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Dreaming in Color

3.85  ·  Rating details ·  977 ratings  ·  70 reviews
The sight of the red door saves Colin Baxter in his dream, but very quickly a man appears and the dream becomes a thing of raw sexual need with a person Colin can’t identify. He just knows the man needs him, and Colin aches to find and heal his lover…even if the man doesn’t really exist.

Marek Donovan just wants to be left alone to lick his wounds and recover from a terribl
ebook, 181 pages
Published July 14th 2009 by Loose Id, LLC
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Bubbles  Hunty Honest & Direct Opinions
Oct 31, 2010 rated it really liked it
Recommended to Bubbles Hunty by: pita288
I really liked these characters and the story was solid

The sex though... where to begin first there was way too much of it. Second it the terminology used was disgusting most of the time and it was the least sexiest sex i have ever read, at the same time it was also the funniest

I don't know what was up with Collins asshole but the way it was always hungry, convulsing, fluttering, flaming, winking, and who knows what i forgot I had to wonder was his asshole possessed by an epileptic demon or som
Heather C
May 04, 2011 rated it really liked it
3.82 Stars

This was 1st book by Cameron Dane and I had aways heard that her stuff was pretty erotic. But then someone also told me that this is her least smexy book. Hmm. I did lose count of the number of sex scenes because there were a lot!

So the book started off with dream sex, and of course I hate dream sex. But the dream sex really wasn't that bad compared to the real life sex. The terminology used to describe the sex was quite hilarious, especially in describing the activities of the men's
Nov 13, 2012 rated it did not like it
Shelves: mmr
When I started this book it has so much promise, I mean it’s set in Fiji, an island of sunny beaches, and tropical landscapes. Seriously how can you go wrong with that, well this author surely did.
I mean this book is so filled with angst, sex, angst filled sex, and an ending so disappointing I wanted to cry.
All throughout the book Marek feels sorry for himself, for what happened to his dead lover, and for what he did to Colin way back in High School. As the reader you don’t get to know what he d
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3.75 Just Because It's Fiji Stars

It's Cameron Dane. What else is there to say? She's like cheesecake or understand intellectually it's bad for you, but frankly you don't give a flying damn, cause it's yummy and addicting, and helps you forget your sorrows for a while.

I'm not particularly spiritual (I don't spend a lot of time thinking about things I can't see), but I had no issues with the metaphysical concepts in this book. Colin dreams about a house and a hot man. He has sex with
I usually enjoy Cameron Dane's books. She has this ability to create likable characters that resonate with you, even though they tend to be a tad too dramatic and overly emotional.

This story felt a little imbalanced though. Colin has been having very vivid and explicit dreams about Marek for two years, so he feels like he knows the guy, he's almost already in love with him. Marek, on the other hand, hasn't seen Colin in decades, he barely knows him, he's very suspicious of him and, if you take i
4.0 Stars

I really enjoyed this one. Once you accept the premise (i.e., Colin is drawn to a particular house in Fiji based on recurring dreams he's been having about its owner/occupant, Marek), the story is pretty engaging. It was a lot to swallow at first because Colin came crashing into Marek's life after having all these smexy, intimate dreams about him. Any reasonable person would've kicked that nut-job to the curb! But Marek lets him come around and the two hit it off. When old secrets from
Jun 05, 2015 rated it liked it
To be honest, I was pretty disappointed.
It's not that I can't get behind the whole house/dream (for two years!) calling out to Colin, or even that when he gets to it he reconnects with someone from the past, but just felt...weird. And truth is, I guess I really didn't buy the "calling" from the house and the way Colin felt the house's pain?
I could get behind him and Marek though. But I was bothered there too...

First because Colin sounded crazy as fuck to be honest.
Second because of pa
Jul 14, 2009 rated it liked it
Shelves: gay-fiction
Colin has been having a recurring graphic dream about a house and a man on a tropical island. In the dreams he doesn't ever see the man's face.
When he suggests a colleague and old friend holds her wedding on one of the Fijian Islands he goes along too.
From a tourist boat he sees the house he has been dreaming of and arranges to rent a boat so he can go there himself. He finds the man is someone he knew as a boy. Marek.
Marek is consumed with guilt over both his last lover and from something he di
Jan 24, 2013 rated it it was ok
Couldn't get into this at all. I kept putting it down for ages until to be honest it became a DNF and for me that IS unusual. Perhaps it was the frame of mind I was in at the time. Who knows!
Nov 23, 2009 rated it really liked it
Every book I read and love resonates with me. As I'm sure it does for others who enjoy a good book. This one, as I read it, made me think of my relationship with my husband and the power of a transcendent love.

Summary: The sight of the red door saves Colin Baxter in his dream, but very quickly a man appears and the dream becomes a thing of raw sexual need with a person Colin can’t identify. He just knows the man needs him, and Colin aches to find and heal his lover…even if the man doesn’t reall
Dec 11, 2009 rated it liked it
This is a contemporary romance filled with angst and themes such as redemption, forgiveness, and guilt topped with a touch of paranormal. Fans of the author will enjoy this lovely and romantic story, while those romance erotica fans that enjoy a healthy dose of angst to their men and a paranormal push combined in an exotic setting should be satisfied with this offering.

The premise of the story is that Colin travels to Fiji with his closest friends for their wedding and discovers the man and hous
Mar 30, 2012 rated it really liked it
Another solid, erotic read from Cameron Dane.

Colin has been dreaming of a house with a red door, a sexy guy that is in pain and seems to need him for the past 2 years. He finds himself in Fiji after suggesting it to his best friend, Jordan, as a great location for a wedding. Whilst there...voila there is said dream house. The home owner, Marek, is the man in Colin's dreams, even though Colin has never seen his face, he just knows it's him.

Marek is depressed. He has lost his lover to tragedy that
More like 2.5 stars.
I really really REALLY liked the idea, and the story itself is not quite what I had in mind but nevertheless good. If it weren't for the sex scenes, I'd probably give it 3.5 stars.
They were boring. The descriptions are almost clinical. Terms like 'quivering bud', 'stabbing his penis in X's hot wetness', 'Give it to me' and the like made me want to puke and laugh at the same time, and in this book, they were over-used. Some of them were about 10 pages long. I have rarely bee
The story was nice but it was the sex scenes that dropped stars for me. I don't find words like chute, rectum, pulsing hole sexy and there are plenty more in the sex scenes. The sex scenes were even good until I would read something and cringe. Cameron Dane writes some good stories, unfortunately this didn't do it for me.

"Marek concentrated his full focus into all the muscles around his anus and sucked in for everything he was worth, so hard he was damn near sure he imprinted the shape of Colin
Becky Condit
Jan 29, 2013 rated it really liked it
The first four words of this book stand out immediately, “Oh God, I’m drowning.” Colin Baxter is going under. He knows how to swim; he just needs to figure out which way to go. Off in the distance he spots a flash of red and begins heading toward it. He hears a voice crying out, “Help me,” but he doesn’t know where or how. Colin finds himself at a cherry red door, with a man he can’t see pressing in from behind him, thanking him for saving him. After a very erotic encounter the man whispers to h ...more
Dreaming in Color is an interesting story and for the most part I enjoyed reading it. The characters are well drawn and likable, the sex is very hot, there is angst and even a bit of paranormal activity as well. The story starts out a bit slow and then conversely feels a bit rushed in the end but it's the author's word/phrase choices during the otherwise well written sex scenes that take away from my enjoyment of the story. For me personally the use of words such as "bowels", "chute" and "rectum ...more
Mar 16, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: m-m-favorites
This story is poignant and gut wrenching. Both main characters have issues and sorrows to overcome and they figure it out together. This is definitely a tearjerker with an HEA.
Sep 17, 2009 rated it really liked it
Shelves: m-m
On the angsty side. Liked the characters, thought the story had substance. Events in the protags' past were slowly revealed. Decent secondary characters that weren't caricatures. Hot sex!
Oct 21, 2011 rated it really liked it
Shelves: m-m-romance
Wow, this one was a real tear jerker...great read though!
Thomaidha Papa
3.5 stars

Can dreams come true…? Can you fall in love in a dream and make it happen in reality…? Can the past come in your dreams and sweeten its way into you so you finally let go…?

Colin Baxter is in love. The man of his dreams is perfect, sexy and sexual in so many ways he has Colin wanting for more. The man of his dreams is suffering though a great emotional pain and Colin is determined to help him through it, make him happy. The man of his dreams for two years remains faceless and nameless fo
Aug 20, 2017 rated it really liked it
Theme 8 - Fiji

I kind of knew what was coming, but the build up and the aftermath were worth it. The house's vibe and Colin's connection to it were a hit with me, to say nothing of the diaries and Marek's emails. I bet Jordon got a laugh at the butt plug reference. Tag was adorable and smart too.
Is it possible for a house to possess a heart and soul? One strong enough to bring two men together? For two years, Colin Baxter has dreamed of a beautiful house and the man who lives in it. Colin knows the faceless stranger whose troubled soul calls out to him is his destiny, but he has no idea where to find him. Fate lends a hand when Colin travels to Fiji for his best friend’s wedding. On a tour of the islands Colin spots the house of his dreams…but neither the house nor its owner are what he ...more
Jun 28, 2013 rated it liked it
Shelves: contemporary, fantasy
Dreaming in Color is a pretty good read with an interesting paranormal aspect and back story that I found very original. The writing style was solid and nice to read and the characters were believable - even if the drama was laid on a little too thickly for me.

The main reason for the 'pretty good read' instead of 'really good read' was the abundancy of sex scenes in the first two thirds of this book. It felt to me as if there was a sex scene every few pages - Colin goes to sleep, he has sex wit
Aug 16, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: top-shelf
After corresponding with the author about another book, she was so kind to send me a copy of "Dreaming in Color". I honestly didn't think I was going to like it based on some tags I wasn't too sure about. What a surprise.

Ms. Dane once again has written incredibly powerful, believable characters and what I love the most about here writing is that she doesn't spoon feed the reader. She works hard on establishing her characters and then let's the reader imagine how the dialog might transpire. There
Apr 20, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: heartfail, m-m, mystery
Colin has been having dreams for two years about a guy and a house he feels connected to; that he feels like he needs to save! His best friend is getting married and he suggests Fiji and in the process finds the house and the man.

Marek is the man in Colin's dreams and he's someone from Colin's past. Colin was beaten within an inch of his life when he was seventeen and it turns out Marek is the one who set the ball rolling with that without ever meaning to and he holds the key to Colin figuring o
Nov 11, 2013 rated it liked it
Shelves: romance, lgbt
For two years Colin has had dreams of a house with a red door and a sexy man who lives there. He feels such a strong bond with his dream guy that he hasn't dated in all that time. On a trip to a friend's wedding in Fiji, Colin sees the house and finds the man of his dreams. Unfortunately, Marek wants nothing to do with him.

I usually love Dane's books, and I did like this one. However, it was difficult for me to get into at first. I like Colin; he's sweet and tenacious. Marek's guilt over two eve
Jun 02, 2011 rated it really liked it
This book was a pleasant surprise.
When I first got it, I was expecting something sappy
and received a consistent love story with great characters
and just the right amount of suspense instead.

Both Colin & Marek are incredibly strong men, each with
their own history, issues and buggage. They start as the
absolute opposites and end up drawn together after a series
of events.

I liked how Marek seemed like a rogue quitter, who is not to
be messed with, but he was only trying to hide the pain and
Arch Bala
Aug 26, 2014 rated it really liked it
I’ve had this book on my to-read-list for like the longest time and I can’t believe that I’ve waited so long to have a go in it. The book was wonderfully written and I’m rather pleased that my preconceived idea about it was proven wrong.

The setting in Fiji was beautifully imagined and it’s such a great but ironic backdrop for the rather painful pasts of Colin and Marek. It’s a novel that feels like it came out of a movie first. The history behind the house, Colin’s dream, Payton’s death and all

I was a little leery of this book at first, but I ended up really enjoying it. The relationship between the two main characters is filled with tension, and they must each come to terms with each other and how they got to where they are in their life.

If I had a complaint, I would say that their issues are resolved a little too quickly and a bit too cleanly, I would have liked to have seen a bit more in the turmoil they faced.

That said, it is an excellent book, and I really enjoyed it.

Jun 07, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: m-m-or-more
An incredibly beautiful story about a man who dreams of a house, and a man within that house that becomes his dream lover. Nights spent in passion give way to reality when he actually finds the house, and the tormented man who lives inside.

Both the story and imagery were gorgeous. The story was a bit long, but it didn't feel like it while reading it. The mystical aspects were well-done and didn't take over the entire storyline. Overall, this is one of the best books I've read in quite a while.
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