Excerpt and Sweepstakes: Dark Divine (Book #3: The Divinities Series) by Lia Davis

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Dark Divine (Book #3: The Divinities) by Lia Davis.  Urban fantasy, paranormal romance, published November 9, 2016.  Digital ISBN: 978-1-944060-18-3, Paperback ISBN: 978-1-944060-19-0

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New mother and Divinity, Lydia Rayners, is no stranger to heartache and loss. Her father, husband, and brother were taken from her by the demons, and now they want her son. Lydia will never let that happen, and she is determined to bring them down one by one—by herself if necessary. Her plans are going well until a certain sexy deputy discovers that she’s the rumored demon slayer and is hell-bent on stopping her.

Witch and deputy sheriff, Zach Manus, has run from his past for too long and it’s catching up to him now. He’s determined to keep his dark family secret hidden as he fights for control over his emotions and growing powers. His darker side controlled him once before, and he won’t let it happen again. But the closer he gets to Lydia, the more the darkness threatens to consume him, just as the gorgeous Divinity consumes his thoughts and threatens his resolve.

Zach is powerless to resist her, and while Lydia may understand him like no other, trusting her might unleash a new dark power that could destroy them both and put everyone they love in danger in the process.

Excerpt from Dark Divine (Book #3: The Divinities):

Zach paced his grandfather’s man cave—the basement hidden under the stairs in the large foyer of the family home. He’d confined himself to the coven twenty-four hours ago because his grandfather, Noah, aka Papa, was out of the herb needed to perform the binding spell.

The spell that bound his dark side and kept it from coming out.

Fucking hell. Why now? He hadn’t needed to go through the ritual in months. Not until Lydia had shown up. He ran a hand through his hair and pulled. His skin felt too tight, and his damn ears were pointed for gods’ sake.

The door opened, making Zach turn toward it. Papa came down the stairs, looked at him, and then shook his head. “The more you fight it, the stronger it becomes.”

Zach snorted. “If I don’t fight it, I may never be able to control it.”

Noah went to the small altar against the center of the back wall of his study and sat a sachet of what Zach assumed was the herb on it.

“That is not true.”

“I’m not taking any chances.”

He’d lost control once. He’d been eight, and the darkness consumed him to the point where he’d killed his own father.

“Dark elves are not typically evil. The few that are, chose that path. The others live normal lives within covens that understand their abilities to weave demon magic.” Noah turned to him, his brows drawn together, and stared at Zach as if he were trying to read him.

“I killed him.”

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In 2008, Lia Davis ventured into the world of writing and publishing and never looked back. She has published more than twenty books, including the bestselling A Tiger’s Claim, book one in her fan favorite Ashwood Falls series. Her novels feature compassionate yet strong alpha heroes who know how to please their women and her leading ladies are each strong in their own way. No matter what obstacle she throws at them, they come out better in the end.

While writing was initially a way escape from real world drama, Lia now makes her living creating worlds filled with magic, mystery, romance, and adventure so that others can leave real life behind for a few hours at a time.

Lia’s favorite things are spending time with family, traveling, reading, writing, chocolate, coffee, nature and hanging out with her kitties. She and her family live in Northeast Florida battling hurricanes and very humid summers, but it’s her home and she loves it! Sign up for her newsletter, become a member of her fan club, and follow her on Twitter @NovelsByLia.

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