Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Liza hosts Natalie Roers - Lucid

Wake up, peeps. Are you lucid? Good because today we have Natalie Roers and her book Lucid.


Liza: Peep Rep wake up!

Peep Rep: Why?

Liza: Because you are contradicting Natalie's book and she has a prize.

Peep Rep: A prize, oh I'm wide awake now. What is it?

Liza: Natalie will give a $10 gift card from either Amazon or Barnes & Noble to one commenter during her tour.

Peep Rep: What do I have to do to win that? Oh wait, I know. Leave a meaningful comment and my email address. 

Liza: Well you are clearly lucid now. So let's get to the other Lucid and find out what it's about.

Natalie Roers

Being hailed by critics as an intelligent new voice in young adult fiction, Roers' debut novel tells the anything but ordinary, coming of age story of a small town, teen aged, misfit named Travis Hunter.

Disfigured at birth and ostracized at school, Travis dreams of acceptance and secretly yearns for the affection of a beautiful young woman named Corrine. When a mysterious doctor promises to help Travis through something called lucid dreaming, Travis suddenly finds himself ushered into a secret society called "The Lucid", a collection of social outcasts like himself, who have created their own world inside of dreams.

When Travis discovers he is able to bring Corrine into these dreams, he gets more than he ever bargained for and soon finds himself learning the secrets of love and life in a fantastic unconscious world.

An instant classic, Lucid is a timeless story of self-acceptance with a fresh paranormal twist. 

Peep Rep: That sounds good. Can I have an excerpt?

Liza: Sure, here's an excerpt:

Corrine sipped nervously at her coffee, looking for the most appropriate way to brush over the topic. “It was just nice being able to be ourselves, ya know? No fears, no consequences, no regrets. It’s such a significant word, isn’t it?”

“What word?”

“Lucid. It means to have a clear perception of things. Don’t you think it’s funny that it would take a dream for us to see clearly?”

 Corrine placed her coffee on the ground next to her. “Like you,” she said. “Who would’ve known you were like this?”

“Like what?”

“Well for one, you talk!” She laughed. “I must’ve seen you dozens of times before. Why don’t you ever say anything to anyone?”

 “I’ve been around enough people to know what they’re thinking when they stare at me. It doesn’t help me any to hear them say it.”

Corrine reached a hand forward and touched my knee. “I’m not gonna lie,” she said. “You do look a little different. You know what though? I don’t even notice it that much now that I’m talking to you.”

I looked down at her hand.

She pulled it back. “You should talk more,” she said, nodding. “Some people might surprise you. Not all of them…but some.”

Peep Rep: That sounds really good.

Liza: Others agree with you. Check out what others are saying about Lucid"

"Roers' debut novel heralds the arrival of an intelligent, heartfelt voice in the world of young adult fiction. The rich characters, emotional complexity, and confident prose are matched only by the landscape of dreams that Roers sets them against... a landscape brought vividly to life by the author's seemingly boundless imagination. This is a novel that respects its readers as much as its characters, and that's a beautiful rarity."
~ Mike Flanagan, Filmmaker, Absentia and Oculus

"Natalie Roers' debut novel is both riveting and relevant. More than a paranormal/fantasy/thriller, this is a complex tale that cuts to the very of heart of issues facing young adults today. Well sculptured characters and powerful imagery propel Roers' fascinating narrative."
~ Jason Tinney (Award-winning freelance journalist, musician, actor and the author of the story collection Bluebird.)

"Lucid is an interesting story and a fun read."
~ Amy Carol Reeves, author of Ripper and Renegade

"Natalie Roers' voice is amazingly confident for a first novelist. Her journalist's eye for human detail draws you in, and makes you care about the people who populate the LUCID world. The more I got to know them, both awake and asleep in the world of lucid dreaming, the more time I wanted to spend in their world."
~ Jeff Howard, writer for Film District and Focus Features.
Peep Rep: I want to buy this! Can I have a buy link?

Liza: You're in luck. Right now it's discounted to $4.99. The price won't last so buy it soon!


Peep Rep: I want to know more about this author.

Liza: Well, here's her bio and stalking links.


Natalie Roers is a veteran writer, voice artist, and on-air personality. A journalist by trade, Lucid is her first work of fiction. She is busy at work on her second novel and hopes to raise money and social awareness for worthy causes with each book she writes. Natalie plans to donate a portion of every sale of this book to her favorite anti-bullying organizations. She lives with her husband Cory, and son Austin, in Columbia, South Carolina.





Liza: Don't forget peeps. Leave a comment and your email address to win the $10 gift card.
To increase your chances of winning, join Natalie at her other tour stops:
When you arrive at Goddess Fish blog page down twice to locate the tour schedule.


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  2. This was such a cute and creative post! Thanks so much for being a great host!

    Natalie Roers

  3. Beautiful cover, Natalie! The blurb and excerpt are intriguing.

  4. This sounds like a good book. What a great concept! Good luck, Natalie.

  5. Hi there, Natalie and Liza!

    Love the cover and the premise - sounds like a great read chock-a-block full of angsty goodness. Thanks for sharing :)

  6. The book looks very interesting. And what an original post!

    1. Thanks Chandra. The book does look interesting doesn't it?

  7. Intriguing concept and I thought the excerpt was fantastic. Beautiful cover too, evoking mood. Wishing you the best, Natalie!!

  8. I love the title and the context of the many kids these days feel alone and singled out for whatever reason. I love that a book like this touches on how to make things right...great excerpt!

  9. Thanks for this excerpt. Book sounds really good.
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  10. Nice excerpt

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  11. Beautiful concept Natalie! And very impressed that you are donating some of the book proceeds to anti-bullying campaigns. As a mum of two, it is heart-wrenching how badly a child's peers can impact their emotional and psychological growth. Good on ya!

  12. Love the excerpt! And I always appreciate a book with a paranormal touch!


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