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Warrior's Surrender Blog Tour - Book Review + Giveaway: Warrior's Surrender by Elizabeth Ellen Carter

Author: Elizabeth Ellen Carter
Pages: 352
Release Date: November 7, 2014

Publisher: Etopia Press
: Historical Romance/Medieval
Presented byRed Moon Book Tours

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Synopsis from Goodreads
A shared secret from their past could destroy their future…

Northumbria, 1077. In the years following William the Conqueror’s harrying of the North, Lady Alfreya of Tyrswick returns to her family home after seven years in exile. But instead of returning victorious as her dead father had promised, she returns defeated by Baron Sebastian de la Croix, the Norman who rules her lands.

To save her gravely ill brother's life, Alfreya offers herself hostage to her enemy. As Alfreya gets to know her new husband, she finds he’s not the monster she feared, and their marriage of convenience soon becomes a bond of passion. But Sebastian is a man with a secret—one that could destroy him.

As a series of brutal murders haunt their nights, the man who betrayed Alfreya’s father returns claiming to be her betrothed. He has learned Sebastian’s secret and will use it to further his own ambition—using Sebastian’s own family—which will destroy Sebastian and mark him a traitor, and plunge an unprepared England into war with the Scots…


     Warrior's Surrender is a story of a young woman named Alfreya aka Frey. Frey has a lot on her plate. Her younger brother is very ill and she will do anything to save him. She has come up with a solution that she does not like. She has to ask her enemy for their protection to take her brother to see a physician before it is too late. The baron, Sebastian de la Croix, has accepted Frey's terms, but soon things start to heat up between him and Frey. But he can't shake the feeling that she is hiding more than he thinks. She is on the run for more than her brother and he wants to know why.

     As you know, I do not read that many historical romances let alone medieval romance. But if they are like this, I am hitting the library tomorrow. This was quite an unexpected page turner. I read this book in a day. I just couldn't stop and I loved every minute of it.

     I loved our main character Frey. She was awesome. She is a woman in a man's world, but she doesn't let that faze her one bit. Her father is dead and her brother is very ill, so it is up to her to get things done. She has managed to earn the respect of her father's men and she knows how to take charge. I loved her. She has so much on her plate, but puts everyone first instead of herself. She is no damsel in distress and I loved it.

    I also enjoyed her "enemy", Sebastian de la Croix. He is a tough warrior with a lot of authority and land, mainly Frey's land after her father died. She blames the Normans for the death of her father and her families overall misfortune. I loved getting to know Sebastian throughout the book. He had a great sense of humor and a great sense of honor. He was strong and very smart. I absolutely love him.

    I really enjoyed the plot of this book. The prologue was great. It was great to see what one little and yet very significant action led to. The more the book unravels, we see that this is far more than a romance, it is quite the mystery. It turns out the misfortune surrounding Frey and her family was no coincidence. Someone is after them and she doesn't know who although she has suspicions. You pretty much know who the villain quite early. It is predictable in that sense for sure. But the planning and waiting is what made him truly terrifying. He was methodical and relentless. He was a true sociopath. He used his seemingly good charm and looks to get anything he wanted and sadly, Frey is paying the ultimate price for it.  

    I loved the characters in this book. They were memorable and complex. You want to know more about them while they are together and when they are apart. This story was well paced and beautifully written. Carter definitely put in a lot of research for this book. Her hard work really showed off in this book. The book flowed beautifully and like I said, it was a pageturner. I couldn't wait to see how the story unraveled and what was going to be revealed next. I definitely recommend this if you love romance and a lot of action. Even if historical romance isn't your cup of tea, this is still a great read.


About Elizabeth Ellen Carter


A future with words was always on the book for Elizabeth Ellen Carter who started writing her own stories when she ran out of Nancy Drew mysteries to read when she was 10.

Using her mother’s Olivetti type writer with the italic keyboard, she spent endless school holidays making up her own stories and then using the Dewey Decimal System to arrange and categories her bookshelf.

Somewhere around the age of 13 she determined to become a journalist and at 17 was awarded a cadetship to the Gold Coast Bulletin.

She covered news, council, education, health but had the most fun as the paper’s entertainment and features reporter covering film, TV and music.

Best of all she met her husband there and together they started a small award-winning media, marketing and advertising agency and now she works as marketing manager for an international organic skin care company.

In 2012, Elizabeth also returned to the keyboard to write stories (and laptops are so much better than manual typewriters).

Her debut, Moonstone Obsession  was shortlisted for the 2013 Romance Writers Of Australia’s Emerald Awards for unpublished manuscripts.

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Warrior's Surrender Blog Tour Schedule

June 1st
Pixies Can Read

June 3rd
MJ Austin Books

June 8th
Offbeat Vagabond

June 10th
Around the World in Books

June 12th
Confessions of a Bookaholic

June 14th
Kelly Smith Reviews

Totally Addicted to Reading

June 15th
A Love that Can’t be Stopped

Love, Life and Booklust




  1. I don't usually do historical romances either. But I'm thinking I should give them a try. This one sounds like it'd be a good one for me as it's medieval and I enjoy that time frame. :) Thank you!

    1. You are welcome and thank you. I am with you, Historical Romance isn't my go to, but this is definitely worth the read. Thank you again hon.


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