Title: The Dream Runner (Novella)
Author: Kerry Schafer
Genre: Fantasy, Sci-fi
Publisher: TKA Distribution
Release Date: October 29, 2013
Acquired: ARC from Netgalley
Read Date: Nov. 3, 2013
What if you could order a custom dream? Any kind. Dark and twisted, sweet, sensual, or redemptive. For the right price, a dream runner will deliver one to your doorstep.
Jesse Davison skipped town the week she turned sixteen, with nothing but the clothes on her back and her father’s vintage Indian Scout motorbike. She swore never to return to the town where in one night of tragedy she lost everything she ever loved.
When news of her estranged mother’s death calls her home, she hopes for some time to sort out ten years of tangled emotions. But Jesse’s job doesn’t exactly allow personal days. She’s been forced into service as a runner by the Dream Merchant to pay back a debt for her own dream of revenge, and there are always orders to fill.
Struggling to figure out her mysterious inheritance is more than enough to get a girl down, and things get even worse when the man Jesse loathes—ex-boyfriend Will Alderson—shows up. But she soon discovers the person she’s been running from might just be the one she should be running towards. Too bad she’s been dreaming of killing him for the past ten years.
I thought this was a great little Novella, but it was really short. The premise of the series is extremely promising. Jesse works for the Dream Merchant and brokers dreams. She also has a difficult past with multiple issues to deal with. Primarily, Will Alderson, an ex-boyfriend she dreams of killing. Even this is complicated though.
This first novella gives you just enough information to hook you. It looks like the story will be told in 3 novellas. I’m really hoping the next two will be longer. I look forward to seeing where Kerry Schafer will take this.
I’d like to give a shout out to Netgalley, TKA Distribution and Kerry Schafer for giving me the opportunity to read and review this ARC.