This post lists all the online extras for A Lily Among Thorns! Click here to go to the book’s main page.
Note: all deleted scenes contain SPOILERS.
Deleted Scene #1. Serena’s reputation as a dangerous woman with underworld connections played a much larger role in my early drafts. Here are two small scenes in which Solomon eavesdrops on gossip and fails to learn anything of value.
Deleted Scene #2. Another scene about Serena’s scary reputation. It’s rather silly and I’m glad I cut it from the finished book, but it was fun to write and I’m still fond of some of the jokes.
Deleted Scene #3. The original version of Solomon’s nightmare.
Deleted Scene #4. Epilogue: the wedding. When I wrote this, I didn’t realize that Regency weddings were organized very differently from post-Victorian ones. But I still like the scene.
Most contain SPOILERS.
The way of a man with a maid. Short story written to celebrate the book’s re-release. Deborah Hathaway’s first two weeks of marriage to Jonas…which do not go very smoothly. Takes place shortly after the events of the book.
I wrote some mini-stories in honor of the Waterloo Bicentennial:
Story #1: In which the gentlemen at Brooks have a betting pool on how long Solomon and Serena’s marriage will last.
Story #2: True Pretenses crossover: In which Lydia babysits a playdate for little Jamie and Serena, and there is a cameo by Ash and Rafe, for Sonia.
Story #3: Solomon cooks a romantic dinner for Serena at the seaside.
A lot of people have asked about the future of a certain gay secondary romance. Here’s a little thing I wrote about that.
For Queer Romance Month 2015, I wrote about Elijah reading queer fiction as a kid.
History Hoydens – Chemistry during the Regency period.
Susanna Fraser’s blog – Q&A – beta heroes, research, and Avatar: the Last Airbender.
The Season – On well-rounded villains.
Musetracks – Personal growth in romance novels.
Cecilia Grant’s blog – Ten Things to Love about Heroes and Heroines with Jobs.
Bookworm2bookworm – Q&A with Solomon and Serena.
Smexybooks – Q&A – beta heroes, tumblr, and Colin Firth and Hugh Grant.
Kat Latham’s blog – On writing accents.
BN.com – You’re never the only one!
The Book Smugglers – Old-school Regencies, Nicholas Lea, Billy Joel, and Tennyson.
Solomon/Serena playlist. (Note: every song mentioned in the post is on the streaming playlist but the two Taylor Swift songs and the Meredith Brooks song are not actually part of the Lily playlist. 🙂
I recorded myself reading the first scene in the secondary romance for Queer Romance Month 2015.
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