Romancing the Inventor

  • by Gail Carriger
  • Narrated by Emma Newman
  • 5 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Narrated by the wonderful Emma Newman, this is Gail Carriger's first steampunk lesbian romance featuring a maid bent on seducing a brilliant cross-dressing scientist who's too brokenhearted to notice. Or is she?
Imogene Hale is a lowly parlor maid with a soul-crushing secret. Seeking solace, she takes work at a local hive, only to fall desperately in love with the amazing lady inventor the vampires are keeping in the potting shed. Genevieve Lefoux is heartsick, lonely, and French. With culture, class, and the lady herself set against the match, can Imogene and her duster overcome all odds and win Genevieve's heart, or will the vampires suck both of them dry?
This is a stand-alone LBGTQ sweet romance set in Gail Carriger's Parasolverse, full of class prejudice, elusive equations, and paranormal creatures taking tea.
Delicate sensibilities? This story contains women pleasing women and ladies who know what they want and pursue it, sometimes in exquisite detail.
Supernatural Society novellas can be consumed in any order. Look for surprise appearances from popular characters and the occasional strategic application of cognac.


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Customer Reviews

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Imogen is a very likeable point of view character and it's really lovely to read about Madame Le Fou after the end of the Parasol Protectorate.
Reading the series beforehand isn't necessary but I do recommend it.
Emma Newman's narration is perfect, with great characterisation of all the main characters. A great choice!
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- Daisy

Simply delicious

I couldn't have enjoyed this more. Having become quite enamoured of Genevieve during the parasol series, I fell head over heels for Imogen & their story.

As a gay woman myself, I have seldom read about someone coming to terms with their sexuality in a more convincing and sympathetic way. Bravo Miss Carriger.

Alexia is always a delight & doesn't fail to push, or perhaps undo, any of the relevant buttons.

A little disconcerting to hear a different voice with different pronunciations, but wonderfully narrated.

You have excelled yourselves ladies. Touché
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- Joanna Mitchell

Book Details

  • Release Date: 19-01-2017
  • Publisher: GAIL CARRIGER LLC