Monday, July 21, 2014

Monday Musings with Aidee Ladnier

Monday Musings and Dreams with Aidee Ladnier


My dreams tend to look like movies. They play out in full technicolor on the backs of my eyelids. The characters all have a motivation, a goal, and something that keeps them from achieving it. I’m never in my dreams.

My dreams are huge sweeping epics about interstellar rescue missions and kickass princesses kidnapped by bad guys. Sometimes they are paranormal mysteries like the one about the young girl who fell into a cursed mirror. She has to pretend to be a character in a children’s book in order to solve the puzzle of how to escape and save the rest of the mirror’s hapless victims. I've had horror story dreams invade my sleep with beasts tearing apart their victims. Once my dream was an erotic encounter on a roller coaster full of dips and peaks and pleasure.

Going to sleep has always been easy for me as a result. I’ve got my own entertainment built in during those “wasted” hours of unconsciousness.

Dreams are funny things. Scientists can’t decide if they are our brain’s way of filing away memories collected over the day, working through problems we couldn’t fathom during our waking hours, or just our confused brain trying to make sense of what’s going on while our consciousness is unable to investigate. And we’ll never know the answer because there’s no way to definitely prove what’s happening when we dream. Because after all, we’re asleep.

But early man knew what dreams were. They knew they were real, physical places only reached in when you’re alseep.

I think that’s why I’ve never written any of my dream movies into my stories. I’m a little afraid that the magical dreams will stop if they are suddenly duplicated here in the real world. I’m being given a glimpse of an alternate world and if everyone can suddenly see what I see, it’s like the camera will overload and the machinery will pop, sizzle, and die.

But that’s okay. Because I can create alternate worlds of my own to fuel my waking dreams. Worlds where time travel can help you be your older lover’s first time. Or worlds where talking cats try to encourage you to date more. I hope you’ll check out my novella, The Break-in, published recently by Dreamspinner Press

And come dream with me a little…






The Break-in

Ten years ago, roboticist Forbes Pohle received a visit from time-traveler Oliver Lennox. “Wait for me,” Oliver said. Now a decade has come and gone, and Oliver has returned. However, Forbes never dreamed Oliver would reappear as the point man for a gang of technology thieves breaking into his lab. He finds the younger Oliver just as sexy and even more annoying; still, he must convince him their happily-ever-after is meant to be—but he only has the time it takes his robotic cat Jeepers to thwart the thieves to do it. After waiting so long, he could lose everything in the span of seconds.

The Break-in is available at Dreamspinner Press, Amazon and all major booksellers.






Aidee Ladnier began writing fiction at 12 years old but took a hiatus to be a magician's assistant, ride in hot air balloons, produce independent movies, collect interesting shoes, and amass a secret file with the CIA. A lover of genre fiction, it has been a lifelong dream of Aidee's to write both romance and erotica with a little science-fiction, fantasy, mystery, or the paranormal thrown in to add a zing.


15 comments:

  1. Another great post Aidee! It's amazing that you dream that way. I mostly dream about myself in very strange circumstances.

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    1. I think it's incredibly weird that I'm not in my dreams. If only I could dream up some popcorn to go with my dream movies!

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  2. Dreams are wonderful, aren't they? Congrats Aidee!!

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    1. Thanks Larynn. It's been so much fun traveling to different blogs. :)

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  3. My dreams are usually odd but easy to analyze--kind of a disappointment that way! Fun post...

    Trix, vitajex(at)aol(Dot)com

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    1. Thanks! I've never been successful with dream analysis - probably because I'm not in them. :D

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  4. That sounds so intriguing. And I never remember my dreams.

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    1. I'm so sorry! I have to say, remembering your dreams can be a little stressful. You probably get a much better sleep not remembering them. :)

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  5. Thanks so much for hosting me on your blog. I love being surrounded by all these gorgeous photos. Sigh.

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  6. Another great post on the tour.

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  7. HI Aidee, I am enjoying following your blog tour. I wish I could remember my dreams, I rarely do.

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    1. I'm so sorry! My dreams often wake me up, so not remembering might equal better sleep!

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  8. I have quite vivid dreams and always remember them and when I was younger my parents would not let me watch anything to scary as I was sure to have a nightmare and wake them up. Now I often write them down as I feel like they are stories waiting to be told and the only way they can get me to listen and be more perceptive is when I am asleep. Very spooky. Thank you for a very informative and fun tour I am sad it is nearly at an end :( I hope I am lucky....

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    1. I'm glad you enjoyed the tour. I think our subconscious often talks to us in our dreams. Sometimes we need that "wake up call" to our conscious brain and in dreams is the only way it can get an idea across.

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