Today we have Eliza Daly and she's having an identity crisis....Hold on I'm being told I've got it wrong...again. Identity Crisis is the name of her book. Well, I'm sure the blog will go better with that clarification.
Peep Rep: We can only hope.
Liza: *glares at Peep Rep*
Eliza will be awarding a one $20 Amazon or B & N Gift Certificates to a randomly drawn commenter during the tour.
She's giving a $10 Amazon or B & N Gift Certificate, winner's choice, to four (4) randomly drawn commenters during the tour.
Liza: Of course you do. That's 5 chances to win, so be sure to comment all along her tour and leave your email address so she can find you when you win. Also stop by all her other stops on this tour and comment so you'll have more chances. I'll give you the link at the end of the blog.
But right now, let's see what this Identity Crisis is about:
by Eliza Daly
When Olivia Doyle’s father dies under suspicious circumstances, rather than inheriting a family fortune, she inherits a new identity. She learns they were placed in the Federal Witness Protection Program when she was five years old. Her father was involved in an art forgery ring and testified against the mob. Brought up not to trust anyone, Olivia has a difficult time relying on U.S. Marshal Ethan Ryder to protect her, and to keep her secret. She fears her father may have continued his life of crime through her art gallery. She has little choice but to depend on Ethan when she realizes someone is now after her. Olivia’s search for the truth leads her and Ethan across country to a family and past she doesn’t remember.
At the age of ten, Ethan witnessed a brutal murder. He vowed when he grew up, he’d protect people in danger. Protecting Olivia is difficult when she won’t trust him. He soon realizes his desire to protect her goes beyond doing his job, but if his judgment becomes clouded by emotions, her safety could be jeopardized.
Can Ethan and Olivia learn to trust each other when they uncover secrets that will change their lives forever?
Olivia stood paralyzed, her mind racing, trying to comprehend the letter. Was this some kind of sick joke? For the past twenty-four years her dad had lived in fear that somebody would hurt them? What had forced him to leave behind everyone he’d loved? Everyone she’d probably loved, but obviously couldn’t remember. And if her mom wasn’t buried in San Francisco, whose grave had Olivia been visiting here all these years? She tried to hold the letter steady in her trembling hands. Of course it was vague. Her dad had been a man of few words. However, these few words expressed a lot of emotion, something he’d never been good at doing.
“Is everything all right?” Father Clifford’s voice penetrated her thoughts.
Concern creased the older man’s brow and from the curiosity filling his gray eyes, he had no clue what the envelope contained. Her dad hadn’t even trusted a priest with his secret. Her dad had been the only person she’d ever really trusted, and it turned out she hadn’t truly known him.
She merely nodded, unable to find her voice. She inhaled a deep breath. The scent of beeswax candles and incense did little to calm the panic racing through her veins. She unfolded a clipping from a Chicago newspaper, dated twenty-four years ago. The headline read Art Dealer in Bed with Mob Blows Whistle on Forgery Ring and Vinnie Carlucci. The article included a photo of police officers escorting her dad. She started reading the article. Prominent Chicago art dealer Andrew Donovan confesses to having sold more than a hundred forgeries...
Her stomach dropped. She slapped a hand over her mouth, certain she was about to vomit right there on the pew.
Her dad had been a criminal.
The nature of his crime made it all the more surreal.
She stared in disbelief at the papers in her hand. His name had been Andrew Donovan, not Alex Doyle. Her last name was Donovan. Was her first name actually Olivia? Instead of inheriting a family fortune, she’d inherited a new identity.
Or rather, an old one.
Liza: Yep, Olivia definitely has an identity crisis.
Sounds like a fabulous book. So here are the buy Links:
Peep Rep: Would you refuse to give us the buy links if you didn't think it was a good book?
Liza: Peeps, please vote for a new Rep. This one is annoying.
Liza: Let's find out more about Eliza...I feel an affinity to her name. Maybe we are the same person and I'm hosting myself...
Eliza Daly’s first attempt at creative writing was in fourth grade. She and her friends were huge Charlie’s Angels fans and she would sit in her bedroom at night writing scripts for them to act out at recess the following day. She was Kelly Garrett. Fast forward to the present, she’s still writing stories about beautiful women who always get their men. The journey from fourth grade script writer to published author wasn’t an easy one, but it was always an adventure and the final destination was well worth it.
When Eliza isn’t traveling for her job as an event planner, or tracing her ancestry roots through Ireland, she’s at home in Milwaukee working on her next novel, bouncing ideas off her husband Mark, and her cats Quigley, Frankie, and Sammy.
Liza: Good news for Eliza, she's not me. I would never name a cat Quigley, and last time I checked, no husband. But she sounds like a delightful person. You can find out more about Eliza by stalking the following places. And remember peeps, do not exceed these parameters.
Liza: And now to the link to all the other tour stops:
When you reach the Goddess Fish blog site, page down twice and you'll find the tour
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