As You Wish: New York Times Bestselling Author Swashbuckles Her Way into Readers’ Hearts with Highly Anticipated, Sultry New Pirate Tale from Avon Books

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"Seduced by a Pirate," a new e-novella original by New York Times Bestselling author Eloisa James is one swashbuckler of a romance.

Ever since the Dread Pirate Roberts won back Buttercup’s heart with the words, “As You Wish,” romantics have swooned for great, epic pirate love stories. Luckily for them, New York Times bestselling author Eloisa James shivered their timbers with the recently releases The Ugly Duchess, and now she follows up on that piratical tale with a digital original novel, entitled SEDUCED BY A PIRATE (on sale now from Avon Impulse; eISBN 9780062259912; EPUB 99¢).

Sir Griffin Barry was the scourge of the seven seas aboard The Flying Poppy, the pirate vessel which he named in honor of his wife, Phoebe…who he deserted on their wedding night, fourteen years ago. With the marriage unconsummated. But now, after his cousin turned his piracy into privateering, he can return home to England with a modicum of honor to regain his estate, his title, his legacy…his wife. Who somehow has parented three children in the years he was at sea. Griffin finds that he’d walk any plank for the lovely Phoebe…but how can he woo back a wife who wants nothing to do with her absentee lord? There appear to be rough waters ahead for this erstwhile anti-hero, but he soon realizes that the booty to be gained outweighs any gale in the harbor.

Library Journal commends, “James once again indulges her penchant for intertwining plots and characters with this e-novella that is an offshoot of her latest title, The Ugly Duchess. This quick read brings the same passion and humor as do James’s novels.” Romance reviewer Just Janga notes, “I was easily seduced by Griffin Barry. I thought he was a terrific character in The Ugly Duchess and hoped to learn more of him and his Poppy. I cheered when James announced she had written the novella, and it was even better than I expected. I smiled from the first page to the final scene, only stopping when a grin or a giggle replace the smile…I promise you won’t find more reading joy for a penny less than a buck anywhere.”

About the Author:
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 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.

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