Dream a Little Dream – Guest Post by PG Forte

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Dream a Little Dream…

Did you ever wake up from a dream thinking, “that would make a great story!”? Well I do, every once in a while.  The result of one of those dreams is this week’s release, Finders Keepers.

I didn’t dream the whole story of course. That would have been too easy! But I think the book ended up staying true to the essence of the dream—especially the three main characters and the interaction between them. The smoldering tension between Aldo and Caleb, the reluctant heat between Caleb and Sally, the deep love and friendship between Sally and Aldo—that was the most memorable part of the dream; that and the way they all fit together so perfectly.  Like in this scene here:

“Help yourself to coffee if you want,” Aldo told him as he returned to the table carrying the two mugs he’d refilled and some kind of egg dish he’d retrieved from the oven.

Caleb nodded. “Okay, thanks.” Was it just his imagination, or was the expression on Aldo’s face this morning extra frosty? He felt his hackles rise and willed them back down. He didn’t want to be mad this morning. He was getting tired of walking around angry all the time. Of course, he didn’t want to be attracted to the other man all the time either. He took a deep breath and tried for a smile. “What’s that you got there? It looks good.”

“It’s a frittata,” Aldo answered in clipped, disinterested tones.

“It’s not just a frittata,” Sally corrected. “It’s a delicious frittata. He makes it every year, just for Christmas—see all the red and green bits?”

Aldo sighed. “They’re called peppers, honey. Red and green bell peppers.”

Sally laughed. Caleb loved the teasing note in her voice as she said, “You’re so picky this morning. What does it matter anyway? You both knew what I meant.”

“Well, let’s see,” Aldo answered. “When you perform a surgery, do you refer to the specific body part you’re operating on at all? Or do you just point and say, ‘Let’s cut out that bit there’?”

Sally shook her head. “Caleb, honey, he’s picking on me. Tell the mean, old detective how professional I am.”

There it was again, that soft little note in her voice. He could get seriously addicted to that. “Always.” Caleb smiled and poured himself some coffee. “She uses all the big words too. She’s probably just dumbing things down now so you can follow along.”

“Oh, I’m so sure.” Aldo rolled his eyes. “You can manage bigger words than ‘bit’? You have no idea how relieved I am.” Frowning at his plate, Aldo added, “And for the record, I make no claims for the quality of this dish. It’s highly unlikely it will be delicious this year. I’m guessing inedible will be closer to the mark, given how long I was forced to keep it in the warmer—through no fault of my own, I might add.”

Sally laughed again. “Look at you. You’re such a kitchen diva this morning! What’s up with that, anyway? You know how awesome you are. Who’re you trying to impress?”

Yeah…it might be Christmas in this story, but these were not your mama’s sugar plums that were dancing in my head, I can tell you that! What about you? Any memorable dreams that stuck with you long after you woke up? Comment and tell me about it. Or use the entry form below to enter this week’s giveaway!

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Here’s a little more about FINDERS KEEPERS

Sometimes finding what you want is the easy part.

Caleb is a bionic soldier with little-to-no memory of his past. He’s seeking the truth about himself and those missing memories.

Aldo’s an undercover cop who just might have the answers to Caleb’s questions. But if Caleb’s the man Aldo thinks he is, how can he let him get away a second time?

Then there’s Sally; she’s an ER physician who used to be married to Aldo’s late partner, Davis. Sally’s not dealing with widowhood very well. In fact, it’s getting harder, every day, just to find a reason to keep getting out of bed. If the truth about the men’s shared past comes to light, she could lose them both. Along with her last, best reason to go on living.

This holiday season, chance will bring them together and give them an opportunity to help one another find what they each want most. But every gift comes with a price. And keeping what they’ve found once they’ve found it? Yeah, that’s gonna be the hard part.


PG Forte inhabits a world only slightly less strange than the ones she creates. Filled with serendipity, coincidence, love at first sight and dreams come true…it also bears an uncanny resemblance to Berkeley, California.

She wrote her first serialized story when she was still in her teens. The sexy, ongoing adventure tales were very popular at her oh-so-proper, all girls, Catholic High School, where they helped to liven up otherwise dull classes. Even if her teachers didn’t always think so.

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