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Dreams of the Queen: Book One of the Brajj (science fiction, adventure, romance)

Dreams of the Queen: Book One of the Brajj (science fiction, adventure, romance) [Kindle Edition]

Jacqueline Patricks
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Awarded The Seal of Good writing!

Dr. Cass Baros is haunted by dreams of an alien world...

...and will do anything to find it.

Relentlessly, she works her science team--along with her co-project leader and fiancé, Dr. Julian Saunders--in order to create the first lab-contained wormhole. Their boss, Dr. Janson, has a secret agenda. He adds a military contingent, which expands their six person team to twelve and increases tensions between the members. Egos will clash, agendas will cross, and their worlds will be undone as they travel through the wormhole.

The team, unable to return home and facing numerous dangers--conflicting desires, burning suns, cannibalistic monsters--is plunged into an adventure beyond their control. They struggle to unravel millennia old secrets in an alien world where nothing is what it seems. While Captain Lewis' leadership strengthens, Cass deals with her destiny as the Brajj queen, and the Brajj, Jeamon, questions his lifelong beliefs and loyalties.

Cass and her team wrestle with her royal status to the Brajj, while being tossed between love and betrayal, genius and madness, and a jealousy frightening enough to cause the destruction of worlds.

*Rated Mature 18+* Science Fiction/Romance/Adventure/Aliens, zombies, romance, some time slipping and a wormhole all wrapped up in a mystery! (Serious sci-fi with a mature romance, violence, language, and some gore--this is not a fluffy bunny)

Consistently in the paid top 100 sub-genres of time travel, genetic engineering, and metaphysical & visionary science fiction since 8/2013


Captain Lewis is THE guy all of us ladies would love to take home, and
he's THE guy all the other guys want to be,
he's just too busy saving the world to realize it.


Before he trained for Dr. Cass Baros' mission...
Before he entered the wormhole leading to an alien world...
Before he unraveled the mystery of the Brajj and Master...
Captain Charles Lewis had a girlfriend,
A serious relationship with tequila,
And was married to the Army.

18+ due to adult language and a mild explicit scene

A 5900+ word adult short story (approx 9 pages) featuring Captain Lewis, my fans' favorite character from Dreams of the Queen.

Captain Lewis' Broken Dreams is a quick, sexy jaunt through a favorite character's perspective on life, love, and commitment while adding a touch of foreshadowing for 'Queen'. We also get to meet Lewis' girlfriend for the first time, and revisit Lt. Sam Brown. This story adds dimension to a strong man's sexiness and inner angst.


About the Author

I started writing fiction when I was 15, and like most aspiring writers, my work was terrible, immature, cliched drivel. But I kept at it, even went to college for my creative writing degree before I understood how useless such degrees tend to be for real world applications. I also got used to the typical reject letters. Eventually, I needed annoying things like food, clothing and rent, so I got a real job and ended up finishing my degree in paramedicine. Since then, I've gained 19+ years of experience as a paramedic, and that's after joining the army which paid for my degree. Of course, becoming a medic and honing the skills takes a lot of energy, so my writing got derailed for many years but never forgotten. Then a wonderful thing happened. I woke up one morning with the fire to write fiction again. Sure, I'd written plenty of medical reports. I'd been published online by writing medical articles and was paid to write for a crafts blog, but I hadn't felt the particular desire to write fiction in nearly a decade. I was back. I haven't stopped writing fiction since Oct 2010, and I don't plan on stopping. In the last two years, I've written over a million words and counting. As of Oct 2012, I've got a half a dozen stories in progress and can barely keep up with my muse. Everything from science fiction, fantasy, fiction, psychological thrillers, historical fiction/action, horror, mystery and romance. If you enjoy my writing, then you can expect the unexpected. Here's to second chances.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
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  • Print Length: 295 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Crazy Bird Publishig (15 Jan 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
By Barbēlō TOP 500 REVIEWER
Format:Kindle Edition
(bookshelves: fantasy-futuristic-ghost, favorites, ibooks, kindle, mystery, reveiws, romance, supernatural, adult rating
science-fiction, time-travel, suspense-action-thriller, military-action)
Recommended by: Jaqueline Patricks
Recommended for: Those who enjoy science fiction, romance
Read from August 14 to September 10, 2013

First of all I want to say thankyou to Jaqueline for giving me this opportunity to read your spectacular book

I would recommend Captain Lewis' Broken Dreams (The Brajj) the prequel first

WOW! I think I have realised just how much I do love Science Fiction/fantasy/non-Fantasy stories and this is actually my third I have read in this cateorgeorgy.

I quite liked Cass Baros even though she was quite stubborn at times, but that was just her nature. Luckily, her Fiancé, Julian Saunders was very patient with her....sometimes too patient but I just couldn't relate to him. I did not like him at all, there was something sinister about Jules, something very dodgy.

But then you have Captain Lewis, now that bloke is HOT and such an authority figure. I could easily fall for this type of man.

I found this story interesting, quite emotional at times. It was absolutely wonderful meeting up with Captain Lewis once again after reading the prequel of this magnificent book Captain Lewis' Broken Dreams (The Brajj)

I found it extremely difficult putting this book down, so engrossed in the story from the first page.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
Disclosure: I received this book free. I am providing an honest review.

Dreams of the Queen is a fun science fiction story that neatly mixes in military adventure with some erotic romance and some not-so-erotic, but still graphic, horror.

A group of humans made up of six military and six scientists explore a wormhole and discover that nothing is what it seems on their new world. Certainly nothing like their scientific leader, Cass Baros, had anticipated, except perhaps in her weird dreams.

The story is full of interesting and flawed characters. Unfortunately, I didn't take to Cass, the main character. She irritated me--her reactions too selfish and irrational at times. I regret to say I found her fate most fitting. Julian, her fiancé, was a character that I thought exceptionally well developed throughout the story. I loved Jaemon (a brajj warrior), and Captain Lewis, the team's military leader. Every now and again the story jumped between characters in a way that could be confusing. There are some intense scenes, but because Cass didn't hook my sympathy, I wasn't too emotionally involved, although I really connected with Captain Lewis' frequent frustration with his charges.

The plot is great, and the story slowly and steadily unveils an exceptionally diabolical scheme. "Predictable" outcomes do not materialize as expected, and although I did correctly predict the identity of Master, the main villain, the scale of his evil is shocking. Also, there were so many possibilities for his existence, it was a relief to have the why and how of things laid out at the end.

I enjoyed the flowing writing and Ms Patrick's dialogue is exceptionally natural, stand out good against several books I have recently read.
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4.0 out of 5 stars A fantastic glimpse into a hidden world 19 Aug 2013
Format:Kindle Edition
Dreams of the Queen is an entertaining and fun science fiction read with a well rounded mix of horror, military adventure and a touch of erotic romance.

Cass Baros, a leading scientist, and her fiancé Julian are working on creating a wormhole within the confines of their laboratory. Throughout her life, Cass has had strange dreams; a strange cave, mysterious chanting in a language she doesn't know, and a beautiful yet strange man who insists she is his queen.

With the wormhole now created and holding stable in the artificial vacuum, Cass learns of Julian's methods for securing their funding, lumbering their exploratory scientific team with a nanny-troop of six soldiers, commanded by Captain Lewis.

The now-doubled team of twelve travel through the wormhole, finding themselves transported to a cave with Earth-like conditions. After their arrival things continue to get stranger for the team as they meet a party of Brajj warriors, the natives of this world, and their leader, Jeamon - the man from Cass's dreams.

The story twists in several ways, keeping interest and excitement throughout. The depths to which the main villain who calls himself "Master" has sunk and how he is warping the world around him was well executed in a horrific sense.

All of the characters had their own strengths and weaknesses, giving a realistic feeling in their imperfections. Overall, the characters balanced each other, complimenting traits against each other and allowing for additional sub-plots to be hinted at without seeming strained.

This book was very enjoyable, the plot well rounded and the twists enough to surprise without seeming unrealistic and the characters worked incredibly well. The ending of the book, while not entirely unexpected, did shock me a little; the perfect ending to a very good read.
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5.0 out of 5 stars An impressive amount of science fiction, spooky mystery and lots of adventure 19 Jan 2013
By Mary Roya - Published on
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The story starts with a dream in a dark subterranean cave. Interesting and it gets better. A strange man with long ice white hair, pale skin and a striking body kneeing at the feet of the heroine, Dr. Cassiopeia Baros (aka Cass) and she wakes up.

I enjoy science fiction and the `Dreams of the Queen' gave me just enough science to be really believable for me. The author is very skilled in building the world in which our heroine, Cass, finds herself in. Cass builds a contained worm hole. Now any science fiction bluff knows about the excitement and possibility a worm hole creates and to contain one on the earth. Exciting.

There is, of course, romance in this story. There is Cass and her boyfriend, Julian. There is Cass and Jeamon, remember the guy in the dream. Oh boy, their relationship gets really hot. I loved the interaction between Cass & Jeamon. Once the worm hole has been created the University brings in the Government. They prepare to go through portal there is fine cast of characters, the boyfriend, her science team and the special ops team. I really enjoyed Captain Charles Lewis, U.S. Army Special Ops. He and Lieutenant Brown could almost have a side story of their own.

There is a truly interesting twist as you get into the story. The character interaction is strong and I was really able to get into the characters. The ending is surprising, but it works. Can't tell as it would ruin the story and I don't want to do that. I thoroughly enjoy the adventure, the characters and story. It was hard to put down once I got into the book. This book is a sleep stealer. I can hardly wait until the next book comes out. I highly recommend this book.
14 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars THIS. BOOK. COMPLETELY. BLEW. MY. MIND. 9 Oct 2013
By Shauni - Published on
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THIS. BOOK. COMPLETELY. BLEW. MY. MIND. Author Jacqueline Patricks writes a powerful sci-fi story and completely changes the game. Using a deft hand Ms Patricks totally tilts the chessboard! I was at first intrigued, then enthralled and finally completely and totally spellbound! An amazing book that has more twists and tangles than an eight year old girls hair.

When I first read this blurb on Netgalley, I was intrigued. It looked like a promising premise. Then I started it and had a few moments of well, deja vu. Sexy scientist working on a wormhole thinking she was completely on her own but instead secretly being backed by the government. Then when it's time for the mission, the military steps in and suddenly all bets are off. Hmmm, shades of Avatar anyone? Except.. it is seriously NOTHING like Avatar.. Ok, there is a scientist, there is the military, there are aliens involved.. but it's a whole nother ball park. The further into this book I went the more I wanted. It was a deep and dangerous drug keeping me up until all hours of the night and making me think. Yes darn it, this book made me think!!

Dr Cassiopeia Baros, is brilliant, driven, socially inept, snarky, arrogant, did I mention brilliant? She has one passion and one passion only, figuring out the physics of traveling through a wormhole to a distant location. She is so driven by this goal that it visits her in her dreams.. or her dreams have driven this goal. While Cass is all that is brilliant she is not what one would call a "people" person. She leaves that to erstwhile fiance Julian. He manages the people, the brass, sometimes even Jacqueline. Helping her to forge through all the red tape and political BS that one has to do to get a grant. Cass, appreciates him, really she does. She is just totally unconnected to the world around her. Something is missing in her and she knows it. So she "feels" for Julian and is willing to commit to him. Only lately, she hasn't been sharing as much with him.. and she really should as her dreams are getting more and more powerful.

Jeamon, is leader to the brajj, second only to the Master and has spent his entire life serving his people. He is dedicated, loyal and true and has been sent by the Master to collect the new queen. Her arrival is imminent and all he needs to do is traverse the outer lands, avoid the "inferiors" if possible and kill them if not, collect the Queen and return her to the many city. His people are dying and only the Queen can replenish them. Seems simple enough, right? Only once he actually sees the Queen his entire world is thrown for a loop. There is something special about her and in his very heart he knows, she is his. Convincing her isn't that difficult, convincing her fiance.. well that's a different story. And her escort? Yeah.. one soldier to another things are just not that simple.

There is just so much to this story.. so much power and passion. Desperation and Desire! A team of Scientists bent on exploring a new world. A Military escort unwanted and resented (now me, if I was gonna be stepping through a wormhole into an entire new world.. I would seriously want that escort, call me silly). Power plays and political maneuvering.. and that's just in the first chapter! Weeding your way through the magic of Ms Patrick's story is an intense delight.

Greed, Jealousy and Power.. the three desires that rule the world, it's true and you know it, but in Dreams of the Queen we see both sides of humanity (and alienanity) the good and the bad. Those trying to serve their country and those despots that want only to serve themselves. And honestly, we don't know who is who until the very end. Some characters really surprise you. I can not say enough about this book and seriously recommend all of you read it. Run do not walk to your nearest

I am so looking forward to Nightmares of the Queen.. Due out later this year or early next year..


This review is based on the ARC of Dreams of the Queen, provided by netgalley.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Awesome read! 1 Mar 2013
By hnybear - Published on
This was my first si-fi romance and I loved it. Just when I thought I knew what was going to happen, I was wrong. I loved the plot twists and the depth of characters in this book. Can't wait for the next one!
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Read 16 Feb 2013
By Nicole Z. - Published on
Format:Kindle Edition
The book honestly surprised me. The title caught my attention right off the bat and I figured, 'This will be an interesting book. Let's give it a try!'

Boy, I was pulled in right from the get-go! This book is a combination of sci-fi/paranormal/romance and a touch of adventure. I loved all of the aspects that the story is written from and how you get into the character's heads.

For the beginning of a series, you get so into the story and by the time it's done, you are left wanting to know what happens next, but not in a bad way by any means. The characters are well developed and the plot line is well done. I can't wait for the second part of the book.

I'm not going to go into detail about what happens in the book because honestly, that spoils a book for me if someone divulges that in a review. So I will tell you that, in my opinion, this was a definite worthwhile read. My only issue was with a few typographical errors. But they were few and far between, so it wasn't a big bother at all.

*This book was received for free from the author for my honest review.*
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Compelling Read 13 Feb 2013
By Cassandra Rhamy - Published on
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
A friend of the author recommended this book to me and I have to say I was NOT disappointed. I spent every spare second I had finishing this book. I can't wait for the sequel!
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