Blue Girl on a Night Dream Sea by Ginny Fite
Category: Adult Fiction, 274 pages
Genre: Suspense/Paranormal/Time Travel
Publisher: Black Opal Books | Release date: September, 2019
Tour dates: Dec 2 to Dec 20, 2019
Content Rating: PG-13 + M (There are no explicit sex scenes but an implied threat of rape; there is some profanity)
Sometimes the last person you save is yourself. Elena must take her city back from terrorists. Hana must save her tribe from the wrath of a ruthless king. They’re stronger together. The problem is they’re 4,000 years and 6,000 miles apart. Wounded during a terrorist attack, NYC police commando Elena Labat wakes from her coma aboard a Phoenician boat on the Mediterranean Sea to find a young girl lashed to the mast. The girl is Hana, who has trekked across Bronze Age Lebanon with Danel to prevent a king from destroying her tribe. Elena knows she must save Hana. And Hana must escape the barbarians who abducted her before she can find Danel and go home. Slipping in and out of unconsciousness, Elena teaches Hana everything she can, protecting her from barbarians, a priestess, and a king. But Elena’s family needs her, and she can’t stay in the past. Hana will have to succeed on her own.
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REVIEW by LAWonder10:
This was an interesting book centered on two key women, who lived courageous lives. Ech experiencing tragedy in very separate ways.
Elena was an ex-military, special division policewoman. Terrorists were attacking her city. Suring this time, she kept dreaming strange dreams and seeing a vision.
Hana was devastated with what her parents and village was forcing her to do! She accomplished the task, receiving needed help from a young man in the city Hana was to go to. During the worst time, she felt strength from a goddess. Each individual path, though the women were centuries apart, connected the two in remarkable ways.
I enjoyed reading this book, although at times I felt there were slight gaps in the tale. The story flowed steadily, keeping the reader's interest.
The characters wren developed well and felt very real. The scenes were, also, depicted quite well. To me, the Title never really fit that well. The Book Cover was colorful, depicting the two events on a very clever subtle way. It would catch the attention of "a browser".
The ending was weak. It felt rushed and had too many gaps, but it was still a good story.
I offer a Four Stars rating.
*This book was gifted me with no request for a positive review. This s my honest review
Blue Girl on a Night Dream Sea is a combination time-travel fantasy, a historical thriller, and a modern-day suspense. Well written, fast paced, and intense, this one will keep you glued to the edge of your seat all the way through. –says Reviewer Regan Murphy
Expertly combining the past and present, science fiction, and suspense, Fite weaves a tale that will keep you enthralled from beginning to end. –says Reviewer Taylor Jones
Lying to Get at the Truth By Ginny Fite
Writing is like dreaming with our eyes open. And, it's also like lying — very convincing lying. In our dreams, anything can happen—tumbling through the sky to our deaths, besting an enemy in battle, or being embraced by endless love. Dreams are where we practice skills (like flying), where we put two and two together, and where insights come from. Writers dream on the page and, hopefully, readers find something in the story that resonates for them. When I write, I create a set of (hopefully) plausible bridges between my dreams and the reader’s. That's where the lying comes in. For the lie to work it has to evoke a shared reality, a world the reader and I both know, or agree to believe exists.
How to imagine and create on the page a place I had never been was the central challenge in Blue Girl on a Night Dream Sea, since none of us alive right now has ever found ourselves in Bronze Age Cyprus, or standing outside the walls of Sidon, or out on the Mediterranean in a one-mast boat surrounded by evil-smelling barbarians.
Although I researched the period extensively and peered at every photograph of every reported archaeological find, those places are now devoid of the life they once teemed with—the people. That’s where dreams and imagination come into the mix. Everything I think, see, taste, smell, hear and feel gets added to the huge steaming compost pile of experience in my mind. Dipping into that experience is part of the research I do for each novel.
Depending on the situation my characters find themselves in, they may acquire reactions I know from my own experience to be true. But it's not like placing a cut-out dress on a paper doll.
I lend my experience in bits and pieces: how my mouth felt when someone disappointed me, how a man's face turned grey at hearing his mother died, what fury looked like in a friend who was betrayed.
Everything else — the situation, motivation, resolution — is invented. And yet, it feels true because it's based on human experience. When you feel Hana’s homesickness or Elena’s confusion, that’s the truth.
ABOUT the AUTHOR:
Ginny Fite is an award-winning journalist who has covered crime, politics, government, healthcare, art and all things human. She has been a spokesperson for a governor and a member of Congress, a few colleges and universities, and a robotics R&D company. She has degrees from Rutgers University and Johns Hopkins University and studied at the School for Women Healers and the Maryland Poetry Therapy Institute. Her three murder mysteries, Cromwell’s Folly, No Good Deed Left Undone, and Lying, Cheating, and Occasionally Murder, are set in the rolling hills of Jefferson County, West Virginia. No End of Bad, a thriller, was released in June 2018. She resides in Harpers Ferry, WV.
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