Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Can You Handle the Truth?

Welcome to the A to Z challenge - Yowza! Don't leave without seeing the sweet cover reveal below!

A to Z Writing advice:
YES! – The always elusive positive response. Writing is like baseball, it's a game of overcoming failure. Batting averages are hardly even close to .500 (50%) Strikeouts, outs, and walks are common expectations. And that's just like writing. We work our butts off, and receive so much rejection! But when we do get a hit, we knock it out of the park! A "yes" is affirmation and it feels so good. Don't give up or let those strike outs get you down. The YES is coming soon!

Visiting BROKEN BRANCH FALLS (MG Fantasy):

Yellow teeth and eyes - unfortunately, ogres and trolls share the yellow teeth trait due to lack of hygene... the eyes are just what they were dealt.

And for laughs:
Reasons Men are Happier People... 

Y is for Yes, Dear
A woman has the last word in any argument.
Anything a man says after that is the beginning of a new argument.

YET! (that means wait please!)
YAAAAAY for Elizabeth Seckman! A Cover Reveal that will yank at your heartstrings and make you yearn for more of this yarn by golly!

Did you know? After the American Civil War, food was scarce. A common staple was hard tack.  A mix of flour, salt, and water spread thin, cut into squares and baked. 

Isabella Troy Stanley is a divorced, slave freeing pariah surviving in the shattered post Civil War south the only way a fallen debutante knows how... She heads to a Yankee prison and buys herself a husband. 

Jack Byron is the former Troy plantation stable boy and object of young Bella's affection. He rejected her then, and he's still not sold on the idea of marrying her now.  

It’s complicated.

Though to Bella, it’s simple: make Jack love her, marry her, and live happily ever after. The plan seems to work...at least until her secret is revealed.

Gorgeous, isn't it! And what a juicy historical romance!

Elizabeth Seckman is a wife, a mom, and a writer. She has four wonderful boys, one dusty house, and three published books to her credit. Feel free to check them out and buy them HERE! Erm, the books, not the kids or the house...though all things in life are negotiable ;)

You can find her here - Blog // Facebook // Twitter

Cover art by Sprinkles on Top Studios.


Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Congratulations, Elizabeth!
And that's why I just remain quiet...

Tamara Narayan said...

Get those trolls some toothbrushes.

That Isabella sounds like quite a character. Watch out Scarlett.

Robin said...

I am really trying to say Yes to more things in my life. Positive things.

Congratulations Elizabeth!!!

Rachna Chhabria said...

Congratulations Elizabeth. Love the book cover.

cleemckenzie said...

Here's my best to Elizabeth on her book.

I'll pass on any ogre visits. It's about the teeth.

Kathryn Thornton said...

The first words my husband was taught when we landed in Egypt was Yes Dear. This is a phenomenon that spans the globe as is the man not actually listening.

Lots of nice little y tidbits.


Susan Gourley/Kelley said...

New arguments indeed. Batting .500 is pretty great for anyone.

Carrie-Anne said...

My ex actually often tried to get the last word in, trying to get me to acquiesce and enable his hundred and one disorders just like his mommy and daddy.

Christine Rains said...

Gorgeous cover, Elizabeth! And I know some folks with yellow teeth. Ick.

Sophie Duncan said...

A yes is a wonderful thing! :)
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Sheena-kay Graham said...

Congrats Liz! Boy, guys have it rough sometimes. Your characters are so diverse and interesting Tara.

Cathrina Constantine said...

Congrats to Elizabeth! Must be trolls walking around, see yellow teeth once in a while...eyew...Loving your characters Tara.

Miss Alister said...

Oh this was fun from top to bottom! Loved the “YES!” and the “Yes, Dear” and yes, truly awesome cover design on Seckman’s latest – the synopsis intrigues – and man do I identify with “one dusty house”! That, followed by the negotiable bit, had me chuckling and thinking life’s grand – great sense of humor you have, Miss Tara :-D
Miss A

Courtney said...

This was a gem:

Y is for Yes, Dear
A woman has the last word in any argument.
Anything a man says after that is the beginning of a new argument.

Got a good laugh!

Maui Jungalow

Elizabeth Seckman said...

Thanks so much Tara! You are one truly awesome lady!

Love the beginning of a new argument. That's so true!!

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