New Parasol Protectorate Short Story Available NOW

Well, Gentle Reader, it has finally happened! I have a new short story available. Hooray!

The Curious Case of the Werewolf That Wasn’t, the Mummy That Was, and the Cat in the Jar
By Gail Carriger

Cover art by Pete Venters

It is available as an ebook only, although it is in print as part of Jurassic London’s Book of the Dead anthology.

You can buy it in most every format you might require for $0.99 from Smashwords. If you are international and can’t get it there please let me know in the comments where you are located so I can work out the kinks. This is self published and I have tried to do my best but I’m not particularly technologically savvy. Please accept my apologies if you have any issues.

It will be up on Barns & Noble soon, they take a while to process ebooks.

I’m still not really talking to Amazon. Not that they notice, but it makes me feel better.

These are the ONLY three venues. I will not be putting it anywhere else. You can download from Smashwords in whatever format you like, then when you plug in your ereader upload it.

So, what’s it about?

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 all 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 one of her most beloved characters. If you have ever wondered about Alexia’s father, this will give you a glimpse into his adventures and character. 8,300 words.

So there you have it. I did promise I would make soemthing available during the hiatus. Hopefully this little nibble will suffice while you are on summer holidays, or even just over the long weekend with a cup of tea.

Creating cover art with a professional was a fun process and I will be blogging about inception to completion in another post to come soon. Hopefully, you will look forward to it.

{What is Gail’s Book Group reading for July? Blood and Chocolate by Annette Curtis Klause ~ YA werewolf from before it was a thing}


Your Moment of Parasol . . .

1848 Mantle ca. 1848-1853 via The Costume Institute of the Metropolitan Museum of Art

Your Infusion of Cute . . .

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Your Tisane of Smart . . .

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  1. ebooksgirl said:

    Any chance of you releasing this through Kobo? I love their ereader, and prefer staying within their ecosystem if at all possible (although I'll buy this on SW if I must.)

  2. Jane Mary Rose said:

    I've already got The Book of the Dead, with the short story, but I sort of want to buy this just for the cover art. I mean, it's Pete Venters!

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