Thursday, June 16, 2016

Virtual Book Tour ~ Luck of the Irish by Liz Gavin

It's a book blast with an interview and there are prizes to be won. Like? The author will award a $50 Amazon/BN GC to one randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter. So get at it and comment and enter! Want more chances to win? Follow the tour here: http://goddessfishpromotions.blogspot.com/2016/02/vbt-luck-of-irish-by-liz-gavin.html


Here's a little bit about the book: 

Luck of the Irish
by Liz Gavin


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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And now for an 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.”

And now for the interview!!

What group did you hang out with in high school?
Ooohhhhh I was part of the crowd that stirred trouble, never got caught, and always got good grades. The teachers never had a chance with us because they never suspected us of any wrong-doing. It was awesome.

What are you passionate about these days?
The Graduate course I'm going to. It's quite demanding but (I) love a challenge so am enjoying it a lot.

If you had to do your journey to getting published all over again, what would you do differently?
I would start it earlier.

Ebook or print? And why?
Hmm tough one. Before I became a writer I was an avid reader. I would read almost anything I could find. I revered the pages of books to the point I was unable to write on their margins as some of my friends did when we were teens. (Yes, I’m old. I grew up reading books, not Kindle!!! LOL) Anyway, the point I’m trying to make is that I viewed printed books as precious things. In fact, I’m a book hoarder and my idea of Paradise is an library without end. You can imagine how hard it was for me to accept the idea of a thing called ‘ebook’, which people read on LCD screens. LOL I was only convinced they were a good thing when I realized I could carry my endless library with me anywhere I went. I had found my Heaven on Earth! hehe

What is your favorite scene in this book?

Well I'd have to give a humongous spoiler here to be able to answer this and make sense so pardon me for being cryptic. The hardest scene for me to write is my favorite one in the book and that's the one where Declan comes through as a real knight in shining armor. 

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.

Blog - http://lizgavin.wordpress.com
Facebook Page - https://www.facebook.com/lizgavinauthor
Twitter - @LizGavin_author
Goodreads - https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/7360069.Liz_Gavin
Amazon Author Page - http://www.amazon.com/-/e/B00F5BJC7Q
B&N Author Page - http://www.barnesandnoble.com/s/liz+gavin?_requestid=513766
Email – lizgavin@elessarbooks.com
BUYING LINK

AMAZON - http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00MS48JO0


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13 comments:

Nikolina said...

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

Goddess Fish Promotions said...

Thank you for hosting

James Robert said...

Good Morning! Raining here in Michigan but hope your day is a sunny one. Thanks for this giveaway

168d7130-34d4-11e2-91ad-000bcdcb5194 said...

It's been a great tour!

--Trix

Victoria Alexander said...

I've enjoyed following the tour for Luck of the Irish and reading all of the excerpts and reviews! It really sounds like a great book and I can't wait to read it, thanks for sharing :)

Rita said...

Sounds like a great read. I have enjoyed the tour.

Lisa Brown said...

Thank you for the chance to win :)

Elessar Books said...

I'm sorry I can't reply to each individual comment as I usually do. But on this last stop on the tour, I'd like to thank EVERYONE of you awesome people who followed the tour, commented on the post, and supported Luck of the Irish. You're much appreciated!
To Goddess Fish what else can I say? YOU ROCK, ladies. Thank you for the best blog tour I've ever took part in. And I've done quite a few. LOL You're the most professional, easygoing, and honest people. THANKS.
Wendi, thank YOU so much for hosting Luck of the Irish on your blog today. Your support is invaluable.

Nikolina said...

Dropping by to wish everyone a happy Friday!

clojo9372 said...

Thanks again for the excerpt and interview! I look forward to reading the book. I wish you lots of success and thank you for the giveaway!! :)

James Robert said...

I'm back, hope you're not too tired of hearing from me. Thanks again for this opportunity to win and have a terrific day!

Dario Z said...

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

Ally Swanson said...

Excellent interview! I also enjoyed reading the excerpt. This book sounds like such an interesting and intriguing read. Looking forward to checking out this book.