Monday Magic Presents Romantic Suspense Author Alicia Dean

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Hi Everyone,

Today I am super excited to present my fellow Oklahoma Romance author and friend, Alicia Dean. Today, this very day, her new paranormal, Soul Seducer, hits the cyber shelves. I know we’re all anxious to hear about her new book, so let’s get right to it.

Callie:  Tell us, Alicia, if you could be a character in one of your books, who would it be, and why?

Alicia: It would probably be Monroe Donovan, from my ‘Death’ series. She’s not perfect, but she’s strong and caring. And, she leads a very interesting life.  I think it would be great to work for a newspaper and to become embroiled in true crime cases (although actually losing people you care about would be tough). Plus, she not only gets to be with Lane Brody, her story is ongoing, so she doesn’t just go away once the book ends like most of my other heroines.

Callie: Ah, she is part of the series. That’s interesting, and I can see why you would like to be her.  Do you prefer redeemable villains, or like them nasty through and through?

Alicia: I like really, really nasty villains who aren’t actually redeemable, but they have some aspect, even a tiny one, that elicits a little sympathy.

Callie:  Ooh. The real bad type. Love to hate them myself.  On the other hand, what faults do you prefer your heroes to have?

Alicia:  There aren’t any specific faults I prefer my heroes to have, each hero is different (I hope) and each one has their own traits, including faults. Same goes for my heroines. I do prefer that they have faults rather than being perfect, although I’ll admit that it’s difficult to write flawed characters as heroes and heroines. Some writers do it splendidly. It’s a struggle for me.

Callie:I know what you mean. I tend to write really, really nice guys as my heroes, and it’s hard to find something wrong with them.  When you’re starting a new book, or while in the middle of it as well, is finding the right title easy or hard?

Alicia: It’s difficult for me. Most, if not all, of my story titles have changed. I usually have help from my author buddies in brainstorming titles and we finally come up with something that fits. Soul Seducer was originally Reaper’s Kiss, then Reaper’s Seduction. (My agent thought Reaper’s Kiss should be changed. My publisher thought Reaper’s Seduction should change. We ended up with Soul Seducer)

Callie:  In the event Hollywood takes notice of your book, (don’t we wish, lol), who would you like to see cast as the hero and heroine in a movie made about your latest release?

Alicia: Finally…an easy question!  Ian Somerhalder as my hero and Mila Kunis as my heroine.

Callie:  Good answer, I’m sure after reading your book, we’ll all agree.  Now for a little bit of fun:

Mountain home or beach house?

Mountain Home

Gloomy day or sunshine to get your muse going?

Gloomy all the way. Stormy even better. Blizzard, the best (as long as I have power and I’m at home and no one gets injured or stranded)

Coffee or tea?

Strong coffee

Cat or dog?

I’m not a pet person, but if I have to choose one, definitely dog.

Beach vacation or sightseeing?

Depends on the ‘sights.’ If it’s someplace interesting, probably sight-seeing.

Jeans, t-shirt, and sneakers, or pencil skirt, silk blouse, and killer heels?

Ha! My writer buddies would SO laugh at this. I’m about the only one in my group who’s not a fashion-ista. Jeans t-shirts and sneakers for sure.

Carrie Underwood or Lady Gaga?

No doubt about this one, either. Carrie Underwood for sure. Although, I’ll admit, when I really took time to listen to Lady Gaga, I found she has a fantastic voice and some really good songs. She’s just way too ‘out there’ for me, not to mention, my first love is country music.

Now a little bit about Alicia:

Alicia Dean writes paranormal and romantic suspense and is the author of six 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. She’s a huge Elvis Presley fan, and loves MLB and the NFL. If you look closely, you’ll see a reference to one or all three in pretty much everything she writes. If she could, she would divide all her time between writing, watching her favorite television shows-such as Justified, Dexter, Vampire Diaries, and True Blood-and reading her favorite authors…Stephen King, Dennis Lehane, Michael Connelly, Lee Child, and Lisa Gardner to name a few. Feel free to drop her a line at AliciaMDean@aol.com.

Can you tell us a little bit about your new release?  I know we’re all anxious to hear more.

She spent her entire life fighting death. Now she’s falling in love with him. . . .

Audra Grayson became a nurse in order to help save lives. But one night after a brutal beating, she almost loses her own. The near-death experience opens a door between the world of the living and the world beyond. Two Grim Reapers invade her life. One is charming, with the angelic blonde looks of a saint and the black soul of a psychopath. The other is dark, dangerously attractive and, in spite of her distaste for his reaper duties, she finds herself inexplicably drawn to him.

When Audra’s patients begin to die unexpectedly and her loved ones are threatened, she will risk her life—even her soul—to save them. But can she risk her heart to an inhuman being whose very purpose is to take those she is trying to save?

Amazon: http://amzn.to/KBX1oZ

Barnes and Noble: http://bit.ly/KNSZv0

Twitter: @Alicia_Dean_

Facebook: Alicia Dean

Now pay attention:  One lucky commenter will win  their choice of a $20 Amazon or B&N Gift card!! So please leave your e-mail address, along with your comments.

 

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32 Responses to Monday Magic Presents Romantic Suspense Author Alicia Dean

  1. Alicia Dean says:

    I’m so happy to be here on release day, Callie. Thank you very much for having me.

    • Callie says:

      I’m so excited for you, Alicia. Soul Seducer sounds wonderful, and I wish you the best with it. Happy release day!

  2. Jolene Ehret says:

    Hi Alicia and Callie… I am going to Amazon to add some books to my wish list. Just wish I had a bigger Book Budget. LOL Happy Writing Gals… Hugs Jolene

    • Alicia Dean says:

      Hi Joelene…thanks for stopping by. So glad you’re adding Soul Seducer to your wish list. Maybe you’ll win the gift card and you’ll have $20 in your book budget. :-)

  3. Ruth Herring says:

    Good luck with your new book, it sounds good! I’ll be rea
    ding it on my kindle tonight.

  4. Mandi says:

    Hi Ladies! Great interview. I agree, I love nasty bad guys with that smidgen of something there… lol. Good luck on your new release!

  5. As one of Alicia’s critique partners, I feel inclined to comment on her jeans/tennis shoe’s comment. Yes, I am LMAO, I’m certain she could use a relaxing pedicure… Here’s to your great success to another great book, Alicia.

    • Alicia Dean says:

      LOL, Kathy. Yes, you do know my fashion taste—or lack thereof. As far as the pedicure…THANKS BUT NO THANKS! (Kathy knows I don’t show my feet and do NOT want anyone touching them). Thanks for the good wishes!

  6. Calisa Rhose says:

    Happy Release Day, Alicia! There’s just something too creepy about grimm reapers for my taste! Ick! lol But your writing is something I’ll take any day! Congratulations.

  7. Darcy Flynn says:

    Good morning ladies! Great interview!

    Alicia, I’m glad to know I’m not the only one who has trouble writing flawed characters as heroes and heroines. But we manage, right! :)
    And, I’m happy to meet another Elvis fan! I live in the Nashville area and my neighbor used to sing back up for Elvis when he was in Vegas. I’ve heard some wonderful stories! :)

    Happy, happy release day! Here’s to many sales!
    Best!

    • Alicia Dean says:

      :-) Yes, Darcy. For the most part, we manage. I definitely don’t write perfect characters. But giving them sympathetic flaws is difficult at time.

      OMG. Elvis back up singer????????????? I would love to hear your neighbor’s stories some day! I’m a huge, huge Elvis fan. My son’s name is Presley.

      Thank you for stopping by…we must chat about Elvis some day!

  8. Congratulations on your book..sounds like an interesting read! Enjoyed the interview ladies :)

  9. Jessica says:

    I love reading paranormal romances! After reading this interview I think this novel is next on my list! Great interview and congratulations on release day!

    • Alicia Dean says:

      Super, Jessica. If you read it, I hope you like it. (Wait, I’m lying. I hope you love it! ) Feel free to share your thoughts if you’d like, good or bad, by emailing me at AliciamDean@aol.com. This book is way different for me, and I’m curious to see what the majority of readers think. Thanks for stopping by!

  10. I can’t wait to read Soul Seducer. I’ve read several stories from your vast imagination, and I’m certain this one will thrill me as well! I’ve never seen such a unique book cover, I have to say. It sort of reminds me of The Phantom of the Opera, one of my favorite reads. Oh, and it also puts Blue Oyester Cult’s “Don’t Fear the Reaper,” in my head, one of my favorite songs. Looks like I connect to this book on many levels (let’s hope not TOO many…GULP!) therefore, I have to buy this book asap.

    Great interview Callie and Alicia…two of my favorite ladies!

    • Alicia Dean says:

      Hahaha, Anna. No. You don’t want to connect on too many levels, but it’s great that it reminds you of one of your favorite reads AND one of your favorite songs. Thanks for the sweet words. Hope you enjoy!

  11. Natasha Deen says:

    Can’t wait to read this! Great interview, ladies!!

  12. Callie says:

    Wow, Alicia, it looks like you’ve had a busy day. I stayed off the internet for the most part so I could finish the story I’m working on. Did pretty well, too, until the plumber came, and wanted to chat while he worked. Oh well, back to writing tomorrow.

    Thanks to all you ladies who stopped by to wish Alicia well.

    • Alicia Dean says:

      Yes, Callie. It’s been a little busy, which is awesome. Darn plumber! Well, hopefully you got a little bit done. Thanks again for having me. It’s been fun!

  13. Carol Henry says:

    Hi, Alicia,
    Gotta confess I’m not a paranormal reader, myself–I’ve scared myself silly many times in the past and let my imagination get the better of me, especially nights alone. Watching those old werewolf movies years ago had me sitting under the seat in the theater many times. That said, your characters sound interesting–I just might have to attempt to give this book a try. :)

    • Alicia Dean says:

      LOL, Carol. I’ve always been a fan of the scary stuff. My kids are the same. Grew up watching horror movies, and as adults, they all love them. (I know. Mother of the year here). I’ll understand if you skip this one. :-) Thanks for stopping by!

  14. Congrats on your release day. Your book sounds fabulous!

  15. Happy “day after release” day, Alicia! (I’m sorry to be late!) I did want to pop in though and wish you much success with SOUL SEDUCER (which is next in my TBR pile). I can’t wait to get to it!

    • Alicia Dean says:

      Better late than never, Leah. I appreciate your continued support. Hope you enjoy Soul Seducer. I know you’re a busy lady, so it will likely take you a while to get to it. :-) Take care!

  16. Debi Rogers says:

    Love your title, Alicia! And to a fellow Elvis fanatic….Congratulations!! Enjoyed the interview, but you always entertain…and encourage. Gotta get your book!

  17. Raven Raye says:

    Soul Seducer sounds like an awesome book. And falling for death? My type of novel. One of my Heirs of Aeden series will feature death. Happy release day and hope you have lots of sales.

    srpolansky@yahoo.com ( my email in case I win) :)

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