Thursday, August 8, 2013

Blog Tour: Dying to Dream by Kathryn Long


Paranormal Mystery
Date Published: June 1, 2013

Take a strong dose of mystery, add a bit of the paranormal, flavor it with southern charm, then heat it up with romance and you have Dying to Dream. 
When Jack Robesaux is found lying dead on a Louisiana beach, psychic, Marin Seurat, must use her gift to prove it is murder and not suicide. Though Marin knows her dreams with their messages from the dead could help, she struggles with the idea of returning home and facing a troubled past. However, a phone call informing her of Jack's murder and the return of the family curse gives Marin that final push. In a surprising turn of events, Marin discovers a mystery from long ago that somehow connects to recent deaths. With the help of cryptic messages delivered by spirits, Marin races to solve the mystery of Saint Toulere. 


My Review
I love books that span different genres. Mixing things up really does set them apart from all of the typical reads out there. This one was definitely a great Paranormal Mystery. I loved all of the moving parts and how they worked together and made the story come together. There is plenty of paranormal (ghosts), but then there is Voodoo and Murder which adds a whole other dimension. 

Kathryn Long does a great job with being descriptive enough to intrigue the reader without weighing down the story with descriptions. And her characters are so amazingly real to the point where even some of the secondary characters rivaled main characters from recent books I've read.

There is a whole other theme to this book with the history of the families and the mystery surrounding the feud. 


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Kathryn Long is a recently retired school teacher who has enjoyed writing mysteries for several years. Credits include mystery shorts, "Betrayal in an Envelope" and "A Good Man", both published by The Piker Press. Long has ventured into self-publishing with a cozy mysteryseries beginning with Whips, Cuffs, and Little Brown Boxes, as well as a series of YA novels, Cinderella Geek, Not So Snow White and Alice in Realityland under the pen name Jennkrist. Dying to Dream is her fourth mystery gone to print with indie publisher, Mainly Murder Press. Future publications include a romantic suspense novel titled A Deadly Deed Grows, which will be coming out next year with The Wild Rose Press. Long keeps actively involved through such efforts as belonging to Sisters in Crime, maintaining a writing blog: http://kjlongteacherwriter.blogspot.com , an author website:http://www.kathrynlong.webs.com , and an author Facebook page, Kathryn Long’s Books. 

Dying to Dream grew from the author’s strong interest in “ghost hunting” and participating in several ghost tours. Her knowledge of French and Spanish and love of foreign cultures helped create more colorful characters in the book and add to their authenticity.

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2 comments:

Kathryn Long said...

Thanks, Cami! I appreciate the feedback :-)

Maria D. said...

This looks interesting - thanks!

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