Tuesday, December 4, 2012

The world of The Divinities


 

 

One of the most asked questions I get is how I came up with the Divinities. I’m never sure how to answer the question, because The Divinities just evolved from a bunch of research and unfinished stories. I did a lot of research of mythologies, and I read a lot of other paranormal romances. I even got hook on a couple of urban fantasies that sparked a couple of ideas for when I’m ready to write UF. LOL.

 

When I first sat down to write a series, I wanted to write a vampire series. Why? Because that was what I was reading and loved. I still love a great vamp story. However, I couldn’t develop a solid mythology of my own. There are so many out there and I want mine to be different, something fresh. But, I’m close. I think I may have it. I’ll have to wait though before starting it.

 

Then I turned to reaching Greek Mythology, where I discovered Hecate. I was drawn to her for some reason and did more research into witches. Then the idea of four sisters, demi-goddess, are sent by Hecate to earthside to hide a power source from the evil draken that escape Tartarus. There were a number of other creatures like vamps and some I made up.  Like my vampires the storyline had holes I didn’t know how to fix. I just could figure out what was missing or wrong. So I trashed it (actually shelved it for the possibility that I could use some of it later) and started over. Trust me it was a mess. LOL.

 

So going with Hecate, the Goddess of Witchcraft, I created my witches--a spiritual and peaceful group of people that doesn’t have supernatural powers, unless they were born with the Divine gene. The gene the Divinities carry in their bloodline give them god-like powers, but not all witches born to these special bloodlines are Divinities. Only those who bare the Divine Rose birth mark possess a special gift and the ability to use magic at will, without a spell.

 

Now there is a new uprise in the demonic population, and the Divinities must protect the Sinew and stop Khan from merging the three worlds together.

 

 

Forgotten Visions is the first book in the series and can be found at Soul Mate Publishing | Amazon | Barnes & Noble | ARe

 

 

Title: Death’s Storm, The Divinities, book 2

Author: Lia Davis

Blurb:

 

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.    

 

Find it at Amazon | B&N | ARe | Kobo.

 
 

Excerpt:

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.

 

 

Author Bio:

 

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.

 




 


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3 comments:

  1. Thank you so much for having me!

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  2. Great post Lia. I love hearing about journys and how books came about.

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  3. Thanks for sharing about your writing.

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