Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Slammed (Davy's Saga)



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.


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.

5/31 - 6/6


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.

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.”


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

A Long Road to Love Series
Humorous Contemporary Disaster Romance

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
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

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?”


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.”


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.”

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.”


“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.

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.
Humorous, Late Victorian Sleuth Series
A Right to Love (a romantic spinoff)

Spinoff from Jane Austen’s Pride & Prejudice

Click here For ALL Novels by Liza including other genres
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Saturday, May 6, 2017

Six Sisters of Shame by Liza O'Connor (with a Jack the Ripper)

Six sisters, identical in their looks, but not in character and their beautiful mother
fall from wealth to poverty after their father's suicide.

Finally,  a wonderful man marries their mother.
Their new father admires his new daughters and is determined to find the perfect man for each of them, only one daughter wants to choose her own beau, and her choice could end up killing them all.




Meet the 


In his second marriage, a marriage of true love, Douglas Marsh has acquired six beautiful, identical daughters, who have made a pact never to marry. All are a challenge to the strict mores and interests that young ladies of Victorian England should have, but all are uniquely wonderful. He strives to match his new daughters to men who can appreciate each girl’s talents and interests. Only, one of his daughters wishes to choose for herself, and her choice sets off repercussions that could destroy them all.


Thursday, April 6, 2017

Scavenger Vanishes by Liza O'Connor

Scavenger Vanishes
Liza O’Connor

Scavenger Vanishes
By Liza O’Connor

Sci-Fi Romance

Stationed on opposite coasts, Alisha and Logan must each face their own demons and challenges. On the West Coast, Alisha loses her rank for butting heads with General Powell and soon discovers the life of a private can be utter hell. On the East Coast, newly promoted General Logan discovers his soldiers do not recognize his authority to command. In an effort to retake control of the East Coast Corps, Logan authorizes unthinkable actions. When Alisha faces a life-threatening crisis, will Logan rise above his own troubles, or will she discover love and rescue with her best friend Jack?

“Private Kane,” the general barked. “Why is it, except for Logan, not one of your students has attempted to shoot target thirteen?”

“Its position makes it almost impossible to hit, sir. I advise them not to try.”

“It’s clearly not impossible to hit. If I recall, Logan shot a bulls-eye. And he’s not even a high-ranked marksman.”

In the old days, Alisha would have smartly pointed out that Logan had almost cracked his ribs trying to shoot that target, and that the general must have realized by now that Logan was a top-notch marksman. However, the new Alisha said nothing.

Powell told Dryer to hold up the test. He then looked down at Alisha. “I not only expect to see each of the remaining fliers try for that target, but each one who misses it will mean another thousand demerits on your record.”

Alisha could see Colonel Dryer smiling as he stood behind the general. She knew better than to object to the unfairness of the order. “Sir, yes, sir.” She jogged over to the four remaining fliers. It was an impossible request. Not only were these her four weakest fliers, but also her four weakest marksmen.

“See how well it goes when you stay focused?”

They all nodded, now confident and certain they could also pass the test.

“In fact, I’m so confident that you can do this, that the general and I have made a little bet on the side. He asked me why no one shoots the left-hand target, and I told him it wasn’t worth the trouble. Well, he thinks it is, so he suggested I come up with some incentive to see which of you can get closest to the bulls-eye.”

“I thought that target was impossible,” one of them reminded her.

“No,” Alisha assured them. “General Logan nailed it with a bulls-eye. It’s just that you have to shoot across your torso. You can’t turn the catcher to shoot, or you’ll go off target.”

“That’s going to hurt like hell,” one of them observed.

“There will be a kickback,” Alisha admitted. “But you guys are as tough as leather. I’ve seen you take some brutal tumbles in that wind tunnel. You can’t tell me that a little kickback is going to frighten you off.”

“If you promise to rub salve on my bruised ribs, I’ll give it a try,” Rodney Rutherford stated. He’d been “going for the gold” for the entire two weeks, so she wasn’t surprised when he suggested that. What did surprise her was how quickly the other three agreed to the same deal.

“Fine, I’ll rub salve on anyone who hits that target,” she agreed. It was a hell of a lot better than a thousand demerits. “But you can’t dunk the test to do it. You have to pass and hit the target.”

“And if we pass and hit a bulls-eye?” Rodney asked.
“The general will probably promote you to captain.” She hoped that was incentive enough.

“No, no, no…You can’t make promises for the general. What will you do?”

The general’s words came back to her about doing whatever it takes to get him ten more fliers. She had no doubt they wanted some sexual incentive. My job really is like being a virgin mistress.

“What do you want?” she asked

“A kiss or a lap dance, our call,” Rodney offered.


Instantly, the four slapped their hands up in a high five and let out a military “hoorah”. Alisha walked back to her post feeling as used and dirty as a first-day street girl.

The SkyRyder’s Series, Book 3
Scavenger Vanishes

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.

Sci-Fi Soap Opera with humor, romance, and science


The SkyRyders Series
Sci-Fi Romance