Divided Loyalties by Lia Davis
Trained to hunt rogues and protect the human race from the threat of shifters, Christa Baker is beginning to rethink her career choice. Especially when her niece and nephew—who she’s raised on her own—end up in the crossfire. Now she’s looking for a way out and disappear off Shield’s radar for good. She never thought her out would be a gorgeous wolf who kidnaps her after raiding Shield HQ.
Hayden Raines has always followed the rules. As the Ashwood Fall wolf Marshal, he has to set the example for those working under him. When he sets his sights on the beautiful human hunter things go downhill, fast. Fate has a funny way of turning things inside out—because the woman he kidnaps, the enemy he might need to protect his family from, just happens to be his mate.
Warning: Contains one woman on a path she’s not ready for, a man who thought things would be different, and a heated exchange that turns out to be the best thing ever.
Ashwood Falls reading order:
“Okay, Christa. Calm down and breathe.”
She took a deep breath and peered at the single lit candle on the coffee table. Its flame danced, casting shadows everywhere. Shadows that threatened to stir up the demons living inside her head, again.
She dipped her brows and wondered if the candle had been there before the wolf lit it. How did he light it? Did he have powers beyond his ability to shift into his animal? She knew that some shifters had an extra gift.
Did Hayden have any?
Why the hell did she care?
She growled and turned from the flame to take in her dark surroundings. Taking a deep breath, she banished all the questions that whirled around in her mind like hungry vultures. She was out of here the first chance she got.
Just as soon as she found out where ‘here’ was.
The front door opened, and she whirled. The driver, Tanner she believed Hayden had said, entered the house. From the glow of the candle, she could make out the similarities in his features to Hayden’s. They had the same high cheekbones and same almond shaped eyes, yet Tanner appeared younger in a bad-boy way.
She stepped back and watched as he went to the fireplace, and grabbed a broken wooden chair on his way. With quick movements, he broke the chair into several smaller pieces and placed them inside the fireplace. After striking a match, he threw it in the fireplace and stood to face her.
The fire flared to life, illuminating the whole living room in a soft glow. Still, she watched Tanner, unsure what the man was about to do. He held a certain power that made her edgy and leery. Damn, she hated to be unarmed.
“Why am I here? Why didn’t you just kill me with the others?”
Tanner stared at her for several long moments before finally giving her a shrug and dropping into the nearest recliner. “That was Hayden’s call. Besides, you’re not infected.”
Infected? Was he serious?
“Infected with what?”
Tanner raised a brow at her outrage, which only pissed her off even more. “Every one of your co-workers was infected with the mutant virus.”
She started shaking her head. No. It wasn’t possible. “I don’t believe you. They’d have to have been bitten by the beast to become infected.”
Tanner leaned his head back to rest against the back of the chair. “We used to believe that too. Like a horror movie werewolf come to life. Now, we have proof that the rogues have a serum.”
She watched him, searching for some hint of a lie. There was none. He believed everything he was saying. “They can’t infect humans. Does it work the same as the bite? Because, if so, then my soldiers at Shield couldn’t had been infected.”
“What makes you say that?”
“They would’ve changed within forty-eight hours, and during that time, they’d have some kind of symptom like fever or pain.”
Tanner lifted his head and met her gaze. “You’ve seen it?”
Interview with Hayden Raines from Divided Loyalties
Thank you so much for having Hayden and I over today.
Lia: Hi, Hayden. How are you? Please introduce yourself to the readers.
Hayden: Hi. I’m one of the Marshals of Ashwood Falls. I assist the Alphas in their duties and manage the enforcers and sentries.
Lia: What were your thoughts when you first saw Christa and kidnapped her?
Hayden: *set his jaw before answering* My wolf said, “Mine.” So I just reacted. Shield had been compromised and we needed to shut it down. I really didn’t know what to do with her, but I knew she was my mate the instant I caught her scent.
Lia: What is your favorite part of her?
Hayden: Her strength and her mouth.
Lia: Boxers or brief?
Hayden: *growls low* That’s personal.
Lia: *sighs* Just answer the question.
Hayden: Neither. Next question
Lia: See that wasn’t hard. What do you do to relax?
Hayden: I’m always relaxed.
Lia: *shaking head* I know for a fact that you are not.
Hayden: Before Christa, I would let the wolf out and go for a long run. Now, I still let the wolf out, but after the man finds release with his mate.
Lia: *smiles* Any baby plans yet?
Hayden: *his lips twitch* I’m working on it.
Lia: Thanks for being a good sport and answering my questions. I have to go talk with Ana and Kieran to see where they’re headed.
About the Author: Lia Davis
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 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 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
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