Thursday3Some: Dream Doctor by J. J. DiBenedetto

Grab a cup of coffee, make yourself comfortable, and join me in welcoming J.J. DiBenedetto, paranormal author of Dream Doctor, to SlingWords.

About J.J. (James) Dibenedetto

Born in Yonkers, New York, J.J. currently resides in Arlington, Virginia, with his beautiful wife and a cat he is sure has taken full advantage of its nine lives.

(When it comes to the cat, he often wonders, but then again it might just be his imagination.)

J.J. enjoys suspending disbelief with suspenseful paranormal tales that are a perfect blend of reality meets fantasy. His popular Dream Series continues to delight readers with each and every exciting installment.

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About Dream Doctor

Between adjusting to life as a newlywed and trying to survive the first month of medical school, Sara Alderson has a lot on her plate. She definitely doesn’t need to start visiting other people’s dreams again. Unfortunately for her, it’s happening anyway. 

Every night, she sees a different person and a different dream. But every dreamer has one thing in common: they all hate Dr. Morris, the least popular professor in the medical school, and they’re all dreaming about seeing him – or making him – dead. 

Once again, Sara finds herself in the role of unwilling witness to a murder before it happens. This time, there are too many suspects to count, and it doesn’t help matters that she hates Dr. Morris every bit as much as any of his would-be murderers.

1. When did you write Dream Doctor?

I wrote it in the fall/winter of 2012, as soon as I finished the first book in the series, Dream Student. I had a lot of “momentum,” I suppose, and I just couldn’t stop writing, so I just went on ahead with the sequel (I had no idea it would turn into a series with eight books and counting!)

2. What was the spark that gave you the story idea?

There were two things, actually. First was simply following up on the end of Dream Student (Sara’s going to go to medical school, and her boyfriend is going to propose to her). I thought, why not follow that up and see how Sara handles being a newlywed, and a first-year med student. The second idea was reversing the mystery of the first book. Instead of knowing who the killer was, but having to puzzle out where he was and how to stop him, this time Sara would have a more traditional mystery challenge – several suspects, all of whom are dreaming about killing the same person. And it’s up to Sara to figure out which one is actually trying to do it, before they succeed at it.

3. Why do readers buy Dream Doctor?

Because Dream Doctor, and all the books in the series, really, are a mix of romance, suspense, mystery and the challenges of everyday life, all tied together with a paranormal twist. There’s a little something for everyone in these books, and I’d like to think that all the heart I’ve put into them shows through, too!

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Takeaway Truth

Want some inexpensive entertainment this weekend? Get a good book and get ready for fun.

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