What about nightmares? Or dreams that haunt you?
The Boy Who Dreams by M Cesar will keep you up at night, wondering what your dreams may be. And today, you have the chance to win a free copy! That's right. And today, there are FIVE books going to FIVE lucky people! What do you have to do to win your own copy?
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1. What message do you hope readers take away from the book?
I would hope that readers simply enjoy the book and that perhaps their eyes might be opened to some of the topics which the book delves into such as dream interpretation.
2. What is your favorite scene?
Oh so hard just to pick one. Right now the one that springs to mind is when Jordan and his friends are at Mark’s house, and he and Louise are sat alone on the sofa working out what one of his dreams mean by the interpretation book he bought. He is obviously distracted by Louise and her beauty but once the meaning of the dream starts to come together his attention turns, and once the final interpretation is done, he has tears in his eyes cause it is that moment he realises that he could have saved his brother’s life.
3. If you had a chance to rewrite, is there anything about your book you would change?
No I don’t think that I would change a single thing, I am a bit of a perfectionist and spent so much time working on this book that if it’s not perfect by now then it never will be!
4. Is anything in your book based on real life experiences or purely all imagination?
Oh most definitely it has elements of my real life experiences, one scene in particular where they visit a haunted graveyard at night, that is based upon a real event except the location was elsewhere than mentioned in the book, but the drawing of that place is based upon the real life experience I had. In a way there is a sense of reality throughout the book, drawing into it real places and real beliefs and even some history.
5. Tell us about your favorite character in this book!
Ok, in Boy who dreams, it is centred around a character called Jordan. I liked creating him as he is quite normal in the way that he is quite different. As a teen, he is uncertain about life and lacks confidence with girls, but he is open minded, soaking up information like a sponge. As spiritual stuff bears its weight down on him, he accepts it rather than being a skeptic, and yes inside of him is the possibility to be a great leader.
6. What type of hero do you like best?
I think the type that has to make sacrifices in order to triumph against the obstacles that he faces. He should be accidental, lucky and open minded, and perhaps not so clever with female characters that are near him.
7. What type of heroine do you like best?
I think that she would have to have beauty, quirks but also intelligence that can surprise and yet confuse the male characters. In order to triumph she must surprise those characters but also impress herself.
8. Is there any place and time in the world and in history that you would like to visit?
Yes there are so many events I would love to go back to and see, but most of all, to go to a place where a man could just pick a piece of land build his own house and live free of mortgage or other bills (cause humans hadn’t invented bills yet).
9. What appeals to you most about your chosen genre?
I don’t actually stick to writing in one genre, I guess that I am experimenting with various genres to see which I like the best but so far, I like them all, YA fiction was tougher than the other genres I wrote as it took a lot of effort to ensure that the language and dialogue suited the target audience, but I still enjoyed making those amendments.
10. Do you have a favorite author? Who and why?
I actually read a lot and I find always that my favourite books tend to be in the YA fiction/fantasy genre, and there are some great series out there such as the Harry Potter Series, Jake West Series by M.J. Webb, The Dragoneers Saga by M.R. Mathias just to mention a few. I can’t pick a favourite!!