Friday, November 28, 2014

Meet the book: The Color of Dreams

The Color of Dreams


Chicago detective Julie Carter has dreams she can't shake. When her most recent dream comes true, and her husband Aiden is killed, Julie must work with Detective Scott Jordan, the man who broke her heart years ago, to find Aiden's murderer. Secrets unravel as Scott and Julie clash. But who killed Aiden? The truth will rock the foundation of the precinct.

Behind the book:

The first book I ever wrote was Mirror Image, a sci-fi romance story about a woman who finds out she's a clone. The story came to me in snippets as a dream. I went to bed every night hoping to continue the story then I started to write it down.

In October of that year, my best friend was talking to me about NaNoWriMo. NaNo is a writing challenge to write a 50,000 word book during the month of November. I was intrigued. I was still very wet behind my ears so anything to improve the quality of my writing, I was all for. Plus I'm never one to back down from a challenge.

But what should I write? Do I begin the second book in the Mirror series? Instead, a different thought occurred. Mirror Image was based on a dream. What if I wrote about a woman whose dreams came true, but not in a way we would expect? The Color of Dreams began to form. Julie, my no-nonsense detective born and raised in Chicago, saw dreams in black and white, sans one color. These dreams always comes true. The color she sees holds significance to the story. When she sees her husband murdered, she sees red. I did a lot of research about dreams.

Blue represents devotion, tranquility, and/or openness. Green represents fertility, growth, and peace. Pink means happiness, sweetness, and love. Read more at this link:

The subject is fascinating to me, but to Julie, it's natural. She never second guesses why she sees things in her dreams. I hope to explore the dream concept with a sequel sometime next year.

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