Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Luck of the Irish by Liz Gavin @Goddessfish @LizGavin_author






INTERVIEW

Welcome! Thanks for taking time out for this Q&A!! 
 If you could apologize to someone in your past, who would it be?
My teenage self because I was too hard on myself then. 


If you could keep a mythical/ paranormal creature as a pet, what would you have?
A centaur.


How do you keep your writing different from all the others that write in this particular genre?
My main writing is erotic short-stories and I keep my characters as multi-dimensional and the plots as multi-layered as possible while keeping the heat level high whereas erotica/erotic short-stories tend to be more straightforward if you get my meaning. LOL


What are the best and worst pieces of writing advice you ever received?
The best writing advice I’ve received so far is ‘find your voice so you can write what sounds true to you.’ It is such helpful advice in the sense that when you write about stuff you feel passionate about the writing flows easily, you have fun with it, and the readers feel the difference. As for a bad piece of advice I can’t honestly remember any one right now. Sorry. I must be talking to the right people huh? LOL  


Are the experiences in this book based on someone you know, or events in your own life?
Well it’s a mix. 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

As far as events in the story are concerned there are a few that happened to me in real life. Like Keira, I also bought tickets for a U2 concert that was canceled. I planned a whole vacation in 2009 to watch them perform in LA. I convinced two friends to go with me and we bought air tickets from Brazil, the concert tickets, and booked a hotel. Two weeks before we flew out Bono had an accident while jogging and the emergency surgery put him out of commission for some time so the band canceled the shows. We traveled to California anyway for the vacation and had a lot of fun though. Keira’s sightseeing in Dublin is pretty much what I did during my visit in 2011 and her getting a bit drunk at Guinness Brewery is exactly what happened to me. LOL


ABOUT THE BOOK



Luck of the Irish
by Liz Gavin


GENRE: Contemporary Paranormal Romance


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.


EXCERPTS

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




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