Quicksilver Dreams, Book #1 of the Dreamwalker series: The Road to Being Published

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Holy $*%t they want to buy my book! 

I quite freaked my husband out with my happy dance listening to the message left on my cellphone that fateful Friday when Quicksilver Dreams was first bought; he couldn’t tell if I was extremely upset or extremely excited. The funny thing was, I happened to have had that week off for spring break, and had had my peaceful writing time violated over and over again by a barrage of telemarketing calls. When the phone rang yet again that afternoon, I saw the number on the display screen of our house phone, didn’t recognize it, and deliberately ignored it with a frustrated groan. Almost immediately, my cellphone rang with the same number. Again, didn’t recognize it and wasn’t in the mood to have someone try to sell me anything. But then… my phone “dinged”, letting me know I had a message.

A message? No one leaves me a message on my cell phone. Hardly anyone else even has the number. Who could that be? By this point, I was distracted and curious enough to stop my work and listen to it. I didn’t need to get much farther than the caller’s first statement, letting me know it was Angela James from Carina Press, before I was grinning so wide it hurt. No one calls you to say they aren’t interested in your work. Right? And so began the excitement of dancing around the house and waking my husband from his very sound, luxurious afternoon nap that had him blinking owlishly, trying to figure out what exactly was wrong with me.

Nothing was wrong. In fact, everything was quite right. I was so pleased that Quicksilver Dreams had made an impact, it felt like one of those great validating moments in my life. I’d spent the last year and some working on the book, and really enjoying the “what if” process, letting the story take me from Hollywood, California, to Te`re, another planet where there was an ongoing war between two nations, then back to Venice Beach, California. Taylor Lane, my badass female lead, really came to life for me. She was fun and funny, light and snarky, with a dash of kick-your-ass thrown in, but at the end of the day, she had a deep streak of vulnerability that she’d really worked hard to protect. She felt real to me, and when I got an email from my editor for the first time relaying what was most appreciated about the novel, I was reassured that she and Ryder had seemed real for the acquisition team as well. Added to that, I loved the idea of having something really extraordinary happen to a character who’d only ever thought she was ordinary.

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My name is Taylor, and damn but my life changed overnight. One moment I was just a regular girl working two jobs to pay my bills, and next thing you know, I’m uncovering secret metal disks at my boss’s house. Now I’m reading minds, dream-walking and being saved from bad guys by Mr. Dark and Brooding.

That would be Ryder Langston, my new next-door neighbor. He’s sex on legs but he’s also a secret agent from another world—no joke. I believe him now because he dragged me back here “for my protection” after he discovered someone was trying to assassinate me on Earth. It isn’t working out so well.

There’s a war going on, one that’s been fought for generations. Ryder’s having trust issues (not that it’s stopping us from falling into bed), and it turns out I’m connected here, if you know what I mean. The target on my back finally makes sense, but there’s nowhere left to hide…

 

Here’s some food for thought: Given the chance to travel instantly to another planet that had Earth-like features, would you go? I’d love to hear your thoughts. It’s a corny question, but a fun one to explore.

Thanks so much for spending your time with me.  I hope to hear from you on one of my media sites listed below.

Click on Quicksilver Dreams for purchase.

Short bio

Danube Adele wrote her first romance at the age of seven when she penned the sweet story of her dogs falling in love and having puppies together.  She’s been dreaming up romantic tales ever since.  A lifetime resident of southern California, she spends time playing at the beach, camping in Joshua Tree National Park, and hiking Mammoth Mountain.

You can find Danube Adele at Twitter, Facebook, and on her Website.

11 thoughts on “Quicksilver Dreams, Book #1 of the Dreamwalker series: The Road to Being Published”

  1. Hi Danube, I think it would depend on which Earth-like features. ; ) I am a huge Star Trek fan and my husband and I were just talking about transporters… you know would we use one if they developed them. I think curiosity would win over caution and yes, I’d go. Congratulations on your sale and release! Quicksilver Dreams sounds intriguing.

    1. Danube Adele says:

      Hi Shawna,
      Thanks so much for visiting! I think it would be great to go see a new place, too. What grows there? What lives there? I began with this idea that sort of started spinning itself out. I had such a good time creating the situations that Taylor, my female character, would react to as a human of our time period in Los Angeles.
      With regards to the transporters, of course, the trick is, finding someone willing to first test out the transporters. Early designs could get messy. (-; I loved the spoof that was done of Star Trek called Galaxy Quest. I find those kinds of movies to be even more of a tribute to the original, don’t you think?

  2. I always choose Pern, from the novels by Anne McCaffrey. Loved that series! Best wishes with your new book…

    1. Danube Adele says:

      Hi Veronica!
      Thanks for the good wishes. I’ll have to check out that series.

  3. Alanna Lucas says:

    Can’t wait to read it :-) Congrats!

    1. Danube Adele says:

      Hi Alanna!
      Thanks for coming by. Hope you enjoy it!

  4. Beam me up, Scotty! Providing of course, I can come home when my back starts to hurt from the too soft mattress on planet XYZ. :) Congrats on your debut novel, Danube!

    1. Danube Adele says:

      Hi Alina!
      That expression never gets old! Love it. Thanks so much for coming by!

  5. Janni Nell says:

    Congrats! Great call story.

    Would I go to another planet? Probably not. I prefer to have my adventures by reading or writing.

    1. Danube Adele says:

      Hi Janni!
      Thanks so much! I don’t blame you for not wanting to forego creature comforts. I think we’re creatures of habit, though if it could be guaranteed that there would be comfort and safety to some degree, I’d think about it. (-;

  6. Mary Staller says:

    Hello Danube!

    Congratulations! I love reading the stories of Debut Authors receiving that first wonderful call!
    Thanks for sharing and I wish you all the best!

    For the rest of us …, keep writing, submitting and most of all Keep Smiling!

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