Author Showcase & GIVEAWAY CONTEST – Alicia Sparks

     1. Welcome, Alicia Sparks. For those who might
not be familiar with you, would you be a dear and tell the readers a little
about yourself? 
How did you get your start in the writing business?
     (Alicia) Hi. Thanks so
much for having me here. I’m a Southern girl who doesn’t live in reality most
of the time. I got my start by writing all the thousands of things that run
through my head every day. Some people have imaginary friends. I write about
2.  All writers fear
the dreaded “block”. Please tell us how you handle it. 
(Alicia) Ugh. Not very
gracefully. I mostly mope. Then I get back on the proverbial horse. Usually
when I get writer’s block with one project I switch to another one.
3. Contrary to what some people envision about a romance
writer’s life, it’s not all glitz and glam. Well not for the majority of us.
With that bubble sadly busted, when you’re not writing, how to do you spend
your time? 
(Alicia) Eating bon bons and shopping on Rodeo Drive. What do you mean it’s
not glamorous? LOL. I have four boys, so they keep me busy.
4. I know many writers, such as Dirk and myself, keep their
pastime/career a secret. Do those close to you know you write? If so, what are
their thoughts? 
(Alicia) My friends and family know that I write but I do try to keep
everything separated. I teach high school. Before that, I taught college for
twelve years (thank you higher ed cuts). The last thing I want is for my
students to read my work!
5. Will you share with us your all time favorite authors? If
you’re like me, it’s a long list so give us your top ten. 
(Alicia) All time favorite?
Well I mentioned I taught college English, so I’ll start with the classics:
Edgar Allan Poe, Herman Melville (his short stories are amazing), Nathaniel
Hawthorne, Ambrose Bierce, Anne Rice, Clive Barker, Chuck Palahniuk, Beartrice
Small, Sandra Hill, Margaret Mitchell.
6. If you could choose one book to go to the big screen,
yours or otherwise, which book would you choose and whom would you love see
casted in the parts? 
(Alicia) Everyone wants to see the Black Daggars on screen. We are
obsessed with those books. So I would love to see that whole series make it to
the big screen. I’d cast Jason Momoa as Wraith, Chris Hemsworth as “Hollywood,”
Tom Hardy as Butch, Wentworth Miller as Zsadist, Tom Hiddleston as V. That’s as
far as I’ve gotten. I’m sure there’s a part in there somewhere for Alex
Pettyfer too.
(KAM) I’m a huge fan of the series, too!! 

7. Would you care to tell us what you’re working on now?
That is if it’s not top-secret information. If so, just whisper it in my ear. I
swear it’ll go no further. 
(Alicia) I’m working on the follow up to Penalty Kill, called
Sin Bin. I love hockey and I love hockey romance. I’m also working on book 3 in
the Primitive Series, Timbre’s story, Primitive Craving. Soon, I’ll have a non
traditional zombie romance called Soulbound 1: The Fallen.
8. Where can we find your stories and is there a particular
reading order? 
(Alicia) I’m on Amazon. Primitive Fix, Primitive Need are the two
Primitive books out now. Primitive Craving will be out soon. Penalty Kill is
the first in the Memphis Mayhem series.

(Kam) Also available now!! 

Publication Date: April 7, 2014

Start the Soulbound Series with Book 1 

When Genesis Martinez went into Lake Ponchartrain and died, her nightmare was just beginning. Resurrected and soulless, she falls victim to wandering souls seeking a body. Cassius Ramirez went into the Lake sixty years ago and knows he died, but when he woke up in the morgue, everything has changed. Something is killing people in New Orleans, and Cass knows he’s responsible. But when he meets Gen, he knows he will do anything to protect her. Cass isn’t the only man who feels a connection to Gen, and when his brother Craven catches her scent, all bets are off.

Detective Brick Parker has seen a lot of things in his years with New Orleans Police, but he’s never seen anything quite like what’s happening now. Bodies torn to shreds, brains missing, creatures roaming the night, victims with human teeth marks in their flesh. Worse of all, his partner, Jules, has been throwing around a Z word usually reserved for late night horror movies.

As creatures roam the streets of New Orleans, Gen’s very existence is on the line. She’s unleashed a creature unlike any other and now she may have to pay the ultimate price. There’s a cure, but it may cost her even more than her soul.

9. Would you please share how your present and future fans
can contact you? 

(Alicia) I’m on facebook at thealiciasparks.

10. Before we conclude this enlightening interview, do you
have anything else you’d like to share? The stage is all yours. 
(Alicia) I love
connecting with the fans and welcome messages, emails and of course reviews. I
also want to know what kind of stories they want to see from me next. Thanks so
much for the opportunity to stop by!

Ladies and gents, here’s the part of the show where we announce the giveaway details.

If you don’t know the drill, let me state the rules.

The contest will run until Saturday – midnight, central time. On Sunday, Alicia will announce the winner here on a comment and be in touch with you so have your account set to receive messages.

PRIMITIVE FIX – Meet two brothers, tiger shifters, and the women who bring out the beast in them.

Part 1 – Kenyon

Sage Villalobos has been destined to marry Kenyon Maddux since the day she was born. As the second-born in her wolf clan, she came into this world owing a debt to the family of shape-shifting tigers who rule the Louisiana swamps in the Atchafalaya Basin. Kenyon is the only man she’s ever wanted, the man who sets her blood on fire, but she’s tired of being indebted to his family for something she didn’t do. She wants him to choose her because he loves her, not because he owns her. When Kenyon’s brother, Nik, is taken prisoner, Kenyon turns to Sage for help. Using her unique skills, she knows she can help him free his brother, but there will be a price. If she agrees to do this, she wants Kenyon to release her from her debt. However, the only thing Kenyon wants to do is hold on to her and never let her go.
Part 2 – Nik
After months of captivity as part of a roadside attraction, Nik Maddux is finally able to escape. Injured and at death’s door, he makes his way through the swamp only to collapse near Juliette’s home. Juliette pulls the naked man into her cabin and begins nursing him back to health, marveling at the black stripes which cover his body and the feline features of his face. She knows he’s not quite human and realizes she may have found a kindred spirit, someone whose secrets are as deadly as her own. When Nik awakes, his attraction to Juliette is instant. While she heals his body, he wants to heal her soul. But danger is lurking in the swamp, and the longer they stay together, the more likely they are to lose everything.

**Content Warning: May contain graphic content and sexual situations. Intended for 18+ Audience

She looked up at him as soon as he stepped into the room, and his heart stopped. Faded blue jeans replaced her business skirt and a white tank top took the place of her button up shirt. She was sitting with her feet dangling off his bed, her lips parted, her chest rising and falling. Her hand immediately went to her throat and he could smell her arousal, could sense it from across the room. Whatever she thought about him, at this moment, she wanted him, and there was no way she could deny it.
Wordlessly, he stalked over to her, aware of the way his cock hardened beneath the towel, pretty sure she could see the evidence of what she was doing to him. When he stood over her, his legs spread, arms across his chest, she looked up at him, and he knew he could take her here and now. Could, but wouldn’t. Not yet. Not until he had driven her beyond crazy with longing for him, not until she had felt a portion of what he had felt all those years she had been gone.
“Feel better?” When the words came out, he didn’t miss the raspy tone of her voice, the way it was thick and needy, filled with the same kind of longing coursing through him.
“No. Just clean.” It only took one more step and he was standing between her legs, pushing her thighs apart to make room for his body.
“Shh. No words. I just want you to feel.”
She sucked in her breath when he reached out and pulled her flush against him, her core connecting with the towel, connecting with what was under the towel, sending a growl through his body that ended up vibrating from his lips. His hands still on her hips, he leaned forward and pressed his forehead to hers, his eyes holding her the entire way. Her tongue darted out across her bottom lip, and it took every bit of strength he had not to nip it with his teeth, show her the alpha beast he had living inside him. But he didn’t. Instead, he let the rumbling in his throat do the talking for him, the purring sound filling the room, surrounding them both.
When he felt her shiver beneath him, he knew he had her, knew she was his. She could talk about freedom and family tradition and wanting to let go all she wanted, but he knew she was his and she would never be able to walk away from what they had.
“Get off me.” Her hands were on his chest, pushing against him, but the movement wasn’t very spirited. She couldn’t have swatted a fly away with that gentle touch, but it was enough to cause his cock to jerk in reaction.
“Not until you admit that you’ve missed me.” He nuzzled against her ear with his lips, resisting the urge to take the lobe between his teeth and bite her, demand her submission. It was part of their mating ritual, of what they had always done, of how they had always been. She remembered. The way her body was calling out to him, her scent permeating his brain, he knew she remembered and wanted him as badly as he wanted her.
“If I admit it, will you go away?” Her nails grazed against his shoulder, her actions in opposition to everything she was saying. A low moan escaped her throat, followed by a gasp, as if she had stopped herself—or tried to stop herself—from reacting to him.
“You’ll never get rid of me. Even if you live to be a hundred and you disappear into the Colorado wilderness, I will always be part of you.” He nipped her ear this time and was rewarded with another gasp, another moan. “You want me, Sage. You haven’t seen me for three years and your body needs me like it needs to breathe


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12 Responses to Author Showcase & GIVEAWAY CONTEST – Alicia Sparks

  1. I would love to read this .. sounds so interesting

  2. Hi Kam! Hi Alicia! Great interview! 'Primitive Fix' is a great read & I wasn't even a fan of shifters before I read it! 🙂

  3. Thanks everyone!

  4. The Fallen looks very hot and fantastic! And you can't beat tigers, let alone mixing them with sexy men!

  5. Hi Alicia 🙂 Loved the excerpt and can't wait to read more!

  6. Loved the excerpt. I look forward to reading all your books.

  7. Heidi Lesofsky you are the winner! Please send me your email address so I can get you your prize! Thank you to everyone who commented and entered. I hope you all enjoyed the interview and the books. Have a Happy Easter!

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