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Mischief of the Mistletoe

The "Lost" Introduction to THE MISCHIEF OF THE MISTLETOE

It’s that time of year again: time for the annual posting of the Lost Intro to The Mischief of the Mistletoe. Why “lost”, you say? I’d like to claim that Turnip misplaced it somewhere between his carnation-embroidered handkerchiefs and his private stash of Christmas puddings. But that would be unfair to Turnip (and Arabella complained).…

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"Peepmas at Girdings": a MISTLETOE Pinkorama

On the Twelfth Day of Turnip, Candace and Cassandra present… “Peepmas at Girdings”. I love that this combines both The Temptation of the Night Jasmine and The Mischief of the Mistletoe. As the house party at Girdings goes out into the woods to collect the Yuletide greenery on Christmas Eve, we can find Charlotte, in…

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MISTLETOE Outtakes, aka The Drafts of MISTLETOE Past

A Pink book wouldn’t be a Pink book without outtakes! I tend to be something of a trial and error writer (er, okay, entirely a trial and error writer), so there are always scenes that wind up on the cutting room floor, some because they just aren’t very good and others because the book is…

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MISTLETOE Fun Facts

Every book has its own behind the scenes quirks and oddities. Admittedly, Turnip is a quirk all by himself, but here are a few other Mistletoe oddities, aka fun facts. — Like The Seduction of the Crimson Rose, this was an accidental book. In the spring of 2009, I’d started writing The Orchid Affair— but…

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A Very Mistletoe Q&A

On the ninth day of Turnip, we have… some Mistletoe miscellany. While I was scrolling through my files, looking for Mistletoe trivia to share, I stumbled across this Q&A I scribbled up back in 2011 for the UK launch of The Mischief of the Mistletoe. You can find the full interview below, along with an…

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Cast That Turnip: Part II

So many thanks to everyone who contributed to the effort to Cast That Turnip! Thanks to you, we have an embarrassment of Turnips. (Which, I believe, is the correct term for a group of Turnip Fitzhughs.) The winner of the Cast That Turnip contest, chosen at random, is… Lauren H! (Of Comment 19.2) Congrats, Lauren!…

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Mistletoe Cookery: Christmas Cookies

On the seventh day of Turnip, we have… cookies from Christine! In honor of the launch of The Lure of the Moonflower back in 2015, Christine concocted a full year of Pink Carnation baked goods, one recipe per book. The recipe below was Christine’s culinary homage to The Mischief of the Mistletoe. (Thanks, Christine!) And…

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"The Mispeep of the Mistletoe": a MISTLETOE Pinkorama

On the sixth day of Turnip, we have… another Mistletoe Pinkorama! In this rendition, by Sarah, Turnip looks on through the window as an agitated Miss Climpson informs Lizzy that, “We do not sit on people!” Sally appears to have fallen over the chair again. Next to the pageant, this is one of my favorite…

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Turnip on the Ballroom Blog

On the fifth day of Turnip, my author gave to me… the day Turnip crashed the Ballroom Blog. Does anyone remember the Ballroom Blog? It was a short-lived collaboration between Sarah MacLean, Tessa Dare, Miranda Neville, Katherine Ashe, and me, in which a weekly Regency Ball was held under the auspices of the formidable Lady…

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The "Lost" Introduction to THE MISCHIEF OF THE MISTLETOE

On the fourth day of Turnip, as is traditional at this time of year, I bring you… the Lost Introduction to The Mischief of the Mistletoe. Why “lost”, you say? I’d like to claim that Turnip misplaced it somewhere between his carnation-embroidered handkerchiefs and his private stash of Christmas puddings. But that would be unfair…

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