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Elizabeth Hoyt

USA flag (b.1970)

aka Julia Harper

Elizabeth Hoyt is the New York Times, USA Today, and Publishers Weeklybestselling author of historical romance, including reader favorite, The Raven Prince.

Elizabeth was born in New Orleans but grew up in St. Paul, Minnesota. She was fortunate to be able to travel extensively as a child, visiting St. Andrews, Scotland; Germany; France; and Belgium. She spent a year in Oxford, England and was a summer exchange student to Kawasaki, Japan.

Elizabeth has a BA in anthropology from the University of Wisconsin at Madison and, as a result of having no clue what to do with her life thereafter, a career history as a barista, a (terrible) sales clerk, a Wisconsin Revenue Service data entry slave, and an archeological field work grunt. Fortunately, Elizabeth married relatively young and produced two children who kept her busy until her mid-thirties. At about this time, when her youngest was entering Kindergarten, Elizabeth’s mother hinted that perhaps Elizabeth should get a Real Job.

Sadly, Elizabeth was so delusional she thought writing a romance novel might qualify as a Real Job.

But! Five years later, to everyone’s surprise, she actually sold that romance novel (The Raven PrinceBut! Five years later, to everyone’s surprise, she actually sold that romance novel (The Raven Prince) and began a rather successful career as a Romance Novelist. This was most fortunate since Elizabeth is singularly unqualified to do anything else but Make Up Stories. Since then Elizabeth has written over twenty books to critical acclaim including three contemporaries under the pen name Julia Harper.

Elizabeth lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota with three dogs, a garden in constant need of weeding, and the ever faithful Mr. Hoyt.

Genres: Historical Romance
New and upcoming books
December 2024

No Ordinary Duchess
(Greycourt, book 3)
Princes Trilogy
   1. The Raven Prince (2006)
   2. The Leopard Prince (2007)
   3. The Serpent Prince (2007)
   4. The Ice Princess (2010)
Maiden Lane
   1. Wicked Intentions (2010)
   2. Notorious Pleasures (2011)
   3. Scandalous Desires (2011)
   4. Thief of Shadows (2012)
   5. Lord of Darkness (2013)
   6. Duke of Midnight (2013)
   7. Darling Beast (2014)
   8. Dearest Rogue (2015)
   9. Sweetest Scoundrel (2015)
   10. Duke of Sin (2016)
   11. Duke of Pleasure (2016)
   12. Duke of Desire (2017)
   Hot (2008) (as by Julia Harper)
   For the Love of Pete (2008) (as by Julia Harper)
   Once and Always (2015) (as by Julia Harper)
   One Scandalous Season (2021) (with others)
   One Scandalous Night (2022) (with Kelly Bowen and Anna Campbell)
Elizabeth Hoyt recommends
Marry Me by Midnight (2023)
(Once Upon the East End, book 1)
Felicia Grossman
"What a wonderfully fresh voice! Felicia Grossman's MARRY ME BY MIDNIGHT has it all--a clever heroine, a dreamy hero, and a gorgeous fairy tale romance that had me enthralled well past my bedtime. Historical romance readers will delight in discovering Grossman's impeccably researched Jewish London society. Brava!"
Outrageous (2021)
(Rebels of the Ton, book 2)
Minerva Spencer
"Spencer is my new auto-buy!."
The Ruin of Evangeline Jones (2020)
(Harcastle Inheritance, book 2)
Julia Bennet
"A revelation. Best romance I've read in years."

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