"Great characters...Entertaining and Engaging"
Dream Wreakers: Book 1
For seven months, Devon Bradshaw has been haunted by the
heated presence of a man who watches over her while she
sleeps. Frustrated by her inability to touch her dream
lover, Devon and her best friend Tasha decide to cast a love
spell designed to grant their hearts' desire. Though she
initially doubts the spell's effectiveness, Devon soon
realizes that the magic is real. Drained by the power of
the spell, she succumbs to her fatigue, and in her dreams
she is finally able to touch the one who visits her during
the night. Crossing into the dream realm proves both
thrilling and frightening for Devon as she indulges in the
passion that has eluded her for months; however such an
unnatural act comes at a price. Her night tripping
activities are dangerous and unpredictable, but in the heat
of the night Devon simply can't resist...and neither can the
man of her dreams.
Cael Oneiros is Devon's Dream Wreaker. Descended from Greek
Gods, Cael is duty bound to guard the dream realm ensuring
that humans reach the crucial dream state. There is a
delicate balance that must be maintained to prevent chaos
and that depends on humans obtaining the proper quality of
sleep. Desire claims Cael when Devon becomes one of his
mortal charges, though he knows he can not touch her. But
when she rises from her bed one night able to see him fully,
he can't deny the force of the attraction. Devon possesses a
power that she is unaware of and her abilities are growing
every day. The spell she cast has bound him to her so
completely that Cael can't tend to his other charges
plunging the town's residents into a sleepless anarchy.
Devon and Tasha realize they may have tampered with things
best left alone, but the magic is not so easily undone. The
air of supernatural evil leaves them unsure of who to trust
as Devon grows suspicious of Cael. Time is running out and
if order isn't restored soon Devon's love spell may cost her
the two people she loves most of all.
WHAT SHE WANTS AT MIDNIGHT is a good paranormal romance that
unfortunately suffers from the lack of a strong plot.
Kimberly Dean does a great job crafting her characters and I
would have loved to see how the story would have played out
with a true "menace" to defeat. For me, Devon and Cael's
obstacles to love were a tad weak which resulted in my
indifference about their Happily Ever After and that's a
real shame. That said, I am always intrigued with stories
that feature dream warriors and Dean's follow up novel, IN
HER WILDEST DREAMS looks very promising. It is next on my
reading list. Despite its flaws, WHAT SHE WANTS AT MIDNIGHT
is an entertaining read and it kept me engaged right up
until the last chapter.
It also made me think twice about missing out on a good
Reviewed by Sonya Harrison
Posted April 23, 2009
The man of Devon Bradshaw’s dreams is exactly that—in her dreams.
For the past seven months, he’s been watching her with dark haunting eyes while she sleeps. Though she yearns to caress those finely etched muscles and feel the intense heat radiating from his body, she can’t even see his face.
Still, when her spunky best friend Tasha suggests a love spell to break their real-life man drought, Devon has some doubts. But if she can’t snuggle up to her sexy sandman soon, she’ll go crazy.
With a little mandrake, some mugwort, and a few rose petals, Devon finally has her long luscious legs wrapped around his silky body—and the sex is steamier than any she could have dreamed up. But her magic didn’t come with a warning label, and now that she’s satisfied, no one around her can sleep, including Tasha.
Insomnia drives the city into violent chaos, and Tasha is slipping into madness. Then Devon runs into her mysterious lover in the real world, and she begins to wonder . . . is her dream come true really as good as she thinks it is?
Genre: Paranormal Romance, Magic, Erotic