Thursday, April 4, 2013

Blog Tour: Saving Casey by Liza O'Connor

We're pleased to host Liza O'Connor as part of her virtual book tour for Saving Casey, a young adult suspense thriller. There's a giveaway at the end of this post!

by Liza O'Connor

Eighty-year-old Cass wakes up in the body of a troubled seventeen-year-old girl named Casey, which all believe has survived a suicide attempt. Cass intends to turn the girl’s life around, only it’s harder than she expects. All Casey’s troubles have now become Cass’s and someone wants her dead.

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Check out the book trailer!


Any chance you’d be willing to go to a different doctor to get another treatment on your face?”

“I really like Dr. Grey.”

“I know, but we can’t take the chance. You’d visit a doctor in Montana after office hours.”

“Does he have the equivalent experience and skills as Dr. Grey? Because I already have nightmares where I’m blind and irreparably scarred.”

“He won’t touch your eyes. He’ll just work on the cheeks.”

“And if I’m scarred, causing little children to scream at the sight of me, will you still love me?” She expected him to flounder with his response because it required him to actually admit he loved her, something he’d refused to do. To her shock, he replied at once.


“No hesitation?”


“So explain why you’ll love me without hesitation if I’m hideously scarred, but won’t even kiss me when I’m just ghoulishly tattooed?”

“Simple. Dan wouldn’t mind if I’m the only man in the world who still thinks you’re beautiful. But as long as millions of better alternatives exist, Dan would never forgive me for stealing your future.”

She hated it when he nailed the truth. If she were really seventeen, she would agree a hundred percent. Sighing heavily, she muttered, “I’ll see the doctor.”

“He’s not going to leave you scarred, Cass.”

“I hope not, but if he does, I’m holding you to your word.”

“You have it.”

She smiled at the turn of this conversation. “So you think I’m beautiful?”

“Inside and out,” he replied. “We need to change the conversation now.”

“Why? I like this conversation.”



I live in Denville, NJ with my dog, Jess. We hike in fabulous woods every day, rain or shine, sleet or snow. Having an adventurous nature, I learned to fly small cessnas in NJ, hang-glide in New Zealand, kayak in Pennsylvania, ski in New York, scuba dive with great white sharks in Australia, dig up dinosaur bones in Montana, sky dive in Indiana, and raft a class four river in Tasmania. I’m an avid gardener, amateur photographer, and dabbler in watercolors and graphic arts. Yet through my entire life, my first love has and always will be writing novels. I love to create interesting characters, set them loose, and scribe what happens.


The author, Liza, will award prizes to randomly selected commenters during her tour—which means that every comment on this blog post counts as an entry. A $25 Amazon gift card goes to one commenter chosen from all blogs participating in the tour. Other randomly drawn commenters will receive: $5 Amazon gift cards, tattoos like Casey’s, or offers to place tattoos like Casey’s in a digital image for the winner.

The more you comment on the tour, the better are your chances to win! Check out the other tour stops here.


  1. Aw... great excerpt! really enjoyed reading this. Sounds like a great read. :)

    1. Thanks, Cecilia. I'm happy to report Saving Casey is getting excellent reviews. Most readers claim they can't put it down. (I've been putting superglue on their readers, but don't tell anyone)

  2. Thanks for having me on your site. I just want to remind your readers to leave an
    email address when commenting. That’s so I can find you if you win the gift. If
    you don’t like spambots grabbing your email, just spell out AT and DOT.

    Through this Friday, the price of SAVING CASEY is to $2.99 at AMAZON. Once the tour is over (April 6th), it goes back to $5.99, so buy it now.

    In addition to the GRAND TOUR PRIZE-$25 Amazon Gift Card, I am offering a special
    gift for this blog stop. For one lucky winner I will mar a digital photo of you with tats like Saving Casey's. and send you a copy of my tat instructions so you can convince all your friends you actually applied temp tats and they just missed it.

    Feel free to ask me questions. I love hearing from you. I’ll be popping in through
    the day and evening to catch any comments. Have a great day!

  3. I think most of my friends would thing I had gone crazy if I had a picture of me with tats all over my face. But, thanks anyway.

    Great excerpt. Very touching.

    1. Okay, I'm interpreting that to mean you do not want tats or pictures marred with tats. But I'm guessing you want to be in the running for gift cards.

  4. This is going to be a fabulous read.


    1. It is. And if you buy it now, you can get it half price.

  5. Love this book. I tweeted.

  6. I can't believe the tour is almost over! I've had such a blast following Cass around! :) Thanks for sharing the excerpt! If I hadn't already bought the book I'd definitely want to buy! lol

    andralynn7 AT gmail DOT com

    1. Thanks Andra for being such a loyal follower. And really thank you for buying the book.

  7. I loved the trailer, where did you get all those great images?

    fencingromein at hotmail dot com

    1. The trailer was created by Danielle Fine. She's uber fabulous!

  8. Nice trailer

    bn100candg at hotmail dot com

  9. Two Fantasy Floozies! I love your site. I've not been here before. It's so cute.
    catherinelee100 at gmail dot com

  10. You really do like your adventure sports. I'll stick to reading I think.


  11. The book poses some tough questions.