We’re already the third month into 2011, can you believe it? What does this mean? Well time is going way too fast, but it’s also time for a new OBS Book Club!!

This month we present Gail Carriger’s vampire tale ‘Soulless’.


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.

Break out your book and come onto the OBS Forum and join us for discussions, OBS Speak Out, and Chapter Breakdowns on ‘Soulless’!

Check out the book trailer….