Brook Cottage Books Blog Tour

Thursday, 7 April 2016

Welcome contemporary romance author, Liz Gavin...




Have you ever had an imaginary friend?

Oh yeah. I was the youngest in my family by nine years, which meant I didn’t have siblings or cousins to play with growing up. I’d play for hours with this cute boy who had dirty-blonde hair, deep-set brown eyes, and the longest eyelashes. Problem was nobody else could see him. We had tons of fun though!

Do you have any phobias?

Nope.

Do you listen to music when you're writing?

I listen to music all the time. While writing, instrumental music helps me focus.

Do you ever read your stories out loud?

Never tried. Sounds odd so I might try some time.

Tell us about your main character and who inspired him/her.

The main characters are Declan Slane and Keira Ashe. Keira’s personality reflects a mix of mine and my youngest niece’s. My niece shares with Keira a lot of her insecurities. She’s crazy about music and one specific band makes her swoon – One Direction. Since I wanted to write about Ireland, I changed the band to U2 because I’m a huge fan who have always dreamed of going to one of their Dublin concerts. I also gave her some of my sarcasm, irony, and what I like to call persistence. Some people call it stubbornness. Well who cares what they say right? LOL Like Keira, I too met a nice, helpful bartender at the Octagon Bar when I stayed at The Clarence Hotel. Unfortunately, he wasn’t as gorgeous as Declan and I didn’t fall in love with him. I got inspiration for Declan’s personality from a lot of nice guys I’ve met throughout the years plus the ideal man I’ve always dreamed about, which means he is PERFECT. But be aware that ‘perfect’ for me doesn’t mean flawless. He’s all too human. He can be pig-headed or insecure at times. He’s the kind of man who’s strong enough not to fear showing his vulnerabilities. He’s intelligent and sensitive, caring and protective, supportive and encouraging. And have I mentioned -G-O-R-G-E-O-U-S? hahaha 


Luck of the Irish
by Liz Gavin

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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

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.”


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



Twitter - @LizGavin_author




Email – lizgavin@elessarbooks.com

BUYING LINK



GIVEAWAY INFORMATION and RAFFLECOPTER CODE


Prizes for the tour are as follows:
• One randomly chosen winner via rafflecopter will win a $50 Amazon/BN.com gift card.
• One randomly chosen host will receive a $25 Amazon/BN.com gift card.





29 comments:

  1. Nice cover, don't mind me as I drool away :P

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    1. LOL I drooled all the time I was designing it so I can totally relate.

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  2. Love the cover! The story sounds great.

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    1. Thanks Marcy. It's a very close-to-my-heart story so I hope readers enjoy it.

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  3. Sounds like a good read.

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    1. Thanks Kim! Good luck with the giveaway.

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  4. I liked the excerpt, thank you.

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    1. Glad you liked it Trix. Thanks for stopping by today!

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  6. I have to know what happened next. What an unique excerpt.

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    1. That was my intention MomJane so it worked. LOL Thanks for supporting and good luck with the giveaway.

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  7. Hi Rachel. Thank YOU so much for hosting this stop. I've been having the best time with this tour and one of my fave things is getting to know new awesome blogs like yours! :D

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    1. Thanks Becky. Good luck with the giveaway!

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    1. Thanks for visiting and supporting!

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  10. I'm so in love with this cover LOL.. thanks for sharing :)

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    1. Don't tell anyone but so am I. LOL Thanks for supporting and good luck with the giveaway!

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  11. I am really enjoying following this tour, thank you!

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    1. Thanks for the support and I'm glad you're enjoying it. I had a ball preparing for it as well. :D

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  12. Love the cover! Can't wait to read. :)

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    1. Glad you liked it! Thanks for the support. You're much appreciated.

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  13. Sounds like a great read, thank you for sharing!

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    1. Thank YOU for visiting and supporting! Good luck with th giveaway!

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  14. Terrific giveaway! Thank you for the chance to win! :)

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    1. Thanks for supporting Luck of the Irish! Good luck with the giveaway!

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

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