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Madeline Hunter | Dreams and Writing
Author Guest / October 1, 2010

After years of never remembering my dreams, recently I have been recalling a lot of them when I wake in the morning. I’ll leave it to the dream specialists and psychologists explain why this change has happened. I am just happy to have those vivid images in my head again, and glad for the evidence that I did not stop dreaming entirely. Since they are so vivid, and I remember them in detail, I have discovered something I had not realized before. Sometimes when I dream, I am me. And sometimes I am someone else. And sometimes I am me, but I am in someone else’s head, experiencing what they do even though I am still me. Just like when I read a novel. In a recent dream this happened, and it was so notable that, right there in my dream, the “me” in that dream noticed it and even commented on it. A woman in my dream was climbing up a metal ladder, through a building, the sort of ladder you see in stairwells or utility rooms to permit access to other floors and the guts of a building. All kinds of other things happened, but it was this…

Fresh Pick | RAVISHING IN RED by Madeline Hunter
Fresh Pick / September 19, 2010

The Rarest Blooms #1 February 2010 On Sale: January 26, 2010 Featuring: Sebastian Sommerhays; Audrianna Kelmsleigh 368 pages ISBN: 0515147540 EAN: 9780515147544 Paperback $7.99 Add to Wish List Romance Historical Buy at Ravishing In Red by Madeline Hunter Armed with her cousin’s pistol, Audrianna travels to a coaching inn, to meet with a man who may have information that will clear her dead father’s name. She does not realize that the handsome man of commanding sensuality who shows up is not the person she expected, but instead Lord Sebastian Summerhays, one of her father’s persecutors, lured to the inn by the same advertisement that brought her there. When the pistol accidentally fires, the situation becomes mortifyingly public, and thoroughly misunderstood. Audrianna is prepared to live with the scandal. Lord Sebastian has other ideas. . . Her father’s scandal and death may lead this young woman to the love of her life. Excerpt Oh, goodness. Oh, heavens. This day was definitely not unfolding the way she had pictured. She had not expected the Domino to be a gentleman. She had certainly not expected a tall, handsome, young gentleman with such a winning smile. She was not sure what she had…

Madeline Hunter | The Making of a Video
Romance / September 5, 2007

I had an impulsive idea a couple of months ago. Wouldn’t it be cool to make one of those video trailers for my next historical romance, Lessons of Desire (due September 25)? What the heck, I thought. I’ll take a shot and see what happens. The way I saw it then, I’d contact that company that makes them, sign up, and voila’, it would be done. Um, no. It turned out I had to do a bit of work myself before we got to voila’. COS Productions wanted to make a video that I liked and approved, so they needed my input. This was how I found myself in early August looking at hundreds of faces. My video was going to use live action, which meant an actor and an actress had to be hired. I needed to help make the choices. My producer opened a folder for the project at an online West Coast casting site, and posted the job description with general appearance requirements. Actors and actresses deposited their headshots and resumes in the folder. I could then go online and look at their files from my home in Pennsylvania. I have never associated my characters with known…