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Pinkorama #7: "The Peepinese Chamber"

For our seventh and final 2018 Pinkorama, Candace and Cassandra bring us… “The Peepinese Chamber”, from The Seduction of the Crimson Peep. Candace and Cassandra write: In The Seduction of the Crimson Rose, Miss Mary Alsworthy, an incomparable beauty but unlikely heroine, experiences Lord Vaughn’s Chinese Chamber. This room of iniquity, first introduced in The…

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Pinkorama #6: "The American peep takes on 'The World' news"

For our sixth day of Pinkorama, Colleen and Pam bring us “The American peep takes on ‘The World’ news”, taken from The English Wife. In the bitter cold winter of 1899, well-bred spinster Janie Van Duyvil takes the unthinkable step of seeking out a reporter at the World building on Park Row, determined to discover…

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Pinkorama #5: "The Deception of the Emerald Peep"

For our fifth Pinkorama, Rachel brings us “The Deception of the Emerald Peep”, from Chapter Thirteen of Pink III, The Deception of the Emerald Ring. Rachel writes, “Jane has invited Letty to her house in order to reveal the true nature of her– and Miss Gwen’s– relationship with Geoff. Dual identities and mistaken impressions are…

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Pinkorama #4: "Can the World Buy Such a Peep?"

For our fourth Pinkorama, Freya brings us Lord Vaughn and Miss Mary Alsworthy in “Can the World Buy Such a Peep?”, taken from Chapter Ten of The Seduction of the Crimson Rose. (Text by Freya with occasional parenthetical interpolations by the author.) Sebastian, Lord Vaughn appears dramatically in the Chinese chamber. (Because, of course, Lord…

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Pinkorama #3: "The English Peep"

Our third Pinkorama takes us to upstate New York in the bitter cold winter of 1899. Kayse brings us “The English Peep”, from the stand alone novel, The English Wife. Kayse writes: “The scene is, of course, the wintery gardens of Illyria, during the Van Duyvils’ Twelfth Night masquerade ball.” Check out those amazing Renaissance…

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Pinkorama #2: The Secret History of the Peep Carnation

In our second Pinkorama, Carla and Rowan bring you Miss Gwendolyn Meadows, her parasol at the ready, in The Secret History of the Peep Carnation. It’s 1803. After many stifling years in her brother’s home (is that chimney smoking?), Miss Gwendolyn Meadows is seizing her chance to escape into the world as chaperone to her…

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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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Pinkorama 2018: Last Call!

It’s the last chance to enter this year’s Pink Carnation Peep Diorama Contest! (aka Pinkorama.) For the full contest rules, just click here. If you’re looking for some Peep inspiration, check out 2017’s and 2016’s peeptastic entries or the Pinkorama Gallery! The official deadline is tomorrow– but I’m willing to extend it over the weekend…

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Ready… Set… Peep!

It’s March today, which means… it’s Pinkorama time! Yes, that’s right: it’s the 8th Annual Pinkorama (aka Pink Carnation Peep Diorama) Contest. The rules are simple: using those sugary, marshmallowy goodies (Peeps), recreate your favorite scene from any one of my books, novellas, or short stories. There are the Pink books, for Napoleonic Peeps; The…

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Pinkorama Winners!

The grand prize winner of this year’s Pinkorama is… The Eagle Peeps Only Once, by Carrie and Laura! Take a bow, ladies! Those costumes were unpeepably amazing. Who knew a sugary confection could look quite so military and French? As soon as I have ARCs of The English Wife, one will be wending your way!…

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