Dead Dreams by Emma Right


Dead Dreams by Emma Right
(Dead Dreams #1)
Publication date: August 26th 2013
Genres: Mystery, Psychological Thriller, Young Adult

Eighteen-year-old Brie O’Mara has so much going for her: a loving family in the sidelines, an heiress for a roommate, and dreams that might just come true. Big dreams–of going to acting school, finishing college and making a name for herself. She is about to be the envy of everyone she knew. What more could she hope for? Except her dreams are about to lead her down the road to nightmares. Nightmares that could turn into a deadly reality.
Dead Dreams, Book 1, is a young adult psychological thriller and mystery.

Guest post by Emma Right
Significance of the Title Dead Dreams

We all have dreams which is great. Dreams of furthering our lot in life, of a hope and a promising future but what is the cost we are willing to pay to fulfill those dreams? Do we even know what that cost is as we set our eyes on a goal we have perhaps nurtured since childhood?
We've all been there--at least those of us who are over 21. Once in the not so distant past, we are revving to grow up, the world at our feet, the stars reachable. Wonderful ,wondrous future. But in wanting to get there, we forget to smell the roses, we trample on thorns and we get sorely poked and pricked, and alas, some of the barbs could be poisonous.
Except for the Grace that watches over me, over you, (call it LUCK if you wish), all it might have taken for any of us to go down a wrong path was that wrong turn, that grabbing of something that looked too good to pass up on. This, coupled with a strong desire to make it in life, may just blind us enough to grab at adder's tail. That is the story of Dead Dreams; of Brie O'Mara, a good girl; someone who'd never even gotten a traffic ticket, even a Miss Goodie Two-shoes. But, let's face it we can all be tempted, just a tiny bit. And sometimes that's all it takes to have things spiral out of control.
The “dream” is also a pun since Brie O’Mara had dreams…or maybe I should say nightmares. Was this her subconscious telling her things she should listen to?
I believe our unconscious mind is aware of innuendoes we don’t normally pick up as we go about our busy lives. It’s only when we sleep that the mind notices things that do not add up or becomes sensitive to “clues” we should have paid attention to but didn’t or couldn’t due to the busyness of life. That’s just how humans are made. Our warning system is supposed to alert us to suspicious goings-on, and I feel even things that the best Sherlock Holmes might have passed up on. Think about those people who escaped 911 (if you all are old enough to have seen and heard those stories.) There were those who escaped the Twin Towers because for some strange reason their subconscious mind told them to go for coffee, or wear tennis shoes (which allowed this one lady to run, something she’d have a hard time doing if she had her stilettos on) and numerous other accounts of “coincidences”. Coincidences? Really?
And how about dreams in the Bible, of warnings and urges to tell people to escape troubles? When heeded they were spared, when they ignored these they had to bear the brunt of the cost for ignoring.
So, the title "Dead Dreams" is a play on words—both types of definition for "dreams" and also the “dead” portion of the title—but, if I told you why it's "dead" I’d spoil the fun of reading for you. Maybe you can finish the story and let me know why you thought the dreams were connected to the word “dead”. Love to hear from you and your opinions on this. I’m going to have a blog on dreams and you can comment there, too.

Emma Right is a happy wife and homeschool mother of five living in the Pacific West Coast. Besides running a busy home, and looking after too many pets, she also enjoys reading aloud to her children and often has her nose in a book. Right was a copywriter for a major advertising agency during her B.C. years. B.C.meaning “Before Children,” which may as well have been in the B.C.era, as she always says. Please feel free to contact Emma. She’s always happy to hear from her readers. – See more at:

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1 comment :

  1. I always wonder where authors think up of the name for their books I bet that can be so hard sometimes! You want to do it justice. Great post, ladies!


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