Archive for January 8th, 2010

Mini-Contest #4 & BLOOD LILY Out-Take

Friday, January 8th, 2010

Happy Friday! THE BETRAYAL OF THE BLOOD LILY comes out next week!!!!!!

Okay, now that I’ve got that out of my system…. Below, I’ve posted what is probably my favorite out-take from The Betrayal of the Blood Lily. It hurt to cut this scene. Without giving too much away, I can tell you that Robert and Charlotte– of Temptation of the Night Jasmine fame– did, indeed, decide to take their honeymoon trip to India, largely to put a continent between them and the Dowager Duchess of Dovedale. What you may not have known is that Alex, the hero of Blood Lily, knows Robert from his India days, back when Robert was plain old “Rob” and not (at least not publicly) his grace, the Duke of Dovedale. In this deleted scene, the two old acquaintances settle down for a manly catch-up.

So here’s our mini-contest for the day: Which two characters can you LEAST imagine settling down for an amicable chat?

For example, what would happen if we locked the Dowager Duchess of Dovedale and Miss Gwen in the same room? You needn’t confine yourself to just my characters; it’s okay to bring in other fictional folks or the odd historical figure.

One commenter, chosen at random, will receive an audio version of The Temptation of the Night Jasmine.

Enjoy the excerpt!


Winner of Mini-Contest #3

Friday, January 8th, 2010

Thanks, all, for weighing in on the Henrietta/Charlotte/Penelope trichotomy! For once, it looks like Henrietta got a run for her money. And, as some of you pointed out, it wasn’t quite fair to Penelope, since we don’t know her as well yet. At least, not until next week! (Evil laughter here.)

Our randomly chosen winner is… Carole!

Congrats, Carole! Email me the appropriate details and I’ll pop your audio book in the mail to you. And now onto Mini-Contest #4!