Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Please Welcome Jo Davis

Y'all know how I can lose touch with reality? And how I can forget days of the week? And how tomorrow is Delusional Thursday? And how I was on business last weekend and so never got my weekend sleep catch up? Well all of those things have conspired so that I was SURE that tomorrow was both the 12th and the 13th. Don't ask. What it MEANS is, I almost fell down on the job with my guest author schedule (EEEK!) But for YOU it's a bonus—today has two blogs. If you are here for the Naked Vampire/Reminiscing thing, it is one blog down. If you are here for the GUEST AUTHOR thing (and I really hope you are) then this is the right place. It is MY deep hope, that you will stay for both... Oh, I know... lotsa reading, but worth it, eh?

So sanity disclaimer aside (and possibly Internal Conflict Day Blamed--will get back to you on that), please join me in welcoming Jo Davis and her book Domestics to the Tart stop on her blog book tour!

Character Reflection

Domestics chronicles a woman’s struggle from someone who let’s things happen to someone who makes things happen. Sarah becomes an assassin for hire, doing away with men who are eerily similar to the man who victimized her. In this way, she is repeatedly getting her revenge, taking back her life. But, Sarah tends to go a little overboard and, well, it doesn’t end well.

They say that each writer puts a little of themselves into their characters. I guess Sarah does have a little of me in her. I took charge of my writing career. After years of waiting for the big break to happen to me. I’ve struck out with my books, on the Domestic Seduction Tour with Omegia Keeys , with the Authors Supporting Authors Virtual Tour and numerous guest blogs, interviews and appearances. In this way, I am taking back my career. But, just like Sarah, I tend to go a little overboard. (Maybe the almost daily Facebook updates about this book tour are a little much.)

To all of you writers out there, can you find the little piece of yourself in your characters? It doesn’t have to be a main character like Sarah. Just pick one of them. You may be surprised at what you find out about yourself, and how much “you” that is invested into your own writing.

Domestics is available where books are sold online. Pick up a copy signed by the author at
For more information on the Domestics Seduction Tour visit .


Not Hannah said...

Hi, Jo! What an interesting premise. I have to say that my biggest problem in writing lately is when I have too MUCH of myself in a story and have to weed me out. Hee.

Watery Tart said...

I agree- it IS an interesting premise! And I like the idea that, while it is appealing in theory, it doesn't really work out for her (assassinations being something a girl should probably never get too comfortable with)--I like life lesson books, and it sounds like there is one.

Mason Canyon said...

Interesting plot and the fact that it ends badly grabs your attention.

Thoughts in Progress

Elizabeth Spann Craig/Riley Adams said...

I think it's always a good idea to take charge of our one cares as much about it as we do. :)

Best wishes with your tour and book!

Mystery Writing is Murder

Tara said...

Great premise! I'm totally intrigued.

Talli Roland said...

No matter how much I try to avoid it, I can definitely find a bit of me in my characters. In particular, the crazy ones! Good luck with everything!

Watery Tart said...

Thanks everyone for stopping in! Talli, you made me snort coffee--always good if we can identify with the crazy ones!

Helena Soister said...

I usually assume I'm not in my characters, then friends read my manuscripts and tell me I'm more like this one or that one than I realize. It's a subconscious process, I guess.