BEFORE I WAKE
Talented historical author Smith jumps genres with a searing new first-person series, the Nightmare Chronicles. This launch book charts the awakening of a unique heroine. For many, nightmares
can have ramifications in waking life,
but what if those dreams could kill you?
Working on dream studies is the perfect job for Dawn, and her attraction to Noah Clarke, one of the study participants, is instantaneous. But Dawn can't escape her heritage. A vicious terror called Karatos begins stalking her and Noah in their dreams. Karatos plans to kill Dawn as a message to her father. If she is to survive and save Noah, Dawn had better get a grip on her untapped powers! (AVON, Aug., 384 pp., $6.99)