Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Book Tour for A Tiger's Claim by Lia Davis (Review & GIVEAWAY)

Another member to the paranormal genre joins us today with A Tiger's Claim by Lia Davis.  Today you'll get a brief glimpse into this sexy shifter story through my review and by visiting other blogs hosting this tour.  Don't forget to fill out the form below for your chance to win some goodies.....

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.


Travis Hunter’s blood froze in his veins at the piercing female scream that echoed through the forest. He was moving just as the sharp scent of blood tinted the crisp mountain air mixed with the rancid smell of the rogue mutants. His night vision, along with the silver glow of the full moon, allowed him to maneuver around the trees with ease. Just before reaching the rogues, he took one last leap and shifted in mid-air, his clothes dissolving in a flash, then replaced by brown fur. He landed on a human-like rogue and locked his teeth onto the male’s throat. With a jerk, Travis snapped his spinal cord at the base of his neck. Dropping the limp body, he turned in time to take the full force of a mutant as he attacked. They rolled in a tangle of limbs until slamming against a large rock.
Travis bit back the pain that rocked through his body. Fury built inside him and called the internal flame he kept contained since the night his burned his den down. Heat grew in his cells, consumed him fully until he glowed in a reddish-orange hue.
The mutant’s eyes grew round in fear with the knowledge that Travis held the power to call fire at will. Or, in this case, out of pure rage. Travis snapped his teeth and growled at the half-wolf, half-man, then slammed his paw into the creature’s chest and shoved the heat into the mutant. The fire consumed him in a flash of orange and blue flames.
Travis whirled away from the screams of the burning male and froze. Several feet away another male, this one in human form, crouched over the still body of a female.  A low growl escaped from his throat as he charged. Travis barreled into the large male. He tackled him to the ground and bit down on the male’s neck, hard enough to break through the skin and bone.
After throwing the dead male aside, Travis shifted back to his human form and went to the female. Crouching down beside her, he pressed two fingers to her throat. Relief washed some of the rage away when a weak pulse fluttered under his fingers. He scooped her up in his arms and carried her home.

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As the start to a new series, there's a lot of info and characters introduced in A Tiger's Claim that make for an intriguing addition to the paranormal genre.  With so much going on, the story sometimes gets a bit bogged down and overwhelmed at times.  Overall though the characters and world-building that Ms. Davis puts forth are engaging with a storyline that is at times sexy and action-packed while showing the importance of family.

Shay's bloodline is of the Onyx, the enemy to the shifter families permeating the story, but after being left behind she's been adopted into the Ashwood Falls clan.  Her old family wants her back so her new family is very protective or her, and as her heat cycle gets closer, she gets more frustrated by their smothering nature.  Her adoptive family was right to be concerned as an attack on her completely changes her future as the wolf shifter who saves her ends up being her true Mate which creates even bigger issues.

Travis was once the Alpha of his own pack before it was destroyed by the Onyx.  All that's left is his daughter and mother who he's kept in hiding.  He couldn't turn Shay away in her hour of need though and now has to convince her of their being Mates even though she fights it every step of the way.  Travis has lost someone he loved before so he's extremely protective now.  He believes in love whereas Shay is more doubting.  He's used to being an Alpha but respects the new family/pack he's joined as Shay's Mate and becomes an integral part in fighting for their safety as they fight to cure his daughter, another victim of the Onyx.  He's a wonderfully sexy hero whose time with Shay resulted in numerous steamy sexual interludes.

Shay doesn't believe she and Travis are true Mates and constantly fights her feelings.  She tries to keep it as just sex but as she gets closer to his daughter she can't ignore the truth any longer....they're a family.  As a self-professed princess she tends to do as she pleases and can be a bit melodramatic which frustrated me at times.  It puts her in harms way more often than not and ultimately leads to a dramatic showdown with the Onyx that puts much of her pack in jeopardy.

Ms. Davis has created an intriguing story featuring many different kinds of shifters, and a human or two, who come together through familial ties with each willing to die for the other.  The nefarious plans of the Onyx are not always clear and the large cast of characters can be overwhelming at times, but I still found myself drawn to it mostly because of the sexy Travis.  This world of magic and shifters is an entertaining one that I look forward to seeing more of in the future.

My rating for this is a C+

*I received this book from the author in exchange for my honest opinion.


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. Love finding a new book and author. cant wait to read this book.

  2. Interesting book! Love the cover. Another paranormal for my TBR list.