“Forever can be, something to bleed for...” - Ashes Divide
Everyone has a muse. Some deny it. Some try to change it. Some don’t even realize they have one. AND...some are haunted by it. I am one of those people.
My name is Madison Daniel and I am on a constant quest to find and romance my “muse.” What’s a muse, some may ask. I think it is different for everyone. For some it’s the struggle for wealth. Others, the fulfillment of family. Many, search for the ultimate love. And some, search for an escape. For me? Well, my muse is...music.
I am a new writer who has used music in every possible shape and form. I’ve played it...I have written it. I have learned from it. I have been seduced by it. These days, I chase it. Romance it even. Music is present while I write. Music is present while you read my words. Everything I write has a song or lyric to go along with it. To color my words in sound. To fill your head with images only you as my reader can see. That is my muse. That is my addiction. When you read one of my stories, it is now...your muse.
Music is eternal. The one true, great equalizer. Nothing is as true as the instant a song hits you. Love it or hate it...the reaction is there. It’s built in our design. A song can take you back to a moment in time. Your first dance. Your first kiss. Your first broken heart.
We all have a music inside of us. It carries us through our hectic lives. Many people ignore it though. Some lose themselves in it and get lost in a fantasy world. A balance of the two is the norm for most individuals.
I’m writing this post today to express my opinion that music is forever. Music is life. Music is something worth believing in. Music is my words, my soul...my muse.
By Madison Daniel
~Book One in the Ember Series~
Love never dies...but it can kill.
Ember is the story of Max Valentine, a teenager with secret abilities and many inner demons. His life revolves around music and his love for it. When his father dies he seeks answers with his last living relative, his fathers brother Frank. Frank lives on the island of Maui and eagerly takes Max in as his own. Max soon learns that healing his past will be more difficult then he could have ever believed. Two major complications will tempt and torment him as he tries to make sense of his abilities.
The first temptation comes in the form of a mysterious island girl. Asia Lyn Michaels is rich, spoiled, angry and beautiful. Her path crosses with Max on the beach one afternoon, forever changing both of their lives. Max saves her life and she discovers his secret. From that moment on they are connected, no matter how much they fight it.
The second temptation will test Max’s very soul. Samantha Ann Summers is sweet, artistic, smart and confident. She will help Max find his smile again and maybe even heal his past mistakes. She is possibly his soul mate and Max will fight that with every fiber of his being.
Max’s temper and indecision with the girls will send in motion events that will cost him dearly. He will test the limits of his powers and the new relationship with his protective uncle. He will gain a powerful love and lose another. Blood will be on his hands, forcing him to run away from what he wants the most...a new start.
About the Author:
Music is LIFE and the written word is our SOUL. Music and writing have been my true ambition since I was a child. I have used music in every form possible; writing it, performing it, healing with it, etc. I call it my "life's soundtrack." I have always written in some form, from comic books to screenplays to short stories and now the new series "Ember." I have spent my writing life inspired by all the music of the universe, 80's movies and eye candy. When not writing I enjoy dreaming out loud, challenging the real world and inspiring the ones I love. I have found a true passion for my stories and characters and am eager to share them with the world. See you on the next book tour...M.D.
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