So our adorable hazel dormouse has a name thanks to reader Angie–he is officially SNUG. How sweet is that? And perfectly appropriate since it’s a Shakespearean name and he spends his time in Julia’s decolletage!
If you didn’t get your copy of the monthly newsletter last week, CITY OF JASMINE is available for pre-order! This is my March release and I am BEYOND thrilled it’s coming out so soon.
Here’s your teaser for it: Set against the lush, exotic European colonial outposts of the 1920s, New York Times bestselling author Deanna Raybourn delivers the captivating tale of one woman who embarks upon a journey to see the world—and ends up finding intrigue, danger and a love beyond all reason.
Famed aviatrix Evangeline Starke never expected to see her husband, adventurer Gabriel Starke, ever again. They had been a golden couple, enjoying a whirlwind courtship amid the backdrop of a glittering social set in prewar London until his sudden death with the sinking of the Lusitania. Five years later, beginning to embrace life again, Evie embarks upon a flight around the world, collecting fame and admirers along the way. In the midst of her triumphant tour, she is shocked to receive a mysterious—and recent—photograph of Gabriel, which brings her ambitious stunt to a screeching halt.
With her eccentric aunt Dove in tow, Evie tracks the source of the photo to the ancient City of Jasmine, Damascus. There she discovers that nothing is as it seems. Danger lurks at every turn, and at stake is a priceless relic, an artifact once lost to time and so valuable that criminals will stop at nothing to acquire it—even murder. Leaving the jewelled city behind, Evie sets off across the punishing sands of the desert to unearth the truth of Gabriel’s disappearance and retrieve a relic straight from the pages of history.
Along the way, Evie must come to terms with the deception that parted her from Gabriel and the passion that will change her destiny forever….
Can’t wait until March 1? No problem! The digital prequel novella is also available for pre-order! WHISPER OF JASMINE will be out February 1–that’s just two weeks away, so get your pre-orders in now! Oh, and IT’S FREE.
And here’s the teaser for this adventure: New York Times bestselling author Deanna Raybourn transports readers to a magical New Year’s Eve party in 1914, where two guests will discover the passion of a lifetime in this prequel novella…