Eloisa James - Author

About the Author

Eloisa James is a professor of English literature, specializing in Shakespeare. She teaches at Fordham University in New York City, and lives in New Jersey. Oxford University Press published her academic book in 2000. She is the daughter of poet Robert Bly (winner of the American Book Award for Poetry) and short story author Carol Bly. Her father is a big fan. Eloisa’s godfather was the poet James Wright, winner of the Pulitzer Prize for his Collected Poems. Among those poems – and one of Wright's most beloved – is a poem written for his goddaughter, Mary Bly (aka Eloisa James).

Featured books by Eloisa James

Three Weeks with Lady X

Three Weeks with Lady X

Author: Eloisa James Format: Paperback Release Date: 25/03/2014

Having made a fortune, Thorn Dautry, the powerful bastard son of a duke, decides that he needs a wife. But to marry a lady, Thorn must acquire a gleaming, civilized facade, the specialty of Lady Xenobia India. Exquisite, head-strong, and independent, India vows to make Thorn marriageable in just three weeks. But neither Thorn nor India anticipate the forbidden passion that explodes between them. Thorn will stop at nothing to make India his. Failure is not an option. But there is only one thing that will make India his ...the one thing Thorn can't afford to lose ...his fierce and lawless heart.

Other books by Eloisa James

Born to be Wilde

Born to be Wilde

Author: Eloisa James Format: Paperback Release Date: 31/07/2018

'Nothing gets me to a bookstore faster than Eloisa James' Julia Quinn Eloisa James's dazzling new Georgian-set series continues . . . The richest bachelor in England plays matchmaker . . . for an heiress he wants for himself! For beautiful, witty Lavinia Gray, there's only one thing worse than having to ask the appalling Parth Sterling to marry her: being turned down by him. Now the richest bachelor in England, Parth is not about to marry a woman as reckless and fashion-obsessed as Lavinia; he's chosen a far more suitable bride. But when he learns of Lavinia's desperate circumstances, he offers to find her a husband. Even better, he'll find her a prince. As usual, there's no problem Parth can't fix. But the more time he spends with the beguiling Lavinia, the more he finds himself wondering . . . Why does the woman who's completely wrong feel so right in his arms? The third book in New York Times bestselling Eloisa James's new series, the Wildes of Lindow Castle, is perfect for fans of Julia Quinn's Bridgertons and Eloisa's Desperate Duchesses The Wildes of Lindow Castle series: Wilde in Love Too Wilde to Wed Born to Be Wilde (coming soon) Praise for Eloisa James: 'Eloisa James is extraordinary' Lisa Kleypas 'Smart heroines, sensual heroes, witty repartee and a penchant for delicious romance have made James a fan favorite . . . readers will be hooked from beginning to end' RT Book Reviews 'Romance writing does not get much better than this' People 'Eloisa James writes with a captivating blend of charm, style, and grace that never fails to leave the reader sighing and smiling and falling in love' Julia Quinn 'Charming, romantic and unexpectedly funny' Kirkus

An Affair Before Christmas

An Affair Before Christmas

Author: Eloisa James Format: Paperback Release Date: 26/07/2018

One spectacular Christmas, Miss Perdita 'Poppy' Selby met the man she thought she would love forever. The devilishly attractive Duke of Fletcher was everything a convent-educated girl wished for in a suitor, and their wedding day was perfect. Unfortunately, no one had quite prepared Poppy for what would happen next. Four years later, Poppy and the duke have become the toast of London society, but behind closed doors the spark of their love affair has burned out. Fortunately, Poppy has a friend in Jemma, the Duchess of Beaumont. Jemma, who is toying with another man herself, reveals to Poppy a world of strategy and desire that will change Poppy's whole outlook on love forever.

Desperate Duchesses

Desperate Duchesses

Author: Eloisa James Format: Paperback Release Date: 26/07/2018

Spring 1783 . . . Jemma, Duchess of Beaumont, has just returned from Paris and is planning to shock all of London High Society - not to mention horrify her estranged husband - with scandalous soirees and a debauched grand ball. But irritating her husband comes naturally, and she needs a challenge. When her country cousin Lady Roberta St. Giles asks for help seducing the Duke of Villiers into marriage, Jemma jumps at the chance. She transforms Roberta into the most delicious and desirable woman in town. Then she lures Villiers to the house, ostensibly to play chess. But the plan backfires. Villiers responds enthusiastically to Jemma's challenge and, ignoring Roberta or indeed Jemma's husband, offers her a match - three games, the last of which is to be played blindfolded. And nude. And in bed.

Too Wilde to Wed

Too Wilde to Wed

Author: Eloisa James Format: Paperback Release Date: 29/05/2018

'Nothing gets me to a bookstore faster than Eloisa James' Julia Quinn A New York Times bestseller! Eloisa James's dazzling new Georgian-set series continues with the Wildest hero them of all . . . The handsome, rakish heir to a dukedom, Lord Roland Northbridge Wilde - known to his friends as North - left England two years ago, after being jilted by Miss Diana Belgrave. He returns from war to find that he's notorious: polite society has ruled him too wild to wed. Diana never meant to tarnish North's reputation, or his heart, but in her rush to save a helpless child, there was no time to consider the consequences of working as a governess in Lindow Castle. Now everyone has drawn the worst conclusions about the child's father, and Diana is left with bittersweet regret. When North makes it clear that he still wants her for his own, scandal or no, Diana has to fight to keep from losing her heart to the man whom she still has no intention of marrying. Yet North is returning a hardened warrior - and this is one battle he's determined to win. He wants Diana, and he'll risk everything to call her his own. Perfect for fans of Julia Quinn's Bridgertons and Eloisa's Desperate Duchesses The Wildes of Lindow Castle series: Wilde in Love Too Wilde to Wed Born to Be Wilde (coming soon) Praise for Eloisa James: 'Eloisa James is extraordinary' Lisa Kleypas 'Smart heroines, sensual heroes, witty repartee and a penchant for delicious romance have made James a fan favorite . . . readers will be hooked from beginning to end' RT Book Reviews 'Romance writing does not get much better than this' People 'Eloisa James writes with a captivating blend of charm, style, and grace that never fails to leave the reader sighing and smiling and falling in love' Julia Quinn 'Charming, romantic and unexpectedly funny' Kirkus 'With her usual wry sense of humour, Shakespearean references, delightful dialogue and highly heated love scenes, James creates an emotionally powerful romance destined for readers' keeper shelves' RT Book Review on Too Wilde to Wed 'James elevates historical romance to sublime new heights through the lithe elegance of her writing, her exceptional gift for creating richly nuanced characters, and her ability to flawlessly marry potent sensuality with a deliciously dry sense of humor' Booklist

Midsummer Delights

Midsummer Delights

Author: Eloisa James Format: eBook Release Date: 06/02/2018

Who Writes Cinderella Stories Better than Eloisa James?No Eloisa James fan should miss these enchanting short stories!AMidsummerNightsDisgrace!AfterMissCeciliaBellingworth has endured two Seasons, she decides that she would rather ruin her reputation than endure further speculation about whether her children will be silly, like her brother, Billy. She puts on a gorgeous gown anddecides to flirt outrageously with the first handsome servant she sees!Luckily, a gorgeous musician at the Duke of Ormonds ball seems the perfect candidate to create a scandal Dont miss this charming version ofCinderella, previously published in the Essex Sisters Companion Guide.AtMidnightElias Hempleworth-Gray has only one thing only of valuehis title, Earl of Leyton. Determined to leave England and the scandal of his gambler father behind, Elias hopes to turn around his fortunes and come back to claim the lady he loves, Miss Penelope White. But Penny has other plans for the man she has loved all her life...plans that include a masquerade, a stolen kiss and a lost shoe.

Wilde in Love

Wilde in Love

Author: Eloisa James Format: Paperback Release Date: 31/10/2017

One of Cosmopolitan's Best Books of 2017! 'Nothing gets me to a bookstore faster than Eloisa James' Julia Quinn The first book in Eloisa James's dazzling new series set in the Georgian period glows with her trademark wit and charm. Things are about to get Wilde . . . Lord Alaric Wilde, son of the Duke of Lindow, is the most celebrated man in England, revered for his dangerous adventures and rakish good looks. Arriving home from years abroad, he has no idea of his own celebrity until his boat is met by mobs of screaming ladies. Alaric escapes to his father's castle, but just as he grasps that he's not only famous but notorious, he encounters the very private, very witty, Miss Willa Ffynche. Willa presents the facade of a serene young lady to the world. Her love of books and bawdy jokes is purely for the delight of her intimate friends. She wants nothing to do with a man whose private life is splashed over every newspaper. Alaric has never met a woman he wanted for his own . . . until he meets Willa. He's never lost a battle. But a spirited woman like Willa isn't going to make it easy . . . Perfect for fans of Julia Quinn's Bridgertons and Eloisa's Desperate Duchesses The Wildes of Lindow Castle series: Wilde in Love Too Wilde to Wed Born to Be Wilde (coming soon) Praise for Eloisa James: 'Eloisa James is extraordinary' Lisa Kleypas 'Smart heroines, sensual heroes, witty repartee and a penchant for delicious romance have made James a fan favorite . . . readers will be hooked from beginning to end' RT Book Reviews 'Romance writing does not get much better than this' People 'Eloisa James writes with a captivating blend of charm, style, and grace that never fails to leave the reader sighing and smiling and falling in love' Julia Quinn 'Charming, romantic and unexpectedly funny' Kirkus

Seven Minutes in Heaven

Seven Minutes in Heaven

Author: Eloisa James Format: Paperback Release Date: 31/01/2017

'Eloisa James is extraordinary.' People Magazine 'Nothing gets me to a bookstore faster than Eloisa James.' Julia Quinn A sparkling new Regency romance from New York Times bestselling author Eloisa James, linked to Four Nights with the Duke and Three Weeks with Lady X Witty and elusive Eugenia Snowe has all society begging for one of her premiere governesses - except the powerful Edward Reeve, who bursts into her office with his arrogant demands. He promises her heaven. No question that Eugenia enjoys crossing wits with the brilliant inventor, but soon it becomes clear that Ward wants far more than a governess. He wants Eugenia, and he'll stop at nothing to have her - including kidnapping. Will Eugenia lose her heart in the most reckless gamble of her life, or will she discover the sweetest pleasure she's ever known? She gives him seven minutes. 'Another bright, delightful read from a queen of historical romance.' Kirkus Reviews 'RITA Award-winner James woos readers with another irresistible liaison of lushly sensual romance and deliciously wicked with, and her flair for crafting unforgettable, richly dimensional characters is the satisfying center of this scrumptious literary confection.' Booklist

Official Essex Sisters Companion Guide

Official Essex Sisters Companion Guide

Author: Eloisa James, Jody Gayle Format: eBook Release Date: 24/05/2016

New York Timesbestselling author Eloisa James delivers fascinating behind-the-scenes look in the Essex Sisters world, along with a brand-new short story in the seriesThis is a book no Eloisa James fan should miss! Eloisa revisits the scintillating world of the Essex Sisters with A Midsummer Nights Disgrace, a new story featuring a young lady, Cece, who would rather ruin her own reputation than endure further speculation about whether her children will be silly, like her brother, Billy. Happily for fans of Pleasure for Pleasure, Ceces best friend is Josie, Countess of Mayne!Just as exciting, the Companion includes not only Eloisas original notes about each book and her extra chapters, but a 170-page alternate ending toKiss Me, Annabel. Eloisa discarded this shockingly different plot after writing one draft, and the published novel went in an entirely new direction. Make up your own mind about which is betterEloisas original, or the final book!Super fan Jody Gayles engaging guide includes essays about fascinating historical details, including period fashion designs. Explore the world of horse racing and tour the London theater scene. Delve into the rich history and deep literary tradition that makes Eloisa one of the top writers of historical romance.The Companion also gives you a sneak peek at Eloisas newest full-length novella, A Gentleman Never Tellswhich springs from the world of the Essex Sisters! What will happen when one of the men who ruined an heiress debut by labeling her a Wooly Breeder (and Josie Essex a Scottish Sausage) decides that its time to make amends?

My American Duchess

My American Duchess

Author: Eloisa James Format: Paperback Release Date: 26/01/2016

The bestselling author of Four Nights with the Duke returns with a sparkling new Historical romance, perfect for fans of Julia Quinn, Stephanie Laurens and Lisa Kleypas. The arrogant Duke of Trent intends to marry a well-bred Englishwoman. The last woman he would ever consider marrying is the adventuresome Merry Pelford - an American heiress who has infamously jilted two fiances. But after one provocative encounter with the captivating Merry, Trent desires her more than any woman he has ever met. He is determined to have her as his wife, no matter what it takes. And Trent is a man who always gets what he wants. The problem is, Merry is already betrothed, and the former runaway bride has vowed to make it all the way to the altar. As honour clashes with irresistible passion, Trent realizes the stakes are higher than anyone could have imagined. In his battle to save Merry and win her heart, one thing becomes clear: All is fair in love and war. 'Eloisa James is extraordinary.' - Lisa Kleypas

Enchanting Pleasures

Enchanting Pleasures

Author: Eloisa James Format: eBook Release Date: 14/04/2015

People magazine named Eloisa James' novel Midnight Pleasures "e;Page Turner of the Week"e; and raved, "e;Romance writing does not get much better than this."e; Now the acclaimed author returns with another sumptuous tale of passion and misadventure in Regency England.Gabrielle Jerningham cherishes the portrait of her betrothed, the perfect Peter Dewland ... until she meets his commanding older brother Quill. But it is Peter to whom she has been promised. And how can she possibly transform her voluptuous, outspoken self into the poised gentlewoman Peter requires?When Gabby's shocking decolletage plunges to her waist at her first ball, Peter is humiliated. But Quill comes to the rescue, to the peril of his heart. An accident years before has left Quill plagued by headaches-the kind that grow more excruciating with strenuous exercise. Needless to say, this hardly bodes well for siring progeny. But the very sight of Gabby leaves Quill breathless. One forbidden kiss and Quill vows to have her, headaches and Peter be damned! But it will take a clever man-and a cleverer woman-to turn the tables on propriety and find their way to true love.

Four Nights With the Duke

Four Nights With the Duke

Author: Eloisa James Format: Paperback Release Date: 31/03/2015

Eloisa James returns with another fabulous romance in her New York Times bestselling Desperate Duchesses series! As a young girl, Emilia Gwendolyn Carrington told the annoying future Duke of Pindar that she would marry any man in the world before him-so years later she is horrified to realize that she has nowhere else to turn. Evander Septimus Brody has his own reasons for agreeing to Mia's audacious proposal, but there's one thing he won't give his inconvenient wife: himself. Instead, he offers Mia a devil's bargain . . . he will spend four nights a year with her. Four nights, and nothing more. And those only when she begs for them. Which Mia will never do. Now Vander faces the most crucial challenge of his life: he must seduce his own wife in order to win her heart-and no matter what it takes, this is the one battle he can't afford to lose. Eloisa's witty, romantic Georgian romances are perfect for fans of Julia Quinn, Lisa Kleypas and Georgette Heyer

Midnight Pleasures

Midnight Pleasures

Author: Eloisa James Format: eBook Release Date: 13/01/2015

In the night, all rules are forgotten ...Eloisa James, the acclaimed author of Potent Pleasures, returns to Regency England with an unforgettable new heroine-a genteel but naughty innocent who gets more than she bargains for when she finally says yes to love.To her legions of adoring suitors, it comes as quite a shock when Lady Sophie York rejects an offer of marriage from the dashing, rakish Patrick Foakes in favor of amiable but dull Braddon Chatwin. He may be an earl, but it is Patrick's stolen kisses that sear her lips.When Patrick, in disguise, scales a ladder to retrieve his friend's fiancee, he never expects the elopement to be his own. Neither does Sophie, Braddon, or the rest of the tattling ton. One hasty wedding later, the passionate innocent and the sophisticated rogue play out their own intricate dance as Sophie masters what it takes to keep a man where he belongs. And Patrick learns the ultimate lesson in love.

Potent Pleasures

Potent Pleasures

Author: Eloisa James Format: eBook Release Date: 16/12/2014

Nothing is more seductive than temptation.Reckless desire sends Charlotte Daicheston into the garden with a dashing masked stranger. He's powerful and unforgettable, a devastatingly handsome footman who lures her-not against her will-into a grand indiscretion at a masquerade ball. Then he vanishes.Several years later, after Charlotte has made her dazzling debut in London society, they meet again. But the rogue is no footman. He's rich, titled, and he doesn't remember Charlotte. Worse, he's the subject of some scandalous gossip: rumor has it that the earl's virility is in question.Charlotte, who knows all too intimately the power of his passion, is stunned by the gossip that has set society ablaze. At last there can be a storybook ending ... unless, of course, Charlotte's one mad indiscretion had not been with him at all.

Midnight Pleasures

Midnight Pleasures

Author: Eloisa James Format: Paperback Release Date: 03/07/2014

To her legions of adoring suitors, it comes as quite a shock when Lady Sophie York rejects an offer of marriage from the dashing, rakish Patrick Foakes in favor of amiable but dull Braddon Chatwin. He may be an earl, but it is Patrick's stolen kisses that sear her lips. When Patrick, in disguise, scales a ladder to retrieve his friend's fiancee, he never expects the elopement to be his own. Neither does Sophie, Braddon, or the rest of the tattling ton. One hasty wedding later, the passionate innocent and the sophisticated rogue play out their own intricate dance as Sophie masters what it takes to keep a man where he belongs. And Patrick learns the ultimate lesson in love.

Enchanting Pleasures

Enchanting Pleasures

Author: Eloisa James Format: Paperback Release Date: 03/07/2014

Gabrielle Jerningham cherishes the portrait of her betrothed, the perfect Peter Dewland...until she meets his commanding older brother Quill. But it is Peter to whom she has been promised. And how can she possibly transform her voluptuous, outspoken self into the poised gentlewoman Peter requires? When Gabby's shocking decolletage plunges to her waist at her first ball, Peter is humiliated. But Quill comes to the rescue, to the peril of his heart. An accident years before has left Quill plagued by headaches--the kind that grows more excruciating with strenuous exercise. Needless to say, this hardly bodes well for siring progeny. But the very sight of Gabby leaves Quill breathless. One forbidden kiss and Quill vows to have her, headaches--and Peter--be damned! But it will take a clever man--and a cleverer woman--to turn the tables on propriety and find their way to true love....

Potent Pleasures

Potent Pleasures

Author: Eloisa James Format: Paperback Release Date: 03/07/2014

Nothing is more seductive than temptation. Reckless desire sends Charlotte Daicheston into the garden with a dashing masked stranger. He's powerful, unforgettable, a devastatingly handsome footman who lures her - not against her will - into a grand indiscretion at a masquerade ball. Then he vanishes. Several years later, after Charlotte has made her dazzling debut in London society, they meet again. But the rogue is no footman. He's rich, titled, and he doesn't remember Charlotte. Worse, he's the subject of some scandalous gossip: rumour has it, the earl's virility is in question. Charlotte, who knows all too intimately the power of his passion, is stunned by the gossip that has set society ablaze. At last, there can be a storybook ending...unless, of course, Charlotte's one mad indiscretion had not been with him at all....

Three Weeks with Lady X

Three Weeks with Lady X

Author: Eloisa James Format: Paperback Release Date: 25/03/2014

Having made a fortune, Thorn Dautry, the powerful bastard son of a duke, decides that he needs a wife. But to marry a lady, Thorn must acquire a gleaming, civilized facade, the specialty of Lady Xenobia India. Exquisite, head-strong, and independent, India vows to make Thorn marriageable in just three weeks. But neither Thorn nor India anticipate the forbidden passion that explodes between them. Thorn will stop at nothing to make India his. Failure is not an option. But there is only one thing that will make India his ...the one thing Thorn can't afford to lose ...his fierce and lawless heart.

Duchess in Love Number 1 in series

Duchess in Love Number 1 in series

Author: Eloisa James Format: Paperback Release Date: 09/07/2013

Gina was forced into marriage with Camden, the Duke of Girton, at an age when she'd have been better off in a schoolroom than a ballroom. Directly after the ceremony her handsome spouse promptly fled to the continent, leaving the marriage unconsummated and Gina quite indignant. Now she is one of the most well-known ladies in London . . . living on the edge of scandal - desired by many men, but resisting giving herself to anyone. Finally, Camden has returned home to discover that his naive bride has blossomed into the toast of the ton. Which leaves Cam in the most uncomfortable position of discovering that he has the bad manners to be falling in love - with his own wife!

Fool for Love Number 2 in series

Fool for Love Number 2 in series

Author: Eloisa James Format: Paperback Release Date: 09/07/2013

Lady Henrietta Maclellan longs for the romantic swirl of a London season. But as a rusticating country maiden, she has always kept her sensuous nature firmly under wraps - until she meets Simon Darby. Simon makes her want to whisper promises late at night, exchange kisses on a balcony and receive illicit love notes. So Henrietta lets her imagination soar and writes a letter . . . a very steamy love letter that somehow becomes shockingly public. Everyone supposes that he has written the letter to her, but the truth hardly matters in the face of the scandal to come if they don't marry at once. But nothing has quite prepared Henrietta for the pure sensuality of Simon, who has vowed he will never turn himself into a fool over a woman. So, while debutantes swoon as he disdainfully strides past the lovely ladies of the ton, he ignores them all . . . until Henrietta. Could it be possible that he has been the foolish one all along?

A Wild Pursuit Number 3 in series

A Wild Pursuit Number 3 in series

Author: Eloisa James Format: Paperback Release Date: 09/07/2013

It is whispered behind the fans of London's dowagers and in the corners of the fashionable ballrooms that scandal follows wilfully wild Lady Beatrix Lennox wherever she goes. Three years earlier, the debutante created a sensation by being found in a distinctly compromising position. Now the ton has branded her as unmarriageable, her family has called her a vixen, and Beatrix sees no reason not to go after what - and who - she wishes. And she wants Stephen Fairfax-Lacy, the handsome Earl of Spade. Beatrix, with her brazen suggestions and irresistibly sensuous allure, couldn't be more different from the earl's ideal future bride. Yet Beatrix brings out a wildness in him that he has tried to deny for far too long. Still, he's not about to play love's game by Lady Beatrix's rules. She may be used to being on top in affairs of the heart, but that will soon change.

Your Wicked Ways Number 4 in series

Your Wicked Ways Number 4 in series

Author: Eloisa James Format: Paperback Release Date: 09/07/2013

Helen, the Countess Godwin, knows there is nothing more unbearably tedious than a virtuous woman. After all, she's been one for ten long years while her scoundrel of a husband lives with strumpets and causes scandal after scandal. So she decides it's time for a change: she styles her hair in the newest, most daring mode, puts on a shockingly transparent gown and goes to a ball like Cinderella, hoping to find a Prince Charming to sweep her off her feet . . . and into his bed. But instead of a prince, she finds only her own volatile, infuriatingly handsome husband, Rees, the Earl Godwin. They'd eloped to Gretna Green in a fiery passion, but passions can sometimes burn too hot to last. However, Rees now makes her a brazen offer, and Helene decides to become his wife again . . . but not in name only. No, this time she decides to be very, very wicked indeed.

Much Ado About You

Much Ado About You

Author: Eloisa James Format: eBook Release Date: 02/07/2013

When youre the oldest daughter, you dont get to have any fun!Witty, orphaned Tess Essex faces her duty: marry well and marry quickly, so she can arrange matches for her three sisters -- beautiful Annabel, romantic Imogen and practical Josie. After all, right now theyre under the rather awkward guardianship of the perpetually tipsy Duke of Holbrook. But just when she begins to think that all might end well, one of her sisters bolts with a horse-mad young lord, and her own fianc just plain runs away.Which leaves Tess contemplating marriage to the sort of man she wishes to avoid -- one of Londons most infamous rakes. Lucius Felton is a rogue whose own mother considers him irredeemable! Hes delicious, Annabel points out. And hes rich, Josie notes. But although Tess finally consents to marry him, it may be for the worst reason of all. Absurd as she knows it to be, she may have fallen utterly in love . . .

Kiss Me, Annabel

Kiss Me, Annabel

Author: Eloisa James Format: eBook Release Date: 02/07/2013

The rules of marriage . . . according to Miss Annabel EssexA husband must be:Rich.Make that very rich. Shes had enough of leaky roofs and thread-worn clothing.English.London is the center of the civilized world, and Annabel has a passion for silk and hot water.Amiable.Good-looking would be nice, but not necessary. Same for intelligent.Isnt she lucky? Shes found just the man! And her chosen spouse is nothing like the impoverished Scottish Earl of Ardmore, who has nothing but his gorgeous eyes, his brainand his kissesto recommend him.So what cruel twist of fate put her in a carriage on her way to Scotland with just that impoverished earl and all the world thinking theyre man and wife? Sleeping in the same bed? Not to mention the game of words started by the earlin which the prize is a kiss. And the forfeit . . .Well. They are almost married, after all!

With This Kiss: The Complete Collection

With This Kiss: The Complete Collection

Author: Eloisa James Format: eBook Release Date: 25/06/2013

With This Kiss: Part One Lady Grace Ryburn, the daughter of the Duke and Duchess of Ashbrook, has fallen wildly in love with Colin Barry, a dashing young lieutenant serving his country in the Royal Navy. When he returns home to exuberant celebrations, will he even notice the quiet wallflower he grew up with or will he fall for Graces sparkling, gorgeous sister?With This Kiss: Part Two Lady Grace Ryburn has accepted another mans proposal after the love of her life, Lieutenant Colin Barry, asked for her own sisters hand in marriage.But when Colin returns home from the wars, injured in body and spirit, will she be able to turn her back and marry another? Or will she throw away every rule her mother taught her and try to seduce a man who has shown no interest in her kisses?With This Kiss: Part Three Lieutenant Colin Barry returns from the wars knowing that he has no right to steal Grace from the arms of her fianc. Yet the same warriors spirit that won so many battles at sea is prompting him to throw propriety to the winds, imitate his pirate father, and simply take what he most desires!

Once Upon a Tower Number 5 in series

Once Upon a Tower Number 5 in series

Author: Eloisa James Format: Paperback Release Date: 28/05/2013

'Nothing gets me to a bookstore faster than Eloisa James' - Julia Quinn Once upon a time a duke fell in love... Gowan Stoughton of Craigievar, Duke of Kinross, values order and self-control above all else. So when he meets a lady as serene as she is beautiful, he promptly asks for her hand in marriage. With a lady... Edie - whose passionate temperament is the opposite of serene - had such a high fever at her own debut ball that she didn't notice anyone, not even the notoriously elusive Duke of Kinross. When her father accepts his offer... she panics. And when their marriage night isn't all it could be, she pretends. In a tower. But Edie's inability to hide her feelings makes pretending impossible, and when their marriage implodes, she retreats to a tower - locking Gowan out. Now Gowan faces his greatest challenge. Neither commands nor reason work with his spirited young bride. How can he convince her to give him the keys to the tower . . . when she already has the keys to his heart? 'Eloisa James is extraordinary' - Lisa Kleypas 'Romance writing does not get much better than this' - People

Once Upon a Tower

Once Upon a Tower

Author: Eloisa James Format: eBook Release Date: 28/05/2013

Once upon a timeA duke fell in loveGowan Stoughton of Craigievar, Duke of Kinross, values order and self-control above all else. So when he meets a lady as serene as she is beautiful,he promptly asks for her hand in marriage.With a ladyEdiewhose passionate temperament is the opposite of serenehad such a high fever at her own debut ball that she didnt notice anyone, not even the notoriously elusive Duke of Kinross. When her father accepts his offer she panics.And when their marriage night isnt all it could be,she pretends.In a tower.But Edies inability to hide her feelings makes pretending impossible,and when their marriage implodes,she retreats to a towerlocking Gowan out.Now Gowan faces his greatest challenge. Neither commands nor reason work with his spirited young bride. How can he convince her to give him the keys to the towerWhen she already has the keys to his heart?

As You Wish

As You Wish

Author: Eloisa James Format: Paperback Release Date: 26/03/2013

'Nothing gets me to a bookstore faster than Eloisa James' - Julia Quinn From New York Times bestselling author Eloisa James come two stunningly sensual stories in which gentlemen who rule the waves learn that true danger lies not on the high seas, but in the mistakes that can break a heart . . . and ruin a life for ever. As You Wish Lady Grace Ryburn is in love with a dashing young lieutenant, Colin Barry, but she turns away, thinking that Colin is in love with her sister. Should Colin throw propriety to the winds, imitate his pirate father, and simply take what he most desires? Seduced by a Pirate After years at sea, Sir Griffin Barry comes home to claim his wife. But is Phoebe his wife, if their marriage was never consummated? As an infamous pirate, Griffin claimed and kept gold and jewels . . . but this is one treasure that will not be so easy to capture. Includes a teaser of Eloisa James's next book Once Upon A Tower. 'Romance writing does not get better than this' People Magazine

With This Kiss: Part Three

With This Kiss: Part Three

Author: Eloisa James Format: eBook Release Date: 26/03/2013

With This Kiss: Part Three Lieutenant Colin Barry returns from the wars injured in body and spirit, knowing that he has no right to steal Grace from the arms of her fianc. Yet the same warriors spirit that won so many battles at sea is prompting him to throw propriety to the winds, imitate his pirate father, and simply take what he most desires!Authors Note: Dont forget to read Parts One and Two! Reading this installment first would be like eating the icing before you even get it onto a cupcake.

With This Kiss: Part Two

With This Kiss: Part Two

Author: Eloisa James Format: eBook Release Date: 19/03/2013

With This Kiss: Part Two Lady Grace Ryburn has accepted another mans proposal after the love of her life, Lieutenant Colin Barry, asked for her own sisters hand in marriage.But when Colin returns home from the wars, injured in body and spirit, will she be able to turn her back and marry another? Or will she throw away every rule her mother taught her and try to seduce a man who has shown no interest in her kisses?Authors Note: Be sure to read Part One first! You need to know the story of how Grace fell in love with Colin . . .

With This Kiss: Part One

With This Kiss: Part One

Author: Eloisa James Format: eBook Release Date: 12/03/2013

With This Kiss: Part OneLady Grace Ryburn, the daughter of the Duke and Duchess of Ashbrook, has fallen wildly in love with Colin Barry, a dashing young lieutenant serving his country in the Royal Navy. When he returns home to exuberant celebrations, will he even notice the quiet wallflower he grew up with or will he fall for Graces sparkling, gorgeous sister?Authors Note: Lady Grace is the eldest daughter of the Duke and Duchess of Ashbrook, from The Ugly Duchess, and Colin is the eldest adopted son of Sir Griffin Barry, from Seduced by a Pirate. In its entirety, With This Kiss is a 200-page double-length novella.

Seduced by a Pirate

Seduced by a Pirate

Author: Eloisa James Format: eBook Release Date: 30/10/2012

Seduced by a Pirate is an original, RITA-award winning e-novella from New York Times bestselling author Eloisa James. Sir Griffin Barry is one of the most feared pirates on the high seas, piloting the Flying Poppy, a ship he named after the wife whom he fondly (if vaguely) remembers, since they were together only a matter of hours.What happens when a pirate decides to come home to his wifeif she is his wife, given that the marriage was never consummated? And what happens when that pirate strolls through his front door and is met byWell, that's a surprise!Seduced by a Pirate and a long novella, With This Kiss, can be found in print in Eloisa's collection, As You Wish. Seduced by a Pirate includes three chapters of a companion novel, The Ugly Duchess.

This Duchess of Mine

This Duchess of Mine

Author: Eloisa James Format: eBook Release Date: 16/10/2012

No man can resist Jemma's sensuous allure . . . Except her own husband!Wedding bells celebrating the arranged marriage between the lovely Duchess of Beaumont and her staid, imperturbable duke had scarcely fallen silent when a shocking discovery sent Jemma running from the ducal mansion. For the next nine years she cavorted abroad, creating one delicious scandal after another (if one is to believe the rumors).Elijah, Duke of Beaumont, did believe those rumors.But the handsome duke needs an heir, so he summons his seductive wife home. Jemma laughs at Elijah's cool eyes and icy heartbut to her secret shock, she doesn't share his feelings. In fact, she wants the impossible: her husband's heart at her feet.But what manner of seduction will make a man fall desperately in love . . . with his own wife?

When the Duke Returns

When the Duke Returns

Author: Eloisa James Format: eBook Release Date: 11/09/2012

The Duchess of Cosway yearns for a man she has never met . . . her husband.Married by proxy as a child, Lady Isidore has spent years fending off lecherous men in every European court while waiting to meet her husband. She's determined to accept him, no matter how unattractive the duke turns out to be. When she finally lures Simeon Jermyn back to London, his dark handsomeness puts Isidore's worst fears to restuntil disaster strikes.The duke demands an annulment.Forsaking his adventuresome past, Simeon has returned to London ready to embrace the life of a proper duke, only to find that his supposed wife is too ravishing, too headstrong, and too sensual to be the docile duchess he has in mind. But Isidore will not give up her claim to the titleor himwithout a fight.She will do whatever it takes to capture Simeon's heart, even if it means sacrificing her virtue. After all, a consummated marriage cannot be annulled.Yet in forcing Simeon into a delicious surrender, will Isidore risk not only her dignitybut her heart?

The Ugly Duchess Number 4 in series

The Ugly Duchess Number 4 in series

Author: Eloisa James Format: Paperback Release Date: 28/08/2012

'Nothing gets me to a bookstore faster than Eloisa James' - Julia Quinn How can she dare to imagine he loves her... when all London calls her The Ugly Duchess? Theodora Saxby is the last woman anyone expects the gorgeous James Ryburn, heir to the Duchy of Ashbrook, to marry. But after a romantic proposal before the prince himself, even practical Theo finds herself convinced of her soon-to-be duke's passion. Still, the tabloids give the marriage six months. Theo would have given it a lifetime . . . until she discovers that James desires not her heart, and certainly not her countenance, but her dowry. Society was shocked by their wedding, but it's scandalized by their separation. James heads to sea where he becomes a notorious pirate, and Theo builds their estate into a flourishing concern. Back from the seas, a scandalous tattoo of a poppy under one eye, James now faces the battle of his lifetime: convincing Theo that he loved the duckling who blossomed into the swan. Theo will quickly find that for a man with the soul of a pirate, all's fair in love - or war. 'Eloisa James is extraordinary' - Lisa Kleypas 'Romance writing does not get much better than this' - People

Ugly Duchess

Ugly Duchess

Author: Eloisa James Format: eBook Release Date: 28/08/2012

Eloisa James is extraordinary.Lisa KleypasNothing gets me to the bookstore faster than a new novel by Eloisa James.Julia QuinnNew York Times bestselling author Eloisa James gives the classic Hans Christian Andersen story of The Ugly Duckling a wonderful, witty, and delightfully passionate twist. The Ugly Duchess is another fairytale inspired romance from the unparalleled storyteller whose writing, author Teresa Medieros raves, is truly scrumptious. A sexy and fun historical romance, Jamess winning tale of a glorious reawakening does not feature ducks and swansrather its a charming story of a young woman unaware of her own beauty, suddenly duty-bound to wed the dashing gentleman who has always been her platonic best frienduntil now.

Duchess By Night

Duchess By Night

Author: Eloisa James Format: eBook Release Date: 14/08/2012

A Mischievous Charade . . . Harriet, Duchess of Berrow, is tired of her title and the responsibilities that come along with it. Enough with proper tea parties and elegant balls; what Harriet really wants is to attend an outrageous soiree where she can unleash her wildest whims and desires. But to attend such an eventespecially if the event in question is Lord Justinian Strange's rollicking fete, filled with noble rogues and rotters, risqu ladies and illicit loverswould be certain scandal. That's why she must disguise herself . . .Looking forward to a night of uninhibited pleasure, Lord Strange is shocked to discover that beneath the clothes of a no-good rake is the most beautiful woman in the room. Why is a woman like her risking her reputation at his notorious affair? And can he possibly entice her to stay . . . forever?

Your Wicked Ways

Your Wicked Ways

Author: Eloisa James Format: eBook Release Date: 03/04/2012

Helene, the Countess Godwin, knows there is nothing more unbearably tedious than a virtuous woman. After all, she's been one for ten long years while her scoundrel of a husband lives with strumpets and causes scandal after scandal. So she decides it's time for a change -- she styles her hair in the newest, daring mode, puts on a shockingly transparent gown, and goes to a ball like Cinderella, hoping to find a prince charming to sweep her off her feet...and into his bed.But instead of a prince, she finds only her own volatile, infuriatingly handsome...husband, Rees, the Earl Godwin. They'd eloped to Gretna Green in a fiery passion, but passion can sometimes burn too hot to last.But now, Rees makes her a brazen offer, and Helene decides to become his wife again...but not in name only. No, this time she decides to be very, very wicked indeed.

Paris in Love

Paris in Love

Author: Eloisa James Format: eBook Release Date: 03/04/2012

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER *;From the author of Wilde in Love, a joyful chronicle of a year in one of the most beautiful cities in the world: Paris. ';What a beautiful and delightful tasting menu of a book: the kids, the plump little dog, the Italian husband. Reading this memoir was like wandering through a Parisian patisserie in a dream. I absolutely loved it.'Elizabeth Gilbert, author of Eat, Pray, Love When bestselling romance author Eloisa James took a sabbatical from her day job as a Shakespeare professor, she also took a leap that many people dream about: She sold her house and moved her family to Paris. With no classes to teach, no committee meetings to attend, no lawn to mow or cars to park, Eloisa revels in the ordinary pleasures of lifediscovering corner museums that tourists overlook, chronicling Frenchwomen's sartorial triumphs, walking from one end of Paris to another. She copes with her Italian husband's notions of quality time; her two hilarious children, ages eleven and fifteen, as they navigate schoolsnot to mention pubertyin a foreign language; and her mother-in-law Marina's raised eyebrow in the kitchen (even as Marina overfeeds Milo, the family dog). Paris in Love invites the reader into the life of a New York Times bestselling author and her spirited, enchanting family, framed by la ville de l'amour. Praise for Paris in Love ';Exhilarating and enchanting . . . brims with a casual wisdom about life.'Chicago Tribune ';In this delightful charm-bracelet of a memoir, [Eloisa James shares] her adventures as an American suddenly immersed in all things Frenchfood, clothes, joie de vivre.'People ';Enchanting . . . gives the reader a sense of being immersed along with James in Paris for a year . . . you see the rain, taste the food, observe the people.'USA Today ';This delectable confection, which includes recipes, is more than a visit to a glorious city: it is also a tour of a family, a marriage, and a love that has no borders. Tres magnifique!'Library Journal (starred review) ';A charming, funny and poignant memoir . . . steeped in Paris and suffused with love.'Star Tribune ';Charming . . . a romancefor a city, a life, a family, and love itself.'The Huffington Post

Wild Pursuit

Wild Pursuit

Author: Eloisa James Format: eBook Release Date: 20/03/2012

It is whispered behind the fans of London's dowagers and in the corners of fashionable ballrooms that scandal follows willfully wild Lady Beatrix Lennox wherever she goes.Three years before, the debutante created a sensation by being found in a distinctly compromising position. Now, the ton has branded her as unmarriageable, her family has called her a vixen, and Beatrix sees no reason not to go after what -- and who -- she wishes. And she wants Stephen Fairfax-Lacy, the handsome Earl of Spade. Beatrix, with her brazen suggestions and irresistibly sensuous allure, couldn't be more different from the earl's ideal future bride. Yet Beatrix brings out a wildness in the earl he has tried to deny far too long. Still, he's not about to play love's game by Lady Beatrix's rules. She may be used to being on top in affairs of the heart, but that will soon change.

Fool for Love

Fool for Love

Author: Eloisa James Format: eBook Release Date: 07/02/2012

The WomanLady Henrietta Maclellan longs for the romantic swirl of a London season. But as a rusticating country maiden, she has always kept her sensuous nature firmly under wraps -- until she meets Simon Darby. Simon makes her want to whisper promises late at night, exchange kisses on a balcony, receive illicit love notes. So Henrietta lets her imagination soar and writes...The LetterA very steamy love letter that becomes shockingly public. Everyone supposes that he has written it to her, but the truth hardly matters in the face of the scandal to come if they don't marry at once. But nothing has quite prepared Henrietta for the pure sensuality of...The ManSimon has vowed he will never turn himself into a fool over a woman. So, while debutantes swoon as he disdainfully strides past the lovely ladies of the ton, he ignores them all...until Henrietta. Could it be possible that he has been the foolish one all along?

Duchess in Love

Duchess in Love

Author: Eloisa James Format: eBook Release Date: 31/01/2012

A Duke in RetreatGina was forced into marriage with the Duke of Girton at an age when she'd have been better off in a schoolroom than a ballroom. Directly after the ceremony her handsome spouse promptly fled to the continent, leaving the marriage unconsummated and Gina quite indignant.A Lady In the MiddleNow, she is one of the most well-known ladies in London ... living on the edge of scandaldesired by many men, but resisting giving herself to any one.A Duchess in LoveFinally, Camden, the Duke of Girton, has returned home, to discover that his nave bride has blossomed into the toast of the ton. Which leaves Cam in the most uncomfortable position of discovering that he has the bad manners to be falling in lovewith his own wife!

The Duke is Mine Number 3 in series

The Duke is Mine Number 3 in series

Author: Eloisa James Format: Paperback Release Date: 29/12/2011

'Nothing gets me to a bookstore faster than Eloisa James' - Julia Quinn Once upon a time, not so very long ago... Tarquin, the powerful Duke of Sconce, knows perfectly well that the decorous and fashionably slender Georgiana Lytton will make him a proper duchess. So why can't he stop thinking about her twin sister, the curvy, headstrong, and altogether unconventional Olivia? Not only is Olivia betrothed to another man, but their improper - albeit intoxicating - flirtation makes her unsuitability all the more clear. Determined to make a perfect match, he methodically cuts Olivia from his thoughts, allowing logic and duty to triumph over passion . . . until, in his darkest hour, Tarquin begins to question whether perfection has anything to do with love. To win Olivia's hand he would have to give up all the beliefs he holds most dear, and surrender heart, body and soul - but it may already be too late. 'Eloisa James is extraordinary' - Lisa Kleypas 'Romance writing does not get much better than this' - People

Duke Is Mine

Duke Is Mine

Author: Eloisa James Format: eBook Release Date: 27/12/2011

Destiny will be decided betweenthe sheets in this all-new tale of The Princess and the Pea.For Olivia Lytton, betrothal to the Duke ofCanterwickhardly a Prince Charmingfeelsmore like a curse than a happily-ever-after.At least his noble status will help her sister,Georgiana, secure an engagement with thebrooding, handsome Tarquin, Duke of Sconce,a perfect match for her in every way . . . every waybut one. Tarquin has fallen in love with Olivia. Quin never puts passion before reason.And reason says that Georgiana is his idealbride. But the sensual, fiery, strong-willedOlivia ignites an unknown longing in hima desire they are both powerless to resist.When a scandalous affair begins, they risklosing everythingOlivias engagement, hersisters friendship, and their own fragile love.Only one thing can save themand itawaits in the bedroom, where a magnificentmattress holds life-changing answers tothe greatest romantic riddle of all.

Pleasure for Pleasure

Pleasure for Pleasure

Author: Eloisa James Format: eBook Release Date: 23/12/2011

Fueled by the knowledge that notoriety is better than failure, witty, unconventional Josie does what no proper young lady shouldshe challenges fate. She discards her corset and flirts outrageously. She attends the horse races and allows an arrogant rakehell to whisk her behind the stables for a surreptitious kiss . . . and is caught!She doesn't want to marry the young hellionbut who's to help? Her chaperone keeps disappearing for mysterious appointments; her guardian is on his wedding trip; and his friend the Earl of Mayne is too busy staring into the eyes of his exquisite French fiance.Can a marriage forced by stuffy convention and unwilling desire become the match of the season?

Winning the Wallflower

Winning the Wallflower

Author: Eloisa James Format: eBook Release Date: 06/12/2011

A delightful ebook original novella from New York Times bestselling author Eloisa James. Winning the Wallflower introduces Lady Lucy Towerton, who is plain, tall, and considered very lucky to be betrothed to a man who lauds her irreproachable propriety. When she unexpectedly becomes an heiressand belle of the ballshe breaks her engagement and makes up her mind to never be proper again. Includes lengthy bonus excerpts from 4 other titles.

When Beauty Tamed the Beast

When Beauty Tamed the Beast

Author: Eloisa James Format: eBook Release Date: 11/10/2011

Miss Linnet Berry Thrynne is a Beauty . . . Naturally, she's betrothed to a Beast.Piers Yelverton, Earl of Marchant, lives in a castle in Wales where, it is rumored, his bad temper flays everyone he crosses. And rumor also has it that a wound has left the earl immune to the charms of any woman. Linnet is not just any woman.She is more than merely lovely: her wit and charm brought a prince to his knees. She estimates the earl will fall madly in lovein just two weeks.Yet Linnet has no idea of the danger posed to her own heart by a man who may never love her in return.If she decides to be very wicked indeed . . . what price will she pay for taming his wild heart?

When Beauty Tamed The Beast Number 2 in series

When Beauty Tamed The Beast Number 2 in series

Author: Eloisa James Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/09/2011

'Nothing gets me to a bookstore faster than Eloisa James' - Julia QuinnMiss Linnet Berry Thrynne is a Beauty . . . Naturally, she's betrothed to a Beast.If only her gown hadn't been so fully cut, or she hadn't been caught kissing that prince . . . But now the ton believes Linnet to be with royal child - and therefore unmarriageable - so she might as well make her desperate father happy by consenting to wed a beast.A brilliant surgeon with a reputation for losing his temper - and a wound believed to have left him . . . incapable - Piers, Earl of Montague, should welcome a bride-to-be carrying a ready-made, blue-blooded heir. But Piers isn't fooled by the lady's subterfuge, and though Linnet's devilishly smart and charming with a loveliness that outshines the sun, there will be no wedding of beauty to beast.Still, Linnet finds the gorgeous brute intriguing, with a spark of gentility behind his growl that's worth fanning. And it's obvious to the naked eye that 'incapable' does not mean 'uninterested'...'Eloisa James is extraordinary' - Lisa Kleypas'Romance writing does not get much better than this' - People

A Kiss At Midnight Number 1 in series

A Kiss At Midnight Number 1 in series

Author: Eloisa James Format: Paperback Release Date: 04/08/2011

'Nothing gets me to a bookstore faster than Eloisa James' - Julia QuinnMiss Kate Daltry doesn't believe in fairy tales . . . or happily ever after.Forced by her stepmother to attend a ball, Kate meets a prince, and decides he's anything but charming. A clash of wits and wills ensues, but they both know their irresistible attraction will lead nowhere. For Gabriel is promised to another woman - a princess whose hand in marriage will fulfil his ruthless ambitions.Gabriel likes his fiancee, which is a welcome turn of events, but he doesn't love her, and knows, he should be wooing his bride-to-be, not the witty, impoverished beauty who refuses to fawn over him.Godmothers and glass slippers notwithstanding, this is one fairy tale in which destiny conspires to destroy any chance that Kate and Gabriel might have a happily ever after - unless one kiss at the stroke of midnight changes everything.'Eloisa James is extraordinary' - Lisa Kleypas'Romance writing does not get much better than this' - People

Fool Again

Fool Again

Author: Eloisa James Format: eBook Release Date: 26/04/2011

A Fool Again is the story of Genevieve, who once made a dash to Gretna Greene to marry, but was caught by her father. Now, a few years later, she attends the funeral of her elderly husband (not the man she ran away to marry) and who does she see but The One Who Got Away! Can they make their love work this time around or will Genevieve be A Fool Again?

Storming The Castle

Storming The Castle

Author: Eloisa James Format: eBook Release Date: 03/02/2011

Not every fairy tale begins with a prince or a princess...When Miss Philippa Damson runs away from home to Pomeroy Castle, she is far from a princess...she's an extraordinary beauty with ordinary dreams - to live a quiet life as a nursemaid. Jonas Berwick, rakish son of a grand duke, has vowed never to wed. He offers Philippa everything - except his hand in marriage.Philippa has stormed the castle, but now she faces an impossible challenge: to win the love of a prince, she may have to risk everything that makes her a lady. Will the sacrifice of her honour be too high a price to pay?'Nothing gets me to a bookstore faster than Eloisa James' - Julia Quinn

Storming the Castle: An Original Short Story with Bonus Content

Storming the Castle: An Original Short Story with Bonus Content

Author: Eloisa James Format: eBook Release Date: 21/12/2010

An exclusive eBook original novella with bonus excerpts from A Kiss At Midnight and the forthcoming When Beauty Tamed the Beast from New York Times bestselling author Eloisa James. Featuring the handsome and mysterious Wick from A Kiss At Midnight. What Miss Phillipa Damson needs is a good, old fashioned knight in shining armor. What she has is a fianc she never wanted and a compelling urge to run away. But if she manages to escape, will she find her happily ever after?

Storming the Castle: An Original Short Story

Storming the Castle: An Original Short Story

Author: Eloisa James Format: eBook Release Date: 21/12/2010

Featuring the handsome and mysterious Wick from A Kiss At Midnight. What Miss Phillipa Damson needs is a good, old fashioned knight in shining armor. What she has is a fianc she never wanted and a compelling urge to run away. But if she manages to escape, will she find her happily ever after?

Kiss at Midnight

Kiss at Midnight

Author: Eloisa James Format: eBook Release Date: 27/07/2010

Miss Kate Daltry doesnt believe in fairy tales . . .or happily ever after.Forced by her stepmother to attend a ball, Kate meets a prince . . . and decides hes anything but charming. A clash of wits and wills ensues, but they both know their irresistible attraction will lead nowhere. For Gabriel is promised to another womana princess whose hand in marriage will fulfill his ruthless ambitions.Gabriel likes his fiance, which is a welcome turn of events, but he doesnt love her. Obviously, he should be wooing his bride-to-be, not the witty, impoverished beauty who refuses to fawn over him.Godmothers and glass slippers notwithstanding, this is one fairy tale in which destiny conspires to destroy any chance that Kate and Gabriel might have a happily ever after.Unless a prince throws away everything that makes him noble . . .Unless a dowry of an unruly heart trumps a fortune . . .Unless one kiss at the stroke of midnight changes everything.

Affair Before Christmas

Affair Before Christmas

Author: Eloisa James Format: eBook Release Date: 13/07/2010

Magic under the mistletoe . . .One spectacular Christmas, Lady Perdita Selby, known to her friends and family as Poppy, met the man she thought she would love forever. The devilishly attractive Duke of Fletcher was the perfect match for the innocent, breathtakingly beautiful young Englishwoman, and theirs was the most romantic wedding she had ever seen. Four years later, Poppy and the duke have become the toast of the ton . . . but behind closed doors the spark of their love affair has burned out.Unwilling to lose the woman he still lusts after, the duke is determined to win back his beguiling bride's delectable affections . . . and surpass the heady days of first love with a truly sinful seduction.

Desperate Duchesses

Desperate Duchesses

Author: Eloisa James Format: eBook Release Date: 06/07/2010

Welcome to a world of reckless sensuality and glittering sophistication . . . of dangerously handsome gentlemen and young ladies longing to gain a title . . . of games played for high stakes, includingon occasiona lady's virtue.A marquess's sheltered only daughter, Lady Roberta St. Giles falls in love with a man she glimpses across a crowded ballroom: a duke, a game player of consummate skill, a notorious rakehell who shows no interest in marriageuntil he lays eyes on Roberta.Yet the Earl of Gryffyn knows too well that the price required to gain a coronet is often too high. Damon Reeve, the earl, is determined to protect the exquisite Roberta from chasing after the wrong destiny.Can Damon entice her into a high-stakes game of his own, even if his heart is likely to be lost in the venture?

When the Duke Returns

When the Duke Returns

Author: Eloisa James Format: Paperback Release Date: 12/11/2009

For the Duke of Cosway, it was a marriage of convenience. For his bride, it was anything but... Isidore has waited for many long, frustrating years for her mysterious husband to return from exploring the world. They were married by proxy when she was just a child, but now she's fully grown and yearns for nothing more than for her duke to return. Until he does come back. And he is not what she expected. At all. Cosway refuses to conform to any of society's norms: he won't powder his hair, has little regard for cravats, and seems frighteningly keen on running around the countryside in nothing but short trousers. But - more shocking than any other revelation - he reveals that he is a virgin. While Cosway begins to discover that there may be more adventures in marriage than in all of the rest of the world, Isadore will learn whether her duke was truly worth waiting for...

Duchess by Night

Duchess by Night

Author: Eloisa James Format: Paperback Release Date: 28/05/2009

Disguise is a dangerous game . . . After a lifetime as a wallflower Harriet, the Duchess of Berrow, is finally seeking a little pleasure of her own. And where better to begin than at the house of one of the most disreputable men in the country, Lord Strange? The high-stakes games of lust and chance that rule Strange's household, however, mean that even being seen crossing his threshold could ruin her reputation forever. So Harriet swaps her hoops and corsets for a pair of breeches and transforms herself into a young male relative of the Duke of Villiers. Before she knows it, Harriet is writing bawdy missives on behalf of a young actress, not to mention winning card games played by the most powerful men in England. But when she starts attracting male attention, Harriet must decide whether to stay in her disguise - or to reveal that she's really a duchess by night . . .

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