Today Terry Tyler has entered her book for the letter “D” in the A to Z Challenge, Terry will also be featuring another book for the letter “Y”, so do try to come back to the blog to see which books are featured each day. We are asking people who visit our posts to PLEASE leave COMMENTS as part of the daily challenge, thank you in advance for your comment.
This is how Terry described the inspiration behind the book;
Dream On is about the struggling, passionate musician versus the wannabe celebrity – who will get through to the final of a TV talent show? It was inspired by a couple of chaps at the bar in a pub, around whom my sister and I wove a story 18 years ago… on March 10th its back story will appear on the Behind Blue Eyes blog. I think I invented a new genre with Dream On – it’s a cross between rock fiction, chick lit – and bloke lit!
Go to Terry’s book at http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B0094WNOF8/?tag=viewbookat-21
Dave Bentley was born to be a rock star.
He believes he’s a reincarnated Viking warrior, too…
When Dave forms his new band, Thor, there are plenty of sleepless nights for Janice, his on-off girlfriend and mother of his son. Not only must she deal with the thrills and spills of life as a hardworking single mum, but also the imminent return of singer-songwriter Ariel Swan, Dave’s one true love.
Poor Janice. Dave is still the love of her life.
Ariel Swan returns to small town life – and Dave’s heart.
She and her friend Melodie (whose ambition is to be “a celebrity”) enter a TV talent competition, so Dave and the rest of Thor decide to make the most of the opportunity for possible fame and fortune, too. This adventure brings about big changes in the lives of all of them – none of which Dave could have anticipated.
One member of Thor even ends up on The Jeremy Kyle Show…
Here is what one customer thought of the book, whilst giving it a 5* Review;
Dream On takes a different narrative format to her previous works, but is still enjoyably readable and from the very first page the story simply flows.
In a modern society obsessed with celebrity and the fame that is attached to success, Dream On follows the aspirations of the daydreamer Dave and his friends as they try to become a musical sensation. Tyler’s work also delves in to the emotions attached to the cost of the search for fame.
All of the characters are well crafted and believable, with the scenes themselves crafted in a way that sits you there along with all the chatter and the music. I wish my own local was this eventful! There are lost daydreamers, deluded self-worshippers, loveable rogues and downright oddballs. Dream On has it all with aplomb, and is once more in Tyler’s effortlessly good style.
My only criticism would be that I would have liked more to read – but that’s the problem when a book is too good to put down! A recommended read – why haven’t you bought it already?