The 2021 Pinkorama Round-Up

Calling all 2021 Pinkorama participants to take a bow!  Or curtsy.  Or, like my first grader, a twirl followed by a full split.  (I have no idea how she does that.) After several days of superlative sugary creations, it’s time for the 2020 Pinkorama Round Up!  This year, we’ve got secret meetings in bookshops, Colin as…

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Pinkorama #3: “The Slaughter of the Peepocents”

For our third Pinkorama, the sister team of Candace and Cassandra bring us “The Slaughter of the Peepocents” from The Mark of the Midnight Manzanilla! Candace and Cassandra write: In this scene from Chapter 9 of The Mark of the Midnight Manzanilla, while Lucien Caldicott , the Duke of Belliston, is trying to figure out…

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The 2020 Pinkorama Round-Up

Calling all 2020 Pinkorama participants to take a bow!  (Or curtsy.) After six days of superlative sugary creations, it’s time for the 2020 Pinkorama Round Up!  This year, we’ve got nativity plays gone wrong, a pirate as parson, flying attack stoats, an unusually tongue-tied poet, a Victorian parlor in Barbados, and a botched elopement in the…

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Pinkorama #3: The Mark of the Midnight Manzapeep

For our third Pinkorama, Freya brings us “The Mark of the Midnight Manzapeep”, or “Stoat Iacta Est”. We find ourselves at the very end of Pink XI, The Mark of the Midnight Manzanilla, at a masked ball.  Because, as we know, pretty much anything can happen at a masked ball.  Will Lucien, Duke of Belliston,…

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The History of Halloweens Past….

Many a year ago (aka 2013), I wrote my one and only Halloween book.  That book was The Mark of the Midnight Manzanilla, set around general October spookiness and vampire legends in the autumn of 1805. But did they have Halloween in the Georgian era?  And what about vampires? Here, for your amusement, are the…

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Pinkorama #1: "The Peep of Belliston Hall," or, "Those aren't daisies."

I am delighted to present the 2018 Pinkoramae! The first of this year’s amazing Peep creations comes from Carrie and Laura. Without further ado, I present to you, “The Peep of Belliston Hall,” or, “Those aren’t daisies,” taken from Pink XI, The Mark of the Midnight Manzanilla. At a ball at the home of the…

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Monday Give Away: MIDNIGHT MANZANILLA

With Halloween on the horizon, what more appropriate for this Monday’s give away than my one and only Halloween book, The Mark of the Midnight Manzanilla? It’s 1807 and a vampire craze has swept the ton thanks to a novel called The Convent of Orsino— by a Lady. (But who are we kidding? We know…

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Pinkorama #3– and a recipe!

For our third Pinkorama, Christine brings you… the Vampeep. As Christine puts it: What if Lucien really was a vampire and Sally stumbled upon his lair aka pound cake coffin? Check out the shock and surprise on Sally’s face! (All drawn with toothpicks and food coloring. Pretty impressive, no?) As an extra special bonus– and…

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Pinkorama #2: Love at First Peep

A moonlit garden, an inquisitive debutante, a duke who might be a vampire…. It doesn’t get much more peepmospheric than this. Today, from Nikki, we bring you… “Love at First Peep”, Lucien and Sally’s very first meeting at the opening of The Mark of the Midnight Manzanilla. Here’s the description from Nikki: A glimpse into…

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MIDNIGHT MANZANILLA Winner!

And the winner of the copy of The Mark of the Midnight Manzanilla is… … Joan! (Of Comment #71.) Congratulations, Joan! If you let me know where to send it, I’ll pop your book in the mail to you. Happy Halloween, all! Oh, and just for fun, if you’re not a Facebook person, check out…

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