It’s time for an update on Pink X: The Passion of the Purple Plumeria.
We have a release date! If Amazon (Japan) is to be believed, The Passion of the Purple Plumeria will be making its way into bookstores on August 6, 2013.
I also have a little announcement to make about it. Unlike the previous Pink books, which were published in hardcover first and then trade paperback a year later, Purple Plumeria will be published as a trade paperback original.
The downside: those of you with hardcovers will have mismatched collections.
The upside: nobody has to wait an extra year for the book. (And the e-book price will be lower.)
Here’s the official blurb:
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…
As some of you know, I’m still in the midst of writing it right now (Miss Gwen was NOT being cooperative, surprise, surprise), but it’s starting to come together. I’ll start posting excerpts and outtakes in the fall, once the book is safely in my editor’s hands.
Can you believe we’re on Book Ten??