Alivia Anders is the author of “Illumine”

What is your book Illumine about?

For the past five months Essallie Hanley has been trying to forget about the frightening murder of her boyfriend. Haunted by vivid nightmares and hallucinations of the event she does anything she can to pretend she’s like every other normal girl in High School.

Only Essallie is far from normal. Able to conjure blue fire and a shimmering silhouette of wings from her body, she seeks the only known solace left to her name; her first home in Belfast, Maine.

But she soon realizes that her return home is only the beginning of a long and twisted road taking her as far from her humanity as possible, with Kayden, the demon originally summoned to slaughter her, leading the way. Unable to touch her but oddly curious, he joins Essallie in her search to find out just what she is. But neither of them were prepared for the secrets they’ve begun to unravel, secrets that will change Essallie and everyone around her forever.

What prompted you to write Illumine?

“I’ve always been a writer at heart but could never focus on just one story at a time! I decided I was tired of waiting for my writing to come to me, so I chased it.”

What do you hope the book might accomplish?

“I hope that my book can show others that publishing isn’t just a pipe dream, that if you’re persistent and dedicated and you have a passion for your work that it will happen. Just keep reaching for the stars.”

Where can we buy Illumine?

Amazon (ebook copy):

Barnes & Noble (ebook copy):

Paperbacks will be available in late February on Amazon, through my blog, and at the Arts Alive! Festival in Quakertown.


All the best to you Alivia!  Thank you for sharing and please keep us posted with your updates!