The Mark of the Midnight Manzanilla is now available for pre-order on Amazon!
Given that I’m still in the thick of writing it, I find that absolutely terrifying.
There are several Pink veterans making an appearance in this novel. (I just finished writing a scene which included both Miss Gwen and Turnip Fitzhugh– not to mention Sally’s stoat.) So, for your amusement, here’s our hero’s first meeting with Miss Gwen:
From Chapter Fourteen of The Mark of the Midnight Manzanilla:
“You did right to summon me,” the woman in purple said grandly.
Lucien looked at her in confusion. “But we didn’t summon you.”
“Well, then, you ought to have. Fortunately, Fate remedied your oversight for you.”
Miss Fitzhugh stepped in before Lucien’s head could start spinning. “This is Mrs. Reid,” she explained. “The author of The Convent of Orsino.”
Lucien could feel the beginnings of a headache. He regarded the purple-garbed woman with a distinct lack of enthusiasm. “You— you wrote that book?”
Mrs. Reid looked down her nose at him. “This is no time for autographs, young man.”
An autograph? Lucien wanted an apology.