Saturday, 13 April 2013

Gateway to Reality - Scavenger hunt

Gateway to Reality: A Mind-Bending Urban Fantasy Tale by Becca J. Campbell

I’m thrilled to announce the publication of Becca J Campbell's  second novel, Gateway to Reality, now available at Amazon USand Amazon UK.
Keep reading for a chance to win one of three prize packs!


Talented artists shouldn’t be waiting tables, scraping by, and living mediocre lives. But that’s exactly what art school graduate Wes Teague is doing.

Then he wakes from a bizarre dream, haunted by the sense that his life isn't real. A harrowing truth presents itself--the real world lies in his dreams, not when he's wide awake.

The dream world he enters each night is rich and vibrant. Chicago appears the same on the surface, but chaos runs rampant as gravity, physics, and other laws of nature become fluid, changing unexpectedly. There, Wes's parents, brother, and sister are strangers. His girlfriend Emily doesn’t recognize him. Suddenly Wes longs to return, to unlearn the truth about his dual reality.

Wes would sacrifice almost anything to get back to blissful ignorance in a false world.

But now he has feelings for the real Emily.

Gateway to RealityGateway to Reality by Becca J. Campbell
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I enjoyed Gateway to reality very much. It was something so different. The story world was highly creative and beautiful. There was romance, mystery, action and thought provoking moments that had me rushing for answers. There were so many real life elements and questions blended into this science fiction, fantasy world I found highly delightful. The main character was a very determined, strong willed person who found love in a place it doesnt really exist. To me Wes was a hero.

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Welcome to Day Twelve of the Gateway to Reality Blog Tour! Thanks so much to Carlyle for having me on Worlds Away Book Blog. Read on to hear more about this New Adult novel that merges Urban Fantasy and Science Fiction, and be sure to to enter the giveaway for the chance at one of three awesome prize packs!

Discovering Reality

Here’s an excerpt that helps set up the dual worlds in the story.
Wes turned full circle, scoping out his surroundings. This place resembled the Chicago he knew, and yet little things were off. He took a few steps closer and was startled by the human reflections in the Bean. They made faces back out at their matches, sneering or laughing. The expressions didn’t match the people looking in. It’s a dream. It’s just a dream. The thought helped to steady his footing. Nothing to be worried about. I’m just here for a bit, then I’ll wake up … The colors of the world before him were vibrant—brighter than he was used to. Here, he saw—felt—what had been missing the day before. The air was sharper, crisper. Smells wafted past, not all of which he recognized, or that belonged in this park. His vision was clear, focused. Not like getting a prescription adjusted. More like taking off shades that shrouded reality. All of his senses seemed more alive here. How could a dream feel more real than his own life?

What Is the Logiverse?

In Gateway to Reality there are two worlds: one very much like the one we live in, and one that exists when Wes goes to sleep, in his dreams. The Logiverse is much like our world, ruled by order and the laws of physics. After a malfunction, Wes is exposed to the truth—this world ruled by logic is actually a virtual place that exists only in his mind. It’s only then that he discovers the true nature of reality, the place in his dreams known as simply the Existence.

The Nature of the Existence

Ruled by chaos, the Existence doesn’t always obey typical laws like, oh, say gravity for one. On the surface it’s eerily similar to our world, yet crazy things can (and do) happen at any time with no rhyme or reason. Wes recognizes familiar places like the Chicago and Kansas City he knows, but he soon realizes that nothing is quite as it seems. Disorder lies just beneath the surface, waiting to break free at any moment. People are different there, too. Wes is surprised to find nearly identical copies of the best friends and sibliings he’s known from the Logiverse, but there are slight—and sometimes severe—variations. The most extreme is Emily, his Logiverse girlfriend, who doesn’t even know him in the Existence. For a free-spirited artistic type like Wes, the Existence might seem like a valued reprieve from the rigid structure of normal life. Instead, it awaits him as a dark and frightening reality—one he’s not sure he wants to live in.

And Now for the Good Stuff—A Giveaway

I’m giving away several prize packs to celebrate the book’s release. (Want to see the prizes? Go here to have a look!) The Grand Prize is a Chicago-theme prize pack and it includes:
  • An autographed paperback of Gateway to Reality
  • A journal with an artistic representation of Chicago on the cover
  • A Cloud Gate button
  • A Gateway to Reality button
  • Three postcards: Gateway to Reality, Cloud Gate, and Crown Fountain
The Second Prize is:
  • An autographed paperback of Gateway to Reality
  • Gateway to Reality postcard
The Third Prize is the full Becca J. Campbell ebook library (your choice of Kindle or ePub version):
  • Gateway to Reality ebook
  • Foreign Identity ebook
  • Not the Norm (Sub-Normal #1) ebook
  • Unmasked Alloy (Sub-Normal #2) ebook

The Scavenger Hunt Blog Tour is on!

You can enter the giveaway immediately, but to really amp up your odds at snatching one of these prize packs, check out each site along the blog tour. April 1st Paranormal and Urban Fantasy Reviews April 2nd The Peasants Revolt April 3rd Catharsis of the Bogue April 4th The Pen and Whisk April 5th Write for Life April 6th S.M. Boyce April 8th Paranormal Lounge April 9th Lisa Is a Bookworm April 10th Jade Kerrion April 11th Paper Book Princess April 12th Now is Gone April 13th Worlds Away Book Blog April 15th FU Only Knew April 17th Sarcasm and Lemons April 18th Brandon R. Luffman

Your Twelfth Clue

Wes visits many worlds in the Existence. Here’s your challenge in this scavenger hunt: Collect the names of the fifteen worlds in Gateway to Reality (one will be revealed each day). Following the schedule above, collect a world name at each stop, and when you have them all, plug that list of 15 worlds into the giveaway below to win a BONUS TEN ENTRIES. HERE’S YOUR TWELFTH WORLD: The Dunes Make sure to check out FU Only Knew tomorrow for your next clue. Or, you could grab the ebook now and read it to find the answers for yourself! Good luck! a Rafflecopter giveaway

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