Curious Case New Cover Art

My first Parasolverse short story, The Curious Case of the Werewolf that Wasn’t (to Say Nothing of the Werewolf That Was and the Cat in the Jar) has new formatting and new cover art. Here it is!

Curious Case

This cover was done by the remarkable Starla Huchton, using a photo of Vincent  © Evan Butterfield. Go look at Evan’s gallery and droll!

The Blurb

A short tale of mummies, werewolves, and well-preserved felines set in the world of the Parasol Protectorate.

Alessandro Tarabotti and his valet, Floote, are on a mission in Egypt when they encounter visiting tourists and things go pie shaped. What is his real mission and will his Aunt Archangelica approve of his treatment of her cat?

In this short story, New York Times bestselling author Gail Carriger uses her comedic voice to delve into the history of her beloved steampunk universe.

If you have ever wondered about Alexia’s father, this will give you a glimpse into his adventures, character, and romantic interests. (9000 words ~ 15 pages). First published online (2012), reprinted in The Book of the Dead (2013), and Clockwork Cairo (2016).

Buy Links

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You can check out my Alessandro Tarabotti character board on Pinterest.

{Gail’s monthly read along for October is The Black Swan by Mercedes Lackey.}


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    Status: Outline.
    LBGTQ reunion romance featuring your favorite reluctant werewolf dandy, the return of a certain quietly efficient Beta, and a very unexpected gift.
  • Secret Project SAS ~ Novella? Novel? Who knows.
    Status: Rough draft.
    Something new and different for Gail, contemporary m/m paranormal romance between a snarky mage and a gruff werewolf. Hella raunchy. Super dirty. Very very fun. Spin off of Marine Biology.


Romancing the Inventor

Romancing the Inventor: A Supernatural Society Novella

A steampunk lesbian romance featuring a maid bent on seducing a brilliant cross-dressing scientist who’s too brokenhearted to notice. Or is she?


Your Moment of Parasol . . .

Cendrillon Saturday, July 1, 1865 v. 45, plate 12

Cendrillon Saturday, July 1, 1865 v. 45, plate 12

Your Infusion of Cute . . .

Amazing red and grey 1899 dress that I want to wear right now.

Your Tisane of Smart . . .

10 of the Best SFF Romances Readers Don’t Know About

Your Writerly Tinctures . . .  

Famous Authors’ Bad Writing Advice

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“If you are not too long, I will wait here for you all my life.”
~ Oscar Wilde

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