Goals, Expectation for 2013 by Alicia Coleman

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This is a late post, but I wanted to get my thoughts in for the coming year.  I want to put down some goals I want to achieve starting in a few hours.

Now that the dust is settling in my life, and things are getting back to normal.  I’d like to :

*Post more to my blogs.

*Become more active in social media.

*Increase physical activity.

*Write something everyday.

*Work on my WIPs.

and most important:

*Give more love and attention to my family.

What are you goals for 2013?  I hope your new year is all you want it to be.

A Favorite Winter Spot by Alicia Coleman

One of my favorite winter spots is Gatlinburg, Tennessee.  It’s one of the most beautiful I’ve visited.Gatlinburg winter magic

When my family first approached me about visiting there, I refused.  I told them that was a place for honeymooners as several of my friends and their friends chose Gatlinburg to celebrate their marriages.  A few even married there in the various wedding chapels interspersed around the city.  Nope, that city was not for me.  I didn’t want to see starry-eyed couples holding hands or huddled together floating down the street with dreamy smiles on their faces.  My family finally wore me down and I consented to go.  I’m glad I did. Gatlinburg winter magic.jpg2

I found Gatlinburg to be a quaint little town nestled in the Appalachian Mountains.  Turns out, not only honeymooners go there, but families as well.  I was surprised to see the streets packed with people checking out the stores, going into restaurants, visiting museums and milling around breathing in the crisp, clean mountain air.  There’s even a night life. When it was time to go home, I didn’t want to leave.  I grudgingly told them I liked it while being secretly thrilled I came.  I even nonchalantly suggested making a return visit.

What about you? What are some of your favorite places to visit?

Waiting on Wednesday by Alicia Coleman

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“Waiting On” Wednesday is a weekly meme, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that are eagerly anticipated.

Book: My Lord Immortality (Immortal Rogues)

By: Alexandra Ivy

Release Date: December 24, 2012

Publisher: Zebra Books

From Amazon:

My Lord Immorality by Alexandra Ivy

In this mesmerizing tale from the author of the Guardians of Eternity series, a traitorous vampire is determined to destroy the Veil that has long separated vampires from human blood–and the passions it ignites. Only the Immortal Rogues, three vampires charged to protect their kind, can hope to stop his deadly rampage. . .

Amelia Hadwell has no time for London’s nightlife. Not when her beloved brother’s odd ways have their family threatening to institutionalize him. And not when she is questioning her own sanity after being confronted by a murderous shadow creature–then being saved by a captivating stranger, a man who belongs to a world she cannot imagine.

Reserved and scholarly, Sebastian St. Ives has been content without human desires–until they are reawakened by the delicate, brave Amelia, whom he is meant to protect. For the young woman has no idea she possesses the key to a ravenous vampire’s dark victory. Now Sebastian must shield her from both a killer and his own growing attraction–or bond with her completely, and forever. . .

What book are you waiting on?

Alicia Coleman: The Next Big Thing Blog Hop

I’m truly honored to be nominated to participate in The Next Big Thing Blog Hop.  I was nominated by not one but two fantastic authors: Mae Clair, author of the romantic suspense novel, WEATHERING ROCK and Christy Olesen, author of the contemporary romance novel,  HER SCOTTISH CEO.   Thank you very much, Ladies!

In The Next Big Thing Blog Hop, writers answer a series of questions about their current WIP.  Several other authors  are then tagged to join the hop.  On to the questions:

What is the working title of your book?

WHISPERING SECRETS

Where did the idea of the book come from?  

I sometimes watch Rodeo on channel GAC.   The event I watched was Bull Riding.

What genre does you book fall under? 

Contemporary Romance

Which actors would you choose to play your characters in movie renditions? 

I don’t watch much television.  When I do, it’s Animal Planet or Travel Channel or as I mentioned earlier, GAC. I’m not familiar with any of the new actors/actresses.

What is the one sentence synopsis of your book?  

Retired Rodeo star, Seth Morgan, operates a guest ranch along with his working cattle ranch to make ends meet  has issues with Tamsyn Jordan who  runs to his ranch to make decisions about her love life.

Will your book be self-published or represented by an agency?  

My plan is to self-publish.

How long did it take you to finish the first draft of your project?   

I’m not finished with this first draft yet, but it usually takes me four or five months to finish a first draft.

What other books would you compare this story to in your genre?

No specific books come to mind or I am aware of that I can compare my story to at this time.

Who or what inspired you to write this story?

What inspired this story was family interactions, relationships and how they sometimes fall apart.  I wanted the setting of the story to be of a western nature to build on my interest in Rodeos and western life.

What else about your book may pique readers’ interest? 

Family secrets, trust issues, blackmail and kidnapping.

 

I nominate/tag the following authors/bloggers to continue The Next Big Thing Blog Hop:

Lynne Kensington

Venice Kennedy

Sahara Roberts

 

 

 

Quotes presented by Alicia Coleman

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“Sometimes things aren’t clear right away. That’s where you need to be patient and persevere and see where things lead.” ~ Mary Pierce
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“There are three secrets to managing. The first secret is have patience. The second is be patient. And the third most important secret is patience.” ~Chuck Tanner

(The Allium Flower represents Patience)