Sunday, October 2, 2011

October's Paranormal romance characterfest with Leia Shaw 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 

Interview with Sage for Witch by Leia Shaw

1. Are you a real witch?That’s your opener? Seriously? Okay. Pinch me. Do I feel real? Do I look real? 

Yes, I’m a real witch. But a real witch from my world isn’t the same as one in your world. Witchcraft isn’t a religion for me. It’s a bone-deep brand. It’s who I am. But don’t let that influence how you feel about me. I’m so much more.

2. What are you called? Any nicknames?

Oh, let's see. Your Majesty. Sage the Exalted One. The Formidable Queen of the Underworld. To James, I'm just cariad. It means love in Welsh.

3. What do you do?

Manage unruly supernaturals. Wage war with the assholes from the Sorcery Counsel. General ass-kicking. James would say my job is to please him in bed. He assumes much.

4. What are your hobbies?

Martial arts. Sleeping in. Blowing shit up. Bird watching.

5. How did you meet the man of your dreams?

I haven't yet. But James will do until I find my prince - Ow! He just kicked me under the table. All right, all right. To be honest, James is the man I didn't know I dreamed of. And frankly, I don't deserve him. When we met, I was squatting in the basement of the college he worked at. He threatened me and I tried to kill him. With some convincing, (cough) blackmail (cough), I agreed to live with him and train as a sorceress. And, well, here we are nine months later, in love. Alright, now you can all say, awww... Only once or I'll throw up on you.

6. What turns you on?

Welsh red-heads bearing gifts of diamonds.

7. You don't seem like the type to wear diamonds.

Oh, I'm not. I sell them for things like McDonald's french fries when I go Topside. But James doesn't believe fast food is an acceptable gift for a Queen, or a mate. Stubborn man.

7. What is your least favorite word?


8. What is your favorite sound?

James makes this great noise in the back of his throat when he - No? Not appropriate? Fine. My second favorite sound is a sorcerer's spine breaking under my - Still not appropriate? Oh, fine then! Babies giggling. Is that better?

6. What is the one thing you don't want anyone to know about you?

If I didn't want anyone to know, why would I tell you? Ow! Stop kicking me! Fine, I'll play nice. I still have my My Little Pony collection.

7. What do you want more than anything?

World peace? No, seriously. Umm...for the people I care about to live long and happy lives. Damn it. Now I sound all sweet and vulnerable, don't I? Scratch that last question. No, really, scratch it.


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Twitter: @LeiaShaw

Blurb for Destiny Divided:

A paranormal romance novel about a smart-ass sorceress longing for a normal life and an overbearing sorcerer with a haunted past. The two start off as enemies bound to a single purpose. But when they find themselves hunted by creatures of the Underworld, they are forced to rely on one another. Can they learn to trust each other with their hearts and their souls? 

Giveaway time
Leia is giving away both or her books in this series, so please leave a comment or question for Leia's Sage witch.This is open to international. You'll be getting a code from Smaswords for the books.

Another giveaway from Leia is her Novella For the Love of Harmony go here and do the simple steps in getting the free novella.


  1. Enjoyed the interview :) Bird watching ? really ? I have not seen this series before but I like the sound of it. have shared to facebook.

  2. Thank you for having me here. If you'd like to sample my writing before you buy, getting the free novella at the link above is the best bet. It only costs a tweet or a facebook share, or you can sign up for my mailing list. It will open in your browser as a pdf and includes samples of my two books available and the third released in December. Thank you and hope you enjoy!


  3. Thanks for stopping by Leia and Sage. It was nice to meet you Sage. What do you do to stop James from getting all arrogant alpha male on you all the time?

    Thanks for the offer of a giveaway. I'd love to win.

  4. Sage: Oh, he's alpha all right. But I'm more powerful than his pompous, sorcerer ass.

    James cuts in: She likes to think she's more powerful but once I get the handcuffs on her, her powers are moot. Right, sweetie? *Grins*

    Sage: *shakes head* There's no hope for him. But really, we make a good team. In public, we present a united in front. In the bedroom, well, that's a different story. *wink*

  5. Leia great Character interview!! You know I'm a big fan of your work and love the series!!! <3 <3
    I still think Dec. is a long way LOL but I am just gonna start Destiny Unchained!! Cant wait!!

    Please don't enter me in the giveaway!! I already have it, just wanted to show some love!!

    Love you mucho Leia!!
    -Samantha!! <3 <3

  6. Thanks Samantha! You're a sweetheart. By the way, my 4th book's heroine is named Samantha (the orange haired witch from book 1) :)


  7. Really like Sage, she has spunk & speaks her mind. Great interview. Sage seems like a take charge type of woman.

  8. Cool character interview. I love Sage. I think she's awesome and also can't wait to meet James. Thanks for the chance.

  9. That was a fabulous interview! I totally loved Sage. She is definitely my kind of gal. She is all sorts of sassy and very smart. Thanks for sharing with us Leia and Sage! I really enjoyed it! :D

  10. *claps!*, I mean Oh Exalted One, I loved it!!!

    Happy Writing,
    Bona Fide Reflections

  11. Ha! Great interview. Too bad you couldn't elaborate on that favorite sound James makes...

    BTW, who was doing the counting here? LOL!

  12. Great Interview :D I'm still laughing out loud. I like the violence hahaha


  13. Great interview *Babies giggling, lol. I downloaded the free story to read to sample your work. Thanks so much and thank you for the chance to win copies of the first 2 books. These sound good.
    GFC: June M.
    manning_j2004 at yahoo dot com

  14. Hi Leia I have never read any of your books but after Sage's interview I am definitely interested. Sage just one question: which do you like more... blowing shit up or....bird watching? Some how the two just don't go together. LOL


  15. Oh I forgot: I posted to facebook:
    and I tweeted:!/TiDubb/status/120663326656180225


  16. June, thank you for taking the time to check out my free read! I hope you like it and consider checking out my other books.

    Tina? Sage here. What do you mean birds and dynamite don't go together? Have you ever tried it? Tiny feathers flying through the wind...Okay, I'm kidding. I'm not that cruel. Bird watching is calming, but blowing shit up...*grins*...well, that's just cool. There's just something gratifying about making things go boom, wouldn't you agree?

    Artemis...don't even get me thinking about that sound *shiver* James! Get the handcuffs!

  17. Very interested in finding out more. For whatever reason redhead men named James are always a plus to me. Is James special in any way or is he a normal human?

  18. KainsHottie, he is no human. And he's got some dark secrets he reveals half way through the book. But you'll have to read it to find out what exactly he is.

  19. That interview was hilarious! Sage is such a smartass. I love it. I'd like to read more about her.

    rootml1 AT hotmail DOT com

  20. Love a kick *** woman! Sounds like a great read! How many books are planned in this series?

    books4me67 at

  21. books4me - 7!!!

    book 2, Destiny United was released in July. Next one is up for early December, Destiny Unchained.

  22. Your books sound great! I love books about witches! Thanks for the giveaway!

  23. loved the interview. it was hilarious - i was laughing while reading. that's a good sign. i want this book!

    witchvela at web dot de

  24. i just took up birdwatching.. heh..
    these books look awesome, thanks!

    alainala @ hotmail DOT ca

  25. Character interviews are the most fun. It gives a chance for the characters' personality to shine and it did here. I like how she's so blase about being a witch :)

    Cambonified (at) yahoo (dot) com

  26. Well Sage you had me giggling from the get go. It sounds like you have an awesome world to explore. Thank you for taking the time to be with us today.


  27. You are a new to me author. I am so glad that I came across you. This series sounds very interesting. Thanks for the giveaway.

    sariahwalters at gmail dot com

  28. Hi Leia!! I haven't read your books yet. After reading this cool character interview, I added your books to my Nook wish list!!! Thanks for sharing!! Love discovering new authors!!! :-)

  29. Blowing shit up and Bird watching... totally fantastic hobbies haha goes well with the general ass kicking! Sounds like a great character.


  30. This is a new series for me and I'm interested. I like the idea of a sorceress & sorcerer story. Can't wait to read it. Thanks!
    Areeths at new dot rr dot com

  31. Thanks everyone for your encouragement and interest! I hope you enjoy the rest of BPR's Characterfest. I'm having a great time of it!

  32. Hobbies: Martial arts. Sleeping in. Blowing shit up. Bird watching...Too funny!

    mmafsmith at gmail dot com

  33. Leia, I had checked out your books a little while back after a posting on Kindleboards, but I had no idea that Sage was so snarktastic. I loved the interview and I'm definitely going to move this one up on the wishlist.

    jen at delux dot com

  34. Thank you for sharing great interview! I would love to read your books always looking for new authors! Thank you for the great giveaway!

  35. Great Interview! adding you to my must have wishlist :)

    Thanks for the giveaway!



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