Thank you, everybody! Thank you thank you thank you!
Please note that while autographed copies will be available through University Book Store, they are not yet taking orders. But don’t worry, we’ll let everyone know as soon as it’s possible to reserve your autographed copy.
It’s official! Netflix has renewed BRIDGERTON for a second season!
It’s thrilling! So many new-to-JQ readers put three books: The Duke and I, The Viscount Who Loved Me, and Romancing Mister Bridgerton on the New York Times bestseller list — with The Duke and I holding the top slot for three weeks running! And ten — TEN! — titles on the USA Today list. That’s an exciting lot of new Bridgerton readers. How long until they discover the prequels? The romance of Violet & Edmund’s generation await readers with the Rokesbys…
It’s fun! With all the Bridgerton love going around, JQ is on Cloud Nine!
First Comes Scandal, a Bridgerton prequel in which Anthony and Benedict Bridgerton appear as spirited little boys, and readers are treated to Violet and Edmund as young parents, was named one of Amazon’s top books for 2020! It was even featured on a massive billboard near New York’s Penn Station.
New from JQ: her Inside the Story for First Comes Scandal is brand new on JuliaQuinn.com. Find out more about baby Colin (who steals much limelight), about Cat-Head (who causes much mayhem), and about the medical school Nicholas attends (which has a history JQ loved diving into).
Finally, if you’ve been trying to get your hands on paper versions of JQ’s books, rest assured, her publisher is printing them as fast as they can. JQ recommends ordering from University Book Store in Seattle. They’ll be autographed (and personalized, if you want!), and because UBS is JQ’s official bookstore, they have priority and will get more copies as soon as they’re available.
Have you seen the BRIDGERTON official trailer? It dropped last week, and in the first 24 hours alone it was viewed 3.3 million times. Are you ready for the premiere? On December 25, worldwide, everyone can start watching!
Season 1 of Bridgerton is based on The Duke and I, book 1 in the Bridgerton series. Get a taste for the characters and some backstory in the Prologue & Chapter One, or listen to five minutes of the prologue right here on JuliaQuinn.com. (Note from TeamJQ: the audio excerpt inexplicably starts nine paragraphs into the Prologue, and ends before Chapter One starts. We recommend reading and listening.)
Did you know that TeamJQ has built a hub on JuliaQuinn.com where the show and the books come together? Simply click on any top-of-page banner, like this one for instance:
or any BRIDGERTON “B”, peppered around the site.
On that page you can find the trailer (and other videos), links to all the book excerpts (and the series reading order), photos from the show, select news articles (curated by JQ), and links to the many JuliaQuinn.com Bridgerton Bonus Features, including the poignant essay JQ wrote about how she dreamed up the character of Lady Whistledown, the Bridgerton Family Tree (available on a mug as well, because, why not?), and much, much more.
Only a few more sleeps until BRIDGERTON drops on Netflix!
Presenting “A Strange Fascination” — an original vignette from Julia Quinn! Here’s the scoop: In January 2014, JQ wrote a 2000-word story for the Scottish magazine My Weekly. Very few readers outside of Scotland ever saw it, though, so it’s been dusted off and included as a freebie with Stefanie Sloane‘s Costswolds Christmas novella “Under the Mistletoe.”
On the new cover of The Duke and I: Daphne Bridgerton and the Duke of Hastings as you’ll see them when BRIDGERTON premieres on Netflix on December 25. This new edition will be available in both trade paperback and the new mass market MAX size and will be start shipping on December 1. JQ loves this shot of actors Phoebe Dyvenor and Regé-Jean Page, and hopes you do, too!
But first: it’s an ebook sale! JQ’s most recent book, First Come Scandal, is just $2.99—November 10 through November 17.
First Comes Scandal is book 4 in the Bridgerton prequel Rokesby series. You do not have to read the books in order, but if you prefer to, Because of Miss Bridgerton is book 1, The Girl with the Make-Believe Husband is book 2, and The Other Miss Bridgerton is book 3.
If there is a scandal, Lady Whistledown will surely uncover it.
Bridgerton premieres Dec 25.
November 11 is Veterans Day. This marks Julia Quinn’s 10th annual giveaway celebrating readers within the United States armed forces. Veterans, servicemembers, military spouses and Gold Star family members are invited to enter to win their choice of JQ novels. One hundred books. One very heartfelt thank you.