Wednesday, March 10, 2010

A Visit to the Celestial Crystal

I'd like to introduce you to the woman who kicked me off my comfortable muddle in the middle. Her name is Kathleen Coddington and she teaches a six week novel writing class at our local community college. About two and-a-half years ago I took that course. After the second week I went home and tore 30,000 words out of the heart of my 80,000 word semi-finished SF novel.  It hurt.  But it was the right thing to do. I finished that one, and I'm half way through a second with plans for five more.

Thanks, Kathie!


Thanks for allowing me to visit, Bart and talk about my latest book, Palace of Dreams. The story, a futuristic erotic romance, is set in the Celestial Crystal, the most prestigious dream dome on Cereus Prime. I thought your readers might enjoy a brief tour.

Want to swim in luminescent alien seas? Or hunt fire dragons on Tau Ceti? Or perhaps you have a hankering to be empress of Setari V or to spend the night with a virile, sensual, blue-skinned Malian man or woman? Visit the Celestial Crystal, the setting for Palace of Dreams, and these or any other dream you desire can be yours. Led by telepathic guides, the process is not quite a virtual reality game or lucid dreaming (a self-aware dream), but with elements borrowed from both.

I’ve always been fascinated by the surreal world of dreaming. I’m not alone. The use of the dream world as a plot device, especially popular in science fiction and fantasy, dates back to the ancient Greeks. Chaucer and Shakespeare have investigated it, but no one handled it as well as Lewis Caroll in Alice’s Adventurs in Wonderland. Talk about surreal. Movies like Dreamscape, total Recall, Vanilla Sky, the Matrix and Nightmare on Elm Street have all relied on some facet of the dream world to further their stories.

Nights and days are never boring at the Celestial Crystal. Recline on the comfy couch, a brief sting of a needle then place the coronet that connects you to your guide on your forehead and off to dream land you go. With enough credits, the legendary Inari Rau might be your guide. You can always dream.

Book release date: March 5, 2010

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Book Trailer for Palace of Dreams.

In the dream domes of Cereus Prime visitors can fulfill their deepest erotic fantasies in sessions led by telepathic guides. Among the guides, Inari Rau is a living legend. On her final night as a guide, she receives a request to lead one last dream. During the session she loses control and is drawn into a fantasy of raw, sexual pleasure with her mysterious client.

Kastel Fane has a mission to complete—give Inari the dream of a lifetime as a farewell gift from her friends. If he succeeds, he’ll receive a hefty reward. What neither expects is the passion that ignites between them or the new psi talent that is born out of their first encounter, an ability that leads to dangerous consequences for both of them. As they fight for a future together, can Kastel prove he is the man who can finally fulfill all of Inari’s dreams?

Kathleen Coddington has been writing romance on and off for 15 years. She has three books, a paranormal romance and two historical romances, published by Cerridwen Press and one erotic futuristic through Ellora’s Cave Publishing. She is a member of Romance Writers of America, Pocono Lehigh Romance Writers and the Greater Lehigh Valley Writers Group, where she served at various times as VP, secretary and treasurer.

A retired school librarian, Kathleen enjoys reading and travel. Members of two Civil War reenacting units, she and her husband are frequent lecturers at schools and historical societies. She has also published several articles about the fashions of the mid-19th century. She and her husband and two cats live near their son in a small town in eastern Pennsylvania where she teaches a novel writing course at the local community college.


  1. You really should join FFnP. Congratulations on the release of your newest book. Linda Burke

  2. I agree with Linda, you would love FFnP.

    Thanks for the interview and telling us about your new release.