E&E ARC Contest ~ Class Titles (CLOSED)


The lovely folk over at Little Brown have decided, in their wisdom, to do a give away for my readers through my blog. You know me, Gentle Reader, nothing is for free. You can never take the teacher out of a girl.



So, I have 20 ARCs of Etiquette & Espionage and it’s contest time!

The Rules

  • 1 entry per person.
  • Open to continental US only, no PO Boxes
  • 20 winners are chosen by random number Weds. Oct. 31.
  • You must leave your email address with your entry.
  • I will pass along your email to Little Brown, they will contact you for your non-PO Box mailing address.

Here’s what to do to enter . . .

  1. At the very beginning of the book our heroine Sophronia is covertly recruited to attend a Mademoiselle Geraldine’s Finishing School that just happens to train young ladies as spies. Classes include Petit Fours & Poisoning; Household Accounts & Assignations; and the like.
  2. Come up with your own rift on a lady’s seminary class title combing victorian etiquette with espionage.
  3. Post your class title in the comments section bellow of either my Live Journal or Blogspot blog by Weds. Oct. 31. I am sorry, I can’t enable anonymous posting, I get over 20 spams a day. Goodreads, Amazon, Facebook and other comment-challenging arenas are not valid.
  4. You MUST include an email. If you forget and have to re-comment, edit or delete your first comment and include both entry and email together, please.
  5. One entry per person.
  6. You have until the end of October. Winners will be chosen on October31  and notified by Little Brown directly. Check your Spam filters.
  7. Have fun!
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I can’t promise that you won’t come up with titles I’ve already used, some of you practically share a brain with me. Remember, I’ve already written two books in this series so chances are good. I hope that if you encounter your own title within my text you with take that as synergy or compliment and not insult or theft.

No title repeats. So the longer you leave it, the harder it will get!


Your Tisane of Smart . . .
Heston Blumenthal cooks Treacle Tart

Your Writerly Tinctures . . .
Five Stages in Reacting to a Critique

Prudence ~ The Parasol Protectorate Abroad Book the First: Release date Fall 2013. Writing rough draft. Crew has arrived in Bombay,on the reread . . .
Curtsies & Conspiracies ~ The Finishing School Book the Second: Awaiting copy-edits. Title changed.
Etiquette & Espionage ~ Finishing School Book the First: Release date Feb 5, 2013.
Manga ~ Soulless Vol. 2: (AKA Changeless) Reviewing chapter by chapter, each drops on YenPlus by subscription. Print release tentatively Dec. 2012.

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, Vol. available in print, Vol. 2 by subscription to YenPlus.

Most short stories available in ebook form world wide!

The first Finishing School book ~ Out Feb. 5, 2013

Book News:
LeFoux Fan Art Britta Hoyer

Quote of the Day:
“If the lady on whom you call is not at home you must leave your card. If she has grown up daughters or a sister living with her, two cards: or you may slightly turn down the corner of your card, which signifies that the visit is paid to all.”
~ Etiquette for Ladies 1850

Posted by Gail Carriger


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  1. Sunny Kern said:

    Posture, Poise, & Poison – How to choose the correct poison for any desired result (from mild sickness to death) and the proper delivery method in any social situation.


    PS-OMG so much fun! I can't wait to see what everyone else comes up with!!

  2. Devin said:

    Sculleries and Skulduggery- the need for a properly maintained household staff, and how to appropriate the necessary influences on another home's staff for your own means.


  3. Tina said:

    Civility and Serpents: Polite, Practical, and Poisonous Uses of Various Herpetological Species

    tina_crossgrove(at)hotmail (dot)com

  4. Jana said:

    Bonnets and Bonafides. Or Parasols and PAMSSA. Timetravelkitchen at gmail dot com.

    I am excited about this book!

  5. Scarlett said:

    Marriageability and Marksmanship: somewhat of a capstone course combining everything to get that coveted proposal and how to set your sights.


    Conversation and Combustibles: how to sweet talk your way anywhere and how to blow things up with regular household items.


  6. Skye said:

    Manners & Marksmanship: The Proper Way to Shoot Someone (with Anything).


    Can't wait to read E&E!

  7. Auntie H said:

    RE:zambonia in the livejournal comments, I was thinking along similar lines: “Stringed Instruments & Strangulation: On the Playing of Music and the Art of the Garrote.”

    I was going to enter “Cultural Appreciation & Asset Cultivation,” but that’s too much like Laura Hughes’s answer.

    Some others I came up with included “Doilies & Danger: The Care, Keeping and Protection of One’s Home & Hideaway,” “ Religion(OR Reliquaries) & Ransom,” and something along the lines of “Chemistry of the Home: Cooking in the Laboratory.”

    But, I've finally settled on just one, so my entry is this: “Romance: Understanding Classical Languages & Artful Employment of Feminine Wiles.”

    email:[email protected]

  8. Anonymous said:

    Petticoats and Pugilistics, or The Art of Still Being a Lady Even When Forced to Defend Yourself


  9. Jennifer said:

    Beekeeping and Honeypots: Sweet espionage secrets for hives and homes.
    Jhodlsolomon at gmail dot com

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