Christine Young

I am a writer and avid reader of romances particularly historical romances. Please join me on my journey through time

Christine Presents ~ Tapped by

Please welcome  author of Tapped.

Liz Crowe will be awarding a $10 Amazon or Barnes and Noble GC to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour.

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Tapped

by Liz Crowe

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GENRE:   Contemporary Erotic Romance

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INTERVIEW:

How did you come up with ideas for your books?

Many of my books are set in the craft brewing world, like TAPPED. I helped found and handled marketing, sales, events, and (sometimes) toilet cleaning) for it for 6 years. It was total immersion in the brewing world for me which I loved and try to transform into a new “world” for readers. My editor and I worked very hard to make sure this book highlights that world without overwhelming anyone with too many details.

As far as your writing goes, what are your future plans?

I have 3 books total planned for this series. Book 2 (LightStruck) is with my publisher now for the first, gut-busting stage of editing. I also have a trilogy of novellas planned for my critically acclaimed, self-published Love Brothers series, plus a full length novel.

And I’m ever revising existing books and submitting them around, hoping to find that elusive agent or publisher who will help me take my career to the next level.
If you could be one of the characters from any of your books, who would it be and why?

Oh heavens I would TOTALLY Be Evelyn Benedict from TAPPED…seriously, one super handsome, successful, rich, brewery owner is so madly in love with her he decides to liven up their already lively sex lives by bringing in his old friend Ross Hoffman—super hot ‘n sexy brewer he met while they were attending the Munich Brewing Institute together.

She gets both of these men…albeit not without a fair share of drama of course. I try to keep things as realistic as I can in all of my novels, even the menage romances.

Do you belong to a critique group? If so how does this help or hinder your writing?

I don’t. But I do offer critiques for some authors who have asked and whose professionalism I respect. I tried a writing group but felt that we are all at too many varying levels of our respective careers to be of real help to each other.

 
Do you outline your books or just start writing?

I am a dyed-in-the-wool, hard-core pantser… no outlines here! I am working on revising a thriller/suspense novel that has received nothing but rejections from publisher and agents so far that I think I may need to back up and outline to ensure it makes sense!
Do you have an all time favorite book?

Yep. Gone With The Wind, hands down. I read it for the first time when I was eleven and still enjoy opening it up and reading the odd passage or another. Funnily enough, I’m not a big fan of historical romance, generally speaking though.
Have you started your next project? If so, can you share a little bit about your book?

LightStruck is book 2 of the Brewing Passion series. Once you get to the end of this one, you’ll be so in love/lust with Ross Hoffman, the “plus-one” man in the menage you’ll want his story too…so you’ll get it, once that book is published! I’m now working on book 3, Conditioned.

Can you tell us a little about the black moment in your book?

Evelyn, the lucky lady mentioned above, does have a self-esteem issue. Her chip-on-her-shoulder attitude sometimes pushes Austin away, with good reason (see also: Liz keeps things real in her books). It doesn’t help that his rich, bitchy mother does NOT approve of Evelyn for her son, and there’s an unhappy ex-girlfriend lurking around so those two concoct a scenario designed to push Evelyn away from Austin for good. It works….for a while.

Can you tell us a little bit about what it was like to write a series.

I love writing series—almost all my books are series or (in the case of my many Kindle World novellas) tied to a series. I like full casts of characters for my main ones—friends, family members, co-workers. And some of them end up being so richly drawn that I can’t resist providing them with their own book.

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BLURB:

 

When wealthy brewery owner Austin Fitzgerald meets sexy saleswoman Evelyn Benedict, angry sparks fly. They seem destined to clash, until a hot hookup in a cold beer cooler changes everything.

 

For Austin, it’s a life-altering moment that sets him on a path away from his birthright, while Evelyn must face her fears about committing to a man considered the playboy of the micro-brewing world.

 

The power of preconceived notions nearly tears them apart—until they meet up with brew master Ross, who opens their eyes to a deeper, even more erotic connection. But three strong personalities don’t always make for the best emotional mix and when a simple misunderstanding causes chaos, it’s up to Ross to repair the tattered shreds of their relationship.

 

 

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EXCERPT:

 

Sensing the heat of Evelyn’s fury as he finalized another large order, he excused himself and made his way toward the restroom. The tuning-fork sensation had morphed into a dull ache centered in his gut, which steadily made its way down to his balls.

 

When he emerged—after splashing water on his face enough times to calm the hardening in his jeans—he almost plowed straight into her. He gripped her arms to keep her from falling and the impulses that had bounced around in his brain since the morning nearly brought him to his knees. He dropped his hands and looked away, swallowing back the urge to say something, anything, to convince her he wasn’t such a bad guy.

 

“Sorry.”

 

Her voice was flat. He took a step back, stopped only when his butt hit the wall. The space between them filled with near-visible silence, but he didn’t move.

 

“I don’t know how I’m doing it, but the longer we work together, the more sales I make, and the more you hate me. Clue me in here, Benedict. I thought sales were the goal of the day.” He crossed his arms, holding them close to his chest so she couldn’t gauge how shaky his hands had gotten.

 

She swallowed, and he watched the exquisite warm peach hue of her skin redden. Admiring the line of her neck, her jaw, the plump fullness of her lower lip as she bit it, a nervous tic he’d love to come to love, if she’d let him, Austin sensed himself falling deeper into a very scary hole. Her ongoing silence took on a life of its own.

 

“Well? I left my secret-sales-goal decoder ring at home. You obviously have a different agenda for today. I get it. ‘Prove to the rich boy he doesn’t have what it takes’ is fine, but we could have saved some time if you’d just told me first.”

 

She opened her lips, then pressed them together and shouldered past him. He watched, fascinated, as his hand reached out of its own accord and snagged her arm. She stopped, stared at it, then up at him. When he realized the blue of her eyes was brighter because of tears, he hesitated. Female tears always unnerved him, but his chest tightened in a thoroughly alarming way at the thought of having caused her unhappiness.

 

He let go. “Sorry. I didn’t mean to…”

 

In a split second, her beautiful face was within inches of his. “Don’t flatter yourself. I’m just pissed off. You’ve had that effect on me since I first laid eyes on you, so yeah, I guess I set you up. But apparently, all your country-club, private-school time has been worth it. Bullshitting comes naturally to you. And that’s all this job is. A whole barrel of bullshit.”

 

She stomped away before he could speak or, even better, grab her and kiss her. The space she vacated quivered with anger. But her crisp perfume stayed in his nose and he had to clench his hands into fists to keep from shoving her up against the wall and kissing her until she saw it his way.

 

 

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AUTHOR Bio and Links:

 

Amazon best-selling author, mom of three, Realtor, beer blogger, brewery marketing expert, and soccer fan, Liz Crowe is a Kentucky native and graduate of the University of Louisville currently living in Ann Arbor. She has decades of experience in sales and fund raising, plus an eight-year stint as a three-continent, ex-pat trailing spouse.

Her early forays into the publishing world led to a groundbreaking fiction subgenre, “Romance for Real Life,” which has gained thousands of fans and followers interested less in the “HEA” and more in the “WHA” (“What Happens After?”). More recently she is garnering even more fans across genres with her latest novels, which are more character-driven fiction, while remaining very much “real life.”

 

With stories set in the not-so-common worlds of breweries, on the soccer pitch, in successful real estate offices and at times in exotic locales like Istanbul, Turkey, her books are unique and told with a fresh voice. The Liz Crowe backlist has something for any reader seeking complex storylines with humor and complete casts of characters that will delight, frustrate and linger in the imagination long after the book is finished.

 

Don’t ever ask her for anything “like a Budweiser” or risk bodily injury.

 

Website

http://www.lizcrowe.com/

 

Facebook Fan Page

http://www.facebook.com/lizcroweauthor

 

Facebook Chat Group

http://www.facebook.com/groups/lizcrowefans

 

Facebook Profile
https://www.facebook.com/liz.crowe.75
Twitter Feed

http://www.twitter.com/beerwencha2

 

Amazon Author Page

http://www.amazon.com/Liz-Crowe/e/B00573TC7M

 

Goodreads Page:

https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/4350864.Liz_Crowe

 

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Publisher: https://www.totallybound.com/book/tapped

 

Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Tapped-Brewing-Passion-Book-1-ebook/dp/B01N0XLM0E/

 

 

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GIVEAWAY INFORMATION and RAFFLECOPTER CODE

 

Liz Crowe will be awarding a $10 Amazon or Barnes and Noble GC to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour.

http://www.rafflecopter.com/rafl/display/28e4345f2145

 

 

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9 comments on “Christine Presents ~ Tapped by

  1. Thanks for hosting!

  2. Lisa Brown
    February 14, 2017

    congrats on the tour and thanks for the chance to win 🙂

  3. Ally Swanson
    February 14, 2017

    Congrats on the new book and good luck on the book tour!

  4. achristay
    February 14, 2017

    Welcome to my blog. I hope you have a great tour.

  5. Liz Crowe (@beerwencha2)
    February 14, 2017

    thanks so much for hosting me today! ❤️ 🍻

  6. Victoria
    February 14, 2017

    Thanks for sharing the excerpt 🙂

  7. mdotdrizzi
    February 15, 2017

    This book sounds wonderful! Thanks for hosting. (I’m Emily Endrizzi on the rafflecopter).

  8. mdotdrizzi
    February 17, 2017

    I love the cover! It’s beautiful.

  9. mdotdrizzi
    February 19, 2017

    Stopped by to share the post. Have a great night.

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