Thursday, December 6, 2012

COLORED MEMORIES


Congratulations to "Tammy Y.", the winner of Angi's giveaway. Thank you to all who participated.

Hello again and thanks for joining me today. A special thanks to Maureen (our host) for letting me hang out here a couple of days.

DANGEROUS MEMORIES was such a fun book for me to write. It’s set in my stomping grounds of Dallas, Texas. And it deals with recovering memories from when my heroine was five years old. From the beginning of the story, U.S. Marshal Levi Cooper is careful not to “lead” Jolene and plant recollections she may not truly have. And Jolene has problems determining what memories are from her dreams and what may be real.

Has that ever happened to you? Ever have a family member tell you that something you remember as clear as day never actually happened? Ever wonder if you dreamt an event instead of living it? Ever feel like you’re caught in “THE MATRIX”? LOL

I have to be careful since my dreams are full of my work. That’s correct, I’m a lucid dreamer (a lot of the time) and end up writing in my dreams. Especially if I have a problem in the plot. Unfortunately, I haven’t figured out how to make my fingers type at the same time. [[ grin ]] So I’m stuck having to work it all out in real time, too. 

I did a quick Google search on lucid dreaming and came across this “how to” article. If I had to guess, I’d say that my insomnia and waking several times a night contributes to my “work” schedule. I’d love to hear from anyone who has luck getting the techniques to work.

 ~Angi
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Angi Morgan writes “Intrigues where honor and danger collide with love.” She combines actual Texas settings with characters who are in realistic and dangerous situations. Hill Country Holdup went on sale the very night it won the RWA Golden Heart® award and is a Bookseller’s Best & Romantic Times Best First Series Book Nominee. Her second Harlequin Intrigue®, .38 Caliber Cover-Up, was a Gayle Wilson Award of Excellence & Daphne du Maurier Nominee.

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ENTER TO WIN a copy of DANGEROUS MEMORIES and a Colored Memories Frame.  The December Giveaway ends on December 31st, winner announced January 2nd. Registration will be through Rafflecopter. 
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Angi’s JRS giveaway ends 11:59pm EST Dec. 7th. Please supply your email in the post. You may use spaces or full text for security. (ex. jsmith at gmail dot com) If you do not wish to supply your email, or have trouble posting, please email maureen@justromanticsuspense.com with a subject title of JRS GIVEAWAY to be entered in the current giveaway. The COLORED MEMORIES giveaway is a separate registration through Rafflecopter.
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LEAVE A BLOG COMMENT for a book from Angi’s TBR pile, Winner’s Choice. THE QUESTION FOR TODAY:  Have you ever had a dream so realistic you think it’s a memory?




30 comments:

  1. I have very realistics dreams. Many times I think i have done things at work, because I dreamed I did

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    1. Don't you just hate that, Tammy? You think you're striking things off your TO DO list and then you wake up? LOL

      ~Angi

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  2. Yes, I have definitely had a dream so realistic, that I thought it's a memory. Thanks for the giveaway.

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    1. Anything you can share, Olga?
      And how did you know it wasn't real?
      ~Angi

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  3. There have been a few times that my dreams have felt real... those tend to be the only ones I remember... and they are very rare. But they have been a bit crazy... with them I tend to wake up wondering why I even dreamed of it or if scary with my heart racing. :)

    Happy Holidays!

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    1. Wow, Colleen !
      I hate those scary ones.
      My husband said his dream last night was very realistic. He enlisted and went overseas...although he's never served. >>grin<< He must have been watching a documentary when he fell asleep. LOL

      ~Angi

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  4. Oh yes I have.

    blakesmomma at gmail dot com

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  5. You know I always stay lurking behind the scenes, but I have to admit that I've had one. (And no, I'm not eligible for the giveaway!! LOL)

    As a child I constantly dreamed about a house. I could describe it to my mother in great detail, but she said it was nowhere I had ever been. I think by about ten years old I stopped dreaming about it. But I can still see it crystal clear right now. The dream was always the same. I was going down a long dirt road, under a tunnel of trees, and then all of a sudden it opened up into a small clearing, and there was this house. It wasn't old, like I'm seeing something from a previous era. It looked normal.

    Anyway...kinda weird. Never figured that one out. I reckon one day I'm going to just stumble across that house. :)

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    1. That's an awesome house. And your mother was certain you'd never been there...very cool.

      Thanks for joining us, Maureen !!
      ~Angi

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  6. No, don't think so.

    bn100candg(at)hotmail(dot)com

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    1. I'm curious, are you a sound sleeper, BN?
      ~Angi

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  7. I dream a lot but when I remember them they aren't very realistic. The last dream I can remember my mother and I were saving someone from a burning house. Since my mom passed away over 14 years ago I know this never happpened nor will it happen. I did check all my smoke alarms after the dream though.

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    1. I think I would check all mine too !
      I think a dream interpreter would have a lot to say about that dream, Kaelee !

      ~Angi

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  8. If I dream, I don't remember them.

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    1. I bet you have great dreams, Karen !! It's a shame you can't remember flying !

      ~Angi

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  9. My dreams are anything but realistic. I tend to have a lot of very weird dreams, but I don't have nightmares which is great.

    marypres(AT)gmail(DOT)com

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    1. I have nightmares. Almost always about drowning. I'm not a very good swimmer, but I'm not afraid of the water.

      ~Angi

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  10. thanks for the great post and congrats to Angi on the new release! Yup, I've had realistic dreams and they are all about work... huh maybe a sign I'm working too much!

    efender1(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. You definitely have permission from me (for what that's worth) to work a little less hard....and get a great night's sleep dreaming about much more pleasant things! :-)

      Thanks for the congrats, Erin.
      ~Angi

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  11. I had a dream that I parked my car at the Rose Bowl and have forgotten to drive it home. My only thought was I have to get my car back and I need a ride to the Rose Bowl to get my car back. I woke up and got out of bed with one thought: Must get my car back. By the time I was in the bathroom, I realized, it was all a dream. My car is right outside of my house, where I parked it last night.

    kmccandle(at)yahoo(dot)com

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    1. Hey Kai !!
      Love your dream... it's happened to me many times. We played a trick on all our kids at some point... They'd fall asleep in the evening, we'd wake them up around 7 pm and tell them it was time for school. They'd start getting ready. I know, I know, we're horrible. LOL

      ~Angi

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  12. I don't have realistic dreams. Wish I did.

    lag110 at mchsi dot com

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    1. I wonder if you tried some of the suggestions in the article if you could change that. Thanks for stopping by !
      ~Angi

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  13. I dream a lot. Sometimes I can't remember if I dreamed of something or if it was real so I know how you feel! I can't imagine creating stories and people and having dreams and how they overlap. I haven't read any books yet but look forward to them, as the summary of this one sounds intriguing. Thanks for the post!

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    1. Thank you Amy.
      I hope you'll enjoy DANGEROUS MEMORIES.
      And it's great to know others (like me) are out there. LOL
      ~Angi

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  14. Not really since I don't remember my dreams! I usually wake up a few times because of the baby so I don't remember much!

    maybe31 at yahoo.com

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    1. It would be interesting if you could try one of the techniques in the article and TELL yourself that you're dreaming. I wonder if it would work?

      Merry Christmas, May !
      (And I hope you get a full night's sleep soon!)
      ~Angi

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  15. Thanks for hosting me Maureen. And congratulations, Tammy!

    ~Angi

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