He's a man without a name. She's a sort-of-goddess. And they're about to find out that even not-honeymoons can be dangerous. Newly wed (but not exactly married), Emily Edwards is eager to begin her new life with the man-formerly-known-as-Dreadnought Stanton. They've left the perils of New York City far behind and are returning to California on a magical railcar that sees to their every need. But an unexpected stop in New Orleans-home to a mysterious coven of powerful witches known as "The Ladies"- threatens to derail their future happiness. The Ladies are concerned about Emily's continuing connection to the Spirit of the Earth, and they'll stop at nothing to mitigate the damage they believe she'll cause. If Emily and her not-husband hope to salvage their happily-ever-after, they'll have to outwit the ladies-and the gentlemen-of the South's magical elite. The Ladies and the Gentlemen is a stand-alone novella in M.K. Hobson's Veneficas Americana series. It is set after the events of the first duology (The Native Star and The Hidden Goddess).