Saturday, October 8, 2011

October's Paranormal romance characterfest + giveaway with Mahalia Levay

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. 

Today I’m bringing Makhi in for a Character Interview. He can be found in my Incubus Enforcer Series Book One, now available at

Excerpt Link

Let’s Get Started!

 So Makhi what makes you special?

“Special? I’m just a Incubus doing his part in making sure the levels coexist without too much strife. We can’t ruin all the fun down here now can we?” The knowing smirk he gives me reminds me of another demon I once interviewed. I can’t help but   wonder if they’re all cocky and self-assured, if so it’s no surprise why they’re found irresistible.

What differentiates you from other demon species down there?
“I forget you earthlings label everything. There are different species of demons. I am at the top of the food chain. I command legions when I’m not—doing other things.” A dark grin spreads across his face.

Do you have special abilities?
“You do realize I’m a sex demon right? Dream surfing is illegal or there’d be more broken hearted females out there. Excuse me a second.” I am surprised, not only is tall, dark as sin sexy African American piece of lean mean fighting machine holds the promise of sexual pleasure in his chocolate brown orbs.  Delightfully he’s also very polite.

“I’m back. The pussycat is bitching about my comment. Seems he doesn’t like upsetting our kitten.”

“Do you want to rescind that comment?” I ask him.

“Not in the least, I am what I am.”

Tell us about your most current adventure.
A sensual smile spreads across his face. I half think he’s trying to seduce me and it’s working. “Hmmm. Well I can’t go into deep detail but… Protecting Kamaria has been anything but boring. Showing her the world denied her has led us on a hell of a trip. Right now I’m still learning how to share. We Inc’s don’t like sharing what’s ours. However the pussy has equal rights to her.” I blink at his referral to a pussy.

“Why do you call him that? Does he have a name?”

“Just because I have to share doesn’t mean I like it, and the name drives him crazy. His name is Caedon and he’s a shifter of sorts, an old one, I believe you’d call him a Saber tooth Tiger in his time.

Tell us a little bit about your author. Where can we find more of her works? And If you could offer your author advice, what would it be?

I believe Orobus summed her persona up nicely. She’s still a nosy brat who interferes and tries to steer everything in her direction. Lucky for us her man keeps her occupied off hours giving us peace to do as we wish in her mind. She’s too damn smart for her own good.” Makhi leans back in his chair. “Don’t let her sweet face and good looks fool you. She manipulates many a demon, and females toward her ways. Gives them ideas, ones that could land them in trouble with their mates. She’s lucky we’re all on to her and protect our women. Plus she has a thing for our resident doc Lucien. He keeps her from trouble while she sleeps. Other than that, she’s like every other female in need of a strong man with a short leash. Some time in the dungeons would do her good. Give her some perspective.”

Are you happy with the way people perceive you?
“Sweetheart, Demons don’t care how they’re perceived. We’re not the weaker link on the chain of living. Our life isn’t all peaches and cream, although licking such a feast from a woman’s flesh would easily be a good way to die.”

“I thought you were a fighter.” His sexual declaration made the heat spike up in the room. Makhi nudged his knee against mine and I felt current zap me. “No funny stuff mister. I’m taken.”

“I’m an Enforcer not fighter, though for the right reason I’ll decimate a foe. I’d do anything for Kama. I know you’re taken, thank God. Now you can quit badgering all of us single males in your head.

Tell us a little bit about your world.
“We live on the third level of Hell. There are many levels. Each level has sub-levels of sorts. Hell you know, is like Heaven with endless capacity to fill. We have homes and offices, shops, bars, much like Earth. You can’t just travel from level to level unless you have clearance. I guess you could call me and my team Demonic Military. Unlike the legions that go out into the mortal world to recruit, we work specifically here. How my world ended up in Azazel’s control is another story and you’ll have to read to find that intel out. Azazel, for his looks, is anything but what you’d assume.

What kind of music do you listen to?
“Sensual R and B. Old school music. We make love not war.” Makhi and his winks and cliché comments are humorous and sincere.

“You could easily be the boy next door.”

“In sheep’s clothing,” he says and chuckles. It brings a stained flush to my cheeks. I have a hard time formulating the next sentence to inquire on.

Is expressing love difficult for you? Why? “
“Now you’re getting into private thoughts.” He frowns and a darkness settles across the angles of his face. “Love, I used to think made people, demons weak. I express anger and disinterest well. Caring? Is more for the pussy cat. But our kitten sometimes needs sweet words and cuddling.” He spit the last word out like it was a striking viper.
“You don’t like love?”
“Women ask too many questions. Next?” He slammed a stoic mask on his face. I can’t help but rib him some more. “Love is so sweet. You know you love your mate.”
“Of course I love her.” He looked at me as if I were daft for assuming he didn’t.” Maybe I’ll let the love question slide, although it’s fun to see Makhi squirm some under the light of interrogation.

Share a little bit of the ‘real’ you with our readers. Any Dark secrets?
“The real me?  I keep it true, a hundred percent. Dark secrets?” He grins again and I can breathe. “That’s for me to know and for your readers to find out.”

What is your most favorite thing to do?
“Fucking. I could skim off others actions and emotions but the act itself is my favorite pastime.”

Describe your abilities and how exactly did you get them?
“I was trained. There’s nothing special in that way about me.”

Is your gut always right?
“Like any other trained soldier, following the gut can be the difference between a painful death and equally painful rebirth in purgatory.”

Does your gut get you in trouble?
“At times. The leader is always held accountable for his underlings.”

Do you sing in the shower?
“Doesn’t everyone?”

Have you ever lost control? And what was the outcome?
“Yes, and beautiful. When I do no one want’s to be around.”

How many sex partners have you had? How many at one time?
“Enough. I do like my cock attached to my body. Going into a history of my sex life will piss off my mate. Plus, I don’t relish the pussy cat getting my time.”

Do you think you are a superior being?
“Superior no, you earthlings have a lot going for you when you don’t fuck it up. I am inferior to your hope and willpower. Other than that, we are more brutal so in that aspect we might have a slight edge over you.”

“That’s not the answer I was expecting.”

“Keeping you off balance has become a game all of us in your head like to engage in. We take bets even and your facial expressions to our thoughts are entertaining.”

What are your opinions your mate’s parents?
“We’re still investigating them. So I withhold my judgment, although sending an assassin out has crossed my mind more than once. 
“That’s kind of harsh.”
“Demons by nature aren’t kind.”

How old are you?
“Centuries old.”

Well Makhi, thank you for your time. Are there any last words you’d like to share?

“Makhi Book One Incubus Enforcers is available is at Come for a play date in my world. You won’t regret it, we have incomparable hospitality.” Makhi winked, leaned down and kissed my cheek and was gone before I could blink. He’s just trying to get extra points for the next installment.


Giveaway Mahalia is giving away a PDF copy of Makhi along with some swag to one lucky US and Canada commenter with an email. So by all means ask Makhi some questions.


  1. Loved the interview. I would like to read more about Makhi. Mahalia, you are a new author for me, the book sounds great. I'm curious, what made you want to write about demons?

    Areeths at new dot rr dot com

  2. Good interview. Makhi sounds like an Alpha male trip! I really need to read more about him.
    Thanks for stopping by and offering an giveaway. I'd love to win.
    WildAboutBones {at} gmail {dot} com

  3. Are there other types of demons? You're a sex demon, but are there say pleasure demons, anger demons, destruction demons, etc.?

  4. Oh, this book sounds great. I had not seen anything about this book before this but it is now on my wishlist. I love demon stories.
    June M.
    manning_j2004 at yahoo dot com

  5. I loved the interview. He is so cool. I can't wait to find out more about him and the other characters. Thanks for the chance.

  6. I am really enjoying the characterfest. I am so excited to see Mahalia here. I really want to read this book. Thanks for the interview.

  7. Anne R- I've always written about demons. Incubus Enforcers is the first of two demon series I have at Liquid Silver Books. Demonic Persuasion is the first of a Demonic Trilogy there. I'm currently working on Demonic Warrior the second and the second Incubus Enforcer novella. I love writing about another realm esp one I got to build by myself :)

    Thanks Wild About Bones! He is totally a trip and I get to hear more of him in my head for six more stories :P
    Kainshottie- yes and in the world build I name the diff ones. Anger Demons is a new one something to pos mull over lol. I hadn't thought of other emotion based demons :P
    Thanks June for adding me to your wish list!
    Thanks Vanessa! There are plenty of fun characters!

    JenB Hey it's so great to see you here too :P Glad you liked it!

    Thanks everyone for commenting!

  8. Laurie! Thanks for having me here at BittenBy Paranormal. I hope it's the first of many visits

  9. Hales- I hope so too. This book looks really good I am adding it to my list also. Thanks again for the post and giveaway!

  10. This sounds like a unique and great read book! Are there plans to make this a series? Mahalia, do you write any other paranormal books?

    books4me67 at

  11. Books for me. Makhi is book one in seven Enforcers. I also have a Demon Trilogy at LSB starting with Demonic Persuasion. I write a mixture of Interracial Contemporary, Paranormal Shifters:Gargoyles,tigers,Fallen Angels some Military romance and my first BDSM at different houses. is my site thanks for asking!

  12. I enjoyed reading Makhi's interview. LOL! I would love to read more about Makhi. Thanks for the giveaway!

  13. Makhi sounds like he would be a hoot to get to know. Thank you for taking the time to share with us today and for the lovely giveaway fun:)


  14. Thanks Lindalou and Denise Z for coming by and reading, glad you liked!

  15. Holy crap he's hot! I love the sound of that demon...very self assured. I'd love to get my hands on a copy of your book. I thought the interview was great, I would have fainted before I could have started
    Please count me in for a chance to win.

  16. Thanks Tanyaw for commenting! He is something else!

  17. Where did the name Makhi come from? He sounds like a great, dark alpha.

  18. Hi Anne. Makhi came from a name search site. Spelled differently. I took out an extra vowel and had his name. I try to find names that are unique and strong or fitting to the character. Thanks for stopping in.

    To all who've commented, it has been great meeting new readers. I hope you plan to stop by my site You can find where I'm published at there and my hangouts,twitter, FB and loop.

  19. You are a new to me author. Makhi sounds very interesting. I will be adding this to my TBR list.

    sariahwalters at gmail dot com

  20. Sounds like a man with a very distinct personality ;)

  21. Makhi - You see to have a real loyalty to this 'pussy cat' who is 'pussy cat' OR your 'little kitty'?

    Please enter me in this drawing ~ I'd love to read Makhi's story.

    kaydeeroyal at msn dot com


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