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Today, Liza O’Connor, author of Worst Week Ever, presents a pictorial storyboard of Carrie Hanson’s four near deaths, plus small excerpts from her Week from Hell.

Near Death 1

Here’s a small excerpt from the Monday

Trent hold Carrie tight to his chest. “Sam, when do we depart this third world country?”

“Two more blocks, sir.”

“Thank God. You’ve terrified poor Carrie to death.”

Instantly, the limo’s speed dropped.

She turned her head sideways so Sam might be able to hear her words. “Your driving doesn’t frighten me, Sam, the neighborhood does.”

As if on cue, a round of three loud pops sounded, followed by three thunks into her side door. She squeaked like a mouse at the first thunk. By the third, her body shivered in fear.

Trent’s arms tightened around her as the limo picked up speed again. “We’re okay,” he assured her, then his lips pressed against her temple. His calm certainty silenced her tremors.

Having successfully soothed her, he released his outrage upon Sam. “Why the hell did you drive us through here?”

Sam calmly replied as he drove the car at a billion miles an hour, taking corners at deadly speeds. “I warned you the locals might not welcome us.”

“Someone just shot at us?” Trent yelled.

Sam’s nonchalant reply sounded almost surreal. “I’m sure they didn’t mean for you to take it personally, sir.”

Near Death 2n3


“Get off the sidewalk!” Carrie swatted the air, trying to shoo them like large, uncooperative flies.

A few people glanced at her, but no one moved.

Desperate, she rushed toward them. “Bomb! Get off the sidewalk! Bomb!”

The sidewalk emptied a few seconds before a metal filing cabinet crashed onto the sidewalk, sending shards of broken concrete and metal in all direction. She turned away from the explosion, crouching down into a small ball, her hands covering her head. Once pieces of metal and concrete stopped flying past her, she dialed 911.

“Please help, someone is throwing file cabinets from the fifth floor.”

Another crash blasted behind her and she scurried behind a car. She breathlessly gave the address.

“Ma’am we’re getting reports of bombs going off at that location. You need to get away.”

“It’s not bombs. It’s file cabinets.”

“Ma’am, leave the area now! The bomb squad is on their way.”

“But it’s not bombs. I just need a riot squad to quell our employees.” She screamed as another filing cabinet crashed close by.

Why did she ever call out ‘bomb’? Now they’d send little robots and bomb-sniffing dogs when a riot squad in full gear and a ton of mace would do a better job.

Near Death 4


“People are giving me money, which should tell you how horrible I look. No wonder Trent treated me like a case of herpes.”

She’d earned four dollars and eighteen cents for being truly pathetic when a scary looking black guy in his twenties kneeled down before her and laid a firm hand on her knee.

“Sugar, you can do better than this. I’ll get you cleaned up and show you how to make good money.”

“No, thank you.” She focused on her quarters, praying for him to go away.

“You think you’ll survive making dimes and nickels. You can’t even buy a cup of coffee with this shit.” He snatched up her stack of quarters and threw them across the sidewalk. “I could lift you up and carry you off with one hand. Or you could come willingly. Choice is yours. You want a good boss or a bad one?”

I hope you enjoyed these small glimpses into Carries Worst Week Ever. Fear not that I’ve given away too much. There’s much more disasters in store for my poor heroine.

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Worst Week Ever

by Liza O’Connor

New Adult, Humor, Contemporary


What do you get when you put a hardworking, can-do middle-class young woman together with a egoistical, outrageous, billionaire boss, then throw in the worst week of disasters imaginable?

Book 1 of the 3 book series A Long Road to Love.


Worst Week Ever.


Trent Lancaster spends one month without his Executive Assistant, or as his drivers refers to Carrie: ‘Trent’s brain, left hand, and right hand’. He’s had a miserable month without her at his side and to ensure it never happens again, he intends to marry his brilliant beauty. Only given all the times he’s threatened to fire her, he’s not sure she even likes him. However, the future of his company and his happiness depend upon him succeeding, so Trent begins a slow one week seduction that happens to coincide with Carrie’s Worst Week Ever when everything that can go wrong does so in hilarious form.

(Hilarious to the reader–Carrie is not having much fun this week.)



Author Bio:

Liza lives in Denville, NJ with her dog Jess. They hike in fabulous woods every day, rain or shine, sleet or snow. Having an adventurous nature, she 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. She’s an avid gardener, amateur photographer, and dabbler in watercolors and graphic arts. Yet through her entire life, her first love has and always will be writing novels. She loves to create interesting characters, set them loose, and scribe what happens.

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  1. lizaoconnor says:

    Sara, Thanks so for much for allowing me to color pictures all over your blog. I had such fun. I painted the in oil so they might come off in twenty years or so. In the mean time just use the blog space above for your next blog.

  2. Jessica Subject says:

    Oh my gosh!! Poor Carrie! And only in one week. I hope the rest of the month isn’t like this. Congrats on your new release, Liza! 🙂

    1. lizaoconnor says:

      I guess I need to get to work on editing the second book of the series so we can all find out. However, I cannot imagine life will ever be easy with Trent.

  3. Loved it…after reading a few snippets about Carrie’s week, mine is definitely looking up! lol

    1. lizaoconnor says:

      LOL I’ve been doing that as well. When Google declared my trailer for WWE a copyright infringement (It’s not) I just pointed out to myself It wasn’t a cabinet falling on my head, and cleared the matter up. Google is silly, but fixed their error quickly and painlessly.

  4. Sounds like a really fun book, but poor Carrie. Makes my week of sweltering heat look like a vacation.

    1. lizaoconnor says:

      Yes, it’s like a vacation in lobster pot. Now at least I understand why lobsters are always so cranky. I’ve had a headache the whole week.

  5. As with all of Liza’s books, I’m drawn right in by the excerpt of Worst Week Ever!! Definitely adding this one to my TBR list!

    1. lizaoconnor says:

      Thanks Jennifer. I love it when people love my excerpts because that means they like my sense of humor.

  6. Calisa Rhose says:

    Death by file cabinet! Bwahahaha! Love this, Liza!

    1. lizaoconnor says:

      That was no doubt the most unexpected near dear. While you can reasonably expect to be shot or grabbed by a pimp in the bad parts of town, most New Yorkers do NOT expect file cabinets to fall on them. Cranes–absolutely. Cabinets-not at all.

  7. Cd Brennan says:

    I love this! Great way to get folk excited about your book. As always, different and enjoyable.

    1. lizaoconnor says:

      Thanks CD. You know me…VERY different.

  8. NancyS.Goodman says:

    You-different? Nahhh! But seriously, this is a great book. i loved every bit of it! can’t wait for book two!

    1. lizaoconnor says:

      I’m working at getting it out sooner

  9. bn100 says:

    Sounds scary

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    1. lizaoconnor says:

      Carrie was mostly terrified. As was Trent when he saw a file cabinet thinking about crushing her.

  10. Loved reading about Carrie’s near deaths…. Congrats on your release, Liza. And thanks to everyone who showed Liza lots of love.

    1. lizaoconnor says:

      Thanks for having me Sara. You’re a terrific host.

  11. adrianakraft says:

    Great storyboard, fun excerpts – ambitious tour!


    1. lizaoconnor says:

      Glad you like it. Ambitious? naw…. I had great fun putting this tour together.

  12. M.Q. Barber says:

    Oh, man. I was trying to contain the giggles, and then I got to “Please help, someone is throwing file cabinets from the fifth floor” and snorted so loud my husband demanded to know what I was reading. Excellent excerpt choices, Liza!

    1. lizaoconnor says:

      Thanks. I love to hear that. The whole book is full of silliness. It’s the funniest book I’ve every written.

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  14. Daryl Devore says:

    Poor Carrie. I’ve felt like I’ve had weeks like that.

    1. lizaoconnor says:

      We all have them, but for most of us, it’s not as bad as Carrie’s

  15. Cindy White says:

    I’m enjoying following and reading your blog. I only became aware yesterday but have already read about 10 days of writing. I was happy The near death experiences weren’t for real but from a story! I was watching a real live gang shooting that happen due to a family turning the wrong way. They were opening on intentionaly and killed a 3 yr old little girl just because they didn’t want anyone in their neighborhood! How horribly sad! Good luck on your current book! I can’t wait to read the next two up coming! I’m hooked!

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