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Cover Launch: TIMELESS

It is with a mix of joy and sadness that I launch the cover for TIMELESS by Gail Carriger. Joy, because I have loved working on these covers so much, and I happen to be a nerd about things ancient Egyptian, so Alexia Tarabotti + Pyramids = Squee. However, it is sad because this is the final book in the adventures of Alexia Tarabotti!

Of course, that doesn’t mean the end of our Lady Maccon. Did you hear about the Yen Press manga Soulless adaptation being created as we speak? The artwork is amazing! I’ve seen the cover and first chapter, I just can’t wait to see more…Trust me, even if you’ve never thought manga was your thing, you have to keep tabs on this book as it develops. Stunning work, and bravo to our Yen Press brethren.

As usual, we have a fabulous image of The Lady Maccon, portrayed by Donna Ricci, the captain of the steamship we call ClockworkCouture.com. Alexia in her explorer’s gear was shot by Pixie Vision Productions, who was also responsible for documenting the awesome Afternoon Tea that Gail and Donna co-hosted recently in L.A. (There’s a great fan writeup of the event here). I so love collaborating with people active in the world of Steampunk when we’re doing steampunk and victorian titles (hmm, foreshadowing alert for next season perhaps?). Everyone already knows the lingo, they always catch my chronological aberrations, and even better, they always add things to the books that I would never have thought of on my own.

So without further ado, here’s a teaser for Timeless

Look, there’s some serious spoilers below if you’re not up to date on your reading so far, so make sure and get caught up at least thru Soulless, Changeless, and Blameless before reading on! Highlight the white text below if you’re absolutely sure you’re ready!

Alexia Tarabotti, Lady Maccon, has settled into domestic bliss. Of course, being Alexia, such bliss involves integrating werewolves into London High society, living in a vampire’s second best closet, and coping with a precocious toddler who is prone to turning supernatural willy-nilly. Even Ivy Tunstell’s acting troupe’s latest play, disastrous to say the least, cannot put a damper on Alexia’s enjoyment of her new London lifestyle.

Until, that is, she receives a summons from Alexandria that cannot be ignored. With husband, child, and Tunstells in tow, Alexia boards a steamer to cross the Mediterranean. But Egypt may hold more mysteries than even the indomitable Lady Maccon can handle. What does the vampire Queen of the Alexandria Hive really want from her? Why is the God-Breaker Plague suddenly expanding? And how has Ivy Tunstell suddenly become the most popular actress in all the British Empire?

And here one more time, is the whole series of covers together, with a big version of Timeless:


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  1. Courtney Ostaff

    May 9, 2011
    at 1:42 pm

    Oh no, no more Lady Maccon! What will Ms. Carriger be up to next?

  2. Heather

    May 9, 2011
    at 2:21 pm

    What a fabulous, fabulous cover! I want that hat!

  3. Lauren Panepinto

    Lauren Panepinto

    May 10, 2011
    at 9:22 am

    Ms. Carriger will still be very active in and around the Orbit family, dont you worry! secret projects to be announced!

  4. LadyDi

    May 15, 2011
    at 2:22 pm

    Not so patiently waiting for HEARTLESS’ release 1st July. Re-reading S/C/B in preparation. I understand there’s a PRE-quel series in the works, same universe, diff timeline? While I love all the covers .. I’ll take the purple outfit from Heartless, pls and thank you.

  5. Lauren Panepinto

    Lauren Panepinto

    May 16, 2011
    at 4:56 pm

    I know! the outfits are the best part. Our fabulous cover model Donna has everything for sale at her ClockworkCouture.com site. HOWEVER, full warning, there was some color photoshopping thruout the series, so I can’t vouch for perfect accuracy to the books. haha.

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