Meat Cute: The Hedgehog Incident

GAIL CARRIGER LLC

Narrated by Emma Newman

1 hr 13 min
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From the comedic mind of New York Times bestseller Gail Carriger comes the much requested prequel short story to Soulless. Narrated by the wonderful Emma Newman!

Alexia Tarabotti attends what appears to be a very dull London party, until the new werewolf Alpha turns up, is unconscionably rude to her, and sits on a hedgehog.

Don't miss this charming novelette featuring the very first encounter between the Parasolverse's most popular power couple, preternatural Alexia and supernatural Lord Conall Maccon.

Look out for cheeky appearances from other much beloved characters, not to mention the strategic application of a certain wicker chicken.

"This intoxicatingly witty parody will appeal to a wide cross-section of romance, fantasy and steampunk fans." ~ Publishers Weekly, starred review (Soulless)

Alexia has been described as Buffy the Vampire Slayer meets Jane Austen!

A Note On Chronology

Set in the spring of 1872 this story occurs just prior to events chronicled in The Parasol Protectorate series (featuring Alexia and Conall) and after those in Defy or Defend.

This is a quick listen at 9000 words (about 15 printed pages) available in print only as part of Fan Service (collected Supernatural Society omnibus). It is best enjoyed if you are already familiar with Gail Carriger's gaslight universe and comedy of manners style, as it was written specifically with her fans in mind.

Also by Gail Carriger set in the Parasolverse

The Finishing School series

The Delightfully Deadly novellas

The Parasol Protectorate series

The Supernatural Society novellas

The Custard Protocol series

The Claw & Courtship novellas

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Publisher
GAIL CARRIGER LLC
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Published on
Dec 12, 2019
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Duration
1h 13m 45s
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ISBN
9781944751470
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Science Fiction / Steampunk
Fiction / Short Stories (single author)
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Eligible for Family Library

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