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Elizabeth Loraine

elizabeth loraineElizabeth grew up in a small northern Minnesotan town married her high school sweetheart, had two beautiful children and as soon as they could they moved to a warmer climate. She has worked with her husband building and decorating custom homes for years.

After loving every kind of vampire book, movie and series since she was a child, Elizabeth decided that she wanted to know more. I can write a book she thought, how hard can that be? Well….it wasn’t as easy as she thought, but she stuck to it, and finished her first book Royal Blood Chronicles Book One in August 2009. Elizabeth now has nine books in the series and is about to release book three of her new series Phantom Lives. Her parents always told her that she could do anything that she wanted, work hard, and do it right. Elizabeth believes that, and lives that every day.

She started writing this new vampire series for teens and their moms because she wanted something different to read. She was tired of all the modern versions of vampire books, there had to be more to these long lived beings. Where had they been, what had they seen? She wanted; no SHE NEEDED to know more, so Royal Blood Chronicles was born! As in Royal Blood Chronicles, Phantom Lives features strong female characters and action and adventure mixed with romance, friendship and a historical backdrop. She hopes you enjoy them.

Now she is looking towards a new genre…Romance… She already does love stories, it seems a very simple transition to romance whether in contemporary, erotica, fantasy, or paranormal. Elizabeth wants to reach all audiences. and let her stories be told. She hopes you will give all the genres which interest you a chance. She loves to give you characters you can relate to and multi-leveled plots, but also a simple, sweet, romance you can relax into. Elizabeth loves all her readers and if there is something you want to read about, please let her know.

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Phantom Lives: Collier, Book 1 (YA/Fantasy)

phantom livesAfter the sudden death of her parents Abigail Black decides to take her life back from her abusive boyfriend, Dallas, and start over. She is drawn south from her childhood home in Memphis into a world she thought only existed in her dreams. Ones that she has had since she was a small child, of a place so real, she could describe everything and everyone in minute detail. And there’s Bill, a man who has her cautiously believing in love again.

Suddenly she discovers that the place in her dreams really exists and it is calling her to it. Why?

Another page turning romance adventure from Elizabeth Loraine. Phantom Lives intertwines the modern world with the post Civil War world of Collier, a plantation Abigail has had dreams about her entire life. Now she is about to find out why. It’s a fantasy world of spirits and immortals built in a way which fans of Ms Loraine’s will again thoroughly enjoy. Find out who Abigail was in the past, and how it changes everything.


Phantom Lives: Power, Book 2 (YA/Fantasy)

powerLast year Abigail Black’s life was turned upside down. Her parents were killed, her abusive boyfriend was chasing her, and she found out that the place she had been dreaming about since she was a small child was real. A Civil War plantation – Collier. It’s a magical place, guarded by Immortal’s who also haunted her dreams. Now she knows why. She’s a Keeper, those who are chosen to guard the Gates, the portals between time and space.

This year with a brand new family, new Gates and Keepers are being revealed. And treasured artifacts must be saved. There have always been those who wish to control the Gates for their own purposes. This time Abbi is confronted not only by an old enemy, but an unexpected new one. Now she and Bill, along with Abbi’s Sentinel’s Tommy and Lizzie aren’t sure if they can win this battle. Follow Abbi on another incredible journey, full of magic, intrigue and shocking surprises as she battles evil in order to protect the Gates and those that are destined to protect them.

Phantom Lives Two is filled with adventure, betrayal, heartache, and suspense with each turn of the page. I read this book in a little less than two days! I once again could not put it down because I found myself in the story, walking in the footsteps of her characters. Nora Chipley Barteau – Reviewers Helping Authors.


Katrina, The Beginning: Book 1, Royal Blood Chronicles (YA/Fantasy)

katrinaAs a Vampire being hunted was nothing new. Finding out that I had to save those that were hunting us was!

Katrina is thrust into something she never could have imagined growing up in the aristocracy of Europe. Once the fashion of the day, and girlish gossip filled Katrina and her new friends days, but their lives changed the instant their race was threatened and they were chosen as the Five, and the protectors of not only the vampire race, but all the peaceful races of the world!

Katrina, the Beginning book one, chronicles the story of Katrina from the age of seventeen in the series – Royal Blood Chronicles – it’s full of romance, friendship, adventure and betrayal in a fast paced, fun read. It’s filled with strong female characters in a lush, beautifully drawn fantasy world built and wonderfully written by Elizabeth Loriane

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The Protectors: Book 2, Royal Blood Chronicles (YA/Fantasy)

The ProtectorsExciting author Elizabeth Loraine brings us the second in her series Royal Blood Chronicles which follow Katrina, the Chosen leader of The Five Protectors. it’s a swashbuckling, page turning adventure that crosses continents with a writing style which lets you see the action, and breathtaking surroundings with your mind. The Five use their paranormal gifts, lightning speed and razor sharp blades to fight the evil that threatens all the peaceful races of the world including their race- Vampires.

“The Protectors, the second in the continuing saga of Royal Blood Chronicles, is a true example of the continued strong female lead characters in this series. The descriptive writing style of Elizabeth Loraine, combined with the strong story line makes the reader feel as if they were walking beside Katrina and her sisters in their Vampire world.” B. Varney, Vampire Professor

But in order to continue to succeed the Five must become the many. Join us


The Dark Prince: Book 3, Royal Blood Chronicles (YA/Fantasy)

the dark princeElizabeth Loraine brings us the third book in her series Royal Blood Chronicles. Katrina having lost the love of her life, embarks on a new journey to America. New evil stalks the Five and once again theatens not only Vampires but all the peaceful races. New friends, old rivals, wizards, witches and elves join the fray in this classic battle between good and evil.

“The Dark Prince is as fast paced, mysterious, and adventurous as the first two books.. Elizabeth Loraine successfully conbines historical events and a small dose of vampire history to make a modern story that readers will love. The story continues with Katrina and the Chosen Five as they leave the old world and travel to America. Colorful descriptions of the scenes combined with a strong story line make the reader feel as if they are walking the streets of New York with them. The Dark Prince is a true example of the continued strong female leads in this series. Katrina’s continuing story of relationships among family, friends and lovers make the reader hold their breath until the very last page.”
Bertena Varney, The Vampire Examiner.


Cain, The Quest: Book 4, Royal Blood Chronicles (YA/Fantasy)

cainCain, the Quest is book four in the vampire series Royal Blood Chronicles. royal blooded vampires are fighting evil in both this world and the underworld kingdoms of Althar in order to protect all the peaceful races, including humans.
Book four follows Cain on his journey to find himself and define his role in his hopes to become worthy enough to join those that are helping the Five Protectors in this fight. The sanctuaries protecting the peaceful races are in grave danger! Join us.

Cain, the Quest is as exciting and intriguing as the first three books. Elizabeth Loraine has you turning pages as fast as you can to find out what lies ahead. If you like strong female lead characters, this is your series. Many series of this genre tire as they get to books three and four, however this series has you begging for more. Elizabeth Loraine brings you into the world of each book with her beautifully descriptive writing style.

Hang on, hold your breath, it’s another fabulous ride!


Bloodline: Book 5, Royal Blood Chronicles (YA/Fantasy)

bloodlineBloodline, book Five of the Royal Blood Chronicles is the continuing story of Katrina, the chose leader of the Five. It follows her on her journey along with her friends and family as the Protectors fight evil forces in order to protect all the peaceful races of the world, including humans.Just as the Protectors have successfully begun to build clans in America and start to move the Vampires to safety, evil again challenges them as.Dark Vampires follow them to the new world. It seems every time one enemy is defeated another arises. Cain and Damien have asked Katrina for her help, but can she really trust either one of them? And now is there something that will make her choose once and for all between Damien and Quinn and change everything, forever.

Bloodline, the fifth in the Royal Blood Chronicles series is full of the same, fast paced drama as the others. The unexpected is once again the norm as it twists and turns around Katrina and the Protectors.

Bloodline keeps you turning pages and pulls you into the 1880’s with Elizabeth Loraine’s descriptive writing style. It is a fantastic edition to the Chronicles.


Legacy: Book 6, Royal Blood Chronicles (YA/Fantasy)

legacyLegacy – book six of Royal Blood Chronicles continues Katrina’s journey as leader of the Five, and the Protectors. Vampire Royal rule is being challenged and Katrina’s world is torn apart by more than one loss. Devastated by betrayal so close to her that she now questions everything in her life. The tension between Quinn and Damien comes to a head after a secret is revealed that will change all of their lives forever.

Once again, Elizabeth Loraine takes us on a new journey with the Five Protectors, although this 6th installment takes a brand new turn with a new generation of characters to love. Exciting, non-stop adventure awaits as Legacy takes you on yet another incredible ride through the Royal Blood Chronicle’s world, leaving you yearning impatiently for more!

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Redemption: Book 7, Royal Blood Chronicles (YA/Fantasy)

redemptionRedemption begins where Legacy left off. After finding out that their sons live and that they have been betrayed by those they loved most in the world, Katrina, Damien and the rest of the Five set about to make sure no one will ever threaten their children again.

Quinn, Eric, Thomas and Liridon are left alone with no way to find any of them thanks to Tao. It was then they realized everything they believed was wrong. Now anyone that knows the truth about what happened is in danger. It seems there are those that would keep the secret, and they will do anything to keep the Five from knowing the entire truth.
With the vampire council now shunning them and witches, warlock and elves doubting the need for them, will they turn their back and let them fend for themselves, or will the shocking truth once again change everything they ever believed to be true?


Destiny: Book 8, Royal Blood Chronicles (YA/Fantasy)

destinyBestselling author Elizabeth Loraine brings us another exciting edition of her series Royal Blood Chronicles.
In this eighth book, Destiny, we find Cain entering into a new quest. New characters are introduced, old love rekindled and new and old enemies revealed. Of course no Royal Blood Chronicle would be complete without Katrina and she again plays a major role in this novel. The Protectors are once again asked to complete a task that finds them and their world with more questions than answers about the children that were stolen from their lives. Were the Six the only reason they were hidden away or is there much more to the story?

A must read for any fan of Elizabeth Loraine, who’s ability to draw you into her fantasy world is one few writers possess. Find out what Cain’s quest is, enjoy the memorable characters like Gruen the gentle giant Grendal, Cathos, the handsome and powerful Demon King and his brother Ceron. Lose yourself in another magical world painted so wonderfully by Ms Loraine. You’ll laugh, cry, cheer and ultimately find the magic of Destiny.


Sabine: Book 9, Royal Blood Chronicles (YA/Fantasy)

sabineBook Nine continues the Royal Blood Chronicles with Sabine. Sold to a Dark Lord by a powerful, but greedy father, Sabine secretly is aligned with her friend and leader of the Protectors, Katrina.

Sabine stays to learn all she can about the Dark arts and the goings on of the Dark Lords schemes against the world of Light. After all this time her feelings seem to be changing, and her Dark Lord does not seem so Dark…is it possible his feelings have changed too?

Another twisting love story by Elizabeth Loraine…intrigue spun with romance. Characters you can’t help caring for…Fall in love with Sabine, but beware of secret backdrops of evil and betrayal as another segment of Royal Blood Chronicles draws you in.


Quinn, a Vampire Watcher’s Story: Royal Blood Chronicles (YA/Fantasy)

quinnThis Novelette was written by the author at the request of her many fans who wanted to know a little more about Quinn and the Watchers and to also introduce new readers to Royal Blood Chroncicles. I hope you enjoy it.

Vampire Watchers are the human protectors of the vampire royal, ruling class. Quinn, a Vampire Watcher’s Story, a prequel to the series Royal Blood Chronicles from Quinn’s point of view. In his story we find out about the Watchers, how they began and what their role was from the beginning and what it has become. We also get to see Quinn and Katrina as we never have before again from Quinn’s point of view. For an added taste of Royal Blood Chronicles ten chapters of Katrina, the Beginning are also included along with four chapters of Elizabeth Loraine’s new series Phantom Lives, book one, Collier.


Marcella, vampire mage: Royal Blood Chronicles (YA/Fantasy)

marcellaMarcella longs to help Katrina, the leader of the Five Protectors, in any way that she can. In order to do that she needs to hone her skills and learn every kind of magic that the peaceful races of witches, warlocks, wizards, and elves possess.

Once she reached the magical Kingdom which holds Niranjana’s home, she finds everything is not as it seems; that dark forces have penetrated the protections, and put everyone there in danger. Now Marcella must do something that she vowed she would never do; journey back to the underworld.

Marcella is another exciting, magical journey, by Elizabeth Loraine. New characters are introduced to us along with another new world. Take a taste of Royal Blood Chronicles with Marcella.


Green River: A Shifter Chronicle (YA/Fantasy/Paranormal)

green riverAidan is torn. Does he keep the secrets of his tribe, in order to help protect his new friends?

He’s been drawn to two humans, Charlotte and Missy, for months and now that they’re in danger, there’s no turning back. But can he reveal who, and what he really is in order to gain their trust? Or does he protect his tribe and leave them to fend for themselves?

A killer roams Seattle, one eerily familiar to one from decades ago, How can he just stand by and watch as what happened decades ago happens yet again? No…Green River is his territory now and Aidan decides nothing is going to keep him from stopping this killer before he can kill again. When Charlotte decides the same thing, they join together and find that their worlds intertwine more than they could have ever imagined. Alliances are formed, families are pulled apart, and a love story begins.

Another new world beautifully drawn by Elizabeth Loraine. More characters to fall in love with, and mysteries to be solved in Green River!


Lillian, a vampire tale (YA/Fantasy/Romance)

lillianLillian, a vampire novelette that follows Lillian from the days of becoming a vampire at the hands of her first love. Alex is torn from her and she finds that she must now leave her home in England and find her way in the world on her own. Is Alex really dead or will the two lovers find one day find their way back to each other?

Also included for your reading pleasure the first few chapters of Katrina, the Beginning and Phantom Lives – Collier to introduce you to other works by Elizabeth Loraine.


Lillian 2, a vampire tale – The Mask (YA/Fantasy/Romance)

lillian 2In order to break the blood bond to Alex, Lillian had to die, at least momentarily. But making a life with Chase was all she really wanted. In Venice Chase denounces the Hunters and is led to something that changes everything; the mask. Now they are being chased by those that want the power the mask has released. New truths are discovered and old enemies become allies in this vampire, romance thriller.


Corporate Ties: A Silken Ties novel (Romance/Mystery)

corporate tiesOlivia is determined to be successful. She’s smart, beautiful and driven. While working her way up the corporate ranks in her first job out of Grad School at Dolby Incorporated, Olivia finally has a chance to prove just how talented she is. The client she’s been given is Matasuki International, but when she starts reading through the files on the company she finds something disturbing. There are convenient deaths associated with their acquisitions division. The man behind this company is Isamu Matasuki, a powerful and ruthless chairman. Yet there seems to be only generic press release type information on him. When she asks her long time friend and co-worker in the legal department to get her more information from his former job at the FBI, he disappears and Olivia knows it’s because of Matasuki and his shadowy companion.

Determined to find out what happened to her friend Paul, and keep her boss, Tyson Grant and Dolby protected, she enlists the help of neighbor, lover, corporate security specialist, and private investigator, Brian. Olivia knows she can use Matasuki’s interest in Dolby and her to get close enough to stop him, but is the risk worth it? Even if she saves Dolby, he’ll just move on to the next. Can she just sit back and let that happen or is Olivia willing to lose everyone and everything she loves in order to take Matasuki down?

E.L. Loraine’s Corporate Ties, is a sizzling hot, mystery romance set among the concrete and steel jungle of New York City and the corporate ties that bind it. Another multi level plot keeps you turning pages as Olivia finds she’s caught right in the very middle of this world of love, lust, and greed as the players fight for power on the corporate battle field.


Western Escape (Romance)

western escapeAfter the death of her father and the betrayal of her boyfriend, Lorna, an artist, photographer and writer, is leaving Boston and starting over in Jackson, Wyoming. It was always the place she felt the most at peace, and it’s just what she needs now to start over. Although she’s not ready for a new relationship she meets, and is drawn to two men. Will Lorna finally find her match in one of these handsome cowboys? Or will her past catch up to her and ruin everything?

More intriguing characters from E.L. Loraine. You’ll laugh, cry and root for Lorna, in this new contemporary romance, Western Escape.