Tuesday’s Revolving Book is the historical romance THE UGLY DUCHESS by New York Times best selling author ELOISA JAMES.
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How can she dare to imagine he loves her…when all London calls her The Ugly Duchess?
Theodora Saxby is the last woman anyone expects the gorgeous James Ryburn, heir to the Duchy of Ashbrook, to marry. But after a romantic proposal before the prince himself, even practical Theo finds herself convinced of her soon-to-be duke’s passion.
Still, the tabloids give the marriage six months.
Theo would have given it a lifetime…until she discovers that James desired not her heart, and certainly not her countenance, but her dowry. Society was shocked by their wedding; it’s scandalized by their separation.
Now James faces the battle of his lifetime, convincing Theo that he loved the duckling who blossomed into the swan.
And Theo will quickly find that for a man with the soul of a pirate, All’s Fair in Love—or War.
READ AN EXCERPT:
“James expertly infuses her latest fairy-tale love story with just the right ratio of tart wit and sensuality to create a hopelessly and hopefully romantic tale that will have James’ fans swooning with delight.”
– Starred Review, Booklist, August 2012 (posted August 6, 2012)
“Exceptionally well-developed characters evolve with flair. Fast-paced, witty dialog, flawless plotting, exquisite sensuality, and a delectable dusting of humor make James’s latest re-imagined fairy tale a joyful work of art that is not to be missed.”
– Starred Review, Library Journal, August 2012 (posted August 6, 2012)
“James’s patented clever dialogue and complex characters make the unusual situation completely believable from setup to denouement.”
– Starred Review, Publisher’s Weekly, August 2012 (posted August 6, 2012)
“…[The Ugly Duchess] is written with intelligence and wit by Ms. James’s incomparable pen.”
– Perfect 10, Romance Reviews Today, August 2012 (posted August 6, 2012)
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 associate professor and head of the Creative Writing program at Fordham University in New York City. Her “double life” is a source of fascination to the media and her readers. In her professorial guise, she’s written a New York Times op-ed defending romance, as well as articles published everywhere from women’s magazines such as More to writers’ journals such as the Romance Writers’ Report.
CONNECT WITH ELOISA ONLINE:
WEB SITE: http://eloisajames.com/
BLOG: Eloisa blogs regularly on Barnes and Noble. http://tinyurl.com/cda3q9x
UPCOMING CONTEST/BOOK TOUR/BLOG TOUR INFO
Australia: August 17, 2012
Booksigning, hosted by the Australian Romance Writers of America
QT Gold Coast Hotel
7 Staghorn Avenue
Surfers Paradise QLD 4217
New Zealand: August 24 – 26, 2012
Reading and Booksigning
Crowne Plaza Hotel,
St. Louis, Missouri: Sept. 4, 2012
St. Louis Public Library <http://eloisajames.com/www.ttpbooks.com>
1640 S. Lindbergh Avenue
St. Louis, MO 63124
Okemos, Michigan: Sept. 5, 2012
Booksigning and Talk
Schuler Books and Music <http://eloisajames.com/www.ttpbooks.com>
1982 Grand River Ave
Okemos, MI 48864
Frankfort, Illinois: Sept. 6, 2012
Booksigning and Talk
Frankfort Public Library <http://eloisajames.com/www.ttpbooks.com>
21119 S. Pfeiffer Road
Frankfort, IL 60423
Seating is limited. Please reserve online: http://frankfortlibrary.org/calendar <http://frankfortlibrary.org/calendar>
Edina, Minnesota: Sept. 8, 2012
Booksigning and Talk
Barnes and Noble <http://eloisajames.com/www.ttpbooks.com>
3225 W. 69th St.
Edina, MN 55435
Boonsboro, Maryland: Sept. 15, 2012
Booksigning with Nora Roberts!
12:00 – 2:00 PM
Turn the Page Bookstore <http://eloisajames.com/www.ttpbooks.com>
18 North Main Street
Boonsboro, Maryland 21713
Washington, D.C.: September 23 or 24 (details to come!)
Library of Congress National Book Fair: Talk & signing
I’ve never been to the National Book Fair—and I can’t wait! I gather the book fair takes place under a series of big tents on the Mall in Washington. I’m giving a talk, so please come along and find my tent.
Dallas: November 9, 2012
Readers and ‘Ritas
Friday, November 9, 2012
This is a fun celebration of romance and reading, held in a small hotel outside Dallas. Come hang out with me for the weekend! Tickets are available here <http://readers-n-ritas.org/blog/> .