"You must want to enough. Enough to take all the rejections, enough to pay the price of disappointment and discouragement while you are learning. Like any other artist you must learn your craft—then you can add all the genius you like."
Phyllis A. Whitney
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
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.”
“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.
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
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
Her favorite things are spending time with family,
traveling, reading, writing, chocolate, coffee, nature and hanging out with her
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