Friday, April 5, 2013

A Tigers Claim by Lia Davis: Character Interview and Excerpt


Interview with Shayna Andrews from A TIGER’S CLAIM



Hi Shay! Please tell us about you: job, hobbies, special talents, and anything else you would want to share.


Hi, everyone! I’m Shayna Andrews, the adopted daughter of Ashwood Falls’ leopard Alpha. My animal half is a white tiger. I’m also half witch. I’m still learning the magickal part of my life. I was born in the Onyx Pack and my parents died trying to escape with me. I was lucky that Blaine, my eldest brother, found me and brought me to Ashwood.


I also recently been promoted to head den mother over the adolescents and work closely with them and their mentors.


Where did you grow up?

In Ashwood Falls. I’ve never been out the den until the night I met Travis and nearly lost my life to the rogues.


Tell us about the first time you met Travis.

I had a fight with my father. It was one we had many times before. I wanted some freedom, to be able to go on hunts by myself and not have an escort everywhere I went. So I snuck out after dinner and ran off my frustrations.


An hour into my run I ran into rogues. There were four of them, too many for me to fend off myself. Travis came and killed them, then brought me to his cabin. Then my heat cycle hit full on.


What is your favorite part of him?

His eyes, lips, and his wolf.


How does it feel to be a mother?

It’s great! I love Josie and she’s going to be a great big sister.

Care to share future plans?

Well I can say that I will not be leaving the den anytime soon. Lesson learned. Besides I love working with the kids and the other den mothers. But we all have to stay alert. Even with the strong wards in place the rogues can still break them.


Travis and I are not so patiently awaiting our baby to arrive. We decided not to know what the sex is. Dani teases me about it and taunts me with knowing. Crazy Healer.


Thanks so much for having me!



A Tiger’s Claim - Ashwood Falls, book 1

By Lia Davis


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.


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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.”




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.





Lia is giving away a $25 Amazon GC and a swag pack to one commenter during the tour.


Lia Davis said...

Thanks for having us over today!

Kristia said...

Loved the excerpt! Great giveaway, thank you :)

Lisa Jung said...

Loved the book-whens the next one?

Lia Davis said...

Thanks Kristia and Lisa! The next book is A Mating Dance and is targeted for June.

Joanne said...

Congrats on the new release. A Tiger's laim sounds fantastic. Can't wait to read it to see more of Shay and Travis. Thanks for the great interview and giveaway.

CBarton said...

Thank you for the giveaway. I am looking forward to reading this (yes, I have it)book, just have to get through my obligations first. Congratulations!!


laurie said...

Loved the excerpt! Great giveaway, thank you :)

Jen D. said...

Hi thanks for the giveaway!

kiwi_chick_2882 said...


Just wanted to say thanks for the giveaway and great interview :)

Thomas Murphy said...

thanks for the giveaway!

Felicia said...

WAY cool - thank you so much for this excellent giveaway and for sharing your experiences with us! :-)


I entered your contest... love your site

Kathie Craig said...

Thank you for the opportunity!!

Teresa McCluskey said...

Would love to read this!
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Nesca said...

Thank You ..beautiful book cover

Jane Ritz said...

Itcaught me eye on facebook. Would love to read this. Thanks for the opportunity.

Iris Pross said...

Can't wait to read the rest of the series!

Lisa Markson said...

I had to get this book 1 and 2 fell in love with over

Karley Moczar said...

Thanks for the giveaway