Thanks for stopping by.
Those of you who know me may also know that I'm a superstitious person.
It must come from growing up in Pennsylvania with its Amish influence
(Pennsylvania Dutch). I gloat when my left palm itches because I know
I'll receive unexpected money before the day is out, and I'm careful to chase a
bird out the same window it flew in to ward off bad luck.
I also believe in miracles in varying sizes and the magic in the
words, "What if..." I love Chinese food because of the fortune cookie
that comes after. My all-time favorite is, "What if you could
get what you want?" My imagination soars when I think about what I
really want and what it would mean to me if I were lucky enough to
be granted my deepest wishes. I've already been given the satisfaction
of seeing my first book, Beyond the Shadow, published and
promise many more to come. I hope that my readers will enjoy
them one and all.
So what if I could get what I want when you read my book? I'd wish
you a shiver down your spine, or perhaps an occasional tear, and definitely
a chuckle or two. Let me know if I succeed.
Be sure to check out my interview with Amanda at Fallen Angel Review.
Got a great review from Footloose today. 5 Hearts! http://theromancestudio.com/reviews/reviews/footloosehunter.htm
Also watch for my novella, "Blame it on the Mistletoe" in
Champagne Books' Christmas Anthology, Mistletoe Magic.
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About the Author
As a sophomore in high school, Liz Hunter was required to submit three choices
for a career to her guidance counselor. Her first choice? Writer. Rejected as
unrealistic. Second choice, veterinarian, rejected as unrealistic. Her third
choice was accepted, so she went on to earn a degree in medical technology from
Pennsylvania State University.
Years later, homebound in Upstate New York during a five day blizzard with a
brown paper sack full of romance novels a friend had given her, Ms. Hunter soon
realized that part of her fascination with these romances stemmed from her
dormant desire to write.
The actual process of publishing her own novel took more years that she's
willing to admit. Beyond the Shadow was a 1994 Golden Heart finalist and a 1999
finalist in both The Fabulous Five and The Golden Contract Contests, the latter
earning her a publishing contract from Hard Shell Word Factory. Ms. Hunter is a
member of Romance Writers of America, Wisconsin RWA, and a charter member of
The Golden Network.
She lives in Madison, Wisconsin with her husband, two cats, and
a saltwater fish tank.
Readers are welcome to email her at LizHunter@charter.net
Recently divorced, overworked insurance executive Catherine
Carrington badly needs a vacation. She's on her way to the Jetsetters'
new favored island, Sardinia, for a much needed vacation, only
to find her plans disintegrating under her feet.
Suave Frenchman Winery Owner, Etienne Bertrand, witnesses Catherine's
panic attack when her plans are changed, and he takes charge
of her safekeeping, arranging transportation and the set of
her life. He takes her to his palatial villa and into his heart.
Catherine has never experienced the emotion and passion Etienne
stirs within her, but as much as she loves him, how can she
allow him to take over her life? And can he protect Catherine
from his unbalanced sister when he refuses to believe the threat?
After a night on the cloud with his pal the Easter Bunny,
Cupid wakes up to a hangover and a mess. Thanks to his wavering
aim, three mismatched couples have more to overcome than a few
crooked arrows. In Oops by Rayka Mennen, What's a guy to do
when his landlady turns out to be a witch? Why, set the course
for mayhem by falling in love, of course! Can a 'one-man woman'
compete against a 'woman of the week' mentality? Follow the
Dang Crooked Arrow by Liz Hunter to find out. Crazy Cupid by
Phyllis Campbell has a crazy man from the future proclaiming
his love to soften a woman's heart. Now he must rely on Cupid
to fix their mismatched relationship.
eBook Publisher: Champagne Books, 2006
Champagne eBookstore Release Date: February 2006
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Baltimore TV station’s Chief Meteorologist Mariah Mattison
badly needs a vacation. When a last minute vacancy opens on
a two-week, crewed charter in the Bahamas , Mariah jumps at
the chance, and accepts her casual co-worker’s invitation, unaware
that she’ll be coupled with a strange man.
Master sailor and yacht delivery Captain Simon Hatcher is dealing
with his late father’s business affairs when two couples descend
on his newly-inherited charter business. Simon thought he’d
cancelled all the pending charters, but the two demanding executive-types
are insistent, and Simon sure could use the money.
Life gets complicated when Mariah balks at coupling up with
her intended companion, in favor of Captain Hatcher, and the
allure of voodoo and deep diving entice the threesome, Mariah’s
friend and the two men, to leave the charter in favor of island
life. The Caribbean heats up when the captain insists on showing
Mariah the real sailing life and a lesson in love.
Tropical beauty Becca Harms is searching for stability in her
life. Yacht delivery captain Mark (Lucky) Lucken is footloose
and fancy-free. Trapped together in a small boat in the middle
of the Pacific for three long weeks, they seemingly have nothing
in common save a well-honed sense of humor and a sexual attraction
too powerful to ignore. Why then is Becca considering changing
her dream of a teo-story house with a tree house in the back yard
to a forty-foot mast? Lucky has vowed never again to own anything
he can't carry on his back. If he can survive this passage from
Hawaii to Tahiti without sending her overboard to join his precious
duffel, which Becca has already deep-sixed--along with his every
possession--he'll walk away a happy man. Except ... she's wormed
her way under his tough hide and life will seem empty without
When life gets too complicated, you can always count on the
enchantment of Christmas to lighten the heavy burden. MISTLETOE
MAGIC is three incredible stories of lost faith, snowy mountains
and the quiet magic of the Christmas season. In Underneath
The Mistletoe by Rebecca Goings, Can Jeremy teach
Faith about the magic of Christmas and get her to open her heart
-- to him? After burying herself in work to avoid
the pain of loss, is Betsy heading for another Christmas filled
with broken hearts? Find out in Blame It
On The Mistletoe by Liz Hunter. In the midst of
a snowstorm, mistletoe is the magic needed to mend two broken
hearts. See how in It Must Have Been the Mistletoe
by Phyllis Campbell
TALES FROM THE TREASURE TROVE,
TALES FROM THE TREASURE TROVE,
A Precious Gift
In matters of the heart, inevitably someone is destined for
West Virginia coal-miner’s daughter, Lily Flynn is spending
Christmas vacation in Florida with her fiancé, Hayes
Dexter, and his wealthy family. Lily had convinced herself she
was ready for love and commitment, but she can't even explain
to herself why she continues to find herself in trouble with
Hayes’ gorgeous cousin Connor.
Connor Page, a globe-trotting photographer and restless adventurer,
is mending a broken leg over the holidays. For the first time,
he finds himself falling hard...for his cousin’s ravishing new
girlfriend. The only thing holding him back in taking what he
wants with Lily is the challenge of a lifetime--climbing Mount
Everest. Can he turn away from a life-long dream, even for love?
Across the bay lives an energetic young artist named Anya Severind
who affects all their lives. She provides a convenient buffer
for Connor, yet the better they all get to know her, the more
deeply she impacts their lives, providing an anchor for Connor
and boosting Lily’s confidence. Thrown together by fate and
bound by forbidden desires, four individuals must decide whether
to sacrifice honor...or personal happiness.
His mouth hovered inches from hers, and for a heart-stopping
moment, she thought he'd kiss her. The sun turned his hair to
gold, his eyes as vivid blue as the water. She closed her own
eyes, willing herself to stop wishing for the touch of his lips
on hers, waiting for him to make the next move. What harm could
one kiss possibly bring?
Her eyes flew open, and she scooted away from him. What was
she thinking? She was in love with another man and was all but
offering herself to this man. Embarrassed by her own behavior,
she sought something, anything to say to break the tension.
"Do you think the pelican will be all right?"
"He might be." His tone indicated he wasn't so sure
Plain Jane's Tight End
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Jane Sebastian is perfectly satisfied living on Green Bay as
a reclusive writer, managing her best friend's writing career,
until one retired Packer invades her sanctuary and shows her
how full life can be. She's finally found the hero of her dreams,
with one small complication, he's engaged to her best friend.
Tight end Bobby Goodison is in love with a wonderful woman.
She makes him feel ten feet tall, and she deflates him when
he gets too full of himself. She's feisty and funny--but not
the woman who wears his ring.
All bestselling author FantaCee wants is the homage she deserves
after slaving for years to gain recognition. And attention she
gets on her thirty day book tour--an unlimited supply of men,
booze, and drugs. Fanny doesn't mean to hurt anyone, especially
her best friend or her handsome fiance, but she'll do anything,
including breaking the law, to ensure her spot on the bestseller
Amid the maze of secrets and betrayals, can any of the three
find lasting love?
Beyond the Shadow
She may have freed a murderer!
Even after the sensational trial of St. Louis builder Holden Sawyer, the answer
to that question haunts marketing consultant and juror Mara Taylor. All Mara
wants is to resume her normal life but because of the lengthy, notorious trial,
her business is in ruins. Her roommate is gone alone with Mara's boyfriend.
Then a series of 'accidents' convinces her that someone wants her punished for
setting Holden free.
And the former defendant wants her help in solving the murder!
Pushed beyond endurance and determined to regain her life, Mara sets out to
solve the murder on her own. Every clue embroils her more deeply into the life
of one prime suspect, Holden Sawyer, the defendant she helped acquit.
What was Holden's relationship with the beautifully erotic murder victim? Why
does a mysterious gold necklace help Mara tap into the victim's mind and the
secrets a television evangelist religiously protects? In the midst of the front
page backlash her investigation generates, is Mara falling in love with the man
she helped free, or the allure and excitement that surround him?
Which is more important, knowing the truth... or trusting her heart?
"This mystery holds back the thrills until just the right moments, then
pleasantly surprises the reader."
4 Stars! ~ Romantic Times Magazine
"...gripping mystery is full of bright dialogue, interesting plot twists and
outrageous characters who would make the hardest of detectives blush. Parts of
this book are not for the squeamish, but they are for readers who like a fine
balance of romance, suspense and faith. Excellent!" 5 Stars! ~ Holly Domiano,
Affaire de Coeur
"BEYOND THE SHADOW is a first rate suspense. Not for the faint of heart, BEYOND
THE SHADOW ties together several murders and attempted murders with a
prostitution ring and incest. Liz Hunter explores some of the seamier sides of
life with an edge of the seat thriller that keeps the reader turning page after
page. The final result is a big surprise, yet not really surprising at all,
which shows flawless plotting. This is not a book you'd want to read home alone
at night with the doors unlocked! I highly recommend BEYOND THE SHADOW for
lovers of true romantic suspense. Kudos to Hard Shell Word Factory for their
continuing excellence in e-book publishing." ~ Sarah Anderson, Senior Reviewer;
ISBN 1-58200-549-4 ebook, 0-7599-0392-1 Print
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