Can you introduce yourself to my readers a little?
Hi! I’m Leia Shaw and I’m the author of the bestselling paranormal romance series Shadows of Destiny (Destiny Divided) and co-author of the bestselling BDSM erotic romance series Badass Brats (The Dom with a Safeword).
Let’s see… I love chocolate and tattoos! I’m obsessed with Game of Thrones and Walking Dead. Kresley Cole is my author idol. A sense of humor is an essential trait in a friendship. I live in New England with my husband and two kids. And I’m thrilled to be going to RT this year!
Can you introduce us to the world that you have created?
Shadows of Destiny (Destiny Divided): Enter a world shrouded by magic and darkness. Where the one who holds the most power has the sharpest teeth. Where a good grip on a sword is crucial to survival. A world where witches can make the very earth shake beneath your feet, sorcerers plot war against the Underworld, and vampires stalk the night, driven by bloodlust. Light and dark fae, dragons, oracles, werewolves, and demons inhabit the realms surrounding earth. Dominant, alpha males and smart, kick-ass females leap off the pages with love and passion and lust. Dive into my world and I promise you won’t want to leave.
Badass Brats (The Dom with a Safeword): Whether the characters are wielding floggers or blindfolding their “”victims,”” my erotic romances are always character driven, contain lighthearted humor and emotional scenes that may make you cry, will definitely make you laugh, and will certainly make you swoon. Flawed characters that engage in the naughtiest sex scenes you’ll ever read grow to love each other in an authentic way. Immerse yourself in your wildest fantasies. You won’t regret it.
Are you speaking on any panels during RT? Are there any you are looking forward to?
I’m not doing a panel this year but I’d love to in the future. I will be signing at the Indie Expo and I’ll be chatting at Club RT too! I’m most looking forward to the parties! I love an excuse to dress up and this year there are several. I’m especially looking forward to the Paranormal Party, where I’ll be dressed as Little Red Riding Hood turned vampire. Heh heh. And I’ll be at all the panels regarding marketing and promoting since that’s what I hope to learn the most about.
If someone were wanting to meet up with you at RT, who should they look for?
Oh that’s easy! Tall, early thirties, reddish-brown hair, and lots of tattoos! And on the Indie Expo day I’ll be wearing a shirt that says “Badass Brat.”