Tuesday, November 5, 2013

video for curtsies and conspiracies

The official music video for New York Times bestselling author Gail Carriger's steampunk book series, Finishing School. "Curtsies and Conspiracies (book 2)" and "Etiquette and Espionage (book 1)" are now available at your favorite bookstore.


While at Bunson and Lacroix's Polytech for boys
They emphasize the joys of deadly little toys,

At Mademoiselle Geraldine's School for proper young killing machines
The curriculum on the whole
Is certainly more droll

But all the things that go on,
She'd hate to know, hate to know
All the things that go on...

And if you find you're irritable Uptop in the dirigible
Down below, the Sooties know a thing or two you mightn't
On Mademoiselle Geraldine's, nothing's really what it seems
But the curriculum, you will find, may give you some excitement

But all the things that go on,
She'd hate to know, hate to know
But all the things that go on,
She'd hate to know, hate to know
All the things that go on...


Sophronia's first year at Mademoiselle Geraldine's Finishing Academy for Young Ladies of Quality has certainly been rousing!  For one thing, finishing school is training her to be a spy--won't Mumsy be surprised?  Furthermore, Sophronia got mixed up in an intrigue over a stolen device and had a cheese pie thrown at her in a most horrid display of poor manners.

Now, as she sneaks around the dirigible school, eavesdropping on the teachers' quarters and making clandestine climbs to the ship's boiler room, she learns that there may be more to a field trip to London than is apparent at first.  A conspiracy is afoot--one with dire implications for both supernaturals and humans.  Sophronia must rely on her training to discover who is behind the dangerous plot-and survive the London Season with a full dance card.

In this sequel to New York Times bestselling Etiquette and Espionage, class is back in session with more petticoats and poison, tea trays and treason.  Gail's distinctive voice, signature humor, and lush steampunk setting are sure to be the height of fashion this season.

New York Times Bestselling author Gail Carriger writes to cope with being raised in obscurity by an expatriate Brit and an incurable curmudgeon.  She survived her early years by reading most of her local library and memorizing Greek battles.  Eventually, she escaped small town life and inadvertently acquired several degrees in Higher Learning.  In pursuit of further finishing, Ms. Carriger traveled the historic cities of Europe, subsisting entirely on biscuits secreted in her handbag.  She now resides in the Colonies, surrounded by fantastic shoes, where she insists on tea imported from London.

The Parasol Protectorate books are: Soulless, Changeless, Blameless, Heartless and Timeless. Soulless won the ALA's Alex Award. Manga versions of the first two books release in 2012 (Soulless Vol. 1 and Vol. 2) and Soulless: The Manga, Vol. 3 is due out Nov. 19, 2013.  The first in her young adult Finishing School series, Etiquette and Espionage debuted at #9 on New York Times bestseller list.  The second in the series, Curtsies and Conspiracies is due out Nov. 2013.