Are you a strong woman? Women are notoriously strong. We deal with birth and are the caretakers of our families. Trust me if you have ever seen a man sick, you will know just how strong women are! (haha).
The women in the Ngata family are strong. They have faced war and destruction and found a way to not just survive but thrive. In DIA'S LURE, Dia has always run away, rather than fight. Escape and hide were her best skills but when she is unable to do either... she finds out how strong she really is.
DIA'S LURE is the third book in the Solstice Quartet series about the Ngata family, a group of swan shifters and sisters. Their lives were upturned when their tribe was attacked, killing their mother. Ember and Amy have found their happily ever afters, but Dia remained in hiding until this book.
Now available in ebook and print, DIA'S LURE is an action packed shifter romance. Dia not only falls for her former boyfriend but she meets an amazing new heartthrob! And they will need both of them to escape!
When Dia finally gets caught, she has to decide: flee or fight? Or…fall in love?
After years on the run, Dia Ngata’s luck has run out. Not by hunters, though, but by a reclusive bat shifter colony and the witches bound to them. The worst part? Her fellow captive happens to be Carver Kano, the ex-lover who betrayed her all those years ago.
Carver Kano admits his mistakes, and his biggest was being too late to stop the slaughter of Dia’s tribe. Ever since, the investigative journalist has focused on putting the biggest and baddest behind bars; however, he can’t escape the prison of his guilt.
When he gets captured by the bat colony, he doesn’t expect to form a friendship with the handsome bat shifter Milos or to have a chance to earn Dia’s forgiveness. Dia plans to escape as soon as possible. And Milos? He simply wants to survive.
Dia is Kano’s mate, but Milos ignites something in them both. When someone from Kano’s past threatens the colony, can the trio put their fears and mistrust aside? Or will history repeat itself once more?
Love shifters? Catherine Peace’s Solstice Quartet series blends magic and love as three daughters of a swan tribe find love where they least expect it. Peace’s stories bring to mind books by Patricia Briggs and Carrie Ann Ryan.
She’d learned sacrifice from her mother. Trina Ngata gave up so much—her culture, her family, her life—to come to the Whakamanu. But she wouldn’t have traded it for anything, and no matter the cost and the strain and the enduring loneliness Dia endured, she wouldn’t either. May my sacrifices honor yours, Mama.
But that damned trembling anxiety continued through her arms, trickling like rain down her spine and into her legs; it only grew stronger as their bus trudged through the city. Tension filled the air, a string about to snap. The same tension that had preceded the slaughter. Not again. Her heart raced and her throat closed up; she couldn’t swallow, couldn’t talk, couldn’t scream. She wrapped her arms around her waist in a poor attempt to keep herself together, but it wouldn’t be enough. The attack had to pass on its own.
Dia glanced up. Hannah, one of the newbies, slid into the seat next to her. “You doing okay?”
Forcing a nod, she tried to speak but the words refused to push through her tight throat. The plucky American, a girl from Ohio who wanted to make a difference in the world, didn’t speak again, but her presence was comfort enough. Slowly, between Hannah’s calm and the consistent vibration of the tires, Dia’s chest began to loosen and her muscles unclenched.
And then the world went bright. A deafening BOOM tossed the bus onto its side, flinging some of the passengers and luggage with it. Screams filled the air, and when the flash subsided, the forest of her birth surrounded her, a nightmare come to life. The hunters had come.
And since she couldn’t fly, she ran.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Catherine Peace has been telling stories for as long as she could remember. She often blames two things for her forays into speculative fiction—Syfy (when it was SciFi) channel Sundays with her dad and The Island of Dr. Moreau by HG Wells. She graduated in 2008 from Northern Kentucky University with a degree in English and is still chasing the dream of being super rich and famous, mostly so she can sit around in her PJs all day and write stories.
Catherine currently lives on a farm in South Carolina. E-I-E-I-O.
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