Feature Friday – Dream

Posted February 22, 2019 by Kelly Apple in Feature Friday, Forgotten Monsters / 0 Comments

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Oh, heyyyy. I have some Dream trivia for you today. Specifically, about the names of the characters and why they were chosen.

Since Cris is a nightmare and nightmares are typically associated with nighttime and (thus) the moon, I scoured the names of the seas on the moon for his name. Mare Crisium won the naming jackpot. Mostly because Crisium could be shortened to something mostly human-sounding. So…Cris.

Incidentally, Mara is the Old norse word for Mare, so…I’m guessing you can see where that came from.

Somehow I ended up down a mythology researching rabbit-hole and connected garnets (the gem) to nightmares. I couldn’t tell you how or where that connection was made, but Garnet’s name was a given after that.

Honestly, I usually choose whatever name fits the character for a book (sometimes the character evolves into their name and sometimes the name I originally chose doesn’t fit and they end up with a new one), but this was one instance where I actively worked on finding names that had meaning to the story being told.

There you have it. Cris Mara and Garnet in all their naming glory.



(Forgotten Monsters #3)


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Release Date: March 22, 2017

Pages: 63

Genre: Monster Erotica

Cris Mara is tired of hiding his true self. This disillusioned nightmare is ready to show the humans what he can do with the abilities he’s been born with. At least he will be once he masters the skill to walk the nightmare plane at will, not just when night closes over his part of the world.

Garnet Douglas can’t stop dreaming about the man she sees in a coffee shop near her college. He’s dangerous and fascinating and his darkness calls to her in ways she can’t explain. When an unexpected encounter reveals that Garnet’s dreams aren’t as random as she thought, she has to decide whether she’s ready to believe in the world Cris is part of or if she’d rather keep her head buried in the metaphorical sand.

The world is teetering on the brink of a revelation and Cris and Garnet are only the beginning.

Warning: This book contains one surly nightmare who can’t quite keep from going off prematurely. If only he could find a lady who complemented his darkness he might be able to figure things out.

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