Alexia Tarabotti lives in an alternate version of Victorian Britain, where vampires, ghosts and werewolves have been accepted into society. While most women follow society rules to the letter Alexia, with her lack of beauty, strong personality and dry sense of humor is felt to be unmarriageable. It doesn't help that she is best friends with vampire Lord Akeldama while striking sparks with Lord Connel Maccon, leader of the Woolsey Pack of werewolves. With her parasol full of protective gadgets she defends herself when she becomes enmeshed in mysteries of the supernatural kind. The story is fleshed out with details like the floating dress weighted at the hem, to be worn while in the airship. Soulless combines paranormal romance, snappy dialogue, eccentric characters, and steampunk elements. It is the first book in the Parasol Protectorate series. The next two in the series are Changeless and Blameless, with a fourth expected in summer 2011.