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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!



Garden Intrigue: ARC Contest

Wednesday, September 14th, 2011

Thanks so much to everyone for all the Garden Intrigue contest ideas!


I only wish I had more ARCs to give away, now that I have so many creative ways to do it. We will quite definitely be having a second contest in which there will be poetry involved. (Given Augustus, how could there not be?)

In the meantime, however, Catie wisely pointed out that Breast Cancer Awareness Month is coming up. The Pink books have a very special connection to that, both because of the Pink for Pink Shop and because Pink I is being re-issued later this month as part of a special program that benefits the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.

So, with all of that floating around, here’s your Garden Intrigue challenge:

– Design a Garden Intrigue item for the Pink for Pink Shop.

It can be anything you like: a t-shirt, a mug, a tote bag. You can design it directly on Cafe Press or on any other platform of your choice. Just send me a picture and I’ll round them all up and post them here on the website so people can vote.

Entries are due in next Wednesday, September 21. I’ll post them and open it up to voting on Thursday, September 22, and the winners will be announced on September 27, the day the re-issue of Pink Carnation comes out.

The top three designers and one randomly chosen judge will all receive ARCs of The Garden Intrigue.

Happy designing!



Six Months of Pink

Wednesday, August 10th, 2011

Between August 29th and February 16th, we have Pink-mania, Pink, Pink and more Pink, as far as the bookshelf can stretch.

Here’s the Pink publication schedule for the next few months:

August 29: The Temptation of the Night Jasmine, UK edition.

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!



The Friendship Fix

Thursday, May 5th, 2011

I am thrilled to announce a very special guest appearance. Dr. Andrea Bonior, author of the recent book, The Friendship Fix, and the wildly popular Washington Post column, “Baggage Check“, will be here on the site next week.

Ever wondered whether Charlotte and Penelope have a destructive relationship? Or why Richard can’t just get over the whole Miles thing already? Dr. Bonior will be visiting the site for a live chat to answer all your questions. You can write in as a character or as you. (And if you want to ask about you rather than the characters, that’s fine, too.) To see one of Dr. Bonior’s recent Q&A’s, just click here.

I have to admit, I am very much hoping that “An Anonymous Vegetable” will write in. Or maybe a certain “Parasol Afficcionada”. Or “Dowager111@Girdings.org”.

I’ll be giving away a copy of the The Friendship Fix to one participant and a copy of The Orchid Affair (talk about people who need help with their relationships!) to another, both winners to be chosen at random at the end of the chat.

So get your questions ready! It will be sometime in the early evening next week– I’ll be posting the actual time and date shortly.

(In the meantime, Book Sparks is offering a Friendship Fix contest! If you buy a copy of The Friendship Fix by 5:00 on Friday, Book Sparks will enter you to win various gift certificates and prizes. You can find the details and the rules here.)

More on Dr. Bonior’s guest visit soon!



Pink Comic Winner

Sunday, March 6th, 2011

Thanks so much to everyone who suggested bits for the Pink I quotation page! The randomly chosen winner of the Pink Carnation comic scene is… Vanessa! (Of Comment #12.)

Congrats, Vanessa! Just email me letting me know which of the three comic scenes you’d like and where to send it.

If you have more quotation suggestions for Pink I, please do continue to list them in the Comments section below last week’s post.

Get those Black Tulip quotations ready for tomorrow!



Pink Carnation Quotation Collection

Monday, February 28th, 2011

Happy Monday! As part of my ongoing effort to update the website, I’m gathering Pink quotes for a book-by-book Pink Quotation Compedium, which will find a permanent home on the Diversions page.

This is proving a more complex project than I had envisioned. So, once again, I appeal to you for aid. Each Monday, I’ll be collecting favorite quotes from a different Pink book.

Which are your favorite lines from The Secret History of the Pink Carnation?

Just post your favorites below, along with the people who said them, and page numbers.

One person will be chosen at random to receive one of the Pink comic prints as a thank you. The recipient of the Pink comic print will be announced on Sunday, March 6.

Black Tulip coming up next Monday!



Six Days….

Sunday, December 26th, 2010

With six days to go until 2011, here’s a blast from the past, an excerpt from The Secret History of the Pink Carnation, which made its debut back in the snowy early days of 2005.

This is my favorite bit from Pink, but please feel free to chime in with your own!

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Pink I a Night Owl Top Pick!

Thursday, November 11th, 2010

Giving The Secret History of the Pink Carnation five stars out of five, Night Owl Reviews characterizes Pink as “a boon to fans of the The Scarlet Pimpernal, Bridget Jones’ Diary, Jane Austen and James Bond by weaving the best of all of these together in one great series…. Lauren Willig has combined the best of Regency romance with fun spy fiction, to create a series that will leave the reader eagerly devouring each book from page one.”

Thanks, Night Owl!



Pink Give-Away!

Thursday, October 21st, 2010

Access Romance is giving away a copy of the new mass market version of The Secret History of the Pink Carnation today on their All-A-Blog. Stop by for a chance to win!



Musings on the Origins of Pink I

Tuesday, October 12th, 2010

– today, on Fresh Fiction.