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Friday, February 8, 2013

Blog Tour: Etiquette & Espionage; Music / Modern Weaponries

Welcome to the next stop in Little Brown's Office Etiquette and Espionage Blog Tour! I'm thrilled to have author Gail Carriger on the blog today to talk about Music/Modern Weaponries.

Music/Modern Weaponries

Hi Gail! Welcome to Mundie Moms. If you could make yourself a clockwork weapon, what would it look like and what would it do?
I would like a holstered version of a crank heater that could boilwater in a mug, so I could have tea on the go!

We hear that dancing is a required skill for all Finishing School ladies. Which is the most challenging to master?
The waltz is very challenging because of the intimacy entailed, but every young lady struggles with the quadrille, particularly if she has to pass secret notes at the same time.

What is a memorable piece of music that either makes your heart skip a beat, or makes you think of a dashing young man?
“Cup of Brown Job” by Professor Elemental. It does both in the best possible way and for the most excellent reason.

What's your favorite weapon to practice with?
The pen, of course. Mightier as it may be...

In between all the lessons at school, what are the ladies’ most common leisure activity?
For these young ladies, spying on each other, the teachers, and the staff—not necessarily in that order.

Thank you Gail for visiting with us today! 

About the Book:

Published by: Little Brown
Released on: 2/5/2013
Purchase from: Amazon | Barnes & Noble

It's one thing to learn to curtsy properly. It's quite another to learn to curtsy and throw a knife at the same time. Welcome to Finishing School.

Sophronia Temminnick at 14 is a great trial more interested in dismantling clocks and climbing trees than proper manners -- and the family can only hope that company never sees her atrocious curtsy. Her poor mother, desperate for her daughter to become a proper lady, enrolls the lively tomboy in Mademoiselle Geraldine's Finishing Academy for Young Ladies of Quality.

But young ladies learn to finish...everything. Certainly, they learn the fine arts of dance, dress, and etiquette, but they also learn to deal out death, diversion, and espionage -- in the politest possible ways, of course. Sophronia and her friends are in for a rousing first year's education.

You can find out more about Etiquette and Espionage by stop by Little Brown's Finishing School page and by following the Official FINISHING SCHOOL Tumblr

Catch Gail LIVE! Gail is doing a LIVE AT THE LOUNGE author video chat with fans on February 12, 2013. Fans are encouraged to RSVP, sign-in and join the conversation on the day. Gail will be wearing a tea hat and encouraging fans to come with their very best millinery… and there may even be tea served. This is an unique chance for fans to interact with Gail and ask questions face-to-face.

The Giveaway: 
Thank you to Little Brown I have an Etiquette & Espionage prize pack to giveaway to one lucky blog tour follower. To enter, please fill out the form below.

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  1. Is this an international giveaway?

    I recently picked up Gail's first book from the Parasol Protectorate series, because I learned she will be in my town in November - I plan on reading all the books by then :) I've heard raving reviews of all of them, and this new YA series sounds wonderful. Thanks for the contest :)

  2. This book sounds like so much fun, I completely adore the cover, and I'm so so so excited to read this. One of my most anticipated reads of 2013

  3. This book looks so good!! I love spy books.

  4. I am excited about this series!

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  5. This book looks awesome! I have heard great things about the author!

  6. This book looks so amazing! I love the premise.

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  7. I'm SO excited to read this book! It sounds fantastic!

    Halee @ Confessions of a Book Addict

  8. I'm excited to read this book!

  9. I'm so excited for this release!! I loved her Parasol Protectorate series.

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  10. I love spy books. Can't wait for this.
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  11. I'm ridiculously excited for this series :D

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  12. So if this is a blog tour, where is the link to the other blogs? I have looked on the author's site, the book site and on the tumblr page and I cannot find any other blogs. I am interested in seeing the other posts about the book.

  13. I can't wait to read this book! I've been dying to get it since I first heard about it!!! Thanks for the chance to win!


  14. I am eager to read this book. It sounds so good.

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  15. Happy to, this looks like an excellent book. carlscott(at)prodigy(dot)net(dot)mx

  16. I've enjoyed The Parasol Protectorate, and I'm really excited that Gail Carriger has written a YA series. I'm excited for more of the quirk and wit that made me love Alexia Tarabotti's adventures.

  17. picked this one as the book for my bookclub in March, so excited to start it!

  18. This looks madly fun! Cannot wait to read.

  19. I love her Timeless series, so I'm sure I'll enjoy this one too!

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  20. Looks like a great read!

  21. What a great interview! Gail sounds like such fun - the kind of person with whom I would love to sit down and have tea :)

  22. Thanks! I've been wanting to read this one!
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  23. Sounds amazing! Thanks for the chance


  24. I want to read this so badly.
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  25. I have been DYING to read this book. I just requested last week for my library to get it, because they were stupid and didn't order any copies of the book.

  26. really looking forward to reading this!

  27. Thanks for the giveaway!

  28. I really enjoyed the 5 chapter sample on amazon. I can't wait to start this series! Thanks for the giveaway!
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  29. I watched the book trailer of this book and it was interesting. I'd love to read books about spies and stuff like that. Hopefully, I win this giveaway. :]


  30. I am so excited about this book!
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