Pt II:Alicia Dean with Death x2


Osiyo~

Today I put Alicia in the corner with some tough questions. 🙂 We’ll just get right to it.

1-If your book was going to be made into a movie who would play your characters? Patrick Dempsey would play Lane and Kate Beckinsale would play Monroe. 

Great choices. Love Kate.

2-What is your favorite genre to write? How many genres do you write?

Suspense and Paranormal. Both because I make my paranormals like suspense with some magic.

That’s why I enjoyed Heart of the Witch so much!

3-Tell us what inspired your latest story? My latest work in process is actually a gothic romance novella. Mel Odom wanted to do a series together, and it was his idea to bring back the gothic romance. I’m really excited about it. I used to read them years ago, but haven’t come across one in ages. I’ve barely begun but I’m starting to feel more comfortable and so far it’s a lot of fun.

Gothic, huh? Sounds like something to check out.

4-When I write it’s usually stuffing words around other chores around the house and running errands. What is your typical writing day like? I don’t have a typical writing day. I’m involved in so many different things, I have so many duties and responsibilities, not to mention a full time day job, that I have to grab writing time whenever I can. So, I’d say it’s pretty sporadic, but somehow I manage to grab time here and there so that I can actually complete manuscripts.

5-What do you like to do besides write? I love MLB and I used to play golf, though it’s been a while, but I miss it and would like to get back to it. I also like watching A LOT of tv.

Me too, though mine stays on country videos while I’m writing usually. Inspiration, ya know! 🙂

Pick one word to describe yourself: Easy –

Really!? 😮

Uh…by that I mean that I am a bit of a pushover, and I readily agree to almost anything people ask of me, even if I don’t have time. So maybe instead of ‘easy’ I should say ‘overburdened.’

Oh- right, I knew that. I know that feeling. I just can’t seem to say “no” to anyone!

Favorite animal: To eat?

Err… 😡

Oh…that’s not what you meant? 🙂  Sorry if I’ve offended PETA and pet lovers alike, but I’m not an animal person. I don’t dislike them, but don’t have the desire to own one. I suppose it would be something of an aquatic nature…dolphins maybe? Are they animals?

I think they are mammals.

Favorite comfort food: I don’t have a particular favorite, and don’t think of it as ‘comfort’ but I like cheese on pretty much everything. So, maybe cheese.

Mm, cheese. I love me some Pepper Jack! Good answer.

Spring, summer, autumn or winter? WINTER

Favorite book: I can’t possibly name one book, but probably in the top would be Gone with the Wind, Mystic River, All of Michael Connelly’s Harry Bosch series, All of Dennis Lehane’s Patrick Kenzie series. (You know you can’t ask a writer to name their favorite book)

A girl can try!

Favorite movie: Gone with the Wind <g>, Mystic River, Gone Baby Gone, Imitation of Life, Pride and Glory.

If you weren’t a writer, what would you want to do? I would want to own the Cincinnati Reds. Or, be Ian Somerhalder’s massage therapist.

Best vacation ever: I’ve taken some trips to Cincinnati for baseball games, and that was amazing. I’ve also been to Fenway Park, which was incredible. And, my sister and her husband took me to Memphis for my 40th birthday and she and I were able to enjoy the ‘Elvis’ experience together for the first time ever, even though we grew up together loving Elvis. Truly a wonderful, special experience!

Ok, that was fun, wasn’t it? At least not painful. 😎 Well, folks are chomping at the bit around here (pun intended!), so how about a blurb and excerpt for Death Offerings, book two of The Northland Chronicles? I’ll throw in the awesome cover while you dig out your cheat-sheets.

Blurb:

Newspaper columnist Monroe Donovan’s best friend was the victim of a serial killer years ago, when they were only twelve.

The murders stopped, but the killer was never caught. Now it seems that a series of articles Monroe published about the victims has caught his attention.

The maniac begins killing again, but this time, he leaves macabre gifts for Monroe at the crime scenes.

When someone close to Monroe is kidnapped, it leads to a volatile showdown where the prey might teach the hunter that sometimes, victims aren’t as weak as they appear to be…and paybacks can be a bitch.

Excerpt

Moments after Lane drove away, my cell rang. The caller ID showed a number I didn’t recognize and the words “Magic Construction.” Frowning, I answered the phone.

A male voice—gruff and unfamiliar—said, “Did you like my gift?”

“Gift? What gift?” There was something unnatural sounding about his voice. Like he was purposely disguising it.  

“The gift I left you in the park.”

The strength drained from my legs and nausea tightened my gut. I dropped onto the edge of the recliner. “Who are you? What kind of sick joke is this?”

“No joke. It’s very real. You don’t sound happy.”

“Happy? Are you out of your mind?”

I knew it was unlikely this jerk was really the killer. He was probably just some a-hole screwing with me. But the fact that anyone could be this sick made me ill.

A raspy, unsettling laugh rumbled across the line. “I did it for you. Your articles were ending. I liked reading them. Liked that you were writing about me. Now, it doesn’t have to stop.”

I swallowed a lump in my throat and tried to still the heavy thud of my heart. Instinct told me this guy was for real.

Oh my God…

I was talking to the killer.

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How do we find you again?

Website: AliciaDean.com

Twitter: @Alicia_Dean_

Facebook: Alicia Dean

And your book?

Death Offerings

Nook: http://bit.ly/GWb7To
Kindle: http://amzn.to/GTBCoM

Trailer:

Watch for my new paranormal romance, Soul Seducer, available from Adams Media June 4, 2012

BIO:

Alicia Dean writes paranormal and romantic suspense and is the author of five published novels, two novellas, and a handful of short stories. She has three grown children and lives in Edmond, Oklahoma. Alicia loves nothing more than crafting spine-chilling, edge-of-your-seat suspense.

Remember to leave your email in a comment for a chance at a B&N gift card or an Amazon gift card!

Dodadagohvi~

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About Calisa Rhose

I'm a mother of three daughters, five granddaughters, and wife to a wonderfully supportive man. I began writing warm you to the bones romance as a teen, and the addiction has now morphed into a life of its own. I became a published author in May 2011! I create art and jewelry with polymer clay and beads to relax and sew for fun. See my craft and sewing projects at http://fancifulallure.wordpress.com

Posted on 05/23/2012, in Blogs, guest blogging, Interview, Promotion, Welcome and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 24 Comments.

  1. ATTENTION: For those who didn’t win- Alicia is graciously offering a free PDF copy of your choice of one of her books! All you need to do is email her to let her know you would like a copy of either Death Notice or Death Offerings.

    Email her here: Aliciamdean@aol.com

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  2. And The winner, chosen by Random.org, is…

    Holly Page! Email me or Alicia to claim your prize, dear!

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  3. Great interview–is it totally sad that it took me a good minute to figure out what MLB was?!

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    • LOL, Natasha. It’s a little bit sad. But, you do live in Canada, and the only MLB team you guys have now is the Toronto Blue Jays, so it’s forgivable. Thanks for stopping by, sweetie!

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  4. Ooops, I meant ‘Death Offerings’ LOL. Sorry. I’ve only had a few sips of coffee this morning.

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  5. Hey lovely ladies! Nice to see both Alicia and Calisa, again. I just started reading Death Offerings, and although I didn’t think your writing had any room for improvement, I think it’s even better than Death Notice and I gave that 5 stars! Wow!

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    • Hey Brenda….thank you, thank you! That’s very sweet of you. I was just thinking about you this week and how I hadn’t seen or heard from you in a while. Glad you stopped by…hope to really ‘see’ you soon! And, I hope you continue to enjoy Death Notice.

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  6. Lol Ally, I need to make you my PR gal! 😀 Not that I don’t agree!

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  7. Death Offerings sounds fabulous, but I’m also intrigued by the gothic romance. Come on back to the ranch when that one comes out!

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    • Hello Ally, thanks for stopping by. If Calisa will have me, I’d be delighted to come back to the Rach when my gothic romance comes out. 🙂 Take care!

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  8. Can’t wait for the newest book to round out my AD collection! And I will get you a cat for your birthday.

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    • Aw, gee, Holly. That’s SO sweet, but I can’t have pets where I live. 😦 Thanks for being a collector! (I know it’s only because you’re my cousin, but I still appreciate it!) LOL.

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  9. Jannine, thanks for popping in. And, for saying I nailed the creepy factor. You know that gives me a rush. 🙂 I had some other creepier scenes I thought of using but they were riddled with curse words and I didn’t want to offend. Have a great day!

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  10. janninegallant

    Love the excerpt! You nailed the creepy factor.

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  11. Jennifer Lowery

    Wonderful interview! Love the cover. Kate B. is a good choice for your heroine. Can’t wait to read your book!

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    • Hi Jennfer…yes, I think she is too. Love her. She’s a great actress and so gorgeous. Thanks for stopping by…and for loving my cover…I adore it! (It was created by the very talented Kim Mendoza, as was my cover for Death Notice). Hope you enjoy the book!

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  12. What favorite animal to eat? Shame on you, LOL. Fun interview, I’m a huge GWTW fan, too. Plan to intro my youngest two to it now since I’ve learned schools are using it to study history. Really? Hey, it works for me. and if I didn’t write, I’d love to be a witch so I could wiggle my nose and things would get done–or else a princess so other people could do things for me. And man, if I could get someone to exercise for me, I’m so there! I’m pretty lazy by nature. 🙂 Again, no need to enter me for the drawing–new book sounds better than the last one even–hope it does fabulous!

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    • Hi Diana…sorry about the animal thing. 🙂 Yeah, GWTW. LOVE IT! When I was in the 7th grade, I was in history class and I had my copy of GWTW open inside my history book and we were studying the Civil War. The teacher asked a question and I answered, based on what I’d read in GWTW, so yeah, it works for history, LOL. I ALWAYS wanted to be Bewitched, but I’ve come to terms with the fact that it may never happen. Thanks for stopping by…hope you enjoy the next book!

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  13. Okay. You own the Reds and I’ll own the Cardinals. 😉 And I’m really REALLY glad that you’re easy because I’m one of those who takes advantage of you. <i:*bwahaha*

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    • LOL, Silver, if I owned the Reds and you owned the Cardinals, we’d have to be enemies. 🙂 I wouldn’t say you’d taken advantage of me. You were helping me out long before I helped you. Thanks for the support!

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  14. Hi Lori…thanks for stopping by and for the kind words!

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  15. I knew there was a reason I liked Alicia’s writing! These were great questions and my answers would be really close to hers. Thanks for the great reads, Alicia!

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  16. Thanks, Calisa. Happy to be back. I DO love puns! 🙂

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  17. Welcome back, Alicia! Thanks for taking the bull by the horns today! (Don’cha just love puns? 😛 )

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