Fangirl Friday: Win an audiobook of Gail Carriger’s F/F novella!

And the winners are:
Vennic and Amy! WOOOOOO!
Thanks for playing, all!

HI, peeps!

So today we have some awesome going on in that the fabulous steampunk author Gail Carriger (hard “g” in her surname) contacted me and let me know that she’s got TWO audiobook copies of her F/F romance novella Romancing the Inventor available to give away and would we like to do that at Women and Words?

Hmmm. Let me think about it…



Gail stopped by for an interview with me here at Women and Words not too long ago to chat about the release of this novella and to give away an ebook copy. So if you missed that, you can hit the link and check it out.

In the meantime, here’s a synopsis of Romancing the Inventor:

A steampunk lesbian romance featuring a maid bent on seducing a brilliant scientist who’s too brokenhearted to notice. Or is she?

Imogene Hale is a lowly parlourmaid with a soul-crushing secret. Seeking solace, she takes work at a local hive, only to fall desperately in love with the amazing lady inventor the vampires are keeping in the potting shed.

Genevieve Lefoux is heartsick, lonely, and French. With culture, class, and the lady herself set against the match, can Imogene and her duster overcome all odds and win Genevieve’s heart, or will the vampires suck both of them dry?

This is a stand-alone LBGTQ sweet romance set in Gail Carriger’s Parasolverse, full of class prejudice, elusive equations, and paranormal creatures taking tea. Supernatural Society novellas can be read in any order. Look for surprise appearances from popular Parasolverse characters and the occasional strategic application of cognac.

If you’re familiar with Carriger’s work, you know that this is another fabulous romp set in her paranormal steampunk alt-Victorian universe. If you’re not familiar with her work, here’s your chance to listen to it as an audiobook!

And if you’re interested in the story behind the story and how Gail developed the characters, click here.

If you’d like to get in on this drawing, just leave a comment below. We’ll hold the drawing Tuesday, 21 February at 10 PM EST! Make sure you include an email address in the comment fill-out form, but don’t put it in the comment body. We’re trying to save you from spambots.

NOTE: you’ll need an Audible account to access the file if you win. If you don’t already have one, don’t worry! Just sign up for one. It’s easy-peasy. 🙂

Good luck and may the odds be ever in your favor!

Gail Carriger writes steampunk comedies of manners mixed with paranormal romance. Her books include the Parasol Protectorate, Custard Protocol, Supernatural Society, and Delightfully Deadly series for adults, and the Finishing School series for young adults. She is published in many languages and has over a dozen NYT bestsellers via seven different lists (#1 in Manga). She was once an archaeologist and is overly fond of shoes, octopuses, and tea.

Website (don’t forget to catch her author blog and retro rack fashion blog)
Twitter (@gailcarriger)



  1. Oh, wow, love her books. She was my first introduction to Steampunk literature and I made my book group read the Parasol Protectorate series after my doctor pointed me in her direction (don’t you all exchange book recommendations with your doctors? :)). I haven’t picked up Steampunk as a favorite genre, but I’ve definitely picked her up as an author I love to read and recommend.


  2. Seriously, what’s better on a Friday than a chance to win a free book? I haven’t had a chance yet to read or listen to any of Gail Carriger’s books but I love steampunk. Who doesn’t??


  3. I have never heard of this author but I am seriously intrigued. The vampires keep the inventor in a potting shed? You had me at vampires. And I have never read steampunk so this should be a real treat. Thanks for keeping me cool!


  4. The blurb sounds fascinating and should be used in creative writing classes as a way to entice a reader… so many eclectic unconnected words in a few paragraphs! If this is indicative of her writing I’m definitely looking up this author. Thanks, as ever, Women and Words for a new source of entertainment for me…


  5. i love her love her love her love her. highly recommend all her adventures! many are delightful YA with ittle or no romantic subtext. but a few have LGBT steam!


  6. Never read any steam punk, sounds intriguing and fun, please could me for the draw (asumming they are available via UK auditable) thanks


  7. I NEED this book in my life! I’ve been holding off on the ebook because I have so many in my tbr pile already! But I’m always looking for more lesfic audiobooks! Awesome news.


  8. Oh my how exciting this would be my introduction to the steampunk genre and what would make it even more exciting is the fact that the draw takes place on my birthday – what a gift that would be!


  9. After listening to your interview with Carriger I read and loved the Parasol Protectorate. Thank you for the introduction.

    Romancing the Inventor is on my To Read list. One way or another I see it in my future.


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