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The Parasol Protectorate Facebook Group is getting rather cheeky. There are two discussions going on right now. One on “Casting Soulless the Movie” and the other on “Where I First Read Soulless.” Because it was so cute I had to share this offering from Erin Hudson (I do hope she doesn’t mind).

‘Twas a day in October, not long post-release,
After a paper doll website my interest unleashed,
As a respite from homework, from all that was dreary,
I sat down to read Soulless, hoping it would be cheery.

I was all nestled quite snug in my bed
When Carriger’s Vampires first danced in my head;
I wore cozy pajamas with dogs at my feet
And coffee to enhance this newfound prose treat!

I flew quickly through pages and giggled with glee
At the interactions of Maccon and Tarabotti
And later I found myself shedding some tears
When Akeldama saw sunshine after too many years.

All-in-all I would say ‘twas a pleasant retreat
A reprieve from a too-busy life I’ll repeat
I’m ever so impatient, I will confess,
For the moment I get to start reading Changeless!

Did I mention I have the coolest fans? Well, I do.

I hope to see a number of you in Houston tomorrow, please do let me know if you are an online friend of mine.

(In honor of the weather in Houston.)

Gail’s Daily Dose
Your Infusion of Cute:

Your Tisane of Smart:
Awesome resource on Archaeology’s Hoaxes, Fakes, and Strange Sites from Archaeology Magazine
Your Writerly Tinctures:
Blake’s reading is up in podcast form from SF in SF, as is mine. Along side one of the worst pictures of me ever taken.

Rhiana Jones for suite101.com says, “This story was unexpectedly refreshing, humorous and lovely. When reading a book in the vampire genre cliché’s and predictability are often expected. However, the alternative world in Soulless, although similar to most in the genre, had many unexpected surprises. The book was an excellent balance of three genres, Steampunk, Vampire and Romance. The writing was both quick paced and funny, the characters were easy to like and Alexia was a great heroine.”
SPOILER ALERT! Changeless blurb gives away ending of Soulless.
My Favourite Books says, “OMG, I have been waiting for this book since finishing SOULLESS. And it is as good if not better than the first book.”
Out September 1, 2010! Even bigger SPOILER ALERT! Really, DON’T READ THE BLURB ON AMAZON if you haven’t read the other books first.
Super Secret Project H: Time to start writing the beast.
Super Secret Project F: Revised first three chapters, waiting on beta.
CAKE in Space: Trunked.
VanderMeer’s have announced the table of contents.
Turned in.

Quote of the Day:
“Does it have to be so filthy? If he could prophesy the future he might have advised me not to wear $500 shoes.”
~ A very Lord Akeldama sentiment from the final episode of Alias

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