Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Book Tour for Cheeky Blonde by Liz Crowe (Guest Post)

Fans of beer and erotica have much to be happy about with Liz Crowe's new release, Cheeky Blonde.  Liz is here today talking about her book and writing about romance in real life.  So keep reading on for more tantalizing tidbits about Cheeky Blonde.

Hello, My name is Liz Crowe and I write Romance for Real Life.

My books are set in the fairly non-traditional worlds of craft brewing and real estate, among other places and involve characters that many readers find extraordinarily intriguing because they act in non-traditional (for romance anyway) ways.

They make mistakes, break up, act like stubborn idiots and generally make themselves miserable at times—sort of like real people.

It’s not an easy sub-genre to get your head around however, it is catching on.

For example, in Cheeky Blonde, my new release from Decadent Publishing, the main character, Jen Baxter is a woman in a man’s world of beer. She has been messing around with the guy who is the brewer (Dylan LeDuc) for her company but isn’t interested in anything more than that.

Then when she and Dylan attend a major beer festival in Denver she claps eyes on the guy who is truly a near mortal enemy, Sean Garrison, owner of the largest craft brewery in her state and who is notorious for his cutthroat tactics to keep market share. 

Sure Liz, you say, a pretty traditional set up. But while they have a few near miss encounters, Sean and Jen don’t ever truly connect until they have to unite to solve a series of sabotage mysteries that hit their fellow breweries—all of which point directly to both of them as the guilty party. 

Romance for Real Life has been called a new genre by some but I say that while there is room for the happily ever after, I prefer my stories a little edgier and more unpredictable…but hot…always very hot.

Cheeky Blonde by Liz Crowe

Violence, intrigue, and passion are brewing in the craft beer world. When bitter rivals Jennifer Baxter and Sean Garrison meet, the notorious and handsome owner of Garrison Brothers Brewing stays true to form, seducing his rival at a national brewer’s convention.
Sean arrived at the convention expecting to get down to business, including his stated goal of hiring Jen away from Brick Street Brewery. But the beautiful fellow craft beer expert provides more of a distraction than he expected.

When sabotage strikes their fellow breweries, they unite to solve the mysteries. But fate and rumors brew more than beer as love, lust, jealousy, and misunderstanding collide in a way neither could have expected or anticipated.

Can they overcome the malicious chatter long enough to explore the emotion bubbling beneath the surface? Or will lust fall flat and leave them nothing but memories of the moment that slipped away?



Microbrewery owner, multi-published author, beer blogger and journalist, mom of three teenagers, and soccer fan, Liz lives in the great middle west, in a Major College Town.  Years of experience in sales and fund raising, plus an eight-year stint as an ex-pat trailing spouse plus making her way in a world of men (i.e. the beer industry) has prepped her for life as erotic romance author.  When she isn't sweating inventory and sales figures for the brewery, she can be found writing, editing or sweating promotional efforts for her latest publications.

Otherwise, look for her doing pounds of laundry for her athletic children, watching La Liga on the Fox Soccer Channel, or trying to figure out what to order in for dinner. Liz loves her Foo Fighters Pandora station, and watching reruns of Deadwood, when there isn't any decent sports on the telly (like during “golf season”).  Her beer blog is nationally recognized for its insider yet outsider views on the craft beer industry. Her books are set in the not-so-common worlds of breweries, on the soccer pitch and in high powered real estate offices.  Don’t ask her for anything “like” a Budweiser or risk painful injury.

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