There are just over six weeks left until the eleventh Pink Carnation novel, The Mark of the Midnight Manzanilla, hits the shelves– and I have two ARCs left.
Let the give aways begin!
Here’s the official blurb:
In the latest Pink Carnation novel from national bestselling author Lauren Willig, rumors spreading among the ton turn deadly as a young couple unites to solve a mystery….
In October of 1806, the Little Season is in full swing, and Sally Fitzhugh has had enough of the endless parties and balls. With a rampant vampire craze sparked by the novel The Convent of Orsino, it seems no one can speak of anything else. But when Sally hears a rumor that the reclusive Duke of Belliston is an actual vampire, she cannot resist the challenge of proving such nonsense false. At a ball in Belliston Square, she ventures across the gardens and encounters the mysterious Duke.
Lucien, Duke of Belliston, is well versed in the trouble gossip can bring. He’s returned home to dispel the rumors of scandal surrounding his parents’ deaths, which hint at everything from treason to dark sorcery. While he searches for the truth, he welcomes his fearsome reputation—until a woman is found dead in Richmond. Her blood drained from her throat.
Lucien and Sally join forces to stop the so-called vampire from killing again. Someone managed to get away with killing the last Duke of Belliston. But they won’t kill this duke—not if Sally has anything to say about it.
The Mark of the Midnight Manzanilla comes out in August, but, really, it’s my Halloween book. It’s my ode to October, to orange leaves and plastic pumpkins and, of course, vampire fiction. There wasn’t Halloween per se in Regency England, but it’s Halloween in Cambridge (the American one), where Colin is visiting Eloise for a long weekend.
So, although it does seem a little odd to be thinking of Halloween in June, here’s your question:
What was your best– or worst– Halloween costume?
One person will be randomly chosen to receive a copy of The Mark of the Midnight Manzanilla. The winner will be announced on Wednesday.