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The Delightfully Deadly novellas are stand alone stories set in Gail Carriger's steampunk universe full of manners, spies, and supernatural creatures taking tea. This series follows the exploits of the highly trained and highly dangerous young ladies of Mademoiselle Geraldine's Finishing Academy as they go out into the world. Look for surprise appearances from favorite characters and the occasionally strategic application of leather gloves. 

The first of these, Poison or Protect, released June 21, 2016.

Defy or Defend was released May 3, 2020.


  • Poison or Protect ~ A Delightfully Deadly Novella. Gail's first foray into hybrid land, romance featuring a several-times widowed Preshea and the gentle Scottish captain who could change everything.[1]
  • Defy or Defend, tells more about a grown-up Dimity on a mission to save a vampire hive from going goth and the charming bodyguard she is assigned..
  • Ambush or Adore tells the story of Agatha Woosmoss, London’s best and most covert spy tries to escape the man who has always adored her.