Monday, June 25, 2012

Author Spotlight - Elizabeth Seckman, Author of Past Due

Hello friends! I'm pleased to be hosting debut author Elizabeth Seckman on her blog tour with Totes and Notes.

Title: Past Due
Author: Elizabeth Seckman

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Available from: Amazon ebook, Amazon paperback

Jenna Austin is a young, widowed artist raising a teenage son on the Outer Banks of North Carolina. As the costs of living in paradise rise, she struggles to make ends meet. Life isn't easy, but she manages.

When her car breaks down, she trudges on. She assumes life can't get any more complicated than it is. But it can...

Chance brings her nose to well-formed chest with Tres Coulter, the handsome, affluent aid to Governor Hunt. Jenna and Tres share a history; they also share a love they thought long lost. Their lives are about to be altered forever as the deceptions of the past transform the very foundation of the present.

The price of happily ever after may be too steep to pay once the past comes due.

Jenna perused the wine shelf. Gourmet screw top, gas station wine was the answer to her chilled flesh and growing head ache. That and a hot shower. The selection was far from overwhelming, so she chose with ease. She tucked the bottle under her arm and headed for the check out.

On her way to the counter, she took a gander at Tanner. He bent over and ran his hand across the tire tread then stroked the chrome hub cap. She hoped he didn’t get down and crawl under the stupid thing. She shook her head and walked on. . .straight into a mound of sturdy warm flesh. Jenna cringed, then opened her eyes to find herself nose to chest with a well formed male body. She felt her cheeks flame with embarrassment. “I am so sorry.” She answered without looking up.

“No problem. . .Jenna.”

The voice rang familiar. Jenna, in an instant, felt a moment of mystical calm. A rightness in the world kind of feeling. But, this feeling was instantly replaced with full blown, blood draining, knee weakening panic. “Tres.” The word nearly choked her. Her heart beat so rapidly she thought it might leap from her mouth if she opened it again. She looked over her shoulder at Tanner. Fortunately, he was still preoccupied with the Bat Mobile.

“So, how have you been?” He asked the question slowly, with an emphasis on each and every word. Jenna doubted the friendliness of the question. It seemed more like the beginning of an interrogation. Like where were you on the night of September 7th? Simple question, kill yourself answer. Jenna gulped. She’d declare the fifth if she had to.

About Elizabeth
Elizabeth lives in West Virginia with her four boys (five if you count their dad) and the houseful of pets they promised they'd take care of. She is a graduate from Marshall University with a degree in counseling. She gave up working with real people to spend her time daydreaming and hanging out with make-believe people. She calls this writing.

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Your Turn
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Happy reading!


  1. Thanks for hosting me Kristine!!! If you ever need a favor...give me a holler. :)

    1. It's my pleasure, Elizabeth! I love introducing my blog readers to new authors. And I'm sure I'll have occasion to take you up on your offer :)

    2. Great!
      And love the blog! Very distinctive.

  2. This book sounds like a wonderful read. Thank you for introducing me to this new author.

    1. Thank you for stopping by and commenting, Savannah. I appreciate the visit!

  3. Thanks Savannah! My greatest hope as a writer is that I create a story that is worth the time and money a reader invests in it.

  4. Hi Elizabeth,

    You book looks like fun. I enjoy old lovers reunited stories because they tend to be emotional reads which I love.

    Congrats on your new book and best wishes.


    1. That's why I love reunion stories as well. The characters already have an established past, so there is more emotion and we can also get into the meat of the story more quickly. Thank you for stopping by and commenting, Kiru!

    2. Thanks Kiru! This one qualifies as emotional. And Kristine hit the nail on the head...I wanted them to be able to have "insta-chemistry", so a shared past was a must.

  5. Congratulations, Elizabeth, and good luck. I *love* the cover. :D

    1. It is a fabulous cover, isn't it? Thank you so much for stopping by and supporting Elizabeth and my blog :)

    2. Thanks Tamara! I can't take credit for the cover (or does giving it a thumb's up count?) The cover art was the genius of Karen Fuller, World Castle publisher.

  6. Beautiful cover, Elizabeth! I love reunion stories because there's so much past history for the couple to resolve.

    1. All that history adds such delicious conflict, doesn't it? :) Thank you for stopping by and commenting, Sheila!

    2. And this couple has more than their share of sorting to do. I'm a big fan of the cover too. It really is pretty. I'd wear it on a tee-shirt, but that might be taking self-promotion a bit too far. :)