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Thursday, May 10, 2012

Interview/excerpts: Author Lia Davis with giveaway!


Please welcome  Author Lia Davis to Epically Romantic!  She is having a giveaway for a swag pack as well as to be entered into a grand prize drawing of a $25 Amazon Gift Card.  So please comment and leave your email address for your chance to win!  Now on to the interview and excerpts!



When did you first realize you wanted to be a writer?

I’ve always enjoyed making up stories and creating new worlds. Although I had always kept those worlds private. I was afraid to share them with others, afraid no one would understand. It wasn’t until I started reading paranormal romance about three years ago that my muse woke up and said “Hey! We can do that.” LOL. At first, I wrote to see if I could do it and quickly found out the I LOVE it!

What is your work schedule like when you're writing?

I have a full time day job with a two hour a day commute time, so I only have about four hours a day, M-F, to write, promo, and crit. The weekends are when I get most my word count down in between family time and household duties. 

Where do you get your information or ideas for your books?

My ideas slam into me at the oddest times. I’ve learn to keep small notebook in my purse. J They come to me while brainstorming with my writing partner, while driving home from work, I have a WIP that came to me while watching TV.

Do you have any suggestions to help me become a better writer? If so, what are they?

Write, Write, and Write. DON’T give up. See the story to the end no matter what you think about it (I still tell myself this when writing the first draft). AND join a critique group.

Do you like to create books for adults?

I love it! The hotter the better. Tee Hee.


Where can readers find you (What websites, emails etc)?

Website: http://www.authorliadavis.com


Favorite dessert?

Anything chocolate. J

Favorite way to relax?

Curled up with a good book.


Tell us about your newest release.


My debut release came out on May 1st. I’m so excited. It’s one of the latest installments of Decadent Publishing’s 1Night Stand series. It’s about a woman whose special abilities had forced her to live a less than exciting life and a vampire who has grown tired of his long life. They both seek a night of adventure and passion.  

Ravished Before Sunrise
By
Lia Davis
Blurb:
Born with the unusual ability to see what truly lies in the shadows, Emalee Black is stuck between two worlds, the paranormal and the human. Neither one accepts or understands her and she's forced to live a quiet, boring life in hiding. When her best friend mentions 1Night Stand dating service, Ema chooses a role-playing adventure straight out of her romantic fantasies. She's to hunt her very own vampire and have her wicked way him.

Vampire Darian Wyman is surprised when his daughter signs him up for a one-night stand with an exclusive matching agency. At first he's appalled by the idea, but as he reads the details of the date he becomes intrigued. For one night he will get away from the life he has long grown tired of to be hunted and captured by a would-be huntress. But he has plans of his own for his little vixen.

However, when Darian discovers the truth about Ema's inhuman abilities, the date could end before it gets started.



Excerpt 1:
Emalee’s pulse raced as she drummed her fingers on her desk and searched the website. A giddiness she hadn’t known since senior prom ran through her. The site claimed unlimited possibilities, a chance for adventure. Could they mean it? Because she’d already seen things beyond what humans deemed possible. Hell, her whole existence was unimaginable. 
 
Her life had taken a lonesome turn when a friend she hadn’t seen since high school noted how much younger than the rest of her classmates she looked.  Her long-lasting youth had become a liability. Drawing too much attention to her unusual gift wouldn’t prove wise. In some cases, it could get her killed.  With no alternative, she’d closed the door on her life among humans and moved into the local witch coven, where everyone was different.

“What will you do?” Her best friend since preschool, a coven member in good standing, sat next to her for moral support and encouragement. Ema didn’t need much encouragement. The second Beth had mentioned a one-night stand, she’d been hooked. And Madame Eve’s dating service would save her from dying of boredom, at least for one night.

But could she go through with it? A wicked smile tugged at her lips and her inner voice said, “Hell, yeah.” Human strangers gave her a sense of safety. They knew nothing about her past or her unusual abilities.

“Just one night?”


Excerpt 2:
Darian logged into his email account. An unusual message flashed in his inbox. Madame Eve with 1Night Stand. Why did that sound familiar?

A vague recollection of his daughter mentioning the dating service two weeks before came to mind and he growled. God, please tell me she didn’t. He skimmed through the email and snatched the phone from the desk.

“Hello, Father.” A sweet and cheerful female voice answered after one ring.

“Where are you?”

“Shopping. Is there a problem?”

“You know anything about why I would receive a message from 1Night Stand?” He tried to stay calm and not overreact. The email could be a mistake. Maybe Kat had nothing to do with it.

“Oh! She found a match so soon? That’s great. You’ll have fun.”

Fun? “Katrina, I didn’t request to be set up on a date. I can’t go meet a complete stranger and….” he scanned the email again. “…and spend the night with her?”

“Oh, Daddy, please. This is my gift to you. Now be the adult and have fun.” Her sweet tone did nothing to soothe his growing annoyance.

“Kat….”

“I’m sick of you moping around the mansion. You need a change in your life. Besides, when was the last time you had sex?”



What can the readers expect from you in the near future.

I have a full length novel (about 66K words) currently in the hands of my editor with a hopeful release this summer. That one is the first in my Divinities series.

I also have another series in the works and the first book, War’s Passion, will be release this fall.

And I plan to continue to write more 1Night Stand stories, because they’re just too fun. 


Where can we find your book(s)?




Also available on Smashwords and coming soon to Barnes and Noble.


Thank you so much, Nikki, for having me.


Giveaway:

Leave an email address in you comment to receive a signed swag pack and enter the grand prize drawing of a $25 Amazon GC. 

17 comments:

Lia Davis said...

Thanks, Nikki, for having me.

Nightingale said...

Your Night Stand stories sound like as much fun to read as you had writing them! The excerpts hooked me. I had to laugh at the last line. Thinking about a vampire not having sex!

Sydney Alicia said...

Lia! You are one busy lady and I have to admire your dedication to writing with what little time you have left each day. Bravo, bravo!!! I loved the idea about the one night stand dating service and I'm excited to read now :) To future success! Thanks for the great interview Nikki...nicely done!

Sydney Alicia
sydney.alicia@ymail.com

Author Nikki Prince said...

You're welcome Lia. Thanks for stopping by Nightingale and Sydney. Lia did all the work truly...:)

Sandy said...

A 2 hour daily commute? That's harsh. I know you said you get storyline ideas sometimes while you commute. Do you ever carry a recorder with you to write scenes while you're driving?

sandy(dot)wolters(at)q(dot)com

Janna Shay said...

Great interview. Loved both excerpts and can't wait to read Ravished Before Sunrise. It's on my TBR list.
Good luck with your books.

Daryl Devore said...

love the excerpts. Best of luck with sales

Jennifer Lowery (Kamptner) said...

You are one busy lady, Lia! Congrats on the new release! Love the cover! Can't wait to read it :)
jennyrlowery@yahoo.com

Maria D. said...

This really sounds like an interesting book. Love the cover and the premise for the series.
Thanks for the excerpts!

junegirl63 at gmail dot com

Patsy said...

Ravished Before Sunrise sounds really good! Thank you for the chance of winning it.
mom1248(at)att(dot)net

Brenda said...

I love 1NS stories, and yours I HAVE to read. I loved your excerpts.

brenda_dyer212@hotmail.cfom

Harlie Reader said...

Major congratulations on your debut release. I love the 1NS series.

Marika
maw1725@gmail.com

Lia Davis said...

Thanks, everyone, for stopping by.

Toni Kelly said...

Congrats Lia on the release! Thanks for the advice on writing. We can never hear that enough. Good luck and many sales!

Toni Kelly said...

Ugh, I always forget to leave my email:

author.tonikelly@gmail.com

Thanks for this opportunity!

Melissa Limoges said...

Definitely anxious to read this one soon! Congrats on the release, Lia!

imsocool(at)gmail(dot)com

Krystal Shannan said...

I LOVE one night stand series and I can't wait to read yours! Great interview, ladies!
Hugs,
Krystal