Giveaway & Top Ten Divided Loyalties by Lia Davis

Friday, February 14, 2014
Title: Divided Loyalties
Author: Lia Davis
Series: Ashwood Falls  (#4)
Genre: Paranormal Romance/Shapeshifters
Publisher: Fated Desires Publishing, LLC
Release Date: Dec 14 2013
Edition: Kindle
Source: Purchase

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.

Something didn’t ring right with Christa Baker as she sat in the conference room listening to the new leader of Shield rattling on about rogue shifters. He said they were growing in numbers, yet he hadn’t provided any physical proof. Sure a few humans had gone missing, most of whom were homeless, and according the police, their disappearances weren’t that unusual. 
She failed to see his point because shifters were born, not created. So why would they need to kidnap humans?
Her new boss had gone on and on for the last several weeks about an increase in shifter sightings. Again, no proof. Christa had checked.
She could pull up anything from the Internet. Social networks like Facebook and YouTube were the best places to look for the weird and unusual.
There hadn’t been a human attack by a shifter since she’d killed the beast in her home eight years ago. It had been her first encounter with what she now knew was called a mutant, a half-animal, half-human creature with no regard for life—its own or others’.
However, Vance Miller believed a civil war was raging among the breeds that had spilled over into the human world. There was something he’d left out, something bigger than he wanted her and the others in Shield to believe. So what if the shifters were at war with one another and killing themselves? Was it the mutants? If so, then they deserved what they got. They’d created the damned creatures; they could all go to hell as far as she cared.
It wasn’t Shield’s place to get involved in the shifters’ civil war. Shield was a human-run group of rebels that went above the law to protect mankind from the were-kind or shifters, as they liked to be called. She didn't care what they called themselves as long as they left the humans alone. So far, in the eight years she’d been with Shield, the shifters had. However, there was the occasional mishap—like the mating-gone-wrong situation her sister had suffered.
Mary didn't have the chance to run when her mate turned on her in a fit of jealous rage. Or at least that’s what Christa believed happened. Her niece and nephew, fraternal twins Brenna and Bryce, had been only eight at the time and thankfully not at home to witness how their mother died.
However, Christa had been the one to ID the body.
From that day forward, Christa had fought for Shield to protect humans from the shifter races.
Up until a few months ago, Shield hadn't attacked innocents or started wars between the shifters, but then Vance had stepped in as the new leader of Shield. He’d changed the way the others thought, more like manipulated them into believing his load of bullshit. She wasn't sure how he’d done it, but the others just bowed down to him and believed every lie out of his mouth.
How could they be so blind to his cause?
Then again, the other soldiers couldn't detect a shifter like she could. Sure, they all had training to know what to look for. Eye color was the biggie. Most shifters had an unusual coloring, and when they were challenged or provoked, their eyes seemed to glow. Plus the pupils were reflective like the animal that lived within.
Christa had lived with two shifters for the last seven years. She’d been there when Brenna and Bryce shifted for the first time. She’d also helped them control their wolves, thanks to the information her sister had shared with her when she was alive.  
“My sources tell me that the rise in shifter attacks points to a hybrid Pack of wolves and leopards called Ashwood Falls,” Vance said then tapped on the table to get her attention.
She met his gaze and held it until he looked away, but not before she caught the flashing shift of color in his irises. Satisfied she wasn't being paranoid about what he was, she asked, “How trustworthy is this source? Why haven’t we heard about attacks from our police contacts? It should be all over the Internet.”
Vance set his jaw and turned away from them to study the map on the wall. “The shifters are very good at hiding these things from humans. You, of all people, should know that, Christa.”
Fucking ass…
What she really wanted to say was, “Like you, asshole,” but she refrained and squashed her temper down before it got her in trouble. Again. “How sure are you?” she asked in a slightly softer tone.
See? She could be calm and cool.

What are your 10 favorite books? Why…

Hi, Anna! Since I started writing, I haven’t had a lot of time to read. So when I looked back on my Goodreads bookshelf I was surprised that I did manage to read over 21 books! So here are, in no particular order, my favorite ten books I read in 2013.

Fifth Grave Past the Light by Darynda Jones – This is the 5th book in the Charlie Davidson series. I LOVED this series. Love Charlie and her sarcastic humor. Plus there is a smoking HOT guy her life.

Heart of Obsidian by Nalini Singh – I started the Pys-Changling series in 2012 and read them back to back until I got caught up. Of course I had to wait for this book to come out and to see who the ghost was. Oh man! I loved this story and the series plot shift. That’s all I’m saying. Bring on the next book!!

Dragon Bound by Thea Harrison – Dragon! Need I say more? I haven’t read the rest of the series yet, but it is on my ever-growing TBR list.

Eternal Rider by Larissa Ione – When I found out that Sin Undone was the last of the Demonica series, I was sad. Then the Lords of Deliverance came out. I love how she continued the series and the world with the horsemen. I reading Reaver now. *Grins*

Lover at Last by JR Ward – I squeed and jumped up and down in excitement when JR made the announcement that Blay and Quinn would get a full length novel in the series. Loved, loved, loved this book!!

Edge of Dawn by Lara Adrian – Another amazing vampire series and another great new plot arch. This book jumps ahead thirty years and after the humans discover the existences of the breed. Now we get to see the children all grown up and working for the Order.

Angel’s Blood by Nalini Singh – Another first in a series and another winner for me. I’m in love with Raphael.

Bound by Night by Larissa Ione – A new vampire series!! This is a great start to another series that will be on my must read list.

Shattered Emotions by Carrie Ann Ryan - I love the Redwood Pack series and loved Maddox since book 1! I was not disappointed with his story. Elle and Maddox are perfect for each other!

Twice Tempted by Jeaniene Frost – Love Vlad! This is the second in the Prince of Night series. I’m early waiting for the next book. 

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 started out as a stress reliever 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. Now it has become her career. A real life dream come true.

Her favorite things are spending time with family, traveling, reading, writing, chocolate, coffee, nature and hanging out with her kitties.

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Eva Millien said...

You like some great books! But I have to add the Ashwood Falls to my list.

Heather Coulter said...

I like the variety of ways the pairs fall in love.

Chrstine said...

This is a GREAT series! Every book just get better and better ! Way to go Lia! Your the best!

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