Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Turkish Delights An Anthology by Liz Crowe

Today I am excited to have Best Selling Author Liz Crowe with me. So sit back, read a little about her newest book and then check out her interview.

A young American woman comes face to face with her destiny in Istanbul in the 1960's and an epic dynasty is born.  
When Vivian Kinkaid turns around in her college classroom and makes eye contact with a man who was once her forbidden childhood friend, her life is changed forever.
A sweeping saga of family, love, loss and recovery—The Turkish Delight series begins with a special sort of magic. Then  Madame Eve works her miracles for the Deniz family, but even she can’t overcome the harsh realities that force this Turkish/American family all to deal with tragedy when one of their own is ripped from their close-knit circle.
 “The Turks” opens with best-selling classic romance for the ages.  Then ends with a thrilling novella that brings all the players back together.  Set in Istanbul, Las Vegas, and Southern California, The Turkish Delights series has it all—heat, heart, intrigue and a deep, family connection that transcends all barriers.
 The Anthology includes:
The Diplomat's Daughter
Turkish Delights
Blue Cruise
Tulip Princess
Flower Passage
Rather Have It Has An Ebook?

Okay, now onto the interview!

When did you first realize you wanted to be a writer?
About 3 years ago actually, when I expanded my reading horizons past my usual mainstream fiction and picked up my first erotic romance (Shayla Black who remains one of my favorites)
How long does it take you to write a book?
I’m a “marathoner” which is to say I get hold of an idea, knock it around in my head a while, then just sit down and write it until it is done. This to the detriment of my house, my dogs and my kids. But they know the drill by now! For example, I wrote Flower Passage, the final novella of the Turkish Delights series (around 35,000 words) in a weekend. I’m not necessarily advocating this method but I’ve tried to go slower and it doesn’t work. Now, I spend a ton of time AFTER the book is written working with my editing team of course.
What would you say is your interesting writing quirk?
See above: Marathon Writing.
What do you think is the best way of publishing a book these days?
Whatever works best for you. Rejection stings and can be stifling for many so self-pubbing is the only way for them. However, the issue with it in my honest opinion is that much of it goes un-edited or badly edited and can give a bad rap to certain genres as a result.
Where do you get your information or ideas for your books?
I just dream them up, honestly.
When did you write your first book?
In 2010, Floor Time, which turned into my best selling, Stewart Realty series, actually.
What do you like to do when you’re not writing?
Catch up on all the sh*t I didn’t do while I WAS writing! Seriously, I own a brewery and manage the beer bar so I have plenty to keep me busy.
How many books have you written? Which is your favorite?
I’m going with which one of this series is my favorite and I’m torn between Tulip Princess (the sister’s story which is cross-cultural with a BDSM theme) and The Diplomat’s Daughter which is as close as I have ever come to “sweet” and/or “historical.”

I have had over 20 books published in the last 2.5 years.
Can you tell me and your readers something about your main characters?
The Deniz family is the feature of this series. It begins when Vivian Kincaid, daughter of the Consulate General to Istanbul falls in innocent love with the son of the consulate employees. She and Levent Deniz are forced apart for years but come back together in a beautiful way. Their children are the twins: Tarkan and Emre, and a daughter, Lale (pronounced “Lah-ley”). Each one of them has their story, along with another man, Caleb, who is Tarkan’s lover. When everyone believes Tarkan is killed in a terrorist attack it takes a couple of years to recover…then, a real surprise event occurs, throwing everyone’s lives into turmoil again.
Do you hear from your readers much? What kinds of things do they say?
I have a great interaction with many of my readers in a private fan group on Facebook (link below) and via emails and in person. They love my style but have no problem telling me if one of my characters pisses them off (which they tend to do…a lot)
Thanks so much for joining me today.  It was great having you. 
Now readers here is a little more about Liz Crow that you may not know.

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 fiction 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.

Be sure to visit the final stop in Liz's blog tour at :  At that stop there is a contest that consists of 5 questions plus a bonus round. All answers can be found in various posts throughout the tour.

The commenter who gets the most answers correct AND leaves an email in their comment wins:
1 signed print copy of Turkish Delights, $50 Amazon gift card and if they get the BONUS question too: a Beer Wench tee shirt from Liz' brewery.
Want to contact Liz?  She can be found at the links below:


  1. We only let you know they piss us off because we are so attached to them! LOL, but that's what makes your writing so real, and in the end, we love them no matter what! Great interview, 20 books in 2.5 years, and all wonderful reads, if you haven't read a LIz Crowe book, what are you waiting for!

  2. I agree Jen! Liz's books are certainly ones you want to read and read again! The Turks series has something for everyone and you won't be able to put it down!