Monday, September 21, 2015

Dreamland Blog Tour + Giveaway!


Today I'm hugely excited to be a part of the promotional tour for Dreamland, a debut novel from author Robert L. Anderson. Since Dreamland deals with the world of dreams (obviously), I thought it might be fun to ask protagonist Dea to name a few fictional characters whose sleeping minds she'd like a peek at, and I so approve of her choices:) Be sure and check the bottom of the post as well for the full list of participating blogs as well as your chance to win a copy of Dreamland!


A Look Inside: If Dea could take a peek at the dreams of either 3 fictional characters or 3 real people (alive or dead), whose sleeping minds would she most like to see/learn from?
  • Katniss Everdeen (The Hunger Games)—Katniss’s post-arena dreams must be insane and frightening, but I can’t help but want to take a look. I imagine it’d be a lot like a soldier’s nightmares except with more insane creations from the Capital. It also feels like a crime peeking into Katniss’s dreams considering the abusive voyeurism of the Games itself, but I’m going in! 
     
  • Luna Lovegood (Harry Potter)—If Luna is that dreamy when she’s awake, I’d love a recess in her mind to witness how her imagination explodes in the limitless dream realm.

  • Gollum (Lord of the Rings)—Gollum has seen A LOT and A LOT of what Gollum has seen is disturbing. Sign me up? 

    Best-case scenario: Inspiration for more books and art.

    Worst-case scenario: Insane asylum.   
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DREAMLAND


Odea Donahue has been able to travel through people’s dreams since she was six years old. Her mother taught her the three rules of walking: Never interfere. Never be seen. Never walk the same person’s dream more than once. Dea has never questioned her mother, not about the rules, not about the clocks or the mirrors, not about moving from place to place to be one step ahead of the unseen monsters that Dea’s mother is certain are right behind them.

Then a mysterious new boy, Connor, comes to town and Dea finally starts to feel normal. As Connor breaks down the walls that she’s had up for so long, he gets closer to learning her secret. For the first time she wonders if that’s so bad. But when Dea breaks the rules, the boundary between worlds begins to deteriorate. How can she know what’s real and what’s not?


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ROBERT L. ANDERSON


Robert L. Anderson grew up in Brooklyn and graduated college in 2004 with a degree in philosophy. Since then, he has lived in five states and twelve countries, and on three continents. Dreamland is his first novel. He is represented by literary agent Stephen Barbara.


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GIVEAWAY

Thanks to the generosity of the HarperTeen team, I have one finished copy of DREAMLAND to give away on the blog today! To enter, please fill out the Rafflecopter form below. Giveaway is US/CA only.

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Don't forget to check out the other stops on the tour!

25 comments:

  1. I haven't heard about this one but it sounds interesting based on the synopsis. Have you read it yet, Jenny?

    Lol, I wouldn't ever be interested in Gollum's dreams. Luna's on the other hand I'm sure would be very fascinating.

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  2. Gollum probably just dreams about the ring. I've never actually watched the movies all the way through nor read the books, but I know he's obsessed with the precious ring. lol. Dreamland sounds good. That would be a crazy ability to have.

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  3. Oh wow, I would love to get lost in Luna's dreams! The only problem is that I doubt I'd ever want to come out. I bet her mind is a fascinating place. Katniss would be an excellent choice, too!

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  4. Luna's dreams I'm sure would be some sort of odd but charming wonderland, not so sure about Gollum's... but maybe he dreams only of the one ring and his life as a hobbit before it?

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  5. I keep hearing about this one, it sounds very good!! :)

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  6. Katniss' dreams would definitely be very interesting and very scary at that! This sounds like a fantastic book, Jenny! I need to give it a try.

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  7. I think if I were to go into anyone's dreams it would be a happy person that hasn't lived through horrible things. I just feel things way too much so I don't think I could handle much!

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  8. Those are some interesting dreamers up there. Hmmm if I were going to pick a dreamer who would it be.... umm......maybe Dumbledore?

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  9. I actually would be fascinated (maybe scared too) to see what's behind Gollum's dreams. I mean LOR with an insider, who could resist?! Thanks for sharing the great post and I'm excited about Dreamland, it has me very curious, Jenny :)

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  10. Oh no on Gollum for me. I think so much happened to make him so twisted. However, I'd love to know Luna's dreams. Those would be very interesting indeed! :)

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  11. Wow, those are some great choices. If I had to pick a dreamer it would be Heathcliff from Wuthering Heights. I want to know what happens in those few years he disappeared and came back as a "gentleman".

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  12. *shudders* The very idea of being inside Gollum's head is terrifying enough.

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  13. This sounds really interesting! Love that color.

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  14. Adrian's from The Vampire Academy/Bloodlines books. He can dream walk and has such lifelike dreamscapes.

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  15. I would visit Harry Potter's dreams.

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  16. Love the concept with the dreams. Gollum..so cute and oh so creepy!

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  17. I am trying to imagine what it would be like to experience Gollum's dreams! Gollum is such a complex creature and I imagine that their dreams would be very interesting indeed!

    Thanks for sharing this guest post with us, Jenny!! :)

    Rashika @ The Social Potato

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  18. That's a good question. A really good question! Hmm... I think I'd like to peak into Gandalf's dreams. Could you imagine?

    Thanks for the giveaway!

    -Rosie
    @rkgutmann
    literaryhedonist.com

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  19. I'd peek into Elena Gilbert's dreams.

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