Friday Featured Author – Davidson King

Davidson King, always had a hope that someday her daydreams would become real-life stories. As a child, you would often find her in her own world, thinking up the most insane situations. It may have taken her awhile, but she made her dream come true with her first published work, Snow Falling.

When she’s not writing you can find her blogging away on Diverse Reader, her review and promotional site. She managed to wrangle herself a husband who matched her crazy and they hatched three wonderful children.

If you were to ask her what gave her the courage to finally publish, she’d tell you it was her amazing family and friends. Support is vital in all things and when you’re afraid of your dreams, it will be your cheering section that will lift you up.

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How many books to your series?

There are currently five books published in my Haven Hart series. The entire series will close out at seven books.

Is there a certain type of scene that’s harder for you to write than any others? Love? Action? Romance? Tragedy?

Yes. I actually have a harder time writing sex scenes. Not every scene is dirty and wham bam thank you ma’am. Mine are generally emotional and conveying that emotion during the most vulnerable moment in my antiheroes, is difficult.

Have you ever gone to a convention? If so, how was it? If not, do you think it’s something you’d like to do in the future?

Yes, I went to my very first last year in Portsmouth, VA. GRL: Gay Romance Literature Retreat. It changes location every year. I will be attending it again this year in Albuquerque, NM. I absolutely LOVE this convention. It’s one of the best for this community. There’s an intimacy you don’t find in many conventions but this one has really perfected the balance of having it all.

Does a big ego help or hurt writers?

So, I really wanted to answer this question but in a different way. I feel you need to be confident in your work. You need to release it into the world with the belief it’s the best product you’ve constructed. So in that yes confidence is key and you’re allowed to be proud of your books. However, be humble. Never forget where you started or where you came from. If you can be confident and humble you will never fail.

Do you Google yourself?

I actually have never done this and I’m wondering why not. LOL. I may have to give it a go.

How long on average does it take you to write a book?

Usually three to four months from start to finish for me. I seem to hold steady at that but it’s honestly coincidence.

What’s the best way to market your books?

This will vary for some. I have found the best way to market is to be visible. Interact with your readers, let them be involved in your process, don’t let them forget you. Word of mouth is also huge. If people love your books they will talk about them.

If you could tell your younger writing self anything, what would it be?

Fear is normal when something new is on the horizon but it’s important to remember, all the people in the world who are experts and professionals stood where you are now. They felt that fear and took that first step.

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A few words about the book.

Snow Storm brings back the very first main characters from this series, Snow and Christopher. This is a book that changes so much for so many characters we’ve met along the way and breaks down the wall for the last two books in this series. It reinforces loves, loyalties, and trust.

About the Main Characters

The Main characters are Snow and Christopher but I’ve been writing these books in a way every character has either had their book, or is having there book soon. All are important. Snow is the one who started everything and he connects everyone somehow. Christopher is the most powerful crime boss in all of Haven Hart possibly the country, and yet we see his vulnerable side in this story that I really loved bringing to the pages. These two love fiercely and unapologetically defend those they love.

Book Blurb

Newest release in my Haven Hart Series: Snow Storm. It is book five and not a standalone.

Order of books: Snow Falling, Hug It Out, A Dangerous Dance, From These Ashes, Snow Storm.

The city of Haven Hart rests under the heel of Christopher Manos. He reigns over the most dangerous and deadliest citizens as the most powerful crime boss the city has seen in generations. Yet, for the last five years, the harshest edges of his nature have been tempered by the loving devotion of his husband, Snow, and the nephew Christopher adores like a son. His life is a balance of darkness and light until a birthday trip for his nephew, Simon, is interrupted by a hail of bullets and explosions, threatening to destroy it all.

Snow has found a home, a family, and the love of one of Haven Hart’s most powerful men. When Christopher and Simon are kidnapped, Snow risks everything to find his family. Utilizing specialized skills he learned on the streets and the finer points of running a city from his crime boss husband, Snow takes on roles he never dreamed he would–protector, leader, and avenger. No one threatens his family and lives. Experienced enough to know he can’t do this alone, Snow calls in every favor he is owed, risking his life promising favors in return, all to save his family and the man he loves.

The sins of the Manos crime family are escaping the dark recesses of the past and threatening the bright future of everything Snow and Christopher have built. Yet, even with the help of some unlikely and uniquely dangerous people, Snow finds himself wondering if their efforts will be enough to save the two most important people in his life. Will the loving family Snow has finally found be taken from him forever?

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An excerpt

My phone vibrating broke the conversation; the text message had me laughing.

“What’s up, boss?” Frank asked.

“Snow is going to murder everyone if we don’t get back to the house immediately.” I showed Frank my phone. In all caps, Snow wrote: I WILL BURN THE WHOLE HOUSE DOWN, CHRIS, I SWEAR ON JESUS’ BALLS! And the picture was Buck, Simon’s German shepherd, covered in cake batter, sitting on top of Snow’s laptop.

“Shit,” Frank muttered. “Should we stop for coffee and wait this one out?”

That had both of us laughing hysterically. My life had serious edges to it; some that grazed, some that drew blood. Not a lot of glamour, but there was serious testing of my conscience. Snow made things balance out. He brought laughter, love, and warmth. And no matter how much Maggie yelled or Lisa screamed in frustration or my guys told me I had to deal with my husband, I knew everyone loved Snow. You couldn’t avoid it.

“Into the fire, my friend,” I said as I shot a text message to Snow, telling him I was on my way.

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