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Friday, June 16, 2017

KindleScout Update

The last week and a half has been a whirlwind of emotions. Having Unknown Presence on KindleScout is exciting, stressful, overwhelming, and many other different feelings. Thank you so much to everyone that has nominated it and has been putting up with my constant reminders, posts, emails, tweets and calls. It's because of your efforts that I'm able to keep calm as each day passes. There are still a few weeks left in the campaign, so if you haven't had an opportunity to nominate it, please do. Also if you all can keep sharing that would be awesome. Don't forget, if it's selected you'll receive a FREE eCopy!! Thanks again everyone!!

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Tuesday, June 6, 2017

I NEED your help!

Great News!!  Unknown Presence, my new young adult romantic suspense, has been accepted by Amazon Press Publishing's Kindle Scout program.  Kindle Scout is reader-powered publishing for new, never-before-published books. It’s a place where readers help decide if a book gets published. Selected books will be published by Kindle Press.
  In order to get to the publication selection process, I need your nominations!  I'm asking that you please click the link below and nominate Unknown Presence, then share the link with your friends, teachers, family, etc... and ask them to also nominate and share it.  If Unknown Presence is selected for publication, you will receive a FREE eBook copy!  My campaign ends July 7th! PLEASE go nominate and share it now.  Help me get Unknown Presence published!

(Click Below to Nominate)



One Girl, One Gift, Unlimited Possibilities...
Kate desperately tries to keep her gift hidden from the world. Her ability to locate people near or far has been an immense load to bear. When her secret is leaked, she flees everything she knows and loves in order to protect herself and her family. As her brother, Jack, a world-class tracker, tries to locate her, she desperately tries to free herself from her past with the hope of starting anew. Will she be able to survive on her own, or will a stranger discover her real identity?

Monday, May 15, 2017

Unknown Presence Book Trailer!


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Kate is on the run with a secret, one that people are ready to kill for.  Her gift has led her to an unknown destination in hopes that she can finally be free.  Will she be able to survive on her own, or will she need the help of a stranger who seems just a little too eager to discover who she really is.

Unknown Presence is coming June 2017!

Cover Reveal!

Coming June 2017!

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Book Signing and COVER REVEAL

10 more days until my book Signing at the Northwest Arkansas Convention Center in Springdale Arkansas. I'll be there May 5th-6th from 9AM-7PM. I'll have 3 of my books available for sale.

I will also be doing a COVER REVEAL at the event of my newest book that will be available in a few weeks!


Mark your calendars and come visit me!!

Friday, April 14, 2017

Comfort Zone

  I have people ask me about different  uthors and genres all the time.  Most of the time, I have no idea who the author is, but I always know what genre I like to read. From the time I was a young girl until now, I read fiction. I'm not the type of person that enjoys non-fiction, with only a few exceptions.
  I love stories that help me escape reality and take me to worlds with magical creatures or have unrealistic relationships. I also love to read stories based on the regency period, Pride and Prejudice for example. These types of books and stories catch my attention and pull me away from the harsh realities of life.
  As an author I have the opportunity to write whatever I want when I make up a story and for the most part, can't be contradicted because, well, I made it up. It's my story and if I want a purple and green dragon that spits acid bubbles, turns invisible and flies without wings, I can do that.
  What I didn't ever realize while writing my fantasy series, was how hard it would be to write something for this time frame. My current book is based in modern day time, it has no dragons, no wizards or my own version of the grim reaper.  Writing something that is fictional, but needs to be realistic is hard. The amount of time I've spent researching different topics, talking to professionals in their respective fields so I don't write something that is inaccurate and not believable takes me completely out of my comfort zone. How can I write about survival skills, if I have no idea what it takes to survive? I have no experience in this field except the few episodes I watched of Bear Grylls on television. How can I write about seizures, medicine or hospitals without having a knowledge of them to begin with?
  I have gained an enormous amount of respect for those authors that write non-fiction. I have gained respect for people who specialize in certain careers that people like me have to research forever just so we don't make their careers look like a joke.
  Stepping out of my comfort zone has been an eye opening experience. I have learned so much in my research about so many different careers, life saving techniques, hospital procedures and many more. I'm grateful that I've been blessed by so many different ways to discover and learn things I never knew before, like escaping from a moving train. Who knew there was an actual way to do it without just jumping off?!
  So here is to all those people that are part of these careers that I've had to study, or have been on the other end, actually needing survival skills to survive something real. I'm grateful I only have had to research and write rather than actually experience all the things I've learned while stepping out of my comfort zone.

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Teaser!

Hey everyone!
  I know it's been awhile since I have posted anything about my newest book, so I decided to give you all a little teaser.  I'm working hard to have it available this summer.  I'll also be doing a book cover reveal very soon, so keep checking back!  Thanks for all your support I couldn't do this without all of you!

Chills shot through my body as the cool night air touched my bare skin. I stared out at the blackened water. I had hoped the fresh air would bring me relief from my recent vision, however it just seemed to intensify the feelings of emptiness. When I first discovered my ability I thought it would be such a blessing. I've learned through the years, however, that my blessing was just as much a curse. 
(copyright 2017 Alicia Rivoli)