Friday, March 15, 2013

Lucky in Love Bloghop - Liza's characters tell all

Fáilte Peeps!

(That means 'Welcome' according to a strangely dress little man who left me a pot of gold.)

Between March 15 and 18 I am participating in a giant blog hop with all the blogs in whole world. 

Peep Rep: Are you exaggerating again?

Liza: Maybe a little, but there's over 300 blogs in this hop. Can you imagine the grand prize gifts!

Peep Rep: Instead of imagining, maybe you could just tell us.

Liza: We have two Grand Prizes!

Grandest Prize
$100 Amazon or B&N Gift Card

2nd Grand Prize
A Swag Pack that contains paperbacks, ebooks, 50+ bookmarks, cover flats, magnets, pens, coffee cozies and more.

Peep Rep: I'm afraid to ask. What are you giving away?

Liza: I'll tell you later. Right now I want you tell me about how you are lucky in love.

Peep Rep: Me? I'm just the rep for about 70 people who foolishly subscribe or follow your blog. 

Liza: Well, tell me about how my peeps are lucky in love.

Peep Rep: ALL OF THEM???

Liza: We have four days....

Peep Rep: I don't know anything about their love lives. I'm like a congressman, only I actually do my job. Still, like those worthless slugs, I don't actually know the details of those I represent.

Liza: Then who am I going to talk about? My love life has been an utter disaster.

Peep Rep: That doesn't surprise me in the least. Why don't you invite Cass to talk about her love life?

Liza: I'd hardly call that lucky... an old woman dies and comes back in a 17 yr old teen's body, falls in love with a 30 yr old guy, only he won't touch her with a ten foot pole for 8 very good reasons. 

Peep Rep: Then invite all the ladies from your current book and the two coming up.

Liza: That's rather a mob of very different young women, but my peeps might find them interesting. Only, I don't have pictures of Senna and Cat yet.

Peep Rep: There are five billion pictures, go find some that work. 

Liza: Okay, let me try...

Here's a real picture of Cass in her second life:

Here's my painting of Carrie from Worst Week Ever:

And here's a picture that does a good job of representing Senna from Ghost Lover, she's in her mid-twenties, but looks younger:
And a rep for Cat from Ghost Lover. She's 18.
Senna and Cat resemble each other that people think they are twins.

Liza: Cass since your are both the youngest and the eldest, you get to lead this group. Talk about your love lives. I'm out of here.

Cass: Wait! *watches Liza leave* 
Why are people always running out on me?

Cat: Who needs her. We can do this. 

Senna: But we don't know the rules.

Carrie: I've researched the matter.  We are to discuss how we are lucky in love.  And if our relationships formed by chance or because we are lucky.

Cat: *snorts* My life was cursed until this pompous, yet hot guy arrived and offered to take me home to England with him.

Senna: Cat, that's my hot guy your talking about.

Cat: *grins*  Yeah, but my luck changed then, because he had the cutest younger brother. Well, I'd thought it changed until I discovered my soulmate was engaged to Senna.

Senna: *gripped her hand* I'll admit matters were a bit scrambled, but we got it all straightened out.
Given how bad matters could have turned, we were very lucky.

Cat: *nods* Yep. we were extremely lucky. Couldn't have asked for a better ending. How about you, Carrie? 

Carrie: Cass, aren't you suppose to lead us?

Cass: Liza's gone, so we can ignore her. 

Cat: So did you match up with another tiny person.

Carrie: I'm not a dwarf or a midget, if that's what you are implying. I'm small because I have an underdeveloped stomach and instead being properly diagnosed, my parents chose to starve me so I only grew to be four-six.

Cat: That sucks. 

Carrie: *shrugs* It's the past. But to your question, I've fallen in love with my six foot billionaire boss.

Cat: *grins* My adorable pup is only a multi-millionaire, but I'm pretty sure Senna's hunk is a billionaire.

Senna: Cat, money shouldn't be relevant in a conversation of love.

Cat: What about you, Cass? Is your guy loaded too?

Cass: No, but he has a good job.

Carrie: *taps on PC* Whoa! Cass, you're listed in the 100 richest people under 30.

Cass: *roll eyes* Trust Fund. I'm giving it away the moment I get control of it. Excessive wealth is not good for anyone.

Carrie: *nods* I agree. It's nearly ruined poor Trent.

Cat: It hasn't harmed either mine nor Senna's guy. Maybe the Brits are better at handling wealth.

Cass: So the rest of you have found true love?

Senna and Cat: *nods*

Cass: Carrie?

Carrie: *sighs* We're like too different species. I love him, but I don't know if this is true love. Shouldn't true love be less like hell and more like heaven.

Cat and Senna: *nods*

Cass: Not necessarily. I know in the bottom of my heart that Troy is my soul mate. But since I'm 17 and he's 30, he refuses to go there. So I'm in hell as well.

Carrie: Oh he's cute.  Just looked him up on the internet.

Cass: Jeez! Is my whole life on the internet?

Carrie: Pretty much.

Cass: Great. I'll never get into a decent collage. Glad two of you are having good luck.

Senna: Cass, everyone has bad things happen to them. I have a criminal record which prevents me from getting a decent job. But you cannot focus on the negative.  If you focus on the positive aspects, you'll see we are all lucky. For example, you've gotten another chance at life and you've found your soulmate. 

By focusing on our good luck, well have more good luck and a better life.

For example, Cass' book is published and available to buy, and it's a fabulous Suspense Thriller. Because Cass is 17 yrs old, it's called Young Adult, but I promise you, adults will like this as well.

Having been diagnosed with cancer, Cass Goldman decides to opt out of any futile medical care and end her life. While she has some thoughts on afterlife, she never expects to reincarnate into the body of a seventeen-year-old girl named Casey Davidson.

When she awakens in a hospital, Cass discovers two disturbing facts: One, she is now inside the body of a troubled teenager, and two, the former owner of this body committed suicide, but only Cass knows that. Everyone else believes Casey has survived, but suffered a complete memory loss. Cass has two choices: to take on Casey’s life and turn it around, or to confess the truth about her reincarnation and end up in a mental asylum. Given this second chance to life, Cass decides to take on the future life of Casey—the frightening ghoul-faced teen with short, black, spiky hair.

Every person around Cass has an ulterior motive and discovering the truth of Old Casey’s life is more complicated than the “new math” she is forced to learn in school. In addition, Cass has to contend with raging teenage hormones and the prior crimes of Old Casey, which she might not remember, but everyone else certainly does. However, her biggest frustration concerns her feelings for her father’s rugged security specialist who sees her only as a teenager and doesn’t want to explore the mutual attraction between them.

As determined as Cass is to turn this life around, Old Casey’s enemies are just as determined to end her life. She has no idea whom she can trust, but she knows she’ll never survive going it alone.

Upon settling down on the toilet, Cass noticed the floor to ceiling mirror facing her and screamed at the sight of the creature within it. Short black hair spouted about its head, black circles surrounded both eyes and fell like triangular knives down the cheeks. Black lips, stretched in horror as if in a nightmare. Pulling up her pants, she moved closer to the mirror.

She was a ghoul, an honest to God ghoul!

The door crashed open and her father stared at her, fear and panic clear in his eyes.

She touched her face. “Please tell me these aren’t permanent.”

His panic remained a second longer as her words filtered into his brain and then he pulled her into his arms. “Don’t worry, we will get them removedif you want to…”

“If? Oh, I definitely want them removed,” she said.

How can I turn around my life if I look like the walking dead from a low-grade monster movie?

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.

Cass: To one UNLUCKY person, Liza is giving away the worst swag in Swagdom History. 
Temporary Facial tattoos just like mine. 
Believe me, you do not want these tats. I'm going through great pain to have mine removed.
Consider yourself lucky if you don't win these.
However, if you still want the worse swag ever, then leave YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS in your comments along with the statement: 
And God help you!
Please leave a comment. It makes me smile.
Following also makes me smile.


  1. No, I have not been lucky in love.
    magic5905 at embarqmail dot com

    1. Me either. But I refuse to 'settle.' I am perfectly happy as I am.

    I love the tattoos and would love to win them.
    I have been lucky in love, hubby and I have been together for 22 years.

    1. Well I wish you good luck. So far you are the ONLY person that a) wants to hideously mar their face OR the only one who read all the way to the very end to follow instructions.

      Anyone who leaves an email will have a chance for the 2 fab grand tour prizes, but thus far, you are the ONLY person that is on the list for the tats. Does that not make you question your request? lol

  3. I am not lucky in love.

    1. Maybe we should start a club. Hopefully, you've discovered romance books and purple rabbits are far more fulfilling than the real thing. I certainly have. (Is that too much sharing? I was raised by feral cats, so I often overstep.)

  4. happy St Patrick's day


    1. And happy 'hic' St. Patty's day to you as well.

    Thanks for the chance to win!
    Happy St.Patrick's Day!
    natasha_donohoo_8 at hotmail dot com

    1. All right, your on the list of people with poor judgement, but great bravery.

  6. WELL...I'm not UNLUCKY so I'm not going to win the WORST swag ever! Too funny.
    catherinelee100 at gmail dot com

    1. Wise decision. Hopefully, you'll win one of the grand tour prizes. Then you will be lucky.

  7. i haven't been lucky in love yet
    happy St Patrick's day

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  8. Happy St. Patrick's Day!
    verusbognar (at) gmail (dot) com

  9. Happy St. Patty's Day!
    bituin76 at hotmail dot com

  10. I WAN TO LOOK HIDEOUS!!! Thanks for the great giveaway and for joining the hop!!!!
    Ashley A

    1. Oops!! I mean WANT lol
      Ashley A

    2. That's okay, I don't expect people who are crazy enough to want the tats to type correctly. lol. All, right you are in the running. There are 3 of you nuts at this time. God help you all.


    Thanks for the amazing giveaway!
    elizabeth @ bookattict . com

    1. All right, if you insist, I'll put you in the lunatic bag....

  12. I don't know that luck has any bearing on having a successful relationship. It's a whole lot of work. I married my high school sweetheart right out of high school. We have been married for 17 years.
    planterofhope at aol dot com

    1. Without question, any successful relationship is hard work.

  13. I am lucky in love thanks!

  14. Lucky or not, I am blessed. I have found my soul mate. It too 41 years to find him. But he was and is worth the wait.

    Thanks for being in the Happy St. Patrick’s Day blog hop.
    Hope ya’ll St. Patrick’s Day was great!
    Keep writing so I can keep reading.

  15. Not lucky yet. Happy St. Patrick's Day!


    1. Last minute crazy people wanting to destroy their lovely
      All right. At least they are temps.

  17. I want to look HIDEOUS!
    Thanks for the chance to win. Happy Saint Patty’s Day!


    1. And yet another one. What is the world coming to?

  18. What a great giveaway hop! I have yet to be lucky in love but I'm working on it. My favorite love book is "Outlander" by Diana Gabaldon. Jamie Fraser is amazing and beautiful. I enjoy St. Patty's Day and this year I'm spending it with my best friend. We're going to two Irish Pubs and also some dance clubs. I am also wearing green and am not a fan of getting pinched. I'm not Irish either, but many people think I am because my hair is red, my eyes green and my name is Meghan, but I'm not at all. I won't be telling anybody that, however… let them believe I'm Irish.
    Thanks for the giveaway!

    mestith at gmail dot com

  19. I have not been Lucky in love so far but have not given up yet. Happy St Paddy’s Day! And may your life always be golden!

    Judy Peterson


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