The Easter hols are coming up, and with them (hopefully) plenty of time to curl up with a good book – or, better still, a series of good books!
Our special Easter giveaway comprises ALL FIVE of Gail Carriger’s paranormal steampunk Parasol Protectorate series. (The books are all used and in good condition.)
To enter, just email us at specficnz(at)gmail(dot)com by Wednesday 16 April 2014 with ‘Parasol Protectorate’ in the subject line and your delivery address in the body of the email. P&P free only within New Zealand. This competition is open to SpecFicNZ members, their friends & family, and members of the public. Come one, come all! And while you’re here, why not consider joining?
Alexia Tarabotti is labouring under a great many social tribulations. First, she has no soul. Second, she’s a spinster whose father is both Italian and dead. Third, she was rudely attacked by a vampire, breaking all standards of social etiquette.
Where to go from there? From bad to worse apparently, for Alexia accidentally kills the vampire – and then the appalling Lord Maccon (loud, messy, gorgeous, and werewolf) is sent by Queen Victoria to investigate.
With unexpected vampires appearing and expected vampires disappearing, everyone seems to believe Alexia responsible. Can she figure out what is actually happening to London’s high society? Will her soulless ability to negate supernatural powers prove useful or just plain embarrassing? Finally, who is the real enemy, and do they have treacle tart?