Archive for January, 2010

Thank you, Yale Bookstore!

Tuesday, January 26th, 2010

Thanks to everyone who came out tonight, and to the Yale Bookstore for the incredibly attractive book display.

On the topic of New Haven….

Monday, January 25th, 2010

… an article about the seminar I’m teaching at Yale, from the New Haven Register.

See you at the Bookstore at 6:00!

New Haven, 6:00, Tonight!

Monday, January 25th, 2010

Be there or be… well, somewhere else. Tonight, at 6:00, I’ll be kicking off my author tour with a reading from The Betrayal of the Blood Lily at the Yale Bookstore.

See you there!

Contests, Various

Saturday, January 23rd, 2010

Hi, all! Just a reminder that the current website contest closes this coming Tuesday, January 26th. So get your answers in now!

In the meantime, elsewhere on the web, The Reader is having a contest for a (now out of print) hardcover copy of the book that started it all, The Secret History of the Pink Carnation. Her contest also closes Tuesday.

Mini-Contest Winner

Saturday, January 23rd, 2010

The line in question–

“No, darling, I don’t mind in the least that you’ve quite ruined my prospects. I always wanted to be made a laughingstock in front of the ton.”

— comes from page 56, line 5 of the paperback edition of The Seduction of the Crimson Rose, as part of Mary Alsworthy’s internal monologue. Kudos to everyone who got it! It’s a tricky one. For a moment, even I thought it might have been Emerald Ring.

The winner of the very impromptu, spur of the moment mini-contest is… Veronika! Congrats, Veronika. If you email me, I’ll send you your copy of Blood Lily.

More impromptu contests coming soon!

Coffee Time reviews BLOOD LILY

Friday, January 22nd, 2010

Two of my favorite things in one place: coffee and an excellent review. Click the picture for Coffee Time Romance’s review of The Betrayal of the Blood Lily.

Coffee Time says of Penelope, “Her antics may bite her in the bum on more than one occasion, but she is so earthy and fun you cannot help but love her.” Penelope and I both send our thanks!


Friday, January 22nd, 2010

On Facebook the other day, Katie told me about a game where she was instructed to

* Grab the book nearest you. Right now.
* Turn to page 56.
* Find the fifth sentence.

Katie informed me that the fifth sentence on page 56 of the nearest book she grabbed was:

“No, darling, I don’t mind in the least that you’ve quite ruined my prospects. I always wanted to be made a laughingstock in front of the ton.”

So here’s today’s impromptu mini-contest: which book was that from and who said it?

The winner will receive a copy of The Betrayal of the Blood Lily. I’ll pick the winner from among the correct answers and announce it here this evening.

Yale Bookstore Reading– 6:00 on 1/25

Thursday, January 21st, 2010

Hi, all! There’s been a time change for the New Haven reading at the Yale Bookstore next Monday, January 25th. It will be at 6:00, an hour earlier than previously planned. Everything else (including me) remains the same.

Sorry about the confusion, and hope to see you there….

Tech Issues

Thursday, January 21st, 2010

It seems to be my day for tech issues! I’ve heard from a number of people that there have been difficulties accessing the B&N Romantic Reads book club board. The extremely nice Romantic Reads coordinator sent me the following instructions:

You first need to create a account at and then register for the Book Clubs at

She also advised that it’s much easier, for some reason, to log on via Mozilla Firefox than other browsers. Hope this helps!

Romance Examiner Interview: Part II

Thursday, January 21st, 2010

The thrilling sequel to Monday’s Q&A, here, on