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The Range of Cover Art ~ Gail Carriger’s Heartless (Special Extras)

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 the updated trade version. The mass market size is now out of print.

Here on left is the Japanese translation version, this is the smallest of my books. It’s about the size of a 3X5 card. Next to it is the german translation of Heartless.

Aside from Germany (and the pocket edition in France) and Japan, every other foreign publisher chose to do a take on the original cover image for their translations. This is pretty unusual and rather flattering.

Lastly here is the Omnibus cover for the collected Heartless & Timeless. Currently the only way to get Heartless in hardcover.

There it is. What do you think of the different covers? Anything surprise you? Any one you really love?

Praise for Heartless

  • Stacy of Lost in Librolandia says: “Heartless by Gail Carriger was a rip-roaring, side-splitting good time, to be sure. It is crazy how much can happen in such a short time when Gail Carriger is organizing the plot. … The historical accuracy is fascinating, the characters are delightful, and the witty banter is sheer perfection, the best I’ve ever read!”
  • Sara from Freadom Library says: “The supporting characters are freaking awesome. There’s a new specific story line that I think is amazing and there’s also some new information about a particular character’s past that just blows my mind.”
  • Brittany of For the Love of the Read says: “This author has a way of writing these stories that keeps me hooked. I’m excited to read the last book, but I’m not sure I’m ready to be done!”
  • Just Another Belle says: “Gail Carriger has a fantastic way of writing a (larger) cast of characters but feeling like each one of them is completely fleshed out. I wish I could jump into the pages of this book to interact with every single one of them– I couldn’t even pick one that I’d like to meet most.”
  • Cassandra Giovanni says:
    “I did like that we got to see a bit more of the secondary characters of Lyall and Biffy and the background of Alexia’s birth and being soulless rolls out nicely. Overall, it was an excellent read.”
  • My Thoughts Literally says: “I have always absolutely loved Gail Carriger’s books for the characters and that was totally the case in Heartless. You will often find me complaining about books with large casts of characters being confusing and it hard to keep the characters straight and that is not the case here at all. There’s a massive cast of characters here and they are all memorable, unique, and amazing. I honestly get excited when someone comes back into the story because they are so fun and quirky.”
  • Hugh Likes Fiction says: “Carriger does it again with her fast paced comic misadventures in Victorian supernatural society. Her grasp of character and timing is once again on display as she navigates Alexia through mystery, society expectations and steampunk hi-jinx.”

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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.

UPCOMING SCRIBBLES

GAIL’S DAILY DOSE

Your Moment of Parasol . . .

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

Your Infusion of Cute . . .

Lord akeldama eat your heart out!

Your Tisane of Smart . . .

Podcast Recommendation: Dressed: The History of Fashion

Your Writerly Tinctures . . .  

How #MeToo Movement Impacts All Authors

Book News:

The Hedgehog Librarian says of How To Marry A Werewolf:

“Carriger does not excuse the faults of her leads, nor does she indicate that love will perfectly solve everything. That realistic aspect keeps the characters from becoming caricature.”

Quote of the Day:

“Bread and water can so easily be toast and tea.”

~ Author Unknown

Questions about Gail’s Parasolverse? Wiki that sheez!


Dear Lord Akeldama ~ On Rude Brothers & Getting His Own Novella (nope)

I invited the good vampire back to the blog today, Gentle Reader. He was in a bit of an abrupt and snarky mood. A snit, if you will.

I think he’s mad he doesn’t make an appearance in my latest book. He doesn’t like it when I don’t give him enough attention.

Chirrup Members Ask Lord Akeldama…

Fall front or conventional button fly for breeches?

Everything is better with buttons. I have only one image for you, my dove, sailor pants.

Any advice for a young, married woman working to increase her fashion sense, my rude brother often points out I have none.

Make the rude brother shop for you, my little foxglove.

How did Gail convince you to participate?

She’s very very trixy.

Dressing Gown 1832 The McCord Museum

Do you feel as though you’ve been able to grow personally in the centuries since your turning? Obviously you do well keeping up with (or generating) the cutting edge of fashion and that’s part of how you’ve remained vital for so long, but internally has being undead somewhat stagnated your growth, or would you say that your sequential loves and losses have also kept you evolving personally?

We are all creatures of our time, sweetpea. The questions is, which time?

When will you get a book to yourself?

Never, dumpling. I’m far too difficult to pin down in merely a few pages. I will not be trivialized! Except by myself, of course.

What is your favorite tea?

Tea? Tea! Blood or champagne or both, snookums! How could you possibly suggest otherwise?

What are your (or the Creator’s) favorite teas?

She’s very plebeian. Drinks a great deal of English breakfast and refuses anything too bright or brisk. The woman is nothing if not opinionated about tea, my honeysop. She reliably informs me that this is her favorite, Twinings 1706 Strong.

{Gail interjects: I have a whole list of favorite teas and tea related items in this Amazon list.}

Mademoiselle Geraldine’s girls have a few essentials, and Lady M always carries her parasol; what are your “must-have” accessories?

Well there is my golden pipe for important occasions but generally I find if one dresses perfectly everything else will be provided as needed, my little poppet.

How did you come to live in England?

Very carefully.

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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.

UPCOMING SCRIBBLES

GAIL’S DAILY DOSE

Your Moment of Parasol . . .

Your Infusion of Cute . . .

Your Tisane of Smart . . .

Has Internalized Misogyny Been Stopping Me from Reading Romance Novels My Whole Life?

Your Writerly Tinctures . . .  

Second half of this Reading Glasses podcast episode is an interview with Navah Wolfe (editor, Saga) and she provides the single best explanation of what an editor does at a publishing house that I have ever heard or read. It’s MILLION times better than anything you’ve ever seen represented in a movie.

Book News:

Pink books & teacups! How to Marry a Werewolf, Prudence, Etiquette & Espionage, Soulless

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

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.

UPCOMING SCRIBBLES

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.”

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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.

UPCOMING SCRIBBLES

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!


The Teachers of Gail Carriger’s Finishing School, Do They Look How You Imagined? (Special Extras)

Posted by Gail Carriger

It’s national teacher day, Gentle Reader.

Did you have a favorite teacher in fiction or real life?

I have been blessed with many fine and inspirational teachers. I’ve also gotten to write about teachers too in the Finishing School series.

I dug up these awesome old images featuring the teachers, and I thought I would share with you! Enjoy!

“The school sounds amazing, and I have begun to wonder which of the young debuts I most resemble.”

Krys of Black’n’Write

“…intensely creative fun that will have you laughing and falling in love with the characters in an instant.”

~ Cassandra Giovanni

“The names alone are something to admire…”

~ A Review in the Bristol Herald Courier

“I also really enjoyed meeting her new friends Dimity, Pill and Soap. All three of them had amazing personalities and quips. The story wouldn’t be what it was without them.”

~ Certified Book Addicts

“The story is perfectly paced with just the right balance of action, character development, and setting detail.”

~ Laura Agnella of The Book Junkie

“Pink Panther meets Monty Python–that’s how I describe this fun YA steampunk novel.”

~ L.R.W. Lee

Meanwhile I’ve created a LIST over on Goodreads for…

Books Like the Finishing School series

Please head on over and vote for ones you think work, add your favorites or suggestions!

Coop de Book for May is How to Marry a Werewolf (naturally, or should I say, supernaturally?). (Discussion here.)

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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.

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.

UPCOMING SCRIBBLES

GAIL’S DAILY DOSE

Your Moment of Parasol . . .

1912 Hobble skirts and parasols

Your Infusion of Cute . . .

Your Tisane of Smart . . .

Eating with Dickens

Your Writerly Tinctures . . .  

First Aid and Field Dressings for Writers

Book News:

Quote of the Day:

Questions about Gail’s Parasolverse? There’s a wiki for that!


Character Inspiration: Faith in How to Marry a Werewolf (Special Extras)

Posted by Gail Carriger

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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  • Coop de Book for May is How to Marry a Werewolf (naturally, or should I say, supernaturally?). (Discussion here.)

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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.

UPCOMING SCRIBBLES

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

Book News:

Soulless is getting an illustrated hardcover edition! Cover reveal coming to the Chirrup soon!

Quote of the Day:

Questions about Gail’s Parasolverse? Wiki that sheez!


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

Posted by Gail Carriger

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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Coop de Book for May is How to Marry a Werewolf (naturally, or should I say, supernaturally?). (Discussion here.)

OUT MAY 13, 2018!

Amazon | Kobo | B&N | iBooks | Direct from Gail

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.

UPCOMING SCRIBBLES

GAIL’S DAILY DOSE

Your Moment of Parasol . . .

Frederick Frieseke (American artist, 1874-1939) The Garden Umbrella

Your Infusion of Cute . . .

Your Tisane of Smart . . .

Victorian Sewing Box, c.1880

Your Writerly Tinctures . . .  

10 Famous Book Hoarders

Book News:

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Questions about Gail’s Parasolverse? There’s a wiki for that!


How to Defend Yourself Against a Vampire, Gail Carriger Style (Special Extras)

Posted by Gail Carriger

Just for fun, here’s this, Gentle Reader!

 

 

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  • Coop de Book for May is How to Marry a Werewolf (naturally, or should I say, supernaturally?). (Discussion here.)

OUT MAY 13, 2018!

Amazon | Kobo | B&N | iBooks 

Direct from Gail (Optional Signed Edition) 

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.

UPCOMING SCRIBBLES

GAIL’S DAILY DOSE

Your Moment of Parasol . . .

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

Your Infusion of Cute . . .

So Channing

Your Tisane of Smart . . .

The Greedy Queen: Dining in the Time of Victoria (podcast)

Your Writerly Tinctures . . .  

Kameron Hurley: Busting Down the Romantic Myth of Writing Fiction, and Mitigating Author Burnout

Book News:

Daily Lobo says of Poison or Protect:

“The reason I would like to speak on this novella, rather than any of her series is because I think for a reader who is uncertain whether they will love or hate her writing, this is the perfect choice to start.”

Quote of the Day:

Questions about Gail’s Parasolverse? Wiki that sheez!


Dear Lord Akeldama on Choosing a Lover & Raising Teen Girls

Posted by Gail Carriger

It’s been a while since I have done one of these, so please welcome the gentleman vampire back to my blog this week, Gentle Reader.

As always Lord Akeldama may not give you the answer you wish, he always gives the question the answer it deserves.

(If you asked him a question over the past few months and do not see the answer, it is always possible he has answered it before or it’s still in the hopper.)

Samantha asks:

If I were to give a vampire tea, what tea would be most appropriate and enjoyable for my guests?

Beautiful, young nubile individuals with those lovely blue veins very close to the surface. And bodybuilder athletic types. Those arms, you know my dearest morning glory?

Oh tea? No no no, water is much better. Perhaps some juice. Keep the hydration and blood sugar levels up. Tea is for friends, juice is for pets.

Book asks:

How high a heel can a man wear in daytime vs nighttime ?

Is this a trick question, snugglepuss?

Jami asks:

How can one be fashionable while suffering from a terrible headache? The movies suggest this is possible so I thought you’d know if it was or a deceitful fiction.

Velvet couches, cooling cloths and those slippers with the feathers over the toe. Oh and those filmy kimono robes with more feathers on the sleeves.

I remind you, dearest petunia bud, that ladies of quality do not suffer they languish.

Nightgown 1815-1822 The Victoria & Albert Museum

Caiti asks:

What IS the proper way to pronounce your name?

Ak – elle – dah – ma

Anne-Laure asks:

Any advice for Ladies who are not in a relationship and want to meet new people (maybe their own Lord Macon) but are not ready for spending time and money on dating online, or having a false interest in sports.

There is no better social engagement than dancing. And you know, my dearest waltzing petal, a man who can dance has… rhythm.

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Glan asks:

You have experience raising a daughter. What advice do you have for a single father of twin girls about to enter their teen years?

Have a ready supply of chocolate and handkerchiefs on your person at all times. Be fair and firm and fashionable. If you do not want them to like it, like it yourself with vigor.

Susan asks:

BTW please ask Lord A what are his favourite ladies’ designers? Also if he prefers Freddie Mercury or Adam Ant?

I have a soft spot for Worth, of course. And there is so much nostalgia for me wrapped up in the designs of Madame Vionnet. Pun intended, my grecian goddess.

Freddie Mercury of course, the name alone is superior.

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Some Silly 1890s Hats For Ivy & Primrose (Special Extras)

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Just some fun hats for you today, Fashionable Reader. I’m thinking of Ivy, or Primrose, or what Ivy might buy for Primrose.

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

If you haven’t found it already this kind of thing shows up on the Retro Rack Group quite a bit, and there you can also share your own.

Feathers!

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Patrol, from the Parasol Drills series (N18) for Allen & Ginter Cigarettes Brands, 1888

Dead Bird!

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Not Engaged, from the Parasol Drills series (N18) for Allen & Ginter Cigarettes Brands, 1888

Flowers!

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Right Shoulder Arms, from the Parasol Drills series (N18) for Allen & Ginter Cigarettes Brands, 1888

This last one I think is particularly Ivy!

 

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

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