Pink X has a title!

We interrupt our regularly scheduled Weekly Reading Round-Up for this special announcement: Pink X has a title!

Miss Gwen’s book, coming out in summer 2013, will henceforth officially be known as THE PASSION OF THE PURPLE PLUMERIA.

Here’s the official description:

Colonel William Reid has returned home from India to retire near his children, who are safely stowed in an academy in Bath. Upon his return to the Isles, however, he finds that one of his daughters has vanished, along with one of her classmates.

Having served as second-in-command to the Pink Carnation, one of England’s most intrepid spies, it would be impossible for Gwendolyn Meadows to give up the intrigue of Paris for a quiet life in the English countryside—especially when she’s just overheard news of an alliance forming between Napoleon and an Ottoman Sultan. But, when the Pink Carnation’s little sister goes missing from her English boarding school, Gwen reluctantly returns home to investigate the girl’s disappearance.

Thrown together by circumstance, Gwen and William must cooperate to track down the young ladies before others with nefarious intent get their hands on them. But Gwen’s partnership with quick-tongued, roguish William may prove to be even more of an adventure for her than finding the lost girls…

Now I just need Miss Gwen to start cooperating so I can finish writing it!


  1. Céline on June 15, 2012 at 8:41 am

    *bouncing off walls in excitment and anticipation*
    *goofy smile on face*
    *hands clapping*
    *feet tapping on the ground*

    It’s so Miss Gwen to do as she wishes and not as YOU wish!
    How far from the end are you? (curious, me??)

  2. Ashley on June 15, 2012 at 8:51 am

    Is William Reid the father or brother of Alex Reid? (I should remember this, but I haven’t read “Blood Lily” in a while…) In any case, HUZZAH for titles! 2013 is going to be a great year.

  3. Jessica @ Quirky Bookworm on June 15, 2012 at 10:56 am

    Yay, I’m excited!

  4. Joanne M. on June 15, 2012 at 11:46 am

    Love it! It’s perfect! Makes me want to pull out Blood Lily again to refresh my memory in anticipation of Miss Gwen’s story. What a treat 2013 will be for Willig fans! 🙂

  5. Christi on June 15, 2012 at 1:10 pm

    That is such a perfect match-up for Miss Gwen- the rogue-ish colonel with sparkling blue eyes seems like a perfect match for our bloodthirsty, spunky, proper Miss Gween. So exicted (why is it not 2013 yet???) And for those of you forgetting, Colonel William Reid is Alex’s dad who left India at the beginning of Blood Lily to be with his daughters in England.

  6. Robyn on June 15, 2012 at 1:45 pm

    OMG!!!! (jumping up and down and clapping hands in totally excitement) Cannot wait!! Cannot wait for this!!!

  7. Sheila on June 15, 2012 at 4:09 pm

    Oh this is so totally fabulous ! I am hoping for a
    Turnip appearance, as we know his sister is one of the schoolfriends. Golly gee, it’s not like you have anything to distract you from writing about Miss Gwen….Wishing you a wonderful day tomorrow, and just the beginning of a life filled with much happiness.

  8. Ashley on June 15, 2012 at 7:12 pm

    Oh I can’t wait to read this match-up!!

  9. Amy N. on June 15, 2012 at 9:28 pm

    I agree, sounds fabulous~

  10. jeffrey on June 16, 2012 at 6:49 am

    I’m absolutely salivating over this one! What a fascinating couple they will make. I assume we may be treated to some cameo appearances by some of our Pink Carnation faves??

  11. Susan on June 17, 2012 at 12:59 am

    So happy to hear that Miss Gwen is next up for a romance! Can’t wait!!!

  12. Tracie on June 20, 2012 at 10:15 am

    As a huge fan of alliteration, I have to say that I LOVE the title of Pink X! In fact, I just like saying THE PASSION OF THE PURPLE PLUMERIA outloud over and over again because it’s fun! Well done, Lauren! 🙂

  13. cate on June 21, 2012 at 11:18 am

    Miss GWEN !!!! Pass me the sal volatale or prod me with a parasol – which ever is quicker. !!!!
    What a genius coupling ! Can’t wait for this one. I’m nearly as ecstatic as I was about Turnips book !!!

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