Lia Davis – March 2014

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After losing her parents in a brutal attack from a monster straight out of her nightmares, Gwendolyn Preston tries to pick up the shattered pieces of her life. Along with her best friend, she moves to a small fishing village on the coast of Maine to find a new life away from the nightmares that haunt her. Just when she believes her life could go back to normal, the deliciously dark and handsome Markus Sullivan disrupts her hopes to grieve in peace.

Markus drew the short straw when it came to being the liaison between his father, Ares—God of War—and his brothers. When he discovers that the earth bound demi-gods, known as the descendants, have banded together to start another rebellion against the gods, it becomes his number one priority to stop them.

That is until he meets Gwen, the granddaughter of Aphrodite, and the next target of the descendants. Together, their path is rife with passion and danger. It might take more than the son of War to win this battle…Gwen herself.

Published by Fated Desires Publishing

Will be available March 4th at Amazon, B&N, ARe, Kobo, and iTunes

 

Excerpt:

Markus closed his eyes as he stroked his fingers over the keys of the baby grand piano in the great room. The music flowed and filled the air around him, and twined in his soul. He loved the peace it offered. Each note calmed his inner beast in a way nothing else did.

A shift of energy made him opened his eyes. Releasing a low annoyed groan, he stared into Aphrodite’s sky blue gaze. She wore a white pants suit and her blond hair hung in thick waves around her shoulders. He stopped playing and slammed the cover over the keys.

The goddess straightened from where she leaned over the side of the piano and folded her arms. “Why did you stop? You know I love to hear you play.”

Standing, he gave her his back and peered out the French doors leading to the gardens in the backyard. “What do you want, Aphrodite?”

Glancing over his shoulder, he saw her roll her eyes, sit down on the bench, and cross her legs. With a little sigh, she opened the cover over the keys and smiled at him. “Nothing,” she sing-songed. “I’d thought I would stop by and visit with one of my favorite dragons.”

Markus snorted—the goddess never just stopped by. She always had a purpose for her visits. It usually meant he would have to be involved in something dangerous, annoying, or odd. “Have you seen War?”

One slender shoulder raised in a shrug and she pressed the C key. “No. I think he’s avoiding me.”

“That makes two of us.” Markus studied her for several moments. She seemed preoccupied. Usually she hovered close to him or his brothers when she wanted something and annoyed them in a motherly way in her effort to bend them to her will. Yet, tonight she just ran a finger back and forth over the keys, not making a sound. “What’s wrong?”

Not looking at him, she sighed. “Gwendolyn needs your help.”

Dread hit him in the gut, then crept its way up his spine. If Aphrodite was asking him for help, it couldn’t be good. Usually the gods didn’t give three shits about the demi-gods. “Why me?”

A sad smile formed on her face as she held his gaze. “Because I can’t get involved any more than I already am. Her life is in danger. Besides, she’s the last of my mortal children.”

Blowing out a breath, he ran a hand through his hair. “I don’t know what I can do.” That was a lie. No matter how much he told himself that, he knew what he had to do. Garrick couldn’t be allowed to unlock any more descendants’ powers. The balance of the worlds was shifting.

Aphrodite stood and narrowed her gaze. “Yes, you do. Protect her. Keep Garrick from capturing her.” Then she dematerialized and ended the argument. Playing bodyguard—especially to the goddess of love’s granddaughter—was the last thing he wanted.

 

About Lia Davis

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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Also by Lia Davis:

Ashwood Falls (shifters):

#0.5 ~ Winter Eve

#1 ~ A Tiger’s Claim

#2 ~ A Mating Dance

#3 ~ Surrendering to the Alpha

#3.5 ~ A Rebel’s Heart

#4 ~Divided Loyalties

The Divinities (witches)

#1 ~ Forgotten Visions

#2~ Death’s Storm

Stand alone:

Ravished Before Sunrise

 

Interview with Holly Hewson

HH: Lia, thank you for talking with us at The Romance Studio. Your featured book is War’s Passion and is the first in your new series, Sons of War. First, what can you tell us about this series?

LD: The series is based off the Greek mythology of the Spartoi with a few twist of my own. The myth is that the Spartoi were warlike warriors who sprang from the earth fully grown from the sown teeth of Ares’s sacred drakon (dragon).

My twists are these warriors can shift into dragons and are considered to be Ares’s sons and there are called the Sons of War.

HH: How does War’s Passion start it off?

LD: War’s Passion is Markus and Gwen’s story. It starts off with Gwen and her best friend making the move to Maine in search of a new start and away from the nightmares from the death of Gwen’s parents.

HH: What do you like best about Gwen and why will readers like her?

LD: Gwen is the granddaughter of Aphrodite, goddess of love. She witnessed her parents being killed by a dragon fourteen years ago, and she is being followed by that dragon. But she does let her fears rule her. She over comes them and learns to trust her dragon lover.

HH: What do you like best about Markus and why will readers love him?

LD: Markus is strong, fearless, a leader, and alpha male. He’s a dragon. He’s also passionate and is the gentle lover Gwen needs.

HH: What can you tell us about the books to come in this series?

LD: They will be hot, intense, and full of passion and twists and turns.

HH: What else do you have in store for lucky readers?

LD: Ashwood Falls is continuing. Number 5 and 5.5 will be out sometime this summer to fall. I have a new contemporary series called Pleasures of the Heart starting. Book 1, Business Pleasures, is in editing now. I hope to have a release date in the next few weeks. I also have a few secret projects I’m doing for Decadent Publishing. I hope to be able to share those soon.

HH: What do you enjoy most about being an author?

LD: The creativity! I can create different worlds to escape to. I also getting to meet some wonderful characters along the way.

HH: What experience or experiences in your writing career have defined you to this point?

LD: Meeting readers both on line and at conferences. This has brought me out of my shell a little. I’m an introvert and tend to want to hide in the corner. LOL. But I’m getting more comfortable around strangers more and more with each conference I attend. And I’m having so much fun doing it.

HH:  What do you enjoy reading?

LD: I love reading paranormal romance. Vampires are my first love.

HH: Where can readers find you online?

LD: Website: http://www.authorliadavis.com/

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