Monday, April 9, 2018

Excerpt & Giveaway: Dreamer by L.E. DeLano

L.E. DeLano
(Traveler #2)
Published by: Swoon Reads
Publication date: April 10th 2018
Genres: Fantasy, Young Adult
This thrilling sequel to Traveler doles out adventure and heartbreak in equal measure as it takes readers through a kaleidoscope of intricately crafted worlds of wonder, discovery, and danger.
You’re still you no matter where you go.
Jessa has learned the hard way that traveling to alternate dimensions isn’t all delicious, glittering desserts and fancy parties: it also means accidentally running into people she thought she’d never see again. Still mourning a devastating loss, Jessa isn’t really prepared for the arrival of a reckless version of someone she once loved who is now bent on revenge. Add an increasingly complicated relationship with her best friend Ben, the reappearance of an old enemy, and the threat of the multiverse collapsing, and Jessa’s got a lot on her plate. She may be destined to help save an infinite multitude of worlds… but in the end, all Jessa really wants to do is save her friends.
In Dreamer, the young adult fantasy follow up to Traveler, author L. E. DeLano delivers a gripping, emotional story that will leave readers on the edge of their seat.

“She’s looking at you again,” I say, giving Finn a nudge.
“She’s been staring at me for nearly ten minutes,” Finn says under his breath. “How many ways can you squeeze a peach? She’ll bruise the lot of them.”
We’re standing in the grocery store in Arizona – but this is an Arizona unlike ours and this grocery store is beyond anything I’ve ever seen before.
Coupons hang from decorative hooks on the walls and displays, some even dangle in clusters from the ceiling on colorful wires, all while the dozen or more TV screens around the store blare out ads for various products. Even the glass doors on the beverage cases have holographic ads that interact with you. I’m fascinated by it all, blaring at me, screaming their catch phrases and playing their jingles.
I’m meandering down the aisle, thoroughly intrigued by the strange and unusual products I’m seeing on the revolving store shelves. Therapeutic tar and strawberry face gel? Sticky-Wicky Chips? And what the hell are Candied Rage Fruit? You never know what you’re going to find when you enter an alternate reality, I guess.
“What do you think she wants?” Finn asks.
“How would I know?” I shrug. “Why don’t you ask her?”
He stares at the woman warily, and I have to admit he’s not being paranoid. The woman is watching his every move.
“I don’t have a good feeling about this,” he says. “We don’t know if she has an ulterior motive.”
I realize I’ve been so busy looking at all the crap in this stupid store, the thought didn’t even occur to me.
“I’m going to go talk to her,” I say, but before I can start forward, he puts his arm out to stop me.
“I’ll go.” He says.
I lower my voice again, to a furious whisper. “If she’s being duped into setting us up --”
“—then I’ll find out,” he finishes. “I’m the one she’s staring at. I’ll go.”
He wanders over to the display of blueberries beside the peaches, then leaps back in surprise as a giant, stuffed berry on top of the stand comes to animatronic life, singing to him about the wonders of antioxidants. Sheesh. This place is unreal.
I hear him say hello to the woman, make some small talk about the weather, and then my hand claps over my mouth as I hear the dirty old broad proposition him in very descriptive terms. He shuts her down as diplomatically as possible, and I turn and walk for the cover of the nearest aisle, so he can’t see me laughing.
“Amused, are you?” he grumbles as he falls into step next to me.
“Oh, come on, you have to admit it was funny.”
Finn gives me a death glare. “She was fifty if she was a day. And she was moments away from grabbing my arse.”
“She was a cougar,” I say with a smirk. “And she thought you were cute.”
“Well, let’s reverse that, shall we?” He glowers. “If some middle-aged man with a bad hairpiece was chatting you up in the market, trying to get you to accompany him to his home to do his domestic chores without a shirt on, would it still be funny?”
I hadn’t thought of it that way. “No, it wouldn’t. You’re right.”
“’Course I’m right,” he says. “And do I look like I’m a lawn boy? I don’t even have a lawn!”

Author Bio:
L.E. DeLano is a YA novelist rep’d by Barry Goldblatt Literary agency, author of the upcoming “Traveler” (Swoon Reads/MacMillan 2017) and lifelong writer. Her work has been featured on various online outlets and she lives in Pennsylvania with two very adventurous kids and two very ridiculous cats. In her spare time, she writes (of course) and binge-watches way too much Netflix.



  1. This book sounds so exciting to read. I have to find both books soon as I love the premise and characters.

  2. I've had this series on my wishlist since I first read the blurb.

  3. Thanks for being on the tour! :)

  4. Loved the excerpt. This sounds like an awesome book and series! Thanks so much for posting.

  5. Loving this cover. Going to have to start reading these books.

  6. This looks like a great read and I can't wait to check it out!

  7. Love the excerpt. And would love to read this book. Sounds really interesting.