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More Pink on Sale!

Thursday, August 10th, 2017

It’s the summer of cheap e-Pink! For a limited time, the third book in the Pink Carnation series, The Deception of the Emerald Ring, is available for only $1.99 in e-book.

1803. Ireland. Intrigue. Plots. Spies. And one accidental marriage of inconvenience….

Here’s the official blurb:

Emerald PaperbackEloise Kelly has gotten into quite a bit of trouble since she started spying on the Pink Carnation and the Black Tulip—two of the deadliest spies to saunter the streets of nineteenth-century England and France. Not only has she unearthed secrets that will rearrange history, she’s dallied with Colin Selwick and sought out a romantic adventure all her own. Little does she know that she’s about to uncover another fierce heroine running headlong into history.

The year is 1803 and England and France remain at odds. Hoping to break the English once and for all, Napoleon backs a ring of Irish rebels in uprisings against England and sends the Black Tulip, France’s most deadly spy, to the Emerald Isle to help. What they don’t know is that also in Ireland is England’s top spy, the Pink Carnation, who is working to shut the rebels down.

Meanwhile, back in England, Letty Alsworthy intercepts a note indicating that her sister, Mary, is about to make the very grave mistake of eloping with Geoffrey Pinghingdale-Snipe (second in command of the League of the Purple Gentian). In an attempt to save the family name, Letty tries to stop the elopement, but instead finds herself swept away in the midnight carriage meant for her sister and is accidentally compromised. Geoff and Letty, to each other’s horror, find themselves forced into matrimony. Then, Geoff receives word that he is to travel to Ireland to help the Pink Carnation and disappears immediately after their wedding ceremony. Letty learns of Geoff’s disappearance and, not to be outdone by her husband, steals away on a ship bound for Ireland, armed and ready to fight for her husband…and to learn a thing or two about spying for England.

You can find The Deception of the Emerald Ring for $1.99 on Kindle, Nook, Kobo, and iBooks.

Emerald Ring on sale

In the meantime, the first Pink book, The Secret History of the Pink Carnation, is still on sale for $2.99 in e on Kindle, Nook, Kobo, Google, and iBooks.

Because summer is for floral spies?

Happy reading!



EMERALD RING en Français

Monday, June 27th, 2016

On 21 Juillet, The Deception of the Emerald Ring will be making its debut en français! You can find it under the title L’Imposture de l’Alliance Émeraude.

Emerald Ring French

When I got the news, I did some counting on my fingers and it dawned on me that, as of a few months from now, it will be ten years since Emerald Ring was first published in the U.S.

It really doesn’t feel like it should be quite that long, does it?

One thing I’ve noticed about Emerald Ring covers over the years: they tend to be very, very green….

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EMERALD RING Give Away!

Monday, November 10th, 2014

It’s The Deception of the Emerald Ring month over on the Bubblebath Reader!

Emerald Paperback

As part of the festivities, Ashley has a signed copy of The Deception of the Emerald Ring up for grabs. Just head over there for a chance to win.

Happy Monday!



Pink Carnation en Francais!

Friday, May 9th, 2014

I have very happy news! The first three books in the Pink Carnation series– The Secret History of the Pink Carnation, The Masque of the Black Tulip, and The Deception of the Emerald Ring— are being published in French in Canada!

The publisher is Ada of Quebec. As soon as I have release dates, and covers, and all that sort of thing, I’ll be sure to share here!



Pink Carnation Recap: EMERALD RING

Friday, July 19th, 2013

Hello, Pink III, The Deception of the Emerald Ring!

Who: Letty Alsworthy and Geoffrey Pinchingdale-Snipe
Where: England and Ireland
When: Summer, 1803
What: Rebellion is brewing in Ireland, but Geoff is on the case—along with his accidental bride.
Historical Cameos: Robert Emmett

Fun fact: Emerald Ring was the result of my TAing a class on the Second British Empire back in my third year of grad school, while I was working on Pink I. When we got to Emmett’s attempted insurrection, I couldn’t help thinking it would be the perfect backdrop for a book about Geoff. If I ever got to write a book about Geoff….

My favorite scene? One word: chickens. You know what I mean.

(For a wonderful representation of my favorite scene, constructed out of sugary treats, check out the Pink Carnation Peep Diorama gallery.)

What’s your favorite scene from The Deception of the Emerald Ring?

p.s. All these snazzy cards you’ve been seeing at the bottom of these posts are courtesy of Sharlene, who made them by picking her favorite snippet from each book. I have my own favorite bits, but I love seeing which moments/lines leap out at other people….



Pinkorama #1

Saturday, March 30th, 2013

For our first Pinkorama, we have… the showdown at the end of The Deception of the Emerald Ring, beautifully crafted by Julie and Casey.

Here’s the overall view:

You can see Geoff battling the rebels and Miss Gwen with her sword parasol while the rebel hideaway goes up in flames and Jasper makes off with Letty stage left.

Here’s the same scene from a slightly different angle:

And now we get to the really good part: the close ups. Check out the burning building and the drunken fuse-maker:

Meanwhile, Geoff battles on near the henhouse, while Miss Gwen wields her sword parasol:

And Jasper attempts to make off with Letty, who looks rather nonplussed:

Check out those infamous sideburns!

Congratulations, Julie and Casey! You have created a sugary tour de force. I’m particularly attached to Jasper’s get-away vehicle and the drunken Irishman next to his kegs….

Pinkorama #2 coming up tomorrow!



Pinkorama #7

Saturday, April 23rd, 2011

Otherwise known as “Peck, my peeps! Peck!”

In this flashback to The Deception of the Emerald Ring, brought to us by Kate, Christine, Jess, and Yao, it’s 2003 and Eloise is hard at work at her favorite desk in the British Library reading room. (Check out her tiny laptop!)

Meanwhile, back in 1803, Miss Gwen singlehandedly quells the Irish rebellion with her trusty sword parasol and the help of some barnyard friends as she charges into battle, shouting, “Peck, my peeps! Peck!”


(It also cannot go unremarked that Miss Gwen is sporting her favorite color: purple. Now that’s some real attention to detail, there!)

Okay, maybe not entirely singlehandedly. Geoff is there, too, rapier– and eyebrows– at the ready.

As they storm the crowd, Jasper Peepingdale sees his opportunity and seizes Letty. Never was there a Peep with such obnoxious sideburns!

Oh, and lest it go unnoticed, check out the Dublin street scenes in the background.

A huge round of applause for Kate, Christine, Jess, and Yao and their Pinkoramas! Pinkoramae? Either way, they are truly fabulous.



Four Days….

Tuesday, December 28th, 2010

With four days until 2011, here’s a bit from fall ’06 and The Deception of the Emerald Ring.

Although there are oh-so-many moments that delight me in the historical sections ofEmerald Ring (two words: sideburns and chickens), I decided to mix it up a bit and go with one of the Eloise and Colin bits. I had way too much fun with Eloise and the blind date from hell….

Which is your favorite scene from Emerald Ring?

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Happy belated, UK “Emerald Ring”!

Tuesday, September 7th, 2010

Oooops! What with the long weekend and all, I missed the UK release day of The Deception of the Emerald Ring. Emerald Ring made its official UK debut yesterday, 6 September.

Happy belated birthday, Emerald Ring!

(It’s no secret that this is one of my very favorite covers.)



Extra EMERALD winner!

Monday, August 16th, 2010

The winner of the last copy of the UK edition of The Deception of the Emerald Ring is…

… Shannon C. (of comment #94).

Congrats, Shannon!

Many thanks to my fabulous friend, the mysterious “chbs”, for ceding her share of the spoils….