Dream Student (Dreams #1)
by J.J. DiBenedetto
Paranormal Romantic Suspense
Release Date: April 2, 2013
Heat Level: Sensual
Word Count: 94,000
What would you do if you could see other people’s dreams? If you could watch their hidden fantasies and uncover their deepest, darkest secrets…without them ever knowing?
Sara Barnes is about to find out. She thought that all she had to worry about was final exams, Christmas shopping and deciding whether she likes the cute freshman in the next dorm who’s got a crush on her.
But when she starts seeing dreams that aren’t hers, she learns more than she ever wanted to know about her friends, her classmates…and a strange, terrifying man whose dreams could get Sara killed.
Dream Student is the thrilling first installment of the Dreams series.
“You said he opened the trunk. Were you watching from behind him?” I try to picture it. I feel pounding, as though my brain is beating itself against the inside of my skull. I was in the back seat, but then – I guess – yes. I was outside.
“Yeah. I see what he’s doing. I can see the trunk.”
“Can you see the license plate?” God! It’s really hard to focus. It hurts. I just want it to stop hurting. I can see – it’s an Ohio plate. I can read - I think I can read it.
“LXG. L like in large, X like in x-ray, G like in good. And then three numbers. One, four, seven.” I feel a tear fall from my eye. I want to stop. I can’t – can’t keep doing this.
“Are you sure? L, X, G, one, four, seven?” Beth’s voice is so calm, so peaceful. How can it be so calm? I hate her for that. What right does she have to be so calm?
Am I sure? I don’t – I have to focus. Focus. Focus. “Yes. Definitely. I’m sure.”
There’s a hand on my head, pushing my hair off my forehead. Something cold – a washcloth? That’s nice. That feels a little better. “You were amazing,” Beth whispers into my ear. “Really amazing. I’m proud of you,”
I can’t make any words come out; none of my muscles want to work. I think I might have managed a very weak smile, but I’m not even sure about that.
I feel a hand on my back, and another on my forehead, I’m being pushed up. Someone grabs my left hand and puts a cup into it, and some – pills? aspirin, maybe? – into my right hand. “There you go. Swallow those, have a little water,” Beth says. I follow her orders, and I’m lowered back down.
“Good. Now go to sleep.” I feel lips pressing against mine. I assume they’re Brian’s. I hope so…
About the Author
J.J. (James) DiBenedetto was born in Yonkers, New York. He attended Case Western Reserve university, where as his classmates can attest, he was a complete nerd. Very little has changed since then.
He currently lives in Arlington, Virginia with his beautiful wife and their cat (who has thoroughly trained them both). When he's not writing, James works in the direct marketing field, enjoys the opera, photography and the New York Giants, among other interests.
The ‘Dreams’ series is James’ first published work.
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