Gentle Reader, it’s been too long since I’ve run a contest, and you know I love to reward the careful reader. So, let’s do a big ARC giveaway! I have 20 signed copies of the Curtsies & Conspiracies Advanced Reader Copy to send out to contest winners. This book won’t be released until November 5th, so here is your chance to read it early.
In honor of this exciting event, I also have one first prize goodie box to give away. It will contain a signed copy of Soulless: The Manga, Vol. 2 (The Parasol Protectorate Manga), an anglicized edition of Etiquette & Espionage, and the Curtsies & Conspiracies ARC. It also has some octopus swag, a Soulless promotional button, and a few teeny-tiny perfumes from Clockwork Couture. The 19 other lucky winners will get signed copies of the ARC. Each winner will be selected by a random number generator.
This contest has ended. Details redacted.
GAIL’S DAILY DOSE
Your Moment of Parasol . . .
Movie still from Swann in Love
Your Infusion of Cute . . .
Little square plates! So cute.
Your Tisane of Smart . . .
Flying Train via FB
Your Writerly Tinctures . . .
The Top Five Things My Editor Taught Me
PROJECT ROUND UP
Waistcoats & Weaponry ~ The Finishing School Book the Third: Writing rough draft. Pipped by key problem.
Etiquette & Espionage ~ trade paperback available in the US October 13, 2013.
Curtsies & Conspiracies ~ The Finishing School Book the Second: Release date November 2013. My ARCs have arrived, contest to come.
Manga ~ Soulless Vol. 3: (AKA Blameless) Available serialized through YenPlus. Print edition Nov. 19 2013.
Prudence ~ The Parasol Protectorate Abroad Book the First: Delayed. Why? Begin rewrite in 2014.
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 available in print.
Most short stories available in ebook form world wide!
The first Finishing School book ~ OUT NOW, The second Finishing School book ~ Nov. 5, 2013
Etiquette & Espionage Reviews!
- Lauren’s Loquacious Literature writes, “I was honestly tempted to kidnap a ten year old and sit them down while I read the story out to them so I could enjoy their enjoyment of it, because that’s what kind of book this is.”
- Read This Book says, “Filled with humor and witty dialogue, the story easily entertains and keeps the reader turning the page.”
- High Asipirations says, “As with Ms. Carriger’s other works, this book is well written with engaging characters, brilliant dialogue, and edge-of-the plot.”
- SF Crowsnest says, “I wish I could go to this floating school of espionage… It’s like Hogwarts but so much better with all the mechanimals and other steampunk inventions.”
- Lovely Books Blog says, “Sophronia was an absolutely hilarious protagonist. I adored her character and Carriger’s writing just highlighted all the best aspects of her personality.”
- Modern Manuscript says, “Etiquette and Espionage, more so than the Parasol Protectorate books, is a steampunk fantasyland. It is this attention to detail and focus on immersive, innovative worldbuilding that is one of Carriger’s greatest strengths as a writer.”
- So Many Books So Little Time says, “It’s not often you get a vampire professor, lessons in seduction and deception and go to school on a floating ship. It’s a brilliant world and I can’t wait to discover more about it as the series goes on.”
- Queen Ella Bee Reads, “Gail Carriger? Werewolves? Vampires? Ghosts? OH MY INDEED.”
- Lize-Mari Arthur says, “It is written for young girls, with an easy style and light moments of comedy, suspense and fantasy.”
- SQ Mag says, “A mixture of Victorian propriety, outlandish steampunk inventions, and popular paranormal elements combine to make this series sure to please a modern reader’s palate.”
- Biblio File says, “In the middle of this educational intrigue, there is real intrigue– flying highway men are attacking the school, after something the school has, and hidden. What is it? And where? Secret late-night trips to the boiler room, mechanical dogs and more…”
Quote of the Day:
“Morning – A term that in Jane Austen’s day often meant the period of time between breakfast and dinner, a meal which was often not consumed until three or four in the afternoon. The usage survived in the term “morning calls,” those ceremonial visits paid by the genteel to ladies “at home” in their drawing rooms between 3 PM and 5 PM.”
~ Daniel Pool