Book Release Schedule

Now that I have pictures (because pictures always make a website post look better), here’s the book release schedule for the coming year:

December 31, 2012: The Garden Intrigue (trade paperback). Available for pre-order from Amazon, B&N, Books-a-Million, Indiebound, and your favorite local independent bookstore.

April 9, 2013: The Ashford Affair (hardcover). Available for pre-order from Amazon, Kindle, Books-a-Million, Indiebound, and your favorite local independent bookstore.

August 6, 2013: The Passion of the Purple Plumeria (trade paperback). Available for pre-order from Books-a-Million, Indiebound, and your favorite local independent bookstore. It’s not up for pre-order yet on B&N and Amazon, but you can sign up to be notified by Amazon when they put the book on sale.


  1. AngelB on October 8, 2012 at 10:45 am

    Pink X isn’t coming out in hardcover?

  2. Lauren on October 8, 2012 at 10:54 am

    No, it’s not. My publisher decided they wanted to switch from hardcover to trade paperback original.

  3. Julie on October 8, 2012 at 11:09 am

    Really? Your publisher makes you get rid of those beautiful covers, which in my opinion made your books stand out and now you have to go to paperback. I have bought every book in this series and I want hardcover. What happens when next your publishers says ebook is now the only way to go? Some of us are old fashion about our books and some of us have our own little libraries in our homes. Changing the cover art was unfortunate but this is now just sad.

  4. Erin M on October 8, 2012 at 11:36 am

    That’s unfortunate. Pink I and II are trade paperback, because they were already out when I discovered the series. But all the rest are the hardcover, and they look so much nicer on my bookshelf (to the point I was considering replacing I and II). It’s going to look silly, having all the rest as trade. But, as long as we keep getting “real” books and not ebooks. Guess I can reorder IX when it comes out in trade, since it sustained water damage on vacation. Now it won’t matter if the series restarts in paperback at IX or X. Boo to this new change.

  5. Erika on October 8, 2012 at 12:34 pm

    I’ll admit that I too preferred the early covers, with those exquisite faces evoking a romanticist painter’s easel. The vintage look was sophisticated and unusual. With that said – I do love the Ashford Affair cover art. It sets a scene/mood that you immediately want to connect with.

  6. AngelB on October 8, 2012 at 1:16 pm

    My heart is broken. I love having the entire series in hardcover for the first read. You’d think with the series being down to two books at least offer it to us diehards. I’d pay. 🙂

  7. Vanessa on October 8, 2012 at 2:20 pm

    I don’t mind whether the books are hardcover or paperback, I just can’t wait to read them!

  8. Elizabeth (aka Miss Eliza) on October 8, 2012 at 3:22 pm

    I wish they’d do both hardcover and paperback, but do the hardcover as like a limited run, so that collectors could get them…

  9. Anne on October 8, 2012 at 6:19 pm

    I agree with the others about the hardcover vs. paperback. They just don’t stay looking nice very long. This is disappointing news for the series! ‘I have read the entire series twice now and loved the books as much the second time as I did the first. I usually don’t think myself to be a dinosauer, but when it comes to ebooks vs even paperback books one can look at on the shelf and do so with a smile…guess which wins in my house!

  10. Carole Rae on October 8, 2012 at 7:53 pm

    Gah! I must wait until NEXT August? Nooooooooo!

  11. MelissaW on October 9, 2012 at 11:26 am

    Awright…who’s your publisher? I need to send an email. BC I have a SIL, two friends, and myself who are FLIPPING irritated that our PINK books will no longer match if there isn’t a hardcover of Purple Plumeria.

  12. Lauren on October 9, 2012 at 12:11 pm

    Trust me, I would also have preferred that my books match! I, too, have my hardcover shelf.

    But since I believe in looking for silver linings, there are some upsides:

    — Everyone gets to read the new book at once instead of waiting a year for the paperback edition;

    — Usually, the hardcover readers miss out on the readers’ guide and the special extra back matter in the paperbacks, but this way, everyone gets it;

    — It’s cheaper! Which means that the corresponding e-book is cheaper, too;

    — Since “Ashford” is coming out in hardcover from a different publisher in April, a hardcover and a paperback are less expensive than two hardcovers back to back.

  13. Julie on October 10, 2012 at 2:16 am

    Well, these are thin reasons. First off everyone can read the book when it first comes out in hardcover, simply by going to the library, secondly that extra stuff at the back is boring and finally we are talking a difference of maybe $6 between hard and soft and I will give you that in these times that is a lot. But I bought your first book at the Good Will, hardcover for $2.99 and I have to say it was one of the best purchases I have ever made. I love the series and I love your style and your characters and of course I will buy the book in any shape or size that I can get it. That in the end is what the publishers are counting on. So I will say no more about it, and pre-order as soon as Amazon has it.

  14. Notnoza on November 8, 2012 at 3:04 am

    Danielle, I’ve read all 3 of her ‘Victorian’ stories and loved them all. Fingersmith is a very fun read, I hope you get back to it smdeoay. :)Andi, I can assure you that if I was still in the UK, I’d probably have bought the hardback but I’m being good this year!!! 😛

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