Thursday, June 9, 2016

Blog Tour stop: Luck of the Irish by Liz Gavin with #excerpt, guest post and #giveaway @LizGavin_author @GoddessFish



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.

BUY: Amazon 


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.”



Blog # 7 - Luck of the Iris 
Becoming an Indie author 
by Liz Gavin 

First of all, I’d like to thank the awesome team at Goddess Fish Promotions for putting together this blog tour. YOU ROCK!!

Second of all – and equally important – thanks to the host for having me and Luck of the Irish on your blog today. You’re much appreciated.

That being said let me move on to the post topic. A lot of people have asked me why I decided to become an Indie author and I came to realize there’s no easy answer. If on the one hand, there were many stories inside my head fighting to get out and onto the paper - or the computer screen actually - on the other hand, there was also a sense of challenge. I had never written anything before August 2013 when I decided to try my hand at it. I didn’t know if I’d be any good at writing. Granted, I have been an avid reader ever since I learned how to read but that didn’t mean I could write.

I still remember fondly the first time I sat down in front of my computer to write my novel. I also remember how I would create whole scenes and clever dialogs in my head while driving to my regular job. I would sit through boring meetings while my characters played out scenes in front of my eyes. Then I would get home and spend hours translating all those awesome ideas into words and sentences. I was living my dream. After a week of hard work, I had written the staggering total of twenty pages.

WHAT?! Only twenty pages!?

Yep! That was when I realized writing was a much harder job then I had imagined. Most people don’t know that. Writers do!

After moping around and feeling frustrated all through that first weekend, I decided to start small. Literally. I put aside the idea of writing a novel and started working on short-stories. I learned to create cool book covers and I upload them to eBook stores. Then as the saying goes I waited for the readers to come. And they did! I was surprised at the positive reviews I started getting. Readers who enjoyed my stories and wrote the most amazing things about them. I was touched and they convinced me I was doing something right. So I kept writing and learning and trying to improve. I hope I am able to do so for a long time.

Thanks for stopping by today! Enjoy the tour and remember to check out the other blog stops for more chances at winning the giveaway!!

About the author

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 
Email – lizgavin@elessarbooks.com

Giveaway 
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.
a Rafflecopter giveaway

40 comments:

  1. I enjoyed the excerpt thank you.

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    1. Thank you for visiting and supporting. Good luck with the giveaway.

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    1. Thank YOU for putting together such an awesome tour!

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  3. The book sounds very intriguing, thank you for the reveal!

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    1. Glad you liked Luck of the Irish. It's my most personal book so far. :D Good luck with the giveaway.

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  4. If you had to pick one MTV-era music video to describe or exemplify your teen years, what would it be?

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    1. Money for Nothing - Sting & Dire Straits because MTV wasn't in Brazil when I was a teen so every time I heard the chorus in the song I was so mad. LOL For those who are too young to get the joke, the chorus says, "I want my MTV".

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  5. What do you find to be the hardest part of writing?

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    1. Editing/proofreading. It's sooooo boring.

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    1. Glad you liked the post. I hand picked this excerpt because it's one of my favorite scenes in Luck of the Irish - among many others. LOL Thanks for the support!

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    1. Yeah, it's been amazing!. hehe Thanks for visiting and supporting as always. Good luck with the giveaway.

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  8. Great post, I'm looking forward to reading this one! Thanks for sharing :)

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    1. So glad you liked it. Thanks for the support and best of luck with the giveaway.

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    2. No problem and I appreciate that :)

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    1. It's one of my faves too. Thanks for supporting Luck of the Irish and best of luck with the giveaway.

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  10. Awesome giveaway and I am appreciative of you giving us the chance to win

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    1. It's a pity there can be only one winner because all of you guys deserve that prize. :D Thanks for the support!

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  11. This wonderful excerpt made me want to read more. I loved it.

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    2. Glad you liked the excerpt because this scene always makes me cry. Thank you so much for the support. You're much appreciated.

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  13. Thank you guys for hosting Luck of the Irish today. Your support is much appreciated.

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  15. Loved the excerpt - seriously hope that Keira is just wounded! I also luaghed with the author's bio - thanks for the chance!

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    1. Thanks for visiting and commenting Maria. I can't confirm or deny if Keira is just wounded or not. LOL But this scene is one of my favorites in the book. :D

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  16. How did I miss this book? I love the sound of it.

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    1. Don't miss it any longer. It's only 0.99 for the tour! :D
      Thanks for visiting and supporting Luck of the Irish. Best of luck with the giveaway.

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

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    1. Hope so too! Thanks for the support. You're much appreciated. Good luck with the giveaway!

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  18. Thanks for the chance to win :)

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  19. sounds like a fun one!

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    1. Glad you liked. Thanks for supporting Luck of the Irish. You're much appreciated.

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  20. I enjoyed reading the excerpt. This book sounds like such an interesting and intriguing read! Totally can't wait to check out this book!

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