Good morning, guys and gals. Always glad to see people come by for my awesome guests. Today I’m featuring multi-pubbed author Leia Shaw, who is promoting her Shadow of Destiny series!
1) How long have you been writing?
Almost two years writing romance but I’ve written in some capacity my whole life. My very first story I remember writing was in kindergarten called Motorcycle Grandma. My grandma was impressed and has encouraged me ever since. Lol.
2) How many balls do you juggle on a daily basis, and how do you manage to keep them all in the air (usually), (ball = work, writing, family, etc.)
A lot and I’m not sure I’m managing well enough to give advice. I have two young children, one with special needs. We’re also renovating a house so it’s pretty busy. I’m lucky that writing is my full-time career so, other than family stuff, I can focus on my books.
3) When is your next release due out and can you tell the audience about it?
Oh goody. My favorite thing to talk about. Destiny Bewitched is book 4 in my paranormal romance series, Shadows of Destiny. Samantha, a witch we met in the first book, travels to the dangerous Underworld and pairs up with sexy demon, Geo, to save her sister from the Underworld Games – a supernatural version of gladiators. Each of my books has a slightly different feel – my last book, Destiny Unchained, was a dark suspense. So I’m excited for Destiny Bewitched because it’s very high fantasy – action and adventure, mythological creatures, and lots of fun, plus my regular humor, swoon-worthy romance, and hot sex scenes. Destiny Bewitched will be released in June.
4) What is it about the paranormal-romance genre that you like so much?
I can go all out with my imagination. There aren’t very many limits so the little girl in me is jumping up and down clapping about that. It’s a little dark and twisted, like me. And who can resist a vampire hero?
5) Do you think you’ll move to another genre, and if yes, what to and when?
I’ve already co-written a contemporary erotic novel with Cari Silverwood that’s being published by Loose ID and releasing in July. We’re working on another for that series. I normally don’t read much contemporary romance but writing with Cari is a lot of fun. I can really express my humor in a different way with contemporary. Plus, writing kinky sex is hot 😉
6) Sweet or sour?
7) Chocolate or vanilla ice cream?
I began my writing journey while I was stranded at the airport waiting for my delayed flight. I browsed the Border’s kiosk and grew frustrated that I couldn’t find the “it factor” — the perfect combination of alpha male-ness, ass-kickery, strong females, magic, and sex. So I spent the next four hours on an airplane writing my first book on scraps of paper and an airsick bag (which thankfully I didn’t need to use).
Now I spend too much time in my head, plotting evil villains and the hot men (and women) who ruthlessly kill them. I think far too much about fae politics, dragon power games, and how fast werewolves can change forms. But writing my paranormal romance series has given me a productive place to express those dark places in my mind.
I live in New England with my husband and two kids. Though I will go to my grave denying it, my husband insists I would be thrilled if he suddenly sprouted fangs.
After fleeing her native city — and nightmares of a traumatic childhood — Sage Peterson meets the overbearing, pretentious, yet haunted Professor Elias. He’s the only one who knows about her mysterious powers, which seem to be spiraling out of control. When he convinces her to train with him, she finds herself thrust into a five hundred year war and on the run from vampires, werewolves, and even worse — her budding feelings for James Elias.
Erin Bolton knows her former foster sister is a sorceress and a witch, but she wants nothing to do with that world. The day before her twenty first birthday, a tall, dark, and terrifying vampire, Marcelo, turns Erin’s world upside down. He convinces her that he was sent to escort her to the safety of the Underworld, where her sister is waiting. But she wonders, who will keep her safe from him?
They call her The Huntress. A vampire with lethal focus, Natalia hunts rogue werewolves and kills them without mercy. She buried her heart centuries ago. Now she lives only for revenge. But when she’s forced to team up with the alpha of the northwest werewolf pack to catch a werewolf serial killer, her carefully controlled world is shattered by the passionate Cristian. Will Natalia accept Cristian’s claim on her heart even if it means sacrificing a part of who she is?
After reading those blurbs, I really want to read these books. How ’bout all of you? Leave lots of comments. That comment just might net you a copy of one of Leia’s books! So get to commenting and good luck.