The Race Is On!

Last winter, I battled the cold and snow to do research on dog sledding, since I was writing Book 9, Loving John, of my Tarnished Saints Series. John is one of the 12 Taylor brothers. Sons of a preacher, but far from saints, these men are nothing but trouble!

It had to be one of the coldest days I’ve ever experienced and yet these dogs didn’t seem to mind. I found out that almost any dog can be trained to be a sled dog, but some of the most popular breeds for this sport are Alaskan Malamutes, Samoyeds, and Siberian Huskies. There are wheel dogs and lead dogs, and terms such as Gee for right and Haw for left. The life of a musher is dangerous, hard work, and even consists of having to sleep outside in the harsh elements at times. (For the dogs, too.) It is a fascinating sport and I admire anyone who has the stamina to endure the races that can sometimes last for weeks and cover over a thousand miles.

While writing this series, I decided to give each of the brothers a personality and profession unlike any of the others. When I first started writing romance over 20 years ago, I read a romance novel that centered around the sport of dog sled racing. To this day it’s one of my favorite books, called Across A Thousand Miles by Nadia Nichols. So I decided John would have a love of dogs and be a musher. It is his dream to run the Iditarod. But when a sledding accident leaves him wounded, he heads back to his home town of Sweet Water, Michigan, to be with his brothers. It’s there that he meets the new doctor, Addey. She is the only woman who can bring hope back into his life.

Loving John is FREE through Jan. 22nd. Click on the title or the photo to get your copy. (KU reads series free.) Emerge yourself in the world of dog sledding this winter.

And don’t forget to pick up the FREE copy of the prequel, Tarnished Saints’ Christmas. The prequel is followed by the oldest brother, Thomas’s story, in Doubting Thomas. If you like a mystery, Thomas is accused of murdering his wife, and most readers are surprised when they find out who really did it. Only 99 cents for a limited time.

There are 12 books plus the prequel in this series, so don’t miss a one.

One last thing I wanted to tell you about was my latest book, Hired Heart. It is part of the multi-author Indulgences Series, but features the Taylor brothers, Levi, Simon, and Thad from Tarnished Saints, as well as the crazy Aunt Cappy and her new husband, Charlie MacAllister. I love to cross characters from one series over to another, and you will find that a lot, especially in my medieval books. 

That’s all for now, but next time I will tell you about my February release coming up, called Ruthless Knight – Book 2 of my Legendary Bastards of the Crown Series.

It’s just a little over a month away until the Iditarod starts. So brush up on your dog sledding first by picking up a copy of Loving John!

Elizabeth Rose

Keeping Warm This Winter

About this time of year the winter blues creep in, and we find ourselves wanting to be anywhere in the sun. My new release, Hired Heart is part of new the multi-author Indulgences Series. The stories all take place on Aragon Island at the Indulgences Resort where the characters pay to live out their fantasies.

Samantha Forester is the assistant of the Scrooge of a man, Max Southerland. She’s had her eye on him for years but he barely knows she’s alive. So when he has her schedule a trip to Aragon Island so he can do followup on the eco-friendly villas his crew has installed, she sees her chance and takes it. She books fantasies for them while they’re at the island. But Max hates Christmas, and now they’re staying there through the holiday. Can she change the handsome bachelor’s mind before it’s too late?

This is the last book of the 12 book series (plus a free prologue) and I’m letting you in on the secret early. The series will be complete on the 14th, and can be read in any order. (KU reads free.) For those of you who have been asking me to continue the Tarnished Saints Series, you will find 5 characters from that series making guest appearances in my book, so you won’t want to miss it.

Medieval lovers, I have something for you as well. My book, Amber, Book 3 of my Daughters of the Dagger Series is FREE through the 13th. After you pick up a copy, you will be able to buy the audiobook for only $1.99.

Paranormal enthusiasts, from now through the 14th, Just A Kiss (Frog Prince), Book 2 of my Tangled Tales Series is on kindle countdown for only 99 cents.

 

What’s on the horizon? The next book in my Legendary Bastards of the Crown Series is coming in February. Watch for Ruthless Knight. And if you haven’t already read the prequel to the series, Destiny’s Kiss, that was previously part of the Kissing Bough boxed set, you can now pick it up as a standalone book for only 99 cents. (Audiobook coming next month.)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

As always, you can read all my books for free if you are a kindle unlimited member.

I’d like to leave you with a video from the new Indulgences Series. Pack up your suntan lotion and grab a tropical drink and lean back as you experience the magic of the island.

Elizabeth Rose

Saving Simon – Book 5, Tarnished Saints Series – Free

From April 28th- April 30th, you can get a FREE copy of Saving Simon – Book 5 in my Tarnished Saints Series.

simon300Simon Taylor is an ex-navy officer and now the Safety Officer aboard the Seduction of the Seas cruise ship. When he saves Piper Westbrook’s life after she falls overboard during a storm, he takes a liking to the woman who is all business. That is, until he discovers she is trying to close down the marina in his hometown of Sweet Water, Michigan. Then a storm brews between them that only an experienced sailor would know how to ride out.

Can a man with a strong passion for sailing convince a woman who fears water to see through his eyes before it’s too late, or will a whirlwind romance be blown away and washed out to sea by one wrong decision?

grilledpeaches2300My Tarnished Saints books have some of my original recipes of the dishes my characters make and eat in the books. See my recipe page for the recipes from Saving Simon – Pippa’s Grilled Peaches and Ice Cream and Simon’s Catfish Chowder.

 

Saintsprequelfinal2300And don’t forget to pick up a copy of the series prequel: Tarnished Saints’ Christmas. It won’t be free much longer!

Watch for Teaching Philip – Book 8 of the Tarnished Saints Series which will be released sometime in late May.

The Tarnished Saints Series is a 12 book series about 12 brothers. Sons of a preacher, but far from saints, these men are nothing but trouble.

Read excerpts from any of the books on my site. And watch the book trailers from the series below.

Happy spring to all of you. Thanks for your undying support, and if you enjoy my books, please be sure to leave a review for them on amazon. Thanks!

Elizabeth Rose ✫

 

Authors In Bloom Garden Hop/New Release: Mary, Mary

The Winner of my Garden Basket is Lauren J. Thanks everyone for entering. Sign up for my email list so you’ll be sure to know about my next contest!

From April 8th- 17th you can win an e-reader of your choice or a $25 ebook giftcard by participating in the Authors In Bloom Garden Hop! In order to qualify, you must visit each participating author’s site (listed at the end of this post) and leave a comment, then enter the rafflecopter on Dianne Venetta’s site.AIB Logo200

Speaking of gardens, I’d like to announce my New Release – Mary, Mary. Raven Birchfield has moved into her deceased eccentric aunt’s house with her mother and younger brother. While planting a flower in her overgrown yard for her high school horticulture class, she hears a voice calling out the name Mary from a nearby graveyard. And when she uncovers an old book of nursery rhymes in the ground as well as a crystal necklace, her life takes a wicked twist. Nursery rhymes are really about past events in history and most of them are very horrid. So when Raven gets pulled into the body of Mary, Mary, Quite Contrary, she not only enters Mary’s world but can hear Mary’s psychopathic thoughts that are taking control of her own mind and filtering into her everyday life at school. Can Raven fight temptation when her heartthrob Dex Campbell has finally taken notice of her, or will she turn to Mary’s wicked ways instead?mary2500

This is the first of my Gnarled Nursery Rhymes Young Adult Series – a book that can be enjoyed by any age. It is also a Golden Palm Contest Finalist! Get a copy of Mary, Mary, for free through April 10th, or for only 99 cents afterwards. And watch for Muffet – Book 2, coming soon!

Gardening Tip: I love to garden and would love to share a tip with you that has worked wonderfully for me. Adding coffee grounds to your compost or around your plants will give them a boost. You can strengthen your roses, add blue color to your hydrangeas, and get rid of garden pests like slugs by putting a ring of coffee grounds around the plant. Try it!

Another of my books that has to do with gardening is The Duke and the Dryad: Book 2 – Earth, from my Elemental Series. Rae-Nyst is an elemental of the earth and can control nature – but not Duke the Destroyer who threatens everything she believes in.

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dragonlordbox300 I’d also like to announce the release of my new paranormal boxed set Dragon Lords and Amazons. This book features The Dragon and the DreamWalker: Book 1 – Fire, from my Elemental Series and Thief of Olympus from my Greek Myth Fantasy Series.  For a limited time you can get this boxed set for only 99 cents!

Along with the Authors in Bloom contest, I am having a contest of my own. I am offering a prize of a gardening basket that includes a signed print copy of my small town contemporary romance, Doubting Thomas from my Tarnished Saints Series. Since I mentioned coffee earlier in my gardening tip, it also includes a $10 Starbucks giftcard, as well as a basket full of fun things you can use in your garden. Enter through the rafflecopter below.basket200

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Watch my booktrailer videos from The Elemental Series and my Greek Myth Series. After the booktrailers you’ll find the links to the author sites for the Authors in Bloom contest. Enjoy this nice spring weather and get out to your garden to find peace of mind.

Elizabeth – ✲ 

1.Dianne Venetta (INTL)

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Catherine Chant

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Rose Anderson – Calliope’sWritingTablet

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Author Jennifer Lowery

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Stories from Mina Khan

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Jennifer Chambers

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J. D. Faver~Bad Girls Need Love Too. . . (INTL)

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Tara Manderino

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Pam’s World

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Pens or Quills- Through the ages-A Search for Enduring Love

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Living With The Muse (INTL)

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Sara Walter Ellwood

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Mindy Hardwick, Author (US)

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LENA HART

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Author Carol DeVaney

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Feather Pens, Tartan Dreams

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Gemma Juliana – The Joys of Spring

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Romantic Suspense Author Alexa Grace

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*lizzie starr *romance with a sparkling twist

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Jennifer Conner Best-Selling Author

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Hearts & Scribbles ~ Jennifer Faye

22.

Danica Winters

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Judy Baker, escape to where the essence of romance mingles

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Janice Seagraves, Author

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Joachim Books

26.

Elizabeth Rose Novels (INTL)

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Margaret’s Blog

28.

Books and Paintings by JoAnne

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Wild Peppermint in a Suburban Jungle – Roxanne Snopek

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Diane Burton – Adventure and Romance

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Isabella Norse, Romance Author

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Beth Caudill – Author Blog

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Sharon Kleve’s Romantic Ramblings US

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Joanne Jaytanie~This is not your mother’s romance. . .

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Kimberly K. Comeau

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A Land of Fire and Ice with Sibelle Stone

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Ines Johnson

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Amber Daulton

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Periodic Pearls | Margaret Evans Porter’s Blog

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Writer’s Corner

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Karen McCullough

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Alice Orr

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Musing from the Middle Ages & More. . . by Romance Author Sharon Struth

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Free Book – Thief of Olympus

For the first time ever, I am offering Thief of Olympus for free for the next 5 days, 2/20 – 2/24! Lysandra is an Amazon princess, Zarek is the king of Thrace. They are pitted against each other in a deadly competition to steal from the gods. One of them will win, and the other’s entire tribe or kingdom will die in the end!

Thief500And if you enjoy this novel, please be sure to see my site to read excerpts of other books in my Greek Myth Series such as: The Pandora Curse, Kyros’ Secret and The Oracle of Delphi.

And don’t forget that for a limited time only, my Legacy of the Blade Series is on sale for $2.99 each. Grab it now, as it’ll be going back to the $3.99 price soon.

Enjoy the book trailers from these two series!

Elizabeth Rose

 

Happy Holidays – New Release

gambler300Happy Holidays to everyone! Start off your celebrating by picking up a copy of my new book, The Gambler. It is free through Sunday, Dec. 21st, after that it’ll sell for 99 cents.

Jake Stonewall is a cheating gambler who wins a mail-order bride in a poker game. Little does he know the woman is Rose Walker, someone from his  past who can ruin him with just one word.

Also, make sure to pick up a copy of The Bounty Hunter, my previous release from the beginning of the month. This book has placed in the top 50 best-selling Westerns on Amazon all month! And watch for more Old West novelettes coming in the new year.

xmas300To kick off your holiday reading, Monday, Dec 22nd – Friday, Dec. 26th, I’m offering my Christmas short story, My Christmas Soldier, for free! And please remember to leave reviews for all my books on Amazon, as reviews really help out an author.

I have a lot of plans for the coming year, continuing with new books from the Tarnished Saints Series, more new recipes,  book trailers, and even a guest-appearance author page. And I will also be launching my new Fairy Tale Series called Tangled Tales. The first book in the series is based on Little Red Riding Hood, called Lady and the Wolf. These will also be medieval and paranormal, for those of you who are fans of that genre. Watch my site for upcoming sneak peeks at the covers.

Thank you all for your undying support, and a special thank you to my street team. If you’d like to join my street team, I still have some openings. Just click the ‘street team’ tab at the top of my webpage.

I leave you now with my holiday greeting card – and also my new holiday book trailer. Have a blessed, safe holiday season. May we all remember to appreciate the good in our lives and all that we have, especially our loved ones at this time, and not to take them for granted.

Have a magical Christmas and a prosperous New Year!

Elizabeth Rose ✶

 

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New Release – The Bounty Hunter

bounty2500I’m happy to tell everyone, my new Western novelette, The Bounty Hunter is now available. Also, I am still looking for members to join my street team. If interested, email me at elizabethrosenovels@gmail.com

As a Christmas gift to you, I am making The Bounty Hunter Free for three days, Dec. 4-6. If you’d like to return the Christmas spirit, I’d love some reviews posted for this book in the first week of its release on amazon.

Rena East is a woman wanted dead or alive, who risks her life to save her brother from the gallows. But when she steals a bounty hunter’s horse, she gets more than she bargained for in The Bounty Hunter.

Thanks everyone! And as an added bonus, The Oracle of Delphi, my Greek Myth Fantasy romance is free through Friday as well.

Elizabeth Rose – ♘

Halloween Hop

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Winner of the ebook copy of Onyx – Book 1, of my MadMan MacKeefe Series is . . . . Krysta B! Thanks everyone for entering.

Hi everyone, and an early Happy Halloween to you!

Some of our holiday traditions stem from medieval times.

For instance, in Ian – Book 3 of my Scottish MadMan MacKeefe Series, I show how they celebrated All Hallow’s Eve. Back then, on All Hallow’s Eve, children and beggars would go door to door begging for soul cakes. Soul cakes were small, round, palm-sized cakes made with spices and currants, and had a cross on the top. Supposedly for every soul cake eaten, a soul would be released from purgatory. (What we know as Trick or Treat.)

While the people begged for soul cakes, they carried hallowed-out gourds with carved faces or designs in them, and with lit candles inside. This would light their way and also scare away the evil spirits. (What we know as Jack-o-lanterns – they didn’t have pumpkins.) One last tradition was that the men would dress like women and the women like men, just for fun on that day. (What we know as Halloween costumes.)

You can read more about the customs of All Hallow’s Eve, or as the ancient pagans once called Samhain, by reading Ian – Book 3 of my MadMan MacKeefe Series.Ian300

Now, join with me in a Halloween Blog Hop by clicking on the links below of the 60 authors participating to find more contests and giveaways. Subscribe to my blog (R column on website or contact/subscribe button on top) and then get an entry point on the rafflecopter. Be sure to click the confirmation email you will receive.

And leave a comment on this page by clicking the bubble at the top and tell me your favorite holiday and you will be entered into my own personal contest to win an ebook copy of Onyx, Book 1 of my MadMan MacKeefe Series. Also, don’t forget that this week only, my vampire romance, The Caretaker of Showman’s Hill is on sale for only 99 cents.

Watch the book trailer below for my MadMan MacKeefe Series! (I am having difficulties with it playing correctly, so if it stops, just hit play again.)

Elizabeth Rose – ♘


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The Snarkology Sheryl R. Hayes
de Hart’s List Wild About Romance Naomi Bellina
Dena Garson Real…Hot…Romance Musings from the Keyboard
Romance on the Edge – Anita Kidesu Kathryn Knight books
Elizabeth Rose Novels Tricia Schneider
Brandy Nacole’s Books Author Zoe Forward
Diane Burton – Adventure and Romance Believing is Seeing (Sandra Sookoo)
Daryl Devore Dylan Newton…Romancing the Paranormal
Quill or Pill Margo Bond Collins ~ Words, Words, Words
Mia Downing Melanie Karsak ~ Chasing Steampunk
Read, Write, Repeat Janice Seagraves, Author
Brenda’s Blog Romance by Beverly
Sarah Bella My Writing Corner
Gemma Juliana Bad Girls Need Love Too…
Rose Anderson’s Calliope’s Writing Tablet JoAnne’s Postings
Patricia Preston ShapeShifter Seductions
Beth Caudill – Author Journeys With Jana
Shauna Aura Knight JM Stewart
Author Sydney Katt – The Home of Sarcastic Sexy Suspense Karen McCullough
The Bestiary Parlor Sexy Is As Sexy Does
Things that thrill Romance That’s ‘Out Of This World’
Lisa Rayns Author Amanda Young
The Fantastic Imagination of Jax Author Amanda Kimberley LB
Do You believe in Demons? Cheryel Hutton – Dragon Whisperer
Sydney St. Claire Melissa Fox
Reading, Writing & Romance Maureen L. Bonatch
Abigail Owen Sophia Kimble
Karyn Good Barbara Edwards Comments
Cari Quinn Castle of Spirits – DW Adler
My Writing Corner Demon Hunting and Tenth Dimensional Physics

Guest Author Interviews

lizlongsword3300Recently I was invited to be a guest author on three author’s sites.

Author Leslie Ann Sartor had me confessing 5 secrets about myself and my writing. These were secrets about my own life that inspired some of my novels. If you’d like to learn more, and also find out who gave me the sword I’m holding, click on Five Secrets.

Next, sci-fi romance author Diane Burton interviewed me, and you’ll find out how I can write a book in two weeks. Just click on Meet the Author.

I also made a guest appearance on Sweet Southern Author Leanne Tyler’s site where I actually interviewed my MadMan MacKeefe Scottish Highland heroes. See Interview.

Now, I’d like to mention that you can win a free kindle fire as well as amazon gift cards in the Pool Party Kindle Fire Giveaway, so be sure to enter today. You can earn 10 extra entry points by following me on twitter or just by picking up a free copy of my Daughters of the Dagger Prequel. Click the link above for more info.

And next week I will be running two 99 cent specials on amazon only. On Wednesday, Doubting Thomas – Book 1 of my Tarnished Saints Series, will be 99 cents, and on Thursday, Onyx – Book 1 of my MadMan MacKeefe Series will have the special price.

Also, my latest endeavor has been to start putting my books into print form as well as ebooks. The first book I’ll have in print and that should hopefully be ready sometime next month is Familiar – so be sure to watch for it.

Elizabeth Rose ☼

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Free Book – The Dragon and the DreamWalker

dragon500For the first time ever, I am offering my Elemental romance, The Dragon and the DreamWalker, Book 1: Fire for Free!

Drake Pendragon saves Brynn from the sacrificial post as she’s about to be eaten by a dragon. Little does he know she is an elemental who can control the power of fire and also dreamwalk. However, water can destroy her. Can two feared people work together to stop the dragon or will they be stopped by their haunting pasts as they really realize they fear themselves?

This book is free on amazon only from 7/13 – 7/17.

Also, join me as I answer some interview questions about my writing as well as my personal life on Lois Winston’s blog.

Stop by my website to drop me a note and also see what’s new. And if you enjoy         The Dragon and the DreamWalker, I’d love for you to leave me a review on amazon.

Thanks – Elizabeth Rose

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