Take a Trip to the Romantic Highlands with a FREE Book!

Take a trip to the Highlands with today’s featured book, Highland Spring – Book 1 of my Seasons of Fortitude Series. The book will be FREE from January 6th through the 10th. Join Spring, a Scottish warrior as she meets and marries Laird and widower, Shaw Gordon to make an alliance between clans. However, the alliance is not real, but only a way to spy so the Gunn Clan knows when to attack. Can a woman who was raised to be a strong and emotionless warrior find love in her heart for Shaw and his children? And what will happen when she discovers her entire life is based on a lie? Be sure to pick up your FREE copy today. Afterwards, take advantage of purchasing the audiobook at a discounted price.

You will want to continue your journey with the saga of the Douglas sisters in Summer’s Reign, Autumn’s Touch and my latest release, Winter’s Flame.

This series is a continuation of the Legendary Bastards of the Crown Series, but all books of both series are stand alone novels.

 

 

 

 

For your convenience, the entire series of the Legendary Bastards of the Crown is now available in one boxed set. (KU reads both series free.)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Each book is in print as well as audiobook format. The latest audio book that has been released last month is Winter’s Flame.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

If you like the Highlands, you will also want to take advantage of this special offer: Onyx – Book 1 of my MadMan MacKeefe Series is only 99 cents from Jan. 7th until the 13th. Other book in the series are Aidan – Book 2, and Ian Book 3. I love this series! Each of the men have an unusual pet that add humor to the novels. (Aidan and his squirrel is my favorite – especially the way he treats it. It will steal your heart.)

One last announcement that I am very excited about is that A Perfect Fit (Cinderella) Book 6 of my Tangled Tales Series is now on preorder for the limited time price of 99 cents. It will be released on Feb. 8th. And there is still time to preorder Lady in the Tower (Rapunzel) Book 5 for only 99 cents. It releases on Jan. 25th. After that, there is only one more book to conclude the saga of the cursed de Bar siblings. Heart of Ice (Snow Queen) which is scheduled for February/March. These are twisted, tangled, romantic retellings of some of the fairy tales we remember from childhood. (But for adults). The books in the series can be read as stand alones, but if you like to read in order, this is the list: Lady and the Wolf (Red Riding Hood) Book 1, Just a Kiss (Frog Prince) Book 2, Beast Lord (Beauty and the Beast) Book 3, Touch of Gold (Rumpelstiltskin) Book 4, Lady in the Tower (Rapunzel) Book 5, A Perfect Fit (Cinderella) Book 6, Heart of Ice (Snow Queen) Book 7.

Later this month, Just a Kiss and Beast Lord will be available as audiobooks, narrated by the entertaining and talented Brian J. Gill.

Please stay warm in this cold weather, Elizabeth Rose

 

A Special Christmas Gift For You!

I’d like to wish a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to everyone! This year sped by so fast, I still can’t believe it is over. 2017 saw the release and/or completion of two new medieval series, Legendary Bastards of the Crown and Seasons of Fortitude. I also released the first book of a new series called Second in Command that takes secondary characters from any of my series and gives them their own story and happily-ever-after ending.

Here is a quick glance of the books or series I released in 2017.

As a special thank you present to all my readers, I am offering FREE from Dec. 22nd – 26th, A Kiss to Die For boxed set. These are four full-length books of several of my series that have a murder mystery combined with, of course, romance as the mystery is unveiled. (KU reads all series free.)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Now, I want to tell you about another free book that is very different than what I usually post. My father is 88 years old, and when his grandchildren were kids, he used to write poems for them. I wanted to do something special for my father who has always been so loving and giving, never thinking about himself. So those same poems that meant so much to my children long ago now will live on forever in a book by my father called Squeaky the Squirrel (A Children’s Book of Poems.) This is a book for young children, but it can be enjoyed by everyone. The ebook is FREE from Dec. 22nd – 26th. (If you prefer the picture book as a paperback, that is available for $9.99.)

What’s coming up on the agenda for me next year? First, you will see the completion of my Tangled Tales Series. These books are twisted, tangled, romantic retellings of fairy tales. Lady in the Tower (Rapunzel) is book 5 and will be released on Jan. 25th. You can preorder it now for the limited-time price of 99 cents by clicking HERE. If you like to read books in order, (although each book in all my series are stand-alones) here is the the entire series at a glance. Click on the photo to find out more or to read excerpts on any of the books.

Watch for the finish of the series, the stories about Cinderella and the Snow Queen, coming this winter. I also have another medieval series or two on the horizon that I think you will love. However, I am superstitious about saying too much too soon, so you’ll have to wait just a little longer to find out more. Expect another book or two in the Second in Command Series as well.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

If you enjoy audiobooks, please take a look at my audiobook library. Winter’s Flame – Book 4 of my Seasons of Fortitude Series is now available as an audiobook on amazon, itunes and audible. Listen to a sample on any of those sites. Other new audiobooks are Lady and the Wolf and Tarnished Saints’ Christmas. Watch for audiobooks of Just a Kiss (Frog Prince) and Beast Lord (Beauty and the Beast) coming in the next few months.

For a little holiday reading, you might want to try a few of my holiday themed and winter-based books such as Tarnished Saints’ Christmas (FREE on all venues), Or my Romantic Winter Wishes Collection that includes My Christmas Soldier, Hired Heart and Loving John99 cents and KU reads free. This is a limited time offer, so get yours before it is gone. 

I wish you all a safe, healthy and happy holiday season!

Elizabeth Rose

Three free books and three great contests!

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

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

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

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

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

Have a great day!

Elizabeth Rose

Two Free Books for Thanksgiving!

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

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

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

Have a great Thanksgiving!

Elizabeth Rose

 

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

Halloween Specials

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

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

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

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

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

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

Have a wonderful Halloween everyone! Be safe.

Elizabeth Rose

 

Invitation to Read!

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

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

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

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

Rose’s Reads, New Audio, Conference Fun!

The Rose’s Read for All Hallow’s Eve this week for only 99 cents/KU reads free, is The Caretaker of Showman’s Hill. If you like vampires, this book is for you. It’s a novel inspired by a true story of a circus train wreck that happened near Hammond, Indiana, back in 1918.

A circus train was pulled over at 4 am, trying to fix something that overheated. Behind them, an engineer of a freight train fell asleep, plowing into the back of the circus train. The sleeper cars were near the back, and over 50 performers were killed. The cars were made of wood and the gas lighting caught fire, making things even worse.

The deceased performers were buried at Showman’s Rest in the Woodlawn Cemetery that is close to where I live in Illinois. I’ve been to the cemetery and seen the grave markers of the fat man, clowns, trapeze artists, and more, with stone elephant markers atop them. Rumors say the area is haunted and you can hear the elephants wailing at night, even though no animals were killed in the crash and none are buried there. (See my booktrailer video that follows. I’ve incorporated my own characters into an actual graveyard scene. Spooky, right? What else would you expect for Halloween?)

Basil Wensilton III is a vampire, hundreds of years old. He’s one of the victims of a circus train wreck – one of the unlucky performers that didn’t die, but turned into a vampire instead. He is the Caretaker of Showman’s Hill Cemetery, watching over a secret potion, as well as a lair of other vampires from the circus train.

Cassie Briggs is a reporter who comes snooping around the cemetery on a mission, looking for her missing sister. Instead, she finds an old bordello made into a bar, and run by a very mysterious, yet handsome man who only seems to show up at night. Danger and attraction run strong between a two-hundred-year-old vampire and an innocent young woman in The Caretaker of Showman’s Hill. Pick up your copy today for only 99 cents/KU reads free!

 

(In the booktrailer video, the house you see is an actual abandoned house in Michigan that I turned into Basil’s lair!)

The book is available only through amazon at this time.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Now, to tell you why this post is late: I just returned from the InD’Scribe conference. Although, I didn’t win the coveted RONE award, I had a few good friends who did. We had a great time at the costume ball as well. Here are a few photos I’d like to share with you. I was Lady Elizabeth for a night! You’ll see authors Alexa Aston, Meara Platt, myself, and Victoria Vane in the photo. There was also a huge book signing where I met a lot of wonderful readers!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Just in time for Halloween, newly released is the audiobook of Lady and the Wolf – (Red Riding Hood) – Book 1 of my Tangled Tales Series. The books in this series are twisted, tangled, romantic retellings of some of the classic fairy tales. If you buy the ebook of Lady and the Wolf for only 99 cents, you will get a discount on the audiobook as well. Watch for the final three books of the series coming this winter. To hear a sample of the audiobook, click on the photo which will take you to my amazon page.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

One last thing I am excited to tell you about is the Highland Harvest Giveaway that runs from now through Halloween. Eleven Scottish Historical authors have joined together to give away copies of their ebooks, and a kindle fire. Stop by the on-going party to enter the contest. Authors will be dropping in sporadically for flash giveaways and to chat as well. Click on the photo which will take you to the party site. Thanks everyone! Next week’s Rose’s Reads is one of my favorites, so be sure to watch your email next Monday!

Elizabeth Rose

Rose’s Reads, New Release, and new Audiobook

This week’s Rose’s Read, my discounted book for Halloween is Familiar. It is only 99 cents from October 9th – 15th. (KU reads free) This is a romance that involves witches, warlocks, shapeshifting and lots of cats!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Back in the middle ages people were very superstitious. Some people thought a black cat was a sign that death was near. Or if one crossed your path it would bring you bad luck. People accused of being witches were persecuted, and were thought they could even turn into a black cat and slink around in the shadows.

 

 

 

 

 

I wrote Familiar many years ago, and it still remains one of my favorite books to this day. The villain in my story is the hero’s uncle – and he has DOZENS of cats. (Cat lovers will like this one!) The idea to have so many cats came to me one day when I passed a strange house in my neighborhood where an old lady lived who had many, many cats.

(Those cats on the stairs belong to my family and friends. Be sure to watch the video at the end of the post.)

 

 

 

Slade Spencer is a warlock in denial, and when he comes back to his hometown, he sees his ex-lover, Susie Vasilly. She is acting strangely and disappears at night. What he doesn’t realize is that his warlock uncle has put a curse on Susie. At night, she turns into his uncle’s Familiar – a big yellow cat. Pick up your copy of Familiar today for a spooky but fun Halloween read.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NEW! The audiobook for Autumn’s Touch is now available. My narrator is the multi-talented actor/teacher, Brian J. Gill. You will love the voices and accents he uses, breathing life into my characters. Listen to a sample on my amazon page.

I also have a new release – Pirate in the Mist: Brody. This is book 1 of my Second in Command Series. Brody is Rowen’s first mate from my Legendary Bastards of the Crown Series. (This book was first seen in the Mists and Moonrise collection, but has been extended, given a new cover, and has a surprise epilogue.) Pick up your copy for only 99 cents. KU reads free!

Come back to my site next Monday to see which book is a Rose’s Read for All Hallow’s Eve next week.

Elizabeth Rose

 

Rose’s Reads for October, 99 cent Romances

Hello everyone and welcome to October. Autumn is my favorite season. To celebrate as we anxiously wait for Halloween to arrive, each Monday from now until the end of the month I will have a book on sale for 99 cents. The books I chose will be books that are magical, spooky, or that have at least a touch of paranormal in them.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I am calling these my Rose’s Reads for All Hallows’ Eve. Halloween is said to have originated from the ancient Celtic harvest festival, particularly the Gaelic festival Samhain. Once thought to have had pagan roots, back in the medieval times the church Christianized the holiday, tying it to the worship of the dead, being All Saints and All Souls Day which are on Nov. 1st & 2nd. Therefore, the night before All Hallows’ Day was All Hallows’ Eve.

Interesting fact: The word Halloween didn’t originate until about 1745 and it was from the Scots. The Scottish word for eve back then was ‘even’ or e’en, which added to Hallow was Hallowe’en. I will be telling you more interesting facts through the month, such as how treat-or-treating originated, as well as why we dress in costumes or light up jack-o-lanterns on that day.

But for now, the first 99 cent sale book that will lead up to Halloween is The Pandora Curse. It is on sale from Oct. 2nd – 8th.

This is one of my Greek Myth Fantasy Romances. I first started writing them many moons ago when The Legendary Journeys of Hercules and Xena Warrior Princess were popular on TV. Do any of you remember that? The idea of the mythical Greek gods and goddesses intrigued me. I loved mythology ever since high school and couldn’t wait to take a myth that is usually tragic (face it, they are) and turn it into a romance with a happily-ever-after.

The myth of Pandora being curious and opening the box, hence releasing the vices onto humankind, is what my story, The Pandora Curse is based on. My heroine is Vara the Conquerer who is ruthless, selfish and mean – at the beginning of her journey. She is a descendant of Pandora, and all the females in the family have “The Pandora Curse.” She is inflicted heavily by the vices, Greed, Lust, Jealousy, Anger and Gluttony that her great grandmother, Pandora released from the forbidden box. Vara also hears the voices of the Furies constantly taunting her in her head, urging her to give in to these weaknesses.

My hero is Nikolai the Seer. He is a demigod, his mother being Hera. Hera is angry at Zeus as usual, so she sends her son to collect the vices of Vara in secret. She does it just to spite her husband who likes to see mankind suffer because of his gift of Pandora to the Titan, Epimethius.

I loved writing this book because it deals with the darkness and vices that all of us have to face in our lives. While the subject may seem a little intense, there is still a lot of humor in this book. Most of it is brought on by Hera’s shapeshifting minion, Baruch who is sent to watch over Nikolai so he doesn’t screw up Hera’s mission.

 

 

 

 

Other books in my Greek Myth Fantasy Series are Kyros’ Secret, The Oracle of Delphi (featured at one time on the History Channel) and Thief of Olympus. All the books can be read on KU for free!

I won’t tell you which other books will be on special at this time, but I will say this will be the only Greek Myth. I hope to have time to send out more blogs with insights as to why I wrote the books or what was involved. Watch my website every Monday from now until Halloween, for another of Rose’s Reads for All Hallows’ Eve.

Elizabeth Rose

 

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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

 

 

 

 

 

Facebook Party:

 

a Rafflecopter giveaway