My Worst Nightmare Blog Hop

Today, I’m taking part in Vicki Leigh’s “My Worst Nightmare” blog hop, to celebrate the recent release of her young-adult, paranormal-romance/ urban-fantasy, CATCH ME WHEN I FALL, which centres around seventeen-year-old Daniel Graham, a Protector of the Night, who has spent two-hundred years fighting Nightmares and guarding humans from the clawed, red-eyed creatures that feed off people’s fears.

Rules:

  • On 03.14 post about your worst nightmare, and what form the clawed, red-eyed creatures would take if they fed off your fears.
  • Visit the other participants of the blog hop, and comment on their worst nightmares

At the end of the blog tour, on 11.14.14, Vicki Leigh will pick one of the participants at random and award them with a Catch Me When I Fall Swag Pack, containing a dreamcatcher hand-made by Vicki..

Participants:

Cassidie Jhones at Rebook424 – Cassidie’s Reviews | Tawney Bland Twinning for Twins

Laura Rueckert | Katie Teller at Katie’s Stories | Ayden Morgen at A.K. Morgen Writes

Sharon Bayliss | Emma Adams at From the Writer’s Nest | The Writer Diaries

Katie at Writing, Reading, and Life | Robyn Koshel at Elder Park Book Reviews

Jenny at J. Keller Ford – Fantasy Author YA Junkie | S. K. Anthony

Merisha Abbott at Blissful Book Reviews | Sarah at Ink of Blood

Amy at Home Is Where the Wine Is Book Blog | Zoraida Cordova at Wonderlands

Ryan Hill at Ryan Hill Writes | Christie Gibrich at A Geek In Librarian’s Clothing

Nichole Giles at Random-ish | Kayl Hughes at Kayl’s Krazy Obsession

Rebecca at Sister Sinister Speaks | Kathy Kozak at Ordinary Girlz Book Reviews

Victoria Biram at Scribblings of an Aspiring Author | Vicki Keire at Vicki Keire Writes

Chelsea at To Each Their Own Reviews | Sarit at Coffee Books & Art

Jennifer Brooks at The Cubicle Escapee | Katja at Cautious

Cait Spivey | Lucy Lala at Book-A-Holic                   

My Worst Nightmare

When I was pregnant with Little Man, I had a really terrible nightmare.

I had just watched Sunshine the night before and then had the brilliant idea that watching The Mist would be okay.

(Yeah, don’t ever do what I did.)

I decided to banish these movies from my life with a nap, because I was pregnant and had already eaten all the chocolate in the house. And naps solve just about anything. So, I curled up on my bed, closed my eyes, and proceded to get the living crap scared out of me.

The nightmare starts off with me running from some animal. I think it was a werewolf, but I can’t be certain. Eventually, the werewolf goes away and now my daughter and I, then only a toddler, are running for our lives. The world had become dangerous, not because of people, but because of the weather. Mother Nature was pissed and decided to get her revenge out on humanity by freezing the environment.

We ran, my daughter and I, as fast as we could away from the people freezing around us. We were just about to a safe place when the unthinkable happened… I watched as my daughter froze right in front of me.

It’s the only time in my life that I’ve ever sat straight up in bed out of a dream. And being as pregnant as I was, that was one hell of a feat.

So, if my nightmares were to take any shape, it would be in the form of my daughter iced over. *shudders*

About Catch Me When I Fall:

Recruited at his death to be a Protector of the Night, seventeen-year-old Daniel Graham has spent two-hundred years fighting Nightmares and guarding humans from the clawed, red-eyed creatures that feed off people’s fears. Each night, he risks his eternal life, having given up his chance at an afterlife when he chose to become a Protector. That doesn’t stop a burnt-out Daniel from risking daring maneuvers during each battle. He’s become one of the best, but he wants nothing more than to stop.

Then he’s given an assignment to watch over sixteen-year-old Kayla Bartlett, a clinically depressed patient in a psychiatric ward. Nightmares love a human with a tortured past. Yet, when they take a deep interest in her, appearing in unprecedented numbers, the job becomes more dangerous than any Daniel’s ever experienced. He fights ruthlessly to keep the Nightmares from overwhelming his team and Kayla. Soon, Daniel finds himself watching over Kayla during the day, drawn to why she’s different, and what it is about her that attracts the Nightmares. And him.

A vicious attack on Kayla forces Daniel to break the first Law and reveal his identity. Driven by his growing feelings for her, he whisks her away to Rome where others like him can keep her safe. Under their roof, the Protectors discover what Kayla is and why someone who can manipulate Nightmares has her in his sights. But before they can make a move, the Protectors are betrayed and Kayla is kidnapped. Daniel will stop at nothing to save her. Even if it means giving up his immortality.

 

About Vicki Leigh:

Adopted at three-days-old by a construction worker and a stay-at-home mom, Vicki Leigh grew up in a small suburb of Akron, Ohio where she learned to read by the age of four and considered being sent to her room for punishment as an opportunity to dive into another book. By the sixth grade, Vicki penned her first, full-length screenplay. If she couldn’t be a writer, Vicki would be a Hunter (think Dean and Sam Winchester) or a Jedi. Her favorite place on earth is Hogwarts (she refuses to believe it doesn’t exist), and her favorite dreams include solving cases alongside Sherlock Holmes.

Vicki is an editor for Month9Books and Curiosity Quills Press, an intern at TriadaUS Literary agency, and is represented by Sarah Negovetich of Corvisiero Literary Agency.

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