Elizabeth Hoyt GIVEAWAY

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Publisher: Grand Central

Type: Historical Romance

A Masked Man . . . 

Winter Makepeace lives a double life. By day he’s the stoic headmaster of a home for foundling children. But the night brings out a darker side of Winter. As the moon rises, so does the Ghost of St. Giles—protector, judge, fugitive. When the Ghost, beaten and wounded, is rescued by a beautiful aristocrat, Winter has no idea that his two worlds are about to collide.

A Dangerous Woman . . .

Lady Isabel Beckinhall enjoys nothing more than a challenge. Yet when she’s asked to tutor the Home’s dour manager in the ways of society— flirtation, double-entendres, and scandalous liaisons—Isabel can’t help wondering why his eyes seem so familiar—and his lips so tempting.

A Passion Neither Could Deny

During the day Isabel and Winter engage in a battle of wills. At night their passions are revealed . . . But when little girls start disappearing from St. Giles, Winter must avenge them. For that he might have to sacrifice everything—the Home, Isabel . . . and his life.


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Elizabeth Hoyt is the New York TimesUSA Today, and Publishers Weekly bestselling author of historical romance, including reader favorite, The Raven Prince.

Elizabeth was born in New Orleans but grew up in St. Paul, Minnesota. She was fortunate to be able to travel extensively as a child, visiting St. Andrews, Scotland; Germany; France; and Belgium. She spent a year in Oxford, England and was a summer exchange student to Kawasaki, Japan.

Elizabeth has a BA in anthropology from the University of Wisconsin at Madison and, as a result of having no clue what to do with her life thereafter, a career history as a barista, a (terrible) sales clerk, a Wisconsin Revenue Service data entry slave, and an archeological field work grunt. Fortunately, Elizabeth married relatively young and produced two children who kept her busy until her mid-thirties. At about this time, when her youngest was entering Kindergarten, Elizabeth’s mother hinted that perhaps Elizabeth should get a Real Job.

Sadly, Elizabeth was so delusional she thought writing a romance novel might qualify as a Real Job.

But! Five years later, to everyone’s surprise, she actually sold that romance novel (The Raven Prince) and began a rather successful career as a Romance Novelist. This was most fortunate since Elizabeth is singularly unqualified to do anything else but Make Up Stories.

Since then Elizabeth has written eleven books to critical acclaim: The Prince Trilogy (The Raven Prince, The Leopard Prince, and The Serpent Prince); the Legend of the Four Soldiers series (To Taste Temptation, To Seduce a Sinner, To Beguile a Beast, and To Desire a Devil); and the Maiden Lane series (Wicked Intentions, Notorious Pleasures, Scandalous Desires, and the upcoming Thief of Shadows.) All of Elizabeth’s books are set in eighteenth century England and all feature a fairy tale story that serves as a foil to the main story.

Elizabeth’s books have finaled five times in Romance Writers of America’s prestigious RITA award contest, have won two Romantic Times Reviewer’s Choice Awards, and were nominated for a third. All of her books have received Top Pick reviews from Romantic Times BookReviews magazine. Wicked IntentionsNotorious Pleasures and Scandalous Desires received starred reviews fromPublishers Weekly. Four of her books were voted into All About Romance’s (AAR’s) Top 100 Romances of All Time list and six were Desert Isle Keepers at AAR. Elizabeth’s books have been translated into thirteen languages.

Elizabeth researches extensively for her historical romances, both by reading books on topics such as: history, costume, warfare, social mannerisms, and cooking, and frequenting museums whenever she can to study portraits and the little dogs that aristocratic Georgian ladies seem to always be holding. When desperate she often consults Mr. Hoyt, who is an archaeologist and Historical Research Wizard.

Elizabeth lives in central Illinois with a trio of untrained canines and a garden in constant need of weeding.

Fun Facts about Elizabeth

  • Elizabeth is a five-time Romance Writers of America RITA finalist, has won two Romantic Times Reviewer’s Choice Awards, was nominated for two more, and was nominated for a lifetime award in Innovative Historical Romance—despite the fact that she’s only been published for three years at the time.
  • All of Elizabeth’s books to date have rated a “Top Pick!” from Romantic Times Book Reviews.
  • Elizabeth’s books have been translated into thirteen languages: Russian, French, Spanish, Italian, Turkish, Japanese, Portuguese, Czech, German, Hungarian, Thai, Chinese, and Indonesian.
  • At sixteen Elizabeth Hoyt was once accidentally locked in the Ashmolean Museum—the oldest museum in Britain—in Oxford England. Apparently, she didn’t hear the bell that warns that the museum is about to close. She denies categorically that the reason she didn’t hear the bell was because at the time she was looking at risqué Greek pottery.
  • Elizabeth spent much of her youth catching frogs in the ponds of Minnesota—her father was a frog biologist. To this day she is one of the few people in the world who can tell the difference between a frog and a toad.
  • Elizabeth once won a pumpkin in a fourth grade composition contest. Despite—or perhaps because—of this prize she did not take up writing again until she was thirty-five.
  • Elizabeth has three dogs named (in descending size) Max, Fritz, and Rue. All three dogs are mutts and were acquired from the local animal shelter. None of the dogs are trained.
  • Elizabeth met Mr. Hoyt on an archaeological dig. Her initial impression was that he was something of a jerk. Time would prove otherwise.
  • Elizabeth is an avid—some would say rabid—gardener. She has twenty-six named varieties of daylilies in her garden and too many different hostas to count. Don’t get her started about the iniquity of slugs.
  • One of Elizabeth’s few skills is eating with chopsticks. She was adept at this even before she spent a summer in Japan as a teenager.


I have one copy of Thief Of Shadows to give to a US or Canadian winner! Simply comment to enter and answer his question:

What is your favorite historical romance book?

Thank you to the great ladies at JOAN SCHULHAFER PUBLISHING & MEDIA CONSULTING for providing the copy of the giveaway today! I will leave this contest open until July 3rd 2012 with the winner announced shortly afterwards. Don’t forget to leave me a way to find you if you win. 🙂 


  1. My favorite historical? Tough choice. Since I can’t really pick one I will say the Hellions of Halstead Hall by Sabrina Jeffries. Loved all the books, loved the story and the main and secondary characters are great. Loved the 3rd and 5th books the best. Elizabeth is a new author for me, have heard great things about her books. Thanks for the great giveaway.

  2. Tough choice! I really like When Beauy Tamed the Beast by Eloisa James and Ransom My Heart by Meg Cabot.

  3. I don’t think I can pick one historical to be a fave over everything else. I guess I would have to say THE DEVIL OF THE HIGHLANDS by Lynsay Sands, just because it was the first historical I read.

  4. Only one! thats tough! One of my favs is Pleasure for Pleasure by Eloisa James. Thanks for sharing with us!

  5. It’s always hard to pick a favorite in any category, but one of my favorites is definitely Lord of Scoundrels by Loretta Chase.

  6. I’m not sure I could choose just one, but one I enjoyed rereading recently is Julia Quinn’s To Sir Phillip with Love 🙂

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  7. I can’t really pick one because I really like historical romance and read a lot of them – I will say that I love Elizabeth Hoyt, Kris Kennedy, Eloisa James, Jo Beverly, and Karen Hawkins. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  8. to many to choose how about THE DEVIL OF THE HIGHLANDS by Lynsay Sands or one of Hannah Howell’s book love them!

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