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Dream On

Dream On [Kindle Edition]

Terry Tyler
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Terry Tyler

Dave Bentley was born to be a rock star.
He believes he's a reincarnated Viking warrior, too...
When Dave forms his new band, Thor, there are plenty of sleepless nights for Janice, his on-off girlfriend and mother of his son. Not only must she deal with the thrills and spills of life as a hardworking single mum, but also the imminent return of singer-songwriter Ariel Swan, Dave's one true love.

Poor Janice. Dave is still the love of her life.
Ariel Swan returns to small town life - and Dave's heart.
She and her friend Melodie (whose ambition is to be "a celebrity") enter a TV talent competition, so Dave and the rest of Thor decide to make the most of the opportunity for possible fame and fortune, too. This adventure brings about big changes in the lives of all of them – none of which Dave could have anticipated.

One member of Thor even ends up on The Jeremy Kyle Show...

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 377 KB
  • Print Length: 218 pages
  • Publisher: Cranium (30 Dec 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0094WNOF8
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (51 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #149,051 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Terry lives in the north of England with her husband, and has published nine books on Amazon. Readers say she has created her own genre, which lies somewhere in the area of contemporary drama and romantic suspense, with the occasional bit of rock fiction thrown in.

A light, summer novella, 'Round and Round' is her latest release; 'Kings and Queens' is her latest of seven full length novels, and is a modern day re-telling of the story of Henry VIII and his six wives. A sequel is in progress.

When she is not writing, she practices housework avoidance, advanced Twittering, and worship at the altars of Jack Bauer, Tyrion Lannister, Deacon Claybourne and the macho blond one in 'Vikings'.

Terry has a blog on which she writes about anything she feels like, and also writes for the UK Arts Directory on a weekly basis about self-publishing. Both blogs are widely read.

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Tyler goes from strength to strength 14 Sep 2012
By zombielover TOP 1000 REVIEWER VINE VOICE
Format:Kindle Edition
Ever since discovering Tyler on the Twittersphere, I've been a firm fan of her work and was delighted when I heard another book was being released.

Dream On takes a different narrative format to her previous works, but is still enjoyably readable and from the very first page the story simply flows.

In a modern society obsessed with celebrity and the fame that is attached to success, Dream On follows the aspirations of the daydreamer Dave and his friends as they try to become a musical sensation. Tyler's work also delves in to the emotions attached to the cost of the search for fame.

All of the characters are well crafted and believable, with the scenes themselves crafted in a way that sits you there along with all the chatter and the music. I wish my own local was this eventful! There are lost daydreamers, deluded self-worshippers, loveable rogues and downright oddballs. Dream On has it all with aplomb, and is once more in Tyler's effortlessly good style.

My only criticism would be that I would have liked more to read - but that's the problem when a book is too good to put down! A recommended read - why haven't you bought it already?
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
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Dream On is not a book I'd normally read, but I'm truly glad I did. It isn't chick lit, it isn't a saga, it isn't comedy, it isn't a 'be true to your principles and you'll be rewarded' novel, it isn't even a love story, it's a combination of all these things and more. You're drawn into the narrative because you like the people, and Terry Tyler must be wise beyond her years to recognise the absolute truths behind human motivations and emotions. In a similar way to how Tony Parsons portrays family life (though he writes from the perspective of a man) Terry Tyler can outline a person's predicament, set forth seemingly insoluble problems for her characters, but, just as in life, solutions arrive of their own accord, often in the most surprising ways. The novel sums up the injustices we all face, the dichotomy of struggling with prosaic aspects of life when you're trying to follow your dream. But most importantly of all she can make her characters step right off the page into your mind.

I liked one of the protagonists, Dave, particularly - always aiming for his dream of musical success, talented, clever, yet torn between paternal love and mundane responsibilities, with the prospect of future golden possibilities, his choice made all the more daunting when the reappearance of the love of his life, beautiful talented Ariel Swan, seems to promise him a golden future. I also liked Janice, the lovely long-suffering mother of his son Harley, and I very much liked Max - I won't say who he is, you'll have to read the book to find out.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Cracking Good Read 7 Oct 2013
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Recently, I've tried out several genres, from dystopian science fiction, to historic sagas and fantasy, but this book was like a breath of fresh air! No make-believe creatures or futuristic dictators - just real people; salt of the earth ordinary characters and in an authentic British setting, which I could instantly relate to. This novel was a light, easy and entertaining read throughout, with a story which kept me turning the pages. I loved it.

Ms Tyler captures the era of modern life beautifully and in a style which I found thoroughly absorbing. It was witty and heart warming at the same time. In fact, I cannot think of any novel which has made me laugh quite so much, since the last Jilly Cooper. It is the story of an aspiring young man, named Dave, captured in the dream of being a famous rock star. Dave, convinced he is a reincarnated Viking (and his motley crew of mates) have started a rock band, called Thor. Like an overgrown teenager, who refuses to grow up, Dave sadly neglects the needs of his girlfriend, Janice and their little boy - and she consequentially chucks him out. Yet, it's not long before Dave stumbles across a glamourous ex (Alison/Ariel) and as fellow musicians, the two are understandably captured in a passionate romance.

But nothing rocks their world quite so much as the notion of entering a TV talent show and as they stumble through the various gigs and auditions, encountering the pitfalls of rivalry and insecurity, it seems that not one of them is quite prepared for the rocky road ahead. The story does not end quite as one would expect - which again, makes this a truly original and unpredictable story, (as opposed to the usual `fairy tale' ending.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Weeell, 4.5 stars, really....!! 26 May 2013
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Oh god, I know what it's like. Not aspiring to become a rock star, I mean, as I can't carry a tune to save my life. I do play a semi-mean clarinet, though - although, I'm not sure that has a place on the rock scene. But the big dreams, is what I mean, and all the ups and downs that go with them. The high hopes, the feeling of utter and complete failure, the what's-the-goddamn-point-anyway to the surge of renewed creativity, making you take down the dream from the shelf and dive right back in.

I was a rock chick when I was a teenager, still am - mostly. Listened to ... yes, Bon Jovi, Guns'n'Roses, Poison, Skid Row, Mötley Crew, Warrant - and I dreamed about the long haired rock stars (OMG, be still my beating heart and damp knickers), so this was a wonderful and sometimes sort of nostalgic read, even if the story does take place in present time.

Terry Tyler's writing is witty, very perceptive and a pleasure to read. The dialogue is realistic and the characters loveable in spite of their flaws. But it is the flaws that make them so interesting, like Shane and Melodie - they were hilarious at times. And Dave. Sweet sweet Dave. "They weren't so different from Vikings, were they? Apart from the fact that they were the conquered, rather than the invaders, of course. Kind of a massive difference, really." That's right, Dave ;) Ha ha, love him!

There were a few times, though, towards the end, with certain characters, that I felt the story slowed a bit, making my interest fade ever so slightly. Fortunately, they were followed by Shane going on a show or Ariel getting a very special visitor in her dressing room.

All in all, another great read from Terry Tyler's hand. Bought the sequel "Full Circle"- so I'm all set for my next fix. Can't wait!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars A Real Tale With Humour
I loved it. Dream On is an entertaining read which unfolded at a delightful pace. The banter between the lads was funny and I think Terry Tyler got it bang-on! Read more
Published 1 month ago by ngaire
5.0 out of 5 stars A Great Read
I enjoyed this book as the characters are so believable. They are also typical 21st century characters with all their flaws, weaknesses, ambitions and motivations. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Diane
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Book
I have read all of Terry Tyler's books and all of them have been enjoyable. Terry Tyler is a great writer and story teller
Published 3 months ago by Andrea Marlow
4.0 out of 5 stars Lighthearted read
The story follows everyday people who want to be famous.

Dave and his friends form a band called Thor and start gigging around local pubs. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Anita
5.0 out of 5 stars great read, been my favourite upto now, had me chuckling in places,...
great read, been my favourite upto now, it had me chuckling in places, because of the realism, well done terry
Published 3 months ago by Julie blackhart
5.0 out of 5 stars Read this book
Dave Bentley woke up in the early hours with the idea for the perfect band. He would call it THOR and they would all dress up as Vikings. Read more
Published 6 months ago by jennytwist
5.0 out of 5 stars It struck a chord with me
Dave Bentley is a Viking warrior--well, at least he believes he was in a past life, and it's this that inspires him to form the hard rock band Thor. Read more
Published 7 months ago by Dylan James Morgan
5.0 out of 5 stars Great read!
This is a great read for men and women and it gives you an insight on wanna be rock and rollers and how they think and feel. Read more
Published 10 months ago by Kimberly j biller
4.0 out of 5 stars I cant wait to get started on the sequel!
Dream on - the story of ordinary people, striving for extraordinary lives...

I must admit, it is highly unlikely that I would pick this book up in a shop - if I'm... Read more
Published 11 months ago by Stormd
4.0 out of 5 stars Great Slice Of Northern Drama
Dream On is a fitting title for this colourful tale of musical ambitions and romantic desires: the vivid drama springing up around a cast of characters who all, in their different... Read more
Published 13 months ago by DB
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