Bears of Blackrock is a spin-off series
from Shifters of Ashwood Falls
where there are sexy, alpha bear shifters
and their BBW, sassy mates.
Trey considers it a good day if he can just stay out of trouble. As the youngest son of the bear Alpha, he’s a master at getting his way. When he meets the curvy, raven-haired goddess, Nichole, he realizes exactly what he wants and knows that she’s worth any amount of trouble. All he has to do is seduce all of her insecurities away and claim her as his bonded mate.
Anthony Black is the Marshal of Blackrock. His number one priority is protecting his den—and his mate. But keeping Connie safe is a challenge in itself. Not only is he unsure if she’ll accept him, but the stubborn and sexy witch loves her independence. Almost as much as she loves teasing him—something that makes him mad with desire.
A Beary Sweet Holiday
Tiffany Black, culinary artist and owner of Beary Sweets Café, is determined to make this year’s Winter Solstice celebration one to remember. Especially since it will also be the mating ceremony for her brother, Anthony, and soon-to-be sister-in-law, Connie. She wants everything to be perfect. Unfortunately, you can’t always get what you want. When she falls off a ladder in her café and breaks her ankle, she fears her plans are doomed. Until the sexy bear Healer, Holt, comes to the rescue—stirring up more than just recipes.
Bear shifter and youngest son of the Blackrock Clan Alpha, Ryan Black, refuses to tie another to the demon who marked him. A demon who claims to be his mate. And now, staying away from the curvy beauty, Kaylee Martin, tears at his heart.
When demons threaten Kaylee’s life, Ryan faces tough choices. He must learn to listen to the truth and forgive Adair, because working with the demon to protect their mate sparks a desire too strong to ignore.
Bear Essentials – Bears of Blackrock Book 1
Nicole moved to Blue Ridge to start over, without anyone judging her. She needs a job but it seems they all want a college degree that she doesn’t have. While enjoying a hazelnut mocha latte at Beary Sweets, she notices the three very large gorgeous men watching her. When one of them comes over to her table she really wasn’t in the mood to for male pranks and bets.
This is one of my favorite scenes.
Her heart hammered when he sat in the seat across from her and leaned over the table. When he spoke, his words came out as a husky, growl-like whisper. “Have dinner with me.”
Blinking, she tamped down the urge to touch him. What the hell was wrong with her? “I’m sorry, I don’t have dinner with strangers.”
The corners of his full mouth lifted. “Forgive me.” He offered her his hand. “I’m Trey Black.”
She flicked her gaze to the other two men at the front table. They stared at her and the handsome stranger as if eagerly waiting for Trey to score. Not today. All the fire inside her dissolved into a cool mist. She tucked her tablet into her tote and stood. “I’m not interested in middle school games. If you’d like, I can just give you my panties and save you the trouble. That way, you won’t look like a total loser in front of your friends.”
When she turned, he gripped her wrist. Electrified prickles raced up her arm, awakening the flame once again. “I don’t play games. I like you.”
She almost laughed. “You could have any woman you want. A perfect model-type. So forgive me if I don’t believe you.”
Snatching her wrist free from his grasp, she fled past his friends and out the door. Tears stung her eyes as she fumbled with her keys. Men were all the same. They said pretty words to get what they wanted, then tossed her aside like old shoes.
Never again. She’d die an old maid before giving her heart to another again.
Davis, Lia. Bear Essentials (BBW Bear Shifter Romance) (Bears of Blackrock Book 1) (Kindle Locations 65-77).After Glows.Kindle Edition.
I love the way Trey goes about trying to convince Nicole of her beauty. It’s a good thing she already knows a bit about the animals in the area, thanks to her BFF Connie.
This is a short eventful book with a bit of angst, some jealousy and a bunch of sizzling sex.
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Bear Magick – Bears of Blackrock Book 2
Connie and Natalie (Trey’s mate) are best friends. Now visiting the den regularly, Connie has the suspicion that Anthony (Trey’s oldest brother) may be her mate.
Anthony really doesn’t want to face the fact that he has a mate close by, but his bear is telling him Connie is the one.
When Connie confronts a hunter in Blackrock territory, Anthony realizes he may not be able to hide the truth from her much longer.
Misunderstanding leads to Connie walking away from him only to find him ready to grovel for her forgiveness.
Anthony provides a make-up meal and although she acknowledges the whole mate thing she shows a lot of snarkiness too.
“Do you accept the mating?”
She held up a hand. “Not so fast, furball. Don’t put words in my mouth. I just said I know how this mating dance thing works. But I also know we don’t fully bond until I give my heart to you completely.”
He stared at her, one brow raised. “Furball?”
“Is that all you heard me say?”
Davis, Lia. Bear Magick (BBW Bear Shifter Romance) (Bears of Blackrock Book 2) (Kindle Locations 294-296).After Glows.Kindle Edition.
A lot of giggling from me as these two figure out the mating thing. Some hold your breath moments and some very hot sex.
A Perfect afternoon getaway read.
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A Beary Sweet Holiday – Bears of Blackrock Book 3
Nothing says holiday like fresh baked goods, and lots of party foods. No one makes them better than Tiffany and when a storm threatens, she decides to move everything from Beary Sweets to her home. She doesn’t want the food to be stuck far away from the Winter Celebrations of Solstice and Matings.
In the process of moving things to the truck she spots the cake topper she thought she misplaced, out of her reach so she climbs up falls and breaks her ankle. Shouldn’t be too big a deal Holt will fix her up and she’ll be good as new.
Only Holt doesn’t do a quick heal and quickly finds himself recruited to help. All it takes is a kiss that he’s not sure how happened and he’s fleeing the scene. Leaving Tiffany feeling hurt and rejected thinking he doesn’t feel the mating pull.
That all changes the next day after completing the prep for the next day’s celebration. Tiffany’s Mom takes Kaylee off for the rest of the day, leaving Holt and Tiffany alone. Subtle they aren’t, but they are shifters after all.
This is a favorite scene.
Instead of picking up the crutch, he scooped her up in his arms and carried her to the sofa. “Want anything to eat?”“Yes, please. There are pre-portioned meals in the freezer.”
He frowned, not at all liking the idea of her dieting. “What for?”
Tiffany laughed. “I get so busy working on new recipes and with the day-to-day at the café, that when I settle down, I’m too tired to cook. So, once a week I cook all my meals for the week and freeze them.”
His cheeks heated with embarrassment. “I’m sorry…”
She pressed a finger to his lips and gave him a smile that made his pants uncomfortable. “Shush. Go warm us up something to eat.”
“Yes, ma’am.” Before he straightened, he leaned in and kissed her. Pleasure exploded across his senses. When their tongues touched, a shot of electrified energy blasted through him.
Reluctantly, he ended the kiss and pressed his forehead to hers. A soft sigh escaped Tiffany. “If you have no intentions to claim me as your mate, you need to leave.”
What? He drew back, confused, and stared into her blue gaze. “Trust me, I have every intention, but I thought you needed time. That we needed time to…I don’t know, date or something.”
She nibbled on her bottom lip briefly before replying. “Dating is for humans. We’ve known each other all my life, even became friends. There’s no one else I’d rather be mated to.”
He scooped her up and proceeded down the hall, thoughts of food forgotten.
Lia Davis. A Beary Sweet Holiday (Kindle Locations 285-297).After Glows.Kindle Edition.
Now we can’t have everything go smoothly even at the holidays so the storm has to throw some wrenches into the mix. Not enough to spoil the ceremonies but enough to cause some angst.
Lots of love, laughter and very few tears. A perfect holiday read.
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Bear Marked – Bears of Blackrock Book 4
Ryan has known for a long time that Kaylee is his mate, but until he got rid of the demon mark from Adair, he couldn’t mate anyone. Now Adair is stepping up his game, he wants both his mates. Unfortunately he keeps going about things in the wrong way. Ryan still hates Adair for kidnapping his sister Tiffany, and now the Demon takes off with Kaylee.
This is a favorite scene after Ryan snatches Kaylee back.
A cool, gentle hand touched his arm. When he stopped and faced her, Kaylee cupped his cheek and rose on her toes. “I don’t need a protector. At least not one that wants to hide me.”
His muscles tensed and he opened his mouth to argue with her and remind her he was a bear-shifter. It was his job to protect his mate…only she couldn’t be his. Ever.
Before he got the words out, she pressed her lips to his. A fierce, primal need unraveled from deep within. He wrapped his arms around her, meshing her curves to him. Damn, she fit perfectly like his missing puzzle piece. And she tasted sweeter than his imagined. Honey and cinnamon. Holding her close, he slipped his tongue between her lips. A soft groan escaped her.
Much too soon, she broke the kiss. “I’ve wanted to do that since the first time I saw you.”
“What made you so sure I’d kiss you back?” He couldn’t help but tease her. The blush in her dimpled cheeks was his reward.
“I’ve known you for about seven years now. I’ve had some time to gather my courage.”
A chuckle rumbled out. Gazing into her dark blue eyes, he caressed her cheek with his knuckles. “He’s not going to let me out of the mating. Besides, right now he’s pretty pissed.”
Her sensual lips lifted. “He now has his sights on mating both of us.”
Ryan drew back slightly. “You know?”
“I think it has to do with the demon blood in my veins, but I know. I know you are mine. As is Adair.” Kaylee sighed and pressed a finger to his lips when he opened his mouth. “Don’t argue.”
Davis, Lia. Bear Marked (Bears of Blackrock Book 4) (Kindle Locations 171-186).After Glows.Kindle Edition.
A lot of very interesting details come to light as the mating dance between these three gets hot and heavy.
Adair’s brother Malbhor throws in more than just a little threat and Ryan’s family has to deal with new information.
A mostly fun read with some action. suspense and plenty of heat.
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In 2008, Lia Davis ventured into the world of writing and publishing and never looked back. She has published more than thirty books, including the bestselling A Tiger’s Claim, book one in her fan-favorite Ashwood Falls series. Her novels feature compassionate yet strong alpha heroes who know how to please their women and her leading ladies are each strong in their own way. No matter what obstacle she throws at them, they come out better in the end.
While writing was initially a way escape from real-world drama, Lia now makes her living creating worlds filled with magic, mystery, romance, and adventure so that others can leave real life behind for a few hours at a time.
Lia’s favorite things are spending time with family, traveling, reading, writing, chocolate, coffee, nature and hanging out with her kitties. She and her family live in Northeast Florida battling hurricanes and very humid summers, but it’s her home and she loves it!