Valentine’s Day Hop, Prizes, Discounts, and Free Books!

Happy Valentine’s Day! Because Valentine’s Day is the holiday of love, 12 of your favorite romance authors have joined together for a Valentine’s Day Hop. You have the chance to win autographed books, giftcards, and more! To enter the hop, just follow the directions at the bottom of the page. Each author also has a contest of her own on her site. But you don’t have to win a contest to pick up some wonderful free and discounted romantic reads. I have offers for everyone, so read on.

Contest closed! Please see rafflecopters below for a list of the winners. Thank you all for entering the contest and hopping with us!

My featured hero for the hop is Rook from my latest book, Ruthless Knight – Book 2 of the Legendary Bastards of the Crown Series. Rook is one of the bastard triplets of the king. He’s vowed revenge against his father who ordered the babies killed at birth because of superstition. When Lady Calliope Duval stumbles into Rook’s lair – the catacombs – she brings light and kindness into Rook’s life that makes him question his black-hearted ruthless ways. You can preorder Ruthless Knight now for only 99 cents. The price will go up to $3.99 shortly after the release date of 2/17

As a special bonus, I am giving away the prequel to the series, Destiny’s Kiss for FREE from 2/10 – 2/14. And don’t forget to pick up Book 1, Restless Sea Lord as well.

And there’s even more! From 2/10 – 2/14, Daughters of the Dagger Prequel is FREE and on special for 99c is  Ruby – Book 1 of this series. (Pick up the audiobooks afterwards for only $1.99.) Lady Renegade – Book 2 of my Legacy of the Blade Series is also on kindle countdown for 99c from 2/10-2/16.

If you like contemporary romance, you will want to try my new release, Hired Heart. It is on kindle countdown for 99c from 2/9 – 2/15 and part of the multi-author Indulgences Series. Samantha books a trip for her boss, Max, and herself to Aragon Island at the Indulgences Resort where all fantasies come true! You will find characters from my Tarnished Saints Series making a guest appearance in this book as well. Be sure to pick up the series prequel – The Tarnished Saints’ Christmas for FREE and Doubting Thomas – Book 1 for only 99 cents.

If I’m a new author to you, sample some of my series with a boxed set of 4 full-length novels from 4 of my series in the Reluctant Brides or Sealed With A Kiss Boxed Sets. As always, nearly all my books can be read for free if you are a Kindle Unlimited Member.

Below you will find the directions for the contest as well as the links to all 12 authors’ sites. And be sure to scroll to the bottom to enter my personal Valentine’s Day giveaway, and to see the awesome video featuring all 12 authors and their books. Happy hopping!

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1:   Elizabeth Rose

2:   Amy Jarecki

3:   Kathryn Le Veque

4:   Barbara Devlin

5:   Anna Markland

6:   Laura Landon

7:   Glynnis Campbell

8:   Julie Johnstone

9:   Anna Campbell

10: Emma Prince

11: Meara Platt

12: Eliza Knight

Just hop to each author’s site, collect the featured hero’s name and enter it into the first rafflecopter. (Don’t hit enter until all the names are in.)

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Use the next rafflecopter to win a special prize from me! Visit my Valentine’s Day Cards page, and tell me which one/ones you like best and why! Click the little balloon on the top R of the page by the title of the hop to leave your comment on this page.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The Race Is On!

Last winter, I battled the cold and snow to do research on dog sledding, since I was writing Book 9, Loving John, of my Tarnished Saints Series. John is one of the 12 Taylor brothers. Sons of a preacher, but far from saints, these men are nothing but trouble!

It had to be one of the coldest days I’ve ever experienced and yet these dogs didn’t seem to mind. I found out that almost any dog can be trained to be a sled dog, but some of the most popular breeds for this sport are Alaskan Malamutes, Samoyeds, and Siberian Huskies. There are wheel dogs and lead dogs, and terms such as Gee for right and Haw for left. The life of a musher is dangerous, hard work, and even consists of having to sleep outside in the harsh elements at times. (For the dogs, too.) It is a fascinating sport and I admire anyone who has the stamina to endure the races that can sometimes last for weeks and cover over a thousand miles.

While writing this series, I decided to give each of the brothers a personality and profession unlike any of the others. When I first started writing romance over 20 years ago, I read a romance novel that centered around the sport of dog sled racing. To this day it’s one of my favorite books, called Across A Thousand Miles by Nadia Nichols. So I decided John would have a love of dogs and be a musher. It is his dream to run the Iditarod. But when a sledding accident leaves him wounded, he heads back to his home town of Sweet Water, Michigan, to be with his brothers. It’s there that he meets the new doctor, Addey. She is the only woman who can bring hope back into his life.

Loving John is FREE through Jan. 22nd. Click on the title or the photo to get your copy. (KU reads series free.) Emerge yourself in the world of dog sledding this winter.

And don’t forget to pick up the FREE copy of the prequel, Tarnished Saints’ Christmas. The prequel is followed by the oldest brother, Thomas’s story, in Doubting Thomas. If you like a mystery, Thomas is accused of murdering his wife, and most readers are surprised when they find out who really did it. Only 99 cents for a limited time.

There are 12 books plus the prequel in this series, so don’t miss a one.

One last thing I wanted to tell you about was my latest book, Hired Heart. It is part of the multi-author Indulgences Series, but features the Taylor brothers, Levi, Simon, and Thad from Tarnished Saints, as well as the crazy Aunt Cappy and her new husband, Charlie MacAllister. I love to cross characters from one series over to another, and you will find that a lot, especially in my medieval books. 

That’s all for now, but next time I will tell you about my February release coming up, called Ruthless Knight – Book 2 of my Legendary Bastards of the Crown Series.

It’s just a little over a month away until the Iditarod starts. So brush up on your dog sledding first by picking up a copy of Loving John!

Elizabeth Rose

Keeping Warm This Winter

About this time of year the winter blues creep in, and we find ourselves wanting to be anywhere in the sun. My new release, Hired Heart is part of new the multi-author Indulgences Series. The stories all take place on Aragon Island at the Indulgences Resort where the characters pay to live out their fantasies.

Samantha Forester is the assistant of the Scrooge of a man, Max Southerland. She’s had her eye on him for years but he barely knows she’s alive. So when he has her schedule a trip to Aragon Island so he can do followup on the eco-friendly villas his crew has installed, she sees her chance and takes it. She books fantasies for them while they’re at the island. But Max hates Christmas, and now they’re staying there through the holiday. Can she change the handsome bachelor’s mind before it’s too late?

This is the last book of the 12 book series (plus a free prologue) and I’m letting you in on the secret early. The series will be complete on the 14th, and can be read in any order. (KU reads free.) For those of you who have been asking me to continue the Tarnished Saints Series, you will find 5 characters from that series making guest appearances in my book, so you won’t want to miss it.

Medieval lovers, I have something for you as well. My book, Amber, Book 3 of my Daughters of the Dagger Series is FREE through the 13th. After you pick up a copy, you will be able to buy the audiobook for only $1.99.

Paranormal enthusiasts, from now through the 14th, Just A Kiss (Frog Prince), Book 2 of my Tangled Tales Series is on kindle countdown for only 99 cents.

 

What’s on the horizon? The next book in my Legendary Bastards of the Crown Series is coming in February. Watch for Ruthless Knight. And if you haven’t already read the prequel to the series, Destiny’s Kiss, that was previously part of the Kissing Bough boxed set, you can now pick it up as a standalone book for only 99 cents. (Audiobook coming next month.)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

As always, you can read all my books for free if you are a kindle unlimited member.

I’d like to leave you with a video from the new Indulgences Series. Pack up your suntan lotion and grab a tropical drink and lean back as you experience the magic of the island.

Elizabeth Rose

Holiday Audiobook Giveaway

10 Best Selling Authors have come together to celebrate the holidays by giving away audiobooks and a year subscription to Audible! Join Eliza Knight, Callie Hutton, Elizabeth Rose, Julie Johnstone, Tanya Anne Crosby, Lauren Smith, Amanda Mariel, Dawn Brower, Amy Jarecki, and Christina McKnight and participate in this wonderful giveaway!

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Giveaway runs December 18-22..

How to Enter:

  • Go to the Rafflecopter (http://gvwy.io/ehjb3lx)
  • Listen to each audiobook sample
  • Answer the corresponding question in the rafflecopter for each author’s book

To start, listen to my audio clip below this graphic for the answer to the following question:

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If you’ve never tried an audiobook before, this is your chance. As a special, from Dec. 18 – 22, you can get Daughters of the Dagger Prequel and The Baron’s Quest for FREE! Afterwards, you’ll be able to purchase the audiobook for only $1.99.

I’m also offering Onyx  and Ruby for only 99 cents from Dec. 18 – 22. Once again, afterwards, purchase the audiobook for only $1.99.

Here is a look at the books I have in audiobook form right now. Daughters of the Dagger Prequel, Ruby, Sapphire, Amber, Amethyst, Onyx, Aidan, Ian, The Baron’s Quest, The Baron’s Bounty.

Watch for The Baron’s Destiny and Restless Sea Lord to be released as audiobooks early next year. audiobookbanner700

I’m also having my own contest. (See rafflecopter below). You can win a $10 amazon gift card and five lucky winners will get to choose one of my audiobooks as their prize.

On those cold, snowy nights, curl up with a cup of hot cocoa or your favorite beverage and let an audiobook take you away to another place and time.

Please also enjoy my new book trailer for the Barons of the Cinque Ports Series. baronboxsetfull500

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Through the holidays you can get the Barons of the Cinque Ports Trilogy, the entire series, for only 99 cents (KU reads free). And through the 19th only, you can pick up the Small Town Sinners and Saints Boxed Set, books 1-4 for only 99 cents on kindle countdown. (Normally $9.99) KU reads free. Be sure to pick up the Tarnished Saints’ Christmas – the series prequel – for FREE as well. saintboxfull500

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Merry Christmas and Happy New Years everyone!

Elizabeth Rose

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Happy Thanksgiving!

I just wanted to wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving! If you don’t celebrate the holiday, then I wish you a happy day!

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I am so thankful for every one of my readers, because if it wasn’t for you, I wouldn’t be doing a job that I love! Writing is my true passion. My first book was published by a traditional publisher back in 2000. It was called Eden’s Garden, but is no longer in print.

That was followed by my Greek Myth Fantasy Series published by a small press. At the time it was too hard to make a living on my scant royalties and I had to go back into the work world. I didn’t write a word for nearly ten years! Then, almost 4 years ago I lost my job and didn’t know what to do. A writer friend of mine suggested I start publishing my own books, and so I did.

Now, 56 books later I am so thankful to say I make a living doing what I love.

As a special thank you to my readers, I am offering Medieval Magick – my entire Elemental Series for only 99 cents (KU reads free) through the weekend. The price will go back up to $9.99 after that, so be sure to pick up a copy now.

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You can now also get Tarnished Saints’ Christmas (The Tarnished Saints Series Prequel) for FREE on all venues. Be sure to pick up Doubting Thomas – Book 1 as well for only 99 cents. And have you heard you can get Under the Kissing Bough – a 15 author multi-genre holiday set for only 99 cents? It includes my brand new novella, which is the prequel to my Legendary Bastards of the Crown Series, called Destiny’s Kiss. The novella is only available in this set for now.

Saintprequelbrand300Thomasbrand300I have so much to be thankful for, and I would love to hear what you are thankful for also. Just leave a comment on this page and in a few days I will randomly choose a reader who will win a $10 amazon gift card. WINNER of $10 amazon gift card: clynsg

This should get you started with gathering your holiday reads.

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Have a safe, healthy, and happy Thanksgiving everyone. And keep on reading!

Thank you all!

Elizabeth Rose

PS. Check out this book trailer video to see all the novellas that are included in the Under the Kissing Bough boxed set.

Autumn Harvest Multi-Author Hop

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Enter the multi-author Autumn Harvest Author Hop to have a chance to win a $50 or one of two $25 giftcards. (Just follow the instructions below.) Each author also has another giveaway on her page with more chances to win.

My featured hero is Chase Masters, a drifter who is mistaken for an outlaw. He shows up wounded at widow Nessie Pemberton’s stagecoach relay station and needs to earn her trust before she turns him away, in The Drifter. Each of the 8 books in the Hearts Ablaze set takes place in the west. For a limited time you can pick up the set for only 99 cents, so be sure to get yours today.

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Author Sites:

1) Elizabeth Rose                  

2) Amanda McIntyre

3) Rose Gordon                    

4) Ciara Knight

5) Kathleen Ball                    

6) Kirsten Lynn

7) Hildie McQueen                

8) E.E. Burke

 

PLEASE NOTE: You must enter ALL 8 names on the same line, just use commas. Rafflecopter will only give you one chance and lock you out. If there are problems, email me at elizabethrosenovels@gmail.com. Thanks!

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Second contest: Win a signed paperback copy of my latest release, Restless Sea Lord along with the small town contemporary Tarnished Saints’ Christmas, or five people will win a free audiobook of their choice from my audiobook library. Enter by using the rafflecopter below.

One more bonus to celebrate the Hearts Ablaze boxed set, from Nov. 13th – 17th, you can get a copy of The Outlaw, from my Cowboys of the Old West Series, One Red Rose, or The Pandora Curse from my Greek Myth Series for FREE!

Happy Hopping! – Elizabeth Rose

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New Preorder/End of Summer Specials

The time has come! My new book, Restless Sea Lord – Book 1 of my Legendary Bastards of the Crown Series is now available for preorder. The release date is Oct. 3rd. I’m offering a special preorder price of only $2.99, but the price will change to $3.99 shortly after release date, so be sure to get your copy now.

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Rowen the Restless is one of the triplets sired by King Edward III. But twins and triplets were feared back then, and thought to be spawns of the devil and cursed. So the king orders them killed, but someone wants them alive and fakes their deaths. Now the boys are grown and know their past story and out for revenge on their king. And when Lady Cordelia, a widow from Whitehaven gets in the way of a raid, she ends up being taken captive aboard Rowen’s pirate ship.

Watch for Rook the Ruthless – Book 2, and Reed the Reckless – Book 3, coming soon.

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The long awaited audiobook of The Baron’s Bounty – Book 2 is now available, narrated by the wonderful Brian J. Gill. I hope to have The Baron’s Destiny – Book 3 in audiobook form by Christmas.

As an end of the summer special, from now until Sept. 5th, you can pick up Saving Simon – Book 5 of my 12 book Tarnished Saints Series for FREE! Simon is my sailor and you’ll experience life on a lake and sail boat racing as well. And remember, the entire series is available to read for free if you are Kindle Unlimited members.Simonbrand300

 

 

 

 

 

I’m also giving away one boxed set each of Medieval Maidens and  Sea Lords and Ladies, and a few audiobook copies of The Baron’s Bounty. The contest ends on the 5th and you need to leave a comment at Butterfly’s Booknerdia Blog in order for a chance to win!

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Have a safe and enjoyable end to your summer!
Elizabeth Rose

Summer Specials/New Preorder

I’m happy to announce that Touch of Gold – Book 4 of my Tangled Tales Series is now available for preorder for the special preorder price of only 99 cents! This is the twisted, tangled, romantic retelling of the fairy tale of Rumpelstiltskin.

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I used to love fairy tales as a child, but I sometimes didn’t like the endings. After all, nobody ever said they were happily ever after stories. So, being a romance writer, I thought it would be fun to take a traditional fairy tale and weave it into a paranormal romance. After all, most fairy tales were paranormal in some way.

In Touch of Gold, my hero, Kin (Rumpelstiltskin) is one of the de Bar siblings that has been cursed by the old witch, Hecuba. Kin is the luckiest of his siblings, always having good things come his way. But when his curse is turning everything he touches to gold, a good thing becomes just the opposite. Especially since it’s dangerous to touch his love interest, Olivia – the miller’s daughter.

This is a fun story and you can preorder it for only 99 cents, but shortly after the release date of August 17th, the price will go up to $2.99, so be sure to get your copy today. Find out more about the Tangled Tales Series, by clicking the series title. Or see the books on amazon; Lady and the Wolf (Red Riding Hood), Just a Kiss (Frog Prince), and Beast Lord (Beauty and the Beast). And watch for Lady in the Tower, (Rapunzel) coming this winter.

For those of you who like boxed sets, Sea Lords and Ladies is a sampling of some of my books that take place on the high seas. It is a limited time special for only 99 cents, and KU reads free.

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Another set you might be interested in that has not only one of my books in it, but books by bestselling authors, Emma Prince, Ria Cantrell, and Ruth Kaufman, is Medieval Hearts, which is also 99 cents and KU reads free. Limited time only.

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I’ve been slowly revamping some of my bookcovers and just have to show you one that I am in love with. Here is my new cover for Ian – Book 3 of my MadMan MacKeefe Series. Ian’s pet hound is featured on the cover. If you’ve read the MacMan MacKeefe Series, you’ll realize my heroes all have a soft spot in their hearts for their pets.  Aidan has his squirrel, and Onyx has his wildcat. And did you know that if you buy the ebooks of the MadMan MacKeefe series, you can get the audiobooks for only $1.99? You will see it on my amazon page. Tim Campbell is my narrator, and you can listen to a sample of his sexy interpretations of my characters on my amazon page as well.

And for those who like bad boy heroes, you will love my 12 Taylor brothers. You’ll have a chance to read Doubting Thomas – Book 1 of the Tarnished Saints Series for free from July 28th – August 1st, so be sure to remember to come back to get your free book to start you off in this romantic, humorous series.

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Here is a recipe from the story of Doubting Thomas that is great to make for those summer picnics.

Thomas’s Asparagus Salad. (Click the title to see the recipe)

Stay cool this summer – Elizabeth

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New! Taming Thad – Book 12 completes the Tarnished Saints Series!

Hi everyone! Taming Thad – Book 12, the last book of my Tarnished Saints Series is now available for purchase. Thad Taylor is the youngest of the brothers and uses his inventions to help Zoe Fenton who is blind – whether she wants help or not. I’ve had a lot of readers tell me how much they’ve enjoyed this series and how sad they are it is coming to an end. Thank you all for taking this incredibly long journey with me and waiting patiently  as each of the 12 Taylor boys’ stories came to life.

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Be sure to read the prequel as well as each of the 12 books. (KU reads free.) Thank you for being a part of the Taylor boys’ lives, and for letting me share with you some of my own life experiences that I wove into the books. The books of the series are: Tarnished Saints’ Christmas Prequel, Doubting Thomas, Luring Levi, Judging Judas, Seducing Zeb, Saving Simon, Wrangling James, Praising Pete, Teaching Philip, Loving John, Playing Nate, Igniting Andrew and Taming Thad. (Recipes of food made in the books can be found on my recipe page.)

 

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I’ve also got big news that some of you might have seen already, so I apologize for the double content, but it’s exciting! I’ve decided to create a newsletter, separate from my website, and I am thrilled to have you along for the journey with me. Don’t worry, I’ll still be blogging here, but this newsletter is something new and special.

To avoid my newsletter hitting your spam filters, please go ahead and move one of my emails into your primary inbox (if you’re a Gmail user), or add me as a safe sender so you never miss an email. Now for my first big announcement that I think you’re going to like.

You're InvitedDo you love historical romance? Dark, dangerous and tortured heroes, and feisty, independent heroines who know how to wield a sword? How about small town contemporaries, paranormal, or western romances? I write them all and would love to share them with you!

I want to invite you officially to join my private Readers’ Group. If you join, I’ll send you downloads of my books for free – with one stipulation. All I ask in return is for an honest review once you’ve finished reading. Not only can you read for free the books I’ve already released, but I’ll send you my future new releases before they’re available to the public, typically 2-3 weeks before the public has access to them. Then, come launch day, I’ll send you a quick reminder to post your review of the book on Amazon.

If you agree, you can sign up to join the Readers’ Group here.

This Readers’ Group is open to only 50 readers at a time, so don’t delay if you want a spot. Make sure to mark me as a safe sender so you get my emails! I’ll be sending you a book to read for free soon.

Join my private Readers’ Group today.

 One more quick thing. If you can’t wait to get a free read, then you don’t have to! The Pandora Curse – Book 4 of my Greek Myth Fantasy Series is FREE until Friday. (KU readers can read the entire series free!)pandoranew500Thanks again to all my loyal readers! Your emails and reviews mean the world to me!

Elizabeth Rose

Igniting Andrew: Release Day

I am happy to tell you that Igniting Andrew – Book 11 of my Tarnished Saints Series is now available for purchase. (KU reads free.) Andrew Taylor is a firefighter who has brought fire protection to the little rural town of Sweet Water in the form of their first firehouse. Christina Goldstone is a widow with a baby – that Andrew has delivered. One of them is looking to settle down while the other still has wild oats to sow. Get your copy today. (Paperback coming soon.)Andrewbrand500

And now available for pre-order is the last book of this series – Taming Thad – Book 12. Thad Taylor is the youngest of the Taylor Twelve, and has his hands full when he makes a promise to a dying man and ends up marrying the man’s daughter – who he didn’t know was blind.

Twenty years ago, the idea of the Tarnished Saints Series was born. I had just started writing romance at the time and thought to myself – wouldn’t it be a great idea to have a series about twelve brothers – sons of a preacher – named after the 12 apostles – but they’re trouble with a capital T. Hence, the tagline was formed: The Taylor Twelve. Sons of a preacher but far from saints, these men are nothing but trouble!

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I must say, through the years I started to wonder what I’d been thinking to take on such a HUGE task. Doubting Thomas was written, but sat in the closet until 3 years ago when I started self-publishing. Luring Levi followed shortly afterwards, and Judging Judas had a long wait for its release. But now, three years later, all the boys’ stories have been told. (This was a very daunting project and I can’t say I ever plan on writing a series this long again!)

Thank you all for your patience through the years as I finished the series. This series is very close to my heart since it is based on some of my own life experiences. The setting is fictional – but real to me, as it is where I grew up visiting my grandparents on the lake. I see this series as books of memories of instances in my own life – added to new ones to make it a humorous, dramatic, and exciting series. These Taylor boys will make you laugh and make you cry, and before you know it, you’ll start believing that they are real. I feel like I know each and every one of them personally, and I wonder if you can guess which one or two are my favorites.

Thanks once again, and enjoy the troublesome Taylor brothers. Just click on their name and it’ll take you to their book on amazon. The books are available as ebooks or paperbacks: Prequel, Thomas, Levi, Judas, Zeb, Simon, James, Pete, Philip, John, Nate, Andrew and Thad! (These are my book sons, and I feel like a proud mother, having given life to each of them.)

Start your journey with the Taylor men with the Tarnished Saints’ Christmas – the series prequel that I’m offering free through Sat. May 14th.

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Please join me at my facebook release party for Andrew on Wed. May 11th, from 5-9 pm Central time. I have a slew of guest authors and there will be games, giveaways and prizes, so you won’t want to miss it.

I also have a new book trailer for my Tarnished Saints and I hope you will enjoy it.

Elizabeth Rose