Gentle Reader, the blurb for Curtsies & Conspiracies
is now up and available online for your perusal! You may also pre-order
the book, wherever such things can be preordered. This is the 2nd book
in the Finishing School YA series, following Etiquette & Espionage. Here’s the synopsis for Curtsies & Conspiracies (Finishing School #2) as it appears on Amazon US:
one need four fully grown foxgloves for decorating a dinner table for
six guests? Or is it six foxgloves to kill four fully grown guests?
first year at Mademoiselle Geraldine’s Finishing Academy for Young
Ladies of Quality has certainly been rousing! For one thing, finishing
school is training her to be a spy (won’t Mumsy be surprised?).
Furthermore, Sophronia got mixed up in an intrigue over a stolen device
and had a cheese pie thrown at her in a most horrid display of poor
Now, as she sneaks around the dirigible school,
eavesdropping on the teachers’ quarters and making clandestine climbs to
the ship’s boiler room, she learns that there may be more to a school
trip to London than is apparent at first. A conspiracy is afoot–one with
dire implications for both supernaturals and humans. Sophronia must
rely on her training to discover who is behind the dangerous plot-and
survive the London Season with a full dance card.
sequel to bestselling author Gail Carriger’s YA debut Etiquette &
Espionage, class is back in session with more petticoats and poison, tea
trays and treason. Gail’s distinctive voice, signature humor, and lush
steampunk setting are sure to be the height of fashion this season.
And now, I attempt to predict the 10 most popular FAQs on the subject:
1. When it will be out?
Nov. 5, 2013 (so far as we know)
2. When will it be out in the UK?
3. Is the UK edition different?
Yes. It is a paperback and it will be anglicized.
4. What about other territories?
should be the same date. UK territories in the southern hemisphere seem
to be running about two weeks behind, due to shipping.
5. And the ebook?
Will drop on the release date in the respective English language territories.
6. Will I be able to get a copy early from my local bookstore?
shouldn't be allowed, but you weren't supposed to with E&E and some
stores put them on sale early so you never can tell. Amazon and other
online vendors will not ship until just before the release date, we
7. When will the audiobook release?
around the same time, sometimes it take Audible and other providers a
little longer to upload the digital file. They are generally cagey in
telling anyone HOW long.
8. Are there ARCs?
will be the last ones for this series. I believe there is no plan to
provide ARCs of the final two Finishing School books.
9. Can I have one?
If you are a member of the press you may utilize the official publisher channels.
10. How about a via your blog contest to win a few?
may do a give away contest. Since my review numbers for E&E are
sadly low, it will probably be a review-based contest. You could always
get a jump on it by writing a review for E&E now . . . I'd love to
crack 100 on Amazon.
I also have some anglicized copies of E&E, would my US readers be interested in those, perhaps?
author beast, temping the readers, good readers, I am lulling you into
the social media, lulling, mmmmmm, must write . . . reviews . . .
Is it working? Do I have a future career as a hypnotist ahead of me?
no plans to do a major book tour for Curtsies, I've too much other
convention travel this year. However, I'll have more on that as we get
closer to the release date.
Speaking of which, if you have any
burning questions about C&C please feel free to leave them as a
comment bellow and I will add them to the FAQ roster for a future post
on the subject.
OK, now I'm getting rather spastic. Too much tea? Perhaps.
GAIL'S DAILY DOSE
Your Moment of Parasol . . .
Aug 1853 Punch
Your Infusion of Cute . . .
This is a humidifier! Isn't it too cute?
Your Tisane of Smart . . .
Your Writerly Tinctures . . .
Three Dynamic Ways to Open Your Story
PROJECT ROUND UP
Waistcoats & Weaponry ~ The Finishing School Book the Third: Writing rough draft.
Curtsies & Conspiracies ~ The Finishing School Book the Second: Release date November 2013. Await ARCs.
Manga ~ Soulless Vol. 3: (AKA Blameless) Available serialized through YenPlus. Print edition possibly Nov. 2013.
Prudence ~ The Parasol Protectorate Abroad Book the First: Delayed. Why? Begin rewrite in 2014.
YA Book Love
says about Etiquette & Espionage, “If I had to describe the book in
one word only it would be ‘charming’” and “Carriger blends crisp
storytelling with humor and characterization.”
Quote of the Day:
advertiser, having made an advantageous purchase, offers for sale on
very low terms, about sixty dozen of prime port wine, lately the
property of a gentleman forty years of age, full in body, and with a
~ Godey's Lady's Book and Magazine November 1872
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