Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Dream On: Guest Post and Excerpt By Author Renita Pizzitola

Happy Tuesday!!!  Today I have with me Renita Pizzitola and she is going to tell us all about her adult urban fantasy Dream On.  It sounds like an absolutely fascinating read.  Let's take a look:
Nightmares plague everyone, whether it’s the kind that wakes you up panicked with fear or the  embarrassing kind which seem so real you can’t shake the feeling all day. What if there was a service which could end these dreams?
Enter Emory Bennett. Dreamwalker.

I have a bit of a fascination with dreams so while toying with different book ideas I came up with a business focused on ending nightmares. And really, how awesome would that be? Personally, I’d want to the be the person who got to end the nightmares, but I’m sure a lot of people would love to have their bad dreams taken care of—Emory style. Everything about Dream On was fun to write. From Emory’s character to the issues she faces, I enjoyed creating her world. I love humor in books so I, of course, had to address the embarrassing nightmares along with the scary kind. Emory was one of my favorite characters to create, and Grayson, with all of his shameless advances, is definitely her perfect match.

Here’s an excerpt:

I’d run out of options.
He hurled me at the wall and I slumped down it. This dream needed to end, but my aching head scrambled my thoughts. I sought out my body and the room blurred, but I wasn’t going home. I was losing consciousness–in a dream. This couldn’t happen. Could it?
I squinted at my attacker as my vision dimmed. He sneered at me and then disappeared. I blinked. Where had he gone? My tunnel vision provided no clues. With forced concentration, things came into focus. Now two men–my attacker and another on top of him–struggled over the fireplace poker.
I continued seeking my body while deciphering the situation. One of the men grabbed the makeshift weapon, raised it and thrust it into the man on the floor. The victor turned to me.
I stared into his golden eyes.
“How do you know my name?” My consciousness slipped making my words heavy.
He knelt in front of me. “Are you okay?”
I shook my head.
“You need to get back to your body.”
“Yeah,” I murmured.
“Try hard to concentrate. Find your life cord. Feel its pull. It’s right there, ready to bring you home. Your body’s waiting, go to it.” His voice soothed and the tingling energy of my spirit connecting with my body ran through me.
“Have you been looking for me?” I asked, as my spirit fluctuated between worlds.
“Just go home. I’ll find you again.” I nodded in drowsy agreement as I drifted out of Clare’s dream into one of my own.
My head pounded and the metal park bench was unforgiving to my achy body. I needed to meet with someone but didn’t remember whom. I rubbed at my head and looked around. The sunlight aggravated the throbbing. Casting my gaze downward offered minimal relief.
A soft shuffling came nearer. I stared up into the handsome face of a stranger.
“Hi, Emory.”
“Do I know you?” I asked, rubbing my head again.
“I’m Grayson. I’ve been searching for you. I think you can help me.” His gentle tone stirred a fleeting memory.
I studied him. “How’s that?”
Someone called my name, and I looked over my shoulder. Nothing.
Grayson glanced behind me too. He continued with more urgency. “I’m stuck and I need you to help me get home.”
My name rang out again, louder.
“Johnathan?” I searched for my friend.
“Emory, I know you have to get back, but next time I see you, will you talk to me? Please?”
“I think I hit my head. I don’t know why I keep dreaming about you, but this isn’t real.”
“It’s real. I’m real.”
The voice calling my name became more demanding. My dream faded.
“Emory? I’ve arranged a meeting for us, soon. Please talk to me, I need y–”
My eyelids inched open.

The Book Info:

Her quest begins when she closes her eyes.
 Emory Bennett owns a lucrative dreamwalking business. Trained in weaponry and Muay Thai, she spends her nights entering the dream realm resolving her clients’ nightmares, whatever they might be: bad guys, scary beasts, or the classic forgot-to-wear-my-pants nightmare. Her jobs get complicated when a gorgeous man keeps appearing requesting her help.
 Grayson, a fellow dreamwalker, is stuck in the dream realm while a stranger inhabits his body. He needs Emory’s assistance in the waking realm, which he can’t visit if he can’t get back into his body.
 Once Emory is convinced Grayson’s not a figment of her imagination, they concoct a plan to lure the body snatcher out. But as Emory begins to fall for Grayson, the line blurs between him and the stranger who inhabits his body. She must keep it together to get close enough to discover his secrets, or divide her very soul if she can’t bring the man she loves back.    

CONTENT WARNING: Strong language

A Lyrical Press Urban Fantasy Romance

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About the Author:

Renita Pizzitola writes Paranormal Romance and Urban Fantasy. An avid reader herself, she has always enjoyed stories with witty humor, romance, and fascinating characters. Renita lives in Texas with her husband and two children. When not writing, she enjoys reading everything she can get her hands on, drinking copious amounts of coffee, and playing referee to her two typically adorable children.

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LorettaLynn//Temprance said...

Nice! I enjoyed reading this post. I'm going to be adding this one to my to read list. Looking forward to reading it:)

Betty Hamilton said...

WOW!! Sounds hot! ..and like something I would love to read!!

Anne said...

I think it would be so fascinating to see other people's dreams.

Michelle Bledsoe said...

Wow. I now have another book to add to my wish list. I think I am going to really enjoy this book. Thanks for the post.

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Kelly Powell said...

Awesome. I like the cover :) Thank you for sharing!!!

Starla Young said...

I loved the post. I will be adding this to my tbr list it sounds very interesting.

Angela Love said...

Wow!!! Sounds great will be adding this to the TBR pile I have going on....Congrats!!!

ilona said...

Interesting blurb. Guess that's another book on my wishlist!

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erin said...

thanks for the fun post!

Linda said...

Love this, =) can´t wait for my chance to read.
Happy Thursday!

nayjf said...

I love the concept of using dreamwalker abilities for monetary gain as a premise. Would love to read


Sherry Johnson said...

Thanks for the giveaway.


mcv said...

I enjoyed the excerpt and would love to read the book!

Renita Pizzitola said...

I just wanted to stop in and say thanks for having me on your blog and I loved reading all the comments!

Diana said...

Amazing cover and very beautiful excerpt,

dusty katt said...

Looks like a great read. I'm looking forward to it.

Denise Z said...

I am so ready for a new to me UF series and I love the dream world. Thank you for sharing with us definitely hopping over to check out more . . . so greedy always want more :)

strawberryrose said...

What a great idea. I will love and enjoy this book.

VampedChik said...

Sounds like a really good book! Thanks for sharing!

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