Monday Magic Presents Romantic Suspense Author, Alicia Dean

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Today I’m excited to present a fellow Oklahoma Romance writer, Alicia Dean. First, I’d like her to tell us a little bit about herself. Okay, Alicia, you’re up.

Alicia: I write both romantic suspense and paranormal. I was first published in 2007 through The Wild Rose press. Since then, I’ve had several titles released through them, along with a paranormal through Dorchester, and two self-published books that are part of a suspense series. My latest paranormal romance, Soul Seducer, will be released through Adam’s Media’s  new romance line on June 4th. I’m sooo excited to be a launch author for them.

I’ve always loved to read–still do although I don’t have as much time for pleasure reading as I’d like–and have wanted to be a writer for as long as I can remember. I love writing, and especially love it when I hear back from a reader who enjoyed my books. There’s no rush quite like that.

Callie: I agree, there is no rush like that. Tell us, what does your family think of your writing?

Alicia: My family is very proud. They’re extremely supportive, and I feel truly blessed. My dad passed away in ’94. I would have loved for him to know I’d realized my life-long dream of becoming a published author. He was proud and encouraging, just knowing I had the desire. He would definitely be one of my strongest supporters.

Callie: I’m sure he’s up in heaven boasting about his daughter’s success. So, what do you think makes a good story?

Alicia: I think a good story will hold a reader’s interest where they don’t want to put it down and can’t wait to find out what happens next, have some kind of impact on them (emotional impact, scaring the bejesus out of them J, something), and hopefully stay with them even when the book has ended.

Callie: So true. I love it when a book really touches me. What are you working on now?

Alicia: I am working on a gothic romance novella series with Mel Odom, and I will be writing a sequel to Soul Seducer soon.

Callie: You are one very busy lady. And now we want to know, do you love or hate writing sex scenes?

Alicia:  Neither. While writing sex scenes is not my favorite part, I don’t mind writing them. However, I don’t like to write long, extended, detailed sex scenes. In my stories that have those, it was per my editor’s suggestion. J My personal preference is to give enough so the readers know how the characters are affected, but not go on for pages and pages.

Callie: I find most authors have a particular way of writing sex scenes. What was your reaction when you got the first “call”

Alicia: I was thrilled…elated beyond belief. In all the years I’d spent dreaming about the moment, the reality of it was much better than I imagined. Although the feeling isn’t quite the same as it was the first time, each time I get a contract offer, I’m absolutely ecstatic.

You can catch Alicia hanging out here: www.AliciaDean.com

The links for her book:  Nook: http://bit.ly/GWb7To  Kindle: http://amzn.to/GTBCoM

Her fabulous book trailer is here: http://bit.ly/GByIJa

Thanks so much for sharing yourself with us today. Alicia is offering a choice of a $10 gift card through either Barnes and Noble or Amazon.  So, come on, gals, and welcome her, and leave your e-mail address so we can notify you.

 

 

 

 

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51 Responses to Monday Magic Presents Romantic Suspense Author, Alicia Dean

  1. Darcy says:

    Good morning Alicia!

    It’s nice to get to know you a bit better!:) Your writing is so diverse! I wish I had that gift!:)
    Wishing you the best with Death Offerings and many, many sales!

  2. derekd says:

    Hey Alicia, good to see you here. I cracked up about the sex scenes comments. As a male author, I have to be careful not to write brief sex scenes, as I don’t want a predominantly female audience to get the wrong idea about me. J

    I have loved all the books of yours I’ve read, and still have to list your installment in the King Brothers anthology among my favs. I wish you great luck with Death Offerings, and much success with your writing. shihanderek at yahoo dot com

  3. Hi Alicia and Callie…fantastic interview. It was fun learning more about you Alicia. I have to agree with Callie, you are one busy lady.

    Congrats with your books and also for being one of the launch authors with Adam’s Media….FUN!

    • Alicia Dean says:

      Hi Christine…thanks for stopping by. YES, I’m busy, but I thrive on busy. (Sometimes, I stress on busy, LOL) I’m VERY excited to be a launch author for Adam’s Media.

  4. Thanks for stopping by so early, ladies. (no surprise there for you, Christine). I’ll be at work all day with no internet, so y’all be nice to Alicia while I’m gone. lol

    • Alicia Dean says:

      LOL. Thanks, Callie. I was scared that you wouldn’t be here to look out for me. :-) I might be offline a good part of the day, but I’ll check back when I can. I also appreciate the early birds!

  5. Neecy Kelly says:

    Hi Alica,
    I would love one day to be able to write in different genre’s.
    Nice meeting you,
    Neecy

    • Alicia Dean says:

      Nice meeting you, Neecy. I think the important thing is to write in the genre(s) you love. If you love more than one, might as well give it a shot. :-) Have a great day!

  6. Calisa Rhose says:

    I remember when I first met you, Alicia. I believe you had recently moved to Kansas and were visiting OKRWA. I am so glad you are back! I’ve been very fortunate to be able to beta read the first two of your suspense series books and can’t wait for the next one! Like you, I would love to share my writing joys with my parents having lost both in the 80′s, but I know they are both smiling on me. My mom was a diehard reader so I can just see her dancing with each success and hear her encouragement with each setback. Congrats on your success and thanks for letting us get to know more about you. What better way than with fellow Okies! :)

    • Alicia Dean says:

      Aw, thanks, Calisa. Yes, I was probably visiting from KC when we met. I’m glad I’m back (for many reasons), but I miss KC for many reasons too. Thanks for being a Beta reader on both my Death books. You really helped me a lot.

  7. Diana Layne says:

    Fun interview! Like Callie, I’m sure your dad is bragging on you in heaven!

    • Alicia Dean says:

      Thanks, Diana. My mother is in a rest home and she keeps telling me she’d like to read my books. She doesn’t have alzheimers, but she has Louie Body, which affects her memory. She’s actually read a couple of them, she just doesn’t remember. :-) I’m blessed to have her, and she’s very proud of me. I know Dad would have been too.

  8. Jody Lebel says:

    Alicia,
    I had to smile reading about you ‘getting the call”. Today the call will probably be electronic. I got an e-mail. lol. It’s still exciting and validating and what we work so hard for.

    Jody

    • Alicia Dean says:

      LOL, Jody. Yes, today, the ‘calls’ are electronic unless you have an agent (at least that’s how it is in my case). When Heart of the Witch sold, my former agent, Meredith, called me. When Soul Seducer sold, my current agent, Jewelann called me. I learned to not get excited when I see an ‘email’ from my agent, but I do get excited when they show up on my caller ID. Unfortunately, it’s not always about a sale. :-) Thanks for stopping by!

  9. Silver James says:

    *waves* Howdy, Alicia! You can count me as a big fan, too, and will I really enjoy the Death series, I’m looking forward to SOUL SEDUCER, too. It’s a terrific book! And a gothic romance series? Sounds right up my ally!

    Like you, I’m a cross-genre writer. It’s the way I read so it’s the way I write!

    Great interview, Callie! See you gals soon!

    • Alicia Dean says:

      Thanks for the kind words, Silver. I’m really excited about the gothic romance. I used to devour them, but haven’t read one in years. Writing one is challenging yet so much fun!

  10. Linda Cacaci says:

    Hi, Alicia,
    Your book sounds great. I must put that in my TBR pile.
    Please enter me in the drawing.
    Much success with it.
    Linda Cacaci
    LinCaca3@aol.com

    • Alicia Dean says:

      Hi Linda,

      Thanks so much for stopping by. You’re in the drawing. I have a TBR pile that’s quite extensive, so I know it goes, but if you get a chance to read the book, I hope you enjoy.

  11. Terrific interview, Alicia. It’s always fun to see a little behind the scenes, seeing other’s process. This book should be wildly successful.

    • Alicia Dean says:

      Thanks, Kathy. I appreciate all your help on the book. Your critiques were great! Hope you have lots of success with your books…I appreciate you stopping by.

  12. Had to laught about the sex scenes. We could be clones because that is exactly how I feel about them! Best of luck with all your new projects.

  13. Debbie says:

    Awesome interview!

  14. Angela says:

    Great interview ladies! Alicia nice to meet you on here :) I just watched the trailer for Death Offerings and I can’t wait to read it!

  15. Your book trailer gave me the chills! Best of luck with this.

  16. Anna Kittrell says:

    I love, love, love Alicia Dean’s suspenseful tales AND her incredible personality. Thank you, Callie, for showcasing this amazing author.

  17. Hi Alicia! I am so happy to read the comments people say about you! I too know our daddy would’ve been SO proud of you! He loved us so much & getting to watch you live your dream would have made him a happy man. I think God has a way of letting our loved ones know when good things happen to us. I am glad you are having so many good things happen to you in your life. You deserve it more than anyone I know! I want everyone to know the only thing you are better at than writing is being a sister!! I could go on & on , but I won’t! :) Love you….enjoy your spotlight today!

    • Alicia Dean says:

      Hey sis…thanks for popping in. That’s so sweet of you. I also think God has a way of letting our loved ones know the good things that happen. And, you might not be much of a writer, but you’re an amazing sister! :-D Love you bunches!

  18. Hello Alicia! So nice to meet you! Enjoyed the interview and I must say you are one busy lady! Thanks for letting us get to know you!

  19. Lori Leger says:

    Hey Alicia! You got a great response on your interview. Congratulations! I expect to be starting this one soon and I also suspect I’ll love it as much as I did the first one. It’s the start of a wonderful series.
    Great interview, ladies!

  20. Terrific interview. I wish you great success with your RS, Alicia. (That’s my favorite genre!)

  21. Callie says:

    Wow, thanks to all of you so much for stopping by to support Alicia. She’s one great lady, and author. It’s been fun having her here.

  22. Diane Burton says:

    Great interview. Since I just met you on Sat., it’s nice to get to know you better.

  23. I just started reading Death Offerings and am rethinking my habit of reading before going to sleep…or I should say “trying” to go to sleep. :-) Great story.

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  27. Connie Miller says:

    Alicia,

    Your book sounds great. Enjoyed the interview.
    Am with you on the coffee and Elvis.

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