When All the World Sleeps

When All the World Sleeps

Lisa Henry J.A. Rock / May 30, 2020

When All the World Sleeps Daniel Whitlock is terrified of going to sleep And rightly so he sleepwalks with no awareness or memory of his actions Including burning down Kenny Cooper s house with Kenny inside it after Kenny bru

  • Title: When All the World Sleeps
  • Author: Lisa Henry J.A. Rock
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  • Page: 135
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  • Daniel Whitlock is terrified of going to sleep And rightly so he sleepwalks, with no awareness or memory of his actions Including burning down Kenny Cooper s house with Kenny inside it after Kenny brutally beat him for being gay Back in the tiny town of Logan after serving his prison sentence, Daniel isolates himself in a cabin in the woods and chains himself to his beDaniel Whitlock is terrified of going to sleep And rightly so he sleepwalks, with no awareness or memory of his actions Including burning down Kenny Cooper s house with Kenny inside it after Kenny brutally beat him for being gay Back in the tiny town of Logan after serving his prison sentence, Daniel isolates himself in a cabin in the woods and chains himself to his bed at night Like the rest of Logan, local cop Joe Belman doesn t believe Daniel s absurd defense But when Bel saves Daniel from a retaliatory fire, he discovers that Daniel might not be what everyone thinks killer, liar, tweaker, freak Bel agrees to control Daniel at night for the sake of the other townsfolk Daniel s fascinating, but Bel s not going there Yet as he s drawn further into Daniel s dark world, Bel finds that he likes being in charge And submitting to Bel gives Daniel the only peace he s ever known But Daniel s demons won t leave him alone, and he ll need Bel s help to slay them once and for all assuming Bel is willing to risk everything to stand by him.

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    1. April M/M Buddy Read Selectiongritty, harsh, depressing DARKwith flashes of gracebeautifully written, shocking, filled with longing and pain "We live as we dream: alone."This book made me angry, depressed, like I was in a noose, choking, sinking, flailingDROWNING How do you know your life isn't a dream? Daniel chains himself to a bed so he doesn't leave. When he sleeps, terrible things happen. And Daniel pays a price. He's an outcast, a freak, a pariah, a slutty faggot wanting to get used by eve [...]


    2. tl;dr : hot, thoughtful D/s. Buy ite long road:Full disclosure: Lisa Henry gave me a copy of this. You may or may not know I have a personal policy of no ARCs or freebies, but I choose to think of this not as a review copy, but as my very kind friend Lisa taking pity on my six months of eager waiting and giving me a present. But, to clarify officially, Lisa did not give me the book in expectation of a favorable, or any, review.Writing a cohesive review of this proved fairly challenging, and it's [...]


    3. Written April 2, 20144 1/2 Stars - Anxiety-filled, sentimental, tough and dark but ultimately beautiful about fear, to be different, alienation and strong emotionsWhen All the World Sleeps is a new Lisa Henry and J.A. Rock M/M novel. ~ As I wrote in my last update; I'm totally exhausted. ~To read this book was an incredibly emotional journey. I feel it is impossible for me to describe all these pretty rough and difficult feelings, happenings and characters in this great, but very dark and angsty [...]


    4. Complicated, conflicted, and slightly terrifying.You want a cookie cutter, easy read then just keep on walking--this book is not for you. This isn't elitism, this is fair warning that one really needs to be in a frame of mind for reading this book. It is a romance. It will make you rethink your beliefs at least once. It might very will make you hate, love, and despair all within one chapter--several times within the book. This is not easy, formulated plot twists. This is reach deep inside, that [...]


    5. **3.5 stars**Ugh, boy do I need a happy read after this one.These authors sucked me dry (Emotionally! Dirty minds, all of you) and left me feeling totally depleted. Don't get me wrong, this is still a romance, but it is an exhausting one. Honestly, the concept for this book was pretty brilliant. Daniel Whitlock does things he can't control while he is sleeping, including harming others and himself. Daniel's situation alone was enough to make me cry. I mean, that poor man. What he put himself thr [...]


    6. UPDATED TO ADD: The first two chapters are now available to read on the Riptide website. riptidepublishing/titles/w*** J.A. Rock and I wrote this book. It all started with an email she sent me asking if I wanted to hear a crazy idea. My answer, as always, was "Hell, yes." And it went from there If you guys have anything you want to ask me about When All The World Sleeps, here's the place to do it!


    7. Have you ever thought about the power of the subconscious mind? How it responds to your every thought and emotion, your fears and desires? At the risk of sounding like a universal self-help guru I will remind you that your subconscious is your loyal slave, your greatest protector and your fiercest ally; it is your absolute truth and there is no hiding from it. It is YOU, with the most powerful will to do what your conscious mind will not. Now imagine what your subconscious would do for you, if i [...]


    8. Uh, 2.75 Stars? Urm, I think. Maybe 3.So, I’ll keep this short and sweet and full of spoilers.I was waiting forever for this book, and when I got my Arc from NetGalley, I was so stoked. I’m still glad I read the book. 2.75-3 is a good rating!I say this every review Lisa Henry and JA Rock write beautifully together and I’m always gifted with beautiful scenery and fantastic visuals. I’m never left wondering how people are feeling or questioning what they just did. The writing, as always, w [...]


    9. ****4 Set My World On Fire Stars****Daniel Whitlock wrestled when his subconscious took control of his mind, wrestled with his demons, the townsfolk.d acceptancewhat a Heartbreaking, Incredible, Poignant Story.Daniel Whitlock is terrified of going to sleep. He sleepwalks, with no awareness or memory of his actions. After spending time in prison for a crime he commited, burning down Kenny Cooper’s house with Kenny in it. Daniel returned to the small town he grow up in and lives alone in a cabin [...]


    10. 4.5 StarsThis story is not for the faint of heart. It was a disturbing, frustrating, distressing, and even an uncomfortable reading experience at times, but wow, what a story!Forcing my apprehension aside, I threw myself into this one, knowing full well that my poor nerves and pesky anxiety was going to be heightened due to the content and themes within this story. It was a tough read, no doubt, but one I feel was so very worth any ill-feelings that may have been thrust upon me along the way.I b [...]


    11. I liked this book a lot, but at the same time, it made me really sad. It's a very melancholy story, but also very angry. I would definitely recommend reading if in the mood for that sort of thing, because it's very evocative--you go through all of Daniel's emotions and the authors pull no punches I found the setting pretty well done--it feels authentically small town South. (coming from someone who lived for over a decade in the carolinas)The characters were endearing--Daniel's pain was palpable [...]


    12. A very compelling story that kept hold of me to the end.I debated reading this for the longest time, the blurb intriqued me but the contents promised to be darker than my liking.There are very dark themes, this isn't a light pretty romance by any means but there's vivid pain and love and possibly redemption. I'm really glad I decided to read it.I liked that the sleep-walking wasn't neatly tagged and explained, what is said about it was enough for my quasi-psychol-analysis! It made sense to me th [...]


    13. Okay, I'm calling it. Time of death: chapter 12/23. No autopsy report.Just ignore me and my sad puppy dog face, seems like I'm the only one on the planet who doesn't like this book. It's not even because When All The World Sleeps is dark and depressing. It's just dragging and I'm bored, so it took me almost a week to get halfway through. Although my heart is bleeding for Daniel, it doesn't really help that I don't feel a connection between him and Bel, either. Damn, I never planned for my 200th [...]


    14. *ARC via netgalley*3.5When I first read the blurb, I just knew I had to read this book. And I was simply mesmerized by the cover, like it whispered promises to me that it will be dark and haunting. And on top of it BDSM included. And it had such an amazing and promising start. I was completely gripped by the story. Both Bel and Daniel were amazing characters and I just couldn't wait for them to be together, to see how will that happen. But somewhere around 50%, maybe even before, I simply lost m [...]


    15. Re-read January 3 2016Still really love this story.---------------------------------I know when Lisa Henry and J.A. Rock write something together they accomplish awesome things. And this was no exception. This is a story about Daniel. Daniel, who sleepwalks. And does awful things when he is asleep. When he was attacked by a group of men, for being gay, his unconscious, sleeping self got up one night and took revenge. He burned down the house of his assailant with him in it. After his prison sent [...]


    16. 4.5 starsThis book gutted me. It's dark, gritty, and very angsty, but there's also an incredible romance, and strong themes of redemption and hope.I listened to the audiobook version by Greg Tremblay. His narration kept me hooked. The character voices were differentiated and "fit", and the pacing was good.Both Daniel and Bel are flawed characters. Daniel has a sleepwalking disorder which resulted in murder, and which he tries to control through enduring pain. Bel, a small-town cop, shares his to [...]


    17. "Do you know what you do when all the world sleeps?"I fuck anything. I kill people, I'm crazy."You talk a lot. We talk a lot."Daniel Whitlock walks in his sleep and that wouldn't be so bad if it was all that he did in his sleep but it isn't and now after years in prison having paid his debt to society. He's trying to rebuild his life rebuild himselfbut, that's a lot harder than it sounds when people won't let go of the past, won't accept why things happen. Joe 'Bel' Belman's one of those people. [...]


    18. If I got to know you for a little while, that's maybe enough, yeah? 'Cause with you, I was awake, and with you, I was alive, and with you, I'm brave. This book is not just reading, it is a full emotion-immersion experience. Two of the most memorable characters I have ever come across, and I've read a lot of books, came out of this book - Daniel Whitlock and Joseph (Bel) Belman. Be hard to ever forget their names. "You awake?""Yeah, Bel."I'll be honest, there is a lot of hurt and sadness in When [...]


    19. A very emotional read. I think I spent a lot of time wondering if I felt admiration or pity for Daniel because it almost seemed sacrilegious to feel both at the same time somehow. Like I had to compartmentalize my feelings. I think I was mirroring Daniel. It ends much more hopeful but this is not a book where there is a great cure and everything is all right. I mean I know these two authors wouldn't give anyone an easy out and such is the case here. Daniel's damage is so severe that he appears a [...]


    20. 3.5stars rounded upInteresting concept extreme sleepwalking, and a great hook for a story especially if the sleepwalker in this case is a poor tortured soul, and there's no doubt that Daniel is exactly that! A pariah in the town he's returned to, after being released from prison for killing the man who almost beat him to death, Daniel hides himself away from the world in a cabin in the woods. No one believes in the defence that only got him convicted of manslaughter and a five year sentence, all [...]


    21. Arc provided to Slitsread by Riptide publishing for an honest reviewThis book. This book woke me up. Woke me up. When all the world was sleeping I was awake. InhalingExhalingAwakeLisa Henry and J.A Rock dived into a broken man and did it BEAUTIFULLY. Holy Shit did they ever. (view spoiler)[The story is so its just so. ahhh I have no words. it's like we second guess if it's a dream state or waken state. Daniel Whitlock.The most broken man I've read to date. He will never leave me. He is interwove [...]


    22. I had a lot of expectations for When All the World Sleeps. Some of them include: dark, intense, and BDSM! I mean, you can't look at that book cover, see the name "Lisa Henry" and NOT think you'll be in for some hours of absolutely delicious man pain.But dare I say that WATWS wasn't up to par with my expectations? I think my biggest issue was buying Daniel's sleepwalking. Of course sleepwalking is real. But to take a real condition, and make it become the type of extreme that Daniel experiences a [...]



    23. 5 Thousand StarsWell, that would be the rating I'd give this book were it something even remotely possible on GR. Seriously, best book I've read (or listened to) this year so far. Honestly? It was better than anything else I read (or listened to) last year as well.Read the status updates for some of my thoughts and feelings on this book because I'm emotionally exhausted right now and not sure I'd have more to add - exceptme parts of the story reminded me of Rectify, but in an homage-y way that I [...]


    24. Another fantastic, dark read from Lisa Henry and J.A. Rock, I found it to be very different from some of their other collaborations. The writing is wonderful, but there is no comic relief in this book, which fits with the intensity of the situation Daniel finds himself in. The romance really is secondary to the story of Daniel coming to terms with his past and trying to find something that will give him hope for a future.There is a lot at play in this book. Daniel has committed a crime, served h [...]


    25. It's no secret that I love Greg Tremblay's voice acting skills. I make no bones about being a fangirl of his talent.When All the World Sleeps is wonderfully and beautifully narrated by Mr. Tremblay. I kind of felt like he was holding my hand throughout this story. He navigates the different POV between Bel and Daniel brilliantly.I honestly don't think I would have made it through "reading" this, so huge, HUGE kudos to Greg for getting me through. Because this story is dark, y'all. Dark and depre [...]


    26. I don't actually have words yet, but I felt the fear and the anger that just pour out of Daniel throughout much of this book. I believed it. I cried for him. It's dark, it's scary and extremely intense, but these two authors write the angst brilliantly. Updated: 1/2/15I still don't really have words for this book. The writing is beautiful, terrifyingly so. It pulled me in from the start and didn't let me go. It made me cry. It made me rejoice. These two authors crafted an extraordinary book with [...]


    27. This book really tore me apart. The writing was excellent.I have to admit, Bel was one of the most interesting, most likeable and most realistic gay romance characters I have ever come across. A down to earth cop from the countryside with a compassionate heart and a faithfulness that astonished me immensely. Daniel, on the other hand, was a complete wreck. I did not fully understand how Bel was able to cope with Daniel's issues and how he found the strength to carry on. I would not have been as [...]


    28. Sooo.I wondered whether it was a good idea to read this back to back with The Subs Club, given that I really disliked that book. I wanted to give When All the World Sleeps a good chance, and this book has been on my TBR-list for a long time.But lo and behold:I loved this quite a lot! Not only did it have two definitely adult protagonists, one of whom (Bel) finally showed the grown-up behaviour I would expect in someone into his third decade and having a responsible job, but it also was a study i [...]


    29. Dark, gritty and absolutely compelling with hardly any humorous reliefbut the quality of the writing is just to die for, as you would expect from Lisa & JA. 4.5 stars from me.The storyline is much too involved for me to go into it in great detail in this shortish review, but it revolves around Daniel Whitlock who has responded to years of mental and physical torture and a gang attack in which he was severely injured, by burning one of the protagonists alive in his cabin. What most people ref [...]


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