Sunday, November 17, 2019

When I Kiss em They Stayed Kissed by L.A. Davis

Dear Readers:

Last night my husband took me out to eat at one of our favorite local places and the first thing I noticed was Christmas music. I shook my head and said, "It's not even Thanksgiving." If they can promote Christmas now, I can promote Valentine's Day in November. There is a method to my madness -- a friend of mine, L.A. Davis is releasing her next book When I Kiss em They Stay Kissed, on Valentine's Day and it is a good one. I know because I have edited and Absolute Author Publishing House is publishing it. The good news is that you can pre-order the book now.


As I said, this is a very good book. It will be very special to anyone who reads it and also who purchases for others in their lives. It would also make a great Christmas present.



Tell your readers a little about yourself, where you grew up, where you live now, where you went to school etc. Let them get to know the personal you. 

My name is L.A. Davis, I spent my formative years on the island of St. Thomas U.S.V.I. in the Caribbean, and I live in Central Texas.  I earned my Doctorate of Education degree in 2018. I live a quiet life and use writing as my hobby. I work out three days a week because I love being tortured by my GRIT coaches.  Nothing interesting at all to see here!

What inspired you to author this book?  

I heard the phrase “When I kiss em, they stay kissed” decades ago from an old lady or at least what I perceived as old to me at that time, and I loved it. I used the phrase throughout my life, and for some reason, it always made men curious about the meaning behind it. I always thought it would make a wonderful title for a book, but never in my wildest imagination did I think I would start writing. I chose to write this book themed around the month of love. After the festivities of Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years Day, when Valentine's Day come it is difficult for some people. The kindle is currently available for presale and the Paperback and Audible will be available in February.

Where did you get the inspiration for your book’s cover?

I usually get my titles first, and then I think of the cover. I wanted a simple red cover with a smile, or a “resting bitch face” because the book talks about a kiss that is given to your children, family, friends, spouse, greeting, etc. We tried smiles, but it gave the book a sinister look. Something pouty or with a tongue hanging out might’ve given the cover an erotic look, and that would be the wrong impression. I’m already freaking out that my sons might read it. Interestingly enough, men seem to like the cover more than women do. When I saw the final product, it had no dimension, so I asked my designer to break up the red with pink roses, my favorite flower. It is perfect because the colors for valentine’s day are red, pink and white.

Who has been the most significant influence on you personally and as a writer?

I don’t have anyone significant outside of myself. I write what’s on my heart and in my mind. Writing is my hobby, and though each book is unique, I find that what I write is very different from what I’ve seen from other authors. Some authors write in a specific genre. I haven’t found my niche yet. So far, I’ve written Nonfiction, Historical Fiction, Romance, and I’m working on a book of poetry that I hope to release in April 2020. I would love to write a book of fiction. I already have a title, but I’ll have to figure out how to develop it.

What were your struggles or obstacles you had to overcome to get this book written?

I had a difficult time deciding if I should put kissing techniques throughout the book. People love books with details, but this isn’t that kind of book, and I’m far from qualified to write such a book. I did put a few things in there to help the reader along, but it’s not any type of kissing technique like French kissing. Kissing is such a deep and personal experience that I don’t believe books on kissing techniques capture the true meaning behind them, but that’s just my thought. Deciding if I should put my personal experience in this book was a huge struggle. I’m very private, but I felt for the book to sell itself, I had to put just a snippet of my own experience in it. My first kiss was a disaster, and I’ve never forgotten it. Even though I didn’t put who the person was, sharing it is embarrassing. 

Tell your readers about your book.

When I Kiss Em, They Stay Kissed is about the power of a kiss when you place your positive intentions in it. Everyone has a way they either like or hate to be kissed. I focused on family, friends, lover, or spouse because kissing has so many dimensions we never think about. We don’t think about how important a kiss might be to a child, or a person in despair. Depending on whom we are kissing, we kiss differently. The common denominator to a kiss is the positive intentions you should always place in it. Take a look at the table of contents in kindle to see if a certain section interests you. There is something in it for everyone.

Who is your target audience, and why?

My target audience is 18 years and older. Considering the introduction and my experience with my first kiss, I don’t think it would be appropriate for me to share it with anyone younger. If anyone younger decides to pick it up, then their curiosity won out but I’m not marketing to them.

What do you consider your greatest success in life?

My greatest success in my life are my children, bar none. I thank their father for helping me create them. I wouldn’t want anyone else to be their father but him. It wasn’t always easy being a mother, but it was well worth it. Persistence, stick-to-itiveness, and love pay off in the end. They are so much fun to be around. I love having tough debates with them. It’s never about who is right or wrong, but about how they think. I’ve always raised them to speak their honest minds, and they do an excellent job of it.

What one unique thing sets you apart from other writers in your genre? 

The one unique thing that sets me apart from other authors in my genre is, I have no specific genre. I am the blue M and M. I write whatever I want to write about, and I make no excuses for it. The way I think is unique and all of my books so far have come from my personal experiences. I do wish one day to be able to write in one genre. Which one? I can’t begin to tell you. Give me another year and ask me again.