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Winter’s Flame


Seasons of Fortitude Series Book 4

by Elizabeth Rose

File Size: 1616 KB

Print Length: 279 pages

Publisher: RoseScribe Media Inc.

Publication Date: November 9, 2017

Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC

Language: English

 ISBN: 1979175659

ASIN: B075331V4N

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Publisher’s Description:

Passion ignites and the sparks fly when a border lord and a noblewoman skilled at the forge are brought together under unusual circumstances.

Lady Winter has always been curious since childhood and even though she is a noblewoman, she has learned from the best blacksmith to be skilled at the forge. While at her sister’s wedding in Ravenscar, she decides to stay and help the blacksmith who trained her. His eyesight is failing and although he was once the best blacksmith in all England, now he is doomed without Winter’s help. The late lord Ravenscar made a deal with Sir Martin de Grey of Northumberland. The blacksmith is to forge a sword from the finest Damascus steel, but to insure that Lord de Grey gets it, he’s taken the man’s son in exchange.

Sir Martin de Grey arrives in Ravenscar to collect his sword. He needs it to go up against his enemy – Clan Dunbar in an age-old feud. Martin’s brother is imprisoned and he will do anything to save him. But when he discovers his sword is not ready and the man he made the deal with is dead, he takes drastic measures. He brings the blacksmith and his daughter to Castle Heaton to finish forging the sword. While there, he finds himself immensely attracted to the beautiful commoner’s daughter.

Winter finds herself in a predicament. Sir Martin de Grey has mistaken her for the blacksmith’s daughter since she was working in the forge. Now, to tell him the truth would risk her friend never seeing his son again.

Sparks will fly when the truth is revealed and circumstances turn lovers against each other. But with passion hotter than the fires of the forge between Winter and Martin, can something that started as lust turn into an undying love between them?

(This is the last book of the series. It is best to read the Legendary Bastards of the Crown Series, as well as books 1-3 of the Seasons of Fortitude Series first, however, each book stands alone.)

My Thoughts:

This is the final book in this series.
It is not, in this reader’s opinion the best one, though it is good.

Winter enjoys helping out the blacksmith who is loosing his eyesight.
When she discovers his problem she decides she will craft the sword that is the price asked by Sir Martin de Grey for the return of the smithy’s son.

Sir Martin de Grey wants this sword to vanquish his enemy and bring his brother back from captivity by the neighboring Scottish Laird.

Mistaken for the daughter of the blacksmith because she is helping in the forge Winter finds herself traveling to Sir Martin’s castle along with only the blacksmith and Nairnie , the healer as chaperone.

Due to the blacksmith’s eyesight she must find a way to craft the sword herself without Martin’s knowledge.

How will this convoluted story end? Will Winter continue to fool Martin with her deception?

I gave this book 3.75 of 5.0 stars for storyline and characterization and a sensual rating of 4 of 5 flames. The intimacy is very hot and equally well written although I found the characters somewhat lacking in this particular book.

I received a complimentary digital copy of this book from the author to read for review. This in no way affected my opinion of this book or the series which I read and reviewed voluntarily.

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The Series:

  1. Highland Spring
  2. Summer’s Reign
  3. Autumn’s Touch
  4. Winter’s Flame

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Lady in the Tower



Tangled Tales Book 5

by Elizabeth Rose

File Size: 1503 KB

Publisher: RoseScribe Media Inc.

Publication Date: January 25, 2018

Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC

Language: English


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Rapunzel de Bar is one of seven siblings that has been cursed by the evil witch, Hecuba. She has been kidnapped by the old woman and kept in a tower that has one window and no doors. When she tires of waiting for her brothers to rescue her, Rapunzel decides to escape on her own.

One stormy night when the witch is away, Rapunzel uses her braid to lower herself out the tower window. She cuts her braid and falls atop a rider passing by below.

Sir Marcos Drago is on the tail of a man he’s been hunting down for months when a woman drops from the sky and knocks him off his horse. She is beautiful, but he is furious that now he’s lost his bounty as well as his steed. Marcos is the only son and one of the last dragonlords to walk the land, but no one believes in him – not even himself. He has lost everything in the past few years. His castle has been demolished and his father is a prisoner of his fiercest enemy, having a large ransom on his head. If Marcos can’t find a way to collect the money, his father will die.

When Rapunzel’s brothers hire Marcos to track down and bring home their sister, he thinks he has found the answer to all his troubles. But when a feisty, beautiful woman and magic are involved, nothing goes as planned.

Love knows no bounds, and sometimes a prison is not physical . . . but self-made.

The Tangled Tales Series:

  1. Lady and the Wolf (Red Riding Hood)
  2. Just a Kiss (The Frog Prince)
  3. Beast Lord (Beauty and the Beast)
  4. Touch of Gold (Rumpelstiltskin)
  5. Lady in the Tower (Rapunzel)

 Books One thru Four of this series can be read for

FREE if you are a Kindle Unlimited member!

Watch for A Perfect Fit (Cinderella) Book 6

& Heart of Ice (Snow Queen) Book 7 coming next!

About The Author:


Elizabeth Rose is the author of medieval, paranormal, fantasy western, and contemporary novels. While based on romance, her novels have complex plots, action and suspense. She loves writing bad boy tortured heroes and empowered feisty heroines.

Her books have won rave reviews, and have been seen on The History Channel as well as Wild Chicago. She has been a Sapphire Award finalist, and been nominated by Romantic Times for a Reviewer’s Choice Award.

Some of her recent reviews and awards consist of Igniting Andrew that has received a 4 1/2 gold crown heart review from Ind’Tale magazine and will be up for a Rone award.


My Reckless Love


Highland Loves Book 1

by Melissa Limoges

An exciting NEW Medieval Highlander author 

Publication date: October 25, 2017

Publisher: Dragonblade Publishing, Inc.

Language: English


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1264 A.D. –

When a madman kills her brother and plots to seize her ancestral home, Lady Arabella de Percy finds herself in a perilous predicament. Left with little choice, she flees in the dead of night to seek sanctuary with her uncle in the Scottish Highlands. Though, a chance encounter with a harsh-faced Highlander steers her life on an unexpected course.

Tasked with fetching his ally’s imprisoned niece from England, Laird Calum MacGregor soon discovers the defenseless female he anticipated is not quite as helpless after all. Despite his resolve to remain unwed, the hardened shell protecting his heart splinters apart in Arabella’s company.

Between meddlesome relatives and a series of misunderstandings, Arabella and Calum must decide if they can entrust their hearts to one another before the enemy robs them of their newfound happiness.


The Lady’s Knight


Four More Medieval Tales of Love Across the Lands

by Elizabeth Rose, Laurel O’Donnell, Cathy MacRae, & Ashley York 

File Size: 3672 KB

Print Length: 1046 pages

Publication Date: October 27, 2017

Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC

Language: English



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Step away from the hectic holiday season and get lost in these full-length medieval novels from bestselling and award-winning authors.

The set includes these novels:

The Baron’s Quest by ELIZABETH ROSE –

To pay off her late father’s debt, spinster, Muriel Draper arrives at the castle to be Lord Nicholas Vaughn’s private clothier. But when passion ignites between them, title and status threatens to keep them apart.

Champion of the Heart by LAUREL O’DONNELL –

He is an outcast THIEF known as the Black Fox, vowing revenge against those who unjustly stripped his father of his knighthood and lands. She is the PROTECTOR of the orphaned children of her village, promising to bring the Black Fox to justice for his dark deeds. Can Fox uncover the sinister secrets from their past and become the champion of his lady’s heart?

The Highlander’s Tempestuous Bride by CATHY MACRAE –

With pirates raiding the coast, bad blood between the Macraig and Macrory clans could cost Ryan and Gilda their love–and their lives.

The Saxon Bride by ASHLEY YORK –

Rowena Godwineson’s struggles against the enemy’s occupation fade away in the pleasurable arms of her Norman husband but will he bring her people to their knees in his attempts to please his liege lord, King William? Or can she win him over to the Saxon’s side even while one of her own plots to overthrow the bastard king?

All four of these titles have been published previously as separate titles and are available singly. The total single purchase price is: $14.96*

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Critically acclaimed, LAUREL O’DONNELL is a bestselling author of medieval romances. Her novels have won numerous awards for her works, including the Holt Medallion for A Knight of Honor and the International Digital Award for Angel’s Assassin. Find more about her at

ELIZABETH ROSE is a bestselling, multi-published author of over 50 books. She writes medieval, paranormal, contemporary and western romance.

CATHY MACRAE is the author of The Highlander’s Bride series, and a co-author of The Ghosts of Culloden Moor series, as well as the best-selling Scottish romance, Highland Escape.

ASHLEY YORK is a hardcore romantic with a super-powered imagination. She writes medieval romances that take place in Norman England, ancient Ireland, and the Highlands of Scotland.

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The Baron’s Quest

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