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Friday, May 25, 2012

Interview of Author Denise Alicea

Today I'm pleased to present an interview of romance author Denise Alicea.

Latest Book: Consoling Angel
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Born in Manhattan, New York and raised in Connecticut, she found that she was more interested in what went on in the past, than in the future. Denise always enjoys reading a variety of book genres such as ancient history, fantasy, science fiction, poetry, and romance. She has a great respect for the arts, her first love being drawing and painting. Writing is a medium that would inspire her to share the ongoing stories in her head.

Q: What’s the first thing you did when you received word you’d sold a book?
A: I wrote an email to all my friends and family. I was very excited.

Q: What part of the book is the easiest for you to write? Why?
A: The easiest part of the book was writing it. I think it’s fun to get your ideas out there.

Q: What part of the book is the hardest for you? Why?
A: Editing. There is something about going back to something you thought was perfect and trying to perfect it again. I dread editing, but you get used to rewriting after a while.

Q: What hobby do you enjoy when not writing?
A: Reading books and playing games on my devices. I also love to watch movies.

Q: What genre would you like to try writing in but haven’t yet done so? Why?
A: I would love to try my hand at a historical romance.

Q: Facebook, MySpace, Blogs, Chats, or Twitter. Which do you like best and why?
A: I like Twitter and Facebook. Easy to use and easy to get information across in.

Tell us where to find you: website(s), publisher’s page(s), blog(s), Facebook page(s), etc. List them all!
Twitter: @denisealicea
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Mira did not know what she had in store the day she fell asleep while wanting to escape her current situation. Overcoming the death of someone close and burying herself in school and an internship has kept her somewhat awake and alive. An admiration for the actor James Dean was all that kept the memory of her father alive. If she couldn’t be with her father, she could at least remember what they shared. She always wanted to meet James Dean. Be careful what you wish for. It may just come true.

My life couldn’t be more complete. As we reached the apartments, I slowly got off the bike, surprised at myself that I had done this. Ordinarily, I’d never get on a motorcycle. James leaned over and caressed my cheek. Before I could open my mouth to tell him what was to happen to him, he gave me a quick peck on the lips. I couldn’t let James walk away, not now.
Something in me grasped his wrist; my breath caught in my throat. I no longer cared about the rain. I must have looked like a drowned rat to him. “I have to tell you something,” I blurted as I waited for his reaction.

James smiled, then chuckled as he caressed my face. The rain was preventing me from seeing clearly. “Sweetheart, it’s raining and you’re soaked. I hope this is important.” Pulling him toward me, I faced him. I could change history. I could have him live out his life as he was meant to. If I couldn’t save my father, I could save him.

“In the future, when you become famous, please be careful. Remember this: there will be a day that you are off to a race. You will not see a car until it’s too late. James, please promise me. It could mean your life.” I must have sounded like a complete and total idiot to him. Geez! I think I watched Back To The Future too many times. I sounded like Marty talking to the professor about his impending death.

Chuckling, he shook his head, expelling the rain off his head and onto me. Laughter erupted between us as I covered my face. He then cupped my face, kissed my forehead. “Are you sure you’re not an angel? I cannot promise anything, but baby, I can promise I’ll see you tomorrow. I’ll pick you up here and you can ditch your responsibilities. Ride with me.”

Sighing, now I knew how all those girls felt when they looked at him. What an offer that would be. Ditch school to ride with the man who was loved by so many. I was determined he’d listen to me. Gripping his hands from my face, I gazed into his eyes. “I’m serious!”

Before I could utter another word, his lips descended on mine. My body went toward him and melted. I couldn’t help but respond as I brought him closer. I was lost in his warm lips as they caressed mine. Lingering near my lips, he breathed, “I know you are.” Then, winking as he kissed me again, smiling that beautiful smile of his, “How else can my angel guard me if she isn’t with me?”

Anything else you’d like to add?
Thank you!


Fran Lee said...

Yum...wonderful excerpt! Thanks so much for sharing with us!

Adele Dubois said...

Hi Denise! Welcome!

It's fun to see you on the author side of publishing. I'm used to your role as reviewer.

Congratulations on your release! I wish you many sales.


jean hart stewart said...

What an original concept for a book! Thanks for the glimpse..msy you sell zillions....

Nancy said...

Waving furiously!!! A lovely cover, a great concept, and Dawn is a fantastic woman. Yes, and I hate editing, too.
Nancy Lee Badger
author of
My Honorable Highlander

Tina Donahue said...

I like the same hobbies you do. Great interview, Denise.

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