Parlormaid seeks scientist!
From New York Times bestselling author Gail Carriger comes a delightful lesbian Victorian romance featuring a maid bent on seducing an imprisoned cross-dressing inventor.
Imogene Hale is a lowly parlormaid with a soul-crushing secret. Desperate to understand her own desires, she takes work at a local vampire hive, only to fall in love with the amazing lady inventor the vampires have imprisoned in their potting shed.
Genevieve Lefoux is lonely, brilliant, and French. Obsessed with her cogs and devices she refuses to risk her heart. With culture, class, and the scientist herself set against the match, can Imogene and her duster win Genevieve's love, or will the vampires suck both of them dry?
"Carriger excels at wry humor and clever phrasing, and her ensemble cast is thoroughly charming and satisfyingly diverse. There's a genuine sense of whimsy and fun running throughout this story, making it a treat for fans of the series." ~ Publishers Weekly (Competence)
Set in Carriger's popular steampunk Parasolverse, this story is full of class prejudice, elusive equations, and paranormal creatures taking tea. Perfect for those who enjoy Jenny Frame or Sarah Waters only bonus light-hearted urban fantasy. If Jane Austen dated Gentlemen Jack this charming stand-alone romance would be it.
Supernatural Society stories can be read in any order, but if you're a stickler, this book falls in between the Parasol Protectorate series and the Custard Protocol series. Want more Sapphic ladies from Gail? Try Competence. Meet Imogene and Genevieve again in Reticence.
This story contains women pleasing women and ladies who know what they want and pursue it, sometimes in exquisite detail.
Also by Gail Carriger set in the Parasolverse
The Finishing School series (start with Etiquette & Espionage)
The Delightfully Deadly novellas
The Parasol Protectorate series (start with Soulless)
The Supernatural Society novellas
The Custard Protocol series (start with Prudence)
The Claw & Courtship novellas
As G L Carriger
The San Andreas Shifter series (start with The Sumage Solution)
The 5th Gender
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One of the things I love the most about Carriger’s writing is her characters-even in her fantasy/sci-fi/steampunk world the characters feel so real, even the so-called side characters. These novellas are fantastic- it’s so great to see more into these characters (and Genevieve Lefoux has always been one of my favorites)!