Interview and Giveaway with Nevan and Danica from WINTER EVE.
Hi, everyone! Thank you, Carrie Ann, for having me over and allowing me to share my new shifter world with you and your readers. I also brought Dani and Nevan with me for a short interview. But first I want to introduce Ashwood Falls.
Ashwood Falls is a mountain town hidden high in the Smokey Mountains. The entire territory is the merger of two Packs--the leopards and the wolves—after their dens were attacked by a group of rogue shifters. The series opens with Winter Eve, the prequel and a small taste of what’s to come. Here is the series synopsis.
There comes a time when setting your differences aside isn’t just necessary, it’s a means of survival. After losing over half of their dens to a group rogue shifters, the wolves and leopards merged as one Pack, but living together is much more of a challenge then they expected.
Lia: Hi Dani and Nevan! Thanks for coming. Please tell us about you: jobs, hobbies, special talents, and anything else you would want to share.
Dani: Hi. We’re happy to be here. I was…am the leopard pack healer which is my job and my talent.
Nevan: *links his fingers with Dani’s* Hi, Lia. I’m human, but not new to the shifter world. I was raised with mountain lions. I’m a psychiatrist and now work solely for the Packs in Ashwood. I don’t think I have any talents.
Dani: Yes, he does, but those are private.
*Nevan pulls her in for a hard kiss.*
Lia: *I cleared my throat to get the newly mated couple back on track* Tell us about the first time you met.
Dani: *Her smile vanished and she drew her eyebrows together in a frown* I made him crash his car.
Nevan: *Pulls her close and kisses her temple* I’m glad you did.
Lia: Aww. You two are too cute. What is your favorite part of each other?
Nevan: Her mouth, because she knows how to…*He doubled over, laughing as Dani punched him in the thigh*
Dani: I love his eyes and how the grey darkens when he’s turned on.
Lia: *Trying to hold in my laughter* Care to share future plans?
Nevan: *Scoots down the sofa a couple of inches* My stepmother wants more grandbabies.
Dani: *Narrows her eyes at him, then sighs* We’re still discussing that.
Lia: Thanks for coming and chatting with me.
Title: Winter Eve, Ashwood Falls prequel
Author: By Lia Davis
Publisher: Fated Desires Publishing
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Danica Welsh was born to be the leopard pack healer. An accident involving a drug induced youth left her badly burned and scared—emotionally and physically. Without the ability to heal by touch, she secludes herself to the edge of town, away from Ashwood Falls’ overly concerned citizens. All hope of mating and family become a distance dream. When she finally starts to accepts the long, lonely existence ahead of her, a stranger crashes into her life, and her heart.
After Nevan Mathews’ fiancée died three ago, he submerged himself into his work, cutting off all reminders of a life he dreamed of with the woman he loved. He lets his step-mother talk him into taking the first vacation in five years to visit for the holidays. But an accident delays his travel plans, sending him to Danica’s doorstep and raises a need he thought he would never feel again.
Can they tear down the walls around their hearts and submit to the passion before another claims Dani for his own?
Warning: Contains a shifter who's scars run deeper than skin, a human who has the heart of a shifter, and a snow storm that's sure to have them both reaching for warmth.
Movement to his right caught his attention, and he narrowed his eyes for a better look. A large leopard crouched, staring at him from the roadside. With eyes that reflected the full moon's light, the creature blinked and let out a soft growl before it turned to walk up a gravel driveway.
The animal was beautiful, scary, and its eyes held a hint of humanity. Could it be a were? Sarah hadn’t said anything about others living this far up the mountain. When the beast turned to look at him, he swore it wanted him to follow. He took a step forward, and the cat started walking again.
"Oh, great, Nev. You're being lead away by a cat, like Alice and that damn rabbit," he muttered to himself. No one would ever believe him. In fact, it was probably leading him to the den to share with the rest of the pack. Shaking his head at the ridiculous thought, he walked up the driveway. The cat sped up, running ahead much too fast for him. Then it darted into the woods a few feet from a single-story log cabin nestled into the surrounding trees. Another step caused a blinding light to click on, illuminating the front of the yard and the cabin. A few moments later, the door opened, revealing the most beautiful woman he'd ever seen. She stepped out onto the large wide porch. Her straight silk-like strawberry blond hair cascaded over her shoulders and stopped at her waist. The light of the full moon cast against her pale skin made her look like a goddess.
"What can I do to help you?"
Her velvety smooth voice warmed his body and awoke a very specific part of his anatomy. It was several seconds before he found his voice and shook out of the trance she’d cast upon him. "I crashed my car and wondered if you have a phone. My cell doesn't get service up here."
"I don’t have a phone." Her gaze left him to search their surroundings and stopped as she glanced toward the dark sky as though she saw something he didn't, or couldn't, see. "But, come inside. You’ll freeze to death in the storm." She turned and walked back inside.
A single snowflake drifted in front of his face, landing on his nose.
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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