Archive for September, 2009

Mini-Contest #2!

Wednesday, September 30th, 2009

Dr. Johnson famously opined that when a man is tired of London, he is tired of life. Much as I esteem both Dr. Johnson and the city he held so dear, I occasionally get bored with Almack’s Assembly Rooms, which may be why my characters wander all the way to India in The Betrayal of the Blood Lily.

So, without further ado, here’s this week’s question:

If you had your pick of anywhere in the world, where would you like to see a Pink book set?

One person will be selected at random to receive an ARC of The Betrayal of the Blood Lily.

The winner will be announced next Tuesday….

p.s. if anyone is curious about in India in 1804, you can find a partial list of my sources via the Diversions page.



101 Best Websites for Writers

Monday, September 28th, 2009

For you aspiring writers out there, Writer’s Digest has posted its annual round-up of the 101 best internet resources for writers, broken up into Agent Blogs, Writing Communities, Publishing Resources, Jobs and Markets, Creativity and Challenges, Genres/Niches, General Resources, and Fun for Writers.

Happy writing!



Weekly Reading Round-Up

Friday, September 25th, 2009

I was so enthused by the way everyone chimed in with book recs a couple of weeks ago that I thought it might be nice to make this a regular feature. This way, we can all share what we’ve been reading– and add to my massive “books to buy” list.

Here’s what I’ve been reading this past week:

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Cast That Book!

Wednesday, September 23rd, 2009

Given that the topic of who should play whom is one that frequently arises, it seemed time to add a new toy– er, diversion– to the Diversions page. Thanks to the fabulous people at Storycasting, one can now not only cast one’s favorite books, but pull up pictures of the actors, compare your cast lists to those of others, and exchange notes on your choices.

I’m very much looking forward to playing Cast That Book with The Temptation of the Night Jasmine in December and The Betrayal of the Blood Lily in January.

To start off the fun, who would you cast for The Secret History of the Pink Carnation? (My picks are up on Storycasting.)



Happy Coronation Day, King George!

Tuesday, September 22nd, 2009

Amanda McCabe’s post on Risky Regencies today reminded me that this is the 248th anniversary of the coronation of George III, which took place on September 22nd, 1761. Doesn’t he look natty in his coronation robes?

I’ve taken a proprietary interest in the much-afflicted monarch ever since he played a crucial supporting role in The Temptation of the Night Jasmine. Night Jasmine takes place in 1804, a good forty-three years after his coronation, at which point he would have looked more like this:

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Random Rambles…

Tuesday, September 22nd, 2009

… about writing, writers, and peanut butter on the Access Romance blog.



More Regency Spin-Offs

Monday, September 21st, 2009

Although I am still holding out for Northanger and Nosferatu, check out this link to the book trailer for Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters. I don’t believe I’ve ever seen Willoughby portrayed in quite such a sympathetic light before. The bug-eyed expression on his face is truly something to behold.



Mini-Contest Winner!

Friday, September 18th, 2009

The winner of the mini-contest, chosen completely at random, is… Aleah!

Congrats, Aleah!

Thanks so much to everyone for sharing your thoughts on the future of the Pink gang. I can’t tell you how helpful it is. Happy Friday!



He may not be Augustus Whittlesby, but….

Tuesday, September 15th, 2009

… someone just made a movie about Keats! Click here for pictures and trailer. I just love that they used the word “minx” in describing the heroine. Someone has been reading his Regency romance novels.



“A gentleman does not conga….”

Tuesday, September 15th, 2009

My little sister just sent me this Pride and Prejudice spoof, courtesy of Smart Bitches Trashy Books. Make sure your office door is closed before listening– loud chortles will ensue: