Yay I have something sci fi and fantasy for you today! We’re featuring The Nights Too Dark by author MH Snowy.
Read more about the book, check out my review and enter the blog tour giveaway for a chance to win a $20 Amazon/B&N gift card!
The Nights Too Dark
Hidden inside the most unlikely person can be the most extraordinary hero …
Jeremy Sunson is surrounded by crazy. Mrs Abercrombie, upstairs, is widowed because her husband glued feathers to his arms, jumped off the building and tried to fly. His neighbour, Strykland, has gone mad since his wife died in a freak car accident—his only thread to reality the doomsday machine he’s building and his daughter … and, of course, spacemen invade Jeremy’s living room.
Every night, in glorious Technicolour, there’s a battle royal between two high-tech assassins who continually blast Jeremy’s apartment to shreds. Each man has one mission: Red wants to kill Jeremy, Bronze wants to save him!
Though his therapist insists he’s just having bad dreams—Jeremy knows better. It’s time to fight. He’s sick and tired of being sick, scared and tired! Armed with rare confidence and a baseball bat, this night, Jeremy fights like the crazy man he isn’t!
But how can he ever imagine when he’s won the battle, the war is only just beginning … over and over and over again?
The Nights Too Dark—ride a wave of laughter, fun, and sci-fi fantasy all the way to Armageddon!
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Interesting and a bit crazy but quite entertaining
I wasn’t sure what to expect from this book, but it turned out to be more interesting and enjoyable than I thought. The story kicked off with our main guy Jeremy having recurring and super realistic dreams and he’s starting to wonder if he’s going crazy until he finds out what his crazy-real dreams are really about. Jeremy finds himself thrust into something quite epic that he’s not prepared for – he has to battle assassins that are out for his head and stop the end of the world for 12 days.
I don’t want to give away too much, but there’s stuff about time resets and inter-dimensional travel – pretty cool concepts that made the story really fun and intriguing. There’s also a whole cast of interesting characters other than Jeremy. Though I don’t care for all the characters, I like the mix and I also like the different ways Jeremy has to stop armageddon from happening.
Overall, this was an entertaining read. The ending might feel a little lacking something but I guess one will just have to get to the next part or book to find out more.
Note: I received a review copy of this book as part of my participation in the tour. All opinions and views expressed here are my own.
Read an Excerpt
“Dear me.” Dr. Smith snapped up his ever-ready notepad, pen poised to take dictation. “Another dream? That is terrible,” he said with the grin of a Cheshire cat. “You must tell me all about it.”
But Jeremy didn’t have the energy to worry about Dr. Smith’s behaviour. In mournful tones he related the story, unable to understand the way Dr. Smith’s pen flew across the page, devouring every word that passed his lips. Jeremy shrugged—at least someone was getting a boost from his misery; though what that could be, he hadn’t the foggiest.
“Incredible … I mean, how terrible for you,” Dr. Smith said, pen not pausing for a moment. “And they didn’t interact with you at all?”
“No,” Jeremy replied. “Though I’m pretty sure Ultimo scrunched his mouth at me.”
“He did what?”
Jeremy’s head snapped up. Dr. Smith’s expression made Jeremy gulp. “Ah, he … he scrunched his mouth at me. I think. Raised it a bit on one side.”
Dr. Smith jumped up and paced.
Jeremy followed the muttering figure with his gaze. “Does it … does it mean anything?”
Dr. Smith stopped in his tracks. “Mean anything?” he said with a cry. “Why, it means everything!” He paced anew and then stopped. “Contempt, Mr Sunson. It means contempt.”
Fantastic, Jeremy reflected, now even my dreams think I’m a loser.
But Dr. Smith continued. “It means you are not acting as Ultimo expects you to. He—your dream saviour, the alpha part of your personality if you will—showed that you are not assisting him with your behaviour. He is trying to save you and you are not helping yourself. Battle, Mr Sunson! Your dreams are instructing you to battle.”
About the Author
Melindra Hattfield Snowy, a part-time writer and full-time dreamer, who of course prefers to be known as MH, has penned the first three adventures of The 12 Nights of Jeremy Sunson, collected in her first novel, The Nights Too Dark. She is also the author of In Harm’s Way, the first novella in Harm’s story published by Pygaso Productions, described as epic fantasy meets The Truman Show.
MH has also penned several short stories including We Three Laws of Robotics Are and The Secret Invasion of George Kranskii which explains how road rage is result the result of an alien invasion.
When not writing or occupied with her dual-identity, MH walks through the mountains with her partner or tries to unravel the secrets of her great-grandmother, an adventuress who disembarked from the French steamer Laos in 1931 seeking to uncover rumours of Mayan temples deep in the heart of the Amazon jungle, and disappeared, never to be heard of again.
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