Archive for February, 2009

New on the Website

Friday, February 27th, 2009

Procrastinating from starting a new book always means that I suddenly find myself embracing the busywork tasks I’ve been putting off for ages. I haven’t quite gotten around to cleaning my closet yet, but I have seen to some long overdue updates here on the website.

Ivy & Intrigue: A Very Selwick Christmas (aka the Selwick Christmas Novella) is now available in its entirety via the Diversions page.

Over in the FAQ section, I’ve updated a few of the most frequently asked questions, including the ever popular “How many books will there be in the series?”

As you can see on the sidebar, I will be doing some city hopping and book signing starting in April. Stay tuned for more specifics about New Orleans in April and DC in July.

Have a great weekend!

Pink across the Pond

Thursday, February 26th, 2009

The UK version of The Secret History of the Pink Carnation is now officially out on shelves across the Pond. Unlike some of the foreign editions, which stick pretty closely to the American cover, Pink Britain chose to go with a totally different look. Which do you like better?

More Author Q&A

Tuesday, February 24th, 2009

… answering fellow author Maya Rodale‘s infamous six questions.

Night Jasmine Book Club: The Dowager

Tuesday, February 24th, 2009

Cue the sound of a cane ominously tap-tap-tapping away. Yes, it’s none other than her Grace, the Dowager Duchess of Dovedale, come to wreak her usual joyous havoc. Let’s indulge in a little lese majeste that would undoubtedly have the Dowager fuming at our presumption: i.e. let’s talk about her.

What did you think of the Dowager Duchess of Dovedale?


I’m on TV at Barnes & Nobles!

Monday, February 23rd, 2009

Barnes & Nobles has a great new feature called Tagged where they pick favorite books and interview authors. I had a ridiculous amount of fun at the interview– which partly accounts for my constantly forgetting that I was supposed to be, er, looking at the camera instead of just chatting with super-entertaining Tagged host Molly Pesce.

In case you were wondering, we didn’t coordinate wardrobes beforehand. We both must just have been thinking pink that day….

I’d say the best moment of the interview was when we decided that the Pink books should come in Scratch ‘n Sniff. A great read and room freshener all in one!

New York Reading and Signing

Thursday, February 19th, 2009

Hi, all!

If you’re in the Manhattan area on March 2nd, please do stop by Madame X for the second ever meeting of Lady Jane’s Salon (wonderful name, no?) where I’ll be reading from and signing The Temptation of the Night Jasmine.

Lady Jane’s is a new group that features readings from two romance novelists every month. This month, I’m up, along with fellow Regency writer Jenna Petersen. The admission price is a gently used romance novel (and goodness knows we all have plenty of those on our shelves we need to get rid of). As well as being scrumbly good fun, it’s all for a good cause. Proceeds go to benefit a charity called Share the Love, which provides novels to women in need.

All the relevant details can be found in the press release below….


If you liked the Bastille, you’ll love…

Wednesday, February 18th, 2009

… the other great prisons of the French Revolution, about which I posted today on History Hoydens. It does seem unfair that the Bastille gets all the attention, when there are so many lovely dungeons to be had.

Night Jasmine Book Club: Charlotte

Tuesday, February 17th, 2009

Given the long weekend, I’d nearly forgotten that this was a Tuesday! I still mean to chime in about Penelope, but it’s well past time to move on to our patiently waiting Charlotte, who is, after all, the heroine.


Happy Valentine’s Day!

Saturday, February 14th, 2009

Happy Valentine’s Day, all! I hope you’re wallowing in lace-edged Valentines and heart-shaped boxes full of gooey chocolaty substances. Earlier this week, in honor of Valentine’s Day, my little sister’s debate society postponed their usual policy debate in favor of a poetry reading. I thought that was an excellent idea, so I’ve decided to, er, borrow it.


Winners up on SBTB!

Thursday, February 12th, 2009

The winners of the title contest have been posted on Smart Bitches Trashy Books! There were so many hysterically clever options that it was nearly impossible to choose.

Grand Prize Winner:

Elizabeth Wadsworth, The Sheep in the Phlox


Charmaine Ong, Daring Deeds of the Devious Daffodil
Midknyt, The Alliteration of the Asian Alocasia amazonica
KatherineB, The Insalubrious Emanation of the Skunk Cabbage
Lady T, The Cuckolding of the Cuckoo Flower