Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Welcome author J.J. DiBenedetto

Welcome author J.J. DiBenedetto

J.J. (James) DiBenedetto was born in Yonkers, New York. He attended Case Western Reserve University, where as his classmates can attest, he was a complete nerd. Very little has changed since then.
He currently lives in Arlington, Virginia with his beautiful wife and their cat (who has thoroughly trained them both). When he's not writing, James works in the direct marketing field, enjoys the opera, photography and the New York Giants, among other interests.
The "Dreams" series is James' first published work.

Book Title: Dream Student (Dream Series, book 1)

What would you do if you could see other people's dreams? 
What if you could watch their hidden fantasies and uncover their deepest, 
darkest secrets...without them ever knowing? 
What if they could get you killed? 

Sara Barnes thought all she had to worry about was final exams, Christmas 
shopping and deciding whether she liked the cute freshman in the next dorm that 
has a crush on her. But then she starts seeing dreams that aren't hers and learns 
more than she ever wanted to know about her friends, her classmates...and a 
strange, terrifying man whose dreams could get her killed. 

"Dream Student" is the thrilling first installment of the Dreams series.

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Guest Post:
Anyone who knows me, especially anyone who’s known me since college, will recognize the setting and some of the “background extras” in my first book, “Dream Student.”  I did what I imagine a lot of authors do: I took a place I knew well and used it for a setting, changing just enough details to protect the innocent (and/or the guilty!). 
I’ve done the same thing throughout the entire Dream Series: the places Sara lives in and visits are, usually, based closely on places I’ve lived (or at least visited often enough to have them fixed in my memory).  It’s something that I think about when I read other authors’ work – how much is created from whole cloth, and how much is drawn from their experiences?  How much has been changed to fictionalize it, and how much is veiled just enough to keep the author from being unfriended, sued or even disowned?

Giving away: ebook or audiobook copy of Dream Student (winner's choice)


  1. My mother swears she's the mom in my Gotcha series. I keep telling her it's not her. LOL

  2. Of course it's not her :)

    Thanks for having me, Jamie, and good luck with the launch!

  3. Thanks for being a part of the launch. And thanks. I just hope Nook Press jumps on board and gets the book up today.

  4. I think this is such an interesting concept for a book. I have a hard time deciphering my own dreams, much less someone else's dreams. Except my night terrors. In those, I usually die.

  5. I think dreams are in many ways the last frontier we have to explore here on earth. Is your heroine the same for all the books?