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The Dream Jumper's Promise (Dream Jumper Series) [Kindle Edition]

Kim Hornsby
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (190 customer reviews)

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Book Description

What would you do if you found yourself in a dream with the man who got away and realized that he'd slipped into your dream willingly? And he was there to help you find your missing husband?
                 
Tina Greene can't accept the presumed surfing death of her new husband, without a recovered body. Months after signing the death certificate, the Maui dive shop owner trades mourning for saving her business from bankruptcy.
When Jamey Dunn walks back into her life things take a strange turn. He's on leave from his posting in Afghanistan, hoping to unwind from the pressures of war when he realizes that his one love, Tina, is still on Maui.
When Tina starts having strange dreams of her husband Hank, that make her question her sanity and lean heavily on Hank's best friend, Noble, Jamey is desperate to help. He suspects Tina's eerie dreams hold clues to Hank's disappearance, he reveals his unbelievable ability to enter other people's dreams. As Tina, Noble and Jamey attempt to decipher the mystery of Hank's disappearance, grave danger sets in to reveal one of the three is an imposter, one is flirting with insanity and one is a liar.

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Editorial Reviews

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"Hornsby has written a fascinating and engaging paranormal romance, skillfully presenting both Tina's mourning and a vivid picture of Hawaiian culture. The relationship between Jamey and Tina and Tina's love for Hank are believable and richly portrayed."
- Publisher's Weekly

"A mysterious skill that straddles the line between paranormal and possible, a woman mourning her husband lost at sea, and the sunny embrace of Maui all come together in an evocative narrative that quickly becomes a real page-turner."
- Lisa Costantino, Author of Maiden's Veil, Chanticleer Top Pick Women's Fiction 2012

"The author blew my senses with mystery, romance and secrets so deep, dark and dangerous that if this read was a movie it surely would have walked away with every award out there!This read was perfectly balanced and the author achieved the thin line of romance combined with the paranormal world to great perfection! A compelling and magical read!
- Desere Steenberg, Romance Book Haven
 
"One of a kind characters, numerous plot twists and even authentic bonus recipes ensure this story to be a favorite amongst many!"
Jaime A. Geraldi, InD'Tale Magazine

" LOVED this book. It's little wonder The Dream Jumper's Promise was nominated for Best Indie First Book by IndieRomCom. I got hooked like a mahi mahi in the first chapter. The story cracks along at a taut pace, and it has everything: mystery, suspense, and a romance with deep emotional content."
-  Kirsten WeissParaYourNormal Reviews

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Book Trailer available on Kim's Amazon Author Page
With elements of the supernatural, this thrillerromance, adventure, suspense novel was written for the readers who love surprising twists.

A READER GROUP GUIDE is enclosed for book groups.

Product Details

  • File Size: 966 KB
  • Print Length: 302 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Top Ten Press (January 5, 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00AA4FAJC
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #86,952 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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34 of 34 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Dreaming of Maui November 28, 2012
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A mysterious skill that straddles the line between paranormal and possible, a woman mourning her husband lost at sea, and the sunny embrace of Maui all come together in an evocative narrative that quickly becomes a real page-turner. Tina Greene's struggles with her loss, an unstable friend, an old lover's reappearance, and watery nightmares that may or may not lead her to her husband's body are depicted realistically and, at times, with a refreshing splash of humor. Ms. Hornsby's SCUBA expertise and highly visual descriptions of Maui life made me ache to return to the islands. A very engaging and entertaining beach book--even better, a great winter read for bringing a little Hawaii warmth into colder climes.
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31 of 33 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Love this book! November 26, 2012
By Eliza
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I picked up this book because I love Maui, and haven't been able to put it down since! The decription of the experiences on the island make you feel like you are there. The main characters, Tina and Jamey are riveting and have an interesting life and backstory... I just fell in love with them. It is suspenseful so you can't put it down because you want to know what happens next. I love the romance and intrigue as well. I am not finished yet, but am guessing I will be staying up late again tonight to find out what happens.... great first book by Kim Hornsby!
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19 of 20 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Romantic suspense jumps into the paranormal December 4, 2012
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This is a little gem. The story is engaging, the relationship between Tina and Jamey builds nicely, the suspense keeps coming, and there are twists and turns that caught me completely off guard. And it all comes with this great paranormal edge. Just the right kind of book to distract from the daily grind or pack for the plane ride. Love the ending.
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars 3 1/2 Stars June 18, 2013
Format:Kindle Edition
Good concept. Well developed characters. Knew killer by chapter 8. Knew motive midway through. This book will keep you reading through to the end even if you figure out some main aspects of the plot. My biggest problem was continuity. At several points it would jump to a conclusion or assumed understanding and I'd go back thinking I missed something in the reading. I didn't. Some editing and much better verb tense structure would help the story read more smoothly. I'm not a stickler for grammar but this book, more times than I cared for, had me again, going back thinking I missed a paragraph or conversation when I didn't. Very distracting. Overall it's a good read and I will read her next book.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Reviewed by Desere Steenberg February 1, 2013
Format:Kindle Edition
Reviewed by Desere

I fantasy romance paranormal read that kept me on the edge of my seat with mystery, suspense and loads of action - filled twists and turns so good that I could not figure out what would happen next and how it would come to an end. And that my dear reader friends is a excellent sign that this book was a fantastic read.

As most times with a mystery filled book I always manage to solve the hidden secrets before they are fully exposed, but with this one I could not get it right, every time I thought "By Joe I got it!" I was quickly thrown of track and surprised with a whole new outcome.

The book is about Tina a woman that finds it understandably very hard to get over the death of her husband, but from the depths of her sorrow she pulls herself together and decides saving her diving shop will keep her not only from not focusing on her loss but also will save her business. So she sets to work but unexpectedly she finds herself with the help of two men, one her dead husband's best friend and the other her ex. Both men want to help her but when one reveals that he has a ability to enter dreams and therefore could just maybe solve her husband's murder the race to solve a mystery and keep their heads above water is on!

And what a race it was, I was completely sucked in by this one. The author blew my senses with mystery, romance and secrets so deep, dark and dangerous that it this read was a movie it surly would have walked away with every award out there!
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17 of 22 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Seemed Like a Great Idea! February 10, 2013
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But the book was sluggish, and like someone else noted, the characters weren't really given enough story to understand them, except in flashback reveals.

I thought I'd really like the dream idea but a huge spoiler in the book left me so creeped out that it was hard to enjoy any of it after the "big reveal."

It was like watching a tv show where usually you know everything the tv character doesn't and can see things coming at you, but in reverse. I hate it when things happen in a book that there's no way I could have known could possibly happen - that's as close as I can come without spoiling it.

Plus the characters were not really likable, in a weird way. For example Tina wanted a baby and when she finds out her ex had twins she feels entitled to sulk and hate on him for having TWO of the "things" she wanted. Yeah, that's how it felt - things. Either she was that unattached to the whole world, or jus that attached to a dead man? but most of the story was like experiencing life on "mute."

The author was trying as hard as possible to make her sympathetic, but I found her more on the side of simply seeming pathetic much too often; or blind, or just a perennial victim for which there was no explanation for, since she'd come from such privilege. But then I like really strong non victim like protagonists.....cuz, ya know, life is hard for everyone - the true story is in how you handle that.

So, for me the whole inclusion of "paranormal" events just felt like back up for that characterization, and that was a let down.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars The Dream Jumper's Promise
I found this book intriguing and loved the double twist. I'm looking forward to the next books in the series and the main characters coming back.
Published 10 days ago by JenniferFord
4.0 out of 5 stars Different
Different kind of book premise and well carried out to the end. This book is worth the time reading. Will look into the series.
Published 10 days ago by Maurice M.
4.0 out of 5 stars A good read.
A good read. Kept my undivided attention and had a "surprise" near the end I was not expecting. I would definitely recommend.
Published 21 days ago by Dust Bunny
4.0 out of 5 stars Dream jumpers promise
Dream jumpers series. This us the first book I have read. It was quite different. Some paragraphs I had to read more than once to fully visualize. Looking forward the second book.
Published 26 days ago by Christine Chaykowsky
5.0 out of 5 stars Captivating story
Outstanding writing that takes you away to Hawaii and makes you feel very much a part of the story. This book was a real pleasure to read!
Published 1 month ago by Robert Sievert
4.0 out of 5 stars Dream Jumpers Is A-Okay!
This is an unusual story plot, but very good, caught me right away. Can it actually happen in real life? Who knows.... Read more
Published 1 month ago by B. K. Probst
5.0 out of 5 stars Couldn't put it down!
Started this book and finished in a short weekend! I was totally hooked by the mystery and the plot twists. Lots of surprises! I would definitely recommend!
Published 1 month ago by Gail Coken
4.0 out of 5 stars As advertised
Intriguing

Kept me interested and finished the book in short time.

I would read more of Kim's stuff.

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Published 1 month ago by Dennis Polosky
4.0 out of 5 stars interesting
I enjoyed this story. It was a paranormal romance with some suspense mixed in. It kept my interest from beginning to the end. Read more
Published 1 month ago by K. Graham
5.0 out of 5 stars worth a read
I loved this book! A paranormal, mystery romance book that kept me reading and wanting to find out what happens next. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Book Hound
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More About the Author

Amazon Kindle Bestselling Author

Kim Hornsby is an award winning Seattle writer of fiction. Both her published novels are Amazon Bestsellers, having reached the #1 spot in Romantic Suspense and Paranormal Romance. She writes daily, blogs weekly, publishes bi-yearly for The Wild Rose Press, Cajun Flair Publishing and her own publishing house, Top Ten Press. Suspense, Romance and the Supernatural are themes threaded throughout most of her work.
A mother, a wife, a messy housekeeper, a dog lover, and a voracious reader, Kim was born in Belleville, Canada, then lived in Vancouver, Maui, Whistler, Taipei and now makes Seattle her home. Travel is extremely important to her and plane tickets are usually found on her writing desk.

She loves to hear from readers. www.kimhornsby@yahoo.com


Facts about Kim pertaining to The Dream Jumper's Promise

She:

1. used to teach scuba on Maui and twice has dove with dolphins
2. almost died on a cave dive when her light went out and she lost her way
3. took Steven Tyler snorkeling with his family
4. sang in the hotels at night with various bands
5. had a stalker who was bound to a wheelchair and wrote nasty letters
6. had a pit mix named Brindle who followed her everywhere
7. never walked around town in her bikini like Tina, but wore a wetsuit to the bank once

The next Dream Jumper novel in this series is set in Maui, Carnation and Afghanistan.

And some facts pertaining to Necessary Detour are:

1. As a singer, Kim opened for Jay Leno at the Maui Hyatt
2. She saw herself sing on a jumbotron and it was weird to have her face that big.
3. She hung out with Maya Angelou backstage before warming up her key note audience with her band
4. She can trailer and drive a ski boat and loves to water ski
5. Pete looks like Sawyer on LOST
6. Goldy looks like Fergie. (check out Pinterest boards to see ideas for both books)
7. This novel was originally titled Goldy and the Bayers, modeled after Goldilocks.


Enjoy the books! I had a blast writing them. I try to pick settings I like to go to so I can travel(in my head everyday I write. Writing books and getting your wonderful feedback is a dream come true. Thanks for reading!
Kim

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