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Lure of the Moonflower

Pinkorama #3: THE EAGLE PEEPS ONLY ONCE

For our third Pinkorama, Laura and Carrie present to us… Rossio Square: The Eagle Peeps Only Once, or, Love at First Peep. It’s the final book of the Pink Carnation series, The Lure of the Moonflower. Or, to get us in scene, it’s Lisbon, 1807. The Portuguese royal family has fled to Brazil just moments…

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Congratulations, Pinkorama Winners!

Because every Pinkorama this year was, without doubt, a winner, the dominant theme in the voting being, “But how? How can you make me choose?” The Convent of Peepsino edged out slightly ahead (Miss Gwen preens and blows a speck of dust off the tip of her parasol), but it was such a close-run thing…

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Pinkorama #3: Eloise & Colin, Happily Peep After…

It’s time for some Happily Peep After (Hapeeply Ever After?) in our third Pinkorama, by Candace and Cassandra! SPOILER ALERT If you haven’t read the later Pink books yet, stop here, or forever hold your Peeps. Or peace. If you have read Pink XII, or don’t mind spoilers, or just like Peep dioramas, scroll on…

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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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RT Book Reviews' Seal of Excellence for MOONFLOWER

While I was off-line last week, this happened! The Lure of the Moonflower won RT Book Reviews’ Seal of Excellence! As they put it over there: “Each month the RT editors select one book that is not only compelling, but pushes the boundaries of genre fiction. This book stands out from all the others reviewed…

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Pink on NPR!

So many thanks to the folks at NPR (but especially reviewer extraordinaire, Bobbi Dumas) for this lovely farewell to the Pink Carnation series. If you had told me, ten years ago, that the Pink books would be getting this kind of send-off on National Public Radio, I would have snorted coffee up my nose. Of…

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LURE OF THE MOONFLOWER Winners!

So many apologies! What with one thing and another, I completely forgot to announce the Colin & Eloise Wedding Week contest winners this weekend. First off, thank you to everyone for the wonderful gifts for Colin and Eloise! They are currently munching on the contents of their picnic hamper, tucked in among those woolly blankets,…

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Colin & Eloise Wedding Week: the Honeymoon

Now that we’ve made it through the Colin & Eloise wedding extravaganza, it’s time for… the honeymoon! Where should our intrepid pair go? Options included: — Wales, for castles: (Please ignore the author in the photo!) — Scotland, for more castles– and sheep: (Those are quite definitely sheep– and not the author.) But those were…

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Colin & Eloise Wedding Week: the Bouquet

It seems strange to admit this after twelve books about flower-themed spies, but… I know very little about flowers. So when it came time to design a bouquet for Eloise, I sought expert help from Clara Bauer of Clara’s Flowers. (Have I mentioned recently how endlessly impressed I am by all the talent within the…

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