June 15, 2012

Emerald City Dreamer Tour: Review & Giveaway!


 


Emerald City Dreamer (Dreams by Streetlight Book One) 
Author: Luna Lindsey
Genre: Urban Fantasy


Purchase a copy: Amazon


Blurb:
 
Emerald City Dreamer is book one of the urban fantasy series, Dreams by Streetlight, set in Seattle. Jina is a rock star and a faerie hunter, who users music as her weapon. But she is a dreamer, so her music also attracts and feeds the fae. 

As she finds herself falling in love with an elf, conflicts with Sandy escalate.

Enemies begin to gather, and Jina must make a choice between loyalty and what she believes. 

Delve into this deeply developed, internally consistent world of the fae, and meet beings who are simultaneously alien, elegant, and terrifying, fueled by dreams and the creative energy of artists. Glimpse the secret world of Tir Nan Og through the eyes of fully fledged four-dimensional characters living in a Seattle that is just a bit weirder than you think. 

This is a story with psychological depth, a page-turner with unexpected twists and turns. 


Review:

Emerald City Dreamer is a well written and fast paced fantasy novel that grips you on the first page and doesn't let go until the end. The first in a series, the novel deals mainly with Sandy and Jina - friends who have survived traumatic experiences with faeries and are now forming their own militia-style hunting party. One kink in this seemingly flawless plan happens when Jina starts to fall hard for a guy - a fae guy.


The writing style was really easy to read and made the story flow very smoothly along. The concept wasn't really that fresh, as many fantasy & paranormal books are based on faeries these days. It was a fun read that had some interesting twists, including the ones involving romance and friendship. Beneath the fantasy surface is a story that deals with abuse, trauma, friendship and other deep topics. At some points the story felt to be pushed too far too fast - there was tons going on with the story narrative and the characters. I felt that they all were great ideas and deserved to have a bit more time each, so the reader could get a better understanding of each one.

Overall, this is a great fantasy read that will have fans of the fae eagerly awaiting the next in the series.







Watch a YouTube Video of the Author Reading the short story "Right After Feeding Time":









About the Author:
Luna is mostly a Washington native, however she was born in Salt Lake City, UT. She grew up in the Tri-Cities, Washington, spending time between the three cities of Richland, Pasco, Kennewick, and outlying town Benton City.
She grew up reading her father's sci-fi collection, which included many classic authors like Isaac Asimov and Orson Scott Card. She was homeschooled, and as a child was into piano, model rockets, astronomy, physics, 4H, Girl Scouts, writing, giving speeches, computers, and raising rabbits. She started attending cons and playing RPGs in her early 20s.
In 2003, Luna moved to Seattle. She lives a weird life and loves to geek out and delve into many topics. Her interests are many, and sometimes she forgets all the things she knows how to do.
Luna worked for many years in the IT field, mostly in the computer software industries, before quitting to write full time in 2010. She has written over thirty short stories and three novels.

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2 comments:

  1. A guitar in one hand and a sword in the next, totally hot!

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