Dreamthief: Excerpt

By Tamara Grantham
Olive Kennedy, Fairy World MD. (Book 1)
This is a Crimson Tree Publishing Title
Release Date: September 1st, 2015
Genre: Fantasy, Romance
Tour Dates: September 1st - 12th
Visiting Faythander is a nasty business. Forget the fairies and unicorns, most people come back with lost memories and mental problems. Olive Kennedy knows. She's the therapist who treats patients suffering from Faythander's side effects. Despite her empty bank account, she takes pride in her job as Houston's only Fairy World medical doctor. She's never failed to cure a client—until now. 
Traveling back to Faythander wasn't on Olive's to-do list. But she has no choice. The fate of both Earth and Fairy depends on her ability to stop an ancient being called the Dreamthief. To complicate matters, she may be losing her heart to someone who can't love her in return. Saving the world, she can handle. Falling in love—not so much. 
As if battling the forces of evil wasn't difficult enough…

Tamara Grantham was born and raised in Southeast Texas. She earned a Bachelor’s degree in English from Lamar University. After marrying her husband David, she followed him through his training to become a burn surgeon. Tamara and David have five active, sweet, and almost always well-mannered children, ages zero to ten years. Their two pets, June and Chester help to keep the house lively (in addition to the children.)
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A hand grabbed mine. Jeremiah stood beside me. I knew I’d made it inside his mind—into his dream—but how could he be dreaming about this place if he’d never been here?
“You came,” he said and smiled. Short, cropped curls covered his scalp. He’d always been on the chubby side—baby fat, I guess—and his large, chocolate-brown eyes sparkled when he got excited. They lit up when he looked at me.
“I’m sorry I didn’t visit sooner,” I said.
“It’s okay. Are you going to take me bowling again?”
“You liked it that much?”
“I loved it.”
“If you loved it, then I don’t have a choice, do I? But I’ve got to figure out what’s wrong with you first.”
His face darkened. I felt his fingers tighten around mine.
“Are you afraid of something?” I asked.
He nodded.
“What’s scaring you?”
“I can’t tell you,” he whispered.
He shook his head in a quick motion, his fingers cutting off my circulation. I knelt to be eye level with him. “Why can’t you tell me?”
Tears formed in his eyes. “Please don’t make me talk about it.”
I hugged him to my chest. “I’m sorry. I’m only trying to help you.”
The wind picked up around us, blustering with a wail that rose in pitch.
He sniffled with his nose buried in my shoulder. Tears moistened my sleeve. I hugged his tiny body to mine, praying I could find a way to get him out of this place.
“It hasn’t been here in a while,” he whispered after a few sobs.
I pulled away. It? “Can you tell me what it looks like?”
He cried. Fat tears streamed down his cheeks.
What had him so spooked? I knew I didn’t have much time. “Can you tell me anything about what’s been scaring you?”
“No, no, no…”
I pulled him back to my chest as his body shook with sobs. I needed more information. Anything he could tell me would help, but I didn’t dare ask him again. If he told me anything, it would have to be because he wanted to.
His body went rigid. I felt an iciness behind me, a feeling that crept up my spine and chilled me to the bone.
“Dreamthief,” he whispered.
“Behind you.”
I rounded slowly. All the irrational fears I’d experienced as a kid came rushing back. Fear grabbed hold and wouldn’t let me make the tiniest of movements. It wouldn’t let me breathe. I stared in horror as a humanoid form materialized in the mist. Chills spread through my body as if I’d been submerged in ice water. The image in my bathroom mirror, in my dreams as a child, formed in front of us. A tattered black cloak, a face like a human skull, as tall as two men—I knew who this was.