Friday, May 31, 2013

Interview with PROFILE OF EVIL Author Alexa Grace


Interview with PROFILE OF EVIL Author Alexa Grace

Congratulations to "Leann" and "Jonetta", the two winners in Alexa's giveaway. Thank you to all who participated!

When did you start writing professionally?

I wrote a romantic suspense novel in 1985, went the traditional route and it was not published.  I made a career change that year and for the next 25 plus years, I devoted myself 100% to my training management positions.  When I lost my job in 2011, I did a lot of Internet research in self-publishing.  Indie authors like Theresa Ragan and John Locke really motivated me to take the Indie route. Like them, I wanted to retain control of book design, writing, marketing, etc.  Thus, my Indie journey began.

My latest book, Profile of Evil will be released in early May 2013.  In PROFILE OF EVIL, Carly Stone is a brilliant FBI agent who's seen more than her share of evil. Leaving the agency, she becomes a consultant for Indiana County Sheriff Brody Chase.  He needs her help to catch an online sex predator who is luring teenage girls to their death in his community.
The two resolve to stop this dangerous killer before he takes another young life — and time is running out.

Which of your characters were the most challenging to write?


The sexual sadist, serial killer in PROFILE OF EVIL has been the most challenging to write because his character required so much research.  I was determined that his character, behaviors, and actions be credible so I researched by reading books written by profilers, discussed with my subject matter experts, and did extensive Internet research.   This research was also needed so I could write an accurate profile for my Carly Stone character.

My latest book, Profile of Evil will be released in early May 2013.  In PROFILE OF EVIL, Carly Stone is a brilliant FBI agent who's seen more than her share of evil. Leaving the agency, she becomes a consultant for Indiana County Sheriff Brody Chase.  He needs her help to catch an online sex predator who is luring teenage girls to their death in his community.

Many authors communicate to their fans only through their writing, why have you chosen to be so open with your fans?
Early in my journey, I pledged to stay close to my readers, communicating with and listening to them. What I am hearing from them (loud and clear) is that they want to continue to hear about the characters introduced to them in the Deadly Trilogy series. So in the Profile Series, most of those characters will pop in and out of the three books.
I had no idea that I would enjoy hearing from readers as much as I do. An email from one of them has the potential to make my day.  My street team is a joy. Their loyalty and support is amazing.

Profile of Evil is available on Amazon, iTunes, Barnes and Noble, Sony, Diesel, Smashwords and more.

Giveaway:
Alexa will be giving away 2 digital copies of PROFILE OF EVIL to two lucky commenters!

Alexa Grace
Alexa Grace's journey started in March 2011 when the Sr. Director of Training & Development position she'd held for thirteen years was eliminated. A door closed but another one opened. She finally had the time to pursue her dream of writing books -- her dream since childhood. Her focus is now on writing riveting romantic suspense novels.

Alexa earned two degrees from Indiana State University and currently lives in Florida. She's a member of Romance Writers of America (national) as well as the Florida Chapter. 

Alexa Grace is listed in the top ten of Amazon's Top 100 Most Popular Authors in the categories Romantic Suspense and Police Procedural. She was recently named one of the top 100 Indie authors by Kindle Review. A chapter is devoted to her in the book Interviews with Indie Authors by C. Ridgway and T. Ridgway.

Her books Deadly Offerings, Deadly Deception, and Deadly Relations have consistently been listed in the top ten of Amazon's Top 100 Bestselling Romantic Suspense and Police Procedural Books. All three books are available in Alexa Grace's Deadly Trilogy boxed set.

Her writing support team includes five Miniature Schnauzers, three of which are rescues. As a writer, she is fueled by Starbucks lattes, chocolate and emails from readers.

Deadly Holiday, her holiday-themed romantic suspense novella, features all her Deadly Trilogy characters and is now available on Amazon, B&N, Kobo and Smashwords. The book is dedicated to Alexa's loyal readers. 

Profile of Evil, the first book of the Profile Trilogy will be available in spring 2013.

Giveaway ends 11:59pm EST June 1st. Please supply your email in the post. You may use spaces or full text for security. (ex. jsmith at gmail dot com) If you do not wish to supply your email, or have trouble posting, please email maureen@justromanticsuspense.com with a subject title of JRS GIVEAWAY to be entered in the current giveaway.

23 comments:

  1. Congrats on the new release! I loved the DEADLY series and can't wait until I'm free from the thesis and officially Dr. Cris to start on this new series!

    stalkers00(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  2. Another new author for me. Adding to my shelf.

    Jonettaallen77 at yahoo dot com

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  3. This newest book looks great- exactly the kind of story I love to read!
    kara9017 at sbcglobal dot net

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  4. Oh this book sounds great. Would love to have it on my kindle.

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  5. That is one sexy cover! Sounds like a great read.

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  7. You will love this book, its FANTASTIC!!!!

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  8. I love the cover of this book! So nice to learn a bit about you too!

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  9. I love getting on here and finding new authors and new books to read this soundes really awesome.Thank you for putting it up here.Debra Stolhand (cher123@cableone.net)

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  10. Congrats on the new release, Alexa. Congrats on your success, I know a lot of authors are taking the self publishing route.

    janie1215 AT excite DOT com

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  12. Your books are stunning, they keep you on the edge of your seat:). I wish I had a talent to write such page turners and involve even people who are really on the go like me. The best author ever!!!
    beatrix2355@yahoo.com

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  13. I'm a fan - I loved the Deadly Trilogy and I'm so happy to hear about the Profile series. Congratulations on the release of Profile of Evil.
    kacbooks(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  14. I absolutely love your Deadly triology & I'm looking forward to this one also. leann
    leamei1981@yahoo.com

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  15. I recently read one of your books for the first time and can say that I am definitely looking forward to reading more... making note to look for this new trilogy... thanks for sharing! :)

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  16. Book sounds interesting

    bn100candg at hotmail dot com

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  17. I have picked up the printed copies after buying the ebooks copies of the Deadly series. I just love to flip through the books to locate my favorite scenes in each of the book. I know I will end up buying the ebooks and printed copies of the Profile series. Looking forward to reading this series.

    kmccandle(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  18. Congrats to Alexa on the new release! I've read nothing but glowing reviews for all of her books! Thanks for the great interview!

    efender1(at)gmail(dot)com

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  19. You are a new to me author, love finding them. Your new book sounds really good. I will be putting it on the wish list in case I don't win. I really enjoyed the interview. Thanks for the chance.

    mlawson17 at Hotmail dot com

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  20. Hi,

    I'm new to your books, but I must say I am most interested. I'd love to read PROFILE OF EVIL thank you.

    marypres(AT)gmail(DOT)com

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  21. I remember watching the To Catch A Predator news series and it is scary how many predators there are online.
    mce1011 AT aol DOT com

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  22. This book sounds like my kind of story. I have added it to my re-read list.

    joanneboyko(at)yahoo(dot)ca

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  23. I love the Deadly series and realized, thanks to this interview, that I don't have Deadly Holiday so I just picked it up on Amazon!

    I am looking forward to Profile of Evil. Is this going to be a trilogy as well?

    Congratulations on doing so well with the Deadly series!

    I am certain that Profile of Evil will have the same success.

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