Monday, December 7, 2015

The Rogues say [cue seductive voice] HELLO!

Happy Holidays Everyone! Since we're all busy in December, I thought I'd do a holiday quickie for you! Guess what it is:

A. Gifts of gold, frankincense, and myrrh for everyone!
B. Christmas, Hanukkah, and Kwanza baskets for everyone!
C. Coal for everyone because I'm in a cranky mood.
D. The deleted opening for One Rogue at a Time.

Answer: D  -- My new book One Rogue at a Time is out and you can read how it originally opened at the link above. As for all the other choices -- have you ever smelled frankincense and myrrh? Yuck! And honestly, where do you get a lump of coal these days? Do they sell that at Walmart? I'm sure I could find holiday baskets, but I'd rather do a different giveaway. Keep reading to find out what it is!

Now for a fun quick question. Guess why the opening was deleted and I had to go a completely different direction.

A. I don't like pigs.
B. No one likes a pair of rogues as hero/heroine
C. No one buries treasure beneath a pig wallow. Yuck!
D. England at this time period did not issue marriage licenses. The marriage was recorded at the church and no where else.

Answer: D. So the buried treasure couldn't be proof of the heroine's legitimacy unless it was a page torn from the church records. But that was too complicated, so I switched it for a different dramatic tale. You can see that opening here:

And in the meantime, leave a comment. Tell me what holiday gift you'd like and one lucky winner will get a copy of my Bridal Favors 4 book series plus a mousepad! Here's a picture. (Well, the books and mousepad are the gift. The ugly sweater is my mine, mine, mine!)


  1. That was an awesome scene, Jade! Really, really entertaining! Too bad it didn't work. Darned historical accuracy!

  2. I always love your quizzes, Jade.

  3. Fun post!! I'd really love a set of book shelves but I don't think I have anywhere to put them so books or GC's for books.

  4. I'd really like a dog. I won't get a dog, though, so...Amazon gift cards would be nice.

  5. gift cards

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  6. At this moment - sleep or rather, time to get more sleep. But I'd be happy with gift cards to buy more books which will keep me awake at night. ;-)

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    1. Oooh! now that sounds really awesome!