Join the Romance on the Rocks Book Club for book discussions, socializing, food and drinks! Meetings are every other month, alternating with the Moonlight & Murder Book Club, at the Black Pig.
Library copies of the books may be obtained at the second floor Help Desk or by using the EasiCat catalog, or participants may purchase their own copies. No registration is necessary. Food and drink purchases are at your discretion. Persons with disabilities who need accommodations to attend should contact the library. Seven days are required for a sign language interpreter request. Mead discussion groups are free, funded by the Friends of the Library.
"Soulless" by Gail Carriger
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?