Gail Carriger's Changeless and a Contest


Gail Carriger's Changeless and a Contest

Gail Carriger's Changeless and a Contest

I'm a huge fan of Gail Carriger's debut novel Soulless, the first novel of The Parasol Protectorate series. I wrote a very mini review of Soulless in November:

Soulless is the 1st book in the Parasol Protectorate series. Soulless is a steampunky comedy of manners with werewolves and vampires and more set in Victorian London. Oh my. The leading lady, Alexia Tarabotti, does not give in to the confines of Victorian England, which leads to some humouros and dangerous situations. Miss Tarabotti a preternatural - no soul. Her preternatural ability negates those of the supernatural. Let's just say that there is something mysterious afoot. Steep a cup of your favorite tea, get comfy, and enjoy a great read.

On March 30th, the second novel in the series was released. It's titled Changeless. I've just started reading Changeless and will post my thoughts about it here when I've finished.

Gail Carriger's Changeless and a Contest

I haven't included the blurb from the back of Changeless because it does give away some of Soulless.

To celebrate the release of Changeless, I'm going to give away a copy of the book along with this stunning necklace by Synde Korman of Cemetery Cat Designs.

A large sterling silver over brass octopus is framed by beautiful sea blue crackle agates and sterling silver beads from Bali. Sterling silver chain and an antique hook clasp are the finishing touches. 18". Octopus is about 2.5"x 2.00

Gail Carriger's Changeless and a Contest
(Description and photo courtesy of Cemetery Cat Designs)

If you've read the first book, Soulless, you'll know why I chose an octopus. If you haven't read the first book, you should. Really.

Here's what you do: leave a comment telling us what you are reading and what you think of it. We’ll put all the names in the DubbleBubble receptacle and pull out a name. If you tweet the contest, we’ll put your name in for the tweet as well. You can tweet as much as you like, but it only counts once. If you also mention the contest on Facebook, we’ll add your name again. You can mention it on Facebook a zillion times, but you only get one extra entry. You can also mention the contest on your blog to get another entry. So you can get your name placed in the receptacle a maximum of 4 times (comment, tweet, FB mention, blog mention). Provide us a link in the comments so we know that you tweeted or Facebooked or blogged.

The contest is open to all humans on the planet earth with a mailing address. Contest ends at 11:59pm Eastern Time on Monday, April 12, 2010.

87 Comments on The Qwillery: Gail Carriger's Changeless and a Contest

  • lrhubble
    on April 12, 2010 | 00:05 lrhubblesaid :
    "I am currently reading Coming Undone by Lauren Dane. It is a great mix of hot and emotion. Really enjoy reading about the characters and getting into the story. It is related to Laid Bare but I think it can be read as a stand alone just a lot better for reading them both. :-)

  • Mindy
    on April 11, 2010 | 16:25 Mindysaid :
    "Great contest!
    I read Souless and LOVED it, can't wait to start reading for Changeless.
    I'm currently reading Colleen Thompson's "Touch of Evil" It's a great read for mystery/romance lovers.
    I Twittered & Facebooked - Rainboweyes41 - Mina Gerhart

    Mina Gerhart,"
  • WhimsyEveryday
    on April 11, 2010 | 14:41 WhimsyEverydaysaid :
    "I'm currently reading some very boring books about teams and team work for school... I have an entire list ready to go on my Nook for summer break. Including Christopher Moore's latest.
    I'm very excited about Changeless, I'm sure it's going to be awesome."
  • FD
    on April 11, 2010 | 12:23 FDsaid :
    "Most recently read: Sylvia Loch, Invisible Riding.
    Most recent genre read: A Local Habitation by Seanan McGuire, which was awesome and well worth the wait to be able to buy it. (Stupid publishers!)

    The octopus necklace is amazingly cute. I was very taken by the octopi in the book, and read carefully for an explanation, so I am hopeful for it to be an ongoing plot thread."
  • kismet
    on April 11, 2010 | 09:02 kismetsaid :
    "love the necklace:)"
  • Anonymous
    on April 10, 2010 | 13:58 Anonymoussaid :
    "I would love to have the beautiful necklace. I just finshed Soulless and can't wait to read Changeless. Interesting, as I saw a bit of myself in Miss Alexia Tarrabotti...

  • Unknown
    on April 10, 2010 | 12:40 Unknownsaid :
    "Sounds like a great series. Can't wait to read it. Neckless looks really cute"
  • Debby
    on April 10, 2010 | 12:23 Debbysaid :
    "What a great contest! Ihave never read a steampunk novel but they sound so intriguing. I should make this one my first.
    debby236 at att dot net"
  • Holly
    on April 10, 2010 | 11:16 Hollysaid :
    "I'm currently reading A Girl's Guide to Vampires. It took a few chapters to draw me in, but I'm in the groove now.

    Fab contest - the book is on my to read list and love the bling."
    on April 09, 2010 | 17:54 ~THE OPTIMISTIC PESSIMIST ~said :
    "Ohhhhh Beautimus! Awesome job Psynde!~! Cool contest Q,
    I am reading Ruined by Paula Morris. I am about 2/3rds through.
    This book is a delightful historic ghost story. I am enjoying learning so much about New Orleans past. Paula Morris is quite the story teller. I am sooo very sucked in. She describes the surrounding in such a visual way you can truly picture it.

    Lifkdasux at aol dot com"
  • Dawn Fausett
    on April 09, 2010 | 15:37 Dawn Fausettsaid :
    "I'm currently reading Michele Bardsley's Broken Heart series. Not just one but several at a time, I know this kind of defeats the purpose but...its just the way I read! I just love her Oklahoma take on things!!"
  • bookaholic
    on April 09, 2010 | 14:40 bookaholicsaid :
    "I am currently reading Vampire Diaries 2. Well I didn't quite like the previous book because I though Elana suffered from narcissism. This book however seems better,maybe cos I have got used to her character!
    I Tweeted-
    Blog post-
    Posted on Facebook-!/profile.php?v=wall&story_fbid=113452445348366&id=100000126953872&ref=nf

    Thanks for such a lovely giveaway.I’d love love love to win Changeless and the necklace is so cool too!! *begs*
  • Kim
    on April 08, 2010 | 22:34 Kimsaid :
    "Currently I'm rereading Changes by Jim Butcher.
    The book is really pivitol, Harry finds out just how far he'll go with the correct motivation. I can't wait for the next book to see the real fall out from some of the choices he made in this one.

    And the necklace is super cute!

    Tweeted too."
  • Miss Bohemia
    on April 08, 2010 | 18:24 Miss Bohemiasaid :
    "Great blog & great competition, especially as it's international so I can enter it too :-)

    I just finished reading Soulless and loved it so would love to have a copy of Changeless & the 'Octopus' necklace.

    I tweeted too

    I also have a 'Beautiful Blogger' award for your wonderful blog :-)

    Best wishes!

  • Aik
    on April 08, 2010 | 09:10 Aiksaid :
    "I tweeted:

    aikychien at yahoo dot com"
  • Aik
    on April 08, 2010 | 09:09 Aiksaid :
    "I'm currently reading Thyme In A Flask. It's quite interesting, but the book cover needs some improvement.

    aikychien at yahoo dot com"
  • Unknown
    on April 08, 2010 | 06:51 Unknownsaid :
    "I've just started "The Long Price Quartet" by Daniel Abraham, and after the first hundred pages I'm feeling very happy there are still 12 hundreds left. A believable world and good political and poetical intrigue."
  • Unknown
    on April 08, 2010 | 06:48 Unknownsaid :
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  • buddyt
    on April 08, 2010 | 03:13 buddytsaid :
    "I have just finished reading Best Served Cold by Joe Anercrombie. It is the first book of his I have read and I am still in two minds about how I feel about his writing. However I will get hold of another of his books before deciding.

    Thanks for the giveaway.

    Carol T"
  • EVA SB
    on April 07, 2010 | 19:21 EVA SBsaid :
    "I'm reading Wolf Hall and loving every minute of it. The book is well written and historically interesting.

    I tweeted

    I posted to my sidebar"
  • Spav
    on April 07, 2010 | 17:48 Spavsaid :
    "I'm reading The Seventh Witch by Shirley Daamsgard (7th book on the Abby and Ophelia Mysteries) and I'm loving it so far.

  • Reading
    on April 07, 2010 | 16:49 Readingsaid :
    "What a great giveaway!! I am reading Circus of the Damned by Laurell K. Hamilton. I really like it.

    lizzi0915 at aol dot com"
  • tetewa
    on April 07, 2010 | 15:57 tetewasaid :
    "I'm currently reading Staked by J. F. Lewis and I'm enjoying it!"
  • k_sunshine1977
    on April 07, 2010 | 13:44 k_sunshine1977said :
    "well, it's soulless has moved from my huge tbr pile to the next book to be read! and the necklace is gorgeous!

    right now i'm reading mistress of the art of death by ariana franklin, but i'm only two chapters into it - so far so good though..."
  • Anonymous
    on April 07, 2010 | 11:41 Anonymoussaid :
    "I'm currently reading The Outlaw Demon Wails by Kim Harrison and I'm loving it!"
  • Blodeuedd
    on April 07, 2010 | 10:44 Blodeueddsaid :
    "Loved book 1, it was so much fun :D Have to read book 2.

    I am reading An earl to enchant at the moment, by AMelia Grey. Have not read much but he has already mistaken her for the courtesan he hired, oops"
  • Lindsay Frost
    on April 07, 2010 | 10:37 Lindsay Frostsaid :
    "I would LOVE to win this!
    Thanks!! :D:D:D
    Right now, I am reading Wings and I am enjoying it. :D

  • ClothDragon
    on April 07, 2010 | 10:05 ClothDragonsaid :
    "Changeless helped me leave off my nonfiction reading binge and move back to fiction. Since then I've finished "At Wick's End" and I think, today, I'll be moving on to "Bone Crossed"."
  • RobotMomSews
    on April 06, 2010 | 16:11 RobotMomSewssaid :
    "i am reading changeless and i heart this series super hard."
  • Lisa Richards/alterlisa
    on April 05, 2010 | 16:08 Lisa Richards/alterlisasaid :
    "I'm currently reading "The Better Part of Darkness". I do have books 1 & 2 in this series but am waiting to read them all at one time.


    blogged about contest

    alterlisa AT yahoo DOT com"
  • Katy
    on April 05, 2010 | 15:21 Katysaid :
    "I love the give-away!

    I just finished Changeless and it is AMAZING. I need Blameless NOW!

    I'm also working on reading Redeeming Love by Francine Rivers."
  • Ana Vicente Ferreira
    on April 05, 2010 | 15:17 Ana Vicente Ferreirasaid :
    "I'm currently reading "Clockwork Heart" by Dru Pagliassotti and I'm enjoying it. Something more coherent than that only after I finish the book."
  • Allison
    on April 05, 2010 | 15:16 Allisonsaid :
    "thanks for the contest!

    I'm currently reading Wives & Daughters by Elizabeth Gaskell. I like it well enough, but not nearly as much as Gaskell's North & South."
  • Kt J
    on April 05, 2010 | 12:29 Kt Jsaid :
    "Currently between books. Finnished Changeless just a few days ago though. Loved it. can hardly wait for Blameless to come out."
  • Anonymous
    on April 05, 2010 | 12:29 Anonymoussaid :
    "Currently between books. Finnished Changeless just a few days ago though. Loved it. can hardly wait for Blameless to come out."
  • CrystalGB
    on April 05, 2010 | 11:59 CrystalGBsaid :
    "I am reading The Accidental Demonslayer by Angie Fox. It is a fun read. :)

  • Woolybelle
    on April 05, 2010 | 11:37 Woolybellesaid :
    "I am currently re-reading SOULLESS for the fourth time. I am also proofreading the audiobook. WooHoo."
  • Denise Vega
    on April 05, 2010 | 11:24 Denise Vegasaid :
    "I waiting for my book souless to arrive plus I've alreaded ordered the other 2 can't wait to sit back and read them Denise"
  • kittyism
    on April 05, 2010 | 11:17 kittyismsaid :
    "I loved Soulless and I love this necklace!

    Currently, I'm reading Inamorata by Joseph Gangemi. Set in the 1920's, lots of seances... Good stuff."
    on April 04, 2010 | 23:43 FICTION STATE OF MINDsaid :
    "I'm reading The New Dead zombie anthology I'm reading Souless next week in my readathon :)"
  • donnas
    on April 04, 2010 | 23:36 donnassaid :
    "Great contest. I am finishing Fallen by Lauren Kate right now. Looking forward to finishing it tonight and starting Paticia Briggs new one next.

    Blog link -

    Tweet -

    bacchus76 at myself dot com"
  • Ellen Etc
    on April 04, 2010 | 20:54 Ellen Etcsaid :
    "I have my mitts on an advance reading copy of Heidegger's Glasses by Thaisa Frank, which is set to be released on May 25. It's a lyrical story of a band of scribes spared from deportation by the Third Reich because they are "answering" letters written by death camp inmates. The underground bunker built for them in an abandoned mine has been decorated to look like a city street, so as well as joining the literature of the Holocaust, it also is a fascinating addition to the literature of the Underground (such as Neil Gaiman's Neverwhere). I'm in the middle but highly recommend it so far."
  • LSUReader
    on April 04, 2010 | 20:17 LSUReadersaid :
    "I'm reading Erica Spindler's Blood Vines now, and I'm enjoying it. Carriger's books are on my TBR list. Thanks for the contest."
  • Unknown
    on April 04, 2010 | 19:43 Unknownsaid :
    "I loved Soulless!
    I'm about to start Patricia Brigg's Silver Borne."
  • A. K. Alexander
    on April 04, 2010 | 18:01 A. K. Alexandersaid :
    "Re-reading "Soulless" right now because it makes me happy, happy.

    Also posted on my facebook page.!/profile.php?id=728467007&ref=nf"
  • Sheena
    on April 04, 2010 | 17:50 Sheenasaid :
    "I'm reading "The Hearse you Came in On." It's a brilliant read, very funny and almost as sarcastic as Alexia."
  • Notalama
    on April 04, 2010 | 15:37 Notalamasaid :
    "Hey, great contest.

    I'm actually reading Soulless now - it's brilliant. I love steampunk but unfortunately it hasn't really caught on in South Africa, so it's not easy to find

    I tweeted at

    And blogged at

    and Facebooked at"
  • misskallie2000
    on April 04, 2010 | 13:47 misskallie2000said :
    "Thanks for the awesome contest. I am reading Sold to a Laird by Karen Ranney now and really loving it.
    I love the necklace. I love jewlery so this is right up my ally as they say. LOL
    Thanks for the awesome contest and the opportunity to enter.

    misskallie2000 at yahoo dot com"
  • ninefly
    on April 04, 2010 | 13:07 nineflysaid :
    "currently reading: Year of the Horse by Justin Allen
    I'm having a group read with some fellow bloggers, and we all agree that we like some of the side characters more than the main ones
    it's got a nicely diverse cast though, and touches on racial issues, though it's more informative than persuasive, I will be finishing it soon hopefully =)

    I also tweeted:

    thanks for making this international!
  • Mimi Vu
    on April 04, 2010 | 12:52 Mimi Vusaid :
    "Currently reading "House of Leaves" by Mark Z. Danielewski. A very peculiar and strange book but amazingly intriguing!

    Thanks for the totally awesome contest! I loved Soulless!"
  • whitewolfreads
    on April 04, 2010 | 12:46 whitewolfreadssaid :
    "Currently I'm reading Patricia Briggs' Blood Bound. So far so good. I really liked Moon Called and I've also read and liked her spin-off series so I'm hoping the rest of the books are just as good (including the newly released Silver Borne!).

  • Celeste Monroe
    on April 04, 2010 | 02:22 Celeste Monroesaid :
    "I LOVED Soulless and can't wait to get my hands on Changless! Currently I'm reading Captivate by Carrie Jones, it's the sequel to Need, and so far so good. Thank You for the contest!"
  • Anonymous
    on April 04, 2010 | 00:02 Anonymoussaid :
    "Currently not reading anything, but I recently finished "Goddess of the Hunt" by Tessa Dare. I thought it was very well-written and blazed through the first half.



    Thanks for the awesome contest!"
  • Kate
    on April 03, 2010 | 22:13 Katesaid :
    "Wonderful contest idea! I adore Soulless and cannot wait to read Changeless :D

    Currently I am reading Dickens's 'Great Expectations'. I am thoroughly enjoying the myriad of eccentric and amusing characters that often grace a Dickens text, which always complement the darker themes and ideals expressed. I find Pip’s narration fascinating and I love reading about the different life and customs of the early Victorian period.

  • morseren
    on April 03, 2010 | 15:00 morserensaid :
    "I am reading "Clockwork Heart" right now. I am on a real steampunk kick:) Soulless has been by far my favorite!

    I mentioned the contest on FB on my wall.!/morseren?ref=profile


    and my LiveJournal

    Thanks for such a great contest:)

  • Darkreader
    on April 03, 2010 | 11:35 Darkreadersaid :
    "Wow, this series sounds like something I would really enjoy reading!
    Great givaway, Love the Necklace and the book cover!"
  • heatwave16
    on April 03, 2010 | 11:24 heatwave16said :
    "Posted on:

    Facebook -!/hcreely?ref=profile

    twitter -"
  • heatwave16
    on April 03, 2010 | 11:15 heatwave16said :
    "That is some of the coolest bling ever. :)

    I already have Souless on my 2 read list. My honey has currently banned me from buying more books, so I have to sneak. I can't help it...I'm an addict. :)

    I am currently reading Black Magic Sanction by Kim Harrison. I LOVE her Hollows series."
  • Anonymous
    on April 03, 2010 | 02:28 Anonymoussaid :
    "Right now I'm about to start reading True Love and Other Disasters by Rachel Gibson. I've been glomming her books lately :) This one was in my TBR mountain."
  • Anonymous
    on April 03, 2010 | 00:40 Anonymoussaid :
    "I love contests! I just finished Changeless and I loved it! I cannot wait for Blameless! Tonight, I am starting "Queen Victoria Demon Hunter" by A.E. Moorat. Hope it is as good as Changeless"
  • Kimberly B.
    on April 02, 2010 | 23:51 Kimberly B.said :
    "What a great giveaway! That's such a pretty necklace!
    I am reading two books right now: rereading The Forest of Hands and Teeth by Carrie Ryan, and reading for the first time Salt and Silver by Anna Katherine. Because you gotta have a book that fits into your purse, don't you? ;) Anyway, so far they're both great!
    I tweeted the contest @KimBea
  • Melissa (Books and Things)
    on April 02, 2010 | 23:44 Melissa (Books and Things)said :
    "Soulless is on my tbr, and I haven't gotten to it yet. I'd love to have the second in the series to go with it when I do read it.

    I just finished Santa Olivia and loved the book. I'm about to start Jane Slayre.

  • Stephanie
    on April 02, 2010 | 23:18 Stephaniesaid :
    "Cool contest. Currently reading Bad Moon Rising by Sherrilyn Kenyon. Definitely enjoying it, but it ties in with other books from earlier in her Dark Hunter Series, so I'd definitely recommend reading them in order."
  • Danielle
    on April 02, 2010 | 21:55 Daniellesaid :
    "Great contest, remarkable necklace.
    I just finished reading 'Changeless' - I loved Major Channing Channing of the Chesterfield Channings. LOVED him!

    Currently reading 'Succubus Shadows' by Richelle Mead."
  • Jasmine
    on April 02, 2010 | 19:56 Jasminesaid :
    "In my TBR list...I'm getting there slowly. Love the necklace though"
  • Anonymous
    on April 02, 2010 | 19:52 Anonymoussaid :
    "Great contest. I love the neckless and cannot wait to read the books.

    Tweeted here:


    3 entries"
  • LindaW
    on April 02, 2010 | 19:25 LindaWsaid :
    "post on facebook!/linda.sue.warner"
  • LindaW
    on April 02, 2010 | 19:22 LindaWsaid :
    "I finished Changeless last night, so technically I'm not reading anything right now. I gave away a box of books to a friend today. Soulless and Changeless were the only two I put my name to get back. If only we didn't have to wait so long for book 3!"
  • Anonymous
    on April 02, 2010 | 19:21 Anonymoussaid :
    I just finished Hero At Lagre and thought it was really cute. The girl pissed me off at the end, but of course, in the end ot worked out.

    Love the necklace! SOOO Pretty!


    Blog under contests on sidebar;


  • Anonymous
    on April 02, 2010 | 19:12 Anonymoussaid :
    "Oh man, sign me up!

    I vlogged about it

    The necklace looks awesome!"
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