Nicholas Brisbane

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 we’re wrapping up THE DARK ENQUIRY

on October 4, 2013

It’s time to relax with something to drink and a nice stack of books that all tie to THE DARK ENQUIRY. For Gypsies and Spiritualism: *GYPSY MAGIC Patrinella Cooper *TALKING TO THE DEAD Barbara Weisberg *OTHER POWERS Barbara Goldsmith *SPOOK Mary Roach *THE DARKENED ROOM Alex Owen *A HISTORY OF GHOSTS Aykroyd & Narth For…

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In which it’s bonus day for THE DARK ENQUIRY

on October 3, 2013

Today’s bonus piece is a little different. I wrote a paragraph I later cut from the manuscript for reasons I can no longer remember. But I saved it, and I’m posting it here today. It’s one of Julia’s reflective moments, a chance for her to ponder the differences between herself and her husband–differences so wide…

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In which it’s pin board day

on October 2, 2013

Today I’m posting the Pinterest link for the board featuring THE DARK ENQUIRY. This book features Nicholas and Julia back in London, sleuthing around Highgate Cemetery and blowing things up…you know, as you do. The collage images are not as crisp as I would like, but they give you an idea of what I was…

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In which we have an excerpt

on October 1, 2013

Haven’t read THE DARK ENQUIRY? Here’s what you’ve been missing! THE DARK ENQUIRY The First Chapter I will sit as quiet as a lamb.   King John London, September 1889 “Julia, what in the name of God is that terrible stench? It smells as if you have taken to keeping farm animals in here,” my…

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In which it’s time to make an enquiry…of the dark variety

on September 30, 2013

Welcome, chickens, to THE DARK ENQUIRY week on the blog. This week we’re chatting about the most recent novel in the Lady Julia series, and it’s one I have a soft spot for since it’s the first book of mine to hit the NYT bestseller list! In case you’re just catching up with Julia and…

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In which it’s bonus day

on September 26, 2013

Since today is bonus day, I’m posting an interview you might not have seen. I gave it when I was busy with DARK ROAD TO DARJEELING and it was posted on the lovely blog, All the World’s Our Page. I chatter about craft and vampire preferences, so it’s worth checking out. Now, here’s something else…

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In which I’ve been pinning

on September 25, 2013

Today as we revisit DARK ROAD TO DARJEELING, it’s time for something new–a Pinterest board! I’ve pinned foreign covers, some floral inspirations, and details from a room I stole… Okay, you can’t actually steal a room unless you count the tsar’s amber room, I suppose. But I was in Washington DC on business right when…

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