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The Dream Jumper's Promise: Mystery/Suspense (Dream Jumper Series Book 1) Kindle Edition
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~Kelli Estes, author of USA Today bestseller The Girl Who Wrote in Silk
"Asexy,supernatural thriller that creeps up on you until your mind is spinning and your heart is pumping. Brilliant Concept! "
~New York Times Bestselling Author, Cherry Adair
"A mysterious murder and vivid, strange dreams are the perfect recipe foran engaging story. Readers who enjoy a good adrenaline rush will find this a brilliant romantic thriller."
~ Chanticleer Book Reviews
"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, Award-Winning Author of Maiden's Veil
"Romance, a bizarre mystery and a gorgeous setting brought to a magical life in a debut novel. The surprises at the end are worth the wait!"
~Christine M. Fairchild, author of An Eye For Danger
"The author blew my senses with mystery, romance and secrets deep, dark and dangerous. A compelling and magical read!
~ Desere Steenberg, Romance Book Haven
"One of a kind characters, numerous plot twists and even authentic bonusrecipes ensure this story to be a favorite among 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 Indie Rom Com. 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 Weiss, ParaYourNormal Reviews
From the Author
- ASIN : B00AA4FAJC
- Publisher : Top Ten Press; 3rd edition (January 5, 2014)
- Publication date : January 5, 2014
- Language : English
- File size : 1393 KB
- Simultaneous device usage : Unlimited
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 278 pages
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #954,431 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
- Customer Reviews:
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There are lots of reviews already that tell you about the story line, characters, etc. so I’ll skip that. The story in this book is great. The two main characters in this book have a history that you can read in the prequel, Girl of His Dream. It’s free on Amazon as of this writing. That book was more of a romance. This book is a paranormal suspense thriller. I enjoyed the twists and turns in the story, but the end of the book just blew me away. Loved the characters and their complex relationships.
The writer draws you into her stories and this one was rich with information about Hawaii and scuba diving. I give this book a big thumbs up!
Kristina (Tina) Green’s life was perfect. She owned a diving shop on the beautiful island of Maui, spending her days diving along the coasts and her nights with her loving husband.
But when her husband disappeared, Tina’s life was uprooted, and ten months later she finds herself still unable to move on until she discovers what happened. Worse, her dreams relentlessly push her into the eerie depths of the ocean each night, and she is convinced that the ocean is trying to tell her something.
As Tina desperately tries to move on from her husband’s assumed death and her mysterious dreams, someone from her past enters her life unexpectedly. The person has a preposterous offer of help by entering her dreams to determine what happened to her husband. Tina reluctantly accepts his aid, but her family and friends begin to act oddly. She finds herself on the brink of insanity as everyone loses her trust; she can only cling to the hope of resolving her husband’s mysterious disappearance.
Kim Hornsby’s "The Dream Jumper’s Promise"begins with a heartbreaking premise and quickly envelops the reader in a cloud of intrigue. At first, the romantic energy of the novel and the developing background of each intriguing character is enough to keep the reader hooked. But soon it becomes clear that the death of Tina’s husband is a larger puzzle begging to be solved. Tina is a strong protagonist worth rooting for. As the mystery develops, Tina begins to lose herself, and the reader must advocate for the resilient woman to push through as she teeters between the waking world and the dream world.
The narrative is further complicated by the strain put on Tina’s relationships with the people around her. The complexity weaves itself around Tina as she copes with her husband’s mysterious death, having someone invade her dreams, and trying to figure out whom she can trust. Readers are thrust into Tina’s mind as they’re left unsure with who and which world is telling the truth.
"The Dream Jumper’s Promise," the first in Kim Hornsby's The Dream Jumper series, is a sexy, paranormal thriller that gets the blood pumping and the heart racing.
I also found myself flipping pages towards the end, just to get it finished. I did not rate the book down for this, because it could just be me feeling restless to get things done around the house and subconsciously knowing I am goofing off. However, I suspect it is a combination of that, and the book needing to be tightened up a little. The story could probably be about 100 pages shorter without detracting from it at all. A great deal of time was spent with the heroine doing the pity-party, woe-is-me routine. One minute, she is depicted as an independent and intelligent female, and the next, she is wallowing in self-doubt and running off to do stupid things. Yes, I understand she is grieving, but it is almost a year later. Since I don't want to ruin the story for anyone, I don't want to be too descriptive about where I have problems with her behavior. Suffice it to say that perhaps her behavior was meant to tie into what was really going on in the story, but the author needs to somehow tighten that up a little. Many people read as an escape and to generally gain strength from characters they wish to be more like. They do not want to have an overwhelming urge to kick a fictional character for her sheer stupidity and inability to grow a set and carry on. The plot is strong, but I just feel the female lead could be allowed to be a lot stronger herself to make the story better. One can still feel grief and grieve without acting like a ninny, being lead around by everyone else around you.
None of my complaints here should cause anyone to avoid this book. It is good enough for me to read the next one. I just wanted to provide my take on the lead character in the hope that the author will think a little more about how female characters can be portrayed.
Top reviews from other countries
I shall be reading the next book in the series.