Lord of the Blade is FREE!

Lord of the Blade – Book 1 of my Legacy of the Blade Series is FREE from September 8-12.

Over twenty years ago I started writing my first romance novel. That was Lord of the Blade – back then called Devon’s Desire. It was almost bought by Harlequin, but the editor left on maternity leave and with her went my chance to be published by this big, prestigious publishing house.

Nevertheless, when I started publishing my own books after losing my job five years ago, I started with Lord of the Blade. It was an experiment and I thought no one would buy a lone book from a virtually unknown author. But, to my surprise, it sold quite well and to date is one of my top three sellers!

I didn’t have social media or a mailing list or even a website for the first year of publishing on my own. Still, the readers somehow found me and bought my books. Thank you, all of you for all your support! I hadn’t written a word in ten years, and the five books I had traditionally published were virtually dead by now since it had been so long. So this was a scary, but exciting new career change for me.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Today, I am proud to say I am working on my 75th book and loving being my own boss. I control what I write and I make my own covers. Yes, this is a dream job for me, and I wouldn’t trade it for the world. Lord of the Blade has recently gone through professional editing, as well as gotten a new cover. And it is now available in audiobook form, narrated by the multi-talented UK narrator, Kevin E. Green. (Click on the audiobook photo to purchase or to listen to an excerpt of the narration on amazon. The audiobook is also available on itunes and audible.) The narration brings the story and the wonderful characters to life. Above you’ll see a movie poster for the book. Hopefully, someday that dream will come true. I would love to see my books made into movies.

 

You will notice a few other new covers in the series as well. Watch for the whole series to be in audiobook form, hopefully by the end of the year! The books are all available as paperbacks on amazon or Barnes and Noble or ebooks from amazon only. If you are a kindle unlimited member, you can read the entire series for free.

 

 

Lord of the Blade is a story about a man (Corbett Blake) who is out to find redemption since his father married the vicar’s daughter and has sullied the Blake family name. (See the prequel for more on this.) Lord Corbett’s father had been stripped of his title before he died. But now Corbett has worked hard to regain the castle and lands that were lost. All he needs to satisfy the king and bring honor back to the family name is a noble wife. Devon is a girl who has been hidden away and raised at the monastery by the old midwife, Heartha, brought there by an old sorcerer right after she was born. Corbett finds her and brings her to his castle as his servant, and against all rules, he and Devon start to fall in love. But not everything is as it seems. And sometimes our dreams can come true if only we believe. Watch Lord Corbett’s raven closely, because there are some secrets amiss and you won’t want to overlook a clue.

So pick up your free copy of Lord of the Blade before the offer expires. And if you’d like to see the old covers, I haven’t had the chance to change them in the booktrailer yet. It is still a great trailer, so check it out as well as some of my other booktrailers by clicking HERE.

The books in the series are: Legacy of the Blade Prequel, Lord of the Blade, Lady Renegade, Lord of Illusion and Lady of the Mist.

Enjoy this epic series of honor, redemption and love. And be sure always to live your dreams to the fullest because life is too short to let it pass you by. 

Finally Home is here!

Hi everyone!

I am excited to tell you that the first book in my Sweet Nothings Series, Finally Home, has arrived. This will be a contemporary series with novellas that are sweet and clean and full of romantic emotions. It won’t take you behind the closed bedroom door, but none of the romance is compromised and these books will be filled with kisses, memories, light touches, gentle caresses, and a whole lot of attraction and romance. So why not give it a try?

Finally Home is a story I started years ago and found recently. I decided I really liked it and wanted to finish it. This is the story of a second chance romance between Allie Martinez and Logan MacQuaid. It is also a secret baby romance since I always love those. Of course, they all have happy endings.

 

 

 

 

 

I also wanted to tell you that I have finally gotten back to my young adult series that is based on dark, twisted nursery rhymes. It is my Once Upon a Rhyme Series. Mary, Mary (Quite Contrary) is book 1 and is now available with a brand new cover. On preorder is Book 2, Muffet (Little Miss Muffet) and Blue Book 3, (Little Boy Blue) is coming soon.

These are spooky tales set in contemporary time but with a paranormal twist. The books can be read and loved by all ages. So follow Raven Birchfield and her friends as they fight off evil characters of ancient nursery rhymes who start to invade their world. Muffet is on preorder now for only 99 cents and will be released on October 4th, just in time for Halloween.

If you like paranormal stories, you can enter the All Things Magical giveaway and have a chance to win a kindle ereader, giftcards and even ebooks. Be sure to follow me on Bookbub for an extra entry. Just click the photo to enter – and be sure to check out the bookfair while you are there.

If you haven’t already preorder Seductive Secrets, you’ll want to pick it up for only 99 cents while the price lasts. Exciting news: I have my narrator working on the audiobook right now, so it should be available around the same time as the ebook which releases on Sept. 26th.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

If you are a contemporary reader, I’ve decided to put the Small Town Sinners and Saints boxed set on kindle countdown. This includes the first FOUR full-length books of my 12 book Tarnished Saints Series. If you move quickly, you can pick it up for only 99 cents, but the price will go up every few days. Don’t forget the Tarnished Saints Christmas Series Prequel is always free on all venues. After you get it, treat yourself to the audiobook as well.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hope you are all enjoying the end of summer.

Elizabeth Rose

Free book and new preorder!

First, let me tell you about my brand new preorder, Finally Home for only 99 cents! This is a book I found in my archives that I had started years ago. It’s a contemporary, secret baby, and second chance at romance between Logan MacQuaid and Allie Martinez. Packed with emotion, a child and even a dog, this novella is a fun, fast, heart warming read.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Medieval lovers, now through July 30th, you can pick up a copy of the Daughters of the Dagger Prequel for free!  And don’t forget to pick up the audiobook afterwards!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Baron’s Bounty is only 99 cents through Aug. 1st. Murder, mystery and romance fill the pages as well as lots and lots of . . . shoes! Also available in audiobook format. 

Enjoy!

Elizabeth Rose

FREE Scottish Historical Romance

FREE through July 6th is Aidan, Book 2 of my MadMan MacKeefe Series. As guardian of Scotland’s Stone of Destiny, Aidan finds himself tricked by a red-haired beauty. Effie MacDuff must steal the stone and hand it over to the English to free her imprisoned sister. But can she steal from a man who’s already stolen her heart? The ebook is free, and afterwards be sure to pick up a copy of the audiobook as well! My narrator, Tim Campbell does a great job with the Scottish burr!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In this book you’ll see Effie’s sister, Coira, who will have her own story in Scottish Rose, part of the multi-author set, Rogues to Lovers: Legend of the Blue Rose, now available for preorder on all venues.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

One more special for your summer reading pleasure, Amethyst, Book 4 of my Daughters of the Dagger Series is on kindle countdown through the 9th for only 99 cents! As assistant to her uncle, the master mason, Amethyst helps to build Lord Marcus Montclair’s castle. But Marcus doesn’t want a woman in this position even if it was by the orders of the Archbishop. Before he can dismiss her, another order comes from the king . . . he is to marry the girl. (Ever wonder what went into building a medieval castle? Find out in Amethyst.)

For those of you in the U.S., have a happy fourth of July. And if you’re interested in a simple but delicious treat for the holidays, try Echo’s Berry Trifle. My heroine, Echo is a lady pirate in Lady of the Mist. In the story they eat a Scottish dish named crowdie. This is my version of an updated medieval dish that is super simple to make and delicious!

Enjoy!

Elizabeth Rose

Summer Reading Specials!

Finally, the rain has stopped and now we’re under a heat advisory for the weekend. How is it by you? I hope you are enjoying your summer. I just wanted to send a quick note letting you know about 2 new specials I am running.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The first is a boxed set called Stolen Brides. I’ve chosen 5 books from some of my series that have stolen brides in them. This set has a little of everything from a Viking to medieval/Scottish warriors, a lady pirate, Rapunzel trapped in a tower, and even a bonus book including a black jack dealer who wakes up married to the wrong twin!

Get your copy of Stolen Hearts for only 99 cents to read Highland Spring, A Viking’s Promise, Lady in the Mist, Lady in the Tower and Seducing Zeb. If you are a kindle unlimited member you read all the series the books are from for free!

My second summer special is the ENTIRE Tangled Tales Series Books 1-7 in one boxed set for you called Tangled Tales: The Complete Series. Now, you can read one book right after another without having to stop. Escape into the magical medieval world of the de Bar siblings on their quests to break their curses – while they happen to find love along the way. These books bought separately, would cost almost $20. But for a limited time you can pick up the entire series for only $9.99. And of course, KU reads free!

It is only a week away from the release of Highland Secrets – Book 1 of my Secrets of the Heart Series. You can still preorder it for the discounted price of $2.99 but just a warning, the price will be going up shortly after the release date of July 6th.

Now, for the winners of my last blog contest: $10 amazon gift card: Denise H. and Audiobook/ebook of her choice: Jennifer P. (Winners have been notified.) If you didn’t win, why not hop on over to my Highland Secrets Facebook Party Page where I have two pre-party contests in progress. Click the GOING button if you think you might stop by on July 6th. (Scroll to the bottom of the party page to see the contest for the bracelet.) And watch for my next blog where I will be offering a 99 cent book as well as one for free!

I am also including the link to one of my favorite homemade smoothies I call Morning Mist. This is a great, refreshing way to start out a hot summer day. Check out my recipe page for more easy to make recipes that I created! – Elizabeth Rose

Special Deals for the week!

As promised, I have a special deal on one of the books of my Tarnished Saints Series for the week. I chose one of my favorite books of the series, Judging Judas – Book 3, which is only 99 cents through May 27th.

Twelve brothers growing up together can’t be easy. Judas did some things he’s not proud of, and is trying to make amends with his brother, Levi, for being the one to send him to prison. Returning to his hometown as Sweet Water’s sheriff, Judas has a lot of work to do. The town is after him to make Levi take the goats off of the roof of his diner. But that is the least of Judas’ problems. When a pregnant teenage girl steals his squad car, he meets up with the girl’s mother, Laney McDermott – the girl he left at the altar in his younger days. And the surprises get worse when he realizes he has just arrested his own daughter!

Pick up your copy of Judging Judas for only 99 cents while the deal lasts. And don’t forget that you can read the prequel of the series, Tarnished Saints’ Christmas, for FREE on all venues. After you collect your free copy, you can pick up the audiobook for a discounted price. Watch for your email next week to find out which book of the Tarnished Saints Series I will be giving away for free!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Speaking of audiobooks, I have some exciting news for my historical readers. The very first series I ever wrote, Legacy of the Blade is in the process of being re-edited and put into audiobook form. The Legacy of the Blade Prequel is already available in audio, narrated by a new narrator to me, Kevin E Green who is from the UK. You have to hear his wonderful voice. He brings a whole new depth to my stories with the way he reads the books. He will be narrating the rest of the series too, and you can expect to see Lord of the Blade – Book 1, (the first book I ever wrote) in audiobook form this summer! If you’d like to hear a sample of the prequel, you can click on the cover to go to my amazon page to play the sample there, or to pick up your free copy of the ebook.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I am also happy to tell you that I’ve finished Highland Secrets – Book 1 of my Secrets of the Heart Series. You can preorder your copy now, and it will be delivered right to your e-reader on the release date of July 6th.

I have all the covers for the series finished and I will say I think they are my best covers yet. I have included a tease of the cover Seductive Secrets – Book 2, Willow’s story – coming soon. Oh, and Fia’s younger sister, Morag plays a big role in the series. I have decided to add a fourth book to the series so Morag will have her story told too. Here is a tease for the cover of Seductive Secrets, Book 2.

This series is about the eldest daughters of the Legendary Bastards of the Crown. The late Queen Philippa has chosen Fia, Willow and Maira to be part of her secret society of strong women. (That is all the secrets I will divulge at this time. Smile.)

Good news for my Western readers: Coming soon I will tell you about a new historical western series that is slated to release sometime next year. And check back next week to hear about a secret project I’m working on with six other authors. It is something you won’t want to miss! I will also have a special contest for you to enter.

CONTEST WINNER of an audiobook of Lady in the Tower from my last post is Janet Turak. Congrats, Janet!

Until next week –

Elizabeth

 

 

FREE Murder Mystery Romance and a Boxed Set Bonanza!

Hello everyone and I hope you had a great Mother’s Day! I was able to spend time in my hammock in my secret garden and it was a very relaxing day for me. I was so glad the sunshine I ordered came through!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I have an exciting offer for you. From May 14th – 18th I am giving away my A Kiss to Die For boxed set for FREE! I am offering four full-length novels that all include not only romance but a murder mystery as well. Never thought those two would go together? Well, see for yourself how I did it by picking up your set. (Reviews on amazon are appreciated.)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

If you haven’t already picked up my Highland Hearts collection, be sure to do so fast. The price is only 99 cents but about to go up to $5.99 so don’t wait.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For those of you who enjoyed my fairy tale romance, Lady in the Tower (Rapunzel) is now available as an audiobook. If you’d like a chance to win a copy of the audiobook, just leave a comment on this page telling me which of my Tangled Tales was your favorite and why, and you will be entered in the contest.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Great news! The first draft of my work-in-progress, Highland Secrets is done! This is book one of my Secrets of the Heart Series. The trilogy will feature the daughters of the king’s bastard triplets from my Legendary Bastards of the Crown Series. This series was inspired by my secret garden. You will find a secret garden in the book as well as a secret society of strong women started by the late queen. Preorder your copy today and it will be delivered right to your e-reader on the release date of July 6th!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Between now and Father’s Day, I am relaunching my Tarnished Saints Series and have some special deals for you. Each Monday until then, one of the books I choose will be featured for ether free or 99 cents. So be sure to come back to my website each Monday to find out which book it is.

If you haven’t yet started this series, pick up the Small Town Sinners and Saints boxed set (normally $9.99) for only $2.99 through Father’s Day.

And if you didn’t see my new collection of books that deal with a second chance at love, it is called Swords and Roses. Four full-length books for under a dollar.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thanks and watch for the next blog because there is more exciting news coming your way soon!

Elizabeth Rose

New Release, Contest, Free Book, Authors in Bloom Hop

Forbidden: Claude is finally here! A heart-broken knight. A runaway bride. A love that is forbidden! Get your copy now for only 99 cents. But the price will change soon, so don’t wait! This is part of my Second in Command Series where I take secondary characters from any of my series and give them their own story.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Since Claude is the son of Celestine and John Montague from The Baron’s Destiny, I have decided to give you The Baron’s Destiny for FREE until the 22nd. This will give you a chance to know the background about Claude’s family. I also have a special gift for spring. The Sword and the Sylph is on kindle countdown for only 99 cents from now through the 24th.  This is a medieval/elemental series and the heroine, Portia-Maer is an elemental of the air. She can whip up storms in the midst of a battle. Click on the covers to get the books mentioned above.

I am also part of the Authors in Bloom hop. Keep reading to find out more.

As some of you already know, I now have a granddog. Yep, that’s right. My son got a dog and named her Banshee. At first, she was pretty wild and living up to her name. She is a nine-month-old Blue/Brown Heeler and has more energy than all of us put together. However, she is learning quickly and is much calmer lately, thank goodness.

Since spring is here and gardening season is amongst us, I thought I would share a few gardening tips with you where pets are involved. After all, I have my famous secret garden that I do not want destroyed this summer by You-know-who!

Tips for pet-proofing your garden:

  • To keep dogs from lying down in flower beds, simply drive some short stakes into the ground throughout the bed.
  • Plant pungent herbs such as rosemary and sage or spread a ring of dried mustard or crushed red pepper around plants to keep pets out of a garden bed.
  • Spread a layer of coffee grounds and bitter orange in beds to keep out the cats and dogs. Coffee grounds are also a great fertilizer for your plants.
  • And here’s a gardening tip to help your pets: use cedar chips for pathways and in beds to help protect your pets from fleas.

 

For a chance to win a Kindle Fire or Nook or a $25 gift card, join the Authors in Bloom hop!  All the authors involved in the hop can be found at the end of this post. To qualify you have to visit each authors’ site and enter their contest for proof you were there.

I am giving away a signed copy of Forbidden as well as an audiobook of Summer’s Reign, my RONE award nominated book. I would love for you to vote for Summer’s Reign so it will hopefully make it to the finals. Click the photo to vote.

To enter my contest, see the rafflecopter below.One last thing before you start hopping, my new book, Highland Secrets is now on preorder for only $2.99. This is Book 1 in my Secrets of the Heart Series. The book will release on July 6th.  Preorder your copy by clicking the cover.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thanks, and happy hopping! – Elizabeth

 

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Authors in the hop:

Romance Giveaways

Hello everyone! There are a few contests with some great prizes going on right now that I would like to tell you about.

Who couldn’t use a little more romance? Not to mention a pretty in pink Marc Jacobs leather wristlet? Or a Kindle Fire 7? Or maybe you’ve been wishing for the newest romance bestseller on Amazon. Enter this giveaway April 2-22 and you could be one of 8 lucky winners to add new ‘romance’ to their lives!

Plus you can shop the book fair where you can choose from books in genres from contemporary romance to romantic suspense to PNR, all priced at $2.99 or less. You’ll even find a bonus giveaway on the book fair page!

My boxed set Highland Hearts, which includes four of my full-length Scottish and English novels from four of my series, is included in the book fair for just 99 cents.

Click here to enter the giveaway and visit the book fair!

If you’re looking for another 99 cent deal, my upcoming release Forbidden: Claude, Book 2 in my Second in Command series, is also available to pre-order for just 99 cents! Leave a comment on this post telling me which of my books is your favorite so far, and one lucky commenter will win an audiobook of The Baron’s Destiny – the book where we first meet Claude.

And here’s another chance to win – I’ve joined up with over FIFTY other historical romance authors for the May Day Giveaway. The grand prize winner will receive 60 historical romance titles and a Kindle Fire to read them on! Plus one runner-up winner will receive a $40 Amazon gift card. Click here to enter the giveaway!

Still more – here’s one last chance to win! Love finding new authors? You can enter the Rock Around the Clock Giveaway for a chance to win a $50 Amazon gift card or a premium wireless speaker by connecting with authors! You’ll get an entry if you’re a member of my Reader’s Group, and you can get bonus entries for joining the groups of other authors you’re interested in. Click here to enter the giveaway!

Good luck with the contests, and watch for my next blog which will include the new preorder link for my upcoming novel, Highland Secrets!

Elizabeth Rose

A Special Valentine’s Day Gift

Join in on the fun as eight romance authors come together for the Valentines, Hearts and Heroes website hop. It runs from Feb. 11th through the 14th. (NOTE: All authors will have the hop posted by 7 am on the 11th. I am posting early.)  Hop to each site to collect the featured hero’s name and enter them all at once into the rafflecopter at the end of this post. You have the chance to win a $100 amazon gift card, or one of the special hand-chosen Valentine’s gifts from the authors. See the gifts on each author’s site.

Before you start the hop, I want you to know I am offering my Reluctant Brides boxed set for FREE from Feb. 10th – 14th. (KU reads free.) And from Feb. 11th – 17th you can pick up Sapphire for only 99 cents!  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1) Elizabeth Rose

2) Victoria Vane

3) Lily Baldwin

4) Vonda Sinclair

5) Cathy MacRae

6) Amy Jarecki

7) Meara Platt

8) Lana Williams

 

 

Here is the special prize I am giving away. Lips pillow, a warm throw and a signed book.

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Now for a second contest! (Enter through the rafflecopter below.) I love audiobooks but know that some of you might have never had the chance to try one. I have wonderful narrators that bring the books to life. Here is your chance to experience the world of audiobooks. Ten lucky winners will win their choice of one of my audiobooks seen below. My entire Tangled Tales Series will be in audiobook form soon.


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If you like prizes and lots of fun, be sure to stop by my Valentine’s New Release party for my latest book, A Perfect Fit – Cinderella. I will be giving Valentine’s Day gift bags away as flash contests all day starting at 1 pm on Feb. 11th. I will be also be doing live videos throughout the day. This is a one day only event, and guest authors will be stopping by with contests of their own, so you don’t want to miss it. Click the photo or HERE to join in on the fun!  

 

Here is a booktrailer for my Legendary Bastards of the Crown Series for your viewing pleasure.

HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY! –  Elizabeth Rose