Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Defying Reason Blog Tour: Guest Post by Elizabeth Seckman

As a big fan of Elizabeth's romance novels, I feel especially lucky to help celebrate the release of her latest novel, Defying Reason. And you guys are in for a treat because Elizabeth is here on my blog today. So, take it away, Elizabeth!

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Hi Kristin! Thanks for having me over!

People always ask me why I write romance. I really only have one good reason- I love love. It's a little word, but it is the basis for all the good in life- like families, friendships, relationships....

But as adults, we sometimes complicate things. What about heart breaks, unrequited love, co- dependent, selfish love...? Doesn't that ruin my love illusions?

Nope. I will still bet my money on love. Yes, we humans can figure out a way to muck up almost everything. We can take something as simple as love and turn it into a whole self-help section.

That's why, when life is complicated, we need to rely on children to guide us. They have a better grasp of the complex things, like computers and love....

If you don't have time, or are in a public place and can't watch the video...here are my favorite statements by these wise children:

~Love makes you feel brave and mighty.

~If you take someone to Hawaii, they'll fall in love with you.

~Love just happens...no one invented it. 






The Blurb:

Jo Leigh Harper comes from a long line of trouble-making, white trash stock.
Tanner Coulter comes from a longer line of wealth-creating, blue blood stock.
Jo graduated college top of her class, moving toward a future full of possibilities.
Tanner dropped out of college, trading a law degree for drinking games and one night stands.

A family crisis throws the rich party boy and the poor genius girl together. The attraction is immediate, though neither one is a heart-in-the-sand- drawing believer in true love. But as the summer sun heats up along the shores of the Outer Banks, so does the connection between them. Maybe, just maybe, they can win at love by defying reason.

Author Bio:


Elizabeth is a multi-published author of books for people who are believers in happily-ever- after, true love, and stories with a bit of fun and twists with their plots. The mother of four young men, she tackles laundry daily and is the keeper of the kitchen. She lives along the shores of the Ohio River in West Virginia, but dreams daily of the beach. 

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36 comments:

  1. Taking someone to Hawaii makes them fall in love with you? We'll have to ask Mark if that is true.
    Love is still the greatest thing and will remain after all else is gone.

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    1. Seems Mark might be falling in love with the mainland and the proximity to ball parks. At least he seems happy until his flip flop clad feet hit the snow.

      Love really is all that matters.

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  2. What a delightful video! Such sweetness and pure truth - you're right - children know love better than adults!
    Thank you, Elizabeth.
    Thanks to Kristen for hosting, (smile)

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    1. Children don't have their brains as cluttered with nonsense as we adults do.

      Thank you Dixie for stopping by!

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    2. Children do know how to break it down into the simplest terms, don't they? Nice to meet you, Dixie!

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  3. There is much more to love than kissing...kudos that a boy said this. Also it was nice seeing the various ways kids viewed love. Adults sadly have a talent for making things complicated. Sometimes I see it and wonder if my might still be half a kid...since I actually see it and they don't. Glad you loving love Liz and keep being you. Congrats on your latest book.

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    1. I know I love Sheena-kay! You always make me smile. Keep that child-like heart. It suits you well.

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  4. I love that you love love! I'm a terribly unromantic person, so my thoughts on love is someone who is willing to get you soup when you're stuck in bed sick. Wait... that sounds like my Valentine's day...

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    1. Then I am horribly unromantic too, because as far as I am concerned, bringing soup to the sick in bed is far more romantic than roses any old day!

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    2. It's those little things that speak volumes, right? Sorry to hear you were sick, Loni!!

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  5. Thanks for having me over Kristin!! I've been swamped with posts, but happily enjoying your read in my down time. Love, love, loving!

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    1. It was my pleasure!! So glad to hear you're enjoying it! :)

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  6. Super cute, Elizabeth. Kids will totally give it to you straight, eh?

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  7. I LOVE love too! No matter what kind of story I write (suspenseful or supernatural) romance is always a sub-genre. My characters just love to fall in love with each other. ;)

    That was an adorable video!

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    1. Me too Chrys! Hey, even Star Wars had a love story, so we're not alone..

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  8. I LOVE love too! No matter what kind of story I write (suspenseful or supernatural) romance is always a sub-genre. My characters just love to fall in love with each other. ;)

    That was an adorable video!

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  9. Kids just say it and we lose that ability when we get older. I do believe Love does find a way

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    1. Yep, we lose a bit of truth in our over thinking.

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  10. aah those kids, I can't! too cute...I agree with that one girl about a boy being mean means they have a crush. In third grade some boy put clay in my hair! Took the teacher two hours to get it out, and I remember her telling me it meant he liked me, ha! he apologized to me ten years later lol. and I agree, love is so incredibly fascinating to write about!

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    1. I remember a teacher telling me that too. It didn't matter. I still couldn't stand the little jerk and wanted moved to another table. Even then, I had princess thinking.

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  11. The kids are so cute! I'm fascinated by love too. Just finished your second Coulter book and I'm moving on to the third right away. I can't stop myself! :)

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    1. Love you Christine!! I saw the review. You are all sorts of awesome.

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  12. Great line about kids and computers...

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  13. Elizabeth is making the rounds! I love her romantic spirit.

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    1. I am everywhere. You're going to be sick of me soon!

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  14. OMG so cute!!!! I lOVE (!) the little girl who says love feels like a spark and then a moment later there's a little boy wearing a T-shirt saying 'Sparks' on it lol (I often notice the silliest of things!). xx

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  15. Love is definitely the answer. Forget money and power:)

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  16. " I love love. It's a little word, but it is the basis for all the good in life- like families, friendships, relationships...."
    I like to quote good quotes.

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  17. Great video.

    During the Children's Time at church last week, our Pastor was asking the kids how they know when someone loves them. One little girl said, "When my daddy tickles me, it feels like love."

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  18. Congratulations Elizabeth! Your book sounds fab!

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