Thursday, May 21, 2015

Release Day for J.J. DiBenedetto's Fever Dream





Dr. Sara Alderson isn’t used to her patients dying for no reason.  When a young boy succumbs to a mysterious illness that defies all her efforts to treat it, she refuses to accept defeat.
After two months of questions, Sara has attracted the attention of powerful people who don’t want their secrets uncovered, and will go to any lengths to make sure they stay hidden.
Now, time is running out for Sara to unravel the mystery before anyone else falls victim to the illness.  And before her career, her family and her freedom are taken from her by enemies she doesn’t even know she has.
Fever Dream is the ninth book of the Dream Series



Buy links:
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Excerpt:
“I know, Peanut.  I understand.”  Michael Marchetti’s death hit him the hardest out of all my kids.  It’s no surprise that Connie’s illness would upset him more, too.  Thankfully, he begins to relax a little bit while we make pasta, and by the time we’re done eating and we sit down to watch a half-hour of TV with my father, Ben is almost back to his usual happy self.
When that’s done, I send Ben to wash up and get his coat on.  Dad doesn’t let me go without some parting words, though.  “Are you sure you should bring him?”
No.  “I have to, Dad.  You know how he is.  He needs to see her for himself.”
“And what if she’s gotten worse?”
“He’s seen worse, Dad.”  Unfortunately.  All my kids have.
Dad considers that.  “Maybe I should have let you see some of the things we tried to protect you from,” he says, finally.  They didn’t keep much from me, but there were a few things.  The real story behind his brother’s death is the one that comes immediately to mind. 
“No, Dad.  Don’t second-guess yourself.  You – I think you did a pretty decent job with me and Bob.”
That earns me a grin.  “’Pretty decent,’ huh?  You’re so sentimental.  You should write cards for Hallmark.”
I laugh.  “If this whole doctor thing doesn’t work out, maybe I can fall back on that.”  Ben picks this moment to return, all zipped up and ready to brave the elements.  “We’ll see you later, Dad.”  I hope we will, anyway, as long as Connie and her mystery illness cooperate.

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MEET THE AUTHOR



J.J. (James) DiBenedetto's fans would swear he's got a sixth sense when it comes to seeing into the minds of others and often wonder if his stories could possibly be fiction. He enjoys suspending disbelief with suspenseful paranormal tales that are a perfect blend of reality meets fantasy. His popular Dream Series continues to delight readers with each and every exciting installment. 
     Born in Yonkers, New York, he currently resides in Arlington Virginia with his beautiful wife and a cat he is sure has taken full advantage of its nine lives. When it comes to the cat, he often wonders, but then again it might just be his imagination.

1 comment:

James D said...

Thanks so much for hosting me!