Prism Book Tours: “Dead Dreams” by Emma Right Book Tour/Excerpt/Giveaway(Ends 12/3) WW

By Ruth on October 30, 2013 in blog tour, book, excerpt, giveaway, promo
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On Tour with Prism Book Tours...

 

Dead Dreams (Dead Dreams, #1)Dead Dreams

by Emma Right

250 Pages

Eighteen-year-old Brie O’Mara has so much going for her: a loving family in the sidelines, an heiress for a roommate, and dreams that might just come true. Big dreams–of going to acting school, finishing college and making a name for herself. She is about to be the envy of everyone she knew. What more could she hope for? Except her dreams are about to lead her down the road to nightmares. Nightmares that could turn into a deadly reality.



Dead Dreams, Book 1, a young adult psychological thriller and mystery

 

 

Each Stop Reveals another section of Dead Dreams


 
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EXCERPT #2
(Chapter 1 continued)
And then there were cave-ins, which presented another set of drama altogether, Sarah said.
I sat across from her, the coffee table between us, in the small living room during our first meeting. “So, that’s why you’re not on talking terms with your family? Because of abuses of the coal company? ” I asked.
We sipped hot cocoa and sat cross-legged in the crammed living room, which also doubled as the dining space. I’d never interviewed anyone before, although I’d read tips on the Internet.
“I just don’t want to be reminded anymore,” she said, twirling her dark ringlets round and round on her pointer finger.
“But, it’s not entirely your dad’s fault those people died of lung problems.”
“I guess, but I just want to get away, you understand? Anyway, I’m almost twenty-one now. That’s three years too late for moving out and establishing my own space.” She took tiny sips of the cocoa, both hands cupping the mug as if she were cold.
I walked to the thermostat and upped the temperature. A slight draft still stole in from a gap in the balcony sliding door I always kept open a crack to let the air circulate.
“So, your family’s okay with you living here? In California? In this apartment that’s probably smaller than your bathroom? With a stranger?”
“First off, it’s none of their business. Secondly, you and I won’t stay strangers.” Sarah flashed me a grin. “Besides, I’m tired of big houses with too many rooms to get lost in. And, have you lived in West Virginia?”
I shook my head. The farthest I’d been was Nevada when we went for our family annual ski vacation. “I heard it’s pretty.”
“If you like hot, humid summers and bitter cold winters. So, do I pass? As a roommate?”
She looked about at the ceiling. I wondered if she noticed the dark web in the corner and the lack of cornices and crown moldings. I was sure I smelled mold in the living room, too. But I wasn’t in a position to choose. Sarah was.
“As long as you’re not a psychopath and can pay rent.” I returned her smile.
“I don’t know about the psychopath part.” She shrugged and displayed her white, evenly-spaced teeth. “But here’s my bank account.” She tossed me a navy blue booklet with gilded edges and with golden words “Bank of America” on the cover.
I fumbled as I caught it and was unsure what to do. “Should I peek?”
“Go on.” She gestured, flicking her fingers at me as if I were a stray cat afraid to take a morsel of her offering. “No secrets. I can well afford to pay rent. And, I’m a stable individual.”
I flipped the first few pages and saw the numerous transactions in lumps my parents, who were by no means poor, would have gasped at. The last page registered the numbers: under deposits, $38,000. My eyes scanned the row of numbers and realized that the sum $38,000 came up every sixth of the month.
My mouth must have been open for she said, “You can stop gawking. It’s only my trust fund. It comes to me regardless of where I am, or where I stay. So, do I make the cut?”
I handed the bank book back. We discussed the house rules: no smoking; no drugs, and that included pot; no boyfriend sleepovers or wild parties, which was a clause in my landlord’s lease; and Sarah was to hand me her share of the rent, a mere $800 a month, on the twenty-eighth of every month, since I was the main renter and she the sub-letter.
She didn’t want anything down on paper—no checks, no contracts, and no way of tracing things back to her, she’d stressed a few times.
She fished in her Louis Vuitton and handed me a brown paper bag, the kind kids carry their school lunches in. I peeked inside and took out a stash of what looked like a wad of papers bundled together with a rubber band. Her three-month share of the deposit, a total of twenty-four crisp hundred-dollar bills. They had that distinct new-bank-notes-smell that spoke of luxury.
I gulped down my hot chocolate. “Why all the secrecy? I hope your parents will at least know your address.” I said as I wrapped up the interview. I could understand not wanting parents breathing down her neck, but as long as they didn’t insist on posting a guard at the door, what was the harm of them knowing where she lived?
Sarah glanced about the room as if afraid the neighbors might have their ears pinned to the walls, listening.
She leaned forward and, her face expressionless, said softly, “My parents are dead.”


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Emma Right
Emma Right is a happy wife and homeschool mother of five living in the Pacific West Coast. Besides running a busy home, and looking after too many pets, she also enjoys reading aloud to her children and often has her nose in a book. Right was a copywriter for a major advertising agency during her B.C. years. B.C.meaning “Before Children,” which may as well have been in the B.C.era, as she always says. Please feel free to contact Emma. She’s always happy to hear from her readers.
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Tour-Wide Giveaway:

October 29 – December 3

Paperback Copy of Dead Dreams (US Only)

5 eCopies of Dead Dreams (Int’l)

a Rafflecopter giveaway

 

The Excerpt Tour
Each day will reveal another piece of Dead Dreams…

 

10/29: Launch
10/30: My Seryniti – Excerpt #1
10/31: My Devotional Thoughts – Excerpt #2
11/1: Mel’s Shelves – Excerpt #3
11/4: The Bookish Fairy – Excerpt #5
11/5: My Love for Reading Keeps Growing – Excerpt #6
11/6: Tressa’s Wishful Endings – Excerpt #7
11/7: Nocturnal Predators Reviews – Excerpt #8
11/8: The Pensive Chronicler – Excerpt #9
11/10: kimberlyfaye reads –
Excerpt #10
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1/11: Min Reads and Reviews – Excerpt #11
11/12: The (Mis)Adventures of a Twenty-Something Year Old Girl – Excerpt #12
11/13: Colorimetry – Excerpt #13
11/14: fundinmental – Excerp
t #14
11/15: 

Bookworm Lisa – Excerpt #15
11/17: Sylv Jenkins Author – Excerpt #16
11/18: The Wonderings of One Person – Excerpt #17
11/19: Buried Under Books – Excerpt #18
11/20: Grand Finale

 

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1 Comment

  1. Paij Slater October 31, 2013 Reply

    I am just getting more and more excited about this book!
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