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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 Says Thank You for Say Yes, and June 1 is the New Date to Register for Lady Be Wilde!

Yay! Say Yes to the Duke has hit several bestseller lists, notably USA Today and Apple Books! Eloisa sends a big hug and a heartfelt thanks to all the readers who embraced Say Yes the first week it was out.

UPDATE MONDAY, JUNE 1: In response to reader requests for a bit more time to get an exclusive first peek at Lady Be Wilde, TeamEloisa had extended the deadline to register the purchase of Say Yes to the Duke through this past weekend. The forms have now been taken down. THANK YOU to the thousands of readers who participated. In the coming week (or so), TeamEloisa will be sending out the first 30 pages of Lady Be Wilde to everyone who registered their purchase of Say Yes to the Duke.

QUICKLINKS to FAQ about Lady Be Wilde:
· How will you get Lady Be Wilde?
· Will Lady Be Wilde be available anywhere else?
· What is Lady Be Wilde?
· When will future installments of Lady Be Wilde become available?

Wilde Puns and Fun Extras

Is it because Viola is shy? Eloisa is thrilled because Say Yes looks to be one of her readers’ most popular books ever—we’re closing in on 100 Amazon reviews and 5 stars! Want to know why? Watch Eloisa’s Entertainment Weekly interview or read the Inside Take where Eloisa talks about her own shy youth and how Shakespeare figures into Say Yes.

Is it because of all that Sizzle? Publishers Weekly says “James delivers all the banter and sizzle…” in Say Yes to the Duke, book 5 in the Wildes of Lindow Castle series. Eloisa invites you to read an excerpt (three full chapters!) or if audio is more your speed, watch this video of Eloisa reading from the beginning.

Or is it that everyone loves the Wildes? Are you just meeting the Wildes? Start with Eloisa reading from the beginning of book 1, Wilde in Love, in which she dishes about the cover shoot!


All for you! There are still a few days left to register your order so you can receive an EXCLUSIVE EXTRA FROM ELOISA: Lady Be Wilde is a brand-new novella in the Wilde Series, and you’ll get the first 30 pages as a thank you from Eloisa for ordering Say Yes to the Duke. Please do this before May 29 to get Lady Be Wilde. FIND OUT MORE.

Say Yes to the Duke is Now Available!

TODAY IS THE DAY! Say Yes to the Duke lands in readers’ hands today in paperback, hardback, ebook, and audiobook. Get a peek: read or listen to an excerpt, and start your summer by ordering your copy.

TODAY’S EVENTS! Celebrate the book release with tonight’s Virtual Tea Party at 7pm EST, or enjoy the afternoon with her Facebook Live Girlfriend Chat at 4pm EST. Or both! Enjoy!


AN EXCLUSIVE EXTRA WITH YOUR ORDER: Lady Be Wilde is a brand-new novella in the Wilde Series as a thank you from Eloisa for ordering Say Yes to the Duke, book 5 in the Wildes of Lindow Castle series. Buy before May 29 and register your order to get Lady Be Wilde. FIND OUT MORE.

Is it Tuesday Yet?

There are just a few more days until Say Yes to the Duke lands in reader hands. Here are TEN Wilde things to do in the meantime:

1. View a video of Eloisa reading the first chapter of Say Yes to the Duke.

2. Pre-order Say Yes to the Duke and register your pre-order on EloisaJames.com and BONUS! You’ll get Lady Be Wilde, a free and exclusive novella-in-progress.

3. Review who’s who and which Wilde child was named for which historical hero in Eloisa’s handy Wilde Family Tree.

4. The Inside TakeCheck out Eloisa’s Inside Take for each of the Wilde books thus far: Wilde in Love, Too Wilde to WedBorn to be Wilde, and Say No to the Duke, and discover some interesting connections between characters as well as cool historical facts.

5. Order your very own Lindow Castle notecards.

6. Join Eloisa’s Lindow Castle Facebook Group for lots of conversation about books, castles, pets, cakes, and more.

7. Watch the cover shoot for Wilde in Love, the book that introduced readers to the Wildes of Lindow Castle.

8. Hear Eloisa talk about why she loves Say Yes so much in this interview.

9. Mark Your Calendars for May 19: Eloisa’s Girlfriend Chat with Susan Elizabeth Phillips and her Virtual Tea Party Book Launch.

10. Get excited for Tuesday!


AN EXCLUSIVE EXTRA WITH YOUR ORDER: Lady Be Wilde is a brand-new novella in the Wilde Series as a thank you from Eloisa for ordering Say Yes to the Duke, the upcoming book 5 in the series. FIND OUT MORE.

Say YES to Chapter Two!

In two weeks you can have the whole book! But new today: CHAPTER TWO is now on EloisaJames.com — please enjoy! (If you are haven’t read Chapter One, either start here reading, or listen as Eloisa reads it to you!)

MORE GOOD NEWS! Booklist has given Say Yes to the Duke a starred review, calling out both “exuberant wit” and “elegant sensuality” — and as if that wasn’t awesome enough, Amazon has selected Say Yes to the Duke as one of the best romances for May!

And if you tell TeamEloisa about your preorder, they can send you the first 30 pages of Lady Be Wilde, Eloisa’s work-in-progress.

Preorder Say Yes to the Duke in ebook, print, or audio.

Say Yes to Exclusive Excerpts

Want to see Eloisa read aloud a chapter from Say Yes to the Duke — from her quarantine in New York City? Yes you do!

And then you can read this EXCLUSIVE EXTENDED EXCERPT: Chapter Two, in which we gain a glimpse into some events that shaped Viola’s outlook, and her sister Joan’s opinion on the matter, too.

But when will Viola meet the duke? MAY 19 will be here before you know it, and you can have the book the moment it becomes available if you preorder! And bonus: if you tell TeamEloisa about your preorder, we can set you up with a download for the first 30 pages of Eloisa’s delicious novella-in-progress, Lady Be Wilde.

Happy Birthday, Shakespeare: Say Yes to both the Duke and The Bard!

While the actual date of Shakespeare’s birth is not recorded, his birthday is celebrated around the world on April 23. So, while in quarantine, Eloisa celebrates the Bard in video interview with Fordham senior Daniel Camou about Shakespeare in quarantine, featuring King Lear.

As long as you are saying yes to Shakespeare, take a moment to also Say Yes to the Duke, which will deliver to readers in less than a month. Chapter Two is coming to EloisaJames.com very soon, but you can read Chapter One right now! And of course, preorder your own copy!

NICE! Say Yes to the Duke just garnered a lovely starred review from Booklist:

RITA Award–winning and best-selling James continues her winsomely winning literary streak with another brilliantly conceived and beautifully executed addition in her Wildes of Lindow Castle series. Once again, James expertly calibrates the perfect ratio of exuberant wit to elegant sensuality, and the end result is a romance worth celebrating.

MAY 19 will be here before you know it, and how can you have the book the moment it becomes available? PREORDER! And bonus! If you tell TeamEloisa about your preorder, we can set you up with a download for the first 30 pages of Eloisa’s delicious newest novella, Lady Be Wilde.

An intimate interview with Eloisa

You are virtually invited into Eloisa’s home for an intimate interview about Say Yes to the Duke in which Eloisa chats with Megan Corbett from Frolic, treating readers to over ten minutes of insight into why she loves this book so much — especially now.

Want an extra treat to look forward to? If you tell Team Eloisa about your preorder for Say Yes to the Duke, we can set you up with a download for the first 30 pages of Eloisa’s delicious newest novella, Lady Be Wilde.

SAY YES to one of this spring’s “Most Anticipated Sequels,” and Read Chapter One!

Some welcome, wonderful news: Say Yes to the Duke will be one of Goodreads’s Best Romance Books of May and was just listed in their most anticipated sequels/series of spring article: The Most Anticipated Sequels of Spring. Eloisa is thrilled! To celebrate, we’ve posted Chapter One for you to enjoy.

MAY 19 will be here before you know it, and how can you have the book the moment you can? PREORDER! And bonus! If you tell TeamEloisa about your preorder, we can set you up with a download for the first 30 pages of Eloisa’s delicious newest novella, Lady Be Wilde.

A Bonus Scene from Say No to the Duke

Have you read Say No to the Duke yet? You can read an excerpt right here on EloisaJames.com. If you have already read it, Eloisa has a treat for you: a bonus scene from Say No in which Eloisa gives intimate insight into both Betsy and Jeremy.

Did you know Eloisa and Julia Quinn are friends? Extra Bonus: at the end of the scene is a link to a deleted scene that Julia just posted on her site, because, why not!?

Don’t forget to preorder Say Yes to the Duke. It’s only eight short weeks until May 19. Preordering means access to a free novella when you confirm your order with TeamEloisa.

We all hope you enjoy Say No to the Duke… and at the end Eloisa teases Viola’s story in Say Yes to the Duke, which you can have very, very soon.