The Latest from Elizabeth

Coming Soon – a new novella and a boxed set!

I’m so excited to share these two titles with you. Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea, book 1 in my Kent Brothers Chronicles, comes out June 27, 2017. You can get the e-copy for $1.99 at all retailers! (If you read Vexed last year, you have already read this novella.)

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This book will also be available in print!

From award winning author Elizabeth Essex comes an enchanting prequel to the Kent Brothers Chronicles…

JUST ONE BITE…

Nessa Teague has never believed in the magic that swirls around her village like a fine Cornish mist. She’s never had need of it. Until the day Lord Harry Beck returns to Bocka Morrow and Nessa realizes there is nothing, including the blackest of magic, she won’t do to have him for her own.

AND HE COULD BE HERS.

Harry Beck has left the Royal Navy only to find himself shoaled upon the rocky coast of Cornwall, where smugglers haunt every cove and treachery fouls the waters. His best hope to find the traitor selling secrets to the French is to charm the vicar’s observant and intelligent daughter, Nessa Teague. 

But in a place where loyalty runs deeper than the deep blue sea, they’ll need more than charm to uncover the secret plot that threatens their country, and shakes their faith in the power and magic of true love.

I’m also very excited to be participating in this new limited time boxed set, Wicked Love: Seven Wicked Historical Love StoriesThis set features Mad About the Marquess, a book which is still super special to me. Preorder the set for $0.99! It will disappear from all vendors on September 20th, so you’ll want to make sure you get your copy today 😉

Preorder your copy for 6-20-17:

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Highlights from RT Convention!

I had so much fun at the RT Booklovers Convention this year! I wanted to share some of my favorite photo highlights with you. <3 You can view more photos by checking out my Facebook album too. 

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Here I am blowing a kiss to the lovely Kimberly Rocha, who runs Book Obsessed Chicks! Photo copyright Kimberly Rocha.

Ready for Pistols & Petticoats in the new blue petticoat my darling Terri Aleman stitched up for me!

Here I am at Pistols & Petticoats with Collette Cameron too!

All the Pistols & Petticoats party authors <3 Photo by Kimberly Rocha. Read SOS Aloha’s recap here!

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With the hysterically funny Historical authors at Beach Blanket Bingo: Eileen Dreyer, Kate Pearce, Janna MacGregor, Joanna Shupe and Mary Wine

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I’m here at the Beach Blanket Bingo with Eileen Dreyer! Photo by Kimberly Rocha.

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With some of my wonderful, supportive historical author pals: Caryl Cain Brown, Valerie Bowman, Ashlyn Macnamara and Erin Knightley

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Hanging out with inspirational author Vanessa Riley, who has a three book deal from Entangled coming out! Photo by Vanessa Riley.

 

Limited Time Boxed Set!

 
For a limited time, this boxed set is available for $0.99! 

From bluestockings to scandalous heiresses, these strong-willed, unconventional historical romance heroines don’t let anything stand in their way when it comes to love and happily ever after. Featuring seven novellas and novels from award-winning and bestselling authors.

The Pursuit of Pleasure by Elizabeth Essex
Independent, politically-minded heiress Elizabeth Paxton has never wanted to marry, but longs for the freedom afforded to widows. The last thing she wants is dangerously attractive Captain Jameson Marlowe as a husband.

The Thief Steals Her Earl by Christina McKnight
The Earl of Cartwright is determined to find out who stole from his family. When he finds out the thief is the woman he’s fallen in love with, he must choose between duty and love.

Secrets in Scarlet by Erica Monroe
When a bluestocking with a scandalous past meets an idealistic sergeant, sparks fly as they work to solve a murder…but her secrets may lead to their undoing.

Sleeping Beau by Lila DiPasqua
Inspired by the tale of Sleeping Beauty—a scorching hot historical romance novella from the Fiery Tales series. One sleeping rake, one scorching kiss, one night of unforgettable passion… 

The Art of Seduction by Eileen Richards
A spinster finds freedom as a theatre set painter until a chance meeting with the marquis who broke her heart has her questioning what she wants for her future.

The Madam’s Highlander by Madeline Martin
What’s the madam of a successful bawdy house in Edinburgh to do when she finds one of the English supported Black Watch soldiers needing to desert his post? She helps him, of course – but there’s a high price to pay.

Reckless Wager by Christy Carlyle
Victorian propriety and passions collide when a beautiful widow makes a wager with a wounded police detective bent on solving the Ripper mystery.

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A Fine Madness is here!

I’m so excited to share with you the third Highland Brides book, A Fine MadnessThis novella was featured in the Scandal’s Daughters anthology last year, but I have also expanded upon it with an additional 10,000 words. (If you read it already in Scandal’s Daughters, the plot remains largely the same.)

For a limited time, A Fine Madness is available at the discounted price for $1.99! (If you prefer to read it in print, you can also purchase the paperback for $8.99). 

If adventures will not befall a young lady in her own village, she must seek them abroad. –Jane Austen

 Miss Otis regrets

The entirely of Miss Elspeth Otis’s inheritance from her wastrel father is a battered old trunk with some scrawled-upon foolscap sheets. Nothing that could free her from a stifling life with her fusty maiden aunties in a musty old cottage in a misty corner of Scotland. Nothing that will give her the life she’s always dreamed of—a life full of kindness and kisses and love. Or will it?

Nothing

Mr. Hamish Cathcart wants more than anything to avoid the hasty marriage to a brewer’s daughter his father, the earl, has arranged to revive his fortunes. Hamish’s only hope is his failing publishing company, whose only asset is a scandalously banned book by an infamous, but unfortunately deceased, author. But when a new novel written by the same man lands on Hamish’s doorstep, he’ll go to any length to secure it—any length but love.

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The Dartmouth Brides series is re-released!

The Dartmouth Brides are here!

I’m so thrilled to get to reintroduce you to the Dartmouth Brides, which was my first series ever, back in 2010-2012. In releasing the second versions of these books, I have reedited and revised them, and I’m so pleased to offer them to you at the affordable price point of $3.99 each for the e-book and $13.99 for the paperbacks! All three books are available now!
 
Purchase The Pursuit of Pleasure
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SHE DOES SAY SHE’LL NEVER MARRY…
Miss Elizabeth Paxton is a new sort of heiress—educated, opinionated and entirely independent. The last thing she wants is a husband mucking about her life. Even if he is the only man she’s ever loved.

BUT SHE HAS ALWAYS WANTED TO BE A WIDOW.
When dashing Captain Jameson Marlowe returns to Dartmouth, he proposes to give Lizzie exactly what she wants—a marriage without the man. After one night of searing passion, his sworn duty will take him far off to sea…or so she thinks until secrets and lies set a collision course with the smugglers along the south coast, and Lizzie is caught in the dark tide of treason. Can she salvage her pride and learn to trust in true love before it’s too late?


Purchase A Sense of Sin
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A LADY WITH A SECRET

The Ravishing Miss Burke has everything a young lady could want—beauty, status and suitors lined up just to beg for her hand. Until a blackmailer from her past holds her future for ransom.

A MAN HELLBENT ON REVENGE

Colonel Rupert Delacorte, Viscount Darling will go to any length to ruin the woman responsible for his beloved sister’s death. But the Ravishing Miss Burke is nothing like the icy murderer of his waking dreams—she’s nothing but a bluestocking with a shocking secret she’ll go to almost any length to keep. Even succumbing to his sinful seduction.

The Danger of Desire
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THE OFFICER IS A GENTLEMAN

Royal Navy Captain Hugh McAlden will do anything to stop the treasonous flow of information out of the Admiralty, even if it means taking in a slyly attractive street thief to steal those secrets back.

BUT THE LADY IS A TRAMP

Circumstances might have forced Meggs Evans into a life of crime, but she’s bound and determined to lift herself out of the gutters even if it means stealing for the wickedly handsome captain. On the trail of a traitor, the undeniable attraction between Meggs and her captain explodes. But when danger ignites their desire, the only thing in danger of being stolen is her heart.

New Dartmouth Brides covers!

I’m delighted to reveal the covers for my Dartmouth Brides series, which was originally published by Kensington. After getting the rights back to these books last year, I have been hard at work revising and reediting them. I’m very excited to get to present these books to you again during March and April, at the new, affordable price point of $3.99!

 

These covers were shot by Jenn LeBlanc of Studio Smexy, and designed by PickyMe

Holiday Dream Weavers Extravaganza!

Thrilled to be involved in this promotion with the Dream Weavers! Nineteen of historical romance’s best authors have combined to bring you many, many opportunities to win wonderful prizes 🙂 Check out our event here on Facebook. The contest runs from November 11-January 3, 2017.

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Progressive Dinner Hop!

Delighted to participate in the Progressive Dinner Party Hop which is sponsored by Red Door Reads! Below you’ll see my recipe for a holiday cocktail, which is about all the cooking I do during the holidays 😉

You can read a FREE short story by me here! Don’t forget to sign up for my newsletter so that you’ll know when I release new books or run a sale.

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Scandal’s Daughters is up for preorder!

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Scandal’s Daughters 

Releasing October 6, 2016

Featuring “A Fine Madness,” part of the Highland Brides series

 

‘Tis the season for anthologies, as I am in two this year! I enjoy reading (and writing!) novellas because they are short, sweet bites of historical romance, which you can read when you simply don’t have time to devote to a full-length novel. For A Fine Madness, I was inspired by the film Miss Austen Regrets, as you’ll see in the header quote from Jane Austen in the blurb. 😉 I so hope you enjoy Elspeth and Hamish! You can read an excerpt here.

Preorder your copy today!

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From Elizabeth Essex – A Fine Madness

If adventures will not befall a young lady in her own village,

she must seek them abroad. Jane Austen

Miss Otis regrets…
The entirely of Miss Elspeth Otis’s inheritance from her wastrel of a father is a battered old trunk with some scrawled-upon foolscap sheets. Nothing that could free her from a stifling life with her fusty maiden aunties in a musty old cottage in a misty corner of Scotland. Nothing that will give her the life she’s always dreamed of—a life full of kindness and kisses and love. Or will it?
Nothing…
Mr. Hamish Cathcart wants more than anything to avoid the hasty marriage to a brewer’s daughter his father, the earl, has arranged to revive his fortunes. Hamish’s only hope is his failing publishing company, whose only asset is a scandalously banned book by an infamous, but unfortunately deceased, author. But when a new novel written by the same man lands on Hamish’s doorstep, he’ll go to any length to secure it—any length but love.

Scandal’s Daughters also features:

From Christi Caldwell – Only for Her Honor
When Captain Lucas Rayne returned from fighting Boney’s forces, he was a shell of the man he’d been–until Eve Ormond begins work in his household. Desperate for new beginnings, Eve conceals secrets of her past from her employer. But can she break down the walls protecting Lucas’s heart, or will the secrets between them shatter all hope of true love?

From Eva Devon – Sleepless in a Scandal
All Lady Felicity Drake wants is to make a good match but after her father leaves herself and her sisters almost entirely ruined due to some very scandalous behavior, such a thing is next to impossible. . . That is, until she’s caught in a compromising position with the Marquess of Talbot. The question is, will the oh so staid Marquess save her from the proverbial wolves or will he leave her to her scandal?

From Anthea Lawson – A Lady’s Choice
Lady Sara Ashford has spent years cultivating her spotless reputation: a difficult task in the face of her mother’s scandalous exploits abroad. Now she is set on a path toward a perfect, respectable future—until the highly unsuitable Comte du Lac comes to London, and she is given the task of instructing him on how to behave properly in English Society.
At first Lady Sara finds him intolerable, but after he steals a kiss she realizes he is a terrible danger to her future. As soon as possible, she must put him out of her life—and her heart—forever.

From Erica Ridley – Lord of Chance
Charming rake Anthony Fairfax is on holiday to seek his fortune…and escape his creditors. When an irresistible Lady Luck wins him in a game of chance—and a slight mishap has them leg-shackled by dawn—the tables have finally turned in his favor. But when past demons catch up to them, holding on to new love will mean destroying their dreams forever.

 

 

 

Vexed is live!

Release Day for Vexed!
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It’s here! The Haunting of Castle Keyvnor series features four books with three novellas each of interconnected Halloween stories. This means that characters and places will appear throughout the stories! So if, for instance, you love my smuggler villains, you’ll also find smugglers in Jane Charles’s Her Gypsy Lord in Spellbound. You’ll want to read all the books and get fully immersed in the Castle Keyvnor world! 
 
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Here’s some information about Vexed, which features my novella, Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea

Greetings, 
In regards to the Matter of the un-entailed Estate of the late-Jonathan Hambly, 10th Earl of Banfield, be advised that your attendance is urgently required at the reading of his lordship’s Last Will & Testament, to take place on November 1st of this year at Castle Keyvnor in Bocka Morrow, Cornwall. 
Regards, 
Mr. Timothy Hunt, Esq. 

When the late-Earl of Banfield’s distant relations descend upon Bocka Morrow, they’ll find gypsies, witches, pixies, smugglers, and one very haunted castle. And if they’re lucky, they might just fall in love while they’re there. 

VEXED, The Haunting of Castle Keyvnor includes: 

Erica Ridley’s Romancing the Rogue 
Ava Stone’s Once Upon a Moonlit Path 
Elizabeth Essex’s Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea 
Nessa Teague has never believed in the magic that swirls around her village like a fine Cornish mist. She’s never had need of it. Until the day Lord Harry Beck returns to Bocka Morrow and Nessa realizes there is nothing, including the blackest of magic, she won’t do to have him for her own.

 
Meet Harry, the hero!
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And meet Nessa, the heroine!
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I also wrote this blog post for Deb Cooke’s blog about being invited to the anthology and my immense excitement for this project. And for the Plotting Princesses, I share an excerpt
 
And the authors of the anthology have joined together to bring you a fun Scavenger Hunt! Just go to one of the websites, find the Halloween button. Click on it. Answer an easy question for a chance at a great prize! Follow the links to each authors site! 12 authors, 12 great prizes Happy Hunting! Contest continues until September 27th!
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