Heartless Special Extras

The Great Parasolverse read along continues with Heartless, my play on a cozy mystery. What, you didn’t think that’s what was going on? Heartless released in July of 2011. Here are some fun blog posts and resources that tie to this book. Research, chattering, and amusement on the subject of Sherlock, burning down Victorian London, […]

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Parasol Protectorate Series Special Extras

There are five books in my original series, The Parasol Protectorate. Since I have a mess of behind the scenes and special extras pertaining to this series as a whole, as well as each individual, book, I’m posting a summation blog for you, Gentle Reader. Here are some (of the MANY) fun blog posts and […]

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The Range of Cover Art: Gail Carriger’s Heartless

Good morning, Gentle Reader. Today I thought it might be fun for you to see the range of cover art that my book Heartless got over the course of time and space and 7 years in publication. Here we go… First off is the original mass market paperback as produced July 17, 2011. Next to it I have […]

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How to Defend Yourself Against a Vampire, Gail Carriger Style

Just for fun, here’s this, Gentle Reader!     Did you want more fun extra bits? Stuff like this goes to my Chirrup members, because I love them bestest. Sign up here. Not into newsletters? Get only new releases by following Gail on Amazon or BookBub! Coop de Book for May is How to Marry a Werewolf (naturally, or should […]

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All About Parasols, What Do Prim/Rue/Alexia’s Actually look like?

Today, my darling Gentle Reader, I want to talk to you about my great love and passion, the humble parasol! Alexia carries several Parasols through the course of the Parasol Protectorate and passes on various others to her daughter, and her daughter’s best friend, Primrose. When conceiving the original parasol I went off of this […]

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Japanese Covers of the Parasol Protectorate Books: So Cute!

Dearest Gentle Reader, Here’s  special extra peek at the covers for the Japanese translation (not the manga) of the Parasol Protectorate series. They are so cute and little and charming. Some may even still be available (signed to buy) over in Tinker’s Pack. Speaking of the Japanese covers… It’s always fun to see an artist’s […]

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Victorian Slang for Lord Akeldama

1811 Slang for Lord Akeldama Backgammon player ~ A sodomite A bang up cove ~ A dashing fellow who spends his money freely Bachelor’s faire ~ Bread and cheese and kisses Blanket hornpipe or Buttock ball ~ The amorous congress Pink of the fashion ~ The top of the mode Prinking ~ Dressing over nicely; […]

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Alternate Historical Names for Clothing in the Victorian Era

1811 ~ Alternate Historical Names for Clothing Togs ~ Clothes Articles or Inexpressibles ~ Underthings, sometimes Breeches Farting crackers or Galligaskins ~ Breeches Buntlings ~ Petticoats Fallalls ~ Ornaments, chiefly woman’s, such as ribands, necklaces, etc. India wipe ~ A silk handkerchief Specked whiper ~ A coloured handkerchief Knuckle-dabd, or knuckle-confounders ~ Ruffles Brogue ~ […]

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Victorian Slang for Alexia & Trade Release Heartless & Timeless

Today trade paperbacks release of the final two Parasol Protectorate books, Heartless and Timeless.  New trade covers. These books are larger in size than the mass market editions, also the print is larger and easier to read. The backgrounds are a more pail color. Content is unchanged, apart from the sample chapters at the back […]

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