New Cover Reveal ~ Fairy Debt


Gentle Reader, I'm delighted to announce that my short story Fairy Debt has new cover art!


Isn't it wonderful? I'm so very pleased. It was assembled by the ridiculously talented Starla Huchton.

The original photo was taken by the marvelous Jen (all rights reserved) of the lovely Madeline in a costume by Firefly Path. They were all very kind when I approached them and I am so grateful.

This is one of those covers where everyone worked together seamlessly and were really excited to be part of the process. Steampunkers for the win!

I chose the photo because Madeline looks so cheerful and cheeky which really goes with Cups' personality. We went with the monochrome figure over the colored background to hearken to my YA series, because this is also for younger readers. The scaled background is because this book involves dragons - well, one dragon. And we went with pink to stay with the upbeat comedy of the story.

This short is very light and cheerful, even silly in places, and definitely YA. In fact you could even read this out loud to younger children. It's a true Fairy Tale in the comic sense of the word. Here's the blurb:

Fairy Debt by Gail Carriger


I knew it would all end in tears the moment I saw the hat.

Cups is a fairy with a problem. She can't grow wings because she under a death promise to a local king. So she takes service at the castle as Least Jester hoping to earn her wings, learning a great deal about cupcakes, tea daemons, and earth dragons along the way.

In this short comedic fairytale New York Times bestselling author Gail Carriger gets up to her usual tea saturated prose and food driven biting wit. (5000 words ~ 10 pages)

First published in Sword & Sorceress 22 (2007), reprint in Funny Fantasy (2016).

[This new edition has an updated cover and a new modern formatting for the ebook (thank you Nina Pierce). Typos etc have been fixed as well, for which I indebted to Richard Shealy.]

Right now you can get the updated story on:

KOBO

iBooks

inktera

Amazon 

Barnes and Noble


And directly from me (via Gumroad) in the digital format you need/prefer:

Amazon readers .mobi

Other eBook readers .epub

Or as a PDF


If you already own this book from Amazon, it should be able to auto-update. However, if you have it from another vendor, I don't know.

This is the story that had issues with Amazon because they decided to flag the updated version as not belonging to me (see previous blog post).

If you enjoyed Fairy Debt and want something similar to read I highly recommend:


The Ordinary Princess by M. M. Kaye or Dealing with Dragons (Enchanted Forest Chronicles) by Patricia C. Wrede.




{Gail's monthly read along for May is Powers That Be by Anne McCaffrey and Elizabeth Ann Scarborough.}

GAIL'S DAILY DOSE

Your Moment of Parasol . . .
Le Bon Ton Date-  Wednesday, August 1, 1860 v. 41, plate 42

Your Infusion of Cute . . .
Birthday Flowers

Your Tisane of Smart . . .
Author PSA, I get so many ideas in the shower, aqua notes is the best $8 I've ever spent.

Your Writerly Tinctures . . .  
Final read through of Poison or Protect overseen by Lilliput and a mug of tea


PROJECT ROUND UP  



Gail Carriger's Scribbles! 

The Finishing School 4 Book Series (YA 1850s)

The Parasol Protectorate 5 Book Series (1870s)

 The Custard Protocol Series (1890s ~ ongoing)
 1 Prudence, 2 Imprudence (July 19, 2016)
Soulless Manga 3 Book Series (complete at 3)

 $0.99 short stories (ebook only)
Marine Biology; My Sister's Song; Fairy Debt;
The Curious Case (featuring Alessandro Tarabotti)

Book News:
Damsels Causing Distress (Blameless cover used)

Quote of the Day:
“There are only ten minutes in the life of a pear when it is perfect to eat.”
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

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