Monday, November 3, 2014

My Worst Nightmare Blog Hop: Catch Me When I Fall by @vleighwrites #paranormal


Hi, loves!

Today, I’m taking part in Vicki Leigh’s “My Worst Nightmare” blog hop, to celebrate the recent release of her young-adult, paranormal-romance/ urban-fantasy, CATCH ME WHEN I FALL, which centers around seventeen-year-old Daniel Graham, a Protector of the Night, who has spent two-hundred years fighting Nightmares and guarding humans from the clawed, red-eyed creatures that feed off people’s fears.

Rules:
·         On 11.03.14 post about your worst nightmare, and what form the clawed, red-eyed creatures would take if they fed off your fears.
·         Visit the other participants of the blog hop, and comment on their worst nightmares

At the end of the blog tour, on 11.14.14, Vicki Leigh will pick one of the participants at random and award them with a Catch me When I Fall Swag Pack, containing a dreamcatcher hand-made by Vicki.

My Worst Nightmare: 

I have a confession to make. I'm not very brave. Put me in the middle of a crisis, and I'll come through like a champion, but find me alone at night (especially outside or in public) or sitting with my back to a window, and I'm a nervous wreck. Completely terrified that someone's going to grab me or watch me through the window. Humans can be cruel, vicious, and highly unstable... there's no denying that. But even so, nothing freaks me out quiet like the thought of being swarmed by spiders. Again.

When I was younger, I saw what I thought was a bit of fuzz, and I picked it up. It came apart in my hands, and tiny spiders began spilling out like I'd just napalmed a fricking anthill. Thousands of little legs skittered across my skin as they ran every which way, completely covering me. I screamed bloody murder. Didn't help, of course. Unlike humans, spiders don't give a shit how loudly or how long you yell. It's not going to stop them.

It didn't, of course. My mom had to take a hose to me to get them off. And I've been terrified of the little bastards ever since. Being bitten a few years later didn't help. I still have the scars from that particular experience.

Thanks to my migraine medications, I have a lot of nightmares. Spiders feature in quite a few of them. I always wake up from those particular dreams with the feeling that they're swarming me again. It's brutal! So I'm almost certain if the clawed, red-eyed creatures from Catch Me When I Fall came from me, they'd come with eight legs, and zero fear of terrified human screams.

Let's just pray that doesn't happen, okay?

Check out the nightmares of other participants through the links below. And don't forget to grab a copy of Catch Me When I Fall, out now from Curiosity Quills Press! And check back on 11/5 for a visit from Vicki herself. 

Participants:
Merisha Abbott at Blissful Book Reviews            | Sarah at Ink of Blood           
Jennifer Brooks at The Cubicle Escapee | Katja at Cautious                    
Cait Spivey | Lucy Lala at Book-A-Holic            

About Catch Me When I Fall:

Recruited at his death to be a Protector of the Night, seventeen-year-old Daniel Graham has spent two-hundred years fighting Nightmares and guarding humans from the clawed, red-eyed creatures that feed off people’s fears. Each night, he risks his eternal life, having given up his chance at an afterlife when he chose to become a Protector. That doesn’t stop a burnt-out Daniel from risking daring maneuvers during each battle. He’s become one of the best, but he wants nothing more than to stop.

Then he’s given an assignment to watch over sixteen-year-old Kayla Bartlett, a clinically depressed patient in a psychiatric ward. Nightmares love a human with a tortured past. Yet, when they take a deep interest in her, appearing in unprecedented numbers, the job becomes more dangerous than any Daniel’s ever experienced. He fights ruthlessly to keep the Nightmares from overwhelming his team and Kayla. Soon, Daniel finds himself watching over Kayla during the day, drawn to why she’s different, and what it is about her that attracts the Nightmares. And him.

A vicious attack on Kayla forces Daniel to break the first Law and reveal his identity. Driven by his growing feelings for her, he whisks her away to Rome where others like him can keep her safe. Under their roof, the Protectors discover what Kayla is and why someone who can manipulate Nightmares has her in his sights. But before they can make a move, the Protectors are betrayed and Kayla is kidnapped. Daniel will stop at nothing to save her. Even if it means giving up his immortality.

Find Catch Me When I Fall Online:


About Vicki Leigh:

Adopted at three-days-old by a construction worker and a stay-at-home mom, Vicki Leigh grew up in a small suburb of Akron, Ohio where she learned to read by the age of four and considered being sent to her room for punishment as an opportunity to dive into another book. By the sixth grade, Vicki penned her first, full-length screenplay. If she couldn’t be a writer, Vicki would be a Hunter (think Dean and Sam Winchester) or a Jedi. Her favorite place on earth is Hogwarts (she refuses to believe it doesn’t exist), and her favorite dreams include solving cases alongside Sherlock Holmes.

Vicki is an editor for Curiosity Quills Press and is represented by Sarah Negovetich of Corvisiero Literary Agency.

Find Vicki Leigh Online:






xoxo,

ALL FALLS DOWN is now available on Amazon. FALLThe Ragnarök Prophesies: Book Two is now available at Amazon Barnes and Noble | KOBO. FADE - The Ragnarök Prophesies: Book Two is available at: Amazon US | UK | DE | FR | IT | ES | Barnes and Noble | Kobo | Books-a-Million.

3 comments:

  1. I really don't like spiders, but fortunately, I haven't had anything like the experience you describe here. I can completely understand why spiders feature so much in your nightmares.

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  2. Ahh, that sounds terrifying (and I'm not even scared of spiders!). I had a similar experience with bees crawling on my head. o.O Now I jump whenever I think something's crawling on me!

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  3. Eek! Spiders are the perfect nightmare creature. Just reading your post makes me feel them crawling on my skin....

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