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Blog posts : "paranormal"

Alice in Sinland by Antara Mann

April 24, 2016

Antara Mann's newest release, Alice in Sinland, is now available from multiple retailers at the introductory price of only $2.99. Clicking on the book cover below will take you to the Amazon product page.

 

Alice has a wish… 

Alice Roseburg is a rising legal attorney in London, and it's nearly the perfect life, just not for her. Alice has always craved a different spotlight. 

"What do you want?" the voice asks. 

On a lark, Alice quits her career and cashes out her savings …

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On Writing Strong Female Characters

January 13, 2016

Each of my novels - even those narrated by men - features at least one strong, capable female character. I don't write books with damsels in distress. I write love stories, and while the male protagonists in my books often play a decisive role in resolving the danger the protagonists face, it's almost always the female protagonist who saves them all.

But each of my female protagonists share another characteristic: they are compassionate toward other people. I've always believed it's a mistak…

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A few ACTUAL New Year's Resolutions

January 1, 2016

A few writer's resolutions for the New Year, all of which I fully anticipate breaking by… oh, let's say March:

1. I resolve to stop writing so many novels in which the protagonist is either a CIA agent or soldier. I don't want to become predictable, but there's a reason five of the nine novels I'll have published (including THE GOLDEN EAGLE and its sequel) feature such protagonists.

When I was an undergraduate, I decided to major in history and I knew I would eventually return to graduat…

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My New Year's Resolutions… or Goals… or Something Like That

December 30, 2015

2016 is already promising to be a busy and productive year! 

The Golden Eagle, a dystopian romantic suspense, will be releasing in January. Its sequel, The Silver Crescent, should be ready no later than Spring 2016, and I also have my first stand-alone novel, a paranormal psychological suspense (how's that for bending genres?) is also in the works and will most likely be ready by Spring 2016 as well.

Resurrected has been selected to be part of a multi-author paranormal romance box set …

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