SONS OF WAR BK 1
War’s Passion, Sons of War book 1
By Lia Davis
Published by: Fated Desires Publishing
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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She had to force her feet in place and shove her hands in her pocket before the man noticed her shaking. Gods, she was such a baby. Years of therapy and she still wasn’t over the fear of dragons jumping out of the walls.
As if he sensed her mood shift, Ty turned his head toward her and pressed his lips into a hard thin line. “I’m going to check the upstairs.”
Seth touched her arm and she jumped. “Hey, you okay?”
Nodding, she forced a smile and met his gaze. “Yes. It’s just…never mind. It’s nothing.”
The tension in her muscles eased when he didn’t press her for the answers she wouldn’t give a stranger. Hell, she had a hard time telling Elle at first and the two of them had their own special…gifts. She motioned him to the kitchen. “You said Ty was one of your brothers. How many do you have?”
Seth laughed. “Four, counting Ty. We live in the large house just south of here.”
Gwen stopped and studied him. “You mean the castle on the cliff?”
“Yep. Although it’s not really a castle. Too small. Where are you from?”
Too small for a castle? What exactly did he think was ‘big’?
Her stomach tightened at his question, but she tamped it down. He was just trying to be friendly. “Florida originally, but we moved to Nebraska about fourteen years ago.”
In the kitchen, he opened one of the windows and inspected the frame. “What made you decide to come to Maine?”
Nerves fluttering, she rolled the outer seam to her jeans between her thumb and index finger. Where the hell was Elle? “I don’t know, really. I love the ocean and the coast of Maine looked beautiful in pictures.” A soft laughed escaped her. It probably seemed a little odd to just move to an unknown place based on Internet photos. However, she couldn’t tell him she was running from a monster.
If he noticed anything amiss in her behavior, Seth didn’t comment. “So what do you think so far?”
“It’s more beautiful in person.” And it really was.
Seth nodded and walked out of the kitchen in quick, long strides. Gwen had to almost jog to catch up with him. When she reached the living room, the front door opened and Elle came in with her arms full of bags. Gwen rushed over to take a few, but Seth beat her to it and took all the bags. Meeting her sister’s gaze and holding in a smile at Elle’s raised brows, she could tell by Elle’s expression they were thinking the same thing. Big, strong, and handsome. Hello, Maine.
“Oh, thanks.” Elle took off her large floppy hat and studied Seth for a long moment before she extended her hand. “I’m Elle.”
Seth smiled and gave a short nod. “I’m Seth. We spoke on the phone last night.”
At her sister’s forced smile, real fear froze Gwen’s blood. A shadow passed over Elle and her dark brown eyes shimmered slightly. Something was wrong. “Elle?”
Shifting her gaze to Gwen, Elle relaxed and shook her head. “It’s fine. I’m fine. The sun peeked through the clouds a couple of times and I feel a little off, but I’m fine.” Shifting her gaze back to Seth, she motioned to the kitchen. “You can set the bags down in here.”
No you’re not. However, Gwen wasn’t going to cause a scene in front of their new neighbors and contractors so she kept quiet and followed them to the kitchen. She’d just have to wait until they left to freak out on her sister.
No need to make everyone believe she was crazy.
An Interview with Gwen from War’s Passion
Lia: Hello! Gwen and I are so happy to be here today chatting about her dragon. So Gwen, how are you today?
Gwen: I’m well.
Lia: How is that dragon of yours?
Gwen: *smiles and averts her gaze* He’s wonderful, demanding, and sexy as ever.
Lia: You forgot stubborn.
Gwen: *nods and laugh* Yes, that too.
Lia: What is it like being mated to a dragon?
Gwen: Intense. And wonderful. That dark, powerful presence surrounding the dragons is only a fraction of the power they hold within. Although somehow it’s not overwhelming. I guess it has something to do with being true mates. It wonderful because we are connected on an emotional and psychic level. There is no jealousy, no secrets, and no worries about each other’s feelings.
Lia: That must be pretty awesome and comforting. My hubby and I have a similar connection. And it is great. What’s your favorite part of him?
Gwen: Oh, I have many. *She grins shyly* The first thing that comes to mind is his eyes. They are to gateway to his dragon and his soul. I love the way the color changes with his emotions.
Lia: Markus loves to play the piano. It’s an outlet he uses to think and as an escape from the issues on hand. He usually don’t like an audience. Does he play for you?
Gwen: Yes, when we are alone. I love listening to him. It’s so soothing.
Lia: Thanks for chatting with me. We’ll have to do a girls lunch or something soon.
Gwen: It was a pleasure. Yes we do. We could invite Elle to come with us.
Lia: That would be great.
Thank you, Tawania, for having us over.Gwen and Markus’s story is found in War’s Passion, Sons of War book 1.
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):
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.