Friday, May 8, 2015

[Blog Tour] Review: Dream of Me (Dream Maker #1) by Quinn Loftis


Dream of Me (Dream Maker #1)
Release Date: 02/28/15
319 pages
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“In the evening… [he] blows softly upon their necks, till their heads begin to droop. […] Under each arm he carries an umbrella; one of them, with pictures on the inside, he spreads over the good children, and then they dream the most beautiful stories the whole night.” ~ Hans Christian Anderson

Since the dawn of time, Brudair, otherwise known as the Sandman to the world, has faithfully lived out his purpose, faithfully performed his duties. He has never questioned his lot among the immortals, until now, until her. Sarah Serenity Tillman, a consummate beauty both inside and out, is a high school senior five months from her graduation. She has great plans, dreams of leaving the small town of her childhood behind her forever. But destiny has other plans, and it’s the Sandman’s job to make sure those plans are fulfilled.

The tall muscular Sandman, known as Dair to his friends, dressed in black, wrapped in shadows, is more than a myth. And he has a job to do. His very existence makes him a creature of the night, because dreams, (yes the legends got that part right), were indeed his specialty. But his purpose was more than just weaving dreams for sleeping children. No, his dreams were made to influence, made to ensure that certain special individuals, those individuals who would change the course of history, actually accepted their chosen destiny.

Little does Serenity know that she is Dair’s next assignment. And the dream that he weaves for her, if she follows its influence, will change the course of, not only her life, but possibly the whole of history as well. But she isn’t the only one being influenced. The beauty inside of her was weighing on the Sandman, lighting up the darkness that was his constant companion. Her light was warmth, it was life, and he didn’t understand how he had survived the previous millennia without it.

The Sandman was indeed greater than anything humans had ever imagined, and his purpose was vital to the course of history. So what happens when the weaver of dreams gets so distracted by a mere human that he ignores his own duties in the immortal realm? How can an immortal who was never meant to have a mate, join a young woman in her destiny without irrevocably changing the lives of millions and potentially altering history in a way the Creator never intended?

“Dream of me, Princess,” Dair whispered into her ear.
“Then weave me a dream, Sandman,” she said softly. “And we can dream together.”
As her eyes grew heavy, she heard Dair’s voice telling her to sleep, to open her mind to him and let him in. I’m all yours, she thought as sleep finally claimed her.
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This was so different from the Grey Wolves series but I expected that. Although this contains some supernatural, it's kind of more a Christian book with a bit of something else.

The Sandman, Brudair, or known as Dair, helps the Creator by sending dreams to people who some way or another plays a bigger role that the Creator has planned for them. The dreams leads them to the path but these individuals still has free will to choose if they would follow this or not.

On one of Dair's assignments, he's captivated by Sarah Serenity whom his affections kept on growing. At one point he revealed himself to her and that's where their relationship starts.

Sarah and Dair's relationship is the insta kind with their feelings so intense, that gets hot and heavy but Dair is really old fashioned.

Then later, Dair realized that Sarah's fate is intertwined with the eight year old orphan, Emma, who moved their village after a tragedy struck her family.

Now, Dair is torn between his duty and for his feelings for Sarah when the Creator reveals the truth.

Dream of Me is more of an innocent in terms of despite demons being the enemy, pretty much everything is light except for the relationship between Dair and Sarah. It's kind of funny to watch them almost get carried away and Dair always pulling the breaks.

I can't say more about H/h since they need a bit something more to their character. Sure, they are selfless but I need more substance to their character.

There were some parts I cried over especially about Emma. I just loved that kid. She's witty, funny, has a high IQ, and she's more mature for her age at the same time you'll realize she's still a kid.

The ending isn't exactly a cliffhanger. What's more of a cliffhanger is the situation of Emma.

I don't want to spoil about the angel mentioned here but I like the friendship between the angel and Dair, and how he tries to protect Emma without breaking the rules.


About the Author
Quinn is an award winning author who lives in beautiful Western Arkansas with her husband, two son (and one on the way!), Nora the Doberman, and Phoebe the Cat (who thinks she is a ninja in disguise). She is the author of twelve novels, including the USA Today bestseller, Fate and Fury.  Quinn is beyond thankful that she has been blessed to be able to write full time and hopes the readers know how much all of their support means to her. Some of her hobbies include reading, exercising, crochet, and spending time with family and friends. She gives all credit of her success to God because he gave her the creative spirit and vivid imagination it takes to write.

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