Updates– or More New Toys

And we have updates!

New to the website are:

Outtakes from Crimson Rose

— a Who’s Who of the major Pink Carnation character so far (which you can also link to from their Family Tree entries)

— and a new Contest, for cover flats of The Seduction of the Crimson Rose and advance copies of The Temptation of the Night Jasmine

As a brief sample, here is my favorite outtake from Crimson Rose. In fact, these are the first paragraphs I wrote when I began working on Crimson. Since both Mary and Vaughn tend to command the public eye, I originally intended to begin each chapter with letter and newspaper excerpts talking about their doings. This excerpt below consists of two letters from Miss Lucy Ponsonby which were originally meant to head up Chapter One, one about Mary, the other to Mary:

“…of all things the most wonderful! I nearly Burst with Laughter when I heard the news. I wouldn’t have believed it if I hadn’t had it from Percy, who saw them together—Letty and Lord Pinchingdale, that is—with his own two eyes! It’s a pity Letty caught him (such a freckled little thing!), but I can much better stomach her as Lady Pinchingdale than our Miss Mary…. If you were Mary, wouldn’t you simply Expire of Shame? Balked at the altar by her sister! Perhaps now she won’t be so high in the instep….”

— From Miss Lucy Ponsonby to Miss Myrtia Debenham, 2 July, 1803

“My dearest Mary, I want you to know that all my best wishes are with you in this Most Trying time. I think it absolutely appalling the way Letty behaved, and I cannot understand Lord Pinchingdale at all. He always seemed so devoted. But then Men are such Fickle Creatures, unlike the True Friendship to be found between women. With all the fond and outraged outpourings of my Deepest Heart, I remain your most loving, most loyal LUCY.”

— From Miss Lucy Ponsonby to Miss Mary Alsworthy, 3 July, 1803

Hope you enjoy!


  1. Camille la Flamme on September 14, 2008 at 2:56 am

    Most loving and loyal indeed.

  2. Jess on September 16, 2008 at 7:29 am

    I think my favorite part is when Mary is looking at the past heroines. I love seeing known characters through different eyes!

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