Thursday, October 23, 2014

Guest Post & #Giveaway ~*~ Imperfect Mate by Lia Davis (@novelsbylia)

Leaving home: Humans vs shifters

As humans, we all know what it is like to leave home for the first time. For me I was excited and couldn't wait to be on my own and away from my parents’ rules. Did I have challenges? Yes, many. But I overcame them and learned to be a better me.

Most shifters have a little harder time leaving home. Shifters need the contact of their Pack, both physical and emotional. Some have a harder time than others and face more challenges being in a school with humans and other shifters for the first time.

Many of the issues young shifters face, are the same as humans face. That is one main reason I love writing for the ROAR line. I can merge the human and animal traits together and throw in obstacles for the kids to climb over. I love seeing how they overcome them and stride to better.

What it like when you left home for the first time?

Book Blurb:
For tiger-shifter, Samira Anderson, leaving home for the first time to attend Harmony University should unnerve her. She’s never submitted to the fear of a challenge and doesn’t plan to start now. Meeting her dorm mates and touring the campus excites her and her cat. Although when she meets Gavin Stone, she’s not only nervous around him but fears she might lose the tight control she has over her tiger.

After a bad break up with his high school sweetheart, Gavin has no intentions of repeating past mistakes. Or so he thought until he sees the beautiful, smart, Samira at the dorm welcome party. Drawn to her like no other, he can’t stay away or shake the feeling Sam isn’t telling him everything.

When he discovers her secrets, a whole new world opens to him, filled with danger, unknown possibilities, and a passion so intense it could last many lifetimes.

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Excerpt ~
She swallowed and nodded. Words were so hard to form when she stared into his chocolate gaze. He took a step forward, closing the small distance between them, and her heartbeat quickened, her palms dampened.
He lifted his hand and brushed stray hairs from her face. Her skin tingled where his fingertips touched. “You have beautiful eyes.”

Crap. She lowered her eyes, afraid they’d gone cat. Her senses were too alive, too hypersensitive to him. She needed to leave but couldn’t go back to the party, and she damn sure couldn’t go to Dev.

“Did I say something to upset you?”

Returning her attention to Gavin, she offered him a forced smile. “We’ve reached the stream.”

Glancing to the side, he nodded and tugged her toward it. “I can’t swim, but I love the sound of water.”

She relaxed at his confession and took off her shoes. Sitting on the edge of the bank, she slipped her feet into the icy water. “Oh, it’s cold. Put your feet in.”

Shaking his head, he sat next to her while folding his legs into a pretzel. “I’ll pass.”

“So, this is your second year at Harmony?”

“Yep. It’s a good school. Not too big, you know. Then again, I don’t really go anywhere other than my dorm and to classes. I usually go home on the weekends, summer, and holidays.”

She swirled her legs in circles. “Yeah, I can see that. This sound silly, but this is my first time leaving home.”

He closed his warm hand around hers. The wild fire returned with vengeance, making her tiger pace under her skin, too close to the edge. She faced him and stared into his brown eyes. Big mistake. Desire she hadn’t noticed earlier reached out to her empathy, intensifying her own needs. When he cupped her face, liquid heat pooled between her thighs. Oh, God, she wanted to kiss him, possess him.

No, she couldn’t. He was human and could never know about her world. Plus, he’d probably think she was a crazy freak of nature. Gavin wasn’t for her.

Author’s Bio ~
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. love the cover,it's gorgeous and the excerpt was wonderful. i have not read the series yet but i look forward to reading it. :)

    tammy ramey

  2. Great excerpt. This sounds like an amazing series. Look forward to reading it.
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  3. Loved the excerpt. I love paranormal romance, but I somehow missed this book/series. I have added this book/series to my book wishlist.

    jmesparza821 at gmail dot com

  4. liked the blurb always enjoy shifters - regnod(at)yahoo(d0t)com

  5. Havent read the series but it sounds really interesting