I am wearing my best red dress today – January 28 – in honor of the anniversary of the death of Henry VIII. ‘Nuff said.
Dolly’s made “Six of One” available for free on 1/20 and 1/21. Personally, I do not approve of giving anything away, but here’s the ‘order here‘ link.
Preview snippet from “Six of One” by JoAnn Spears, arriving Fall, 2011
From Chapter Thirty-Two, Anne Boleyn Holds Dolly Spellbound
The set and curve of a French hood suited Ann Boleyn’s face and neck perfectly. I could see why she had imported the style from France when she had returned to England from there in 1522. Absolutely everything else about Ann Boleyn’s outfit was flattering to her, as well. Her flattish bustline, slender waist, and middling height were set off to perfection by the cut of her dress, which was innocent of ornament other than her trademark “B” necklace. She surpassed the five more elaborately dressed wives in elegance even though she was dressed so simply, like a Renaissance Audrey Hepburn in a little black dress. She looked so sophisticated that I was a little surprised when she initiated our tête-à-tête by pointing out the obvious.
Click on the Hampton Gallery Family Portrait below to find out what happened to Ann Boleyn’s necklace.
I MUCH prefer this shot of the Cardinal Wolsey Commemoration to the one on Dolly’s blog…the last part of the inscription captures the whole ‘naked to mine enemies’ thing quite nicely. Mind you, I don’t think I have an enemy I hate enough to wish the sight of Wolsey, naked, on… AB
My preview snippet from “Six of One” AB
“Six of One”, coming out in Fall, 2011!
From Chapter Twenty-Four, Wherein the Wives Determine “Who’s on First?”
For all her demureness, Jane was like a pit bull when it came to letting go, and she was like a pit bull in one other way, as well: seeing Ann Boleyn about to smite her on the cheek again, Jane very smartly deflected the blow with a hearty bite to the fleshy part of Ann’s open hand. To my surprise, Ann opted to take the high road on this occasion and did not bite back. Instead, she swung around to Katharine of Aragon and motioned for the next draw of the cards. No one objected; in fact, Anne of Cleves quite glowed with approval. The card Ann Boleyn selected was the six of hearts. Throwing her head back again in exquisite laughter, she was, for a moment, true to her motto, the most happy.
“It looks as though I am going to have the last laugh for once, doesn’t it?”