The Inside Take

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Inside Midnight Pleasures

Warning! In describing relations between characters, I may wreck a book for you by making it clear who someone marries, or the outcome of a book. Please do not read about The Inside Take if you're wary of knowing who is paired with whom!

  • The Pleasures Trilogy should be read in this order: Potent PleasuresMidnight PleasuresEnchanting Pleasures.
  • Sophie came out of my conviction that Regency misses were not all that missish (if so, there wouldn’t have been a nearly 40% pregnancy rate upon marriage during the period, which there was). So Sophie is a regency Bad Girl! as the song goes.
  • Sophie’s story began in Potent Pleasures. That was because I was tired of reading romances in which the heroine never seemed to have a girlfriend. Why not? I couldn’t survive without my friends!
  • There’s a story behind Sophie’s mother, Eloise, as well. When I wrote a first draft of this book, Eloise was a very small character, and the friction between her and her husband was merely an amusing aside. But my editor at that time had lost her mother as a young girl, and she kept asking me for more about Eloise, and more about Eloise… Before I knew it, Eloise had become a very interesting character in her own right, and her marriage a major subplot. I have received many letters from readers about Eloise; I owe thanks for each to the wonderful Jackie Cantor, Executive Vice President at Bantam/Dell.
  • Of all my books, the events in Midnight Pleasures are most closely tied to those in my own life.

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