Second Tuesday Trivia Winner

Hi, all!

Thank you so much for your fascinating and insightful comments on the cover of Night Jasmine.

Frankly, I get a lot more out of the picture now than I did before. I love the interplay that some found between title and picture, perceiving the lady on the cover as weighing the moral dilemma of the titular temptation. And I’m very intrigued by Tamar’s point that the same reserve that marks out this lady as a potential wallflower in a gentleman would be called “enigmatic” and perceived as dashing. After all, think about how many Regency heroes we know spend their lives propping up mantelpieces and staring sardonically into the crowd, thus garnering whispered compliments and feminine flutters without ever having to utter a word.

But I digress. Again.

The randomly chosen winner for this week’s web contest is… Ariana. Congrats, Ariana!

There are still three more ARCs to go after this, so stay tuned!


  1. AmyMc on November 19, 2008 at 1:00 pm

    Lauren, was the painting that forms the basis for the cover art created for the book, or was it taken from an existing painting? She is such an enigma that I’d be interested in finding out who she is, if this was an already existing work of art. Thanks!


  2. Lauren on November 19, 2008 at 1:23 pm

    Hi, Amy!

    The picture on the cover does come from a pre-existing work of art, but I’m afraid I don’t know the name of the painting or the artist. I’ll do some snooping around and get back to you on that.

  3. Lauren on November 19, 2008 at 2:16 pm

    I found her! The painting is called “At the Garden Gate” by Charles Sillem Lidderdale.

  4. Ariana on November 19, 2008 at 11:17 pm

    Yay!!!! Im so excited! Thank you, Lauren for having this contest! 🙂

  5. Tamar on November 23, 2008 at 1:11 am

    I’m so glad you liked my point! Really, it’s simply unfair. Guys get all the glory, even when it comes to shyness.

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