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Pink VI

Pink Carnation Recap: BLOOD LILY

We’re up to the sixth book in the Pink series, The Betrayal of the Blood Lily. Who: Penelope Deveraux Staines and Alex Reid Where: India When: Autumn, 1804 What: Exiled to India to allow the scandal of her hasty marriage time to die down, Penelope finds herself battling cobras, spies, and her own treacherous emotions.…

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Kate Reading to Read BLOOD LILY!!

Happy, happy news! I am absolutely thrilled to announce that our beloved reader of the Pink books, Kate Reading, will be back in your CD case for the audio version of The Betrayal of the Blood Lily. Happy listening!

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We have ARCs!

Yes, folks, it’s finally here in physical form. I have a lovely pile of Advance Review Copies of The Betrayal of the Blood Lily sitting next to my desk. (Except for one, which is propped up on my desk, so I can gaze upon it and make oohing and aahing noises at five minute intervals).…

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New on the Website

While all has been quiet and summery, there have been some small additions to the website. — The first chapter of The Betrayal of the Blood Lily is now available on the Blood Lily page; — over on the Outtakes page, you can find lost passages from The Temptation of the Night Jasmine; — and,…

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Pink VI has a Cover!

Despite the large piles of paper that accumulate around my desk, the books never seem quite real to me until they have attained a title and a cover. Until then, they’re just those large piles of paper. It gives me great pleasure to unveil the upcoming installment of the Pink Carnation Chronicles. Voila The Betrayal…

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Pink VI has a Title!!

And the title of the sixth Pink book will be…. … The Betrayal of the Blood Lily! Henceforth, Pink VI shall no longer be merely a number among Pinks, but a titled book among books. As you know, choosing this particular title was a long, hard haul. I would like to thank everyone who participated.…

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Pink VI: Chapter One and Contest!

Once again, my publisher and I find ourselves on the thorns of a floral dilemma. As some of you may know, my working title for Pink VI was “Something Something Something Marigold”, since the spy in the novel is named the Marigold. But let’s face it, Penelope isn’t the sort of heroine to stand aside…

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Final Tuesday Trivia Winner

The time has come. The final ARC is ready to leave home. But to whom will it go? And the very last of the Night Jasmine ARCs goes to…. *drumroll* … Jody (of Comment #55)! Congratulations, Jody! Thanks so much to everyone for swinging by these past five Tuesdays. Even though the ARCs are gone,…

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Bring Out the Flying Monkeys

Hi, all! Sorry to have disappeared for a few days. I’ve been off in Cloud-Cuckooland with Book VI. For whatever reason, the first fews chapters of a new book are always the hardest for me, probably because I’m still getting to know the characters, their modes of speech, their motivations. At least, that’s my excuse…

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