For me, scenes are pictures before they're words. Visuals are integral to how I present the story. I may not describe the scene to within an inch of its life, but images always inspire me as I write. As I searched through Pinterest, I found some fantastic images that are so much what I had in mind when I wrote my stories, and some that are inspiring me as I finish Blood Betrayed and begin Blood Spirit.
Here are a few of them from Blood Avenged, Blood Betrayed, Stolen Destiny, and Destiny Redeemed. Enjoy!
This is so much like the area I saw when I was in New Orleans and which inspired the scene in which Vasilije and Sasa go to see the vampire LeClerc in the Quarter.
This is very similar to the French country house Saint and Solenne are at in Blood Betrayed:
And this is Avignon, where the Archon's offices are in Blood Betrayed:
And for anyone who's read Stolen Destiny, here is a picture of almost exactly what I had in mind for the village near Amon's villa where Varek first sees Callia.
And this is very much like what I had in my mind's eye as Amon's villa:
This is so beautiful! As soon as I saw it, I was struck by how much it looked like what I'd imagined Amon, Thea, and Gethen traveled through to get to the home of the Sidhe in Destiny Redeemed:
And here's an image that's inspiring me as I begin work on Blood Spirit, the third Sons of Navarus novel due out in the fall. Just gorgeous!