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Release day: Dream a Little Dream

1 January 2013

Today is the official release of Dream a Little Dream by Sue Moorcroft (paperback, Choc Lit).  Here’s the blurb:

Dream a Little DreamWhat would you give to make your dreams come true? Liza Reece has a dream. Working as a reflexologist for a troubled holistic centre isn’t enough. When the opportunity arises to take over the Centre she jumps at it. Problem is, she needs funds, and fast, as she’s not the only one interested. Dominic Christy has dreams of his own. Diagnosed as suffering from a rare sleep disorder, disillusioned with his live-in girlfriend and discharged from the job he adored as an Air Traffic Controller, he’s single-minded in his aims. He has money, and plans for the Centre that don’t include Liza and her team. But dreams have a way of shifting and changing and Dominic’s growing fascination with Liza threatens to reshape his. And then it’s time to wake up to the truth…

Sue dropped by today to tell us a little about this book:

I loved writing this book. Readers of All That Mullarkey will have met Liza before, when she appeared as Cleo’s naughty little sister. I couldn’t leave her forever in secondary characterland, and so she got her own book. I’d left her at the end of All That Mullarkey all loved up with Adam–but it turns out that she actually hadn’t settled down at all. Both me and Adam were surprised by that. When I gave Dominic the rare sleep disorder, narcolepsy, it was pretty much on a whim. I wanted the word ‘dream’ in the title and I wanted him to have something that he was certain reflexology wouldn’t help, so that when his flaky cousin Miranda arranged for him to see a reflexologist–Liza–he would do so with truculent bad grace, causing him to butt heads with Liza from the first. But when I began researching the frustrating and fantastical life of a person with narcolepsy I soon realised that the condition would affect every aspect of Dominic’s life … with fascinating results. Damaged heroes are so much fun to write. They’re full of fight and grit and when they see what they want they go after it because they never know when life’s going to throw something else in their way. And they have a habit of knowing what’s important to them.

You can buy this book at Collins Booksellers.

All ARRA members who leave a comment on this post will go in the draw to win the book.  The giveaway closes on 22 January 2013. (The winner was Kaetrin)

19 Comments
  1. aimskye permalink
    8 January 2013 7:57 pm

    Happy Release Day Sue!!!

    Aimee

  2. 2 January 2013 4:12 am

    Have just read Dream a Little Dream and absolutely loved it!

  3. Laine permalink
    2 January 2013 3:13 am

    I got this on my kindle and have already read and enjoyed it. Will it be an audio book too? I have 4 other of your books as e and audio. I like to listen when I knit.

    • 2 January 2013 5:40 pm

      Hi Laine – it will be an audio book, too. It’s up on the W F Howes site as a pre-order item but there’s no actual date given. See http://www.wfhowes.co.uk/catalogue/audiobooks/cx2048-dream-a-little-dream. That’s UK, of course, I presume you will be able to buy it wherever you buy your audio in Australia. Thanks for reading my books!:-) Or listening to them. When I knitted a lot I used to like to have old films on the TV, for some reason. I don’t know why contemporary stuff didn’t seem to ‘go’ in the same way.

      Glad you enjoyed Dream a Little Dream.🙂

  4. 1 January 2013 11:40 pm

    Happy release day Sue – putting this on my TBR list🙂

  5. 1 January 2013 7:53 pm

    HI Sue
    I love a tortured hero! The books sounds great…and very different from the same old same old. Did I mention I also love different🙂

    • 1 January 2013 8:36 pm

      Hi Maggie (and thanks for the congratulations on Facebook).

      I love damaged heros, too. I view them as stronger than your average guy because they’ve had to fight harder at what life’s thrown their way. I really liked writing about Dominic and got so ‘into’ him that I actually felt quite unfaithful when I had to move on!

  6. 1 January 2013 4:55 pm

    Dominic sounds like my sort of hero. Congratulations on the release, Sue. I have two friends with this sleeping disorder which certainly has a big impact on their families’ lives.

    • 1 January 2013 7:40 pm

      Really? Wow. Narcolepsy’s quite rare so to have two friends with it must be unusual. Yes, narcolepsy impacts on each and every part of the life of not only the sufferer but their friends and relations. And lovers.🙂 I’ve got so interested in the subject that I’ve been asked to speak at the Narcolepsy UK conference in September.

  7. 1 January 2013 3:47 pm

    Congrats on the release! Wishing you many sales.

    • 1 January 2013 7:37 pm

      Thank you, Danielle. I appreciate that sentiment! Happy New Year to you.

  8. lyn permalink
    1 January 2013 3:36 pm

    sounds a different sort of book nice way to start new years reading congrats

    • 1 January 2013 7:37 pm

      Thanks, Lyn. It is quite ‘different’. Dominic Christy having exceptionally vivid dreams as part of his condition pretty much ensured that.🙂

  9. 1 January 2013 3:07 pm

    Love the sound of this book Sue, congratulations

  10. 1 January 2013 12:06 pm

    Happy release day Sue.

    Wow, a narcoleptic hero – that’s so fascinating. Must have been fun to research🙂

    • 1 January 2013 7:36 pm

      Thanks, Kaetrin – yes, it was. Through a big coincidence, I was able to gain the help of a guy with narcolepsy of the right age. He even shares my hero’s first name! There’s an interview with him at http://blog.choc-lit.co.uk/?p=3784 where he’s open and honest about what it’s like to have narcolepsy and what it’s like to be under my microscope.🙂

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