Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Author Interview w/Excerpt & Giveaway ($50 GC) - Luck of the Irish by Liz Gavin

 

Luck of the Irish

by Liz Gavin 
 
GENRE: Contemporary Paranormal Romance

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BLURB: 

Keira Ashe’s parents are great but her mother has overprotected her for years. Now, this twenty-two-year-old Bostonian has graduated from college and can go on a trip she has been planning for years. She fears her shyness may get in the way of her enjoying what could be a life-altering adventure. However, Keira feels her luck is about to change when she meets gorgeous bartender Declan Slane.

Declan Slane is twenty-six and works at a hotel bar in Dublin. He hasn’t been very lucky in his love life so far. Also, he has got a troubled past he has chosen not to revisit in order to keep his sanity. Because he isn’t looking for a girlfriend, Declan isn’t very pleased to meet a certain breathtaking American who walks into his bar one afternoon.

Get a taste of adventure and heartache as Keira spreads her wings and matures while she gets to know her great-grandparents’ home country – Ireland. Hold your breath when she faces tough decisions and dangers. Root for Keira while she weighs up the consequences of making love for the first time. Bite your nails when she comes across unforeseen threats.

Liz Gavin’s second full-length novel is hard to put down just as it is hard to pinpoint its genre. She has woven an intricate web around her characters that will leave readers breathless. In the sizzling concoction, this talented new author poured heart-warming romance, heart-stopping suspense, and a dash of heart-searching paranormal. Take your pick. Regardless of the literary genre you might favor, Liz Gavin’s writing will take you to a whole different side of it.

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EXCERPT: 

He was responsible for her withdrawal, which made him feel like an asshole. He shouldn’t have gone bi-polar on her. He should have managed his emotions better. It wasn’t her fault he’d had a shitty love life. And it was not her fault if he couldn’t keep his damn lustful body in check. 

Those thoughts didn’t help Declan, but caused new graphic scenes to invade his mind. For a while, he let himself indulge in them. If Keira were to stay, he would find a way to know her better.  

I’d love to spend hours getting to know her—every little inch of her. 

He closed his eyes imagining her perfect body under his—felt her silken skin under his fingertips. He wanted to kiss her until they were both breathless, discover her secret spots: what made her tick, moan, and shout his name. 

“Declan!” her clear voice yanked him from the daydream. He looked at Keira, still in a daze, and she smiled. “The check please.” 

He was mortified at the bulge in his pants, which prevented him from going to the table without making a bigger fool of himself than he had already made. So he pretended to study some papers instead.  

“What’s your room number? I’ll add the check to your room bill.” 

“Don’t I have to sign it?” 

“Not necessary,” he lied, I’ll have to sign it myself because there’s no way in hell I can stand up right now, you little bewitching thing. 

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Talking with author Liz Gavin!

What would we find under your bed?
Nothing because it's impossible to get under it. Hehe
 

What was the scariest moment of your life?
Some years ago my car was hit by a bus on a busy avenue. It crashed my driver's door and pushed me for a few hundred yards. All I could do was look at the huge bus radiator looming inches away from my face and pray for the best. Luckily it was over and I got out without a scratch. The car was in pretty bad shape though.
 

Do you listen to music while writing? If so what?
I listen to music all the time. Instrumental music helps me focus when I write.
 

What is something you'd like to accomplish in your writing career next year?
Publish Celtics Fire. It's my third novel and a personal favorite so far. It's a historical romance about a Druid High Priestess set in 11th century Scotland.
 

How long did it take you to write this book?
It took me about six months but I pulled it off only because I had a group of AWESOME alpha readers cheering me on and helping me much more than they'll ever know. Thanks guys. You ROCK.
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AUTHOR Bio and Links: 

When Liz Gavin was in Second Grade - just a couple of years ago, really - her teacher told her mother the little girl should start a diary because she needed an outlet for her active and vivid imagination. She was a talkative child who would disrupt the class by engaging her colleagues in endless conversations. She loved telling them the stories her grandfather used to tell her.

Apparently, the teacher wasn’t a big fan of those stories, and Liz’s mother bought her a diary. She happily wrote on it for a couple of months. Unable to see the appeal of writing for her own enjoyment only, she gave up on it. She missed the audience her friends provided her in class. She went back to disturbing her dear teacher’s class. 

Since then, she has become a hungry reader. She will read anything and everything she can get her hands on – from the classics to erotica. That’s how she has become a writer of erotica and romance, as well. 

As a young adult, she participated in a student exchange program and lived in New Orleans for six months. She fell in love with the city and its wonderful inhabitants. NOLA will always hold a special spot in Liz Gavin’s heart. Nowadays, living in Brazil, Liz’s creativity has improved many times because it’s such a vibrant, gorgeous and sexy country.  

Welcome to her world of hot Alpha males and naughty, independent women. Add a touch of the paranormal in the presence of some wicked souls and you’ll get the picture.
 

AUTHOR LINKS: 







 
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BUY LINK:
 

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GIVEAWAY: 

• One randomly chosen winner via rafflecopter will win a $50 Amazon/BN.com gift card. 
Follow the tour HERE
 

35 comments:

  1. Happy to be a part of this tour, thank you for sharing!

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    1. Thanks for supporting and good luck with the giveaway.
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  2. Good morning! I am appreciate of you giving us the opportunity to win this giveaway, thank you

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    1. Thank YOU for the support. Best of luck with the giveaway.

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  3. Thank you to Sue for introducing me to Liz and her work.

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    1. Awwnn thanks for visiting and supporting.
      Liz

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  4. Thanks for the chance and the excerpt

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    1. Glad you liked and good luck with the giveaway.

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  5. If you could only look at one view for the rest of eternity, what or where would you like to be to see this view?

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  6. I am excited to read this. I took my second trip to Ireland last summer and this looks like a fun read.

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    1. Oh I fell head over heels in love with Ireland and the Irish when I visited Dublin that's why I wrote this book.
      Good luck with the giveaway.

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  7. It's a fun interview!

    --Trix

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    1. Thanks Trix. You always visit and comment. Best of luck with the giveaway.

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    1. Thanks Rita. Good luck with the giveaway.

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  9. Thank YOU, Sue for hosting Luck of the Irish today. You rock!!

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  10. Great post, I enjoyed reading the interview! I like instrumentals all the time, it helps me think :)

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    1. That's so true Victoria. Thanks for supporting today and good luck with the giveaway!

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  11. Loved the excerpt very much.

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    1. Glad to hear that. Thanks for visiting and supporting.

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  12. Being hit by a bus would be scary.

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    1. Yep! Thanks for visiting and supporting. Good luck with the giveaway!

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  13. Congrats on the new book and good luck on the book tour!

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    1. Thanks for the support and best of luck with the giveaway!

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  15. Something personal about you people may be surprised to know?

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    1. As a kid, I wanted to be an F1 racer when I grew up. Haven't achieved it but have a collection of speeding tickets to my name. LOL

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  16. I have added this book to my TBR list and look forward to reading this book!

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  17. Sounds like a great read, hope I'll have a chance to read it soon!

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  18. Sounds great, can't wait to read this one. Thanks for sharing with me.

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  19. Came to wish you a happy monday! :)

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  20. I just love the book cover, it’s amazing!

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  21. I really enjoyed the interview. Thank you for sharing!

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