Naked Reader Book Club Discussion: Dream Lover -- Paranormal Tales of Erotic Romance, Edited by Kristina Wright (October 11, 8-10 PM EST)

Naked Reader Book Club Discussion: Dream Lover -- Paranormal Tales of Erotic Romance, Edited by Kristina Wright (October 11, 8-10 PM EST)

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Welcome to the Naked Reader Book Club! Once again the amazing Sacchi Green will be our host this evening. And a little birdie told me that the editor of this book, none other than the wonderful Ms. Kristina Wright, may pop in as well. Tonight's discussion should be a lot of fun!

Dream Lover -- Paranormal Tales of Erotic Romance
Edited by Kristina Wright

Supernaturally sensual and captivating, the stories in Dream Lover will fill you with a craving that defies the rules of life, death and gravity. Kristina Wright presents a magical potion of sexy and romantic stories filled with male fairies and mermen, as well as darkly erotic tales of ghosts, shapeshifters and possession. Two clairvoyants explode in desire as they silently probe one another’s innermost thoughts. A maiden releases a man set in stone from his mysterious garden and finds herself embraced by a passion that had been trapped for centuries. Dream Lover is an exhilarating collection filled with fantasy lovers who will take you to places you’ve never been before.

Whether you've read the book or not, everyone is welcome to join the Naked Reader Book Club discussion! If you have had a chance to read Dream Lover, feel free to drop in and give us your opinion on the story.
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Diabolical Kitty Diabolical Kitty
How do you join the book club?
10/08/2011
Sacchi Sacchi
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Welcome to the Naked Reader Book Club! Once again the amazing Sacchi Green will be our host this evening. And a little birdie told me that the editor of this book, none other than the wonderful Ms. Kristina Wright, may pop in as well. Tonight's ...
Here's Kristina's introduction to the book. Something to get you in the mood. During the discussion I'll add some bits about their stories from contributors Victoria Janssen and Shanna Germain and Kristina herself. I'll even have some words about my own contribution, but I'll just keep those on hand in case things get slow--which they certainly won't.

Introduction: All I Have to Do Is Dream

Who is your dream lover? Who slips into your fantasies when the sun goes down and the night takes over? Who makes you shiver in equal parts desire and anticipation?
My dream lover is Stephen King. No, not the Stephen King who lives the quiet life of a successful novelist in Maine, but the one whose stories have taken me, sometimes unwillingly, into the darkest recesses of his mind. There, in that shadowy place between reality and fantasy, I found my soulmate in the writer who could weave a story so real, so believable, I had to sleep with the lights on.
I have been crushing on Stephen King since I was thirteen years old. His writing tapped into my desire for stories that explored the possibilities beyond my day-to-day existence. King is my dream lover because he has gone where other lovers have never gone and he’s taken me along for the ride. Who does that for you?
My crush on the King has remained unwavering even if I don’t dream of climbing between the sheets with most of his characters. King’s monsters might fuck me, but they won’t love me in a way I want to be loved—and I like to read, and write, about love, even if it’s obsessive and has claws and fangs. I found other genres that enticed me—romance and erotica—genres that went for the heart and erogenous zones instead of the jugular. And yet… I still can’t leave the supernatural beasts behind.
Dream Lover is not a horror collection, though some of the monsters that lurk between these covers might seem a little scary until you get up close and personal. Succubi, fairies, demons, shapeshifters of every stripe, even the occasional ghost flits through the ether to reach out and touch you… love you… fuck you. Some will do it with a wink and a smile, others will make you beg for what you need. Each and every one will be the stuff of dreams.
Ericka Hiatt is a new voice in erotic romance. Her story “The Eye of Pearl” captured the spirit of what I wanted for Dream Lover—women who gave as good as they got, whether they were human, supernatural or somewhere in between:
“He caught her wrists, pinned her down, moved his weight over her, not sparing her his strength as he took her. She looked up into his eyes with ferocity, daring him to it, every inch as strong as he, every bit as much a warrior.”
Those are the kinds of stories you will find in this anthology, stories of desire that knows no earthly bounds and defies the rules of life, death and even gravity. I invite you to discover the otherworldly side of love and passion. Find your dream lover among these tantalizing stories, the lover who will take you where you’ve never gone before. I promise you’ll be glad you took the ride. As Justine Elyot’s ghostly poet Lucien says in “Love Resurrection”: “Everything good in life leads to madness.” This collection of wicked dream lovers, dear readers, is the sweetest kind of madness.
Thank you to all the authors who made this collection such a delight to edit. Kristina Lloyd gave me delicious shivers with her dark tale of obsession and possession “Living Off Lovers.” I chuckled over Shanna Germain’s talking frog—and squirmed over her sexy fairy—in “Devil’s Food.” A.D.R. Forte created so much sexual tension in the atmospheric “Rainmaker” that I longed for a rainstorm to quench my own thirst. Each story in this collection was lovingly chosen not only for how it made me feel when I read it, but how it stayed with me hours, days, weeks after I read it.
Thanks also to the fabulous team at Cleis Press who shared my vision for a collection of stories of paranormal erotic romance and to my husband, Jay, for his life with a woman who lives as much in her own head as she does in the real world. And thanks to you, dear reader, for allowing me the opportunity to show you the supernatural side of love and desire. This book wouldn’t be possible if not for the people on both sides of the page who have supported me. I hope these stories will inspire your own wicked dreams.
Finally, I owe tremendous gratitude for my love of all things otherwordly to Stephen King. Steve, if you’re reading this: thank you for thirty years of inspiration. You haunt my dreams in the best possible way.

Kristina Wright
The dark woods of Virginia
10/09/2011
oldman oldman
Isn't this on Monday night?
10/09/2011
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How do you join the book club?
You're welcome to join us in Tuesday evening whether you've read the book or not. If you're interested in joining the book club the information is here... link
10/09/2011
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Isn't this on Monday night?
No it's on Tuesday night. Join us!
10/09/2011
sexyintexas sexyintexas
Didn't read this one, but I will still try to be here. My computer has been down so I should be on here most of the day catching up on a couple of reviews lol.
10/11/2011
Jul!a Jul!a
I'll be here!
10/11/2011
Ivy Wilde Ivy Wilde
I'm looking forward to tonight. Though I wish I had been able to read the book.
10/11/2011
sexyintexas sexyintexas
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Originally posted by Ivy Wilde
I'm looking forward to tonight. Though I wish I had been able to read the book.
Me too, it sounds great. It's on my wish list
10/11/2011
Sacchi Sacchi
If you haven't read the book, go ahead and read Kristina's introduction posted upstream a bit, and then you won't need to ask her why she wanted to do this book. You'll just be glad she did.
10/11/2011
Jul!a Jul!a
I'm a few minutes early, but hi everybody!
10/11/2011
Sacchi Sacchi
Hi Sam! And hi Sexy in Texas! It was getting a bit lonely here.
10/11/2011
sexyintexas sexyintexas
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Originally posted by Sacchi
If you haven't read the book, go ahead and read Kristina's introduction posted upstream a bit, and then you won't need to ask her why she wanted to do this book. You'll just be glad she did.
Stephen King is awesome, I also have been reading his books for as long as I can remember. Always loved fiction like J.R.R. Tolkein, Robert Heinlen etc, things that make you think about things that you normally don't.

Hi Sam
10/11/2011
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Hello everyone! How are you all tonight? I'm looking forward to this discussion. Especially since I read this book.
10/11/2011
toxie m toxie m
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Originally posted by Ivy Wilde
I'm looking forward to tonight. Though I wish I had been able to read the book.
Same here. That Introduction sounds great
10/11/2011
sexyintexas sexyintexas
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Hello everyone! How are you all tonight? I'm looking forward to this discussion. Especially since I read this book.
Hi Sacchi! Hi Liz and everyone else *waving*
10/11/2011
toxie m toxie m
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Hello everyone! How are you all tonight? I'm looking forward to this discussion. Especially since I read this book.
Hey, pretty good Attending this meeting instead of working on homework, so having a great, slightly guilty time
10/11/2011
sexyintexas sexyintexas
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Hey, pretty good Attending this meeting instead of working on homework, so having a great, slightly guilty time
Lol, I have been drawing pictures of different pumpins for the contest Plus catching up on reviews. Things have settled a bit so I have me time again...whew.
10/11/2011
Jul!a Jul!a
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Hello everyone! How are you all tonight? I'm looking forward to this discussion. Especially since I read this book.
I am feeling slightly overwhelmed trying to catch up on everything I missed while on vacation. I did so much today, yet it feels almost like I didn't get anything done!
10/11/2011
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Originally posted by toxie m
Hey, pretty good Attending this meeting instead of working on homework, so having a great, slightly guilty time
We forgive you. lol It's good to take a break now and then.
10/11/2011
Sacchi Sacchi
Hi Liz! I'm glad you read the book; I have to admit that I just skimmed the few stories I had left, even though I've had my contributor's copies for ages. Life has been extra chaotic.
10/11/2011
toxie m toxie m
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We forgive you. lol It's good to take a break now and then.
Haha, thanks
10/11/2011
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Originally posted by Sacchi
Hi Liz! I'm glad you read the book; I have to admit that I just skimmed the few stories I had left, even though I've had my contributor's copies for ages. Life has been extra chaotic.
Believe me, I know how that is.
10/11/2011
sexyintexas sexyintexas
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We forgive you. lol It's good to take a break now and then.
We have had benefits every weekend plus a few family issues...on a good note we raised over $57000 for St. Judes this past weekend.
10/11/2011
sexyintexas sexyintexas
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Believe me, I know how that is.
I am dying to hear about some of the stories in this book.
10/11/2011
Sacchi Sacchi
Great avatar, txymxy. If you've used it here before, I missed it the first time.
10/11/2011
LicentiouslyYours LicentiouslyYours
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Hello everyone! How are you all tonight? I'm looking forward to this discussion. Especially since I read this book.
*Waves* hi everybody!
10/11/2011
sexyintexas sexyintexas
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Originally posted by LicentiouslyYours
*Waves* hi everybody!
Hi Laurel, how are you?
10/11/2011
toxie m toxie m
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Great avatar, txymxy. If you've used it here before, I missed it the first time.
Thanks! It's a pretty new development
10/11/2011
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