Elisabeth Elisabeth's Comments (member since Feb 01, 2012)


Elisabeth's comments from the Books, Blogs, Authors and More group.

(showing 1-20 of 20)

Nov 01, 2014 05:34AM

62777 Corral Nocturne  A Novella by Elisabeth Grace Foley

My latest release and first historical romance is now available! Corral Nocturne is a short and sweet retelling of the beloved Cinderella story set on the Montana prairies. To celebrate, I'm hosting a giveaway of a Prairie Cinderella Prize Package on my blog—stop by and enter!

Life on her brother’s ranch is lonely for Ellie Strickland. Ed’s ungracious manners and tight-fisted habits keep visitors away and his mother and sister close to home. But when Cole Newcomb, son of the wealthiest rancher in the county, meets Ellie by chance, he is struck by an unexpected impulse to rescue her from her solitude—and Ellie’s lonely summer is transformed.

When Cole asks her to go with him to the Fourth of July dance, Ellie is determined that nothing, from an old dress to Ed’s sour temper, will stand in her way. By the time the Fourth of July fireworks go off at midnight, will they herald only more heartache, or maybe—just maybe—a dream come true?

Novella, approximately 21,000 words.

Nov 01, 2014 05:31AM

62777 Corral Nocturne  A Novella by Elisabeth Grace Foley

My latest release and first historical romance is now available! Corral Nocturne is a short and sweet retelling of the beloved Cinderella story set on the Montana prairies:

Life on her brother’s ranch is lonely for Ellie Strickland. Ed’s ungracious manners and tight-fisted habits keep visitors away and his mother and sister close to home. But when Cole Newcomb, son of the wealthiest rancher in the county, meets Ellie by chance, he is struck by an unexpected impulse to rescue her from her solitude—and Ellie’s lonely summer is transformed.

When Cole asks her to go with him to the Fourth of July dance, Ellie is determined that nothing, from an old dress to Ed’s sour temper, will stand in her way. By the time the Fourth of July fireworks go off at midnight, will they herald only more heartache, or maybe—just maybe—a dream come true?

Novella, approximately 21,000 words.

May 25, 2014 01:48PM

62777 I'm offering e-ARCs of my upcoming Western novella Left-Hand Kelly, slated for release in June, in exchange for honest reviews. Here's the book description (cover art is still in progress):

Sixteen-year-old Lew Kelly grew up idolizing his enigmatic ex-gunfighter father. Everyone thought Lew’s habit of practicing his quick draw was a harmless amusement—until the day when a boys’ hot-headed quarrel exploded into gunplay, with disastrous results.

Three years later, Lew is withdrawn and bitter—and he still carries a gun. When an unexpected twist of circumstances forces him to face again the memories and the aftermath of that ill-fated fight, will old wrongs be righted—or will the result be an even worse tragedy than before?


Message me here on Goodreads or email me at secondsentence[at]gmail[dot]com if you are interested, and I'd be happy to send you an ebook copy (.mobi or .epub).
Mar 02, 2014 05:35AM

62777 The Oldest Flame  A Mrs. Meade Mystery by Elisabeth Grace Foley
The third entry in my series of short historical mysteries is now available!

Mrs. Meade had been looking forward to a pleasant visit with old friends—but their house party turns to disaster when a fire destroys the house during the night. Even worse, the fire appears to have been deliberately set. Which of the people who were in the house that night is responsible? There are several possibilities, and Mrs. Meade is not sure which is the most distressing…

The Oldest Flame is a novelette , approximately 17,800 words long.

The Mrs. Meade Mysteries are a series of historical mystery shorts, each just the perfect length to accompany a cup of tea or coffee for a cozy afternoon. Fans of classic lady sleuths such as Agatha Christie’s Miss Marple are sure to be delighted to make the acquaintance of Mrs. Meade, and history lovers will enjoy each quick trip back to the turn of the 20th century for the puzzles both quaint and dramatic which come her way.
Aug 15, 2013 05:39AM

62777 The second entry in my series of historical mystery shorts, the Mrs. Meade Mysteries, has been released! There's also a new price; both this one and the first, The Silver Shawl, are now just $1.00.

The Parting Glass  A Mrs. Meade Mystery by Elisabeth Grace Foley

Mrs. Meade is not the only one in Sour Springs who is shocked at the news when Clyde Renfrew is accused of a drunken assault on a woman. Clyde, a sober, steady young rancher, seemed the last person likely to do such a thing. Between an emphatic witness and Clyde’s own apparent reluctance to defend himself, the case seems open and shut. But Mrs. Meade—who seems to have a knack for being just across the hall when things happen—has a few ideas of her own…
Jun 05, 2013 05:36AM

62777

There's a big indie book sale going on this week! Thirty-eight ebooks, including mine, are all on sale for 99¢ from June 5th through 12th. There are many different genres represented—historical fiction, sci-fi, fantasy, mystery, poetry, alternate history, nonfiction—so there's bit of something for everyone. Click here to find the complete list of books for sale.
Your Latest Post (6167 new)
May 31, 2013 05:34AM

62777 Today's post is another entry in the A-Z series I've been doing on writing historical fiction - F for Family: http://www.thesecondsentence.blogspot...
Your Latest Post (6167 new)
Apr 02, 2013 04:58AM

62777 Another entry in my A-Z series on writing historical fiction - E for Edibles: http://www.thesecondsentence.blogspot...
Your Latest Post (6167 new)
Mar 05, 2013 11:03AM

62777 The latest entry in my A-Z series on historical fiction writing: D for Dialogue http://www.thesecondsentence.blogspot...
Your Latest Post (6167 new)
Feb 18, 2013 04:19PM

62777 The next entry in my A-Z series on historical fiction writing—C for Clothing: http://www.thesecondsentence.blogspot...
Your Latest Post (6167 new)
Feb 04, 2013 05:36AM

62777 The second entry in my A-Z blog series on historical fiction writing - B for Beginnings: http://www.thesecondsentence.blogspot...
Your Latest Post (6167 new)
Jan 21, 2013 05:26AM

62777 I'm starting an A-Z series of posts on my blog, each on a topic connected with writing historical fiction/westerns. Today the series kicks off with A for adventure...and it might not be what you think: http://www.thesecondsentence.blogspot...
62777 My short historical mystery, The Silver Shawl: A Mrs. Meade Mystery, releases in ebook format this Saturday!

The Silver Shawl  A Mrs. Meade Mystery by Elisabeth Grace Foley
Book description: In a small town in turn-of-the-century Colorado, a young woman has disappeared from the boarding-house where she lives. Her distraught fiancé is certain that she must have been kidnapped. But the case takes a new turn when a city detective appears on the scene, looking for a woman who matches the description of the missing girl. Was Charity really kidnapped, or did she have a reason to flee? Mrs. Meade, a gentle but shrewd widow lady who lives across the hall in the boarding-house, feels that there is something wrong with the story of Charity’s disappearance…but can she unravel the mystery before it is too late?
Sep 11, 2012 02:05PM

62777 I have a new release coming out soon, and I'm looking to give away a few advance review copies (ebook copies, that is). It's a short historical mystery, approximately 15,700 words— here's the synopsis:

The Silver Shawl: A Mrs. Meade Mystery
In a small town in turn-of-the-century Colorado, a young woman has disappeared from the boarding-house where she lives. Her distraught fiancé is certain that she must have been kidnapped. But the case takes a new turn when a city detective appears on the scene, looking for a woman who matches the description of the missing girl. Was Charity really kidnapped, or did she have a reason to flee? Mrs. Meade, a gentle but shrewd widow lady who lives across the hall in the boarding-house, feels that there is something wrong with the story of Charity’s disappearance…but can she unravel the mystery before it is too late?

If it sounds like something you'd enjoy, send me a private message or email me at secondsentence[at]gmail[dot]com. I would really love to have some blog reviews scheduled for the week of the release—which isn't definite yet, but will probably be sometime in mid to late September—so if you have a book blog that's even better!
Jun 08, 2012 11:55AM

62777 War Memorial  A Short Story by Elisabeth Grace Foley
There's a giveaway of my new short story War Memorial currently open at the guest post I did on fellow historical-fiction writer Haley Whitehall's blog. Two copies available, and it will be open for one more week from today:

http://haleywhitehall.com/2012/06/gue...
Your Latest Post (6167 new)
May 31, 2012 04:37AM

62777 Release day for my new short story, War Memorial!

http://www.thesecondsentence.blogspot...
Your Latest Post (6167 new)
May 20, 2012 05:36AM

62777 First look at the cover for my next release! http://www.thesecondsentence.blogspot...
Mar 17, 2012 06:30AM

62777 The Ranch Next Door and Other Stories by Elisabeth Grace Foley My book, The Ranch Next Door and Other Stories, is available in ebook form and has also just been released in paperback! Here's the description:

A collection of Western short stories that go beyond the standard action and adventure of the genre to focus on character and conflict. In the award-winning “Disturbing the Peace,” honorable mention in the 2010 Rope and Wire short story competition, a sheriff experiences a revelation about himself and his relationship with the people of his town, while in “The Outlaw’s Wife,” a country doctor worries that his young friend is falling for a married woman whose husband is rumored to be a wanted criminal. From the suspenseful “Cross My Heart” to the comedic romp of “A Rangeland Renaissance,” to a Western twist on star-crossed romance in the title story, “The Ranch Next Door,” these stories will appeal to a variety of readers, as well as established fans of the traditional Western.
Introduce Yourself (1276 new)
Feb 01, 2012 08:16AM

62777 Hi everyone - I'm Elisabeth, an avid reader and a writer. I write historical fiction, frequently westerns, and also love mysteries. I published my first book, The Ranch Next Door and Other Stories, in ebook form last fall, and it should be out in paperback sometime this month!
Do You Have A Blog? (2982 new)
Feb 01, 2012 08:12AM

62777 Here's my blog: http://www.thesecondsentence.blogspot...
I write mostly about books, reading, writing, things connected to my genres (historical, western, mystery) and such.


topics created by Elisabeth