Friday, March 27, 2015

Book News and Updates

1. It's spring break for my college guys. We've had fun...even if my rotten red headed son said I ran a horrible bed and breakfast. Not once was there a mint on his pillow.

2. Christine Rains and Chrys Fey gave my books great reviews. AND I won a swag pack for the Loose Corsets tour!! I love swag. I really do. Imagine...when Christine becomes the next JK, I'm going to have autographed stuff to sell on Ebay. I'm telling you, writing will make me rich one way or another. 

3. I am finally over my flu like crud and I am so happy to have my voice back!  I did have a lot of fun saying, "I am Batman", but I still prefer to sound like a girl. 


Publish two books: on track! Wrote about 30,000 words in March.

Master marketing: Let's pretend the A-Z counts as marketing. I'm signed up for the challenge and I'm a member of the Muffin Commandos team during the challenge.

More book events: Went to Care Haven Assisted living. Excellent place to visit. Friendly people who love reading.

What I'm reading right now?

Carrie Butler released a new book earlier this March. 
It's the fourth book in the Nexxus series. 

This is an excellent series. It's no wonder it won the eFestival or Words best series. These stories are a fast paced blend of romance, action, and paranormal with a plenty of fun one liners only the talented Carrie can drop in. 

You can buy Loyalty HERE!

But honestly? The best value is to just buy the whole series for 6.99!!
Buy the Group Set HERE!

And a special Congratulations to Nick Wilford! He's sharing his cover for his new novella/short story book!
Title: A Change of Mind and Other Stories
Author: Nick Wilford
Genre: Contemporary speculative fiction
Cover Design: Rebekah Romani
Release Date: May 25th 2015

Find Nick at his blog/ Goodreads/ Twitter.
 Preorder Links: Amazon USAmazon UK

Carrie Butler 
Nick Wilford

Way to go       guys!!!

Monday, March 23, 2015

Easy A to Z

 Theme Reveal!
What's my theme for this year's A to Z?

It's everything easy from A-Z.

Tips, recipes, anecdotes, and what not.

We're going to explore the joy of being easy: lots of variety, zero complications, and quickies are always appreciated!

Special thanks to all of my hosts from the Defying Reason blog tour. You guys are all awesome.

Now, for the top commenters. No one can compete with Alex Cavanaugh or Pat Hatt.

They made it to every single stop! Now, I doubt these guys would much appreciate the scented soaps and necklaces from the swag pack, so you wonderful watching your inbox or mailbox for your prizes!

Now, for the most frequent chick commenter...Dixie at DC Relief was the trooper.

Dixie, you win the autographed book and swag pack! Email me your address at eseckman(at)ymail(dot)com to claim your prize.

Thanks everyone! You all rock.

Friday, March 13, 2015


Sign Up Here!
Thanks to Lexa Cain and our trusty co-hosts, L.G. Keltner of Writing Off The Edge and Katie at Cyborg Mom.

1. The snow is all melted and the sun is shining.

2. The A-Z is coming!! I have an theme.

3. It's the last day of the Defying Reason blog tour. So grateful for all the help. The blogosphere is full of wonderful people.

For the last stop...I'm visiting Jeff Hargett. Jeff is one of the sweetest bloggers. He hasn't been around much since his wife passed away, but he always makes himself available to help friends out. When Jeff offered to host me, I asked if he had any post preferences. He said it was lady's choice.

Sooo...I sent him some questions for him to answer, so we can all get caught up on what Jeff is up to, Be sure to visit and tell him how much we miss having him around.

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Oh, Sweet Muffin!

Today I'm visiting Jay Noel today discussing some presidential love. Come on over and say hi!

Now, let's talk Muffins....

Logo courtesy of Matusic
I'm part of C. Lee McKenzie's team to help with the A-Z Challenge. "The Muffin Commando Squad" includes Lee, Tara Tyler, Donna McDine, Tammy Theriault, Carrie Butler, Patricia Lynne, Tyrean Martinson, Yvonne Ventresca, and me. Each member of the squad is answering a few introductory questions so everyone gets to know our sweet team a little better. 

**An A-Z tip by the Muffin Squad's own Yvonne...make follow backs easy by adding your link in the comment. Just be sure to replace with your own name with and blog address after you copy and paste!

<a href="">Elizabeth</a>

Now, to answer my questions!

Who are you anyway? I am the boss. I have the answer to any question...even if I have to make it up. 

Favorite Food: peanut butter. I bet you thought I'd say chocolate. A gal can't live on chocolate alone, but she can survive on peanut butter. 

What kind of muffin would I be? I'll go with cinnamon. Sweet and matches my hair. 

An image of myself: 
Thanks to Tammy Muffin for sexying me up!

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Cover Reveal and Faith

I'm visiting Tyrean Martinson today to discuss the balance between personal beliefs and literary expression. And my continued hope that God has a good sense of humor.

Before heading about a whoop whoop for Cortney!! She has a new cover to reveal!

We have a wonderful cover to reveal to you today for Such A Secret Place!
Let's take a look at the author of this book, Cortney Pearson.
Cortney is a book nerd who studied literature at BYU-Idaho, a music nerd who plays clarinet in her local community orchestra, and a writing nerd who creates stories for young adults. She lives with her husband and three sons in a small Idaho farm town.
Follow Cortney on her pages


When sixteen-year-old Ambry Csille's brother gets taken in one of these raids, her utter fear and panic should be enough to invoke tears in any normal world. But for Ambry, tears are a thing of the past.

Because of a spell, people can no longer feel emotion; not enough to cry, and definitely not enough to defend themselves against the tyrannical soldiers stealing her people’s magic. A rare vial of enchanted tears chooses Ambry to reverse the spell, and soon she finds herself the target not only of the Arcaians, but of battle-scarred Talon Haraway, who wants the tears for his own reasons.

All Ambry wants is to rescue her brother, but when her tears get stolen, Ambry determines to work with Talon to get them back. Any day the Arcaians could drink her tears. Any day they’ll succeed at draining her people's magic completely, and all hope will be gone—not only for her brother, but for her world.
Are you ready to see this cover!?!

You can pre-order your copy of the book here:

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Make sure you go around to the other blogs participating in this event today!

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Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Thunder and Soaps!

The blog tour continues. Today, I'm over at Heather Gardner's talking about soap opera wisdom.  Be sure to come and comment!!

You know you want  need to help out the Ninja Master!

Join the Thunderclap campaign, Unleash the Dragon, to share on Twitter, Facebook, and/or Tumblr on April 7th!

Thunderclap campaigns are easy. They're easy to sign up for and even easier to complete. Just do nothing...Thunderclap posts for you! And only once....about the campaign you signed up to help. It's not like they start spamming book tweets and posts every hour on the hour under your name.

Oh, so I was the only one paranoid about allowing Thunderclap to tweet for me?

So, go Thunderclap NOW!!

Monday, March 9, 2015


I have totally outdone myself today.

I forgot to send posts.

And when I remembered to send posts, I sent them to wrong email addresses.

I could use a keeper, any takers?

Oy. Some days, I amaze myself...and that's not a brag.

Super huge thanks to today's hosts!

I've been keeping a tally of all the comments on guest posts. Top commenter will win an autographed book and swag pack.

Today I will be at: JL CampbellGwen GardnerCortney PearsonYolanda Renee's!

And if I'm not at any of those places, it's because I messed up and forgot to send a post.