Dear Lord Akeldama ~ On the Influence of Sweet Shopes

It's been way too long, I know, Gentle Reader. But here he is, as ever, your favorite Queen of the Night...

Traipsing Trillium asks:
Were you very well traveled before becoming a vampire?
Possibly the best traveled in the known world, for my time. And, were it not for that trixy little fever, I would have been considerably more so.

1715 Waistcoat  1715  The Los Angeles County Museum of Art

Ladytesser asks:
If the response isn't too spoilery, may I ask how much influence did you have over Prudence's tastes in fashion and interior decor?
Influence, over my darling little Puggle? You have met her parents, have you not?

Mr. Anonymous asks:
Dear Lord Akeldama, I know it may be a difficult question to answer but how did you become a vampire?
Very very carefully.

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Scullerym8d0182 asks:
Will we be learning more of your illustrious lineage? If this is something which cannot be divulged then perhaps you can tell me HOW you managed to coordinate your clothing's hues so divinely? What inspires such profound genius?
Oh my dear dumpling what a question! I am inspired by nature, by poetry, and the grand pantheon of the gods of old. In my style you can see the influence of the ages, of the future, of the finest feelings of the most romantic souls of our time. And sweet shops. I do love sweet shops.

SpottyBlanket asks:
You have a wide range of guilty pleasures, in this modern era--do you have any television or film related ones?
Project Runway and Top Chef Masters, are there any other possible guilty pleasures?

Punch July 1853

DeathInATopHat 1asks:
How do you feel about the modern fascination with Vampires, in your opinion which show/film is the most realistic.
Why this is me, muffin top. I adore being a creature of fascination. What is real? Truth is merely a fiction dressed up in the overly constricting, and unconscionably dull, cravat of reality. And really, reality can go stuff itself in a milk bottle.

Have a question for Lord Akeldama? He may have answered it already or you may leave it in a comment below. Please do not ask time sensitive questions, Lord Akeldama, being a vampire, as a very loose interpretation of time.

{What is Gail's Book Group reading for December? Daughter of the Empire by Raymond E. Feist and Janny Wurts}


Your Moment of Parasol . . .
Parasol spotted in Hawaii

Your Infusion of Cute . . .

Pocket Watch  1830  Sotheby‚Äôs

Your Tisane of Smart . . .
Wearing Your Watch

Your Writerly Tinctures . . .  
Americanize, Anglicise: Why Do Brits And Yanks Spell Words Differently?


Manners & Mutiny ~ The Finishing School Book the Last Releases November 2015. Not yet available for pre-order. Edits stage.

Prudence ~ Custard Protocol Book the First Release date March 17, 2015 now available for pre-order! 

The Books! 

 The Finishing School Series: 1 Etiquette & Espionage, 2 Curtsies & Conspiracies, 3
Waistcoats & Weaponry
 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

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~ Aldous Huxley

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