Let’s Talk About Wicked Sexy Liar

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Wicked Sexy Liar, by Christina Lauren, is the fourth book in the Wild Seasons series. Honestly, I was worried that I wouldn’t like it as much as Dark Wild Night, (the third book), because part of what I loved about Dark Wild Night was the graphic novelist heroine, Lola. I loved how during critical moments, she’d have a flash of imagery as if the moment were happening in a comic panel. So cool.

But Wicked Sexy Liar did not disappoint in the slightest! The humor was still there, and the conflict and sexual tension were done very well. London and Luke were both endearing in their own ways, and I especially loved London’s attitude about sex, and Luke’s wake-up call, which seemed ongoing but delighted me throughout.

Bonus–this one had a fun short story at the end, featuring the character Luke’s friend and Oliver’s employee, Not-Joe.

Savage Thirst – Available Now!

News from Liza!

The fourth book in my Corona Pride series, Savage Thirst, is out today! To celebrate, here’s a love list of my favorite parts.

  • vampire heroine who was a bandit in the Old West
  • a mountain lion shifter hero who likes frilly drinks
  • bad vampires
  • good vampires
  • bad shifters
  • good shifters
  • sexytimes in a semi-public place
  • sexytimes in a car
  • a hero who goes all in for the woman he loves
  • a heroine who comes to terms with a heartbreaking past

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Savage Thirst is available on Amazon – just 99 pennies for a limited time, and free to KU subscribers!

Let’s Talk About: The Sun is Also a Star

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This book, you guys! It was soooooo good! Swoony but realistic. I won’t say anything more about the end because it would be a huge spoiler, but I will say that the whole thing is just incredible. This book encapsulates everything I love about YA contemporary romance–believable characters with real problems that didn’t feel orchestrated. Their actions were plausible, their voices distinct and youthful (I mean, they sounded like legitimate teenagers to my 30-something ears).

The story for the most part takes place over a single day, but I didn’t doubt for a second that these two fell for each other.

Nicola Yoon has another popular book, Everything, Everything, which I am very interested in reading. And I just saw a movie trailer for it, so that’s exciting!

Announcement: Savage Yearning is FREE this weekend!

To celebrate the publication of the third book in the Corona Pride series, the first book, Savage Yearning, is free on Saturday and Sunday, May 6th and 7th! Click here to head over to Amazon. As always, check the price before you hit that “purchase” button!

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When a one-night stand feels like so much more…

Mountain lion shifter Laura Vidal has been given two choices: leave the territory to find a mate, or become a guardian of the pride. Unwilling to leave the only home she’s ever known, Laura chooses the rigorous and bruising guardian training. Honestly, she’s glad for the training because it keeps her too busy to see Dristan, the guy who rocked her world during an amazing one-night stand.

Dristan Rhees can’t forget the girl who stole his heart after a single night of unbridled passion, despite the fact that she now won’t give him the time of day. But when vampires invade their territory, he and Laura are forced to work together. In order to defend their pride, they must confront the desire that still threatens to consume them.

Like all of my books, this one’s got an HEA!

Love List for Savage Heartache

Book 3 of the Corona Pride series, Savage Heartache, is now available on Amazon (99 pennies for a limited time, and free for KU subscribers)! There’s a lot that I love about this one, so here’s a Love List!

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  • romance book blogger heroine
  • literature professor hero
  • older guy, younger woman
  • blog posts that go along with the book (links in the ebook!)
  • VAMPIRES
  • a group of different shifters–grizzly, wolf, mountain lion, foxes, and something else…
  • all the references to alphaholes
  • the heroine’s truck is named Phil
  • we’ve been waiting so long for the heroine to find her HEA and SHE DOES!!!

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First Love: Pride and Prejudice

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Pride and Prejudice, is, let’s face it, a classic. I mean, dissertations have been written about this beloved book. What more could I possibly have to add?

I’ll simply tell you what I love about it.

Liza’s Love List for Pride and Prejudice

  • Mr. Darcy, who very obviously looks like Colin Firth
  • Elizabeth Bennett. She’s fantastic. If I could be friends with any fictional character, it would be her.
  • Mr. Darcy’s cousin, Colonel Fitzwilliam. He’s delish.
  • Mr. Bingley and Jane!
  • The fact that every time I read it, I want Lydia to take a long walk off a short pier.
  • And I want George Wickham to be waiting for her at the bottom of the sea.
  • the way Elizabeth stands up to Darcy’s aunt
  • the dog Elizabeth plays with in the BBC adaptation when visiting Jane at Netherfield (I know, it’s not in the book. But I want that dog!)
  • the humor
  • Mr. Darcy’s first proposal
  • Mr. Darcy’s second proposal!
  • Everything! I think I might have to read it again. Like, today.

So tell me–what’s your favorite part (or parts) of Pride and Prejudice?

Release Day for Savage Yearning!

Savage Yearning is now available from Amazon for purchase, or free for KU subscribers!

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When a one-night stand feels like so much more…

Mountain lion shifter Laura Vidal has been given two choices: leave the territory to find a mate, or become a guardian of the pride. Unwilling to leave the only home she’s ever known, Laura chooses the rigorous and bruising guardian training. Honestly, she’s glad for the training because it keeps her too busy to see Dristan, the guy who rocked her world during an amazing one-night stand.

Dristan Rhees can’t forget the girl who stole his heart after a single night of unbridled passion, despite the fact that she now won’t give him the time of day. But when vampires invade their territory, he and Laura are forced to work together. In order to defend their pride, they must confront the desire that still threatens to consume them.

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You can find Savage Yearning on Amazon!

First Love: Bitten

Back when I was a younger Liza, I was new to the world of paranormal and urban fantasy. Sure, as a teenager I read LJ Smith’s Vampire Diaries series, but when I was an adult, I stumbled across a copy of Kelley Armstrong’s Stolen, it felt like a whole new world had opened up to me.

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I read Stolen in probably a single sitting, and then I had to go back and find Bitten. I loved Bitten even more than Stolen, and thus began my decade-long love affair with Kelley Armstrong’s writing.

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At the time, she was also posting short stories and novellas from the Women of the Otherworld universe on her website, and I greedily read them–including a delicious prequel to Bitten. Years later, she published those stories in a collection called Men of the Otherworld.

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Next week over on my personal blog, I’ll discuss how Season One the television series lives up to the novels.

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Cover Reveal: Savage Yearning

Next month I’ll be launching a whole new series, the Corona Pride! Book 1, Savage Yearning, is the first in the series, and features Dristan and Laura, two side characters from one of the Sierra Pride books.

Here’s what it’s about:

When a one-night stand feels like so much more…

Mountain lion shifter Laura Vidal has been given two choices: leave the territory to find a mate, or become a guardian of the pride. Unwilling to leave the only home she’s ever known, Laura chooses the rigorous and bruising guardian training. Honestly, she’s glad for the training because it keeps her too busy to see Dristan, the guy who rocked her world during an amazing one-night stand.

Dristan Rhees can’t forget the girl who stole his heart after a single night of unbridled passion, despite the fact that she now won’t give him the time of day. But when vampires invade their territory, he and Laura are forced to work together. In order to defend their pride, they must confront the desire that still threatens to consume them.

And here’s the cover!

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Let’s Talk About Secrets of a Soprano

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This lovely book was full of all my favorites: music, wittiness, and slow-burning romance. I’m a sucker for a good historical and even more of a sucker for the second-chance romance trope, so I went in already predisposed to like it.

Basically, the main character, Tessa, is a famous opera singer with a broken heart. Maximilian Hawthorne is an aristocrat who owns an opera house…and he also sports a broken heart. Turns out (and this is not a spoiler) they broke each others’ hearts!

Drama and angst and witty comebacks fly all over the place in a romance that is as sweet as it is seductive.