And if you’d like to read about Lady Fia’s cousin, Lady Willow, be sure to preorder the second book of the series, Seductive Secrets which is now on preorder for only 99 cents! Release date is Sept. 26th.
Finally, the rain has stopped and now we’re under a heat advisory for the weekend. How is it by you? I hope you are enjoying your summer. I just wanted to send a quick note letting you know about 2 new specials I am running.
The first is a boxed set called Stolen Brides. I’ve chosen 5 books from some of my series that have stolen brides in them. This set has a little of everything from a Viking to medieval/Scottish warriors, a lady pirate, Rapunzel trapped in a tower, and even a bonus book including a black jack dealer who wakes up married to the wrong twin!
Get your copy of Stolen Hearts for only 99 cents to read Highland Spring, A Viking’s Promise, Lady in the Mist, Lady in the Tower and Seducing Zeb. If you are a kindle unlimited member you read all the series the books are from for free!
My second summer special is the ENTIRE Tangled Tales Series Books 1-7 in one boxed set for you called Tangled Tales: The Complete Series. Now, you can read one book right after another without having to stop. Escape into the magical medieval world of the de Bar siblings on their quests to break their curses – while they happen to find love along the way. These books bought separately, would cost almost $20. But for a limited time you can pick up the entire series for only $9.99. And of course, KU reads free!
It is only a week away from the release of Highland Secrets – Book 1 of my Secrets of the Heart Series. You can still preorder it for the discounted price of $2.99 but just a warning, the price will be going up shortly after the release date of July 6th.
Now, for the winners of my last blog contest: $10 amazon gift card: Denise H. and Audiobook/ebook of her choice: Jennifer P. (Winners have been notified.) If you didn’t win, why not hop on over to my Highland Secrets Facebook Party Pagewhere I have two pre-party contests in progress. Click the GOING button if you think you might stop by on July 6th. (Scroll to the bottom of the party page to see the contest for the bracelet.) And watch for my next blog where I will be offering a 99 cent book as well as one for free!
I am also including the link to one of my favorite homemade smoothies I call Morning Mist. This is a great, refreshing way to start out a hot summer day. Check out my recipe pagefor more easy to make recipes that I created! – Elizabeth Rose
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.
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
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 8of 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.
As promised, I have a special deal on one of the books of my Tarnished Saints Series for the week. I chose one of my favorite books of the series, Judging Judas – Book 3, which is only 99 cents through May 27th.
Twelve brothers growing up together can’t be easy. Judas did some things he’s not proud of, and is trying to make amends with his brother, Levi, for being the one to send him to prison. Returning to his hometown as Sweet Water’s sheriff, Judas has a lot of work to do. The town is after him to make Levi take the goats off of the roof of his diner. But that is the least of Judas’ problems. When a pregnant teenage girl steals his squad car, he meets up with the girl’s mother, Laney McDermott – the girl he left at the altar in his younger days. And the surprises get worse when he realizes he has just arrested his own daughter!
Pick up your copy of Judging Judas for only 99 cents while the deal lasts. And don’t forget that you can read the prequel of the series, Tarnished Saints’ Christmas, for FREE on all venues. After you collect your free copy, you can pick up the audiobook for a discounted price. Watch for your email next week to find out which book of the Tarnished Saints Series I will be giving away for free!
Speaking of audiobooks, I have some exciting news for my historical readers. The very first series I ever wrote, Legacy of the Blade is in the process of being re-edited and put into audiobook form. The Legacy of the Blade Prequel is already available in audio, narrated by a new narrator to me, Kevin E Green who is from the UK. You have to hear his wonderful voice. He brings a whole new depth to my stories with the way he reads the books. He will be narrating the rest of the series too, and you can expect to see Lord of the Blade – Book 1, (the first book I ever wrote) in audiobook form this summer! If you’d like to hear a sample of the prequel, you can click on the cover to go to my amazon page to play the sample there, or to pick up your free copy of the ebook.
I have all the covers for the series finished and I will say I think they are my best covers yet. I have included a tease of the cover Seductive Secrets – Book 2, Willow’s story – coming soon. Oh, and Fia’s younger sister, Morag plays a big role in the series. I have decided to add a fourth book to the series so Morag will have her story told too. Here is a tease for the cover of Seductive Secrets, Book 2.
This series is about the eldest daughters of the Legendary Bastards of the Crown. The late Queen Philippa has chosen Fia, Willow and Maira to be part of her secret society of strong women. (That is all the secrets I will divulge at this time. Smile.)
Good news for my Western readers: Coming soon I will tell you about a new historical western series that is slated to release sometime next year. And check back next week to hear about a secret project I’m working on with six other authors. It is something you won’t want to miss! I will also have a special contest for you to enter.
CONTEST WINNER of an audiobook of Lady in the Tower from my last post is Janet Turak. Congrats, Janet!
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!
Now for a limited time only, I am offering Swords and Roses: A Medieval Collection of Second Chance Romance for only 99 cents, or if you are a Kindle Unlimited member you can read it for free!
These four, full-length novels depict heroes and heroines who have a second chance of finally finding love and a happily-ever-after. The set includes Restless Sea Lord – Book 1 of the Legendary Bastards of the Crown Series, The Baron’s Destiny – Book 3 of the Barons of the Cinque Ports Series, Sapphire – Book 2, of the Daughters of the Dagger Series and A Perfect Fit (Cinderella) – Book 6, of the Tangled Tales Series.
Also, don’t forget to preorder your copy of Highland Secrets – Book 1 of my upcoming Secrets of the Heart Series. It is only $2.99 and will be released on July 6th. This is the story of Fia, daughter of Reed, one of the Legendary Bastards of the Crown.
Watch for upcoming emails about a special offer I am having from Mother’s Day to Father’s Day.
Hope you are all doing well and enjoying the nice weather!
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 Secretsis 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.
Do you remember my Legendary Bastards of the Crown Series with the bastard triplets of the king? Well, this series is about the eldest daughters of the triplets. Fia is Reed’s daughter and is featured in Book 1.
This series was inspired by my secret garden in my yard, so you will see a secret garden popping up in the books. More on this later, but now some more exciting news!
If you’ll also remember, the bastard triplets grew up with sisters. (Ok, really cousins, but they thought of them as sisters.) Their sister, Summer did a very heroic thing to help her brother, Reed in Reckless Highlander. Readers wanted to know what happened to her, so I wrote the Seasons of Fortitude Series featuring the sisters, Summer, Autumn, Winter, and the sister they didn’t know existed – Spring.
I received the exciting news that Summer’s Reign has been nominated for the RONE Award from Ind’tale magazine. I am very excited since one of my books made it to the finals last year and I’d like another one to follow.
But in order to make the finals, I need your votes. PLEASE, if you’d take a moment to vote for Summer’s Reign, I would be ever so grateful. To do so, please visit Ind’tale where the nominees for the Historical – Ancient to 16th Century category will be listed starting on Monday. The voting continues through the 22nd. Click HERE to vote for Summer’s Reign. If you are not already subscribed, you will need to do that on the Ind’tale page. It is free! (Look for the blue button that says Subscribe.)
Watch for the release of Forbidden: Claude coming on Wednesday. You can still preorder it for the special price of 99 cents! I will also have one of my books free starting on Wednesday too. So please watch for the upcoming email. In the meantime, I invite everyone to stop by my facebook party on Thursday to celebrate with me. I have guest authors stopping by, and lots of giveaways, prizes, and free books so you won’t want to miss it. I’ll be doing a live video answering your questions. So, please stop by the party page, click the GOING button, and enter the contest I have running by posting your question for me there. I will try to answer all of them during my videos.
Hope to see you there, and please remember to vote for Summer’s Reign starting on Monday the 16th, running through the 22nd.
Hello everyone! There are a few contests with some great prizes going on right now that I would like to tell you about.
Who couldn’t use a little more romance? Not to mention a pretty in pink Marc Jacobs leather wristlet? Or a Kindle Fire 7? Or maybe you’ve been wishing for the newest romance bestseller on Amazon. Enter this giveaway April 2-22 and you could be one of 8 lucky winners to add new ‘romance’ to their lives!
Plus you can shop the book fairwhere you can choose from books in genres from contemporary romance to romantic suspense to PNR, all priced at $2.99 or less. You’ll even find a bonus giveaway on the book fair page!
My boxed set Highland Hearts, which includes four of my full-length Scottish and English novels from four of my series, is included in the book fair for just 99 cents.
If you’re looking for another 99 cent deal, my upcoming release Forbidden: Claude, Book 2 in my Second in Command series, is also available to pre-order for just 99 cents! Leave a comment on this post telling me which of my books is your favorite so far, and one lucky commenter will win an audiobook of The Baron’s Destiny – the book where we first meet Claude.
And here’s another chance to win – I’ve joined up with over FIFTY other historical romance authors for the May Day Giveaway. The grand prize winner will receive 60 historical romance titles and a Kindle Fire to read them on! Plus one runner-up winner will receive a $40 Amazon gift card. Click here to enter the giveaway!
Still more – here’s one last chance to win! Love finding new authors? You can enter the Rock Around the Clock Giveaway for a chance to win a $50 Amazon gift card or a premium wireless speaker by connecting with authors! You’ll get an entry if you’re a member of my Reader’s Group, and you can get bonus entries for joining the groups of other authors you’re interested in. Click here to enter the giveaway!
Good luck with the contests, and watch for my next blog which will include the new preorder link for my upcoming novel, Highland Secrets!