The big news is that Sinful in Satin stayed on the NYTimes list for 4 weeks. This is a first for me, so it was very exciting. I really appreciate all the notes and emails that readers and booksellers have sent to me about the book, and the series.
I have now completed Dangerous in Diamonds, the fourth book in The Rarest Blooms series, and will get an excerpt up as soon as it gets the final seal of approval from my publisher. The Duke of Castleford was a lot of fun to write about, and I think that the story reflects the same man that readers have met in the prior stories. Even when we go into his head in this one, he still has that very individual way of looking at the world, and the story ended up with a lot of humor as a result. I have had a few readers express some regrets that Castleford will have to reform in order for his book to end in Happily Ever After for the heroine, which says something about how much some readers have enjoyed his incorrigible behavior. I promise you that while he slowly realizes Daphne is worth a few sacrifices, he intends to be at least half bad forever.
So now I am planning the next book (s). This is always exciting for me too. It is world building time because I will be starting a new series. I promise that I did not leave characters hanging from the last one. By the time Dangerous in Diamonds ends we know what happens with Katherine and the marquess (not together, though). As much as I loved The Rarest Blooms series, and all these characters, it is time to meet some new ones. They are forming even as I write this, and I will post another note once everything has fallen into place. In the meantime I get to play with ideas, and also clean my office which, during this series, with its fairly quick succession of deadlines, has become a disaster. I may even find some time to get back on Twitter!