Anniversary Spotlight & Contest: Eloisa James

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Jen:  When I asked my staff for suggestions on authors to invite to Romancing the Book for historical week, hands down, the one author everyone wanted was Eloisa James.  So, help us welcome Eloisa for day four of historical week!

ELO-2012New 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 being a finalist for a RITA—the top award in the genre of romance fiction awarded by the Romance Writers of America—over ten times, she won in 2013. In 2014, Eloisa was awarded a career achievement award by Romantic Times Book Review.

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In March 2014, Eloisa James released book 7 of her Desperate Duchesses series, Three Weeks with Lady X.

Having made a fortune, Thorn Dautry, the powerful bastard son of a duke, decides that he needs a wife. But to marry a lady, Thorn must acquire a gleaming, civilized facade, the specialty of Lady Xenobia India.

Exquisite, headstrong, and independent, India vows to make Thorn marriageable in just three weeks.

But neither Thorn nor India anticipate the forbidden passion that explodes between them.

Thorn will stop at nothing to make India his. Failure is not an option. But there is only one thing that will make India his.

The one thing Thorn can’t afford to lose–his fierce and lawless heart.


To learn more about this title and to read an excerpt, visit Eloisa’s website.

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27 thoughts on “Anniversary Spotlight & Contest: Eloisa James

  1. Kate Sparks says:

    Using natural ingredients for cleaning… vinegar & baking soda are so great and don’t stink up your house.

  2. Brenda Rumsey says:

    When cleaning the blades of your ceiling fan, use an open pillow case around it to keep the dust from falling on to furniture and floors. It helps keep you from sneezing as well…

  3. Kristy Petree says:

    If I had more money, my household trick would be to hire someone! I’m kind of a homemaker disaster!

    I like to conserve–use natural, even sometimes homemade cleaners, run my appliances late at night when it’s cooler, and I have extra shades over my blinds to keep the heat out. Not sure that counts, but it’s all I’ve got. 😉

  4. We make “laundry sauce” for our laundry instead of using store bought soap and it’s the best plus the clothes smell so good. The best part, it’s cost efficient!

  5. erinf1 says:

    I can’t create but I can clean!!! LOL… I dont know if that’s a good trait or not 🙂 Thanks for sharing!

  6. Lauren Jamison says:

    Unfortunately, I am no where near Martha Stuart status considering I mostly make messes and never clean them up, but I do like to use hair ties any time I can, like with chip or cereal bags. I also use hair ties on my curtains.

  7. Annette N says:

    My hint, when you have people coming over in the evening, keep the lights dim and they will not notice the dog hair in the corners. And at least once every month, stack the books up neatly so they do not fall over and injure someone.

  8. Alyn says:

    Invite my sisters and my mom to come visit. They always end up cleaning my house when they come because it is too messy.

  9. JoAnne says:

    Having someone come in to clean every other week.
    I do laundry, cook, cleanup the kitchen and dishes, clean up as needed but leave the thorough cleaning to someone else!

  10. Rebecca says:

    I keep cleaning wipes under every sink in the house, so if I notice a mess in the kitchen or bathrooms, I can grab a wipe and clean it up quickly. I LOVE Eloisa!!

  11. Amy W says:

    The only way my house would be clean is if no one lived in it! Between boys, cats and my tendency to be a pack rat, my husband has learned to clean. Cleaning takes away from reading!

  12. Marissa C. says:

    I don’t really have any housekeeping hints. I live in a studio apartment so it’s just a daily ritual of keeping things tidy.

  13. Charity Parkerson says:

    It’s truly a gift that I’ve been able to get all of my books and shoes in one house.

  14. Heather Byrd says:

    I make my children a chore chart. That way they clean their own messes leaving me more time to focus on the bigger tasks that they aren’t old enough to handle yet.

  15. Teresa Kleeman says:

    I learned a little trick of using Peroxide to remove blood out of clothing and using Hairspray to remove any kind of ink stains. I never had a period where it’s never worked. Also for clothing that has been in a fire.

    They can be salvaged. Use Pinesol & Ammonia in the wash along with laundry powder. I’ve had two house fires and have salvaged several clothes with this mixture. No more smoke smell.

    tcwgrlup41(at)yahoo dot com
    Teresa K.

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