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 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.
So many year my I had this nightmare that came again and again (only slightly different each time):
A beautiful sunny warm day I am waking along a Boardwalk. The sky are blue not a single cloud in them and suddenly On the horizon a huge wave of Tsunami arising.
Eerily There is a not sound at all. Just a salty smell warm sun on the face and people waking leisurely around. No body seem to notice this huge green wave coming towering highly above, like a silent monster.
This monster of of water is beautiful a transparent green the light play diamonds on it's surface. (in some of the dreams i could see silvery schools of fish moving inside it, shining like jewels)
I also remember that I couldn't move, I couldn't run only fascinated stare at that spectacle revealed in front of me.
OK! ,So this is my nightmare.
Want to join in? here are the Rules:
- 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 participants at random and award them with [prize].
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
Catch Me When I Fall,
by Vicki Leigh
Genre: young-adult, urban-fantasy, paranormal-romance
Publisher: Curiosity Quills Press
Date of Release: October 23, 2014
Cover Artist: Conzpiracy Digital Arts
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:
Kayla’s screams woke me minutes later. Samantha and Seth stood back to back, fighting two of the remaining three Nightmares. The third, the large one that tossed me into the window like a stuffed animal, poised over Kayla’s body. From where I laid on the ground, I saw for the first time how truly massive the beast was, like someone had pumped it full of steroids. I’d never seen one so large. No wonder my blade didn’t kill it.
I pushed myself up, my body aching everywhere. Throwing a dagger was out, given the monster’s proximity to Kayla, but I could charge it. Running and jumping on the bed, I threw my entire body weight into the Nightmare. The creature budged but didn’t fall. I did the only thing I could and heaved backward, pulling the oversized beast with me to the floor.
The Nightmare landed on top of me, sending ripples of pain down my back and legs. I jammed my dagger into the side of its neck as hard as I could. Black blood squirted out of the wound, coating both the floor and me, but I hit my mark. The monster squealed then went silent.
“No! Please no! Help! Somebody help me!” Kayla thrashed around in the bed, fighting whatever she was seeing in her nightmare.
My eyes snapped toward the bed, and I shoved the dead Nightmare off me, groaning at the pain in my lower spine. I should go straight to Bartholomew, but I hadn’t been able to protect her. Again. There was no way I was leaving her in this state.
Forcing myself up from the floor, I stumbled to the bed while Seth and Samantha disposed of the bodies. Kayla was still screaming when I sat down, and I put my hands on her shoulders. I didn’t know what my words would do, considering she couldn’t hear them, but I had to try. “Kayla, calm down. You’re safe now.” When I touched her cheek, her screaming quieted. “That’s it. You’re okay.”
“Not now, Sam.”
Kayla’s eyes opened. And stared right at me. Again, the screams started.
“Help!” She smacked my hand off her cheek and forced me away, scooting back on the bed. “Somebody help me!”
Oh, shit. I jumped off the bed and raised my hands in the air. “I’m sorry. I’m not here to hurt you, I swear.”
“Get away from me!” Kayla threw her pillow at me, smacking me in the face.
Samantha grabbed my arm and evaporated us to Rome.
We landed in Samantha’s room.
“What the hell was that?” she screamed at me. “You went corporeal! And you touched her!”
“You broke the first law of Dreamcatching!”
“I know!” Breathing deep, I tried to calm my voice. “Sam, please. Don’t say anything to Giovanni.”
She sighed. “You know I wouldn’t. But tell me—what were you thinking?”
I ran my left hand through my hair. “I don’t know. I screwed up, again, and she paid for it. I didn’t want her to be afraid anymore.”
“Yeah, and you showing up out of nowhere worked like a charm.”
“I didn’t know I’d gone corporeal.”
Samantha crossed the room and grabbed a towel out of her bathroom. “Yeah, no shit. I tried to warn you, but you wouldn’t listen. You’re covered in blood, by the way. I don’t want you staining my stuff.” She threw the towel at me.
I caught the cloth and groaned. The sudden movement of my arms sent a shockwave of pain down my back.
“You really should let someone see that.”
“Yeah, I know.” After wiping my face and hands, I threw the towel in Samantha’s rubbish, opened her door and went to find Bartholomew.
About The Author:
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.