To help launch the book on its merry way, a whole bunch of authors are blogging this week about dreams, there's a list at the end of this blog of those taking part. So please do pop along and see what others have to say on the subject of dreams.
Alison set us a few prompts to keep us all in line, but before that, here's a taste of what her new book is all about. It sounds FAB and I can't wait to read it!
Midsummer Dreams by Alison May
Four people. Four messy lives. One party that changes everything …
Emily is obsessed with ending her father’s new relationship – but is blind to the fact that her own is far from perfect.
Dominic has spent so long making other people happy that he’s hardly noticed he’s not happy himself.
Helen has loved the same man, unrequitedly, for ten years. Now she may have to face up to the fact that he will never be hers.
Alex has always played the field. But when he finally meets a girl he wants to commit to, she is just out of his reach.
At a midsummer wedding party, the bonds that tie the four friends together begin to unravel and show them that, sometimes, the sensible choice is not always the right one.
You can download the kindle edition of Midsummer Dreams here: http://bookgoodies.com/a/B00XJOEJTM
Now, more about dreams:
I had a dream…
Actually I'm always dreaming, which is good if you happen to be asleep. Not so good otherwise. Sometimes they're good dreams, but not always. Often my dreams are so realistic I'm positive it's real, then I wake up, glad it was a dream, and then I wake up again realising I only thought I was awake when I was still asleep. Confusing at times!
I had a nightmare…
Let me tell you about two nightmares. One was about a one-handed gravedigger (tricky). I was able to use him weeks later in a mystery story competition which took 1st prize and earned me a nice little £200!
The other nightmare occurred when I was about ten. I dreamed I woke up (nothing changes!) and at the far wall of my bedroom was a shadow of an arched doorway. As I sat in my bed, it opened and a hooded monk walked out and came right round my bed and leant over me. I woke with a start. Phew! Just a dream! And then I looked at the far wall – and there was a shadowed archway of a door. Did I scream for my mum!!! The shadow stayed for about a week – even during the day. Spooky.
I've never forgotten it, but eventually put it to good use in a book. In my YA thriller, Celeste, the very same incident happens to my main character, Megan. And it scares her just as much as it scared me. Makes for a good scene though!
My dream for the future…
World peace, obviously, and an end to suffering, misery, poverty etc etc., but on a more personal note, my dream for the future – a glass conservatory leading into my garden (pretty simple!) But I'm going to have to sell a few more books before that becomes a reality I fear! Still I can dream.
So how about you – what's your dream for the future?
And don't forget Alison May's new book, Midsummer Dreams.
And if you're desperate to discover more about that shadowy arched doorway, Celeste is available at all good book outlets, including: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Celeste-Ann-Evans-ebook/dp/B00KQ8XIGE
Other authors taking part in today's Midsummer Dreams blog are:
Jane Lovering http://www.janelovering.co.uk/2015/06/midsummer-dreamsalison-mays-launch-and.html
Rhoda Baxter http://rhodabaxter.com/?p=3102
Sheryl Browne http://sherylbrowne.com/
Laura James http://www.lauraejames.co.uk/
Lisa Hill https://lisahillwriter.wordpress.com/
Sally Malcolm http://sallymalcolm.blogspot.co.uk/
Chris Stovell http://homethoughtsweekly.blogspot.co.uk/
Clare Chase http://clarechase.com/
Janet Gover http://janetgover.com/
Morton Gray http://mortongray.blogspot.co.uk/
Henriette Gyland https://henriettegyland.wordpress.com/
Georgia Hill http://www.georgiahill.co.uk/
Christina Hollis http://christinahollis.blogspot.co.uk
Kathryn Freeman http://kathrynfreeman.co.uk/
Bernadette O’Dwyer http://secretwriter1.blogspot.co.uk/
Debbie Flint http://www.debbieflint.co.uk/read-it-write-it-sell-it
Julia Ibbotson http://www.juliaibbotsonauthor.com
Anne Stenhouse https://annestenhousenovelist.wordpress.com/
Janice Preston http://janicepreston.co.uk/
Linn B Halton http://linnbhalton.co.uk/midsummer-dreams-and-psychic-nightmares/
Helena Fairfax http://helenafairfax.com/
Heather King http://regencywriter-hking.blogspot.co.uk/
Sally Jenkins http://sallyjenkins.wordpress.com/
Holly Magill https://hollyannegetspoetic.wordpress.com/
Evonne Wareham http://evonneonwednesday.blogspot.co.uk/ (Wednesday)
Kate Haye http://katyhaye.com/add-more-narrativium/ (Saturday)
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