Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Writer Wednesday: Lia Davis



Hi! Thanks so much for coming today. Tell us a little bit about yourself.

Hi Carrie Ann! I’m so happy to be here today. Thanks for having me!
I’m a mother of two wonderful young adults - my son is 19 and daughter is 18 - and a wife to my real life hero and soul mate. I love reading and writing paranormal and suspense filled stories. Although I’ve always made up stories since I was very young, I became serious about becoming an author a little more than two years ago when I started reading paranormal romance.  

Tell us a bit about your book.

Forgotten Visions is about a forgotten love and the journey the couple goes through to repair the past. Here’s the blurb.
Kalissa Bradenton isn’t your average coffee shop owner. Born to an elite witch bloodline with a rare genetic mutation, she’s a Divinity on a mission. The death of her parents sends her away from her Maxville, Florida home and into an ancient war between witches and demons. When childhood friend, Ayden Daniels, comes to her aid after an almost fatal accident, visions of a past she doesn’t remember sparks an old flame and new desires. With the past slowly becoming clearer, she eagerly sets her sights on mending Ayden’s heart and gaining his trust – until a ghost from her past returns to claim her as his demonic mate.
Ayden, the new Sheriff of Maxville and grandson of the oldest living Divinity, is investigating a series of Divinity killings. When he comes face to face with the one woman he hopes to have little to no contact with, old pain rises, quickly followed by anger and resentment. Through his rare power of adaptability he learns actions from the past may not be what they seem. Hope fills his broken heart and determination pushes him to do whatever it takes to win Kalissa’s heart once more before his loses her forever.
Together they must find the strength to mend their tormented souls, while fighting an evil out to destroy the world. 

Is this part of a series?

Yes. Forgotten Visions is the first book in The Divinities series. Right now I have five books planned.

What did you find the hardest part of writing it to be?

The hardest part is finding time to write. Seriously, I have a day job and teenagers! Lol Throw promoting and touring… I’m still trying to set my pace.

What was your favorite part?

Writing! Creating worlds and creatures that mingle with the human world. I actually like the revision side where I start to mold and shape my draft into a readable story.

Rate your story in terms of steaminess (Make up your own fun scale here)

The steaminess is like all the elements rolled into one: Spirit - emotional, water - refreshing, air - can come at you fast or slow, earth - spicy, and fire - HOT!

Who is your favorite romance author?

This is hard. There are so many great authors, but the main ones I follow are JR Ward, Lara Adrian, and Sherrilyn Kenyon. There are others I read but those are the ones that started my love for paranormal.

What is your favorite romance book or series?

Black Dagger Brotherhood, Dark Hunters, and Midnight Breed.

Who is your favorite romance character? If you could go on a date with that person, what would you do? Details please! *wink*

Rhage from BDB. J What’s not to like? He’s a vamp that turns into a dragon! I’m not sure what the date would be like because I’m shy, but I’m sure he’ll think of a few things. ;)

Boxers or Briefs?

Boxer briefs!

What is next for you?

Right now I’m getting the second book in The Divinities series, Death’s Storm, ready to submit to Soul Mate Publishing. I have a new series plotted called Sons of War and can’t wait to start on book 1.


What were your first impressions of each other?

*Ayden’s smile reaches his baby blue eyes * Kalissa and I have known each other all our lives, but the first time that I really noticed her we were fifteen.  *his smile faded* Then something happen and we parted ways. When I came back to Maxville I was angry at first. But it worked out in the end.

What are your favorite parts about each other?

I love her violet eyes and the way they lighten and darken with emotion. There are other parts I like, but those are rather personal. *he gives Carrie Ann a wink*

What’s next for you?

The Divinities and I will continue to hunt demons and be a constant throne in Khan’s side. Because he has to go through us to get to the humans. 




FORGOTTEN VISIONS

By

Lia Davis



Book Blurb:

Kalissa Bradenton isn’t your average coffee shop owner. Born to an elite witch bloodline with a rare genetic mutation, she’s a Divinity on a mission. The death of her parents sends her away from her Maxville, Florida, home and into an ancient war between witches and demons. When childhood friend Ayden Daniels comes to her aid after an almost fatal accident, visions of a past she doesn’t remember sparks an old flame and new desires. With the past slowly becoming clearer, she eagerly sets her sights on mending Ayden’s heart and gaining his trust–until a ghost from her past returns to claim her as his demonic mate.

Ayden, the new Sheriff of Maxville and grandson of the oldest living Divinity, is investigating a series of Divinity killings. When he comes face-to-face with the one woman he hopes to have little to no contact with, old pain rises, quickly followed by anger and resentment. Through his rare power of adaptability, he learns actions from the past may not be what they seem. Hope fills his broken heart and determination pushes him to do whatever it takes to win Kalissa’s heart once more before he loses her forever.

Together they must find the strength to mend their tormented souls, while fighting an evil out to destroy the world.

Excerpt:

A cool sensation passed over Kalissa Bradenton’s subconscious as she entered her bedroom. She shivered, suddenly finding it hard to breathe. Abandonment rose from deep inside to coil around her like a cold watery current. Panic and fear raced in her veins as her heart rate increased alarmingly. Her intuition screamed something was wrong.

She rushed to her dresser, picked up her phone with shaky hands, and dialed her mother’s cell. No answer. With blurred sight, she tried her father’s … it went straight to voice mail. Kalissa’s dread cut through her soul and the bile taste of fear rose in her throat, as hot tears slid down her cheek.

Gods No! She dialed again, and again. Still nothing. It wasn’t like them to ignore an incoming call.

Her parents had driven into Jacksonville for a quiet dinner to celebrate their fiftieth wedding anniversary before sharing their milestone with the coven in the upcoming days. They should have been on their way home.

She staggered back a few steps as images flashed in her mind’s eye, sucking her into the vision. One minute she was in her bedroom, in the next, she stood on the side of a highway. A royal-blue Mercedes barreled past her and flipped repeatedly across the median into oncoming traffic on Interstate 10. Crunching metal cut through the stillness of the night and the broken glass, littering the ground, left a trail to where the car slammed into a large oak tree, and stopped.

When the vision cut off, tightness gripped her chest painfully and a lump stuck in her throat.



  

 Author Bio:

Lia Davis is a mother to two young adults and two very special, equally different kitty cats. She’s a wife to her soul mate, who drives her crazy during editing/revisions. She and her family live in Northeast Florida battling hurricanes and very humid summers. But it’s her home and she loves it!

An accounting major, Lia has always been a dreamer with a very activity imagination. The wheels in her head never stop. She only recently got serious about publishing her work and loves it more than she imagined. Writing a stress reliever that allows her to go off in her corner of the house and enter into another world that she created, leaving the day job where it belongs.

Her favorite things are spending time with family, traveling, reading, writing, chocolate, coffee, nature and hanging out with her kitties.


6 comments:

  1. Thank you so much for having us over today.

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  2. Hi, everyone! Happy Wednesday. I'll send a swag pack to everyone who leaves a comment with their email address.

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  3. Lia, WOW great book! I am excited for the whole series (write faster, cracks the whip LOL!) Thanks for the interview. Carin mawmom(at)gmail(dot)com

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  4. Your book seriously sounds amazing. I loved your sample

    brenda_dyer212@hotmail.com

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