Friday, May 22, 2015

D.D. Miers- Guest Post & Q&A with a Giveaway


Dark Summoner by D.D. Miers


Release Date: May 6, 2015


"Looking at him made me desirous for things I never thought I would want."

Abby Davenport has spent the last ten years forgetting her past until a fateful night reveals her false reality. Thrust into a new world of dark sorcery and ancient magic, she's shocked to discover her destiny lies as the keeper of a powerful relic. Now everyone wants to control, own, or destroy her. No longer able to discern truth from lie, she’s torn between a charming guardian and a mysterious summoner. Abby finds herself strangely drawn to each man—one sworn to protect and one who calls to her soul. Can she survive the strange and dangerous labyrinth of the first realm, where every move, emotion, and reaction must be a calculated one?


Excerpt: 
His index finger tapped methodically against his glass as watched me. “Everything in good time.”

“Sounds like I’m more of a prisoner than a guest.”

“I don’t take prisoners, Ms. Davenport. They’re a waste of my time.”

I tried to think of anything I could to hang over his head. “I doubt the Council would appreciate the way you’re treating me.”
His face was suddenly very dark. “The Council is only concerned with their continued reign over the realm. They only need you alive and doing as they say. Your comfort, your happiness, is irrelevant to them.”
Doubt crept through my mind. Was that true? God, I hoped not.
“You know what? I’m done talking to you. I want to go. Now.” I stood up from my chair. “So send me to the dungeon or wherever the hell you plan on keeping me. But send me now.” At this point, I’d take anywhere except being near him. I had too many conflicting emotions, especially when he was around.
Laughter rumbled through his chest. “You are in no position to be making demands.”
“And you are an asshole.”
He looked mildly entertained by my outburst, the corners of his mouth lifted into a wicked smile, but something in his eyes held a new respect. His gaze shifted from my eyes to my lips, leisurely traveling up and down my body. He rested briefly on the rise and fall of my breasts as my breath quickened.
Out of nowhere, the image of his half-naked body standing in front of the fire flashed in my mind, and my mouth watered. Seeing him again like that did strange things to me. Things I was afraid to admit out loud. I shook my head. The man was dangerous, an evil monster who enjoyed toying with people. He desired nothing more than to use me.

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Q&A: 
1. What do you like best about being a writer?
I love connecting to a story. Feeling it take shape from within my soul and slowly form onto paper. You can create magic and beauty in a world all your own without restriction or limitation. If my books can convince someone to peak over their shoulder every now and then, looking for the hidden magic in this world, then I’ve done my job.

2. Have you ever felt as if you were being dictated to while you wrote a book--as if the words came of their own accord?
Yes, absolutely! It doesn’t happen with every part of a book, but there have been several times where entire scenes or moments just poured out of me onto the page. There have also been several times where the story has taken a completely different direction than I initially intended.

3. What’s your favorite time management tip?
I really enjoy using Evernote. It allows me to jot down ideas on my phone, whether it’s late at night, early morning, during work etc. It’s a great way to organize ideas and thoughts into a logical manner that makes sense for you as an individual. You can choose the way you file and reference your notes and notebooks, which allows you to go back and work on them whenever necessary.

4. If you had one take away piece of advice for authors, what would it be?
Never give up. No matter how hard or challenging it becomes. We only have one life to live and it’s important to take a chance. Failure means you tried to do something greater. You had the strength to risk your ego or your pride to reach for your dreams. You don’t want to look back and have that “what-if” moment. We each will always have regrets, but don’t let your dreams of being an author be stopped by fear.

5. Did music help you find your muse with this book? If yes, which song did you find yourself going back to over and over again as you wrote?
Oh my goodness! Music is my life when I’m writing. It can take me to a really dark place, or a sensual place, or a silly place. I usually will spend time hunting for songs that fit specific scenes out of my playlist. They can bring me almost immediately into the mood of a scene that I’m working on. Sometimes I’ll also hear songs that actually inspire scenes in my writing. Again, music is an INTEGRAL part of my writing process. A song that always tends to inspire me is Don’t Deserve You by Plumb and Paul van Dyk.



About the Author:
D.D. Miers is an ardent book lover, coffee enthusiast, and die-hard romance fan. When she’s not writing, she can be found snuggling on the couch with a good book in hand. She currently resides in beautiful Southern California with her wonderful husband, a crazy toddler, and the many different characters in her head.

3 comments:

  1. Thank you so much for having me on your blog today ladies, It was such an honor to be featured! Thanks for letting me share Dark Summoner with your readers!

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  2. Can't wait to read this! You should totally do a Playlist of which songs to have playing with certain chapters.

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    1. Thanks Laura! That's a great idea!

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