May Flowers!

Hi everyone!

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Happy May! While summer remains my favorite season, there is something about the promise of what is to come and the blossoming of all around us that is so lovely.

We have now been in our new house for a month, which I can hardly believe, but we are finally settling in. All I need to do now is put some paintings on the walls and it will truly feel like home. We spend so much time in our yard now, as that was one thing we didn’t have before -- a big yard, which we always longed for. There is some green space behind with many rabbits for our dog to bark at!

I was slightly derailed from work last week when I came down with a bit of a cold (toddlers and daycare colds -- what do you do?), but I’m back on track and so excited about what’s coming soon!

A Duke for Daisy was released at the end of April, and I’m so excited by the response it has received! Here is a snippet from one Amazon reviewer: “The characters are authentic, believable and so realistic with depth and traits that blend and play off one another perfectly. The scenes are so graphic and detailed it paints a fantastic backdrop that really makes the storyline pop. Incredible job Ellie, thanks for sharing this little gem with us.”

Coming up next is Lady of Providence, the third book in my Unconventional Ladies series! I know many of you have greatly anticipated Elizabeth’s story, and it will be here May 28th! If you’d like to buy it for 99 cents, now is the time as it is currently on pre-order.

As always, I have included sales and new releases from many of my author friends! New is the steaminess rating, as I had a couple of requests for this. They can be subjective, so please use them as a guide, and as always, double check the description page and price.

With love,

Ellie

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Daisy and Nathaniel's story is here!

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Lately, I've been wanting to write more books that take place outside of London, away from the Season and the nobility. Some ideas began to take shape, and here we are with a new series!

Yes, there is a duke in this one... but the duke himself doesn't exactly make his true identity common knowledge. 

This is the first book in The Blooming Brides series! These are the stories of four sisters who are the daughter of an innkeeper in a small seaside town. 

I hope you love Daisy and Nathaniel's story as much as I loved writing it.

(I have been asked about whether there is more to come in The Unconventional Ladies series -- Yes! Watch for the third book next month). 

This is a fun novella that my review team has been loving, and it's only 99 cents! It is also available free with Kindle Unlimited. You can find more about it below.

With love,

Ellie

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I need your thoughts!

Hi !

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I hope you are having a wonderful week! I have been thinking quite a bit lately about my books, and what to focus on in terms of where to sell them and what draws you to them. So I have included a quick survey for you, and would so appreciate your answers!

I will likely have more to ask you in the future, but I wanted to keep today's survey quick. When you begin to answer the questions, it may connect you to the newsletter within your web browser.

Below the survey are a few new releases from my author friends, and a reminder about the giveaway I shared last week!

I’ve also included a fun fact for you, and next time we talk, it will be with news of my next release, A Duke for Daisy -- the first book in my new series, coming April 30th! I will have a preorder link ready for you soon :)

As always, if you have any questions or comments, please always feel free to email me.

With love,

Ellie

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Lady of Fortune

Hi everyone!

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I hope you are having a lovely spring day!

Despite the fact it snowed here a week ago, today is sunny and beautiful. I have so much to share with you today!

We just moved into a new house this past weekend, so we are still in the midst of plenty of unpacking, but we are so excited to be here. We hardly had a view before, and once everything is green, I will share a look at our backyard now! 

I would also like to thank all of you who have bought, downloaded, read, and/or reviewed Lady of Fortune. I don’t think I can accurately describe just how much fun I have had researching and writing this series. Each woman has a unique story and a personality to match. For Lady of Fortune, I loved the idea of a woman in disguise but knew that Lady Julia wouldn’t keep such a secret from the man she loves. And so ensues our story.

Keep reading to find more giveaways and new reads from many of my author friends!

With love,

Ellie

Fall in love with Julia & Eddie!

I know many of you were wondering which story would come out next… the most popular guesses were Elizabeth’s story, or the story of Julia and the Duke of Clarence. For those of you who guessed Julia, you were correct! As for her hero….

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This is the second story book in The Unconventional Ladies series, which is published by Dragonblade Publishing. The series is everything I love about historical romance and writing about strong women. It has also been quite a bit of fun researching a variety of aspects of the Regency era.

Lady of Fortune can be read as a standalone book, and is available through Amazon. It is included in Kindle Unlimited. However, if you missed Lady of Mystery, the first in the series, you can find it here!

Julia and Eddie both such sweet and loving characters, but there was so much that stood in their way. I can’t wait for you to read this one.

Read Lady of Fortune!

She’s determined to make a difference...

Raised to believe the world is open to her, Lady Phoebe Winters reads periodicals and newspapers with growing upset. Everything within her world is shaped by a man’s point of view. Why must women stand idly by, being told what to do and how to do it? It seems to be accepted within their society — until she decides to do something about. Using her inheritance, she begins a small publication, written by women, for women. It’s a risk, but one for which she is willing to sacrifice.

He’s intent on stopping her...

Jeffrey Worthington, the Marquess of Berkley, has held a position of responsibility since the death of his father at a young age. He is a man who enjoys the constancy of life. Despite the fact that his four sisters and younger brother are forever demanding his time and attention, his maintains order and control of all other aspects of life.

As they grow closer, secrets become harder to keep...

The Women’s Weekly begins to cause a stir among women of the nobility, and the peerage determines it must be shut down before it causes consequences from which they could never recover. Jeffrey is tasked with finding the perpetrator and halting production of the publication. He reluctantly agrees, despite the fact that it will detract from his attempt to court the lovely Lady Phoebe, and causes growing controversy between the two of them. When he finally determines the publication’s owner, what will he put first — love or duty?

With love,

Ellie

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Happy March, everyone!

I am so grateful the worst of winter is over! It was so very cold here where we are on the Canadian prairies, and the longest stretch of cold here since the 1930s, if you can believe that. My family and I were lucky enough to get away for a week, but the cold winter was still far too long.

And now we await the spring and the snow thaw! To celebrate spring, you can currently download Because the Earl Loved Me for only $0.99 -- a $3 savings, for five days only! 

In a couple of weeks, the next book in The Unconventional Ladies series will be released. Lady of Fortune is Julia’s story, and I can hardly wait for you to read it! I am having so much fun writing this series, for each woman is completely unique, and their stories are providing me the opportunity to learn so much as they are different from anything I’ve written before and require quite a bit of research.

I am also currently writing the first book in a series of novellas, which will come to you at the end of April -- so there is lots to look forward to!

And in the midst of all of this writing, we are going to be moving at the beginning of April, so life will certainly be busy for the next couple of months.

Don’t forget that Duke of Christmas is available for only 99 cents and in Kindle Unlimited! Next time we chat it will be release day for Lady of Fortune -- I can’t wait!

With love,

Ellie

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Did you miss Lionel and Marie’s story?

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Good morning! (or afternoon, depending on where you are and when you're reading this).

From November until the end of January, Duke of Christmas was available as part of the Seduced Under the Mistletoe box set. Now that the set is retired, I have released Duke of Christmas as a standalone book!

The book is the prequel to the Searching Hearts series, and tells the story of Lionel and Marie, the parents of the Harrington siblings, upon whom the Searching Hearts series is based. Theirs is a fiery tale and one that I had so much fun writing!

While I wrote the series, Lionel and Marie began as simply secondary characters, but the more I wrote, the more they began to grow on me, and I felt the need for their own story to be told.

I'm so happy it is now out in the world! If you didn’t read it as part of the set, now is the time. The book is only 99 cents, and will be part of Kindle Unlimited until September.

I hope you love it!

With love,

Ellie

Love is in the air!

It’s Valentine’s Week! As a romance author, I like to celebrate a week of romance instead of just a day. To be honest, we really celebrate all year long, but this week we have a few special things going on… like giveaways!

I am taking part in many fun giveaways this week, with many chances for you to win! I have them all listed below, so you can find the ones you would like to take part in. Also note a special flash sale, and many specials and new releases from quite a few of my authors friends!

If you are looking for Lady of Mystery on Amazon, you will see that we have updated the cover. The new covers are very artistic and eye-catching -- I hope you like them! Don’t forget the book is still only 99 cents, and free with Kindle Unlimited. It has received so many amazing reviews. Thank you to everyone who has read the book, reviewed, or sent me your thoughts. I am so glad you love Phoebe just as much as I do, as well as the redeemed Jeffrey.

With love,

Ellie

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In case you missed it...

Phoebe and Jeffrey's story has been available for less than a week, and already readers are loving it! I am thrilled as I had so much fun writing it, and I cannot wait for you to meet such a feisty heroine and her unlikely hero.

This is the first book in The Unconventional Ladies series, which is published by Dragonblade Publishing. The series is everything I love about historical romance and writing about strong women. It has also been quite a bit of fun researching different areas of the Regency era. 

I absolutely loved writing Phoebe and Jeffrey's story. Their stubbornness, their conflict, their chemistry ... I wrote this one quickly as I couldn't wait to see how they could possibly come together!

The book is available on Amazon for only 99 cents, and is free to read with Kindle Unlimited.

So without further ado, I’d like to tell you more about Lady of Mystery, and I cannot wait to hear what you think of it!

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Meet Phoebe and Jeffrey!

I hope you are all having a wonderful day so far -- and now, some exciting news ... Lady of Mystery is now available!

This is the first book in The Unconventional Ladies series, which is published by Dragonblade Publishing. The series is everything I love about historical romance and writing about strong women. It has also been quite a bit of fun researching different areas of the Regency era. 

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I absolutely loved writing Phoebe and Jeffrey's story. Their stubbornness, their conflict, their chemistry ... I wrote this one quickly as I couldn't wait to see how they could possibly come together!

The book is available on Amazon for only 99 cents, and is free to read with Kindle Unlimited.

So without further ado, I’d like to tell you more about Lady of Mystery, and I cannot wait to hear what you think of it!

She’s determined to make a difference...

Raised to believe the world is open to her, Lady Phoebe Winters reads periodicals and newspapers with growing upset. Everything within her world is shaped by a man’s point of view. Why must women stand idly by, being told what to do and how to do it? It seems to be accepted within their society — until she decides to do something about. Using her inheritance, she begins a small publication, written by women, for women. It’s a risk, but one for which she is willing to sacrifice.

He’s intent on stopping her...

Jeffrey Worthington, the Marquess of Berkley, has held a position of responsibility since the death of his father at a young age. He is a man who enjoys the constancy of life. Despite the fact that his four sisters and younger brother are forever demanding his time and attention, his maintains order and control of all other aspects of life.

As they grow closer, secrets become harder to keep...

The Women’s Weekly begins to cause a stir among women of the nobility, and the peerage determines it must be shut down before it causes consequences from which they could never recover. Jeffrey is tasked with finding the perpetrator and halting production of the publication. He reluctantly agrees, despite the fact that it will detract from his attempt to court the lovely Lady Phoebe, and causes growing controversy between the two of them. When he finally determines the publication’s owner, what will he put first — love or duty?

With love,

Ellie

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Coming soon -- Lady of Mystery!

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Hello everyone!

I hope you are having a wonderful month. I know January can sometimes be dreary -- depending on where you live -- but it’s also a time for new things to begin!

Many of you have been asking when I will be publishing something new. Well, exciting news -- I have a brand new series, The Unconventional Ladies, launching very soon! It will be published with Dragonblade Publishing, which is a first for me, and I am so grateful for all of their support.

The Unconventional Ladies features four women who are drawn together as friends by the fact that they don’t fit in, each holding a secret of which only the other three are aware. Determined to forge their own paths in the world, love is not part of their plans -- until it finds them unexpectedly.

The first book, Lady of Mystery, is now available on pre-order, and will be released January 30th. It's also available in Kindle Unlimited. Isn’t the cover stunning?

In other news, we are busy with our two-year-old, and I just traded my little SUV for a minivan! I absolutely love all of the space, and my son is enraptured with the sliding doors.

I hope all is well in your world, and I cannot wait to talk to you again -- on release day!

With love,

Ellie

Happily Ever Box Set Books 4-6 is now available!

Today I am excited to share the news that the last three books (4-6) in the Happily Ever After series are now available as a box set!

He’s a Duke But I Love Him, Loved by the Viscount, and Because the Earl Loved Me are all stories of unconventional women who learn to follow both their hearts and their passions, and of the lords who love them.

Each book typically costs $3.99 ($11.97 for all three), but currently, all three are available for $3.99 -- for one week only! That means all three books for the price of one (so sorry for the sales pitch speak). After that, they will go up to $6.99, which is still 40% off if you were to buy all three separately.

Each book is a stand-alone novel, but if you’d like to catch up on the first three, they are also available as a box set. Find them below!

If you have already read the stories, I would so appreciate a review! You can do so through the Amazon link, as well as the Goodreads and Bookbub links listed in red.

Thank you so much for your continued support!

With love,

Ellie

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What does 2019 have in store?

Happy New Year!

I hope you had a wonderful holiday season with your loved ones.

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We were very busy over Christmas with family events, but it was wonderful to see everyone and spend that time together. Afterward, we had a few days to rest and relax, which was absolutely wonderful!

As 2018 has now come to an end, it has provided me with the opportunity to reflect on just how grateful I am for what the year brought me. I was able to leave my full-time job to do what I have always dreamed of, which is to write historical romance for a living. Not only that, but I am able to spend much of my time at home with my son, which is something I treasure and will never take for granted!

It has been possible due to hard work, and the support of all of you, who are the most amazing readers there could possibly be. I love the words you send me, the reviews you leave, the messages you share, and the fact that you keep on reading. None of this would be possible without you, so thank you from the bottom of my heart.

Keep an eye out this week, as Quest of Honor will be free for five days, from January 3rd to 8th. If you haven’t read the Searching Hearts series, now is the time to start!

I hope you all have a lovely New Year. Thank you again, and I cannot wait to share with you all that 2019 has in store -- two new series, and a couple of specials. It will be amazing.

With love,

Ellie

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Christmas fun facts and giveaways!

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Christmas is a time for giving!

And, of course, that means that we have some opportunities for you to win books and gift cards! Check them out below.

I hope you are all enjoying the Christmas season and finding time to relax with family and friends. Here are a few Christmas historical fun facts for you! How do they relate to your own traditions?

Since we are talking Christmas historical fun facts, we have to start with mistletoe, do we not? I feel as though it is the backbone of every Christmas Regency story! The origin of mistletoe isn't entirely known, but one myth goes back to the Druids, when it was used as a symbol of fertility and cut for winter soltice ceremonies -- thus tying it to Christmas. During the regency era mistletoe was a simple arrangement decorated with ribbons and hung over a doorway or entrance.

Christmastide with His Countess takes place during the Christmas of 1813, one of the coldest -- and SNOWIEST -- on record. Which would make it, of course, difficult to get around in a carriage. With no way of plowing snow, besides traffic slowly trampling it down, sleighs were often used as a means of transportation. People would sit in an open sleigh, drawn by horses, and would wear heavy outerwear as well as tuck thick furs or blankets around themselves, with footwarmers at their feet.

The Yule Log is a staple in most historical romances set during the Christmas season. The tradition of the yule log goes back far beyond medieval times, though the exact origin is actually unknown. The log is a huge block burned in the home during the twelve days of Christmas. Once it has been set in the hearth and is lit, it is bad luck to have to re-light it again during the Christmas season. The tradition is held throughout Europe, and various regions call it different names, with various types of trees used for the log.

Where are the Christmas trees? Nowhere to be found in an English regency romance! While it is true that fir trees may have been used to celebrate the season throughout Europe as far back as a thousand years ago, the tradition didn't come to Britain until likely the 1830s, and even then didn't become popular until the next decade, when Prince Albert (Queen Victoria's German husband), set up a Christmas tree in Windsor Castle. Through the Victorian era, the trees were decorated with candles to represent stars.

In the Regency era, Christmas dinner could be a family affair or celebrated with close friends. The meat was often roast beef, venison, or boar’s (pig’s) head, and could also include goose, pheasant, peacock, or any other fowl. Turkey became popular in the Victorian era.  Vegetables and stuffing for the fowl accompanied it, and a second course was often mince pie, also called Christmas pie or Twelfth Night Pie. And for dessert? Christmas pudding! Scarlett and Hunter discover in Christmastide with His Countess that they, however, much prefer their cook’s gingerbread, which was also a staple, as were butter shortbread and trifle. What are your favourite Christmas dishes?

With love and Christmas cheer,

Ellie

A little gift for yourself...

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Just a quick email today to tell you about a flash sale! I have joined with a few other authors to offer some of our books for 99 cents for a limited time -- until December 11th. Plus, stock up on additional 99c/99p book bargains! My own Someday Her Duke Will Come, which takes place during the Christmas season,is featured at 99 cents.

Enjoy!

With love,

Ellie

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It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas

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I hope all of my friends in the United States had a wonderful Thanksgiving. Next up? Christmas! Of course, I have been preparing for Christmas for quite awhile now, but I know not everyone gets quite so excited as I do.

Have you created your Christmas list yet? What would you like Santa to leave you under the tree?

And are you enjoying Christmastide with His Countess and Seduced Under the Mistletoe? I would love to know what you think. If you haven’t yet, I would so appreciate a review -- on Amazon, Goodreads, or Bookbub. Thank you so much!

And don’t forget, we still have an ongoing giveaway! You can win a $20 Amazon gift card! Enter by answering the following question: In Christmastide with His Countess, what did Scarlett give Hunter as a Christmas gift? Send your answer to the following email: elliesgiveaway@prairielilypress.com. Also see the post on Facebook and share to receive an extra entry! 

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Christmas begins early!

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I hope everyone is enjoying Christmastide with His Countess and Seduced Under the Mistletoe! If you haven’t yet started your Christmas reading, we have  just over one month to go until the day -- so you can find the links below!

Christmastide with His Countess will be 99 cents for only five more days, so now is the time to buy!

Today is a quick email to share a few things that are happening.

I have THREE giveaways for you, a book on sale, and a Christmas catalogue to share with you!

First, the giveaways.

1 - You can win a $20 Amazon gift card! Enter by answering the following question: In Christmastide with His Countess, what did Scarlett give Hunter as a Christmas gift? Send your answer to the following email: elliesgiveaway@prairielilypress.com. Also share my post on Facebook to receive an extra entry! 

2 - You also have the opportunity to win a $10 Amazon gift card. Click here (or the image above) to enter! 

3 - And finally, I am part of a Thanksgiving Bookpalooza with many other authors. You can find the link here or through the image below. The winner of the giveaway receives a $50 Amazon GC, as well as a gift basket with 21 books!

And finally, if you have not read He’s a Duke, But I Love Him, it is 99 cents for the next five days! Find it here: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B079L2JNWK/

With love and Christmas cheer,

Ellie

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Fall in love this Christmas with Scarlett and Hunter

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Christmastide with his Countess is finally here! I think I am as excited today as I am on Christmas morning. I have always loved Christmas, and I was thrilled to write both a novel and a novella set during the season this year.

Scarlett and Hunter’s story is available for only 99 cents for a very limited time, and if you subscribe to Kindle Unlimited, you can read for free.

This story was so much fun to write. It holds sleigh rides, snowball fights, yule logs, a New Year’s party, and -- of course -- mistletoe.

With love and Christmas cheer,

Ellie

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Seduced Under the Mistletoe is now available!

I am so excited to share that Seduced Under the Mistletoe is now available! Sixteen historical romance authors have written Christmas novellas, spanning a wide variety of eras. I am thrilled that Duke of Christmas is a part of this box set! Duke of Christmas is the story of Lionel and Marie Harrington, and is a prequel to the Searching Hearts series. Below you will find a synopsis of both Duke of Christmas as well as the set as a whole.

Scroll to the bottom of the email to find a giveaway to win a $25 Amazon gift card!

I would like to note that the novellas are all steamy, from about a 3/5 to a certain 5/5 for spice. However, the box set is only 99 cents for a few more days (and will be in Kindle Unlimited for three months), so you can certainly buy and read the stories of your choosing -- though all are receiving rave reviews!

So pick up, enjoy, and I hope it puts you in the Christmas spirit!

With love,

Ellie

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Fill up those Kindles!

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Happy Halloween to those who take part! I would love to see your photos of costumes and decorations. You can head on over to my Facebook page to share if you’d like!

Today’s message will be short and sweet as I’d like to get to what you want to hear about -- another flash sale! We had such amazing feedback last time that we thought we would once again put our books on sale for you.

My most popular book, He’s a Duke, But I Love Him, will be on sale for only 99 cents for three days only (and, as always, is free with Kindle Unlimited). If you have already read it, not to worry -- there are nine other fabulous authors offering books for 99 cents as well. So dig in and start reading!

With love,

Ellie

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