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How to Marry a Werewolf Gets a LARGE PRINT Edition! (Claw & Courtship)

Posted by Gail Carriger

 

Gentle Reader, I am pleased to announce that How to Marry a Werewolf (Channing’s love story) is now available as a Large Print Edition. This is my only book in existence as LARGE PRINT.

You should be able to order it from most independent bookstores, get it on Barnes & Noble, Indiebound, and Amazon, and also also request it for your local library.

Know someone in your life who has difficultly reading small print but still loves print books? I did this for them.

Best Paranormal and Fantasy Romances of 2018 gave HTMAW a shout out

Your Questions Answered

Why does it cost so much?

Print books are very costly for authors to produce independently. The printer and distributor take a huge cut, plus the charge for shipping gets higher the bigger the book. A large print book is about twice as long as a regular print book, so it’s very heavy. I also had to pay to get it recovered and reformatted.

What makes it different from the original?

The book itself is bigger (6 X 9) and longer, 412 pages.

The font is 18 point sans serif (no little bits on the ends of letter).

Why How to Marry?

It’s my most popular novella. I feel like it’s the best stand alone I’ve written that introduces my world. It’s the only one I control the rights to that does this (I can’t do Soulless, E&E, or Prudence).

Can I get a signed edition?

Yes. If you really want large print signed, I’m willing to work with Borderlands to get it to you. But they’ll need to collect orders first, because I honestly don’t know if anyone is interested to I’m not keeping any extras to hand. Email them using the SIGNED button below the book cover via my website. Please SPECIFY that you want the NEW LARGE PRINT of How to Marry.

You must specify this, or they will be confused and send you the normal version.

But I want everything in LARGE PRINT!

If this one sells well, I will do the other Parasolverse novellas. You want more to come out? Please encourage your library to buy it. Pimp it to your local retirement community. Pick it for your book group. This is an expensive luxury product for me to do, it has to work out for me fiscally. I know, but while I donate to many charities, I don’t run one.

I will probably not do the San Andreas books (too long, the resulting book would be too heavy).

If you want any of my Parasolverse series in large print (Parasol Protectorate, Custard Protocol, or Finishing School) you need to write to those publishing houses to ask them (Orbit and Little Brown respectively). I do not control this. I can do nothing about it.

Yours,

In LARGE PRINT,

Miss Gail

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Jessticulates says:

“Despite its darker elements, or perhaps because of them, this was a lovely read. Faith and Channing’s relationship isn’t an all-consuming love story, but a story of two people finding something they both need in one another.”

UPCOMING SCRIBBLES

  • The 5th Gender (a Tinkered Stars sci-fi as G. L. Carriger). No links as yet…
  • Reticence, The 4th and final Custard Protocol book. August 6, 2019
  • Secret Project Ommm, October 2019 to celebrate the 10th Anniversary of Soulless.
  • Need to know what Gail is writing right now? That’s in the Chirrup.

GAIL’S DAILY DOSE

Your Infusion of Cute . . .

Your Tisane of Smart . . .

Your Writerly Tinctures . . .  

The Best of Writer Beware: 2018 in Review

Book News:

“The test of any good fiction is that you should care something for the characters; the good to succeed, the bad to fail. The trouble with most fiction is that you want them all to land in hell together, as quickly as possible.”

~ Mark Twain

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The Great 2019 Parasolverse Read Along Schedule & Guide! (Coop de Book Picks)

Posted by Gail Carriger

So the Parasol Protectorate Facebook Group voted, and the Coop de Book (along with them) are doing a massive Parasolverse read along for 2019, Gentle Reader.

I’ll keep pace here in the blog, in the Facebook Fan Group, on Twitter, and with the Chirrup. Skye will try to stay on top of the Goodreads Group. I’m going back through and finding fun behind the scenes and research blog posts, so when we start each book’s reread, I’ll post an update with yummy stuff to go alongside.

It’s going to be intense but FUN!

HERE IS THE 2019 READ-ALONG SCHEDULE

January 1/1-1/6 The Curious Case short story

January & February The Finishing School series

1/7-1/20 Etiquette & Espionage

1/20-2/3 Curtsies & Conspiracies

2/4-2/17 Waistcoats & Weaponry ?s>

2/18-3/3 Manners & Mutiny 

March 3/4-3/10 Poison or Protect novella

March & April & May The Parasol Protectorate series

 

3/11-3/24 Soulless

3/25-4/7 Changeless

4/8-4/21 Blameless

4/22-5/5 Heartless

5/6-5/19 Timeless

May 5/20-5/26 Romancing the Inventor novella

May & June First 2 Custard Protocol Books, Rue’s POV

May & June 5/27-6/9 Prudence

June 6/10-6/23 Imprudence

June 6/24-6/30 Romancing the Werewolf  novella

July 7/1-7/14 Competence

July 7/15-7/21 How to Marry a Werewolf novella

Reticence!

The plan is to chat about the books as we read them and in general, both on the Goodreads group and the Parasol Protectorate group. I’ll try to stay on top of posting about which book we are on and hopefully those who are keeping pace will help me with this.

HELPFUL LINKS

The Goodreads Group

The Parasol Protectorate Group 

All Carriger Books List

There will be no regular Coop de Book pick until September 2019.

Until then, you can find my reviews of my favorite books ongoing on Goodreads or BookBub, or follow me on Twitter or Facebook for shout outs to my favorites when I spot them on sale.

Books recommendations and favorite things that make me happy will continue to show up each month in the Chirrup.

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Tiny Navajo Reads says:

“They both help each see each other for what they truly are and what it means to be family. I love it when books are able to do this and especially love it G.L. Carriger does it, because they do it in such a way as to open your eyes to all forms of love and acceptance. The way our world is becoming we need more books and characters that not only look different than us but love and act differently than us.”

UPCOMING SCRIBBLES

  • The 5th Gender (a Tinkered Stars sci-fi as G. L. Carriger). No links as yet…
  • Reticence, The 4th and final Custard Protocol book. August 6, 2019
  • Secret Project Ommm, October 2019 to celebrate the 10th Anniversary of Soulless.
  • Need to know what Gail is writing right now? That’s in the Chirrup.

GAIL’S DAILY DOSE

Your Moment of Parasol . . .

Paul César Helleu, Young woman in white with parasol, 1900

Your Infusion of Cute . . .

Airship Ambassador Gail Carriger Lord Bobbins Taslacon 2018 by Joseph Hernandez

Your Tisane of Smart . . .

PODCAST: Out of the Closet: The LGBTQ Community in American History

Your Writerly Tinctures . . .  

Chuck Wendig, Chelsea Cain, and Marvel’s Latest Missteps

Book News:

Quote of the Day:

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Gail’s quotes

 

“I suspect it may be like the difference between a drinker and an alcoholic; the one merely reads books, the other needs books to make it through the day.”

(Interview with The Booklovers blog, September 2010)”— Gail Carriger


The Definitive Gail Carriger Book Reading Order (Special Extras)

Posted by Gail Carriger

The most common question I get at this juncture in my career?

IN WHAT ORDER SHOULD I READ YOUR BOOKS?

HERE IS THE DEFINITIVE GAIL CARRIGER BOOK READING ORDER

1. The Curious Case short story

2. The Finishing School series

(4 YA books, starting with Etiquette & Espionage)

3. The Delightfully Deadly novellas

4. The Parasol Protectorate series

(5 books, starting with Soulless)

5. Romancing the Inventor novella

6. Prudence & Imprudence

(First 2 Custard Protocol Books, Rue’s POV)

7. Romancing the Werewolf novella

8. The Claw & Courtship novellas

9. Competence & Reticence

(3rd & 4th Custard Protocol books, the twins’ POVs) * ongoing

10. The San Andreas Shifter series

(3 PNR books, start with a prequel short, Marine Biology) * ongoing

The 5th Gender

The Tinkered Stars series

(2 YA sci-fi, starting with Crudrat) * ongoing

All that said, my books are designed so that you should be able to pick up any one of the novellas or the first book in any of the series and use that as a jumping in point, or simply to decide if you like my style of writing.

Hopefully this makes sense.

And now…

Not All Fans Agree With Me!

Reading order is hotly contested by my fans. As a completest, I myself would read them in chronological order as above. However, most of the members of my Facebook Group contend they ought to be read in order written.

So if you started with Soulless then this is for you!

  1. Parasol Protectorate
  2. Finishing School
  3. Delightfully Deadly
  4. Custard Protocol
  5. Supernatural Society
  6. Claw & Courtship
  7. San Andreas Shifters
  8. Tinkered Stars

Would you like all the Parasolverse books…

In world chronological order?

That’s here, with actual dates!

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 Competence by Gail Carriger is the third in the Custard Protocol series featuring Primrose, Rue, and all their crazy friends..

Accidentally abandoned!

All alone in Singapore, proper Miss Primrose Tunstell must steal helium to save her airship, the Spotted Custard, in a scheme involving a lovesick werecat and a fake fish tail.

GAIL’S DAILY DOSE

Your Moment of Parasol . . .

1915–20, from the Met Museum

Your Infusion of Cute . . .

Self & Lilliput

Your Tisane of Smart . . .

1948 History of Tea

Your Writerly Tinctures . . .  

Book paper makers are cutting back and replacing their print runs with, among other things, tea bags! (Podcast)

Book News:

Quote of the Day:

“Now, Faith dear…”
“Yes, cousin?”
“Of course, you look absolutely ravishing, but perhaps no mention of rocks right away?”
“Not a single sedimentary sequence shall pass my lips, I promise.” Faith attempted to look grave.
“I don’t know what that means, dear, but thank you.”

~ Gail Carriger, How To Marry A Werewolf

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How to Marry A Werewolf Audiobook Available NOW

Posted by Gail Carriger

 

Audiobook of How to Marry a Werewolf is now available on Audible & Amazon Audio & iTunes!

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Emma Newman who narrated Romancing the Inventor stepped up to do How to Marry a Werewolf, as every I am delighted with her work.

So what does this mean?

How to Marry is now in every possible format: Print, Digital & Audio.

Behind the Scenes

This audiobook gave me some stick, quite frankly, when casting. You see Faith is American but everyone else is British. Also, I think of my narrator voice as very British. It’s swapped POV too, so half the book is told from an upper crust Channing voice perspective.

What to do?

Go out and find a new American narrator and risk a troubling approach to UK accents? Or use a UK narrator and just have her do the dialogue American?

Well, I have my feelings on the subject but I thought I had better check with you all as well…

As you can see a resounding preference for the UK.

So that’s what I went with.

You’re able to listen now and judge for yourself!

All my love,

Miss Gail

P.S. Did you know I have other independently produced audio?

Romancing the Werewolf

Romancing the Inventor

Poison or Protect

The Sumage Solution

Crudrat (full cast)

Carriger Quartet: Collected Shorts (full cast)

Here’s a Fun Audio Extra!

Yours Truly Recommending 9 Queer Fantasy Books for Pride

Let me know if you like this kind of thing and want more Gail in audio?

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How to Marry a Werewolf (In 10 Easy Steps) ~ A Claw & Courtship Novella by Gail Carriger features a certain white wolf we all love to hate (except those of us weirdos who love to love him).

Guilty of an indiscretion? Time to marry a werewolf.

Rejected by her family, Faith crosses the Atlantic, looking for a marriage of convenience and revenge. But things are done differently in London. Werewolves are civilized. At least they pretend to be.

GAIL’S DAILY DOSE

Your Moment of Parasol . . .

Ensemble ‘A la pensée’ by Henry, photo by Talbot, Les Modes June 1914. via mortisia tumblr

Your Infusion of Cute . . .

Harpers Bazaar New York Sat June 13 1891 Mother Daughter Trunk Packing

Your Tisane of Smart . . .

How a Small LGBTQ Bookstore Took the Internet By Storm

Your Writerly Tinctures . . .  

Literary Tourism: The Bookstore Bars and Cafés of Paris

Book News:

In which I eat a piece of cake to celebrate my new book baby, about the size of said book baby

Quote of the Day:

“This man approached me [at a convention] & introduced himself as ‘a pre-published author’, meaning it, I think, in the same way that I am ‘pre-dead’.”

~ Overheard at Borderlands

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Character Study: Teddy in How to Marry a Werewolf (Special Extras)

Posted by Gail Carriger

 

Quick note before I start, today…

Soulless is an Amazon Daily Deal at $2.99. 

And now on to your regularly scheduled blog post.

So one of my favorite things to happen in How to Marry a Werewolf was not only the way the relationship between Faith & Channing progressed, but also the relationship between Faith & Teddy (Faith’s cousin).

1901 July, Les Modes Paris – L’escalier du Moulin

This images above is totally the wrong time period (about 5 years too late) but I think of Faith and Teddy when I see it. Faith is the lower down one. It’s like they put on fancy dress and are pretending to be all serious and stuff.

So here’s a bit on Teddy in particular…

British actress Lily Hanbury

It’s that cheeky smile. The Teddy in my head always has a cheeky smile. If you look up more pictures of this actress that’s basically how I picture Teddy all the time.

I’ve saved a number Teddy’s Pinterest board!

Here’s a typical Teddy outfit. I put her in a lot of oranges and browns and stripes but I also see her in dots and spots and other patterns. Her dresses are always a bit more frantic and busy than Faith’s.

And here’s Teddy in a sexy outfit for her nervous beau. Poor man.

To see more check out Teddy’s Pinterest board!

Read more about Teddy, her crazy family, and her awesome loyalty in How to Marry a Werewolf (In 10 Easy Steps).

Latest episode of 20 Minute delay! Piper and I go deep into the SMELL of the HOTEL!

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How to Marry a Werewolf (In 10 Easy Steps) ~ A Claw & Courtship Novella by Gail Carriger features a certain white wolf we all love to hate (except those of us weirdos who love to love him).

Guilty of an indiscretion? Time to marry a werewolf.

Rejected by her family, Faith crosses the Atlantic, looking for a marriage of convenience and revenge. But things are done differently in London. Werewolves are civilized. At least they pretend to be.

GAIL’S DAILY DOSE

Your Moment of Parasol . . .

Allen & Ginter (American, Richmond, Virginia)
Advance, from the Parasol Drills series (N18) for Allen & Ginter Cigarettes Brands, 1888

Your Infusion of Cute . . .

Your Tisane of Smart . . .

How My Bookish Habits Nearly Killed Me. Literally.

Your Writerly Tinctures . . .  

10 Best Packing Tips For Authors

Book News:

Gin Book Club says of Poison or Protect:

“I loved the complex romance. The dynamic between Gavin and Preshea, and the way that Preshea’s past has shaped her relationship preferences, were really deftly and carefully crafted.”

Quote of the Day:

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Gail Carriger Talks How to Marry a Werewolf: Secrets Revealed (Video Q&A)

Posted by Gail Carriger

 

Have a love Q&A video for you today, Gentle Reader, and some companion fun links.

Here’s my latest live video Q&A in which we mostly attempt to stick to How to Marry a Werewolf but deviate, because that’s what we do.

Deviants.

The lot of us.

SECRETS REVEALED

  • Why Faith is a geologist.
  • Writing an American character at last!
  • Confessions about Reticence.
  • Struggles with vampires. (Edict Keepers & Howlers too.)
  • Covert links between Lyall, Lord Akeldama, and cloning.

QUESTIONS ANSWERED

  • Will there be more Americans?
  • Fleshing out the London pack?
  • How to track the Parasolverse timeline?
  • What’s it like to write Channing?
  • Why the fashion obsession?
  • More hardcovers?

SHOW NOTES

Places where Gail talks fashion:

Shout out to the A Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences

Gail talks about cannibalizing her Timelines of History book. It’s actually called the Timetables of History.

Timeline on the wikia

Illustrated edition of Soulless is coming!

Ask questions Gail can’t (or won’t) answer, over on the Parasol Protectorate Group

Behind HTMAW? To Marry and English Lord

Gail refers to sensitivity reading as delicacy reading – because she’s ridiculous.

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How to Marry a Werewolf (In 10 Easy Steps) ~ A Claw & Courtship Novella by Gail Carriger features a certain white wolf we all love to hate (except those of us weirdos who love to love him).

Guilty of an indiscretion? Time to marry a werewolf.

Rejected by her family, Faith crosses the Atlantic, looking for a marriage of convenience and revenge. But things are done differently in London. Werewolves are civilized. At least they pretend to be.

GAIL’S DAILY DOSE

Your Moment of Parasol . . .

Frederick Frieseke (American artist, 1874-1939) Foxgloves

Your Infusion of Cute . . .

Your Tisane of Smart . . .

A Meeting of the Bro Council on the Topic of Novellas

Your Writerly Tinctures . . .  

Here’s Why Amazon Can’t Fix Review Spam

Book News:

Quote of the Day:

“Canadian flirting is like Canadian hockey, you can watch for half an hour and nobody sores.”

~ Taum on retreat

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Three Novella Lines, Gail Carriger Why Are You Confusing Us? (Behind the Magic)

Posted by Gail Carriger

Dearest Gentle Reader, it was brought to my attention recently that having three different novella lines is rather confusing.

Here they are:

Delightfully Deadly

Bladed Fan icon for the Delightfully Deadly novellas

Supernatural Society

Loving Teacups icon for the Supernatural Society novellas

Claw & Courtship

Wolf Top Hat icon for the Claw & Courtship novellas

Shall I try to explain my reasons?

First I should say that I’m hoping that you, my devoted Parasolverse reader, will not care too much about categories and will merely read if the character and plot interest you.

Frankly, the reason I divided into three is for the sake of different covers and different marketing approaches so new readers would know what they are in for.

And because well, I like to organize things.

I assure you, as the novella lines fill out with more and more books, you will notice how the novellas in each line are similar to each other, and how those in different lines are categorically and visually different.

However, confusion amongst some of my fans means I decided to do something I rarely do… explain my reasoning.

(In defiance of this article ~ Don’t Over Explain: Readers Get It the First Time)

Peek into Gail’s warped brain?

Here’s the novella line breakdown:

Delightfully Deadly

This line features the grown up female spies from the Finishing School series. We follow them as they practice their deadly arts and fall in love despite themselves.

 Note the similarities between the two covers, if you would?

However, I chose a much sexier central images for Delightfully Deadly, so that readers would be aware that these are grown up stories, and that sex scenes are likely. (Tastefully done, of course, but sexy.) While the Delightfully Deadly novellas may spin-off of the Finishing School books, but they are NOT intended for a YA audience.

Currently there is only one book in this line, Poison or Protect, but I hope to write several more.

Next up I plan to give either Agatha or Dimity her happy ever after, I just have to get a few other things written first.

Supernatural Society

This line features fan favorite queer characters from throughout the Parasolverse. We follow them as they take center stage and fine love at last.

As you can see, these books draw on my original cover art, only there is an indoor setting instead of outside for the background. This is intended to indicated that these will be cozy romances, which is to say mostly take place in only one location, like a cozy mystery or a regency house party romance.

I chose two central figures for these covers because I really wanted to show a loving moment between same sex couples. Also I wanted a clear break from my other covers that is instantly obvious.

Unfortunately, this makes a good photo twice as hard hard to track down!

These books will be written as inspired as as needed, currently there are only two. Also these do no necessarily have to involve werewolves.

 

Claw & Courtship

This is my newest line of novellas which will always feature a werewolf and a human romance.

Right now I intend to focus on the London Pack in the 1890s.

As you can see on this cover I’m playing on a few of the tropes in my original books. The font is the same, although without the background paint-slash treatment. I’m reusing the wallpaper motif from Finishing School. See that the wall paper is a werewolf? Cute right?

I still have a central figure, but I chose a farther away image, and I have a London background as in Soulless, but instead I went with the circle portal. Frankly I really like circles. (More silliness around this cover here.)

Also, I wanted a bit of a break from my standard cover fair and went with something that harkens to more classic regency romances, since the pitch for these is:

What if Georgette Heyer wrote about werewolves?

While this books will initially feature the London Pack, I’m not ruling out the Kingair Pack, which would, of course, beg the question…

If I were to write a book featuring Sidheag, which novella line would it belong in?

I’ll leave the superfans to noodle over that one,

Yours,

Forever teasing,

Miss Gail

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How to Marry a Werewolf (In 10 Easy Steps) ~ A Claw & Courtship Novella by Gail Carriger features a certain white wolf we all love to hate (except those of us weirdos who love to love him).

Guilty of an indiscretion? Time to marry a werewolf.

Rejected by her family, Faith crosses the Atlantic, looking for a marriage of convenience and revenge. But things are done differently in London. Werewolves are civilized. At least they pretend to be.

GAIL’S DAILY DOSE

Your Moment of Parasol . . .

1910s John Lavery (Irish artist, 1856-1941) Summer

Your Infusion of Cute . . .

Your Tisane of Smart . . .

How Science-Fiction Continues to Influence the Runway

Your Writerly Tinctures . . .  

Authors Are Taking Friendly Fire in Amazon’s War on Fake Reviews

Book News:

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Behind the Scenes Pretties in How to Marry a Werewolf! Claw & Courtship (Special Extras)

Posted by Gail Carriger

Now that How the Marry a Werewolf has hit the world I can give you some sneaky behind the scenes stuff, Gentle Reader!

How about some of the hats and dresses mentioned in the story? Well you can check out the inspiration Pinterest board for How to Marry a Werewolf!

Want my ideas on casting Faith, the main character from this book? Some of her favorite dresses and my vintage inspiration for this character? Check her out on Pinterest.

Want to look at how I imagine Teddy?

Just because…

Channing!

Teddy & Faith Fooling Around

How to Marry was very much inspired by Heyer’s work, this one is on sale today!

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How to Marry a Werewolf (In 10 Easy Steps) ~ A Claw & Courtship Novella by Gail Carriger features a certain white wolf we all love to hate (except those of us weirdos who love to love him).

Guilty of an indiscretion? Time to marry a werewolf.

Rejected by her family, Faith crosses the Atlantic, looking for a marriage of convenience and revenge. But things are done differently in London. Werewolves are civilized. At least they pretend to be.

GAIL’S DAILY DOSE

Your Moment of Parasol . . .

Your Infusion of Cute . . .

Your Tisane of Smart . . .

How To Organize Your Cords

Your Writerly Tinctures . . .  

If You’re Not Sure How a Male Author Would Describe You, Use This Handy Chart

Book News:

Pink books & saucers

Quote of the Day:

“I love walking into a bookstore. It’s like all my friends are sitting on shelves, waving their pages at me.”

~ Tahereh Mafi

Questions about Gail’s Parasolverse? Wiki that sheez!


Help Gail Hack the System? Experimentation Operation How to Marry a Werewolf

Posted by Gail Carriger

Hello my darling Gentle Reader, wondering if you could help me test a theory?

With How to Marry a Werewolf now out in the world, I’m hoping you darlings would be willing to help me run a bit of an experiment?

Would you visit its Amazon page? Even if you don’t have any interest in buying it, just VISIT it. (Say hi, share some tea.) The more times a day the better.

You can either go directly to the page here, or you can just search the title or my name using Amazon proper.

I’m testing a theory on how AZ algorithm works and I’d love your help!

Thanks so much.

And if you do endup reading it I do so hope you enjoy it.

All my gratitude and affection!

Miss Gail

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How to Marry a Werewolf (In 10 Easy Steps) ~ A Claw & Courtship Novella by Gail Carriger features a certain white wolf we all love to hate (except those of us weirdos who love to love him).

Guilty of an indiscretion? Time to marry a werewolf.

Rejected by her family, Faith crosses the Atlantic, looking for a marriage of convenience and revenge. But things are done differently in London. Werewolves are civilized. At least they pretend to be.

GAIL’S DAILY DOSE

Your Moment of Parasol . . .

Allen & Ginter (American, Richmond, Virginia)
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Character Study: Faith in How to Marry a Werewolf (Special Extras)

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Here are a few images that remind me of Faith, Gentle Reader!

This is probably the most typical image of a young lady like Faith from the time period, everything is pretty spot on except she isn’t wearing a hat.

Notice her neck is very thickly covered? That would be typical for an American:

ABSOLUTELY NO VAMPIRES WELCOME.

Mlle Cassive, Nadar

A little later in time, I kind of gravitated to the style and the stance of this image. Again it’s very Faith in the way she holds herself and the simplicity of the outfit.

Viola Allen, 1898

I chose this one because I imagine Faith is often looking down, scoping for new and exciting rocks. This is typical behavior for archaeologists too, so I know it well. I’m not sure the hat is really her style, but perhaps Teddy picked it out for her.

Actress card

I chose this last because I think this is how Channing sees Faith. This is the side of her that no one else gets, that is private to them, and is one of the reasons he adores her so much.

Speaking of which, curious about the lapis lazuli reference in the book?

Lapis lazuli

To see more check out Faith’s Pinterest board!

Read more about Faith, my very first American main character, and how she goes up against the werewolf Major Channing in How to Marry a Werewolf (In 10 Easy Steps).

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Guilty of an indiscretion? Time to marry a werewolf.

Rejected by her family, Faith crosses the Atlantic, looking for a marriage of convenience and revenge. But things are done differently in London. Werewolves are civilized. At least they pretend to be.

GAIL’S DAILY DOSE

Your Moment of Parasol . . .

Allen & Ginter (American, Richmond, Virginia)
Ready, from the Parasol Drills series (N18) for Allen & Ginter Cigarettes Brands, 1888

Your Infusion of Cute . . .

Your Tisane of Smart . . .

The Curious Case of Miss Schwich: A Victorian Girl in Boy’s Clothing

Your Writerly Tinctures . . .  

12 Literary Scandals That Are So Much Stranger Than Fiction

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Gail Carriger New Book! How to Marry a Werewolf

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Channing and his lovely lady Faith are now available for your immediate gratification, Gentle Reader.

In other words…

How to Marry a Werewolf is ALLIIIVVEEEE!

Here’s where you can find it:

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Today is May 14, 2018!

Guilty of an indiscretion? Time to marry a werewolf.

WEREWOLVES

The monsters left Faith ruined in the eyes of society, so now they’re her only option. Rejected by her family, Faith crosses the Atlantic, looking for a marriage of convenience and revenge.

But things are done differently in London. Werewolves are civilized. At least they pretend to be.

AMERICANS

Backward heathens with no culture, Major Channing has never had time for any of them. But there’s something special about Faith. Channing finds himself fighting to prove himself and defend his species. But this werewolf has good reason not to trust human women.

Even if they learn to love, can either of them forgive?

Your Questions Answered!

Where is the print edition?

It should be mostly available.

Print on Amazon | Print on B&N

Find it also at BorderlandsPowell’s & Mysterious Galaxy

Print files are all uploaded. You should be able to order from your favorite online vendor or independent/chain bookstore.

Signed editions are available from Borderlands Books in San Francisco, email or call them for details. Or you can click the signed button below the cover image on this page.

Why does the print take longer than digital? 

Read this article, I talk about scammers, money concerns, and other issues when producing print as a self publisher.

Any problems with the spine or back cover are entirely the fault of Ingram Spark. Also, congratz, you have an off-print first edition that could be worth meeellliooonss.

Where is the audiobook edition?

It’s in production.

Emma Newman is narrating (she did Romancing the Inventor).

Audiobooks always take longer than print, here is where I talk about why that is.

Where does this one fit in the Parasolverse?

How to Marry a Werewolf is set in the spring of 1896 (at the beginning of the London season).

This story occurs after events chronicled in Romancing the Werewolf.

It is contemporaneous with events at the beginning of Reticence (final Custard Protocol book). (But that is clear only from a single sentence in this book, there is no actual crossover. There is merely an event in Reticence where the rest of the pack is in attendance and Channing is not. For reasons made clear in How to Marry a Werewolf.)

Is it sexy?

It’s about on the level with Soulless. Not explicit. Not as much as Poison or Protect. Definitely not as much as the San Andreas Shifter books.

Will we finally learn about Channing’s history?

Yes.

Do Biffy & Lyall appear in this book?

Yes.

I finished it already, what’s next?

Competence.

What are you writing right now?

Reticence. The final Custard Protocol book. I’m usually writing a book that will released next year whenever you’re getting a new one.

Who will be the next werewolf to get his lady love?

I haven’t decided yet, I might put it to the vote. It always helps if you tell me which pack member you want more from. Especially if you tell me in a review.

Any other questions?

Please let me know!

Your,

Miss Gail

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Allen & Ginter (American, Richmond, Virginia)
Head Erect, from the Parasol Drills series (N18) for Allen & Ginter Cigarettes Brands, 1888

Your Infusion of Cute . . .

Teddy & Faith, although Faith should be much taller. – 1896 Walking Dresses

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How to Drink Tea Like a Royal, According to a Royal Butler

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How to Marry A Werewolf Sample Scene! Claw & Courtship (Special Extras)

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My dearest gentle reader, today in the blog I have a sample of the first chapter of How to Marry a Werewolf for you!

 

Sample the opening scene!

STEP ONE

Make Yourself Readily Available

April 1896

When a young American lady of good standing is indiscreet, kind parents retire her quietly to the country with a maiden aunt and a modest stipend. Faith’s parents decided to marry her off to a werewolf.

Though you’re too soiled for even those unnatural beasts.” Faith’s mother was not looking at her. Mrs Wigglesworth hadn’t really looked at her daughter for nearly two months. Faith was more reassured by this than not. To be noticed might tempt her mother’s temper, and that was never pretty.

So, she was careful with her words. “Now, Mother, I don’t think they quibble about such things, so long as I’m fresh meat.”

None of your lip, girl. That’s what got you into this predicament.” Faith’s mother had a voice like cracked peppercorns and the face of an offended jackrabbit – all ears, red-rimmed eyes, and wrinkled nose.

No, it isn’t what got me here, thought Faith. In fact, it was the opposite. If I’d said something – if I’d lied about it – there would have been shame but no ruination.

Face it, my dear, she’s spoiled goods by everyone’s standards. Even the werewolves.” Mr Wigglesworth chewed his overcooked beef wetly, with a sound like the squelching of boots in a vat of gravy.

I don’t know where we went wrong with her. The others all turned out well enough.” Mrs Wigglesworth gave a long-suffering sigh. “I did so well with them, and then this one. Rotten to the core.”

Faith looked down at her food. It sat untouched. She didn’t feel like eating; nothing worked to fill that odd lingering emptiness. Certainly not beef, at any rate. She speared a potato and ruminated over its roundness.

They must be desperate to be rid of me, she thought, to be considering werewolves. Or Mother hates werewolves so much, she would use me to punish them.

Prior to this particular conversation, Faith could not remember the word werewolf ever spoken in the Wigglesworth household, let alone at the dinner table. For while the packs may have helped the North with their Union troubles, they still weren’t considered civilized. Now they weren’t even allowed into the city without escort. A werewolf was lower than a Californian, all things considered – rough rural hillbillies with too much hair. And open shirt collars. And no table manners.

Faith shivered in titillated horror. Werewolves were not permitted in any of Boston society’s conservatories, let alone received into drawing rooms. Certainly not by the Wigglesworths. No one would make the mistake of calling Faith’s papa a progressive. But he was a pragmatist. And everyone in Boston now knew of his daughter’s shame. And Faith’s mother? Well, she made no bones about her hatred for the beasts.

Her mother’s hand, suddenly and without warning, slapped the table. “Don’t play with your food, girl.” She barked the words so sharply that spittle sprayed the table.

Faith put down her fork.

Her mother went back to not looking at Faith. Already, in one of those lightning mood switches that had so terrified Faith as a child, Mrs Wigglesworth was directing soft lips and coy eyes at her husband and his indifference. “You see what a bother she is to me? To this family?”

So, how do we safely dispose of her?” Mr Wigglesworth asked his wife, because it really was Mrs Wigglesworth’s responsibility. A daughter embroiled in scandal was of little political value to him. He’d never paid Faith any attention anyway, not until her indiscretion.

Mrs Wigglesworth sighed again, louder and with more force. “We must still try for an advantageous match. Your cousin offers us a relatively inexpensive option – a London season.” She tapped the letter that had started the whole conversation. “Since I’d never allow American werewolves to darken our door, I was thinking of something grander. England. Some of those British monsters are even titled.”

Faith couldn’t face the potato. She slid it off her fork untouched. Not more society. Critical eyes, and uncomfortable clothes, mixed with monsters. The potato wobbled. Imagine having to sit across the table from a real vampire. Those fangs. Do they suck blood at dinner? She shuddered.

Mrs Wigglesworth continued, “Then she might marry and stay across the ocean.”

To rot,” added Faith under her breath. The subtext being that then the Wigglesworths would never have to see their youngest daughter again.

Her mother gave a tight smile. “Cursing some monster with her wicked ways and amoral behavior, instead of us and our good name.”

Faith tried not to find that funny. Isn’t that what they call the irresistible need to shapeshift every full moon – werewolf’s curse? Midnight special, she thought, curse now comes with your very own indiscreet American fortune hunter. Buy while fresh.

Papa made his decision. “Send her to England then, my dear. No one will have heard of her shame there.”

No one will have heard of me at all. Faith was cheered by that thought. Oh, the joy of anonymity.

Hardly matters. Werewolves don’t have standards.” Mrs Wigglesworth spoke with unsubstantiated confidence.

Faith actually didn’t mind overmuch. Anything to get out of the house. Apparently, she hadn’t any standards either.

Her mother glared at her, sharp and vicious. “We are being whispered about. In the streets! Mrs Kensington cut me in the park yesterday. Me! I want you gone from here and forgotten. You will find yourself a werewolf, girl. You aren’t good enough for a human man. Not even an English one.”

Faith hung her head. She wants me shamed for the rest of my life. Tied forever to the same supernatural creatures that deceived and ruined me. All because she is being whispered about this month in a minor scandal that will be forgotten by summer.

So it was that Faith, with only her maid Minnie as chaperone, and last season’s dresses (which might themselves be considered a chaperone, for the discouragement that they afforded) and a few outfits Faith had made in secret (even more discouraging to prospective suitors, as these involved menswear), were packed into a dirigible and floated off to England. Properly, Mrs Wigglesworth ought to have gone along, but Faith’s mother obviously thought nothing worse could happen to her daughter.

She was, of course, entirely wrong.

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OUT MAY 13, 2018!

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How to Marry a Werewolf (In 10 Easy Steps) ~ A Claw & Courtship Novella by Gail Carriger is now awabile (print, audio & other editions will follow). Featuring a certain white wolf we all love to hate (except those of us weirdos who love to love him). Add this book on Goodreads.

Rejected by her family, Faith crosses the Atlantic, looking for a marriage of convenience and revenge. But things are done differently in London. Werewolves are civilized. At least they pretend to be.

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Your Moment of Parasol . . .

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