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Friday, February 8, 2019

Sealed with a Kiss Event with Elizabeth Essex

Elizabeth Essex is the award-winning author of critically acclaimed historical romance, including the Reckless Brides and her new Highland Brides series. Her books have been nominated for numerous awards, including the Gayle Wilson Award of Excellence, the Romantic Times Reviewers’ Choice Award and Seal of Excellence Award, and RWA’s prestigious RITA Award. The Reckless Brides Series has also made Top-Ten lists from Romantic Times, The Romance Reviews and Affaire de Coeur Magazine, and Desert Isle Keeper status at All About Romance. Her fifth book, A BREATH OF SCANDAL, was awarded Best Historical in the Reader’s Crown 2013.

When not rereading Jane Austen, mucking about in her garden, or simply messing about with boats, Elizabeth can be always be found with her laptop, making up stories about heroes and heroines who live far more exciting lives than she. It wasn’t always so. Long before she ever set pen to paper, Elizabeth graduated from Hollins College with a BA in Classics and Art History, and then earned her MA in Nautical Archaeology from Texas A&M University.  While she loved the life of an underwater archaeologist, she has found her true calling writing lush, lyrical historical romance full of passion, daring and adventure.

Elizabeth lives in Texas with her husband, the indispensable Mr. Essex, and her active and exuberant family in an old house filled to the brim with books. 

Ewan Cameron, Duke of Crieff, has been writing to Lady Greer Douglas since the day they were first betrothed, when he was a stripling lad of fourteen years. Their faithful, long-distance correspondence has changed over time, from news of schooling and travel to a more personal, intimate exchange of thoughts and feelings. This St. Valentines day in particular, the distance between them seems longer than ever.

Lord Ewan Cameron
Castle Crieff

La Signorina de Shee, Greer Douglas
Villa Fantasia
Lago di Garda

Check out Greer and Ewan's love story in Mad, Plaid and Dangerous to Marry.

How would you know your own true love if you didn’t know yourself?

A man without a future

For Ewan Cameron, Duke of Crieff, the time has come—his carefully-planned future is about to begin. Heir to a great Highland estate, he will finally meet and marry his long-time betrothed, Lady Greer Douglas, and be happy. But on the way to his wedding, a vicious attack steals everything he holds dear—his home, his happiness, and his every memory.

A woman in love with the past

After ten years of faithful correspondence, Lady Greer and her betrothed are two souls in perfect harmony—she has spent an enchanted girlhood in the Highlands preparing become the Duchess of Crieff. But on the day of her long-planned wedding to Ewan Cameron, fate plays a devastating hand. Without Ewan, all hope of happiness is gone. So when she happens upon a devastatingly handsome man injured on the moor, Greer convinces herself he must be her lost duke. She hides him high in the heather-clad hills so he can regain his shuttered memories—and his true love for her.

But every step into the past tests their faith in each other and puts their lives in danger as his would-be assassins draw ever closer. Will the power of their love be strong enough to regain their future without losing each other—this time for good?

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  1. I love amnesia stories like this! :)

    1. May, I am so thrilled to hear that! Oftentimes, I worry about reducing a heartfelt, emotional story like Mad Plaid to a single 'trope', but this really is a classic amnesia/mistaken identity/lost soul story, that you're going to love! Wishing you happy reading! Cheers, EE

  2. Such longing between these two...I can't even imagine!

    1. Sue,
      SO MUCH LONGING—ten years worth!!! In the story, I wrote that Ewan and Greer had exchanged some four hundred letters over the long course of their correspondence, and by the time they had reached their impressionable, passionate teenaged years the longing was acute, though well-mannered. ;) Hoping you fall in love with them as they fall in love with each other through their letters... Cheers & thanks for stopping by, EE

    2. Reminds me of my hubby and me back in college! We sent letters every week....of course this was long before cell phones!

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    1. Nancy,

      So glad you think so!!! This was a difficult book to write—how do I keep readers interested in a hero who doesn't know who he is, and the answer seemed to be to reveal him through the letters. It was such a labor of love to write all of the four hundred odd letters between the betrothed couple, though only about 40 made it into the book! (These two letters today are some of those extras!) Wishing you happy reading! And thanks for stopping by! CHeers, EE

  4. I absolutely have to read this series. I really enjoyed the letters & the excerpt
    Carol Luciano
    Lucky4750 at aol dot com

    1. Dear Carol,
      I absolutely agree that you HAVE to read this series! ;) But the good news is that the first book of the Highland Brides, MAD FOR LOVE, is FREEEEEEEEEEE!!!! and the other three HB's are on sale for a limited time, so snap them up while you can. Wishing you happy reading, and thanks for stopping by to chat! Cheers, EE

  5. Sounds like a good book.

    1. Thanks, Rita! I thrilled you think so! This has been a really fun series to write, especially as I've been able to travel to Scotland twice to do research! Right now, the first book in the series, MAD FOR LOVE, is FREEEEE, and the other Highland Brides are on sale for a limited time! So I wish you happy reading and thanks for stopping by! Cheers, EE

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    1. Thanks, Regency Girl!

      I always love coming to RFTC because there is such a wonderful audience of readers here! Glad you liked the letters, as you'll find even more between the chapters of Mad, Plaid & Dangerous to Marry. (Which is on sale, along with the rest of the Highland Brides, for a limited time!) Wishing you happy reading. Thanks for stopping by to chat! Cheers, EE

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    1. Thank you so much, Debbie!
      This book has a special place in my heart, because I just adore love letters. My own Indispensable Mr. Essex and I carried on quite a correspondence of our own in the years before our marriage, when I was an archaeologist traveling the world. I wrote over 400 letters between Ewan and Greer, although only about 40 of them could make it into the book. So glad I got to share two more here!
      Wishing you happy reading! Cheers, EE

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    1. Thank you, Louise! I can't wait either!!! Lucky for you, the whole series of the Highland Brides are on sale, with the first book, MAD FOR LOVE, up for FREE for a limited time!
      Wishing you happy reading, and thank you so much for stopping by! Cheers, EE

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    1. So glad to hear! I wrote over 400 letters between Greer and Ewan, but could only use about 40 of them in the book, so it's been a real pleasure to share two more with you here at RFTC! Hope you can find the Highland Bride series on sale for a limited time, with the first book, MAD FOR LOVE, free!!!!! Wishing you happy reading! Cheers & thanks for stopping by, EE

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    1. So glad you think so, Amy! I love this hero and heroine so much, and I really loved writing all the letters (over 400 of them) that showed the evolution of their courtship from the beginning of their betrothal until the end. <3
      Wishing you happy reading! And thanks so much for stopping by to chat! Cheers, EE

  11. You had me at "paper kisses" !

    I can't wait to get my hands on this!

    1. HAHA! Lilah, so happy to provide you some reading catnip! There are also some "passionate Italian kisses," as well as some "plain, heartfelt Scot's busses" in the mix between the chapters of MAD, PLAID & DANGEROUS TO MARRY. Hoping you like them all!
      Wishing you happy reading, and thanks for stopping by to chat! Cheers, EE

  12. Huzzah! A book with a Georgian era setting! Plus men in heels, powdered hair, outrageous clothing for both men and women--what's not to like?

    1. Huzzah, indeed!!! Dee I think you're going to like book 2 of the Highland Brides, MAD ABOUT THE MARQUESS, more than MAD, PLAID, as there's more of the fabulous, outrageous fashion in that book. Crimson velvet suits, velvet hair ties, over the knee riding boots, midnight black redingotes.... Such delight!! No matter what book you read first (oh, and the series starter, MAD FOR LOVE is FREE for s limited time), I wish you happy reading! Thanks for stopping by. Cheers, EE

  13. I love the flirtatious banter in the letters. Can’t wait to read how Ewan regains his memories.

    1. So glad to hear, K—I LOVE writing banter! In this story, it's confined to the letters, but in other books in the series, especially MAD ABOUT THE MARQUESS, the banter is as sharp and steely as a dueling blade! Lots of good banter in the series started, MAD FOR LOVE, which is free for s limited time, so snap that up while you can!
      No matter which book you read first, I am wishing you happy reading! Cheers, EE

  14. I love the premise of this story and of course love letters always warm the heart!!

  15. What sweet, charming letters. Can't wait to read the book.

  16. Too bad I can't afford to buy books. I would LOVE to read this one.

  17. Hi, Have you gotten to visit the places that you write about?

  18. Sounds like a good book love the cover.

  19. I want to receive a love letter like that! lol I love your books and can't wait to read this one!!