Death’s Storm is Book 2 in this fascinating paranormal romance series published by Fated Desires Publishing. Lia is visiting today with an intriguing excerpt. I had the opportunity to choose the excerpt from her media kit and what a difficult choice it was! Welcome Lia!
Keeping it Real by Lia Davis
What draws you to a story? To me, it’s the realism and the connection to the characters that keep me coming back for more.
Character development is the first thing I start on when creating a new book or series. I flesh out my characters and make them as real as possible by giving each jobs and hobbies and little quirks. I list out their dislikes and likes. Each character has to be an individual that my readers can relate to. They also have their own level of emotions.
In The Divinities series, Kalissa and Khloe are different in many ways despite being magical twins able to communicate telepathically with one another. Khloe has piercings and uses glamour to add colored streaks in her hair. Kalissa is more reserved, and as the oldest by 5 minutes, she is the one to follow the rules and the mothering type. Khloe plays by her own rules. She’s a little sporadic and emotional (not annoyingly so, she just doesn’t hold back her emotions). Kalissa’s Divine gift is visions of the past presence and future, where Khloe’s is to control the four natural elements. Kalissa loves to cook and runs their father’s coffee shop. Khloe is technical and runs their mother’s graphic and web design business.
Each of the Divinities has a place in the war, as well as a life they try to keep together and live. Although there are a few who may be a little too focused on giving pay back to the demons more than the others.
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.
Jagger tossed the Amiddian to the side, stepped away from the overturned van, and froze. Khloe stood on the shoulder of the road about fifteen feet ahead, and watched him. Her pink-streaked blond hair framed her oval face, making her look like a pissed off angel. He took a step forward and felt the presence of another demon. He turned to the new energy to see a horned, blue-skinned demon advancing toward Khloe.
Fuck. Where were they coming from?
Letting out a low growl, Jagger materialized in front of the demon and grabbed him by the front of his shirt. Holding the hell-spawn off the ground, Jagger let his fangs drop. “What do you want with her?”
The demon narrowed his eyes and smirked, but said nothing.
Tightening his grip, Jagger gave the demon one more chance. “You can tell me, or I’ll drain the memories from your useless soul.”
The idiot laughed and vanished.
Fuck! No one should have been able to flash from his hold. He surrounded them with a spell for just that reason. There was only one possibility. Khan had a power source just like Jagger suspected.
Fisting his hands to his side, he whirled around to find Khloe gone. Great. Another complication. Scenting the air, he picked up on her chocolate-rose fragrance and rushed into the forest. Several feet into the trees and brush, he found her.
She wasn’t alone. A Regal—the imperial guards of Khan and the most powerful demons in the Underworld—stood over her, with his hand gripping her arm.
Rage ran in Jagger’s veins, fueling his need to protect her and kill for her.
He soon discovered his Khloe was a fireball. She kicked the Regal in the balls, taking the demon to the ground. Turning on her heels, she took off again, but not before he caught the scent of blood.
A deep growl ripped from his throat, and he thrust his hand toward the male struggling to stand, hitting him with a ball of fire. The demon puffed into a black pile of dust.
No one harmed what belonged to him and lived.
Here’s the link to Forgotten Visions’ book video. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ST07fV9gi2M&feature=g-upl
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 active 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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