BBB: Tell us 3 things not in your bio we don’t know about you that might make us leery of befriending you. LOL
AS: Hmmm. I can tell you your future, which freaks some people out. When I get really mad, I make light bulbs and electronics explode. I silently correct everyone’s grammar.
BBB: Do you have any strange writing habits (like standing on your head or writing in the shower)?
AS: My best ideas come in the shower! I say that my muse must be a water muse even though I am deathly afraid of water.
BBB: Have you ever been in trouble with the law?
AS: If I told you that, I’d have to kill you. Isn’t that the standard answer?
BBB: What actors from the PAST (not living now) would you choose to play some of your characters if Primitive Fix were made into a movie or a TV show?
AS: I would love to see someone like James Dean play Timbre, whose book is coming next. I see Nik as being more of a young Paul Newman.
BBB: How do you keep track of your world building?
AS: I have notebooks, binders and a bulletin board that all help keep me organized.
BBB: Please tell us more about Primitive Fix and the storyline that drives it.
AS: Primitive Fix is a shifter story with two parts. The first part is Kenyon’s story and delves into his relationship with Sage, a shifter in her own right whose family is tied to Kenyon’s. Kenyon’s brother, Nik, has been captured and is part of a roadside attraction, and Kenyon needs Sage’s help in freeing him. Sage agrees to help him this one last time, but swears that after this, she is through with Kenyon forever. Once Nik is freed, his story begins in the second half of the book. Nik is injured and in the swamps of Louisiana and is rescued by Juliette, a woman whose secrets could destroy them both. I live in Louisiana and have always wondered why we are so fascinated with tigers. That fascination led to researching the history of the Louisiana tigers and helped develop the history of the shifter families in the story.
BBB: How many more books there be in this world?
AS: I have about 6 total planned already, but each book introduces new characters, and each of those characters wants his or her story told. It’s an endless thing. So, I see many more stories set in and around Bon Teche.
BBB: Did you do any kind of research to determine the details of your characters lives / lifestyles?
AS: I did a little research into the history of tigers in Louisiana and the biology of tigers and wolves, their mating habits, that kind of thing. I want them to seem somewhat authentic.
BBB: Are you a plotser or a pantser? or a Planster (a combo of both – lol)
AS: A little of both, but for the last several books, I’ve worked from a pretty dedicated outline that takes me through the major plot points.
BBB: What types of creatures can readers expect in your world?
AS: The next book will delve into the world of the wolves a little more. I also plan to have more hybrids that are created with combining animal DNA with human. I don’t want to have a little of everything. I want to stick to just a few different animals. However, I would love to include alligators in this as well, since it is Louisiana.
BBB: Do you ever come up with anything so wild that you scare yourself, that leaves you wondering where that came from?
AS: Every day. I don’t know where my dreams come from, but they are a landscape of bloody, brutal nightmares with wild sex and crazy scenarios. I wake up almost every day wondering what I ate before I went to bed.
BBB: What’s coming up for you in 2014?
AS: Hockey players and zombies, but not in the same book! My next series will be the Soul Bound series, which takes place in New Orleans and explores a world of zombies and soul suckers. In the series, we follow Genesis, who has no soul. She is regularly possessed by the souls of the dead and has to return them to their corpses and bones. When they rise from the grave, a new kind of creature is born. She collides with Cassius, who has a soul but must constantly feed it by sucking out the essence of other humans. When he does this, the remains of the human become zombie like. She also encounters Craven, a man who has a soul and who feeds on fear and pain and who instantly recognizes her for what she is. In the first book, they accidentally unleash the first creature Cass created and must work to figure out what is going on in New Orleans and stop the creatures that are lurking around at night. You will also see Timbre’s book from the Primitive series, and, if everything goes as planned, we will revisit Nik, Kenyon, Sage and Juliette.
About Alicia Sparks:
“Alicia Sparks is a Southern girl with a flair for all things a little naughty. From writing about sensual ice cream to sexy tigers, her stories all contain a high level of heat, which she blames on her Southern surroundings and her smoking hot husband.
She has been writing for ten years and shows no signs of stopping any time soon!”
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