After a great deal of fretting and paper pushing, emails and crisis coping, countless cups of tea and likely too much chocolate I present unto you, Gentle Reader….
POISON OR PROTECT
A Delightfully Deadly Novella
Where to buy?
Barnes & Noble
What’s this book about?
Can one gentle Highland soldier woo Victorian London’s most scandalous lady assassin, or will they both be destroyed in the attempt?
New York Times bestselling author Gail Carriger presents a stand-alone romance novella set in her popular steampunk universe full of manners, spies, and dainty sandwiches.
Lady Preshea Villentia, the Mourning Star, has four dead husbands and a nasty reputation. Fortunately, she looks fabulous in black. What society doesn’t know is that all her husbands were marked for death by Preshea’s employer. And Preshea has one final assignment.
It was supposed to be easy, a house party with minimal bloodshed. Preshea hadn’t anticipated Captain Gavin Ruthven – massive, Scottish, quietly irresistible, and… working for the enemy. In a battle of wits, Preshea may risk her own heart – a terrifying prospect, as she never knew she had one.
Warning: Contains men pleasing women, and ladies who know what they want and ask for it, sometimes in detail. May also contain plaid, appearances from favorite characters, and the strategic application of leather gloves.
I am indebted to my super talented freelance team:
Sue Brown-Moore did the developmental edit.
Richard Shealy was my copy editor.
Shelley Bates did the proof pass.
Nina Pierce did the formatting.
Print edition is in progress and forthcoming. Still at least two more weeks.
Poison or Protect ~ A Delightfully Deadly Novella
Romance featuring a several-times widowed Preshea and the gentle Scottish captain who could change everything. (Gail’s first foray into hybrid land.)
GAIL’S DAILY DOSE
Your Moment of Parasol . . .
Your Infusion of Cute . . .
Your Tisane of Smart . . .
How the Hatpin Became a Tool of Women’s Liberation
Your Writerly Tinctures . . .
The Wonderful and Terrible Habit of Buying Too Many Books
Online Eccentric Librarian says of Manners & Mutiny audiobook:
“The whole series has been fun but it really is a very inspired Audible version narration that elevates this and the other books so immensely. If anyone had ever wondered how a narration can make a book better, they should definitely check out the Finishing School series. There were so many witticisms that I would have missed otherwise but the narrator was able to voice perfectly. As well, many subtleties and nuances from the writing that would have gone unnoticed otherwise.”
Quote of the Day:
“To expect the unexpected shows a thoroughly modern intellect.”
~ Oscar Wilde
Questions about Gail’s steampunk world? There’s a wiki for that!