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Crimson Rose

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The line in question– “No, darling, I don’t mind in the least that you’ve quite ruined my prospects. I always wanted to be made a laughingstock in front of the ton.” — comes from page 56, line 5 of the paperback edition of The Seduction of the Crimson Rose, as part of Mary Alsworthy’s internal…

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Calling All Librarians

It has been borne in on me recently that my closet is very full. Full of books. (Nothing bears this in on one like an avalanche of hardcovers hurtling towards your head as you try to conduct the simple action of extracting a coat from a hanger.) In particular, I have ten extra copies of…

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The Crimson Rose Playlist

I’ll be posting the Night Jasmine playlist in January, just in time for the release of the paperback. In the meantime, though, we have a very different set of songs for Mary and Vaughn:

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NIGHT JASMINE Book Club Coming Soon!

Hi, all! Thanks so much for making the launch of Night Jasmine such a success yesterday! I’m dying to get going on discussing it, but to give everyone time to read it first, the inaugural meeting of Night Jasmine Book Club will be held on Tuesday, February 3rd. Thanks to one of Kayse’s comments on…

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Crimson Rose Book Club: Favorite Scene

In each of my books, there is always one scene or passage that pops out for me, that makes me feel good about my writing and the book I’m in the process of producing. For The Secret History of the Pink Carnation, it was the mad mob scene in Richard’s Paris drawing room as his…

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NIGHT JASMINE a Romantic Times Top Pick!

It has been a glorious week for The Temptation of the Night Jasmine all around. With only one week left to go until the Official Release Day (January 22nd!), the happy reviews have been pouring in. Romantic Times named Night Jasmine a Top Pick, enthusing, “Witty, smart, carefully detailed and highly entertaining, Willig’s latest is…

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Crimson Rose Book Club: Vaughn!

Hi, all! Welcome back to Crimson Rose Book Club. As we focused on Mary last week, it only seems fair to turn our attention to Vaughn. And, boy oh boy, is there a lot to talk about. To start us off: Having met Vaughn in the previous books, did entering his point of view in…

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More Crimson Rose

Hi, all! As an addendum to the fascinating discussion below about Mary and the influences that shaped her, I posted today on History Hoydens about Mary, matrimony, and the changing face of ambition (not necessarily in that order).

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Crimson Rose Book Club: Mary or Letty?

Hi, all! Welcome to our inaugural meeting of Crimson Rose Book Club. I’m going to loosely (and I mean very loosely) play moderator, but, for the most part, the floor is yours. Please, please feel free to take the discussion in whatever direction you want it to go. To kick us off, here are two…

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Crimson Rose Book Club Starts Tuesday!

Hi, all! Just a reminder that the first meeting of Crimson Rose Book Club convenes here, this Tuesday, January 6th. I’ll be posting some questions from the Crimson Rose readers’ guide, and then it’s over to you for thoughts, comments, and questions. See you back here tomorrow for the third installment of the Selwick Christmas…

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