Sunday, September 17, 2017

Western books for your reading pleasure!


REJOICE! The children are back in school.

For those who live to read...here are some awesome books provided by the incredible authors who wrote them. All in celebration of the new school year.

While a few of these books might be oldies, but goodies...others could be new and fresh off the presses.

Relax and find your new favorite author.

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WESTERN

Western in traditional literary terms is a genre of various arts which tell stories set primarily in the later half of the 19th century in the American Old West, often centering on the life of a nomadic cowboy or gunfighter armed with a revolver and a rifle who rides a horse. Cowboys and gunslingers typically wear Stetson hats, bandannas, spurs, cowboy boots and buckskins. Other characters include Native Americans, bandits, lawmen, bounty hunters, outlaws, soldiers (especially mounted cavalry), settlers and townsfolk.

Please enjoy these books that focus on Western and all its sub-genres. The list is available in alphabetically order by title.

Don't forget to enter the Rafflecopter for a chance to win an Amazon Giftcard.

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Western Historical Romance

Annabelle was tricked into having relations with a man she thought she was to marry, now she is a soiled dove with no chance of a decent future.

Chase is a Ranger who is besotted with the young girl the first time he sets eyes on her.

Can Chase overcome Annabelle’s indiscretions to give the young woman the future she desires?

Award winning authors Susan Horsnell and Margaret Tanner, have joined forces to create an exciting new Western series - Soiled Doves.

Each book in the series will be a stand-alone novella with a happily ever after ending.


Western Romance

When Matt Carter helps to rescue a young girl who has been ferociously beaten and left to die, he doesn't expect she will capture his heart.

Maddie Chandler has no idea why someone would want to kill her and she is terrified they will return and finish the job. And, why can't she remember who she is or where she is from?

Can Matt protect her from the vicious outlaws who are determined to take something from her?

Will local Law Enforcement, Texas Rangers and Indian Trackers find the vicious outlaws before someone is killed?

A story about tender love, murder, greed and intrigue.


Western Romance

Hyacinth Woodley is a desperate woman. Officially deemed a spinster with no marriage prospects in sight, alone after the death of her parents and out of money, she answers an ad for a mail order bride, only to be rejected by her groom upon her arrival in Creek Bend. She has a choice to make—work in the saloon or accept an outrageous offer of being one man’s unpaid mistress.

Offer O’Neal is the new, less-than-proud owner of the Double O Ranch. After sinking every cent he had into the property, he’s left pinning his dreams of success on stud fees from his horse, the only thing of real value he’s got. He can’t afford a wife, but a willing woman in his bed is an appealing prospect, and Hyacinth’s got nowhere else to go.

Just as Offer starts thinking of Hyacinth as the one bright spot in his otherwise stressful and unlucky life, the bridegroom who rejected her returns demanding repayment for his investment. Ernest Horsham feels he’s spent a lot of money on getting the woman to Creek Bend under false pretenses, and the judge is on his side. But it’s only when Hyacinth is arrested as a thief and a fraud that Offer realizes how much he values her company.

99cents Western

Davy Hill goes from obscurity to fame by riding the rankest bull alive. Coming from a life of poverty, the young cowboy expects his life to change for the better now that he’s a successful professional bull-rider. Yet, with every occurrence of good luck comes an equal dose of bad. He suffers a potentially career-ending injury, a string of betrayals, and much worse. Despite all the brutal slams he takes, he keeps getting up, because he’s a bull-rider and they never give up.



Western

"Someone behind him pulls the hammer back on a rifle. Now James understands why his horse didn’t want to move.

Two Fingers McCracken doesn’t want James's money or supplies; the Metis wants help. The man who kidnapped his daughter knows McCracken’s face. James agrees to help. The Civil War veteran doesn’t realize the situation is far more complicated than he first thought.

Emmalee McCracken is a pawn in a bigger struggle than anyone anticipated. But getting out alive and staying out of jail will take all James Madison Robertson’s intellect. And keeping Emmalee in Oregon may prove to be beyond him.

Based on a real situation that happened in 1880, two towns in Union County, Oregon engaged in a vicious battle to get the railroad to come their way. The conflict resulted in harsh feelings that persisted into the 20th century."


Western Romance

Will Carter, a deputy in Gold Springs, has no intention of settling down and the furthest thing from his mind is marriage.

He insists his brothers would have to hogtie him to get him down the aisle.

Until…..

He meets Rebecca Nolan.

Their first meeting results in a bruised jaw, a sore backside and a stay in jail.

Will's attitude regarding women is proven right by the feisty hellcat.

So, why does she get under his skin?

Will she be able to save his life?

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Wednesday, August 30, 2017

A Plethora of 99c bargains from Liza O'Connor

99 cent Sales from Aug 30-Oct 17


 Who can say
If this will ever
Happen again?
  In the months of September/October, I will provide 8 of my novels for 99 cents in various offers.


Aug 30-Sept 5


Two sexy English brothers. One irresistible ghost. Who would you choose as your lover?
Completely broke and with a criminal record to boot, Senna Smith is one day from eviction from her apartment when Brendon, her promiscuous roommate from London, suggests she go to England, marry him, and manage his fortune. With few other options, she agrees to an open marriage. But she’ll never, ever, have sex with him, knowing if she falls in love with him, he’ll break her heart.


CONTENT WARNING: Allergy warning: Ghost cat in book.  





September 8, 9, 10: 
Two of my fav sci-fis will be 99 cents:

 Public Secrets
Book 1 of my AI series, 
Carla Simon is a best-selling novelist besieged by death threats and lawsuits because her stories keep turning out to be true. She is considered an extraordinary researcher, uncovering facts unknown by field experts.

The truth is far simpler and more disturbing. Carla has a software program that “fixes” her mistakes and rewrites her novels so they are error-proof both in presentation and in content. The result is beautifully written and completely accurate stories about real people and events.


Some of those people want her silenced forever. When a woman, mistaken for Carla, turns up dead in New Zealand, she must face the hard truth about her program. But first, she has to survive the assassin who has never failed to deliver on a contract.

                  September 8, 9, 10: 

Scavenger’s Mission
book 1 of my SkyRyder’s series.
Sci Fi Romance/Adventure

From Debutante to Street Girl to Sky Ryder. Follow the amazing story of Alisha.




September 17,18,19: 

Slammed
book 1
Contemporary Suspense
Country Western/ Bull Riding
New Adult series. 

Davy Hill goes from obscurity to fame by riding the rankest bull alive. Coming from a life of poverty, the young cowboy expects his life to change for the better now that he’s a successful professional bull-rider. Yet, with every occurrence of good luck comes an equal dose of bad. 




September 23,24,25: 

Young Adult
Fantasy
Rana is only sixteen when she becomes queen. Her first challenge is to quell an internal coup while a massive army storms the gates of her castle. Her enemies believe her to be a child, but she has powers they’ve never suspected. She also has great dreams for her people, and she will do whatever is necessary to make them happen, even marrying a prince she does not want.





September 29-Oct 5: 
2 books!

My best seller: 
The craziest romance disaster you’ll ever read. 

What do you get when you put a hardworking, can-do middle-class young woman together with an egoistical, outrageous, billionaire boss, then throw in the worst week of disasters imaginable?






September 29-Oct 5: 

A Fortune to Die For will both be 99cents for a week. 
A Sassy Suspense Thriller


Megan Clarke had a good life until she wins the Mega Times Lottery and discovers the prize comes with a curse. She changes her name and moves to Iowa. Unfortunately, the Lottery Curse doesn't stop at state lines and someone there wants her dead, as well. Good thing a disturbingly handsome law officer is just as determined to keep her alive.




Oct 15,16,17  

A feel good-happy story.

Reporter, Ethan Long, is sent into the backwoods of Arkansas to investigate a woman who claims her sixteen boys were born by Immaculate Conception. Not believing in divine intervention, Ethan plans to uncover the identity of the man who continues to impregnate Sara Smith every year, leaving her to raise her sons on nothing but luck and love. He enters their home as a tutor and eventually discovers the truth, but not before he has fallen in love with Sara and her wonderful boys. Now he must face his own crossroad in life and decide whether to follow his heart or his professional obligations.




All for 99 cents! 




I doubt I’ll do anything like this again, 
so grab them while you can!

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Slammed (Davy's Saga)





SLAMMED
WILL RELEASE ON AUGUST 4TH



SLAMMED (DAVY'S SAGA)
BY
LIZA O'CONNOR

Davy Hill goes from obscurity to fame by riding the rankest bull alive. Coming from a life of poverty, the young cowboy expects his life to change for the better now that he’s a successful professional bull-rider. Yet, with every occurrence of good luck comes an equal dose of bad. He suffers a potentially career-ending injury, a string of betrayals, and much worse. Despite all the brutal slams he takes, he keeps getting up, because he’s a bull-rider and they never give up. 



Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Toxic Diamonds by Liza O'Connor releases July 6th


The Troublesome Apprentice will be on sale for 99 cents for a week (June 29-July 5th) to celebrate the arrival of the latest book in my neverending series...unless I die, then I'm done.

In case you are caught somewhere in between book 2 and 8, here's a brief catchup:

The Amazon link to each book listed below is Hyperlinked to the name of each book for your convenience.

The Adventures of Xavier & Vic Sleuth series: (Late Victorian/Mystery/Romance)
The Troublesome Apprentice — The greatest sleuth in Victorian England hires a young man who turns out to be a young woman.
The Missing Partner — Opps! The greatest sleuth in Victorian England goes missing, leaving Vic to rescue him, a suffragette, and about 100 servants. Not to mention an eviscerating cat. Yes, let’s not mention the cat.
A Right to Love — A romantic detour for Jacko. Want to see how amply rewarded Jacko was when he & Vic save an old woman from Bedlam?
The Mesmerist The Mesmerist can control people from afar and make them murder for her. Worse yet, Xavier Thorn has fallen under her spell.
Well Kept Secrets — The problems with secrets is that they always come to light, no matter how you wish to silence them.
Pack of Trouble — Changes are a part of life, but these changes almost kill Vic.
The Darkest Days — Muddled cases make Vic very grumpy.
The CrimeLords’ War — Vic is almost killed twice as she tries to prevent a CrimeLords’ War, stop a female Russian spy, and locate Xavier.
Toxic Diamonds The Queen’s Diamonds have been stolen, Director Stone of Scotland Yard is missing, and there is a toxic gas that may kill hundreds of Londoners.

There you have it...until I write another one...


Don't forget: 


Want to know a bit more about the latest addition???

Toxic Diamonds

By Liza O’Connor
Cases to be Solved:
The Worst Minister of Internal Affairs
Toxic Diamonds
Educating Scotland Yard
The Demented Wasp Returns
Vic meets the Spy Master
A Troublesome Sister



Determining whom to trust is getting very hard, indeed. This may be the most trying cases imaginable. Director Stone has gone missing and it appears Ministers of Parliament are involved. Xavier is arrested and placed in a jail meant to kill him, while Vic, disguised as a woman, attempts to locate the Minister of External Affairs and ask for his help.

Everyone is called in to assist: Jacko, his wife Alice, their son Pete, Samson the Crime Lord, David and Claire, Tubs and his wife Sara, the boys: Cannon and Ham, plus the bloodhound Arroo.

The Wasp who escaped punishment for her attempts to murder her bigamist husband’s first wife last year is back. Vic discovers love letters between Ben, their terrible secretary, and the Wasp. Worse yet, he shared Xavier’s financial advice with the Wasp, making her and her husband very wealthy.

With Stone missing, and Barns and Meyers stretched to their limits, Vic decides it’s time to train more of the Scotland Yard officers in intuitive and deductive reasoning. While only half the class makes it through her two-day course, everyone is pleased with her results.



Vic studied each of the men for a long while. Several wore smirks, evidently believing they knew far more than she did about investigating crimes. “A beautiful young woman with the tiniest of waists comes to our office and speaks to my secretary, a young man of sixteen. She tells him she’s lost her husband.”
“Write down what your first question to the woman would be. Be certain to sign your page so I know who wrote what.”

When she received the answers, she was rather disappointed. “How may I help you?” was the answer ten of them gave. The other two wished her to explain how she had ‘lost’ a husband.”

“For the ten of you who said, ‘How may I help you?’ You may leave and return to your jobs.”

“But that’s what we are taught to say,” a young officer protested.

“Is it?”

All the men nodded.

“Then sit back down. But for the record, if you provide another question like that, I will send you from the room. I understand the need to be polite, but you also need to get to the point while you’re being polite.”

“What do we know about this woman so far? Write it down.”

“They all came back with some version of ‘she’s pretty’.

Vic rolled her eyes. “What about her tiny waist? What does that tell you about this woman?”

None had a clue.

Vic discussed the pain, possible breaking of ribs, and the debilitating reduction of air capacity. “Now what does that tell you about this woman?”

She had to say this for the men. They quickly caught on and suggested “she’s insane” and “she’ll do anything to catch a rich husband”.






Liza O’Connor was raised badly by feral cats, left the South/Midwest and wandered off to find nicer people on the east coast. 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 nicely. But all those bad behaviors has given her lots of fodder for her humorous books. Please buy these books, because otherwise, she’ll become grumpy and write troubled novels instead. They will likely traumatize you.
You have been warned.

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Wednesday, May 31, 2017

SAVING CASEY promotes release of PROUD MARY by Liza O'Connor


Book 1 of the Requires Rescue Series

Each book tells a different story
in which someone needs to be rescued.

SAVING CASEY

80 yr old Cass dies and returns in the body of a teenager. Not just an ordinary teen. This girl has burnt every bridge imaginable.  Cass has no choice but to take on her life. If she tells her new, excessively wealthy parents that she's not their daughter, she'll no doubt end up in a mental asylum. Her only option is to turn this life around. As Cass digs deeper as to why the girl created such destruction, including tattooing her face, she discovers the horrible incident that set this nightmare into motion. Worse yet, the danger Casey faced now threatens her new life as well.

SAVING CASEY IS 99 CENTS
5/31 - 6/6

TO CELEBRATE THE ARRIVAL OF 
BOOK 3
PROUD MARY



Mary Mason may have lost her job and reputation, but she has too much pride to allow vengeful women and their manipulative husbands to destroy her life and steal her newborn babies. Unfortunately, pride alone isn’t going to save her. When Captain Chad Danton answers a call about a prostitute soliciting at the local library, he discovers a determined woman in desperate need of medical care. Upon hearing Mary’s story, he resolves to help her, not realizing her enemies will join those who wish to destroy his career.


 EXCERPT
The moment Blankenship was out of hearing range, Chad spoke softly. “I want to know exactly what those men did to you.”
The anger in his voice seemed to worry her. “They didn’t do anything. When I was leaving the hospital they passed by me and joked about searching me for drugs. The way they said it scared me. It made me realize how vulnerable I was as long as I wore this dress.”
When he helped her into his car, he noticed blood seeping through the leopard printed spandex. “I’m taking you to the hospital.”
She gripped his hand. “I live at 325 Watchung. Can you break in through the back door and get me some clothes?”
She passed out before he could answer. He flipped on his emergency lights and radioed ahead. At least the hospital was only five blocks away.
He glanced at the woman. He should have taken her to the hospital the moment he saw the first hint of pain. If she died because he wanted to make a bust, he would never forgive himself. “Hang in there, Mary. I’ll get you through this.”


AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER
COMING OUT ON JUNE 5
AMAZON


About the Author
Liza O’Connor 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.


Other books by Liza O’Connor


CONTEMPORARY
A Long Road to Love Series
Humorous Contemporary Disaster Romance

CONTEMPORARY SUSPENSE
White Oak Mafia Series
Snarky, Romantic, Suspense Thriller



Often Humorous, Contemporary, Romance/Suspense
Standalone books with a special twist
Even the strong can use a helping hand 
when life gets hard.

Humorous, Contemporary Romance with Ghost & Ghost cat

Contemporary Romance with a Paranormal Twist

Young/New Adult, Sweet Romance Fantasy


Click here For ALL Novels by Liza including other genres
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Thursday, May 18, 2017

The very different Six Sisters of Shame by Liza O'Connor

Six Sisters of Shame
By
Liza O’Connor


Meet the Six Sisters of Shame
The Six Sisters of Shame are all very different from the average Late Victorian young woman of 21. First, of all, most young women are married by then. In contrast, none of the six Marsh daughters are married, nor do they ever plan to be.

Secondly, Douglas Marsh cannot afford to buy all his daughters dresses for the constant balls where young ladies are courted.

Instead, each girl gets to choose two dresses and they may either wear one while the other is being washed, or barter with their sisters.

Since six identical young ladies will frighten and upset everyone, only one daughter is allowed to be out in public at a time. They have created a schedule and all the men will align to it. No exceptions will be made.

Douglas offered three of his daughters, Arial, Rose, and, Alice to unhappyly married men who are unloved and unappreciated in their social marriages. A young doctor, Francis, whom Douglas loves like a son, was matched with Charity. And the final fellow is not actually a gentleman. He is the bastard child of one of Queen Victoria’s sons. He and his mother were tossed into Bedlam and his ‘father’ made no effort to rescue them. Once his mother died, Sinjin was tossed from Bedlam and went into the Navy. He rose in the ranks and became a very fine Captain, only the papers reported on his grand deeds, and shortly after, he was decommissioned.  He returned to the docks, where he now runs the only honest gambling hell. Douglas thinks very well of the fellow and matches him with Salise, his most challenging daughter.

Only one daughter has requested to choose her own special friend, once her sisters are settled.

All the dresses are 1892 styles. As you can see, the styles are in a flux which allows each of the daughter to pick what suits her.



Scavenger Vanishes
By Liza O’Connor


Excerpt
Arial’s body seemed to illuminate with a sense of power. When she struck the first chord, John was captivated. As she played, all her chatter about trying to reach perfection made sense, except to his ear, she’d found it. She played each piece far better than he had ever heard before. However, when it came to the last piece, her own composition, he sensed the difference. She truly had moved closer to the ultimate perfection.
By the time she struck the last chord, he was completely in love with her. Oblivious of Douglas and his wife, he walked to the piano and knelt before her. 
“That was the finest music I have ever heard.”

“Even finer than Jora played today?”

“Yes.”

Arial smiled happily and rewarded him with a kiss. It began soft and chaste but then her lips parted and her tongue teased at his lips. He found it impossible not to respond. Thus, he had kissed her thoroughly before he acquired the willpower to break it off and step back. He looked around, uncertain what he would say to Douglas and Angelica.  To his relief, they were gone. He and Arial were alone in the music room.

“I apologize for taking advantage of you like that,” he said.

Her lovely face etched in pain. “Did you not enjoy my kiss?”

“I enjoyed it very much. It’s only, I should not have done so?”

Her eyes turned glassy. “Do you not like me then?”

He returned to her. “Arial, nothing could be further from the truth. But you deserve better than me. I am a married man. I can offer you nothing in return for your love.”

Her eyes remained wounded. “You would not offer me love in return for mine?”

“I would, but—”

Joy transformed her face. “That is all I want. Love for love. A love of music to share equally. Nothing else matters.” She stroked his face and sighed. “It is that rigid puritanical backbone that makes you pause.”

“Yes.”

She studied his face and closed her eyes as her arms encircled him and held him tight. “Well, perhaps in time, I can convince the outer layer of romance to ignore that backbone.”

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An hour later, John entered Douglas’ library where his friend poured him a drink.

John grabbed the drink and threw himself in a leather chair by the fire. “I am in both hell and heaven.”

Douglas joined him in the second chair. “I am sorry you find yourself still in hell. I only meant to give you a taste of heaven.”

John glared at him. “Who else do you plan to offer her to?”

“No one, if you are willing to nurture her. Otherwise, I will try Sanders, I suppose.”

“No!”

“I don’t want to—”

“Then don’t!”

Douglas sighed. “She has to have someone, John. She is very fragile. If her sisters have special friends and she does not, she may crumble. I cannot allow something so fine and beautiful to be destroyed.”

John sighed with great misery. “I agree.”

“Then you will do it?”

“Yes, damn you, I’ll do it,” John snarled.


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Six Sister of Shame

About the Author
Liza O’Connor 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.
OTHER BOOKS BY LIZA O’CONNOR
HISTORICAL
Humorous, Late Victorian Sleuth Series
A Right to Love (a romantic spinoff)

SINGLE HISTORICAL NOVELS
Spinoff from Jane Austen’s Pride & Prejudice
Romance/Suspense

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