Author Guest Post
First and foremost, Dulcee.
AnnaSophia Robb as Dulcee
The first time I saw AnnaSophia was in The Bridge to Terabithia, and I thought she did a terrific job. I don't describe Dulcee's appearance in depth in the book except that she has hazel eyes and long maple syrup colored hair.
Kristen Johnston as Dulcee's Mom
Dulcee's mom has a small role but Kristen Johnston looks just the way I pictured her.
Sean Bean as Uncle Jack
Scarlett Johansson as Dr. Verell
Alex Pettyfer as Lyle Archer
And last but not least, Vincent ...
Thomas McDonell as Vincent
This picture is worth a thousand words. I don't think I need to say more.
I'd like to thank Kathleen for the opportunity to be with you all today on her awesome blog. Writing about this topic has been super fun for me. I hope you all enjoy reading Blue Aspen as much as I enjoyed writing it! And be sure to look for my new release, Forbidden Forest. Cheers. :)
About The Author
Hello. My name’s Tenaya and I’m an addict. I mean author. When I was growing up, writing was just something I played at from time to time. I knew I wanted to be a writer, but I was one of those people who could never finish anything. When my eldest son was diagnosed with Autism, I began to write seriously. Writing became a necessity for me in the midst of my heartbreak. It was either that or take up drinking. I ‘m thankful I chose writing as my escape because I discovered it truly is my thing. I want to be swept away when I read. That’s what I want my books to do for you. The main goal of my writing is to entertain you. I want to help you escape everyday life for a little while. I hope you enjoy my stories as much as I enjoy sharing them with you!
I have a wonderful husband and two beautiful sons. I’m an advocate for Autism awareness, and women trapped in abusive relationships. I try to always look on the bright side and help others do so too. I’ve lived many places but I currently reside in Missouri. I love reading, indie and foreign films, gardening, and moody music.
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Publisher: Cold Fire Publishing
Publication Date: August 23, 2011
Format: Paperback - 390 pages / Kindle - 409 KB
Genre: Paranormal Romance / Fantasy
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Disclaimer: I received a copy of the book from the author in exchange for my honest review and participation in a virtual book tour event hosted by Chick Lit Plus Blog Tours.
IMAGINE YOU COULD HAVE ANYTHING YOU WANTED ... WOULD YOU CHOOSE TO WAKE UP?
Seventeen-year-old insomniac, Dulcee Elders' mother dumps her at her uncle's house and leaves without a word. Dulcee is forced to adapt to life with her reclusive uncle and his isolated mountain mansion. Insomnia has plagued Dulcee since her father died. Once at home at Uncle Jack's, inexplicably Dulcee now can sleep; sleep brings not only strange and intricate dreams, but a shadow she's compelled to follow. At first, Vincent Sands is only the silhouette of a man. When Dulcee is asleep, Vincent can give her anything she wants, even the ability to talk to her dead father. When Uncle Jack leaves town for business, Dulcee's dream world and reality collide. Once she is alone, the silhouette is no longer content to remain only in her dreams. Nevertheless, Dulcee and Vincent are torn apart when Uncle Jack returns. Spiraling into withdrawal, Dulcee experiences the high price of loving Vincent - an addiction rivaling that of any hard-core drug. Desperate to bridge the gap between them, Dulcee faces a crucial decision that carries irreversible consequences.
My Book Review:
Blue Aspen is a paranormal / fantasy romance that delves into the dark recesses of the mind. It is a story of a seventeen year old girl's descent into madness, where the dream realm becomes the reality that she prefers to live in rather than the cruel real world in which she had known. While I found the book description to be intriguing, once I began to read the book I found it a slow read that was so dark and bizarre, I had a hard time really getting into seventeen year old Dulcee Elder's story. I found that the storyline had a lot of holes throughout the whole book that left me shaking my head and questioning why the author didn't delve further into these areas: why was Dulcee's childhood so bad; what was the significance of her father and aunt's murders; what really was the significance of her uncle's story; what was the significance of the psychiatrist's story; etc ... I'm sorry, but this story was just too bizarre for me and the ending just left me shaking my head in annoyance. I wish I could say that I enjoyed the book, and while I will admit that I was intrigued by the characters' complexities, and the author does provide a story rich in detail and vivid descriptions, this story was just not my cup of tea. Every person is entitled to their own opinion, and while this was not a story that I enjoyed, perhaps others will find this dark story enjoyable.
RATING: 2 STARS ** (My Rating) / 3 STARS *** (Amazon Rating)