Monday, September 17, 2012

Things That Inspire the Muse



By Lia Davis
My muse is the very active creative side of my brain. I don’t have a name or image for my muse. I just call her “my muse”. LOL. She can find a storyline at the strangest times and with just about anything she sees, hears and even in a thought.

Stories come to me as a “What if…?” and can be sparked by just about anything such as a picture, music, TV, reading, people watching, a trip to the mall and sitting in traffic during my commute to and from work. I’ve even had ideas come to me during conversations with friends. Sometimes it’s an expression they use or a certain word or phrase that gets my muse’s attention. I’m sure there are many other different ways writers find inspiration that brings the initial storyline to mind.

My inspiration for my 1Night Stand, Ravished Before Sunrise, was reading other stories in the series and my love for vampires and the paranormal. They are awesome and fun reads. So I wanted to write one and sat down a plotted the characters and storyline.

I’ve also had a weird dream that inspired a story. I started writing it as soon as I got up so I didn’t forget, but I’m not sure what to do with it yet. It was during my first year of writing and needs a LOT of help.

Have you ever had an idea, whether it was related to writing or some other project you were working on, that seem to come from an unlikely source? Please share your inspirations. 


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. 

Find it at Decadent Publishing  and anywhere eBooks are sold. 

About the Author:
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 became serious about publishing her work and loves it more than she imagined. Writing is a stress reliever that allows her to go off in her corner of the house and enter into another world 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.


GIVEAWAY:
One lucky commenter will be selected via random.org to receive a $5 Starbucks GC, a Japanese cherry blossom scented mini candle and swag pack. Please leave your email address in your comments.    

18 comments:

  1. Hi Ms. Davis:D
    I truly wish U all the very best N UR endeavors! U have the most coolest job..writing..:P Have U ever Read any of Edger Allen Poe's work..4 example the tell tale heart? I think his work is richly chocked-filled with inspirations the time machine by h.g. wells..Did U know he wrote Romance stories as well? Happbeee Reading..ThanQ
    redzo41@yahoo.com

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    1. I love Edger Allen Poe! Thanks for stopping by!

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  2. I loved the blurb, it left me wanting more. lol Your cover is gorgeous. Do you get any input on your covers? Thanks for the giveaway.
    kaylyndavis1986@yahoo.com

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    1. The cover is beautiful. Yes, I got to provide input for the cover. Thanks!

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  3. Great blog and excerpt. I find it interesting that you a a accounting major and writing romance. Usually these are two different halves of the brain. Do you find yourself attracted to one side more than the other? Or do you have an equal passion for numbers and romantic writing?

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    1. You'll be surprised how many accounting/finance professional there are. For me it's a balance to use both sides of my brain for things I love to do. Thanks!

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  4. I've never had ideas come from an unlikely source, but I'm open to the idea.
    Great post. Ravished Before Sunrise is a fantastic book.

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    1. Thanks so much, Janna! I'm so glad you liked it. :)

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  5. Big fan of your books. This one is definately added to my must read list. Loved the blurb. Love the 1Night Stand series and looks like another great add to it. Thanks for the giveaway.
    christinebails at yahoo dot com

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  6. This book sounds fantastic. Can't wait to read it. Great cover. I love the fact that Darian's daughter signed him up for a 1NS and that Emalee's fantasy is to hunt and capture her own vampire. Intriguing concept.

    e.balinski(at)att(dot)net

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    1. Thanks, Joanne! RBS was a lot of fun to write.

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  7. Love the idea for this book, thanks for sharing! Hope your cold is all gone. HUGS! Carin
    mawmom at gmail dot com

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  8. Inspiration does come from many places. I'm an avid knitter and crocheter and I like to challenge myself when designing. Sometimes designs are born from necessity. I need to bring my exercise ball with me to my boot camp class. So, I designed a crocheted bag to carry it in.

    Pictures are a usual place for me to find inspiration. One time I found this beautiful picture of a field of flowers. I purchased yarn similar to the colors in the photo and spent the day trying to figure out how to translate the picture to my crocheting/knitting. Sometimes you just have to let the brain rest. It wasn't until I was feeding my newborn son that night at 3:00am that I figured out how to do what I wanted. Got done feeding him and graphed the design before I went back to bed. The completed project turned out to be a full length coat.

    The book blub sounds great! I'm definitely putting it on my wish list.

    Lori

    knitrix29 at gmail dot com

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  9. I have just started reading paranormal books lately, and really enjoy them. I am surprised at this, as, I did not like Alice in wonderland or any other quirky books as a young girl.

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  10. Your book sounds amazing! Thank you so much for the giveaway. Bboo04(AT)hotmail(DOT)com

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  11. This book sounds great! I get a lot of my ideas from weird inspirations. :) I look forward to reading your book. :) So going on my TBR list! :)

    Best,

    Erzabet

    erzabetwrites (at) gmail dot com

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