Monday, July 14, 2014

Guest Post & Giveaway: Dream Boy by Madelyn Rosenberg & Mary Crockett

Good morning, lovelies. Today I'm happy to announce that I am a stop on the blog tour for Dream Boy by Madelyn Rosenberg and Mary Crockett. I was super excited when I got the chance to talk to them about a guest post. And I admit, I got a little fangirlish about it and so requested them to talk about "dream stuff". Since they are lovely, they translated that into an actual coherent plan of action, despite my lack of vocabulary skills, haha. But before we get to that, let's talk about the book.

Title: Dream Boy
Authors: Madelyn Rosenberg & Mary Crockett
Release date: July 1st, 2014
Publisher: Sourcebooks Fire

Book Description:
If dreams can come true…then so can nightmares

One night Annabelle dreams of the perfect boy: tall and handsome with impossible blue eyes. Then, just as suddenly as he appeared, he’s gone…until he walks into her science class the next day. Perfect and REAL. The boy of her dreams. And when he brushes past her, he whispers “Annabelle.” Suddenly, Annabelle’s got the perfect boyfriend and a date to homecoming. Her life is like a dream come true...until her dreams stop and the nightmares begin.

Sounds great, doesn't it? Be sure to add it to Goodreads by clicking here.

Now, let's check out what Madelyn and Mary had to say about dreams!

Recurring Themes in Dreams- Madelyn:

My parents didn’t read from the original Brothers Grimm, but I still seemed to have a lot of fairy-tale dreams that woke me when I was a kid. I didn’t get to wear a ball gown in a single one of them. I did, however, get chased by one of Cinderella’s wicked stepsisters. It was after watching the 1965 TV version of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella, and the dream terrified me so much that for years I thought it must have been some other movie I’d watched. Cinderella and the Stepsisters From Hell? Evil in the Castle?

In the dream, I am running through my house looking for a place to hide. But there she is outside of my front window, with that weird, pink hat-thingie she wore in the movie.

It looks as if it was built to hide horns. I close the shades and keep moving, but there she is outside of my door, peeping through the net curtain. I wake before she could catch me. I wake knowing no hiding place will ever be good enough.

In another dream, I am being chased by a woman known as The Pigeon Lady. (If this sounds a little familiar, it’s because I let Annabelle borrow that dream in Dream Boy.) I’m not sure how I know her name is The Pigeon Lady; she certainly doesn’t stop to introduce herself. She is dressed in a black cape with a hood and looks quite a bit like the queen in Snow White. She doesn’t fly, but she has a helicopter, and this is another dream where I run and try to hide. Only this time I am outside and this time I have better luck. The helicopter is loud and creates it’s own wind.The Pigeon Lady leans out the doorway, yelling. But I can fit into small places that the helicopter cannot go. I don’t feel completely safe after I wake. But I know I’ve gotten better at hiding.

First Dream (That I Remember)- Mary:

I recall having this dream when I was five. It perplexed and disturbed me; I thought about it a lot. Probably more than was healthy for a five-year-old.

Frankenstein, Marilyn Monroe, and a some random adults were at a party in a huge white room with a vast sunken hot-tub. A man was passing out plastic cards that could paralyze a person's arm or leg if they were flicked against them. In the beginning, people thought it was funny to go around paralyzing other people's limbs, but then some witches showed up and things got ugly. There was a lot of dry-ice smoke. I remember at some point Marilyn was paralyzed and Frankenstein and I had to help her to the hot tub (where there were healing waters).

Just who are Mary and Madelyn?
Mary Crockett likes turtles, licorice, and the Yankees. Madelyn Rosenberg likes cats, avocados, and the Red Sox. Luckily they both like the weirdness of dreams (and each other) enough to write novels together. The friendship has survived three moves, six kids and countless manuscript revisions. Madelyn lives just outside of Washington, D.C. Mary remains in the mountains near their hometowns in southwestern Virginia. You can find them on Twitter @marylovesbooks and @madrosenberg or their blogs here and here.

You can buy Dream Boy for yourself here: Indiebound | Amazon | B&N


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  1. I don't have any reoccurring dreams. I do have reoccurring strangers in my dreams. I know them, I don't really but they are familiar to me. I can remember some dreams from years ago like they were yesterday. Dreams are weird, but really cool, too.

    1. I feel the same about dreams. I don't have reoccurring "plots", but I do have reoccurring places. It LOOKS like my house on the outside, but it isn't. There's also a mall I've never been to that pops up. Very, very weird.

  2. Sounds good. Thanks for sharing. I have had a lot of reoccurring dreams in my life.

    1. Thanks for dropping by, Jennifer. Good dreams, I hope.

  3. Great guest post, thanks for sharing it with us!

  4. I once had a reoccuring nightmare for a month after watching Stephen King's IT where Pennywise came up through the drains while I was in the bath. I haven't had any pleasant reoccuring dreams though, to my knowledge.

  5. I've only had a few recurring dreams, but I can't remember them. I usually dream really weird, creepy things that don't make sense. I'm usually happy to forget my dreams after I wake up. :)

    1. I know that feeling. A lot of the time, I can only remember one weird part of the dream.

  6. Lol! Those dreams are crazy fun! What a good topic and definitely perfect for this book! I hope you really enjoy it when you get a chance to read it!

  7. I have reoccurring nightmares about Chuckie Cheese, if that counts. Creepy animatronic animals are nightmare fodder for sure!