Monday, July 7, 2008

Do you dream?

Do you dream? I think every one of us does at some time or other. Some more often than others. Dreams are the images, thoughts and feelings experienced when we aren’t consciously controlling our minds. The world of dreams is mysterious and fascinating and the rules of reality do not apply. Many dreams are about sex. They can be triggered by hormones or natural biological urges we are supressing for some reason. Psychologically, sexual dreams are often a blunt expression of unconscious sexual desire. The scenario may reveal your hidden wishes or fears. If you dreamt about sex did you wake up feeling warm and fuzzy after cavorting with the man or woman of your dreams? Perhaps you dreamed of being carried away by Prince Charming, meeting your dream lover on the beach or making love before a crackling fireplace with wine and roses.

In Dream Strokes, to be released by The Wild Rose Press this Friday, Erin, my heroine, has just had a disastrous breakup of her engagement. She is emotionally wounded and unhappy, hiding out in one of four isolated cottages to try to heal. She dreams of a fantasy lover who comes to her each night making the most passionate love to her. When she awakes in the morning, the memory of the dream is so vivid her body even aches in the right places. Dallas, my hero, has suffered a similar emotional upset as well as a physical one. A wounded Navy SEAL, he has come to this area on the beach to heal both his mind and his body. And he, too, is having erotic dreams that mystify and confuse him. When they finally meet, they wonder if reality is intruding on their dreams and if something beyond the ordinary is pulling the strings.

She woke to sense a presence nearby, the feeling that another person was close. Forcing open her heavy-lidded eyes, she saw him standing beside her, broad shoulders tapering to narrow hips, silver light glinting over the curls on his chest and brushing glistening streaks through the rich golden hair on his head.
He was big all over, and hard. Not workout hard like the men she knew. A warrior’s body. There didn’t look to be an ounce of give to him anywhere. He was without a doubt the most masculine man she had ever seen, muscles limned in the ambient light, his face defined by a square jaw and high cheek-bones. She couldn’t see the color of his eyes in the dark, only that the faint light from the sky shone in them, reflecting the lust burning there.
Her heart trip-hammered, and she tried to move away on the bed.
He reached out and placed it a hand on her arm, stopping her. “No. I won’t harm you. Don’t move.”
She looked around. Yes, this was her bedroom, her window with the moonlight streaming in. But who was this man standing so close to her?
He lifted the sheet covering her naked body and drew it back, as if unwrapping a package, his eyes devouring her as each inch of her was revealed. Her flesh shivered under his gaze. When she lifted her arms to cover herself, he shook his head. “Why would you want to hide a body so beautiful and tempting?”
Erin dropped her hands to her sides, unexpectedly craving the stranger’s touch, the caress of his gaze on her skin. Her heart hammered against her ribs and heat bloomed throughout all her erogenous zones. How could she be doing this, exposing herself to a total stranger? Yet it seemed so very right. So…so…fated. That was it. Fated. As if arranged by a power greater than both of them.
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Kelly Kirch said...

Siiiiiighhhhh! Another great one, my dear. I'm thrilled that I got to meet you at RT and amazed at your ability to put out great work. Yum!

Regina Carlysle said...

I had a sneak peek at this one and oh MY...does it EVER ROCK!!! Another great book from one of my favorite authors and best friends!

My dreams usually feature RATS. Damn! That really sucks.

Cindy Spencer Pape said...

Ni-i-ce. Can you subscribe to dreams like that?

Paul McDermott said...

VERY detailed and impressive dream!
Best of luck from a 'newbie' who's hoping to use a dream sequence of many years' duration in the near future ..... your use of dreams is different, but wonderfully realistic!