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Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Danielle Ravencraft talks about dreams & the one that inspired her new release, A Trace of Love

Welcome Danielle!

CONTEST: one lucky commenter will win a copy of A Trace of Love. See below for details.

What Dreams May Come

Dreams may not be the stuff of magic, but they sure feel like it. Scientists still cannot explain where dreams come from, why we have them, or what they mean. And yet, everybody dreams at some point.

Dream interpretation dates back to 5000-4000 B.C. in Mesopotamia. In ancient Greek and Roman periods, people believed dreams were direct messaged from the gods or the dead and predicted the future.

Bad dreams can be frightening and better forgotten, but some dreams can be very inspiring. It was from a dream that I got the idea for “A Trace of Love”. In fact, the story is almost an exact account of what went on in my head one night.

I saw Ophelia, a lonely-looking woman, decide to take a chance with a very sex man named Trace Curtis. Their passion for each other exploded immediately. But because it was my dream I could feel Ophelia’s emotions and hear her thoughts. She was a very troubled lady. When I woke, I was left with a deep sorrow in me and I knew it was Ophelia’s sadness. The dream stayed with me for a long time until I couldn’t stand it anymore and I knew I had to write about Ophelia.

So I pulled her aside and asked what was up – yes, I am one of those authors who talks to their characters, and since she was following me around, it was easy to corner her. She broke down and told me the truth, which in turn fueled my drive to write down her story even more so.

But recording what happened to Ophelia (which is all in part one, “A Trace of Love”) wasn’t enough. My heart ached for these characters and I had to give them a second chance to be together, which sprang the idea for part two: “A Trace of Hope”, which will be available later in 2012.

In truth, I’m often a deep and lucid dreamer, so it comes as no surprise to me that I get my best ideas in my sleep.

Blurb for “A Trace of Love”:

Ophelia Martinez has a chance encounter with internationally famous rock-star, Trace Curtis. To Ophelia, Trace will always be the charming boy she met in high school. They share one night together in which Trace falls in love with Ophelia. But Ophelia knows she can’t continue to live in the past, at least not with the secret that haunts her present.

Or read on to learn how to win a copy.

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I’m giving away a free PDF copy of “A Trace of Love” to one lucky commenter today. All you have to do is leave a comment with your name and email address.

Thanks so much for having me, Marsha.

Readers, you can learn more about me at my website: or email me at For more chances to win “A Trace of Love”, follow my blog tour. All dates and links are listed here:


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Marsha A. Moore is a writer of fantasy romance. The magic of art and nature spark life into her writing. She is the author of the novel, TEARS ON A TRANQUIL LAKE, the first in a trilogy. Part two, TORTUGA TREASURE is contracted for release in January, 2012. Look for her first of an epic fantasy romance series, SEEKING A SCRIBE: ENCHANTED BOOKSTORE LEGENDS ONE, to be available late autumn.


J. D. Brown said...

Hi Marsha,

Thanks so much for having me. I'll be away in the morning but I'll come back around noon to answer questions and comments.

Danielle Ravencraft

Angelica London said...

I've definitely dreamed some of my characters and settings. Dreaming is one of the wonders of being human, a great treasure trove of ideas piped from our self-conscious.

Angelica London said...

Oops, I forgot to leave my email above! authorangelica (AT) gmail (DOT) com


J. D. Brown said...

Thanks, Angelica. I agree. I'm sure A Trace of Love won't be the last story to come to me in dream form.


J. D. Brown said...

Angelica, looks like you're the winner of the free e-book copy! Congrats. I'll contact you via email later today with your prize.