I am excited to tell you that Highland Secrets is a RONE Award nominee from InD’tale Magazine. The voting for the Scottish Historical category (week 4) is now open but will close on May 12th. Only 5 authors will make it through to the finals, so I have a lot of competition and need your help!
Recently, I offered Highland Secrets for free. If you picked up a copy and enjoyed it, or even if you just want to support me, I urge you to please vote for Highland Secrets. I have been a finalist for the RONE Award before, but have yet to win. This means a lot to me, so I hope you will vote. Click HEREto go directly to the voting page. Look for Highland Secrets under the Scottish category. If you have never voted in the RONE Awards before, you’ll need to register and log in first in order to vote. Do that HERE. There are other categories to vote in as well so be sure to check them out.
I also wanted to offer you a new collection I put together called Battle Brides. You can pick up the four full-length novels (over 1k pages) for only 99 cents. (KU reads free.) This is a limited time price and offer, so be sure to get it right away. Each book features a woman with a weapon who isn’t afraid to use it. (Ok, can I say they are kick-ass heroines?) I love writing about strong women and the four heroines in these novels are some of the strongest yet!
Enjoy the books and thank you to those who have, and also those who will, support me by voting for Highland Secrets in the RONE Awards! I will be waiting with crossed fingers in anticipation for the results.
Now on preorder for 99 cents is Starstruck Cowboy. Luke Tyler is a cowboy who will do anything to earn money to buy back his ranch. He takes a job as a stuntman in a B movie, and finds himself also playing the lead role. When they start filming on location at the Bright Star Ranch, he meets the rancher’s feisty daughter, Star Brighton.
Star can herd cattle, rope a steer, ride a horse and run a ranch better than any of the hired hands. But when her mother rents out their ranch to Valens’ Motion Pictures, she’s not happy. The womanizer, Luke Tyler is someone she can’t stand. That is, until he kisses her and her opinion changes quickly.
This book is actually a book I wrote at the beginning of my writing career about twenty years ago. I thought it was lost forever when I switched over my computers. But recently, I found it on a floppy disk (anyone remember those?) and was able to save it. So here from the archives of the black hole that swallows up ancient manuscripts, I bring you a fun, fast paced romantic comedy of a cowboy gone stuntman and a tomboy of a rancher’s daughter.
Preorder Starstruck Cowboynow for only 99 cents. The price will go up shortly after release on March 23rd.
If you are looking for some historical romance, or even a book with a touch of magic, be sure to pick up Border Lords and Ladies Vol 2.There are five books in this collection, one book each from some of my bestselling series. The last book, Lady and the Wolf is a bonus book with some paranormal magic. The entire collection is only 99 cents and Kindle Unlimited reads free. But this is a very limited time offer, so don’t wait! Get your copy today.
First of all, Happy Valentine’s Day to everyone! I love this holiday. It is my all-time favorite because of the colors, the roses, the hearts, and all the love.
Matchmade Hearts: Valentine’s Day – Book 2 of my Holiday Knights Series is now available. Be sure to pick up a copy and treat yourself to this sweet read. Lady Pippa has taken it upon herself to matchmake couples in the village. But she never expects that her perfect match will be Lord Etienne, a man training to be a monk! Sometimes the best matches are those that are least expected. Matchmade Hearts is also available in print, and will be in audiobook form in a few weeks!
Have you heard about my all-day HUGEValentine’s Book Release Party? That’s right. It starts at 9 in the morning and goes until 8:30 at night. I have 16 wonderful guest authors joining me with games, prizes and giveaways. Stop by anytime you’d like to see my posts and live videos, as well as posts and videos from the bestselling authors, Julie Johnstone, Laurel O’Donnell, Catherine Kean, Ria Cantrell, Eliza Knight, Regan Walker, Paula Quinn, Cathy MacRae, Emma Prince, Lana Williams, Ruth Kaufman, Ellie St. Clair, Anna Markland, Hildie McQueen, Mary Lancaster and Mia Pride.
At the party I will be doing a LIVE baking demonstration of some Valentine’s Day treats. I have been doing the KETO diet, so I will show you both ways to make it – one with all the carbs and one without. Here is the recipe for a super-easy Chocolate Mug Cakethat takes only 45 seconds to bake in the microwave. Top it off with some whipped cream and a sprinkle of fresh raspberries or blueberries and you have a fast dessert to make when unexpected guests stop by. Click the photo to see the recipe.
I am personally giving away 7 Valentine’s Day gift bags chocked full of signed books, chocolates, jewelry, candles, fun gifts and more. Here are a few samples of some of the prizes you could win at the party.
I have a special deal on my book Ruby– Book 1 of my Daughters of the Dagger Series for you as well. Only 99 cents on kindle countdown through the 16th. Afterwards, be sure to pick up your discounted audiobook of Ruby from amazon for only $7.49 (Less than half the normal price.)
I hope to see you all at the party. Most of the contests will be left open throughout the night so you will have plenty of time to scroll through all the posts and enter each of the contests.
A last reminder: Forgotten Secrets – Book 4 of my Secrets of the Heart Series is available for preorder and will release in one week on February 20th! Lady Morag is a gossip and Lord Bedivere is an assassin, so this is one book you won’t want to miss!
One final surprise for you: I put together a collection of some of my romances that have fantasy or something paranormal in them, whether it be a lot or just a touch. It is called Lords, Lovers and Legends. Four full-length novels for only 99 cents/KU reads free! This is a limited time offer. Happy Valentine’s Day from Elizabeth Rose.
Just in time for Valentine’s Day is Matchmade Hearts, Book 2 in my Holiday Knights Series. This is a sweet and clean romance of Lady Philippa who is a matchmaker, and Lord Etienne de Beynac who is a novice training to be a monk. With the St. Valentine’s Day dance approaching, will the biggest match of the year be one that is totally unexpected?
Preorder your copy today for only $2.99 by clicking the photo or HERE. Release date is of course on Valentine’s Day!
My Secrets of the Heart Series is coming to a close with the gossipy Lady Morag’s story, Forgotten Secrets. Do you remember the assassin, Lord Bedivere from Book 2? Well, he is back and he is also Morag’s love interest in this last book of the series. Be sure to preorder it today for only $2.99. It releases only a week after Matchmade Hearts on Feb. 20th. So I have two new books for you next month.
Speaking of Valentine’s Day, I have a phenomenal facebook party planned with lots of Valentine’s Day gift baskets and giveaways. The next post will fill you in on the details of how you can enter to win some great gifts.
I have another audiobook available for you, narrated by my very talented narrator, Kevin E. Green. It is the last book of my Legacy of the Blade Series, Lady of the Mist. I love this book! It is about Lady Echo who has been stolen at birth and raised by pirates. If you purchase the ebook, you will be offered a discount on the audiobook on amazon. It’s only $7.47, normally closer to twenty dollars.
If you enjoy audiobooks, you might want to think of signing up for a monthly membership with Audible.com. You can start your trial membership by listening to Lady of the Mist for free. Click here if interested.
I’m not sure how cold it is where you live, but in the Chicagoland area, it isn’t just snowy and icy but frigidly cold. These are the days I write sitting next to my fireplace, but I assure you, I am looking forward to getting back out in my hammock in my outdoor office again. I am anxiously awaiting spring!
Keep warm and curl up with a good book or two. Check out my 17 different series as well as my single titles by clicking on the headers on my website home page. I have had a lot of fans ask for a reading list of all of my books and the reading order. With 80 books completed now, this list might make it easier for you to see all my works at a glance.
Timeline of Elizabeth Rose’s Books/Reading in Chronological Order:
Tangled Tales Series: 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
Elemental Series: (This is more of a medieval fantasy world) The Dragon and the DreamWalker Book 1: Fire The Duke and the Dryad Book 2: Earth The Sword and the Sylph Book 3: Air The Sheik and the Siren Book 4: Water
Legacy of the Blade Series: Legacy of the Blade Prequel Lord of the Blade – Book 1 Lady Renegade – Book 2 Lord of Illusion – Book 3 Lady of the Mist – Book 4
Tarnished Saints Series: Tarnished Saints’ Christmas Prequel Doubting Thomas – Book 1 Luring Levi – Book 2 Judging Judas – Book 3 Seducing Zeb – Book 4 Saving Simon – Book 5 Wrangling James – Book 6 Praising Pete – Book 7 Teaching Philip – Book 8 Loving John – Book 9 Playing Nate – Book 10 Igniting Andrew – Book 11 Taming Thad – Book 12
I hope everyone had a wonderful New Year’s Day! Moving forward into the new year I have some special deals as well as a new release for you.
First of all, I am excited to tell you about Behind the Chain Mail. (Click title to buy for 99 cents.) I have always been fascinated by “behind the scenes” information of movies and decided I wanted to show the “behind the scenes” of the making of some of my series as well.
In this book you will find out about my inspirations, as well as learn some in-depth facts on my characters and find out more about the stories of the Legendary Bastards of the Crown Series. I not only share fun medieval facts, but have provided colorful graphics, a map of the castles and areas included in each story, and a family tree. You will also find excerpts from each book, so if you haven’t read the series yet, you can see what is to come. The book is also available in print (but with black and white graphics to keep down your cost.) And as an extra bonus book within Behind the Chain Mail, you will find a brand new short story called The Gift featuring the legendary bastard triplets that is only found here. Pick up your copy today!
Another announcement is that Scottish Rose: Coirawhich was first seen as part of the Rogues to Lovers multi-author set, is now available as a standalone ebook and paperback. It is now listed as Book 3 in my Second in Command Series that features secondary characters from some of my series. Click on the title to buy.
Now for the FREE books. The Legacy of the Blade Prequel is FREE from Jan. 8 to the 12th. So be sure to click on the title to pick up a copy to start reading my oldest series, Legacy of the Blade to find out about Lord Corbett Blake and his long lost siblings. (All books available as ebook, paperbacks, and in audio.)
The second book I am offering for free is Reckless Highlander. (Click on the title to collect your free ebook.) Since Behind the Chain Mail talks about the legendary bastard triplets of the king, I have decided to give you Reed’s book for free. I love this series and in this book you will see a LIVE chess game featuring people at the end. That is something I have never seen in a romance novel before. See the whole Legendary Bastards of the Crown Series to find out more.
After you pick up your free ebook of Reckless Highlander, treat yourself to the audiobook as well. If you already have the ebook, you can get the audiobook on amazon for only $7.49! (Regular price $19.95.) Listen to a snippet of the book narrated by Brian J. Gill on my amazon page.
If you are an audiobook lover, here are a few of my newest audiobooks: Forbidden: Claude, and Rebellious Secrets! Click on the titles to buy from amazon, or to listen to an excerpt. Forbidden Secrets is done by my new UK narrator, Kevin E. Green. I love his voice and am sure you will too!
I have lots of surprises, new books and giveaways planned for this year, so be sure to watch for this blog. If you haven’t already signed up for my newsletter you can do that at the top right of my home page on my website.
What’s coming up in the next few months? Hopefully a new Holiday Knights book for Valentine’s Day (if I can get it written in time) and also don’t forget about the release of Forgotten Secrets, the last book of my Secrets of the Heart Series. Morag is a gossip and she falls in love with an assassin, so this will put her to the test! Just click on the title to preorder now for $2.99. The release date is scheduled for February 20th. My narrator is working on the audiobook so it will hopefully be released the same time as the ebook and paperback. I am very excited about this book because I love Morag’s character. It was a joy writing about the daughters of the Legendary Bastards of the Crown.
Rebellious Secrets, Book 3 of my Secrets of the Heart Series is here! A woman who knows how to use a blade is torn between whether to use it in an attack led by an outlaw or to put it down and marry a man for an alliance. Only 99 cents for a limited time and KU reads free. Read on to find out about more deals as well as a contest.
I also have the Barons of the Cinque Ports trilogy on kindle countdown from now through Dec. 4th. You can pick it up for 99 cents, and that is for the entire series. But don’t wait, because every day or two the price goes higher. This is one of my favorite series chock full of fascinating medieval history – as well as romance of course.
Recently, I received my 75 pin from Romance Writers of America, celebrating the fact I have written and published 75 books. Sometimes I think WOW, how did I do that? Thanks to all my readers for your support, because without you I couldn’t have done it. Hearing from my readers and how much my books are enjoyed is what gives me the stamina to keep going. So thanks, everyone, once again for being a part of this journey with me. (For the record, I am working on my 78th book already.
And now for a contest to help me celebrate the release of a new book as well as my accomplishment of 75 books and counting. Enter through the rafflecopter below for a chance to win an amazon gift card or one of my audiobooks of your choice. Good luck!
One last reminder before I go. Another of my new releases, Mistletoe and Chain Mail is available in paperback and ebook form and in a few weeks will be available as an audiobook as well. My narrator is from the UK and does a fantastic job. You can hear samples of my audiobooks on amazon or audible. Pick up your ebook at 99 cents for a short while yet.
Now, here is the contest I promised. – Thanks everyone!
This Halloween, I have chosen six of my books that either take place at Halloween or have some spooky things happening in them, and priced them at 99 cents for you.
Halloween first originated many years ago where it started as a pagan Celtic celebration called Samhain. There were no pumpkins in medieval England, but they carved gourds and lit them with candles to ward away the evil spirits. Children didn’t go trick-or-treating for candy, but they begged at doorsteps for soul cakes instead. Each cake eaten supposedly released a poor spirit from purgatory. The soul cakes had a cross on top and were filled with currants and spices. Click HEREto see a photo and get the recipe to make these ancient soul cakes.
The Caretaker of Showman’s Hill:This is a vampire romance inspired by a real life circus train wreck and the cemetery where the performers were laid to rest. I’ve visited this cemetery personally. Basil Wensilton III guards over a vial of potion, living in the cemetery keeping the other vampires at bay when snoopy reporter Cassie Briggs, comes looking for her missing sister.
Familiar: Slade Spencer is a warlock in denial who comes back to his hometown to find that his past lover, Susie Vasilly is now a cursed woman who shapeshifts into his evil uncle’s cat – or Familiar each night. The villain’s three dozen cats were inspired by an old woman who once lived in my neighborhood and had tons of cats in her house.
Ian:(MadMan MacKeefe Series) Ian MacKeefe sees the face of a man he’s killed in the bonfire on All Hallow’s Eve. Little does he know that his best friend’s sister, Kyla has eyes for him but her future lies in an evil man’s hands instead unless Ian can change it. In this story you will find out how a lot of our Halloween traditions first got started.
Lady and the Wolf:(Tangled Tales Series) Hugh de Bar has been cursed by an evil witch and shapeshifts into a wolf at night. One night he meets up with Lady Winifred (Red) Chaserton and her crossbow in the forest and finds out she is the granddaughter of the man who made him this way. This was inspired by the fairy tale, Little Red Riding Hood.
The Pandora Curse:(Greek Myth Series) Vara the Conqueror is a ruthless warrior woman who has to lose her vices unknowingly, and Hera’s soothsayer son, Nicolai is the one to do it. Inspired by the Greek Myth of Pandora and the shows Xena and Hercules from many years ago. (You will love Baruch the shapeshifting minion that brings humor to this read.)
Muffet:(Once Upon a Rhyme Series) Candy Willowsby is taken over by the ghost of Little Miss Muffet who is out for revenge. Inspired by the nursery rhyme, Little Miss Muffet as well as an old scary house in my neighborhood.
Pick up your Halloween Reads now because the prices will be changing right after the holiday in a few days’ time. All books are also available in print, and some in audiobook form as well. To find out more about these books or other books in each series please visit my website.
Muffet, Book 2 of my Once Upon a Rhyme Serieshas arrived! You will never think of nursery rhymes the same way again. A little spooky, a little mysterious, Candy Willowsby has a lot of secrets in her life. But when Patience Muffet (Little Miss Muffet) breaks through the realm of the dead and into that of the living, Candy is used as her vessel for revenge. Can a girl with a troubled life push aside the evil that threatens to consume her before it takes over her life?
Only 99 cents for this special offer. And from now through the 8th, you can read Mary, Mary, Book 1 of this series for FREE!
I’m looking forward to my double release party on Friday, Oct. 5th and hope you will join me. I’ll be talking LIVE, giving you insight on the inspiration for this series, as well as talking about my other new release, Seductive Secrets, Book 2 of my medieval Secrets of the Heart Series. I have two pre-party contests going on. You can win a beautiful heart bracelet or a $5 amazon giftcard. The contests close at the start of the party tomorrow so be sure to hurry to the party page to enter.
Don’t forget, if you like boxed sets, you can pick upLoyal Hearts for 99 cents, Stolen Brides for $2.99 and Swords and Roses for $5.99. Plus, I have a very special boxed set surprise coming for you near the end of the month, so watch your email.
Hope to see you all at my facebook party on the 5th. I enjoy getting to know my readers and feel this brings us closer together.
When I started this series, I knew I wanted to write about a second generation from some of my past characters. I took a poll with my readers and hands down the winning vote was for me to write about the children of the Legendary Bastards of the Crown.
Since the bastard triplets of the king were such strong and memorable characters, I of course had to make their daughters strong and feisty as well. Secrets of the Heart features Reed’s daughter, Fia in Highland Secrets, Rook’s daughter, Willow in Seductive Secrets, and Rowen’s daughter, Maira in Rebellious Secrets. (Rebellious Secrets is now on preorder for 99 cents, releasing on Nov. 28th.) The girls have been chosen by the queen to be part of a secret society of strong women. Reed has a second daughter, Morag who shows up in the series as a supporting character. I never meant for her to have her own story, but she is such a fun character that I couldn’t resist. Morag’s story will be Forgotten Secrets, Book 4. Look for it this winter.
In case you missed Rook’s story, I have put Ruthless Knighton kindle countdown for 99 cents through Oct. 2nd. This will give you insight of Willow’s father. (KU can read both series plus the Seasons of Fortitude Seriesthat is about the triplets’ sisters, for free.)
The books are also available in print and in audiobook format.
As I’m sure most of you know, I have a granddog who keeps me pretty busy. She is a sweet thing as well as very active, being a herding dog. I started to think about my books and how many of them have dogs in them. So, I decided to put together the boxed set, Loyal Hearts, with some of my favorites stories that all have heroes with dogs. Some have more than one dog, such as Benedict from Autumn’s Touch with 12 dogs, and John from Loving John who is a musher and has a team of sled dogs. Dog lovers will love this set! It is 99 cents and KU reads free but only for a limited time.
In my next blog I will tell you a little bit behind the scenes on my next release, Muffet that is on preorder now for 99 cents and will be released on Oct. 4th. I am having a facebook party to celebrate these two releases and would love you to join in on the fun. I even have a pre-party contest going on where you can win a beautiful heart bracelet. So hop on by and check it out now. Hit the GOING button if you think you might come to the party.
Finally, the long awaited Rogues to Lovers set is here! 7 bestselling authors bring you 7 all new stories that are based on the Legend of the Blue Rose. When the rare blue rose blooms, enemies will turn to lovers.
My contribution to the set is Scottish Rose. Coira MacDuff, the heroine of my book was a secondary character in Aidan – Book 2 of my MadMan MacKeefe Series. She is betrothed to an English lord but to her horror, he takes her back to Liddel Castle where she and her sister were recently captives and put in hanging cages by the English. Can a woman look past her horrific past to find love in the future with a man who is related to the man who once kept her captive?
I’d like to also invite all of you to the facebook party for Rogues to Lovers that is happening tonight from 5:30 – 9 pm Central time. I’ll be kicking off the party with a live video. There will be lots of giveaways, contests, games and fun. There is even going to be a live video straight from a historical romance conference where Amy, Lauren and Collette will fill us in on what’s happening there. So come join me as well as authors Laurel O’Donnell, Lauren Smith, Catherine Kean, Amy Jarecki, B.J. Scott and Collette Cameron. My book, Scottish Rose has a dog on the cover. I was inspired to write a dog into the book because of my own rescue granddog that has been keeping me on my toes and away from writing since the spring. I have to share this photo with you. It was not done intentionally, but I laughed aloud when I realized the resemblance.
If you like dogs, I also want to tell you about another book with a dog in it. It’s Highland Secrets – Book 1 of my Secrets of the Heart Series. My hero, Alastair MacPherson has a very troublesome but loveable dog named Cerberus. You won’t want to miss this one. It is also now available in audiobook format. And coming up is Book 2 of the series, Seductive Secretswhich will release on Sept. 26th. My Secrets of the Heart Series empowers women. The daughters of my Legendary Bastards of the Crown are in a secret society of strong women set up by the late queen.
Speaking of dogs, I have put together a boxed set where my heroes all have at least one dog and one of them even has a dozen dogs! It is called Loyal Hearts. You can pick it up for a limited time for only 99 cents. (Kindle Unlimited reads free.) It has over a thousand pages of romance, intrigue . . . and dogs.
Now, getting back to the Rogues to Lovers release. To celebrate, I have a contest for you. I am giving away a pair of blue rose earrings along with the audiobook of Aidan. (You can listen and find out about Coira before you read her story.) I am also giving away a signed copy of Highland Spring, Book 1 of my Seasons of Fortitude Series.
Enter through the rafflecopter below.
Hope to see you all at the facebook party. And remember, as said by Anne Bronte: He who dares not grasp the thorn should never crave the rose.Rogues to Lovers, available on amazon, kobo, barnes and noble and iBooks.