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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!



And on Nook….

Monday, July 29th, 2013

For those of you who are Nook readers, it’s just come to my attention that Pink I, The Secret History of the Pink Carnation, is also on sale for $2.99 on Nook right now!

Here’s the sale round-up:

Pink I: currently $2.99 on Kindle, Nook, and Kobo.

The Orchid Affair: $2.99 today only on Kindle as the Amazon Daily Deal; $2.99 in hardcover at Barnes & Noble.

Happy reading!



PINK CARNATION on sale!

Monday, July 29th, 2013

Excitement! For the first time ever, the e-book of The Secret History of the Pink Carnation is on sale! It’s currently only $2.99 on Amazon.

If you have friends who have been wanting to try the Pink series, let them know!



The Pink Carnation Recap: Pink I

Wednesday, July 17th, 2013

Let’s go all the way back to the very beginning… Pink I, The Secret History of the Pink Carnation.

Who: Amy Balcourt and Richard Selwick
Where: England and France
When: Spring, 1803
What: Amy Balcourt is determined to track down the Purple Gentian—so she can join him. Mistaken identities and deeds of derring-do ensue.
Historical Cameos: Assorted Bonapartes

Having been out for a while, Pink I has all sorts of add-ons: there are the Pink Carnation comics, designed in celebration of Pink’s 5th anniversary back in 2010, foreign editions in ten languages, and even a special sequel, the Christmas novella, Ivy & Intrigue.

Along the way, The Secret History of the Pink Carnation has had three separate covers (not counting all the foreign covers): the chick lit version that never went to press, the fine art version that you’ll see on the hardcover and trade paperback, and a more playful photo cover for the mass market.

My favorite scene? The scene where Miss Gwen goes after Bonaparte is a close second, but my favorite scene to write was what I think of as “the mob scene”: when the intrepid Purple Gentian’s extended family– and best friend– all descend on him in his Paris town house. And give him a very hard time.

What’s your favorite scene from The Secret History of the Pink Carnation?



If You Like….

Tuesday, August 7th, 2012

To make up for not doing an If You Like yesterday, I am shamelessly piggybacking off Shelf Awareness, which just posted a list of novels in which Napoleon makes a cameo appearance– including our own The Garden Intrigue.

For today’s Shelf Awareness recommendations, click here. For a much longer list of Napoleonic-set novels (including Pink Carnation!), try here.



Share the Pink!

Sunday, February 19th, 2012

As part of their “sharing the love” promotion, my UK publisher is offering the e-version of the original Pink Carnation for 99p.

(Seeing that 99p price sticker brings up such fond memories of my time in London– mostly attached to large blocks of Cadbury.)

The Secret History of the Pink Carnation will be available to UK readers for 99p for the rest of the month of February from Amazon, Kobo, Apple, and Waterstone’s.

Other books in the promotion include Susanna Kearsely’s The Rose Garden, which I love love love– if you’re eligible for the promotion, snap it up now!

Tell a UK friend and share the love!



“Pure Regency delight…”

Friday, October 28th, 2011

Pink I got a shout-out in the “Great Reads” section of today’s Shelf Awareness!

Shelf Awareness calls The Secret History of the Pink Carnation “pure Regency delight”. Thank you!!



Turnip in the Ballroom

Thursday, September 29th, 2011

Come visit the party at the Ballroom Blog, where Turnip has unexpectedly blundered in… much to the indignation of his hostess and Miss Gwen!



Read Pink!

Monday, September 26th, 2011

Tomorrow, The Secret History of the Pink Carnation comes out in a special Read Pink edition for the benefit of the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.

So, instead of our usual Monday “if you like”, I thought it might be appropriate to list our favorite pink (and Pink) items. Here are some of mine:

— pink icing sugar on petit fours;

— the Pink comics drawn by Joanne Renaud;

— pink in your cheeks on a crisp winter’s day;

— pink cupcakes on Valentine’s Day;

— BCRF’s pink ribbon– and the amazing researchers, scientists, and fundraisers who make that mean what it does.

What are your favorite pink things?



Pink Pandemonium

Thursday, September 15th, 2011

With so many books out over the next few months, I keep forgetting what’s happening when. Here’s a little Pink publication refresher for me and for you:

September 27: The Secret History of the Pink Carnation, special “Read Pink” edition in support of the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.

October 11: “A Night at Northanger” (short story) in Jane Austen Made Me Do It.

November 1: The Mischief of the Mistletoe, trade paperback.

November 28: The Mischief of the Mistletoe, UK edition.

January 3: The Orchid Affair, trade paperback.

February 16: The Garden Intrigue!