Luck of the Irish – Inspirations

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Blarney Stone – Gift of Gab

INSPIRATIONS FOR LUCK OF THE IRISH

 

When I visited Dublin for the first time in July 2011, I was fascinated by the people and by its quiet, ancient beauty. The following pictures and videos are partly responsible for inspiring me to write Luck of the Irish.

Also, as I wrote the book, I would often look at these to remind me of the great time I had at the Emerald Isle.

 

Ireland

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Breakfast @The Clarence 

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Great way to start a day!
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Inspired Author Inside
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Lovely Time at High Tea

Book of Kells

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A must see – both Trinity College & the Book

The Perfect Pint

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I admit I took both the picture AND the pint. The hard part was going down the stairs. LoL

Dublin Castle Gardens

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Yes, there are sunny, beautiful days in Ireland. I was lucky to enjoy one!

Liffey River

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I relaxed walk along the river before…

Temple Bar

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… going pub hopping at night…

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… then later resting my feet!
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Front door to the hotel
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Backdoor to hotel.

Ring of Kerry

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Next time I go to Ireland, I MUST see this!

CHECK OUT THE END RESULT HERE

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Keira Ashe’s parents are great but her mother has overprotected her for years. Now, this twenty-two-year-old Bostonian has graduated from college and can go on a trip she has been planning for years. She fears her shyness may get in the way of her enjoying what could be a life-altering adventure. However, Keira feels her luck is about to change when she meets gorgeous bartender Declan Slane. 


Declan Slane is twenty-six and works at a hotel bar in Dublin. He hasn’t been very lucky in his love life so far. Also, he has got a troubled past he has chosen not to revisit in order to keep his sanity. Because he isn’t looking for a girlfriend, Declan isn’t very pleased to meet a certain breathtaking American who walks into his bar one afternoon.

Get a taste of adventure and heartache as Keira spreads her wings and matures while she gets to know her great-grandparents’ home country – Ireland. Hold your breath when she faces tough decisions and dangers. Root for Keira while she weighs up the consequences of making love for the first time. Bite your nails when she comes across unforeseen threats.

Liz Gavin’s second full-length novel is hard to put down just as it is hard to pinpoint its genre. She has woven an intricate web around her characters that will leave readers breathless. In the sizzling concoction, this talented new author poured heart-warming romance, heart-stopping suspense, and a dash of heart-searching paranormal. Take your pick. Regardless of the literary genre you might favor, Liz Gavin’s writing will take you to a whole different side of it.


EDITORIAL REVIEW OF LUCK OF THE IRISH BY HARMONY KENT – harmonykent.co.uk

Keira Ashe, at twenty-two, is fulfilling a life-long dream of travelling to Ireland to watch U2 in concert. All her life, her grandfather told her stories of the emerald isle, and now she is seeing it for herself. Keira wanted to make a holiday of it, and booked two weeks in Ireland with the plan to watch the concert and do some sightseeing. One night, while drunk, Keira meets Declan, who takes care of her in her vulnerable state. The pair are attracted to one another immediately and the sparks fly, but with only two weeks in Ireland, can it go anywhere? When Keira sets off on her travels alone, danger looms. Author Liz Gavin gives the reader so much more than hot and steamy romance; she gives tension and suspense and a rip-roaring tale that will keep you on the edge of your seat . This new, revised edition has been edited and proofread to a high standard, and brings you an even greater read.
This is an author who knows how to pack a punch, as well as how to caress you softly with her words.
The plot, pacing, character development, and world building are all done very well, and you will feel as though you are in Ireland yourself as you immerse yourself in this excellent erotic romance novel.
Well worth a read.


Some Readers’ Reviews on Amazon U. S.

 

4.0 out of 5 stars Irish Read, August 17, 2015
TOP 100 REVIEWER on Amazon US

Declan and Keira were just what I needed! This is a really good read and I loved these characters together. The author did an excellent job of drawing me into this story, it had excellent build-up without being too drawn out. There’s a touch of sweetness, hot and steaminess and love in this book. There were some editing issues, but that didn’t take away from the story for me.

I loved the setting in this book, there is something about an Irish setting that makes a book a little more exciting for me. This is a complete book with a very good ending. A finished it pretty quickly and I really did enjoy it!

I downloaded this through Kindle Unlimited!

 


 

5.0 out of 5 stars A delightful Read, June 5, 2015

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My 4-hour flight delay became a delight because of the Luck of the Irish. Within the first few pages, I was transported to the Emerald Isle and brought into the dreams of the young traveler Keira. She finds love, discovers passion, and encounters terror (which is resolved in a wonderful way).

The book is fast-paced, with ample twists and turns to hold the attention of the reader. It was a perfect read for me while I was traveling!


5.0 out of 5 stars Plenty of twists and turns in this book, January 11, 2015
By Window Washer (Glenpool, OK, US)
Plenty of twists and turns in this book. So many that I don’t know where to start without giving away the plot. I will say the book was a love story with plenty of hot sizzling sex. The ending was such a surprise that I wouldn’t want to give it away other than I will say there was a little payback involved. This is one book that will keep you reading from start to finish without putting the book down and wanting more when it ends. A book to follow up this one would be great!

5.0 out of 5 stars Romance, Suspense and Declan 🙂, January 8, 2015
By Genna
Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book for free from the author in return for an honest review
When I first read this book it was actually the first two chapters in the short story teaser if you can call it that and I loved it. Then, I became an Alpha reader for Liz and I got a weekly Declan fix. 🙂 Declan is such a sweetheart that I spent the remainder of reading the complete book waiting for his happily ever after because how he acts with Keira in the beginning made me fall in love with him. Keira’s character has amazing growth throughout this book going from a very sheltered a little whiny and immature girl to a fierce, finding the solutions woman by the end of the book and Declan supports her every step of the way and does what he can to protect her without wrapping her in bubble wrap. 🙂 Love this story it’s definitely one of my faves because you get it all with this book. I can honestly say it’s not a book you really get tired of if you read it more than once. I can say that honestly because I have read it more than once. 🙂

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