Spotlight on Eloisa James
Fairy Tales #2
On Sale: January 25, 2011
Featuring: Miss Linnet Thynne; Piers Yelverton
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Eloisa’s delightful take on Beauty and the Beast
unfolds in Regency England, where a beastly, bad-tempered
Earl matches wits with a brazen beauty who has vowed to make
the handsome grump fall in love with her in two short
Piers Yelverton, Earl of Marchant, lives
in a castle in Wales where, it is rumored, his bad temper
flays everyone he crosses. He’s a Beast.
Miss Linnet Thynne is one of the most
exquisite young ladies ever to grace London’s ballrooms.
She’s a Beauty.
But wait—there’s more! Piers
is a doctor: brilliant, lame, and impossible to get along
with. There’s a version of him on Fox TV, named after a
habitation. Linnet has been involved in a scandalous
flirtation with a prince, and everyone in the ton thinks
she’s carrying a royal child: she needs a husband.
Linnet estimates it will take two weeks—at the outside—to
bring the earl to his knees. Piers knows that he will never
fall in love, and definitely never marry.
A wonderful spin on a much-beloved fairy tale, Eloisa
James’s When Beauty Tamed the Beast is a
heart-soaring and fun historical romance at its finest. No
wonder People magazine raves about her books, saying,
“Romance writing does not get much better than this.”
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Photo Credit: Bryan Derballa
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. 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.