Hello! Thank you, Rue for having Dani and me over today. We are excited to be here and share a little about Winter Eve and that hunky human who stole Dani’s heart.
Lia: Hi, Dani! Please share a little about you.
Dani: Hi. I’m happy to be here. I’m a leopard-shifter and the Ashwood Pack healer. Although an accident has hindered my healing ability a little, but with the love of my Pack and new mate, I’m healing.
Lia: I’m glad to hear that. What is you favorite thing to do in your spear time?
Dani: I love spending time in the nursery and playing with the littlest Packs members.
Lia: Aww. The younger ones can’t shift, can they?
Dani: *smiles and shakes her head* No. Their animal halves, or at least the magick that animates our animal half, doesn’t fully wake up until puberty. Then we have to deal with hormonal preteens through young adults as they learn to control the shift and the animal within.
Lia: Wow. Sounds like the adults have their hands full.
Dani: The closeness of the Packs and love bond between parents and their children is very strong. It is very rare for us to have an unruly teen. Mischievous teens, yes, but they know their boundaries.
Lia: That good. Tell us about Ashwood Falls, before and after the wolves merged with the leopards.
Dani: Well, before the first rogue attack about 200 years ago, both Packs were strong, vibrant communities. They were two of the strongest in North America. After the attacks, they lost so many of their supporting members they started to fall apart. Rebuilding was too much of an effort because moral was down. Finally about 30 years ago Luna and Keegan made the decision to merge their lands and Packs.
Lia: I bet that caused some tension. I mean wolves and leopards living together?
Dani: *nods* Yep. Neither fully trusted the other. But with all good Alphas, Luna and Keegan brought them together and everyone began to learn from each other. It’s still not perfect, but we are much stronger now, and for the most part work as one Pack.
Lia: That’s great. Now care to share your human?
Dani: *She blushes, but her green eyes lit up* Nevan is my winter blessing. He’s compassionate, protective, and doesn’t back down from anyone. He was raised by lions. His stepmother and brothers are mountain lion-shifters, so I didn’t have to deal with the shock of by-the-way-I-can-shift-into-a-large-spotted-cat thing.
Lia: Yes, I guess shifter thing would throw some people off if they didn’t know. Dani, Thanks so much for chatting with me.
Dani: Thank you for bring me along.
Dani and Nevan’s story is the prequel to my new series, Ashwood Falls. Below is more about Winter Eve and a short excerpt. Enjoy!
Title: Winter Eve, Ashwood Falls prequel
Author: By Lia Davis
Publisher: Fated Desires Publishing
Genre: Paranormal Romance
There comes a time when setting your differences aside isn’t just necessary, it’s a means of survival. After losing over half of their dens to a group rogue shifters, the wolves and leopards merged as one Pack, but living together is much more of a challenge then they expected.
Danica Welsh was born to be the leopard pack healer. An accident involving a drug induced youth left her badly burned and scared—emotionally and physically. Without the ability to heal by touch, she secludes herself to the edge of town, away from Ashwood Falls’ overly concerned citizens. All hope of mating and family become a distance dream. When she finally starts to accepts the long, lonely existence ahead of her, a stranger crashes into her life, and her heart.
After Nevan Mathews’ fiancée died three years ago, he submerged himself into his work, cutting off all reminders of a life he dreamed of with the woman he loved. He lets his step-mother talk him into taking the first vacation in five years to visit for the holidays. But an accident delays his travel plans, sending him to Danica’s doorstep and raises a need he thought he would never feel again.
Can they tear down the walls around their hearts and submit to the passion before another claims Dani for his own?
Warning: Contains a shifter who’s scars run deeper than skin, a human who has the heart of a shifter, and a snow storm that’s sure to have them both reaching for warmth.