Take Me Away!

12:00 AM Elizabeth Seckman 48 Comments

No one understands the twists and turns of the teenage mind like C Lee McKenzie, so the following won't shock her a bit.

Now Christine Rains is raising a young, genius child, so she may not yet get it, but she may as well learn now and get the shock over with.

I was trying to think of an intro post for Christine and Lee's new books- books that are absolutely high on my to read list because both of these ladies know how to deliver a good story. And they're both sweet hearts, so I wanted to do right by them. So I sat there looking at the screen- thinking hard.

Then my phone pinged. And I got this from my college student: (Forgive the bit of crude, my son is eighteen and has zero fear of Mom...and Mom is known to slip into potty mouth, so who am I to judge?)

Cole's texts are in gray; my responses are blue- just in case you thought I was trying to talk him into buying me an Xbox.







See? Teens are tough to raise. Quick witted teens- even tougher.

No wonder I like to lose myself in a good book. Thank you ladies for keeping me in stock!

Geek girl Morgan Reid has been to many conventions, but none that had her wishing it would never end.

Dressed as their characters from the online game Steampunk Quest, Morgan and her best friend meet the other players for the first time in real life. Morgan's attraction to the gorgeous Dean Bradley is immediate, making it difficult to breathe in her tight corset. Even after a few dice shattering orgasms, she doesn't believe this can be anything more than a con fling. But Dean is making her feel things she's only read about in books. Can Morgan let go of her cool-headed logic and allow herself to fall completely for the perfect geek guy?

Purchase links: Amazon / Nook / Ellora's Cave / Kobo

Christine Rains is a writer, blogger, and geek mom. Please visit her website and blog.


KINDLE PRINT EVERNIGHT TEEN

one Secret
Cleo has struggled to heal after her baby sister’s death, but the flashbacks to the accident won’t go away. With the move, she vows to keep her tragedy a secret and avoid pitying looks.

one Mystery
Something’s strange about the abandoned house across the street—flashes of light late at night and small flickers of movement that only someone looking for them would see. 
Everyone says the house is deserted, but Cleo is sure it isn’t, and she’s sure whoever is inside is watching her.

another Secret
In one night, Belleza’s life changes forever. So famous, her only choice is to hide her secret from the world so she can silence small town bigotry. 

Then Cleo happens.

YOU CAN FIND C. LEE ON TWITTER AND FACEBOOK OR VISIT HER WEBSITE. SHE BLOGS AT THE WRITE GAME. See all of her book titles HERE.

48 comments:

  1. Amazing books from blogging friends here!

    Ah, teen logic. I hear it all day as a teacher.

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    1. I bet you could tell some great stories...oh wait! You do!

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  2. That was a funny conversation.
    Congratulations to both ladies!

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  3. dice shattering orgasms.

    That's something sell-able. Yep.

    You and your son have longer conversations via tap tap than I do with my mom in our monthly phone calls. (I'm pretty sure my mom finds me v e r y boring.)

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    1. Then Mac, you and your mom should get a couple of smart phones and start texting each other! I have found my phones will text way faster than they will talk.

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  4. Teens can make parents go crazy.

    Congrats Christine Rians - some steamy stuff going on there.

    Congrats to C Lee McKenzie - sacred scerets

    All the best to both writers.

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  5. What a great premise for a book! and yes, Teens are pretty much crazy. Their brains are actually different! I just hope they like my books!

    (also, I love the cover!)

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  6. lmao being a smart arse sure works for me. Teen or not. Congrats to both indeed.

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  7. That was hilarious! *LOL* I do wonder what my little guy will be like as a teen. He's already a dedicated gamer! I wonder if he'll be asking for the new holographic game system then! Thank you so much for the shout-out. And yay for Lee! I've been seeing her all over. Have a terrific weekend, Elizabeth. :)

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    1. I wish you luck now, Christine. Raising smart kids can be tough. They understand loopholes better than an attorney.

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  8. Hi Elizabeth - you gave me quite a chuckle with that text chat!

    Visiting from "Celebrate the small things" bloghop. Have a great weekend!

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  9. OMG, you and your son are hilarious!! He's very clever - I'm sure you're going to give in on the xbox thing. Have a great weekend!

    (There were a few incorrect blog addresses on the Celebrate hop's Linky. I visited every site, edited broken links, and it's all fixed now! I look forward to you next post!)

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    1. So far, so good....still haven't given in to the xBox. Yay me! But I did just spend $100 on tennis shoes, but that may be cheap by non-tight-wad mom standards.

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  10. My teens incite me to potty mouth too. The last one in the house thinks he is clever. I hate it when he is right. He also has lots of arguments why XBox One is essential to life.

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    1. Mine do too. I suppose I could just pretend I am speaking the language they understand.

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  11. Too funny!! I wish I could record some of the convos I have with my seventh grade students-they have a talent for making me laugh and creeping me out simultaneously!! Thanks for the book recommends :-)

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  12. Looks like Ms Raines is shooting for both the nerd market and the lonely housewife market ;)

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  13. Oh, I so like all of this. And I get it about quick-witted kids. Love it all :)
    Happy Weekend!

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  14. Congrats C.Lee and Christine. Much luck in love and games Morgan. Smart mouth boy, potty mouth mom. Oh Liz. He could slowly save for a while or try ebay.

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    1. I agree with you, Sheena-kay. It's good for them to wait for things, or better yet, earn them themselves.

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  15. Hi Elizabeth,

    Humble apologies for my sporadic commenting as of late. My computer needs to be replaced!

    What a clever way to get around to the wonderful announcements in regards to two of my adoring fans, C. Lee and Christine.

    Can I have an X-Box? :)

    Have a nice weekend and thanks for sharing. Great post! Following!

    Gary

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    1. No apologies. I always, always eagerly await your visits!

      And no, you can't have an X-Box either. LOL.

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  16. Congratulations on both books. Glad you are adamant about books rather than Xbox.

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    1. Yep, the books will get him much farther than an X-Box.

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  17. He may be quick-witted but you hold your own!

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    1. They try to wear me down, but I have learned to be tenacious.

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  18. Haha, love it! I have some time before those teenage years hit, but it looks like I'm in for quite a ride. Guess I should still enjoy 2 yo meltdowns and sticky kisses while I can get them, huh? =) Congrats to both ladies on their newest releases!

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    1. Yep, I miss those toddler years. Never thought I'd say that, but it's true!

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  19. That text message from your son... priceless. I love it.

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    1. I agree...even when he's being rotten and trying to get video games!

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  20. OMG. Your son is awesome, even if he doesn't have his priorities right at the moment! I follow C Lee McKenzie. She's where I got the idea for the Thunderclap from. Looking forward to reading these!

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    1. He is one ornery, witty guy. Lee is awesome. She's a smart lady to follow.

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  21. Congrats to both ladies, and congrats to you Elizabeth for retaining your sanity with a kid like that :-)

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    1. My sanity is questionable some days, but for the most part- it's remained in tact!

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  22. Good Books from Christine and C.Lee. Funny Post, Elizabeth.

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  23. As someone who went to college and is spending the rest of his natural life paying for it, while finding success in a field not related to his degree, I'd rather have the Xbox too. Also, I feel it's a better investment. Don't show this to your son.

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    1. LOL. No, I won't share it with him. Neither my husband nor I am using the degrees awe have the way they were intended. And silly me, I got a degree in social work- I could have earned more at McDonalds.

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  24. LOL. I dread the day my kids are teens. But honestly, I never read my text books when I was in school. :)

    Grats to C.L. and Christine! Both books look great!

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    1. I think every professor should have to reimburse the students for books they didn't really need. I get so mad when I pay $200 for a book they never even open. It's ridiculous.

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