Promise of Redemption is now available!

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TODAY is the day you can finally read the story of Daniel & Christina! I have been absolutely thrilled and humbled by reviews from my advance reader team. I’ll let you read a few, and then I'll leave you to your reading!

 This is a must read. It is a well written book. I really, really enjoyed reading it. The storyline of murder, attempted murder, love lost, revenge, manipulations, loyalty, misguided loyalty, anger, animosity, justice, romance and love. Promise of Redemption is a journey of two hearts searching for something but found it in each other. There is such emotion in the telling of this story. Feelings such as rage, unrequited love, pain, contradictory feelings, friendship, a loving family and parents, just to name a few. There were ultimatums issued, an arranged marriage, truths to be faced, falsehoods to overcome, justice to seek, a murderer to uncover and peace to be found. The characters were so well written, that it was easy to identify with them. There were many twists and turns in this plot. There was action and danger all based on misinformation and betrayal of a most trusted person. You will never guess who is responsible for the murder. This had a surprising ending. - Emma

I very rarely give a 5 star review but this book deserves it. It is a very well written story. It never dragged and was interesting all the way through the book. I really enjoyed this book. - Joanna

I thoroughly enjoyed this book. It had characters with great chemistry and spirited conversations. It was suspenseful and the plot was well constructed. I love Ellie St. Clair's books! - Lifelongreader

I so hope you enjoy this story. It’s a deep one, and I hope it pulls at your heartstrings. It will be available for $0.99 for two weeks before it will go up to $2.99, and as always, is available to read free if you have Kindle Unlimited.

When you’re done, if you’d like to leave a review on Amazon, Goodreads, or Bookbub, I would so appreciate it.

With love and enjoy!

Ellie

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Searching Hearts Deals & Inspirations!

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Thank you to everyone who has already pre-ordered Promise of Redemption! I am excited for you to read this one :)

In the meantime ... if you haven't yet started the series, there is no better time than the present! Quest of Honor is currently FREE and will be until August 4th. Beginning August 2nd, Hope of Romance will be discounted to $0.99 for five days. I'll send a reminder when it is. In the meantime, download your copy of Quest of Honor today!

If you have read the rest of the series and are getting impatient for Promise of Redemption, you can always head over to my Pinterest page to check out some of the inspirations for the story. As I’m writing I like to pin things that are either part of my research or inspiration for the characters, clothing, etc.

Check out Pinterest! 

In the meantime, if you haven’t yet, be sure to add Promise of Redemption to your Goodreads Want to Read list!

In the meantime, I hope you continue to enjoy your summer. We have such cold winters here, that we truly appreciate every moment of sun.

Now, onto this week’s historical fun fact -- featuring … bed time!

I had a few options this week but will tell you a bit about what people wore to sleep in the Regency era. Both men and women wore a nightshirt or nightgown. For women, this typically looked like a slightly longer chemise, coming down just under the knees. Overtop, women often wore a bed jacket or other layer, if they needed to be warmer. The bed jacket was simply a loose-fitting cotton shirt. Night caps were also often worn either for warmth or to keep hair from becoming messed during sleep. Men would wear a shirt as well to bed, and around the house would add breeches and a dressing gown, or banyan, which was basically a robe they would wear around the house and with family only.

With love,

Ellie

Promise of Redemption now on pre-order!

Thank you so much to those of you who purchased and / or reviewed my Happily Ever Box Set last week! The price will remain at $2.99 for most of today, so be sure to buy before it goes up! 

So, what is to come next? So glad you asked! First of all, Promise of Redemption is now available on pre-order! Check out the link below to read more. I hope you love the cover! It is one of my favorites.

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Have you read the first three books?

Release days are always so exciting! Today is the day my first box set, the first three books of the Happily Ever After series, are now available. You can buy The Duke She Wished For, Someday Her Duke Will Come, and Once Upon a Duke’s Dream, at the $2.99 pricing for the next few weeks.

For those of you who have read the books, I have a favor to ask you. I would so appreciate you heading over to the Amazon page and leaving a review. Reviews are very, very helpful for both other readers as well as to increase the visibility of the book. Your 100% honest review would be wonderful!

Last week, I received so much feedback from my historical fun facts! So, in follow up, I will try to include a piece of information for you in each newsletter. Hopefully, you enjoy it, and if there is ever anything you have questions about, please let me know!

This week is regarding the London season, which is included in a large majority of regency romances. And yet, what is it all about? The season was actually the time when Parliament was in session. Members had to be in the city, and so, their families typically followed along. The 'Season' developed because of the many upper class citizens who were in London at the same time and required entertaining. In the late 18th century, this was from about October or November until May. By the Regency era -- when it was easier to travel in winter -- the season was pushed back to begin in January or even early February.

With love,

Ellie

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Regency Weddings

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A couple of weeks ago, I asked what you would like to see more of in my newsletters. One request I received was for historical facts from my research, which I am more than happy to share! I often post them to social media, so I’m not sure why I haven’t included more in my newsletters - but that will change now!

When I was researching for my next release, I came across quite a bit of information regarding Regency weddings. Some of you may have read some of this on my Facebook page or instagram account, but if not, I hope you enjoy and learn something new! I certainly did.

First I'd like to talk about the white wedding dress. Many of you may read my next novel and say, "Ellie, the white wedding dress was a Victorian custom." You are correct -- a white wedding dress was made popular by Queen Victoria's wedding to Albert. In the Regency era, most women would likely have had a dress made for their wedding, but unlike today, they would wear it multiple times afterward. For many women, this meant a dress of a darker color, as white would drag in the mud and the hems would easily be dirtied. In the noble classes, however, particularly among the very rich, dresses were more likely to be created specifically for the wedding day, and while they were often pink, blue, green, or yellow, white was a very popular color of the time, and therefore, many wedding dresses of the noble classes were white, though not by tradition.

Many Regency novels include weddings that take place under a special license, which could be purchased and would allow the couple to be married without the usual three weeks of banns read in the parish, and in any location of their choosing. Since life is often more dramatic in novels, in reality the procurement of a special bann was actually fairly rare. Many weddings of the nobility took place in a church -- specifically, St. George's Church in Mayfair's Hanover Square. The exterior is impressive, though the interior is not nearly as extravagant as many other churches and cathedrals of its time. It featured stained glass windows, and a painting of The Last Supper.

The beautiful, white-tiered wedding cake we know today is, of course like most things it seems, a Victorian tradition. However, wedding cakes go back for centuries, they have just changed over the years. In the Regency era, they resembled more of a fruitcake, and would be filled with brandy, rum, or wine, which would preserve the cake. This was important, as pieces of it were sent home with guests, as well as delivered to family and friends who were unable to make the wedding. In very wealthy families, some cakes were finished with white sugar icing.

You’ll be able to read all of this and much more in my next book, coming out August 7th! It now has a title -- Promise of Redemption. 

Do you have any other questions about Regency weddings that you are particularly interested in?

With love,

Ellie

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A new Box Set! And an exciting piece of news...

Happy July!

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For some of you, Happy Fourth of July, for others, Happy Canada Day, or for others Happy Summer (or Winter, if you are in the southern hemisphere).

Anyway, I hope everyone is having a lovely week.

I have a few updates I would like to share with you! Up until this point, all of my books have been priced at 99 cents. I wanted to give you some notice, that beginning in two weeks, many of my books will be going up to $2.99. That being said, there are still many ways to keep you from paying full price! Here’s how:

  • The first book in each of my current series will remain at 99 cents.
  • New releases will continue to be launched at 99 cents, so never fear -- as long as you order early, you will not have to worry about paying more than that!
  • The first three books in my Happily Ever After series will soon be available as a box set! They are on pre-order for the next two weeks at $2.99, which will be a great deal, and a couple of weeks after launch will go up a bit in price.

So, if you have not ordered some of the books, now is the time!

I have one more piece of news that I have saved to the end…. I think the question I have been asked most often lately, is whether Daniel will be getting a book in the Searching Hearts series. The answer, of course, is YES! I just finished his book and sent it to my editor last week. I am so excited to share it with you and will tell you more shortly.

P.S. What do you think of the box set cover? I think it just beautiful, but of course, I’m biased…

With love,

Ellie

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Pre-order your box set!

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Thank you everyone for your feedback last week! I will continue with the content that you have always enjoyed, and will be sure to include more of what you most want -- free book links and information on my new releases!

So with that being said … I’m excited to tell you about a new project! Now available on pre-order is a box set I am taking part in with other fabulous Regency authors -- Amanda Mariel, Scarlott Scott, Jillian Eaton, Dawn Brower, Gemma Blackwood, and Tammy Andersen. You can buy all seven books for only $0.99 while on pre-order! It will be launching on August 14th. I will be including Unmasking a Duke -- which, if you are receiving this newsletter, means you have likely read the book, as it was sent out to everyone who subscribed to my newsletter. However, I have added over 10,000 words to the book, including new characters and additional scenes with Andrew and Arabella, if you would like to take another read along with the six other books included.

The box set is not in Kindle Unlimited, but is available in many online stores! Read more and pre-order through the link below.

With love,

Ellie

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A whirlwind week!

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Hello everyone! It had been a whirlwind week and I’m happy to share more with you. 

First of all, it was the launch of Loved By The Viscount. I have been blown away by your reviews. Thank you to my ARC readers and everyone else who has purchased, read in Kindle Unlimited, and left reviews on various sites. Because of you, Rosalind and William’s story is in the top 20 of Amazon’s Regency bestseller list and I am so humbled. What means the most, however, is knowing that this story has resonated with you, my readers.

While this book has just launched, I have now finished the first draft of my next book — Daniel’s story! I know many of you have been waiting for this one, and I hope it lives up to your expectations. Daniel has a bit of a darker story than his siblings, and he needs a woman who can pull him through. I will share more in the near future as we get closer to the book’s release in August.

In the meantime, we were also on holidays for five days for my cousin's wedding! It was in Arizona, so quite hot for this Canadian girl, but it was so much fun reconnecting with family and celebrating love (as you can see in my photo here!). We were so busy that I didn't get any work done, but a break can be a good thing. I have been eager to get back writing.

Next week I will have more to share about an upcoming box set I will be releasing along with other wonderful Regency authors.

I have a quick favor to ask you. I include many different types of content in my newsletter and I’d like to know what you enjoy most and wish to see more of. Click below to let me know -- you can choose as many as you'd like.

With love,

Ellie

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Loved by the Viscount is waiting for you!

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It seems like it has been a long time coming, but the day is finally here! Rosalind’s story has been in my head for some time, and now it’s finally ready for the world to read :)

The character of Rosalind is a lot like me, actually, and I’ve never before written a character in quite this way. At first, William seems to be the perfect fit for her, but they certainly face many bumps in the road. 

This can certainly be read as a standalone story, although it is part of my Happily Ever After series, and you briefly meet Rosalind in He’s a Duke, But I Love Him.

I hope you all enjoy this as much as I loved writing it. I work really hard to create stories you love, and I hope this comes across in my books. I would love for you to share with others and leave reviews as well.

If you haven't pre-ordered, you can buy now! For those of you with Kindle Unlimited subscriptions, download and read free today!

With love and enjoy,

Ellie

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Introducing … the story of Rosalind & William

Happy Tuesday!

Today I am so excited because I am finally able to share with you all the details for my next book -- and it is available on pre-order! It will also be part of Kindle Unlimited.

Not only that, but the cover is ready, and I love it so much. I hope you do as well.

This is the fifth book in my Happily Ever After series. While you met both Rosalind and William in He’s a Duke, But I Love Him, this is a standalone novel. That being said, now is a great time to get caught up on the previous books.

I will be sharing with you more about this book in the coming weeks, but for today I will leave you with this beautiful image as well as the description of the book. If you have any feedback on the description, please send it my way!

With love,

Ellie

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Would you like to receive advance copies of my books?

Hi everyone!

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I am getting so excited to share with you my next book, for which I now have a title! It will be called Loved by the Viscount and is the fifth book in my Happily Ever After series.

I am doing a bit of a revamp of my advanced reader team. Rest assured, if you are currently on the team and have consistently reviewed my books, you will stay on the team. It would make it a bit easier for me if you are able to fill out the form as well, but if you do not, I will be sure to reach out and confirm you would like to remain with me, as I so appreciate all the time you have taken to read and review my books.

If you are not currently on the team and would like to know more about it, I’ll give you a little more info. My advanced readers receive a copy of the book about two weeks before it goes live on Amazon. The book is very close to the final version, although readers must understand that it there may be the odd typo as I complete the final version. A couple of days before the book goes live, I send a reminder link to review the book on Amazon. I also appreciate Goodreads reviews!

While you do not have to download each book I send, as I know everyone is busy, if you do download a copy, I will look for a review.

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If this sounds like something you might be interested in, click the button below to apply! There are limited spaces, so do so soon.

With love,

Ellie

A Few of My Favorite Things!

Happy Tuesday!

To all of my European subscribers, if you have not yet confirmed your subscription in the email I sent you regarding GDPR, then this will be the last email you receive from me. Missed the email (European subscribers only)? Send me a quick reply and we will make sure you stay on the list. I would like to note to everyone that you always have the option to unsubscribe, or to sign up for my launch emails only instead, which you can do in the footer of this email.

Today I want to share with you a few of my favourite things -- currently! I would also like to know what you are enjoying these days. Please head over to my Facebook page to discuss, or for a more private discussion, join Ellie St. Clair’s Ever Afters. This month we are reading He’s a Duke, But I Love Him as part of our book club, and will be discussing May 31st.

Ok, here goes!

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Our next Happily Ever After

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Happy Tuesday! As I teased you last week, I am busy working away on the next book in my Happily Ever After series. IN FACT, I just sent it to my editor last week! This book is about Rosalind, who you met in He’s a Duke, But I Love Him. Our hero is William Elliott, also known as Olivia’s friend “Billy.” When I began writing this book, I knew that Rosalind was not the strong-willed woman Olivia was. She was a bit more hesitant, a bit quieter, and slowly I realized that she was just like me! You would think this would make her an easy character to write, but in fact, it almost made it more difficult. I know you all love a strong woman, and I promise that she is strong; her strength is of a different sort, and her journey to realize that she is a capable, independent woman is one that will have you rooting for her. I’ll share more in the coming weeks as we get closer to a release date.

Now that the book is to the editor, I have begun working on my next story! In reviews for Hope of Romance, many of you noted your hope for Daniel's story. Well, good news! I have just finished the outline, and I am REALLY excited to write this one. Sparks are going to fly!

Have a wonderful week, everyone.

With love,

Ellie

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Sunshine and Smiles

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Spring is finally here, and it feels so wonderful! There’s something about the warm weather and sunshine that instantly uplifts my mood. As I plan to spend plenty of time outside in the yard this spring and summer with my computer writing away, I am working hard on determining how to create a beautiful backyard oasis! Are there any gardeners out there? I may have to call on some expertise as I begin to plant…

Hope of Romance has now been out for two weeks, and I love the reviews that have been coming in about it! It currently has only 4 and 5 star ratings on Amazon, with reviews such as this one…

Ok guys, I'm just jumping off the deep end. If you're looking for romance, suspense, adventure, wit and charm, congratulations my friends you've found it. Ellie once again catapults us back to the regency era with all the drama, heartache and despicable rakes we've come to expect. The characters and scenes are so realistic their mesmerizing and on point. I thoroughly enjoyed watching the characters and their personalities transform and blend. With life like quality and vivid detail we're held captive as the tale unfolds. A word of advice. When you grab your copy, grab a snack, a drink, a comfy seat, kick back and relax. You won't be putting this little gem down until the last word. Fantastic job Ellie. Thanks for sharing

If you haven’t read it yet, now is the time!

In the meantime, I am busy working on the next book in my Happily Ever After series. The first draft is complete, with the second go-around nearly finished! It’s a crazy cycle to produce books, and I’ve found it is extremely important to have a really good schedule in place. There are a few different characters I went back and forth on for this book. I also had a bit of difficulty writing this one, for reasons I will share with you next week. I will also tell you who the hero and heroine are! In the meantime, I would love for you to guess. Head on over to my Facebook page to join the discussion!

With love,

Ellie

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Thank you!

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To all of my amazing readers, thank you so much! I appreciate all of your preorders, all of your reads, and all of your kind words and reviews. I love that you love Polly and Sebastian.

For anyone who hasn't yet read Hope of Romance, it is only 99 cents, and of course free in Kindle Unlimited. The link is below.

I have just returned from a week’s holiday with my family, and it was absolutely lovely. It was exactly what I needed -- some time in the sun, and simple rest and relaxation. Since I began publishing my books, I have never actually taken time off! Until this February, I was working another job so every spare moment was spent writing. Now that I am able to write full time, I am more structured, and so I was able to build in an actual vacation! Yes, I did answer emails and of course check to see how the launch was going, but it was so lovely to simply spend time with my husband, my son, my parents, and, when I had a moment, to actually spend some time reading myself!

Below are some reading recommendations for you, if you are looking for something new. One book is a contemporary read; the rest, historical romance. I would also love to know what else you are enjoying lately -- any classics I should pick up? New favorites?

With love,

Ellie

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The wait is over -- Polly's story is now available!

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I am so excited for you to finally have the opportunity to read Polly and Sebastian's story! In this fourth book of the Searching Hearts series, Polly and Sebastion must overcome their past hurts and differences to find love.

I know I have already shared quite a bit of the inspirations of this book with you, but I am happy to answer any questions you may have about the story. I hope you love the story and the characters as much as I do. Enjoy, and let me know what you think! I would also love for you to leave a review. 

With love,

Ellie

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Discover more about Hope of Romance!

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I am getting so excited to share Hope of Romance with you! Polly was a really fun character to write about, and I especially loved detailing the dresses she wears throughout the book. You can see the inspirations for dresses, locations, our hero and heroine and more on the Pinterest board I created for the book! Check it out and let me know what you think.

The release is only one week away and then we will have only one book remaining in our Searching Hearts series (Daniel's story) — can you believe it? In the meantime, I am hard at work on the fifth book in the Happily Ever After series. This one is a little different, and I feel like I am putting more of myself into it than any story I’ve ever written before. More on that to come in future weeks.

Join me this afternoon at 2 pm CST for a Facebook Live video! I'd love to talk more with you. 

I am also getting our family ready for a vacation next week! We still have snow on the ground here, so I am really looking forward to some sun. Before I go, however, I must ensure my book launch is well planned out, so wish me luck!

With love,

Ellie

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Hope Of Romance

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I hope everyone had some time with family and friends this past weekend!

Today is an exciting day, as the next book in my Searching Hearts series, Hope of Romance, is now available for pre-order! It is also our cover reveal day. You chose the gold dress worn by Polly Harrington in the photo, and I hope you love the design.

Would you like to know more about what is to come for Polly and Lord Sebastian Taylor? Wait no more, the description is below! Let me know what you think ;)

With love,

Ellie

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Hope of Romance

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Happy spring! Well, that is, happy spring to those of you on the same side of the world as me, and to those of you have actually seen spring. We just received 4 inches of snow this weekend! However, once spring does come, and it will, I will be that much more grateful.

Lots to get to today!

First of all, thank you so much for your input on the dress for my next cover. I can tell you that ?? % of you chose the gold dress, so that’s what we are going with! My cover designer is hard at work.

On that note … I have finally chosen a title! If you have read my newsletters or social media posts before, you will know that I find it harder to choose a title that write a book lol. But, I am pleased to tell you that the next book of my Searching Hearts series, Polly Harrington’s story, will be titled Hope of Romance.

Polly’s hero is Lord Sebastian Taylor, who you met as Joshua Greville’s good friend in Clue of Affection. And the inspiration for Lord Taylor is the man in the photo, Josh Holloway. A little rugged, but a sexy rugged, of course.

We are inching ever closer to the pre-order for this book, and I am excited to continue sharing more about it with you.

We are coming up to a long weekend here, and I hope you all are able to enjoy it. If you’re looking for some new reads, I have a few giveaways below for you to check out.

Have a lovely week!

With love,

Ellie

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