Thursday, December 6, 2012

Guest Post: C. Elizabeth

I am pleased to welcome C. Elizabeth, author of Absolute Obstruction, the second book in the Absolute Series, which released October 1st, 2012.  She is here today to discuss "escapism", probably the main reason why so many of us are addicted to the books we read; we are all just looking for something that will take us away from the reality of our lives and let us enjoy the troubles and joys of somebody else's life for a change.  Why else would we read?

Being lonely isn’t anything new for 45 year old Rose Terrance. After all, that’s what she signed up for when she married beautiful, 33 year old movie star, Michael Terrance and in spite of her loneliness, their love stays strong.

However, their love, nor Michael’s vehement overprotectiveness, can shield Rose from a threat that is beyond Michael’s comprehension, one that annihilates his heart and lines his soul with guilt.

Michael has murderous intentions that lead him to a place he has already asked Rose to forgive him for, taking the phrase “I would die for you” to the extreme.


I am no different from anyone else, my life is hectic, running here, running there and finding that there are simply not enough hours in the day.  It seems that we wake up, rush out of the house and in a blink of an eye we’re yawning, trying to stay awake just to get through our favorite TV show in the evening.  We have all been programmed to put everyone else on our schedules and forget about ourselves.  That is why I write.

When I pick up a book, as with everyone, I want it to take me to a new world, to watch someone else fall in love, breakup, cry, laugh, and the like.  That is what I want; to get to know the characters as my friends, feel for them, and send them a get well card if one should get sick or hurt.  Those are the signs of the ultimate escapism in a good book.

Now what would happen if you picked up a book and literally became the characters?

For me, that is my primary goal when I write; to give the readers a strong base in the real world, something they can connect with.  What a wonderful thing to take an hour or two for yourself and be literally swept into another life, a world where you live surrounded by new people, yet you know them.  Perhaps fall in love with the hero, who of course is the hot hunk of a man you’ve always fantasized about or to have the arguments face to face, feeling the anger gripping your stomach, or that first kiss that titillates your senses. 

When I write it is for the reader and to have my characters come alive in their mind, thrills me to death.  I don’t want them to be simply a fly on the wall, I want them to live it, breath it, taste it – that is the ultimate realism and that is why I write.

About the Author:
C. Elizabeth lives in St. Albert,  Alberta, Canada and during her short writing career she’s learned a lot about herself, sometimes to the point that she wonders how the heck she got this far in life and know so little about herself.

For the majority of her life she dabbled in many things, such as drawing, photography, sewing, only to find that after a while, she would lose interest, but writing is a different story — it found her and continues to be an addiction, as well as a most wonderful, incredible passion.

Not only does she write novels, but she does whatever she can to hone her craft.  Such as attending the New York Pitch Conference, seminars and the like, as well, she writes for online magazines on the topic of… you guessed it, writing.

Her latest book is the romantic suspense, Absolute Obstruction.

You can learn more about C. Elizabeth at her website at


  1. Thank you so much for having me today.

  2. I'm with you, I want to be drawn into a good book. I'll look out for this one.

  3. Excellent post!

    I write very much with an eye to the real world with my own work.