Monday, November 3, 2014

"Catch Me When I Fall" by Vicki Leigh: Blog Hop! What's Your Worst Nightmare?

Today, I’m taking part in Vicki Leigh’s “My Worst Nightmare” blog hop, to celebrate the recent release of her young-adult, paranormal-romance/ urban-fantasy, CATCH ME WHEN I FALL, which centers around seventeen-year-old Daniel Graham, a Protector of the Night, who has spent two-hundred years fighting Nightmares and guarding humans from the clawed, red-eyed creatures that feed off people’s fears.

  • On 11.03.14 post about your worst nightmare, and what form the clawed, red-eyed creatures would take if they fed off your fears.
  • Visit the other participants of the blog hop, and comment on their worst nightmares

At the end of the blog tour, on 11.14.14, Vicki Leigh will pick one of the participants at random and award them with Catch Me When I Fall Swag Pack, containing a dreamcatcher hand-made by Vicki.

Last minute participants are encouraged to follow THIS LINK to sign up for the hop! =D

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Catch Me When I Fall, by Vicki Leigh

Genre: young-adult, urban-fantasy, paranormal-romance

Publisher: Curiosity Quills Press

Date of Release : October 23, 2014

Cover Artist: Conzpiracy Digital Arts

About Catch Me When I Fall:

Recruited at his death to be a Protector of the Night, seventeen-year-old Daniel Graham has spent two-hundred years fighting Nightmares and guarding humans from the clawed, red-eyed creatures that feed off people’s fears. Each night, he risks his eternal life, having given up his chance at an afterlife when he chose to become a Protector. That doesn’t stop a burnt-out Daniel from risking daring maneuvers during each battle. He’s become one of the best, but he wants nothing more than to stop.

Then he’s given an assignment to watch over sixteen-year-old Kayla Bartlett, a clinically depressed patient in a psychiatric ward. Nightmares love a human with a tortured past. Yet, when they take a deep interest in her, appearing in unprecedented numbers, the job becomes more dangerous than any Daniel’s ever experienced. He fights ruthlessly to keep the Nightmares from overwhelming his team and Kayla. Soon, Daniel finds himself watching over Kayla during the day, drawn to why she’s different, and what it is about her that attracts the Nightmares. And him.

A vicious attack on Kayla forces Daniel to break the first Law and reveal his identity. Driven by his growing feelings for her, he whisks her away to Rome where others like him can keep her safe. Under their roof, the Protectors discover what Kayla is and why someone who can manipulate Nightmares has her in his sights. But before they can make a move, the Protectors are betrayed and Kayla is kidnapped. Daniel will stop at nothing to save her. Even if it means giving up his immortality.

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About The Author: 

Adopted at three-days-old by a construction worker and a stay-at-home mom, Vicki Leigh grew up in a small suburb of Akron, Ohio where she learned to read by the age of four and considered being sent to her room for punishment as an opportunity to dive into another book. By the sixth grade, Vicki penned her first, full-length screenplay. If she couldn’t be a writer, Vicki would be a Hunter (think Dean and Sam Winchester) or a Jedi. Her favorite place on earth is Hogwarts (she refuses to believe it doesn’t exist), and her favorite dreams include solving cases alongside Sherlock Holmes.

Vicki is an editor for Curiosity Quills Press and is represented by Sarah Negovetich of Corvisiero Literary Agency.

Find Vicki Leigh Online:

Now, Boos and Ghouls, it's time to tell you about my worst nightmare, and what form the clawed, red-eyed creatures would take if they fed off *my* fears!

That would have to be anything that involved the loss of a loved one, and because I have had way too many of these kinds of dreams to count (and they take various forms), I decided to tell you about the worst nightmare that I had as a kid, and that would be a recurring dream that started soon after I was moved into my very own bedroom.

Seeing as I was a big girl of about 5 years old, I wasn't going to have to share a room with my baby sister anymore. I'm sure you're probably a little skeptical, wondering how I could remember such an early thing, but I actually have quite a lot of memories from that short time that we lived in that house in California. But this one... It only ever happened to me in *that* room. With *that* window.

I was always in my bed, just a hop and leap from two windows on the other side of the room. And I always, always checked that one window first and it was always clear. Yet I knew there was something to be feared at the other window and still, I would have to look out... Sometimes the lean, scraggly brown wolf would be staring in at me. Sometimes it would make me fall back on my butt and I would be trying to scream in that hoarse whisper, crab-crawling no faster than a slug towards my door, knowing I would never make it to my parents in time. And always that terror would grip me like a squeezing fist, forcing my blood to pound in my ears and my stomach to knot up. And I would always wake, unable to forget those menacing, sly eyes that only a childhood monster can have.

On the last night I spent in that room, I didn't immediately see my nemesis. I thought I was safe. Until I looked down and there it was, closer than ever before, sitting beneath my window grinning maliciously up at me.

Today, if I was hunted by creatures that fed off my fears, it would undoubtedly be taking my extreme terror of losing a loved one. These nightmares are the most potent, especially because I don't have to be asleep to have them.

So, kiddees. What's *your* worst nightmare?


  1. Something happening to a loved one is awful... but having a wolf outside your window would be horrifying. And even more so if the dream is a recurring one.

  2. Winodws are a scary thing for kids at night. In the blog hop, I actually posted about a different recurring dream I had as a kid, but you reminded me of a nightmare where a giant moth beat its wings against my bedroom window.