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Today I am happy to host Elizabeth Seckman for a scene spotlight of her latest, Defying Reason. I hope you enjoy it!
Genre: Women’s Lit/Romance
Publisher: World Castle Publishing
Release Date: February 2015
Taking my hand, he led me through a thicket of dense woods that smelled so sweet and warm, I couldn't breathe in deeply enough to capture the smell. It was fresh and clean, heavy with the sweet scent of flowers.
At the end of the path, it opened up to the quiet ocean. White sand covered the little cove, not the usual brown like on the upper island. Stripping off my sandals, I let my toes sink into the warm, soft sand. It was so soft, it felt fake. I couldn't stop my toes from curling into it.
Tanner sat under one of the bigger trees, which was hardly what I'd have called a tree. It was more like an overgrown bush with a trunk. Once settled, he took my hand and pulled me down, settling me between his legs with my back against his chest and his arms wrapped around my waist. Resting his chin on my shoulder, he said, “Some say this was Blackbeard's cove. You never know, we could be sitting on a pot of gold.”
1. Where does this scene take place?
Springer’s Cove, Ocracoke Island, North Carolina
2. What inspired this scene?
A visit to the area. The Outer Banks has so much history, beauty, and serenity, it’s impossible not to ignite the imagination.
3. Did you have to do something unique to get yourself in the frame of mind to tackle this scene?
No, I just pretend I’m there!
Image from Elizabeth
4. Was this scene difficult or easy to write?
It was pretty easy. I outlined the story while on vacation at the beach, so as I visited places, I imagined Tanner and Jo were there.
5. Can you tell us a secret about this scene?
At the end of the scene, Tanner and Jo were interrupted by an elderly couple celebrating their anniversary. They ask Tanner to take their picture. When my family was visiting the spot, a couple who were on a second honeymoon did stop and ask us to take their picture, so I wrote them into the scene.
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.
Thank you, Elizabeth, for being a great guest. I’d welcome you back anytime. J
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