Spotlight & Giveaway: Dream Nights with the CEO by Kathy Lyons

Posted June 12th, 2013 by in Blog, Spotlight / 25 comments

Today it is my pleasure to welcome USA Today Bestselling author Kathy Lyons to HJ!

That AWKWARD Hotel Moment – By Kathy Lyons

You know how sometimes you check into a hotel and there’s a really hot guy in the room next door and you go to sleep and share an erotic dream with him? That always happens, right? Then what do you say when you see him in the morning? “I know what you were doing in my dreams last jade leenight!” And what if you got it wrong and you were actually sharing a dream with the guy on the other side? Talk about AWKWARD!
What? That never happens to you? Oh. Me neither, but what if it did?

Yes, truly, that is exactly how Dream Nights with the CEO started. Hot guy. Hotel room next to mine. I started thinking (you might say wishing) and then my imagination took hold. I created Miranda’s Place B&B where strangers share something very intimate in their dreams.
But what made this book so special was something completely unexpected. I gave the hero a comic book obsession and suddenly the dreams took on a comic book feel. Sure I knew they would be sexy, but I had no idea they would be funny too. Seriously, split your side funny because, frankly, in a comic-themed dream anything can happen.

I let my imagination fly. No restraints, no holding back. Wow! It turns out when I have fun, the page just explodes with cool stuff. So when I was asked to list my 5 top scenes in the book, I really had to list the dream sequences. Problem is, they make no sense without the context of the book. And honestly, timing is everything in comedy. So I recommend an except. But if you can’t wait, try this:

Top 5 Scenes in Dream Nights with the CEO by Kathy Lyons

5. The second dream sequence in the book has our heroine walking through a park at night. She knows this is a nightmare because she looks down and sees blonde hair (she’s a brunette) over massively bouncy boobs (she is not that well endowed). She realizes, oh crap – I’m the blonde bimbo DNWCand I’m going to die.
And then it gets worse. Yes, she’s attacked by a horror film classic: dark Jell-O….er, I mean The Blob. And what happens with this horrible villain? Naturally, he eats off all her clothes before being vanquished. Yeah, reading it like this sounds kinda lame, but the commentary track is pretty funny.

4. You know that time when you’re in a MOOD. Everything has gone crappy and you’re sitting in a cave made of Ben&Jerry’s Rocky Road? Can any hero penetrate your hard candy shell? Why yes, he can. But he might have to go to extreme measures.

3. Dream Sex vs. Real Sex – How do you choose, and how do you know the difference? If you go to bed in separate rooms, then dream about trains, planes, and dark caves, where are you going to wake up? And will you alone? Of course not! It’s a sex comedy romance!

2. The Unmasking of the Hero. The best part of these dreams are the comic book theme. And what’s more fun than the unmasking of the hero? Especially if you are the villainess and get to do all the stripping away.

1. Kathy and Johnny Depp hanging out, drinking wine, and talking art. And then…well, making it! (And no, that has nothing to do with the book. It’s just my favorite scene…)

Giveaway: 2 copies of DREAM NIGHTS WITH THE CEO (e-book)

To enter Giveaway: Complete the Rafflecopter form and post a comment to this Q: Have you ever had a dream make you think?  I don’t mean, wow, I dreamed about fried chicken and there’s a KFC right there!  No, I mean, I dreamed that I was writing a book or that I could dance. Or I dreamed I was a maid in this horrible castle.  I had a dream once where I was painting a wall mural in elaborate colors and design. I’ve never gotten it out of my head, and yes, since then I’ve tried to draw. I’m terrible at it, but I’ll never forget the feeling of just painting freehand and having amazing colors appear. Now that I think about it, the concept of dreams influencing reality might have grown from that moment. What do we dream at night while asleep that ends up effecting the day and perhaps our entire lives?

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Dream Nights with the CEO

Hotel chain CEO and millionaire Wyatt Monroe is a stick in the mud. Sure, he’s hot as sin, even with the tie, but free-spirited assistant Megan Bradford refuses to jeopardize their perfect working relationship. Why mess that up with sex? She knows he’s the love ’em and leave ’em type, and she’s determined to find a family man.

Wyatt would never cross the line between boss and employee with Megan, no matter how hard it might be to resist the temptation. But when they visit a mysterious B&B in a bid to acquire the property, he starts having erotic dreams about the sexy brunette that make it hard to resist her in daylight.

Soon the line between reality and dreams further blurs when they learn they were sharing the same erotic dreams…

Title: Dream Nights with the CEO

Author: Kathy Lyons

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Release Date: May 2013

Imprint: Brazen


Kathy Lyons Bio (aka Jade Lee):

A USA Today Bestseller, JADE LEE has been scripting love stories since she first picked up a set of paper dolls. Ball gowns and rakish lords caught her attention early (thank you Georgette Heyer), and her fascination with the Regency began. And as a Taurus, she lives to pit a headstrong woman against a tortured hero just to watch them butt heads on the way to true love. Flesh wounds are rare, but the healing and laughter are real.

Now an author of more than 30 romance novels, she finally gets to set these couples in the best girl-heaven of all: a Bridal Salon! This way she gets to live out all her wedding fantasies, one by one. (Let’s be honest, what girl has only one idea for her dream wedding?)

And don’t forget Jade’s other name, KATHY LYONS. That’s Jade’s lighter, contemporary side she’s writing for Entangled Publishing and what Dream Nights is all about!  For more on Kathy visit her on her website, Facebook, or Twitter.



25 Responses to “Spotlight & Giveaway: Dream Nights with the CEO by Kathy Lyons”

  1. Ashlea Rhodes

    I dreamed I was being chased by zombies then they almost had me when this army guy came out of nowhere and saved me and my friends I think of this dream a lot to the point I have been turning it into a book. 🙂

  2. Winnie Lim

    Nope, never dreamt of anything that makes me think. But I always dream really weird dreams, eg dream of being chased by weird creatures, dream of chasing after bad people etc.

  3. Meriem

    once i dreamed that i’m Kate Beckett in Castle and i had to solve a case; i had the entire plot in my dream and there was some pretty hot stuff going on between me and Nathan Fillon!

  4. Rebe

    I’ve had some strange dreams where I’m in someone else’s house with my sister and a friend, and we keep trying to make dinner but something (stove, fridge, etc.) won’t work. Very bizarre, lol!

  5. Tammy Y

    I have very vivid dreams. The funniest ones are when I think I have things for work, but I really haven’t done them. This causes some problems for me at work!

  6. Sue G.

    When I was pregnant with kid #2, I dreamed I gave birth in the car and it was a boy (kid #1 was a girl). Well I gave birth in a hospital and kid #2 was a girl! Go figure!

  7. Jennifer Zorko-Legan

    Right after my great aunt passed away, my husband’s grandfather passed. My family was still in a state over the death of my great aunt, and I had a dream that she was standing in my kitchen trying to tell me or show me something. I actually woke up crying it was so real. After the funeral of my husband grandfather, I went to visit my aunt grave, sat and listen, looking for some sign. Well, a few days later, while we were cleaning out the house, some important papers that we were all looking for and nobody could find, just appeared. It was like it was in my dream. She was trying to show me where to find them. I will never forget that.

  8. Joanne B

    Maybe there’s something wrong with me but I never remember my dreams, no matter how hard I try.

  9. cahmmerritt

    I a part of a family that has dreamed important things for generations – things that came true, things we woke up needing to do that were important to either ourselves or other family members. I’ve wondered hundreds of times about my ancestors who didn’t know how to listen to that dream or inner voice and how it is still affecting my family today and maybe even future generations…

  10. Alicia Jespersen

    I had a dream once of a super spy adventure/romance, where I was married to an undercover spy and I didn’t know, but I was a spy as well and he didn’t know. And my inlaws were working for some secret terrorist group and me and my tall dark and handsome husband had to escape them.
    It was really nuts/fun. The next morning I wrote what I remembered down in a journal somewhere and that dream is what made me take up writing romance novels again.

  11. Kai W.

    The dream that left me thinking was a dream I keep having so many times. I guess subconsciously, I was hoping my relationship with my sister would never improve but I kept hoping. I would wait up distraught. I have never understood what this dream was trying to tell me. At one point, the meaning of the dream has hit me. My sister would never met me half-way. No matter what I try or do, she would always be angry and would hate and envy me. It is quite sad that I have to give up trying but I knew deep inside me, I knew the end results.

  12. Leanna Hiner

    I don’t remeber my dreams very often. I remember I had odd dreams in high but can’t remember any of them.

  13. Sharlene Wegner

    I got an ARC of this book & I really liked it, even though it isn’t my usual type of romance. I can say that I know I have gotten mad at my husband a few times for things he did in my dreams! I have also had dreams about drowning, which I think are my subconcious memories of getting knocked over by a wave as a kid.

  14. Sandie W

    I have dreams of being chased. They never catch me, and the dreams always take place in different places. I think that it’s like in life, I tend to push men away when they get too close. Too many bad memories of being married to someone I though I could trust. 🙁

  15. Texas Book Lover

    The only dreams I remember are from when I was pregnant and they were so far from reality they could never possibly happen.

  16. Allison W

    I recently had a dream where someone was holding up some really big pants and I was like I don’t need those. They replied I might soon though… made me think maybe I should cut out some more junk food… lol

  17. Timitra

    I used this recurring dream where I was being chased and no matter how fast I ran I couldn’t seem to get away from whatever was chasing me.

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