Sing Sweet Nightingale (The Dream War Saga #1) by Erica Cameron


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Author: Erica Cameron

Release Date: March 4, 2014

Pages: 320

Publisher: Spencer Hill Press

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Mariella Teagen hasn’t spoken a word in four years.

She pledged her voice to Orane, the man she loves—someone she only sees in her dreams. Each night, she escapes to Paradise, the world Orane created for her, and she sings for him. Mariella never believed she could stay in Paradise longer than a night, but two weeks before her eighteenth birthday, Orane hints that she may be able to stay forever.

Hudson Vincent made a pledge to never fight again.

Calease, the creature who created his dream world, swore that giving up violence would protect Hudson. But when his vow caused the death of his little brother, Hudson turned his grief on Calease and destroyed the dream world. The battle left him with new abilities and disturbing visions of a silent girl in grave danger—Mariella.

Now, Hudson is fighting to save Mariella’s life while she fights to give it away. And he must find a way to show her Orane’s true intentions before she is lost to Paradise forever.


My Review:

When I first started reading Sing Sweet Nightingale, I was on the fence. The whole concept of the main character, Mariella, not speaking and traveling to a dream world run by demons every night was a little odd. It definitely took me awhile to decide what I thought of it. Honestly, I wanted to DNF it at first, but I’m glad I didn’t! After I pushed through 50 or so pages of weirdness it actually started to get pretty good!

I enjoyed the adventure and slight paranormal aspect to Sing Sweet Nightingale. I like Hudson’s character most of all and how he was sent to save Mariella from this dream world. I didn’t overly love the concept of “boy comes in to save the day and rescue girl” but I enjoyed how it played out at the end. I wish that there would have been a slightly bigger paranormal theme going on. Maybe some mystical powers or a couple more bigger showdowns would have really brought the book to life.

Another thing that I enjoyed about Sing Sweet Nightingale was the lack of romance going on. I found it refreshing that it wasn’t all about Mariella and Hudson getting it on from page one. Really, there was barely any romance going on throughout the whole thing. I did find the ending a little odd with Mariella and Hudson. Where did THAT come from? But I enjoyed the chemistry between all of the characters and the overall fun quality to it.

The dream world that both Mariella and Hudson traveled to was beautifully unique. It takes quite some talent to create the visuals and coolness that Cameron created. Again, it was a little weird to read about, but I was a big fan of it! I found that world to be very interesting!

Overall, I did enjoy reading Sing Sweet Nightingale. Again, I wish there would have been a slightly bigger paranormal theme going on, but I found it to be a fun read. I’m interested to see what Cameron will come up with next!


About Erica:

Erica Cameron knew that writing was her passion when she turned a picture book into a mystery novella as a teen. That unnamed (1)piece wasn’t her best work, but it got her an A. After college, she used her degree in Psychology and Creative Writing to shape a story about a dreamworld. Then a chance encounter at a rooftop party in Tribeca made her dream career a reality.

Erica is many things but most notably the following: writer, reader, editor, dancer, choreographer, singer, lover of musical theater, movie obsessed, sucker for romance, Florida resident, and quasi-recluse. She loves the beach but hates the heat, has equal passion for the art of Salvador Dali and Venetian Carnival masks, has a penchant for unique jewelry and sun/moon décor pieces, and a desire to travel the entire world on a cruise ship. Or a private yacht. You know, whatever works.

Her debut novel Sing Sweet Nightingale releases March 4, 2014 from Spencer Hill Press. It is the first book in The Dream War Saga.

Erica is represented by Danielle Chiotti at Upstart Crow Literary. However, for subrights inquiries on Sing Sweet Nightingale, contact Rebecca Mancini at Rights Mix. Regarding publicity for The Dream War Saga, contact Cindy Thomas at cthomas {@} spencerhillcontemporary {.} com.

To contact Erica, try:
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Photo by Lani Woodland

Giveaway Details

2 finished copies of the book, plus a grand prize basket! US Only.
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Tour Schedule

Week One:

3/3/2014- Bookish Things & more– Review

3/3/2014- Bibliophilia, Please– Interview

3/4/2014- Lola’s Reviews– Review

3/4/2014- A Backwards Story– Guest Post

3/5/2014- YaReads– Review

3/5/2014- Addicted Readers– Interview

3/6/2014- Once Upon A Twilight– Review

3/6/2014- The Unofficial Addiction Book Fan Club– Guest Post

3/7/2014- Seeing Night Reviews – Review

3/7/2014- The Irish Banana Review– Guest Post

Week Two:

3/10/2014- Chasm of Books– Review

3/10/2014- Lost in Ever After– Interview

3/11/2014- The Demon Librarian– Review

3/11/2014- Paulette’s Papers– Guest Post

3/12/2014- Poisoned Rationality– Review

3/12/2014- The Best Books Ever– Interview

3/13/2014- Spiced Latte Reads– Review

3/13/2014- Dark Novella– Guest Post

3/14/2014- A Dream Within A Dream– Review

3/14/2014- Parajunkee’s View– Interview

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