Friday, October 30, 2015


Thank you, Lily Graison! 

She is hosting my book, The Fourteenth Quilt, on her blog as part of her Friday First Kiss feature. You can find her blog with the post by clicking HERE.

For the rest of 2015 you can also find the link on my right-hand sidebar as part of my blog tour.

This first kiss scene took place on a park bench in the middle of a traffic circle. 

Do you want to take a guess at what else took place there?

My author links and purchase links are listed below.

And, after you read the book, please remember:

Robyn Echols Author Links:
Website  |  Blog  |  Facebook  |  Twitter  |  Pinterest
Quilt Gateway blog (See posts for September 2015)

Purchase Links:

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Wednesday Wonders: HALLOWS GATE

Today's Wednesday Wonders features Hallows Gate by Michelle Erickson.

Book Description:

New Year’s Eve changed Angelina ‘s life

She got lost and fell in love – with a ghost.

Now she needs to save him by becoming his wife

The problem?

If she succeeds, she frees him, but loses him forever.

Love is more complicated than she thought...

And that doesn’t include the elves. 

Short Excerpt:

 “Angelina?” he looked as if he were fighting some inner battle.

He’d never said my name before in dreams.  His voice made it sound intimate.  I touched my lips and stared at his; he wasn’t going to get away that easily.  I wanted to kiss him again.
I looked at the ever-so-real illusion in front of me, “You always called me Angel when we were under the tree, you know.”
His eyes traveled over my face as if memorizing it.
“I’m going to wake up soon.  Let’s just kiss ‘til I do.”  It seemed the best use of my time.  I stepped forward and he held up his hand to stop my approach, looking regretful, but not as regretful as I felt he should look. 
“But you’re not dreaming,” he was amused and he seemed to be able to read minds.  I guessed men who looked like super-heroes were entitled to super powers.
I blinked at him, confused. “I need to kiss you again.”
His smile deepened, revealing a shallow dimple in his right cheek.  It looked very attractive and I wanted to kiss it as well.  He looked wistful and then his eyes sank to my lips and rose back up to my eyes. “You will.”
I smiled, ready to step forward just as he disappeared.
I blinked and looked around, like the fool I was, wondering where he went.  Then it dawned on me that I really was getting soaked.  It was cold enough I could see my breath.  Through the misty shroud my breath made, I realized I was not only alone; I was standing in a hollowed-out building in the dark, two feet from a gaping hole in the floor.  If he hadn’t stopped me from going forward…
Numbly, I skirted the hole, walked out the doorless building that had a large “Danger!” sign tacked to the wall.  I stumbled down the broken steps, avoiding those that were missing, ignoring the pelting rain. 
The parking lot was empty, except for my car.
I opened the car door, sat behind the wheel, put the car in reverse, and floored it.  I wanted to huddle over the heater, but my chattering teeth weren’t only connected to temperature.
Three things were screamingly apparent.
First, this wasn’t a dream.
Second, he knew my name.
Third, I wanted him to kiss me.
I touched my lips with a shaking hand.  No, make it four things:  Apparently, I just kissed a ghost and it was, without a doubt, the best kiss I had ever had. 
I didn’t need caffeine.  I was so awake my hair was standing on end.

About the Author:

In the past, I've suffered from post-apocalyptic stress syndrome while writing 5 Blanks, powered an ancient artifact using a pair of star-crossed lovers in Chest of Souls, recovered Christmas by unearthing the forgotten love story of the Klauses, and, in Pic Jump, saved a little girl from a terrorist organization armed with nothing but a Barbie head and a woman in a coma. Oh, and helped a woman get lost and find true love - with a ghost - in Hallows Gate.

People ask how I do what I do. Simply put: I LOVE what I do. I thrive on the written word! By the time you read this, I'll be working with awesome new characters to turn upside down (or inside out), spinning more plots to weave into their lives and planting subplots to harvest when they aren't looking.

I'm currently at work on House of Cards (Book 1 has been released), a children's urban fantasy I'm co-authoring with my oldest daughter. Other projects?   I'm being haunted by characters that demand sequels, and those who simply want to get their fifteen minutes in the spotlight. Masters of Lightning, never-say-die ghosts, and Elves with attitude are among these.

It has been a long and miraculous (always mental), journey. I bid you good reads wherever you go and in case I don't survive my next adventure, I left my will at the bottom of a volcano under a rock.

Are you still reading this? Good. Keep it up - and thanks for dropping by! 

Author Links:
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    Google+  |  Wikia Page Amazon Author Page

Monday, October 26, 2015


HOORAY! I've got winners for the Rafflecopter giveaway. 

The winner of the 18 square inch Christmas Star block wall hanging/table topper is Cissie P.

The winner of the $25 Amazon gift card is Shannon W.

The winner of the autographed paperback copy of The Fourteenth Quilt is Jennifer C. R.

I will be contacting each of the winners using the email provided me by Rafflecopter.


Robyn Echols Author Links:

Website  |  Blog  |  Facebook  |  Twitter  |  Pinterest

Quilt Gateway blog (See posts for September 2015)

Purchase Links:

Saturday, October 24, 2015


Saturday is Day 6, the last day of The Fourteenth Quilt blog tour. I have 5 excerpts and 3 Q&A interviews scattered throughout the tour, plus a sign-up for a Rafflecopter giveaway. I hope you have been able to catch them all. If not, the links to all the blog posts on the tour are on the right-hand sidebar of this blog.

The blogs featured today are:
  • Penny's Tales by P.A. Estelle - She is featuring Excerpt #2, "Quiltsters." You may find her blog on the right-hand sidebar or by clicking HERE.
  • Zina Abbott Books - This is my pen name for historical romance novels. I am featuring the interview Q&A with the real couple behind Sarah & Brian. At the end is Excerpt #2, "Quiltsters." You can find this blog on the right-hand sidebar or by clicking HERE.
After you have read the book, please remember:

Robyn Echols Author Links:

Website  |  Blog  |  Facebook  |  Twitter  |  Pinterest

Quilt Gateway blog (See posts for September 2015)

Purchase Links:

Friday, October 23, 2015


Friday is Day 5 of The Fourteenth Quilt blog tour. I have 5 excerpts and 3 Q&A interviews scattered throughout the tour, plus a sign-up for a Rafflecopter giveaway. I hope you catch them all.

The blog featured today are:
  • Author S.E. Daley - She is featuring Excerpt #5, "First Kiss." You may find her blog on the right-hand sidebar or by clicking HERE.
 After you have read the book, please remember:

S.E, Daley who sent me a set of questions for her blog. I did not get them back to her in time. Here they are:

Author Interview Questions

1.     S.E. Daley: What inspired you to write in the first place?
Robyn: I have always loved to read and write. I was sort of a dreamy child who made up stories in my head. I naturally progressed to writing my stories down so others could read them.

2.     S.E. Daley: What inspired this particular book?
Robyn: Although much of this book is pure fiction, the main plot is based on real events. At the time I worked with my two friends to make lap quilts for the local rest home I had no idea what would happen, especially that last week before Christmas. We had some crazy experiences. In other words, who could make this stuff up? It was only when I looked back on the real fourteenth quilt and realized the many lives it touched that I sensed its significance. I said, “Someone needs to write a book about this.” So, I did.

3.     S.E. Daley: How do you spend your free time?
Robyn: I enjoy reading, mostly fiction, but often non-fiction, particularly history. I love to quilt, although it does not rate as high as reading. I used to garden, but now I am writing more I don’t have the time. Last, I enjoy going on road trips, particularly into the mountains. Research trips are almost as much fun as writing the books set in the localities I’ve researched. I also work at the family history center and participate in my church, the local genealogical society, quilt guild and the local Daughters of Utah Pioneers. I attend way too many board meetings…..

4.     S.E. Daley: What literary character do you most relate too?
Robyn: I don’t think in those terms so I have no idea. I do know of most of the prominent people I hear quoted, I enjoy quotes from Abraham Lincoln and Albert Einstein the most.

5.     S.E. Daley: What is the thing you struggle most with when you are writing and how do you defeat it?
Robyn: The more I publish, the more time I spend marketing my books: blogs – including on group blogs –Facebook, Twitter, blog tours, making promotional hand-outs – all the things needed to get my name and the name of my books out there so people know what I have to offer. I defeat it by keeping on top of my calendaring, making templates for visuals to use and reuse on Twitter and Facebook, and keeping an organized filing system on my computer not only of my research and other resources, but also of my promotional and publishing deadlines.

6.     S.E. Daley: If you could spend a day inside one book, what book would it be and why?
Robyn: I try to spend a little bit of every day inside one book or another, whatever I’m reading at the time. The book I most like to get into is the one I’m writing at the moment.  

7.     S.E. Daley: If your book was made into a movie, who would play the main characters?
Robyn: Considering this particular book was based on many actual people, I guess the obvious answer would be…. Frankly, I much prefer to read and write, so I watch very little television and rarely go to movies. I have no idea who could play the three old quilters. For the young couple, Sarah and Brian, there are some wonderful young actors and actresses, but I don’t know their names. Someone else would have to do the casting.

8.     S.E. Daley: Do you listen to music while you write? If so what kind?
Robyn: Nope. I like it dead silent.

9.     S.E. Daley: What is your writing snack of choice?
Robyn: Do I have to limit it to just one? Chocolate, crackers, Craisins, yogurt, cheese sticks, and soda.

10. S.E. Daley: Which of your personality traits did you write into one of your characters? (Accidental or deliberate)
Robyn: My tendency to be a little sarcastic. I try to be tactful when I speak – a trait that does not come naturally to me – but in my mind I’m often thinking something entirely different. In The Fourteenth Quilt, Lynn is a little like that.

Robyn Echols Author Links:

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Quilt Gateway blog (See posts for September 2015)

Purchase Links: