Nickolas Benedetti is a Dream Weaver; an ancient, arcane and almost immortal race with the power to command memories and dreams. Nick plunges heart-first into tragedy-torn Emari Sweet's dark and nebulous life to save her from haunting night terrors...and finds his heart irretrievably entangled with hers. Nick saves Emari from her darkness, but can he save her from the real, living, breathing nightmares that have followed him to her doorstep?
Dream Weaver has been called "well written. A powerful read, atmospheric and dark." Su Williams' "style packs a punch...imagery is original and precise."
Reviewed by Anne Boling for Readers' Favorite
If I could only use one word to describe Dream Weaver by Su Williams it would be SUPERB. Luckily, I get to use more than one. Dream Weaver is an unusual tale, part fantasy, part paranormal, part romance, part horror and part supernatural. When you roll all those genres into one you have a book you can't put down. I started reading this book yesterday afternoon and finished it around 3 this morning. I'm usually a very fast reader but I found I wanted to read slowly to savor the exquisite moments of pleasure this book offers.
Dream Weaver is Su Williams' first novel. I certainly hope it is not her last. Dream Weaver could easily be expanded into a whole series of books. The ending is a bit of a cliffhanger, leading me to believe she has more books in mind. I've always been curious about the Nephilim and love the idea of an expanded series of books on the topic, even if it is all fiction. This is a series fans of fantasy will not want to miss.
The Eyes Have It!
This book is a clear case of "the eyes have it". You are drawn in immediately by the cover image. The imagery of a young girl asleep with the mesmerizing eyes overlooking her bed instantly gets your brain working on numerous levels. Are the eyes evil or they good? These are just a few of the things that go through your head. It is always good if you can get someone's brain working before they even open the cover of the book.
Once Su gets you inside the book, the fun really begins. The young sleeping girl becomes a tragic figure in her own life. So many horrible things happen to her in such a short amount of time she begins to think she cannot make it and looks to over means of comfort. The dream weaver, Nick is painfully aware of her plight and does all he can to end her pain.
I don't want to ruin the story line, but as the story continues Nick and Emari must face many decisions that will affect both of them together an individually. There are many twists in this story that no one really sees coming until you are in the middle of them. The story is exciting and suspenseful.
Ms. Williams does an excellent job of handling some very delicate social issues that affect many of our young adults today. Her characters are developed well and the plight of the young Emari is most believable. Emari suffers from an actual condition well known among our young people and Ms. Williams works hard in her story line to let those young people know that there is more to life than pain. She gives them a choice and a way out of their misery.
Not only is this a fabulous fantasy read, it is a social commentary that lends help and support to a number of afflicted young people. Ms. Williams has written the story with the compassion of one that understands and knows the pain that they feel. The helpful message is there and clearly stated for those that need it, for the rest of us, it is just a mesmerizing story full of beautiful imagery and fabulous characters. The book is well worth the price in entertainment alone. Kandy Kay Scaramuzzo
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About the Author
Legally, my name is Susan Barton, but I write under the pen name Su Williams (my maiden name). I am a 48 year old mother of 4, Sarah, Josiah, Jack and Aundraic. I'm married to Ben and we have 2 cats, a garder snake, a crested gecko named Reid (like in Criminal Minds) and a beagle, Dyson (yes like the vacuum) who is my favorite teddy puppy.
I was born in Little Rock, AK. My daddy was military and my parents finally decided that Spokane, WA was the place for us and this is where I've lived since I was about 10.
I always wrote special poems for family birthdays, and began to write short stories in Jr. High. Many years later after a self-esteem building program of hypnosis, and reading Twilight, I was inspired. I said, "I could do that." So I did.
Dream Weaver has been 4 years in the making, as I've learned the ins and outs of the literary process. That is an ongoing endeavor. Who knew how much research went into writing a novel? Not me. I'm learning everything from SEO (search engine optimization) and promotion to drafting a great query letter and how to do it yourself on sites like Create Space.
My goal is to get Dream Weaver into the hands of people who will love Emari, Nick, Eddyson, Sabre, Ivy and Jesse as much as I do. Dream Weaver is the first of 3 planned novels. The second is called Rock Star in which Emari lives the life of a rock star and discovers that Nick is really not who he claims to be. Finally, in Private Eye, Emari will team up with Officer Molly to solve some of Spokane's open and cold cases and will unveil the truth behind the crash that killed Emari's parents.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
When her parents are killed in a car accident it leaves Emari all alone. Suicide was a thought after she got raped leaving work one night. Then she has a dream about a guy and starts thinking heis real. This is a new author for me and i just loved the book. Cant wait to read more from her.
Dream Weaver by Su Williams The author had you right at the start and wove a great story around dreams and reality with great details. Night terrors stalk Emari Sweet her parents died in a car crash leaving her all alone at 17. Then at her job closing up one night she is beating badly and raped. Emari has thoughts of suicide but in her dreams she sees a man and begins to think him real and maybe he is. He is a dream weaver named Nick who helps her through the hard times weaving her dreams to better times helping her to heal and they grow close and have fun and then a wrath attacks and she goes crazy again and ask Nick to help her liked he help her friend Ivy. Emari wakes up feeling great and goes about life as normal except returning to work where the beating took place she has forgotten Nick and there adventures and is happy. Then her car brakes down she goes to a house for help but she feels something. Hope next book explains about that
Reviewed by Anne Boling for Readers' Favorite If I could only use one word to describe Dream Weaver by Su Williams it would be SUPERB. Luckily I get to use more than one. Dream Weaver is an unusual tale, part fantasy, part paranormal, part romance, part horror and part supernatural. When you roll all those genres into one you have a book you can’t put down. I started reading this book yesterday afternoon and finished it around 3 this morning. I’m usually a very fast reader but I found I wanted to read slowly to savor the exquisite moments of pleasure this book offers. Emeri Jewel is a seventeen-year-old orphan, and an emancipated young woman. She has faced a lot in her young life: the death of both parents, a stalker, and brutal rape. For many years someone has been watching over her. I suppose you could call him her special angel. Nicholas has tried to ease the nightmares and her pain; he’s done the unthinkable and fallen in love with her. Nicholas is a Cephar, a descendant of the Nephilim. The Cephar have special gifts and use them for good. But there are other descendants called the Rephaim. They also have special gifts but they follow the fallen angel, they crave power and they will do anything to get it. Nicholas is a Dream Weaver: he can manipulate the mind through dreams, and he can ease nightmares, clear one’s mind, and cause one to forget. Dream Weaver is Su Williams' first novel. I certainly hope it is not her last. Dream Weaver could easily be expanded into a whole series of books. The ending is a bit of a cliffhanger, leading me to believe she has more books in mind. I’ve always been curious about the Nephilim and love the idea of an expanded series of books on the topic, even if it is all fiction. This is a series fans of fantasy will not want to miss.
Dream Weaver is a story told from the perspective of 17-year old Emari. The language with which Williams writes is often beautiful and poetic and conveys the dream concept well. There are rare times where the story gets to be a bit much. Nick, an immortal dream weaver, is a little too wonderful. Overall, Williams characterizations are strong and realistic and the tragedy that Emari suffers and her thoughts of hurting herself are written in a way that simply tears at the heart-strings. Emari is someone the author knows and loves. I personally found Sabre, also a dream weaver and not as perfect as Nick, one of the more interesting characters. As often happens within a series, the first is the weakest novel and if "Dream Weaver" is the weakest novel Williams has in her, she has a strong and bright future ahead. I gave this novel four stars because I found the interaction between Nick and Emari to be a little much at times. Would I give this book to my 11-year-old daughter? No. I enjoyed it but think its perhaps, thematically, geared toward the teen market who will find this novel very interesting and could probably identify with the very well characterized, Emari. Special mention for the beautiful cover which conveys the tone of the book perfectly.