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Alicia Anthony | Author-Reader Match: INHERENT FATE
Author Guest / July 6, 2020

Instead of trying to find your perfect match in a dating app, we bring you the “Author-Reader Match” where we introduce you to authors as a reader you may fall in love with. It’s our great pleasure to present Alicia Anthony. WRITES: Inherent Fate (available July 21, 2020!) is the third book in the Blood Secrets psychological suspense series, about the cost of truth and the price we pay for love. The series features reluctant psychic, Liv Sullivan, and undercover FBI agent, Ridge McCaffrey, as they navigate a corrupt psychic intelligence operation and unmistakable feelings for each other. ABOUT: Alicia explores the dark dusty corners of the human experience through her novels of suspense. She’s an early riser who (with the help of numerous cups of coffee) turns quiet early morning hours into page-turning thrill rides. MY IDEAL READER WILL: Enjoy digging into long-buried secrets. Like high-stakes suspense. Root for flawed characters. . . even those who are easy on the eyes. 🙂 Get on board for some light supernatural elements. Enjoy characters who spring to life on the page and storylines that keep you guessing until the very end. Never know who to trust. Believe that life–and love–is messy. WHAT…

Alicia Anthony | The Beauty of Irish Inspiration
Author Guest / March 16, 2020

St. Patrick’s Day is nearly upon us, and it seems only fitting to draw on some Irish inspiration to celebrate that fair isle. I mean come on, is green beer the best we can do? 🙂 I’ve been lucky enough to visit Ireland on two occasions (but am anxiously awaiting a return trip in the near future), once with my mother and once for school and research as I was writing Inherent Lies, Blood Secrets Book 2. So in honor of tomorrow’s St. Patrick’s Day release, I’d love to share a few of the moments and people who wiggled their way into Inherent Lies. Inspiring Moment #1: Setting The opening image of Inherent Lies was inspired by my first night in Ireland. My travel companion and I were determined to find the famed Johnny Fox’s Pub, whose claim to fame is being the “highest” pub in all of Ireland. It sits on a hill just outside Dublin City, yet our taxi driver had to stop and ask directions (a story in itself) twice along the way. By the time we arrived, it was well worth the long and winding should’ve-taken-Dramamine trip. Not only was Johnny Fox’s all it was touted…

Alicia Anthony | Top 5 Reasons Why We Love Series + Giveaway!
Author Guest / January 27, 2020

I don’t know about you, but I love a good book series. When I began writing my debut novel, Inherent Truth, I didn’t originally plan for it to become a series. However, as things progressed and the characters revealed themselves, it became clear–this book was meant to be the kick-starter for a far more complex story than could be told within the confines of one novel. And so, Blood Secrets was born. I’ve thought about that a lot as I’ve navigated this journey, and after talking with some friends I’ve come up with what I consider the top five reasons why we love book series so much. I can’t wait to see if you agree. Reason #1: Characters become friends. Come on, don’t act like you’ve never closed a book and felt like you suddenly lost your best friend. We’ve all been there, and series have a way of roping us in, wrapping us up in these fictional lives so that we begin to feel like family. Most series provide a diverse cast of characters so that almost any reader can find a favorite, providing enough common ground that each turn of the page feels like a chat with a…