Summary:

Disfigured at birth and ostracized at school, Travis dreams of acceptance and secretly yearns for the affection of a beautiful young woman named Corrine. When a mysterious doctor promises to help Travis through something called lucid dreaming, Travis suddenly finds himself ushered into a secret society called "The Lucid", a collection of social outcasts like himself, who have created their own world inside of dreams.

When Travis discovers he is able to bring Corrine into these dreams, he gets more than he ever bargained for and soon finds himself learning the secrets of love and life in a fantastic unconscious world.

An instant classic, Lucid is a timeless story of self-acceptance with a fresh paranormal twist.



Excerpt:


I gave her a funny look and loosened the drawstrings. A dark green stone fell out into my hand. It had little red splotches on it and was hung with three small chains from a silver crescent that looked like the moon. The metal of the crescent looked very old, as if it had been pounded by hand. 

“You made me zink of it when you mentioned your dreams earlier.” Kelly said. “I zought you might appreciate it.” 

“What is it?” 

“It’s a talisman. According to legend, it was originally used by da Lucid as a gateway to da dream world.” 

“That’s really cool,” I said, “What’s it got to do with me?” 

“Talismans are very magical. Dey have da power to make extraordinary transformations. Why don’t you keep it for a while? See how it works?” 

“Oh, come on,” I disagreed. “You don’t really believe that, do you?” 

Doctor Kelly smiled. “I believe very much in powerful transformations.”


Reviews

"Roers' debut novel heralds the arrival of an intelligent, heartfelt voice in the world of young adult fiction. The rich characters, emotional complexity, and confident prose are matched only by the landscape of dreams that Roers sets them against... a landscape brought vividly to life by the author's seemingly boundless imagination. This is a novel that respects its readers as much as its characters, and that's a beautiful rarity."
~ Mike Flanagan, Filmmaker, Absentia and Oculus


"Natalie Roers' debut novel is both riveting and relevant. More than a paranormal/fantasy/thriller, this is a complex tale that cuts to the very of heart of issues facing young adults today. Well sculptured characters and powerful imagery propel Roers' fascinating narrative."
~ Jason Tinney (Award-winning freelance journalist, musician, actor and the author of the story collection Bluebird.)


"Lucid is an interesting story and a fun read."
~ Amy Carol Reeves, author of Ripper and Renegade


"Natalie Roers' voice is amazingly confident for a first novelist. Her journalist's eye for human detail draws you in, and makes you care about the people who populate the LUCID world. The more I got to know them, both awake and asleep in the world of lucid dreaming, the more time I wanted to spend in their world."
~ Jeff Howard, writer for Film District and Focus Features.


About the author


Natalie Roers is a veteran writer, voice artist, and on-air personality. A journalist by trade, Lucid is her first work of fiction. She is busy at work on her second novel and hopes to raise money and social awareness for worthy causes with each book she writes. Natalie plans to donate a portion of every sale of this book to her favorite anti-bullying organizations. She lives with her husband Cory, and son Austin, in Columbia, South Carolina.

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** Natalie will award a $10 Amazon or BN.com gift card to one randomly drawn commenter! Good luck!

54 comments:

Thanks for the giveaway. Looks like a good read.

I hadn't heard of this book before today. It's on my TBR list now!

Dallie Davis said... May 15, 2013 at 10:25 AM  

I will definitely have to read this book! i love anything relating to dreams & of course I LOVE all books!

Wow, looks like a great book. I hadn't heard of it before, but I definitely would love to read it. Thanks for the giveaway contest.

Looks good. Thanks!

WOW!!! Thanks for giving me the chance to meet a new author. Marie

This sounds like a really interesting book! Thanks for featuring it, as well as the giveaway!

Okay, now THIS sounds like something I'd definitely be interested in reading!! Putting it on my to-read list as we speak (or type) :)

Thanks so much for this great giveaway!

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Sounds like an amazing book:) Thanks for the giveaway!!

definitely on my TBR list looks likes an excellent read :-)

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The cover looks pretty cool!

Books with a dream story line are one of my favorites.

Count me in for the giveaway, thanks!

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Hmmm, I just learned about Lucid Dreaming and it def. interests me. I very curious about Lucid now, it sounds amazing! What made you think up the idea behind this book? Have you had an experience with someone who has lucid dreaming, or was it just something you stumbled upon?

Thanks so much for the chance to win! I can't wait to read Lucid!

I would love to win, I definitely could use some more books:)


Awesome! Thanks for the giveaway! :)

Thanks for this excerpt. Book sounds really good.
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Yes, I need this book in my life. TBR Shelf/List don't fail me now... or topple under the great weight of all my wants. Thank you for the excerpt and the giveaway. :)

Thanks for hosting!

Thanks for the giveaway. Book looks great! good luck everyone!

Nice excerpt

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Thanks for the giveaway ^^

Wow! I can't WAIT to read this! I love that cover, too ; )
I'm definitely adding this to my TBR list immediately!
I wonder what kind of events or people in the author's life inspired them to write this book!?
Thanks for the giveaway!
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Thanks for the giveaway good luck to everyone. This book sounds great.

Thanks for the giveaway! Hope you have a wonderful day! :)

thanks for the giveaway and review :)

This sounds interesting. Thanks!!

Thanks for the giveaway!

What an interesting blurb. I wonder if this is really very far off in the future, what with so many people interested in virtual reality. I think it's an intriguing theme with lots of possibilities.

Thanks for this giveaway. Good luck to everyone.

Hi! I never heard of this book so it was good to hear a review of it. Thank you for this giveaway! :)

Thanks for this AWESOME giveaway!!

This really sounds like a great book. The plot is so different and creative. I like that.

I find lucid dreaming so interesting! I have to say that I have tried to have a lucid dream some times before (but for some reason when I have to lay very still I start panicking...)

So this book is definitely going to my wishlist!

Unique and fun sounding read. Thank you for sharing it with us, hopping over to check out more and add to the TBR.
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This is the second time in the past few days this book has popped up on my radar.

sounds like a book I have to read.... It won't bring me to tears right?

I'm a sucker for book covers. That one has me wanting to read it!

Lucid sounds like an amazingly great book...would love to win!

thx u for hosting this giveaway natalie....LUCID sounds an intersting book :)

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Great cover, it is perfect for the book. Thanks for the chance to win

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what an intriguing cover! Sounds like a great book, adding to my TBR list! thanks so much for the giveaway

This sounds so interesting! Like nothing I have read before!

Awesome! Thanks for the giveaway! :)

thank you for the giveaway

ooooo I have not seen this book before. It sounds great! It's going on my TBR list right now! Thanks!

Thanks so much for this awesome giveaway!

Lucid sounds like a great read! I haven't read anything like it. I haven't even heard about any other books like this which is totally awesome!

I also think it's pretty cool that Natalie Roers donates a portion of every sale to her favorite anti-bullying organisations! I wish more authors did this because bullying is a huge problem in schools and as time goes by kids AND adults find newer and more hurtful ways to bully.

Thanks for such an amazing post, review, giveaway and author information!

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Sounds good and different.

Such an intriguing premise!

Sounds like an interesting book.

This book sounds intriguing! i WILL HAVE TO SEARCH IT OUT IF I don't win. (oops on caps)

This book sounds so different and interesting! I feel like I'd enjoy reading about Dr. Kelly's character in particular. (Already dying to know how much she actually knows about the Lucid and how she got to find out about it.)

And thanks for the giveaway :) [My email is kuromi.akane@gmail.com]

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