Beautiful Nightmare

Book One

Fiction - Fantasy - Epic
519 Pages
Reviewed on 08/22/2019
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Author Biography

L. C. Son has the life she's always imagined and more. A wife to one and mom to three kids and a very regal Beagle, she would say she is living a life full of awesomeness!

Growing up, she spent hours reading comic books she "borrowed" from her older brother which inspired her love for heroes and all things fantasy and paranormal. Much like the characters she adored, she lives a duplicitous life. By day she works tirelessly to champion the employment of persons with severe disabilities. By night she puts on her wife-mom cape, sharing with her husband at their church and juggling their kid's very active schedules.

Writing has always come second nature to her and a skill she uses in her professional career. Beautiful Nightmare is her first published work and she's thrilled to finally bring to life the characters that have lived in the creative corners of her mind. Presently, she's working on Book Two of the series and developing a chick-flick-novella

    Book Review

Reviewed by K.C. Finn for Readers' Favorite

Beautiful Nightmare is a hot, harrowing and heartbreaking work of epic fantasy penned by author L. C. Son, and forms the opening book of a series. As the title might suggest, this sweeping novel of emotional transformation begins in all the joys of love and romance, then slowly descends into darkness when the truth is revealed. All of this turmoil happens to Damina Nicaud, a would-be bride who is plagued by visions of a dark and mysterious man. When her supernatural heritage is revealed, these twisted dreams are brought into reality, and she discovers that the love she has been brewing is a power strong enough to change the world around her.

Damina will be an instantly relatable heroine for readers as we encounter her hopes, dreams, and heartbreak when she discovers the truth about her would-be husband. With her future dreams shattered, the enigmatic Dalcour arrives, and this is where the plot really heats up. Author L. C. Son presents characters painted beautifully with lavish words, hinting at darkness and sharpness beneath their gorgeous exteriors. Dark and dangerous, the plot takes on a likewise inviting and sinister turn, balancing both as Damina faces her fears and develops beyond what she thought possible. The relationship between the central pair of full of nice and nasty surprises, keeping readers on their toes, and the overall plot arc ends book one with plenty of satisfaction, but also much more to learn. Overall, Beautiful Nightmare is an accomplished work of fantasy that offers delightful darkness to its readers.