Sunday, September 14, 2014

Excerpt & Giveaway ~*~ Artemis's Hunt by Lia Davis

Artemis's Hunt by Lia Davis
(Sons of War #2.5)
By Lia Davis

Artemis, goddess of the hunt, has lived with heartache for the last fifteen hundred years, believing her only love is dead. That’s what her father—Zeus, king of the gods—told her. After recent events brought the truth to light,

Artemis must gather the courage to face her lost love again.
Evangelos, former god of messengers, was content living in the mortal world until he discovered he has a daughter and her mother is Artemis. When the goddess shows up at his place of employment with tales of renewing his god status, he’s skeptical. Zeus wouldn’t reverse the curse out of the goodness of his heart. There is always a catch. The god king wants something in return.

When Artemis explains she has to hunt down her stepmother, Hera, in order to get Evan back into Zeus’s good graces, Evan demands to accompany her. However, the journey turns out to be a test that could bring them closer together or tear them apart forever.

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Present Day

A single tear rolled down Artemis’s cheek as she gazed into the looking pool outside her home in Olympus. The crystal clear water allowed her to watch over her daughter while she visited the human world. Artemis had never used it to seek him out. Then again, until recently, she believed Evangelos—her one true love and Ashlynn’s father—to be dead and beyond even her powers of sight.

Her chest tightened as she recalled the day her father told her Evan had died. Meant to be the happiest day of her life, the day became the worst in only a matter of moments.

The moment she woke, she knew something to be amiss. Springing from her bed, she’d conjured her chiton to hide her nudity before she set out in search of Evangelos. When she reached his home, he was not there. An odd sadness filled her, and she decided to go see her father. The closer to Zeus’s palace she got, the stronger the sick feeling of dread grew. She entered the large mansion and sought out her father. “Zeus.”

“What is it?” The god king boomed from the top of the stairs.

“Have you seen Evangelos?”

Her father studied her as he descended the stairs, his face devoid of emotion. Her stomach knotted and a lump formed in her throat. “I’m afraid Evangelos is no longer with us.”

“No. No. How?” She shook her head and stumbled backwards. Her father stared, his brows dipping and his eyes dulled with pity. Tears streamed down her cheeks and she turned and ran to her own palace where she dropped to her knees beside the looking pool, her palm flattened over her belly. As if her hand could protect the child who would never meet his or her father.

More tears rolled down her cheeks as the memory faded. She hated the weakness she allowed herself to fall into. With a wave of one hand over the water, Evan appeared at his place of employment. Ashlynn mentioned he labored as a mechanic, fixing human vehicles. Seeing him alive made her heart ache all the more. How did she not know of the deception sooner? Footsteps from across the garden drew her attention. Zeus stopped a few feet from the pond, long silver hair cascading over his shoulders. She stood and turned her back to him, but stilled as he spoke. “Please stay.”

Without facing him, she answered quietly, “I have nothing to say to you.”

“Artemis, you can’t hold a grudge forever.”

“I have managed to do so for over fifteen hundred years.”

He sighed. “I’ve come to ask a favor of you.”

She laughed, although she felt no humor. “Why would I do anything for you?”

About The Author

Lia Davis is the author of the bestselling shifter series, Ashwood Falls, a mother to two young adults and three kitties, a wife to her soul mate, 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 active 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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  1. Thanks for sharing the spotlight on this great book!

  2. Thanks for hosting Lia on her Blog Tour! I love all her books and I am excited to see what comes next!

  3. havent read yet but the series sounds great

  4. I have not read it yet. I think the Picture along with the description is very good at getting me interested in wanting to read the series

  5. I haven't started this series yet. This book sounds interesting specially with Artemis' other half being a mortal.
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  6. Havent read the series yet, but it sounds really good!

  7. I have not read them yet but I'm looking forward to reading them soon. I love this cover amazing.