June 30, 2014

14 RANDOM FACTS + GIVEAWAY: DREAM BOY by Mary Crockett and Madelyn Rosenberg

Welcome to my stop on the official DREAM BOY blog tour.

Today I have an awesome guest post with Madelyn & Mary...it's an very fun 14 Random Facts. I LOVE the way they put their own unique spin on it!

Also, don't forget to enter the giveaway at the end of the post for a finished copy of the book. : )

Authors: Mary Crockett & Madelyn Rosenberg
Publisher: Sourcebooks Fire
Publication Date: July 1, 2014
Genre: Fantasy/Romance/Paranormal
Age Group: Young Adult

Book Summary
If dreams can come true…then so can nightmares

One night Annabelle dreams of the perfect boy: tall and handsome with impossible blue eyes. Then, just as suddenly as he appeared, he’s gone…until he walks into her science class the next day. Perfect and REAL. The boy of her dreams. And when he brushes past her, he whispers “Annabelle.” Suddenly, Annabelle’s got the perfect boyfriend and a date to homecoming. Her life is like a dream come true...until her dreams stop and the nightmares begin.

I’ve always been a dreamer. Daydreams. Night dreams. Dreams of grandeur and dreams of escape. If I were an onion and you peeled back the papery outside, you’d find layer after layer of eye-watering dreams. And in the center, where there’s that little curlicue of onion heart? There’d be a puff of smoke from the dreams that burned away.

It was all just brain waves, I thought—disconnected, like the notebook that my friend Talon keeps. She draws a line down the middle of the page; on the right she writes everything she remembers about a dream, and on the left she puts notes about the stuff that’s happening in real life, things that might trigger her subconscious. Reality on one side, dreams on the other—a clear line between the two.

But it turns out there are no clear lines, just a jumble of what is and what might be. And all of it is real.

***Guest Post***


  1. Madelyn: I played basketball in junior high until everyone kept growing but I stopped.

  1. Mary:  I was a giant in 7th grade and was therefore recruited to play basketball for The Gators, a rec team that my friend's father coached. I was so embarrassingly clumsy on the court that my height was not long considered an advantage.

  1. Madelyn: I have an incredibly weak stomach and a ride on the wrong roller coaster can ruin me for the day.

  1. Mary: After we rode the Zipper at the Salem Fair, my boyfriend was so traumatized that I felt the need to comfort him, even though I was busy puking in a trashcan at the time. Literally: one hand gently rubbing his back, the other on the rim of the trash barrel, keeping myself steady as I spewed chunks.

  1. Madelyn: When I was in high school my favorite color was black; now it’s yellow.

  1. Mary: My favorite color is yellow too! Weird! (Full disclosure: some days blue-green, but mostly yellow.)

  1. Madelyn:  My favorite meal of all time was a 9 course dinner made out of snake.

  1. Mary: My son doesn't like to eat snakes when they're in his sandwiches. (You have to watch to the end of this video to see what I'm talking about. http://youtu.be/G3v_wky3BWI )

  1. Madelyn: My favorite book is The Phantom Tollbooth.

  1. Mary: I learned the word “doldrums” from The Phantom Tollbooth, and it remains one of my favorite words even today.   

  1. Madelyn: My grandmother wanted me to be named “Missy” and she called me that until I was old enough to correct her.

  1. Mary: My mother only agreed to name me “Mary” after her mother-in-law because she was convinced I was going to be a boy. My name was supposed to be James Alan.

  1. Madelyn: I still put ketchup on my scrambled eggs.

  1. Mary: Me too!

(I HIGHLY recommend that everyone watch the video from #8! Mary & Madelyn interview each other, and it's soo cute and funny!)

“Dream Boy explores the mysterious world of dreams, where we access our deepest desires…the authors expertly weave fantasy and the real world in a perfect blend.” -- Erica Orloff, author of In Dreams

"Eerie, twisty, fast and funny, Dream Boy will forever change the way you see your dreams--and your nightmares. An exciting, imaginative look at what might happen when people from the corners of your mind suddenly show up in your real life." -- Lois Metzger, author of A Trick of the Light

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About Mary & Madelyn
Mary Crockett likes turtles, licorice, and the Yankees. Madelyn Rosenberg likes cats, avocados, and the Red Sox. Luckily they both like the weirdness of dreams (and each other) enough to write novels together. The friendship has survived three moves, six kids and countless manuscript revisions. Madelyn lives just outside of Washington, D.C. Mary remains in the mountains near their hometowns in southwestern Virginia. You can find them on Twitter @marylovesbooks and @madrosenberg or their blogs at www.marycrockett.com and www.madelynrosenberg.com.

Thanks to Sourcebooks Fire, I have one finished copy of DREAM BOY to give away to one lucky reader!
Open in the U.S. & Canada ONLY
(The winner's book will be mailed from the publisher.)
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  1. Christina R. in the rafflecopter

    I absolutely LOVE that excerpt! The voice is catchy and it pulls you in.

    It's so cool that the authors have so many things in common (love how the boyfriend needed comforting!! )

    Rockin' authors!!

    Thank you :)

  2. I have very vivid dreams that range from scary to happy. I think it would be fun to read this book.

  3. Congrats to the ladies on the new release!!! This sounds very intriguing :) Ummm... I don't know if you could pay me to try snake! Bleh... lol!

  4. AnonymousJune 30, 2014

    Thanks so much for hosting us and for the post. And thanks to readers for the comments. And Erin, you know what I'm gonna say, right? Tastes like...

  5. love all the great facts.

  6. I Love the book Summary & Excerpt and even the 14 Random Facts this book looks and sounds an awesome book! thanks for the great giveaway!

  7. I love the 14 random facts...my name is Lori Marie and I was supposed to a boy named Jason Alan

  8. Unfortunately, most of us has discovered there are no perfect boys or girls. Beware, some indeed are more flawed than others. All one can do is objectively try to pick the best.

  9. If dreams come true .. So can nightmares .. I love that ..
    I absolutely adore this blog the more and more I'm on it I love it more ! So much different stuff !

    Sometimes I have dreams so real I wake up afraid or upset and it stays with Me all day long .. The most recent one was that my friend killed someone or she cslled me for help or something I went there and she had set the house on fire Me and my almost 4 year old were running and my daughter fell and got her finger cut off.. There's a lot more too it and in my dream it was so real.. It bothered me all day long.

  10. I Love the cover of this book. It is spot on at depicting what could be a scene from a very strange dream/nightmare. Kudos to the individual who created it.....


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