Win a Pink Carnation Comic!
In honor of the mass market debut of The Secret History of the Pink Carnation, Joanne Renaud and I have put together a special limited edition of Pink Carnation comics.
There are three scenes: one featuring Eloise and Colin, two featuring my favorite bits from the historical section of the book. We’ve made a grand total of twenty-five copies of each comic, all signed by both the illustrator and the author.
To win a limited edition Pink Carnation print (of the Eloise and Colin scene), here’s today’s question:
— Which book are you reading right now?
Five people will be chosen at random to win signed and numbered copies of the Eloise and Colin scene. Winners will be announced tomorrow morning.
Check back later in the week for chances to win copies of the historical scenes…. (As soon as I think up better questions!)
Please feel free to spread the word about the contest and to share the digital images of the comics on your website, Facebook page, or wherever else you like.
I am currently reading, The Deception of the Emerald Ring. But I never read just one book at a time, I am also reading, The Birds and Other Stories by Daphne Du Maurier as well as North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell. This is totally an amazing prize! Happy Pink Birthday!!!
I’m reading “The Age of Wonder: How the Romantic Generation Discovered the Beauty and Terror of Science.” It’s pretty interesting to see how art and science were so intertwined at the turn of the 19th century!
Because You’re Mine by Lisa Kleypas. Yesterday I finished Two Tickets to the Christmas Ball by Donita K. Paul. It was ok. I like her DragonKeeper series better.
I am currently listening to The Temptation of the Night Jasmine and, as a librarian, I have been recommending this series to a lot of my patrons. We all love this series and it is also great to listen to these novels on audiobooks.
For class I am reading The Hidden Hand by E.D.E.N. Southward and for pleasure I’m rereading The Game by Laurie R. King.
I am rereading the Secret History of the Pink Carnation as I am rereading the entire series preparing for the release of your two upcoming novels.
reading: Shooting in the Wild, by Chris Palmer “An Insider’s account of making movies in the animal kingdom” revealing, disturbing, fascinating
Listening to “The Secret History of the Pink Carnation” I am trying to reread everything in prep for Orchid in January !!
I’ve always been too impatient to read just one book a a time. Currently I’m reading Sense and Sensibility, my favorite Jane Austen novel, and Georgette Heyer’s the Foundling. We can all see what time period I’m always daydreaming about….
I’ve always been too impatient to read just one book at a time. Currently I’m reading Sense and Sensibility, my favorite Jane Austen novel, and Georgette Heyer’s the Foundling. We can all see what time period I’m always daydreaming about….
Unfortunately, I’m currently reading Twilight. It’s for my senior honors thesis on gender politics in fantasy YA lit. But the other books are all awesome.
I am reading: The Mother Tongue: English and How it Got That Way, by Bill Bryson.
I am currently reading “Lost in a Good Book” by Jasper Fforde, a wonderful surrealist/comedic/fantasy author. This is a re-read of the series (following the heroine Thursday Next), and never fails to disappoint!
Fly Away Home by Jennifer Weiner
Currently I’m re-reading The Betrayal of the Blood Lily (the only one of the series I haven’t read more than once), but then I’ll probably back track to one that takes place more in England to get ready for Turnip’s book!
I’m also listening to Mansfield Park on my iPod because reading on the bus and T makes me nauseous.
I’m about to read “Mockingjay”, the third book in the Hunger Games series. I’ve been waiting for a month to get this book from the library and I can’t wait to tear into it!
Ten Things I Love About You by Julia Quinn
I’m reading The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson. Tis the season for creepy books!! When I finish it, which should be soon since it’s so good, I’ll be reading The Mysteries of Udolpho by Ann Radcliffe, recommended by Jane Austen via Catherine Morland 🙂 It will probably take me up until the time The Orchid Affair comes out to finish that two volume, small print work haha
Currently it’s Over My Dead Body by Rex Stout (a Nero Wolfe mystery). And I would love to somehow see Archie Goodwin transported back in time into one of the Pink books. Imagine him sparring with Miss Gwen! Wonderful contest idea, Lauren!
I’m currently reading ‘Memoirs of a Geisha’ by Arthur Golden and ‘Lock and Key’ by Sarah Dessen. Both are old favorites that I still can’t resist! 🙂
I’m currently reading Tears of a Pearl by Tasha Alexander and A Free Man of Color by Barbara Hambly.
I’m currently reading Ruthless by Anne Stuart. So far I’m really enjoying it. There is so much going on between all the characters that there is never a lull in the story.
I’m almost finished with Gregor the Overlander by Suzanne Collins – I wrapped up the Mockinjay Series last week and wanted to see if her Underlander Series was age-appropriate for my nephew. Fun stuff!
I’m reading several:
~The Girl Who Played With Fire by Stieg Larson
~Fall of Giants by Ken Follett
~The Complete Adventures of Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Caroll (I’m an actress and am performing in the show so it seemed pertinent that I re-read them.)
~The Secret History of the Pink Carnation (In honor of the mass market release I’ve decided to start the whole series over again.)
~ And Thereby Hangs a Tale by Jeffery Archer
I’m just about to begin “The Book Thief” by Markus Zusak. It came highly recommended. I’m also listening to the fourth Harry Potter book in anticipation of the next film coming out in November. 🙂
I am currently rereading Sabriel by Garth Nix. The comics look so wonderful! Thanks for offering such a great prize Lauren. And congratulations on the mass market debut!
Far From the Madding Crowd by Thomas Hardy
I’m currently reading Juliet by Anne Fortier.
I’ve been working on the “A Patriot’s History of the United States: From Columbus’s Great Discovery to the War on Terror” by Larry Schweikart for awhile now. I just finished “The Walking Dead Vol. 3: Safety Behind Bars” by Robert Kirkman, in preparation of new AMC series based on the series. And am currently reading “Mirror, Mirror” by Gregory Maguire.
I am currently reading two books: The Darkest Kiss by Gena Showalter (I’ve been abducted by paranormal romance) and Someone to Watch Over Me by Lisa Kleypas… love me some romance…
I’m currently reading “The Red Queen” by Philippa Gregory. I’d recommend it so far along with it’s counter-story “The White Queen” that I’ve already read.
I’m happily splitting my time between Bill Bryson’s “A Short History of Nearly Everything,” Helen Fielding’s “Bridget Jones’s Diary,” and Steven Pinker’s “The Stuff of Thought.” 🙂
I am reading Liz Carlyle’s first book in her new series, “One Touch of Scandal,” plus assorted other books and mags I pick up for variety! I recommended the “Blood Lily” to a friend with an interest in the colonial history of India and now she is a little hooked on the Colin/Eloise storyline. Her birthday is next week so I will get her a copy of “Pink Carnation” in mass market to get her started! Thanks, Lauren.
I’m reading the Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett. I just finished watching the tv adaptation.
Well, I finished the entire Pink books that are already out ages ago. So I’m currently waiting for October 28th for the Misltoe Pink book. But in between that time I already finished re-reading the first Pink Carnation book and the second and the third, fourth, fifth and sixth.
At the current moment I’m just finishing up Sanditon by Jane Austen.
I’m re-reading Night Jasmine to get ready for Turnip’s book, and listening to the audio book of the Golden Compass.
I’m reading Ladies of Liberty: The Women Who Shaped Our Nation by Cokie Roberts.
Deanna Raybourn’s Dark Road to Darjeeling and The Grand Sophy, one of my favorite Georgette Heyer’s to reread! I can’t wait until Oct. 28th! Thanks for making these delightfully fun books!
I’ve been on a Manga kick so I’ve been reading;
and I’m currently trying to get through Man of the West by Sadie Callahan before I move on to Dark Road to Darjeeling.
I just started Dark Road to Darjeeling by Deanna Raybourn and so far it is absolutely perfect in everyway.
I’m about to start Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel–so excited for this one.
The Magicians by Lev Grossman. Crossing my fingers. I’ve never won a comments contest, but I really want to win!
I’m currently reading Ken Follett’s novel Fall of Giants. This us a historical epic that traces the fortunes of five interrelated families—one American, one English, one Welsh, one Russian, and one German that is filled with extraordinary events of World War I, the Russian Revolution, and the women’s suffrage movement.
Since I love historical romance (which he won’t read) I end up reading one of his “Top Picks” (he finished this one in two days and loved it). When I read historical romance I can never put them down where this is one book that even though it is a great read is going to take me a while to finish!
I am reading Dark Road to Darjeeling by Deanna Raybourn. Been waiting for that one to come out for awhile now.
Right now, I am reading ‘Another Roadside Attraction’ by Tom Robbins. Great subway reading on the way to work. A Very witty, intelligent and insightful work of literature.
I am currently reading several books. 🙂 I am rereading “The Secret History of the Pink Carnation”, as I am also going through the series again! I also have going through these other books in various stages: “Atlantis Found” by Clive Clussler, Wicked by Gregory Maguire, “The Last of the Mohicans” by James F. Cooper, “The Heart of Texas” series by Debbie Macomber, and lastly “Persuasion” by Jane Austen (I love her books!) I love books and can hardly ever read just one. 🙂
I have a few books going on, including Christian the Lion, Prospect Park West, and Judgment.
Currently I am making my way through the Harry Potter books…hopeing to finish them before the next movie comes out. Up next in the Pink Carnation series…The Seduction of the Crimson Rose.
I am reading Dark Road to Darjeeling by Deanna Raybourn, and 1808 by Laurentino Gomes (about the Portuguese court’s escape to Rio as a result of Napoleon’s invasion).
I am re-reading the harry potter series since the movie comes out soon! Whoop! 🙂
I’m currently reading “Where Dreams Begin,” by Lisa Kleypas. In fact, she’s about all I’ve been reading lately!
I am reading the third Hunger Games book & The Masque of The Black Tulip.
Silent in the Sanctuary by Deanna Raybourn
I am reading Percy Jackson & The Lightening Thief with my son.
I’m just about to start “I capture the castle” by Dodie Smith.
I’m reading Silent on the Moor by Deanna Raybourn. Blood Lily is next on my list. I fell a little behind…
Mistress by Susan Wigg
and The Last Olympian by Rick Riordan
Random, I know
I am currently reading Siren by Tricia Rayburn. Just got it yesterday from the library. So far it is very good!
I am reading Dark Road to Darjeeling by Deanna Raybourn on my Kindle, and Lord Lightning by Jenny Brown when I soak in the bath. Paperbacks only in the tub!
Dracula, My Love by Syrie James
The Darcy Cousins by Monica Fairview
Someone in the House by Barbara Michaels
I am reading Face of Betrayal, a triple threat novel by Lis Wiehl with April Henry as it was on my local library’s list of new books. No opinion yet. Love all kind of books but historical, mysterious and a little romantic the best.
Currently I am finishing up Mary Balogh’s “First comes Marriage” – and then I will be reading “The Betrayal of the Blood Lily” – and will be re-reading the series in an e-version b/c of Mischief coming in October (Yay)
I am re-reading Kate Remembered by Scott A. Berg. It’s the only authorized biography of my favorite actress Katherine Hepburn. It’s witty and engaging and thoroughly biased (as the author freely admits). A wonderful read whether you enjoy non-fiction or not!
I’m reading ‘The Seduction of the Crimson Rose’; ‘Dark Lover’ by JR Ward and a book on Cognitive-Behavioural treatment of Obsessive-compulsive disorder for my job.
I am currently reading “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows” by JK Rowling. I’ve already read it once, but I’m prepping for the release of the film 🙂
Since I have read ALL of your books I am now forced to read such things as “Anna Karenina” (total downer), “Freakonomics” (very interesting), and “It’s Called a Break-Up Because It’s Broken” (Boys!…) all this just to keep me busy ’til Mistletoe comes out and then the next installment released in January. What is a girl to do?? I need more Eloise and Collin!
BFF Amy came up with the great idea that Adrien Brody should play Vaughn… should you ever make him into a movie (ahem….) grayed hair and lines added, he’d be great!! We’re stuck on who should portray Eloise & Collin though. But we seriously want to them to hook-up, Permanently!! (lol)
I’m just starting the Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake by Aimee Bender which was recommended by a co-worker.
I just finished Vintage Magic by Sally Anne Morris, which was not what I expected it to be. So now I’m rereading The Emerald Ring again. Yay!
I’m reading House Rules at this time.
I’m currently reading Water for Elephants but am patiently awaiting the arrival of my copy of The Mischief of the Mistletoe!
I’m reading The Betrayal of the Blood Lilly while at the same time reading “Jackie, Ethel, Joan: Women of Camelot” by J. Randy Taraborelli, a biography on the three Kennedy wives
Voyager by Diana Gabaldon (third book in the Outlander series)
I have already read all of the books, but am currently re-reading The Secret History of the Pink Carnation. The last book I read was too heavy and I needed something light, funny, and entertaining to put me back to rights!
Not counting the reading I’m doing for lesson preparation?
Dark Road to Darjeeling by Deanna Raybourn. It’s the fourth book in the Lady Julia Grey series.
I’m reading _Bury Your Dead_, a mystery by Louise Penny.
I am currently reading, “Nonna’s Book of Mysteries” by Mary Osborne.
I’m reading From Dust and Ashes: A Liberation Story by Tricia Goyer (inspirational fiction set in WWII-really good!) Also about to start rereading the Harry Potter series 🙂
I just finished Deanna Raybourn’s Dark Road to Darjeeling (fantastic!) and I’m about to start Frank Tallis’ Vienna Secrets.
I am reading Eclipse by Stephenie Meyer, yes I got sucked into the Twilight series… 🙂
I am about to read The Temptation of the Night Jasmine. Currently though I am reading Enchanted Glass by Diana Wynne Jones.
I am currently reading Dragonfly in Amber by Diana Galbadon. In order to get the feel of the language, I am also listening to the audio, as I did with Outlander.
I picked this series up based on your recommendation, and I couldn’t be happier!
I’ve got quite a list going right now…I’m reading Adolphe by Benjamin Constant (for class), Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare, Shades of Grey by Jasper Fforde, and a trashy paperback called Wild Fire that is hilarious 😀
I am currently finishing The Spellman Files by Lisa Lutz and starting The Mysterious Benedict Society by Trenton Lee Stewart.
I have read all your novels currently available. And reread a few. I particularly enjoy Lord Vaughn..his wit is amazing! I’m sure it reflects yours in general. I am currently reading Mr. Darcy’s Little Sister, The annotated Pride and Prejudice, Heyer’s Regency World,The Sense and Sensibility Screenplay Diaries. Just finished A Bride Most Begruding. Your giveaways are so thoughtful. All the new items are so exciting!
I’m currently reading Wood Nymph Seeks Centaur: A Mythological Dating Guide by Francesca Lia Block.
I love your words! I’d love to see them come to life in those beautiful comics!
I am reading Financial Accounting in an Economic Context (blah!) and when my brain finally shuts down from absolute boredom I sneak in a chapter of H.G. Wells’ The Invisible Man. I can’t wait to read your books at the end of the semester when I can devote hours to nothing but blissful FUN reading!
A Civil Contract by Georgette Heyer and Book of the Dead by Patricia Cornwell.
I’m currently reading Voyager by Diana Gabaldon and Magyk by Angie Sage. Just finished The Masque of the Black Tulip! 🙂
Tears of Pearl by Tasha Alexander. An excellent Victorian era mystery series!
I’m currently reading Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel but I just finished The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins and can’t wait to start the second one.
I’m currently reading “Murder Never Forgets” by Diana O’Hehir. I just finished reading the latest Rick Riordan – “The Red Pyramid.” I’m looking forward to your next one!
I am currently reading The Dead Lie Down by Sophie Hannah.
Like others above, I’m always reading more than one book at a time. I’m currently reading The Magician’s Apprentice by Trudi Canavan, Blackout by Connie Willis, and A Hidden Affair by Pam Jenoff.
I’m currently reading Insatiable by Meg Cabot. 🙂
I’m reading Pride and Prejudice right now 🙂
Just got my copy of the mass market “The Secret History of the Pink Carnation”. Time for a re-read!
Like others have mentioned, I can never just read one book at a time so I’m also reading:
1)K.M. Grant – Blaze of Silver
2)Various – Geektastic
3)Elizabeth Peters – Ape Who Guards the Balance
I’m reading The Great Upheaval: America and the Birth of the Modern World 1788-1800 by Jay Winik. It’s been facinating so far.
Pride and Prejudice. it’s like the fifth time i’ve reread it but still as amazing as the first!
I am currently reading Safe Haven and also rereading Black Tulip!
Trying to balance the book I should be reading (for a paper I’m writing on Game Theory) with the book I’m actually reading (The Woman in Black) :c)
Reading “Royal Blood” by Rhys Bowen. It’s the fourth in her Royal Spyness Mystery series. Has romance, mystery, and even perhaps, vampires! Also, “The Bedside, Bathtub, and Armchair Companion to Jane Austen” by Adams, buchanan, and Gesch. Lots of fun facts, insights into the novels and great “test your knowledge” quizzes!
Reading “A Novel Bookstore” by Laurence Cosse. It’s filled with literary references and suspense, and makes my inner nerd very, very happy.
Currently reading “Crossfire” by Dick and Felix Frances.
I’m currently reading The Masque of the Black Tulip – as soon as I finished Pink Carnation, I couldn’t wait and picked it up right away. I’m pretty new to the series though! But since I can never just read one book at once and I’m an elementary school teacher-in-training, I’m also reading the third book of the How to Train Your Dragon series, to get ready for the movie coming out on DVD soon! 🙂
The Man from Beijing by Henning Mankell and Kaaterskill Falls by Allegra Goodman
I am reading “Rude Awekenings of a Jane Austen Addict” by Laurie Viera Rigler. I loved her first book, this one is turning to be even better! It’s something I always wonder- what it would be like to wake up in one of your favorite novels or can you imagine trading spaces withJane or any Pink Carnation heroine!!!!
Currently reading Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte for the Outlander Book Club online forum’s Classic Book of the Month.
Sadly I’m only reading books for school, which means Voces de Espana ( A collection of stories from famous Spanish Writers in Spanish). When I have time, though, I’ve been working through Sookie Stackhouse.
I am actually reading the Seduction of the Crimson Rose. after all those top 10’s i had to go back and read about Vaughn. Though this books is making me home sick for emerald ring. so i guess that will be next. 🙂
I am currently reading Missing Lucile.
The History of Love by Nicole Krauss.
I am currently re-reading If I Had You by Lynn Kurland. I’m also re-reading The Book of Mormon.
Re-reading Pink Carnation. Was supposed to let a friend borrow, but started to read the first page and couldn’t stop again!
I am currently reading Tim Gunn’s new book Gunn’s Golden Rules: Life’s Little Lessons for Making It Work by Tim Gunn and Ada Calhoun. I highly recommend it!
I’m currently reading The Paris Vendetta by Steve Berry. I just finished listening to Destiny Kills by Keri Arthur.
BEING AS HOW I HATE WAITING FOR INSTALLMENTS I AM WAITING FOR YOU TO FINISH THE CARNATION SERIES SO I CAN GO THROUGH IT ALL AT ONCE! TOTALLY CHICKEN, I KNOW!I’VE ALREADY GONE THROUGH THE FIRST 3 AND I LOVE THEM!
The Lost Art of Keeping Secrets by Eva Rice
I am currently reading The Princess Bride by Willaim Golding, and I just started The Amazing Maurice and his Educated Rodents by Terry Pratchett.
Both are lots of fun.
The United States Constitution: A Graphic Adaptation by Jonathan Hennessey (it’s the Constitution in graphic novel form… I’m crazy enough to love it)
I’m rereading the Guardians of Ga’Hoole, which i read forever ago, but saw the movie, remembered how much i loved the books as a kid and picked the first book up right away… i also started les miz forever ago, but i havent touched it a long time… i just don’t have the time to put a solid dent in it… also, im waiting very patiently for Mistletoe!!!!
Death in the Stocks by Georgette Heyer
I just finished Rhys Bowen’s In a Gilded Cage and started Allison Weir’s Captive Queen. I can’t wait to read your new book!
The Story of the World, and various other “kid lit” to my kids everyday, and for me, The Jewishness of Jesus and The Elegance of the Hedgehog.
Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurtry. A classic & a favorite.
Venetia by Georgette Heyer
Being a history geek, “Helmet for My Pillow” by Robert Leckie. After that and “With the Old Breed”, I’ll be QUUTE ready for “Mischief of the Mistletoe” 🙂
I’m reading The Temptation of the Night Jasmine!
DARN!! I missed this!?!? THE COMIC LOOKS SOOOOOOOO COOL! XD
I am definitely entering the next comic contest tomorrow– I want one of the historical scenes!
BTW: These all sound like great books, guys! I won’t say what I’m reading–too similar to others here. We can never get to far from the Pink series, can we?