It’s been an amazing experience, following the lives of my characters over a period of almost twenty years (for them!) in my Dream Series books. I always have trouble pinning down the genre of these books in one word, because they have elements of several genres – mystery, romance, the paranormal. But primarily, they’re the story of Sara’s life as it unfolds, as she goes from a shy college student to a practicing doctor, wife and mother, all while trying to cope with a unique talent – she can step into other people’s dreams (which leads her into adventures catching a couple of killers, a corrupt Congressman, a would-be arsonist, and her own personal nemesis along the way!).
The books really break out into three phases. The first three books cover Sara’s education – in college, medical school and finally her residency. The next three follow her into medical practice, moving into her first house, and the first steps of her children into the horrors of teenagerhood. The next two books (plus book #9, currently in progress) take Sara to a new job and a new town, where she settles in as an important member of a small community.
The thing that ties all the books together is humor, heart and an eye on the challenges of everyday life.
And as an introduction to Sara’s life, I’ve put together the first three books into a box set, which is on sale this week for just $0.99. It’s called DREAM SEQUENCE.
Sara Barnes thought her life was perfectly ordinary – until the night she began stepping into other people’s dreams.
Follow Sara as she learns to cope with this extraordinary gift (or curse) in the first three books of the Dream Series:
DREAM STUDENT It’s bad enough that, thanks to her supernatural talent, Sara is learning more than she ever needed to know about her friends and classmates, watching their most secret fantasies whether she wants to or not. Much worse are the other dreams, the ones she sees nearly every night, featuring a strange, terrifying man who commits unspeakable crimes. Now Sara wonders if she’s the only witness to a serial killer – and the only one who knows when and where he’s going to strike next.
DREAM DOCTOR Medical school and life as a newlywed would be enough by themselves for anybody to handle. But Sara’s got another problem – her dreams have started up again. Almost everyone at the medical school is dreaming about the death of the school’s least popular teacher, Dr. Morris, and once again, Sara finds herself in the role of unwilling witness to a murder before it happens. But this time, there are too many suspects to count, and it doesn’t help matters that she hates Dr. Morris every bit as much as any of his would-be murderers do.
DREAM CHILD Sara thought she had made peace with her dreaming talent, but she’s got a surprise coming: her four-year-old daughter has inherited it, too.
BUY LINKS – Dream Sequence