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Sweet Dreams (Extended Cut Edition)(Hard-Boiled Thriller) (A Mark Appleton Thriller Book 1) [Kindle Edition]

Aaron Patterson
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Book Description

Fans of Lee ChildJames Patterson and Dean Koontz will love this exciting mystery thriller from New York Times bestselling author Aaron Patterson as intrigue and conspiracy drips off each page.

Top #10 Amazon Bestseller 
#1 Bestseller in Thriller
#1 Bestseller in Mystery/Thriller
#1 Bestseller in Hard-Boiled Thriller
#1 Barnes & Noble Bestseller

"I would recommend this book to anyone who likes James Patterson or books like his. I can't wait for the next book to come out."
--Sandra Labella, Amazon reviewer

* * * Get ready for book one in the Mark Appleton Hard-Boiled Thriller series, from New York Times and USA Today Bestselling thriller writer Aaron Patterson.* * * 

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*Author's Note:
Sweet Dreams Extended Cut Edition is full of extended cut material. It has deleted scenes that never made it into the book, editing notes, and author interviews. I wanted to give you the reader an inside look into what a book goes through. All the sections in italics are scenes that were cut or taken out, and they are unedited.

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Mark Appleton is living the American Dream. Beautiful wife, loving daughter, and a high paying job in New York City. But when his family are killed in a accident he must reinvent himself. A year later in the midst of putting his life back together, Mark finds out that his family was killed and it was...No accident. Mark will stop at nothing to hunt down the men responsible for the death of his family and what he finds will change his life forever.

Kirk Weston is a Detroit detective. He hates his job, his ex-wife, and his life. He is hand selected to help the FBI on a high profile case and just when he thinks things could not get any worse...

They do.

* * * Book 1 in the WJA series is, SWEET DREAMS, Book 2, DREAM ON, and Book 3, IN YOUR DREAMS are also available! * * *


"I loved this book. It kept me turning one page after the other at a fast pace. James Patterson is one of my favorite authors. I have read many on his books. Hoping to read all of them in my lifetime."
--Amazon Reviewer

"Sweet Dreams was a book I read in 2 days. I truly enjoyed the read. It kept me wanting to know more. I'm looking forward to Part 2 of the WJA Trilogy!"
--Sharon Adams, Novi, MI

"Suspense, thriller with a perfect ending, leaving me wanting more. An on the edge of your seat, all night read. I most certainly will be reading "Dream On."
--Sheri Wilkinson, Sandwich, IL

"New authors come and go every day. Very few come on the scene with the ability to weave a tale that will make you sad to reach the end, longing for more. At a time when the world needs a real hero, Patterson delivers big with the WJA's Mark Appleton--an unlikely hero for the 21st century."
--The Joe Show

"Aaron Patterson spins a good tale and does it well."

"SWEET DREAMS is packed with action, suspense, romance, betrayal, death, and mystery."
--Drew Maples, author of "28 Yards from Safety"

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SWEET DREAMS is an intense hard-boiled thriller of approximately 95,000 words / 395 pages. This book also contains the following bonus material: Excerpt from DREAM ON, by Aaron Patterson.

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Known for Hard-Boiled Thrillers like SWEET DREAMS (Book 1 in the WJA Series) and holding the #1 spot in Hard-Boiled Thrillers for over a year and a half, Aaron finished up the series with DREAM ON (Book 2 in the WJA Series) and IN YOUR DREAM (Book 3 in the WJA Series). Aaron is an educator for Indie publishing and is the Co-Founder of StoneHouse University and speaks all over the country on subjects like eBooks, Amazon and the Future of publishing.

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Product Details

  • File Size: 437 KB
  • Print Length: 423 pages
  • Publisher: StoneHouse Ink; 2 edition (April 7, 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B006BFB6I8
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #13,123 Free in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Free in Kindle Store)
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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars What a Ride!!!! January 9, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition
I started this book this afternoon, and I am so glad I made a meal that only required me to dump stuff in a pot, as I got entirely,completely, and pleasantly, LOST! I looked at the screen and it was daylight, I looked up, and it was dark! It was exciting, heart-wrenching, fast paced and explosive! At many points, I could not click the page fast enough, and my heart was at full race. I consider myself a pretty savvy mystery reader, and can usually figure out the whodoneit, the story connections, and how things might end up, but not this time! It is also apparent that Mr. Patterson has absolutely no regard for the state of a lady's makeup, as some of the very early scenes had my mascara in full run. I have no choice but to, very quickly, purchase the other books in this, and any other series, by this fabulous writer. I am an instant fan.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Book June 28, 2012
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I started reading this book no knowing what to expect. I had not read anything by Aaron Patterson. I was absolutely and completely drawn into this book. It is an amazing read. I hated when I had to put it down. I had it in front of me every spare moment. Patterson takes the reader on a twisting, roller-coaster ride and keeps you interested in the story from beginning to end. The parallel plots are woven together nicely. I cared about the characters. I was scared for them, cried for them, laughed at them and cheered for them. I read a lot of mystery/suspense/action type novels. Patterson has a permanent place on my list of must-read authors. I am excited to read the next book.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars OK Read. Fun and exciting action novel February 6, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition
Aaron Patterson has created a fun story in "Sweet Dreams", the first in the Mark Appleton series. The main story line does not reveal itself until well into the book, which kept me wondering "where is this guy going with this?" as I read. The action and suspense kept the story moving along at a good pace, and the twists and mysteries kept me engaged. The plot struck my imagination, but didn't go too cerebral or too crazy. It is a fun and exciting novel, that kept me entertained through out the book. The only reason I am not giving it a 4-star rating is because there was a distinct flaw in the plot, but subtle enough to probably go unnoticed by many readers, and it doesn't get in the way of the overall story too much. Still, it's a good casual read for the price.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Loved It, loved it! March 10, 2013
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I think this program is wonderful. Free with a minimum of clutter. And I've been introduced to a slug of new authors whose works are great reading. Looking forward to more of these in my library of "Reading - To Do's" I have downloaded so many books, I will have to take them to my grave in order to finish them all. This is another page-turner that I couldn't put down. Had to see how everything turned out. I did notice some gaps in the story line and wondered how the heroes and heroines got from A to D. Skipping B and C, of course, saved figuring out what to write and left me to think it out myself.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Sweet Dreams March 5, 2013
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Truly enjoyed this book. It was a real page turner even though I did find some of the events a bit on the far fetched side. Still that's why it's called fiction. The author definitely used his imagination and managed to tie the two parallel plots together in the end. I especially enjoyed reading how he came up with the characters and the problems he encountered as a new author.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Very good book March 2, 2013
Format:Kindle Edition
This is a very compelling story that I just couldn't put down. Lol it reminded me of Pringles once I popped it open I just couldn't stop. I recommend this book to anyone who enjoys action packed stories.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great read March 2, 2013
By Brian
Format:Kindle Edition
I was very surprised by this book. I had no idea where it was going but I was glad to be along for the ride. I don't like to write reviews that give a synopsis of the plot or characters. I will say that it was very different from as anything I have read before and I read about four books a month. I loved the concept and really enjoyed the story. I look forward to reading the other books in the series.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars suspense on the edge February 1, 2014
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Great mystery suspense can not wait to read the next one the story keeps you guessing trying to figure out what is coming next
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
1.0 out of 5 stars no sweet dreams here
Nope not this one, no sweet dreams here!
Published 4 days ago by Lucy
3.0 out of 5 stars Valient effort, but an unsatisfying surprise ending.
Around the 3/4 mark of what has been a good story, the author jerks the reader out of this comfort zone and completely reroutes the plot. Read more
Published 1 month ago by md parrothead
5.0 out of 5 stars Great read.
Unusal twist to a suspense thriller, but great.
Published 2 months ago by American47
1.0 out of 5 stars No no
It is never, ever okay to use another author’s name to promote your book just because you happen to share a last name with said author. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Mary Lajone
5.0 out of 5 stars I love every page
I love every page, I couldn't wait to go to the next one and see where Mr. Patterson would take me. This is my first read by Mr. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Phil
2.0 out of 5 stars Bad writing, bad ending
Review is for all the three books.

There is no real character development, their actions are stupid and one-dimensoinal. The story itself has way too many logic holes. Read more
Published 4 months ago by ThreeLions
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
Published 4 months ago by Karen Smith
3.0 out of 5 stars ... thriller but very quickly the author threw in some pretty advanced...
This book started out as a detective / mystery / thriller but very quickly the author threw in some pretty advanced science fiction. Read more
Published 4 months ago by John Stager
1.0 out of 5 stars I hate science fiction so once I realized the type of ...
I though I was ordering JAMES Patterson & ended up with this! I hate science fiction so once I realized the type of story it was I stopped reading.
Published 6 months ago by Lois Hecht
3.0 out of 5 stars Could not put it down!
I loved the dream aspect to this story. It made me pay attention and kept me from getting bored with the story. Thanks :-)
Published 6 months ago by shanman
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More About the Author

Aaron Patterson is a NEW YORK TIMES and USA TODAY bestselling author of over a dozen novels. He writes hard-boiled thrillers and young adult fantasy. He was home-schooled and grew up in the west. Aaron loved to read as a small child and would often be found behind a book, reading one to three a day on average. This love drove him to want to write, but he never thought he had the talent. He wrote Sweet Dreams, the first book in the WJA series, in 2008. Airel is his first teen series, and plans for more to come are already in the works. He lives in Boise, Idaho with his family, Soleil, Kale and Klayton.

If you want to keep in touch with Aaron you can join his newsletter at: Don't want to miss a release date: Text PATTERSONBOOKS to 24587 and get a text reminder on release dates.

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