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. 

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

Cover Reveal, Contest & Free Book!

Hello and I hope you had a great Father’s Day weekend.

As you all know by now, I’ve been publishing my father’s poems into books as a thank you to him for all the things he’s done for me my entire life. He is always thinking of others and never himself so I thought it was time I did something special for him. He will be 89 this year, and having his poems published to share with all of you has been a thrill for him. I also thank you for all the reviews.

 

Recollection: A Treasury of Assorted Poems is his third and last book for now. (Unless he starts writing more.) As a Father’s Day gift to you from my father, the book is FREE through the 21st. It is also available in print. Don’t miss his other two books, Reflections, and Squeaky the Squirrel.

 

 

 

 

I also wanted to tell you about a special project I’m involved in. It is a multi-author set called Rogues to Lovers: The Legend of the Blue Rose. It is now available on amazon to preorder for only 99 cents! These are all NEW stories by USA Today and Bestselling Authors. You can also preorder it from iTunes, Kobo, and Barnes and Noble. Release date is Sept. 11th. My story is called Scottish Rose. It is the story of Coira MacDuff who some of you might remember was the sister of my heroine in Aidan – Book 2 of my MadMan MacKeefe Series. More about her story coming up later on.  

I’ve been working on Seductive Secrets – Book 2 of my Secrets of the Heart Series. This is the book about Willow, daughter of Rook who is one of the Legendary Bastards of the Crown. It isn’t available on preorder yet, but I was excited to show you the cover. So here is a sneak peek of what’s to come. And if you haven’t already pre-ordered your copy of Highland Secrets – Book 1, there is still time. The price of the book will go up right after the release date of July 6th, so don’t wait!

I recently had one of my newsletter subscribers ask if I had any contests for those who were not on facebook. Well, I do. I am giving away a $10 gift card and a second prize of your choice of one of my audio or ebooks. To enter, see the rafflecopter below.

And if you are on facebook, don’t forget I am having pre-party contests up until Highland Secrets is released. You can win this beautiful bracelet as well as other prizes. Go to my facebook PARTY PAGE to enter and click GOING if you might make it to the party on July 6th.

Watch for more website contests soon! – Elizabeth Rose

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Set sail with discounted and free books!

As my Tarnished Saints Series specials continue until Father’s Day, I am offering Saving Simon – Book 5, for only 99 cents and Wrangling James for FREE!

Simon Taylor loves the water, has been in the navy, and is the security officer on a cruise ship. He saves Piper Westbrook’s life after she falls overboard in a storm. But little does he know she is the one trying to close down his home town’s marina. Pick up your copy through Father’s Day for only 99 cents.

This book was inspired by my husband’s love of sailing. I did research one summer, sailing and walking the docks to see why he liked it so much. I’m not a water person at all, but I started to love life on the water as much as him by the time I was through. Sail away with this perfect read for summer!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Also, Wrangling James – Book 6 of the Tarnished Saints Series is FREE through the 15th. James is Zeb’s twin, and the cowboy of the family. When he has to sell his Texas ranch and move back to Sweet Water, he is reunited with Mindy MacAllister. He remembers her as the little girl who was nothing but a pest. But now she is a beautiful, full-grown woman . . . with a few dark secrets of her past. Pick up your copy for FREE!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

And don’t forget, the Tarnished Saints’ Christmas is the series prequel and always free on all venues. Click HERE to see all the books in the series.

 

In preparation for the release of my new medieval historical romance, Highland Secrets – Book 1 of my Secrets of the Heart Series, I am having some pre-party contests on my party facebook page. I am giving away a beautiful heart bracelet. The winner will be chosen during a live video on July 6th during the party. I am also having flash contests that will end before the start of the party. Keep checking back, since the contests can start and end at any time.

 

 

 

Right now you have a chance to win a signed print copy of Lady and the Wolf, Pirate in the Mist and Hired Heart. (Hired Heart has cameo appearances by some of the Taylor boys from the Tarnished Saints Series as well as Aunt Cappy.) All three books are also available as ebooks for only 99 cents each. And don’t forget, all my series can be read for free if you are a Kindle Unlimited member! Click the titles to buy or the photo to go to my facebook party to enter the contests. Click the GOING button if you think you might stop by during or even after the party. 

If you haven’t already preordered your copy of Highland Secrets for $2.99, there is still time to get it before the price goes up right after release. And watch for the reveal of the cover of Seductive Secrets – Book 2 of the series, coming soon. – Elizabeth

 

Free book for the holiday, plus a contest!

I wish everyone a good Memorial Day weekend. It is very hot and muggy in the Chicagoland area. While I like hot weather, this is much too soon. Update on my granddog, Banshee, is that she is still a handful, but she is getting better each day. She has overcome her fear of going up stairs, and has found a new job patrolling the yard for birds, squirrels, and today she even saw a stray fox in the driveway! She is so cute, I just have to show you the latest photo of her. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Since school will be out soon, I have decided to offer Teaching Philip – Book 8 of my Tarnished Saints Series for FREE from May 27 – 31. Philip Taylor is a teacher, experimenting with online dating, trying to find the perfect woman. When the new principal comes to town, he has no idea Taylor Phillips (who even has his name – but backwards) is there to take his job. Philip has a lot of quirks and is very clean. Taylor is messy. They are opposites and don’t get along. Think of this as an “Odd Couple.” Lots of laughs are in store when they find out they’ve been dating each other online and didn’t even know it.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This is also the last day, May 27th, to get Judging Judas – Book 3, for 99 cents.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I just finished a new novella that will be in the Rogues to Lovers boxed set with six other authors. These are all brand new books. The theme of the set is the Legend of the Blue Rose. When the blue rose blooms, enemies turn into lovers. It is already on preorder for only 99 cents at iTunes and Kobo. Watch for it on Barnes and Noble any day now. And it will be on preorder on amazon on June 11th. Order it now, and it will be delivered to your e-reader on Sept. 11th.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

And now, for a quick contest. You can win a $10 amazon gift card or a signed copy of Restless Sea Lord by entering through the rafflecopter below. The contest closes on June 2nd, so be sure to enter right away! Be sure to watch your emails, because there will be one more free Tarnished Saint book, and another one for 99 cents coming up before Father’s Day.

Elizabeth Rose
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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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Three free books for the holidays.

Hi everyone! From March 27 – 31st, I am giving away 3 books for FREE!

The first one is about Rowen the Restless and Lady Cordelia. One of three triplet brothers and raised as a pirate, Rowen has vowed vengeance against King Edward – the father who wanted them killed at birth. During one of his raids with his brothers, Lady Cordelia gets in the way and ends up being kidnapped aboard the pirate ship.

 

 

You can get Restless Sea Lord for FREE for a limited time. And if you are a Kindle Unlimited member, you can read the entire Legendary Bastards of the Crown Series free!

 

 

 

 

 

If you prefer some paranormal romance, The Oracle of Delphi, one of my first books that was also seen on the History channel is also free. This is based on the Greek myth of Perseus and Andromeda. (KU reads series free.)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

And the last one is a special book and perfect for Easter. As some of you know, my father who will be 89 this year has written poems throughout the years. As a gift to him, at Christmastime I put his kids’ poems into a picture book called Squeaky the Squirrel. Now, his religious poems are available to read in Reflections (Poems of Faith and Introspection) and it is also FREE for five days. Of course, this has nothing to do with romance, but I wanted to share it with you in case you know someone who might enjoy it.

Did you know that in three weeks, Forbidden: Claude – Book 2 of my Second in Command Series will be released? The date is on April 18th, but you can preorder you copy now for only 99 cents. This is the story about the son of my hero and heroine from The Baron’s Destiny, and I think you are going to love it.

I have had an overwhelming request for Claude’s story from my readers. You wanted to see Claude with his happily-ever-after, and here it is.

 

 

 

 

 

I am working on my new series, Secrets of the Heart which is another medieval strong women series, like Seasons of Fortitude. The first book, Highland Secrets will be on preorder soon and the series should debut this summer. Watch for the next newsletter to find out more.

 

Happy Easter everyone! Please be safe and stay healthy.

Elizabeth Rose