This bundle contains previously published stories tailored to honor New York Times bestselling author Gail Carriger's most devoted fans. No new content has been added from books already available to purchase individually. Includes Romancing the Inventor, Romancing the Werewolf, and Meat Cute AKA The Hedgehog Incident.
Answers the three most common questions readers have after reading the Parasol Protectorate series:
Will Madame Lefoux ever find love?Do Biffy and Lyall ever get back together?What exactly happened when Alexia and Conall (and a hedgehog) first met?
In Romancing the Inventor, Imogene Hale is a lowly parlourmaid with a soul-crushing secret. Seeking solace, she takes work at a local vampire hive, only to fall desperately in love with the amazing lady inventor imprisoned in the potting shed.
In Romancing the Werewolf, Professor Randolph Lyall, gentleman werewolf, returns home to England after twenty years abroad, afraid of what he might find. With his pack in chaos and his beloved Alpha Biffy in crisis, it will take all his Beta efficiency to set everything to rights.
In Meat Cute, Alexia Tarabotti attends what seems to be a very dull party, until London's new werewolf Alpha turns up, is unconscionably rude to her, and sits on a hedgehog.
"It has also really raised my expectations for Queer romantic comedy and having been given a taste I would like plenty more please." ~ Are There Lesbians? (Romancing the Inventor)
Three charming love stories set in Gail Carriger's popular steampunk Parasolverse. Featuring a long-awaited reunion, a well deserved new romance, and a very surprised hedgehog. Look out for cheeky appearances from other popular characters, not to mention the strategic application of a wicker chicken.
This collection contains women pleasing women, men pleasing men, and ladies who know what they want and pursue it, sometimes in prickly detail.
Also by Gail Carriger set in the Parasolverse
he Finishing School series (start with Etiquette & Espionage)
The Delightfully Deadly stories
The Parasol Protectorate series (start with Soulless)
The Supernatural Society stories
The Custard Protocol series (start with Prudence)
The Claw & Courtship stories
As G L Carriger
The San Andreas Shifter series (More gay werewolves! Start with The Sumage Solution)
The 5th Gender
Devoted Protectorate Reader
Romancing the Inventor:
This felt more serious than much of Carriger’s other work. I think it was a nice change having a member of “the lower orders” as the protagonist, and it made a valuable point, showing that being female and working class in that time and place can result in all manner of disrespect levied at you, and add to that being, in this universe, at the whims of literal predatory blood-sucking, bone-crunching masters.
The struggles of each Imogene and Genevieve was part of the story’s less comedic flavor, but it came together nicely and sweetly in the end.
Romancing the Werewolf:
I felt more interest in and sympathy for Biffy and Lyall from their parts in the original Parasol Protectorate series, yet not so much now that they have their own book. I don't dislike their story, but despite the amount of words devoted to describing how long they've been apart, and how they're feeling in their respective roles (especially Biffy being a new Alpha), and the miscommunication or lack of communication of their feelings for each other, I just don't find myself as interested in or caring as much about their story.
On the other hand, now that the rest of the pack is getting more mention, I do want to hear more about them.
The little references to Channing may be my favorite part, made more interesting and poignant probably by having read How To Marry A Werewolf before I read this (which is chronologically after these events).
Read very much as fan service like Reticence. Even more then the infamous hedgehog incident, I enjoyed the other scheming characters who framed it, included from other series and books to show that everything ties together.