About Author

D.L. Blade

D.L. Blade
BIOGRAPHY

I write books about vampires, witches and scenes that get the blood pumping.

I grew up in southern California, and throughout the years I've ventured into massage therapy, sales and real estate. My main passion, however, was writing.

Now, I'm a full-time author, and I'll never go back to anything else.

D.L. Blade Books

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The Dark Deliverance: Urban Paranormal Fantasyby D.L. BladePublish: Oct 31, 2019Series: The Chosen CovenSupernatural Suspense Romantic Suspense New Adult Romance Paranormal Romance Fantasy Teen & Young Adult more»
The Dark Underworld: Urban Paranormal Fantasy
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The Dark Underworld: Urban Paranormal Fantasyby D.L. BladePublish: May 18, 2019Series: The Chosen CovenSuspense Supernatural Suspense Romantic Suspense New Adult Romance Paranormal Romance Fantasy Teen & Young Adult more»
The Dark Awakening: Urban Paranormal Fantasy
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The Dark Awakening: Urban Paranormal Fantasyby D.L. BladePublish: Oct 02, 2018Series: The Chosen CovenThrillers Suspense Supernatural Suspense New Adult Romance Paranormal Romance Fantasy Teen & Young Adult more»

D.L. Blade interview On 31, Jan 2020

"D.L. Blade started her first novel in 2009. The Dark Awakening is D. L. Blade's premiere in the writing world. She has created an imaginative world where magic and supernatural and magical beings exist and live among the humans. The authors sets her book up perfectly with the right amount of suspense to keep you reading."
Where did you grow up? What was your early life like?

I grew up in southern California as a kid, then moved to Virginia from the age of 12-18, to find our way back to California after I graduated high school.

I’m the youngest of five, and we were all very close growing up, still are. I talk to my four siblings every single day and have a very close relationship with my parents. We spent most days playing outside, especially across from our neighborhood in this really cool forest in Chino Hills, California.

When was the first time you put pen to paper and wrote something meaningful? Did you ever publish it?

As a kid, I wrote a lot of poetry, then in my early adult life, musical lyrics, though I never did anything with it. I started my first novel in 2009, but I wasn’t confident with my writing to think it would be ever be good enough to publish, so I mostly wrote as a hobby. The story spoke to me every single day, just itching to be shared with others. So, I finished it, and published my first novel, ‘The Dark Awakening,’ October, 2018.

How did you start writing? What inspired you?

It all started with a dream I had in 2009. I woke up and wrote it down so I wouldn’t forget it, but then it turned into a story. I had this city in my head, 90 minutes from Salem, MA, but on the coast of Rhode Island. In my head, it was fiction, but after writing fifty pages, I looked on a ma and the city existed. In fact, it was exactly how I pictured it. The map showed a Main street, a cove near a park, and it was 90 minutes from Salem. I booked a ticket to head to the east coast and toured this small, quaint town. It was the town in my book, which brought chills to my skin. I spent a few days there and the town itself inspired the rest of the story. I then worked my way up to Salem and toured the haunting and mysterious city. I learned so much about the Salem witch trials there, which helped a lot in my book.

How do you decide on the places where your novels are set?

Refer to question above. I have witches in my book, so I needed a place near Salem, as I wanted to tie in the Salem witch trials. The city where my protagonist lives, was truly inspired before I even saw it. Then once over there, I discovered more places I wanted to add to the book as I toured the town and the cities around it.

What do you think makes a good paranormal romance? Who's your favorite romance author?

The Vampire Diaries has always been my all-time favorite book and the author of the series, L.J. Smith. She and Stephenie Meyer (author of Twilight) published books that made me LOVE reading. I loved the character interactions, the page-turning suspense and having a few options of guys who were very different from each other. They’re books you don’t want to put down. I wanted to create a novel, with an original story-line, but still gave that excitement between love triangles, the stubborn bad boy, the soft-spoken love, intermixed with a villain and lots of suspense.

What was the best review you got for your first book? And, by whom?

I honestly can’t recall the blogger’s name, but it was the first time actually talking about my books, which itself was so much fun for me.

What do you enjoy doing apart from writing in your free time?

I love going to rock concerts, reading and spending time with my two sons. I enjoy movies, playing pool, and drinking wine; I need that girls’ night out on occasion. Oh, and my amazing book club which consists of 15, amazing women.

Which is your favourite story in The Chosen Coven series? Which was the most challenging to write?

This is a tough question for me. I loved book one, because it was my first book and introduces this world to my readers. But, to me, it wasn’t my strongest writing. Not bad, readers have loved it, but to me, it wasn’t my strongest.

I learned so much from my editor that when I wrote book two, from my editor and reader’s stand point, I improved my writing immensely. I took some online classes and read some literacy books between book one and two, which of course, helped.

Book three though, is my favorite as far as the storyline goes. I write both my protagonist point of view and my villain. Writing my villains internal thoughts was so fun. I also loved how I wrapped it up and my readers have been very satisfied with the conclusion of the series.

Is there any character in any of your books that you relate to? Who has a very similar personality to yours?

My main character, Mercy. She is incredibly stubborn, like myself and she stands up to conflict and doesn’t let people push her around. She will sacrifice everything for those she loves and I want to say that I would do the same. Family and friends are very important to me and I hope her characters speaks to the readers, especially young adults, and helps inspire them.

Did you take inspiration for the character of Mercy from a real-life character?

No. I honestly can’t think of someone that relates to her, so she was just a character that I developed as my story progressed. I had her more submissive when I first wrote the beginning chapters, but it didn’t feel right, not for her. I made her stronger willed and as the series progresses, you will start to see her strength as she grows up and learns more of her powers and what kind of destined witch she’s meant to be.

How does an idea in your mind become a story? Do you plan the story out before you begin writing it? Or do you create it as you write it?

I have a basic idea of the world and characters, but the story doesn’t come until I start writing it.

What were some struggles you faced on your journey towards becoming an author? What advice would you give to young writers?

Don’t give up. When I first started, I didn’t have kids. From the moment I started chapter one, to the time I published, I had 7 surgeries, 2 children, 5 moves, 3 career changes and a whole lot of self-doubt. I didn’t give up though. I went over my novel a million times before I pressed that “go live” button on Amazon. Writing three books in 1 year, while a 3 and 6-year-old are running around was sooo incredibly tough, but I did it.

If you love to write, write it. And DON’T read reviews lol. You are writing for you and your readers, but books are selective. Write because it makes you happy and you have a story to tell, and never let someone make you feel like you aren’t good enough to do it. You are!

Which was your first book ever to be published and how have you grown as a writer ever since?

The Dark Awakening, which is book one in the trilogy. I have grown SO much in my writing. I feel each book just got better and better as the trilogy went and the feedback from my readers has been amazing. It helped build my confidence to keep writing.

Which is the next book you are writing? What is its genre?

Right now I am working on a character spin-off from The Chosen Coven Trilogy as well as a pirate fantasy romance, which I’m soooo excited to put out in the world. Both should be done by the fall.

How has your experience of being associated with AllAuthor been?

I love it! So many great tools and I’ve connected with several fellow authors and amazing readers! Thank you!

D.L. Blade All time Favourite Books

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Twist Me (Twist Me, #1)
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Twist Me (Twist Me, #1)by Anna ZairesPublish: Feb 10, 2014
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With the Courage of a Mouse (Superhero School)by Donna Sager CowanPublish: Nov 13, 2018Series: the Superhero School seriesAction & Adventure Humor Children's
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Fun, inspiring, and very well-written

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      • D.L. Blade D.L. Blade 3 months ago
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      • What started off as a dream I had one night, turned into a story I never intended to publish, and is now a three book trilogy. I was able to head over to East Greenwich, RI and Salem, MA, where the book takes place, and just sitting at the center of the town and experiencing the culture, inspired so many other scenes that helped pull this series together.
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