Nadette Lawson knows when you’re lying.
Every night for the past two years, the Balasura have visited her dreams, enticing her to enter their world. And every night she’s seen through their lies. Now, they’re tired of playing in the shadows and they begin to stalk her in the waking world. It’s no longer just an invitation; if Nadette doesn’t join them, they’ll take her family. Forever. She needs help, and the haven she’s seeking may be just out of reach.
Julian Teagan is a master of deception.
To survive, he has to convince the world his mother isn’t useless, that everything’s fine, otherwise he’ll lose what little he has left in this life. He knows the lying won’t be enough to keep him and his mother in the shadows, but it’s all he knows. The only light of truth is Orane, a Balasura who sees past Julian’s facade and challenges him to face the darkness.
Then Orane is killed, and Julian learns his mentor was far from innocent. The Balasura have hunted children like him for centuries, and their next target, Nadette is his one chance at finally being a part of something real. If Julian can just convince her to trust him…
About the Author
Erica is many things but most notably the following: writer, reader, editor, dancer, choreographer, singer, lover of musical theater, movie obsessive, sucker for romance, Florida resident, and quasi-recluse. She loves the beach but hates the heat, has equal passion for the art of Salvador Dali and Venetian Carnival masks, has a penchant for unique jewelry and sun/moon decor pieces, and a desire to travel the entire world on a cruise ship. Or a private yacht. You know, whatever works.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
pooled ink Reviews: Two runaways. Two stories. One safe haven. The war that began (for us anyway) in Dream Wars #1 snakes out to Julian in Nevada and Nadette in Florida chasing them together in an attempt to survive the wrath of the dream world demons. Chasing them until their stories collide briefly with Mariella’s and Hudon’s towards the end syncing them together. Despite a few nicks and tid-bits here and there, dang, I still found this book entertaining, fast-paced, and a bundle of great paranormal fiction. If you read the first book and enjoyed it then you’re gonna love this one and it ends with a big cliff-hanger that will keep you panting until Cameron writes what will happen next. But (side note) in my personal opinion I think you’d have to be a definite paranormal fiction fan to really get into this book or this series at all. Read my FULL review here: https://pooledink.com/2015/12/05/deadly-sweet-lies-arc-review/
This is an amazing sequel to Sing Sweet Nightingale that I literally read in a single sitting. Deadly Sweet Lies chronicles the adventure of Nadette and Julian as they make their way from their homes to meet up with other "escapees" of the Balasuras' fantasy dream worlds. Julian, the underdog of this story with his gift for lying, makes his way into our hearts as we watch him struggle to become the type of person he longs to be. He appeals to that part in all of us that struggles to rise above our life-given hardships. Cameron wows again in her rich depiction of the dream world and I anticipate many a cosplay of the newest Balasura character, Pheodora, with her amazing, pink fading hair and sweet, empathetic tears that sparkle like diamonds. It was hard not to love this new character and I found myself longing to gather her tears so that I might fashion her sadness into a beautiful diamond chain for her to wear.