Saturday, April 6, 2013

Birthday Bash Day 6 - Lia Davis

The inspiration for the Setting of Ashwood Falls: The Smokey Mountains

A couple of years ago my husband and I took a vacation to Cherokee, North Carolina. We drove through the Smokey Mountains every day we were there. I loved it! We went in mid-October and it was beautiful with all the changing leaves and the cool air. I didn’t want to come back. LOL

I love the mountains anyway and hope to be able to move to the mountains somewhere someday. So when I started to plot Ashwood Falls, I knew the setting had to be in the Smokey Mountains and the surrounding areas.

Ashwood Falls is a pure fictional town set high in the Smokey Mountains, hidden from humans and warded from outsiders. There are two Packs (wolves and leopards) that live there together after their individual dens were destroyed by the evil Onyx Pack and their mutants.

The series opened with the prequel, Winter Eve, which was released in December. Now I am happy to share book 1, A Tiger’s Claim.

A Tiger’s Claim - Ashwood Falls, book 1

As the Alpha’s only daughter Shayna Andrews has always been treated like a rare gem, protected like royalty, and she’s suffocating.  Her longing to be independent has driven her to sneak out one evening after dinner. After relishing in being able to run free without an escort, she finds herself face-to-face with the enemy, miles from home, and nearly loses her life until a lone wolf comes to her aid.

Travis Hunter’s main objective is to destroy the Onyx Pack—a group of drug using, murdering rogue shifters. His seek-and-destroy plans are put on hold when he rescues a female from a brutal attack. The beautifully exotic tiger shifter, Shayna, stirs a passion he thought died with his long-lost mate.

When Shay’s first heat cycle slams into her, Travis has no choice but to submit to her needs--and his own. But there is always a price to sleeping with the Pack princess. Not only will they have to face her Pack, Shay and Travis will have to deal with a mating that is beyond a single night and could have consequences more than either of them had thought. And when Travis finds out Shay wears the enemy's brand, things will go from bad to worse.

Warning: One alpha female who doesn’t take no for an answer, a wolf with more on the line than just his heart, and a combustible attraction that’s sure to cause more than one sweaty night.
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Find it in Print (also includes the prequel, Winter Eve):

It took ten minutes too long to reach his small one-bedroom cabin. Once inside, he carried her straight to the bedroom, flung the comforter back, and laid the female on his bed. As soon as her leg touched the mattress, she groaned in pain. Frowning, he walked to his dresser, grabbed a pair of joggers, and put them on.

He went back to the bed and sat down next to her, jarring her hip. Another painful groan made him pause. He lifted her sweater to undo her jeans so he could look at the wound. When he touched the button, she flung opened her eyes, screamed, and swung her arms wildly.

Damn it.

He fought with her for a few seconds before he got hold of her arms and pinned them to the bed. “I’m not going to hurt you.”

Her eyes held a wild fear he hoped never to see in a female again. The claw marks etched into both her cheeks fueled his fury more. He breathed in then out slowly.

Calm down before you scare her more than she already is.

“My name is Travis Hunter. You’re safe.”

She blinked then looked around the room. “Where…am I?”

He growled low in his throat. The tremor in her voice cut through him.

“My home.”

She tried to break from his hold, and he tightened his grip. “You’re safe. I killed the rogues.”

The woman stilled and searched his face, the wildness still heavy in her blue eyes. “You’re a wolf.”

He smiled and nodded. “And you’re a tiger.”

“A white tiger.”

To match her white-blond hair. “And a beautiful one.”

Lia is giving away an eCopy of Ashwood Falls’ prequel, Winter Eve, and a swag pack to one lucky commenter. Be sure to leave your email address! Contest ends April 30.

Also, don't forget to enter the grand prize giveaway!

About the Author:
Lia Davis is a mother to two young adults and two very special kitties, a wife to her soul mate, a paranormal romance author, graphic designer, and co-owner to Fated Desires Publishing, LLC. She and her family live in Northeast Florida battling hurricanes and very humid summers. But it’s her home and she loves it!

An accounting major, Lia has always been a dreamer with a very activity imagination. The wheels in her head never stop. She ventured into the world of writing and publishing in 2008 and loves it more than she imagined. Writing and designing are stress relievers that allow her to go off in her corner of the house and enter into another world that she created, leaving real life where it belongs.

Her favorite things are spending time with family, traveling, reading, writing, chocolate, coffee, nature and hanging out with her kitties.

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  1. Sounds great. Love books about shifters. and cross as well. Makes it better.
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  2. This sounds excellent! Added to my wishlist! Thanks!

  3. I'd love to see North Carolina someday...the book sounds fun!

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  4. I like tigers, sounds like a good book.


  5. Thanks for the chance to win.Loved the excerpt.


  6. Never been to North Carolina, but the scenery sounds beautiful.

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  7. Sounds like a good read.

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  8. sounds like a great, really need to get this one


  9. Love these Birthday Bashes. Always find new authors. This book sounds great. Will check it out.

  10. Sounds interesting.