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 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.
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
BOOK DE JOUR!
Soulless: Parasol Protectorate Book 5
Alexia Tarabotti, Lady Maccon, has settled into domestic bliss. Of course, being Alexia, such bliss involves integrating werewolves into London High society, living in a vampire’s second best closet, and coping with a precocious toddler who is prone to turning supernatural willy-nilly. Even Ivy Tunstell’s acting troupe’s latest play, disastrous to say the least, cannot put a damper on Alexia’s enjoyment of her new London lifestyle. Until, that is, she receives a summons from Alexandria that cannot be ignored.
With husband, child, and Tunstells in tow, Alexia boards a steamer to cross the Mediterranean. But Egypt may hold more mysteries than even the indomitable Lady Maccon can handle.
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