Thursday, 20 December 2018

My Dream Woman by C H Clepitt + #Giveaway

My Dream Woman by C H Clepitt
Self published in July 2018.

Featured in Cover Characteristics: Blood

How I got this book:
Received a review copy from the author

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

When your dreams are real there's no-where to escape!

Andi is just holding it together. Working two jobs means she doesn't need to rely on anyone, but doesn't have much of a life. In her dreams, however, she is a hero: battling monsters and saving innocents. When her dream woman turns out to be very real, Andi's life begins to spiral out of control.

Step into an exciting urban fantasy that will have you on the edge of your seat. Think The Book of Abisan, only sexier!

If you are a regular Literary Flits visitor you will know that neither fantasy nor romance are favourite genres of mine so you might be wondering why I chose to read My Dream Woman. Well, it's because this novella is by C H Clepitt who is one of my favourite indie authors! I know I will love her sense of humour and, however outlandish the situations her characters get themselves into, I will be rooting for them to succeed. My Dream Woman follows Andi, a socially-challenged woman with whom I could frequently identify. She fills her days with working at a bicycle shop and in a bar, and her nights are spent dreaming of slaying monsters. Except it soon turns out that those dreams might actually be real.

I loved the crossover of the dreamscape world to the daytime world, especially once Andi really meets the woman of her dreams (and in her dreams), Dionne. Dionne is in a wheelchair which only serves to increase Andi's anxiety at saying the wrong thing. For a demon-slaying ninja, she's often a bag of nerves and this realistic grounding appealed to me. My Dream Woman is the first of the Guild Of Dream Warriors series so there is sometimes a sense of longer story arcs being set in motion, however this novella is also a complete tale in its own right so we Don't have to endure a ghastly Cliff Hanger Ending! Clepitt keeps up a good pace throughout and I liked that the fight sequences are exciting and plausible, but not gratuitous. Andi and Dionne's burgeoning relationship manages to be sweet and sexy and it's the small details which are endearing. When your potential partner begins imagining wheelchair access solutions in their daydreams, you know it's true love!

And now it's time for the Giveaway!

The prize is an ebook edition of My Dream Woman by C H Clepitt, gifted to the winner via Smashwords.
Open internationally until midnight (UK time) on the 3rd January 2019.

Entry is by way of the Gleam widget below. This giveaway is entirely my own and is not affiliated with either the author or Smashwords. I just really want more readers to be aware of this book!
(GDPR: Gleam will ask for your email address so that I am able to contact the winner. I will then need to tell Smashwords that winning email address so they can send out the book.)

My Dream Woman by C H Clepitt ebook giveaway

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  1. Yes, this does sound great. Neat about the dream element that allows her to be a warrior in her other life. I do like when a UF heroine has some flaws that make them relatable.

    1. I'm looking forward to getting the second in the series soon :-)

  2. Thanks very much for the great review!

  3. This sounds really good! I've never heard of this author but I'm always looking to add great indies to my TBR!

    1. C H Clepitt will be a worthwhile addition to your TBR I think. I've enjoyed several of her books :-)

  4. Congratulations to Keith who has won this giveawsy!
    Thank you to everybody who took part :-)