I am on Pinterest!

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I am probably the last person on the planet to hop on board Pinterest. I have just barely dipped my toe into the water over at Facebook, and please don’t get me started on Twitter. I don’t understand Twitter’s purpose…..but after poking around Pinterest, a lightbulb went off. “Ahhh….. I understand how I can use this!”

Sometimes it is hard for a writer to describe the kind of writing they do to a new reader. The book cover can indicate tone, genre, and overall mood…..but the cover of a book is out of our control. Pinterest is not! So I have the opportunity to hunt for images that capture the mood, settings, even some scenes that occur in the book.

I’ve put together a few basic pages over at Pinterest that can give a little more insight into my books. For example, much of Against the Tide has a gothic vibe. It is darkly romantic and filled with suspense. The spooky house above looks very much like a where one of the major characters lives and where a lot of important scenes occur. If you’ve got a moment, hop on over to Pinterest and check out the board for Against the Tide!

How I spent my Weekend

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Summer never seems to end in Florida, and we’ve got about two more months of the growing season. I’ve been very lax in regards to the backyard (also known as The Jungle.) This weekend I attacked it with vigor!




The Tide is Coming!

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The release of Against the Tide is getting closer, and I thought I’d better begin talking about it!

For those of you who read The Lady of Bolton Hill, you will already know the novel’s hero, Bane, but this is a completely stand-alone novel.  You don’t need to have read the prequel to make sense of Against the Tide!

Here is a quick blurb about the book:

Boston of 1891 is a city of hope and ambition, where mariners, merchants, and dreamers thrive in the cobblestone streets of America’s most historic city. Within the harbor of Boston’s naval shipyard, Lydia Pallas has become a trusted assistant to an Admiral in the U.S. Navy.  Fluent in seven languages, she spends her days translating documents from all over the world.

Lydia’s remarkable language skills bring her to the attention of Alexander Banebridge, a mysterious man on a quest to rid the world of the scourge of opium. Only Lydia has the rare combination of language skills and courage he needs to advance his cause.  A man as coolly analytical as he is relentless, Bane never bargained on falling in love with Lydia. As he battles the bittersweet love that grows between them, Bane’s mission will take Lydia away from everything—and everyone—she ever held dear.

With fast-paced intrigue and unforgettable characters, Against the Tide is Elizabeth Camden’s most romantic novel yet.


Splendid Libraries: The Chained Book edition

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Books were so valuable in medieval and renaissance times that libraries often chained their books to the shelves.  Even today, an occasional medieval book will come up for auction at rare book sales with a bit of the chain attached.  Those bits of chain cause the price of the book to skyrocket.

The library pictured here is on the grounds of St. Walburga’s church in the Netherlands.  Originally built in 1561, it has opted to keep the chains in accordance with tradition.   What a wonderful memory of a bygone era!