only her new power and instincts to protect her.

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My Review:

I’m super picky when it comes to angel books unless they have a really cool concept—this one had just that! It’s not  corny either, plus talk of the apocalyptic horsemen had me seriously intrigued! I read these chapters that are free on Wattpad, and they are addicting! I breezed through right through it, wondering what the heck was going to happen next!

First off, the MC, Hekate, has got to be one of the awesomest names ever. But what I liked about her was she was relatable, likeable, and got herself some wings!

Right off the bat, I loved the side characters—Marcia and Moro were my two faves! There’s a bit of a romance starting to brew between Hekate and a new boy named Caleb, and I’m really in love with their chemistry. So I need to know what’s going to happen!

I also read another book by Sarah titled, The Child Dreamer, and I think I’m seriously falling in love with her writing!!

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About Sarah:

I’m Sarah [Code Name: Sassy]. Self proclaimed gym rat, book addict, and whiskey lover. By day, I work as a Technical Writer/Editor and by night…I play video games. Okay, I’ll be honest. I write, and THEN I play video games. When I’m not writing or gaming, you can usually find me on the floor, burrowed under a blanket with a cat in my lap, and a research book in my hand. Other than writing, research is my second passion and its how I’ve been able to expand the lore of Dead Dreamer to what it is today.

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Cover Reveal: To Dream is to Die

To Dream is to Die

Release Date: January 8th, 2018

Summary:

Eighteen-year-old Brenna Whit is entering Nephesburg College as a freshman and starting to meet new people, but she hides a dark secret: because of an accident that happened three years ago, her spirit wanders the Fade whenever she falls asleep. It’s something she wants to keep hidden from the world, but when she sees someone

watching her in spirit form, she fears the secret’s out. With the demons and fairies that wander the Fade, Brenna has enough to worry about. Now that she’s in college, it’s schoolwork, new friends, new enemies, and something under the surface happening at Nephesburg College. Only time will tell if she will survive her first year of college.

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Prequel Information:
As an intro into the world of Dead Dreamer, I’ve been publishing chapters of a prequel series called The Child Dreamer once a month. The final chapter will be published in December.
George Walker was a child when his world changed
The darkness within his ᛋᛟᚢᛚ planted 
Only to ᚷᚱᛟᚹ with each passing day
Leading to a day when the ᚷᚨᛏᛖᚲᛖᛖᛈᛖᚱᛋ arrive
To take him away
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