. Athena's Books: Manic Monday Mini-Review...Sleepless...in Texas
Monday, August 9, 2010

Manic Monday Mini-Review...Sleepless...in Texas

Sleepless by Cyn Balog
This book seems right up my alley...intriguing premise, romance, and the idea of sleep as a sort of seduction. I think I know what that means because sometimes the best feeling in the world (and worst at the same time) is the moment right when you can't stay awake any longer and all your brain wants to do is shut off. Happens to me everytime after watching mindless television for a couple of hours late at night or right at about 2:30 in the afternoon if I happen to be at home and in bed. Hmmm...maybe I should be writing instead of sleeping? Not to worry, my final year of grad school is starting up and I'm gonna have too much writing to do.

As for the sleep seduction...interesting concept, even more so though, is the idea of humanizing Mr. Sandman. I don't think there has been any other story where the metaphorical Sandman is an an actual character. Maybe I should do the same to the Man on the Moon.

I just really, really hope the writing is up to par. I've never read anything by this author, but based on an excerpt I found online...so far the narrative delivers way better than some books I have read lately. I've been bored with all I've bean reading and my laptop is out of commission...all this means less time spent on my blog. But getting back in the game today!

Summary (from authors website)

De Marchelle isn’t supposed to feel a connection. He is a Sandman, a supernatural being whose purpose is to seduce human charges to sleep. While he can communicate with his charges in their dreams, he isn’t encouraged to–after all, getting too involved in one human’s life would prevent him helping his other charges get their needed rest.

But he can’t deny that he feels something for Julia. Julia, with her fiery red hair and her sad dreams. Just weeks ago, her boyfriend died in a car accident, and Eron can tell that she feels more alone than ever. Eron was human once too, many years ago, and he remembers how it felt to lose the one he loved. Eron has always felt protective of Julia . . . but now, when she seems to need him more than ever, he can’t seem to reach her . . .

Sandmen are forbidden from communicating with humans outside their dreams. But will Eron be willing to risk everything for a chance to be with the person he loves?


Eleni @ La Femme Readers said...

I really loved this book, hope you enjoy it!