"No matter how terrified you may be, own your fear and take that leap anyway because whether you land on your feet or on your butt, the journey is well worth it."
-- Laurie Laliberte
"If your dreams do not scare you, they are not big enough."
-- Ellen Johnson Sirleaf
"Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage."
-- Anais Nin

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Announcing Gateway to Reality

I figured I'd throw one more guest blogger at you before we head into National Poetry Month next week. Becca and I have known each other via twitter for about a year. When she asked me to edit her latest novel, Gateway to Reality, how could I resist?  This project was a treat for a number of reasons. First, it's a terrific book (no, I'm not obligated to say that just because I was its editor); second, Becca and I got to have dinner together and discuss the edits face to face. It's amazing what one-on-one time can do to get me to really enjoy a project. You see, most of my interaction with clients is via email, so I've only met two of them in person. I hope you enjoy meeting my favorite, purple-haired author, Becca J. Campbell.

Gateway to Reality: A Mind-Bending Urban Fantasy Tale by Becca J. Campbell

I’m thrilled to announce the publication of my second novel, Gateway to Reality, now available at Amazon US and Amazon UK. Keep reading for a chance to win one of three prize packs!

Gateway to Reality

Here’s a little more about the story:
Talented artists shouldn’t be waiting tables, scraping by, and living mediocre lives. But that’s exactly what art school graduate Wes Teague is doing.

Then he wakes from a bizarre dream, haunted by the sense that his life isn't real. A harrowing truth presents itself—the real world lies in his dreams, not when he's wide awake.

The dream world he enters each night is rich and vibrant. Chicago appears the same on the surface, but chaos runs rampant as gravity, physics, and other laws of nature become fluid, changing unexpectedly. There, Wes's parents, brother, and sister are strangers. His girlfriend Emily doesn’t recognize him. Wes longs to return, to unlearn the truth about his dual reality.

Wes would sacrifice almost anything to get back to blissful ignorance in a false world.

But now he has feelings for the real Emily.

The Matrix Meets Inception

This book explores ideas similar to two of my favorite movies, though it wasn’t directly inspired by either. Dreams are key in the story, as is the idea of two worlds—one that’s real and one that isn’t. Gateway to Reality merges the two concepts and fuses them together with good dose of romance in a way that is fresh and vibrant.
Genre-wise, Gateway to Reality is a New Adult novel that walks the line between Urban Fantasy and Science Fiction. It is a topsy-turvy, reality-bending, relationship-driven tale that explores the relationship between truth and fantasy.


I’m giving away several prizes to celebrate the book’s release. (Go here to have a look at the prizes.) The Grand Prize is a Chicago-theme prize pack and it will include:
·         An autographed paperback of Gateway to Reality
·         A journal with an artistic representation of Chicago on the cover
·         A Cloud Gate button
·         A Gateway to Reality button
·         Three postcards: Gateway to Reality, Cloud Gate, and Crown Fountain
The Second Prize is:
·         An autographed paperback of Gateway to Reality
·         Gateway to Reality postcard
The Third Prize is the full Becca J. Campbell ebook library (your choice of Kindle or ePub version):
·         Gateway to Reality ebook
·         Foreign Identity ebook
·         Not the Norm (Sub-Normal #1) ebook
·         Unmasked Alloy (Sub-Normal #2) ebook

Where to find Becca

Gateway to Reality is already available and it's one heck of a read!
Just a side note: Next week's post will be on Monday, April 1 to kick off the beginning of National Poetry Month.

Happy Easter, y'all!

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