The eBook deal of the day today for the Amazon Kindle is the 2009 steampunk paranormal romance Soulless, the first book in the The Parasol Protectorate series, by Gail Carriger for only $1.99 (that’s 75% off the list price of $7.99).
Note, this deal is valid only for today, Tuesday, September 13, 2011, until midnight PST.
If you’d like to own a physical copy of Soulless, the book is also available in paperback for $7.99. The paperback edition is currently part of Amazon’s 4-for-3 promotion, where you can purchase four select items for the price of three (see the Special Offers and Product Promotions section of the product page).
Alexia Tarabotti is laboring under a great many social tribulations. First, she has no soul. Second, she’s a spinster whose father is both Italian and dead. Third, she was rudely attacked by a vampire, breaking all standards of social etiquette.
Where to go from there? From bad to worse apparently, for Alexia accidentally kills the vampire — and then the appalling Lord Maccon (loud, messy, gorgeous, and werewolf) is sent by Queen Victoria to investigate.
With unexpected vampires appearing and expected vampires disappearing, everyone seems to believe Alexia responsible. Can she figure out what is actually happening to London’s high society? Will her soulless ability to negate supernatural powers prove useful or just plain embarrassing? Finally, who is the real enemy, and do they have treacle tart?
SOULLESS is a comedy of manners set in Victorian London: full of werewolves, vampires, dirigibles, and tea-drinking.
The Kindle version comes with Text-to-Speech enabled, which is always a plus for these ebooks. I’d never heard of this series before today when I found this sale, so on the product page, I clicked on “Look Inside” to read a few pages, and I was immediately hooked. So, I will be snagging this day today.