Revisit the magical world of the Cosa Nostradamus and the Paranormal Scene Investigations in the third story in this fan-favorite series from bestselling author Laura Anne Gilman.
When magic goes wrong, who are you going to call?
The name’s Torres, Bonnie Torres, and I’m a paranormal scene investigator—rooting out the truth about crimes of magic. It’s dangerous and boring and scary and fascinating. Though not everyone in the Cosa Nostradamus is happy we’re around, which can make things…tricky.
Working two cases—looking into a murder for the NYPD, and a rich man’s break-in—should be well within our abilities. But when things start getting weird in the Electric Apple, Private Unaffiliated Paranormal Investigations is stretched to the limits, trying to keep one step ahead and out of trouble. Add in rumors of a powerful creature gunning for us and it’s not just our rep on the line this time—if we don’t solve this case, everyone will suffer.
Fortunately, around here, when the going gets weird, the weird hire us.
Originally published in 2011
Rediscover this fan-favorite series by acclaimed author Laura Anne Gilman and her magic world of the Cosa Nostradamus, in book 2 of Paranormal Scene Investigations.
My name is Bonita Torres, and eight months ago I was an unemployed college graduate without a plan. Now I’m an investigator with the Private Unaffiliated Paranormal Investigations team of New York. Pretty awesome, right?
The Cosa Nostradamus, the magical community, isn’t quick to give up its secrets, though. Not even to fellow members. Not even when it’s in their best interests. So we’ve been busting our tails, perfecting our forensic skills, working to gain acceptance. The team’s tight…but we have our quirks, too. And our Big Dog, Benjamin Venec…well, he’s a special case, all right.
We can’t give up. We’re needed, especially when a case comes along that threatens to pit human against fatae. One wrong move could cost us everything we’ve worked for…
Originally published in 2011.
Rediscover the first story this fan-favorite series by acclaimed author Laura Anne Gilman and her magic world of the Cosa Nostradamus.
Welcome to P.U.P.I.—Private Unaffiliated Paranormal Investigations: a handpicked team trained to solve crimes the regular police can’t touch, crimes of magic.
My name’s Bonnie Torres. Recent college grad, magic user and severely unemployed. Until I got a call out of nowhere to interview for a job I hadn’t applied for. It smelled fishy, but the brutal truth was I needed the work—so off I went.
Two days later I’m a PUPI—me and Nick, Sharon, Nifty and Pietr. Five twentysomethings, thrown into an entirely new career in forensic magic. The first job we get is a doozy: proving that the deaths of two Talents were murder, not suicide. Worse, there are high-profile people who want us to close up shop and go away. We’re sniffing out things they’d rather keep buried.
Looks as if this job is gonna get interesting. The only problem is, we’re making it up as we go along…
Originally published in 2010.
In this riveting sequel to New York Times bestselling author Rachel Vincent's acclaimed novel Menagerie, Delilah Marlow will discover that there is no crueler cage than the confines of the human mind
When their coup of Metzger's Menagerie is discovered, Delilah and her fellow cryptids find their newly won freedom brutally stripped away as they are sold into The Savage Spectacle, a private collection of "exotic wildlife." Specializing in ruthless cryptid cage matches, safari-style creature hunts and living party favors, the Spectacle's owner, Willem Vandekamp, caters to the forbidden fetishes of the wealthy and powerful. At the Spectacle, any wish can be grantedfor the right price.
But Vandekamp's closely guarded client list isn't the only secret being kept at the Spectacle. Beneath the beauty and brutality of life in the collection lie much darker truths, and no one is more determined than Delilah to strip the masks from the human monsters and drag all dark things into the light.
Rediscover this magical world by acclaimed author Laura Anne Gilman.
Save the world—early and often
Three months ago Jan learned that elves were real, our world wasn’t safe and it was up to her to save her boyfriend—and the world—from being englamoured into slavery. Now Jan has a new deadline—ten weeks, ten days and ten hours. That’s when the truce she arranged between our world and the elves’ realm ends, and the invasion starts.
While supernatural creatures work to defend humanity, Jan and the kelpie Martin have to find the preter queen, and use her to force the portals closed. But when magic mixes with technology, shutting it down isn’t as simple as closing a door or pulling a plug….
Jan’s geek-girl know-how might have gotten her this far, but they’re going to need technical skills and magic to shut the portals for good….
And their time’s nearly up.
Originally published in 2013
New York Times bestselling author Maria V. Snyder brings her Poison Study series to its exhilarating conclusion
Despite the odds, Yelena and Valek have forged an irrevocable bondand a familythat transcends borders. Now, when their two homelands stand on the brink of war, they must fight with magic and cunning to thwart an Ixian plot to invade Sitia.
Yelena seeks to break the hold of the insidious Theobroma that destroys a person's resistance to magical persuasion. But the Cartel is determined to keep influential citizens and Sitian diplomats in thralland Yelena at bay. With every bounty hunter after her, Yelena is forced to make a dangerous deal.
With might and magic, Valek peels back the layers of betrayal surrounding the Commander. At its rotten core lies a powerful magician and his latest discovery. The fate of all rests upon two unlikely weapons. One may turn the tide. The other could spell the end of everything.
Revisit the world of Partholon in book 4 of the fantasy series by New York Times bestselling author P.C. Cast.
Marked by the Goddess, Elphame is revered by her people but feels restless and isolated. She’s drawn to far-off Castle MacCallan to seek her destiny. She intends to restore the castle to its former glory. Once there with her team, she finds that the remnants of a great evil are not entirely dead, and they will have to fight to save themselves.
Originally published in 2004
Get swept back to Partholon in book 3 of this fan-favorite series by New York Times bestselling fantasy author P.C. Cast.
Morrigan Parker’s birth was truly magical, but she was raised as a normal girl in Oklahoma. Now coming of age and discovering the truth of her heritage, her rage and grief take on a power of their own, carrying her back to the world of Partholon. Yet, instead of being respected as the daughter of the Goddess Incarnate, Morrigan feels like a shunned outsider. In her desperation to belong, surrounded by forces she can’t fully understand or control, Morrigan will have to choose her path carefully…
Originally published in 2007
A fierce and beautiful warrior.
A man of secrets and shadows.
Only together can they stop the awakening horror.
Rumors of monsters and dark magic are circulating through the court, but Terrwyn is little concerned. Her superb sword skills are all she needs to protect the princess Ariciaand as chief bodyguard, the princess's safety is Terrwyn's only mission.
Too late, she realizes her mistake: a stranger cloaked in darkness snatches the princess before Terrwyn can react.
When a handsome stranger emerges from the shadows to save her life, Terrwyn has little choice but to allow him to accompany her. Zelek, shrouded in secrecy and on a mission of his own, has special skills that Terrwyn needs.
Together the warrior and the shadow-whisperer forge a plan to rescue the princess, and find themselves plummeting not only headlong into evil, but into the depths of passion and love.
This book is approximately 52,000 words
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Get swept back to Partholon in this fan-favorite series by #1 New York Times bestselling fantasy author P.C. Cast.
The most excitement Shannon Parker expected on vacation was a little shopping. But her latest purchase, an antique vase, flings her into Partholon…where she's treated like a goddess. Somehow Shannon has taken on another's role in another world. And while there's an upside—who doesn't love lots of pampering?—it also comes with a ritual marriage to a centaur and the threat of war against an army of pure evil. Oh, and everyone hates her because they think she's her double. Shannon needs to figure out how to get back to Oklahoma without being killed, getting married to a horse or losing her mind…
Originally published in 2001
Rediscover the origins of the Partholon stories in this prequel novella by #1 New York Times bestselling fantasy author P.C. Cast.
Something isn’t right at Guardian Castle, and Aine can’t figure out what. As Healer, she’s supposed to be making things better, but there’s a darkness that can’t be brightened. And then Aine finds an injured Fomorian—winged, dark, blood-thirsty and inherently evil. Or is he? Because there’s something about Tegan that Aine can’t resist...and once they’ve shared blood, Aine realizes that everything she’s always believed is going to be cast aside...
Originally published in 2009
New York Times bestselling author Michelle Sagara returns to the city of Elantra with a thrilling tale rife with ancient magic, assassination attempts and political intrigue.
Private Kaylin Neya already has Dragons and Barrani as roommates. Adding one injured, flightless Aerian to her household should be trivial. Sure, the Aerian is Sergeant Moran dar Carafel, but Kaylin's own sergeant is a Leontine, the definition of growly and fanged. She can handle one Aerian.
But when a walk to the Halls of Law becomes a street-shattering magical assassination attempt on the sergeant, Kaylin discovers that it's not the guest who's going to be the problem: it's all of the people who suddenly want Moran dar Carafel dead. And though Moran refuses to tell her why she's being targeted, Kaylin is determined to discover her secret and protect her at all costseven if keeping Moran safe means dealing with Aerian politics, angry dragons and something far more sinister.