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It was happening again. The dreams. The nightmares. It was something that seventeen year-old Elizabeth Hayes thought she d outgrown; dreams that would come true; detailed premonitions of how people would die. This time she dreams about her boyfriend, Michael Young, and soon discovers that he has been found... dead.
He has not crossed over because he was murdered, and now t...more
Paperback, 206 pages
Published December 11th 2012 by Crushing Hearts and Black Butterfly (first published April 17th 2011)
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Cameo
Dec 04, 2013 Cameo rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  (Review from the author)  ·  review of another edition
Okay, okay... I know I'm not the only author giving myself a five star rating. I had to do it. This book took a whole lot out of me. It is my debut, my baby, and the first of more to come.
I did have a lot of fun writing it. There were times when I was doing the self-editing and was like... Wow... Did I write that? Talk about an emotional roller-coaster. It was blood, sweat, and tears baby. Okay, maybe not blood... or sweat, but there were tears. And yes... I'll admit that I did have to dry more...more
Beth
High-points: In My Dreams is well-paced, a great thing in any novel. Most of the time, descriptions (especially of landscape) were atmospheric and breath-taking. Liz as a heroine irritated me in the same way that Bella (of Twilight Saga fame) did, so perhaps people who love Bella will also love Liz? That has to be a good thing – there are a lot of Bella lovers out there!

Hell-pits: Scattered mistakes like, “In the olden days, I’d probably be burned at the stake, or hung.” – washing is hung out to...more
Melanie
Dec 06, 2012 Melanie marked it as to-read
There are great books and then there are books like this that are so unbelievably amazing that they stand out even amongst the greats. A book so good that when you finally turn that last page you feel like it changed a little piece of you and will stay with you forever. It wrapped itself around my heart and for that I would like to thank you Cameo. I have not felt such strong emotion for a set of characters in a very long time...if ever. She truly has a real gift bringing her characters to life,...more
Amber
***Spoiler Alert****
So I cried through out most of this book. The love that was shared between Lizzy and Michael was one for the books!!! Have you ever read a book and feel like your heart is in your throat because the love one shares with another is so surreal, that it takes your breath away?? I felt like that through this whole story, it was so heartening when Michael was taken away from Lizzy, that I could only imagine the pain she was feeling. In My Dreams was an amazingly written story by C...more
Claudiu
Elizabeth is a young girl who waits for her boyfriend, but little did she know how her life will change after a dream... Founding out that Michael, her boyfriend and her best friend is dead, devastated her. But what happens when love defeats death? Michael's spirit communicates with Elizabeth and she discovers that her boyfriend's death wasn't an accident...

In my dreams is that kind of book that has those twist and turns in paranormal way, but it focuses on relationships, love and friendship. I...more
Melissa Rheinlander
Wow! What a debut novel! I have not cried over a book in years but the tears just kept coming!! I am very impressed with Cameo Renae's writing technique! This is so well written, that right off the bat you are invested! You want to know what happens to the characters Lizzy and Michael! You are heartbroken for the situation that they are thrust into but routing for them all the same!! I was fascinated by the spiritual aspect to this story(from personal experiences myself) and couldn't wait to see...more
Amy
First I have to say a BIG Thank You to my friend Alexia Purdy for recommending this book to me if it hadn't of been for her I may have never discovered this wonderful author and her amazing book!
"In My Dreams" Is truly one of the best books I've read so far this year! It's definitely a book you will find yourself falling in love with over and over again! I love the characters Elizabeth & Michael they have the kind of love that we all dream about and hope to find! Besides the great characters...more
Aparajitabasu
Bookblogs is proving a wonder. You get to meet so many new folk - blogger, readers, reviewers, authors alike and I chanced upon In My Dreams by Cameo Renae and loved it.

Here is the summary:

It was happening again. The dreams. The nightmares. It was something seventeen year-old Elizabeth "Lizzy" Hayes thought she'd outgrown; dreams that would come true; detailed premonitions of how people would die. This time she dreams about her boyfriend, Michael Young, and soon discovers that he's been found.....more
Nikki Archer
OMG this is a love story so strong it had me crying a few time.espescially at the end i felt like i was lizzy feeling every thing she felt Cameo Renae wrote fantastic character In my dream is such fresh and unique story.
so lizzy been have haveing these terrible nightmar.that feel so real. lizzy and michael 4 year anniversary and they are about to go out.but he never show up.then lizzy feel pain surged through her neck she thoughts she was haveing a heart attck.then it stop and she sit down to w...more
Khelsey Jackson
Elizabeth "Lizzy" Hayes is waiting for her boyfriend Michael Young to show up. She is worried because he is never late. She falls asleep waiting for him and has a weird dream, and Michael is there. He helps her, and when she hears a phone ringing she is ripped from her dream and Michael. Mr. Young tells her that Michael has died, and she is heartbroken.
Lizzy keeps having vivid dreams about Michael and when someone come to her and tells her that he is reaching out to her, she doesn’t know what t...more
Kendall {Book Crazy}
I was told how amazing this book was before I even started reading it and I could not agree more! I loved it! My emotions were all over the place while reading it! The plot of In My Dreams was so sad but so amazing! It left me nearly in tears but then it would leave me begging for more! I was actually on the edge of my seat with the action scenes as they were so good! I loved the characters as well as the plot! The main character, Lizzy Hayes was amazing! She was so strong and brave throughout t...more
Franny (Mind Reader)
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Heartfelt & Romantic

I have never been on more of an emotional roller-coaster reading a book as I have with In my Dreams. It’s beautifully written, I really felt like I was losing Michael along with Lizzy. This story really is heart wrenching and beautiful filled with so much love.

Cameo’s characters really take on a life of their own in this earth shattering book about Michael & Lizzy’s love for one another and how nothing can take that away not even death. Michael was murdered and the...more
Marie
Cameo, WOW!!! This is a wonderful, love-filled book that compelled me to not put it down until I was done!!
This story was heartbreaking to me but at the same time it filled my heart with happiness. I was able to feel the love that this couple had for each other and they would overcome any obstacle to guide/support one another!! I loved every minute of this book and would really LOVE if there was a book 2 for In My Dreams!!! Thank you Cameo Renae for this heartfelt book!!
Philantha Lestrange
In My Dreams was an enjoyable read. It was well-paced and it didn't get me bored. I absolutely loved the way the author wrote about Lizzy's feelings. It was wonderfully written and it felt real. Michael and Lizzy's relationship was sweet, maybe a bit too sweet for me, but still, it was quite touching. Also, the author's landscape descriptions are breathtaking. Her writing is very descriptive and I liked it.


The idea of seeing premonitions in your dreams, even though not very original, is pretty c...more
Lindsay Kendal
4.5 Stars

OK, I’ve read this in a day. That tells you something straight away. Now, where to start with this one and how to right a review without spoiling this book for anyone???? Here goes...
This book is heartbreaking and had me in tears several times. Now believe me, that is no easy task. The love between Liz and Michael is one that everyone with a heart dreams of. It’s beautiful. Their story is so well written, it grips your heart and soul. You feel everything they do, see everything they see...more
Thomas Winship
I must admit that I was cautioned that Cameo Renae's debut novel, "In My Dreams," might be too much of a "chick" book for my taste ... but, while it will certainly appeal to those who love a good paranormal romance, there is plenty of pulse-pounding action and danger mixed in to make a wide and diverse audience happy. The writing is tight and focused, the plot strikes a balance between being too straightforward and overly complicated, and the characters are well-constructed, likable, and--most i...more
Jaidis Shaw
In My Dreams by Cameo Renae is an absolute must read! We start off meeting Lizzy Hayes, who is currently waiting for her boyfriend to pick her up for a special date. But instead of Michael showing up, she receives a phone call with the sad news that Michael has been in a car accident. Lizzy’s world is turned upside down as she struggles with finding out the truth and trying to survive without her soulmate.

I found myself tearing up throughout the book as the heart breaking pain rolled off of the...more
Melissa Stickney
Dec 17, 2012 Melissa Stickney marked it as to-read
This is a story that will bring tears to your eyes.

Lizzy hasn't had an easy life. After her father walked out her mother fell apart. Lizzy was forced to grow up faster than any child should.

The one thing that made everything better was her relationship with Michael. He is the bright spot in Lizzy's life. They have a bond that even Romeo and Juliet would be jealous of.

Then one night changes everything.

Lizzy no longer has the bright shining light that Michael has brought to her life. Michael's...more
Heidi
Three and a Half Stars: A touching, heart felt romance for the sentimentalists., February 15, 2012
By Heidi "Rainy Day Ramblings" (Portand, OR) - See all my reviews
This review is from: In My Dreams (Paperback)
Lizzy shudders awake, trembling as the remnants of her nightmare slide away. Blinking she glances at the glaring, red numbers on her digital clock. It is just a few minutes after six. The clock seems to jeer at her as it marks off the seconds. Each tick a jabbing reminder that Michael is ove...more
C.L.
Sep 13, 2012 C.L. rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to C.L. by: Jeannette Medina
WHOA!! I judged this book by it's cover CORRECTLY. What an awesome read! WOW! I kept getting interrupted while I read this and it annoyed me (like any reading interruption would) but it more upset me because I was so wrapped up in the characters of this book. So, last night, I just stayed up and read it while everyone was sleeping and yep, I cried. A few times, in fact (and I am NOT an easy crier, trust that!).

The story was paced so well and the emotion written so beautifully that I didn't want...more
A.G. Dow
Liz Hayes and Michael Young were the perfect couple. They loved each other deeply and had so for most of their lives, starting out as childhood friends and ending up inseparable soul mates. Nothing in this world could tear them apart...and nothing on the other side would either. Now, after a horrible accident that should have shattered what they had between them, their bond is stronger than ever but their problems are far from over. Lizzie is in for the fight of her life and despite the pain and...more
Brianna Lee
I received this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.

Cameo Renae, your debut novel is a HIT – you nailed it! You wrote an amazing story and added an amazing cover. This is a great Young Adult story that deals with such strong emotions and heavy issues. There are feelings of love, loyalty, grief, fear, and more while dealing with relationships, betrayal, death, and danger. I loved the twists incorporated into this story. As soon as I thought everything was falling back into place...more
Bianca
I received this book free fom Cameo, in exchange of a honest review. Thank you, Cameo!! <3
One Word: STUNNING! This book is stunning, amazing, awesome, wonderful,beautiful and sad. I loved it from the very first moment I opened it and I started reading.
This is the saddest book I ever read. Tears stremed down my face every time Lizzy speaked about how much she loves Michael and how much she misses him. I have to warn you, this book will break your heart. The emotions are so well described that...more
Crystal Clifton
Jul 17, 2012 Crystal Clifton rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: EVERYONE
I want to start off by saying Thank You to Cameo for this awesome book she gave it to me as a gift and I am so glad she did.

I give this book a five star rating I have NEVER had a book make me cry EVER. This book had me crying and sitting on the edge of my seat the whole entire time. Lizzy and Michaels story is so heart wrenching and beautiful, with such love and heart felt friendship. This is a love story like no other you will ever read, I have had to deal with the loss of a boyfriend so this b...more
Emily Walker
In My Dreams was an emotional ride from the beginning. I could feel Lizzy's loss and Michael's love. You can tell Cameo really cares for her characters, and she developed them well. My attention was kept, which says a lot because I get distracted easily. Just when I thought I knew what was going to happen there was another element or layer added to the story.

Young love that is so pure is a rarity, but I feel like Cameo made it believable. I gave the book five stars because it was well thought ou...more
  ღ☆ღ  Brenda
Wow,to have a book move me so much emotionally is beyond words! The heart felt earth shattering loss and love in this story is an experience in it's self.I was moved to tears in so many scenes throughout the story.**Now That's Writing** When you can take words and form them into a story that moves your readers,makes them feel the pain or the joy or the love even....That makes you a great writer!Cameo's characters take to life on the pages,you will see what they see,feel what they feel and cry ri...more
Janie
I was given this book by the author in exchange for an honest review

Holy Hell, I spent the entire book on the verge of crying!!! This is a heart warming but also a heart breaking brilliant read from start to finish, exploring the depths love can go to whilst delving into the paranormal. This is a MUST READ for anyone that loves a bit of romance or paranormal :)
Cristina Buzoianu
An amazing, heartbreaking story, full of life and loss, and most definitely full of hope. A beautiful combination of action, mystery and love.

[review to come]
Jessica
Wow, I've been reading some pretty good books lately!! I really enjoyed In My Dreams and how Lizzy could see Michael in her dreams, even though he was dead. The dream scenes were really cool and it was fun seeing how Lizzy reacted and interpreted them. I was really sad that I didn't get to read about when Michael was actually alive, but the story was about his death, so I guess it makes sense that it should start with the night he died. I liked the kidnapping and mystery part of this book, so it...more
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I was born in San Francisco, raised in Maui, Hawaii, and recently moved with my husband and children to Alaska.
I'm a daydreamer, a caffeine and peppermint addict. I love to laugh, love to read, and love to escape reality. One of my greatest joys is creating fantasy worlds filled with adventure and romance, and sharing it wi...more
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“I will be with you and there is nothing in heaven, or hell, that can keep me away. - Michael” 15 likes
“A quick thought shot through my mind. Could I really drown in a dream? I remembered the movie the Matrix. If you died in the matrix, you died in real life. I wasn’t about to take a chance...” 12 likes
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