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Mea Culpa

Extras: Mea Culpa

I make mistakes all the time. But my wonderful readers catch them within hours of publication. I love hearing about them (and we do fix them in future editions), so if you find any mistakes not yet listed, please contact me!

Mea Culpa, Say Yes to the Duke

Alaric is mistakenly referred to as the eldest Wilde in Chapter One. (I corrected on the proofs, but it made the book anyway.) On page two: “The oldest Wilde, Alaric…” should read “Her older half-brother Alaric….”

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Mea Culpa, Three Weeks with Lady X

Sara wrote me to point out that Vander has sisters in Three Weeks and no sisters in Four Nights. Ouch! I just wrote to my publisher and changed his mention of sisters playing with paper dolls to cousins—but in case you’re reading an earlier edition, imagine young cousins busily cutting out dolls.

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Mea Culpa, Wilde in Love

Victoria wrote me to point out that in Chapter 25, Edinburgh is spelled Edinborough rather than Edinburgh, “English not being pronounced as it is spelt I’m afraid.”

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Mea Culpa, Seven Minutes in Heaven

An early reviewer of Seven Minutes was the first—but by no means the last—to point out that Lisette’s mother is clearly mentioned in A Duke of Her Own as having died of a broken heart. I was trying to figure out what circumstances would produce someone like Lisette, and I came up with her mother, […]

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Mea Culpa, Midnight Pleasures

A tea expert named Lois wrote with a fascinating note about the history of tea. Midnight Pleasures mentions Patrick’s “man in Ceylon” in reference to black tea. However, tea was first planted in Ceylon as an experiment in 1841, as a result of the Opium Wars. England was looking for places outside China to cultivate […]

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Mea Culpa, Four Nights with the Duke

A couple readers reported that on page 129, Vander tells Charlie, “They think that the Dukes of Pindar aren’t unable to satisfy their wives.” Whoops! That should be “aren’t able to satisfy.” Amy wrote to point out that on pages 347-348, Thorn and Vander are talking about how Vander can win Mia back with a grand […]

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Mea Culpa, An Affair Before Christmas

Deb noticed that there’s an “a” missing on page 110 when the Duke of Beaumont looks at Villiers’s manservant (for “a” moment) and on a similar note, on page 348 Fletcher needs to take his wife’s face in his hands, not just in “his,” which implies some sort of weird gymnastic feat. Kasey pointed out that […]

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Mea Culpa, A Fool Again

Oops! On page 215, the couch stops and Genevieve almost tumbles into Tobias’s lap. Well…I suppose I meant that the coach (or carriage) stops. But in a Freudian kind of way, there could be a double entendre here!

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Mea Culpa, Potent Pleasures

Monsieur Careme, Charlotte’s modiste, is male in the hardcover version of Potent Pleasures and female thereafter; this is due to my finding out, rather belatedly, that modistes in England during this period were all female. Similarly, Alex wears pajamas in the hardcover of Potent Pleasures and goes commando style in the paperback; he attends a Hookers’ Ball in […]

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Mea Culpa, Your Wicked Ways

A reader pointed out that there’s a grammar error on page 274 at the bottom: “He had rearranged herself and him,” should be “herself and HIMSELF.” I flunk undergraduates papers for this sort of thing… Sylvie wrote me all the way from France to point out (and she should know) that petit mort on page 361 should […]

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Mea Culpa, A Wild Pursuit

Philip wrote me from England to point out that I mix up billiards, snooker, and pool in A Wild Pursuit: “In all three games, when you score, you continue playing and not until you miss does your opponent get a go.” I can live with that particular mistake. Deb wrote me with a couple of pronoun mix-ups: […]

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Mea Culpa, Fool For Love

Debbie pointed out that page 336, third paragraph, fourth sentence reads: “He knew her body as intimately as he did her own.” Of course he knew HIS own body intimately, not hers (at least, not yet). Writing books is like any other job: there are those moments when you wonder, “How could  I have done that?  […]

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