Gail Carriger's Latest
Title: Meat Cute
Series: The Parasol Protectorate (Prequel Short)
Author: Gail Carriger
Publication date: February 16 2020
Publisher: Subterranean GAIL CARRIGER LLC
Retail price: $2.99
Available In: ebook | audio | hardcover omnibus
Genre: Steampunk Comedy of MannersSynopsis:
The Hedgehog Incident
From the comedic mind of New York Times bestseller Gail Carriger comes the much requested prequel short story to Soulless.
Alexia Tarabotti attends what appears to be a very dull London party, until the new werewolf Alpha turns up, is unconscionably rude to her, and sits on a hedgehog.
Don’t miss this charming novelette featuring the very first encounter between the Parasolverse’s most popular power couple, preternatural Alexia and supernatural Lord Conall Maccon.
Look out for cheeky appearances from other much beloved characters, not to mention the strategic application of a certain wicker chicken.
A Note On Chronology
Set in the spring of 1872 this story occurs just prior to events chronicled in The Parasol Protectorate series (featuring Alexia and Conall) and after those in Defy or Defend. Alexia also appears briefly in Romancing the Inventor, and Conall and England’s most scandalous wolf pack is referenced in The Finishing School series.
This is a quick read at 9000 words (about 15 printed pages) available in print only as part of Fan Service (collected Supernatural Society omnibus). It is best read if you are already familiar with Gail Carriger’s gaslight universe and comedy of manners style, as it was written specifically with her fans in mind.Praise:
“Carriger’s Parasol Protectorate series beautifully blends together alternate history, steampunk and paranormal romance into stories that are witty, engaging and fun.”
Kirkus, starred review (Soulless)
“This intoxicatingly witty parody will appeal to a wide cross-section of romance, fantasy and steampunk fans. ”
Publishers Weekly, starred review (Soulless)
“Carriger’s leading lady is a strong, independent role model for female readers.”
School Library, starred review (Soulless)
“Behind the delightful whimsy and snarky observations, there is a great deal of heart and soul…”
RT Book Reviews (Prudence)
Gail Carriger has multiple NYT bestsellers and over a million books in print in dozens of different languages. She writes comedies of manners mixed with urban fantasy (and sexy queer joy as G. L. Carriger). Her best known books include the Parasol Protectorate and Finishing School series. She was once an archaeologist and is fond of shoes, octopuses, and tea.
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