Friday, March 28, 2014

Review, Interview & Giveaway - War's Passion (Sons of War, Book 1) by Lia Davis

War’s Passion
Sons of War book 1

By Lia Davis

Genre: paranormal romance, dragon-shifters

Heat level: 4 flames

After losing her parents in a brutal attack from a monster straight out of her nightmares, Gwendolyn Preston tries to pick up the shattered pieces of her life. Along with her best friend, she moves to a small fishing village on the coast of Maine to find a new life away from the nightmares that haunt her. Just when she believes her life could go back to normal, the deliciously dark and handsome Markus Sullivan disrupts her hopes to grieve in peace.
 Markus drew the short straw when it came to being the liaison between his father, Ares—God of War—and his brothers. When he discovers that the earth bound demi-gods, known as the descendants, have banded together to start another rebellion against the gods, it becomes his number one priority to stop them.
That is until he meets Gwen, the granddaughter of Aphrodite, and the next target of the descendants. Together, their path is rife with passion and danger. It might take more than the son of War to win this battle…Gwen herself. 

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Ty, get your ass down here. There are two of them. Nyx, goddess of night, just walked through the door. Seth sent the telepathic comment to his brother as he and the females walked back into the living room.

Unbelievable. Generally, descendants didn’t group together unless they knew their relations. However, by the low dose of magic Seth could sense, he guessed the women’s powers had been bound. Yet, they still carried enough of their godly energy that he could tell to which goddess they had been born.

“So, have you looked around? What do you think?” Elle’s voice brought his thoughts back to the subject at hand.

“The place isn’t too bad. It is definitely restorable. You said last night that you don’t want to change anything structural, right?” Seth sensed his brother before Ty came to stand next to him.

“That’s right. Gwen and I decided to keep the same layout and add some modern touches.” Elle shifted her gaze to Ty. The silver in her pale green eyes shimmered and she pursed her lips before turning to Gwen. “I got the bathroom cleaner you asked for, along with shampoo and soap.”

Gwen smiled as if thankful for the distraction. “Oh good. If you will excuse me?”

As soon as Gwen was out of earshot, Elle leaned in and spoke through her teeth. “Dragons.”

Inching closer to her, Ty growled, “How long have you had your sight?”

Straightening, Elle folded her arms and stared at them as if debating her next move. “As long as I can remember.”

Seth chuckled. “We know what happened to Gwen’s parents, or at least we have our theories.”

Glancing once in the direction her sister had gone, Elle put the oversized hat back on and pulled down her sleeves to cover her hands. “Come on, I show you the outside.”

Seth glanced at Ty, who shrugged, and they followed her to the side yard overlooking the ocean. Elle spoke without turning to face them. “We know that we are descendants of the gods. Gwen is the granddaughter of Aphrodite and I’m, like, the great-granddaughter of Nyx. Gwen stopped believing after her parent were killed.”

 “Why?” Seth frowned.

She dropped her shoulders. “Gwen said she didn’t want to believe in any goddess who would let her own son die.”

Witnessing her parents’ murder had undoubtedly left its mark on Gwen, but even gods were bound by rules. “The gods are forbidden to have any type of connection with their earth-bound offspring. Aphrodite didn’t have a choice. You both have to understand that.”

Elle tugged the hat down further on her face and he wondered if the small amount of sunlight peeking through the clouds bothered her. Being a descendant of night had some disadvantages, like being allergic to the sun’s rays. “I know that. I tried to tell her the gods can’t interfere with human will. Although her parents being slaughtered by a dragon isn’t really human will, is it?”

No, it wasn’t and that pissed him off. Still, Aphrodite couldn’t make direct contact. Of course, if she interfered indirectly—such as saving the life of her granddaughter, they still wouldn’t have been aware of the goddess’s actions.

“Did she really see who did it?” Ty asked before Seth could get the words out.

Elle nodded. “She said it was a black and silver dragon.”

“Fuck,” Seth breathed. “Why would he kill them?”

Elle whirled on them, her green eyes darker now with silver ringing the pupil. “You know who did it?”

Seth ignored her question, his attention on Ty. “And why would he not take Gwen?”

A knowing grin spread on his face. “He couldn’t see her.”

Elle waved a hand between them. “Hello? Who didn’t see who?”

Ty gazed down at Elle. “Be at the estate at seven tonight and bring Gwen.” Stepping back several feet, he shifted into his red and gold dragon and took flight.

Seth sighed. “He’s such a show off. Please don’t be late.” He ran toward the edge, jumped, and shifted in midair. The women didn’t need contractors—they needed protection.

My Review:
I really enjoyed this new series by the wonderful Lia Davis.  This story has a little bit of fantasy, with Gods and Dragons, as well as action and some hot sexual chemistry that blended together has created a very interesting and entertaining romance.  I was hooked from the start and found myself drawn into Gwen's and Markus' story.  Gwen is a woman who lived through a tragedy and now finds herself surrounded by the same type of creature that killed her parents, Dragons.  I felt for Gwen and her internal struggle to come to terms with the Gods and their rules as well as her fear and attraction to Markus, a Dragon.  I am looking forward to continuing stories in this fantastic new series and am sure other readers of romantic fantasy will as well.  ~Booklover Sue

Interview with Lia Davis: 
Booklover Sue:  What is your writing environment?
My desk is in my bedroom, where I can shut the door when I need to. Lol.
Booklover Sue:  Who is your perfect hero and why?
He is strong, a little dominate, a little stubborn, compassionate, and always puts his mate first.
Booklover Sue:  What authors have caught your interest lately and why?
I have so many and finding new ones every day. Unfortunately, I don’t get to read as much as I use to. 
Booklover Sue:   What type of book have you always wanted to write?
I’m writing them. My first love is paranormal romance.
Booklover Sue:  Top 3 things on your bucket list?
I really don’t have one. I kind of live in the moment and enjoy each day I have. But I would love to do a European tour one day.
Booklover Sue:  How did you get the idea for this particular novel?
My ideas just hit. No, really. They do. And at the strangest times too.
Booklover Sue:  What is your favorite scene in your new release?
Markus and Gwen’s first time meeting and Ty and Ash’s first encounter.
Booklover Sue:  What are you working on now and when can we expect it to be available?
I’m working on Ashes of War. It will release this summer.
Booklover Sue:  What do you like to do when you are not writing?
Spend time with Hubby and catch up on reading.
Booklover Sue:What would you consider a perfect date?
Hubby, quiet, wine, and food. I’m not hard to please. lol
Booklover Sue:  What is one interesting fact about you that readers don’t know?
Hmm…I don’t really think I’m that interesting. I mean, I’m just me, an average wife and mother living her dream of owning her business and doing something she loves. But a few things about me is I’m a private person learning to be more open as a writer, and I’m loving being a grandma. 

About the Author:

Lia Davis is a mother to two young adults and two very special kitties, a wife to her soul mate, a paranormal romance author, 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. 


Other books by Lia:

Ashwood Falls (shifters):


Stand alone:


Coming Soon:

3/18 - Ashwood Falls Vol. 1 (includes Winter Eve, A Tiger’s Claim, and A Mating Dance)

Date TBD - Business Pleasures (Pleasures of the Heart #1)

5/27 - A Rebel’s Heart (Ashwood Falls 3.5) previously published in the Ever After anthology

Date TBD – Ashes of War (Sons of War #2)



Lia is giving away an executive swag pack (includes a War’s Passion fleece blanket, a hand sanitizer spray pump, a glass nail file, a War’s Passion spiral notebook, and a WP necklace hand made by Stone Soup Designs), a free eBook from her backlist (excluding War’s Passion), and a Lia Davis tote bag.
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  1. Love your Ashwood Falls series and loved War's Passion! Excited to see more of this new series and future books!

  2. Wonderful interview, excerpt and book blurb. I have not read Lia Davis yet, but this sounds interesting.
    As for dragons well lets just say they breath fire....