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His darkest secret is revealed while her greatest fear comes to life.
Published on Nov 9th – the third book in the Urban Fantasy Paranormal Romance series, The Divinities.
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Title: Dark Divine
Series: The Divinities #3
Author: Lia Davis
Genre: Urban Fantasy, Paranormal Romance
Release Date: November 9, 2016
Digital ISBN: 978-1-944060-18-3
Paperback ISBN: 978-1-944060-19-0
His darkest secret is revealed while her greatest fear comes to life.
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.
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This is the third novel in this enthralling series. In this story, the battle against the demons continues with Zach still hiding his true nature from the Divinities and Lydia reluctant to admit that the two are fated mates as she continues to resist her attraction to him. Whilst Kahn plots with his mate, Samoan, against the Divinities and her father, this sure is an action packed novel!
The intriguing characters, suspense filled plot and mythological aspects continue to make this a real page turner, an enthralling combination of good v evil, mystery, suspense and, of course, with the thread of romance running throughout. Lydia is determined to thwart the demons, even if it means putting herself at risk. When deputy Sheriff, Zach Manus, discovers her activities it activates his already well developed protective instincts – and more. As he continues to hide his true nature, maybe love will find a way for them both?
There are secrets to be revealed, battles to be fought and evil to be overcome in this fast paced story which I have no hesitation in highly recommending to anyone who enjoys reading of a powerful, feisty female and a man with hidden secrets in a well crafted, paranormal romance. This novel is a brilliant addition to this great series – I cant wait to read what happens next!
I was gifted an ARC of this novel via NetGalley with no obligation or requirement to review it. This is my honest review after reading the ARC.
An Excerpt To Whet Your Appetite:
She sank farther back into the shadows so that any human walking by wouldn’t see her dematerialize, and then focused on home.
A moment later, she stood outside the large barn in the backyard of her new home. Once the household of Kalissa and Khloe Bradenton, the large, three-story home was now the central base for the Divinities. They called it the Divinity House.
Up until earlier that year, they hadn’t known there were other Divinities out there. Once Zach—the grandson of the priest and priestess of the Maxville Coven—set up an online community, they’d learned that there were others like Lydia, her mother, Ayden, and the Bradenton twins.
The other Divinities were well hidden in their covens and were happy to stay there. Too many of them were afraid of what this new uprising of demons would do to their safe havens.
Lydia didn’t blame them. Especially after what had happened to the Oceanway Coven a few months ago. Demons had broken through the coven’s wards, destroyed homes, and kidnapped two Dark Divine—the darker counterparts of the Divinities—children.
She shuddered at the memory. A moment later, Teddy-Bear, the Siamese twin hellhounds Hecate had appointed as the guardians of the Sinew—a marble-sized crystal sphere that held the world’s magic—stuck their large heads out of the barn.
She ignored them at first, not wanting to hear a lecture at the moment. But it would come.
In true form, they stood about ten feet tall from paws to ears. They shared one body, but two independent heads with very different personalities. They were both frightening and adorable in an oversized dog kind of way.
Teddy shook his head as Bear said, “Dia, what have you been up to?”
She rolled her eyes. They knew what she’d been doing for months, but still pretended they didn’t know. “Someone has to hunt the vile creatures down.”
Teddy extended his head and sniffed. Lydia almost laughed. They’d smelled her from inside the barn with their supernatural senses. Teddy was trying to annoy her. “That is for the Divinities to do together, not for one of them to do alone.”
“You’re a mother, Dia,” Bear said.
“Your son needs his mother alive,” Teddy added.
Lydia fisted her hands and counted to ten. This argument was getting old. “My son is in danger as long as the demons walk the human realm.”
Logan had been born with the dark rose, the symbol marking him as a Dark Divine. That meant her late husband, the man she’d trusted with her heart and soul had lied to her. He’d withheld his demonic nature from her.
Yes, she’d known he was a warlock—a dark witch who had been cast out by his or her coven. Many warlock children weren’t given the choice to redeem themselves. Therefore, they carried the dark label simply because their parents were warlocks.
In Mikal’s case, he wasn’t only half demon, he was also the son of Khan, the ruler of the Underworld and the one responsible for the many coven attacks over the last few centuries.
She’d discovered that latter bit of information while going through Mikal’s personal data files right after Logan was born.
“Logan is why I must do this. Khan will never take my son.” The dark lord must never know Logan is his grandson.
She turned to the house, ending the conversation while noticing Ryn—a Lackey demon who’d helped her mom escape Demetrius’s dungeon—lurking just inside the barn. Something bothered Lydia about the demon, but she couldn’t quite put her finger on what.
Whatever. She quietly eased into the back door and crept up the stairs to her son’s nursery. Peeking inside the room, she smiled at her baby boy peacefully sleeping in his crib.
Lydia walked over and bent to place a kiss on his head. “Mommy loves you, handsome.”
Her chest filled with pride and overflowed with love for him. She’d fight a thousand demons and die a hundred deaths to ensure that her son was safe.
And she’d do it with or without the other Divinities’ help.
More books from The Divinities
Book One: Forgotten Visions
Forgotten Visions – link to my review of this novel
Book Two: Death’s Storm
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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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