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Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Interview & GIVEAWAY with author Kiersten Fay

Interview & GIVEAWAY with author Kiersten Fay

Welcome back everyone! Today I have an interview to share with you. We haven't had one in several days, so I though it would be a nice change of pace for today. Let's face it. Sometimes simple spotlights can get monotonous so I like to chance things up with the occasional guest post or interview. The interview featured today is also different. Rather than my typical interview questions, Ms. Fay has provided some questions that she answered which she thought readers would want to know more about. I hope you all enjoy your time spent here today. And don't forget to enter the GIVEAWAY before you hop out today. There are several chances to win. Please join me in welcoming to the blog:



Kiersten Fay is the author of the steamy paranormal romance series, Shadow Quest, which combines paranormal and sci-fi romance and is loosely based on mythology and lore. Like many authors, she loves creating new worlds with the power of her mind, along with brooding alpha males and strong, yet vulnerable, female leads.

In 2012, she received a nominated for favorite author of 2012 via, and that same year, won Favorite Story of August for Demon Retribution, the third book in her Shadow Quest series. Before becoming an author, Kiersten worked as a graphic designer, and now enjoys creating her own book covers.

You can find out more about Ms. Fay in the following places:

**Shadow Quest, Book 1**

Genre: Paranormal / Sci-fi Romance
Publisher: Kiersten Fay Productions
Date of Publication: April 19, 2011
ISBN: 978-0-9835733-0-2
ASIN: B004X6R8Y8
Number of pages: 383
Word Count: 110,000
Cover Artist: Kiersten Fay

After being enslaved on the spaceship Extarga for most of her life Analia has no memory of her life before, and has lost all knowledge of her people. Her mysterious gift and pointed ears are the only indication that she is different.

Analia is alone, and for all she knows, she's the last of her kind. By chance Analia escapes her captors, and hides herself on the merchant ship Marada, planning to get off at the very next stop.

Unfortunately for her, there is no next stop. The crew is planning a delivery that could take months, and according to a stipulation in the newly signed contract, no one is allowed on or off the ship until the package is delivered.

When Analia is found by the  captain of the Marada, she must adapt to her new role on the ship, and try to control her newly awakened desire for the brutal and devastatingly erotic demon.

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While writing Demon Possession, what did you use for inspiration?
Wine. Just kidding. Not really. There was a lot that inspired me, not only through Demon Possession, but through the whole Shadow Quest series. Growing up, I was very into supernatural and sci-fi shows, as well as various anime flicks (I’m not talking about the tame Saturday morning cartoons). I’ve combined visual elements from these sources to create my Shadow Quest world.
I also read books like popping M&Ms. Anything from YA to Fiction to romance. I’m sure that each story I come across, or style of writing influences me just a little.

Why space?
Answer 1: That’s where the story took me.
Answer 2: Even though I consider the series to be more paranormal romance than sci-fi, I wanted the freedom to create something completely new without preconceived restrictions born of Earth. Making all my characters from different planets gave me that freedom, and offers a unique spin on a genre that can get repetitive for us hardcore junkies.

Which Character in Demon Possession is your favorite?
I’m not sure if I can truly pick a favorite because I love them all. While writing the story, I’ve been each of them at one point or another. It might be easier to pick a favorite child, if I had a pair, that is. Each character’s purpose and personality works in unison to coalesce the story, and the story would have suffered if even one had been left out.

There was an intense scene in the beginning of the book where Analia thinks she’s about to die. How was that to write?
It was very despairing actually. I had to put myself in a dark place where hope goes to die. I’ll admit, my eyes leaked more than once during the telling of her story. Before she met Sebastian, she lived a life you wouldn’t wish on your worst enemy. Most of the readers I speak to say they love watching Analia take her life back with the help of Sebastian and his crew.

There’s such a cornucopia of creatures in Demon Possession, from, of course, demons to a unique spin on fairies and other alien creatures. What other sorts of creatures can we expect to encounter in the series?
I have endless ideas in the works, all of it very hush, hush. However, I can say that in the next few books, dragon shifters and witches make an appearance. Book 2, Demon Slave, explores Undewla, an ice planet. The strange creatures and people who inhabit it were incredibly fun to create.

What are you working on now?
Though I’m not finished with Shadow Quest, I’ve started a couple other projects. One is a spin-off involving the dragons, and the other is new series that will include vampires. I’m very excited to see what the fans think of them when they’re published. Thanks for having me, and be sure to check out my books at my WEBSITE.

Now how about a little taste of DEMON POSSESSION?

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Anya watched Sebastian from the corner of her eye as he went to work cleaning away the blood. He was focused and intent on his task, but couldn't seem to stop touching her in little ways. Softly brushing her hair, her shoulder, her hip. Was he checking her for further injuries? It seemed more intimate than that. It was almost as if he didn't even realize he was doing it.

His tenderness with her was astonishing. While he was focused on wiping the blood from her cut, Anya allowed herself to study him closer. He seemed calm now, though his energy was still erratic.

When he had first returned, still resembling the monster, it had terrified her. He'd still been enraged, much more so, it seemed. And not for the first time, she'd thought he might hurt her.

But when his eyes had found hers, he'd visibly relaxed, instantly morphing back into the Bastian she recognized.

With a gentleness contradictory to the man standing before her, he cleaned her wound. By his soft pats and concerned looks, she knew now that he would never hurt her. She felt silly for ever thinking otherwise. He'd shown her nothing but kindness from the beginning.

You're not frightened of me anymore?” he asked without averting his gaze from the cut on her cheek.

He was almost completely back to normal now. His horns were returning to their original dark black, and his fangs had receded. Thinking back to his other form, she couldn't muster the terror it had inspired in the first place. “No,” she said simply.

So easily?”

You make it hard to fear you, Sebastian, when you treat me the way you do.”

And how's that then?”

Like you would never hurt me, no matter how angry you are, or how much you might want to.”

His golden eyes locked on hers with such intensity it stole her breath. “I would never want to hurt you.” Cupping her face, he rubbed his thumb along her unmarked cheek. “I could never hurt you. If anything ever happened to you, I fear I will be trapped on the Edge forever.” Leaning in, he lightly kissed her bruise. “I think of you constantly.” He kissed her forehead. “Always.” Then with the lightest touch, he kissed her lips.

With words so sweet, Anya couldn't help but lean into him. This wasn't the demanding kiss from before. This was soft, smooth, tender. This time he allowed her to explore him at her leisure. His lips were soft and warm, molded to hers, and she caressed them.

Her second real kiss ever was turning out to be the most erotic experience of her life. Sebastian was watching her with his liquid gold eyes, filled with restrained lust as he let her place soft kisses on him.

When she darted out her tongue, he dropped his hands to her hips, his body wedging between her legs. The second time she darted her tongue to lick his sweet lips, he opened, his tongue meeting hers.

From deep within him, she heard the rumblings of a satisfied groan. The mere sound stroked her own lust, and she instinctively dug her nails into his shoulders. Liquid pooled between her legs. Bastian's grip tightened in her hips.

Let me taste you,” he grated.


1.       $25 gift certificate to Amazon

2.       A signed copy of Demon Possession (US only)

3.       An ebook copy of Demon Possession

Yikes! Sounds like a demon I wouldn't mind getting to know more about. Darn demons. So forbidden yet irresistable ... in most cases anyway. So I wouls absolutely love to hear from you all. This book was published a couple of years ago, so chance are that someone here has read it or at least one of the books in the series. Can you tell me about it? And if this author or series is new to you, well no worries ... simply comment on any part of this post that you choose.

I would like to thank Ms. Fay for being here with us today and for taking the time to complete the interview. I love interviews because you always get that extra little bit of a glimpse into the author's life. And a special thanks to all of my followers who keep coming back for more. You all make this blog beyond worth it. And remember, if you were caught by what you experienced here today, please consider buying this book or series for yourself. It is, after all, the best way to show your support toward this author.

I hope that you all enoyed your time spent with us today. Thanks so much for stopping in. And don't forget to enter the GIVEAWAY before you leave. You have nothing to lose except a chance to win! I wish all who enter the best of luck! I hope that you all have a fabulous day! I will be seeing you again very soon. But until then ...


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    1. Great to know, Rainy! I appreciate the comment. Good luck to you in the giveaway and thanks so much for stopping in!


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