Monday, September 30, 2013

Liza O'Connor interviews the book Surrendering to the Alpha by Lia Davis

Today, we are interviewing 

Surrendering to the Alpha

An Ashwood Falls Novel 
by Lia Davis.


Peep Rep: Why is Lia writing about surrendering to the Alpha? Isn't it normal, nay mandatory?

Liza: I don't think there's much normality in this book. You'll see what I mean. Here's the delivery cat now.
Delivery Cat: Harm this book in anyway, and I'll rip your throat out.

Liza: *gulp* Thanks for the warning. No books have ever been harmed on my site.

Peep Rep: What about the time you threatened to leave a book in the care of a puppy?

Liza: Peep Rep, for the love of God, shut up!
Honestly, Delivery Cat, no harm will come to the book.

D.C. All right then. Just be warned, I'll check it over when the interview is over.

Liza: Not a problem. Bye now...*wipes brow as D.C. stalks off* That got the heart to hopping.


Peep Rep: The book looks much friendlier than the delivery cat.

Liza: Surrendering to the Alpha, so nice to have you here. Are you comfy? Need anything?  May I call you Sur? I'm terrible at typing long names, especially when my fingers are trembling.


Book: Since your are inept I will allow the shortening of my name for this interview. However, when in public, you will refer to me with my proper name.

Liza: Thanks. Would you be so kind as to tell us about the alpha.

Peep Rep: Smart move, letting the alpha go first.

Sur: Ashwood Falls’ leopard Alpha, Keegan Andrews holds onto the pain of his deceased mate as his own personal hell—a reminder that not all things are what they seem.

Liza: Sounds like there's a mystery in his former mate's death. What about the woman on the cover?

Sur: The Pack Scribe, Addyson Lewis has intrigued the alpha like no other since the day she stumbled into Ashwood territory about twenty-five years ago.

Liza: How so?

Sur: He discovers that just being near her calms the storm inside him.

Liza: I can see why he'd want her near him.

Sur: He can’t stay away even if it means exposing her to the evil she tried to escape.

Liza: That's not good. Tell me more about the evil following her about.


Sur: The rogue Onyx Pack has psychologically tortured Addyson for over a hundred years, leaving her with no memories of her life before captivity and with the inability to control her psychometric nature. 

Liza: What does that mean exactly?

Sur: Anything or anyone she touches sends her into their darkest past and secrets, causing her pain she wouldn’t wish on anyone. 

Liza: Yikes!  I'd become a hermit.

Sur: Without the ability to control it, she’s forced to deny her leopard the connection she craves from the Pack that welcomed her with love and without judgment. That is, until the day Keegan involuntarily touches her bare skin and she finds the peace she’d craved for far too long.

Liza: Well, that explains why she surrenders to him. This book sounds really good. May I peek beneath your covers and read a bit.

Sur: Of course. But be warned. Beneath the cover lies one sexy alpha leopard who craves the most decadent of dreams, a hidden treasure contained within a spunky woman, and the ability to create a mating bond that’s the most explosive yet.

Excerpt

He stepped closer and studied her as she turned back to the omelet. Keegan ground his molars, took a deep breath, and calmly asked, “Do you like it here?”

She peered back at him, her eyebrows bunched together before she smoothed out her features in that practiced control she used around others. “It’s not home, but it’s nice. I don’t need much, Keegan.”

He took another step toward her. She turned the stove off and handed Will his plate. The boy stood, watching Keegan as if he would harm Addyson. It made Keegan proud of the kid that he’d want to protect Addyson.

Without looking at the teen, Keegan said, “Will, take your breakfast in the living room and eat before it gets cold.”

From the corner of his eye, Keegan saw Will peer at Addyson. When she gave him a nod, he left them alone. Keegan took another step forward, stopping inches from her. He heard her heart beat speed up and smelled her strawberry scent intensify, but not in fear. She was turned on by his presence.

He inhaled deeply, taking in her scent. His leopard rubbed up against his chest, trying to feel Addyson. He’d never imagine in the past thirty-seven years that he’d find another mate. Then Addyson stumbled into his life about twelve years after losing Cate. He wasn’t ready then, the pain still too raw to see what the leopard tried to make him see.

He’d finally started to accept it, accept the fact that Addyson has a place in his heart and in his bed.
********

Peep Rep: I want to read this book.

Liza: Me too, Peep Rep. Sur, is there anything else you'd like to tell us.

Peep Rep: I found the buy link.


Peep Rep: And additional links for Lia's prior books in this series.

Other Ashwood Falls books:

Liza: Well done Peep Rep. Sur, I've greatly enjoyed your visit, is there anything else you'd like to share with us?

Sur: I'd like to tell you about my author.

Lia Davis is a mother to two young adults and two very special kitties, a wife to her soul mate, a paranormal romance author, and co-owner to Fated Desires Publishing, LLC. She and her family live in Northeast Florida battling hurricanes and very humid summers. But it’s her home and she loves it!

An accounting major, Lia has always been a dreamer with a very activity imagination. The wheels in her head never stop. She ventured into the world of writing and publishing in 2008 and loves it more than she imagined. Writing started out as a stress reliever that allow her to go off in her corner of the house and enter into another world that she created, leaving real life where it belongs. Now it has become her career. A real life dream come true.

Her favorite things are spending time with family, traveling, reading, writing, chocolate, coffee, nature and hanging out with her kitties.



Liza: Be sure to leave a comment peeps or I'll send Delivery Cat your way. 


Saturday, September 28, 2013

My 2nd Craziest Blog Tour for Oh Stupid Heart is Over.


My 2nd Craziest Blog Tour for Oh Stupid Heart is now over. It was crazy fun. In case you missed any of the stops and just want a laugh, here's the list of craziness.

2-Sep
Kickoff Blog tour: Cover Reveal and days 1-3 of WWE

3-Sep
Recap days 4&5 of WWE

4-Sep
Recap days 6&7 of WWE

5-Sep
Carrie compares Regency to Victorian (dress & furniture)

6-Sep
Joanne inteviews my character, Carrie

7-Sep
Last day to get Worst Week Ever for Free

9-Sep
Carrie writes Nancy for advice

10-Sep
Different Species

12-Sep
How to get rid of an employee

13-Sep
Coco hiring success

14-Sep
Liza Breaks Rules & Talks about reviews

15-Sep
Official Release of Oh Stupid Heart

16-Sep
The challenges of leaving society


17-Sep
Trent talks spaceships 

18-Sep
Trent finds some who has broken free of society


19-Sep
Trent does good

20-Sep
Carrie's goals for book2

22-Sep
What would happen if Trent cloned himself

23-Sep
Trent compared to real life guys

24-Sep
Interview

25-Sep
Do normal CEO's yell and misbehave like  Trent

26-Sep
At what point do you stop forgiving

27-Sep
5 STAR REVIEW
All the guys Carrie might end up with small bios'



Thank you all for viewing, commenting, and laughing along the way.


I'll be emailing you Tori.

Friday, September 27, 2013

 Today, is the last day of my 2nd Craziest Blog Tour. I'm at Love, Laughter & Friendship for my last stop. Today I review all the various guys I've introduced Carrie to so you can decide who she should end up with.

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

 Today, I'm at Pippa Jay's Blog comparing Trent to real and fictitious bosses because some people think he's too bad to be a real CEO. Having worked with four CEO's one on one, I declare myself an expert!

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Monday, September 23, 2013

Saturday, September 21, 2013

Liza O'Connor compares Trent's Brain to Real Brains.

Today, I'd like to address a common misconception about CEOs. 

They are not all the same.
Many of them are completely clueless 
George Bush: Harvard MBA
Founder/Owner of Abusto Energy 

and some have tempers that could be classified as nuclear.



So Trent is not beyond the parameters of reality.

Some of his ignorance can be blamed on his father.
Trent's Dead Dad

The man wanted him to fail, so practically everything he taught Trent was wrong.


Encourage survival of the Fittest among employees.
Nothing matters but the bottom line.
The greatest motivator is to threaten their jobs.

Hold on! How did he even get into Harvard? They have standards!


Yes and No.

If you donate enough $$$ to any college, they will let your progeny in. That is a financial reality. Every college has 'discretionary' points they can apply to help donor progeny over bar.

So Trent got into Harvard as all Lancaster men before him. 

Trent enjoyed his college years, especially being away from his parents. He spent most of his time with coeds, starlets & models. After six years he finally graduated with a bachelor's degree. 

Why did it take him so long to graduate?
If he thought he was about to fail a class, he'd drop it. On certain tests, where he needed a decent grade to pass, he'd pay someone to take it for him. He rarely attended his classes and when he did, he never paid attention.

However, and this is important, he did NOT major in business. He majored in art history. And he graduated last in his class.

His father claimed he knew all Trent would ever need to know about running a company so the man purposely steered Trent away from the business courses, claiming all the new ideas like teamwork and cash flow analysis were nonsense.

Finally, you ask: Is Trent truly brain dead?  

No. But he's never had to task his brain cells too much. He can always find people to work things out for him. Yet, except for Carrie, no one else tries to teach him anything. In fact, most people firmly do NOT want him involved.


Thus, no one knows how smart or stupid Trent actually is. We know there's a great deal he doesn't know, but is that because he has no interest in retaining the information, or because he cannot retain the information?

What do you think?
Is Trent an idiot, or just under-tasked?


Oh Stupid Heart

Book Two of: A Long Road To Love
Humorous Contemporary Disaster Romance
By
Liza O’Connor

Blurb:
Carrie Hanson is in love with a different species: Trent, a pampered, uber-rich socialite who’s also her boss. Everyone keeps telling her it’s a train wreck looking to happen, but her heart wants what it wants. So despite the billion and one reasons not to, Carrie commits to this inter-species relationship. But while she's off being trained for her new job responsibilities, a beautiful ex fiancĂ©e is working hard to get Trent back and Carrie fired.

Excerpt:

Carrie Hanson couldn’t believe it. Her four year sex-drought was about to end. She shivered in anticipation until a sinking dread over came her. Oh God, what if I’ve forgotten what to do?
Please God, let this be like riding a bike.
Trent pulled back from their kiss and studied her, his brow furrowed. “Are you cold?” He reached across her bed and tugged the edge of the comforter over her, tucking the fabric beneath her body so she became a human corndog.
She wiggled out of captivity and scooted across the bed, closer to him. “I’m fine. I’m just happy our horrible week is over and we can start anew. This time not as boss and an employee, but best friends who love each other.
Trent pulled her to his chest and kissed her. She opened her mouth to his and met his tongue with her own, determined to give as good as she got. His soft groan inspired her to do more.
She unbuttoned the waistband of his suit pants and slipped her hand beneath his boxers, determined to move matters along and end her drought forever. He broke their kiss and his hands captured hers.
He didn’t want her?
She turned away, mortified with shame…and confused. Why the hell had he kissed so provocatively if he didn’t want to make love to her? She tucked her head, so he wouldn’t read all the emotions bouncing about her confused head right now, but he forced her chin upward, his dark eyes somber and concerned.
“Carrie, I have screwed up every relationship I’ve ever been in. I think part of the problem is I gravitated to glamour girls with no brain and no personality, but I would have realized that if I had just taken a moment to talk to them first.”
This was the stupidest excuse she’d ever heard. “We’ve known each other for two years, in which time I’ve certainly established I’m not a glamour girl.”
He chuckled and nodded.
Her eyes narrowed and a low growl emitted from her chest. “You don’t have to be so quick to agree.”
“But you aren’t. You’re not an image of beauty, you’re the real thing. While I have no complaints about your small, but perfect body, silky long brown hair, and gorgeous green eyes, your real beauty comes from inside. When you smile I feel like I’m standing before an angel of joy.”
Now she saw where his thoughts headed. He didn’t want to make love to an angel. She recalled Elvis Presley did something this crazy. He refused to touch his wife after she bore him a child because he couldn’t make love to a mother.
She pulled her hand from his and gripped his shirt as she stared sternly into his eyes. “Do not go Elvis Presley on me. I am not an angel. I’m a small, catastrophe-prone woman who wants to make love to you.”

A Long Road to Love
Book Two
Oh Stupid Heart

Book One
Worst Week Ever

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Oh Stupid Heart
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