Historical Romance Author Hop, Contest, Prizes and Giveaways for the Holidays!

Ten authors have joined together this Christmas season to give you a chance to win some awesome prizes, just from visiting each author’s site. Join in on the fun from December 7th – 12th! Just collect the featured hero’s name from each site and return here to my site to enter the names into the rafflecopter. You can win a $100 or $50 amazon gift card, or a chance to win a special, hand-picked Christmas present along with a signed book from one of the authors. This contest will be posted on all author pages by Dec. 7th, even though some authors might post it a day early. (By entering, you are agreeing to subscribe to each author’s newsletter, but can cancel at any time.)

Just use the links to visit each author’s site. Collect their featured hero name and return to the rafflecopter at the end of this post to enter all the names at once, using commas.

1) Elizabeth Rose                   6) Collette Cameron

2) Eliza Knight                        7) Kathryn Le Veque

3) Glynnis Campbell              8) Christi Caldwell

4) Laurel O’Donnell               9) Amy Jarecki

5) Cecelia Mecca                 10) Julie Johnstone

My special Christmas gift to one winner is a signed copy of Winter’s Flame, and a wooden giftbox of assorted incense with a ceramic rose holder. 

There is also a second Rafflecopter of my own below the first. In my personal contest you have a chance to win a $20 amazon gift card or five people will win one of my audiobooks of their choice. Good Luck!

Also, for the holidays, I have a special collection of my novels that all have a murder in them. So if you like a little murder mystery with your romance, check out A Kiss to Die For. The set is only 99 cents, and KU reads free. This is a Limited Time offer only. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CONTEST: Enter all 10 hero names at once, using commas before you hit enter. (You are agreeing to be added to the newsletters of the 10 authors by entering. You can unsubscribe later if you want, but we hope you will give us a chance.)

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Here is my contest. (You won’t be signed up for any newsletters by entering the following rafflecopter.)

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FREE BOOK! From Dec. 6th through the 10th, you can pick up a FREE copy of Ruthless Knight – Book 2 of my Legendary Bastards of the Crown Series. Triplet bastards of the king vow revenge on the father who wanted them killed as babies. Find out more about the other books in the series by clicking HERE. (All available as audiobooks.)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

And don’t forget to preorder your copy of Lady in the Tower (Rapunzel) – Book 5 of my Tangled Tales Series. It releases on Jan. 25th, but you can preorder it now for the low, limited-time price of only 99 cents! – Happy Holidays!  Elizabeth Rose 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Three free books and three great contests!

Just a short note to say I have 3 FREE books for you right now. They are the Tarnished Saints’ Christmas (Series Prequel), Doubting Thomas – Book 1 of my Tarnished Saints Series, and for historical readers, The Baron’s Bounty – Book 2 of my Barons of Cinque Ports Series.

Thomas Taylor is a single father of six young boys. He’s been accused by the town of murdering his wife, but no murder weapon has been found. Angel DeMitri works for Child Protective Services. She vacations on Thunder Lake, and as a favor to her friend, goes on an unofficial visit to Thomas’ house to see if he is a fit father. FREE now through Dec. 2nd.

 

 

 

 

 

And the Tarnished Saints’ Christmas is the prequel to the series, told by Thomas as a teenager. You’ll find out how the boys earned the title of Tarnished Saints from their preacher father. This book is always free – on all venues. (Also available in audiobook form.)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(NOTE: The Baron’s Bounty doesn’t go free until Nov. 29th.) The Baron’s Bounty has a murder in it as well. Isobel MacEwen has a love of shoes! She is witness to the Scottish king’s murder – but has only seen the feet of the killer. However, she has learned through the years to be able to identify people by their shoes and the way they walk. She is sent as a proxy of her cousin to marry the English baron, Lord Conlin De Braose – a single father with an adorable little girl. This book is filled with intrigue as well as chock full of wonderful information about medieval shoes. FREE  Nov. 29th through Dec. 3rd.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

There are also a few giveaways you might be interested in that end soon. You can win a Google Home in the Black Friday/Cyber Monday giveaway. Find new series while you enter. (Ends on the 30th.) 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Or follow authors on Bookbub to win one of several Kindles or lots of books. This ends on the 30th as well. Be sure to enter the Romance for the Holidays Giveaway before it’s too late.

And the last contest ends on Dec. 4th. You can win 30 books, or a Kindle Fire and 30 books. (By entering, you are agreeing to be added to each of the authors’ newsletter lists.) To enter and learn more, click the photo or Medieval and Scottish Highlander Giveaway.

One last reminder: If you haven’t picked up your copy of Midnight Lovers, you have only through Christmas to do it. It is only 99 cents and KU reads free – but it won’t last long, so hurry!

Have a great day!

Elizabeth Rose

Two Free Books for Thanksgiving!

Just a quick note to tell everyone that Daughters of the Dagger Prequel is FREE from Nov. 19th – 23rd. Lady Mirabelle de Burgh is determined to conceive children for her husband, the earl. In desperation she follows the superstition that to buy a jeweled dagger from an old, blind hag will ensure she has one baby for every dagger bought. But when greed causes her to steal a fifth dagger, her life changes forever.

Click HERE to get your FREE copy of Daughters of the Dagger Prequel. This book sets up the rest of the series, Ruby, Sapphire, Amber, Amethyst and Onyx. The entire series is available as ebooks, audiobooks and paperbacks. And Kindle Unlimited members can read the series for free.

And permanently free, you can pick up the Tarnished Saints’ Christmas – the prequel of the Tarnished Saints’ twelve-book series about twelve brothers. Sons of a preacher but far from saints, these men are nothing but trouble! The book shows you the men as children and the events that earned them the title of Tarnished Saints. The short story is followed by excerpts from each of the brothers’ books.

I am so excited to also announce that the audiobook of Tarnished Saints Christmas is available now as well. Pick up the free ebook first to get the audiobook for a discount. Listen to a snippet of the audio on my amazon page for this book.

In each of the Tarnished Saints Books you will find original, super easy-to-make recipes that are woven into the stories and made by the hero and heroine of the book. This Thanksgiving if you want a decadent dessert you can make in about five minutes, check out the recipe from Teaching Philip, Taylor’s Easy Chocolate Raspberry Mousse.

 

 

And don’t forget, if you enjoy boxed sets, for a limited time you can pick up Protectors of the Heart, Reluctant Brides or Midnight Lovers  each for only 99 cents/KU reads free. Each set contains full length stories from several of my series. Reluctant Brides will only be available at this price through Christmas, so get your copy today.   

You can also preorder Lady in the Tower (Rapunzel) – Book 5 of my Tangled Tales Series that will release on Jan. 25th.

Have a great Thanksgiving!

Elizabeth Rose

 

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(Here is the trailer for the Daughters of the Dagger Series – with the old covers.)

Winter’s Flame is here! Enter My Contest to WIN prizes!

The release day of Winter’s Flame – Book 4 in my Seasons of Fortitude Series is here! You can still pick up your copy for only 99 cents, but the price will be changing soon, so don’t wait. (Entire series can be read for FREE if you are a Kindle Unlimited member.) Also available in paperback and coming to audio soon. See more about the Seasons of Fortitude Series and read excerpts on my website.

Lady Winter is a noblewoman skilled in the art of forging a sword. She helps out the old blacksmith and is mistaken by Lord Martin de Grey as the blacksmith’s daughter. Collecting on a debt, Martin wants his sword made of Damascus steel that he’s commissioned the blacksmith to make. When he doesn’t have it, Martin takes him as well as WInter along with him back to his castle on the border, not knowing Winter’s true identity. She doesn’t tell him, because it would mean trouble for the blacksmith. She also is the one who will forge the sword in secret since the blacksmith is going blind.

When secrets are revealed, tempers will flare as well as the passion Winter and Martin have shared that is hotter than the fires of the forge.

I am also having a contest to celebrate Winter’s Flame – my 65th book. (See the end of the post to enter through the rafflecopter.)

There has been a lot of requests for the last three books in my Tangled Tales Series. Good news! You will see the series completed by the beginning of 2018. Right now you can preorder Lady in the Tower (Rapunzel) Book 5 of the Tangled Tales for only 99 cents. Watch for the last two books, A Perfect Fit (Cinderella) and Heart of Ice (Snow Queen) coming this winter.

If you like boxed sets, I have two for you that are only 99 cents or free on KU.

Midnight Lovers is a collection of my books from some of my series. And The Lady’s Knight is a collection of books from bestselling, award-winning authors, Laurel O’Donnell, Cathy MacRae, Ashley York, and of course, me! These are limited time offers, so be sure to pick up your copy today.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Be sure to stop by my facebook party to join in the celebration on Friday night, Nov. 10th. I will be doing a live, interactive video and so will most of my guest authors. There will be games, free books, and lots of giveaways. Hope to see you there!

I invite you to subscribe to my newsletter, or join my Reader’s Group. You can follow me at Twitter, Facebook, BookBub, Pinterest or Goodreads by clicking on the following icons.

 

And now for my giveaway! You can win a $25 amazon giftcard, a signed paperback of Winter’s Flame, or one of five audiobooks that can be chosen from my audiobook library.

Good luck! – Elizabeth Rose

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Halloween Specials

This is the last week for my Rose’s Reads for All Hallow’s Eve. I hope you have enjoyed my 99 cent special books for the Halloween season. Today, I have a special treat for you. Lady and the Wolf (Red Riding Hood) – Book 1 of my Tangled Tales Series is FREE from now through Nov. 3rd.

After you pick up your free copy, be sure to get the NEW audiobook for a discounted price.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lady Winnifred Chaserton sports a crossbow and takes off into the woods alone at night looking for a secret knoll. Her grandfather has warned her not to venture out of the castle, but her curiosity spurs her on. But after a while she realizes she is being stalked by a wolf – or as legend has it, Lord Hugh de Bar who shapeshifts into a wolf at night.

Lord Hugh de Bar and some of his siblings have been cursed by the old witch, Hecuba. At night, he shifts into the form of a wolf, to join his brother, Arnon who has been cursed as well. They vow vengeance against not only the witch but the man who made them this way. And now the man’s granddaughter is alone at night in the woods, wearing the strong scent of the hated man’s cape.

Will justice be served or will the granddaughter of Hugh’s greatest enemy be his weakness once he tastes her sweet lips?

Click on the photo to get your free ebook today! And listen to a sample of the audiobook on amazon while you’re there.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Halloween is a great time for tricks as well as treats. My favorite treat this time of year is spiced cider. It is simple and easy to make. Just fill a small crockpot with apple cider, throw in 4 – 5 cinnamon sticks, and about a dozen cloves and let it simmer. Great for those cool autumn nights! 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

There is only a few days left to join in the Spooktacular fun and have a chance to win a kindle paperwhite or a ouija board necklace. Enter through the rafflecopter by clicking on the Spooktacular photo. In order to earn points, you only have to follow authors on amazon or goodreads. Really easy! 

Back for another collection together are award-winning and bestselling authors, Laurel O’Donnell, Ashley York, Cathy MacRae and me! The Lady’s Knight collection is four full-length novels and only 99 cents for a limited time – or KU reads free. Get it while it lasts!

Have a wonderful Halloween everyone! Be safe.

Elizabeth Rose

 

Invitation to Read!

This week’s Rose’s Read is Ian – Book 3 of my MadMan MacKeefe Series. Only 99 cents through Oct. 29th, KU reads entire series free! 

Ian’s story starts out at a bonfire on All Hallow’s Eve, or Samhain as it was called back then. I love putting holidays and history into my novels, and with Ian you will find how the traditions of Halloween started back in the medieval days. It was said the dead can part the veil and come back to life for one night only on All Hallow’s Eve. Children begged door to door for soul cakes – little buns made with spices and currants and marked with a cross on top. It was said that for every soul cake eaten, a soul was released from purgatory.

While pumpkins weren’t present in medieval England, gourds were carved instead. A candle was placed inside and the gourd was set on a doorstep to keep away the evil souls that roamed the night. Find out more about this holiday in Ian, where a man with a dark, secret past and a woman who is his best friend’s sister come together on All Hallow’s Eve and go through Hell and back together before Ian realizes it is all right to fall in love with a good friend.

Get Ian for 99 cents this week! Afterwards, pick up the audiobook for a discount. Click on the photo to hear a sample of the audiobook or to buy.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Don’t forget to preorder your copy of Winter’s Flame – the last book in my Seasons of Fortitude Series. Release date is Nov. 9th. It is always best to read a series in order so no surprises are ruined, but each book stands alone. The Legendary Bastards of the Crown Series continues with the Seasons of Fortitude Series. 
Be sure to visit my medieval page to see which other medieval series are available. Or if you would like to sample some books from my medieval and medieval/paranormal series, for a limited time you can get Protectors of the Heart Boxed Set – with four novels from four different series for only 99 cents. (KU reads free!)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Do you already subscribe to my newsletter? If not, click the herald to subscribe. I send out 1-2 newsletters a month, while my blog (what you have here) is delivered more often. I have been trying to make my blog and newsletter quite different, although you will see some similarities.  Why not try both? 
Watch for a contest coming soon! In the meantime, enjoy my booktrailer for the Legendary Bastards of the Crown!

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