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Albert Camus

Don't walk behind me; I may not lead. Don't walk in front of me; I may not follow. Just walk beside me and be my friend.

Saturday, July 11, 2015

the toughest choice - Hat Trick (Black Jack Gentlemen #4) by Liz Crowe

18+ Detroit’s expansion pro team has a hot star forward, fresh from the English Premiere League. Thanks to a series of fatal misunderstandings coupled with his famous temper, Declan MacGuire only has one thing left to him—soccer—and he’s determined not to make the same mistakes in his new life stateside. 

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Published: July 7th, 2015

Detroit’s expansion pro team has a hot star forward, fresh from the English Premiere League. Thanks to a series of fatal misunderstandings coupled with his famous temper, Declan MacGuire only has one thing left to him—soccer—and he’s determined not to make the same mistakes in his new life stateside. 

Emily Keller, an accidental low-level PR flunkie for the team watches as Declan gets sucked into a whirlwind romance with Cassandra Dean, the team’s Queen Bee groupie, trying not to be jealous while the woman maneuvers him into a sickeningly familiar situation.

When things escalate, the team is forced to take sides, and Declan faces the toughest choice of his life.

MB's Questions

Why (or why not) to add erotic in Erotic Romance? 
Well, since I have books with varying degrees of explicitness (and like to read across the spectrum) I can say that for me as author, if the sex act between two characters does something to move the story along, I include it, in as much detail as feels “right” for those characters. I really don’t show all the sex in every book I write because that is not the kind of book I would want to read. If it’s done subtly, it works for me as reader and I always say that I write what I would want to read.

What are the challenges of writing Erotic Romance? 
For me, the challenge is to leave just enough for the reader’s imagination. If I want porn I’ll seek that out. I don’t really enjoy it enough to want to feel like I’m writing it. Keeping the sex fully integrated into the story as opposed to the (and this happened to me once) “You’ve gone ten whole pages with no sex,” writing philosophy is something I strive for. 

What are the worst traps to avoid when writing Erotic Romance? 
If you beat me as a reader over the head with the “insert rod A into slot B” over and over (and there are way too many orgasms for realism) you’ve lost me. So I try to avoid that as an author.

About the author:
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 hybrid, “Unconventional Romance. Worth the Risk,” which has gained thousands of fans and followers interested less in the “HEA” and more in the “WHA” (“What Happens After?”). 

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.


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