A Tiger’s Claim (An Ashwood Falls Novel) by Lia Davis – Review/Character Interview/Giveaway/Excerpt

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A Tiger’s Claim – Ashwood Falls, book 1

By Lia Davis

Publisher: Fated Desires Publishing

Blurb

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.

 

Find it on:

Amazon | Barnes & Noble | ARe | Kobo

Find it in Print (also includes the prequel, Winter Eve):

eStore | Amazon

 

Excerpt:

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.

Damn it.

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.”

 

Harlie’s Character Interview Questions

Name: Shayna Andrews (Shay)

 

Tell us a little about where you live.

 

I live in Ashwood Falls. It’s a leopard/wolf Pack located in the Smokey Mountains. Yes, I said leopard and wolf. About thirty years ago, before I was born, the leopards and wolves merged their Packs together to better protect themselves and fight against the Onyx Pack – a Pack of rogue shifters.

Ashwood is a strong Pack and all the members have learned to live together. I love the diverse community.

 

Who are your closest friends?

 

Cameron, a black jaguar and a senior enforcer. She is also my older brother’s, Blaine, mate. Cam is only ten older than me, so we relate on so many levels.

Danica is my other bestie. She’s the Pack Healer.

Describe yourself in three words:

 

Strong, caring, and protective

 

Who do you love?

 

Travis Hunter. He’s a sexy wolf who had saved me from a rogue attack.

Without giving too much away, what was one of your favorite moments with that person?

 

Anytime we are together, no matter what we are doing.

 

Anything you would like to say to your author?

 

I’d like to tell her thanks for telling mine and Travis’s story so we can share it with everyone.

Review:

Before I start my review I have to admit something…I don’t read a lot of shifter books.  I admit it and I’m not proud of it but its out there.  What intrigued me about A Tiger’s Claim was that the fact it dealt with a tiger and a wolf.  Most shifter books keep within the same species so again…how is this going to play out?  How are their babies going to come out in the end?  Half tiger, half wolf?  I can’t even imagine how the shift would happen.  But in this book we don’t have to worry about that yet but darn it, now I’m hooked on the start of the series, so I’ll keep reading to find out.

A Tiger’s Claim starts off with a bang and never lets up.  Our heroine, Shay is shot at, mauled, and left to die a couple of times and I finally caught my breath in the end.  Whew!  When she was attacked by the rogues in the beginning of the book, she was rescued by a wolf shifter, Travis.   She didn’t know if she could trust me but when she came into heat, she couldn’t resist him.  Was it love or lust between them?  And what about Travis’ other mate?  What happened to her?  And let’s mention his daughter, Josie.  She’s such a sweet little girl and learning about what happens to her in the book is…  Just read it.  ;)

I loved this book.  The characters are richly drawn and engaging.  I was never lost when Ms. Davis explained Ashwood Falls and how it came to be.  It fasnicated me that two different species merged together to form a bigger pack and relied on each other.  Most shifters stay within their own kind but not in Ashwood Falls.  Oh and there is a human that has mated with a shifter, too.   There might seem like there is a lot going on and in some ways there is but I never felt lost.  Ms. Davis keeps the pace flowing and the dialogue crisp.  Oh and did I mention the suspense element that she has woven into the story?  Yep, I’m a goner.  I never guessed who was behind the attacks so when it was revealed, I was pleasantly shocked.  Great job!

I look forward to reading more about Ashwood Falls, the two packs that form it and the fabulous secondary characters that came alive on the page.  I can’t wait!!!!

About the Author:   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, 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.

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Posted on April 18, 2013, in Excerpt, Giveaway, Interview, Reviews and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 7 Comments.

  1. Sounds like another winner, Lia! Gorgeous cover. I tweeted!

  2. I love the cover and thank you for the chance to win…. would love to read….

  3. Boy you did love it! You write such great reviews…I never have to wonder how you felt about a book! lol And I totally agree about A Tiger’s Claim…it is awesome!

  4. Love the excerpt and interview =) Can´t wait for my chance to read!
    Happy Thursday!
    //Linda

  5. Love the excerpt and interview =) Can´t wait for my chance to read!

  6. Thanks, Harlie for the wonderful review and the interview! And thanks to everyone who commented and stopped by.

  7. Thanks for highlighting a brilliant book, author and new shifter series :-)
    I am a total shifter and paranormal addict especially when it comes to romance. Well who can resist a hot alpha male shifter!!!!!! I definitely can’t, lol.
    This book and series doesn’t disappoint if you like shifter romance, buy it, read it, and I bet your love it!
    Great exposure and awesome giveaway, I’ll have my fingers crossed.
    Bexy
    Bexytorrens@gmail.com

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