Mini-Contest #5– and Turnip Book Excerpt!
Only three days left until BLOOD LILY!!!!!
I found it incredibly amusing that the first answer to yesterday’s contest concerned a conjunction of Lord Vaughn and Turnip Fitzhugh, while the second involved Turnip and the Dowager Duchess of Dovedale. Because, in fact, both of those occur in Turnip’s book, The Mischief of the Mistletoe (coming out in October 2010!).
So I’m taking votes. You can have your choice of excerpt from The Mischief of the Mistletoe….
Which would you rather see: the scene with Turnip and Vaughn, or the scene with Turnip and the Dowager?
I’ll tally up the votes and post the winning excerpt from The Mischief of the Mistletoe here on the News page tomorrow.
One person will be selected at random from among all the comments to receive a copy of the super-snazzy British edition of The Masque of the Black Tulip, the book in which Turnip first makes an appearance.
I think Turnip and the Dowager would be really interesting 🙂 I love Dowager Duchesses in books – they’re always so blunt and don’t care what people think. I told my husband that I wanted to be like that when I get older (maybe not so mean but really blunt, haha).
Ooooh, I would love to read the excerpt from Lord Vaughn and Turnip. =)It would interesting to hear Lord Vaughn’s thought on the foppish, but cute Turnip.
Either conversation boggles the mind – I keep remembering Turnip with the Black Tulip – but I think I would rather Turnip and Lord Vaughn. Vaughn’s subtle innuendos would bring out the best of Turnip’s naive charm. Now, if you could throw in a little of MIss Gwen, that would make it even better. The three of them would make any conversation convoluted!
Oh the possibilities! I can imagine them and am having a vastly entertaining time doing so. Do we want a sneak peek at Vaughn’s cryptic insults misinterpreted by Turnip as compliments on his waistcoats (heeheehee) or the Dowager Duchess’ blunt cuts to which Turnip could only amiably agree (hahaha). Since the point of a poll is to choose one, I choose the Dowager Duchess, but either would be hugely enjoyable. I canâ€™t wait!
I would have to say Turnip and Vaughn, since they are two of my favorite characters, and so, so incredibly different! I’m sure Turnip wouldn’t be able to make sense of anything Vaughn said, with all his fancy talk, lol. =) I’m so excited!
I have to vote for Vaughn, just because I missed him so much in the 5th book and I assume he’s not going to be in Blood Lily either.
My vote goes to Vaughn and Turnip. Very amusing, I’m sure.
I vote for the Dowager Dutchess as well, for some reason I’m really looking forward to that conversation!
I’m going with Turnip and Vaughn, because that’s where my mind went initially. Can’t wait to read the exerpt!
Vaughn and Turnip – Definitely!
Hmmm, this is a tough decision but I would rather read the excerpt with Lord Vaughn, he is so intriguing.
My vote is for Vaughn! I just miss his sense of wit and dry sense of humour. Should go over Turnip’s head as usual.
Turnip and Vaughn!! Any scene involving Vaughn is automatically one of my favorites – he’s just so fun to read. Definitely my favorite character. 😀
Turnip and Vaughn would be so much fun to read.
I vote for Turnip and the Dowager, pretty, pretty please!!! 🙂
Turnip + Vaughn= endless giggles. 😀
I vote for Vaughn and Turnip. Just thinking about it makes me laugh out loud.
I LOVE Vaughn, but I have to vote for Turnip and the Duchess. Vaughn is too cool to react to Turnip’s (seeming?) obtuseness, but I can only imagine what the Duchess’ response would be. The Duchess doesn’t suffer fools in the same bored way Vaughn would, she just wades right in and starts the verbal swinging.
Turnip and the Dowager. Thank you for posting an excerpt from the book. October is just too far away.
Turnip with Vaughn, definitely.
Definitely Turnip & Lord Vaughn, please!
Turnip and Vaughn- I can’t help it, I love rogues- even if he was recently married- double entendre’s are my forte 🙂
oh definitely the Dowager and Turnip, how he would get into such a situation would be amazing!!
Turnip and Vaughn
I vote for Vaughn and Turnip, especially if it occurs after his marriage-wonder if marital bliss will temper his wonderfully wicked witty tongue
Turnip and Dowager.
Turnip and the Dowager. She cracks me up!
Oh, I’d love the british edition! And Vaughn please, he’s one of my favs!
Definitely Turnip and Vaughn. very exciting.
I would <3 to see Turnip and the Dowager Duchess of Dovedale go at it. I think it would be an absolutely hilarious pairing, considering the Dowager is so high-strung along, and Turnip, well…Turnip is just Turnip.
Anything with Vaughn in it is a winner with me! My vote is for Turnip and Vaughn!
Hmmm…I do think he and the dowager duchess would be amusing, but Vaughn is my favorite male character in the entire series, so I think I’d prefer him and Turnip.
I have to go with Vaughn and Turnip. I just love Vaughn and his haughtiness!
Turnip and the Dowager Duchess!
I vote the Dowager Duchess, as I plan on becoming just as curmudgeonly as her as I get older.
Turnip and the Dowager Duchess!
I’ll go with Turnip and the Dowager. She’ll have him cowering in fear before he knows what hit him. Good times!
I vote for the Dowager and Turnip. She’s so blunt. I’d love for Turnip to have her speechless though. That would be hysterical.
Wow i never even thought about the Dowager. lol. I would love to see both of these scenes. They would both be hilarious to see. But i think the Dowager might be funnier than Vaughn in this situation. So i vote for the Dowager and Turnip.
I vote the Dowager and Turnip. She has made stronger men jump out windows.
Dowager and Turnip for sure!!!!! I love how she snips at people and my favorite scene form all the books is her poking the spear at all the men and when Charlotte tells them that a man jumped out a window to avoid her. Best secondary character ever!
Turnip and Dowager, definitely!
Turnip and Vaughn! I would love to hear Vaughn’s quips and opinions of Turnip!
turnip and vaughn for sure, would be hilarious!!!
Turnip and the Dowager Duchess, pretty, pretty please with a cherry on top!
I’ll take either, or any other excerpt you with which you choose to tantalize our thirst for more pink, but I guess I’d choose Turnip and Lord Vaughn, as I’m a big Vaughn fangirl. 🙂
Turnip and the Dowager
The British covers are SO pretty!
Well, any Turnip is good turnip, but I’d like to see him exasperate Vaughn.
Turnip and Vaughn!!! So excited to hear the Turnip is getting a book!
Definitely Turnip and Vaughn. Can’t wait for to read his book!
Turnip and Vaughn. I’m totally looking forward to his book. He’s one of my favourite characters 😀
Turnip and Vaughn, please.
Turnip and Vaughn, hands down. I can’t believe Turnip gets his own book!! Haha.
Turnip and Vaughn. I think they are polar opposites so it should make for interesting interactions. Can’t wait to read the new book and for Turnip’s book. 🙂
Turnip and Vaughn, no doubt about it! 😀
Do you need to ask? Vaughn of course!
Turnip and the Dowager, but it wasn’t easy to choose!
Turnip and Vaughn please. Two of my favorite characters, and as different as can be.
I am very much looking forward to Turnip’s book, although I admit I’d hoped he would end up being Jane’s love interest–I had wild fancies about him secretly being a dashing superspy, or somehow, in Inspector Clouseau fashion, a bumbling yet effective agent. I think it was his over-the-top fashion sense that tricked me into thinking he isn’t as he seems. Nevertheless, I am eagerly waiting for his story!
Definitely Turnip and Vaughn! Such wonderful characters whom you have to love at opposite ends of the spectrum.
Definitely the scene with Turnip and the Dowager! The Dowager is just so overbearing – it would be funny to see what she would do with Turnip.
Yes please! 🙂
Turnip and Vaughn!
Lord Vaughn and Turnip
Turnip and Lord Vaughn would be a very amusing convo to read.
Turnip and VAUGHN, of course!
Turnip and Vaughn. Vaughn’s subtle insults going over Turnip’s head will be awesome to read.
I would defenitly think the Dowager Duchess of Dovedale would be more interesting, lord Vaughn wouldn’t want to go to the bother of waisting his time to really get into it with Turnip.
With out a doubt Turnip and Vaughn, I hold out hope for Reginald Fitzhugh’s as yet seceret powers of rhetoric.
I would say Vaughn and Turnip because once Turnip is revealed as the international espionage master that he is they’ll have more interesting things to talk about.
Turnip and Vaughn
Turnip and Vaughn!
OOOOHHHHHH i would really like to see turnip and vaughn. I really liked vaughn in the books, beig all mysteries and such, also getting with marry I thought that was really cute. So I really miss him want to see his point of veiw again.
I think I’d like a sneak peak at Turnip and the Dowager Duchess. That would be great!