Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Character Interview + Review + Giveaway ~ A Mating Dance (Ashwood Falls #2) by Lia Davis

Lia interviews Graham Griffin, one of her sexy heroes from A Mating Dance

Hello, everyone! I’m so thrilled to be here today to share my world of leopard shifter and wolf shifters with the occasional human thrown into the mix. I have Graham with me today to talk about life in Ashwood and his mates.

First I wanted to tell those who may not know me or hasn’t discovered Ashwood Falls. The series opened with Winter Eve back in December 2012. The short prequel opened a world where two shifter Packs had merged together as one Pack in order to fight against a rogue Pack called Onyx. 

So what so unique about two Packs coming together? Well, one is a leopard Pack and the other is a wolf Pack.

Book 1 released in March 2013, A Tiger’s Claim, and now I’m happy to share the second book in the series, A Mating Dance

Now, let’s get on with the interview. 

Hi, Graham. Thanks for coming with me. How are the kids?

Graham: Hello. It’s a pleasure to be here. The kids are great and I’m so glad to have them back in my life.

Lia: I’m going to get the tough question out first. You know just rip the bandage off and all that.

*Graham lifts a brow, but nods reluctantly*

So, how are you dealing with Isaacs’s death?

Graham: *shifts uneasily in his chair* I guess I knew this one was coming. I cared for him a great deal, and when he left I thought it was just a break up. I had a year to get over of it and move on. Now I feel saddened, but it’s more for the kids. I’ve found my true mates and they help me heal every day.

Lia: I understand. The bond with your true mates makes you realize that while things could have been great with Isaac, you couldn’t have the mating bond with him.

Graham: *nodded* Yes. He saved the kids. 

Lia: And sent them to your brother, Nevan. 

Graham: Because he knew how close Nev and I were. 

Lia: Have you always been close?

Graham: No. there is a huge age difference between Nev and me. About 60 years. *he laughed* It wasn’t until I meet Isaac that Nevan and I started to grow close. Nev is a psychologist and helped Isaac through the lost of his mate. It was mom’s idea. She can be very persuasive. You’ve met my mom, you know what I’m talking about.

Lia: *laughing* Yes, but Sarah isn’t that bad. She’s raised five boys and she loves each of you. I heard that Cam has been spending more time with her.

Graham: *rolls his eyes* The women in my life are banding together. But the worse is that Blaine sides with the women in most cases. I think it’s to irritate me.

Lia: I think so too. Okay, a few quick and fun questions before we go. 

Why is you favorite food?

Graham: Anything I can eat off my mates’ bodies.

Lia: Nice. Favorite color

Graham: blue, but I’m fast becoming partial to the brown and gold in Cam’s eyes and the silver-grey of Blaine’s

Lia: favorite time of day

Graham: between dinner and the kids’ bedtime. It’s when we all can sit together, watch movies and just be together.

Lia: Aww. Thanks so much for chatting with me.

Graham: Anytime.

Thank you , Heather for having us over today!

A Mating Dance, Ashwood Falls #2

by Lia Davis

Tagline: She’d fought fate against one, but she’s no match for two.

Senior enforcer, Cameron Nickels has found her perfect mate. Blaine Andrews, leopard Pack Marshal, is strong, dominate, loyal, and passionate. He knows all her strengths and weaknesses—not to mention her pleasure points. Cam’s known Blaine most her life, but she’s always felt like something was missing and her jaguar refuses to fully accept him. Yet, she can’t walk away from him. When architect and sexy mountain lion shifter, Graham Griffin, comes to town to design the new den nursery and school, Cameron finds herself in a mating dance that throws her and her jaguar into flight mode while Blaine must decide if he cannot only share his mate, but welcome another.

After his lover walked out on him a year ago, Graham has no intentions of entering another relationship any time soon. But he realizes that the fates have other plans for him when he meets Blaine and Cameron. When his ex-lover’s children are chased into Ashwood territory by a group of rogues, he discovers the male he shared a life with had died freeing the kids from the Onyx Pack. Graham must work side-by-side with the two enforcers to uncover lies from the past while his heart opens to his true mates.

Warning: Contains one-hot headed leopard, a man who thought he’d lost it all, and a woman who is about to rub up against both in the best possible ways.


Cameron sat at Dani and Nevan’s dining table with Max balanced on one knee as she helped him cut his waffle, dip it into the syrup, and bring it to his mouth. When he dropped the fork and stuck his hand in the syrup, she squeaked and grabbed his wrist. Graham came over with a wet cloth to clean him up. Max grunted his frustration then gripped Cam’s hair with his sticky fingers, tangling his fingers around the strands. “Oh, Max.” Cameron stood, only to come nose-to nose with Graham.

Her skin heated and her heart skipped a few beats. His blue eyes darkened slightly, then a flash of bright blue told her that his puma wasn’t far from the surface.

Graham gripped Max’s hand and tried to unwrap her hair from his sticky fingers. Cameron laughed, trying to ignore the heat blooming between them. “You’re making it worse.”

Graham drew his brows together, making him even more handsome. She let her gaze travel over the masculine lines of his face. His skin was tanned, as though he worked long hours in the sun. He had high cheekbones and an average size nose that was just right for him. When her gaze fell on his lips, she wondered what they would feel like against hers. His lips were slightly full, the bottom one begging for her to bite it. When his blue gaze met hers, a wash of desire rushed through her, heating her skin even more.

Good Lord, what the hell was wrong with her? She had a mate, or could have one if she’d get past her commitment issues. She damn sure didn’t need another.

The front door opened, drawing her attention to Blaine as he walked in and shut the door behind him. Cameron immediately met his glare with one of her own.

Damn possessive male.

She stepped away from Graham and went to the kitchen sink to wet her hair and untangle Max’s hands. A moment later Blaine was at her side, he pressed a kiss to her cheek and then took Max from her. Her heart lurched as the little guy started crying and kicking his feet.

Graham appeared and took the wailing child from Blaine, and Cameron swore she heard a growl come from one of them.

Drying the ends of her hair with a kitchen towel, Cam stepped between them, giving Blaine a narrow-eyed glare. “Are you done?”

His leopard flashed in his eyes, and he leaned in to growl, “Not with you.”

The incredible world that Lia has created in Ashwood Falls includes many great characters. The author gave all of the characters plenty of depth, but what I admired most about them was the amount of veneration that existed between Blaine, Graham and Cameron. However, it is the dialogue and vivid descriptions that complement the characters that make this author’s stories increasingly desirable. The relationships in this book are m/f, m/m and m/f/m. 

I recommend that you read both the prequel, Winter Eve, and A Tiger's Claim before this one. - I am looking forward to reading Surrendering to the Alpha next.
Disclosure: This ebook was provided to me free of charge for the sole purpose of an honest review. All thoughts, comments, and ratings are my own.

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, 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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  1. Thanks so much for having Graham and I over today and for the wonderful review!

    1. You are welcome as always! Thanks for stopping by!

  2. The book and series looks good. Thanks for the excerpt.

  3. Wonderful excerpt. Really enjoyed it.

  4. Look forward to reading. Thank you for the giveaway.

  5. like the series concept & the book definitely sounds interesting :)

  6. Great except. I love the two clans coming together.
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  7. THANKS FOR THE EXCEPT AND THE GIVEAWAY! SHELLEY S. calicolady60@hotmail.com

  8. I have this on my wishlist! I cant wait to read it!

  9. Great review and interview! Looking forward to reading it!

  10. Great Job Lia! I loved this story.

    Graham .. my favorite color is purple, but I do agree I love the blue of my mates eyes!

    Fellow readers ... you can find my 5 star reviews here:


    1. Great Review! Liked on both Amazon & Goodreads!

  11. Awesome interview! Thanks for the giveaway!

  12. I can't believe I haven't read this author yet... it sounds like a great series, and I'll be running over to GOodreads to TBR a couple more books (gotta keep my Kindle happy!).

  13. This books sounds great! I'm definitely getting this series after reading the excerpt!! This is totally my genre. I LOVE reading author's interviews. It gives me a glimpse of the life or why they write and so on. And thank you for sharing your thoughts on the book! I really liked reading it too!
    Thank you so much for this very generous giveaway!!!

  14. Hi! And thanks for the giveaway!

  15. Hello. Thanks for the giveaway.

  16. *waves* hello! I love how you have your blog set up! I could get lost here. lol <3

  17. This sounds like a great book. Thanks for the giveaway :)

  18. before read your books i knw that i will love them

  19. This author and series is new to me, but it looks like something I would love! Thank you for the giveaway!!
    Bonnie Hilligoss/bonhill@speakeasy.net

  20. Hi! I really like your blog! Great author/book reviews and great giveaway! Also very user friendly! Love it!

    1. Thanks I am glad you like the blog; also that you think it is user friendly.

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    Thanks for the g/a opportunities - love to enter and enjoy your prize selection too.

  23. Hi! Thanks for the chance to win.

  24. Congratulations on the publication of A Mating Dance! Sounds like an exciting book. Thanks for sharing the great excerpt.

  25. Thanks for the giveaway and congratulations on the new book!

  26. I am loving this book cover! I cannot wait to get my hands on this book! Sounds like a great read! Thank you for the giveaway!

  27. Love the cover. Cant wait to start reading the book.

  28. This sounds really intriguing--fun interview!


  29. I love finding new to me authors! This book sounds really good.

  30. New blog to me. Will be popping in often.