Extras: The Inside Take
This is where I tell you interesting connections between characters as well as cool historical facts that you might enjoy. But do be aware that these are written for people who have already read each book; the outcome of the books are no secret. Please do not read any of The Inside Take posts if you're wary of knowing who is paired with whom!
Everybody wants to know how Julia and Connie and I came up with this idea…honestly, I can’t remember exactly. At some point Julia and I realized that it would be great fun to go away together and write a book. We needed to add another writer whose work we not only admired, but whose voice would mesh with ours. […]Read More →
The Pleasures Trilogy should be read in this order: Potent Pleasures, Midnight Pleasures, Enchanting Pleasures. Update from 2014: A neurologist (and reader) named Nancy wrote me with some fascinating information that explains the footnote in Dr. Oliver Sacks’s book regarding sex and migraines, which inspired Quill’s dilemma. Apparently, it is an orgasm that triggers headaches in coital […]Read More →
The Pleasures Trilogy should be read in this order: Potent Pleasures, Midnight Pleasures, Enchanting 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 […]Read More →
The Pleasures Trilogy should be read in this order: Potent Pleasures, Midnight Pleasures, Enchanting Pleasures. This trilogy began as a duet: the tales of two girlfriends, Charlotte (Potent Pleasures) and Sophie (Midnight Pleasures). I started writing Potent Pleasures when I was on sabbatical from my job (being a Shakespeare professor). I worked on my academic book during the […]Read More →
My heroine, Helene, decides to cut off all her hair. She employs the same hairdresser used by Charlotte in my very first book, Potent Pleasures! I adore Cinderella makeovers and have to stop myself from putting a version in every novel. I got the idea to open the book with a chapter of letters from a […]Read More →