THIS WEEK’S OTHER FEATURED BOOKS, “DROPPING ANTS INTO POEMS,” BY DAVID NAVARRO AND “CHOCOLATES & CYANIDE,” BY MIKE LORD, CAN BE FOUND BY SCROLLING DOWN BELOW THIS POST, OR BY CLICKING THE AUTHOR’S NAME ON OUR “AUTHORS” PAGE.
THE BOOK: Dream Eater
PUBLISHED IN: April 2017
THE AUTHOR: K. Bird Lincoln
THE EDITOR: Rhonda Parrish
THE PUBLISHER: World Weaver Press
SUMMARY: Koi Pierce dreams other peoples’ dreams.
Her whole life, she’s avoided other people. Any skin-to-skin contact—a hug from her sister, the hand of a barista at Stumptown coffee—transfers flashes of that person’s most intense dreams. It’s enough to make anyone a hermit.
But Koi’s getting her act together. No matter what, this time she’s going to finish her degree at Portland Community College and get a real life. Of course it’s not going to be that easy. Her father, increasingly disturbed from Alzheimer’s disease, a dream fragment of a dead girl from the casual brush of a creepy PCC professor’s hand, and a mysterious stranger who speaks the same rare Northern Japanese dialect as Koi’s father will force Koi to learn to trust in the help of others, as well as face the truth about herself.
“Dream Eater is my kind of urban fantasy, fast, engaging, and diverse. Myths from several different cultures come into play, each one distinctly and lovingly drawn. The tensions between them are as real and as fractious as what we face in the real world. A timely book that happens to be a rollicking read. Dream Eater has it all: mythological and social diversity, strong characters, and a tender romance. I can’t wait for the next one.” –Keith Yatsuhashi, author of Kojiki and Kokoro
AUTHOR PROFILE: K. Bird Lincoln is an ESL professional, breast cancer survivor, and writer living on the windswept Minnesota Prairie with family and a huge addiction to frou-frou coffee. Also dark chocolate– without which, the world is a howling void. Originally from Cleveland, she has spent more years living on the edges of the Pacific Ocean than in the Midwest. Her speculative short stories are published in various online & paper publications such as Strange Horizons. World Weaver Press is releasing her Urban Fantasy novel (set in Portland, OR), Dream Eater, in April 2017. The Tiger Lily series, a medieval Japanese fantasy, is available from Amazon. She also writes tasty speculative and YA fiction reviews under the name K. Bird Lincoln on Amazon and Goodreads.
AUTHOR COMMENTS: I loved Urban Fantasy for so long (hardcore Patricia Briggs, Ilona Andrews, Kelley Armstrong, Kim Harrison, Jim Butcher fan here) that I am super-excited to have my own addition to the genre. It’s so much, fun, you should definitely check it out especially if you think of fantasy as something only containing hobbits and elves 🙂
SAMPLE CHAPTER: There’s an excerpt on the World Weaver Press website if you scroll down below the cover picture. http://www.worldweaverpress.com/store/p123/Dream_Eater_%28Portland_Hafu_%231%29.html
Barnes & Noble:
Trade Paperback: $12.95
CONTACT THE AUTHOR:kblincoln.com (wanna hear me sing Japanese lullabies?)
https://www.facebook.com/kbirdlincoln/ (writerly news and links to SFF ebook deals)https://kblincoln.wordpress.com/ (thoughts on cancer, news, Japanese homestyle recipes, miscellanea)
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Sounds interesting. I like books that have a supernatural flare and will add this one to my list.