Rose’s Reads, New Audio, Conference Fun!

The Rose’s Read for All Hallow’s Eve this week for only 99 cents/KU reads free, is The Caretaker of Showman’s Hill. If you like vampires, this book is for you. It’s a novel inspired by a true story of a circus train wreck that happened near Hammond, Indiana, back in 1918.

A circus train was pulled over at 4 am, trying to fix something that overheated. Behind them, an engineer of a freight train fell asleep, plowing into the back of the circus train. The sleeper cars were near the back, and over 50 performers were killed. The cars were made of wood and the gas lighting caught fire, making things even worse.

The deceased performers were buried at Showman’s Rest in the Woodlawn Cemetery that is close to where I live in Illinois. I’ve been to the cemetery and seen the grave markers of the fat man, clowns, trapeze artists, and more, with stone elephant markers atop them. Rumors say the area is haunted and you can hear the elephants wailing at night, even though no animals were killed in the crash and none are buried there. (See my booktrailer video that follows. I’ve incorporated my own characters into an actual graveyard scene. Spooky, right? What else would you expect for Halloween?)

Basil Wensilton III is a vampire, hundreds of years old. He’s one of the victims of a circus train wreck – one of the unlucky performers that didn’t die, but turned into a vampire instead. He is the Caretaker of Showman’s Hill Cemetery, watching over a secret potion, as well as a lair of other vampires from the circus train.

Cassie Briggs is a reporter who comes snooping around the cemetery on a mission, looking for her missing sister. Instead, she finds an old bordello made into a bar, and run by a very mysterious, yet handsome man who only seems to show up at night. Danger and attraction run strong between a two-hundred-year-old vampire and an innocent young woman in The Caretaker of Showman’s Hill. Pick up your copy today for only 99 cents/KU reads free!

 

(In the booktrailer video, the house you see is an actual abandoned house in Michigan that I turned into Basil’s lair!)

The book is available only through amazon at this time.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Now, to tell you why this post is late: I just returned from the InD’Scribe conference. Although, I didn’t win the coveted RONE award, I had a few good friends who did. We had a great time at the costume ball as well. Here are a few photos I’d like to share with you. I was Lady Elizabeth for a night! You’ll see authors Alexa Aston, Meara Platt, myself, and Victoria Vane in the photo. There was also a huge book signing where I met a lot of wonderful readers!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Just in time for Halloween, newly released is the audiobook of Lady and the Wolf – (Red Riding Hood) – Book 1 of my Tangled Tales Series. The books in this series are twisted, tangled, romantic retellings of some of the classic fairy tales. If you buy the ebook of Lady and the Wolf for only 99 cents, you will get a discount on the audiobook as well. Watch for the final three books of the series coming this winter. To hear a sample of the audiobook, click on the photo which will take you to my amazon page.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

One last thing I am excited to tell you about is the Highland Harvest Giveaway that runs from now through Halloween. Eleven Scottish Historical authors have joined together to give away copies of their ebooks, and a kindle fire. Stop by the on-going party to enter the contest. Authors will be dropping in sporadically for flash giveaways and to chat as well. Click on the photo which will take you to the party site. Thanks everyone! Next week’s Rose’s Reads is one of my favorites, so be sure to watch your email next Monday!

Elizabeth Rose

Rose’s Reads, New Release, and new Audiobook

This week’s Rose’s Read, my discounted book for Halloween is Familiar. It is only 99 cents from October 9th – 15th. (KU reads free) This is a romance that involves witches, warlocks, shapeshifting and lots of cats!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Back in the middle ages people were very superstitious. Some people thought a black cat was a sign that death was near. Or if one crossed your path it would bring you bad luck. People accused of being witches were persecuted, and were thought they could even turn into a black cat and slink around in the shadows.

 

 

 

 

 

I wrote Familiar many years ago, and it still remains one of my favorite books to this day. The villain in my story is the hero’s uncle – and he has DOZENS of cats. (Cat lovers will like this one!) The idea to have so many cats came to me one day when I passed a strange house in my neighborhood where an old lady lived who had many, many cats.

(Those cats on the stairs belong to my family and friends. Be sure to watch the video at the end of the post.)

 

 

 

Slade Spencer is a warlock in denial, and when he comes back to his hometown, he sees his ex-lover, Susie Vasilly. She is acting strangely and disappears at night. What he doesn’t realize is that his warlock uncle has put a curse on Susie. At night, she turns into his uncle’s Familiar – a big yellow cat. Pick up your copy of Familiar today for a spooky but fun Halloween read.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NEW! The audiobook for Autumn’s Touch is now available. My narrator is the multi-talented actor/teacher, Brian J. Gill. You will love the voices and accents he uses, breathing life into my characters. Listen to a sample on my amazon page.

I also have a new release – Pirate in the Mist: Brody. This is book 1 of my Second in Command Series. Brody is Rowen’s first mate from my Legendary Bastards of the Crown Series. (This book was first seen in the Mists and Moonrise collection, but has been extended, given a new cover, and has a surprise epilogue.) Pick up your copy for only 99 cents. KU reads free!

Come back to my site next Monday to see which book is a Rose’s Read for All Hallow’s Eve next week.

Elizabeth Rose

 

Rose’s Reads for October, 99 cent Romances

Hello everyone and welcome to October. Autumn is my favorite season. To celebrate as we anxiously wait for Halloween to arrive, each Monday from now until the end of the month I will have a book on sale for 99 cents. The books I chose will be books that are magical, spooky, or that have at least a touch of paranormal in them.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I am calling these my Rose’s Reads for All Hallows’ Eve. Halloween is said to have originated from the ancient Celtic harvest festival, particularly the Gaelic festival Samhain. Once thought to have had pagan roots, back in the medieval times the church Christianized the holiday, tying it to the worship of the dead, being All Saints and All Souls Day which are on Nov. 1st & 2nd. Therefore, the night before All Hallows’ Day was All Hallows’ Eve.

Interesting fact: The word Halloween didn’t originate until about 1745 and it was from the Scots. The Scottish word for eve back then was ‘even’ or e’en, which added to Hallow was Hallowe’en. I will be telling you more interesting facts through the month, such as how treat-or-treating originated, as well as why we dress in costumes or light up jack-o-lanterns on that day.

But for now, the first 99 cent sale book that will lead up to Halloween is The Pandora Curse. It is on sale from Oct. 2nd – 8th.

This is one of my Greek Myth Fantasy Romances. I first started writing them many moons ago when The Legendary Journeys of Hercules and Xena Warrior Princess were popular on TV. Do any of you remember that? The idea of the mythical Greek gods and goddesses intrigued me. I loved mythology ever since high school and couldn’t wait to take a myth that is usually tragic (face it, they are) and turn it into a romance with a happily-ever-after.

The myth of Pandora being curious and opening the box, hence releasing the vices onto humankind, is what my story, The Pandora Curse is based on. My heroine is Vara the Conquerer who is ruthless, selfish and mean – at the beginning of her journey. She is a descendant of Pandora, and all the females in the family have “The Pandora Curse.” She is inflicted heavily by the vices, Greed, Lust, Jealousy, Anger and Gluttony that her great grandmother, Pandora released from the forbidden box. Vara also hears the voices of the Furies constantly taunting her in her head, urging her to give in to these weaknesses.

My hero is Nikolai the Seer. He is a demigod, his mother being Hera. Hera is angry at Zeus as usual, so she sends her son to collect the vices of Vara in secret. She does it just to spite her husband who likes to see mankind suffer because of his gift of Pandora to the Titan, Epimethius.

I loved writing this book because it deals with the darkness and vices that all of us have to face in our lives. While the subject may seem a little intense, there is still a lot of humor in this book. Most of it is brought on by Hera’s shapeshifting minion, Baruch who is sent to watch over Nikolai so he doesn’t screw up Hera’s mission.

 

 

 

 

Other books in my Greek Myth Fantasy Series are Kyros’ Secret, The Oracle of Delphi (featured at one time on the History Channel) and Thief of Olympus. All the books can be read on KU for free!

I won’t tell you which other books will be on special at this time, but I will say this will be the only Greek Myth. I hope to have time to send out more blogs with insights as to why I wrote the books or what was involved. Watch my website every Monday from now until Halloween, for another of Rose’s Reads for All Hallows’ Eve.

Elizabeth Rose

 

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Free Book from Tarnished Saints Series

From now through 9/28 you can pick up a FREE copy of Praising Pete – Book 7 of my Tarnished Saints Series.

 

Many years ago, my husband and I took a trip to Peru. I was so inspired by the culture, the people, and of course Machu Picchu – the lost city of the Incas, that I wanted to weave it into one of my novels.

Eva Manterro is half-American, half-Peruvian. Her father makes a bet with Pete Taylor, a minister from Sweet Water Michigan, and before she knows it, Pete is her guardian in the States. Little do either of them know at the time that they are going to fall madly in love.

 

 

Pick up your FREE copy of Praising Pete now through the 28th. Pete is one of the 12 Taylor boys. Sons of a preacher but far from saints, these men are nothing but trouble.

You can also get the prequel to the series, Tarnished Saints Christmas FREE on all venues. Click the cover to get it on amazon, or  here to get it on Barnes and Noble, Ibooks, Kobo or others.

 

 

Also, if you buy your books from places other than amazon, you will be happy to know that most the books of the Tarnished Saints Series are now available wide. All of them will be on other venues starting the end of October. The series has had a facelift with all new covers.

Elizabeth Rose

Free Book! The Scottish Highlands

Just a quick note to tell you that Onyx – Book 1 of my MadMan MacKeefe Series is FREE 9/12 – 9/16. A Highlander with two different colored eyes said to be a demon, kidnaps an Englishwoman to secure the fate of his mother while they search for a missing Book of Hours.

 

 

This is one of my favorite series, and I must say it is because of the humor between the madmen. When I wrote the MadMan MacKeefe Series, I wanted them each to have a pet. Onyx has his wildcat, Aidan has a squirrel (my favorite, and many funny scenes with this) and Ian has his wolfhound.

 

 

 

 

 

 

These three friends are from the same clan and have earned their title of MadMen because of the crazy and dangerous things they do.

Join the MadMen MacKeefe on journeys that will take you through the Highlands, the Lowlands, and England as these three men go to any extremes for the women they love.

 

 

 

 

 

 

After you pick up your free copy of Onyx, be sure to take advantage of the special priced offer you’ll receive on the audiobook as well. Audiobooks are also available for Aidan – Book 2, and Ian – Book 3. The audiobooks are on Whispersync, so you can trade off reading and listening and not miss a word. To hear a sample of Onyx’s audiobook, click here. Then just click the bar under the audiobook of Onyx.

 

Onyx, you will find out, is really the brother of the girls from the Daughters of the Dagger Series. Now, for the first time ever, I am offering on Kindle Countdown the Daughters of the Dagger Series Boxed Set which includes the entire series as well as the prequel where you’ll find out about Onyx as a baby. Today you can pick up the boxed set for only $3.99 which is the price of each book individually. But hurry, because each day the price goes up until it reaches the normal price of $9.99.

Both the MadMan MacKeefe Series and the Daughters of the Dagger Series can be read free if you are a Kindle Unlimited member.

Enjoy! – Elizabeth Rose

 

New Release – Autumn’s Touch/Contest

Release day for Autumn’s Touch – Book 3 of my Seasons of Fortitude Series is finally here! This is my medieval version of Beauty and the Beast with a few twists thrown in. Lady Autumn is a healer, kidnapped by Lord Ravenscar and taken to his dreary castle to cure him of his illness. Once there, he decides he can never let her leave. Only 99 cents with this special limited-time offer. (KU reads free)

Don’t forget to pick up Highland Spring – Book 1, and Summer’s Reign – Book 2 of the series as well. Now you can also preorder Winter’s Flame – Book 4 of the series which will be released on Nov. 9th.

As part of this special celebration, I am having a contest where you have a chance to win a $10 amazon gift card, a signed copy of Ruthless Knight – Book 2 of my Legendary Bastards of the Crown Series, or any one of my audiobooks. Enter through the rafflecopter below. The winner of my last contest of a $10 amazon gift card is Lori Dykes.

Pirate in the Mist: Brody, is now available on preorder for only 99 cents. This is Book 1 of my Second in Command Series, featuring the secondary character, Brody from my Legendary Bastards of the Crown Series. This book was first seen in the Mists and Moonrise Collection, but has been revised and extended with  a surprise epilogue as well. Release date is Oct. 5th.

I also have a free book for you from Sep 6-10. It is The Sheik and the Siren – Book 4 of my Elemental Series. An Elemental of the water and the son of a sheik are brought together on a dangerous quest. Will love conquer all their dark secrets of the past?

 

Please be sure to stop by my facebook party tonight to help me celebrate Autumn’s Touch. Join 8 bestselling authors who will be by guests. We’ll have games, giveaways, free books and lots of prizes. Click the following party photo to learn more.

And don’t forget to enter the contest through the rafflecopter on my site. Good luck!

Elizabeth Rose

 

 

 

 

 

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Free book/Contest/ New Preorder

Hi everyone!

Since so many of my readers want to know more about some of my secondary characters, I’ve created a new series called the Second in Command Series. Each book will stand alone and be about a secondary character in any one of my books no matter if it is contemporary, paranormal, western or medieval. The first book in the series is Pirate in the Mist: Brody, and on preorder for only 99 cents!

Brody is Rowen’s first mate in the Legendary Bastards of the Crown Series. If you’ve read the series, you’ll know Brody disappears at the end of Reckless Highlander – Book 3, thrown into the sea by his own mutinous crew! Many readers have asked what happened to Brody. In Pirate in the Mist, you will find out his story.

Pirate in the Mist was first seen in the multi-author collection, Mists and Moonrise which is no longer published. However, this is the extended and revised version of my book, and with a new cover! I have also added a surprise epilogue that you won’t want to miss. Release date is Oct. 5th.

I’ve had many reader requests for Claude’s story from The Baron’s Destiny – Book 3 of my Barons of the Cinque Ports Series. That, as well as Orrick the sorcerer’s story from the Legacy of the Blade Series are slated for sometime next year. I would love to know which of my secondary characters from any of my series you would like to see have their own story. Enter the rafflecopter contest at the end of this post on my site by leaving a comment, telling me your choice. One lucky winner will win a $10 amazon gift card. If you haven’t read any of my books yet, there are a few other ways to enter the contest, but do leave a comment either way to let me know.

One last exciting announcement: Since I haven’t had a new western come out for a while now, I thought it only fair I giveaway one of my westerns to make up for it. You can pick up your copy of The Gambler for FREE now thru Sept. 1st. See more books from the Cowboys of the Old West Series.

Until next time –

Elizabeth Rose

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Winter’s Flame on Preorder!

Exciting news! The final book of the Seasons of Fortitude SeriesWinter’s Flame, Book 4 is now available for preorder. A Lady of the forge and a Border Lord on a dangerous mission are brought together by unusual circumstances. When things heat up between them, passion ignites. But a mistaken identity and dark secrets cause sparks between them, threatening to tear them apart.

 

 

Winter’s Flame is only 99 cents on preorder, and releases on November 9th. If you still haven’t preordered Autumn’s Touch, Book 3, there is still time. It, too, is only 99 cents on preorder and will be releasing in less than two weeks.

 

 

 

 

 

If you enjoy audiobooks, You can pick up the entire Legendary Bastards of the Crown Series, as well as the first two books of the Seasons of Fortitude Series in audio. Summer’s Reign audiobook is now available, and Autumn’s Touch will be available as audio soon. Click on the photo to hear a clip of Summer’s Reign.

 

 

 

More of the Tarnished Saints Series, along with their new covers are now available not only on amazon but also Barnes and Noble, Ibooks, and Kobo. You can find Wrangling James, Seducing Zeb, and Loving John on all platforms now.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Have a great weekend everyone, and enjoy the rest of the summer as it quickly comes to an end.

Elizabeth Rose

 

New Covers/Free Book

I have fresh, new covers on my Tarnished Saints Series and am so excited about it, I’d like to offer you  Saving Simon – Book 5 for FREE from Aug. 21 – Aug. 25.

Simon is one of my favorite Taylor brothers, because he is my sailor. When I wrote the book, I spent the summer on the docks, learning to sail. In this book, Simon and Piper also go to an orchard to pick peaches – something I used to do growing up. Of course, Piper is a city girl and not used to what Simon has in store for her.

 

Here is a recipe I love to make on the grill each year with fresh peaches. If you haven’t tried it – it is to die for. Pippa’s Grilled Peaches and Ice Cream.

 

I also would like to thank my loyal readers by putting the ENTIRE Barons of the Cinque Ports Series Trilogy on kindle countdown. It starts on Aug. 21, and continues for a week. The price of the boxed set will start at only 99 cents, but as time passes the price will keep increasing, so be sure to act quickly. (Also on KU, as well the entire Tarnished Saints Series)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Now for some exciting news: Soon, all of the books of the Tarnished Saints Series will be on multiple venues, not just amazon. (See individual pages for covers and venues.) The change is coming about slowly, but will be complete by fall. I plan to have a relaunch party for the series this winter!

Be sure to pick up your copy of the Tarnished Saints Christmas Prequel for FREE on all venues. This is the introduction to the series and lets you into the lives of the Taylor Twelve as children. You’ll find out how they came to be called the Tarnished Saints. Here are a few of my new covers of the the books that are already on multi-venues:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

My upcoming release, Autumn’s Touch – Book 3 of my Seasons of Fortitude Series will be here soon. You can preorder it for only 99 cents for a limited time. Come help me celebrate on Sept. 6th at my facebook party. I have guest authors, games, free books, prizes, and a good time you won’t want to miss. I, as well as some of my other guest authors will also be conversing with our readers via LIVE videos. Click on the photo to read more about the party.

 

 

I have more exciting news and changes that I will tell you about in the next post.

Elizabeth Rose

 

Conference Special Free Book

Hi Everyone! I am currently at the Romance Writers of America conference, and have a special FREE book for you who could not attend. It is Destiny’s Kiss, the prequel of my Legendary Bastards of the Crown Series, free through the 31st. And don’t forget about the contest I have running to win free signed  books as well as audiobooks. I’ll choose winners when I return. Enter thru the rafflecopter at the end of this post. 

 

 

Did you know once you’ve picked up the free copy of Destiny’s Kiss you can get the audiobook for only $1.99?

And don’t forget about the rest of the Legendary Bastards of the Crown Series.

 

 

Here are a few of the wonderful authors I am spending time with at the conference. Perhaps you read some of their books as well. Emma Prince, Victoria Vane and Keira Montclair.

Here is the rafflecopter so be sure to enter my contest. There is a second rafflecopter just for the UK! Ok, back to the conference! Elizabeth Rose

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