I must confess…I tell a lot of lies…

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE WINNER OF MY DRAWING FOR A $20 GIFT CARD:

Melissa Limoges (chitsuen)

THANKS TO EVERYONE WHO COMMENTED AND BEST OF LUCK TO YOU IN THE GRAND PRIZE DRAWINGS!!!

Well, of course I do, I write fiction. I also make up towns in most of my stories. I like to create fictional places (with a local feel) so I can take creative license. (If I have a mayor or police chief or town doctor who’s a serial killer in a ‘real’ town, I might receive some less than favorable responses, am I right?)

When I created my world of Reapers for Soul Seducer, I knew they had to dwell in a place befitting the ‘somewhat’ undead. I had to have a reason why a particular area would have such a high concentration of Grim Reapers. So, I created a town called Boon Springs that was built on the site of a bloody massacre. The town has a history of tragedies, and I thought a name that contrasted with misfortune would make for a nice deviation. So, I called it “Boon Springs.”

Boon Springs is a sleepy little town in Oklahoma with quaint shops and lovely scenery.

However, Reapers are drawn to the town because of its horrific beginnings. A group of bandits massacred the town settlers years ago and took over the area for themselves. The leader of the bandits built an elegant mansion after staking his claim, but suffered a grisly end himself. Over the years, other families moved into the home, but most of them met with their own catastrophic fates.

Nowadays, the mansion is owned by the town of Boon Springs and is rented out for parties and celebrations. Who else but the residents of Boon Springs would turn a death house into a site for festivities? In Soul Seducer, there is a Halloween party at that very mansion. As you might guess…things do not bode well for one of the guests.

Check out Soul Seducer to see what happens at the party, and to get answers to other burning questions, such as…

Can Audra and Dimitri find love with all the doom surrounding them? Will it be made even more difficult by the fact that he is a Grim Reaper himself?

Reading is all about escape…whether you escape into a different time, a different place, or just into lives of other people (hopefully, fascinating people). So, tell me, what do you love most about reading? Is it about visiting new places? Escaping from your world into someone else’s? Something else entirely? I’d love to hear from you. And…there’s an incentive for responding… One lucky commenter will win their choice of a $20 gift card from either Amazon or Barnes and Noble – Be sure to include your email in your comment in order to be eligible.

DON’T FORGET TO VISIT ALL 46 AUTHORS ON THE BLOG HOP FROM NOW THROUGH NOVEMBER 21ST. As well as dozens of giveaways, there will also be 3 grand prizes – one Amazon or Barnes & Noble gift certificate for $100, and two gift certificates for $50 each! Every blog comment you leave during the hop is entered into a drawing to win one of the grand prizes. Click on this link for a list of participating authors: Crimson Wonderland Authors

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30 responses to “I must confess…I tell a lot of lies…

  1. Christi

    I love this site!!! I read because I like to be entertained TV, movies and reading-a good book will pull you in and if you are not reading you are thinking about the characters and feeling like your missing out-that is how I felt with Soul Seducer-I felt like I was missing what was going on with Audra if I wasn’t reading!!!! Not a vampire fan but you have pulled me to the darker side with your work before I am sure you will do it again 🙂

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    • Thanks, Christi. I agree. If a book pulls you in where you think about it and the characters, even when you’re not reading it, an author has done his or her job. That’s a great perspective from a reader’s POV. I appreciate you sharing, and hopefully, you’ll like my Vampires as much as you did my Reapers.

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  2. Callie Hutton

    Good post, Alicia. My ‘world to visit’ of choice is history. I love going back in time and finding out how people lived, what they wore, how they dressed. I guess that’s why I was a history major in college, and I write mostly historical romance. Best of luck with all your books.

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  3. What an interesting town history, Alicia. I like to visit, and write about small towns but also mountains with paranormal secrets.

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  4. Eva

    I love reading because it’s an escape. I have a stressful job and there is nothing better than escaping to a new place — whether it’s a paranormal world, a different time or just a different person’s life — it’s the best!

    booksconsidered[at]gmail[dot]com

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  5. Hi Eva (that’s my mother’s name, by the way…and she’s an amazing person!), thank you for sharing your thoughts. I couldn’t agree more. Life in general can be stressful, and there’s nothing like escaping for a few hours into another world. I appreciate you stopping by. Best of luck in the drawings!

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  6. caroleannvance

    I am finding so many writers and books to add to my Christmas list, thank you for an opportunity to meet your characters!

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  7. belindaegreen

    Alicia,
    LOL, I never thought about writing as lying but I can see that. I’m a visual person. if I’m not transported in the story, it’s a disappointment. I’m an avid reader and know the good, bad, and the ugly….

    Thanks for the opportunity to meet you, explore your site and share.
    Belinda G
    belgre@comcast.net

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  8. You asked to post a reply here, so will do on both your posts. :)) Thanks for the opportunity to meet a new author. Good luck with the new release

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    • Hi Marianne…thank you so much for stopping by. It’s a pleasure to meet a new reader. I didn’t mean to sound bossy, LOL. But, we’re trying to track comments from our latest post to put people in the drawing. I will, however, take those from the other post, too. Have a great day!

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  9. Trix

    Sounds intense, but entertaining!

    vitajex(at)aol(dot)com

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  10. Lisa Walker

    Fiction is my favorite! The endless possibilities for stories means I will always have something great to read!
    sqwalker2@hotmail.com

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  11. Wow, what a post. What a town. What a build-up for your novel. I can’t even top that. LOL. I’m visiting the Ladies in Red, so no contest for me.

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  12. JanD

    I love to read because I meet interesting people usually in impossibly challenging situations specially in paranormal romance.
    bituin76 at hotmail dot com

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  13. Brittany

    Thanks for participating in the blog hop!

    bme722 at gmail dot com

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  14. chitsuen

    I do love reading for the escape like most people, but I love romances especially because in most cases I’m ensured the HEA. After a long, crappy day at work, I love sitting back, relaxing, and escaping in a book that will leave me with a feel good feeling at the end. Real life can be a drag, so the more fantastical, the better. 🙂

    Thanks for participating in the hop and Happy Thanksgiving, early. 😀

    imsocool(at)gmail(dot)com

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    • I love your answer! So true. It’s great to follow characters and, no matter what they face, you know there will be a satisfying end. Thank you for stopping by and best of luck in the drawing(s)!

      Happy Thanksgiving to you!

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  15. As with most people I read to escape. Not just to enter into the wonderful world of fiction, but also for the peace and quiet that I get to be “gone” for a while.
    mel
    bournmelissa at hotmail dot com

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  16. I love reading, and do it whenever I can, in order to escape into worlds of fantasy and, hopefully, HEAs, though that isn’t a requirement. With the high stress job I have, I like to go along on adventures with great characters in different places (and worlds!), for at least a little while!

    kristinelaw03(at)gmail(dot).com

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  17. Thank you to everyone who participated in the blog hop. I hope you discovered some wonderful new books to escape into. I will announce the winner of my drawing soon, and will send the winner an email. I believe the grand prize winner will be announced this weekend. Happy Reading!

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