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Pink IX

Pink Carnation Recap: GARDEN INTRIGUE

Eight down, only one more to go until we’re caught up with the series before the release of Pink X, The Passion of the Purple Plumeria! We round off our recap marathon with Pink IX, The Garden Intrigue. Who: Emma Morris Delagardie and Augustus Whittlesby Where: France When: Summer, 1804 What: When Augustus Whittlesby hears…

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The Garden Intrigue, appearing on….

We have a release date for The Garden Intrigue! The Garden Intrigue will be appearing in stores on February 16th. After all, if Amazon says it, it must be true. You can find a bit of Chapter One here. Cover coming soon….

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Teaser Tuesday: Garden Intrigues

There’s a reason Pink IX wound up with the moniker The Garden Intrigue. A large part of the book is set in Josephine Bonaparte’s famous garden at Malmaison. Since the plot was so dependent on the location, I knew I had to go check it out. (Although I was pretty sure I wouldn’t run across…

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Teaser Tuesday: Pink IX has a title!!

That sort of counts as a teaser, doesn’t it? Thanks so much to everyone who suggested flowers for the title of Pink IX. It was a tough one. We’d already used roses; lilies weren’t quite right… and so on. The action of Pink IX takes place largely at Josephine’s country house, Malmaison, with its famous…

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The Pink Publication Schedule

Every now and then, I have to stop and remind myself what’s happening when. Here’s the Pink publication schedule between now and January: — October 11: “A Night at Northanger” (Jane Austen Made Me Do It). — November 1: The Mischief of the Mistletoe trade paperback. — early January: The Orchid Affair trade paperback (date…

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Teaser Tuesday: Outtakes!

It may be a bit premature to bring out the outtakes before, oh, the actual book, but I couldn’t resist sharing this snippet from Pink IX, featuring– who else?– everyone’s favorite chaperone, Miss Gwen.

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Teaser Tuesday: Introducing Cate

With all the discussion about the Jane Austen Made Me Do It short story contest, it seems like a good time to introduce Cate. Cate is the heroine of my JAMMDI short story, “A Night at Northanger”. Cate has grand dreams of hosting serious news shows, but, instead, she’s found herself working for… Ghost Trekkers.…

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Teaser Tuesday: A Tale of Two Elizas

Fun fact: the heroine of Pink IX (yes, yes, there will be a title one of these days) was originally named Eliza. The reason for that? She was based off not one, but two historical Elizas: Eliza Monroe and Eliza Hancock de Feuillide. Two very different Elizas with two very different stories came together in…

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Teaser Tuesday: A New York Yankee in Bonaparte's Court

Way back when, back in the Stone Age before Orchid Tour, I promised to fill you in on the heroine of Pink IX, an American named Emma Morris Delagardie. Why an American? And why an American with a French name? We met Emma very, very briefly in The Orchid Affair. I also shared a tiny…

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Teaser Tuesdays: Who's That (American) Girl?

Last week, someone asked about the heroine of Pink IX. We’ve met Augustus Whittlesby before, but who is his leading lady? We get our first glimpse of her in The Orchid Affair, in the company of Jane….

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