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The Sumage Solution: A Playlist for Max & Bryan & Ketchup

Posted by Gail Carriger

Let’s talk music, Gentle Reader!

It must be something about writing in a contemporary setting, but for the first time, with The Sumage Solution, I actually found myself thinking about the music I associate with my main characters.

As a sort of a teaser for this upcoming novel I present unto you a…

A Playlist for Bryan & Max

  • Ask the Magic 8 Ball by Less Than Jake
  • You Look So Fine by Garbage
  • The Only Difference Between Martyrdom and Suicide is Press Coverage by Panic! At The Disco
  • Beyond the Invisible by Enigma
  • Absurd by Fluke
  • Sinner by Curve
  • Skin Against Skin by DJ Krush
  • Eyes, Lips, Body by Ramshackle
  • Pedestal by Portishead
  • Please, Please, Please, Let Me Get What I Want by Muse
  • Original Bedroom Rockers by Kruder & Dorfmeister
  • Thanks for the Memories by Fall Out Boy

A Poem for Max

One of the very favorite classical poems that I remember loving, and so very Max:

“On Aphrodite’s island all I found
was a token gallows where my image hung . . .
Lord give me strength and courage to behold
my body and my heart without disgust.”
~ Horusev

And in case that makes you think this book too serious (it isn’t, but Max can be rather over-dramatic in his self-recriminations) I give you: 15+ Tactics for Writing Humor

Meanwhile, here’s a snapshot of my life in social media:

What was the cat’s name? Hestia

Finally, join me on Reddit Tomorrow!

{Coop de Book: Gail’s monthly read along for July is The Sumage Solution by G. L. Carriger.}


  • Meat Cute ~ A Parasolverse Short
    Status: Rough draft complete.
    Possible anchor short story for Secret Project A or SS collected/omnibus in 2018 0r 2019.
  • How to Marry a Werewolf in 10 Easy Steps ~ A Claw & Courtship Novella
    Status: Rough draft complete, on layaway.
    Featuring a certain white wolf we all love to hate (except those of us weirdos who love to love him). Coming 2018.


The Sumage Solution: San Andreas Shifters #1 by G. L. Carriger
Contemporary m/m paranormal romance featuring a snarky mage and a gruff werewolf. Hella raunchy. Super dirty. Very very fun. Spin off of Marine Biology.

Can a gentle werewolf heal the heart of a smart-mouthed mage?


Your Moment of Parasol . . .

Your Infusion of Cute . . .

Your Tisane of Smart . . .

The Difference Between Professionals and Amateurs

Your Writerly Tinctures . . .  

50 Things I Learned about The Writing Life

Book News:

Meet & Greet @ BayCon 2017

Quote of the Day:



The Soundtrack to My Life

Posted by Gail Carriger


LAnneWriter ask me recently, out of curiosity, what would be 12 songs that you would want on the soundtrack to your life?

I suppose that begs the question: is this my ideal glorified life, or something a little more realistic? If realistic, there’s a lot of Andean pipes, bad boy a-capella, and monks intoning in my childhood.

But if this is the Lifetime movie version if me?

Sound Track
1. Childhood: Jump, Jive, and Wail
2. Grade School: Lemon Merangue
3. High School: Puttin’ on the Ritz
4. College: Jumpin’ At The Woodside
5. Graduate School the First: Ain’t Misbehavin’
6. Working in the Tech Industry: Les portes de l’ennui
7. Graduate School the Second: Coax Me a Little Bit
8. Working as an Archaeologist: Destination Anywhwere
9. Working as an Author: The City ~ Unwoman

The Refrains
Love of Food: Cocktails for Two
Love of Tea: Cup Of Brown Joy
Friends & Family: Well Did You Evah?

Romance Bonus Track
Anything Goes


Your Moment of Parasol . . .

Paint British Paintingssite Along the Beach – Alexander Rossi

Your Infusion of Cute . . .

feuille-d-automne tumblr – Bilocations par Henri Roger-Viollet , entre 1891 et 1892

Your Tisane of Smart . . .

Armchair Tied to Its Pouf by a Rope– Decube Furniture Project

Your Writerly Tinctures . . .  
Diary of a Deadline Crisis


Curtsies & Conspiracies
~ The Finishing School Book the Second. Out now!  
Soulless Vol. 3 (AKA Blameless the manga) ~ Out now! 

Waistcoats & Weaponry ~ The Finishing School Book the Third. Release date to come.
Manners & Mutiny ~ The Finishing School Book the Last. Working rough draft.
Prudence ~ The Parasol Protectorate Abroad Book the First: Delayed. Why? Rewrite begins in June.

The Books! 

The Finishing School Series: 1 Etiquette & Espionage, 2 Curtsies & Conspiracies

The Parasol Protectorate Series: 1 Soulless, 2 Changeless, 3 Blameless, 4 Heartless, 5 Timeless
Parasol Protectorate Series manga graphic novels
 $0.99 short stories (ebook only) Marine Biology, My Sister’s Song, & Fairy Debt

Book News:
Stellar Four reviews C&C: “You need this book in your life. Trust me.”

Quote of the Day:

“Girls are 50% of the population. We deserve to represent 50% of the heroes.”

~ Tamora Pierce

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