Poison or Protect Extras

Poison or Protect: A Delightfully Deadly Novella, follows the exploits of one lady assassin with a penchant for poison, one gentle soldier with a white knight complex, a house party, a ghost, and … the Reform Act of 1867 (sometimes called the Second Reform Act).


Caught you out with that last one, didn’t I?

Anyway, here’s a sneak peak into some behind the scenes research and other tidbits that relate to this novella.


Lady Kingair enjoying the freedoms of weapons class.

I doubt a sword is Sidheag’s preferred weapon, but anything to beat Preshea is perfect.

From Book Fanart Blog on tumblr.


Sneaky cookie. Remember this guy? He turns up again.

{Gail’s monthly read along for June is Warprize by Elizabeth Vaughan}


  • Imprudence ~ Custard Protocol Book the Second.
    Out July 19, 2016 in print and eBook to US.
  • Romancing the Inventor ~ A Supernatural Society Novella.
    Status: Developmental edit. Cover reveal and release date to come.
    LBGT romance featuring a parlormaid bent on seducing a certain cross-dressing inventor who is too brokenhearted to notice. Or is she?


Your Moment of Parasol . . .

1862 Title- Ladies' Companion Date- Friday, August 1, 1862 Item ID- v. 42, plate 115

Ladies’ Companion Friday, August 1, 1862 v. 42, plate 115

Your Infusion of Cute . . .

10 Examples of Reading Rooms that Are a Book Lover’s Dream

Your Tisane of Smart . . .

The Sweet Strange History of Cat Funerals

Book News:

CheriePie’s Book Review says of Manners & Mutiny:

“If you love the steampunk genre, mixed in with some young adult fantasy, and appreciate good writing, then this is a series you should not miss. Love, love, loved it!”

Quote of the Day:

“That is Preshea Buss. She thinks she’s smarter than everyone, when really she’s just meaner. As to ranking, forgive me, Preshea, but don’t your parents engage in trade?’ Preshea made a face like a fish with a digestive complaint. ‘Daddy dabbles in the East India Company, thank you very much. That’s hardly trade.”

~ Etiquette & Espionage

Questions about Gail’s steampunk world? There’s a wiki for that!

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