Wednesday, July 4th, 2012
Thief of Shadows is out and it’s number 18 on the New York Times bestseller list! Thank you to everyone who made this possible by buying the book!
More lovely reviews have poured in for Thief of Shadows:
“Once you have finished reading this book, you will fully understand why Elizabeth Hoyt is considered to be one of today’s best writers of Regency Romances! BRAVA!”
— Detra Fitch, Huntress Reviews
“Ms. Hoyt makes me laugh, makes me cry, and makes me fall in love with each couple. There is pure delight on each and every page! What more can you ask from an author? Thief of Shadows is another 5 star read from the stellar Elizabeth Hoyt!”
— Leslee from Night Owl Reviews
I feel like I’ve been waiting for this book for forever! After what felt like a lifetime, I have read, finished and loved Thief of Shadows!”
— Adria, Breath of Life Reviews
My lovely website designer, Vibeke Courtney from Dreamforge Media has put together an absolutely fabulous addition to my website: all new Maiden Lane pages. At the top of the navigation bar on my website, you can find the Maiden Lane tab. Click it and it opens a whole bunch of stuff, including:
- and an Interactive Map of Georgian London
I hope that you’ll enjoy exploring the new Maiden Lane pages!
Finally, quite a few of my books are on sale this month:
- And The Ice Princess is on sale in ebook (because it only comes in ebook) for $0.99.
Wednesday, February 22nd, 2012
Hoyt Manor is abloom with violet-purple crocuses–despite Darla‘s tendency to want to gallop through my flower garden. Hopefully when more things start sprouting she’ll stay out–although I’m not holding my breath.
I just sent back the galleys for Thief of Shadows. Whew! The galleys (printed pages that show the layout of the finished book) are the last step I have to go through to finish the book. It’s a lovely feeling to know that a book is finally all done. If you’re a reviewer, you should be getting an arc (Advanced Reader Copies) soon.
Meanwhile, I’m hard at work writing Lord of Darkness, the fifth book in the Maiden Lane series, which will be out February 2013. And! I’ve just heard that all three books in the Princes Trilogy: The Raven Prince, The Leopard Prince, and The Serpent Prince will soon be made into audio books, with a release date of February 2013 as well. This means all of my books will be available in audio book!
Finally, some website updates: Check out my Books of the Month for January and February, I’ve posted an article about Lad, the dog from Scandalous Desires, and I have a new Contest prize up for March if you haven’t already joined one of my newsletters.
Tuesday, January 18th, 2011
I’ve just returned from a trip to New York City where I got to see the cover shoot for my November book, Scandalous Desires. While there I got to interview the models, the photographer, the stylist, and others. Hopefully we’ll have that video soon, but in the meantime, you can see some of the still photos and a short video of the shoot on my Facebook page.
Notorious Pleasures will be out in a week (!) and to celebrate I’ve posted both the Batten and Reading family trees on the Extras page.
Eloisa James’ A Kiss at Midnight is my Book of the Month for January. And A Kiss at Midnight is the website contest prize for January along with the Princes Trilogy: The Raven Prince, The Leopard Prince, and The Serpent Prince.
Saturday, March 13th, 2010
Just this week the temperatures in my part of the Midwest suddenly soared into the sixties and even hit seventy at one point. My snowdrops were already showing, waiting patiently for the snow to melt, but the lavender species crocus (Crocus tommasinianus) popped up overnight it seemed. I’ve got a shade garden by the side of the house where I planted several hundred a couple of years ago and now it looks like a lavender carpet. The “Tommies” must be happy because I’ve noticed single volunteers peeking out of the grass here and there. Now if only the squirrels don’t eat the blooms!
In other news, my publisher, Grand Central Publishing, will be re-releasing the entire Prince trilogy this summer to coincide with the release of Wicked Intentions. They’ve also giving The Raven Prince, The Leopard Prince, and The Serpent Prince brand new covers which I’ve posted on their respective pages. Mouse over the new covers to see the original covers.
Tuesday, June 30th, 2009
So the Midwest just went through a nasty heat wave and in the midst of it I drove up to Romeoville outside of Chicago to go sign books at a really, really, really big warehouse. I signed for three hours in the morning and two and a half in the afternoon and by the time it was done I’d gone through twelve thin-line sharpies (assorted colors!), a box of 2,000 bookmarks (to put inside the books), and signed slightly under 3,000 books. After that I went back to my hotel room and collapsed. The books I signed (they were pulled ahead of time so I didn’t pick the titles) were The Serpent Prince, To Beguile a Beast, and To Seduce a Sinner. If you live in the USA, you should start seeing these signed copies in big box stores such as Target, Meijer, Wal-Mart, and K-Mart (to name only a few.)
Meanwhile, the link I posted a couple of weeks ago to a free online copy of The Leopard Prince isn’t active yet. I’ll let you know here when it is.
Finally, the RWA Readers for Life Literacy Autographing is coming up in Washington, D.C. There is no admittance charge and over 500 romance authors will be attending to sign their books. Here are the details:
RWA Readers for Life Literacy Autographing
Wednesday, June 15th
Marriott Wardman Park Hotel, Exhibit Hall
I hope everyone in the D.C. area can make it!
Thursday, June 18th, 2009
The thunderstorms have been almost constant here in the Midwest, making for a very wet June. The good news, though, is that my garden is very lush from all the rain!
I’m pleased to announce that To Taste Temptation has won the Desert Rose Golden Quill Award.
Website updates for June have been made, the main ones being that Chapter 6 of The Ice Princess is up. I’ve also got new bookmarks for To Desire a Devil, and the second scene excerpt for To Desire a Devil is up as well. As always bookmarks and bookplates are free, so be sure and order as many as you’d like.
There’s still time to enter my May/June website contest–the prize is a complete Princes trilogy!
The Romance Writers of America national conference is coming up soon–this year it will be in Washington D.C. Part of the conference is a massive romance author signing on Wednesday, July 15th from 5:30-7:30 pm. This signing is open to the public–you don’t have to be registered at the conference–and will include more than 500 romance authors this year. All proceeds from the signing go to local literacy charities. If you live in the D.C. area, this is a signing you won’t want to miss–and if you do come, make sure and stop by and say hello to me!
Finally, my publisher, Hachette Book Group USA, is offering The Leopard Prince to read online for free!