22 January 2014

Lia Davis' Divided Loyalties

Lia's visiting today and she has her character Christa in the hot seat.

I’m so happy to be here today with Christa. Thank you for having us.

Lia: Hi, Christa. So you’re the guardian of your sixteen year old niece and nephew who are also wolf shifters. How hard is it to raise teen wolves compared to non-shifter teens?

Christa: Hmm, Brenna and Bryce can shift into wolves and their senses are ten times stronger than a human. They are also closer than the average human set of twins. They can communicate telepathically with each other. And both are very protective over the other. Other than that they are teenagers.

Lia: You’ve gone through a major move from hunting shifters to becoming a packmate to a mixed den. How is that going?

Christa: Yes, well I’ve known for a while that I’d have to leave Shield eventually. The twins are growing into adults and are becoming harder to hide. That’s one reason I did so much research. I needed to make sure they got what they needed. I was going to go search for a den before I was kidnapped by Hayden. *a smile lifted the corners of her lips*

Lia: What’s do you love most about Hayden?

Christa: His loyalty and compassion and strength.

Lia: Have you made friends with any other of your packmates yet?

Christa: Yes. Ana and I talk and work out together with Cam. And Luna and I are growing pretty close. She’s a wonderful mother to her sons and Alpha.

Lia: Thank you for talking with me.

Christa: You are welcome. Thanks for bringing me along.

Check out this exclusive excerpt from Divided Loyalties!

“My father went rogue.” It was the only admission he could think of that would catch her attention.
She peered over at him and frowned. “Did you kill him?”

He studied her features in the glow of the firelight. There was no judgment in her gaze, just a hint of compassion as if knowing that he’d put down his own father saddened her. He looked away from her to watch the flames dance. “No. My mother did.”

She placed her chilled hand on his arm. “I’m sorry. For both of you and your mother. Is that why she’s Alpha?”

Hayden nodded. “Knowing my father, he’d figured it’d be the perfect punishment for her. Leave her with the burdens of a broken Pack.”

He felt her wince beside him before she asked, “Was he abusive?”

Hayden sighed, and so didn’t want to talk about his father, but he’d opened his big mouth. It was too late to back out now without seeming like a total ass. “Not until he turned rogue, the illness we all fight within.”

“What illness?”

“The craving for blood and power. Not always in that order.”

“Blood? Like bloodlust?”

He met her gaze and held it for several moments before she looked away. “Shifters aren’t like vampires. We don’t need blood to survive, but we do like the hunt. Those of us who live in a healthy Pack have the support and love of our pack mates, so the risks are low. But the ones with an Alpha that has submitted to his or her animal too much run the risk of going rogue.” He paused to let her soak in what he’d told her.

“Are there exceptions?”

He shrugged and peered back into the flames. “There are always exceptions. My mother is one. Because she is the first female Alpha of a Pack, she had to submit to her wolf a little more. However, she is a maternal female at heart. Her soul’s focus, along with her wolf’s, is nurturing and protecting her Pack.”

She went to say something else, most likely to ask more questions, but stopped. Hayden was out of answers, for now. At least out of answers he could give her without jeopardizing the den. Christa still couldn’t be trusted, no matter how much his wolf wanted to claim her and make her submit to them.
He stood and stretched. It had been a long fucking day. No doubt it was going to be an even longer night with his mate so close while he ran patrol. “Get some sleep, Christa. We’ll talk more in the morning. You have a choice to make. I hope it’s the right one.”

He turned sharply on his heels and walked out of the house, away from the female that put his wolf on edge.

About Divided Loyalties Ashwood Falls #4

Trained to hunt rogues and protect the human race from the threat of shifters, Christa Baker is beginning to rethink her career choice. Especially when her niece and nephew—who she’s raised on her own—end up in the crossfire. Now she’s looking for a way out and disappear off Shield’s radar for good. She never thought her out would be a gorgeous wolf who kidnaps her after raiding Shield HQ.
Hayden Raines has always followed the rules. As the Ashwood Fall wolf Marshal, he has to set the example for those working under him. When he sets his sights on the beautiful human hunter things go downhill, fast. Fate has a funny way of turning things inside out—because the woman he kidnaps, the enemy he might need to protect his family from, just happens to be his mate.

Warning: Contains one woman on a path she’s not ready for, a man who thought things would be different, and a heated exchange that turns out to be the best thing ever.

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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, 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 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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1 comment:

Lia Davis said...

Thanks for having us over today!