This Chick Read: How to Marry a Werewolf (A Claw and Courtship Novella) by Gail Carriger

Set in Gail Carriger’s Parasol Protectorate and Custard Protocol world, How to Marry a Werewolf is another irreverant romp through a regency England filled with Werewolves and Vampires. Familiar characters fill the pages even though this novels heroine is a new entry. American Faith Wigglesworth is leaving the gossip behind and traveling to England to hopefully meet and marry a werewolf. Her dirigible lands and she immediately faces off with a familiar face an irritatingly grumpy Major Channing.

Faith doesn’t realize that Channing is an actual werewolf and stands firm, arguing against his manhandling of her precious collection of rocks. Not used to this lack of fear, Channing can’t help but be curious over this American, a curiosity that comes to the attention of his Alpha Biffy, who can’t help but matchmake.

Even though How to Marry a Werewolf is a novella, Carriger is able to build a back story for Faith that gives her character depth making her three dimensional. If you’ve read past novels (and you should before reading this novella!) Channing is a familiar face. Always growly and at times rather inhumanly wolfy, it’s surprising to see him as a romantic lead. However, somehow it works! Faith needs that strength that Channing has an overabundance of, and they seem to be the Yin to the others Yang. I really enjoyed their complicated flirtation and dramatic declarations!

It would benefit you to have read the Parasol Protectorate series, if not also the Custard Protocol, which is about the next generation although the supernatural set lives a few hundred years, so those characters pop in and out of both. However, if you do pick this up without that advance knowledge of this world I do think you’ll like the romance in this story. It has strength, verve and gives you all the feels.


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This Chicks Sunday Commentary: This is Why a New York Times Bestselling Author Changed Her Pen Name to G. L. Carriger: On Pseudonyms, Cover Art & Reader Betrayal (Important for Writers) by Author Gail Carriger

I am a big fan of Gail Carriger’s Parasol Protectorate, Custard Protocol series and her YA series The Finishing School. I have reviewed a few of her books and occassionally read her newsletters to keep up with what she has coming out and is working on. Lo and Behold, tonight I read this fabulous article about why or really what cover art should say about what is in your novel. I totally agree with the importance of portraying what’s inside the book correctly. I think I have mentioned this a time or two… It’s fascinating to hear from the authors viewpoint. She also talks about her slight change in pen name when she writes from genre to genre. Her reasons make total sense when writing a clean YA, steampuk, to a raunchier adult, LGBTQ novel.

Anyways, you can read the article yourself because I have pasted it below.

If you read to the very bottom you will see a quote from THE READING CHICK ( yes ME!) from a review I wrote for Prudence. Color me shocked when I saw that! And VERY pleased!

So please enjoy Ms. Carrigers thoughts, she is a super talented writer, well spoken, and really knows what she’s talking about.

Deb (The Reading Chick)

This is Why a New York Times Bestselling Author Changed Her Pen Name to G. L. Carriger: On Pseudonyms, Cover Art & Reader Betrayal (Important for Writers)


This Chick Read: Imprudence (The Custard Protocol #2) by Gail Carriger

Imprudence continues the adventures started in Prudence with Rue and her friends in their dirigible The Spotted Custard.  I have been a fan of all of Gail Carriger’s series, and one of the things I love the most is how her characters from each series are tied to each other. Continue reading “This Chick Read: Imprudence (The Custard Protocol #2) by Gail Carriger”

This Chick’s Audible Review: Prudence by Gail Carriger (read by Moira Quirk)

I have read Gail Carriger’s Parasol Protecterate series and listened to her Etiquette and Espionage series, so when Prudence came out, the first in the Custard Protocol series, I immediately put it on my TBR list. Yep, it took me a year and a half, the impetus being that the second book in this series, Imprudence, is out. I do love being able to quickly move on to the second book! Continue reading “This Chick’s Audible Review: Prudence by Gail Carriger (read by Moira Quirk)”

This Chick Read: Gail Carriger-Manners and Mutiny

How amazing would it be if you were a teenage girl sent to finishing school as punishment, but were in fact being sent to an Espionage school, in a dirigible!  This is the case for Sophronia, and the other young ladies sent to Madame Geraldine’s in the Finishing school series.  A prequel to the Parasol Protectorate series, this is the last of four books. Continue reading “This Chick Read: Gail Carriger-Manners and Mutiny”