If you've been wondering where your regularly scheduled posts about plague and syphilis have gone, I am currently hibernating (writing) in my writing cave (bedroom) with a metric f*** tonne of nuts and berries (that's actually true) until I finish Book 3 of The Southwark Saga.
Book 3 is set in 1677, six years after Tyburn and Virtue's Lady, and follows barmaid Alice Henshawe as she gets lost in France. Long-lost carpenter's apprentice Jack is sent to find her and when he does, things are pretty awkward and only really get worse from there. Carys predicted that Jack would grow up gorgeous in Virtue's Lady, but she didn't know the half of it! I'm making good progress and I hope to be able to tell you more by the end of the summer. If you liked the dark themes of Tyburn and the comedy of Virtue's Lady, I think you'll really like it.
To tide you over until then, I'm giving away books! From today until July 23rd, you can enter to win a signed first edition paperback copy of Virtue's Lady on Goodreads here. The contest is open to residents of the US, UK, Canada, and Australia, so go for it! If you liked Mark Virtue on your Kindle, then you'll really like him on 360+ pages of good paper. Good luck!
I will have more updates and great guest authors for you soon, but until then...back to the cave! I will probably emerge in August slightly confused with crazy hair. See you soon!
|My copies of Tyburn and Virtue's Lady. Yes, that is a framed picture of macarons on my desk. What?|