Recent divorcée Alex Anderson suffers from hypnopompic hallucinations, parasomnias that take place between REM sleep and wakefulness. The hallucinations consist of rapid moving still images that appear before her eyes while closed. She encounters a still image of the most perfect man she has ever seen in her life. She later learns that this man was a real person, Dr. Scott Collier, who tragically died in a car accident. With the help of her friends, a psychologist, and clues left behind by a mysterious young woman, Alex learns that Scott may not be her "dream man" after all; instead, he could be her biggest nightmare.
"The line between the realms of dreaming and reality gets blurry in Parasomnia, a mysterious and romantic ride by author JC Bratton. A sleepless grief drives one woman to paranormal heights in search of new connection, and the author's creative mind lays the groundwork for a strong plot. The character development smacks of authenticity ... The combination of self-exploration and mystical romance makes this a quick and intriguing read." ★★★★