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Poison or Protect
A gentle Scottish soldier attempts to woo London’s most scandalous lady assassin.
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.
New York Times bestselling author Gail Carriger presents a charming love story set in her popular steampunk Parasolverse. May contain plaid, appearances from favorite characters, and the strategic application of leather gloves.
The Delightfully Deadly novellas stand alone and may be read in any order.
Contains men pleasing women, and ladies who know what they want and ask for it, sometimes in detail.
Gail’s articles, thoughts, and special behind the scenes extras on Poison or Protect. Check out this book’s Pinterest board for her visual inspiration.
Poison or Protect was an Amazon and Locus bestseller.
Praise for Poison or Protect
“Alternate title for Poison or Protect - Much Ado About Lobsters”
@UndeadTealeaves on Twitter
“It’s probably going to end up being one of my favorite books that I read this year and I’m excited to see future novellas from Carriger.”
Felicia Sue Lynn Reviews Books and Whatnot
“I adored this novella. There are lots of old favorites and familiar faces peppered throughout, but Preshea and Gavin’s romance is entirety fresh and fabulous.”
“Add in several delightful female friendships, a bit of drama and this is another delightful story from this world. All in all a rollicking fun time!”
For What It's Worth
“Overall, this standalone novella is a quick read, but packed with great characters, relationship depth, a bit of adventure, and a sweet and sexy romance. I loved Gavin and Preshea.”