In which it is All Hallow’s Eve!

on October 31, 2013

Today I’m reposting one of my favorite entries in honor of the day. May all your spooks be friendly ones! And don’t forget: if you’ve pre-ordered MIDSUMMER NIGHT, it will be out TOMORROW! If you haven’t pre-ordered, there is still time. Happy Halloween, y’all! This is my favorite holiday–not entirely surprising for a girl who…

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In which….PHEW.

on October 29, 2013

So, the retrospective blog project is DONE, chickens! Hope you enjoyed our tour of the things that have come before–and the sneak peek at what is to come with MIDSUMMER NIGHT. I’m busy beavering away at the new book AND prepping a workshop I’m giving in early November for the amazing peeps at the Enchanting…

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In which it is almost Midsummer…

on October 25, 2013

No, your calendar isn’t wrong, but it’s very nearly time for MIDSUMMER NIGHT, the newest Lady Julia novella! November 1 is pub day, and I am beyond excited about this one. Why? Read on and find out… Midsummer in England–an auspicious time for a wedding. Brisbane has taken charge of the music. Julia has, perhaps…

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In which you might want to make your house smell like Bellmont Abbey

on October 22, 2013

When the holidays are upon them, the Marches like to celebrate in style, blending old traditions with new excess. One of the oldest traditions for them is the making of seasonal potpourri. Here is Aunt Hermia’s own recipe to make your house smell like Bellmont Abbey from the novella SILENT NIGHT: Aunt Hermia’s Recipe for…

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In which it’s novella time!

on October 21, 2013

Since we’ve revisited all of the novels, it’s time to give the novellas some love! First off, here are answers to a few FAQs regarding the novellas: 1. Are they available in print editions? Short answer, no. 2. Will they ever BE available in print editions? Short answer, I hope so! It’s up to my…

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In which it’s time to say goodbye

on October 11, 2013

On our last day with THE DEAD TRAVEL FAST, we’re wrapping up by mentioning the books that are excellent reads if you’re in a Transylvanian-Gothic-vampire sort of mood. Refreshment suggestions follow the reading list. For your listening pleasure while you nibble and read, I’d suggest something truly over the top–like “Halloween” by Mannheim Steamroller or…

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In which it’s bonus day

on October 10, 2013

Most of my books include a bit of poetry, and THE DEAD TRAVEL FAST is no exception. Of course, the poetry in this book is far creepier than what I usually weave in, but it served the story very well. If you haven’t read Baudelaire’s FLEURS DE MAL (FLOWERS OF EVIL), this is the perfect…

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In which it’s pinning time again

on October 9, 2013

Today’s Pinterest board features THE DEAD TRAVEL FAST. The images include foreign covers as well as architectural details that provided inspiration for the Castle Dragulescu. Some of the photographs were taken in England and others were actually snapped in DisneyWorld–proof you can find inspiration anywhere if you look hard enough.

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In which we have an excerpt

on October 8, 2013

In case you haven’t checked out THE DEAD TRAVEL FAST, here’s an excerpt to entice you… THE DEAD TRAVEL FAST Theodora Lestrange leaves her comfortable home in Edinburgh to visit Transylvania at the invitation of her childhood friend, Cosmina, now the betrothed of a Roumanian nobleman. Theodora arrives at the Castle Dragulescu to find that…

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In which the dead travel…pretty quickly

on October 7, 2013

It’s time to say goodbye to Julia for now–she’ll be back during novella week later in October–and move on to the stand alone books, starting with THE DEAD TRAVEL FAST. Oh, chickens, this one was painful. It was the first time I tried to write outside the series, and it was not a book that…

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