Dr. Cass Baros discovered the truth of her dreams when she opened the wormhole. Though it cost her more than she imagined, it also gave her the love she’d been searching for with the Brajj, Jeamon. Meanwhile, as Jeamon continues to fight for his people's survival, he remains unaware of who she has become.
Their love will be tested by betrayal and deceit.
The mysteries of the Brajj revealed, Captain Lewis and his remaining soldiers returned home with heavy hearts only to find more treachery.
Lewis’ strength will be tested.
And Ta‘mat--who wields the greatest power in the multiverse--needs their help.
Cass, Jeamon, Lewis and Ta’mat are all trapped by circumstances beyond their control, created by their choices. Each want more than they have.
Each have their part to play in the game of...
Ultimate Power or True Love?
About the Author
You don't read a JACQUELINE PATRICKS story, you EXPERIENCE IT! #whatsyourexperience Get a FREE copy of Dreams of the Queen Go to -- https://www.instafreebie.com/free/Ifk2o Nominated by The Author Show as Top Female Author 2017, PAN member of the Romance Writers Association, a staff writer for Art Houston magazine, a volunteer with Houston’s Writespace, and a winner of the Seal of Good Writing from the IndiePENdents for her first published novel, Dreams of the Queen, Jacqueline Patricks’ passion for writing began early in life. Before she published, however, Jacqueline traveled a winding path through the U.S. Army, college, over twenty years in 911 as a paramedic, professional teaching, and all the exciting adventures in between. She currently resides with her husband and four parrots and hopes to meet Mark Twain someday since he understands parrot people. “She was not quite what you would call refined. She was not quite what you would call unrefined. She was the kind of person that keeps a parrot.” – Mark Twain Jacqueline Patricks
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
*This book was reviewed via Lola’s Blog Tours **Warning: graphic depictions of rape Second in The Brajj series, Nightmares of the Queen continues the captivating story of a world ripped asunder, a world that never should have existed in the first place. The storyline bounces between Captain Lewis on Earth, and, Cass and Jeamon on the Brajj world. It has been two months, and Captain Lewis is not doing so well. He has been placed on administrative duty, and he's begun to hear the voices of the dead left behind on the Brajj world. Meanwhile, Cass and Jeamon are learning to survive in a world radically changed by Ta’mat. Now, instead of facing the very human threat posed by Master, they face a foe far more implacable and unforgiving- starvation. To help her people, Cass reopens the wormhole and, with Jeamon in tow, goes through to seek out Captain Lewis. Things aren't quite what they seem, though, and hidden agendas abound. Can Lewis’ Earth withstand the fury of a crazed physicist wielding the 'magic’ of dark energy? Will the Brajj learn to adjust to their new life? Continuing from the first novel, the theme of interconnection is woven throughout. I'm a metaphysicist (as my physicist husband calls me), and I see another theme with Ta’mat. She has been disembodied, yet never alone, for centuries, and had the time and ability to learn to manipulate dark matter. Solitary confinement wreaks havoc on even the most introverted person. We are a social species. It seems quite likely that we would also need a physical body to keep us grounded and sane, just as we need mental and emotional connection. Ta’mat has been without a body for a very long time, and that chick is definitely a few french fries short of a happy meal. This second book affords us a deeper insight into both Lewis, and Jeamon by exposing more of their flaws. We get to spend more time with them. There was less skipping of perspective without clear demarcation, such as paragraph spacing, or the start of a new chapter. Another proofing would not be amiss, but the handful of typos doesn't take from the story at all. I'm really looking forward to the last in the trilogy. Highly recommended, especially if you are a fan of Dr Who or Stargate, or enjoy sci-fi that involves physics experiments gone awry.
Reviewed by Mamta Madhavan for Readers' Favorite Nightmares of the Queen by Jacqueline Patricks is an adventure story with a sci-fi plot that will take readers on a fun ride. The story takes off from where the first book ended. This second book of the Brajj trilogy reveals the mysteries of the Brajj, when Captain Lewis and his remaining soldiers return home to more deceit and treachery. Dr. Cass Baros is possessed and she is fighting for the control of her own body. She is still trying to figure out why she is married to Julian. Jeamon is still trying to figure out what has happened to Cass and why she is behaving weirdly. He feels she is not the same person he knows. Ta’mat is the one possessing Cass and the story sees Cass, Jeamon, Ta’mat and Lewis all trapped in a vicious cycle of unhealthy circumstances over which they have no control. Each one now plays their own part and they crave for more than what they have. The author has woven a compelling plot masterfully with twists and turns that will keep readers glued to the book. The story is action packed and the developments of the characters are noteworthy as the story progresses. The author has created a world which is beyond our imagination. It is a mesmerizing tale of adventure, deceit, love and emotional upheavals. I enjoyed the story because the plot is original and unique, and very visual and refreshing. There is loads of action, power struggles and romance which make the book exciting to all readers.
Exciting Sequel to A Fascinating Series I would like to thank author Jacqueline Patricks for the opportunity to read this e-ARC. Although I received the ebook for free, that in no way impacts my review. I gave this book 3.5 stars, but as many places do not allow for ratings other than whole numbers, I am rounding up to 4 stars in those places for creativity, particularly in the ending. WARNING!! If you've not read book one stop right here, as there are spoilers inherent to the review. I shall do my best to avoid giving any advance information for this book. <blockquote>Book 2 of The Brajj Trilogy Due out March, 30 2014 Picks up shortly after Book 1- Dreams of the Queen Rated Mature for language, violence, and sexual situations Deceived...Betrayed...Trapped... Dr. Cass Baros discovered the truth of her dreams when she opened the wormhole. Though it cost her more than she imagined, it also gave her the love she’d been searching for with the Brajj, Jeamon. Meanwhile, as Jeamon continues to fight for his people's survival, he remains unaware of who she has become. Their love will be tested by betrayal and deceit. The mysteries of the Brajj revealed, Captain Lewis and his remaining soldiers returned home with heavy hearts only to find more treachery. Lewis’ strength will be tested. And Ta‘mat--who wields the greatest power in the multiverse--needs their help. Cass, Jeamon, Lewis and Ta’mat are all trapped by circumstances beyond their control, created by their choices. Each want more than they have. Each have their part to play in the game of... Ultimate Power or True Love?</blockquote> This second book in the trilogy picks up not long after book one ends. If you haven't read the first book recently, I strongly urge that you take a few moments for a quick refresher. Ta'mat has taken over Cass' physical body after their psyches merged in the bid to defeat Master once and for all. The three remaining survivors of the original military/scientific expedition through the worm hole have since returned to their version of earth. However what Lewis, Mathews, and Lars find upon their return is startling to say the least. During the week they were at the other end of the wormhole, ten years had passed back home. And that wasn't the only change they discovered. The bulk of this book is about power and the different ways in which people respond to it. Be it having power, suddenly acquiring it, lusting after it - everyone has a different reaction to each situation. Those responses may be based upon the rest of their life and how content they are with what they have, be it material possessions, the more elusive things like love, passion for their work, their world, their dreams of what can be. . . Without giving away the story I can't really say much more than that, however I will say that it is a compelling read. Certain characters develop, or simply find, backbones, others gain clarity of sight about what is really happening around them, and some remain stuck where they began the story. As well there are other characters that make important appearances, unexpected, but important. And as with the first book the ending is certainly full of surprises. Definitely worth the read, and I'd be mightily surprised if it doesn't leave you anticipating the arrival of the final book in the trilogy.