I am sooooo excited to welcome Miss Saige Colewood. Apart from the fact that Saige is a kick-ass female, she has a unique gift. Hold on to your chairs folks, Saige has the ability to feel people’s emotions and predict death! Scary but true. Saige is one of my favorite … wait for it … fictional character. Saige stars in the new novel Feel by the wonderful author Karen-Anne Stewart.
In this interview, Saige talks a bit about her gift and the too hot to handle Jensen.
I can’t imagine what it would be like having your talents, Saige. Can you tell me a little about them?
Thank you for referring to what I can do as a talent rather than a ‘gift’; I have never seemed to be able to view sensing death and feeling other’s emotions quite that way. For as long as I can remember, I’ve felt the same feelings as those close by. Sometimes, they’re not bad feelings, especially when that feeling is love. It’s warm, comforting feelings like that I try to focus on and push the other, darker feelings away.
When you feel someone’s emotions, or sense death, what do you do?
I try to hang around people who are happy. You’d think there would be more happy people out there, but, really, that’s an emotion that’s elusive. Even the people who look happy usually aren’t, at least not as much as they act like they are. I do my best to ignore the negative emotions. Death…that’s impossible to ignore. Jensen warned me about telling people that someone they love is going to die. He was worried about how they would treat me, but I couldn’t not warn them. I can handle the pain of what they do to me, but I don’t think I could live with myself if I know someone is going to die and I don’t try to help them.
What do you mean about sensing death? How do you sense it?
I get this feeling of deep sorrow that penetrates me to the core. It’s different than just having a down day and feeling sad. It’s darker, deeper, and consuming. Jensen taught me how to breathe through those moments, though.
Jensen was your first boyfriend. What’s he like?
Jensen was my first everything…well, almost my first everything. He was my first real friend. Jensen is complicated – we’re complicated. He’s strong, protective, gentle, demanding, loving and lethal…complicated. I don’t know how I would have dealt with all I can do if we didn’t meet on the playground when we we’re kids. He makes me feel calm when everything around me is anything but calm. There’s something in the way he looks at me with those green eyes that makes me feel him even when I know I can’t. He always made me feel everything good in life.
How did you meet?
I was seven and Ace was freaking out because he was scared about how I am different. He pushed me down and was taunting me in front of everyone. That’s when I met Jensen. He kicked Ace’s ass. For the first time, I actually wanted to feel someone else’s emotions. I feel everyone’s emotions…except Jensen’s.
Do you believe in second chances? With Jensen, I mean. With the depth of your bond with him, do you think you and he can have a future together?
I used to believe my future was Jensen. He sent me away. I lived in hell, and, now, I don’t know what to believe. I have no idea who he has become the past four years. I’m not sure I know who I’ve become. He beat the shit out of everyone who hurt me, but he was the one who hurt me the most. I want to believe in him…in us. I want to believe that everything he has always told me was true. This is the first time I’ve seen him in four years. He used to be my redemption, my reason to take my next breath. Now that he’s back…I can barely breathe.
Seriously folks Feel is a must read! Add it now to your Goodreads shelf.
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
This book has EVERYTHING a fantastic book should be. Karen-Anne did a phenomenal job. Feel made me FEEL, it was a rollercoaster ride which had me laughing, crying and sitting at the edge of my seat from page to page.
Feel is a paranormal romance with mystery and drama, this book could quite easily be the first book in a series. The characters are very relatable and likeable. I love the way K-Stew takes you into their minds so you get to experience everything they are feeling. She portrayed the most vile scenes poetically and beautifully descriptive. There were twists and turns that I did not see coming but enjoyed very much.
Don’t even get me started on the *ah hem* intimate scenes. If you don’t like sex in your novels then skip through it. The scenes would make even Bon Jovi blush.
There were so many classic lines in the book that I had to tweet about it, I have no idea how she does it, but they are simply beautiful. The romance is touching, the mystery is gripping, the writing is truly a work of art. Feel is a book that I would read again and again.
Move over book boyfriends Jensen Rider is my new first love. Saige is a strong female character, definitely the type of woman that doesn’t need rescuing. She punched out at least 2 characters in the book and it made me laugh out loud.
Saige has a gift that she sees as a curse, because of it she is ridiculed and feel like an outsider. Who among us hasn’t felt that way at some point? Like I said the characters are very relatable.
Hats off to Karen-Anne for taking her writing to another level. I can’t wait to read more work from her. I finished this book about 12am this morning and couldn’t fall asleep till after 2am I was so jazzed.