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All of my long-time readers will know that I’m a big dreamer and, as such, utilise a variety of dreaming techniques in my writing (I even wrote the #1 Amazon bestseller on the topic). Hence, it will come as no surprise that my latest novel, BROTHER OF THE WITCH, came about due to a daydream.
It involved an ashy-pale skinned, platinum-blond vampyre riding a motorcycle down a tree-lined highway in the black of night.
That’s it. Simple, right?
Even though I am used to my dreams taking me to interesting places in my writing, it still astounds me how such a simple image from a daydream spawned an entire book series (there are currently four novels in the Bloodworth family series – with more planned.).
When Zeke, the motorbike riding vampyre, first popped into my head, I knew he was special. Even more so when he wouldn’t leave my thoughts. Whenever this happens, I know I need to pay special attention. After I used a dreaming technique known as “re-entry”, I began to meet the entire Bloodworth family, including an ancestor who was the catalyst for the problems faced by her descendants.
Leonardo, the titular brother in the most recent novel, came in last. His cheeky, yet mature and determined, personality won me over. As his story unfolded, I learned a few things about myself as well as the insidiousness of psychological abuse and the conflict it can cause – in both love and life.
Of course, other characters soon joined the family: werewolves, vampyres, witches – and witch hunters. As can be surmised, some of these characters had good intentions towards the Bloodworth family and some did not (Boo!). Some were love interests (woot!).
This was the point where a beautiful, intelligent, and misguided witch hunter called Sara Cooper entered the story. When Sara started falling for Leo, the real magic of the story began. Because, when a witch hunter falls for a witch, what could possibly go wrong . . .? :-)
Have you ever used daydreams as a springboard for your creativity?
Yours in love and romance books (and witchy brothers),
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About A.K. Leigh
A.K. Leigh is an international-selling romance author, identical triplet, writing instructor, incurable romantic, love guru, self-love advocate, amateur mystic, mother, sometimes blogger and vlogger, and trauma survivor.