I am somewhat exited; tomorrow is Luminous Dreams Release Day. I admit, being somewhat excited doesn’t sound like much, but that’s just because I don’t think I have fully realized that I will have a book out tomorrow. If I did, I would be scared and self-conscious, I’d have mood swings and I’d be snapping at people just because I was so phenomenally, incomparably, unbelievably excited…
All things considered, I think it is proper for a first time author to be somewhat excited.
I am trying to remember now how Luminous Dreams came to happen. Of course, Cori Vidae is in part to blame, but then so are the other people at RMR who are so great to work with. I want to check for any mean spirited Demons, Imps, and Incubi (don’t you just LOVE the Oxford comma?) under my bed now who’d be… displeased if I were to say anything negative at all about this publishing house of hot hot romance, but what would it matter? The demon who owns my writer’s soul and can make me feel it anytime he pleases does not hide under beds. (Yes, Valerian, I am talking about you!)
But back to talking about how Luminous Dreams happened.
The truth is, I don’t remember exactly, because the collection has many different starting points. Some stories and characters are old and have been with me for a long time, hiding in different shapes or rather, disguising their true shapes to make me work harder to get to the bottom of who they really are. This makes Luminous Dreams special for me, because a lot of the people in there feel like old acquaintances. It’s like I’ve known them for a long time. A character from “Candy and the Witch” for example has been a side character in another story before, and she was different then. Now, she is finally who she always wanted to be, or so it feels like to me. I am of course thrilled to find out what readers think about her and everyone else roaming through the pages of Luminous Dreams.
It was so strange to see patterns evolve in those eight tales. They are not really connected in the sense that they are all set in the same world, but there is a visceral connection here, and you can feel that. At least I think you can, and I hope that the readers will like it.
But speaking of dreams, this is Release Eve. I am a little sleepy now. I’m ready to hit the pillows now and get the Christmas morning vibe tomorrow, the feeling that something new is in your life that hasn’t been there before, a really cool present, wrapped up all shiny-like and lying half hidden under dew dipped leaves.
Addendum by the author: So, Reader, if you would like to try peeking into this little book that I have all wrapped up in dream-silk for you, nothing would delight me more, I really have to say. If you’d let me know what you thought about the characters or stories therein, I would be even more delighted, so please, feel free to share your thoughts below!