Saturday, September 1, 2012

Liz Crowe's Conditional Offer

Today, I welcome bestselling author Liz Crowe to Marian Writes. Liz pens really hot romances. So wet your appetite and read on!

Conditional Offer: Stewart Realty Book 5

The Family Saga Concept

My Stewart Realty series is definitely erotic. As a result, it has a “tag” or classification on Amazon and on other reader sites like Goodreads as “romance.” But lately, I’ve noticed a trend there of readers giving it other sorts of tags. The one I like the most of “Family Saga,” probably because I agree that this set of books is very much about a tightknit group of friends (originally) that become intertwined with each other and end up family through various marriages and relationship connections.

I love to read a nice juicy novel with plenty of back story motivation and forward moving plot. And while I never actually set out to make the story this “sweeping” I am very much enjoying the process.  There are a total of 9 books planned (5 of them are currently published) and they will span two generations, ending with the grown up children of the original set of characters. 

The more I write and read the more I realize I prefer books that give me deep motivation and plenty of “what comes next” after the riding into the sunset. So I channel that into this series. And so far, it’s taken off like a rocket ship! It’s an official “best seller” on the Family Saga list, as well as “Urban Fiction.”  So jump on board with us! The list of books in order is down below.

Happy Reading!


Conditional Offer: Stewart Realty Book 5

Craig Robinson and Suzanne Baxter had no reason to meet, no real excuse to be friends. But when heart calls to heart...blood to blood...should two people who seem destined to be together heed the spin of Fate's wheel? 

Craig spent years floating through life on cruise control, using directionless jobs, his rock band, swimming, and a string of older women in his bed to smother feelings of loneliness and loss.  He finally thought he had found his true love in one Sara Thornton -- A sexy, beautiful, fellow real estate agent and mentor. But his self-doubt and innate sense of failure is only reinforced when he realizes her heart belongs to another man.  

When Sara introduces him to Suzanne, a woman fighting her own demons from an abusive marriage, and subsequent feelings of inadequacy, and deep unhappiness, that chance moment snaps Craig's hazy existence into crystal clear focus.  A bond born of instant physical attraction is nurtured by time and shared experience, and plenty of erotic energy.  

 As Suzanne's past continues to haunt her, making her push Craig away just as he thinks he’s getting closer, each of them must come to terms with their true selves and face their ultimate realities. 

Liz Bio:

Microbrewery owner, best-selling 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.  Her ground breaking romance sub genre: “Romance for Real Life” has gained thousands of fans and followers, interested less in the “HEA” and more in the “WHA” (“What Happens After?”)

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.

Other Books in the Stewart Realty Series:

Floor Time

Sweat Equity

Closing Costs

Essence of Time

Conditional Offer