Prudence Hits Stores & I’m Off on Tour!

Prudence, the first in the Custard Protocol series, hits stores in the US and UK! I know, Gentle Reader, I’m excited too. It seems to have been a very long time coming.

Here are your buy-my-book links, because, you know it’s my livelihood. 

Prudence is the first in my new spin off from the Alexia Tarabotti Parasol Protectorate books. This first Custard Protocol story takes place some 20 odd years in the future. In it Rue and her crazy crew visit steampunk India in 1895.



When Prudence Alessandra Maccon Akeldama (Rue to her friends) is given an unexpected dirigible, she does what any sensible female would under similar circumstances — names it the Spotted Custard and floats to India in pursuit of the perfect cup of tea.

But India has more than just tea on offer. Rue stumbles upon a plot involving local dissidents, a kidnapped brigadier’s wife, and some awfully familiar Scottish werewolves. Faced with a dire crisis and an embarrassing lack of bloomers, what else is a young lady of good breeding to do but turn metanatural and find out everyone’s secrets, even thousand-year-old fuzzy ones?


Hope to see you at one of my stops!

  • San Diego, CA Mar. 17, 7:30 ~ 9:00 PM Mysterious Galaxy (5943 Balboa Avenue, Suite #100, 92111) 858.268.4747
  • Beaverton, OR Mar. 18, 7:00 ~ 9:00 PM Powell’s Books (3415 Southwest Cedar Hills Boulevard, 97005) 800.878.7323
  • Denver, CO Mar. 19, 7:00 ~ 9:00 PM Tattered Cover (2526 East Colfax Avenue, 80206) 800.833.9327
  • Dallas, TX Mar. 20 7:00 ~ 9:00 PM Barnes & Noble (Lincoln Park 7700 West Northwest Hwy. #300, Lincoln Park, 75225)
  • Houston, TX Mar. 21, 4:30 ~ 6:00 PM Murder By The Book (2342 Bissonnet Street, 77005) 888.424.2842
  • San Francisco, CA Mar. 22, 3:00 ~ 5:00 PM Borderlands (866 Valencia Street, 94110) 888.893.4008

Can’t make it? Most of the bookstores Gail visits are happy to take orders for signed books to ship or pick up. It’s always worth calling to ask.

{Gail’s monthly read along for March is Valor’s Choice by Tanya Huff.}


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Book News:
Stuff and Nonsense says of Prudence: “Be prepared to read Prudence in one sitting!”
(Please note Prudence is ADULT not YA.)

Quote of the Day:

“If you want to tell people the truth, make them laugh, otherwise they’ll kill you.”

~ Oscar Wilde

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  1. Alice said:

    So exited for this new series! I have already preordered Prudence so hopefully I will receive it in the mail very soon. Love from France!

  2. Jay Jacobs said:

    I love the Finishing School series, which was my introduction to the world of the Parasol Protectorate, and am waiting anxiously for the Nov 2015 release of the latest in the series. I just downloaded Prudence on Audible, which will have to hold me over for 7+ months… *biting knuckles*

  3. Sally said:

    Is Prudence like the Parasol Protectorate, where each book has a fair wrap-up/conclusion of that chapter of the story, or will we be waiting with impatience for Imprudence (beyond the normal yen for another good book and more time desired with well-drawn characters we want to spend more time with …

  4. Sally said:

    BTW, Thanks to Sharon Lee (author of the beloved Liaden series w/her husband Steve Miller & Carousel Tides trilogy herself) for introducing me to your books via her blog. I would have never tried vampire/werewolf books without her recommendation, and I'm very glad I did.

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