Saturday, October 1, 2011

October's Paranormal romance characterfest with Stacey Kennedy and giveaway !

Welcome to Characterfest

Characterfest is a month long event where you’ll find a different character interviews written by the author each day. Each interview has a giveaway(s) make sure the giveaway is open to you and if so add a comment or question along with your email. I will close all giveaways at the end of the week and add the winners to the winners post on that Tuesday. Odds are if you won you’ll be hearing from me.

One thing I will ask is if you could please twitter or hit the facebook likes button on the post so that others can see the interview. I want to get these authors out to as much as I can and you’re my go between in this event.

I hope you enjoy each interview and please try to make it here each day to find out whom or what’s next. If this goes as planned I will be hosting this next year. 
List of attending authors here 

Stacey Kennedy's interview with her witch character Bryannna

Hi everyone! I’m Bryanna. I suppose some of you might have met me in Whatnots & Doodads, and I’m still not totally sure how I feel about having my intimate moments out for everyone to read. But I’m here, so I guess it’s okay with me.

*clears throat* Yes, hi, I’m the author who wrote the story, Stacey Kennedy.

Bryanna: Well, you wouldn’t have written it, if I hadn’t appeared.

Stacey: Okay, you got me there. So tell us, what’s it like to be a witch.

Bryanna: I’ve come around to the idea. It was hard for me at first, since my magic comes out in all sorts of Whatnots & Doodads. My coven never accepted me and the other witches shunned me because of my flaws. But coming into Strange Hollow really helped.

Stacey: What’s Strange Hollow and where is it?

Bryanna: Oh, it’s a town located at the base of Mount Mitchell. It’s home to other supernatural creatures like me. We’re all a little different.

Stacey: What do you mean by different?

Bryanna: Take me for an example. I’m a witch who has unruly magic. It never comes out like it should and instead gives me random objects; sometimes they match, sometimes they don’t.

Stacey: That might be amusing to see. Okay, don’t go, giving me the evil eye. So you’ve found a home in Strange Hollow?

Bryanna: *blushes* I love it there. Zeke makes it wonderful for me.

Stacey: Spill! Who’s Zeke and why does he make you blush?

Bryanna: He’s my demon boyfriend. Don’t go judging me. He’s not the soul sucker that you’d think he’d be. He’s so sweet, defies his nature and wants to save souls.

Stacey: Don’t forget the sexy-as-sin part…

Bryanna: Yes, there is that. I do burn with hells fire for him.

Stacey: How’s things going between the two of you?

Bryanna: Things have never been better. It got scary there for a little bit when my past came back to haunt me, but once that was sorted out, life settled. I can’t go sharing all the secrets though, can I? You’ll just have to read the story to see how everything worked out.

Stacey: All right, can you share a memory with us that is one of your favorites?

Bryanna: Since all my intimate moments with my lover are out in the open, I guess sharing one won’t hurt any. Here’s a memory that I’ll never forget.

Zeke trailed his hands from flower to flower with a soft touch to insure no damage. She followed his every step. Her mind captured by thoughts of his hands along her skin, cupping her breasts, caressing her as carefully as he did the flowers.

When he plucked a fuchsia dahlia from the ground her focus came back to his face. With a slowness that nearly pained her to watch, he raised the flower to his nose and sniffed it. His eyes closed, the little furrow in his brow suggested the scent overwhelmed him. She gripped the cushion below her as she gulped deeply. By the elements, she’d never seen anything so sexy in her life, and she’d seen a man smell a flower before. But when Zeke did it, she melted.

His eyes snapped open, bored intently into hers. She did nothing to hide the fact he had completely and utterly aroused her. She wished he enjoyed her as much as he did the scent of the dahlia. He may be a demon, but right now, it didn’t matter. He was too delectable to ignore. Besides, she deserved a little fun after what she’d been through these past days. Using him as an outlet to bring some happiness into her life was nothing she would feel bad about.

He waited only a moment. Something changed in his demeanour, almost an acknowledgment that he’d waited for. In only a few strides, he closed the distance between them, knelt down and held the dahlia up. “You know, I’ve never been one for roses. The way a dahlia feels against your skin is much more pleasing.” He touched the back of her hand with the flower, and that earned him a little shudder. “The petals feel like a hundred fingertips along your skin.” He began to slowly run the flower up her forearm.
Her breath sucked back into her lungs. Unable to stop her eyes from shutting, she revelled in the way he touched her. So gentle, yet intent, done in a way to entice her. Slowly, the petals danced along her skin until the tips tickled her jaw line. He ran the flower from her cheek to her lips, where he slid it in a soft whisper across her mouth.

At that moment, he stopped, the flower no longer touching her. Her eyelids fluttered open, and her breath whooshed out in surprise to find his face so close to hers. He held the flower out, smiling in a way that melted her insides. “Did you enjoy the touch of that?”

“I did.” If she’d been bolder, she would have asked for more. Instead, she took the flower from his hand and raised it to her nose without taking her eyes from his.

His expression turned molten, suggesting where he wanted to take this. And she wouldn’t stop him. She needed him just as much. There was something to him, a way about him that she wanted to lose herself in, even if for only a moment. She wasn’t stupid to the ways of the world. She’d seen how cruel love could be. Zeke wanted her body, nothing more. Something she was all right with. A relationship with no strings attached was just the thing she needed to get over Layton. Her heart couldn’t handle any more pain.
With that, she gave him a sultry look to egg him on. His gaze smouldered like the fires in Hell. He leaned forward and cupped the sides of her face. “You must decide now if you want this.” He ran his thumb over her lips and licked his own. “Because once I kiss you I won’t stop.”

She was ready to say “Get on with it.” But there was a smidgen of hesitation that had her worried. “I’ve never … been with a demon.” She looked at the bulge in his pants. “Are … is everything the same?” Who knew what he had in his jeans?

His deep chuckle sent shivers down her spine. “My body is human in every sense–you won’t find a devil’s pitchfork in my pants.”

She laughed nervously. Well, what could he really expect? Her mouth parted to answer him, but she decided action would speak her point well enough. She closed the distance and kissed his mouth. If she’d doubted how much he wanted her, she didn’t now–his kiss couldn’t lie. His hands tightened around her face as his mouth encouraged in sync with hers. Tongues entwined, lips pressed together firmly. Every touch sent tingles straight to her center and caused heat to build between her thighs.
After a final swipe of her tongue, he sucked her bottom lip into his mouth and bit down very gently. He released it, still holding her face in his hands. His eyes bore into hers in a way no man had ever looked at her before. His eyebrow arched up suggestively. “Bryanna, are you ready to play with fire?”
“Holy earthquake, am I ever!”

Stacey: *fans self* Yes, I can see why he’s a keeper. I guess we should let you go, so you can get back to him.

Bryanna: Thanks! It was fun coming here. I hope you all enjoy your visit into Strange Hollow.

A witch with unruly magic, a demon gone good, lava-hot passion and a tornado of emotions–just another night in Strange Hollow.

For Bryanna, a witch from the Asheville Coven, magic is on the fritz. Shunned by her coven and her boyfriend Layton for her unruly magic, she seeks a new life for herself. It just so happens, fate steps in and brings her to Strange Hollow–a place where being different is not only acceptable, but encouraged.

When Bryanna arrives in Strange Hollow, Zeke, a demon gone good, is burning with Hell’s fire over her. Not only has she set his world ablaze, but he’s found one soul he can save. He’s determined to free her from the insecurities that have damaged her soul.

Together they experience lava-hot passion as they weave their way through a tornado of emotions. But when Layton returns for her, will Zeke’s attempts to break the unworthy cage woven around her be enough to keep her in Strange Hollow forever?
Whatnots & Doodads buy link -

Stacey Kennedy’s novels are lighthearted fantasy with heart squeezing, thigh-clenching romance, and even give a good chuckle every now and again. But within the stories you’ll find fast paced action, life threatening moments and a big bad villain that needs to be destroyed. Her urban fantasy/paranormal and erotic romance series have hit Amazon Kindle and All Romance Ebooks Bestseller lists. If she isn’t plugging away at her next novel, tending to her two little ones, she’s got her nose deep in a good book. She lives in Ontario, Canada with her husband. Be sure to drop her a line at, she loves to hear from her readers.

Stacey is giving away a eBook copy of Whatnots and Doodads. So please leave a comment or question along with an email to enter. International giveaway.


  1. Well I will never look at a dahlia in my garden in quite the same way again :) Loved the excerpt!

  2. Oh.....this book sounds good. Loved the interview with Bryanna, I want more of her story!

    Areeths at new dot rr dot com

  3. Oh the excerpt was great! I love character interviews they really bring the characters to life and add to the enjoyment of the books!

    Thanks for this giveaway!


  4. Thanks Stacey for a great interview! Sounds like a fabulous character!

    Leia Shaw

  5. I loved the excerpt! I love stories like this and love that he hands her a Dahlia instead of a rose (my kind of Demon)! Thanks for the giveaway.

  6. This comment has been removed by the author.

  7. Thank you Stacey for bringing Bryanna to do this fun interview. I have a question for Bryanna - Does Zeke have a free brother and how do I meet him? {grin}

    I can't wait to read this book.
    Thanks for offering a giveaway and participating in CharacterFest 2011.

  8. I love a hero that knows what he wants and Zeke seems to want to save Bryanna!

    dsadler53 at yahoo dot ca

  9. Sounds great! I love the character interview with how it is a conversation between the character and author. Makes a very interesting read just from that and makes me more interested in the book.

  10. I loved the post and Whatnots & Doodads sounds like a fantastic read.

    Barbed1951 at aol dot com

  11. I really like Bryanna and want to visit her in Strange Hollow. Witches are always interestign characters to read about.

    Cambonified (at) yahoo (dot) com

  12. Sounds like fun! I'm in!
    books (dot) things (at) yahoo (dot) com

  13. this looks awesome! thanks for the chance to win! i love reading about witches

    alainala@hotmail dot ca

  14. Yummy. Sign me up to read more of that!

    thebooknympho AT gmail DOT com

  15. Thanks for the giveaway. This book is on my wish list. It sounds like a really fun read.

  16. Awesome giveaway. Thanks for the chance. I've a couple books from the strange hollow series and have loved them. This one sounds good too, so I can't wait to read it.

  17. Defiantly a series that I have to start! This is a wonderful way to introduce different authors to those of us who don't have time to make it to the book store all the time!

  18. Can't wait to read the story! I love witch stories! Absolutely love the fun title too!

  19. I absolutely love Stacey Kennedy and her books. I haven't read this one yet! But I would absolutely LOVE to read it.

  20. I love character interviews so much! The books sounds great, I would love to read it.
    GFC follower: June M.
    manning_j2004 at yahoo dot com

  21. Dang..he does sound like a keeper...sigh..I've never read a bad book from this author..she is awesome. I'd love a copy of this book. Please count me in.
    Tweeted at!/Tanya1224/status/120606378367787008
    to spread the word =)

  22. Thanks for stopping by everyone...and for all the nice comments! I loved doing this interview so I'm glad y'all enjoyed it too! ;-)

  23. Holy cow that was hot! What a fabulous excerpt! I want to read more!

    rootml1 AT hotmail DOT com

  24. Sounds like a fantastic book! Stacey, how did you come up with the title? I love it!

    books4me67 at

  25. This book sounds wonderful. I know exactly where Mount Mitchell is... used to do a bike race there each year... (memories...) Thanks for the giveaway!

  26. that was a hot excerpt. liked it a lot - especially the humour ^^

    witchvela at web dot de

  27. Love character interviews. This book sounds really good.Thanks for the excerpt.

  28. this book sounds and looks awesome! thanks for the chance to win!

    alainala @ hotmail DOT ca

  29. I haven't read this one yet, but have most of Stacey's books and love them! Thanks for the opportunity Stac =)

    meaganmize at gmail dot com

  30. I've read other books by Stacey, not sure why I missed this one. A TBR asap.

  31. This book sound exciting. Thanks for the giveaway.

    sariahwalters at gmail dot com

  32. This sounds great! Definitely a must read!


  33. This sounds so good! Love the name too!

    mmafsmith at gmail dot com

  34. This books sounds great. I love the idea of a witch whose spells go astray - all kinds of unexpected things could happen.

    jen at delux dot com

  35. This sounds like a great book thank you so much for the great giveaway!

  36. Thanks for an awesome post! I've had this book on my wishlist and now after reading the interview and excerpt... I want!

    Have a wonderful day and thanks again!


  37. I love the title it makes you want to read it. hehe. :)



This is an award free blog. Thank you for all of your comments.