Book Reviews

Jacob at the Break of Dawn (Dreamcatcher 3) by Ellen Ginsberg at Siren Publishing

Genre Gay / Paranormal / Shifters / Psychic Powers / Erotic Romance
Reviewed by Serena Yates on 19-November-2012

Book Blurb

Cursed at birth with the ability to perceive the dreams, memories, and emotional states of almost everyone around him, planeswalker Jacob Walker has never given a thought to himself. After a harrowing war destroys his home plane, Morgana, he flees to the Earth plane in search of a savior to restore peace to the supernatural realm.

When he arrives, he is met with Alexander Craven, a fiercely determined werewolf who believes himself incapable of love and has spent his entire life training to return to Morgana and join the fight.

Giving in to the pull of fate, Jacob and Alexander join their vastly dissimilar souls, granting Jacob access to Alexander’s terrifying strength and making Alexander vulnerable to Jacob’s oversensitive psyche.

In the dark hours following the end of the great supernatural war, their union may just provide Morgana with the hero it needs…if it doesn’t destroy them first.


Note: Each book in this series features a different romantic couple. Even though the Dreamcatcher collection by Ellen Ginsberg shares an external story arc with the Songmates collection by Rayna Bradbury, each series can stand alone.


Book Review

What a grand finale to a fantastic trilogy! The third and final book in this fascinating series about planeswalking and dreams that are real enough to make nightmares a life-threatening event, pulled the entire story together, answered my remaining questions, and told the story of yet another couple that struggled with almost insurmountable inner demons and external obstacles. And never was the mini-relief from the overall situation, provided by the focus on this book's couple, more needed than in this final, tense sequel.

Jacob is a planeswalker who comes to Earth with a mission. He has to find and return the werewolf king, so the power factions on Morgana are balanced. Currently, vampires, planeswalkers and werewolves have agreed to a truce, but all is far from well. Jacob also has a few extra talents, not to mention a big, dark secret, and both those factors mean lots of trouble for him and his mate.

Alex was the only one of the three brothers who has believed in Morgana all along. He has trained for the day he can join the fight, and when Jacob tells him the war is over he is crushed. His whole reason for being vanishes and he has to fight himself to find a new purpose. Suddenly his world is turned upside-down, and his darker desires where Jacob are concerned cannot possibly be right. Or can they?

As with the previous two couples, many of Jacob and Ale's issues are dealt with in their shared dreams. Alex's solution regarding planeswalking was totally in character, and Jacob's new way of looking at life has given both the certainty to go on together. If you enjoy different types of paranormal worlds, if you've been waiting for the final installment in the series to find out how it all works, and if you want to read about two men who have to redefine the way they see the world and themselves before being able to open up to love, then you will probably like this book as much as I did.





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Additional Information

Format ebook
Length Novel, 182 pages/57475 words
Heat Level
Publication Date 29-October-2011
Price $5.99 ebook
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