Hops and Reveals!

6:00 AM Elizabeth Seckman 34 Comments

This weekly hop is to celebrate the good things that happened during the week!

* Defying Reason is available for pre-order! Get your copy here.

* Getting beta feedback on Hoosier Daddy and it's so far, so good!

* Got my yearly doctor appointment out of the way. It was zero fun, but it's done, so that's good!


Join the Goals Blog Hop Here!
2015 Goals:

Publish two books: on track! Defying Reason will be out 2/12. That gives me ten months to get another book ready!

Master marketing: Writing post for the blog tour. Got the swag ordered. Still need to set up some ads.

More book events: Got a few scoped out. Just need to check them against the family schedule. 

Today is the cover reveal for Adamant (The Alliance series #1) by Emma L. Adams. This cover reveal is organized by Lola's Blog Tours.

ADAMANT final front coverAdamant (The Alliance Series #1)
By Emma L. Adams
Genre: Contemporary Fantasy
Age category: Adult
Release Date: 11 March 2015
On an alternative 21st-century Earth in which our world is one of many in the Multiverse, the Inter-World Alliance exists to keep the peace between the worlds, and keep the monsters out.

Ada Fletcher is twenty-one, keeps a collection of knives in her room, and is more interested in fighting than her day job as a cashier. She also risks her life on a daily basis, helping refugees from a devastating magical war on her homeworld hide on the low-magic Earth. But when she’s taken into custody by the Alliance, her unusual magic makes her a prime suspect for a supervisor’s suspicious death.

For Kay Walker, whose family founded the organization, there has never been any doubt that his future is with the Alliance – even if it means dealing with sarcastic centaurs and dangerous monsters in the dark Passages between worlds. But when his supervisor is murdered, Kay discovers that a research project might have been the reason, and faces the choice of whether to ignore his instincts or risk becoming the next target, not to mention digging into the Alliance’s history and memories he’d rather keep buried. And there’s something not quite right about the strange, fierce girl he arrested as a suspect.

Adamant Teaser
The last thing Ada wants is to help the infuriating Alliance guard who arrested her, but it soon becomes clear that the Alliance knows too much about Ada’s offworld origins. More, in fact, than she knows herself. Now she has to choose between loyalty to her family, and helping the Alliance save the Earth – and the Multiverse – from a deadly enemy.
Adamant promo

You can find Adamant on Goodreads

You can pre-order Adamant here:
- Amazon
- Kobo
- B&N
- iBooks

Emma AdamsAbout the Author:
Emma spent her childhood creating imaginary worlds to compensate for a disappointingly average reality, so it was probably inevitable that she ended up writing speculative fiction. She was born in Birmingham, UK, which she fled at the first opportunity to study English Literature at Lancaster University. In her three years at Lancaster, she hiked up mountains, skydived in Australia, and endured a traumatic episode involving a swarm of bees in the Costa Rican jungle. She also entertained her creative writing group and baffled her tutors by submitting strange fantasy tales featuring dragons and supernatural monsters to workshops. These included her first publication, a rather bleak dystopian piece, and a disturbing story about a homicidal duck (which she hopes will never see the light of day).

Now a reluctant graduate, Emma refuses to settle down and be normal. When not embarking on wild excursions and writing fantasy novels, she edits and proofreads novels for various publishing houses and reads an improbable number of books. Emma is currently working on the Alliance series, a multiple-universe adult fantasy featuring magic, monsters, cool gadgets and sarcasm. Her upper-YA urban fantasy Darkworld series is published by Curiosity Quills Press.

You can find and contact Emma here:
- Website
- Blog
- Facebook
- Twitter
- Google+
- Goodreads
- Newsletter

There is a cover reveal wide giveaway for the cover reveal of Adamant. These are the prizes you can win:
- a 10$ Amazon gift card

Enter the giveaway below for a chance to win!
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  1. You are doing your thing Liz! Congrats on another book on it's way to be published. Emma your cover is beautiful and this story sounds crazy exciting.

  2. Good luck with your goals, Elizabeth! Sounds like you're already on a roll. :)
    And that's a great cover. Congratulations to Emma!

  3. Thanks for being part of this cover reveal!

  4. Emma has a great cover! Very pretty.

    Best of luck with your goals, Elizabeth. You're going to rock them!

  5. One awesome cover indeed.

    Sure you can get another in ten months.

  6. Congrats on your upcoming book release!

    That's a beautiful cover. Emma's book sounds intriguing!

  7. Good luck with your goals and the book release!

  8. Best of luck with all your goals. Glad the doctors appt is out the way.

    Congrats to Emma.

  9. Nice celebration here! Love those goals... best wishes!

  10. Way to go with your hop preparations!
    And congrats to Emma!

  11. Elizabeth, congrats on Defying Reason. Looks like a winner! Love Emma's cover and her book sounds wonderful!

  12. Congratulations on Defying Reason Liz. All the best with it. Also Adamant sounds like a good story. Will keep an eye out for it.

  13. Thank you so much for sharing Adamant's cover! :)

  14. Congrats on DEFYING REASON and on the great beta feedback. Happy Weekend!

  15. "Hoosier Daddy" has gotta be one of the cutest book titles ever. Good luck with "Defying Reason." (Not that you need luck; you've got talent.)

    Emma's cover is gorgeous.

    Like Carol said, Happy Weekend!

  16. That's awesome news about your soon-to-be-released book and the one you have brewing. I wish I could write 2 a year. It's great to see Emma has a new book out. I loved 1 & 2 of her Darkworld series! Have a wonderful weekend!

  17. Congratulations on your book going up for pre-order! It must be a heck of a feeling!

  18. Congrats to you and Emma! You're right on track for the year. Have a terrific weekend. :)

  19. Rock on! You're doing great! Let me know if you need a crit partner. :-)

  20. Two weeks to your next book - get excited!

  21. Emma's cover is amazing.

    I'm off to pre-order...

  22. You are a marketing machine! I tried to do a Google AdWords thing for my last book but it just kept giving me an error that I'd forgotten something. I'd go in and fix it and it would still say it was missing. I finally gave up! And my husband's been working on getting Google certified for work. I told him he'll have to help me before the next book!

  23. Is Hoosier Daddy set in IN? Or at least features an IN man, lol! That's where I live. =) And Emma's cover is very atmospheric!

  24. Two books - that's a great goal.

    Congrats to Emma. Although, as a child of the British 80s, I have Stand and Deliver by Adam Ant in my head now, and I'm considering hunting down the track on YouTube :-)

  25. A book on the way, and already eyeing a second for the year! That's fantastic! We both wish you the best of luck, and can we just say "Hoosier Daddy" - love the title.

  26. awesome goal! love Emma's cover! :)

  27. Congratulations on the book, Emma! And congratulations on those goals, Elizabeth. Let me know how you master marketing. I'm in sore need of that kind of help.

  28. Congratulations on the book, Emma! And congratulations on those goals, Elizabeth.

  29. Visiting as part of Beth and Misha's FIVE YEAR WRITING GOAL blog hop :) Well done on your achievement. One book nearly out already - and only a few weeks into the year! Good luck with the launch.

  30. You're a rock star with your productivity, Elizabeth. And quality is impeccable too. I'm proud to call you a friend.

    Regarding Adamant, I'm tempted by the aesthetics and wording of the cover. Very intriguing.

    Thank you, Elizabeth, and congratulations, Emma!

  31. Oooo… Adamant looks GOOD…

    And Liz, you're amazing. I seriously love you. Amazing with everything. <3

  32. I second what Margan said because she's awesome and I also think Adamant looks and sounds really GOOD! And yes, Liz, (can I call you Liz? ;) ) you are frickin amazing too. <3

  33. I second what Margan said because she's awesome and I also think Adamant looks and sounds really GOOD! And yes, Liz, (can I call you Liz? ;) ) you are frickin amazing too. <3

  34. Ah! Emma's cover is amazing!

    Way to go with your progress. I hope your sales are epic. *raising a cheese wedge to you*


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