Orbit has developed a steampunk Parasol Protectorate clock app for me! Very exciting, and free on iTunes. I am a particular fan of the teatime feature. If you turn it on, a little quote appears at tea time every day.
So far as I know there are not plans to put it on any other platforms.
Tomorrow I will be posting my Comic Con Schedule! I do hope to see many of you there and don’t forget, if you are going, to take advantage of the super secret swag give away.
GAIL’S DAILY DOSE
Your Infusion of Cute . . .
Your Tisane of Smart . . .
Tea Sample: Tea at the Empress blend
A bagged tea, but filled with a larger leaf than most bags. It seeped to a rich chestnut color. It had a delicious mild but fully rounded flavor with some caramel notes, perhaps even a slight citrus at the tip of the tongue and a little almond at the finish. The blend is top secret but my guess would be mostly Assam with perhaps some Ceylon an maybe a little Keemun.
Verdict? I loved it! I shall be sad when my box is gone.
Your Writerly Tinctures . . .
PROJECT ROUND UP
Prudence ~ The Parasol Protectorate Abroad Book the First: Working rough draft. Release date Fall 2013.
Etiquette & Espionage ~ Finishing School Book the First: Release date Feb 5, 2013. Working promo schemes.Deportment & Deceit ~ The Finishing School Book the Second: Third draft handed in to editor, awaiting edits.
Manga ~ Soulless Vol. 2: (AKA Changeless) Reviewing chapter by chapter, each drops on YenPlus by subscription. Print release tentatively Dec. 2012.
BIG FAT SPOILER ALERT on the Parasol Protectorate series! Really, DON’T READ THE BLURB ON AMAZON if you haven’t read the other books first!
The Omnibus hardback editions are limited run through the SciFi Bookclub only.
The manga editions, Vol. available in print, Vol. 2 by subscription to YenPlus.
Most short stories available in ebook form world wide!
The first Finishing School book ~ Not yet Released
Quote of the Day:
” ‘I get up at six, so ungenteel am I grow,” wrote Mrs Vigor, wife of the minister resident in St. Petersburg in 1730, ‘have done looking about, and giving orders in the family, to come to breakfast by eight. When that is over I spend an hour with my instructor in French; then retire to my room, and either work, or read, ’till twelve, when I dress for dinner at one; after dinner we chat a little; the I work, or read again, ’till eight, at which hour we always sup, and go to bed at ten.'”
~ Hickman, Daughters of Britannia