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Coming Tomorrow! The final episode of the Shifting Magic Trilogy – Moon Mated by Lia Davis


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Shifting Magick Trilogy Book 3

A Shifter and Witch Paranormal Short

Publisher: After Glows (June 9, 2015)

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Diana Kelly is the baby of three witches and, like her sisters, cursed. She must find her one true mate before midnight on her thirty-third birthday or risk becoming undesirable to everyone outside of her family. With her sisters happily mated and curse-free, Diana holds on to hope for a miracle. However, the clock is ticking, and she’s running out of time, and options.

Terrence Miles is a lone wolf, loyal only to his Alpha. When he meets the youngest Kelly sister, he’s mesmerized by her beauty and soft curves. His wolf pushes him to claim her, but the man is hesitant. He’s never imagined himself mated. Could their mating break her curse and satisfy something in him he didn’t know was missing?

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Diana’s curse is the most complicated of the three sister’s. Her problem, her mate wants nothing to do with it. Tomorrow is her birthday and she is resigned to the fact that she would not be breaking her curse. She would grow old and crazy like her grandmother.

Granny’s been at it again and Diana heads over to her sister Olivia’s, first stopping to see if Terrence wanted to come with her.  One of my favorite exchanges is between Olivia and Diana after her arrival.

Diana’s sister entered the room, brows dipped in concern. “What’s wrong?”
“Grams. She did it again. Why can’t she just leave things alone?”

Huh? Confused, Terrence watched Olivia wrap an arm around Diana and lead her to the sofa. “Calm down and explain what you mean.”

With a deep, shaky breath, Diana closed her eyes briefly before speaking. “Grams said she helped me. I tried to get her to explain how and the spell she used, but you know how confused she gets. Anyway, that’s why I really wanted to come over. I stopped off at Terrence’s to see…” Diana met his gaze briefly before giving her attention back to her sister. “Well, to see if he was a cat or something.”

Terrence laughed. “I can ensure you that your grandmother hasn’t been here.”

Diana shook her head. “She doesn’t need physical contact.”

Olivia sighed. “Why are you so upset?”

“Because I was approached by four males on the way here who all want to court me.”

“Oh,” Olivia said and stood. She held out her arms, and a large, leather-bound book appeared in her hands. “Sounds like an attraction spell. Or it could be another love spell. We never know with Grams.”

Terrence stiffened. While he understood why the crazy old woman would cast a spell, he didn’t like the sound of a love spell. Especially if it worked on everyone but him. Unless he was
already in love…

This family has a lot of fun dynamics and witches have no chance over the wolves.  Unless of course it is a witch denying her destiny.  I am really not sure who was trying to convince who here. This was yet another light-hearted, fun, and very sexy read.  Perfect for the beach or just to relax and enjoy!

5 Contented PURRS for Book 3 of Lia’s new trilogy.

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Lia Davis is a mother to two young adults and three equally special kitties, a wife to her soul mate, and a lover of romance. 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 active 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 is stress reliever that allows 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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Celebrate Spring – With the sexy shifters of Ashwood Falls – A Leopard’s Path by Lia Davis!


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Celebrate the last of Spring with the sexy shifters of Ashwood Falls.

A Leopard’s Path by Lia Davis!

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Return to Ashwood Falls with A LEOPARD’S PATH by fan favorite and bestselling author, Lia Davis. Spring has finally arrived and is here to stay, so the sexy shifters are out in full force in Ashwood Falls. But, there’s some discord and tension. Can Kieran and Ana work through their trust issues to find love or will it all fall apart?

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 Stolen from her family as an infant, Ana Darwin-Andrews has to piece together her past and present. Her whole life is a lie. There’s only one man she feels she can trust, but even he has secrets.

Kieran Michaels keeps a tight lid on his past, but the Onyx Alpha knows his darkest secrets. Kieran will stop at nothing to destroy the rogue before the past is reveled. Ana can never discover his hands are as bloodstained as their enemy’s, because life without her is not an option.

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 SummerBlog My ReviewWelcome back to Ashwood Falls.  I love this shifter series, wolves and leopards in the same pack. Interacting to protect and secure their land as well as their families/pack mates.

In this latest book, Ana and Kieran have to face their issues about mating and each other’s fiercely protective natures.

The man whom Ana had thought to be her father Felix (former Alpha of the Onyx pack) has located his mate Savannah (a powerful dark witch and leopard) and freed her. Revenge is their priority as they seek their daughters. Sable who is wanted by the Alphas for crimes committed with her father, and Ana, now with the Ashwood Falls pack, her true family.

One of my favorite scenes is in the beginning of the book, after Sable sends her son away to Ashwood Falls and has been taken by her parents.


Light scratching sounded at the back door. Relaxing, she stood. “I think I hear Cora’s bobcat cub.”
 Spring ran free around Ashwood. It amazed Ana how the cub knew not to leave the den.

Ana opened the back door and gasped. Curled up on the welcome mat with a backpack next to him was a young jaguar. But not just any jaguar. “Nigel?”

He lifted his head and gazed into her eyes. A tidal wave of sorrow slammed into her. No, please no. She glanced back at Kieran, her vision blurring. Kieran stepped forward, picked up the cub and carried him to the fire.

Ana sat cross-legged next to Nigel, stroking his fur until he warmed enough to shift. When he did, he threw himself at Ana, hugging her tightly. She hugged him back while pulling the blanket from where it had dropped on the couch and wrapping it around his naked body to keep him warm.

“Mom…they took her.”

Ana’s heart froze for a brief moment and her blood ran cold, but it wasn’t from the weather.

“Who?”

“Felix and a witch.”


This is the beginning of many revelations, including the revelation to Nigel that his father wasn’t dead but living here in Ashwood Falls.  With Felix and Savannah together again, the knowledge that the war could escalate quickly makes finding Sable a priority. Jared her mate although he had broken the bond could still sense her and would lead the search with his son Nigel.

Kieran and Ana’s relationship goes through many surprises, changes and compromises as this latest episode unwinds.  Many emotional scenes, as well as very hot ones.

In spite of it not being a short book, it was a quick read since I couldn’t put it down.  It brings closure to some questions and then starts another bunch which I am sure are the basis for the next book in the series.

5 Contented PURRS for Lia’s latest!

A wonderful summer read. Don’t miss it and if you haven’t already catch up on the series via the links below and also enter the giveaway.
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The Ashwood Falls series: A Tiger’s Claim | A Mating Dance | Surrending to the Alpha | Divided Loyalties

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Lia Davis is a mother to two young adults and three equally special kitties, a wife to her soul mate, and a lover of romance. 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 active 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 is stress reliever that allows 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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O_o! A New Trilogy by Lia Davis Begins! My Review of Book 1 – Moon Curse


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Shifting Magick Trilogy Book 1

A Shifter and Witch Paranormal Short

Publisher: After Glows (April 14, 2015)

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Olivia Kelly is cursed. The eldest of three witches, she is doomed to spend her existence alone unless she finds and mates with a male descendant of the moon goddess, Artemis. Just when she thinks that all hope is lost, a handsome – and very naked – Alpha wolf stumbles into her life.

Sawyer Scott has been spelled to turn into a house cat once a month during the full moon. A humiliating predicament for an Alpha, and one that has kept him from his Pack every full moon for the last year as he searched for the witch responsible. In a last ditch effort to find the crazy old lady; he stumbles upon a scent he can’t deny. His mate.

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An Alpha Wolf, rather the Alpha wolf was spelled to be a house kitty. I have to admit knowing that just from the blurb had me laughing so hard the tears were rolling down my face. This was one of my favorite scenes:

Settling into the corner of the sofa with a glass of wine in one hand and the boxes of tissues within reach, she clicked the play button on the DVD remote. “Ahh, the joys of being a cursed, mateless witch. I’m so pathetic.”

About ten minutes into the movie, she heard scratching at her back door followed by a soft meow. Glancing around the room, she spotted Midnight, one of her two black cats, sleeping in the window near the front door. Sam was nowhere to be seen.

With a heavy sigh, she sat her glass on the end table, pushed pause and stood. “How the hell does that cat get out?”

She padded through the kitchen to the rear entrance. When she opened it, she frowned. It wasn’t Sam; it was an orange tabby. The poor thing looked hungry and cold.

When she scooped the cat up, it hissed and growled at her. “Now, that is uncalled for.”

As if her voice calmed the little beast, it stopped its verbal protesting and peered up at her with gorgeous gold eyes. A quick peek under its tail told her that the cat was a male. He slapped at her, and she tssked. “Behave. I had to check to see if I needed to lock you up separate from my boys, but since you’re not female, you should be fine.”

“Are you hungry?” She opened the cabinet and pulled out a can of cat food and a saucer.

After setting the cat on the floor at her feet, she opened the can and dumped the contents onto the plate. She then placed it on the floor in front of him, but he didn’t want it. Olivia shrugged. “That’s all I have, bud.”

Picky-ass cat. As she re-entered the living room, the phone rang. Now what?

Now what, indeed! With an eccentric grandmother, who spelled on impulse, life is never boring with these sisters. Olivia was sure she would be alone forever based on the family curse. Could this wolf/kitty Sawyer be the one to break the curse?

Big surprises and really great sex! The perfect length for a beach/pool read. Finish one, Flip. Move on to the next! I thoroughly enjoyed it.

5 Contented PURRS for Book 1 of Lia’s new trilogy.

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Lia Davis is a mother to two young adults and three equally special kitties, a wife to her soul mate, and a lover of romance. 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 active 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 is stress reliever that allows 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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Release Day!! An Alpha’s Fate – An Ashwood World Novella From Lia Davis


 

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Published by: Fated Desires Publishing, LLC

Blurb:

Greenridge Pack princess, Reagan Summers, will protect her wolves at all cost. After finding out about his illegal activities that harmed so many innocents, she kills the Alpha Wolf her father arranged for her to marry. Afraid and on the run, she turns to the only person she trusts, her true mate, Logan.
Birchwood Pack Alpha, Logan Webb, watched Reagan walk out of his life over ten years ago. When she contacts him needing help, something in her voice puts his wolf in full protection mode. But seeing her in the flesh wakes a raw, primal desire long buried.

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This novella was a gift from the author/publisher in exchange for a fair and honest review.

Have you ever just wanted a short read that packs the heat?  Well this is it.

I love the Ashwood Falls Novels and this one set in that world is just one more to love.

Once Logan has Reagan in his arms again he knows he can’t let her go.  So to solve her problem he calls his Marshall Connor and has him do some research on her now deceased mate Mason.  When he catches her trying to leave to protect him and his pack he tells her what he found out. That leads into one of my favorite scenes.

She jerked back as if surprised by the information. “I never knew.” She sagged and wrapped her arms around her middle. “I was too busy dodging his fist.”

“And plotting your escape.” He softened his tone and reached out to her. Relief washed away some of his tension when she didn’t pull away. “Come inside. I have a few sentries keeping a watch out.”

Without warning, she hugged him tight. Closing his eyes, he held her to him, relishing in feel of her body against his. No matter how mad he’d been over the years, he still loved her.

Framing her face in his hands, he kissed her. A low growl vibrated from her as if the shewolf approved. Need rocked through him and he tore his mouth from hers. Without a word, he linked their fingers and tugged her toward the bedroom.

Easing her down on the soft mattress, he gazed into the depths of her desire-filled eyes. The flame they once had flared to life as if waiting for the moment when they would reunite. He ran his knuckles down her cheek and she shuddered. “I’m not going to let you go this time.”

“I should have fought harder to mate with you, or at least told you what had happened.” Her hazel eyes watered.

“The past is behind us. I don’t have the strength to push you away or to hold my wolf back from making you ours, forever.”

Realization lit up her features. A shimmer of hope formed in her expression. “Then don’t.  I’m yours. I’ve always been yours.”

Everything gets really hot and steamy from here.

Logan and Reagan have quite a bit to overcome and solve and Lia, as always, has us guessing until the end.

While there were editing errors I cannot judge them since this is an ARC and I hope that the final copy will be corrected.

I give this novella five contented purrs.

I hope Lia has more plans for this world.  I would hate not see it again.

About The Author:

Lia Davis

Lia Davis is a mother to two young adults and three equally special kitties, a wife to her soul mate, and a lover of romance. 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 active 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 is stress reliever that allows 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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O_o LOOKY! Lia Davis Announces – A new story from the Ashwood Falls world & an Awesome giveaway


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Welcome to Ashwood World

In An Alpha’s Fate, Reagan is the princes of the Greenhedge Pack–a small Pack of about 100, give or take, members nestled in the Blue Ridge mountains about 50 miles from the Brichwood Pack. She’s the only child of the Alpha and the heir to the Pack. When she met Logan, Alpha of Birchwood, she knew he was hers. They fell in love and made plans to merge the Packs together, since her father was ill and would soon pass. However, when she returned to her Pack to tell her father, all plans of a happy future crumbled. Her father had signed a mating contract with a male Reagan didn’t know or wanted.

An Alpha’s Fate (An Ashwood World story)
Author: Lia Davis
Publisher: Fated Desires Publishing
Coming March 10th

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Greenridge Pack princess, Reagan Summers, will protect her wolves at all cost. After finding out about his illegal activities that harmed so many innocents, she kills the Alpha Wolf her father arranged for her to marry. Afraid and on the run, she turns to the only person she trusts, her true mate, Logan.

Birchwood Pack Alpha, Logan Webb, watched Reagan walk out of his life over ten years ago. When she contacts him needing help, something in her voice puts his wolf in full protection mode. But seeing her in the flesh wakes a raw, primal desire long buried.

 

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Release Day Review of His Guarded Heart by Lia Davis with Giveaway


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His Guarded Heart
By Lia Davis

February 3, 2015
Genre: MM Military Romance
Length: novella (15K words)

This book was a gift from the author/publisher in exchange for a fair and honest review.

Blurb:

Senator Beau Beckett refuses to lay low because of a few death threats on postcards. His new bodyguard isn’t going to convince him otherwise. At least not until the threat becomes real and his four year old daughter’s safety is jeopardized. He has no choice but to work with his cocky and sexy Agent Wolfe to stay alive.

Federal Security Protection agent, Judd Wolfe doesn’t play by the rules. His out-of-the-box way of getting things done lands him a babysitting job. But being Senator Beckett’s bodyguard while staying out of his bed becomes his biggest challenge as passion ignites between the men.

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It always amazes me how totally immersed in a story I get.  From the very beginning I was sucked into the suspense, missing files all leading back to Senator Beau Beckett.  A man named Smith threatening assassination and a bomb in a warehouse.  Even with all of this the Senator is not taking it seriously. At least not until Judd Wolfe a Federal Security Protection agent comes on the scene and the threats go up a notch to include the Senator’s daughter, Angel.

With Angel and Beau safe at home, the realization of the amount of knowledge the assassin has makes the normal path of protection less than ideal.  Judd is determined to keep them safe and do his best to keep his hands off the Senator.

As arrangements are made from transport to secure locations, Beau gives Judd his personal journal with notes about the gifts from when his wife was alive and everything leading up to the current events.

When their hands connect over the thumb drive, Beau and Judd both feel a deeper connection, and Beau takes the initiative. This is one of my favorite scenes in the book.

Passion darkened the agent’s chocolate brown eyes, luring Beau closer. His gaze dropped to Judd’s lips and Beau wondered how the other man would taste. Was he gentle under the hard exterior?

Without a conscious thought, Beau leaned forward and pressed his lips to Judd’s. Every muscle trembled as Judd returned the kiss, thrusting his tongue through the seam of Beau’s lips.

Beau opened and swirled his tongue around the other man’s. His impossibly hard cock pressed painfully against the zipper of his slacks.

Judd’s hand glided over Beau’s thigh then up to cup him. Gripping his wrist, Beau broke the kiss and held the agent’s desire-drunk stare. “Wait.”

“I can’t. I’ve wanted you from the first moment I saw you in that courtroom all those years ago.”

Fuck.

Beau stood, linked his fingers with Judd’s and yanked him to a stand. “My room is behind you to the right off the kitchen. I’m going to check on Angel and lock up the house.”

One dark brow rose at the same time the corners of Judd’s sensual lips did. “I’ll lock up while you check on Angel.”

The temperature goes up from here.  The passion and intensity combined with the urgency to draw out and eliminate the assassin, makes this a page turner not to be missed. You might want to have a fan and a couple of cold drinks handy as well.

I give this book 5 Contented PURRS!

Bravo Lia! What is next on your wicked little agenda?  I just can’t wait.

Excerpt:

“I don’t need a bodyguard.” Beau fisted his hands atop his desk.

“It’s not your choice. The orders came from—”

Beau slammed a palm against the wood, silencing his chief of staff, then took some deep, slow breaths. Notes on postcards weren’t reason enough to call in a Federal Protective Service agent to cover his personal security. “I know where the orders came from.”

FPS didn’t usually play babysitter unless the orders came from the President, which told Beau they had made a threat assessment and the results must be grave. Yet, no one would explain to him how serious. With a sigh, he sat back in his chair and tapped his fingers against the desktop. “It was two separate incidents, both of them accidents.”

Jaw tightening, Greta folded her arms and stared at him. No doubt his chief of staff wanted to choose her words carefully. If she’d known about the notes, she wouldn’t have waited this long to escalate the security issue. “I have to disagree, sir. Those so-called accidents were avoidable, and happened in public places.”

She pointed to the file she placed on his desk upon entering his office. “The file has everything you need to know about your new security detail.”

Exhaling a heavy, growl-like breath, Beau opened the file and scanned over the details.

Judd Wolfe

Intelligence Security Lead

Federal Protective Services, Homeland Security

“Would you like me to cancel your dinner reservations?”

Beau raised a brow and returned his attention to Greta. “No. I’ll just take my babysitter with me.”

She pursed her lips. “Judd Wolfe is not a babysitter. He’s a highly trained operative.”

“I can read. Thank you, Greta. That is all.”

When she didn’t move, he raised his gaze to meet hers and lifted a brow. With a huff, she pivoted on her heels and left. Beau returned his attention to the file. Wolfe had served in the Air Force from the time he turned eighteen until three years ago. The records in front of Beau said it was an honorable discharge due to an injury in the field, but gave no details. Figures. Military documents listed only the most basic information.

Nothing else.

A heavy knock on the door drew his attention. It swung inward, revealing a tall man with lean muscles that filled out his white button down and black slacks well. Even the briefcase in his hand didn’t take away from his attractiveness. Beau studied him from his shaved head to the strong, clean-shaven, yet familiar face before he locked onto the agent’s stern stare. The dark brown depths told him nothing of the man’s emotions. Cold and uninviting. The memory of a younger version of the man before him flashed across Beau’s mind. Then it dawned on him. Beau had represented Judd Wolfe a couple of times during his time as a JAG.

“I see the Air Force didn’t make you less of an ass.” Beau watched one dark brow rise.

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Heartfelt romance with a dash of suspense and plenty of heat

Lia Davis is a mother to two young adults and three equally special kitties, a wife to her soul mate, and a lover of romance. 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 active 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 is stress reliever that allows 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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Cover Reveal! Lia Davis’ His Guarded Heart – With Giveaway!


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His Guarded Heart
By Lia Davis

February 3, 2015
Genre: MM Military Romance
Length: novella (15K words)

 Blurb:

Senator Beau Beckett refuses to lay low because of a few death threats on postcards. His new bodyguard isn’t going to convince him otherwise. At least not until the threat becomes real and his four year old daughter’s safety is jeopardized. He has no choice but to work with his cocky and sexy Agent Wolfe to stay alive.

Federal Security Protection agent, Judd Wolfe doesn’t play by the rules. His out-of-the-box way of getting things done lands him a babysitting job. But being Senator Beckett’s bodyguard while staying out of his bed becomes his biggest challenge as passion ignites between the men.

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Excerpt:

“I don’t need a bodyguard.” Beau fisted his hands atop his desk.

“It’s not your choice. The orders came from—”

Beau slammed a palm against the wood, silencing his chief of staff, then took some deep, slow breaths. Notes on postcards weren’t reason enough to call in a Federal Protective Service agent to cover his personal security. “I know where the orders came from.”

FPS didn’t usually play babysitter unless the orders came from the President, which told Beau they had made a threat assessment and the results must be grave. Yet, no one would explain to him how serious. With a sigh, he sat back in his chair and tapped his fingers against the desktop. “It was two separate incidents, both of them accidents.”

Jaw tightening, Greta folded her arms and stared at him. No doubt his chief of staff wanted to choose her words carefully. If she’d known about the notes, she wouldn’t have waited this long to escalate the security issue. “I have to disagree, sir. Those so-called accidents were avoidable, and happened in public places.”

She pointed to the file she placed on his desk upon entering his office. “The file has everything you need to know about your new security detail.”

Exhaling a heavy, growl-like breath, Beau opened the file and scanned over the details.

Judd Wolfe

Intelligence Security Lead

Federal Protective Services, Homeland Security

“Would you like me to cancel your dinner reservations?”

Beau raised a brow and returned his attention to Greta. “No. I’ll just take my babysitter with me.”

She pursed her lips. “Judd Wolfe is not a babysitter. He’s a highly trained operative.”

“I can read. Thank you, Greta. That is all.”

When she didn’t move, he raised his gaze to meet hers and lifted a brow. With a huff, she pivoted on her heels and left. Beau returned his attention to the file. Wolfe had served in the Air Force from the time he turned eighteen until three years ago. The records in front of Beau said it was an honorable discharge due to an injury in the field, but gave no details. Figures. Military documents listed only the most basic information.

Nothing else.

A heavy knock on the door drew his attention. It swung inward, revealing a tall man with lean muscles that filled out his white button down and black slacks well. Even the briefcase in his hand didn’t take away from his attractiveness. Beau studied him from his shaved head to the strong, clean-shaven, yet familiar face before he locked onto the agent’s stern stare. The dark brown depths told him nothing of the man’s emotions. Cold and uninviting. The memory of a younger version of the man before him flashed across Beau’s mind. Then it dawned on him. Beau had represented Judd Wolfe a couple of times during his time as a JAG.

“I see the Air Force didn’t make you less of an ass.” Beau watched one dark brow rise.

“No. I’d say the same about you.”

Beau stifled his amusement behind a slight rise of his mouth. As his lawyer, Beau had found it entertaining to get under Wolfe’s skin. “Who did you piss off to get babysitting detail?”

Judd lifted one shoulder as he moved to the windows along the wall behind Beau, scanning the grounds outside. “The list is too long.”

“So tell me, why has Homeland Security put a bodyguard on me?”

Meeting his stare, Wolfe narrowed his eyes. “You’ve been targeted for assassination.”

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Release Tour! Touch of Desire by Lia Davis with my Review


Touch of Desire (Ashwood Falls, #4.5)

 

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By Lia Davis

Released November 18th

Blurb:

As the wolf senior enforcer, Torin Fisher’s job is to protect the pack and each of its members. That includes the beautiful submissive wolf, Cora Rivers. He’s known for a while she belongs to him, but he decided to wait for her to come to him willingly. Since her brother’s death, he’s watched her withdraw from the Pack little by little. Tired of sitting by watching her suffocate her wolf, he decides the time has come to claim her.

Cora Rivers is no stranger to pain. Just as she comes out of her mourning over her parents’ brutal murder, her brother—and best friend—suffers the same horrifying death. Grief cripples her and in attempt to learn to be independent, she inadvertently stifles her wolf by not letting her out to play on a regular basis. When Torin Fisher, begins the mating dance, her only choice is to run.

Together they have a chance to not only release her wolf, but find the connection and future they both deserve.

My Review:

I love the Ashwood Falls series and I loved this added glimpse.

Cora is suffering from nightmares of being chased by and caught  by Mutants (half human/half shifter beings), in the same way her parents and more recently her brother had ultimately met their deaths.  On top of all this her wolf has withdrawn and she cannot shift.

With the help of her former Alpha she gets a job, designing the new security that would encompass the Ashwood Falls and MoonRiver dens.

In her new position she must work with Torin, a dominant male who knows she is his mate.  He has been very patient so she can work through her grief but knows he must make a move.

A favorite passage in this book is when Cora is getting ready for a date with Torin.
Cora picked at her water bottle. “I can stay….”

“No way. You’re not getting out of it that easy. It’s about time you gave into Torin. I mean, the male has been chasing you for the last few months.” Jasmine tried to hide her smile behind the bottle. She failed terribly when it came to teasing Cora about Torin.

“Well he isn’t leaving much room for me to run anymore. Working on the security system means also working with him.” She sighed and leaned against the counter. “I don’t know how to handle him. He’s so much male and dominant.” 

Jasmine laughed. “You don’t handle a male like Torin. You tease, love, and bite him.”

This book is well written with laughter, angst, tears and fear.  I thoroughly enjoyed it.

Five contented Purrs for this book!

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Excerpt:

The familiar scent of spring lilies invaded Torin’s senses, enticing and alluring. His wolf began to pace and whimper when the man made no move toward the door their female stood behind. Why would she seek him out here of all places?

The door to the new temporary computer central opened, and the scent intensified. Turning toward the entrance, he met the stare of his mate and instantly grew hard. Whether Cora knew she belonged to him or not, he remained uncertain. He’d known since she’d come of age at eighteen. Though he had every intension of claiming her, he and his wolf had to wait until she came out of her grieving period over the loss of her family.

He ground his molars together and inhaled deeply through his nose. Felix and his band of fucked up minions were going to pay. Someday, somehow. Torin was going to be there to witness the fall.

Straightening fully, he studied her. Strawberry blonde curls fell in unruly waves around her shoulders as if she rolled out of bed. Maybe she had. He roamed his gaze over the rest of her. She wore a faded pair of gray sweatpants and a pink tee with a coffee stain above the hem. His cock hardened even more, pressing painfully into the zipper of his jeans.

She held onto their eye contact for only a brief moment, but long enough for him to see the distress and sadness she fought to hide from the world.

He stalked toward her, and, when he got within a foot from her, she retreated a step. Then Keegan flattened a hand on his chest. Torin glanced down at the leopard’s hand, then met his stare. “What’s up?”

Keegan chose to answer him telepathically—a skill the former Alpha shared with all the enforcers and sentries. I know she’s your mate, but she needs time.

I’ll give it to her, but she needs….

She needs to heal and become independent. If you push her, she’ll run.

Torin let out a low growl, then focused on Cora. She watched them as if expecting an attack. Sighing, he dropped his shoulders and held out his hand. “Good morning. What has you so upset?”

“Just a dream. What are you doing?” She indicated Alec and the five-screen computer system.

After a quick glance over his shoulder, he studied her closer. Her attention focused on Alec and the monitors. “He’s trying to figure out the new security layout, but he’s not having much luck.”

“Fuck you, Tor. If it was easy, they wouldn’t need me and Dane to work on it,” Alec growled.

Torin laughed. “He’s having so much fun. You should stay and join us.”

“I think I will.” Cora pushed past him to stand next to Alec at the computer.

Torin stared, shocked her sudden change in mood and interest in what Alec was doing. A low growl rumbled from his chest. He meant it as a joke, not expecting her to give her attention to another male. His wolf paced and snarled, demanding Torin grab her and leave the building.

 

Ashwood Falls reading order:

Winter Eve, #0.5

A Tiger’s Claim, #1

A Mating Dance, #2

Surrendering to the Alpha, #3

A Rebel’s Heart, #3.5

Divided Loyalties, #4

Lia Davis Bio

Lia Davis

Lia Davis is a mother to two young adults and three equally special kitties, a wife to her soul mate, and a lover of romance. 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 active 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 is stress reliever that allows 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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Cover Reveal: A Leopard’s Path, Coming November 2014, from Lia Davis!


LeopardsPath   Ashwood Falls, Book 5

Author: Lia Davis
Publisher:  Fated Desires Publishing, LLC

I cannot wait for this book!  I am loving this series.

Blurb:
Stolen from her family as an infant, Ana Darwin-Andrews has to piece together her past and present. Her whole life is a lie. There’s only one man she feels she can trust, but even he has secrets.

Kieran Michaels keeps a tight lid on his past, but the Onyx Alpha knows his darkest secrets. Kieran will stop at nothing to destroy the rogue before the past is reveled. Ana can never discover his hands are as bloodstained as their enemy’s, because life without her is not an option.

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Business Pleasures

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Genre: Erotic Contemporary
Heat level: 5 Flames
Author: Lia Davis
Series: Pleasures of the Heart, book 1

Publisher: Fated Desires Publishing, LLC.
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Blurb:
Aimee Monroe never considered dating her boss. She needs a new beginning, not a big mistake. However, when the handsome, business lawyer, Kenton McDonnell, ask her to a dinner date with a new client and his wife, she finds it hard to say no. After one incredible night with Kenton, her attempt for a fresh start is ripped away when she returns home to find her abusive ex-husband waiting for her.

Kenton has wanted Aimee since the day she walked into the interview. Now he has the chance to make her his and nothing or no one is going to stand in his way. Especially not the ex-husband newly released from prison who has revenge in his sights.

Excerpt:
“It makes me uncomfortable.”

Grace tsked and fisted her hands over the black satin dress in her lap. “Because that bastard conditioned you to believe you were nothing to everyone but him.”

Aimee dropped her shoulders. Her sister was right. Every day of their marriage Roger repeatedly reminded her that no one could love her like he did. When she tried to look sexy for him, he’d accuse her of sleeping around. Then proceed to tear down what little self-esteem she managed to cobble together.

Grace wrapped an arm around her and squeezed. “You’re better than you give yourself credit for. It’s okay to feel good, build your confidence, and be the beautiful person you are inside and out. You’re free to be yourself and be desired.”

A lump formed in Aimee’s throat. It’d been a little more than five years since Roger’s incarceration. Besides, he would be in prison for a long time for trying to kill her. He couldn’t touch her, couldn’t make her feel inadequate anymore.

Straightening her spine and gathering courage, Aimee stood and took the black silky dress from her sister and proceeded to put it on. The soft fabric slid over her skin like a lover’s caress. When Grace rushed over and zipped up the dress, it felt like it was made for her.

Grace let out a sigh, then a fake sniff. “My baby sister looks so pretty.”

Aimee rolled her eyes and stepped in front of the full length mirror, then gasped. Not pretty, the reflection in the glass could only be described as gorgeous. The dress appeared tailored to her figure, showing off her modest curves and her more-than-a-handful breasts. “I can’t wear this to dinner.”

“Why not?”

The woman in the mirror wasn’t her. She appeared confident and whole—alive and ready to take on the world. Something Aimee wasn’t sure she was ready for. She turned to face her sister. “It’s a business meeting.”

Grace pursed her lips, placed her hands on Aimee’s shoulders, and whirled her around to face the mirror. Grace hugged Aimee from behind and rested her chin on her shoulder. “This isn’t just a business meeting. You know as well as I do, the Camptons are personal friends of Kenton and the whole firm. Plus, I’ve seen the way your boss looks at you.”

A spark of hope mixed with a tinge of fear settled in her belly, intensifying the already ill feeling this business-date had caused. “He doesn’t look at me.”

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My Review:
This book was a whirlwind of emotion. I felt Aimee’s anxiety about going out with Kenton since he was her boss. I felt the emotion flowing off of Kenton when he picked her up for that date. The trials their relationship goes through shouldn’t have to happen to anyone!

With regard to Aimee’s bad marriage, I loved the way Lia brought this to life, the mental and physical abuse was so difficult to read as I have dealt with the mental part in real life, so painfully realistic and loaded with truth. I laughed with Aimee and Kenton as well as cried a waterfall worth of tears.

One of my favorite quotes from this book:
Occurs later in the evening after the dinner part of the date. Words from Aimee:

“Yes, I’m sure. I’ve hid from the world for far too long. I need to learn to live.” She turned in his arms and met his stare. “My first marriage mirrored the ones most people only see in a psycho-thriller on the Lifetime channel.”

The connection between Kenton and Aimee is palpable and will be obvious to the reader as well Aimee’s fear of her ex and Kenton’s fear of her ex’s intentions.

Wonderfully written and certainly a challenge to write. Bravo  Lia Davis and thank you for bring this story to life! I cannot imagine the next book in this series, I have no clue what could possibly add to this! Now waiting impatiently! Obviously patience is not one of my virtues.

I give this book, 5 contented PURRS!!!

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Lia Davis

About Lia Davis:
Lia Davis is the author of the bestselling shifter series, Ashwood Falls, a mother to two young adults and three kitties, a wife to her soul mate, 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 active 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 is stress reliever that allows 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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