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Virtual Book Tour: Luck of The Irish by Liz Gavin [Review, Character Interview, Excerpt & Giveaway]

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Virtual Book Tour: Luck of The Irish by Liz Gavin [Review, Character Interview, Excerpt & Giveaway]

Luck of the Irish: Complete Edition

Virtual Book Tour: Luck of The Irish by Liz Gavin [Review, Character Interview, Excerpt & Giveaway]
by Liz Gavin
Published by Elessar Books
Genres: Contemporary Fiction, Romance, Contemporary Romance, Paranormal
Pages: 296
Format: e-book
Purchase: Amazon
Rating: 4 Stars

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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.

review

This is my review of the complete edition.

Luck of the Irish takes us to Ireland on a journey with Keira, a woman coming into her own independence and sense of adventure. She has something to prove to her parents and her trip to Ireland was a test to herself and that of her resolve. It’s the little things that happen in the story that make you think, “Well, what if she did get to go to the U2 concert? Would there be a story?”

Keira’s story starts off innocent enough, the tone very light and almost optimistic. She meets Declan (the hero) after the unfortunate cancellation of the concert she was to see. Instant attraction and cute dialogue puts the reader into a nice sense of contentment. However, that contentment soon turns into anxiety and foreboding.

I loved how this story took us on a ride full of suspense. Keira’s plight became our own. Even though in the beginning I did think it was slow and thought it would be a normal contemporary romance. It really grabbed my attention after Keira left the bed and breakfast. It’s one of those moments where you sit up all of a sudden and take notice.

Toward the end of the book, through her many trials and tribulations, Keira’s character experiences growth and we find a different person than who were introduced to. There is a dash of the paranormal as well, but it totally makes sense and it does make the story flow better. I did find the ending a little drawn out and it could have been just a tad bit shorter.

*I received a copy of this book in exchange of an honest review.”

excerpt

“I could do this forever, you know,” he whispered against her burning skin. He felt her heartbeat going wild as a vein throbbed under the tip of his tongue when he suckled a sensitive spot on the white column of her neck.

“I think we should,” she replied while her hands found the lower hem of his sweatshirt and lifted it, exposing his torso.

When her cool fingers touched the bare skin of his abdomen, close to the waistband of his sweatpants, Declan felt a scorching wave of heat radiating through his muscles. Shivers ran down his spine and he held her hands, “You know we shouldn’t.”

He stared into the crystal blue depths of her eyes and felt their pull; not much different from the sirens in the fairy tales, but he had to resist it. He would one day drown in the sea of pleasure her eyes promised. But not before she was ready for the plunge.

“I’d love to rip our clothes off and lose myself in you. You’re not ready, though. Not yet.”

She gazed into his eyes as if assessing his soul, “Our feelings grow stronger by the day. We’ve been through so much together. The difficulties we faced, and overcame, have strengthened our bond. It’s much more than physical attraction. Why do we have to wait? I want you. You want me. Are you sure I’m the one who’s not ready? Sometimes I think you’re the one running from these feelings.”

interview

CHARACTER INTERVIEW – KEIRA

Keira Faith Ashe a twenty-two-year-old American from Boston. She’s short, blonde and blue-eyed. She starts off the books as a shy and sometimes whiny young woman. But the reader soon finds out she is actually a strong-willed person who had been over-protected by her family but knows how to overcome difficulties when faced with them.

Is your life anything like it was two years ago?

No it isn’t. Not after all I’ve been through. I mean I was stalked, assaulted, kidnapped, and managed to escape death a couple of times. Or more. Oh did I mention I met the love of my life too? Yeah. My life has definitely changed. For the better.

Any weird things you do when you’re alone?

Talk to the radio. I do that when I’m driving as well.

What are two things you can’t live without?

Declan and my family.

If we were to come to your house for a meal, what would you give us to eat?

Anything Declan prepared. He’s an awesome cook. Thank goodness cause I suck at it.

In the same visit, what would we find under your bed?

Declan’s stuff, which I can’t tell you about. It’s too embarrassing.

What was the scariest moment of your life?

When I thought I had lost Declan.

If you could apologize to someone in your past, who would it be?

Nobody. I regret nothing.

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

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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.

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Thanks again for hosting. Enjoy your weekend.

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Ree Dee

I enjoyed this entire post. Thank you so much for sharing. I can’t wait to read more.

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Thanks for supporting Luck of the Irish.

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Sharing and wishing you a good day!

lizgavin
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Thank YOU so much for the support. You’re much appreciated. Best of luck with the giveaway!

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Have a safe and happy Memorial Day and thanks for the giveaway.

lizgavin
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Thanks for visiting and good luck with the giveaway!

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Thanks again for hosting. Sharing post.

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Shared. Have a good week.

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Ree Dee

Character interviews are among my favorite things. Thank you so much for sharing!

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I had a blast answering the questions! Thanks for the visit and good luck with the giveaway!

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Shared post. Happy Mother’s Day!

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Stopping by to share the post again. Thanks for hosting.

sweetpea35
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Sexy cover – looks like a great read.

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Thanks for visiting and good luck with the giveaway!

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Here I am again. Another week. Shared your post. 🙂

lizgavin
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Thank you so much!

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Thanks for visiting and good luck with the giveaway!

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Stopping by to share. Have a great week!

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Thanks for visiting and good luck with the giveaway!

sweetpea35
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I’m jealous that you live in Brazil – no frigid winters!

lizgavin
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Thanks! I’m currently completing my Master’s degree in sunny California so still no cold winters for me. I love snow but only when I’m on vacation if you know what I mean! LOL

lilallykitten
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Wow! Great post! I really enjoyed reading the excerpt, the interview, and your review. This book sounds like such a fun, exciting, hot, steamy read! Also, I really like the book cover! Totally looking forward to checking this book out!

lizgavin
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Thank YOU for visiting and encouraging. It means a lot to me. Good luck with the giveaway!

Sandra Watts
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Enjoy your Sunday! Hope ya have a great week too!

lizgavin
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Thank YOU and good luck with the giveaway!

sweetpea35
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Looks good and thanks for the giveaway.

Peggy
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Thanks for sharing!

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Thanks for visiting!

Angie Dubisher (@bangersis)
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Enjoyed the character interview! Thanks for sharing!!!

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Thank YOU for visiting!

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Beth Miller

Thank you for the excerpt and giveaway.

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Thank YOU for the support. Good luck with the giveaway.

Eva Millien
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Enjoyed the excerpt and interview, sounds like a great read, thanks for sharing and for the review!

lizgavin
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Thank YOU Eva for the support.

nikolina
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Thank you for your honest review, much appreciated!

lizgavin
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That’s true. Thank YOU for visiting and supporting.

Sandra Watts
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Enjoyed reading the excerpt. New to your books.

lizgavin
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Thanks Sandra and welcome to my world. LOL Hope you enjoy the tour and good luck with the giveaway!

Trix
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Trix

I appreciate the review!

lizgavin
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Thanks for visiting and you’re right about the review. It’s spot on!

Mary Preston
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Mary Preston

Ireland makes a great setting.

lizgavin
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It does Mary. And the first part of the book reads a bit like a tourist-y guide because I practically described my visit to Dublin. I was AMAZED by the city and the people. I just fell in LOVE with them. 😀

sweetpea35
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I enjoyed the entire post – this looks like a great read!

lizgavin
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Thanks for visiting and supporting. Being the author might make it sound strange but Luck of the Irish has a special spot in my heart. 😀

Victoria Alexander
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Great post! Thanks for sharing your honest review and the excerpt! 🙂

lizgavin
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It is a gorgeous blog indeed. Thanks for visiting Victoria. Good luck with the giveaway!

Rita Wray
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Rita Wray

I liked the excerpt.

lizgavin
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Glad you did. Thanks for visiting and good luck with the giveaway!

lizgavin
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Thank YOU guys for this lovely post and the awesome review. You make Luck of the Irish look even better than it is. LOL 😀 Enjoy the tour everyone!

Audrey Stewart
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Liz, I am so jealous that you live in Brazil. I can’t wait to read your book. Great job!

lizgavin
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LOL That’s very kind of you. Thanks for visiting. I forgot to update the bio though. I’m currently taking my Master degree in California. Not bad at all either. 😀 Very inspiring actually.

Dario Z
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Dario Z

Sounds like a great read, thank you for sharing!

lizgavin
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