Publishing Date: May 13th 2014
Publisher: Swoon Romance
Blurb Description: He haunts her dreams and embodies her nightmares…
A dreamcaster with the ability to channel creatures from her nightmares, headstrong and cynical Kalila Montgomery longs for a peaceful, picket-fence life…until the man literally of her dreams kidnaps her. Survival quickly becomes her number one goal, yet a growing attraction to the man featured in her nightmares is impossible to ignore. While she fears he will kill her, other, more terrifying enemies surround her, and Kalila succumbs to his scheme to escape.
She may be his one hope for freedom…
A deadly combination of power, cunning, and cold-hearted charm, Lydon v’al Endrian fears nothing. Feels nothing. Chained to a brotherhood of men with the supernatural ability to invade dreams, he hunts dreamcasters to be harvested for their dreams and killed. His target: Kalila Montgomery. But Kalila awakens an undeniable dark desire and a longing for a freedom long-lost. To gain everything he craves, Lydon must seduce Kalila before his plot is discovered…a hopeless challenge which, if failed, will earn him a death-sentence.
Caught up in a dangerous world of secrets and obsession, doubt and betrayal, Kalila and Lydon face the nightmare of their lives, where love will either deliver them—or destroy them both
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About C.J. Burright:
C. J. Burright was born and raised in Oregon and loved it so much she never left. While she has worked for years in a law office, she chooses to avoid writing legal thrillers and instead leans toward urban fantasy, paranormal romance, or—since all things medieval and magic fascinate her—fantasy romance. A member of Romance Writers of America and Secretary for the Fantasy, Futuristic & Paranormal special interest chapter, C. J. also has her 4th Dan Black Belt in Tae Kwon Do and believes stories should always include a gratuitous fight scene. In what spare time she has, she enjoys working out, reading, gardening, and rooting on the Seattle Mariners with a nice glass of wine. She shares a house with her husband, daughter, and a devoted herd of cats.
Thank you so much for having me on A Thousand Words, A Million Books! I’m so thrilled to be here!
1. How does it feel to actually have your own book out there for the world to read?
Freakin’ amazing! And a little scary too. It’s impossible - for me, anyway - to write without including bits and pieces of my heart, so putting your story out there for the entire world to judge feels like standing on the edge of a cliff and looking down. Sweaty palms, pulse rocking a bass beat…which isn’t as bad as finding out your conservative dad is reading your story, steamy parts and all. Yikes! Might be time to jump off that cliff.
2. Tell us a little bit about your inspiration of Wonderfully Wicked.
I never know how or when inspiration is going to strike - I just go with the flow! I got a brain-flash of this woman waiting for her coffee and the threatening man in line behind her. He was stalking her, and I wanted to know why. I knew he was something more than just a man, and the wheels started spinning from there. I love the paranormal - mystical beasties and magic and those bump-in-the-night things, so writing in that genre is a no-brainer, but I wanted a story starring a different sort of creature than what’s already out there. Since dreams have always fascinated me, that’s the route I took, and voila! Dreamcasters and the V’alkara were born. Plus, I knew both characters were broken in different ways, and I couldn’t wait to see their emotional journey together and that HEA moment when they finally believe they are truly loved. Romance. Gotta love it.
3. Do you follow a specific writing schedule?
I work full-time, so I squeeze writing in whenever I can - lunch hours, evenings, weekends, vacations...my social life seriously suffers. Luckily, I lean toward the antisocial introvert wedge on the pie chart, so I get by.
4. Please give us an acronym for Wonderfully Wicked
This was a lot harder than I expected it to be! But kind of fun too. J
Wild- Ominous- Nostalgic - Dark- Entertaining- Rowdy- Fresh- Unusual- Luscious- Lusty
Whirlwind- Intense- Captivating- Kick-ass - Engaging- Dreamy
5. What is your opinion on negative reviews?
The negative reviews that are just mean-hearted should be ignored, unless there’s some constructive criticism among the chaff. Honestly, even a bad review can be written in a way that doesn’t tear an author down. Not everyone is going to enjoy the same thing, and you can’t please everyone, so you have to learn to shrug it off. I admit, though, I’ve read some bad reviews that were so hilarious I actually wanted to read the book just to get in on the fun.
*I received a copy from the author via Kismet Book Tours*
To start off, I must say I was VERY skeptical about this book. Don't get me wrong, I was SUPER excited when I signed up- and then some un-nameable terrible fantasy books came my way- and hence the skepticism.
And, well, Wonderfully Wicked brought out why I love reading books again- it was, put as simply as possible- MIND BLOWING! ( please excuse me excessive use of the upper case- it sorts of becomes a compulsion when I'm this excited about something!)
Who doesn't fear spiders (except, of course, for you few brave souls out there) or death and who hasn't woken up from a nightmare- thanking your lucky stars that what happened wasn't happening in reality? Well, Kalila doesn't have that luxury.
Slave to her own nightmares, where she dreams (shall we say all the 'wrong' things) about a man she knows will kill her, and trapped in a world she can never escape from- especially in the moments she is supposed to rest in peace.
I realize that I make it sound like she's in a coma or something, but she's not- so you get the picture, right?
Until, the very man who is supposed to kill her, doesn't, but flips her world around anyway- taking her away from everything she knew into a, very different one.
Wonderfully Wicked was WONDERFULLY all feels! There are just so many things I could gush about- the deadly, heart- heating chemistry between Kalila and Lydon, how the author managed to make them stay true to form, and not become lovesick bunnies along the way.. and much more- but I can conclude by saying- you just HAVE to read it!
I solemnly swear I will never think of nightmares as the same again- Highly, highly, highly, HIGHLY recommended!