DREAM MAN by Nancy J. Parra

Thursday, February 4, 2010
Dream Man by Nancy J. Parra was released January 8, 2010 from The Wild Rose Press.

It's about :

Dr. Eva Stanford only wants to help her patient sleep through the night. Little does she know that the old woman holds the secret to a thirty-year-old mystery that threatened the political life of a presidential candidate and Eva's own family.

FBI Agent Nate Cancaid has a reoccurring dream of a woman with dark hair and blue eyes whose murder he is unable to prevent. When the blue eyed doctor enters his office, he feels the hairs on the back of his neck stand on end.

It's bad enough when Eva's patient claims that Eva and Nate are her married assistants, but coincidences grow too complicated for her scientific mind when some of the clues come straight out of Nate's dreams. Can Eva keep from losing her heart to a man of intuition or has fate already dealt her a losing hand?

I was honored to read an early copy, and personally, I loved it. Since I'm a romantic suspense fan, I was definitely in my element. Parra jumped into the story feet first with tension spiking from the first line of the prologue.

I think I've read all her published romance stories and so far, this is my favorite. It's got everything: Romance, murder, deceit, love, plot twists, unexplained paranormal mysteries, and surprises galore. Some of my favorite lines from Dream Man are...
“I think a man has a right to know when his wife is seeing other men.”

“I believe I need to be escorted. Safety reasons, of course.”

“Then tell me how you want me to act”

He would turn into a cave man. My woman. Stop looking or I kill.

“You could come over here and act like my lover instead.”

“I’ll just have to go commando until I get them.” She thought she heard him fall over and smiled to herself.

The first moment the hero and heroine meet...oooh. My romance-loving heart just went pitter pat with the warm fuzzies. Eva and Nate have some serious chemistry going on, let me tell you!

But actually...I don't think I will tell you (Na, na, na, na, na, na). I think I'll just let you find out about it for yourself! Check out http://nancyjparra.com/gpage4.html if you'd like to read an excerpt.

OR Buy your own ebook or print copy from The Wild Rose Press or Amazon.Com or Barnes and Noble.

Before that, though, stay a minute and enjoy this very unique interview--or should I say interviews--I've had with not only Nancy J. Parra herself, but also a few characters from Dream Man as well! Then leave a comment, and you'll be eligible to win some fun & crafty Dream Man door prizes!!!

Interview #1 With Author of Dream Man : Nancy J. Parra

What is Dream Man about?

A dream doctor’s patient gives her the clues to unravel a thirty year old mystery. A mystery that may end with the doctor’s death, unless the FBI agent in charge can prevent fate from playing out.

Do you have any collections? What?

Yes, I collect old cookie jars. There’s something cool and homey about them.

What food can you absolutely not stand to eat?

Squash. Lol. I like vegetables and usually have a full garden, but squash makes me gag every time.

What is the last play you saw?

Wicked. Loved it!

What are you listening to right now?

Matchbox Twenty – I’m not crazy, I’m just a little unwell… :)

Interview #2 With Heroine of Dream Man : Dr. Eva Stanford

Who is your favorite character in Dream Man?

Nate Cancaid, of course. God, I love that man.

Have you ever met a celebrity? Who and where?

Does President Obama count? My family is into politics.

When you wake up, what is the first thing you think?

I think, oh, God, what does Mom want now?

Do you play an instrument? What?

Piano, of course, it’s a prerequisite in my social set.

What is something most people don't know about you?

I’m a black belt in tae Kwando

What's the worst advice you've ever taken?

Always act like a lady—no matter what.

What's your biggest pet peeve?

Men who need to always be right.

Interview #3 With Hero of Dream Man : FBI Agent Nate Cancaid

Who is your favorite character in Dream Man?

Eva is my favorite. The woman is everything I dreamed of—literally.

What is something that annoys you?

When people—okay, women—don’t listen to me and get themselves into trouble.

Have you ever crawled through a window?

Sure, but I’m not saying whose.

Do you play an instrument? What?

Yeah, harmonica.

Name four things you always have with you.

My gun, my badge, a lock pick and a condom. I believe in being prepared.

What's your favorite season of the year? Why?

Are you kidding me? Fall- football, baseball, hockey and basketball all at the same time.

Interview #4 With Supporting Character of Dream Man : Mafia Uncle Sal Palmese

Regrets—If you could’ve done something different in Dream Man, what would it have been?

Gotten rid of the old broad when I had a chance. That way no one would’ve had to go after my goddaughter.

What country do you most want to visit? Why?

Italy. Enough said.

Name four things you always have with you.

My gun, a knife, a pair of latex gloves and an alibi.

Have you ever met a celebrity? Who and where?

Does Joey “The Clown” Lambardo count?

What is something you wish you were better at?

Geesus, keeping “the family” secrets.

What is something that annoys you?

Nosey FBI agents who don’t leave well enough alone.

Interview # 5 With Supporting Character of Dream Man: Mrs. Patterson

Do you like your role in Dream Man? What is it and why do you like it?

I do like my role. Of course, I slept through most of it. But without my medical condition, Dr. Stanford would have never met Agent Cancaid. They make a lovely couple. Don’t you think?

Do you believe in extraterrestrials? Why or why not?

My dead husband, God rest his soul, swore he saw a flying saucer once while he was out on a call. I believe him. He was a very honest man.

What is something you wish you were better at?

Sleeping through the night. All this sleep walking is making me tired.

What TV show are you following this season?

I like that new show, Glee. I love to hear those kids sing. My goodness, no one was that good a singer in my high school.

Who would you cast to play you in a movie?

*laughs* Someone pretty and famous- like Meryl Streep.

Where were you last week at this time?

I was in my trailer in California, but then I started sleepwalking and my son brought me to Kansas City to keep an eye on me. Dr. Stanford is nice, but I’m not all that sure I’m safer here. Someone threatened my life just last night.


  1. Great interviews! I loved learning more about the characters and Nancy. :-)

  2. Hi Linda,

    YAY what a fabulous post. I'm honored to be featured here. Guys, Linda did my book trailer for me. Isn't it great? She has talent. Oh, and to change the subject- Congrats Linda on selling your third book! :)

    Hi Jessica,

    Thanks for stopping by. Great to see your smiling face in the morning. Cheers~

  3. I haave never seen the characters interviewed before. Loved it :O)

  4. Hi Linda,
    I enjoyed the interviews and learning about Nancy and her story.

  5. Hi Jessica, Nancy, Diane, and Linda. Thanks for stopping by. Glad you enjoyed the interview. Questioning the characters really is lots of fun. Always makes me want to read the book even more!

  6. Nancy--I didn't know you collected Cookie Jars? Do you have a rooster cookie jar :-)

    Dream Man is in my TBR...as soon as I finish my Rita books.

    A Cowboy Christmas (Dec 09)

  7. Nancy, my husband can't stand squash either! (And I love them.)

  8. I dropped by to thank you so much for the great comment you left me earlier today! I really needed it and it's nice to hear from other authors my critique group dilemma!

    Thanks so much for your kind thoughts.

    And I'm so glad I dropped by because I loved this interview with Nancy and the characters. Very cool.

    Have a great day and thanks again!

  9. Hi Diane, the interview was Linda's idea- cool, huh?

    Hi Linda, thanks for stopping by.

    Linda K-any baby news?

    Hi Marin, nope, no rooster cookie jars- weird, I know. ;)

    Hi L. Diane, I keep trying to like squash- but can't. I may be allergic.

    Hi Kristi, Linda K is wonderful, isn't she?


  10. Your interviewing skills are super Linda. I really enjoyed this one. You know I like Nancy's books and actually hearing from the characters really brought them to life. Such a cool idea.

    I hope our little one is doing great. =)

  11. Great interviews, and i love all of them :)

    Nancy, romantic suspense is my favorite genre. and I'm sure i'm gonna love your book ! Intrigued me.

    uniquas at ymail dot com

  12. Hi Robyn, *waves* thanks for stopping by.

    Hi Mariska, thanks, I hope you get a chance to read it.

    Thanks Linda for hosting me today.It's been a pleasure! :)

  13. Thank you, thank you everyone for stopping by. And a triple thanks for Nancy for providing such wonderful characters to interview. Gina and Robyn, you guys make me blush. Thanks again.

    Baby Update: She's still breech, we're scheduled to have a c-section on Wednesday. Holy guacamole, I'm gonna be a mommy in 5 days!

  14. Oh my gosh!!! Our little one will be here on Wednesday? How coooool. I can't wait. Good luck my pal! I will be much in prayer especially on Tuesday and Wednesday morning. Just think, soon you will actually be able to look in her eyes and touch her soft skin. Give her lots of hugs and kisses. Bond baby, bond!! =)un

  15. What a neat idea to interview author and characters. ANd the book sounds fascinating. I'll certainly look out for it.

  16. I love the interviews! Dream Man sounds like a really cool story.

  17. Sorry I'm so late to the party! Been recovering... So, I didn't get a chance to read "Dream Man" over my vacation, because really...who reads in New Orleans??? But I'm looking forward to it even more after seeing the trailer and reading your character interviews!

  18. You're full term now? Woohoo! My second child's birthday is Feb. 8th. His due date was Feb. 4th.

    Good job on the interview and Nancy's book sounds great.

  19. Great book, Nance! I can't wait to read it. The interviews add quite a bit of spice.

    Linda's gonna have a little Aquarian eh? Look out world... and hey, Mom, she's gonna be just like me and Erin.