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Snowed Undercover – Dark Scales Division Book 2 By Lia Davis and Kerry Adrienne



Snowed Undercover
Dark Scales Division Book 2
By
Lia Davis
and
Kerry Adrienne

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“When the auroras sparkle green and pink,
the monster will return…”

Agent Luke Snow knows all too well what it’s like to lose a mate. His last case ended the search and siege—aka death—of his mate’s killer. The hole in his soul remains. When his DSD team lead, Owen, sends Snow on a vacation, he escapes to his remote Alaskan home. After being gone so long, his cabin isn’t as relaxing as it should be. Nightmares and a monstrous ice dragon haunt his nights while a dark-haired human beauty torments his days.

Mackenzie Wilde didn’t think twice when her father asked her to move back to Fairbanks and take over his clinic. Life in the big city isn’t as fulfilling as helping those truly in need. Plus, moving to Alaska will bring her closer to her father and her mother’s people, the Inuit.

When the devilishly handsome Luke Snow shows up at the clinic with a wounded teen, she’s intensely drawn to him. His alpha male personality is exactly what she doesn’t want in a man. But Snow may be the only one to turn to when the nightmares become reality.


 

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I love dragons, so falling for these shifters wasn’t a leap at all. We met the entire crew in Dragon Undercover, and in this one we get to know Luke.

Luke needs some time alone now that the dragon who killed his mate is dead. He has to get himself together or he is useless to the team. Planning on avoiding the village he settles into his Alaskan cabin. While out chopping wood he hears a child in pain, following the sound he finds his friend Yuku’s daughter Angel with an injured ankle. He carries her to the village. Thankful for his daughter’s safe return, Yuku invites him for dinner.

The doctor who comes to check out Angel isn’t who he expected. Apparently Dr. Matt has a daughter he enlisted to take over his practice. Mac was instantly attracted to Luke, which was really out of character for her.

This is a favorite scene when Luke not only realizes Mac could be his mate, but also senses the presence of another ice dragon.

Kirima came into the room and took Mac’s hands. “Thank you so much. You’re too kind to us. Stay for dinner. Tonight is the first night of the lights, and we should celebrate.” She looked at Luke and smiled wide.

“Both of you. You two have to stay.”

No. Luke needed to leave and get far away from Dr. Mac and her intoxicating scent. His dragon paced and panted. He opened his mouth to decline the offer when Angel limped out from the hallway. Her brown gaze met his. “You will stay, right? Mom said dinner’s almost ready. It’s roasted caribou.”

His stomach growled, and he dropped his shoulders and nodded. How was he to tell her no? He couldn’t believe he hadn’t recognized her, though she’d changed a lot since he’d seen her last. He’d missed spending time with the family. It would be rude to walk out the door now, no matter how much he needed to get away from Mac. “You should stay off that ankle.”

Mac faced the girl and frowned. “He’s right. Go sit.”

“Yes, ma’am.” Angel pouted, then asked, “You will stay, too?”

Mac glanced up at him briefly, then to Kirima. Luke’s body tensed in anticipation of her answer. His heart drummed to a fast, yet steady beat. The dragon within paced.

Fucking hell. If she didn’t stay, he’d follow follow her like a crazy-ass stalker.

I’m so screwed.

“Yes, I’ll stay. Not too long, though. I’m pretty tired.” Mac directed Angel to sit on the couch.

The teen rolled her eyes but smiled as she obeyed the doctor. “You have to eat. Doctors need food, too.”

“I know.”

Mac interacted with the family as if they were her own, showing them unconditional love. That alone earned his respect. Even though he had no biological connection to the Inuit people, he and his dragon had claimed them as family and to protect. It seemed the doctor had, as well.

The pang of not belonging punched him in the gut. He stared at Mac’s form as she made a phone call. Her body was covered by the loose lab coat, but he had an imagination. Her long neck set off a perfect, heart-shaped face, and her full lips looked so soft, touchable. Kissable. He didn’t hear a word she was saying, after she greeted her father. Instead, Luke watched how her hair bounced as she talked and how she ran her fingers over the phone in a soft caress.

Yep, he was screwed.

This wasn’t supposed to be happening.

A sharp pain pierced his head, and he reached for his temple. He sensed it as plain as if it were right before his eyes, breathing on him. Another dragon lurked nearby.

An ice dragon like him.
Davis, Lia. Snowed Undercover: A Dragon Shifter Romantic Suspense (Dark Scales Division Book 2) (Kindle Locations 222-243). After Glows Publishing. Kindle Edition.

The ice dragon he sensed is a threat to the village he’s sworn to protect. When children are taken by this evil dragon he calls in his team.

He’s going to have to tell Mac what he is, but there’s a big problem with that related to the monster terrorizing the village.

An action packed, hold your breath, tear-jerker with an HEA.

I look forward to the next book in this series.

5 Contented Purrs for Lia and Kerry!


 

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Lia_authorphoto_June2016 Lia Davis

In 2008, Lia Davis ventured into the world of writing and publishing and never looked back. She has published more than twenty 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!

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kerry-adrienne Kerry Adrienne

USA Today Bestselling Author Kerry Adrienne loves history and spends large amounts of time wondering about people who lived and walked on Earth in the past. She’s a mom to three daughters, six cats, and many small animals. Her husband says she’s a marketer’s dream, as she often believes everything she hears—at least initially. She loves music and her Mini Cooper, Sheldon, and spends a lot of time driving around pondering and plotting stories and settings for her books.

She loves to read and write in most genres–historical, erotic romance, science fiction, paranormal, m/m, fantasy–and crossovers are her favorites.

She’s also a college instructor, an editor, a costumer, and an artist, and enjoys most anything creative–except cake decorating, which she really dislikes.

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Dragon Undercover – Dark Scales Division Book 1 by Lia Davis and Kerry Adrienne



Dragon Undercover
Dark Scales Division Book 1
By
Lia Davis
and
Kerry Adrienne

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Dragon shifter and team lead for DSD—Dark Scales Division—Owen Ashton has never lost a case.

When his sister’s murderer turns serial killer, he is determined to take the rogue dragon down, for good. His team tracks the murderer to a small town in Minnesota and Owen goes undercover to finally end Huff’s reign of terror. The last thing Owen expected was to discover his mate vacationing in the lake house next to his.

Nadia Hasting, along with her sister Sage, take the first vacation in years since their parents’ deaths. Visiting the lake house their family rented every year when they were children is exactly what they need for downtime before Sage heads to college. The hot neighbor is a bonus, but Nadia isn’t sure she’s ready to date. But the pull toward the sexy stranger proves too strong to ignore.

When Sage goes missing, Nadia turns to Owen to rescue her sister from a mad man.

But will Owen’s dragon scare her away from the one man that can save them all?

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Owen was searching, set up in an idyllic cabin by a lake. His objective, find and kill the rogue dragon who killed his sister and then progressed to kill others including humans.

Nadia and her sister Sage have come to the cabin their parents used to rent when they were young, a vacation before Sage heads off to college.

When Nadia and Owen meet, the attraction is mutual but the timing kind of sucks. Owen’s dragon immediately recognizes his mate, but being as she’s human it poses some problems. However, Sage is all for the two of them getting together.

This is a favorite scene as Sage takes off to be with a friend.

He rang the doorbell again. His team hadn’t sent him any more information, and he hadn’t picked up any leads on Huff yet, though he’d looked over the documents again and tried to sense any dark magic around the water when he’d gone for a run.

No sign at all. If Huff was at the lake, he was doing a damn good job hiding out.

Sage opened the door, her pink and silver phone in hand. A wide smile brightened her features. “Hi! Come on in.”

“Thanks.” He followed her. The house felt much larger on the inside.

Bright and cheery, like Nadia and Sage.

“Naaadia,” Sage called. “Owen’s here.”

“I’m in the kitchen.”

“This way.” Sage pointed.

They wended through a couple unpacked suitcases in the hall.

Sage shrugged. “I didn’t get completely unpacked last night.”

“I see that.”

When they crossed into the kitchen, Nadia turned and her face lit up. He could feel happiness wafting off her.

“Hey, Owen.”

“How are you?”

“I’m good. You?”

He nodded. “Hungry.”

“Me, too.”

“I hate to break up the conversation,” Sage interjected. She directed her next words to Nadia. “Stephanie is having a get-together and sleepover tonight. I’m heading over there now. If that’s okay with you, of course.”

Did she wink at her sister or had he imagined it?

Nadia frowned. “Tonight? We have dinner with Owen.” She leaned against the countertop. “Can’t you meet up with her another night?”

“It’s been so long since I’ve seen her. Since her parents moved out here, it’s hard to get together. And we both go to different colleges in the fall.”

“But we have dinner plans.”

“It’s just one night. I’ll be back by tomorrow afternoon, I promise.”

Nadia rolled her eyes and sighed. “I expect to see you at some point during our vacation.”

Sage kissed her sister on the cheek. “You will. You two have fun.”

Owen followed her to the door. “Be careful.”

“Always.” Sage stared at him. “Why so serious?”

He followed her out the front door. “It’s nothing. I’m the cautious type.” He couldn’t tell her the truth. He had no evidence Liam Huff was at the lake, and there was no need to worry her.

“You and Nadia have fun.”

The young woman bounced off toward the lake where a small motorboat waited. Stephanie stood on the dock and waved.

Nadia tapped Owen on the shoulder. “Looks like it’s just you and me for dinner.”

His dragon pranced, wings quivering. He’d have his mate all to himself. Yeah, it was going to be a long night of trying to keep his hands off her.
Davis, Lia. Adrienne, Kerry. Dragon Undercover (Dark Scales Division Book 1) (pp. 33-36). After Glows Publishing. Kindle Edition.

A delightful dinner and getting to know you conversation leads to way more.

These two got to the sizzling really quick, but that cooled very quickly with a frantic call from Stephanie saying someone took Sage.

A tense race against time, as Owen and his team search for the rogue and Sage. With the added problem of Owen having to tell Nadia he’s a dragon shifter.

Fast paced, with hold your breath suspense, plenty of sizzle and a few tears.

5 Contented Purrs for Lia and Kerry!

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Lia_authorphoto_June2016 Lia Davis

In 2008, Lia Davis ventured into the world of writing and publishing and never looked back. She has published more than twenty 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!

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USA Today Bestselling Author Kerry Adrienne loves history and spends large amounts of time wondering about people who lived and walked on Earth in the past. She’s a mom to three daughters, six cats, and many small animals. Her husband says she’s a marketer’s dream, as she often believes everything she hears—at least initially. She loves music and her Mini Cooper, Sheldon, and spends a lot of time driving around pondering and plotting stories and settings for her books.

She loves to read and write in most genres–historical, erotic romance, science fiction, paranormal, m/m, fantasy–and crossovers are her favorites.

She’s also a college instructor, an editor, a costumer, and an artist, and enjoys most anything creative–except cake decorating, which she really dislikes.

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Blog Tour, Giveaway, Excerpt and Review of Claiming His Lioness – Shifter Wars Book 3 By Kerry Adrienne



USA Today bestselling author
Kerry Adrienne’s Shifter Wars series
comes to its epic conclusion
when former enemies align, but is it too late
to protect everyone they’ve come to love?


Claiming His Lioness
Shifter Wars Book 4
By
Kerry Adrienne

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Former enemies align, but is it too late to protect everyone they’ve come to love?

Lara has always relished being a thorn in Mason’s paw. When she was chosen as pride Enforcer, it was easier than ever to get under the passionate shifter’s skin. But with the scent of humans in the air comes a threat she’s powerless to battle alone.

It’s time Lara unites with the one man she needs, the one man she’s secretly drawn to…as if by fate.

If there’s one thing Mason hates more than relinquishing control to a female, it’s the attraction he feels for the fiery lioness. Joining forces with Lara against an insidious enemy only makes their primal bond hotter—and the two of them stronger.

Now it’s up to them, side by side, to bring together three warring shifter clans, win the final fight and save Deep Creek.

Don’t miss any of the Shifter Wars Series by Kerry Adrienne! Waking the Bear, Pursuing the Bear and Taming the Lion, and Saving His Wolf (novella) available now! Links are below!


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If ever there was an oil and water relationship this appears to be one.

Mason is Alpha, ruling the pride with his brother Marco. Still recovering from the latest battle for the cave, a new threat has arisen. A pipeline through the protected lands all the shifters live around. Somehow it had gotten approval without anyone knowing it was happening.

Everyone must work together to stop this, the Bears, the Wolves and the Lions. Not an easy feat. But Shoshanna has declared Lara and Mason are the key to everything.

Lana has a secret that she is sure will turn Mason and the pride against her even as they realize they are mates.

Full of suspense, love and sizzle, this is a page-turner you won’t want to miss.

A favorite scene is in the excerpt below, don’t forget to read it and enter the giveaway!

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Claiming His Lioness Excerpt
Copyright © 2018 Kerry Adrienne

The birds and night animals were active all around them. Though her hearing wasn’t as sensitive as when she moved as a shifter, she still heard them. Scampers and calls to evening plans—all clear to her lioness, who paced inside, longing to get out and run. Lara shushed her, placating her with a promised run later. With summer starting, there’d be plenty of late night runs in the moonlight to the cadence of all the insects and heartbeats in the forest.

A nice fat rabbit sounded perfect for dinner.

Mason motioned her to crouch and she did, crawling up close to him in the brush. She could smell him. Warm, with a streak of fierceness, like a juicy steak with a hint of tangy sauce. A spice she couldn’t name and a scent so intoxicating, she had to move back a bit. She’d been near him too much today. She sniffed again, and he turned and shot her a smile.

She looked away.

What the hell was wrong with her? She wasn’t one to go around sniffing men. She shook her head. I’m just hungry, that’s all.

Mason grabbed her arm. She looked where he was pointing and inhaled sharply. Through the bushes, a short distance away, a smattering of tiny campfires blazed. And tents cast hulking shadows across the lakeshore.

Where were the humans?

The low sound of muffled voices grew louder and Lara strained to hear what was going on. A group of humans—male and at least one female—made their way to the edge of one fire, their faces alight with the bright glow.

They looked happy. None appeared to be armed but why were there so many of them? The lake was remote—how could they have gotten all the equipment so deep into the woods—unless they’d had pack mules.

And why were they at the lake?

Mason’s face mirrored her concerns, his brows slanted and his skin drawn tight. His mouth a firm line. Lara watched him a minute, noting his slightly curved nose—the bump was the only way she could easily tell Marco and Mason apart unless they were talking. Somehow, the imperfection made him even more handsome than his brother.

She looked back at the humans standing around the fire like an army at ease, but aware battle was coming. Most looked out of place—not like seasoned hikers or hunters. More like businessmen without their suits, forced into jeans and T-shirts and shoes they only wore once or twice a year or maybe bought for the outing.

Stranger and stranger.

A large man glanced their way, spotted then, then rushed toward where they crouched. Bile filled Lara’s mouth and her lioness screamed run, but she froze in place. Several other men followed the leader, and within seconds, she and Mason were surrounded by humans.

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Repped by Marisa Corvisiero, USA Today Bestselling author Kerry Adrienne writes in many genres including science fiction, fantasy, paranormal, m/m, erotic romance, and more. In her spare time, she homeschools, is a part-time college instructor, editor, and dabbler in most things creative. You can usually find her posting cat pictures on Facebook and Twitter when she’s not working.

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A First Look Excerpt and Giveaway! Kerry Adrienne’s Claiming His Lioness – Shifter Wars Book 4



USA Today Bestselling Author
Kerry Adrienne’s Shifter Wars Series
comes to its epic conclusion when former enemies align, but is it too late to protect everyone they’ve come to love?

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Claiming His Lioness
Shifter Wars Book 4
By
Kerry Adrienne

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Lara has always relished being a thorn in Mason’s paw. When she was chosen as pride Enforcer, it was easier than ever to get under the passionate shifter’s skin. But with the scent of humans in the air comes a threat she’s powerless to battle alone.

It’s time Lara unites with the one man she needs, the one man she’s secretly drawn to…as if by fate.

If there’s one thing Mason hates more than relinquishing control to a female, it’s the attraction he feels for the fiery lioness. Joining forces with Lara against an insidious enemy only makes their primal bond hotter—and the two of them stronger.

Now it’s up to them, side by side, to bring together three warring shifter clans, win the final fight and save Deep Creek.

Don’t Miss Waking the Bear, Pursuing the Bear and Taming the Lion, available now! Links Below.

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Claiming His Lioness Excerpt
Copyright © 2018 Kerry Adrienne

One, two, three, four…A deep breath, and the world didn’t seem quite as red. Another breath. Don’t let him get to you.“Women have roles and men have roles.” Mason cleared his throat then narrowed his eyes. “Not better or worse. Different.”

“This isn’t the Middle Ages.” Her voice was calm. Soft but firm.

“I know. Women have babies. Men fight.”

“Wow, seriously? Women have babies and fight. You saw how much help the lionesses were at the cave. We’d have lost a lot more lions if we hadn’t been there…to fight. We weren’t there to nurse cubs.” He was getting to her. She kicked at the leaves on the ground.

Only an hour or so till dark. The faint strains of sunset were already slanting through the trees, painting an orange glow to the surroundings, and the forest sounds were shifting to nocturnal melodies.

“You helped a lot and I appreciate that. My point is, why not let the men take care of you now? We aren’t in desperate need of your help like we were at the cave, so why not let us protect you?”

He really didn’t get it. Lara started to speak but paused. What could she say to make him understand? Did he really think women had roles that were so defined, they couldn’t do other things too? Or did he feel that it was his role to make sure women were safe and secure?

Regardless, it was obnoxious. And a prime example of how tall, dark and dangerous wasn’t enough.

“It’s noble of you to want to protect the women.” She chewed the inside of her cheek, trying to maintain her calm and phrase things in a nonconfrontational way. No point in having him dismiss her thoughts because he felt intimidated. “But you don’t need to protect us unless we ask you to. We can protect ourselves. You should accept the help or you’re going to have a lot of pissed-off lionesses. Trust me, you don’t want that.”

Mason looked deeper into the forest, his shoulders bunched with tension. His back, broad and sloping to a muscular ass, filled his black T-shirt perfectly. Wrestling with him wasn’t so bad, was it? In other circumstances, it could be a lot of fun.

She might even win.

She fought the urge to run her hand over his shoulders to comfort him and satisfy her craving. Yank his T-shirt off and press herself against those muscles. They were definitely hard. She’d felt them when he lay across her on the ground.

No. She shook her head.

Mason was off-limits.

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Repped by Marisa Corvisiero, USA Today Bestselling author Kerry Adrienne writes in many genres including science fiction, fantasy, paranormal, m/m, erotic romance, and more. In her spare time, she homeschools, is a part-time college instructor, editor, and dabbler in most things creative. You can usually find her posting cat pictures on Facebook and Twitter when she’s not working.

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First Contact
By
Lia Davis
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Kerry Adrienne

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Fugitive Tristan Hawthorne loved his captain and has spent five years searching for proof to convince Shadow Fleet he’s innocent his lover’s murder. Captured and bound for transport to a penal colony, he comes face to face with an old enemy and revelations about the murder. Tristan vows to expose the truth to the Fleet. He escapes, but crash lands on an unidentified and uncharted planet where he encounters an alien who stirs passions he thought long buried.

Lucan receives special permission from the council to fly to Oria to release his mother’s spirit on the sacred world. With no family remaining, he’s broken and unsure. However, he didn’t count on meeting a human while he’s alone and mourning. He’s drawn to Tristan’s swagger and strength. He longs to be near him, even though his mother warned him that humans are a violent race, bent on destroying themselves and anyone around them.

With one working ship and a failing planetary cloaking device, it’s a short time until humans discover Oria and Tristan is recaptured. Under the starry, moonlit sky of the holiday Jainfest, the men learn to overcome their feelings of fear and distrust, and winds up finding out they aren’t so different after all.

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Luc has received special permission to travel to Oria during the time of Jainfest. His purpose, to release his mother’s soul on this sacred planet then he would celebrate Jainfest there. A fitting place since the holiday was one of celebrating lost loved ones and communicating with them if they chose to appear.

It is after he finds the perfect spot to release his mother’s soul that he sees the human. The human is a beautiful man, and Luc’s reaction to him is one he didn’t expect. Especially with his heart so heavy with loss.

Tristan was fleeing with the evidence he needs to clear his name when he crash landed on a planet he never knew existed. He’d traveled this way thousands of times and had never seen it. It was uncharted, how could it be and then not be. The answers could possibly come from the alien he saw hiding behind a tree.

Trust doesn’t come easily for either of them, Tristan because he is human after all, and Luc because of the things he was taught to believe, all humans are violent and dangerous. However, neither of them can deny the attraction between them.

Luc helps Tristan send his evidence to Shadow Fleet command, and explains why they can’t leave the planet for three days.

In appreciation, Tristan offers his help and companionship with the rituals. Knowing that he is safe from being re-captured, at least for now, he finds he can relax.

A favorite scene is the beginning of Jainfest.

“Now, we wait,” Luc said. “If the spirits are going to appear, they will.”

“I’m patient.” Deep down Tristan wondered how long they’d wait. Not that he wanted to leave the spot. It was calming in a way. Besides, the night was beautiful and lying next to Luc helped relax him in ways he never could’ve imagined another man could.

A whisper on the breeze made him sit straight up, his heart hammered in his chest. “Austin?”

The captain’s name was a whisper but Tristan guessed by the way Luc tensed slightly beside him, he’d heard him, too. Luc reached for his hand, clasping it in his own.

A blurred figured appeared in front of them, becoming clearer by the second. It wavered as it materialized, but there was no mistaking who it was. A lump formed in Tristan’s throat. “Austin,” he repeated.

This is impossible. Tristan didn’t believe in ghosts. Or at least he didn’t before Austin appeared in front of him. He looked exactly like he did the day he died. Luc squeezed his hand in encouragement.

A warm tear rolled down Tristan’s cheek and he pulled free of Luc and stepped toward Austin. “I’m sorry.” His voice cracked and he didn’t care if it made him sound weak. If only he’d been there…

“There is nothing for you to be sorry about. If you were there with me, Gregor would have killed us both.” Austin moved closer, but not too close. He darted his gaze to Luc and gave a short nod. “You see, you have purpose. Things happen for a reason, remember?”

Austin had always told him the same thing. He lived his life with the belief that no matter what happened, it was meant to. Like Austin was meant to leave this life, and Tristan was to continue with his.

Without him.

Tristan also cursed the theory, screaming it wasn’t fair. That he was being punished for whatever he’d done in a past life. Glancing to Luc, who sat quietly watching, Tristan understood what Austin believed. What Tristan’s purpose was.

The dark, painful path Tristan had been on for the last five years led him to Oria. To Luc.
Lia Davis, Kerry Adrienne. First Contact. MM/Sci-Fi/Romance. After Glows. Kindle Edition.

Emotional and inspiring this book takes us from the pain of loss, to believing there can be a new beginning.

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Lia_authorphoto_June2016  Lia Davis

In 2008, Lia Davis ventured into the world of writing and publishing and never looked back. She has published more than twenty 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!

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USA Today Bestselling Author  Kerry Adrienne loves history and spends large amounts of time wondering about people who lived and walked on Earth in the past. She’s a mom to three daughters, six cats, and many small animals. Her husband says she’s a marketer’s dream, as she often believes everything she hears—at least initially. She loves music and her Mini Cooper, Sheldon, and spends a lot of time driving around pondering and plotting stories and settings for her books.

She loves to read and write in most genres–historical, erotic romance, science fiction, paranormal, m/m, fantasy–and crossovers are her favorites.

She’s also a college instructor, an editor, a costumer, and an artist, and enjoys most anything creative–except cake decorating, which she really dislikes.

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PURSUING THE BEAR by Kerry Adrienne

The Shifter Wars heat up when a woman investigates the mysteries surrounding a fierce breed of man and exposes more than just secrets

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Pursuing the Bear
Shifter Wars Book 2
By
Kerry Adrienne

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Bear shifters exist.

Professor Bria Lane has known this since she was a child. Now she’s returned to the forests of Deep Creek to prove it to the world. She has no idea how close she is to that proof in ruggedly sexy park ranger Derek Poole. Intimately close. But uncovering Derek’s wild side comes with a shattering price.

Like a magnet meeting metal, Derek is drawn to Bria. His destiny. His mate. So beautiful and so vulnerable. So dangerous, too: an encroachment of lions, vengeful and vicious, is closing in and they’re ready for war. Now is not the time to be distracted like a lovesick cub.

If Bria reveals the truth of the Deep Creek shifters to the world, she’ll bring out the worst of both sides. But Derek can’t hide his secrets from the love of his life forever. He knows they’re playing with fire–and that when passion runs this hot, this reckless, someone’s bound to get burned.

This book is approximately 85,000 words

One-click with confidence. This title is part of the Carina Press Romance Promise: all the romance you’re looking for with an HEA/HFN. It’s a promise! Find out more at CarinaPress.com/RomancePromise.

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Lions, Bears and Wolves, Oh my!

The shifter world around Deep Creek is complex. Their world is about to be shaken up by war. The Lions want the Cave of Whispers back in their possession. At one time it was shared by the wolves, lions and bears. Now it is a point of contention.

Dr. Bria Lane believes in shifters, she saw them as a child or she thinks she did. She has returned to where she believes she saw the bear shifters determined to prove her theory. Although her grant says she is studying hydration post hibernation. She hopes to get some DNA that will prove the difference and possible help with human diseases.

When Derek Poole comes upon her camping alone in an unauthorized place in the park, he warns her of the dangers in the area, especially the lions. However he discovers something else as well, the lovely ursinologist is his mate.

Unfortunately, the heirs to the lion pride, Marco and Mason overhear their conversation and plan for her demise. They can’t let anyone leak the secret of shifters. Along with their Father Max they are also planning to take back the Cave of Whispers. This is the war that has been a long time coming and they intend to win. Even by bribing the wolf shifters to help them gain information from the Bears about the cave and it’s contents.

Bria has a problem with lies, and the shifter secret is the biggest lie of omission that Derek could make. He has no choice, but he has to protect and woo his mate. Hopefully she will stay and not say anything about the shifters and accept him as he is.

One of my favorite things about this series is the way the romance builds between the mated pairs. Of course the sex is off the charts hot, but the story around it is just as enthralling.

A favorite scene is when Derek and Bria meet and is in the excerpt below. Be sure to read it.

5 Contented Purrs for Kerry!

Don’t forget to enter the giveaway for a chance to win a Park Ranger Plush Bear and Compass. The link is after the excerpt.

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“What’s an ursus…umm…whatever you said? I’ve always worked with my hands—I never was a college guy. Didn’t have the patience to sit still in the classroom.” Derek kicked at the ground then looked up.“No worries.” She snapped her attention back to what he was saying. “Most people don’t know what an ursinologist is—it’s someone who studies bears.”

“Bears, huh?” He shook his head and laughed. “You study bears?”

“What’s so funny?” She crossed her arms. “It’s a valid profession. And I’m doing what I love.”

“Nothing wrong with it, Bria.” He stepped so close to her she had to look up to meet his gaze, and held his hands up in mock surrender. “I think it’s a fine profession, I’ve just never heard of it. It’s a totally new job that I’ve never heard of. Yet here you are in the woods with me, so I guess we aren’t that far apart, career-wise.”

Derek was in her space and even though they weren’t touching, she felt his presence touching hers, like a low-level energy buzzing in the evening air, crackling when hers met his. One step closer and she could pull that hair band out and hop into his arms, straddling him as she kissed him. She shook her head to clear her naughty thoughts. Ugh. Stop. The thoughts about what she’d like to do to the hot park ranger needed to stop. Maybe she’d been out in the sun too long. Normally she didn’t ogle guys. In fact, she couldn’t remember the last time she had. She cleared her throat and took a step back. “I thought you were laughing at me.”

“No. I didn’t know there was a name for someone who studies bears. Plus, the word sounds kinda funny.” He scanned the forest, thumbs in his belt loops. “I guess you’re in the right place to look for bears, though. Especially this deep in the forest. Lots of them live in Deep Creek. They’re everywhere. Probably closer than you think.”

“I hope so.” Her shoulders lowered and she blew out a breath. “Have you seen any this season? I know they are more active in summer. After they’ve woken from hibernation.”

“I see them every day. I’m out in the woods a lot.” He chewed his lip. “They really only partially hibernate, though. But yeah, I guess you could say I’ve seen a lot of bears here in Deep Creek.”

He’d seen bears. Recently. Her pulse thumped in her neck and she leaned forward, as if being near him would make the bears closer. Excitement rang in her ears. “Where? Can you show me, or at least give me some pointers where to look? I can’t wait to see them.”

“My best advice is to keep your eyes open. You never know when a bear will appear right in front of you.”
***Excerpt provided courtesy of Kerry Adrienne and Carina Press. This excerpt is from an unedited ARC and subject to change.

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USA Today Bestselling Author  Kerry Adrienne loves history and spends large amounts of time wondering about people who lived and walked on Earth in the past. She’s a mom to three daughters, six cats, and many small animals. Her husband says she’s a marketer’s dream, as she often believes everything she hears—at least initially. She loves music and her Mini Cooper, Sheldon, and spends a lot of time driving around pondering and plotting stories and settings for her books.

She loves to read and write in most genres–historical, erotic romance, science fiction, paranormal, m/m, fantasy–and crossovers are her favorites.

She’s also a college instructor, an editor, a costumer, and an artist, and enjoys most anything creative–except cake decorating, which she really dislikes.

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