Midnight Manzanilla (Pink XI)
Pink Carnation Read Along Month 11: THE MARK OF THE MIDNIGHT MANZANILLA
Get out your garlic! There’s a vampire among the ton— or possibly not. But Sally Fitzhugh is determined to find out. Which means… It’s time for Pink XI: The Mark of the Midnight Manzanilla, in which Turnip’s younger sister gets her own book (and an attack stoat), Miss Gwen gets a run away bestseller, and…Read More
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…Read More
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…Read More
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…Read More
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,…Read More
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…Read More
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…Read More
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…Read More
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…Read More
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…Read More