Happy World Octopus Day


Gentle Reader, October 8th is World Octopus Day! Meanwhile Curtsies & Conspiracies is out in paperback so let's combine the magic, shall we? It’s been too long since I’ve run a contest and you know I love to reward the careful reader.

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In honor of both let’s do a big Parasol Protectorate giveaway!

I have 5 full sets of the trade paperback sized Parasol Protectorate to send out to winners (as well as some assorted swaggy bits). That's Soulless, Changeless, Blameless, Heartless, and Timeless. Already own them? Why not try to win them for your local library?

This contest has ended. Details redacted.


{What is Gail's Book Group reading for October? Grave Mercy by Robin LaFevers}


GAIL'S DAILY DOSE

Your Moment of Parasol . . .
1890s  The Metropolitan Museum of Art2

Your Infusion of Cute . . .
Previous contest entry from mageraine_LJ

Your Tisane of Smart . . .
How The London Boroughs Got Their Names

Your Writerly Tinctures . . .  
So you’re going to a signing…


PROJECT ROUND UP  
Prudence ~ Custard Protocol Book the First:   Releases March 17, 2015 now available for pre-order! Proof stage.
Manners & Mutiny ~ The Finishing School Book the Last.   Release date November 2015. Not yet available for pre-order. Edits stage.



The Books! 

 The Finishing School Series: 1 Etiquette & Espionage, 2 Curtsies & Conspiracies, 3
Waistcoats & Weaponry (Coming soon: November 4, 2014)
 The Custard Protocol Series: 1 Prudence (Coming March 17, 2015)
The Parasol Protectorate Series: 1 Soulless, 2 Changeless, 3 Blameless, 4 Heartless, 5 Timeless
Parasol Protectorate Series manga graphic novels
Soulless Vol. 1, Soulless Vol. 2, Soulless Vol. 3
 $0.99 short stories (ebook only) Marine Biology, My Sister's Song, & Fairy Debt; The Curious Case of the Werewolf That Wasn't, the Mummy That Was, and the Cat in the Jar

Book News:
Chick Lit Chickadees By Lindsey Riley says of E&E “My absolute favorite character, however, was a tiny mechanimal, Bumbersnoot. I WANT ONE! He is a little machine animal that wags his tail and curls up to sleep and behaves very much like a real dog, with the exception that he eats coal instead of dog biscuits and does not shed. Trust me when I say that after reading the book, you will be wishing a mechanimal was already invented so you could have one as a pet, to. ...If you like steampunk, spunky heroines, and puppies, you will like this book. Buy it now!”


Quote of the Day:
“Away we flew. The car, having such a light load, frisked and kicked, and made merry of a journey that to us was becoming very grave.”
~ Around the Tea Table by T. De Witt Talmage (1875)

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