Guest Post: All about Dreams by Jacqueline Paige

In Our Dream

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Dream Series

Part 1

Jacqueline Paige

Release date December, 10 2013

She’s a small town cop.  He’s an inmate undercover.  They meet in a dream.

All about Dreams:

When I first began writing many gave me the title of Queen of Curses, so many of my stories were about one curse or another. It would seem after that ran its course I wandered into the world of dreams.  I didn’t even realize I was doing it at first, but now with so many of my stories having some link to dreams (awake or asleep) I may be receiving a new nickname soon.

The second book in the Hidden Senses trilogy, Dream Visions, dealt with physic dreams.  The first book in my soon to be released Ancestor’s Enchantment trilogy, The Witch Within, also has a story line with dreams. Then of course there is my Dream Series where I took it to another level and had the main characters meet in a dream.

I think everyone at some point has had that dream where a complete stranger was in it and it left you puzzling out who that person could be.  For Jennah from In Our Dream she repetitively has dreams with the same intriguing man in them.  When the dreams begin happening when she’s wide awake things start to get interesting for her.  All I can say is I wish I had some of her dreams.  Without giving too much away, I leave you with some of the opening of In Our Dream.

“Tell me your name.”

The unfamiliar voice was intense, yet gentle, and it resonated in all the right places inside of her.  “Jennah Best.” She glanced around, trying to place where they were.

“I’m Dominic.”

His voice was so close to her ear, she jumped and looked behind her.  Several inches above her face, she peered into dark, mesmerizing brown eyes.  “Where are we?”  She skimmed over his short, black hair and broad, shadowed jaw as she waited for an answer.

He smiled at her. “Where would you like to be?”

She laughed.  “A thousand places, but that’s not the point—where are we?”  She tried again to recognize something, everything seemed obscured, yet he was right in front of her and very clear.  “Do I know you?”

He shook his head slowly.  “No, but we are changing that.”  He smiled at her again and she couldn’t help but smile back.  He held out one large hand to her.  “Walk with me.”

It wasn’t really a question, or an order, and she did want to know what was going on, so she put her hand in his and flushed a little when she felt the heat as his large hand close around hers.  She had almost been thinking she was dreaming this.  “I don’t mean to sound repetitive, but where are we, Dominic?”

He walked slowly beside her for a few moments and then stopped and gazed down at her again.  “It’s difficult to explain, but we’re in a place where few can go.”

That wasn’t exactly the answer she wanted.  She peered around him and almost sighed in relief when she saw a window seat in the old library.  What she was doing in the library’s reading room with a strange man, she didn’t know.  At least she knew where she was now.  A place where few can go?  The library?

“Shall we sit?”

She nodded, not wanting to say something odd again.  She let him lead her over to the window where he stood waiting until she sat down.  She glanced out the window to see the large snowflakes falling gently to the ground.  She tried not to notice how close he sat to her, but it was hard not to when the man was so large.  She tried also not to notice how wide his shoulders were. Her biggest weakness seemed to be men with broad shoulders.  Even though he was dressed in dark pants and a tasteful sweater, he seemed almost dangerous, and the well controlled female inside her liked this too much.

“What do you do, Jennah?”

She looked quickly from his broad shoulders to those dark eyes.  “I, ah, work for the police department here in town.”

“A detective?”

She grinned and shook her head.  “No, I thought about trying it a few times, but got too old to pursue it by the time I decided.”

He grinned.  “I can’t see your age being the problem. You can’t be more than twenty-eight, twenty-nine.”

She knew she grinned at him like an infatuated idiot, but couldn’t help it.  “Oh, I’m afraid I’m quite a bit older than that, but I’m going to take that as a compliment.”  She fought the urge to brush her long, wavy hair back off her shoulder. She didn’t want to appear like she was flirting. She smiled at him again before looking back toward the window.

“I think you’re exaggerating.  So, what do you do within the department?”

She shrugged.  “Mostly desk work and gopher runs.”

He nodded.  “What does that involve?”

“Transports, mostly.”

“To Wyestate prison?”

“Quite often, or to the court and next counties.”  Jennah watched his eyes move over her face.

“Do you have a partner?”

She shook her head.  “Not often, unless it’s a high profile I’m transporting.”  She glanced at the clock on the wall and frowned.  It must need repairing. It couldn’t possibly be almost five in the morning.  “Are you from here?”  She gazed around when she heard an odd buzzing, but couldn’t tell where it was coming from.

“No.”  He just sat there, studying her.

She tried to focus on him and then blinked. He seemed to be fading.

“I’ll see you again, Jennah.”

The buzzing grew louder.

Jennah opened her eyes. Her alarm clock was going off.  She reached over and slapped a hand on the snooze button and then focused to make sure she was in her room.  She blew out a breath and tried to shake the fog from her mind.  That explained a few things.  The dream was so real, but not at the same time.  Too bad, really. That man, Dominic, her mind had invented was quite nice to look at.  No more chocolate caramel popcorn for you before bed, she thought as she slowly sat up.

Book Description:

Jennah Best left the adrenaline packed life of being a cop on the edge for a more peaceful place.  She escaped a marriage that almost destroyed her and now lives her life working for a small police station in the town of Ridge.  At her age, she’s accepted that it’s too late and too much work to start all over again, until she meets a man in a dream…

While young, Dominic Palmer has always proven he can get the job done.  Or at least, that was the case before he accepted a job and agreed to go undercover as an inmate. When months go by and there’s no word from his outside contact he wonders if he’s been left on the inside for good.  He’s fighting to stay alive and keep his sanity, but finds himself completely distracted by a mysterious woman he met in a dream…

Previously released in Dreams anthology

Part 2 From A Dream will be released in February 2014

About the Author:

PaigeJacqueline Paige lives in Ontario in a small town that’s part of the popular Georgian Triangle area.  No one has ever heard of Stayner, so she usually tells people she lives “near Collingwood” and no, she doesn’t ski at Blue Mountain or at all, in fact she’s not even fond of snow. 

She began her writing career in 2006 and since her first published works in 2009 she hasn’t stopped.  Jacqueline describes her writing as “all things paranormal”, which she has proven is her niche with stories of witches, ghosts, physics and shifters now on the shelves.

When Jacqueline isn’t working at her ‘reality job’ or lost in her writing she spends time with her five children, most of whom are finally able to look after her instead of the other way around.  Together they do random road trips, that usually end up with them lost,  shopping trips where they push every button in the toy aisle, hiking when there’s enough time to escape and bizarre things like creating new daring recipes in the kitchen. She’s a grandmother to four (so far) and looks forward to corrupting many more in the years to come.

Jacqueline loves to hear from her readers, you can find her at www.jacqpaige.webs.com , www.jacqpaige.blogspot.ca  or http://magicseasonsbooks.blogspot.ca

Find her book on: Amazon   Smashwords

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About TBM

TB Markinson is an American living in England. When she isn’t writing, she’s traveling the world, watching sports on the telly, visiting pubs, or reading. Not necessarily in that order.
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42 Responses to Guest Post: All about Dreams by Jacqueline Paige

  1. T.F.Walsh says:

    A most enjoyable post… I love stories about dreams because there are endless possibilities since we don’t know exactly why we dream.

    • TBM says:

      I’m not sure I want to know why I dream about certain things. That’s a scary thought.

      • Some dreams can be scary. I tried to research dream meanings years ago, but it went WAY over my head with the endless theories. I get my best ideas when I’m in that almost asleep state, which is a little annoying at times.

      • TBM says:

        Lately I’ve been in the perpetual almost asleep state and I keep forgetting the simplest of tasks. Like put on shoes when I leave the house and not wear my slippers.

      • I’m in that “perpetual almost asleep state” when I’m in the middle of writing, I honestly don’t know how I function some days with characters in my head rushing me. At least my family knows when I’m in that mode and prevent me from doing bizarre things and forgetting things like eating, picking them up…

      • TBM says:

        My partner keeps checking to make sure I’ve turned off the burners on the stove, closed the door so the cat doesn’t get out–one time and you never live it down. The cat returned and I didn’t burn anything.

      • I like to believe we’re giving them a purpose, making them feel very needed. *nods*

  2. I’m intrigued. Sounds like a fascinating read. I feel in love with Sara in a dream, and my life has never been the same since. Good to meet you, Jacqueline!

    Hugs from Ecuador,
    Kathy

  3. Stayner?!?!? Jacqueline and I are practically neighbours. That’s only 1/2 hour from here! Well that settles it – I just have to start reading her books. Assuming that Jacqueline will read this, do you ever do book signings in the area? I love meeting authors and hearing them speak about their writing :).

  4. Thanks for having me here today!
    I’m a little late to the party, had to go out and drive in this wintery weather. (blech!)

    Good Morning, Photos…
    A half hour apart huh? Today that could be an hour or more with the blowing snow.
    I have done a signing a long time ago. It’s hard to find venues for them in our area.

    • TBM says:

      I hope the drive wasn’t too bad and hopefully you are safe and sound. I feel for you folks out there. Not pleasant conditions to leave the house.

      • The drive today was much better than the last few days. I could almost see the road the whole time! I am more than ready for spring…

      • TBM says:

        I bet you are! I love winter, but I didn’t like it when I had to drive. Seeing the road is quite important in my book. Hopefully the rest of the week gets better.

    • Hey Jacqueline, I live in Dundalk and I have just decided to stay home from work. A co-worker called me from the highway to say that the only reason she wasn’t turning around was because she couldn’t see to turn around safely. The whiteouts are terrible. Even the tractor trailers have their 4-ways on today!! As far as book signings go, have you ever approached any of the local libraries about book signings? I have been to a few at libraries and also at Chapters, and they have all been wonderful :). Stay safe today. Now that I’m staying home, I’m going to look up your books.

      • Ah, you live on top of the mountain. Yes, stay home! There have been more closed roads up there this week then open ones… I have many books coming out in the coming months, so my publicist is looking into doing a small tour at libraries etc.. in the SPRING – after this white stuff has gone home.

      • Oooh, do keep me posted because I will definitely attend. I love supporting local authors, and your books sound right up my alley :).

      • Absolutely! Due to my lack of memory, be sure to sign up for my newsletter and all/any news with my writing and books go out in that when there’s something to tell. 😉

  5. The Hook says:

    Great work, Jacqueline!
    Nice to meet you!

  6. Thanks for sharing! Wow, five children…and she still finds time to write!

  7. I haven’t met a book I didn’t like or so it would seem here at TBM’s place. Got sucked right in. Some dreams. 😀

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