Tuesday, 17 July 2012

Guest Post with author Leia Shaw

10 reasons you should buy my book, Destiny Bewitched:

1.) It’s funny.

Her sister had been dragged away to some hideous supernatural version of Fight Club and she was daydreaming about the love of a demon. Someone ought to smack her.
Ow!” She rubbed her forehead where she’d just bumped it on a low hanging tree root. “Stupid karma.”

2.) It’s sexy.

They were panting and sweating, bruised and bloody and desperate as hell. He looked into her eyes, a stark look of pure lust – dark and sensual but full of possession. He was taking his war prize. And she was it.

3.) Its adventurous.

Then the worg charged. There was no way her lame protection circle would do a lick of good against such a powerful attack. So she did what every other red-blooded American girl would. She ran like hell.

4.) It’s romantic.

Everything he wanted in a woman, he’d found in Samantha. Courage, intelligence, a sense of humor, a kind heart. She was that and more. He hadn’t known he liked freckles that appeared in the sunlight. Or waking to a husky voice, thick with sleep, in the morning. Or the little spot between two eyebrows that crinkled with deep thought. Flirty smiles, playful surrender in the bedroom, a cute, spankable ass, amber eyes, curly hair he wanted to grab in handfuls – gods, everything!

5.) And sometimes sad.

More than once, she had stared out the window, wishing, hoping he’d miraculously appear, wearing that sexy half-grin and flashing his smoldering eyes. But he never appeared. And when the vision faded, it left her crumpled in a ball, fighting back deep, angry sobs.

6.) There’s a cool animal sidekick.

A giant…dog would’ve been an understatement, flew out of the shadowy corner and landed on thick paws in front of her. Pitch black in color, covered in bulging muscle, it bared its oversized teeth and snarled. Holy mutant flea bag!

She crab-walked backward a few feet, never taking her eyes off the beast, until she felt her sword under her hand. “Nice doggie.” The thing’s eyes glowed red as it stared at her weapon. “Nice possessed doggie.”

7.) There’s a sexy demon.

Dance with me,” she commanded.
His brows lifted.
Come on.” She grabbed his hand and tugged.
With a smirk, he let her pull him to his feet.
Just put your hands here and here.” She guided his hands to her hip and shoulder but he yanked out of her grip.
I know how to dance, woman,” he growled. Then he plopped both hands on her low back, just above her backside, and yanked her up against his body.

8.) You get to meet Aedan, a rockin’ hero from a later book in the series.

Aedan spoke around mouthfuls of food. “I tried to usurp the Unseelie throne,” he said unapologetically. “I’m down here learning my lesson. Repenting. All that shit.”

9.) There’s a reprise of characters from earlier books.

Sage? How she’d changed from the insecure girl Sam had once met. The stone guard ran toward the queen. With a simple squeeze of her fist, they crumbled to dust. She huffed as if blowing a kiss and a gust of wind swept through the arena, blowing the dust into the air. The mountain shook again, chunks of rock plunged to the ground. She was bringing down the whole damn place.

10.) Did I mention there was a sexy demon?

You shouldn’t tease a demon. We have different rules about payback.”
She arched a brow. “Thought you weren’t a demon?”

He kissed each peak. “In bed, I am.” Before she could make another smart-ass remark, he nibbled his way down her side, holding her down when she squirmed.

At the apex of her thighs, he looked up and grinned. “Lie still, love, so I can make you scream.”

The author will award a backlist eBook, and $25 Amazon or BN GC to one randomly drawn commenter during the tour and to the host with the most comments (excluding Leia's and the hosts). The tour dates can be found here: http://goddessfishpromotions.blogspot.com/2012/04/virtual-book-tour-destiny-bewitched-by.html 

About the author:

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.

Twitter: @LeiaShaw


  1. 10 excellent reasons. I especially love the "nice possessed doggie".


  2. You had me at "it's funny" ... I've loved the excerpts I've seen. Funny, sexy, exciting -- what more could a reader want?

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  3. Thanks for having me to today!!! I hope your readers enjoy my little snippets and good luck everyone with the contest!

  4. bought ur book yesterday =). Can't wait to read it! tree1313chevy@gmail.com

  5. "Stupid karma"--very cute. It does sound like it has it all!


  6. I liked the sexy demon reasons! :)
    However, I the other reasons were just as good.
    I can't wait to read this book.
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