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Dream Across Time by C.R. Moss

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Raritan Manor Ranch, 1

A woman in love. A ghost in need. A man possessed.

Evelyn Sheridan is in love with Raritan Manor Ranch’s resident ghost, Quinn, but can only experience his embrace in her dreams.

Quinn VanAlder, who doesn’t realize he’s a ghost, loves Eve and wishes she’d stop saying they can’t be together.

While at the ranch, Alex VanAlder arrives for a visit, and Evelyn’s hopes rise. Perhaps she will be able to have a real relationship after all. Alex, though, has no interest in Evelyn. Yet, every time the house cat, Myrddin, comes around, Alex feels like a man possessed and wants Eve with a passion.

Caught between loving a ghost and putting up with a man who can’t make up his mind, Evelyn is at a loss. Can the magic of the ranch help Evelyn to stop being caught between two worlds?

 

Excerpt:

A deep, warm laugh rumbled from him.

“You think it’s funny that I’m going nuts?” She placed her hands on her hips and glared at him over the horse’s back.

Quinn moved around the horse. “You are not going insane.”

As Quinn took another step toward her, she took a step back. “That’s what Julie says. I’m not convinced, though.”

With every step she took, Quinn matched it. In a deep, sultry voice he uttered, “My beautiful, intelligent Evelyn, your mind is very sound.”

Her butt hit the building. Standing in a pile of broken hay stalks, her gaze fixed on Quinn’s eyes, and her breaths came in short rasps. Her mind didn’t feel sound at all, neither did her body. Pulse racing, heart pounding against her chest, she seemed in the midst of losing control. All her senses heightened until colors were brighter. She looked past Quinn at the gentle slopes of the mountain range nearby and the deep blue sky.

He stood an inch before her. She breathed in his musky, masculine scent. Her clothes tightened and scratched against her sensitive skin. Though under a warm sun, a shiver raked her body. How could a man rob her of control, of her senses?

Quinn placed his hands on the building, trapping her between his arms. “Tell me,” his husky voice whispered in her ear. “What has gotten you so bothered you think you are going crazy?”

The heat radiating between their close bodies sent ripples of desire through her. She shuddered.

“Well?”

“You,” she whispered in return, not meeting his gaze. “These dreams. They’re interrupting my life. I’m letting my relationship with you interfere with everything I do when I’m awake. Any good psychiatrist would have a field day with me.” Evelyn paused, took a deep breath to calm her excited body.

Since he towered over her by at least a foot, she talked to his chest. The white shirt, pulled taut over his front, showed the outlines of his well-defined muscles. She wanted to touch them. Evelyn clenched her fists at her sides, taking in another deep breath, and looked up. “It’s gotten to the point where Julie thinks I’m in love—”

“Are you?” Quinn interrupted, a hint of pleading tainted his voice.

His question caught her off guard. She hadn’t thought about the possibility of love, of discussing their feelings for each other. She didn’t answer, and her lack of response brought an expression of sadness to Quinn’s features. She cared for him, but love? How could she love someone who wasn’t real, someone who existed before her birth? Someone who’s a ghost?

Quinn turned his back to her. “I thought… never mind.”

The misery in his voice pinged at her soul. “Quinn.” She put a hand on his shoulder to halt him from leaving. “I’m sorry. I can’t love you. You’re not real.”

His body tensed beneath her fingers. Quinn turned back to her and her hand fell to his chest. He held it there. “Damn it, Evelyn. Stop talking nonsense. I am real.”

She couldn’t deny that fact. His hands were warm. His heart beat strong and steady. Her eyes widened and she gazed up into his passion-filled gaze. She wished she wasn’t dreaming.

“Let me show you how real I am.” His lips descended onto hers.

All the blood rushed from her head and her knees weakened. She leaned into his body for support. His arms wrapped around her. Every nerve fired at his touch. His lips parted and his tongue coaxed her mouth open.

Too dazed to resist, she copied his motions, and the gentle kiss blazed into a raging fire. Their mouths, hot and hungry, moved against each other’s in perfect harmony. Evelyn’s arousal gained momentum. She swirled her tongue against his in wild abandon, learning the sweet taste of him. Digging her fingers into his shoulders, she held on to the moment for dear life.

 

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  1. In the pages of a Good Book 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 3rd Mar 2015

    I love the writing style of CR Moss…This one which is a part of series was just amazing as her other books she has written.

    Captivating reading that will have you wonder if dreams are just that or something more. And finding that one equal match may be somewhere at some point in time… and that if you find love and your equal match that it will cross time and space to be…

    Wonderful. Touching. Cute. Contemporary Romance Read that once you start it will have you devouring it in one sitting…


  2. Romance and More 4 Star Review

    Posted by on 17th Feb 2015

    Evelyn is as straitlaced as a Texas country girl can get. Her only problem is being in love the man of her dreams, literally! Quinn has been visiting her at night since she was 12 years-old and watched the girl grow into a beautiful woman. But how to love her and live with her too?

    I loved the science fiction element to this book. The time jumps and blending of modern majick makes this a great lazy afternoon read. The love scenes aren't really graphic, and the build up of tension is just right. I give Dream Across Time 4 full stars!


  3. The Book Quarry 4 Star Review

    Posted by on 13th Dec 2014

    Evelyn has lucid dreams, believes loving Quinn is just a dream

    Quinn is an artist, in love with his dream girl, frustrated that she refuses to believe their love is real.

    This story is not like any I have ever read. I hadn't read many involving ghosts, OK so maybe only 1 book now 2. This was great! Living it two worlds each thinking they are right and not knowing their was way more going on. The characters were endearing and funny. I wanted to know more and more about them. The cat is quite the character himself. This was a fast little read that kept me entertained. Looking forward to the next one.


  4. Love Bites and SIlk Ties 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 9th Dec 2014

    Totally loved this story. Loved Quinn and Evelyn at the start of this story. I was pulled right in and didn't realise it was a dream until Evelyn got woken up. So Evelyn is having these dreams about Quinn a strange man who only appears in her dreams. It used to only be at night but now the dreams are occurring at all hours including lecture times. And the dreams keep getting interrupted as they get raunchier. Darn! LOL.

    Anyway, her friend Julie convinces her to take a trip with her and they end up Raritan Manor Ranch where she soon discovers that Quinn is a ghost and there's a talking cat too.The scene with the talking cat is hilarious and freaky at the came time. LOL

    I have to say I was intrigued by the mystery surrounding Quinn and wondered how the obvious conflict would be resolved. The author tells a beautifully sensual story, I loved the scenes between Evelyn and Quinn and rooted for both of them. But how do you have a love affair with a ghost?

    When Alex enters the story, things get mighty interesting. The characters are well rounded and engaging. The story had the right amount of sizzling as well as heart-warming scenes. And the mystery kept me turning the pages trying to figure it out. That ending made me shed a tear of joy. Loved it. I'm looking forward to the rest of the series.
    If you enjoy a sizzling romance as well as a mystery, then this is one mystery you'd love to unravel. Go grab your copy.


  5. Multitaskingmommas 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 6th Dec 2014

    A woman in love. A ghost in need. A man possessed.

    Evelyn Sheridan is in love with Raritan Manor Ranch’s resident ghost, Quinn, but can only experience his embrace in her dreams.

    Quinn VanAlder, who doesn’t realize he’s a ghost, loves Eve and wishes she’d stop saying they can’t be together.

    While at the ranch, Alex VanAlder arrives for a visit, and Evelyn’s hopes rise. Perhaps she will be able to have a real relationship after all. Alex, though, has no interest in Evelyn. Yet, every time the house cat, Myrddin, comes around, Alex feels like a man possessed and wants Eve with a passion.

    Caught between loving a ghost and putting up with a man who can’t make up his mind, Evelyn is at a loss. Can the magic of the ranch help Evelyn to stop being caught between two worlds?


    C.R. Moss explores an interesting problem in Dream Across Time. Sometimes a dream can be so vivid that it seems to be real. But they're just your thoughts being voiced by your imagination, right? Aren't they?

    Evelyn had been dreaming of a man for as long as she could remember. He's the most perfect, sweetest, kindest gentleman and he's spoiled her for every real man she's ever met. No one can come up to the standards he'd set. Of course they can't, because they're ones she made up in her mind. And it's highly unlikely that she could find a flesh and blood man that can come close to him.

    Quinn is her imaginary everything. A friend and mentor when she was younger, he's gradually becoming ardent lover as she ages. The changes make sense, she's getting older, and her wants are maturing.

    When she's graduated from college, though, she realizes she has to grow up and leave her imaginings behind. A change of place seems to be the most logical move and she accepts the invitation of her best friend Julie to spend time at their family ranch.

    The trouble is, the ranch seems very familiar and there's a portrait of a VanAlder hanging in the house who looks eerily like Quinn - and is named Quinn, too. It's completely illogical since he'd died centuries ago. Could it be that Evelyn was dreaming of Quinn's doppelgänger descendant Alex instead?

    Alex had never met Evelyn before but can't deny that he's attracted to her. Sometimes. At other times, he seems to be a whole other person who thinks he's been had. And then there's that strange feeling he gets whenever Myrddin is near.

    It's a puzzle that's about to be solved by a VanAlder cousin Cassandra and her familiar, Myrddin the cat. Can love indeed transcend time?

    While not a very heavy bit of writing, there is still quite a bit of substance to this story. Not many people accept that there is something supernatural in their lives. If it's not tangible, then it can't exist. But there is so much that can't be logically explained! Dreams, paranormal happenings, and existential beings are just a few things that tend to defy the logical mind and they're inexplicable enough that whoever experiences them are afraid they'd be labelled crazy.

    This was something really compelling for me and I have no bones to pick with it - except for one thing. Alex. Why did he concede so easily? I would think he would fight a little more, have more of a struggle against his present reality. That was completely unlike the character I expected so it left me a tad disappointed.


    All in all, Dream Across Time is a story a lot more sweet than it is scary. Seeing it's the first of a new series, I hope C.R. Moss still touches on the development of this new/old relationship of Evelyn and her dream man. Nope, I'm not saying who is real and who she ends up with! Gotta leave some suspense in here... It's a ghost story, after all.


  6. All Is Read! 4 Star Review

    Posted by on 1st Dec 2014

    This was a very interesting read, it actually ended going a different way then I anticipated. Its not too long of a read but its long enough to give you a relatively satisfying and happy ending.

    Evelyn literally dreams of the man of her dreams. She spends time with him when she slumbers and the thoughts of him consumer her when she wakes. Quinn is all Evelyn would have ever hoped for in a man. Except he isn't real...or is he? In an attempt to enjoy her last hooray before going away and starting out on her adult responsibilities she agrees to spend time with her best friends Julie and her Aunt' Mae's home. A beautiful and elegant historic ranch that bears a striking resemblance to the setting in her dreams with Quinn. When mystery and magic come into play and old attics reveal forgotten family lines. Evelyn will awaken to a place where her sanity crosses with the desires of her heart.

    This story is very romantic. Its a tale of both lost love and found love, second chances and new beginnings and the idea of soulmates or destiny. Moss does a nice job of weaving this very romantic and mystical tale of how love transcends time. This story is very easy on the heart and will leave you feeling all mushy in love by the end.


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