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.)

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!)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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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New Release – Autumn’s Touch/Contest

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

Elizabeth Rose

 

 

 

 

 

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New audiobook/Contest

Hi everyone! Now available is the audiobook for Highland Spring – Book 1 in my Seasons of Fortitude Series.  To celebrate, I am giving away audiobooks of Highland Spring and Reckless Highlander as well as signed copies of the books. See the rafflecopter below to enter. It is a universal contest, but as a special thanks to my UK followers that have grown in leaps and bounds lately, there is also a special contest for UK residents only.

Here are the 16 audiobooks I have out now. Each book is part of amazon’s whispersync where you can stop reading and pick up at the right spot with the audiobook or vice versa. Watch for Summer’s Reign – Book 2 of the Seasons of Fortitude Series coming soon to audio! Click on the photo to see my audiobook page.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Summer’s Reign – Book 2 of the Seasons of Fortitude Series is still at the special limited time price of 99 cents for a short while yet. (KU reads free.) You can also preorder Autumn’s Touch – Book 3 for 99 cents. Release date Sept. 6th. This is a medieval retelling of the Beauty and the Beast with a few twists thrown in. Lady Autumn is kidnapped by the beast of a lord, Ravenscar, to heal him since he thinks he is dying. But circumstances change and when he refuses to let her leave the castle she is challenged with seeing the goodness that is buried deep within the dark lord’s heart.

I would love if you could also support my Thunderclap Campaign for Autumn’s Touch. If so, one post only will appear on your social media of choice on release day. You can use up to 3 social medias to support the book. Thank you to those who have already added their support. Just click on the photo below to add your support now.

I also have a book on kindle countdown now for 99 cents through July 26th; Ruby – Book 1 of my Daughters of the Dagger Series. Ruby is chosen by Lord Nyle Sheffield as his bride. But she finds out he really only wants her as a pawn to flush out a killer within his castle walls. (KU reads free)

I changed the cover of my Protectors of the Heart boxed set and like this one much better. The set is  99 cents (KU reads free) and features heroes who might not at first seem as if they have the heroine’s best interests in mind, but end up protecting not only them – but also their hearts.

And don’t forget about my other limited time offer, 99 cent boxed sets that will introduce you to some of my series. Medieval Matriarchs, and Magic, Mayhem and Shifters. KU reads free.

Enter my contest on my website through the rafflecopters below. Good luck! – Elizabeth Rose

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Release Day for Summer’s Reign/Free Book and More!

Today is the release day for Summer’s Reign – Book 2, of my Seasons of Fortitude Series. Lady Summer is a widow who has been granted permission from the king to choose her next husband. Sir Warren Mowbray is the nephew of her deceased husband, and feels he has been cheated out of his inheritance. Now he is protector and advisor to Lady Summer, but his advice is nothing she wants to hear.

Get your copy for only 99 cents. (KU reads free.) You can also preorder Autumn’s Touch – Book 3 for 99 cents. (Releases Sept. 6th.)

As a special gift during this celebration, I’ve decided to offer one of Summer’s brothers’ books for FREE to start you on the series leading into Seasons of Fortitude, which is called the Legendary Bastards of the Crown Series, in case you’ve yet to read it. So pick up your copy of Ruthless Knight – Book 2 (Rook’s story) for FREE through the 9th. All the books in this series are also available as audiobooks. Watch for all the Seasons of Fortitude Series to be in audiobook form soon!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tonight, July 6th, is also my facebook party for my new release and I invite all of you to come help me celebrate. I have 8 guest authors scheduled. We will all be having giveaways, and there will be games and prizes. Don’t miss it. Invite your friends. Just click on the photo to find out more. 

I also put together a special limited time collection of four of my novels, called Protectors of the Heart. These are stories about border lords, raiders and knights. These men might start out rough around the edges, but four strong women end up turning them into protectors of more than just lands and castles. Click the photo to order for 99 cents. (KU reads free) The books in this collection are: Amethyst, The Dragon and the DreamWalker, Beast Lord and Ruthless Knight. Since so many readers have been emailing me asking questions about my books, I decided it would be fun to have a Reader’s Group. So now you can belong to my reader’s group where I will talk more in depth about my heroes, heroines, and secondary characters from my 62 books. You can ask questions, and be part of this interactive group. I will also be showing videos, and talking about research from my books, as I find it all fascinating and would love to share what I’ve learned with you. I will be having contests and prizes special for just the group. Right now there is a contest to win a signed copy of Ruthless Knight. (Ends on Sunday.) Click the photo to join or find out more. 

Thank you all for your support, kind words about my books, and especially for all the wonderful reviews you’ve left for me. I appreciate it. Now raise a glass along with me and help me celebrate my new – and longest book yet – Summer’s Reign.

Elizabeth Rose

Cover Reveal, Free Books, and 60th Book Party Celebration

I am so excited to show you the cover of Summer’s Reign – Book 2 of my Seasons of Fortitude Series! Highland Spring – Book 1 will be released on Thursday, May 18th, but you can already preorder Summer’s Reign for only 99 cents now! The release date is July 6th. 

Don’t forget to stop by the celebration for my 60th book. The facebook party starts on Saturday, May 13th and continues through May 18th. I have over two dozen guest authors stopping by at night, but I’ll be talking live about all of my series during the days and will answer any questions you might have. See the full schedule of events by clicking HERE.

Each day I’ll be giving away a free book for that day only, as well as special prizes such as signed books, gift cards and more. On Mother’s Day I have a gift basket giveaway with everything you need to pamper yourself on that special day. All the authors will have games, prizes and giveaways as well.

You can also enter to win a Kindle Fire, $50 giftcard, or your choice of a complete series from my works. Enter through the rafflecopter at the end of this post.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I’d also like to remind you to please stop by the InD’tale Magazine and vote for my book, Igniting Andrew from Mon., May 15th – Sun. May 21st, as it has been nominated for the RONE Award. I am very excited about this since the Tarnished Saints Series is close to my heart, having been inspired by incidents in my life. Click Here to vote for Igniting Andrew 5/15 – 5/21. As an extra bonus, and to give everyone a chance to read Igniting Andrew, I’m giving it away FREE from 5/15 – 5/19, so watch for it!

Another book that will be FREE from Sat. 5/13 – 5/17 is Sapphire, Book 2 of my Daughters of  the Dagger Series. Afterwards, you can pick up the audiobook for only $1.99. You can also get the Sinners and Saints Boxed Set (normally $9.99) for only 99 cents from 5/13 – 5/19. This is the first 4 books of the Tarnished Saints Series.

So be sure to stop by and say hi at my party. Come by as often as you like to find out which book or boxed set is free for the day, as well as to win one of many other prizes. Here is the rafflecopter to enter for your chance to win the grand prize. (By entering, you are also agreeing to be on my mailing list if you are not already on it.)

Good luck! And Happy Mother’s Day as well.
Elizabeth Rose

Winners are listed at the end of the Rafflecopter. I decided to have rafflecopter choose 5 extra names, so the last five on the list will receive an audiobook copy of Reckless Highlander – Book 3 of my Legendary Bastards of the Crown Series. Congrats to the winners and thank you all for entering. Watch for upcoming contests.

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