Monday, April 22, 2013

*Virtual Book Tour/Author Interview* Mutual Release by Liz Crowe *Goddess Fish Tour*

Liz Crowe


Disclaimer:  This is an 18+ book with erotic BDSM scenes and explicit language. 
Can two dark souls ever make a light?

As president of her own distribution company, Julie Dawson has all she ever wanted -- money, power, and respect. But her carefully crafted façade conceals a  torment of abuse and helplessness.  After years remaining emotionally aloof, she is finally independent, but alone. Because she refuses to rely on anyone but herself ever again.

Evan Adams is no stranger to success, or personal demons. The horrific trauma that destroyed his twin sister, and tore his family apart, forced him to craft a new life from the ashes of the old. He's content enough, focusing ahead and not dwelling on his murky past. But something important is missing. He knows what that thing is but refuses to acknowledge it.

When a chance encounter brings these two strong-willed but damaged people together , what seems like a long, erotic journey through hell could lead them to a match made in heaven.


 A coming of age novel about trust...on the long road to love. 


Ladies and gents of the Lair, I am very happy to say that Ms. Crowe agreed to sit with me a spell and answer some questions, lol.... Let's see what she has to say!

Why don't you tell us a little about yourself.... Something that we cannot Google about you, lol!
Sorry, I’m all out there, between owning a microbrewery, blogging about beer and being a published author there is very little many people don’t already know or can’t Google.
I’m a giant sports fan, soccer is my favorite following quickly by basketball and then football. Louisville Cardinals are my fav team!  I have an English degree, 3 kids, 2 standard poodles, a mostly messy house, and HATE to cook.  Oh wait, here’s a new one: I have a nearly irrational terror of rodents which includes all the kinds you might want as pets. Ick.

Tell us a little about your book? Mutual Release is the 7th book in my best selling Stewart Realty series but I wrote it as a stand alone or entry to the entire series. It is my longest novel yet and begins when my 2 protagonists are in their teens, then brings them forward to when they meet as adults.
How much emotion does it take from you to write?  I’m a marathon writer, meaning I can’t just scratch (or tap) out a few words here and there, leave the project and come back in a few days or weeks. A concept grabs me thanks to my sexy Muse, Hans, and I go with it until it’s done (or my kids are reduced to eating crumbs in the pantry and planning a mutiny.) It takes a LOT out of me. But it’s all good.

What is your favorite part of the book?  Wow—this book contains so many moments I adore.  Here are a few that readers can choose from: the first meeting and email exchange.  New York at Thanksgiving. Miami Beach at New Year’s Eve. The Tap Room wedding…the Epilogue which gives a MAJOR HINT as to a huge plot twist for book 8.

You can only pick 3 words for your main characters..what would they be?
Evan Adams: driven, devoted, sexy
Julie Dawson: focused, independent, lonely

Which was the easiest character to write and the hardest ~ and why??
I devoted an entire section of the book to each character, dug deep into their pasts and motivations and points of view. I’d say they were both easy and hard at different times as I guided them past their traumas into each other’s arms (then out again….but you’ll see)

How many books are you shooting for in this series?? There are already 6:
The Jack and Sara Trilogy: Floor Time/Sweat Equity/Closing Costs
Blake and Rob’s story: Essence of Time
Craig and Suzanne’s story: Conditional Offer
The Aftermath of Essence of Time (also Maureen Gordon Taylor’s story): Escalation Clause
There will be one more after this one that will be “the kids” of all these people, but primarily focus on Brandis Gordon and his lifelong friends Gabe and Blair Freitag. It will be a difficult book about addictive personalities and how they can rip families apart no matter how much you love the person in question.

There is also an offshoot series planned, about an expansion soccer league and team: The Black Jack Gentlemen that is planned as trilogy with a fall 2013 release date.

What are you currently working on? Good Faith, the final book in the Stewart Series, as well as a couple of projects in the soccer series and a mainstream novel. Oh, and beer.

Do you have anything due to release soon?  Mutual Release just came out, Good Faith will release at the end of 2013. The Black Jack Gentlemen trilogy releases fall 2013.

What's one thing that you enjoy about writing? Coming up with ways to break the “romance novel” rules.

Since we're cover hussies....what was your first impression of your cover?  Abject adoration.

What do you prefer ebooks or paperbacks? I read both, no real preference.
Is there a genre you would like to write but are a little apprehensive to try? My mainstream novel will be a departure for me: a bit of a sexy political thriller, more plot driven than anything I’ve tried yet.

Okay.... personal time!!!! Oh yeah, I go there... Hahah...

If you thought you were safe... Nah... Forgot it... Not a chance! We will start off slow and easy, I promise!

What is on your night stand/dresser? A bunch of hats from the Ky Derby (I go every year), some clean yoga shorts and a jewelry box.

What are you listening to you right now? Pandora, Muse Radio.

What are you reading right now? I’m actually reading several things. My own book Essence of Time to get some of the kids’ timeline right for Good Faith. A book I agreed to review for a blog tour: Divine Fury by Robert B. Lowe. I’m listening to “Lamb: the Gospel of Biff, Jesus’s Childhood Pal” but Christopher Moore in the car. And I have Barbara Kingsolver’s new one sitting on my desk ready to read. 
I read across genres but don’t read sweet or traditional romance.

What is your favorite season? Holiday? Christmas because it’s a week before my birthday and I grew up a preacher’s kid so it was a VERY BIG DEAL at my house. 
  But I love spring time, especially in Michigan because we by-god earn it.

And what has been your best b-day present ever?? The Macbook Air I’m typing on right now.

Hard and Quick Time! Don't think... Just answer! Okay, before we go this route, I will get us a refill on our drinks... I will be right back...

You know you do... Quickie time... Think fast....
Are you a quickie kind girl? Not typically unless he’s nice and rough. (Oh, did you mean…? Never mind) Otherwise, long, drawn out and leaving me exhausted.

Dark or Milk Chocolate? Darker the better

Whipped or Melted? Melted

Straight up or with a twist - sex? With several twists.

What's ur fave drink - in a glass or on him? Beer. In a glass. With him.

Spank or Flogger? Spank

Junk or Health Food? Beer

Ties or Chains? Ties

Leather or Lace? Leather

Soft or Hard... Bed, where was your mind? Hard

Control or Be Controlled? Control

Hot Wax or Whip Cream? Hot wax

Vampire or Werewolf? Neither. I don’t care for paranormal stuff.

Twitter and/or Facebook? Both

Pinterest or not? Yes.


 Microbrewery owner, best-selling author, beer blogger and journalist, mom of three teenagers, and soccer fan, Liz lives in the great Midwest, 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 groundbreaking romance subgenre, “Romance for Real Life,” has gained thousands of fans and followers who are 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.


 Liz is having this awesome giveaway deal... Look below to see what is being given away!!

Grand Prize:  Paperwhite Kindle (

1st Prize:  Signed set of first 6 books (Includes all books in the series *except for* Mutual Release)
2nd Prize:  boxed set of first 3 Stewart Realty ebooks  (Floor Time, Sweat Equity, Closing Costs)
3rd Prize:  Zazzle store Stewart swag pack (including canvas tote bag, mug, t-shirt, keychain)

I encourage you to follow the tour and comment; the more you comment, the better your chances of winning. The tour dates can be found here:

And remember... Always keep it Dirty, Smutty & Hussy! Photobucket


  1. Thanks for hosting Liz on your blog today!!

  2. How funny! I just read about your fear of rodents after having a mouse in my classroom causing a huge uproar. At least he is outside now and the students are done being upset! :)

  3. Wow, what a nice interview.
    I loved learning more about the talented Liz. Thank you for sharing more about yourself Liz.
    And thank you for the give away. I wish you much success.

    Teresa K.
    tcwgrlup41(at)yahoo dot com

  4. Great interview. I love reading about authors and their lives and beliefs!

    books4me67 at ymail dot com

  5. Thanks for the interview and

  6. Great interview! I can't wait for Good Faith!! Mutual Release was so steamy and flirty ! I've always been a fan and will . Team Evan for life!!!


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