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Romancing the Inventor

(2016)
(The first book in the Supernatural Society series)
A Novella by

 
 
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.

FEATHER DUSTER

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.

LEATHER GOGGLES

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.

Delicate Sensibilities?

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


Genre: Paranormal Romance

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Paperback Editions

October 2016 : USA Paperback
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Title: Romancing the Inventor: A Supernatural Society Novella
Author(s): Gail Carriger
ISBN: 1-944751-07-6 / 978-1-944751-07-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: GAIL CARRIGER LLC
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


Audio Editions

January 2017 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Romancing the Inventor: A Supernatural Society Novella
Author(s): Gail Carriger
Publisher: GAIL CARRIGER LLC
Availability: Amazon   


January 2017 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: Romancing the Inventor: A Supernatural Society Novella
Author(s): Gail Carriger
Publisher: GAIL CARRIGER LLC
Availability: Amazon AU   


January 2017 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Romancing the Inventor: A Supernatural Society Novella
Author(s): Gail Carriger
Publisher: GAIL CARRIGER LLC
Availability: Amazon CA   


January 2017 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Romancing the Inventor: A Supernatural Society Novella
Author(s): Gail Carriger
Publisher: GAIL CARRIGER LLC
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

November 2016 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Romancing the Inventor: A Supernatural Society Novella
Author(s): Gail Carriger
Publisher: GAIL CARRIGER LLC
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU