Romancing the Inventor

Author: Gail Carriger
Publisher: Gail Carriger LLC
ISBN: 1944751076
Release Date: 2016-11-01
Genre:

Steampunk lesbian romance featuring a servant bent on seducing a brilliant cross-dressing scientist who's too brokenhearted to notice. Or is she?Imogene Hale is a lowly parlormaid with a soul-crushing secret. Seeking solace, she takes work at a vampire hive, only to fall desperately in love with an amazing lady inventor. Genevieve Lefoux is utterly broken-hearted, basically enslaved, and quite French. With culture, class, and the lady herself set against the match, can Imogene and her duster overcome all odds and win Genevieve's heart, or will the vampires suck both of them dry?This is a stand alone LBGTQ romance set in Gail Carriger's steampunk universe, featuring everyone's favorite cross dressing Frenchwoman. This sweet story is full of class prejudice, elusive equations, and paranormal creatures taking tea.

Curtsies Conspiracies

Author: Gail Carriger
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
ISBN: 9780316254717
Release Date: 2013-11-05
Genre: Young Adult Fiction

Does 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? Sophronia's 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 manners. 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 field 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. In this bestselling sequel to New York Times bestselling 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.

Poison Or Protect

Author: Gail Carriger
Publisher:
ISBN: 194475105X
Release Date: 2016-06-21
Genre:

Can one gentle Highland soldier woo Victorian London's most scandalous lady assassin, or will they both be destroyed in the attempt? New York Times bestselling author Gail Carriger presents a stand-alone romance novella set in her popular steampunk universe full of manners, spies, and dainty sandwiches. Lady Preshea Villentia, the Mourning Star, has four dead husbands and a nasty reputation. Fortunately, she looks fabulous in black. What society doesn't know is that all her husbands were marked for death by Preshea's employer. And Preshea has one final assignment. It was supposed to be easy, a house party with minimal bloodshed. Preshea hadn't anticipated Captain Gavin Ruthven - massive, Scottish, quietly irresistible, and... working for the enemy. In a battle of wits, Preshea may risk her own heart - a terrifying prospect, as she never knew she had one.

Shades of Milk and Honey

Author: Mary Robinette Kowal
Publisher: Tor Books
ISBN: 1429963360
Release Date: 2010-08-03
Genre: Fiction

The fantasy novel you've always wished Jane Austen had written Shades of Milk and Honey is exactly what we could expect from Jane Austen if she had been a fantasy writer: Pride and Prejudice meets Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell. It is an intimate portrait of a woman, Jane, and her quest for love in a world where the manipulation of glamour is considered an essential skill for a lady of quality. Jane and her sister Melody vie for the attentions of eligible men, and while Jane's skill with glamour is remarkable, it is her sister who is fair of face. When Jane realizes that one of Melody's suitors is set on taking advantage of her sister for the sake of her dowry, she pushes her skills to the limit of what her body can withstand in order to set things right-and, in the process, accidentally wanders into a love story of her own. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Johannes Cabal the Necromancer

Author: Jonathan L. Howard
Publisher: Anchor
ISBN: 9780385530439
Release Date: 2009-07-07
Genre: Fiction

A charmingly gothic, fiendishly funny Faustian tale about a brilliant scientist who makes a deal with the Devil, twice. Johannes Cabal sold his soul years ago in order to learn the laws of necromancy. Now he wants it back. Amused and slightly bored, Satan proposes a little wager: Johannes has to persuade one hundred people to sign over their souls or he will be damned forever. This time for real. Accepting the bargain, Jonathan is given one calendar year and a traveling carnival to complete his task. With little time to waste, Johannes raises a motley crew from the dead and enlists his brother, Horst, a charismatic vampire to help him run his nefarious road show, resulting in mayhem at every turn. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Manners Mutiny

Author: Gail Carriger
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
ISBN: 9780316299787
Release Date: 2015-11-03
Genre: Young Adult Fiction

If one must flirt...flirt with danger. Lessons in the art of espionage aboard Mademoiselle Geraldine's floating dirigible have become tedious without Sophronia's sweet sootie Soap nearby. She would much rather be using her skills to thwart the dastardly Picklemen, yet her concerns about their wicked intentions are ignored, and now she's not sure whom to trust. What does the brusque werewolf dewan know? On whose side is the ever-stylish vampire Lord Akeldama? Only one thing is certain: a large-scale plot is under way, and when it comes to fruition, Sophronia must be ready to save her friends, her school, and all of London from disaster--in decidedly dramatic fashion, of course. What will become of our proper young heroine when she puts her years of training to the test? Find out in this highly anticipated and thrilling conclusion to the New York Times bestselling Finishing School series!

Imprudence

Author: Gail Carriger
Publisher: Orbit
ISBN: 9780316212199
Release Date: 2016-07-19
Genre: Fiction

From New York Times bestselling author Gail Carriger comes the delightful sequel to Prudence. Rue and the crew of the Spotted Custard return from India with revelations that shake the foundations of England's scientific community. Queen Victoria is not amused, the vampires are tetchy, and something is wrong with the local werewolf pack. To top it all off, Rue's best friend Primrose keeps getting engaged to the most unacceptable military types. Rue has family problems as well. Her vampire father is angry, her werewolf father is crazy, and her obstreperous mother is both. Worst of all, Rue's beginning to suspect what they really are... is frightened.

Rebel Glory

Author: Sigmund Brouwer
Publisher: Orca Book Publishers
ISBN: 9781554696956
Release Date: 2006-09-01
Genre: Young Adult Fiction

Craig likes his chances of making it as a pro hockey player, but a string of recent “accidents” threatens to knock his team out of the playoffs. Craig wonders how many “accidents” can happen. It’s not a good time for questions. Not when the team needs him most. But unless the questions are answered, the team’s season and his promising career will surely end.

Timeless

Author: Gail Carriger
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 9780748122684
Release Date: 2012-03-01
Genre: Fiction

Alexia Tarabotti, Lady Maccon, has settled into domestic bliss. Of course, being Alexia, such bliss involves integrating werewolves into London High society, living in a vampire's second best closet, and coping with a precocious toddler who is prone to turning supernatural willy-nilly. Even Ivy Tunstell's acting troupe's latest play, disastrous to say the least, cannot put a dampener on Alexia's enjoyment of her new London lifestyle. Until, that is, she receives a summons from Alexandria that cannot be ignored. With husband, child and Tunstells in tow, Alexia boards a steamer to cross the Mediterranean. But Egypt may hold more mysteries than even the indomitable Lady Maccon can handle. What does the vampire Queen of the Alexandria Hive really want from her? Why is the God-Breaker Plague suddenly expanding? And how has Ivy Tunstell suddenly become the most popular actress in all the British Empire? ***Also available as a manga adaptation***

The Orders of Gothic

Author: Dale Townshend
Publisher: Ams PressInc
ISBN: 0404648541
Release Date: 2007
Genre: Literary Criticism

The Orders of Gothic discusses a selection of Gothic romances, dramas, and chapbooks written and published in Britain between Walpole's 1764 The Castle of Otranto and Maturin's Melmoth the Wanderer of 1820. It is only in its chronological boundaries that this study is conventional; Townshend's unusual theoretical approach utilizes Foucauldian new historicism and Lacanian psychoanalysis as his focus for understanding the construction of subjectivity and modernity in British Gothic literature. Townshend employs theories from Foucault's The Order of Things and History of Sexuality as a primary - and typical - conceptual framework through which the apparent modernity of the Gothic is systematically explored, but addresses the ways in which Foucault's theories fall short of a full explanation of the often horrific excesses of Gothic writing. With these oversights in mind, Townshend turns to the psychoanalytic perspectives of later theorists including Freud, Zizek and Lacan as more satisfactory articulations of those Gothic matters upon which Foucault is silent. an otherwise ahistorical psychoanalytic tradition, in an interminable process of exchange. Townshend's readings of primary texts (by Horace Walpole, Clara Reeve, Sophia Lee, Ann Radcliffe, Maria Regina Roche, Matthew Gregory Lewis, William Beckford, William Godwin, Charlotte Dacre, and Percy Bysshe Shelley) describe the construction of subjectivity in Gothic fictions of the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries, but his study is as much concerned with the relationship between historicism and psychoanalysis as it is with literary history. Of interest to scholars and students of Gothic fiction and critical theory alike, The Orders of Gothic provides a fresh understanding of early Gothic writing and its central place in the history of the modern subject.