THE MARK OF
THE MIDNIGHT MANZANILLA
By Lauren Willig
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Praise for Lauren Willig’s Pink Carnation series:
“Pride and Prejudice lives on in the pages of Lauren Willig’s Pink Carnation romance-spy series.”
“History textbook meets Bridget Jones.”
“Jane Austen for the modern girl…Sheer fun!”
—New York Times Bestselling Author, Christina Dodd
“Delectable wit and a deft hand at imaginative plotting…
a completely captivating tale that fans of this long-running series will cherish.”
—Booklist (starred review) on THE PASSION OF THE PURPLE PLUMERIA
“This tenth bloom to be added to Willig’s popular series is just as fresh and satisfying
as any of the other flowers in the best literary bouquet ever created!”
—Library Journal (starred review) on THE PASSION OF THE PURPLE PLUMERIA
“Willig’s sparkling series continues to elevate the Regency romance genre.”
—Kirkus on THE ORCHID AFFAIR
New York Times bestselling author Lauren Willig is back with a new installment in her beloved Pink Carnation series. THE MARK OF THE MIDNIGHT MANZANILLA (NAL; 978-0-451-41473-; $15; August 5, 2014) marks the eleventh book and the second trade paperback original novel in the bestselling series.
In THE MARK OF THE MIDNIGHT MANZANILLA, Sally Fitzhugh has had enough of endless balls and the rampant vampire craze sparked by The Convent of Orsino. But when people begin to speculate that the vampire in the book was based on the mysterious Duke of Belliston, a noted recluse who recently returned to his abandoned mansion in the heart of Belliston Square, Sally cannot resist the urge to find out the truth about him.
Lucien, Duke of Belliston, is determined to uncover the truth of the scandal surrounding his parents’ death, and clear their names. For years, people have speculated that Lucien’s French Creole mother killed her husband, hinting at everything from treason to dark sorcery. There are even rumors that Lucien is actually his father, undead, immortal, and hungry for blood. He welcomes his fearsome reputation until a woman is found dead with the blood drained from her throat. Right in Belliston Square.
Together, Lucien and Sally join forces to uncover a mystery that leads them from the occult to high treason as they try to stop the so-called vampire from killing again. Someone managed to get away with killing the last Duke of Belliston—but they won’t kill this duke, at least not if Sally has anything to say about it.
The Mark of the Midnight Manzanilla is available in trade paperback from Amazon, B&N, Books-A-Million, Indiebound, Powell’s, and, of course, your favorite local bookseller; in e-form on Kindle, Nook and iTunes; and in audio download from Audible, Amazon, and iTunes.
About the Author
Lauren Willig is the author of nine previous Pink Carnation novels. She received a graduate degree in English history from Harvard University and a JD from Harvard Law School, though she now writes full-time. Willig lives in New York City. Visit her online at www.laurenwillig.com and www.facebook.com/LaurenWillig.
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