Author: Cyn Balog
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Age Level: YA (12-18)
Eron is a Sandman: an inhuman creature who seduces his human charges to sleep every night. His 100 year tenure as a Sandman is drawing to a close, and his replacement is a young recently deceased man named Griffin Colburn, killed in a car crash.
Julia was the girlfriend of the recently deceased Griffin Colburn, and is a charge of Eron's. She is grieving Griffin's death, yes, but how she believes her joker boyfriend would want her to: taking it in stride, not crying, trading jabs with Griffin's best friend Bret - now the one who she considers her best friend as well. But Bret may want to be more than best friends - and Griffin, watching invisibly as a Sandman, doesn't like what his former best friend has in mind.
Eron is ready to be free of his Sandman duties, to return to a human life, but how can he when his replacement isn't ready to let go of his human life? And Eron is getting strange feelings for Julia - feelings that he knows may be dangerous in the long run, but just can't ignore...
Review: Maybe it's my love of paranormal romance, but I really enjoyed this book. It's a plotline I have never encountered before, outside the realm of normal paranormal categories (mythology, angels, fairies/faeries, witch/wizard). The characters were fresh, the plot line was new - I would have loved to read more of this world!