Tuesday 28 January 2014

Tuesday Tease - Dreaming, Not Sleeping by Julia Kavan

I usually feature novels in the Tuesday Tease, but today we have a short story from the talented Julia Kavan, you can read the excerpt and her bio below:

Dreaming, Not Sleeping
by Julia Kavan

Some nightmares are simply too good to resist...


Come with me. The words insinuated themselves into the hushed conversations of my dream, but my tempter remained elusive. Amid the chaos and shattered images that made no sense, his voice remained; a constant lure, drawing me to the shadows, tempting me down nightmare alleys and into windowless rooms - searching. Buildings shifted and changed, evolved and collapsed until I was wandering across wastelands. And so it continued each night– my dreams became empty but for the promises of something I’d always wanted but never found. I didn’t want to wake in the mornings, and bed became a battleground. All I wanted to do was sleep.

Short story - approx 2,500 words

Buy Links:


US: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00HME4Z44

UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00HME4Z44&tag=phasespacenet-21

DE: https://www.amazon.de/dp/B00HME4Z44

CA: https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B00HME4Z44

AU: https://www.amazon.com.au/dp/B00HME4Z44

Also available to borrow via Amazon Prime

About Julia Kavan:

Born in the University city of Cambridge, England, Julia has lived most of her life in Cambridgeshire - atmospheric and the perfect inspiration for ghost stories.
She loves exploring the darker side of human nature, writing psycho-sexual and psychological thrillers, horror and supernatural mysteries. She finds inspiration in the British landscape, art, photography and music. When she isn’t writing you can find her rambling (or tripping over) in forests or being crushed against the barriers at a rock gig – she loves the great outdoors and deafening music equally (and has a death wish...really, she’s too old for gigs).

Author links:

Website: http://www.juliakavan.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/julia.kavan

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Seneca24

Books by Julia Kavan on Amazon


  1. Thank you for having me on your blog, Michael!

  2. This is an amazing story that stays with you long after you've read it. Highly recommended.