Saturday, September 13, 2014

Book 2 of The Adventures of Xavier & Vic: The Missing Partner coming soon

When Xavier goes missing it takes the skills of everyone to bring him home alive, 
and it still remained touch and go many times.

I'd like to introduce the main players. Starting in the top left corner is Victor Hamilton. Oddly all the men on this page, save two, knows she's not the young man she appears to be but they treat her as one all the same.

In the center is our missing partner, Xavier Thorn. He was on a mission for England, attempting to find an elusive and deadly spy.

Right top corner is Jacko B. Goodnow, a wealthy gypsy, pirate and thief extraordinaire.

The grumpy guy below is Davy. He's sick with worry, what with Xavier missing and Vic taking on cases that could get her killed.

Bottom Right corner is Chief Inspector Stone of Scotland Yard. He's tried very hard to keep Vic from knowing Xavier is missing. Xavier has pulled himself out of tight situations before, but Stone knows if Vic dies trying to save him, his friend will never recover.

Bottom Left Corner is the Queen's physician, Dr. Connors. He can't bring back Xavier from the dead, but if they can locate him, even a breath from death, he can work miracles.

And last and largest, is the 400 pound Sonny Tubs, who is reputed to have killed over 100 men, but he has never once been charged with a crime. Following orders, he abducts Vic and takes her to an opium den. Vic is the first person who has ever been nice to him, and he soon regrets taking the young boy and is sick with guilt over the fact. 

Each of these men had their part in saving the great Xavier Thorn, but only Vic could find him with her intuitive powers.


Welcome to Book 2 of The Adventures of Xavier & Vic.
During this blog tour
each stop will have an exclusive excerpt.

The Adventures of
Xavier & Vic
Book 2
The Missing Partner
By Liza O’Connor
Cases to be Resolved:
The ‘New Woman’ Who Lost Her Old Mind
The Lost Servant of Dante’s Hell
The Disappearance of a Very Important Man
The Abduction of Sneaky Snake by a Grand Elephant
The Cat Who Wore Too Much


Vic Hamilton takes the reins of the investigation office, while Xavier Thorn disappears on an assignment for the British government. Her caseload is entirely ‘lost and recovery’ cases. In the midst of solving all her client’s problems, she learns that the government has lost Xavier. With the help of the gypsy pirate Jacko, and her driver Davy, Vic rushes against time to rescue everyone.
Most alarming, she befriends and hires a dangerous criminal as an employee of Xavier Thorn’s Private Inquirieswithout Xavier’s permission.

Xavier entered though the back door of his place of business, Xavier Thorn’s Private Inquiries, and slipped into his office.
His apprentice-partner Victor Hamilton sat at the desk, pounding away at the typewriter. “I would be better off deciphering hieroglyphics. How is it possible no one made Xavier learn to form his letters properly?” Vic squinted at his scrawl. “Sometimes I think the man was raised by wolves.”
It had been nearly a year since he’d hired Victor as his secretary only to discover that beneath the boy’s manly attire was the body of a young woman—a woman he loved more than life itself. She fit him to perfection. While Xavier had no use for a proper wife, Vic filled all his needs both personally and professionally. Had he searched the entire world, he could not have found a better partner in life. And how she came to be his, still amazed him.
Wanting an interesting life, Vic had chosen at the age of twelve to live her life as a man. Her guardian, Maddy Hamilton, had allowed her to do so, and gave her butler Gregory the task of raising Vic into a proper young man. And while the butler annoyed Xavier with his high handedness, he could only praise the fabulous young man Vic had become.
Even before he discovered Vic’s true gender, the scamp’s brilliant mind and intuitive skills captivated him. While Xavier was considered to be the most brilliant sleuth in England, given time, he had no doubt Vic would surpass him.

Book 1
The Troublesome Apprentice
Only 99 cents from 9/15 – 9/21

Book 2
The Missing Partner
Coming Sept 15




First, I got tired of telling my proper blog. Now, I’m tired of telling my improper bio. So what’s left?

Liza O’Connor was born, raised badly, left the South/Midwest and wandered off to find nicer people on the east coast…and employment. There she worked for the meanest man on Wall Street, while her psychotic husband tried to kill her three times. (So much for finding nicer people.) Then one day she declared enough, got a better job, divorced her husband, and fell in love with her new life where people behaved normally. All those bad behaviors has given her lots of fodder for her humorous romances. Please buy these books, because otherwise, she’ll become grumpy and write troubled novels instead. And given her past, they will likely traumatize you.
Mostly humorous books by Liza:

Saving Casey – Old woman reincarnates into troubled teen’s body. (Half funny/half traumatizing)
Ghost LoverTwo British brothers fall in love with the same young woman. Ancestral ghost is called in to fix the situation. There’s a ghost cat too. (Humorous Contemporary Romance)
A Long Road to Love Series: (Humorous Contemporary odd Romance)
Worst Week Ever — Laugh out loud week of disasters of Epic proportions.
Oh Stupid Heart — The heart wants what it wants, even if it’s impossible.
Coming to Reason — There is a breaking point when even a saint comes to reason.
Climbing out of Hell — The reconstruction of a terrible man into a great one.
The Troublesome Apprentice — The greatest sleuth in Victorian England hires a young man who turns out to be a young woman.


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