Teaser Tuesday: GARDEN-o-Rama!

As many of you know, The Garden Intrigue is being released in paperback at the end of this month. Hidden away in the Teaser Tuesday archives is a wealth of background information on The Garden Intrigue— so now seemed like a good time to take those posts out of the vault and dust them off.

— Want to meet the real, historical cast of The Garden Intrigue? I’ve compiled mini-biographies of the real life players, from Napoleon’s stepdaughter to Robert Livingston.

— Come and take a stroll with me through the grounds of Malmaison, Josephine Bonaparte’s country house, where The Garden Intrigue is set.

— Or take a look at the types of dresses and jewelry my characters would have been wearing!

— While we’re hanging out with the Bonapartes at Malmaison, here is why Napoleon’s stepdaughter, Hortense de Beauharnais, has always been my favorite Bonaparte.

— How about some little known Garden Intrigue fun facts?

— And where would we be/ Without a bit of poetry? Yes, it’s last year’s Garden of Verse Contest, in which Augustus received some help in the poetic department from the talented community on this website. You can read all the entries here and the winners here.

— Last, but not least, we have outtakes! We have two outtakes, one featuring Augustus and Emma, the other Miss Gwen.

It does seem rather appropriate to wind up this Garden Intrigue round-up with a Miss Gwen outtake– since Miss Gwen has hijacked the next book! Look for her story, The Passion of the Purple Plumeria, this coming August.


  1. HJ on December 11, 2012 at 10:16 am

    I’ve just finished listening to The Garden Intrigue on audiobook, which was excellent. I really liked the narrator; her Emma was delightful. And of course I live Augustus…

  2. HJ on December 11, 2012 at 10:18 am

    that’s *love* Augustus, of course…

  3. HJ on December 11, 2012 at 11:22 am

    Not to monopolise your comments section, but I’ve just read the links. I was wondering why Paul Delagardie sounded so familiar, and now I know!

  4. Jeffrey on December 11, 2012 at 11:33 am

    I also appreciated your brilliant interweaving of actual historical figures into the Garden Intrigue: Robert Livingstone, one of the principals in the Louisiana purchase and Robert Fulton, the inventor of the steamship, AND and a very authentic Napoleon Bonaparte. You really did your homework and it shows in this superlative effort.

  5. Jan on December 11, 2012 at 9:55 pm

    Thanks so much for the book! I keep sharing the good news about your excellent work…and one of my co-workers just got hooked! Can’t wait for the new books.

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