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Eloisa James

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New York Times bestselling author Eloisa James writes historical romances for HarperCollins Publishers. Her novels have been published to great acclaim. A reviewer from USA Today wrote of Eloisa's very first book that she "found herself devouring the book like a dieter with a Hershey bar"; later People Magazine raved that "romance writing does not get much better than this." Her novels have repeatedly received starred reviews from Publishers' Weekly and Library Journal and regularly appear on the best-seller lists.

After graduating from Harvard University, Eloisa got an M.Phil. from Oxford University, a Ph.D. from Yale and eventually became a Shakespeare professor, publishing an academic book with Oxford University Press. Currently she is an
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Eloisa James Remember that editing is the most important part of writing. You may think "this is absolute crap" and it probably is. It's OK. You can edit a written…moreRemember that editing is the most important part of writing. You may think "this is absolute crap" and it probably is. It's OK. You can edit a written page; you can't edit a blank page. Just write!(less)
Eloisa James Hi there! The lean toward hotter writing doesn't bother me all that much -- I'm as much a reader as a writer, so I tend to write what I am enjoying. I…moreHi there! The lean toward hotter writing doesn't bother me all that much -- I'm as much a reader as a writer, so I tend to write what I am enjoying. I would say that it's got harder to write in terms of pacing. People reading on eReaders (myself included) are far more likely to put down a book. You really have to make certain that each book is truly a page-turner.(less)
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Four Nights with the DukeEloisa is thrilled to announce that FOUR NIGHTS WITH THE DUKE debuted at #6 on the New York Times Bestseller List and #14 on USA Today! She is so grateful to everyone who read the book and recommended it to friends, giving it such a powerful send-off.


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“I didn't realize you needed a response. When Hamlet is giving a monologue, he just goes on and on by himself.”
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“I love you," he said, his voice catching. "When I thought you were going to die, I wanted to die.”
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The 2nd annual Nothing but Reading Challenges' Best 'DRESS'ed Cover Poll. (2012 edition.)

Help us pick out the best DRESSed cover of 2012. If you don't see one of your favorites please feel free to add it. Just make sure you add it to the right dress category and that the cover came out in 2012. We have six categories:

- Red Click here to get to the Poll.
- White Click here to get to the Poll.
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- Purple/Pink Click here to get to the Poll.
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- Yellow/Gold/Orange Click here to get to the Poll.

Each category has it's own poll and we'll pick the top 3 from each to go in a finally poll to determine which cover had the most beautiful dress. Enjoy!

The color for this round is White:

 
  31 votes, 20.4%

 
  27 votes, 17.8%

 
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Carol *Young at Heart Oldie* Thank you for accepting my friend request, Eloisa!


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Eric Birk Thanks for becoming my Goodreads friend.
Eric


Chryssa Thnak you for accepting my friend request Eloisa! :O)


Sophie Barnes Thank you for the friendship, Eloisa! I hope you have a splendid weekend =)


Zumbagirl Thank you for accepting my friend invite, Eloisa! I recently finished Desperate Duchesses and loved it:) Damon and Teddy are my favorite father/son characters and I can't wait to read on about Jemma.


message 4: by Neha

Neha Thanks for accepting my friend request Eloisa !!! Waiting for Dec to dawn anxiously :) ! and the teaser extract is awesome !


Sangr1a Thanks for your friendship, Eloisa!
I'm excited to read your book. :)


Charlotte Liebel Eloisa James ~ Your 'A Duke of Her Own' #6 is on my list to read. Thanks for your friendship.

Charlotte M.


message 1: by Gigi

Gigi Hi Eloisa!

Thanks so much for the add! I hope you've had a great holiday!

Gigi


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