Sunday, September 14, 2014

The Troublesome Apprentice Liza O'Connor





That's right. To celebrate Book 2, The Missing Partner's early arrival,

Book 1 is only 99 cents from 9/15 to 9/21. So grab it NOW before it returns to $3.99.

What's The Missing Partner about?

Glad you asked. 





The Adventures of

Xavier& Vic

Book 2

The Missing Partner

By Liza O’Connor

Cases to be Resolved:

The ‘New Woman’ Who Lost Her Old Mind

The Lost Servant of Dante’s Hell

The Disappearance of a Very Important Man

The Abduction of Sneaky Snake by a Grand Elephant

The Cat Who Wore Too Much




Vic Hamilton takes the reins of the investigation office, while Xavier Thorn disappears on an assignment for the British government. Her caseload is entirely ‘lost and recovery’ cases. In the midst of solving all her client’s problems, she learns that the government has lost Xavier. With the help of the gypsy pirate Jacko, and her driver Davy, Vic rushes against time to rescue everyone.

Most alarming, she befriends and hires a dangerous criminal as an employee of Xavier Thorn’s Private Inquirieswithout Xavier’s permission.

When Vic made no indication that Xavier’s hideous face would impede her ability to make love to him, he led her to their bed. She grabbed the cravat along the way. His loins tightened at the thought she might wish to tie him up.

Unfortunately, he didn’t have time for a game of hostage. He wasn’t supposed to be here at all, but Xavier had no choice. He’d feared if he didn’t make an appearance, Vic would set out to find him. That would put her and his mission at risk.

All thoughts of his second occupation disappeared as Vic pushed him onto the bed and straddled him with her long legs. He chuckled at her desire to be on top. She was evidently feeling her oats after being in charge of the office for a month.

When she shook out her silk tie, he opened his mouth to admit they didn’t have time. His protest died on his tongue when she placed the silk over his face.

His beloved might be willing to make love to a smelly street bum, but evidently, she drew the line at looking into his one-eyed, hideously scarred and mangled face.



Book 1

The Troublesome Apprentice

Only 99 cents from 9/15 – 9/21


Book 2

The Missing Partner




First, I got tired of telling my proper blog. Now, I’m tired of telling my improper bio. So what’s left?

Liza O’Connor was born, raised badly, left the South/Midwest and wandered off to find nicer people on the east coast…and employment. There she worked for the meanest man on Wall Street, while her psychotic husband tried to kill her three times. (So much for finding nicer people.) Then one day she declared enough, got a better job, divorced her husband, and fell in love with her new life where people behaved normally. All those bad behaviors has given her lots of fodder for her humorous romances. Please buy these books, because otherwise, she’ll become grumpy and write troubled novels instead. And given her past, they will likely traumatize you.

Mostly humorous books by Liza:

Saving Casey – Old woman reincarnates into troubled teen’s body. (Half funny/half traumatizing)

Ghost LoverTwo British brothers fall in love with the same young woman. Ancestral ghost is called in to fix the situation. There’s a ghost cat too. (Humorous Contemporary Romance)

A Long Road to Love Series: (Humorous Contemporary odd Romance)

Worst Week Ever — Laugh out loud week of disasters of Epic proportions.

Oh Stupid Heart — The heart wants what it wants, even if it’s impossible.

Coming to Reason — There is a breaking point when even a saint comes to reason.

Climbing out of Hell — The reconstruction of a terrible man into a great one.

The Troublesome Apprentice — The greatest sleuth in Victorian England hires a young man who turns out to be a young woman.



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  1. Thanks for having me over today. This is my fav series I've ever written. I hope everyone will give it a try, even if you don't normally read Victorian or mysteries. The characters are fabulous, if I do say so myself.

  2. Another great one, Liza! Can't wait to read it! Fun post, too :)

    1. Thanks Jennifer. I think book 2 is my fav of the series. My editor likes book 3 the best.

  3. D'Ann,

    Thanks for introducing us to Liza. I do love humor, romance and mysteries!

    1. Oh, then this shoe is going to fit you so well that you'll wear it to bed!

  4. LOL, love Liza's post--and her books.

  5. I can always count on you making me laugh, Liza, whether its your books or your blog posts. Congratulations on your release!

  6. Sounds like a wonderful book. It's on my TBR pile and I can't wait to see what happens!!

    1. Book 2 is my fav, but you need to read book 1 first.

  7. Fun post!! I'll have to add these to my ever growing pile :)

  8. Fantastic series! I tweeted. Love your cover and graphics, Liza!