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Grace Elliot
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  • United Kingdom
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What's Your Latest Blog Post?

List your latest blog post here!Here's the link to mine 'A Victorian Wonder."Great Exhibition. What have these objects in common?-         A knife with 1,851 blades-         Furniture carved from…Continue

Tags: Great, Exhibtion, The, 1851, Elliot

Started Jun 15, 2011

#SampleSunday- June12th.

Readers - find excerpts here!Authors - post your links! This week my #SampleSunday is from 'A Dead Man's Debt' (5 star rated historical romance) Celeste on her death bed.... …Continue

Tags: excerpt, #SampleSunday, Elliot, Grace

Started Jun 12, 2011

#SampleSunday - 5th June. Find new reads here!

READERS - find new and exciting reads here.AUTHORS - post a link to your excerpt. In this excerpt from 'A Dead Man's Debt' (5 star rated historical romance) we join Lord Ranulf Charing as he revisits…Continue

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Started Jun 5, 2011

#SampleSunday - read (or post ) Excerpts here. May 22nd

Readers - find new, exciting authors.Authors - let readers sample your style. A community of writers post each Sunday under the #SampleSunday hashtag on twitter.This week my excertp (from 'A Dead…Continue

Tags: Debt, Sample, Sunday., Man's, Dead

Started May 22, 2011

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Something About Me and My Book:
Grace Elliot leads a double life as a veterinarian by day and author of historical romance by night. Her debut regency romance 'A Dead Man's Debt' is now available at the Amazon Kindle store and most eBook stores.
Blurb:
‘A Dead Man’s Debt’ by Grace Elliot.
Celeste Armitage has a plan…and that plan doesn’t include marriage.
After deliberately humiliating a suitor, Celeste’s despairing parents exile her to the country. But once there she discovers a sketch book of daring nude studies and is shaken to find the artist is her hostess’s eldest son, Lord Ranulf Charing. This darkly cynical lord is exactly the sort of dissipated rogue she despises most…if only her blood didn’t heat at the thought of him…
Nothing is as it seems. Lord Ranulf’s life is a façade. Only he can save the Charing’s from disgrace as a blackmailer seeks to ruin his late brother’s reputation. But just as Ranulf dares to open his heart to Celeste, the fury of his nemesis is unleashed… facing him with the stark choice between true love and family duty. However when Celeste guesses the truth behind his rejection, Ranulf underestimates her resolve to clear his name and in so doing places the woman he loves in mortal danger….
Website:
http://graceelliot-author.blogspot.com

Win a $15 Amazon voucher.

During December you have the chance to win a $15 Amazon voucher.
All you need to do is visit Grace Elliot's blog at http://graceelliot-author.blogspot.com
and answer the following question.

'What is Ranulf doing when he meets Celeste Armitage for the first time?'

(Clue - the answer is in the book excerpt!)

Good luck!
Grace x

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The Secrets of Marocco - the horse accused of witchcraft.





A week ago I posted about the true story of

Marocco, the 17th century, performing horse whose act was so good

that he was accused of witchcraft. At the time his feats were so exceptional

that some believed the only way they were possible was through witchcraft.

During the lifetime of his act, Marocco’s trainer, William Banks, declined to

explain how the tricks were done : - even to the point of getting Marocco to

kiss a crucifix (and prove his…

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Posted on July 17, 2011 at 7:59am

The Horse Accused of Witchcraft.

During my delvings into things historical (researching my next book, ‘Eulogy’s Secret’) this true story caught my attention and I decided to share it with you. It is the tale of a 16th century horse trainer, William Banks, and his dancing horse, Marocco – an act so good that they were accused of witchcraft!



Living in Elizabethan England, William Banks is the earliest recorded horse trainer. It seems likely that Banks started life as a retainer of the Earl of Essex, working in his… Continue

Posted on July 10, 2011 at 10:36am

Bisset's 'Cat Orchestra' and other performing cats.

I haven’t posted about cats for a while, so to put that right here is some historical trivia about performing cats.

In the mid 18th century, Scotsman Samuel Bisset read about the success of an animal act, ‘The Thinking Horse’ and decided to have a go himself. His first foray into animal training involved a monkey who he taught to ride a pony, and dance with a dog. But Bisset astutely realised that novelty was the key to success and hit on the idea of training that least…

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Posted on July 5, 2011 at 6:00am

Miraculously Improbable - The Crystal Palace.

Did you know that the Crystal Palace, home to The Great Exhibition of 1851, measured exactly 1,851 feet long - in tribute to the year it opened?

 

More historical trivia and fascinating facts about the Crystal Palace.

Just follow this link;

http://graceelliot-author.blogspot.com

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Posted on June 13, 2011 at 11:30pm

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At 1:51am on July 4, 2011, Vanessa Morgan said…

Here's something cute for a cat lady like you... I'm completely smitten with this cat ;-)  http://avalon-lion.blogspot.com 

 

At 1:09am on June 18, 2011, Author Aleja Bennett said…
Nice to meet you here in the world of book marketing. I'm Aleja Bennett Author of Ten paper backs and eight available on the kindle. Here is my fan page, stay in touch when you can. I know we both may have hectic schedules at times but I will always follow you back. Below is my fan page hope you like it and thanks again for your support it's appreciated very much. http://www.facebook.com/AuthorAlejaBennett Enjoy the book video
At 1:17pm on January 1, 2011, Shawn Lamb said…
Grace, I finished the blog so where should I sent it?
At 11:43am on November 29, 2010, Kate L said…
Welcome :)
At 4:01pm on November 28, 2010, Karen Gammons said…
I shared this page on my Twitter page, hope you don't mind. Have a nice day.
Karen Gammons
At 3:57pm on November 28, 2010, Karen Gammons said…
Hey Grace, welcome:) Like your book cover. My sister-n-law loves romance novels. I will have to tell her about yours. Just wanted to invite you to browse around my page. Also, wanted to share my book trailer with you. Hope you enjoy it and good luck with your book.
Karen Gammons
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6RC3Ew-D5VY
 
 
 

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