Friday, July 24, 2020

Book Blitz and Giveaway: Inherent Fate (Blood Secrets #3) by Alicia Anthony

Title: Inherent Fate
Series: Blood Secrets #3
Author: Alicia Anthony

Publisher: Drury Lane Books
Publication Date: July 21st 2020

Print Length: 422 pages
Genre: Psychological Suspense

A discarded asset stripped of her identity…

An emotionally scarred ex-agent…

An innocent life hanging in the balance…

Who would you trust if the world was out to get you?

Losing Liv Sullivan in a Bureau operation gone bad turned ex-agent Ridge McCaffrey into a broken man. So when fate reunites him with the woman he thought was dead, he’ll risk anything to make her part of his life again.

Liv Sullivan returned to the States with two goals: end the FBI’s corrupt GenLink psychic intelligence program and reclaim the life it stole from her. But when the case against GenLink exposes a threat against Ridge’s son, the cost becomes too great. Refusing to destroy more lives, she leaves Ridge, and the chance to reclaim her identity, behind.

But as a new generation of GenLink closes in, once-trusted allies become enemies, and long-buried secrets threaten.

Can Liv and Ridge end GenLink before echoes of the past destroy their future?

Inherent Fate is the compelling third installment in the Blood Secrets psychological suspense series. For fast-paced, emotionally intense story lines that keep you up past your bedtime, and intricate plots laced with romance, this award-winning series is for you.

Book 3 of 3. Series is best enjoyed in sequence.

“What if my grandmother’s right?”

Ridge’s eyes skimmed mine, all wary hesitation.

The heaviness in my chest weighed on me, making normal breath difficult. I sucked in a lungful of the sweet farm air, my heart pounding. My grandmother’s loopy scrawls at the bottom of the typewritten page burned into my memory. I repeated the scrawl. “Offspring viability uncertain. If she’s right, what does that mean for us? Our future?”

Ridge and I had only ever talked about having a family in passing. We’d never been stable enough to give it serious thought. But coming back to Cascade Hills, starting over, made space for the conversation.

Ridge turned me to face him. “We don’t know what that means. No matter what, it doesn’t change how I feel about you.”

“What if it changes how I feel about me?”

The vibrant blue of Ridge’s eyes set against the reddish-purple bruise across the bridge of his nose was more than I could take. That injury was only one of many he’d endured during our time together, and no matter what excuse he gave, I knew this one was a direct result of not telling him about my last minute flight change.

“I’m twenty-nine years old.”

Ridge smiled. “Not for four months.”

“If I can’t have kids,” I whispered, “can you live with that?”

A hard vacuum of silence sucked at the space between us. I forced my eyes up slowly, dragging over his body until I reached his face.

“What kind of question is that?” Hurt stretched across Ridge’s features.

“You used to talk about it. I don’t want to be the reason–”

“The reason I get to spend the rest of my life with the woman I love? The reason I can fall asleep at night and for the first time in seven months, really sleep? I love you, Liv. Not some idealized version of a maybe future. But you. Here. Today.”

“Say that again.” Water lapped at the lakeshore in the distance.

He stepped forward slowly. Gravel crunched under the soles of his shoes as he reached for me. “I love you, Liv. Only you.”

Alicia Anthony’s first novels were illegible scribbles on the back of her truck driver father’s logbook trip tickets. Having graduated from scribbles to laptop, she now pens novels of psychological suspense in the quiet of the wee morning hours. A full-time elementary school Literacy Specialist, Alicia hopes to pass on her passion for books and writing to the students she teaches.

A two time Golden Heart® finalist and Silver Quill Award winner, Alicia finds her inspiration in exploring the dark, dusty corners of the human experience. Alicia is a graduate of Spalding University’s School of Creative & Professional Writing (MFA), Ashland University (M.Ed.) and THE Ohio State University (BA). Go Bucks! She lives in rural south-central Ohio with her amazingly patient and supportive husband, incredibly understanding teenage daughter, two dogs, three horses, a plethora of both visiting and resident barn cats, and some feral raccoons who have worn out their welcome.

When she’s not writing or teaching, Alicia loves to travel and experience new places. Connect with her on Facebook or Instagram. She’d love to hear from you!

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  1. This sounds like a great book.

  2. The book sounds very intriguing. Thanks!

  3. How long did it take you to write your book? Congrats on the release.

  4. Nice cover. It sounds like a really interesting book. Thank you for sharing.

  5. Sounds like a must read. Thank you for sharing.

  6. I enjoyed the excerpt-thank you for the giveaway!

  7. The book sounds awesome! Would love to read this one.

  8. I enjoyed the excerpt. Sounds very interesting.