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Beautiful Nightmare

(Beautiful Nightmare #1)

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Damina Nicaud, a beautiful, successful art buyer in Washington, D.C., has been plagued by hauntingly romantic dreams of a mystery man every night. While she knows she shouldn't consider her dreams to be anything more than anxiety brought on by her upcoming nuptials, she can't help but be lured into its entreat. Unbeknownst to her, the dreamscape that plagues her mind will ...more
Kindle Edition, 520 pages
Published February 14th 2019 by L. C. Son Books
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Julie Jackson
Feb 13, 2019 rated it it was amazing
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This book was absolutely fabulous. Damina finds herself lost when she walks in on Jackson and another woman the night before their wedding. She runs of course and ends up meeting Dalcour. He is all man and immediately taken with her. Damina has a lot to learn about herself and her lessons will either make her or break her. Awesome writing with a storyline that makes you wonder what will happen next. I hope this story continues so I can see the outcome and find out what happens t
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♠ TABI⁷₈⁷ ♠
Jan 12, 2021 marked it as to-read
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leave me and my comfort reads alone
Kym's Open Books
3.5/5 stars. Son has an incredible way of grabbing you and bringing you right into the story. It hooked me right away. I quickly read the first half and patiently waited for more details. It took quite awhile for the fantasy elements to come in and the anticipation was rough!

During the second half, she introduces wolves, vampires and more. A lot of her story was so unique, and I liked watching it play out. I enjoyed seeing Damina find herself, but I wanted her to stay unique and not follow the “
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Spunky N Sassy
Feb 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Spunky N Sassy Rating: 5.0

~~~~~~~~~~Julie's ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Review~~~~~~~~~~~

This book was absolutely fabulous. Damina finds herself lost when she walks in on Jackson and another woman the night before their wedding. She runs of course and ends up meeting Dalcour. He is all man and immediately taken with her. Damina has a lot to learn about herself and her lessons will either make her or break her. Awesome writing with a storyline that makes you wonder what will happen next. I hope this story continues so
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Rita
Jan 11, 2021 rated it really liked it
Shelves: books-2021
"Beautfiul Nightmare" is quite the book. I do have so many different emotions that it's quite tricky for me to write a review. It is a very nice, looong, romantasy paranormal romance novel, and I loved it, however, the longer it went, the more confused I got. I was angry and Jackson, mad ad Damina and then Dal - oh my! The book brought so many feelings out - this is amazing! :) Don't get me wrong, the story, the world, it is incredible, and I love the fact that the author managed to trigger so m ...more
Anjali
May 29, 2021 rated it really liked it
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Anissa Dickens
Feb 21, 2019 rated it really liked it
Didn't expect that

Very well written, lots of unexpected twist, the editing was thorough, the artistry of the cover is awesome, it truly grabs your attention and amazing cliffhanger was not expecting that. Will definitely recommend.
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Jasmine
May 19, 2020 rated it really liked it
I could not put this one down. Just whoa, wow. There are many supernatural novels out there but I usually stick to Twilight. I am so glad that I won this book from a good reads giveaway.

Imagine living your whole life without knowing the real you. That is Damina’s story. Not only that, but imagine learning about the real you as an adult AND realizing that people knew and never told you. Wicked right? If you like a bit of romance and a mix of supernaturals then this is definitely for you. It does
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Melina Lobo
Jul 18, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Warning: contains a few graphic (bloody) scenes.
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A time will come when life gets rough; when your sand is full you’ve said enough.
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Damina dreams of man she does not know, but is drawn to him like she knows him and is connected to him.
Few hours before her wedding, Damina's fiancé shatters her heart in the cruelest way possible.
Now, running away from everything she knows, Damina wants to put as much distance from him as possible.
New Orleans provides her the shelter she requires while she colle
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Jessica
May 17, 2020 rated it it was amazing
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What a fantastic story. I absolutely loved it!! Can't wait to read more of L.C. Sons books. ...more
Two Nerds With Words
Feb 27, 2019 rated it really liked it
L.C. Son's Beautiful Nightmare reminded me so perfectly why I love this genre so very much. Gripping and breath-catching, this book was a genuine pageturner. Filled with twist and turns, and an ending that makes me desperate for the next book, this book is definitely 1-click material.
The characters, their connection, their journeys, and developments were well crafted and superbly detailed.
Enjoy getting lost in this fabulous paranormal fantasy romance.
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Divya
Oct 26, 2020 rated it really liked it
This book started off as a romantic story and through some very sharp twists and turns moved into the supernatural genre. The characters and various scenarios were nicely portrayed. Although I found the book to be a bit long, it was nicely written and the story moved at a good pace.

I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
Myra D
Feb 20, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Good Read!!

This book is a page turner that I could not put down. Kept my interest from beginning to end. Refreshing clean romance with paranormal twist. Can't wait for book #2.
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Rose Sawyer
Feb 27, 2019 rated it really liked it
This book truly does have everything I love about PNR. Not only that, it pulled me in and held me captive until I was able to hit the final page.
The characters were so relatable, always a marvel for a fantasy. Well written with a compelling plot, I'm eager for the next book.
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Sydney Hopke
Sep 26, 2019 rated it really liked it
Wow!

This story intrigued me when I read the blurb and it didn't disappoint! The author takes you on a journey of discovery. You feel like your there with the characters it's that descriptive. It's a story that once I started I didn't want to stop.
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Verna
Jul 06, 2020 rated it really liked it
The author is very talented, she is very imaginative. The romance was a bit frustrating for me. However she captured her details very well. Overall, it was a good read. She is a great writer.
R S
Jan 25, 2021 rated it really liked it
The story begins with Damina, the main character, seeing her fiancé, Jackson, betray her a few hours before their wedding. This prompts Damina to run away from him and try to put as much distance between them as possible. She hides in New Orleans, where her mother’s grave is located. Once there, she makes new friends and even meets a new man, Del, who she forms an instant connection with. However not all is as it seems and Damina starts to realize this and reveal new secrets as the story progres ...more
Ayre
Jul 15, 2021 added it
I'm sure this book has an audience that loves this and far be it from me to say don't read it. I only managed 2 chapters before DNFing it so there is a reasonable chance it gets better and that you'll like this book where I did not. Please check other reviews.

I tried to give this a chance but I did have to DNF this book. The writing was annoyingly repetitive (the guy in her dreams smells like cinnamon!) and the character is an insufferable Karen. We open the book on her wedding day and instead o
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Jennifer Kirkey
Jan 25, 2021 rated it liked it
Shelves: arc
I have to admit that this book surprised me. It was a rough start and it took me a while to get into it, but once the plot started to move I couldn't put it down. There's suspense, there's romance, there's a paranormal element, but it's terribly well-balanced and the characters were interesting enough to keep me reading. I'm looking forward to jumping into the next book in the series.

I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
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Jennifer
Oct 16, 2020 rated it really liked it
This story has everything. I couldn't put it down and can't wait for the next one. Well written with imaginative detail. I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review. ...more
Aizlynne
Dec 19, 2020 rated it really liked it
I am a little torn with this story. I really liked it at first then got very frustrated with the MC. Though toward the end, her motivations made more sense to me, I still am having issues with her. I enjoyed Dalcour and Jackson's stories much more than hers. My other struggle was with word usage. The author consistently swaps nodding and shaking of heads using the opposite term of what was meant. It's a small thing really, but it happened often enough to bother me. There were other off putting e ...more
Aimee Ann
Oct 20, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Beautiful Nightmare is an excellent book written by the exceptional and talented L.C. Son and wow what a stellar story! Beautiful Nightmare is a book I was keen to read ever since discovering it because I always love to find unique supernatural stories to read so when I discovered Beautiful Nightmare I thought ‘is this finally the perfect book?!’.

Now that I have finished Beautiful Nightmare, I can happily write that yes it is book lovers! Beautiful Nightmare is one of the most well written and w
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BooksCoffee
Jan 14, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Populated by vampires, wolves, and the supernatural, Son’s first in the series is marked by thorough characterization and a page-turning plot.

Damina Nicaud, a successful art buyer in Washington, D.C., has been plagued by haunting dreams of a mysterious stranger. Finding herself heartbroken a day before her wedding, Damina escapes to New Orleans to take on a professional assignment. But fate has something else in store for her: she finds herself fall for a mysterious stranger while secrets of he
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Kritika
Aug 11, 2020 rated it really liked it
Beautiful Nightmare is the first part of duology by L.C Son of the series named same as Beautiful Nightmare. This is the contemporary fantasy romance novel, that talks about various supernatural, vampires, and wolves and different kinds of living beings.

The story revolves around Damina Nicaud who is a successful art buyer in Washington, as she is relentlessly being distracted by her romantic nightmare of a handsome mystery man. She is the protagonist of the story who is excitedly preparing for h
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Victoria
Feb 24, 2021 rated it really liked it
The build up was great!

This story is actually my first book that I’ve read that had 500+ pages. I did feel like the book did start off slow, it took a while for everything to come together. It took me finishing the book and digesting it to realize that the author had to lengthily build and showcase the story in such a way to explain everything. The author is definitely a pro when it comes to showing the readers what is happening within the story. Her descriptions are very vivid, giving you a gl
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Alli
Mar 31, 2021 rated it it was amazing
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Carrie
May 03, 2021 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2021
This book is a huge world-building start to the series that includes any and all paranormals you can thing of.

The main character in this massive world is Damina. She's gone through the loss of her parents at a young age, but was luckily adopted by her aunt and raised along with her cousin. Seems relatively normal until we start seeing signs that she can change the weather with her moods and she has recurring dreams about a tree and wolves. Pretty early on in the story there is an act of betraya
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Melissa
Jun 14, 2021 rated it it was ok
“‘I promise you, Damina, one day soon, the clouds will give way to your sunshine. And tonight you my dear, will shimmer with electricity so bright you will light up the night. I promise.’”

In Beautiful Nightmare by L.C. Son, on the day before her wedding Damina is betrayed in the most heartbreaking way. With the help of a close friend she escaped everyone, looking for a chance to regroup in New Orleans. When there she discovers some things about her ancestors that surprise her, and finds a man wh
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Funboy
Dec 01, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Detailed Review Of "Beautiful Nightmare" By L. C. Son

Thanks to author for the review copy.

Genre - Fiction

Ratings 4.7/5

Beautiful Nightmare is a amazing romantic fantasy story of Damina. It's start with her fiance break her heart just before thier wedding and she is running away from all this. Read book to know all.

It's a big novel with about 520 pages so one this is for sure it's a medium pace story and you can't complete this in one sitting and story take a dip in a middle.

Characters and plot ar
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Nony
Feb 16, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Beautiful Nightmare is a paranormal romance novel written by the author L.C. Son. It is the debut book of the author. Damina Nicaud is a successful art buyer in Washington. She lost her parents at the age of seven and was raised by her aunt Delia and her grandmother. Damina often see a dream of a mystery man who smells of Cinnamon. But in reality she is going to be married to Jackson Nash, a savvy businessman who carries himself well.

One day, Jackson proposed Damina and she said yes to be his w
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