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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.

Oh, this is delicious!

Will she or won’t she get to “know” the Duke? TeamEloisa can’t wait to devour Say Yes to the Duke, book 5 in the Wildes of Lindow series, due out on May 19. Now we’ve read a sneak peek — and you can, too!

Go read this tantalizing excerpt from the middle of Viola’s story — but don’t delay — this sneak peek will come down when Chapter One goes up.

Make sure to pre-order your copy of Say Yes to the Duke. Why should you preorder? Because of this: AN EXCLUSIVE EXTRA WITH YOUR PREORDER: Lady Be Wilde is a brand new novella to the Wilde Series! It’s funny and sexy and there is only one way to read it: as a thank you from Eloisa for pre-ordering Say Yes to the Duke, the upcoming book 5 in the series. FIND OUT MORE.

Letting TeamEloisa know you’ve preordered is easy — just a few steps, and we’ve outlined every question we’ve gotten to date in these handy FAQ. Happy Reading, and SAY YES!

More excerpts coming very soon! How will you know when more excerpts are posted? Subscribe to Eloisa’s Newsflash, which announces all new content, book sales, events, and more.

Wilde Denial is Now My Last Duchess

The Duke of Lindow is searching for his third duchess, and the lady he’s picked isn’t keen on the honor. For the last few years, Eloisa has been serializing this story as Wilde Denial, an exclusive treat to readers who preorder her books. Her editor took one look and loved it so much that she asked for another 100 pages. So Wilde Denial has a new name, My Last Duchessand twice the fun (yes, in this version the duke does manage to talk his beloved Ophelia into bed and marriage).

HAPPILY EVER AFTER NEWS UPDATE: On Oct. 27, 2020, the short novel will release in its new form. A cover is still to come, but you can read the beginning right now and get a taste!

Make sure to PRE-ORDER your copy of My Last Duchess in print, ebook, or audio. Whether you’ve read part of it or it’s all new to you, don’t miss this delicious story.


Of course Eloisa has started another exclusive serialized novella called Lady Be Wilde! How to read it? Easy.

You are already preordering Say Yes to Duke, right? How could you miss Viola’s story, coming May 19, 2020? After you preorder, simply take a screenshot of your preorder confirmation and drop it (via a simple form) off to TeamEloisa, and voila! A week or so after you get Say Yes, you’ll get the beginning of Lady Be Wilde, and you’ll be in the most exclusive of Eloisa clubs — those who get to read her work first, before anyone else!

THE TAKEAWAY: Preorder Say Yes to Duke, register your preorder, and then preorder My Last Duchess. There is so much Eloisa in 2020! And you can have it all!

Pre-Order Say Yes to the Duke – Get a Free Novella!

Touted as one of Goodreads most-anticipated romance books of 2020, say yes to pre-ordering Say Yes to the Duke and receive AN EXCLUSIVE EXTRA – the first installment of Eloisa’s brand new novella, Lady Be Wilde as a thank you from Eloisa for your order.

Say Yes to the Duke will release on May 19, 2020. We encourage preordering and registering now so you don’t forget (but you have until May 29, 11:59 pm).

Lady Be Wilde is a novella to the Wilde Series! It’s funny and sexy and there is only one way to read it: as a thank you from Eloisa for pre-ordering Say Yes to the Duke, the upcoming book 5 in the series. FIND OUT MORE.

An exclusive scene is coming soon — but only to Eloisa subscribers!

There are several ways to stay connected to Eloisa. Are you subscribed to either Eloisa’s Newsletter and/or this Newsflash? If so, look for a lovely gift from Eloisa sometime in the next week (approx) to land in your inbox.

What kind of gift? Well, it might be a bonus scene from the upcoming Say Yes to the Duke. (Okay, yes! It is a bonus scene!) All just to thank you for being a loyal reader and making sure you are subscribed to stay in touch.

But are you sure you are getting her emails? Team Eloisa gets lots of emails from readers who say they are subscribed, but don’t get the emails. Then they look in their spam folder and there it is! Make sure your emails from Eloisa are safe from your spam folder.

If you aren’t subscribed? What are you waiting for? Eloisa will never share your information. And she just might send you delicious outtakes!

Say Yes! Viola’s cover is revealed.

A shy wallflower meets her dream man — or does she? Eloisa’s next book has a cover and fans of the Wildes of Lindow are wild for it.

Say Yes to the Duke, Book 5 in the Wildes of Lindow Castle series, will land in reader hands on MAY 19, 2020. Team Eloisa recommends pre-ordering so you don’t need to wait a day longer than necessary!

How will you know when there is an excerpt to read? Subscribe to Eloisa’s Newsflash and get an email whenever Team Eloisa posts new content to the site.

Say What? Say Yes!

Poor Viola…Her acute shyness means that she feels nauseated at the very idea of her upcoming debutante ball.

The title of Book 5 in Eloisa’s Wildes of Lindow Castle series is: Say Yes to the Duke, and is available in paperback, hardback, large print and ebook for pre-order now! This is Viola’s story and is due in reader’s hands on May 19, 2020. Order your copy today!

Catch up on the Wilde books that you’ve already read — Eloisa’s Inside Take (spoiler alert!) for each of the Wilde books lists some interesting connections between characters as well as cool historical facts. Check out: Wilde in Love, Too Wilde to WedBorn to be Wilde, and Say No to the Duke.

New to the series? Get ready for delicious fun. Start with Wilde in Love!

Listen! Say No to the Duke is an Applebooks July Pick

If you are a fan of audiobooks (and who isn’t?) then you must listen to Say No to the Duke, an Applebooks July Must-Listen. Check out the audio excerpt then order your copy to keep listening.

Explore all of the book extras – learn who’s who in Eloisa’s handy Wilde Family Tree, dive into Eloisa’s behind-the-scenes Inside Take, and order your very own Lindow Castle notecards.

If you haven’t yet read the previous three books in the Wildes of Lindow series, treat yourself to a summer binge!

Say No to the Duke on the New York Times Bestseller List!

“With smoldering feelings and some touching emotional journeys, Eloisa James’ Say No to the Duke has lots to offer for romance fans.” So starts the lovely Culturess.com review. She sums up with: “this book has a perfectly summery feel to it, with its slow burn and searing passion.

Team Eloisa agrees! And apparently so do a LOT of readers because Say No to the Duke debuted at #11. Eloisa is so happy that readers love Betsy and Jeremy so much. Have you read it? The first full TWO CHAPTERS are posted to get you started, then just buy your copy and keep reading! Find out why Jeremy says to Betsy: “I do believe that you are the bravest woman I’ve ever met.” 

Readers who said yes to Say No are already excited for the next book in the Wildes of Lindow Castle series. We know it will be in Spring 2020, but is it Joan, or is it Viola? Joan? Viola? Which Lindow sister is next? And the answer is…

…on EloisaJames.com’s Coming Soon page of course!

Is it Tuesday Yet?

It may be the first day of summer, but there are still FOUR WHOLE DAYS until Say No to the Duke lands in reader hands. Here are TEN other Wilde things to do in the meantime:

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

2. Pre-order Say No to the Duke and then register your pre-order on EloisaJames.com and BONUS! You get Wilde Denial, a free and exclusive novella-in-progress. (You can read a sneak peek of Wilde Denial on Eloisa’s website for another few days, then it goes back into hiding.)

3. Listen to an audio excerpt for Say No to the Duke.

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. Join Eloisa’s Lindow Castle Facebook Group for lots of conversation about books, castles, pets, cakes, and occasionally gorgeous inside cover art! Whatever comes to mind!

6. Download and decorate your very own Georgian fashion paper doll.

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

8. Order your very own Lindow Castle notecards.

9. Subscribe to Eloisa’s Newsflash so you don’t miss any newly posted content, such as BOOK EXTRAS, new book covers, excerpts, etc. If it is mentioned on Eloisa’s home page, it can land in your inbox! This is different from Eloisa’s Five Fabulous Things newsletter, which comes out every 2-3 months.

10. Get excited for Tuesday!


AN EXCLUSIVE EXTRA WITH YOUR PRE-ORDER: Wilde Denial is a prequel novella to the Wilde Series! It’s funny and sexy and there is only one way to read it: as a thank you from Eloisa for pre-ordering Say No to the Duke, the upcoming book 4 in the series. FIND OUT MORE.