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Eloisa James

Author of When Beauty Tamed the Beast

Includes the names: Mary Bly, Eloisa James, Elosia James, Eloisa James

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Eloisa James is the author of two previous Regency historicals: "Potent Pleasures" & "Midnight Pleasures". She lives in New Jersey. (Publisher Provided) Eloisa James is the pen name for Mary Bly, born in 1964 in Minnesota. She is the daughter of published authors, Robert and Carol Bly. After graduating from Harvard University, Eloisa James received an Masters in Philosophy from Oxford University, a Ph.D. from Yale University and eventually became a tenured associate professor of Shakespeare at Fordham University in New York. She also served as the head of the Creative Writing program there. Writing as Eloisa James, she is the bestselling romance author of the Desperate Duchesses series, and the Happily Ever After series of books. She also penned the non-fiction book called Paris in Love: A Memoir, about her family's life living in Paris, as Eloisa James. The book became a New York Times bestseller in 2015. Her other title's - A Gentleman Never Tells and Born to be Wilde, also made the bestseller list. (Bowker Author Biography) — biography from When Beauty Tamed the Beast… (more)
When Beauty Tamed the Beast 910 copies, 61 reviews
A Kiss at Midnight (Author) 835 copies, 48 reviews
Desperate Duchesses 829 copies, 42 reviews
Much Ado About You 788 copies, 26 reviews
Duchess by Night 768 copies, 29 reviews
Duchess in Love 700 copies, 20 reviews
A Duke of Her Own 668 copies, 27 reviews
When the Duke Returns 666 copies, 20 reviews
The Taming of the Duke 637 copies, 21 reviews
An Affair Before Christmas 634 copies, 25 reviews
Pleasure for Pleasure 629 copies, 22 reviews
Kiss Me, Annabel 629 copies, 20 reviews
Paris in Love 620 copies, 61 reviews
The Ugly Duchess 610 copies, 42 reviews
Pleasure for Pleasure 599 copies, 8 reviews
This Duchess of Mine 575 copies, 19 reviews
Fool for Love 553 copies, 10 reviews
Enchanting Pleasures 499 copies, 8 reviews
The Duke Is Mine 494 copies, 29 reviews
Your Wicked Ways 490 copies, 11 reviews
Midnight Pleasures 483 copies, 4 reviews
A Wild Pursuit 470 copies, 8 reviews
Once Upon a Tower 413 copies, 27 reviews
Three Weeks with Lady X 409 copies, 20 reviews
Wilde in Love 353 copies, 19 reviews
My American Duchess 344 copies, 26 reviews
Four Nights with the Duke 295 copies, 17 reviews
Too Wilde to Wed 271 copies, 15 reviews
Born to Be Wilde 250 copies, 15 reviews
Seven Minutes in Heaven 249 copies, 18 reviews
Talk of the Ton (Anthology 4-in-1) (Contributor) 245 copies, 4 reviews
Winning the Wallflower [novella] 245 copies, 16 reviews
Say No to the Duke 225 copies, 14 reviews
Say Yes to the Duke 212 copies, 15 reviews
The One That Got Away (Anthology 4-in-1) (Contributor) 196 copies, 1 review
Storming the Castle [novella] 180 copies, 9 reviews
Seduced by a Pirate 166 copies, 9 reviews
A Fool Again 164 copies, 5 reviews
My Last Duchess 152 copies, 10 reviews
How to Be a Wallflower (Author) 150 copies, 10 reviews
Wilde Child 139 copies, 6 reviews
Lizzie & Dante 93 copies, 6 reviews
A Gentleman Never Tells 90 copies, 11 reviews
As You Wish 87 copies, 2 reviews
The Reluctant Countess 81 copies, 5 reviews
Mistletoe Christmas (Author) 73 copies, 6 reviews
Not That Duke 53 copies, 4 reviews
To Wed a Rake 46 copies
Midsummer Delights 39 copies, 3 reviews
With This Kiss: Part One 34 copies, 2 reviews
With This Kiss: Part Three 30 copies, 3 reviews
It Happened One Valentine's Day (Contributor) 29 copies, 1 review
With This Kiss: Part Two 28 copies, 2 reviews
Wilde in Denial (Author) 3 copies
Under the Mistletoe Box Set (Contributor) 2 copies
No title 1 copy

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