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News & Updates

All of What’s New in Eloisa’s World!

For the most up-to-date info about the newest book, what’s coming soon, and more, this page has it all.

Eloisa’s next novel, Viscount in Love, is coming next summer… Preordering now, plus big audio presale

New Novel, New Series, Next Summer! Eloisa happily announces her next full-length novel, Viscount in Love, book 1 in her upcoming, brand-new Accidental Brides series. Viscount in Love is now preordering in ebook, print, and audio.

Audible Sale~ Speaking of audio, RIGHT NOW through Dec 1, Audible members can preorder the audiobook at HALF-PRICE! While you’re browsing Audible, take note: all of Eloisa’s titles are marked down this week. Now’s the time to stock up.

What else is coming up for Eloisa? Seduction, that’s what. In ebook and audio for the first time, plus a new Vella. And all of it preordering as well.

Eloisa’s Seduction Series Now Preordering for Audio & Ebook — and oooh! A Sale!

Exciting news! Remember Bea, Ella, and Livie from Eloisa’s Vella-serialized Seduction series novellas? For readers who may have missed an installment, or for anyone who wants to fall in love with them again, the chapters have been put together into full book format and will be published in both ebook and audiobook format, releasing on DEC 19 in both the US and UK! 

The serialized novellas have been given new titles. Bea’s new title is Two Dances and a Duke, Ella is now Two Vows and a Viscount, and Livie’s title is Two Masquerades and a Major. (Please note: these books have been lightly edited, but the stories remain the same.)

Audible preorder sale! These audiobooks are ON SALE through Dec. 1 — reserve yours today.

Also Coming Soon: Eloisa will start serializing The Seduction/Daisy, book 4 in the series on Amazon Vella on the same day, so if you haven’t tried serialization, maybe you’ll be tempted to try it out! What is Kindle-Vella? Learn more over at

Stay tuned to News & Updates, or drop into Eloisa’s Lindow Castle Facebook Group for conversation about what’s coming and what everyone is reading.

Not That Duke ~ Now Available

TODAY Not That Duke, book 3 in Eloisa’s Would-Be Wallflowers series, lands in readers’ hands. Pick your preferred format and order it in paperback, hardback, ebook, or audiobook!

START READING! Did you meet the Duke of Huntington in the Not That Duke Prologue yet? If not, start reading Eloisa’s brand new book from the very beginning.

If you did catch the Prologue already, jump to the newly-posted Chapter One where, in less time than it takes for a man in his cups to horrify a lady with a belch, Lady Stella collides with a fellow dancer, loses her spectacles, must pretend hot wax hadn’t just dripped in a most inconvenient spot, and realizes she’s in a state that would send her aunt into the vapors. But then she blinks into “astonishingly beautiful eyes”, and so starts the love story Booklist calls “smartly sexy and sharply witty.”

ORDER YOURS in your favorite format today.

BONUS CHARACTER APPEARANCE! Remember Merry from My American Duchess? Savor the opportunity to meet her again in Not That Duke‘s Chapter One!

Not That Duke excerpt, now on

Not That Duke will be in bookstores in LESS THAN TWO WEEKS! And now, for the first time, the book’s Prologue has been posted and you won’t want to stop reading, because:

A lady who tolerates fools will make a dreadful wife.

#truthbomb if ever there was one.

When will Chapter 1 follow? It has to be soon, because July 25th is THE DAY Not That Duke begins downloading and shipping. Have you preordered?

Publishers Weekly is excited for Not That Duke, saying “Lovers of historical romance will delight in these well-rounded, flawed characters learning to live their best lives.” Library Journal calls this third installment in Eloisa’s Would-Be Wallfowers series: “a compelling and delightful read.”

Eloisa is delighted with both “delight” and “delightful” and further delights in sharing this recent tiktok with you from her research trip to London:

The Seduction Season Three is Here

Meet Livie! Eloisa’s newest serialized novella in her Seduction series features Livie, a spunky young woman who fights back despite having been shunned by “polite” society. The Seduction, Series 3 – Livie is NOW AVAILABLE on the Amazon Vella website. Several episodes are already published, with new episodes coming each week.

Here’s the opening of Episode 5:
“Livie had never worried much about the world’s opinion of her—until the world despised her.”

Check out more in this excerpt where we fist meet Livie, then start reading on Amazon Vella.

Please do come to the Lindow Castle Facebook Group after each episode drops and leave your comments.

Miss Season One? Start Bea’s story here.
Miss Season Two? Start Ella’s story here.

Cover Reveal ~ Not That Duke

Isn’t it gorgeous? Not That Duke is book three in Eloisa’s Would-Be Wallflowers series and she is proud to share the cover with you. If you read The Reluctant Countess, you know that Stella is short, opinionated, and intelligent.

Due out on July 25, this new enemies-to-lovers romance tells the story of a duke who marries for all the wrong reasons, only to fall in love with his bride. But she is in love with another…

You can pre-order your copy now in your favorite format: print (mass market, hardcover and large print), ebook, or audiobook. If you want a personalized autographed copy, get yours signed.

Stay tuned for an exclusive excerpt — be sure you are subscribed to Eloisa’s News.

The Reluctant Countess: now shipping & downloading!

Booklist calls this newest book by Eloisa “pure reading bliss.” If you pre-ordered, it should be in your e-reader right now, or arriving on your doorstep. Didn’t pre-order? Not to worry: you can grab your copy NOW of The Reluctant Countess, Eloisa’s newest Would-Be Wallflower tale.

Eloisa invites you to read or listen to the book’s beginning, which starts in a Regency ballroom amidst indecent talk and thoughts. Don’t stop there! Keep reading ~ order yours!

Then explore ~ The Reluctant Countess book page holds not only an excerpt, but also Book Extras (with more to come in the coming weeks).

Would you like a copy of The Reluctant Countess personalized by Eloisa? It would make the ultimate holiday gift for a romance reader! Find out how.

Stay tuned for Book 3 in the series, Not That Duke, due out July, 2023.

Coming VERY Soon: The Reluctant Countess

Another Wallflower? YES! And she’s is about to completely vex Regency Society! Eloisa invites you to enjoy this delicious ride—a quick click to preorder will get you this:

Lady Yasmin Régnier isn’t dignified, or polite, her gowns are too low, her skirts are messy—and she loves to gossip and giggle. She totally irritates Earl Giles Renwick and they vehemently dislike each other. Yet what catches him is her laugh, the way she shares joy so freely…

The Reluctant Countess, is book two in Eloisa’s Would-Be Wallflowers series — and it’s due out very soon: on Tues, Nov. 29 in print, ebook, and audio.

Preorder your copy today! Want your copy autographed? Get yours signed.


1. Read or listen to an excerpt for The Reluctant Countess.

2. Find out what inspired the Would-Be Wallflower series in this Tik Tok video by Eloisa.

Lizzie & Dante is Now in Paperback!

Do you love your love story with some delicious cuisine? People Magazine calls Lizzie & Dante “delicious” and Bon Appetit says it’s “A novel for people who love eating.”

Just in time for summer is the paperback edition of Lizzie & Dante (written by Mary Bly, Eloisa’s other self.) If you haven’t already, meet Lizzie and Dante in this excerpt, enjoy the book extras, then order your copy today! Want your copy autographed? Get yours signed.

Seduction is #4 on the Vella Leaderboard!
Hurrah! Eloisa’s wildly popular novella, The Seduction, Series 1 & 2 is a hit!

What do you think of the Evil Viscount? How does he rank for you in historical romance’s villain list? Read the series today, join her Lindow Castle Facebook Group and let Eloisa know.

The Seduction Season Two is Here

Exciting news! Eloisa’s new serialized novella, The Seduction, Series 2 – Ella, is now available on the Amazon Vella website. Several episodes are already published, with new episodes coming M/W/F throughout June.

The novella is Eloisa’s own version of Cinderella, featuring Ella, who lives in a garret with her pet squirrel and three-legged cat. Eloisa is shaping each episode to end with cliffhanger-ish excitement that will hopefully keep you happily anticipating the next episode.

Please do come to the Lindow Castle Facebook Group after each episode drops and discuss the episode, the Authors’ Note, and the Poll!

Miss Season One? Start Bea’s story here.