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Someone is Going to Read This

This week’s topic is about the Debs’ fears when it comes to someone reading our novel and writing about uncomfortable topics–anything from sex to family conflicts, and/or events pulled from real life. How do the Debs handle it? When I first began researching my novel, FEAST OF SORROW, one of the interesting things that I learned about…
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Interview with Kaite Welsh + #DebBallGiveaway of THE WAGES OF SIN

Today on the Debutante Ball, we’re thrilled to welcome a fellow debut Kaite Welsh, from across the pond, to chat about her novel THE WAGES OF SIN! A “nail-biting debut” [Fabulous magazine] set in 1890s Edinburgh, Kaite Welsh’s THE WAGES OF SIN features a female medical student-turned-detective, and will thrill fans of Sarah Waters and Antonia Hodgson….
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News Flash: Author Events – The DEBS are in the house and on the stage!

Congratulations to Laurice McClung, winner of our #DebBallGiveaway of THE SCRIBE OF SIENA by Melodie Winawer. We were thrilled to have Orly Konig as our guest yesterday. If you haven’t already, pick up a copy of THE DISTANCE HOME or enter to win a copy by sharing our post on Facebook and/or retweeting the following tweet: RT to Enter!…
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Interview with Melodie Winawer+ #DebBallGiveaway of THE SCRIBE OF SIENA

I am delighted to welcome one of my Touchstone Books sisters, Melodie Winawer, to the Deb Ball. We both have books set in Italy and have a curiosity and love for cooking history. Her novel, THE SCRIBE OF SIENA, is her first, but what a fantastic first it is! I loved this time-travel, medieval Italian tale…
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Bring on the Giggle Juice

I’m Bonnelyn Parker! I’ve taken Jenni’s fun character test a few times now, and I can’t help it, each time I come up most similar to Bonnelyn. We’re both determined, grit-filled ladies (Is it okay I say so myself?), though maybe we’re both naïve at times too. We’re both flawed, to be sure. I’ve mentioned…
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It’s DEB JENNI’S LAUNCH WEEK and Crystal King is ‘Bonnie Parker’ from BECOMING BONNIE

This week, for the launch of BECOMING BONNIE (YAY!), Jenni has asked each of the Debutantes to take a quiz that tells them which member of Bonnie and Clyde’s gang they are. Before I dig into the details, I need to throw a few HOORAYS! into the air about this wonderful book and the even more wonderful…
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How To Make A Curse Tablet Like Thrasius From FEAST OF SORROW

You’ve probably heard us shouting it this week but… Crystal King’s novel FEAST OF SORROW is now available! It’s the kind of historical novel–about the infamous gourmet Marcus Gavius Apicius and his slave Thrasius–where you aren’t simply dipping a toe into the world, you are fully emerged. Crystal’s vivid descriptions and nuances of Ancient Rome…
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Romans Had Refrigerators?? Feast of Sorrow Enlightens

It’s the morning after Feast of Sorrow’s book launch, and I bet Crystal is waking up thinking, “Holy Cr@p! My book is out!” Except, I don’t know, maybe she isn’t cursing to herself because she’s a slightly more polite person than I am! Don’t pinch yourself, Crystal! It’s real. Launch day arrived, and Feast of Sorrow is…
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Happy Pub Day, Crystal! FEAST OF SORROW has launched!!!

“King’s descriptions of the food and entertainment are exquisite, her characters are beautifully drawn, and events and people of the times are deftly woven throughout . . . A delight to the senses, King’s debut novel is to be savored and devoured.”  – Library Journal, starred review The first order of the day is to send…
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Interview with Alyssa Palombo + #DebBallGiveaway of THE MOST BEAUTIFUL WOMAN IN FLORENCE

Today on the Debutante Ball, I’m excited to welcome Alyssa Palombo, a fellow historical novelist, whose book THE MOST BEAUTIFUL WOMAN IN FLORENCE is inspired by Sandro Botticelli’s muse, Simonetta Cattaneo. Here’s what it’s all about: A girl as beautiful as Simonetta Cattaneo never wants for marriage proposals in 15th Century Italy, but she jumps at the chance…
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