Featured New Release: The Dream by Maria Savva


Now, I knew Maria Savva was one of the coolest of the cool women who I hang out with (at least online, since Maria is in England somewhere). That’s why I invited her to join us over here for a Featured New Release spot for her new book, The Dream. I knew she likes to rock out, too, but to this extent? No way.

Anyway, here you go… The song that makes Maria Savva think of her book, The Dream.

There are a few songs that I think of when I think of ‘The Dream’. ‘Stranger in a strange land‘ by Iron Maiden, because of the time slip element, ‘White Wedding‘ by Billy Idol, because the story starts off with Lynne, the main character thinking she’s marrying the wrong man. But I’m going to say, ‘Stairway to Heaven‘ by Led Zeppelin is probably the one that conjures most memories of the book for me. The fantasy type feel to the song, and the line ‘there are two paths you can go by, but in the long run there’s still time to change the road you’re on’, fit well with the time slip element of ‘The Dream’ and the way the book explores whether fate dictates our lives.

Here’s the book summary:

Lynne cannot shake her feelings of dread; her dreams tell her she is making a terrible mistake, she must not marry Adam. But, how can she believe the dream? Lynne and Adam have shared their lives for three years now. She is certain she loves him. It is not that love, which her dream warns against. It doesn’t matter that she loves this man she will soon marry. If she marries him, the voice in her dream says her soul mate will die. Her true love will perish. Soon, Lynne’s world is transformed and becomes almost unrecognisable, except for the déjà vu. Time doesn’t seem to mean much anymore, and things are not quite as they seem. As her world spins out of control, Lynne must sort out what’s real and what isn’t to fulfill her destiny

This one link will take you to a spot that’ll connect you to your favorite book retailer. Pretty spiffy, no?



  1. Julia Smith

    August 4, 2011 9:30 am

    Enjoyed meeting you here at West of Mars, Maria. I always love hearing about the musical inspirations of authors. These ones are very evocative, and tell me a lot about your book.

  2. Maria Savva

    August 4, 2011 3:43 pm

    Thanks, Julia! 🙂 Nice to meet you too.

  3. Melissa Luznicky Garrett

    August 4, 2011 5:25 pm

    This sounds like a *fantastic* book!

  4. Darcia Helle

    August 5, 2011 10:17 am

    Great choices, Maria, and that line does fit well with your book. That’s one of my favorite Zeppelin lyrics. That simple line says so much. (Though Kashmir is my favorite Zep song!)

  5. Maria Savva

    August 5, 2011 1:58 pm

    Thanks, Darcia! I don’t know if I could pick a fave Led Zepp track, they have so many good ones 🙂

  6. Maria Savva

    August 15, 2011 2:58 pm

    Ooh, I’ve just noticed that you commented too, Jerry! That wasn’t there when I last looked… or I’m getting old 🙂 LOL Anyway, didn’t mean to ignore you! Thanks for stopping by!

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