*Shiny new website coming soon – please bear with the lack of updates in the meantime!*


Hello everyone 🙂

It’s been a long time since I updated the site (!) but in the meantime all my books are now available in paperback and links have been added to the pages.

I’ve decided to suspend my blog for the foreseeable future due to time constraints.   However I will leave it up as a resource as I know many people visit to read the various posts.  I’d love for you to follow me on Twitter (see above) and also visit my Author Page on Facebook (see Links page) although I usually tweet more regularly than update Facebook as it’s quick, fun and wonderfully interactive for readers and authors alike.

As always, feel free to contact me at any time in whichever way you choose – I love to hear from readers – or subscribe to my newsletter. I’m scribbling away in the background and working on projects even if it appears quiet on here!

I’m working on a novella called A Knight to the Rescue, and also Loving The Lonely Duke and A Rake at Ravenstone Castle (working titles), which are Books 3 in the Cavanagh Family and Regency House Romance Series respectively.  They will all be coming soon, if soon means ‘eventually’.  I’m a slow writer and a perfectionist but I’d rather offer readers good books to enjoy than ask them to spend their time and money on something hastily written.


February 2015

The paperback edition of Christmas at Rakehell Manor is out now.  Click here to view on Amazon and Amazon UK

The paperback editions of The Cinderella Debutante and Midsummer Eve at Rookery End coming soon.

Read interviews with me over at Armitage Authors Network    here (general interview) and here (my favourite romantic reads) and here (North and South 10th Anniversary post)

Read my ’10 questions’ interview with Kayla Posney in the Pittsburgh Examiner here.


December 2014

New reviews added for Christmas at Rakehell Manor.  Click here to view.

News on paperback edition coming soon.

Wishing everyone a peaceful and joyous Christmas and a very happy 2015!


August 2014

To celebrate the release of Christmas at Rakehell Manor, I’m running a giveaway until the end of August.  To enter just click on the Rafflecopter widget below 🙂

a Rafflecopter giveaway



July 2014   It’s been a while coming but Christmas at Rakehell Manor is finally out! Find it on Amazon   Amazon UK and other Amazon platforms 🙂     December 2013 Ice Angel is in the 12Days of Kindle promo for just 99p or equivalent so hurry and grab a copy! Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to all, and watch this space and my blog for more details of Christmas at Rakehell Manor, which should be out in 2014.     June 2013200x300_midsummer The new edition of Midsummer Eve at Rookery End is available so now you can get all the Midsummer Eve short stories in one place 🙂 This 2013 edition features the three original stories, a prequel story originally in another anthology and a brand new story called Love’s Thorne.  There’s also a beautiful new cover designed by Sheyna Watkins. Find it on Amazon and Amazon UK. Please consider leaving a review if you enjoy it.  Reviews help readers find books 🙂   Update: *Important note*  If you’ve previously purchased the Kindle eBook of Midsummer Eve at Rookery End , you can now access the new edition free of charge. Opt in to receive book updates automatically. You can do this by going to Manage Your Kindle and clicking on the Manage Your Devices section. You’ll find the option labeled Automatic Book Update. Alternatively, get the updated version by going to Manage Your Kindle. Find Midsummer Eve at Rookery End in your Kindle Library, click on the “Update Available” link next to the title, and then follow the update prompts. All your devices that have the eBook currently downloaded will be updated automatically the next time they connect to wireless. That’s it! Also, I’m running a giveaway – just click on the Rafflecopter widget below to get started and thanks for celebrating the start of summer with me!   a Rafflecopter giveaway


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A Bright Particular Star has a new cover and a new price!  Here’s the fabulous new design by AM Design Studios – and check out the new price of 99cents or equivalent on Amazon, Amazon UK, B&N Nook and other outlets.

Click on cover image and scroll down for full list of buy links 🙂



The Cinderella Debutante is now available on Smashwords via this link.

To celebrate their 2nd Birthday, Astraea Press are giving away free books every day this month!  Visit their blog here to find out more and download instructions.

A Bright Particular Star will be free on 20th February 🙂


Ice Angel has been selected by Amazon to appear in their special promotion for November. It’s just 99p on Amazon UK/$1.56 on Amazon.com, so hurry and download it while you can!

New reviews have been added for A Bright Particular Star.

I’m also running a Goodreads giveaway for a signed paperback copy of A Bright Particular Star. Just click on the link below to enter :0)

Goodreads Book Giveaway

A Bright Particular Star by Elizabeth Hanbury

A Bright Particular Star

by Elizabeth Hanbury

Giveaway ends November 20, 2012.

See the giveaway details
at Goodreads.

Enter to win



To celebrate the release of The Cinderella Debutante, I’m running a giveaway. Three winners will receive a £10 (or equivalent) Amazon gift voucher PLUS an ebook copy of The Cinderella Debutante.

Just click on the Rafflecopter widget on my blog here to get started, or go to Twitter and tweet ‘I’ve entered #TheCinderellaDebutante giveaway!’.

Good luck!!

*update* The giveaway is now closed – thanks to everyone who entered!  Winners have been randomly selected and prizes forwarded so please check your inboxes 😀  Winners are displayed on the Rafflecopter widget on my blog (see link above) or on my Facebook author page here.


The Cinderella Debutante is now available :0)  Buy links have been added, reviews and giveaway details to follow soon.

Link added on ‘Extras’ page to an interview with me over at the Romantic Novelists’ Association blog.  You can read it here.


All buy links on books pages have been updated.

Please note that some of my books do not currently show buy links to certain on line retailers.  This may be because they have been temporarily removed from that site to allow for special promotions elsewhere.  Always check if title is available with your preferred on line retailer even if it’s not listed in my links.

The Amazon US buy link for Ice Angel should now take you to the edition that is available to purchase.

Publication date for The Cinderella Debutante is almost here!  Buy links will be added soon, plus details of newsletter, giveaways and competition.


The ebook edition of Ice Angel is finally out!  It can be purchased from Amazon UK, Amazon US and all major on-line outlets.

More details added to The Cinderella Debutante page.  Publication date will be announced very soon.

*update* The Cinderella Debutante will be out on 24th September 2012!

JUNE 2012

It’s Midsummer Eve and to celebrate the summer solstice E-scape Press have 100% off my Regency short stories Midsummer Eve at Rookery End at Smashwords.

Just enter the coupon code “WP35D” at the checkout. Click here to get your copy but hurry, offer ends midnight US time.

New reviews added to site for A Bright Particular Star and look out for more information on new release The Cinderella Debutante soon.

MAY 2012

For this weekend only – 19th-20th May 2012 – Brief Encounters is available for FREE download from all Amazon sites.  Hurry and download your copy while you can :0)  Amazon US link.   Amazon UK link.

MAY 2012

New pages added for The Cinderella Debutante and Christmas at Rakehell Manor. More details to follow.

APRIL 2012

A Bright Particular Star page has been updated with an excerpt and behind the scenes information.

Confirmation that e-book edition of Ice Angel will be published in August 2012.

APRIL 2012

A Bright Particular Star is out now and available from Astraea Press, Amazon US , Amazon UK and Barnes & Noble Nook Book. Also available from Smashwords.  Follow the links to purchase, or click here to find out more.

Thanks to everyone who has already downloaded!

APRIL 2012

The release date for my new Regency romance, published by Astraea Press – A Bright Particular Star – has been brought forward to 5th April 2012!

Keep checking back here and on my blog, Facebook page, Twitter (@Liz_Hanbury) etc. over the next few days…I’ll be uploading excerpts and teasers before the big day. I’ll also be sending out a newsletter.

Although it can be read as a stand-alone, A Bright Particular Star features characters from a previous book, Ice Angel, so look out for the Kindle edition of that when it releases in the summer.

And for three days only – Sat 31st March, Sun 1st April, Monday 2nd April 2012 – my short story collection Midsummer Eve at Rookery End is available for FREE download from Amazon.

Hurry and get your copy before 2nd April!


Just in time for Valentine’s Day! …

**My Regency short story collection, Midsummer Eve at Rookery End, will be available free for a limited period (this weekend only, 11-12th February) on Amazon**

Spread the word! 😀

(Amazon operate on Pacific Standard Time so for readers in the UK/Europe, Midsummer Eve at Rookery End won’t be available for free download until later on during Saturday 11th February)

My next novel A Bright Particular Star will be released May 2012 by US publisher Astraea Press.   More details posted here as soon as they become available, plus look out for an update and behind the scenes info on Ice Angel, details of book-hopping characters that feature in my stories and news on another release through E-scape Press, The Cinderella Debutante.


The paperback edition of Brief Encounters is now available from Amazon and other on-line outlets.  Check out the gorgeous updated cover (which will also feature on the ebook edition)!

Other news…look out for two new releases from me in 2012 –  Unexpected Pleasure and A Bright Particular Star.  More details to follow.

Meanwhile, wishing you all a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year :0)


The Kindle edition of The Paradise Will is finally available from tomorrow, 30th September 2011!  You can find it on Amazon UK and Amazon.com, or by following the purchase links at the bottom of  The Paradise Will page here.  Other formats coming soon.

Also check out the ‘Behind the Scenes’ feature for the book which has now been uploaded to The Paradise Will page.  It contains plenty of background information and web links  associated with the book.

JULY 2011

The paperback edition of Brief Encounters will be issued in September.  More details to follow.  Links to new reviews of Brief Encounters and Midsummer Eve at Rookery End have been added.

Also, look out for further updates to the web-site over the coming weeks, including some ‘behind-the-scenes’ pages which will give background details to my books :0)

JUNE 2011

The Paradise Will will be published as an e-book from September 2011.   First published in 2008, it has been out of print for some time due to heavy demand so it’s great it will soon be available on Kindle and all other major devices.

And don’t forget, you don’t need an e-reader to download e-books – they can be downloaded to your PC :0)

More details coming soon!

Brief Encounters is currently available at the special price of £1.39 on Amazon UK.

MAY 2011

It’s here!

Brief Encounters – a sparkling new anthology of six romantic short stories – is available now.   Sweet and sexy, contemporary and historical, the collection has something for everyone and and is written by three top romantic authors Phillipa Ashley, Nell Dixon and me, Elizabeth Hanbury.

Visit the Brief Encounters page here for more details!

MARCH 2011

As part of ‘Read an E-book’ week, 6-12th March, E-scape Press are offering a 50% discount on all their E-books purchased through Smashwords.

Follow the link below to buy Midsummer Eve at Rookery End – simply add the promotion code ‘RAE50’ at the checkout during the above dates :0)

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Exciting news! – Two new historical short stories will be appearing in the anthology Brief Encounters, to be published by E-scape Press later this spring, along with contemporary stories by Phillipa Ashley and Nell Dixon.   To find out more and vote in the cover competition, check out the new Brief Encounters blog here :0)

More details to follow.

Midsummer Eve at Rookery End is now available on Barnes and Noble NOOKBook.


Midsummer Eve at Rookery End is now available on Smashwords for just $1.99.

The large print paperback edition of Ice Angel will be published by Camden on 6th December 2010 and is available for pre-order from Amazon, The Book Depository (with free worldwide shipping), other on-line outlets and your local library (quoting ISBN  978-1408477830).


Midsummer Eve at Rookery End is now available on Kindle in the UK for just £1.47.  It’s currently at number 60 in the historical romance charts so thanks to everyone who has purchased it to date :0)

JULY 2010

The large print edition of Ice Angel is now available from Amazon.co.uk, Amazon.com, the Book Depository (with free worldwide shipping) and many other outlets.

Next month, I’m delighted to be taking part in the month-long Georgette Heyer celebration over at Austenprose.com.  Pop over to Laurel Ann’s great blog and join in the fun, and look out for my review of Lady of Quality on 31st August.

JUNE 2010

With Midsummer Eve just days away, E-Scape Press interviewed me about my collection of Regency short stories set on this magical night.  You can read it over at www.escapewithabook.com or at http://www.forromancereaders.com.

MAY 2010

Celebrate in style. Get your copy of Midsummer Eve at Rookery End and feel the magic!

MARCH 2010

  • Midsummer Eve at Rookery End is now available on Kindle for just $1.99 in the US.  Follow this link to download a sample and order.By the way, you don’t have to have a Kindle to access this – you can download free software from Amazon to read Kindle platform books on your PC, iPhone, Blackberry etc.   The Mac version is coming soon.


  • Ice Angel – the large print rights to markets in UK, British Commonwealth and Canada have been sold to BBC audiobooks.
  • I’m currently busy working on my next full length novel.  This will be a stand alone story, but will feature characters from Ice Angel.   The feedback so far from my critique partner has been amazing, so fingers crossed everyone else will like the story and the characters as much as she does!
  • Could the lady (Meg) who contacted me recently through the web-site about The Paradise Will please get in touch again.  I’ve tried to reply to the email address you gave me, but the message keeps bouncing back :0)


  • Ice Angel is currently available at 33% discount from Amazon UK and The Book Depository, including free worldwide delivery.  Stocks are low apparently so snap up a copy while you still can!
  • I’d like to thank everyone for their support and feedback in 2009; A Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all.


  • Ice Angel has been awarded 5 Red Roses at Red Roses for Authors blogspot!  Read the full review here, or go to the reviews page here.
  • Gorgeous downloadable bookmarks designed by Sheyna Watkins are now available on the Extras page here.


  • Lexie over at Poisoned Rationality has written a lovely review of the Midsummer Eve at Rookery End short stories.  She described them as ‘magical’.    Thank you, Lexie 🙂  You can read the full review here.
  • Midsummer Eve at Rookery End reached number 40 in the Amazon UK historical romance charts this month, which was fabulous!
  • Ice Angel is currently available from Amazon UK at 20% discount including free postage and packing, and from The Book Depository at 22% discount including free delivery worldwide.

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