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Elizabeth Hoyt

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in New Orleans, LA, The United States



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Elizabeth Hoyt is a New York Times bestselling author of historical romance. She also writes deliciously fun contemporary romance under the name Julia Harper. Elizabeth lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota with three untrained dogs and one long-suffering husband.

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Elizabeth Hoyt I'm contracted through book 9, but I'd like to do at least 12. Shhhh! Don't tell my editor!
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Hi Lullaby! In order:
Mary Whitsun: still thinking on her (and I have a bit of time--last we heard she was 13-15ish)
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Sarah St. John: you know initially I wanted to do all of Godric's sisters, but I haven't heard much from readers about them. I'm sort of on the fence about Sarah.
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Press Release!

A lovely press release from my publisher:


New York, NY—January 29, 2018

Forever, an imprint of Grand Central Publishing (GCP), has announced that they have acquired the World rights for a new three-book series by New York Times and USA Today bestseller Elizabeth Hoyt, author of the MAIDEN LANE romance

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I do prefer experienced ladies because then the sex isn't "THAT'S a penis?!" and can be more nuanced.
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Loved this sequel! Fantastical, thoughtful, and un-put-downable, I flew through STORMSONG and want the third in the series NOW.
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“There's something about her," Caire said in a low voice. "She cares for everyone about her, yet neglects herself. I want to be the one who cares for her.”
Elizabeth Hoyt, Wicked Intentions

“Do you think 'Duke' is a good name?' she asked.

His face blanked for a second before it cleared. He glanced at the dog in consideration. 'I don't think so. He would outrank me.”
Elizabeth Hoyt, The Raven Prince

“You say my name like a lover, so soft, so sweet. I want to lick the word from your lips, sip the exhaled breath from your mouth. I want to possess you utterly. Right now. Right here.”
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What should our April 2019 pick be? Our theme is Royalty.

The Raven Prince - Elizabeth Hoyt (Historical Romance)
  23 votes 26.1%

My Lady Jane - Cynthia Hand (Historical Fiction)
  22 votes 25.0%

The Winter King - C.L. Wilson (High Fantasy) (write-in)
  18 votes 20.5%

Butterfly Swords - Jeannie Lin (Historical Romance)
  12 votes 13.6%

The Princess Affair - Nell Stark (Contemporary Romance)
  10 votes 11.4%

Isabel the Fair - Margaret Campbell Barnes (Historical Fiction)
  3 votes 3.4%

88 total votes

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“A man once asked me ... how I managed in my books to write such natural conversation between men when they were by themselves. Was I, by any chance, a member of a large, mixed family with a lot of male friends? I replied that, on the contrary, I was an only child and had practically never seen or spoken to any men of my own age till I was about twenty-five. "Well," said the man, "I shouldn't have expected a woman (meaning me) to have been able to make it so convincing." I replied that I had coped with this difficult problem by making my men talk, as far as possible, like ordinary human beings. This aspect of the matter seemed to surprise the other speaker; he said no more, but took it away to chew it over. One of these days it may quite likely occur to him that women, as well as men, when left to themselves, talk very much like human beings also.”
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message 13: by Rachel

Rachel L.  Demeter Hey, Elizabeth!

Thanks so much for the friend acceptance. I'm a huge fan.


message 12: by Dale (last edited Jul 19, 2014 09:39PM)

Dale Thele Elizabeth, thank you for the friend connect.
Wishing you all the very best in 2014!

message 11: by Vish

Vish hi Elizabeth, Thanks for accepting my friend request

message 10: by Gennie

Gennie Gee I loved Lord of Darkness and can't wait for Duke of Midnight!!! Please keep the Maiden Lane books coming :D I love them so!!!

Chryssa Thank you for accepting my friend request! I cant wait to lose myself in your book worlds! :O)

message 8: by A.C.

A.C. Warneke I love your books - the writing is so lyrical and the stories are fantastic. I have read The Raven Prince several times and your books are read as soon as I can get my hands on them despite my huge TBR pile. You're an inspiration to aspiring writers everywhere.

message 7: by Nat O

Nat O Elizabeth, thanks for accepting my friend request. You are one of my absolute favorite authors, I truly love ALL of your books--notorious pleasures is my #1 fav though :) I love the depth of your writing ... the plots, characters & steamy scenes are wonderful. Once I started reading your books, I couldn't stop, looking forward to the next!

Savannah Elizabeth, thank you for the friendship.

message 5: by Beebs

Beebs Hi Elizabeth

Thanks for accepting my friend invite. Absolutely loving the Maiden Lane series, can't wait for the rest.

message 4: by Laura

Laura Landon Elizabeth - Thanks for accepting my friend invite!

Jessica Thanks for accepting.
When I read the Raven Prince, first time to read your book, I was indulging in the plot deeply. I have finished the three books of Prince Trilogy and now I'm reading Legend of the Four Soldiers Series. I really love the characters you created in your book so much.

kagit kiz thanks for accepting ı really love your books:)

Bradley I hope you are having a good day! =)


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