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Publisher Description

Gay. Victorian. Werewolves. Everything you wanted from dandy shifters but were afraid to read.


Biffy, newly minted Alpha of the London Pack, is not having a good Christmas. His Beta abandoned him, his werewolves object to his curtain choices, and someone keeps leaving babies on his doorstep.


Professor Randolph Lyall returns home to London after twenty years abroad, afraid of what he might find. With his pack in chaos and his Alpha in crisis, it will take all his Beta efficiency to set everything to rights. Perhaps, in the process, he may even determine how to mend his own heart.

From the comedic mind of New York Times bestseller Gail Carriger comes a charming love story set in her popular steampunk Parasolverse. Featuring the long-awaited reunion between everyone's favorite quietly capable Beta and the werewolf Alpha dandy who let him slip away.

This sweet romance is full of unexpected babysitting, holiday decorations, and no small amount of pining. Look for surprise appearances from popular side characters and the occasional strategic application of italics.

The Supernatural Society novellas stand alone and may be read in any order. But if you're a stickler, this story chronologically follows Imprudence, and ties specifically to events in Timeless.

Delicate Sensibilities?

Contains men who love other men and have waited decades to do so.

Sci-Fi & Fantasy
November 5
Draft2Digital, LLC

Customer Reviews

Airvamp12 ,

Werewolves love

I have read Gail’s series and her characters are full of life and personality that you fall in love with them and care about their happiness. So to finally get Biffy and Lyall story makes my fan girl heart happy. This a a must read and I would love to read more in the future.

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RoadrunnerReader ,

Gail teased us that there was a reason why Lyall's hair was long

Gail teased us that there was a reason why Lyall's hair was long and she didn't disappoint us! So amazing.

We start off with a little close-up of what exactly transpired between Lyall and Biffy when they were hooking up so long ago, before Lyall went to atone for his sins. Biffy is just as wonderful as ever and settling in as an Alpha. Lyall comes back, and it's awkward. There's the requisite romance slow tension where you want to tell them just to have a conversation.

Throughout the beginning, there's a bit of a mystery why there are babies being left on the mansion's doorstep. That's fun.

If you like Carriger's other books and same gender pairings, you'll like this one.

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