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Etiquette & Espionage eBook on sale for $2.99 in the USA for a limited time only... costs less than a latte and twice as frothy.

Manners & Mutiny was chosen as one of Amazon's most anticipated fall reads in Science Fiction & Fantasy. (Releases Nov. 3, 2015.)

Waistcoats & Weaponry is now available in trade paperback in the US.

Southwest/Kobo partnership to keep Etiquette & Espionage available on flights through December.

Gail's monthly read along for October is Jinn and Juice by Nicole Peeler.

Gail Carriger's Books

Gail Carriger currently has three book series, all set in her steampunk meets urbane fantasy vision of the Victorian past.

The Parasol Protectorate Series (1870s * Adult * Completed)
1 Soulless, 2 Changeless, 3 Blameless, 4 Heartless, 5 Timeless

Soulless Changeless Blameles Heartless Timeless

This popular five books series chronicles the exploits of Alexia Tarabotti, a lady of considerable assets including a large Scottish werewolf, a battle-parasol, gossip, and treacle tart tenancies. Oh yes, and she has no soul.

The Finishing School Series (1850s * Young Adult * Completed)
1 Etiquette & Espionage, 2 Curtsies & Conspiracies, 3 Waistcoats & Weaponry, 4 Manners & Mutiny


In this whimsical young adult series, Sophronia is secretly recruited to a finishing academy located in a giant caterpillar-like dirigible in which young ladies are taught to . . . finish . . . everything . . . and everyone . . . as needed.

The Custard Protocol Series (1890s * Adult/New Adult * Ongoing)
1 Prudence, 2 Imprudence (forthcoming)

Prudence Imprudence

The British Empire is deflating, only Rue and her marauding team of outrageous miscreants in their high-tech dirigible, the Spotted Custard, are left charging about trying to fix things, loudly and mainly with tea.

Gail´s Short Stories

Audio Books

Obligatory Bio

Bestselling author Gail Carriger writes to cope with being raised in obscurity by an expatriate Brit and an incurable curmudgeon. She escaped small town life and inadvertently acquired several degrees in Higher Learning. Miss Carriger then traveled the historic cities of Europe, subsisting entirely on biscuits secreted in her handbag. She resides in the Colonies, surrounded by fantastic shoes, where she insists on tea imported from London.


Miss Carriger's books are published in eighteen different languages. All twelve of them are New York Times bestsellers via seven different lists (Mass Market, Hardcover, eBook, Combined Print & eBook, Young Adult, Children's Series, and #1 in Manga). She has received the Alex Award from the American Library Association (for Soulless), the Steampunk Chronicle's Reader's Choice Award in YA (for Waistcoats & Weaponry), and the Prix Julia Verlanger and the Elbakin Award from French readers. In 2012 she was honored with a Starburner Award in Literature for her "contributions to the steampunk community."

The Parasol Protectorate series begins with Soulless and has been turned into a graphic novel and optioned for TV. Her young adult Finishing School series begins with Etiquette & Espionage and follows the exploits of Sophronia, a young woman who discovers her dreaded lady's seminary is a great deal more deadly than expected. In the Custard Protocol series, beginning with Prudence, Rue and her crack (or possibly cracked) dirigible crew get into trouble around the Empire on behalf of queen, country, and tea. Gail also has a full cast audio production of her YA sci-fi Crudrat.

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Etiquette & Espionage eBook Sale ~ only $2.99!

In conjunction with New York Comic Con ~ not to mention the release of the trade paperback edition of Book 3, Waistcoats & Weaponry ($5.50) and the upcoming final Finishing School book, Manners & Mutiny on Nov. 3rd ~ my publisher, Little Brown, has put Etiquette & Espionage eBook on sale for $2.99 here in the US.

Finishign School Banner at New York Comic Con 2015
via Pixie Wings on FB

I know, that's a whole lot of Finishing School all at once. For those of you who missed the sweet eBook deal last February this is it. I can't imagine LB will put the books on sale like this again anytime soon. So if you want E&E for your digital collection there is no time like the present... costs less than a latte and twice as frothy.

Claude Monet (French painter, 1840-1926) Ladies on the Beach with Parasols

{Gail's monthly read along for October is Jinn and Juice by Nicole Peeler}


Your Moment of Parasol . . .
1851-55, Hungary via shewhoworshipscarlin tumblr

Your Infusion of Cute . . .
Fashions for September 1905

Your Tisane of Smart . . .
The Historical Werewolf Trials Lost in View of the Witch Craze

Your Writerly Tinctures . . .  
Forget the Book, Have You Read This Irresistible Story on Blurbs?


  • Manners & Mutiny ~ The Finishing School Book the Last. Releases Nov. 3, 2015. Available for pre-order! In production.
  • Imprudence ~ Custard Protocol Book the Second. Working rough draft.

Gail Carriger's Books! 

 The Finishing School Series (1850s ~ completed)
1 Etiquette & Espionage, 2 Curtsies & Conspiracies,
3 Waistcoats & Weaponry, 4 Manners & Mutiny

The Parasol Protectorate Series (1870s ~ completed)
1 Soulless, 2 Changeless, 3 Blameless, 4 Heartless, 5 Timeless

 The Custard Protocol Series (1890s ~ ongoing)
 1 Prudence, 2 Imprudence (forthcoming)
Parasol Protectorate Series manga graphic novels (1870s)
Soulless Vol. 1, Soulless Vol. 2, Soulless Vol. 3 (Complete at 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:
My dear friend Alex tells tall tales (everything is entirely true, of course) Gail Carriger: Manners Unabridged.

Quote of the Day:
“What are men to rocks and mountains?”
~ Jane Austen

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