Indie Shine – Eliza David

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In this month’s edition of Indie Shine, a place for rebirthoflisa to ‘Shine’ the spotlight on indie artists, we welcome author, womanist and creator of the popular Cougarette series Eliza David!

Bio:

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Eliza David is the author of the five-star-rated, six-book Cougarette series. She was born and raised on the noisy South Side of Chicago, but now lives in super quiet Iowa. When she’s not writing, working full-time, or raising two children with her loving husband, Eliza enjoys reading throwback Jackie Collins and indulging in the occasional order of cheese fries. Eliza is a blogger as well, having served as a contributing writer for Real Moms of Eastern Iowa, Good Men Project, and Thirty on Tap. She was a featured panelist at both the Iowa Soul Festival and Iowa City Book Festival in 2016. Eliza’s latest novel, Savage, dropped in September. She’s currently working on the sequel to Savage – Still Savage – for release in 2017. For additional information, including witty clapbacks from this author, visit www.elizadavidwrites.com

Q & A

 

What do you do and Why do you do it?
When I’m not working my day job or freelancing on lifestyle blogs like ‘Thirty On Tap’, I write modern romance novels about not-so-modern women. My characters are what I like to call ‘flawed but fabulous’. They are mothers, daughters, and sisters. They work hard at their careers and at love. And yes, they like to have sex quite a bit! I write because my hope is to broaden the spectrum of women characters in fiction. Women aren’t binary and there are levels to us that aren’t explored. I hope to unlock some of those traits.
Tell us about your most recent work.
 
Still Savage is a sequel to my last novel, Savage. Savage tells the story of fundraising guru LaneySavage1.1 Townes, a divorced lesbian whose personal and professional lives intersect into sexy circumstances. In the sequel, Laney reunites with her ex, A-list R&B pop singer Eva Reynolds, for business. Of course, things happen that find them entangled with each other…which is awkward for Eva, who is still dating her male songwriting partner. Yes honey – drama!
Who inspires you? 
First and foremost, my mother – who always wanted me to be a writer but I just had to find my lane (and I have!). My writing heroes include Erica Jong, Toni Morrison, Alice Walker, and Jennifer Weiner.
What do you consider your “Masterpiece” at this time?
The Cougarette series, hands down. It’s based on Laney’s BFF, CeeCee Banks. Forty-something CeeCee is only divorced for hours when she meets Jay – a man a little over half her age. The series is a collection of six books (first one’s free on Amazon!) and takes you on a sexy ride with CeeCee.
What is your motto in life? 
I remind myself often that tomorrow is another day. I tend to hold on to memories of human error way longer than I should and it never does me any favors.
Name your wildest dream. The one you can not imagine achieving, but would love for it to come true. 
FourBookProfilePic - Amanda Walker DesignI would love to see The Cougarette become a TV dramedy and (bonus!) I’d want a hand in creating the series – not just selling the rights off. That would make my life.
What is your favorite quote?
I am drawn to Alice Walker quotes and, if I had to select one as a motto for life, it would be…‘I have fallen in love with the imagination. And if you fall in love with the imagination, you understand that it is a free spirit. It will go anywhere, and it can do anything.’
 
I keep this ideal of the imagination being a free spirit when I write. I’m still a planner, but I use my plot outline as a road map. There are many ways to get to a destination – on the page and in real life!
When it is all said and done, what would you like to be remembered for?
Life is so hectic so if I’m remembered for anything, I’d want it to be giving my readers a sexy escape.
Tell us about your next project and when will it be available to the public?
I have three projects planned for 2017. In addition to ‘Still Savage’ hitting Amazon in the spring, I have two more novels I’d like to drop. First up is another Cougarette novel, tentatively titled ‘The Westons’. It will kick off a fresh book series, so I’m excited to step back into my fave character’s black stilettos. My third novel is a standalone tentatively titled ‘For The Fandom’, which I hope to drop around the holidays.
Where can fans purchase your work?
Amazon is the one-stop shop for all things me: http://amazon.com/author/elizadavid

Social Media Contact Information:

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Facebook:  elizadwrites

Instagram: writegirlproblems

Blog: www.elizadavidwrites.com

You can also catch her on Twitter stirring up all types of trouble @elizadwrites.

 

 

Re-Blog from Untamed Publishing

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Hi Lovies,

I just wanted to share a blog from my editor Untamed Publishing about my new book The Layover! This was a surprise post. I had no idea they would share my book release on their blog! I am excited for tomorrow’s release. Pre-order your copy today! Check out the log feature here.

The Layover – Pre-Order

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Hi Lovies,

Just a quick note to let you know my latest book The Layover – Book 1 in The WanderLynn Experience Series, is now available for pre-order on Amazon! Get it for the low price of $1.99!!!

Click Here to reserve your copy now!

Thanks guys and remember

Guest Blog Post!

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Hi Lovies,

I was given the honor of writing a guest blog for Untamedpublishing.net on the importance of having a good storyline when writing erotica. Check it out here:

Sex, Love and Plots

Untamed is a wonderful writer who started her own publishing company. Writers, please check out her services on her website. I will recommend her without hesitation. 

Thanks Lovies and remember

New Book Coming Soon!

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Hi Lovies,
I have been a little absent lately, but I have a good reason. I have been emersed in writing my upcoming LoveRotica series The WanderLynn Experience! 


That’s right, I am finally getting close to the release date. The editing process is almost complete so by the end of the month a new baby will be birthed!

This time around, I have decided to use the pen name L. Loren. I started a new blog under this name so I don’t inundate you all with post about my books. Please follow my other blog page: http://llorenwriter.wordpress.com

I will keep you updated on all the book info there. Thanks for your patience and remember…

New Facebook Group

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Lisa's Lovebirds

 

Hi Lovies,

Just a quick update:

I have written a few erotic romance books that are coming soon so I am starting a group to support my writing. Lisa’s Lovebirds is a Facebook Group dedicated to the LoveRotica writing of Lisa W. Tetting.

What is LoveRotica? It is my version of Romance and Erotic novels rolled into one. It is my own unique style of writing that I hope you enjoy.

Here you will get to share your thoughts with the author and have her respond to your inquiries personally. You will receive special offers, have the opportunity to receive eARCs, giveaways, contest and much more. This a a NO Judgement Zone! We are here to bond and have fun.

***IMPORTANT**** This group contains ADULT ONLY content, material and language not suitable for anyone under the age of 18!

 

Please join and re-blog.  Thanks and I look forward to having some fun.

Click Here to join!

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Book Review – Wild Aces

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Hi Lovies,

With this being Valentine’s Weekend I wanted to post my review of Marni Mann’s “Wild Aces”.  I was fortunate enough to receive an Advance Reader’s Copy in exchange for an honest review. This is not your typical flirty romance, it is hard and fast and steamy with a twist. Please read my review below and pre-order your copy on Amazon today.

 

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Wild Aces by author Marni Mann is an erotic tale of secrets, lies and abuse. I was thrilled to see Brea as the female protagonist in this story. Fans of Marni Mann should remember her from the amazing five part series Unblocked. I loved her spunky, sassy personality in the first book so I was happy that she finally found happiness and love with Trapper in this novel. We also see a little of Frankie and Derek from the first book, but make no mistake this is a standalone novel. You can certainly love this story without reading the first collection, but why would you want to? I highly recommend you get your life by reading both.

The male protagonist Trapper stole my heart from page one before I even knew his name and kept it throughout the entire story, even more so after I learned all of his secrets. The horrific abuse he suffered as a child shaped his future for better and worse, but the man he grew up to be was nothing short of heroic. This story reminds us that no matter where our lives begin, the choices we make and the paths we choose are totally up to us. We can either fall into despair like Trapper’s mom or rise above our circumstances like Trapper. It also reminds us that there are still good people in the world out there fighting for those who can’t fight for themselves.

The story is sexy and provocative with a few twists and turns to keep the reader engaged.  At the beginning of the story Brea confides in her best friend Frankie that she wants “A perfect cock with a good man attached to it” and she definitely gets that in Trapper. He is tall, mysterious and dark, not to mention passionate and loyal. Brea is dealing with the death of her boyfriend and after two years of mourning she is ready to try love again. Frankie and her husband host a masquerade party and Brea is taken with a sexy stranger in a Batman mask. They immediately fall for each other without seeing each other’s faces; just their mouths. And his mouth is perfect. He shows Brea how much potential he has and after setting her body aflame with just a kiss, Trapper takes his leave. Before leaving he enters his number in Brea’s phone, putting the ball in her court.

I love the way the relationship between Trapper and Brea develops from heat and passion to one of love and understanding with only a couple of hiccups along the way. The universe has placed them at the right place and the right time and their connection cannot be denied. Even after she sees his face, Brea feels an indescribable pull to him. The unusual and very awkward situation his face puts them in ends up bringing them closer.  I definitely didn’t see this coming and the way the story developed after the removal of the “mask” was spot on. I was happy that I was correct in guessing what the “Compound” was all about, but I had no idea about Roman and his hidden secret.

Overall I would give this story a 5 of 5 stars for being able to not only transport me to another world, which is the goal of a great book, but making me fall for a guy I would never think about in the real world. There is absolutely no way I would ever date a professional poker player if I were single, but I fell for Trapper in his fictional world. There’s just something about a good man who has beaten the odds in life and has a perfect cock.