Wednesday, May 15, 2013


by Natalie Roers
Publisher: Twilight Times Books
Genre: paranormal fantasy

May 15, 2013 ebook
July 15, 2013 print

Book Description:

Heavily based on the intriguing and relatable real world phenomenon of lucid dreaming (the ability to control ones' dreams), Roers' debut novel tells the anything but ordinary, coming of age story of a small town, teen aged, misfit named Travis Hunter.

Disfigured at birth and ostracized at school, Travis dreams of acceptance and secretly yearns for the affection of a beautiful young woman named Corrine. When a mysterious doctor promises to help Travis through lucid dreaming, Travis suddenly finds himself ushered into a secret society called "The Lucid", a collection of social outcasts like himself, who have created their own world inside of dreams.

Chapter Excerpt

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"Roers' debut novel heralds the arrival of an intelligent, heartfelt voice in the world of young adult fiction. The rich characters, emotional complexity, and confident prose are matched only by the landscape of dreams that Roers sets them against... a landscape brought vividly to life by the author's seemingly boundless imagination. This is a novel that respects its readers as much as its characters, and that's a beautiful rarity." ~ Mike Flanagan, Filmmaker, Absentia and Oculus

"Natalie Roers' debut novel is both riveting and relevant. More than a paranormal/fantasy/thriller, this is a complex tale that cuts to the very of heart of issues facing young adults today. Well sculptured characters and powerful imagery propel Roers' fascinating narrative." ~ Jason Tinney  Award-winning freelance journalist, musician, actor and the author of the story collection Bluebird.

"Lucid is an interesting story and a fun read." ~ Amy Carol Reeves, author of Ripper and Renegade

"Natalie Roers' voice is amazingly confident for a first novelist. Her journalist's eye for human detail draws you in, and makes you care about the people who populate the LUCID world. The more I got to know them, both awake and asleep in the world of lucid dreaming, the more time I wanted to spend in their world." ~ Jeff Howard, writer for Film District and Focus Features.

Then, through the window, she appeared. Corrine was carrying an armful of
books to the front of the store. She had a huge smile on her face. Although I
couldn’t hear through the glass, it looked as though she was singing. She was
so caught up in whatever she was listening to, or whatever it was that she was
thinking about, that she didn’t once seem to notice me standing in front of the
window. For a moment, I let myself believe I was the reason for her distraction.

I watched with amusement as she carefully and methodically set out new
hardbacks on the wooden display shelf. You could tell just by the way she
handled them how much she cared about the stories inside. As the normalcy of
the task sank in, so did the absolute absurdity of me being there. Corrine was
going on about her life and I was watching life from the outside. She was like a
beautiful butterfly inside of a glass case, and I was the grubby kid who leaves
nothing but fingerprints behind, imagining what it’s like to actually touch
something so perfect.

Nothing had changed.

Satisfied with my mission and the acceptance of our respective roles, I took
one more appreciative look and turned to go. But as I did, I realized that
someone had been watching me while I had been watching her.

A veteran writer, voice artist, and on-air personality, Natalie Roers has been the host of hit radio and television shows in just about every region of the United States.

She also owns her own voice-over business where she creates everything from songs and ringtones to commercials and sound effects for clients around the globe.

A journalist by trade, Natalie is excited to venture into the world of fiction and hopes to raise money and social awareness for worthy causes with each book she writes. She lives with her husband Cory, and son Austin, in Columbia, South Carolina.



Karen H said...

Thanks for this excerpt. Book sounds really good.
kareninnc at gmail dot com

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