Mar72012

Dear Lord Akeldama: The 2012 Edition, Part Two

Rune Bartlett asks:
How you feel about becoming the adoptive parent to Lady Alexia and Lord Maccon’s child? Do you feel up to the task?
Of course, duckie, how difficult can it be?

Lousie asks:
I hope I am not being terribly rude, for this question comes from the heart. Are werewolf/vampire relations truly incompatible? As a trendsetter is it not possible for you to lead the way in said relations?…perhaps with a certain chocolate and oxblood furred werewolf?
My dear lilliput, one does not mix creams and acids, it just curdles. One must either pick lemon for one’s tea, or milk, not both.

Sarah asks:
“Will you marry me? Love always, Your biggest admirer, S. (Waiting for your reply, midnight in Trafalgar Square. I have red hair and am wearing a pink blazer, likely with blue trousers and my favorite magenta top-hat. Kiss kiss!)”
My darling button, marriage is not for me, I prefer to think of myself as taken, not shackled.

neuroticred asks:
I know his eyes aren’t the right color, but from your experience do you see Gerard Butler as giving a reasonable presentation of Lord Maccon?
Gerard whom? Butler, butler? Butler or actor? My darling Periwinkle, I believe you must be confused. Oh, you mean that loud toothy fellow with the amazing chest? I can see a passing familial resemblance. Them man is, if that travesty of a Sparta movie is to be believed, rather lacking in chest hair. But I’m certain there is the merkin equivalent available.

jaiser asks:
Have you any fashion tips for gents off a rather more “stout” physique?
Corset, corsets, corset! They were invent for us gentlemen, did you know? So were high heels.

Have a question for Lord Akeldama? He may have answered it already or you may leave it in a comment below.

GAIL’S DAILY DOSE

Your Moment of Parasol . . .

Your Infusion of Cute . . .

Your Tisane of Smart . . .

Your Writerly Tinctures . . .
The Steampunk Scholar manages a spoiler free review of Timeless and goodbye to me over on Tor dot Com.

PROJECT ROUND UP
Deportment & Deceit ~ The Finishing School Book the Second: Working rough draft.

Etiquette & Espionage ~ The Finishing School Book the First: Release date Feb 2013. In production. Have seen initial cover mock-up and it is stunning!

Manga ~ Soulless Vol. 1: Printed volume avaible in some bookstore now! (Have seen cover sketch for Soulless Vol. 2 (AKA Changeless) and it is beyond fabulous!)

Timeless ~ Parasol Protectorate Book the Last, official release March 1. Some stores have already shipped.

Prudence ~ The Parasol Protectorate Abroad Book the First: Release date fall 2013. She’s started waking me up in the middle of the night with ideas.


BIG FAT SPOILER ALERT! Really, DON’T READ THE BLURB ON AMAZON if you haven’t read the other books first!

Book News:

  • The Unread Reader reports on her road trip and my Austin signing and gives away a signed copy of Timeless.
  • B&N on Tor.com picks both Timeless and the manga for March.
  • For those dedicated fans who have kindly asked (and I stuck here near the end as only the most dedicated get this far) Timeless will not make the NYT list. I only barely squeeze on as it is and, sadly, Amazon shipped 11 days early, which split Timeless’s sales between 3 weeks. Without all sales going to one week, I can’t get a bestseller. It is what it is, but it does mean Timeless won’t show up in airports.

Quote of the Day:
Circumvent (n.): An opening in the front of boxer shorts worn by
Jewish men.
~ Unknown

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