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October's Paranormal romance characterfest with Tina Folsom 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. 

Dionysus, God of Wine and Ecstasy

Tina: “Today I’m interviewing a god, and frankly, I’m a little nervous. I mean, how do you address a god? Would it be something like “Oh, God!” or maybe “Dear God!”? It’s not every day I speak to a god. Maybe I’ll just play it saf, and address him the way his servants do. *clears her throat* Oh, mighty God Dionysus, it’s a pleasure having you here today.”

Dionysus *unleashed a devastating grin*: “You can call me Dio, sweetie.”

Tina *blushes down to the roots of her hair*: “Mmm, Dio, I now understand why you have such a reputation with women.”

Dio: “Call it what you want, sweetie, but I simply love women, no matter what shape or form they come in. There’s nothing more enticing than a woman’s body: curves, hair, scent, skin … hmm, just thinking about it makes me—”

Tina *interrupts hastily*: “Yes, yes, I understand. So, I hear that the goddess Hera played a little trick on you recently. Can you tell us a little about that?”

Dio: “Hera, that fu… excuse my Greek … my friendly stepmother. She’s not very fond of me. Guess I can’t really blame her. I’m a constant reminder of Zeus’ infidelity. Not that I’m the only one, but for some reason I’m always on her darn radar.”

Tina: “I feel for you.”

Dio: “Hera robbed me of my memory. I mean, what woman would do such a thing? You be the judge. But what she did to me was downright nasty.”

Tina: “I hear a lot of interesting things happened as a result of it.”

Dio: “Interesting? Make that humiliating. I had to work as a waiter. Can you imagine that? Me as a waiter? And of course all the other gods came to gloat and made me wait on them. Bastards!”

Tina: “But I understand that not everything was bad. There’s rumor that you’ve met someone special.”

Dio *smiles off into the distance*: “You should meet Ari. She’s lovely. So strong, so beautiful, with such a pure heart. Who could resist her? I didn’t want to see it at first, and I’m the first to admit that I treated her badly. I was such a jerk, but for Hades’ sake, I was scared shitless. I wanted her so much, I thought something was wrong with me.”

Tina: “But you came around and made it work.”

Dio: “We both did. She helped me see what’s important. It’s not chasing skirts for the rest of eternity, but it’s finding that one person who really gets you.”

Tina: “So what are your plans for the future?”

Dio: “Ari and I are gonna have a few heroes and—”

Tina *interrupts*: “Heroes? What are heroes?”

Dio: “Those are the children of a god and a mortal. We call them heroes. And *winks* we’re busy making heroes …”

Tina: “Well, in that case, I’d better not keep you any longer.”

Dio: “Appreciate it, sweetie. Hey, and if there’s ever anything you want me to do for you, just ask. After all, you wrote me the way I am, and I’m pretty darn happy.”

Dio is the star of A Scent of Greek, the second book in Tina Folsom’s Out of Olympus series. It is available for sale at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Apple iBookstore, Kobo, Google, and other online retailers.

Tina Folsom, Author

Details for the giveaway:
1 person will win a paperback copy of A Scent of Greek – open internationally. To be eligible for the draw you need to a current or new facebook friend of Tina:


  1. I loved Dionysus in A Scent Of Greek! Nice character interview! Looking forward to reading his story!
    Is this the last book you're doing in this series or are you planning more?

    I just love those Scanguard vamps also!!

    Current FB friend.

    Thank you for a chance to win this book!

  2. for once tht'a a book for international i'm out because i don't have facebook^^;; not lucky

    thanks for the giveaway and great interview

  3. Great interview and give away! Dio sounds like quite the character! Your book sounds like a fun read!

    New FB friend

  4. There'll be more books in the series, the next one being Hermes, then Eros. After that, we'll see.

  5. Starting Out of Olympus books today, while I wait for Zane. I'm sure it will be as great as your other books. Also read short story Captured to Breed. Awesome short story, wish there was more. Always a fan. Nicole

  6. Current FB Friend :) name: Arianne Cruz

    nice cover of the Touch of Greek by the way

  7. Cool interview. Current friend on FB.

  8. I am a current FB friend (Maria Smith) and would love the chance to read this book!

    thank you!
    mmafsmith at gmail dot com

  9. Great interview....great character....but of course all your characters are great. Love the books.

    Danielle Stoneking

  10. I am a current friend on FB- Dawna Newman

    I have been waiting for Dio's book since I read A Touch of Greek. I am a huge fan of this series.


  11. I have been a facebook fan for a while: June Manning
    This book sounds great. Thanks for the chance to win a copy of it.
    June M.
    manning_j2004 at yahoo dot com

  12. Arianne, by the way, Elaina Lee makes most of my covers, and she made both Greek ones.

  13. I love character interviews, awesome!
    I have been wanting to read this series for a while now so fingers crossed!
    FB friend: Reading Betweenthe Wines
    readingbetweenthewines10 at gmail dot com

    Happy Halloween Tina & Laurie!

  14. Great interview. We wonder how gods sound when they, you know, get all intimate? "Oh me, yes, oh me." Or "Oh you, oh you. Yes, right there. You. Good you, yes!"

  15. Great interview! I'm an old Facebook friend of yours. Although, I did just sign up for your newsletter tonight... (found the link when I verified I was already a friend.) Thanks for the giveaway! I love stories about Greek mythology...

  16. What a fun interview, I hope your knees are stable enough to get around after interviewing a Dio! I appreciate the smiles today.

  17. I love reading about Greek sexy and romantic!

    FB: Wendy Dee

    Thank you for the giveaway!

    books4me67 at


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