Wednesday, October 19, 2011

October's Paranormal romance characterfest with Juliana Stone

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. 

Character Interview: Julian Castille

1. Tell us a bit about who you are and more importantly, what you are.

The name’s Julian Castille. I’m the oldest of three brothers—the others being Jaxon and Jagger—and yes, I guess my mother liked the letter J. Up until recently I ran our families company, Blue Heaven Industries, but then a bunch of shit happened and well, let’s just say I’m not really cut out for civilian life anymore.

What am I? Good question because sometimes I have no clue. Technically I’m a shape shifting jaguar and can trace my family lineage back to the era of the Aztec’s. But ah, after spending six months in hell I’m definitely a new kind of animal.

2. Are you close with your brothers?

Blood means everything to a Castille. I would die for my brothers and I know they would do the same. But do we have tea and cookies together? No.

3. Your brothers are warriors and yet I’ve read that you’re not. Can you explain?

Jaguar Warriors are a certain breed of shifter. Clan tattoos choose us when we’re young men and, well, Jaxon and Jagger both developed them. I did not. Sure they might be a little stronger or faster than me, but as far as I’m concerned the tattoos don’t mean shit. Besides, my woman has them and one warrior in a relationship is more than enough.

4. Ah, yes Jaden DaCosta. Can you tell us a bit about her?

What’s to tell? She’s one hell of a woman, a jaguar warrior in her own right and I thank god every day that she’s in my life. Without her I’d go mad and I don’t mean that figuratively….I mean it in a literal sense.

5. I know you’ve both had to deal with a lot of crazy stuff lately and I’m not sure what happened with your friend Declan O’Hara. Is he all right?

I haven’t seen Declan since Vegas. He and I…well, we both survived hell but unfortunately, his demons are still following him. I just hope he finds what he needs to survive before it’s too late.

Q. Too late?

He’s headed down a dark road and ah, he’s lost hope. So yeah, I’m concerned for him.

Q. What do you and Jaden do for fun?

You really want me to answer that? We’re basically newlyweds so you know, I’m still trying to get to know her and don’t take this the wrong way but I’d rather keep the personal shit out of this interview.

Q. Sure, sorry. So, you didn’t go back to the family business. What do you do now?
I hunt and kill the crap that would hurt the ones I love. The ones I call family. Jaden and I live in Mexico but we’re very much aware of the fragility that hangs over the human realm. Something dark is coming and without us, you humans have no hope.

Q. That sounds ominous. Can you elaborate?

If I did, I’d have to kill you and on that note I need to run.

Q. All right. Thanks for the convo.

Juliana is giving away a copy of His Darkest Salvation. Please leave your email along with your comment or question. International but this book will NOT a signed copy.


  1. I haven't read this book or any by this author and this book sounds great, I'd love to win it.

  2. I have read the first two books and LOVED THE HECK OUT OF THEM! Seriously, those who haven't picked up at least the first in this series need to!

    Thanks for the chance to win.


  3. i like that the woman is the warrior in this relationship ;)

    witchvela at web dot de

  4. Fantastic interview! Thank you for sharing and the contest.

    robin [at] intensewhisper [dot] com

  5. Thanks for taking the time to do this guest post.
    This is a new author and series for me and it looks great. Have to put it on my to read list. I'd love to win.

    WildAboutBones {at} gmail {dot} com

  6. Great interview. This book sounds cool. Thanks for the chance.

  7. Ooooo...Jaguar shapeshifters! Love it!

  8. Hi Juliana! I've read the first book in the series and loved it! I can't wait to read more. Thanks for the giveaway.

  9. Great interview. I loved this book!

  10. Ah, Julian... I, too hope Declan gets his HEA and look forward to it!

    ironss [at] gmail [dot] com

  11. Great interview, it was a blast. I haven't had a chance to start this series yet, but I'm looking forward to it.

    Barbed1951 at aol dot com

  12. Great character interview.Thanks for the chance to win this book

  13. Definitely need to get this series! Thanks for the giveaway.

    jtcgc at yahoo dot com

  14. Thanks for all your comments and to Dee for the opportunity to help her celebrate her love all paranormal romance! I so love my Castille brothers and yes, Sheree.... Declan's book Wicked Road to Hell releases next April. I'm staring at the yummy cover right now!

  15. I enjoyed the interview. I think I would really enjoy the Jaguar Warriors!

    lizzi0915 at aol dot com

  16. just read book one and really really liked it! have 2 and 3 sitting here from the library waiting to be read.. would love the chance to win one!

    alainala AT hotmail DOT ca

  17. Great interview & thank you for the giveaway! I am totally in love with the cover for "His Darkest Salvation". The tat on the heroine's neck is a really nice touch.

  18. Three handsome brothers....hmmm wouldn't mind coaxing the inner cat out of Julian (or Jaxon or Jagger to be honest).

    A fun character interview! I have this book in my TBR list and would love the chance to move it to the top!
    eyesofblueice (at) gmail (dot) com

  19. Thank you for a great interview. I've read some shifter stories but have yet to encounter a jaguar :)

    Cambonified (at) yahoo (dot) com

  20. Great hop, great giveaway...another new author/series for me. I'd love to have this book...

  21. I'm just loving this thank you!!


  22. Great interview, I like when you do interviews from your characters point-of-view, it's fun to read! :)


  23. This looks great:) I enjoyed reading the interview, it was fun!
    elliott2668 (at)yahoo (dot) com

  24. Enjoyed the great interview . Thanks for the giveaway and the chance to win.
    Carol L
    Lucky4750 (at) aol (dot) com

  25. This book sounds great! This is a new to me author. Thanks for the chance.

    sariahwalters at gmail dot com

  26. OMG, I love your cover! AND the inside of the book sounds great too! Thanks for this giveaway!

  27. What a hot cover and the book sounds like a great read!

    books4me67 at

  28. I enjoyed the interview and I am very much looking forward to reading this series!


  29. I love that the heroine is the Jaguar warrio and not the hero. Very cool! Thanks for another great character interview.

  30. That was a great character interview! Definitely want to read some more Julian. And that cover is smokin!!

  31. Love the interview. A friend just loaned me Juliana's first two books and I am so hooked. I am ready to read Dark Salvation. Thank you for the chance to win it.

    koonie2888 at yahoo dot com

  32. Wow, really different - jaguar shifters!! I'd love to read it!

    darlenesbooknook at gmail dot com

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  33. I have heard great things about this series. thanks for the giveaway! Would love to read it


  34. Oh yes more shifters! I want to ask if you had an opportunity to write with anyone who would it be?



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