In celebration of the e-launch day for Alison May’s brand new romantic comedy, Midsummer Dreams, I’m posting today on the theme of all things dream-related. Be sure to check Alison’s blog today where there’ll be links to other people’s dreams and nightmares.
I had a dream… that romance is not dead (still have that dream regularly!). Recently someone hung a banner at the car park of my local Lidl supermarket with the words “Stace, will you marry me? x”. After the initial “Awww” moment I noticed it had been beautifully, even professionally produced, the letters cut out from flower-patterned paper and then laminated so as to withstand the elements. There was only one kiss (x) after the question, which perhaps seemed a little, uhm, sparse for a proposal, but it reminded me that all relationships need work. This is where the true romance lies; you work at it because you treasure it.
I had a nightmare… that someone broke down the door to my house, entered with a flame-thrower, and began burning all my books. I’m aware this sound very much like that modern classic novel Fahrenheit 451, and this is because the premise of that book is my worst nightmare ever. Imagine a world without books, without stories to share, to make you think, laugh, or even cry. No books to enrich our lives, to teach us about humanity – across all genres – to hold, stroke, and smell, to treasure and keep so you can look at them again and again and say, “I remember you”. It would be a miserable society indeed.
My dream for the future… would be a world where people live in peace and harmony, regardless of race, religion, or politics. Where no one would be punished for having a different opinion or for believing in a different God etc. Where we celebrate our differences and share our common history and goals: our happiness and survival and that of our loved ones. Idealistic perhaps, but can it really be so difficult? After all, charity begins at home, as they say…
You can download the kindle edition of Midsummer Dreams here: http://bookgoodies.com/a/B00XJOEJTM
About Midsummer Dreams
Four people. Four messy lives. One party that changes everything …
Emily is obsessed with ending her father’s new relationship – but is blind to the fact that her own is far from perfect.
Dominic has spent so long making other people happy that he’s hardly noticed he’s not happy himself.
Helen has loved the same man, unrequitedly, for ten years. Now she may have to face up to the fact that he will never be hers.
Alex has always played the field. But when he finally meets a girl he wants to commit to, she is just out of his reach.
At a midsummer wedding party, the bonds that tie the four friends together begin to unravel and show them that, sometimes, the sensible choice is not always the right one.