Tuesday, October 9, 2012

The Hectic World of Life

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By Lia Davis
At times there just aren’t enough hours in the day. Okay, so there are never enough. LOL.  I go to work with a 2 hour drive time (around trip), write, blog, promote, spend time with the hubs, and feed everyone. Oh, and I have to sleep, right? That is just the daily routine of the work week (Monday-Friday). I have a little more time on the weekends to write and catch up on blogs, but other duties suck up most of it, like shopping for food to feed the family, clean house (Why can’t I have a self-cleaning house?), and laundry. I’m sure I missed something. I’m on autopilot so much it blurs together.  

What about ‘me’ time? I just don’t get it too much. Being a mom and wife has put me into the habit of giving and never doing anything for myself. There are times I forget because I’m so use to doing for others and overwhelmed with everything going on (that’s the autopilot thing). Playtime just doesn’t fit into my schedule.

Recently I hit a low and needed to squeeze in some time to read, go to the beach, or simply sit and watch a little TV with my husband. I was working overtime at the day job and trying to finish my WIP (work in progress) to send it off to my editor. I couldn’t think, nothing was working and I was about to run away from home. Not really, but the thought was intriguing. LOL. I found out that a little time to step away from everything helps me focus when I’m ready to get back to work. So now I do schedule in ‘playtime’, even if it only 30 minutes a day. It nice to have that break from the normal routine, to do something different.

Some of my favorite ‘me’ time activities are reading and just being with my hubby. What do you like to do to get away from the hectic life duties? 

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.

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  1. Wicked Giveaway! Sounds like a good book!


  2. Me time is usually spent writing or reading but I do like jigsaws - not the tool, the ones with a thousand pieces! MIndless fun!Sounds like a great 1NS! Congrats!

  3. Lia, I spend my me time reading usually but every once in a while I manage to squeeze in a pedicure or a massage. I know the "I want to run away from home" feeling when it gets to bad then I book a hotel room on a Friday night and find a sitter for the kids and just take the night off. (I try to make sure the hotel has a hot tub!)
    love the one night stand series and your contribution looks fantastic! Carin

  4. I LOVED this story! It was the first story of Lia's that I read and I'm excited to read more of her books. Don't enter me for the giveaway. I just wanted to say that I loved it.

  5. I love me time!! I love to read with a cup of coffee. Sometimes I add a home pedicure. Hubby will take the kiddos.

    bournmelissa at hotmail dot com

  6. Thank for the great giveaway. My "me" time activities are reading and trying to hide from the kids. Unfortunately, they always find me.