Harmony Springs, book 1
Decadent Publishing ROAR line
By Lia Davis
For tiger-shifter, Samira Anderson, leaving home for the first time to attend Harmony University
should unnerve her. She’s never submitted to the fear of a challenge and doesn’t plan to start
now. Meeting her dorm mates and touring the campus excites her and her cat. Although when
she meets Gavin Stone, she’s not only nervous around him but fears she might lose the tight
control she has over her tiger.
After a bad break up with his high school sweetheart, Gavin has no intentions of repeating
past mistakes. Or so he thought until he sees the beautiful, smart, Samira at the dorm welcome
party. Drawn to her like no other, he can’t stay away or shake the feeling Sam isn’t telling him
When he discovers her secrets, a whole new world opens to him, filled with danger, unknown
possibilities, and a passion so intense it could last many lifetimes.
If any more people piled into the dorm, Sam was going to scream. The ground floor of the
house was elbow to elbow. She couldn’t walk to the bathroom without feeling like the ball in a
pinball machine. The human-shifter ratio was fifty to one.
Sam quickly learned humans were pretty clueless to their surroundings—at least this crowd of
students were anyway.
“I hate crowds,” Jesse spoke softly beside her.
“Me, too.” And parties where underage humans drink and play the music too loud.
Camile had handed her and Jesse earplugs, but they only helped to muffle the noise. A
headache had moved in, and Sam was ready to crawl out of her skin. Literally. Her tiger begged
to go for a run, go find that stream she heard when she’d arrived that morning.
Suddenly, an odd awareness drew her attention to the entrance. Three guys stood in the
doorway. One of them looked about as thrilled to be there as she felt. Poor guy. He stood by the
door, his hands shoved in pockets as he scanned the room with a frown on his lips. Sam couldn’t
get a read on his emotions from so far away, but she could tell he’d rather be doing something
else. His friends probably dragged him away from his video game.
He had dark hair that barely covered his ears, but his bangs fell in his eyes in a sexy kind of
way. His wire-rimmed glasses kept sliding down his nose. Scanning down to his broad shoulders
under a deep purple button down, she grew more intrigued by the human. Something about him
called to her.
Jesse’s cool fingers brushed her hand, drawing her attention away for the human to glance at
her friend. The leopard lowered her eyes and withdrew her hand. Sam sighed and covered the
female’s hand and gently squeezed. Submissives weren’t normally so timid, but Jesse was the
poster girl for the word.
“What is it?”
“He’s cute.” She blushed and glanced to where the new guy stood.
Sam smiled. “Yes, he is, and very human.”
As if sensing her watching him, he lifted his lashes and stared right at her. Her pulse spiked
while her tiger purred. When he started to advance toward them, Jesse tensed slightly, but Sam
paid it no mind. She was too focused on the guy who held her captivated.
When he stopped at the table, she nearly groaned when his cedar-and-mint scent flowed
around her, alluring and intoxicating. Damn, she wanted to bury her nose into his neck and
“Hello, I’m Gavin.” He held out his hand.
“What? Oh.” Sam shook his hand and suppressed the urge to purr as some kind of electrical
current passed through the connection. What the hell was that?
Lia Davis is a mother to two young adults and three equally special kitties, a wife to her soul
mate, and a lover of romance. 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 active 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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