February 14th, 2018
Happy Valentine’s Day! This is my first newsletter of the new year. I hope everyone survived the holidays and is back into their routines. I had a handful of lovely readers reply to my call for ARC readers back in November. Thank you! I haven’t had a chance to respond to everyone yet, but I will, promise. Not much is new here in Watson-land. I’m madly writing and working on a new novella, which as of now, will release with a box set closer to the end of the year. I’ll keep you in the loop as it develops.
As always, if you came to my newsletter via my social media, but haven’t yet signed up to receive it by email, you can sign up for an email newsletter alert here. This way, you never miss out. I also have a cute little Valentine’s Day giveaway at the bottom, marked with a , including a signed book from USA Today bestselling author, Eliza Knight!
In June of this year, I’ll be traveling to Bonny Scotland with my mom-in-law (who happens to be one of my best friends)! I’ll spend a week visiting Culloden, the Isle of Skye, and Eilean Donan castle (pictured left, photo from Canva.com). I’ll also spend some time learning how to do the whole “Live” thing on Facebook between now and then so that I can show you some video of the sights while I’m there, and there WILL be a newsletter giveaway that month with the goodies I bring back! I used to live in the UK and studied at university there. It’s been several years since I’ve been back across the pond, and I cannot wait to get my feet on Scottish soil for some hiking, some castles, and some visits to my old haunts.
I’ll also be at the Barbara Vey Reader Appreciation in April, 2018. For those of you attending, I look forward to meeting you!
The Maiden’s Defender released in November, making my fifth book a reality. I love this story, and Tearlach is one of my favorite heroes so far. But then again, I love a strong, yet sensitive guy. Before that, An Earl for the Archeress released in July of last year.
Author Heather McCollum: “THE MAIDEN’S DEFENDER is a must read for lovers of medieval chivalry and romance! It wrapped me up in the world of medieval Scotland, and I never wanted to leave!”
Author Jennifer Trethewey, author of Tying the Scot: “Author E. Elizabeth Watson does a skillful job of ramping up the sweet agony of unrequited love until our hero unleashes his desire. Great read. Great writing. Great story-telling from Watson.”
E-copies can be found across all major retailers, including:
- Amazon UK
- Amazon CA
- Amazon Australia
- Barnes and Noble
- Also, paperbacks are available.
I’m pleased to feature my friend and fellow RWA chapter mate, Eliza Knight, in my Valentine’s Day newsletter. Eliza is a USA Today bestselling author known for her sexy historical romances. She also write’s historical fiction under the name E. Knight. Her newest book, The Highlander’s Gift, Book 10 in her Stolen Bride series, is up for pre-order and is scheduled to release on March 27th. Not only that, but she has kindly contributed a signed copy of The Highlander’s Reward, Book 1 in the Stolen Bride series to my giveaway below! When I asked her to tell me something readers might find interesting about herself, she told me about her latest trip to Scotland. Take a look:
1. What are some fun, funny, or interesting things about yourself that readers might like to know?
Sir Niall Oliphant was betrothed to the Bruce’s daughter, Princess Elizabeth, until she declares that his wound in battle has incapacitated him as a man. Because he does not wish to marry the spoiled royal, he is glad to pass her off to his brother Sir Walter. He’s more than content to fade into the background with his injuries and remain a bachelor forever. Until he is presented with an offer from the Earl of Sutherland to marry his only daughter, a lass more beautiful than any other, who makes him want to stand up and fight again.
Bella Sutherland, daughter of one of the most powerful earls and Highland chieftains in Scotland, can marry anyone she wants—but she wants no one. When she spies the injured warrior at the Yule festival who has been shunned by the Bruce’s own daughter, she makes her choice. What is better than no husband? A husband who cannot truly be husband at all. But she won’t be satisfied with letting him languish. If there’s one thing she’s learned, its not to give up.
With them both satisfied that they are gaining a marriage in name only, imagine their surprise when love blossoms and passion ignites?
Giveaway closed. Congrats to Kathy C. on winning!
That’s all for now. See everyone next time!