Thank you for joining us here at Bookish Babbles Lia! It is great to have you here and I just want to say I have loved your books!
I was able to ask Lia one question for a guest post and I wanted to know why shifters? I personally love a story with shifters they are just Alpha amazing!
Shapeshifters? What is the appeal?
Hmm, where do I start?
The males of the species, perhaps?
Yes, that sounds nice.
Weather he is a wolf, lion, tiger, leopard, or bear he’s a fierce protector and many times very territorial. And that is just his animal side. His human side gives him compassion and logic that conflicts with the animal within. Some are more in tune with their animal and allows it more reign over his emotions, causing him to be more aggressive than others.
So what’s the appeal?
To me it’s the element of danger, the internal struggle for control, and knowing that the story is a romance so I know the hero will be broken down, even if a little, by the female he falls for. And of course the hot love scenes.
What is it for you? Why do you love shifter romance?
A Tiger’s Claim – Ashwood Falls, book 1
By Lia Davis Publisher: Fated Desires Publishing
As the Alpha’s only daughter Shayna Andrews has always been treated like a rare gem, protected like royalty, and she’s suffocating. Her longing to be independent has driven her to sneak out one evening after dinner. After relishing in being able to run free without an escort, she finds herself face-to-face with the enemy, miles from home, and nearly loses her life until a lone wolf comes to her aid.
Travis Hunter’s main objective is to destroy the Onyx Pack—a group of drug using, murdering rogue shifters. His seek-and-destroy plans are put on hold when he rescues a female from a brutal attack. The beautifully exotic tiger shifter, Shayna, stirs a passion he thought died with his long-lost mate.
When Shay’s first heat cycle slams into her, Travis has no choice but to submit to her needs—and his own. But there is always a price to sleeping with the Pack princess. Not only will they have to face her Pack, Shay and Travis will have to deal with a mating that is beyond a single night and could have consequences more than either of them had thought. And when Travis finds out Shay wears the enemy’s brand, things will go from bad to worse.
Warning: One alpha female who doesn’t take no for an answer, a wolf with more on the line than just his heart, and a combustible attraction that’s sure to cause more than one sweaty night.
It took ten minutes too long to reach his small one-bedroom cabin. Once inside, he carried her straight to the bedroom, flung the comforter back, and laid the female on his bed. As soon as her leg touched the mattress, she groaned in pain. Frowning, he walked to his dresser, grabbed a pair of joggers, and put them on.
He went back to the bed and sat down next to her, jarring her hip. Another painful groan made him pause. He lifted her sweater to undo her jeans so he could look at the wound. When he touched the button, she flung opened her eyes, screamed, and swung her arms wildly.
He fought with her for a few seconds before he got hold of her arms and pinned them to the bed. “I’m not going to hurt you.”
Her eyes held a wild fear he hoped never to see in a female again. The claw marks etched into both her cheeks fueled his fury more. He breathed in then out slowly.
Calm down before you scare her more than she already is.
“My name is Travis Hunter. You’re safe.”
She blinked then looked around the room. “Where…am I?”
He growled low in his throat. The tremor in her voice cut through him. “My home.”
She tried to break from his hold, and he tightened his grip. “You’re safe. I killed the rogues.”
The woman stilled and searched his face, the wildness still heavy in her blue eyes. “You’re a wolf.”
He smiled and nodded. “And you’re a tiger.”
“A white tiger.”
To match her white-blond hair. “And a beautiful one.”
About the Author:
Lia Davis is a mother to two young adults and two very special kitties, a wife to her soul mate, a paranormal romance author, graphic designer, and co-owner to Fated Desires Publishing, LLC. She and her family live in Northeast Florida battling hurricanes and very humid summers. But it’s her home and she loves it!
An accounting major, Lia has always been a dreamer with a very activity imagination. The wheels in her head never stop. She ventured into the world of writing and publishing in 2008 and loves it more than she imagined. Writing and designing are stress relievers that allow her to go off in her corner of the house and enter into another world that she created, leaving real life where it belongs.
Her favorite things are spending time with family, traveling, reading, writing, chocolate, coffee, nature and hanging out with her kitties.
Michelle’s review :
I started by reading Winter Eve and got to know a lot of the characters in the series. At least a little about them and then dove right into A Tiger’s Claim because I just had to know more about this community! Lia is amazing at writing about shifters and tells a great story! My first thought was “Wow! I have never read a cat/wolf shifter love story and this was fabulous!” I fell in love with Shayna and Travis!
I can’t wait to read A Mating Dance when it comes out! I am really anticipating the next story!!
We here at Bookish Babbles give A Tiger’s Claim 5 HOOTS