Dreamwalker

Dreamwalker

by Russell James

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Overview

Two realities. One hope. What if you lived in two worlds, and could die in either? Pete Holm can. He is a dreamwalker, able to travel to the realm of dreams, including the devastated world of Twin Moon City, where an evil voodoo spirit holds living souls in terror with his army of the walking dead. In the waking world, drug lord Jean St. Croix knows only the power of the dreamwalker can stop him, so St. Croix vows Pete must die. Pete is the only hope to rescue the lost souls in Twin Moon City...unless St. Croix kills him first. Can anyone survive when two realities collide?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781619227682
Publisher: Samhain Publishing
Publication date: 01/06/2015
Pages: 274
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.62(d)

About the Author

Russell James grew up on Long Island, New York and spent too much time watching Chiller, Kolchak: The Night Stalker, and The Twilight Zone, despite his parents' warnings. Bookshelves full of Stephen King and Edgar Allan Poe didn't make things better. He graduated from Cornell University and the University of Central Florida.

After a tour flying helicopters with the U.S. Army, he now spins twisted tales best read in daylight. He has written the paranormal thrillers Dark Inspiration, Sacrifice, Black Magic, Dark Vengeance, Dreamwalker, and Q Island. He has four short story collections, Tales from Beyond, Outer Rim, Forever Out of Time, and Deeper into Darkness.

His wife reads what he writes, rolls her eyes, and says "There is something seriously wrong with you."

Visit his website at http://www.russellrjames.com and read some free short stories.
Follow on Twitter @RRJames14, Facebook as Russell R. James, or drop a line complaining about his writing to rrj@russellrjames.com.

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Dreamwalker 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Jen_Matlock More than 1 year ago
From the dark rundown back world of Atlantic City to the devastation of the nightmare world of Twin Moon City, Russell James has brought his world to an incredibly vivid reality. The settings are so well described you can practically hear the echoing silence and smell the abandoned musty locations. But the life of the story definitely does not stop there…the characters, especially those of Pete and his dream girl, Rayna, will draw you in and immerse you in their worlds. This is a fast paced book, full of tension, intrigue and psychological horror that will have you on the edge of your seat, biting your nails anxious to see what happens next. With an intriguing and unique tale, Russell James has produced horror gold. Every book seems to top the last and he’s easily become one of my favorite horror authors. Not only do I recommend Dreamwalker but everything by Russell James is a must read!
DesPutaski More than 1 year ago
Dreamwalker is my first Russell James read and it won't be my last! James is a master storyteller! The story is fast-paced and sucks you in from the first page. The characters are well-rounded and you fall into an easy relationship with them; rooting them on and wishing that you could somehow control the story yourself to make their lives easier. And the villains, it's easy to dislike them just as easily. Pete Holm is a college student with a unique set of powers. His dreams are so vivid that they are almost real. Have you ever had a dream that was so great that when you wake up you want nothing more than go back to sleep and pick up that very same dream? Pete has this ability. Often times his dreams pick up right where they left off the previous night. He can't control the outcome of his dreams and usually people don't carry over from one dream sequence to the next, but then there is Dream Girl (we later find out her name is Rayna). She appears in every one of his dreams. He's connected to her somehow and he can't figure that part of his dreams out. He also has Visual Processing Disorder (VPD). This affects the way his brain processes what he sees (there really is a more scientific answer to what it is, feel free to look it up... but for the sake of space we shall leave it at that). He begins to see a pattern in the way he is seeing things and decides to take off for Atlantic City. He thought running away would relieve the stress he was feeling, but such is not the case. He finds a part-time job and an apartment. His dreams continue of course, but now they don't seem so random. Are his dreams trying to tell him something? Prosperidad is a fortune-teller who immediately picks up on Pete's gifts. Jean St. Croix is a villain you will love to hate. He's a vicious crime lord who controls the city through drugs and will stop at nothing to rule supreme. Prosperidad asked the spirits to send someone who could stop St. Croix and it seems that Pete might just be that salvation. Needless to say St. Crois isn't happy about someone getting in the way of his plans. Pete finds himself in a fight for his life. Not only in the real world, but in his dreams as well. Can he end the terror in both worlds? Not only is the character building excellent, but the creation of Pete's dream world will bring you right into the story. It's hard to make a real place anything much more than it is, but even a description of the sights and sounds of Atlantic City will make you feel like you are right there with Pete. But Twin Moon City has to be one of my favorite parts of this story. It might seem like an everyday normal place, but it soon takes on an apocalyptic feel. The transition from dream world to real world is smooth and easy. I was turning the pages so fast I'm surprised I didn't short out my Kindle. Can Pete save himself in two parallel worlds? If you are a lover of action, horror, or fantasy (with a smidge of romance thrown in for good measure), then you will love this book!
Cat_Cavendish More than 1 year ago
Only a dreamwalker can save a dreamwalker... Thoroughly enjoyed this story. The central character - Pete Holm - has an unusual gift; some might call it a curse. When he sleeps he enters other worlds. Nothing too unusual in that you might think. We all dream of strange places, people, events. But in Pete's case, he is a dreamwalker and the other world of Twin Moon City is all too real. People can - and do - get killed there, and when he falls foul of drug lord, Jean St. Croix, in the waking world, he soon learns that the evil man's wrath carries forward into the nightmare world of Twin Moon City. Tormented souls are trapped there by an evil voodoo spirit, whose zombie henchmen will stop at nothing to do their master's bidding. Russell James is a born storyteller. He delivers this horror story of war against evil, with skill and detail that had me riveted and chilled. I had no clue how he would draw all the strands together to create a memorable and satisfying conclusion, but when it came, it was perfect. 5 stars - and more.