Archive for January 6th, 2010

Mini-Contest #2

Wednesday, January 6th, 2010

Six days to go until The Betrayal of the Blood Lily….

But while we’re still talking about The Temptation of the Night Jasmine (which came out in paperback yesterday! yay!), the fabulous Miss Eliza has posted her dreamcasting choice for Night Jasmine‘s hero on her website, Strange and Random Happenstance. (You can check out choices for the heroine, Charlotte, here.)

Who would you chose to play Robert?

One commenter, chosen at random, will receive a signed paperback of The Temptation of the Night Jasmine.

Novels Set in India

Wednesday, January 6th, 2010

Only six days left until The Betrayal of the Blood Lily! As you probably already know, if you’re reading this, The Betrayal of the Blood Lily takes place in India in 1804, a world away from the ratafia and rout cakes of Almack’s.

Over the past few days, some people have asked me for recommendations for other India-set books. Here’s what I’ve come up with (arranged chronologically):

— Bernard Cornwell, Sharpe’s Triumph (1803)
— Thalassa Ali, A Singular Hostage (1838)
— George MacDonald Fraser, Flashman (1839)
— George MacDonald Fraser, Flashman in the Great Game (1857)
— M.M. Kaye, Shadow of the Moon (1857)
— Valerie Fitzgerald, Zemindar (1857)
— Meredith Duran, Duke of Shadows (1857)
— Katherine Gordon, The Peacock Quartet (1857)
— M.M. Kaye, The Far Pavilions (late 19th C)
— E.M. Forster, A Passage to India (1920’s)
— Barbara Cleverly, The Last Kashmiri Rose, et al (mystery, 1920’s)
— M.M. Kaye, Death in Kashmir (mystery, 1940’s)
— Paul Scott, The Jewel in the Crown (1940’s)

Do you have any recommendations to add to the list?

Winner of Mini-Contest #1

Wednesday, January 6th, 2010

And the winner of mini-contest #1 is… Lauren! The other Lauren, that is. The one who isn’t me. In terms of postage, it would be terribly convenient giving the book to myself, but it would defeat the purpose of clearing out my closet.

Lauren, if you email me with your snail mail address, I’ll send you your Night Jasmine posthaste.

Check back later today for Mini-Contest #2 as the countdown to Blood Lily continues….