Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Upside Down Blog Tour

Today, I am happy to ghost Liz Gavin, fellow member of Rave Reviews Book Club, and the author of Upside Down.


One of my first short-stories is called ‘Powerless’. It’s about a powerful New York stock broker, Carol, who doesn’t have time for dating or romance in her busy schedule. She has an arrangement with Mark, her personal assistant, where both of them get their sexual satisfaction with no strings attached, which works pretty until Cindy starts working at the reception of Carol's office. Cindy is a gorgeous young woman who decides she wants Carol and won’t take ‘no’ for an answer.

‘Powerless’ is a self-contained story with a couple of very steamy-hot sex scenes, which means it’s a typical erotica short-story! LOL I didn’t expect much when I wrote it. I wasn’t trying to make any political/sexual orientation statements with it. It was supposed to be a fantasy like good erotica stories are. That’s why I was overwhelmed by the readers’ response to it.

You see, quite by chance, Amazon set ‘Powerless’ for free and I was taken by surprise by its immense success. It was released in September 2013, but since Jan 05th 2014, it has been sitting on #1 FREE Amazon US Lesbian Fiction Store, with a very few days in between when it got temporarily knocked down to #2 by a short-lived free promotion. That means the short story is downloaded around 8,000 times per month in Amazon US alone. Plus, it has been doing well (Top 10) on other Amazon marketplaces, too.

However, the numbers weren’t the only ones to surprise me. I specially couldn’t believe the reviews which were posted and the emails that started coming in, many asking me if I planned to write a longer version of that story. Apparently, the readers were very interested in my characters. I dismissed the notion because I didn't have the time to write anything longer than 25 pages – still don’t have!! - but I was intrigued. Also, having zero experience with the lesbian universe made me afraid of offending people. Lol That was another surprise!! I received many reviews and emails from lesbians who said they related to the characters. Who would have thought, right?

Finally, my readers convinced me to give Carol, Mark and Cindy a chance to tell their whole story to the world and so UPSIDE DOWN was born on February 14th 2014 – all 254 pages!! Since then this steamy, unconventional love triangle has been doing well on Amazon and I can honestly say I'm proud of it in many senses.

THANK YOU, readers! You have twisted my arm until I knew I had to write it then you have turned 'UPSIDE DOWN' into a best-seller. It's rewarding to know I have done something right in my first attempt at writing a novel, as many of the readers have said in their generous praise.

In a fiercely competitive industry such as publishing, where more than 7 million books try to attract readers’ interest every day, an Indie Author without an advertising budget like me counts on writing a good story and having awesome readers comment on them. I have been blessed with an excellent group of readers. I keep honing my writing abilities. ALWAYS!

Come back tomorrow but remember to leave your comments below! 

Author Bio
When Liz Gavin was in Second Grade - just a couple of years ago, really - her teacher told her mother the little girl should start a diary because she needed an outlet for her active and vivid imagination. She was a talkative child who would disrupt the class by engaging her colleagues in endless conversations. She loved telling them the stories her grandfather used to tell her.
Apparently, the teacher wasn’t a big fan of those stories, and Liz’s mother bought her a diary. She happily wrote on it for a couple of months. Unable to see the appeal of writing for her own enjoyment only, she gave up on it. She missed the audience her friends provided her in class. She went back to disturbing her dear teacher’s class.
Since then, she has become a hungry reader. She will read anything and everything she can get her hands on – from the classics to erotica. That’s how she has become a writer of erotica and romance, as well.
As a young adult, she participated in a student exchange program and lived in New Orleans for six months. She fell in love with the city and its wonderful inhabitants. NOLA will always hold a special spot in Liz Gavin’s heart. Nowadays, living in Brazil, Liz’s creativity has improved many times because it’s such a vibrant, gorgeous and sexy country.
Welcome to her world of hot Alpha males and naughty, independent women. Add a touch of the paranormal in the presence of some wicked souls and you’ll get the picture.
Contact Information
Twitter handle =  @LizGavin_author


Book Blurb

Carol Anne Sullivan is a tough New York stock broker. She's suffered enough in order to learn a hard lesson - never let love spoil her relationships. Her boyfriends know that rule from the start. She's domineering and assertive but also faithful and fair while the relationship lasts.
Mark Aikens is Carol's boyfriend. He's been in love with her for a while but his submissive side hasn't allowed him to rebel against her golden rule and to tell her how he feels. Fear of losing her forever might spur him into action.
 Cindy O'Rourke has admired Carol from afar. So, she jumps at the opportunity to work for her idol. Little does she know, things will never be the same for her after that job interview
Carol has been going through a rough patch: world economical crisis, dysfunctional parents, demanding clients, faulty equipment. Without much time for herself, her love life is suffering. So what is the big deal if she fantasizes about a new employee when her boyfriend, Mark, can't give her what she needs? The big deal is - the new receptionist, Cindy, is a woman who threatens to turn her world upside down
This is the steamy tale of an unconventional love triangle which should be read with an open mind and an open heart. Sometimes, love comes to our lives in unexpected ways but with such overwhelming power that the best course of action might be to surrender to it.
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  1. Thanks for hosting Upside Down Blog Tour today, Bruce!

  2. Liz, readers are the ultimate decision makers, congrats for your success! ��

    Bruce- Thanks for hosting!

    1. Thanks for stopping by and for your support, Jennifer. You're right!! Readers have the power. :D

  3. Liz, congratulations on your success! I'm happy you listened and kept the story going! Thanks for hosting, Bruce!

    1. Rebecca, thanks for sticking around the blog tour. Your support is much appreciated!!

  4. Congrats on your success, Liz! May it long continue :) Hope you're having a good tour!
    Bruce, thanks for hosting Liz today ... it's great to come by and visit :)

  5. Harmz, you're very kind!! Thank YOU for following my blog tour and supporting everyone like you do!! YOU ROCK, lady!

  6. I am so happy to hear about the success of your book. This is just to show you that you have a large audience for steamy. If you can write it, go for it. Thank you Bruce for hosting.

    1. Hi, Joy!! Thank YOU for sticking around. You're always so supportive!! YOU'RE THE BEST!! :D

  7. Way to go Liz. Sounds like your book story is on fire!

    1. Hey, Sara!
      Thank YOU for stopping by & supporting my blog tour!! Much appreciated