Fictional Muses and Healing Scars by D.M. Davis

28 Jul 2020

By D.M. Davis

If you’re on social media, you’ve seen #MuseMonday, #ManCrushMonday, #WetWednesday, #ThurstyThursday—you get the idea—kind of posts on all platforms. Authors, in particular, are keen on sharing their muses for their characters. Most are real people that either in looks or personality spur our creative juices in forming the perfect male (and female) characters. And when I say perfect, I mean broken and devastatingly handsome, of course. There are no perfect people, and literary characters are far from perfect or they’d be too boring to read.

All my male muses have been real people, until now.

From the conception of my Until You Series, the oldest brother Fin’s muse has been another fictional character… one of my favorite male leads of all time—Hudson from Laurelin Paige’s Fixed Series. This is not to mean they are the same character or that I tried to make Fin into Hudson. In fact, I doubt any readers would really see Fin as Hudson. However, the Hudson I see in my head, the calm, mostly level-headed, powerful leader is who I see when I write Fin.

It’s weird, I know. But that’s the way it goes. I don’t control my characters—mostly. They show me who they are and what they need. I’m simply the vessel to get them on the page.

So, there you have it: Fin is my Hudson.

And if you want to know what makes Fin stand out from his brothers—from his family—he is the fixer. To the detriment of his own happiness, at times, Fin will go out of his way to make things right, fix what is broken, help who’s been hurt, protect who needs protecting. Until You books 1-3 gave a glimpse of Fin, but Until You Believe—book 4—is Fin’s story. You’ll get to know him in ways you didn’t before.

Fin will have a new challenge… someone to fix. Only not in the way he believes.

Like Fin, Margot played a role in Until You books 1-3 as the female lead’s good friend (I don’t say best friend, because… Well, you’ll have to read the books to find out why). Margot is bubbly, quirky, and always willing to help—a trait she and Fin share. In Until You Believe, you’ll get to know a different Margot, one who believes she’s broken and scarred—too damaged for the likes of Fin—for any man, really.

Fin is The Fixer.

Yet, Margot can’t be fixed.

What happens when they get together—when they realize The Fixer can’t fix, and The Broken is forever damaged?

Sometimes you just have to fake it UNTIL YOU BELIEVE.

Until You Believe is LIVE today!

Some scars are hard to forget. Some wounds, too deep to heal.

Family means everything.
Slotted to become CEO of his family’s tech company, he lives, breathes, and sweats family.
But his commitments are crushing his hopes of starting his own family.
Margot lights up all those ignored desires and unspoken dreams.
She is what he wants—exactly what he needs.
It’s not a matter of want. It’s a matter of who he lets down.
Which ball will he drop if he decides he wants more from life than a job that is his life?

Family means disappointment, broken hope, and reinforced insecurities.
It’s not a sanctuary to seek, but a tie to break.
Fin represents what family could mean. What it would be like to be loved despite her flaws.
Her goals are tested when she desires to have more with a man she shouldn’t want, yet can’t resist.
But she’s hiding a secret from the world—her bubbly personality, a mask she wears well.

When Fin decides to make Margot a priority, will she unburden her secret for a chance at love?

D.M. Davis’ Until You Believe is the fourth book in the Until You series and is a poignant, emotionally raw, friends to lovers, sexy, contemporary romance.

Until You Novels: Until You Set Me Free | Until You Are Mine | Until You Say I Do | Until You Believe

D.M. Davis writes steamy Contemporary and New Adult Romances of broken hearts and second chances, of dreamers looking for more than they have and daring to reach for it.

Stalk her! She doesn’t mind.

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