Romance Writers Weekly


Hello and happy Tuesday. Thanks so much for joining us today. We really appreciate it! And we hope you are staying safe.

This week’s challenge comes from the fabulous A.S. Fenichel:

Pick a book or story you’ve written and tell us where the inspiration came from.

Years ago, I had a breakfast catering service for some of the studios in Los Angeles. It meant I was up before the sun to get that coffee and doughnuts, etc. delivered before the crew arrived. It was well-known that no coffee, no work, and I certainly never wanted to be responsible for holding up production.

One morning, about 3 a.m., I was working and the lot was completely deserted. It occurred to me that everyone else was in their beds sound asleep. I thought – wouldn’t it be nice to visit some of these people in their sleep. I could make suggestions, give opinions, have some fun. Of course that was just a silly thought.

But – what if someone actually had that power? Consider all the possibilities if someone could persuade people while they were dreaming. Those people would wake up and have ideas that another had put there, but they would think those thoughts were their own. Imagine the influence someone could have.

And so, the first book in the “Dance” series was born, “The Dream Dancer”:

Lady Bryce has a gift. 
She can enter dreams and persuade her will onto others. 
It has served her well, especially in eliminating unsatisfactory suitors of her father’s choosing.
But when she encounters Lord Rowland she wants him more than any-thing and decides to visit him in his sleep and make him desire her above all others. 
As a virgin, she has discovered a diary from a leman who describes seduction in detail.
When she has driven Rowland to the edge of longing, she extracts a promise that he will marry her. 
As time passes, Bryce and Rowland fall in love.
But will their love be able to conquer all once Bryce’s secret is revealed? Rowland must decide if he truly loves her or has been bewitched.

You’ll have to read it to find the answers…

Lady Bryce has three friends and their stories – Historical combined with the Paranormal – make up the next three books in the series, all inspired by the characters themselves.

Now let’s hop over to Clair Brett and read about her inspiration.

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