The Parasol Protectorate novels!

 PARASOLS! 
 PARASOLS! 
It's rare that I will take the time and effort to promote a novel, even if I am a rampant reader who consumes books faster than a block of good chocolate, but these simply need to be promoted!  
  

I discovered these through my darling husband who spotted the novel in a magazine we occasionally get Sci Fi Now he ranted at me about it and ended up making me "begrudgingly" purchase the books from our local Waterstones, after a few failed starts on other books I deigned to pick up the book and give my whining husband a chance to thrill me with his suggestions.. and by god did he ever! 
  

For those of us who are madly in love with Mr Darcy, long to be part of a world where a day dress is formed with silk and taffeta teamed with a darling little hat, bustle and pair of hand woven gloves, where men were men who fought for your honour and tipped their hats at you then these books are the right direction.. but then the wonderful Author Gail Carriger decided to add a little bit of Supernatural, some handsome as hell Werewolves (that leave our darling Mr Darcy wanting), a flamboyantly gay Vampire, a lead character who is curvy, smart and just a bit lacking in the SOUL department...rounded off with a dollop of Steampunk... you get one of the most amazing stories I have ever read! 
  


I have not stopped gushing since I began reading them and am now onto the third book, having been left with a breathtaking cliffhanger, I simply do not have much more time to write this blog as I have a book to read! 
 
 Beware the Octopus...
 Beware the Octopus...
I have yet to allow husband to read them as he is hoeing through his own Drizzt books so I can not say if they are "male" suitable, but I can tell you they are superbly written, with great wit and class, deep and well thought out character description, exquisite settings, delightful humour... god I could go on.. Just go out and get them and start reading NOW! they are not for the faint of heart, the detail and description is wordy and well thought out, so if your used to reading simply books, I would avoid ;)
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