Monday, 18 July 2016

Welcome contemporary romance author, D. J. Davis...



Hi D. J! Great to have your visit my blog again and to be a part of your ongoing tour for your latest release, Summer Star. Wishing you much success and sales! Let's start with my questions...

1) What is the strangest talent you have? 

I have extremely sensitive hearing. That’s not a talent, but it’s almost a super power. I hear everything that happens nearby. My husband teases me that he has to be at least half a mile away to say anything he doesn’t want me to hear. To that I ask, “What don’t you want me to hear?” Strange how quiet he gets. 

2) What is the best Halloween costume you’ve ever worn?

Way, way back, when I was nineteen, I wore a sexy vampire costume. My fake fangs kept falling out. Funny thing, nobody noticed whether I had fangs or not.

3) Are the titles of your books important?

They are important. A proper title is just as important as a good cover. It needs to fit the book, to say something about it.

4) If you’re struggling with a scene or difficult character, what methods help you through it?

Hiking. The clean mountain air, the sights and sounds of the wilderness, clear my mind. If that doesn’t work, I just write the scene anyway. It may come out bad, but that’s okay. Bad can be fixed. Something that doesn’t exist can’t be fixed. Making myself write it opens the flood gates.

5) Do you prefer dog, cats or none of the above?

I love all animals, but I’m definitely a dog person. My debut novel, “Courageous Cain,” is about an abused dog. I donate a portion of all sales of that book to Big Bones Canine Rescue in Colorado.

6) Who’s your favourite author? Why?

There are many on the list, from Louis L’Amour to Dean Koontz. Currently, I’m enjoying Harlan Coben’s unique style and fast paced writing.

7) Do you have a pet peeve?

Sure, who doesn’t? Mine’s probably odd. I can’t stand having to listen to someone else’s loud music, especially when I’m in the mountains where it’s supposed to be quiet. It must be because of my sensitive hearing.

8) Do you remember your dreams when you wake up in the morning?

Yes, but if I don’t jot it down right away, I usually forget. Sadly, writing it down is usually too ambitious when I first wake up. But if it relates to a story I’m working on I rouse myself enough to write it down. Those little gems often become some of my scenes.


Summer Star
by D.J. Davis

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GENRE: Paranormal romantic suspense

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BLURB:

Loner and history buff Troy Hart gets more than he bargained for when his psychic connection to the past leads him to the mountains of Colorado. The legend of buried treasure is nothing new, but falling in love is—and that’s the last thing Troy wants.

Troy’s visions of the old west are all fun and games, until the ghost of an outlaw forces Troy to fulfill his dying wish. To save his own life, and the life of the woman he loves, Troy must follow the trail of greed, betrayal and revenge on a treasure hunt for lost Civil War gold.

Now the fun is over and the game is survival as Troy battles the elements, a dead man, and his own heart deep in the remote high country.

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EXCERPTS (Please choose only ONE to use with your post):

Excerpt One:

He gazed at her with those haunted smoky-quartz eyes. “Come with me after the snow flies. Stay all winter.”

“I haven’t been with a man in a very long time. Years. So long that I’m afraid I’ve forgotten what it’s like.”

The corners of his mustache lifted. “Don’t ask me. I’ve never been with one.”

“Aren’t you ever serious?”

“Not if I can help it. I’ll try if you want.”

She imagined him as a lonely little boy in a sprawling mansion. There probably wasn’t much laugher in that house. “Don’t try too hard. I like your sense of humor.”

“Good to know. If it’s any consolation, it’s been a long time for me, too.”

“Remember what you said about life being too short to live in fear?”

He nodded.

“I’ve been living in fear for most of my life. I don’t want to live like that anymore.” She unsnapped his flannel shirt and slipped it off his shoulders. She ran her hands over the solid muscles, down the silky black hair on his chest, to the perfect six pack of his belly. His skin pebbled under her touch.

“Are you sure?”

“More sure than I’ve ever been.” She unbuckled his belt.


AUTHOR Bio and Links:

DJ Davis is a Colorado native and the rugged high country sets the scene for her stories. When she's not writing, she can be found hiking with her dogs, photographing the wildlife, or camping with her husband. A Great Dane runs her life.

A portion of each sale of her novel "Courageous Cain" will be donated to Big Bones Canine Rescue in Windsor, Colorado. Help us help big dogs in need.

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GIVEAWAY INFORMATION and RAFFLECOPTER CODE

D.J. Davis will be awarding a $25 Amazon/BN GC to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour.

36 comments:

  1. Sounds like a good book to read, thanks for sharing it with us!!

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  2. Congrats on the tour and I enjoyed reading the excerpt.

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  3. What do you find to be the most challenging part of writing? And the most rewarding?

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    1. Peggy, for me editing is the most challenging part. It's also the most rewarding. Polishing a rough first draft is hard work and the results are exciting.

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  4. I liked the excerpt, thank you.

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    1. Rita, I write part time. I spend the rest of time behind the lens photographing landscapes and wildlife, camping with my husband, and hiking with my dogs.

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  5. Great interview, I completely agree with you on your pet peeve! That's the most annoying :)

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  6. Do you write full-time or part-time?

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