Friday, December 20, 2013

Ghost Lover VBT

Blurb:

Two sexy English brothers. One irresistible ghost. Who would you choose as your lover?


Completely broke and with a criminal record to boot, Senna Smith is one day from eviction from her apartment when Brendon, her promiscuous roommate from London, suggests she go to England, marry him, and manage his fortune. With few other options, she agrees to an open marriage. But she’ll never, ever, have sex with him, knowing if she falls in love with him, he’ll break her heart.


As trustee of Brendon’s family fortune, there is no way Brendon’s older brother, Garrison Durran, is going to let him marry a self-professed American gold-digger. As Senna tries to embrace castle life and English society for Brendon’s sake, Gar discovers Senna is the perfect woman for him--beautiful and intelligent, kind and caring. Now, if she wasn’t already engaged to his brother…


The ancestral ghost of Durran Castle has to intervene if the Durran brothers have any chance of an heir. He can’t leave them to fix matters on their own. They are useless buggers when it comes to love. As counselor to Gar, matchmaker for Brendon, and lover to Senna, a ghost’s work is never done.


CONTENT WARNING: Allergy warning: Ghost cat in book.    



Excerpt:
“So my brother steals all your money and to compensate you, he suggests you come to England, marry him, and he’ll give you his trust fund.” Only his brother could contrive such an absurd plan.


“Yes.” By her brief answer, he gathered she thought it a perfectly reasonable solution.


His brother might be an idiot, but this gold digger would soon discover Gar a force to reckon with. “Did he steal a half million from your bank account?”


Brendon laughed. “Do you have any idea how long that would take? Cash machines only allow you two visits a day at two hundred dollars a pop.”


“How much did he take?” Gar restated his question.


“Four hundred,” Senna replied.


Gar stared up at the ceiling praying for patience, then glared at Ditz. “So why didn’t you pay her back the four hundred?”


Ditz stubbornly refused to answer, and instead glanced at the girl.


She sighed and faced Gar. “Precisely what I asked. He said he didn’t have the four hundred, but if I married him, he would come into a half million. Since the landlord planned to evict me, I really had no choice but to accept the offer.”


Liza, thanks so much for stopping by. So, why don’t you tell us a little about yourself?
Well, I’m an adventurous nut who writes in lots of genres. Right now I’m publishing my humorous books. I thought that would be a better beginning than my seriously deranged books, or my whimsical fantasies. I’ve had a very bizarre life, so I’ve a great deal to write about.


How did you get started writing?
I believe at the age of three, I already needed therapy, so I would tell stories to my friends. Later I learned how to write. I liked the permanency of writing things down better.


What was the inspiration for your book?
I dreamt of a handsome sexy ghost making love to me. It was most intense. I woke up wondering if other people dream of frisky ghosts so I googled the matter. Turns out ghost lovers have been around since the beginning of man….well maybe a little after the beginning, because you can’t technically have a ghost until someone dies and fails to properly reincarnate.

But I had my answer. A great deal of people claim to have experienced ghost lovers, although many are not nearly as romantic and seductive as mine was. Thus, I created a fabulous young woman with the worst luck and the kindest heart. Then I have two British brothers fall in love with her. Unfortunately, she’s engaged to the runabout whom she never plans to have sex with and not the one she loves. Thus, the ancestral ghost must intervene to prevent her from giving up and returning to the States when a misunderstanding occurs. And then for the fun of it, I threw in a ghost cat.


What’s the one genre you haven’t written in yet that you’d like to?
I’m not sure such a genre exists. If I want to write in a genre, I do so.


Are there any genres you won’t read or write in? Why?
While I have read some very good zombie stories, I have no interest in writing about them. Also, dark horror gives me nightmares, so I don’t write or read those. I tend toward lighter fair, even when I write disturbing stuff.


So, what are you working on right now? Got any releases planned, or still writing?
Well, after Ghost Lover, the final of my humorous Contemporary series A Long Road to Love: Coming to Reason, will come out in Feb 2014. This series is a delightful Disaster Romance (as in the romance is a disaster) which follows a charming heroine through her efforts to make a pig’s ass into a silk purse. (metaphorically speaking). In plain English: Carrie tries her hardest to make her spoiled, egocentric billionaire boss into a man she can love. In the final book, she finally gives up after the most astounding breakup ever and finds a better guy to love. He’s been around since book one, but she’d never really noticed him and now she does, she still might lose him. It’s a delightful ending to the series, as long as you don’t wish to cling to her first choice. In that case, you need to stop reading at book 2.

In April 2014, I will remain humorous, but go historical with my Xavier Thorn & Vic series about a brilliant, late-Victorian sleuth and his amazing intuitive assistant who turns out to be a young woman permanently disguised as a man because life as a Victorian woman sucks. (my words not Vic’s. They didn’t use the word ‘sucks’ in that particular meaning back then.)


Alright, now for some totally random, fun questions. Favorite color?     It used to be blue, then I favored green, so I’m going with turquoise now.
Favorite movie?     Pride and Prejudice A&E version
Book that inspired you to become an author?     Pride and Prejudice
Alright, you have one superpower. What is it?
The ability to change the past. Then I could go back and fix the typos I find in my books. (I know, you’re thinking that’s the worst use of a super power ever. However, if I change major things, the results could turn out worse for lots of people. On the other hand, if I improve my books, I cannot imagine any side effects other than making me feeling better.)

You can have dinner with any 3 people, dead, alive, fictitious, etc. Who are they?     Conan Doyle, Jane Austen, Barack Obama.


Last question: Which of your characters are you most like and how/why?
I put parts of myself in every character I write, even the bad ones. But I tend to put more into my main characters.  In Ghost Lover, Gar is probably the most like me. Senna is more the person I wish to be. However, both she and I get into a great deal of trouble. Fortunately, I’ve never been arrested for my moments of stupidity. Thus Senna has worst luck than me. I’m actually pretty lucky.


That’s all from me, thanks so much for taking the time to stop by!
Thanks for having me, and since this is the last stop on my tour, I’d like share my meet the characters page so readers can….oh I remember… meet the characters.


My Review:
4.5 stars

I absolutely loved this book. I couldn’t stop laughing while reading it. I loved the author’s writing style, her wit and humor just added to my enjoyment.

The characters were simply amazing, though the ghosts stole the show for me. While I’m not usually a fan of overly goody-goody characters like Senna, I liked her a lot. She was an engaging character, and I loved the mix of caring, motherly figure with the fiery, no-nonsense spitfire. And while I was a bit ticked with Gar, he slowly overcame that and made me fall for him. Add in the outrageous, childish Brendon, and the crazy, artistic Catlain, and you have one heck of a cast. Add in one ghost cat and one sexy dead man, and the story just gets so much better.

All in all, I absolutely loved this book, and I would definitely recommend this book and this author.


Liza will be awarding a digital copy of "Worst Week Ever" to a randomly drawn commenter at every stop, and a grand prize of one $50 Amazon GC to a randomly drawn commenter during this tour and her Review Tour. So the more you comment, the better your chances of winning.
 
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Author Bio and Links:
Liza lives in Denville, NJ with her dog, Jess. They hike in fabulous woods every day, rain or shine, sleet or snow. Having an adventurous nature, she learned to fly small cessnas in NJ, hang-glide in New Zealand, kayak in Pennsylvania, ski in New York, scuba dive with great white sharks in Australia, dig up dinosaur bones in Montana, sky dive in Indiana, and raft a class four river in Tasmania. She’s an avid gardener, amateur photographer, and dabbler in watercolors and graphic arts. Yet through her entire life, her first love has and always will be writing novels. She loves to create interesting characters, set them loose, and scribe what happens.



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14 comments:

  1. What a fabulous Review! Thanks for ending my tour with 4.5 stars and such a lovely post.

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  2. I've already added the book to my read list. It sounds wonderful.

    Kit3247(at)aol(dot)com

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  3. What a fab review! I'm glad that you liked the book. Liza is a wonderful author with a strong voice. :)

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  4. This is on my TBR list and I'll be moving it up because it sounds like an amazing story. Tweeted :)

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    1. Yes, move it up please. Lassier might just reward you.

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  5. 4.5 stars!? Very nice. I think that Senna is in a very fortunate situation!
    Tweeted (@capefearlibn)

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    1. Certainly much better than if Brendon hadn't have stolen her last $400 and gotten her evicted. Three cheers for Brendon! What, No one wants to cheer Brendon?

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  6. I loved the interview and the excerpt. Tweeted.

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    1. Thank you Ella, for stopping by and tweeting

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  7. Such a great tour--thank you!

    vitajex(at)Aol(Dot)com

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    1. Than you vita for being such a fabulous follower

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