BLACK TULIP Wins by Landslide!

The polls are closed. The vote is in. It’s official: The Masque of the Black Tulip is the most popular Pink Carnation book of them all.

I can just hear Miles and Henrietta gloating, can’t you?

Black Tulip triumphed in a landslide victory, scoring nearly double the votes of its nearest contenders. Tied for second place were the original Secret History of the Pink Carnation and The Deception of the Emerald Ring, with The Seduction of the Crimson Rose a very close third. Lagging way in the rear was The Temptation of the Night Jasmine, although Charlotte had a handful of loyal partisans of her own.

I have to confess– I know authors aren’t supposed to have favorites, but I have a soft spot for Black Tulip, too.

Were you surprised by the results?

The winners of the signed Night Jasmine cover flats, chosen totally at random, are Ashlee, Katherine Carson, and Tanza. Congrats, ladies!

Thanks so much to everyone for chiming in!


  1. Ashlee on July 27, 2009 at 8:06 pm

    Yay! I’ve never won anything on here and I’m SUPER excited! Thanks Lauren!!

  2. Tanza on July 27, 2009 at 11:09 pm

    Wow how lucky am I!?! Thanks so much Lauren!!!!!:-D

  3. Sonia on July 27, 2009 at 11:18 pm

    I’m so sorry I missed this! Stupid thesis…

    But, I can’t say I’m surprised. Miles and Henrietta have an extraordinarily endearing quality as a couple, and as individuals. If nothing else, they’re the two people from the Pink Carnation series that you would really want to spend some quality time with!

  4. Kristen on July 28, 2009 at 8:15 am

    somewhere, Vaughn and Mary are having a good entendre filled laugh over “society’s” opinions… 🙂

    they are all truly enjoyable books, and congrats to the winners. You had a lot of them to choose from Lauren!

  5. Carole on July 28, 2009 at 2:53 pm

    I had a feeling that the Black Tulip would win. I just see Miles and Henrietta doing a little victory dance. Richard is more than likely in the corner pouting. ^.^

    Oh! I nearly forgot, congrats to les winners.

  6. Jessica S. on July 29, 2009 at 3:15 pm

    One question: how many times did your sister vote? 🙂

  7. Karen on July 30, 2009 at 11:35 pm

    😀 yess!!! congrats to the winners AND henrietta & miles 🙂

  8. Catherine on July 31, 2009 at 1:04 pm

    Too funny Jessica S. – your comment cracked me up! 🙂

    Congrats to the winners & I agree with the others, all of the books are just wonderful.

  9. Hannah on August 10, 2009 at 9:18 pm

    Though I love Henrietta and Miles I still like Charlotte and Robert more ; )

  10. Paula on August 11, 2009 at 9:52 pm

    Lord Vaughn is absolutely the best! I think of him dripping sarcasm like Snape in the Potter series, only younger and more handsome. He and Mary are delightful! Black Tulip was the first I read in the series and it hooked me. Now I own all of them in hard cover and look forward to Blood Lily.

  11. Jessica on August 12, 2009 at 3:44 pm

    i just have one question-are we going to get more Hen and Miles in future books?

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