Reading for Inspiration … Authors I Admire
By Davina Lacey
Author of Love & Alliances
I enjoy reading the works of so many authors. It was hard to break this list down to a select few. I’ve listed my top influences (and yes, several books published under my pseudonym have ranked beside them at various points in the publishing game) down to the writers who’ve had the most significant impact on my work.
He’s the master of horror and political intrigue made acceptable in the form of literary works. There’s no one who scares the crap out of me like Stephen King. And I’m amazed by his ability to keep producing screen worthy material decade after decade.
Call her the queen of sparkly vampires if you like, but Stephanie’s writing put the first person narrative on the map for good this time. Her prose creates a simple, yet interesting combination that pulls you into the story without letting go. That is, until you realize that it’s 4am and you have to work the next day! J
The Color Purple remains one my favorite novels for its ability to make literary metaphor cool as heck. No kidding. You’ll want to read Alice’s work over and over until your eyeballs bleed. She makes it easy to understand the heartache and pain of her characters through her beautiful way of crafting words.
She’s more of a poet than anything else which is admirable in itself as I am NOT a poet at all. And no, writing and poetry are on two very different levels. Just ask anyone who’s attempted to do both and then let’s resume this conversation later.
She’s the author of the very big book called the Historian. Now, the Historian is a literary horror novel and doesn’t have all that much romance. But Ms. Kostova managed to push out something that hasn’t been done before (well not on a super popular level anyway). She continued the story of Bram Stoker’s Dracula from a literary perspective and made it a side story about a girl’s love for her father. It takes some pretty huge author balls to do something like that.
Karen Marie Moning
And last but by no means least, Miss Karen Marie Moning and her Fever Series. Both the author and the series hold a legendary place in my heart as she’s the one who most inspired me to move ahead with my fantasy novels. If you haven’t read any of her work then you’re missing out. So grab your kindle and get started with the Fever series today!
Thank you for having me on your gorgeous blog!
Davina Lacey writes steamy, fun, and glamorous interracial romances that push the boundaries of the imagination and offers a unique and refreshing spin on classic love stories. When she isn’t writing, she enjoys gardening, playing & composing music and spending a large amount of time gobbling up all things historical.
The Love & Alliances series is her Interracial Romance debut. Davina also writes under the bestselling fantasy author pseudonym KaSonndra Leigh.
Love & Alliances
Publication date: June 19th 2018
Genres: Adult, Romance
“She will be his salvation… And he will build her empire.”
Hollywood… The ultimate dream. One of the hardest goals to accomplish for anyone brave enough to climb the entertainment ladder, especially for a woman. Yet fiercely independent cinematography student, Jenga Rollins, is determined to finish her master’s degree and to make a difference in the movie industry for females of all races. Trying to bury the most tragic memory of her childhood, Jenga fights to build a new life and doesn’t expect to run into the handsome stranger with the soulful, sad eyes.
A man of many faces, the son of a self-made Hollywood billionaire and running from a past he can’t forget. A man of both success and mystery, Ashton is known for leaving a string of broken hearts in his trail and for producing some of the most intriguing erotic scenes on film. He’s quite content reigning as the bachelor prince of underground tinseltown. That is, until he finds himself saving Jenga Rollins one day on Malibu beach, a twist of fate that changes everything.
What happens when two people from worlds as different as fire and ice come together?
The scandal continues in Love & Alliances.
**This book is for mature audiences**
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