When reality collides with fantasy… or why I love to write paranormal.

Please help me welcome Lynn Cahoon to my blog today. Lynn will be giving away an ecopy of The Bull Riders Brother to one lucky commenter so be sure and leave her a comment.

When things get too busy for me and I haven’t dealt with the problem in my conscious mind, I have a dream. It’s the too-many-puppies dream. I’m in charge of all these cute little puppies (or kittens) and they just keep taking off on me. I just get one corralled and another one disappears.
I had that dream last night. But I didn’t realize it was the too many puppies dream until much later after I had started my day. Because I’d upped the plot line. There was a plane crash, and a secret coin with magical powers, and, my too-many-puppies dream had morphed into a better story. One where your choices are between suck and suckier.
And that’s the life of an author, when your dreams are even in revision mode.
Parris McCall knows the dream. She banished fantasy out of her life the day her folks died in a car crash. Now, it’s reality. Who cares if she’s different? As long as she keeps her bar running smoothly, she doesn’t have to worry about the weird things that happen around her. At least, until Ty Wallace walks into her bar one night. One kiss and she knows she wants more. So when her Grans gets a letter and needs some legal help, Parris knows who to call in to help.
And the puppies start running.
So do you have a stress dream?

BIO – Lynn Cahoon is a contemporary romance author with a love of hot, sexy men, real and imagined. Her alpha heroes range from rogue witch hunters to modern cowboys. And her heroines all have one thing in common, their strong need for independence. Or at least that’s what they think they want. She blogs at her website, A Fairy Tale Life. www.lynncahoon.wordpress.com
Blurb –
A rogue hunter, a clueless witch and a mission to save an unknowing world.

Parris McCall, owner of the dive bar, The Alibi, has finally constructed a life where her little quirks don’t show or matter to anyone. As for her grandmother’s warnings that she’s different, well, she’ll cross that bridge if she comes to it. But when Ty walks into her bar, both lives are instantly changed.

Ty Wallace loves his life. How could he not? He’s a powerful human lawyer by day and the Magic Council’s rogue witch hunter by night. But after he agrees to substitute on his
secretary’s dart team, all hell breaks loose. Now Ty has to help Parris admit who she is before her long-lost relatives kill her.

A Lyrical Press Paranormal Romance

Excerpt –
“Sally knows how to recruit a substitute.” Parris looked in his brown eyes, juggling her darts. “You’ve never played before?”
Ty shot her a smile designed to melt the coldest of hearts. Yes, he knew what he was doing all right. At least in the flirting department. Parris’ knees felt weak looking at him.
“I swear. I’ve never played league before. Beginners luck.” Ty motioned to the dart machine. “You ready or you want to throw a few practice darts?”
Parris’ eyes narrowed. Ha. He’d said he’d never played league before, not ever played before. Sally had brought in a ringer. Confident, she shook her head. “I’m ready to get this over.”
“Pretty sure of yourself aren’t you?” Ty tilted his head to the side, watching her reaction.
“You don’t have to be cocky when you’re good.”
“And you think you’re good?” Ty pressed. “A natural?”
She frowned, her face crinkling. “I have a lot of free time on my hands here when there’s nothing to do except practice.”
Another couple hours and Ty Wallace would be out of her sight, her bar, and her life. She wished erasing him from her thoughts and dreams would be as easy.

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7 thoughts on “When reality collides with fantasy… or why I love to write paranormal.

  1. LOL! I can see why the too many puppies dream, Lynn. I have stress dreams, but usually they involve me trying to accomplish a relatively simple task but I just can’t do it. Like dialing a number on an old rotary phone and I keep messing it up!

    BTW, I really enjoyed the blurb and excerpt. So much so I’m off to find it on Amazon…

    • Norah, OMG, the phone dream. Mine usually has a Mickey Mouse phone or something, and I can’t figure out how to use it… When I try to use my husband’s droid, I have the same feeling.

      Thanks for stopping in.

  2. Lynn, I love that story about your dreams! Seven years later, I still have the “its my wedding day and I forgot to send the invitations” dream when I have too many puppies to take care of. I love that your dreams are going paranormal. And I think you’re right–that sort of reveals why paranormal is so powerful. It’s the same story, only more weird, creepy, and with higher stakes, like blood and eternity.

    • Amber, I’m so glad I shared. I’ve only met one other person whose mind worked this way, she had dirty bathroom dreams. I’m glad mine is cute puppies…

      Thanks for stopping in.

  3. Hi Lynn,
    I like the cast of characters you work with in your books. The cowboy, the witch, all seem normal but are a little off the scale of reality. My kind of reading. The strong alphas, yum.
    If I have pressure dreams, I don’t remember them when I wake. lol. I just wake with my jaw clenched tight and my hands balled into fists. Takes a while to unwind.
    Lovely post.

    • Lorrie – glad you came by. A nurse at the procedure I had yesterday said to think good thoughts before I fell under and maybe I’d have good dreams. I dreamed that the house was in a storm. HA. So much for that theory.

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