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Saturday, June 16, 2012

Ravished Before Sunrise by Lia Davis-Guest Post/Giveaway

Let's welcome Lia Davis to Harlie's Book Blog.  Don't forget to leave a comment with your email address for the giveaway.  Prize is one (1) Swag, with a grand prize of a $25 gift card.  Must have your email address so we can contact you if you are the winner.  :)

Title: Ravished Before Sunrise

Author: Lia Davis

Publisher: Decadent Publishing

Length: 8,700 words

Genre(s): Action/Adventure; Contemporary Erotic Paranormal  Romance

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Guest Post:

Hello! I’m Emalee Black, heroine from Ravished Before Sunrise. I want to thank Harlie for having me over today and thank all the commenters in advance for stopping by. Lia asked me to come over and talk about “The Chase”.

 Living must my life low key had always made me yearn for excitement. So when the opportunity rose that I could build my own fantasy adventure, I wanted a night to be free, to role play, and to go on the hunt.

I loved to play hide-and-seek as a child so it was only natural that I chose to hunt. But why a vampire? It’s the thrill of stalking after my prey while thinking of all the naughty things I would do when I caught him. Plus there is a psychological element of danger that surrounds vamps. They are predators and notoriously sexy lovers. The mix of that edge and desire promised a night I would never forget. I wanted that romantic fantasy; to chase one and capture him for a night of passion and adult play.

However, I underestimated my vampire. Not having a lick of vampire hunting training, I wasn’t prepared when he turned the tables and I became the hunted.


Born with the unusual ability to see what truly lies in the shadows, Emalee Black is stuck between two worlds, the paranormal and the human. Neither one accepts or understands her and she’s forced to live a quiet, boring life in hiding. When her best friend mentions 1Night Stand dating service, Ema chooses a role-playing adventure straight out of her romantic fantasies. She’s to hunt her very own vampire and have her wicked way him.

Vampire Darian Wyman is surprised when his daughter signs him up for a one-night stand with an exclusive matchmaking agency. At first he’s appalled by the idea, but as he reads the details of the date, he becomes intrigued. For one night he will get away from the life he has long grown tired of to be hunted and captured by a would-be huntress. But he has plans of his own for his little vixen.

However, when Darian discovers the truth about Ema’s inhuman abilities, the date could end before it gets started.

Excerpt #1:

Emalee’s pulse raced as she drummed her fingers on her desk and searched the website. A giddiness she hadn’t known since senior prom ran through her. The site claimed unlimited possibilities, a chance for adventure. Could they mean it? Because she’d already seen things beyond what humans deemed possible. Hell, her whole existence was unimaginable.

Her life had taken a lonesome turn when a friend she hadn’t seen since high school noted how much younger than the rest of her classmates she looked. Her long-lasting youth had become a liability. Drawing too much attention to her unusual gift wouldn’t prove wise. In some cases, it could get her killed. With no alternative, she’d closed the door on her life among humans and moved into the local witch coven, where everyone was different.

“What will you do?” Her best friend since preschool, a coven member in good standing, sat next to her for moral support and encouragement. Ema didn’t need much encouragement. The second Beth had mentioned a one-night stand, she’d been hooked. And Madame Eve’s dating service would save her from dying of boredom, at least for one night.

But could she go through with it? A wicked smile tugged at her lips and her inner voice said, “Hell, yeah.” Human strangers gave her a sense of safety. They knew nothing about her past or her unusual abilities.

“Just one night?”

Excerpt #2:

Darian logged into his email account. An unusual message flashed in his inbox. Madame Eve with 1Night Stand. Why did that sound familiar?

A vague recollection of his daughter mentioning the dating service two weeks before came to mind and he growled. God, please tell me she didn’t. He skimmed through the email and snatched the phone from the desk.

“Hello, Father.” A sweet and cheerful female voice answered after one ring.

“Where are you?”

“Shopping. Is there a problem?”

“You know anything about why I would receive a message from 1Night Stand?” He tried to stay calm and not overreact. The email could be a mistake. Maybe Kat had nothing to do with it.

“Oh! She found a match so soon? That’s great. You’ll have fun.”

Fun? “Katrina, I didn’t request to be set up on a date. I can’t go meet a complete stranger and….” he scanned the email again. “…and spend the night with her?”

“Oh, Daddy, please. This is my gift to you. Now be the adult and have fun.” Her sweet tone did nothing to soothe his growing annoyance.


“I’m sick of you moping around the mansion. You need a change in your life. Besides, when was the last time you had sex?”

About the Author:

Lia Davis is a mother to two young adults and two very special, equally different kitty cats. She’s a wife to her soul mate, who drives her crazy during editing/revisions. 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 only recently became serious about publishing her work and loves it more than she imagined. Writing is a stress reliever that allows her to go off in her corner of the house and enter into another world she created, leaving the day job where it belongs.

Her favorite things are spending time with family, traveling, reading, writing, chocolate, coffee, nature and hanging out with her kitties.


  1. Thanks for having me and Ema over.

  2. It was so nice to meet Ema.
    Great excerpts.

  3. Sounds like a fun chase. I'm sure sparks will fly when Darian and Ema meet.

  4. Love the excerpts. Will be checking out Lia's books =)

  5. Enjoyed reading.
    Ema seems like a great character.

  6. Fabulous bit with Ema! Loved the excerpts. Congrats Lia!


  7. i enjoyed the excerts, thanks you a lot for the giveaway too ( international i hope)

    all the best


  8. Loved the excerpts, Lia! Nice post! :)

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  10. Great post and excerpts. This book sounds fantastic. Can't wait to read it.


  11. Good guest post! I loved the excerpts - especially the 2nd one from the "vampire's" point of view...this sounds like a really fun book to read in the 1Night Stand series

    junegirl63 at gmail dot com

  12. Katrina sounds like a fun, and unusual, kind of daughter...LOL. With Father's Day here, perhaps other dad's are hoping that's what their daughter's will get them for the occasion??
    catherinelee100 at gmail dot com

  13. This book sounds really good, Love that his daughter was the to submit his profile, and her asking when the last time he'd had sex. That would be TMI for me, LOL. This book is going on my TBR list.
    manning_j2004 at yahoo dot com

  14. Sorry I'm late, ladies! I love Lia's books! She's an awesome writer. Fantastic interview!

  15. I really enjoy character interviews and this one with Emalee was fun. I especially liked the line: "Not having a lick of vampire hunting training, I wasn’t prepared when he turned the tables and I became the hunted." Very intriguing!


  16. I really enjoyed this post. The book sounds really good. Thanks for the post!

    rachel at thejeepdiva dot com

  17. Great excerpts.

  18. I love reading vampire books. This book sounds very good. Please enter me in contest. Tore923@aol.com

  19. Great excerpts. Love the 1Night stand stories. Have read a couple of Lia's books and have enjoyed them. Thanks for the giveaway.

  20. Hi Ema,

    Your story sounds really fun, with the potential for a lot of sexy and humorous moments.

    caity_mack at yahoo dot com

  21. Thanks for sharing the excerpts.


  22. I enjoyed the excerpts thank you. RAVISHED BEFORE SUNRISE looks like a great read.


  23. thank you for the chance at such a great giveaway. i love the 1Nstand series and Ravished before Sunrise sounds like it could end up being one of my favorites. i am already laughing at just the short excerpt, i love laughter in a romance. thank you again and enjoy your week.

    tammy ramey