Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Death Is But A Dream - Blog Tour & GIVEAWAY

 Death is but a Dream
by Erin Hayes

Death is but a Dream by Erin Hayes
Publication date: Fall, 2013
Genres: Adult, Fantasy, 



Caught between life and death, all Callie wants is to live again.

Homicide detective Callie Saunders knows that death isn’t all pearly gates and angels. After being hit by a bus, she finds that it's the ancient gods and goddesses of Greek mythology who are in charge of everything.

So when Hades offers her a deal, she accepts. If she wants to be brought back to life, she’ll have to figure out who is trying to kill his son. But if she fails, both her soul and the world will be destroyed.

With the odds mounting against her, it’ll take everything she has within her to wake up from death. But the rules are constantly changing. And someone wants her to stay dead

 My Review
Between the cover and the title, I was very excited to see what this book was about. The cover shows a young lady dressed in a black dress, hands to her chest and her looking down. The expression on her face seems to be sad, or could it be deep in thought? Hmm, hopefully the book will answer that question. 
Behind her is the silhouette  of either one large tree or several trees, mainly their branches what looks like the end of fall, where the leaves are almost all gone and the tree is just ready for winter. Could the tree branches be a symbolism for life and/or death? 
Grey skies fill the sky behind the trees and the young lady, but you can see a little peak of sunlight. Could this mean that the storm is almost over?
Way too many questions that I am eager to find out.
Last but not least, I love, love, love the font the author chose for the title. It fits so perfectly with the picture.
Now the question is, how was the book?
The book was such a fun read! I could not put it down because I wanted to know what was going to happen next. I love how the author Erin Hayes incorporated her character, Callie Saunder's life with Greek Mythology. I especially loved how Callie and my knowledge on Greek Mythology is almost the same. Although I think Callie had me beat in some of it.
In the story we meet a very strong character, Callie Saunders, who takes many licks and keeps her head high and keeps it moving. Not even Greek Gods and Goddesses are a match for her strength. And I think that was one of the best qualities author Hayes could have given her character. 
Oh and when did Hades son become Hunk-a-licious? Thanks Erin Hayes for that one! But on a more serious note, Hayes made Hades son remarkable. I do not know much of Greek Myth but I can say this, she made Hades son's character one to love, admire and most of respect.
Hayes will give her reader a spectacular journey. What I absolutely loved most about the book was that when it felt like it could end, it didn't. Hayes kept the journey going. And if this was a real ride, the reader would be left breathless, with sweat beading down their face, but wanting more and more. That is the ingredients needed for a fabulous book.  
You don't have to be a Greek Myth buff to enjoy this fun book, and I realize that fun and death is an oxymoron, but it is a fun read although death is brought up in the book. It isn't dark or sad. It just is, and it is part of the book and it makes the book what it is. (did I loose you?) 

Hayes could have ended the book a thousand different ways but her ending was beautiful and simple. It could easily be a series or just a very great stand alone book. 

Without a doubt, on the hottie scale, this book is BLAZING HOT - Could Not Put It Down!!!


Sci-fi junkie, video game nerd, and wannabe manga artist Erin Hayes writes a lot of things. Sometimes she writes books, like the fantasy mystery Death is but a Dream and the sci-fi middle grade book Jacob Smith is Incredibly Average. You can reach her at and she’ll be happy to chat. Especially if you want to debate Star Wars.
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  1. Great review I love the sounds of this one and Callie sounds like a really fun and easy to like character! Glad you enjoyed it! :)

  2. Loved your review! I love Greek mythology and this sounds like an interesting one. Callie sounds so easy to relate to!