Captive Dreams contains 2 great stories; Bound By The Dragon by Diane Whiteside and Bound By The Dream by Angela Knight.
Corinne and Celeste are sisters who have both achieved success over the last decade as writers. Whereas Corinne specialises in fantasy and has created the legendary dragonheart Mykhayl, High King of the land of Torhtremer where sorcery exists, Celeste's hero is Jarred,a cyborg with supernatural strength and speed from a sci-fi futuristic universe. Unbeknown to the pair, every nasty scenario they have placed their heroes in and every death they wrote really did happen. The two heroes are regularly drawn from their home realms and trapped in a kind of limbo together everytime a plot line is discussed, yet find themselves unable to communicate with their tormentors. As fury builds against the two women who seem to control their lives, it is not until Celeste starts talking about killing off Jarred that these two supposedly fictional men take action. Calling upon mystical powers, Mykhayl opens a portal between their worlds and the sisters, intent on extracting 10 years worth of revenge. To say these men are extremely peeved is putting it somewhat mildly and they cannot wait to get their hands on the sisters.
Captured by their creations, Corinne and Celeste are seperated from each other and left ignorant to the other's fate. However Mykhayl and Jarred fail to make a very important connection when taking the women to their own realms - after all Corinne and Celeste wrote the worlds they now exist in. What else would Corinne be where magic exists but a powerful Sorceress and Celeste a rare psi-warrior in her own futuristic universe. Revenge doesn't look quite so easy now does it boys!!!!
Both these stories were excellent, however my only complaint is that Mykhayl's tale was nearly twice the length of Jarred's, creating an uneveness in this book. There is definitely more character depth in Bound By The Dragon, along with a more intricate plot line and some fabulous secondary characters.