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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.

Born to be Wilde Publishes TODAY!

Please check your ereaders, mailbox, and local retailers, because Born to be Wilde has been released into the wild. We think that Parth and Lavinia’s story is the perfect summer read to make you happy—lighthearted, sexy, and emotional. We guarantee you will flip the last page with a smile on your face.

The deadline for registering your purchase (any format) of Born to be Wilde is August 7 to receive the free novella. If you’re tech challenged, send an email to Guess what? Hugo and Ophelia’s love story just went to 130 pages! You don’t want to miss this funny, free gift from Eloisa.

Born to be Wilde is Days Away!

Born to be Wilde publishes in only 4 days! Meanwhile, have you read chapter 1? Lavinia brings new meaning to the word “awkward”! If you’ve already preordered, please take a second to register. Ophelia and Hugh’s story is up to 120 hilarious, sexy pages and it’s free for everyone who registers by August 7 (have a problem? just email

Since stepbacks aren’t included in ebooks, we’ve been adding them to Eloisa’s website, so digital readers and those outside of the United States can enjoy them. The stepback for Born to be Wilde is especially gorgeous!

Snag Midnight Pleasures for Only $1.99!

Eloisa’s second book, Midnight Pleasures, is on sale! It’s one of Eloisa’s most emotional, heart-wrenching stories and an enduring reader favorite. You can finish it just in time for the release of Born to be Wilde and here at Team Eloisa, we’re think you’re going to want to revisit the fun, light-hearted Wildes after Sophie and Patrick’s story!

People magazine loved it as much as we do, naming it Page-Turner of the Week, and writing: “Romance writing does not get much better than this.”

Born to be Wilde Gets Starred!

The first review is in—and Booklist loved Born to be Wilde‘s “dazzling wit,” not to mention its “sigh-worthy romance.” Team Eloisa is thrilled! (Of course, we gave Parth & Lavinia a gold star ages ago.)

Have you seen the gorgeous stepback for the mass market version? Some people are buying the paperback just for that! Chapter One is up on the website—and don’t forget to register your preorder! Wilde Denial is up to 120 pages now.

Great news for readers in the UK! Midsummer Delights will be available on August 28—check out the cute cover on Eloisa’s website.

Who Wants Born to be Wilde Early?

Make sure you are signed up for Eloisa’s Five Fabulous Things newsletter and make sure you open and read it this month. This month’s giveaway is 5 advance reader copies of Born to be Wilde!

Lavinia and Parth’s story is publishing in only 6 short weeks! It’s incredibly exhilarating to publish books this close together. Lots of fun things will be coming very soon—excerpts, contests and paper dolls. Miss Lavinia Gray is the most fashionable woman in England so we must have fun with paper dolls and fancy dresses, right?

Also, if you registered your preorder or purchase of Too Wilde to Wed, Wilde Denial is being sent out today. Once you read the current 90 pages, register your preorder of Born to be Wilde so you’ll get the last 30 pages in the beginning of August!

Finally, could we persuade you to post a review of Too Wilde on Amazon or Goodreads? Reviews make a huge difference in the algorithms that run websites these days, and we’d be hugely grateful if you gave your opinion, good or bad!

Too Wilde to Wed is a Bestseller!

We are in full on celebration mode here at Eloisa Central. Too Wilde to Wed is debuting at #7 on the New York Times bestseller list! Thank you so very much to each of you who preordered or purchased in the first week—you made this possible.

Registration for the free novella, Wilde Denial, is being extended until June 10. There are still lots of registrations being sent in and we want everyone to have time to send theirs in and receive the novella.

If you’ve sent in your registration, please be patient for just one more week and the Duke of Lindow’s pursuit of his future wife will arrive in your inbox!

Ask Eloisa about the Fabulous Wildes!

Eloisa is LIVE on Facebook on Tuesday, May 29 at 7:00pm EST — the same day that Too Wilde to Wed publishes! Readers have been sending in great questions about everything from peacocks to Horatius, and you can ask your own as well!

Want to read her free novella? Registration of purchase or preorder of Too Wilde closes on June 5. You can register any format from any store. If you have trouble with the form, email us at

If you need a little more enticement to buy Too Wilde to Wed, read the excerpt Eloisa shared with the USA Today’s Happy Ever After blog!

And most importantly of all… please enjoy Too Wilde to Wed. We all need an escape! Hopefully Diana and North will sweep you into another time and place where you can relax and be happy.

Eloisa LIVE Tonight!

Tonight (Tuesday, May 22) at 7pm EST, Eloisa will be Live on her Facebook Page, answering questions about the Wildes and reading aloud a bit of the novel—please join us!

In one short week, Too Wilde to Wed will be unleashed into the wild and your e-reader! We hope you’ll love it: Booklist starred their review because of “potent sensuality [and] a deliciously dry sense of humor.” RT BookReviews gave it a Top Pick and declared it “destined for readers’ keeper shelves.” And Fresh Fiction called North and Diana “sweet and sexy!”

Another thing you’ll love? Eloisa’s 90-page novella, Wilde Denial, available only if you register your preorder or buy the novel in the first week! If you have any trouble with the form on Eloisa’s website, shoot an email to We’re sending out the novella in early June so don’t miss it!

What to read while you wait? We at Team Eloisa have been raving about the Royal Wedding, and Meghan’s graceful adjustment to high society. We couldn’t help thinking about Eloisa’s My American Duchess, because Merry isn’t quite so graceful! All the same, Merry’s duke kissed her as sweetly as the prince kissed Meghan.

Two Weeks to Too Wilde To Wed!

We can’t wait for you to read North and Diana’s story! In the meantime, Eloisa will be reading a fabulous excerpt on her Facebook page TODAY, May 15 at 7pm EST. We love the scene she’s chosen to read and we just know you will too. North and Diana are playing a game of True or False!

Waiting for the Royal Wedding? Starting Friday at 6am EST, Eloisa will be participating in a Facebook Hop to celebrate!. She’ll be giving away five signed copies of My American Duchess on her page. There will be prizes at each of the twenty-seven stops and then a Grand Prize of a Kindle Fire!

Make sure to preorder Too Wilde to Wed and then register it. Eloisa has been hard at work on the next portion of Wilde Denial and we can’t wait to read it. The last portion ended in the bedroom; what could possibly happen next?

See the Steamy Cover for Born to be Wilde!

Entertainment Weekly is debuting the hot Born to be Wilde cover—and they have a sizzling scene from the book to go with! If you have preordered Born to be Wilde already and would like to register for that portion of the free short story, Wilde Denial, simply email us at

More excitement: Too Wilde to Wed publishes in just over three weeks! Eloisa is so thrilled that each Tuesday at 7pm EST she is going LIVE on her Facebook page. Here is the link to her first video, where you get to meet her husband, Alessandro!

This week she’ll be reading from her free short story, Wilde Denial. Set your calendars!​