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Tuesday, 29 March 2016

VBT & #GIVEAWAY - Luck of the Irish by Liz Gavin

GENRE

Contemporary Paranormal Romance

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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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When Declan opened his eyes again, he didn’t know how much time had passed. The house was deadly quiet. O’Hallon was nowhere to be seen. Sluggish, Declan crawled forward and sat up beside Keira. He could barely breathe, due to the effort to move and the loss of blood, but he pulled her lifeless body onto his lap and held her close. He hugged her tight against his chest. He buried his face in her hair, which was covered in blood, and cried like he hadn’t cried since he was a little boy. He felt like he was six again.

“Please, please, don’t leave me, Keira.”

His sobs filled the air. He balled his hands into fists, frustrated because Keira didn’t respond. He couldn’t face the evidence that she wasn’t able to answer him.

“This is my fault, too. He wouldn’t have killed you, if I had let you go with him.”

He sat there, rocking back and forth for a long time, hanging on to her as if he could bring her back by sheer power of will. The thought that she was gone forever caused such burning pain in his chest, much stronger than the one from the bullet. He couldn’t breathe.

“Please, don’t go. I can’t bear it if you leave me, too.”

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Do you have any tattoos?  Where? When did you get it/them? Where are they on your body?
Nope.

Is your life anything like it was two years ago?
Oh no it isn’t. I started writing two years ago as a hobby while I kept my day job as a teacher and translator. In the middle of 2015 I decided to invest in this career. I sold my apartment and moved to California to get an MFA in Creative Writing. I still work as a translator though.

How long have you been writing?
I started self-publishing in August 2013.

What advice would you give a new writer just starting out?
Never give up. Keep writing and learning and you’ll improve your craft.

Tell us something about your newest release that is NOT in the blurb.
My latest release is an erotica short-story called Indecent Proposal. But this blog tour is about my second and most personal novel. When I started writing Luck of the Irish I wanted to create a romantic story about a young woman’s journey of self-discovery in her search for love and self-assurance. I ended up writing a book about how she learns to defend herself against a psychopath in the direst of circumstances and finds out she is much stronger than anyone had ever imagined including herself. I also managed to tackle delicate subjects such as domestic violence and rape, which I never thought I’d talk about in one of my stories even though I find these issues to be extremely serious and important. 

Follow the tour and comment; the more you comment, the better your chances of winning. The tour dates can be found here


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

Twitter - @LizGavin_author
Email – lizgavin@elessarbooks.com

Tour Organised by: 

Goddess Fish Promotions 


29 comments:

  1. This book sounds like something I'd really enjoy reading, thank you for sharing!

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    1. Thank you for the support and good luck with the giveaway.

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  2. thanks for the chance to win :)

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    1. Thank YOU for visiting and supporting!

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    1. Thank you Trix.
      Good luck with the giveaway!

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  4. How do you feel about ebooks vs. print books and alternative vs. conventional publishing?

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    1. I love how convenient ebooks are since I can carry a library around but nothing compares to the small of old book pages for me.
      As for conventional publishing, I don't have personal experience with it so I can't comment. Independent publishing is A LOT of work though. That much I can say. LOL But I love every minute of it.

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  5. I liked the excerpt, thank you.

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    1. Thank YOU for the visit. It means a lot to me!

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  6. I wanted to cry with him as I read this excerpt. So beautiful and touching.

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    1. I confess MomJane - I cried when I wrote that scene and it still brings tears to my eyes. Every single time! :)

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  7. Great post - I'm looking forward to reading this one.

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  8. Thank YOU guys for hosting Luck of the Irish in your gorgeous blog.

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    1. Thanks Amy. Good luck with the giveaway!

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  10. oh my, does this ever sounds wonderful! =)

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    1. Awwn thank YOU Lisa! You're very kind! :D

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  11. Sounds like a great read, thank you for the interesting interview!

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    1. Thanks Dario. You're much appreciated!

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  12. I can't wait to read this one ... I do love Irish stories and paranormal ones too ... yum!

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

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