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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.

The New York Times reviews My American Duchess!

The New York Times Book Review has ignored the genre of romance — but in a groundbreaking column, My American Duchess has a rave review​, being called “amusing and heart-wrenching.”

Eloisa Central is thrilled to say that the book stayed on the bestseller lists for a second week. If you haven’t read it yet, check out an excerpt right here on (where we’ve also collected handy ordering links if you still need to get your own copy)


If by chance you aren’t signed up for Eloisa’s newsletter, Five Fabulous Things, now would be a great time. Not only is there loads of exciting news coming in the next few months, but the giveaways are getting better all the time (did you miss the new Nora Roberts’ signed hardcovers?). Please join us — subscribing is available from pretty much every page on Eloisa’s site!

My American Duchess is a Bestseller!

Such great news to share–My American Duchess debuted at #6 on the New York Times bestseller list! Thanks so much to all the readers who dashed out to buy it the first week!

To celebrate Valentine’s Day, Goodreads is hosting Romance Week 2016! Stop by to ask your favorite authors your burning questions. I’m there, along with Debbie Macomber, Sylvia Day and Jayne Ann Krentz, to name a few.

My American Duchess in Stores Today!

My American Duchess is in stores now! Smart Bitches loved it, gave it an “A” rating, and said, “I’m happy to report that My American Duchess is amazing…”

If you’d like a signed hardcover or paperback copy, please call Book Culture (212-595-1962). The book launch party was held there last night and they have just a few copies left that I signed before leaving.

My American Duchess Deleted Chapter

My funny, sparky heroine of My American Duchess is engaged when the novel opens—for the third time! This time she’s betrothed to a real English lord (of course, that’s before she meets a real English duke!). Want to read the hysterical chapter in which she accepts Lord Cedric’s hand? Send me your preorder, and we’ll email it to you on February 1st. If you’ve previously sent in your proof of preorder to my team, you’re all set and you’ll automatically receive this chapter also.

Exclusive Christmas Story

My publisher just made a video of me reading aloud a Christmas story that you can’t find in print: want to see/hear it? They’re going to release it as soon as My American Duchess has been added to 5,000 shelves in Goodreads! Please share with your friends….

Win an Advance Copy of My American Duchess!

If you’re not signed up for Eloisa’s monthly newsletter, Five Fabulous Things, do it now! In the December issue five readers will win an advance reader copy of My American Duchess! Not only does Eloisa give away fabulous prizes every month, lately she’s been sharing bits from her work-in-progress, Seven Minutes in Heaven.

We’re so happy to announce that Four Nights with the Duke has been named to Amazon’s Best Books of the Year list, as well as Kirkus’s Best Romance Novels of 2015! Did you know that Eloisa has two bonus scenes from Four Nights with the Duke here on her website? One is a visit with Thorn and India from Three Weeks with Lady X, and the other is every teenage girl’s worst nightmare – the chapter in which Mia is jilted at the altar.

Lots of Celebrating at Eloisa Central!

Reviews for My American Duchess have started coming in; Booklist’s starred review says: “This perfectly packaged historical romance will have both fans and readers new to James’ impeccably crafted books giddy with delight.” In case you haven’t preordered this “irresistible love story” yet, grab a link!

We are also so happy to announce that Four Nights with the Duke has been nominated for Historical Romance of the Year by the RT BookReview Reviewers’ Choice Awards. Funny, sweet Mia and her arrogant duke are making lots of fans all over ~ and you can start reading with the first three chapters right here on the site!

My American Duchess Goodies!

MY AMERICAN DUCHESS_FinalHave you preordered your copy of My American Duchess yet? In October, Eloisa gave 150 prizes through her newsletter to readers who had preordered…and there are more goodies to come, including special chapters that she’s writing right now! Send in your proof of preorder to and you’ll automatically receive every preorder gift!

Plus Eloisa gave her British publisher an exclusive excerpt from My American Duchess: a sexy, sensual kiss between Merry and Trent! Don’t miss this delicious glimpse of two people who will catch your heart and make you happy for days!

Where to Find Eloisa in 2016!

Eloisa has been accepting invitations to speak all over the place in 2016! So far, we’re listing events in Pennsylvania, Milwaukee, WI, Las Vegas, Minnesota and Virginia with more to come. Hopefully she’ll see you at one of them!