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Meat Cute

(2020)
(A book in the Parasol Protectorate series)
A Novella by

 
 
From the comedic mind of New York Times bestseller Gail Carriger comes the much requested prequel short story to Soulless.

Alexia Tarabotti attends what appears to be a very dull London party, until the new werewolf Alpha turns up, is unconscionably rude to her, and sits on a hedgehog.

Don't miss this charming novelette featuring the very first encounter between the Parasolverse's most popular power couple, preternatural Alexia and supernatural Lord Conall Maccon.

Look out for cheeky appearances from other much beloved characters, not to mention the strategic application of a certain wicker chicken.

"This intoxicatingly witty parody will appeal to a wide cross-section of romance, fantasy and steampunk fans." ~ Publishers Weekly, starred review (Soulless)

Alexia has been described as Buffy the Vampire Slayer meets Jane Austen!

A Note On Chronology

Set in the spring of 1872 this story occurs just prior to events chronicled in The Parasol Protectorate series (featuring Alexia and Conall) and after those in Defy or Defend. Alexia also appears briefly in Romancing the Inventor, and Conall and England’s most scandalous wolf pack are referenced in The Finishing School series. Want more hot gruff werewolf gentlemen and practical tough ladies? Try How to Marry a Werewolf.

This is a quick read at 9000 words (about 15 printed pages) available in print only as part of Fan Service (collected Supernatural Society omnibus). It is best read if you are already familiar with Gail Carriger's gaslight universe and comedy of manners style, as it was written specifically with her fans in mind.


The Parasol Protectorate Series

    Soulless
    Changeless
    Blameless
    Heartless
    Timeless


Also by Gail Carriger set in the Parasolverse

    The Curious Case of the Werewolf that Wasn’t

    The Finishing School series (start with Etiquette & Espionage)

    The Delightfully Deadly novellas

    The Parasol Protectorate series

    The Supernatural Society novellas

    The Custard Protocol series (start with Prudence)

    The Claw & Courtship novellas (try Defy or Defend)


As G L Carriger

    The San Andreas Shifter series (start with The Sumage Solution)

    The 5th Gender


Genre: Urban Fantasy

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Used availability for Gail Carriger's Meat Cute

Audio Editions

January 2020 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Meat Cute: The Hedgehog Incident: Parasol Protectorate, Book 0
Author(s): Gail Carriger
Publisher: Gail Carriger LLC
Availability: Amazon   


January 2020 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: Meat Cute: The Hedgehog Incident: Parasol Protectorate, Book 0
Author(s): Gail Carriger
Publisher: Gail Carriger LLC
Availability: Amazon AU   


January 2020 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Meat Cute: The Hedgehog Incident: Parasol Protectorate, Book 0
Author(s): Gail Carriger
Publisher: Gail Carriger LLC
Availability: Amazon CA   


January 2020 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Meat Cute: The Hedgehog Incident: Parasol Protectorate, Book 0
Author(s): Gail Carriger
Publisher: Gail Carriger LLC
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

February 2020 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Meat Cute: The Hedgehog Incident (Parasol Protectorate Book 0)
Author(s): Gail Carriger
Publisher: GAIL CARRIGER LLC
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU