Monday, November 3, 2014

"My Worst Nightmare" Blog Hop

Today, I’m taking part in my critique partner 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. The book centers 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.

My worst nightmare would include loved ones suffering and me not being able to help. Depressing! So instead, I'll describe my weirdest nightmare instead.

I had this recurring bad dream when I was in elementary school. For background, you should know I had a friend who lived down the street. She and I usually played in her basement, which was full of laundry and storage of odds and ends, but had a play area too.

So during the first dream, I went down in the basement. My friend wasn't there yet. Behind a stack of skiing equipment, there was a door in the wall I'd never seen before. I was drawn to this door, although I knew I shouldn't be snooping.

When I opened it, there were two thick, marble slabs with people lying on them. One person was taller, and the other was shorter, like a child, but they both looked exactly alike otherwise: pale skin, platinum blond hair and beards, cream-colored three-piece suits.

The larger of the two sat up mechanically, as if being folded in the middle. He glared at me in anger, and I woke up.

The second time I had the dream, everything was the same. In the basement alone, drawn to the door, two people on slabs. But this time, both of them sat up in that inhuman way. Both glared at me, and the smaller one said, "GO AWAY!"

Yep, that's my weird nightmare.

Want to join in? Go here:

-       On 11.03.14 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 planned participants at random and award them with a Catch Me When I Fall Swag Pack and a handmade dreamcatcher.

Check out the other worst nightmares in the blog hop!

Cassidie Jhones at Rebook424 -Cassidie's Reviews
Tawney Bland Twinning forTwins          
Laura Rueckert
KatieTeller 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 ElderPark Book Reviews       
Jenny at J. Keller Ford -Fantasy Author YAJunkie
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'sClothing        
Nichole Giles at Random-ish
Kayl Hughes at Kayl's Krazy Obsession            
Rebecca at Sister Sinister Speaks
Kathy Kozak at OrdinaryGirlz 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
Katjaat Cautious                
Lucy Lala at Book-A-Holic             

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.

Find Catch Me When I Fall Online:
Goodreads | AmazonUS | AmazonUK | Barnes & Noble | Kobo

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 Curiosity Quills Press and is represented by Sarah Negovetich of Corvisiero Literary Agency.

Find Vicki Leigh Online:
Website | Facebook | Twitter | Goodreads


  1. They sound almost like aliens... (Yes. That's what I took from this). The second dream sounds particularly scary. The sort of thing that might cause you to wake with a jolt.

    1. It does sound alien-like, doesn't it? I always liked sci-fi, so maybe that's what inspired it.