Hear Ye! Hear Ye! Elizabeth Watson’s Newsletter

 November, 2017.

Hear ye! Hear ye!

Lovely readers! For those who just joined, welcome! If you stumbled upon this page by accident, I’m glad you did! You can sign up for this newsletter via email here. Scroll down to read about my featured writers, check out a yummy recipe, and find my latest giveaways at the bottom of the newsletter. (See? I make you work for the really good stuff).

Hear ye! Hear ye!

TMD_1600This is an exciting month! Not only have I successfully (and finally) launched my email newsletter, but I, and my wonderful fellow historical romance authors at Entangled Publishing, have some wonderful new releases hitting stores. The Maiden’s Defender is almost out, and I am thrilled. It is my fifth book, the second in my Ladies of Scotland series. I also have two author interviews with Heather McCollum and Jennifer Threthewey! Not only that, but of course I have a giveaway! A super cool Ladies of Scotland coffee mug filled with some yummies!

This summer flew by. I went to Romance Writer’s of America’s annual conference and met many wonderful writers, listened to many informative speakers, and in general, had a blast road-tripping with one of my favorite writers and good friends, Grace Burrowes.

Upcoming Events

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My upcoming events page is a great link to bookmark for future reference. Not much is happening now, but in April 2018, I will be attending Barbara Vey’s Reader Appreciation Weekend! Wow, that is going to be amazing. My family is from Wisconsin, so I’m excited to return to the state for a visit. It’s been a long time since I’ve been back, and I look forward to meeting a lot of new readers while I’m there.

New Releases!

Earl-Archeress UpdateAn Earl for the Archeress came out in July. It’s my first book with Entangled, and I am so thankful to all of you who took the time to buy it, read it, and review it. I always welcome fair reviews, and would be honored if you decided to leave a brief review on Amazon and Goodreads.

 

TMD_1600The Maiden’s Defender! Release date: November 27th, 2017!!! It’s up for pre-order now on all major platforms! Check out the book’s page on Entangled’s website to click on your preferred e-reader store by clicking here.

This book is special to me, with a love story that is both sweet as well as burning. I hope you enjoy watching Tearlach MacGregor and Madeline Crawford fall in love with each other, and decide to leave a quick book review on Goodreads and Amazon.

Featured Authors

Heather McCollum 

Heather McCollum (reduced)I’m very excited to feature Heather McCollum! Heather is an award winning, historical paranormal and YA romance writer. If you haven’t read her work, you’ve been missing out. Her newest book, The Devil of Dunakin Castle, just released this week on the 13th, and is definitely worth checking out. I was able to ask her a couple questions, and she was kind enough to answer:

1. Have you always been a writer? If not, why did you decide to pursue it? What other interests do you have besides writing?

“I’ve been writing since I was a kid and wrote my first romance in high school (for a history class – it was a medieval). However, I chose to go to college majoring in Cellular Immunology because I didn’t like people telling me how to write. LOL! After years of working in the drug development business and coming home at night to write romance, I decided to stop fighting against being what I was always meant to be. “My name is Heather McCollum and I’m a writer.”

I’m also a mom to three kids and six pets, wife to one Highlander, an ovarian cancer survivor and educator, and tea lover.

2. What inspires you? What inspires your imagination?

Everything inspires me! Pictures in magazines, snippets of conversations I overhear in the airport, lyrics in songs, a brightly colored tree I see on my walk, dew on a spider web, my daughter’s giggle… I also love quotes, and my muse won’t work without a hot chai latte.

TheDevilofDunakinCastle500X750_FinalFollow Heather on:

Facebook

Twitter

Pinterest

Go to her website to learn more about her newest book, as well as her other wonderful titles.

 

Jennifer Trethewey

(GIVEAWAY ALERT!)

J Rupp_001_croppedMeet Jennifer Tretheway. Her book, releasing on November 27th, is called Tying the Scot. Make sure to check it out. Jennifer writes Regency Era Scottish romances, and is starting a new series with her debut novel! I had the pleasure of also asking her what inspires her and she graciously answered. She is also offering a free copy of this great new ebook, so make sure to read the giveaway at the bottom of the newsletter for details.

1. Have you always been a writer? If not, why did you decide to pursue it? What other interests do you have besides writing?

“I spent most of my life acting on stage and producing theater. I wrote performance pieces for the stage, but it wasn’t until four years ago that I decided to start writing romance novels. I suppose I got to a point in my life when I thought, ‘You’ve been telling everyone else’s stories for thirty years. Time to tell your own.’ I liked it so much, I retired from my theater position and devoted myself to writing full time.”

2. What inspires you? What inspires your imagination?

TyingTheScot_1600“Scotland inspires me. The land, the people, the history, the music, and, of course, the burr. It takes very little to spark an idea in my head. I’ve made a career out of using my imagination in theater. It’s a natural transition from the stage to the page. I’m loving it!”

Jennifer can be followed on Facebook and Twitter, and make sure to visit her website here!

 

 

Passport to the Past

Pie for all!

It’s no secret that I love food. I love cooking and experimenting in the kitchen. This month, being the month of Thanksgiving, I thought instead of a medieval recipe, I would share with you one of my favorites: Chocolate Bourbon Pecan Pie. It is heaven in a pie pan and is pretty, too!

-2 oz unsweetened bakers chocolate
-1/4 cup butter
-3 eggs
-one cup sugar
-3/4 cup dark corn syrup
-1/2 tsp vanilla extract
-1/4 tsp salt
-pie crust
-1 1/2 cups pecans, coarsely chopped
-3 tbsp your preferred bourbon (21 or older in the US, people! I don’t want to get in trouble here!)

Set oven to 350 F. Melt your butter and chocolate in a saucepan and set aside. Put pie crust in pie pan, pour in pecans, leveling them. mix remaining ingredients and whisk until smooth. Add butter/chocolate mixture to whisked bowl, mixing well, then pour the whole concoction over the pecans. If so inclined, decorate your pie with pastry dough cutouts of fall leaves, vines or such, and glaze your pie crust with a little egg white. Don’t forget to protect your pie with some foil around the rim to keep it from burning, and remove it about 5-7 minutes out from finishing. Bake for 45 minutes, approximately. Voila! A little goes a long way, because it is rich. I found this recipe several years ago online. I wish I could call it my own creation, but alas, the credit goes to someone else whose name and website is long forgotten.

Giveaway!

**Update: The two winner have been randomly selected! There were quite a few contestants this go around, which is exciting, though I do wish I could always give something to everyone.  Congrats to Carol L–winner of the mug!, and Vicki Wurgler, winner of Jennifer Trethewey’s new eARC! I’ll contact you both directly.

This newsletter, I am giving away my new mug design! Filled with some goodies, too! And also, don’t forget Author Jennifer Trethewey’s new book! I’m sure she would love a quick review from whoever is the lucky winner. Want to enter to win either one? Send me an email through my contact form saying “Mug and book Giveaway!” in the subject, and I’ll select two winners at random–the first winner getting the mug, the second winner getting the book. (Optionally, you can also send me one of your favorite recipes, and I might just select a recipe to feature in my next newsletter, including a feature of the reader who submitted it. Make sure to follow me on Bookbub, Facebook, Twitter, and Goodreads, too!)

 

 

 

Entry closes on Friday, November 17th at 12 noon EST. Winners will be contacted directly and I’ll update this page with a congrats to them! Entries closed.

That’s all for now. Thanks for visiting!

Oh, wait! Goodreads is giving away one paperback of The Maiden’s Defender: This is also free to enter: Go to Goodreads here. Scroll past the book description and the paperback giveaway is right beneath it. It closes on the 26th, so make sure to mark The Maiden’s Defender as “want to read” and get your entry in. Good luck!

 

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2 thoughts on “Hear Ye! Hear Ye! Elizabeth Watson’s Newsletter

  1. Really enjoyed One Scottish Knight I read it a couple weeks ago. Thank you for the signed copy, refrigerator magnet and bookmark. I received them today. I really like any books with a Scottish theme to them.
    Thank you again.
    Heidi Nininger

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