Extras: Listen to the Moon

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Tie-in short story

Modern AU, Sukey wins Phoebe in a date auction.

Sukey also appears briefly in the first Sweet Disorder tie-in story, “Poor Child of Doubt and Death.”


The Listen to the Moon mini-stories are collected here. A list of what you’ll find:

1. Toogood as a child at Tassell Hall.
2. Mrs. Khaleel’s day off.
3. Sukey makes dinner for John.
4. Sukey and John at the end of a long day.
5. Mrs. Khaleel’s job interview at the vicarage.
6. Mrs. Khaleel visits the Honey Moon.

Deleted scenes

Deleted scene #1. More Molly.
Deleted scene #2. The threesome that never was.


Toogood’s baked apples
Toogood’s onion pie


Regency Tabasco sauce
Romantic Sussex Halloween traditions
Working-class poets
‘Pickles’ left behind“: single-use serving dishes
Regency tips for wine-cellar management

Want more Regency household tips? When the book came out, I played a few games of “Two Truths and a Lie”, where you have to guess which cleaning techniques are real and which I made up. It’s not as easy as it sounds.

Tea: New Uses for an Old Favorite
First aid [solution]
Skin care [solution]
Floors [ solution]
Fabric care [solution]

Pinterest boards

Lively St. Lemeston
Reference images

Blog tour

12/18 – Romancing the Book – Q&A – talking Listen, what one thing I would take with me to a deserted island (spoiler: it’s Oliver Queen), and much, much more!
12/28 – Risky Regencies – New scholarly-nonfiction-style cover for Listen, plus I’m taking requests!
1/1 – Being a servant in the Regency was a truly terrible job.
1/4 – Smexy Books – Ten of my favorite fictional servants, from The Secret Garden to Iron Man.
1/5 – Romance Bookmark Radio – interviewed by Renee Bernard
1/6 – Angieville – Wolverine as inspiration for my hero
1/8 – Heroes & Heartbreakers – Favorite Anna/Bates (Downton Abbey) moments
1/9 – Harlequin Junkie – Some fun facts about Listen to the Moon, an exclusive excerpt in which John and Sukey go to a servants’ ball, and more.
1/11 – Ever After Romance – My favorite strong, silent types from Courtney Milan to Star Trek.
1/12 – The Romance Dish – My favorite makeover scenes from Dorothy Sayers to Brooklyn Nine-Nine.
1/22 – The Jaunty Quills – Scarcity, generosity, love, and food hoarding.

Want to talk to me about the book? Ask questions or share your thoughts at this spoiler-friendly discussion post.


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