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Blood Lily

Reidiad Winners

The winners of the The Betrayal of the Blood Lily, The Passion of the Purple Plumeria, and The Lure of the Moonflower are…. — Jennifer (of Comment #16). — Steph (of Comment #34). — Georgia (of Comment #48). — Kathleen (of Comment #4). Congrats, all! If you email me at willig@post.harvard.edu, I’ll pop your Reids–…

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Monday Give Away: the Reidiad

When I introduced Alex Reid, way back in Pink VI, The Betrayal of the Blood Lily, I initially had no idea that the Reid family would take over the Pink series. Then Alex’s father popped up, around about Chapter Two of Blood Lily, and I knew, instantly, that there was the man for Miss Gwen.…

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Ask the Author Day: BLOOD LILY

The Pink For All Seasons Read-Along is chugging along over at the Bubblebath Reader! Today wraps up the group read of The Betrayal of the Blood Lily— which means it’s Ask the Author Day! Do you have any questions about Blood Lily? Just pop over there and put your question in the Comments section and…

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Talking BLOOD LILY with Rose Lerner– and Give Away!

The lovely Rose Lerner has a Regency romance out, Sweet Disorder, featuring a widowed heroine. In honor of its release, she interviewed a bunch of us who also have what she calls “Dead First Husband” books. Rose distilled the essence of those interviews into a post about the dead first husband trope on Heroes and…

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Pink Carnation Cookery: "Blood Lily" Cookies

With huge thanks to Christine, I bring you installment number two of Christine’s Pink Carnation Cookery series! This month, it’s Indian-inspired cookies in honor of The Betrayal of the Blood Lily. (Which is doubly appropriate, since the modern portion of Blood Lily is set right around Valentine’s Day!) And now over to Christine: In Blood…

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Pink Carnation Recap: BLOOD LILY

We’re up to the sixth book in the Pink series, The Betrayal of the Blood Lily. Who: Penelope Deveraux Staines and Alex Reid Where: India When: Autumn, 1804 What: Exiled to India to allow the scandal of her hasty marriage time to die down, Penelope finds herself battling cobras, spies, and her own treacherous emotions.…

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If You Like….

If you like The Betrayal of the Blood Lily for its Indian setting, you’ll probably also like…. — Sharpe’s Triumph and Sharpe’s Fortress, set in 1803, at Assaye and at Gawilghur; — Thalassa Ali’s A Singular Hostage, set in the 1830s; — M.M. Kaye’s Shadow of the Moon and The Far Pavilions, one set during,…

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A bit about "Blood Lily"

I’d completely forgotten that Penguin (the publishing house, not the Batman villain) had filmed me last year at RWA, talking about The Betrayal of the Blood Lily. Here’s that little snippet:

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Pinkorama #6

Penelopeep dives into the Krishna River to rescue Freddy’s groom in this scene from The Betrayal of the Blood Lily, recreated by Christine. Typical Pen– she just dives right in! On the shore, the onlookers panic. (Check out the scenic view from the Krishna in the background!) Meanwhile, back on the raft, Alex throws a…

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Pink Carnation Quotation Collection

Happy Monday! As part of my ongoing effort to update the website, I’m gathering Pink quotes for a book-by-book Pink Quotation Compedium, which will find a permanent home on the Diversions page. This is proving a more complex project than I had envisioned. So, once again, I appeal to you for aid. Each Monday, I’ll…

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