Please welcome author Lia Davis to Thursday’s Bite. Lia not only writes about witches and covens and all things magical in her Divinities series, but she also has a shifter romance series, Ashwood Falls. Gotta love those shifters! Lia is another participant in the Holiday Gifts of Love Bloghop that starts tomorow, so don’t forget to hop on by her site and leave a comment.
Hi Lia, thanks for coming on the blog. Please tell us a little about yourself and your book.
Hi! I’m thrilled to be here today. In a few short months, I’ll be turning the big four zero! *shudders* I have two grown children; one still at home and one on her own. I started my writing journey in 2008 and I’m loving it! I write paranormal romance mixed with magic, suspense, and mystery.
I’m currently working on two series. The Divinities has two book released—Forgotten Visions and Death’s Storm. Ashwood Falls is a new shifter series with the prequel, Winter Eve, releasing around Dec 18.
Check out my website for more information: http://www.authorliadavis.com
Do you have cheerleaders supporting you as a writer?
Yes! My husband, who can’t wait for the BIG check to come in. LOL I love him. His confidence in me keeps me going.
My writing partner, Carrie Ann Ryan. I love our daily chats, encouragements, laughs and cries together.
Family and friends with their encouraging words.
Sounds like you have some great support. What are your hobbies or other interests that get you away from the stress of writing?
Actually, writing is my stress reliever. But other than writing, I love to read and spend time with family. I also like making beaded jewelry, book thongs and other creative projects.
That’s terrific. It’s great to have other hobbies that get you away from the computer. Tell me, what do you love about writing? Hate about it?
I love being able to create new worlds and sharing them with my readers. What I hate? Nothing really. I don’t like the editing process as much as the plotting, but I love the end result.
I struggle sometimes with both editing and plotting, but in the end, its worth it. Do you write a story clear to the end before doing more than simple editing? Or do you stop after each chapter and completely edit it before moving on?
I create a chapter outline that serves as my roadmap of events, then I write it clear to the end.
How about writer’s block? Do you get it and if you do how do you get beyond it?
I’m also a recent convert to plotting. I agree, it makes a big difference when you get stuck. What do you come up with first in starting a story: Title? Characters? Plot? Setting? Conflict?
The characters come first. They drive the story and take away my control. Then I plot and create my chapter outline.
Do you have a writing schedule? How do you juggle writing, family, work, and life’s surprises?
I juggle writing with a full time day job, family, and life. Lol. From Monday to Friday I have about three hours per day for writing, promoting, and blogging. The weekends are split between family and writings stuff.
I’m excited about your book, Death’s Storm. Love the cover! Tell us what’s unique about this particular book.
Death’s Storm is the second book in my Divinities series. When I set out to write, I wanted to create worlds that are different than anything out there. In this series, humans know about witches and try to not know. My witches live in covens and have no supernatural powers, except for the few that are born with a divine gene. Here’s the series synopsis.
Over three hundred years ago children were born to an elite group of witches that were unlike any of the other magical children. These children were born with a mark, a living tattoo of a single rose on the inside of the left forearm. They possess natural divine powers. The magical communities, called Covens, believed the children were gifts from the gods and called them The Divinities.
For decades the war between witches and demons seemed to diminish. Until recently. Two Divinities are missing. Three are dead, along with their spouses. The victims were among the Divinities appointed by Hecate to watch over the Sinew–the source of all magic.
Now it is up to the Divinities to keep the Sinew from the demons and protect magickin and the world from a fate far worse than anyone can imagine.
Will there be any sequels to this book?
Yes. I have five books planned for The Divinities.
Five books! Wow, that’s a lot of writing. I can’t wait! Thanks for coming on the blog.
BOOK BLURB for Death’s Storm
Technical genius and demi-goddess–aka Divinity–Khloe Bradenton relies on no one for help, and she definitely doesn’t need comfort from anyone other than her twin. After her parents died by the demons’ hands over two years ago, she has graciously stepped up to her place in the war between demons and witches. When a creature far more dangerous than the ones responsible for killing her parents claims he is her guardian, she is torn between her desires for the dark predator and the painful loss she has endured at the hands of her enemies.
One of the last death demons still in existence, Jagger has pledged his life to the Goddess Hecate. Charged with the guardianship over the Divinities, he is never to approach them, but to aid them from a distance. When the firestorm, Khloe, sacrifices herself to save her twin and best friend and becomes the prey, he has no choice but to reveal himself to her. He is taken by surprise when the need to claim her as his own emerges. A desire he has never felt before could be more dangerous than the demons out to destroy them.
Stepping off the curb to head to the car, Khloe stilled and let the warm air caress her skin. An electrical charge that only the select few magickin—like her and the other Divinities—could detect was palpable in the humid summer air.
Her spine tingled as the supernatural energy drifted on the wind, putting her on full alert. Reaching out with her senses, she relaxed. A little. The energy was familiar in an odd kind of way. Her admirer was nearby.
More like a stalker, really, without the creepy love letters and phone calls.
For the last month, someone had watched her and followed her every move. When the entity was near, a warm shiver rolled over her skin like a caress. The energy didn’t come from a human. Demon? Maybe. But, the power was too intense to be any demonic creature she’d come in contact with. She considered one of the gods, but that didn’t make sense either. The gods wouldn’t stalk her. They would send a messenger or deliver their message in person. She and the others had also thought it could be a guardian.
Whatever the entity was, it annoyed the hell out of her to be followed around and spied upon.
She scanned to mall parking lot and the sidewalk that lead to the various shops. Nothing remotely threatening came into view or reached out to her supernatural senses. Then again, she never saw anything when she sensed the presence. It had shown up last month, right after she and Kalissa had been thrust into an ancient war between witches and demons.
That was when she and Kalissa found a note from their mother telling them about the Sinew—a crystal sphere that held the magic of the worlds—and sent Kalissa on a mission to retrieve it. As Divinities, it was their duty to protect magickin from Khan, the new Bastard Lord of the Underworld.
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Lia Davis is a mother to two young adults and two very special kitties, a wife to her soul mate, a paranormal romance author, graphic designer, and co-owner to Fated Desires Publishing, LLC. 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 ventured into the world of writing and publishing in 2008 and loves it more than she imagined. Writing and designing are stress relievers that allow her to go off in her corner of the house and enter into another world that she created, leaving real life where it belongs.
Her favorite things are spending time with family, traveling, reading, writing, chocolate, coffee, nature and hanging out with her kitties.