Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Virtual Tour + #Giveaway: Dream Waters Series by Erin A. Jensen @GoddessFish

Dream Waters (Book One of The Dream Waters Series)

Dream World (Book Two of The Dream Waters Series)

Dream Sight (Book Three of The Dream Waters Series)

By Erin A. Jensen

Dream Waters
Book One of The Dream Waters Series
By Erin A. Jensen

GENRE:  Contemporary Fantasy


All his life, Charlie Oliver has watched the people around him morph into creatures that no one else sees.  Unlike the rest of the world, Charlie remembers the Waters that transport him to the Dream World each night.  And he sees glimpses of people’s Dream forms in the waking world.  Condemned to spend his waking hours in a psychiatric facility because of his Dream Sight, Charlie doesn’t expect anything to change.  But everything starts changing the day Emma Talbot walks through the door in the middle of a group therapy session.

Haunted by memories of the events that led to her admission, Emma plans to end her life the first chance she gets.  But something about Charlie stops her.  From the moment they shake hands, his friendship feels safe and familiar.  As Emma begins to let down her guard, Charlie catches a glimpse of the fiery-eyed dragon that lurks behind her Dream form.  Each night, as Emma dreams of the man who’s been banned from visiting, Charlie searches the Dream World for the monster that shadows her.  But when Emma’s suppressed memories begin to surface, Charlie finds more monsters than he bargained for.


By the time Benjamin reached us, I half expected the dragon to bolt across the yard and devour us but it turned and followed Emma into the building.

“So, I’ll catch up with you later. Bye.” I elbowed Nellie and nudged my head toward the door hoping she’d take the hint and go inside. I didn’t know what Benjamin wanted but I doubted he’d come over to make small talk. Nellie stayed frozen next to me and her head tilted up to look at Benjamin, the fact that he was standing while we were sitting seemed to magnify his menacing aura. And it didn’t need any magnifying.

Benjamin glared at old Nellie. “Walk away woman, I have no business with you.”

Scurrying from the bench without standing fully upright, Nellie dashed for the door without saying a word.

Benjamin towered over me, peering down and the longer I looked up at him, the larger he seemed to be. “What are your intentions toward Mrs. Talbot?”

Okay. I wasn’t prepared for that question. “Um. My intention is to be her friend and watch out for her,” I muttered, relieved my voice sounded much more confident than I felt.

Brow furrowed, Benjamin sat down next to me. “You don’t desire to become more than friends?”

Well sure, I’ve got desires. But I wasn’t about to admit it to this guy. “No, of course not.”

His eyes narrowed. “Why do I find that hard to believe?”

Because she’s the hottest woman I’ve ever seen. “I don’t know Sir. My intentions are pure. I swear.”

Benjamin let out a lingering sigh and coming from him, even that sounded menacing. “I’m not eager to be the messenger that tells Emma’s husband about your friendship but let me warn you, you don’t want to make an enemy of Mr. Talbot. He treasures his wife above everything else. You think I’m frightening?”

I nodded, before realizing it was a rhetorical question, so much for coming across as confident.

Benjamin continued as if he hadn’t noticed. Probably, because it was no great surprise. “He is what frightens me.”

Dream World (Book Two of The Dream Waters Series)
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Dream Sight (Book Three of The Dream Waters Series)

Interview with Erin A. Jensen

Are there any weird things you do when you’re alone?

I talk to myself.  Does that count as weird?  Sometimes, I’ll be thinking through a chapter I’m going to write and I’ll say the dialogue out loud without realizing I’m doing it, but that’s pretty much as weird as I get. 

What is your favorite quote and why?

My favorite quote is from John Greenleaf Whittier’s poem, “Maud Muller”— “Of all sad words of tongue or pen, the saddest are these, ‘It might have been.’”  If you ask me, those are words to live by.  Life is short.  Why not go out and chase after your dreams?  No matter what comes of it, you’ll never have to look back and wonder what might have happened if you’d been bolder.

Who is your favorite author and why?

Karen Marie Moning is my favorite author.  Her Fever Series is my absolute favorite series of books.  When I first read them, I spent every spare second buried in those pages because there were questions that I needed answers to.  Writing stories that evoke that sort of reaction is something to aspire to.  I want my readers to think about my books long after they’ve set them down because they’re desperate to find out what happens next.

What, in your opinion, are the most important elements of good writing?

I think the most important elements of good writing are characters that the reader can relate to and feel for, a voice that paints a vivid picture and draws you into the narrative, no matter how grand or ordinary the subject matter is, and a unique storyline.  Stories with characters I can fall in love with (or love to hate) and a plot that feels unlike anything I’ve read before are the ones that really resonate with me.

Where did you get the idea for this book?

The mental institution setting in Dream Waters was inspired by my interactions with mentally ill individuals over the course of my career as a pharmacist.  And as a reader, fantasy has always been my genre of choice, so it only made sense that any story I wrote would fall into that genre.  The Dream World—and the Waters that carry my characters there while they sleep—was my purely fictional attempt to explain the existence of mental illness in a fantastical way.

AUTHOR Bio and Links:

Erin Jensen is a part-time pharmacist and a fulltime creator of imaginary worlds.  She lives in upstate NY with her incredibly supportive husband, two sons (who are both taller than her) and a Yorkshire terrier who thinks he’s the family bodyguard.  In the early days of her writing career, Erin vowed to get a dragon tattoo—once her books received a milestone number of reviews—but she won’t disclose that number any longer, for fear of actually reaching her goal and having to go through with it.

Dream Waters: Book One of The Dream Waters Series (The first book is on sale for $0.99)

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$50 Amazon or B/N GC

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Goddess Fish Promotions said...

Thanks for hosting!

Nikolina said...

I really enjoyed reading your interview, thank you!

Erin Jensen said...

Thanks so much for hosting today!

Erin Jensen said...

Thanks, James! I'm glad you enjoyed the excerpt. Good luck with the giveaway!

Erin Jensen said...

Thanks for following my tour, Nikolina! I'm glad you enjoyed the interview!

Victoria Alexander said...

Thanks for sharing the excerpt & interview, I enjoyed reading them!

Unknown said...

I enjoyed getting to know your book; Congrats on the tour and thanks for the chance to win :)

Rita Wray said...

I liked the excerpt. The cover is lovely.

Erin Jensen said...

I'm glad you enjoyed the post, Victoria! Thanks for following my tour.

Erin Jensen said...

Thanks, Lisa! It's always wonderful connecting my books with readers who will enjoy them. Good luck on the giveaway.

Erin Jensen said...

I'm glad you liked the excerpt, Rita, and the book cover. I'm in love with my incredibly talented cover designer —literally, he's also my husband! ☺️

Erin Jensen said...

I'm glad you enjoyed the post, Gwendolyn! I thoroughly enjoyed doing the interview, and connecting with all of you!

Mary Preston said...

I'm loving these covers.