Rediscover another Tale of the Five Hundred Kingdoms in this compelling novella. Kidnapping Persephone should have been an easy task. But in the Five Hundred Kingdoms, nothing’s ever simple—and the wrong blonde goddess is stolen by mistake, leaving Prince Leopold without his new bride. At least until he braves the realm of the dead to get her back... Previously published in the Harvest Moon anthology. Originally published in 2010.
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.
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
Rediscover the magical world of the Retrievers and the Cosa Nostradamus, in the final book of this popular series by Laura Anne Gilman.
Wren Valere’s job is driving her crazy. She’s still Manhattan’s most sought-after Retriever, but after last year’s deadly confrontation with the Silence, all this magic-user wants is a break. With her apartment going co-op and her relationship with the demon P.B. putting stress on her romance with partner Sergei, is Wren finally ready to settle down to a more stable existence?
Because when you’re good, trouble always finds you. Wren’s next assignment puts her on the wrong side of a child-snatcher—and a collision course with her past. But to save a friend—and protect her future—Wren must pull off the most important Retrieval of her life…and for once magic isn’t on her side.
Originally published in 2009
Return to the world of Partholon in book 4 of the fan-favorite fantasy series by New York Times bestselling author P.C. Cast.
Rather than follow her family’s restrictive rules, Brighid chose to set out on her own to make friends with humans as well as centaurs. And now, while helping guide home a grieving man, Brighid finds herself beginning to care for him. An emotion forbidden by her clan. To add to her troubles, a great power has awoken within Brighid. Just as she’s torn between taking up a force she never expected and a love she’s afraid to admit to, Brighid receives a vision of a tragedy that might destroy everyone she’s ever cared about…
Originally published in 2005
When the hunter becomes the hunted, will he exact revenge—or become her protector? Relive the passion and adventure in MOON MARKED.
In the secret war between humans and werewolves, Jonathan Baird and Nikki Reese were natural enemies. Born with the genetic gifts needed to join the secret society of hunters, Nikki had been raised to see all Lycans as her enemy…even if hunting them brought on a powerful craving for sexual release.
It was that craving that drew werewolf Jonathan to Nikki. Though he also sought the rogue creatures that threatened the secrecy of his people's existence, his organization sent him to watch her…but he lusted after her, too. When a hunt goes bad and Nikki is infected with the Lycan virus, Jonathan couldn't resist coming to her aid, igniting an insatiable desire between them. Will their passion bring together the two rivals, or will old loyalties die hard?
Originally published in 2010
Return to the world of the Retrievers and the Cosa Nostradamus, in book 3 of the popular series by Laura Anne Gilman.
Wren Valere used to have a simple life. Her partner Sergei would negotiate the terms of the Retrieval—all right, the theft—and she would use her magical Talent to carry it out. Paycheck deposited, on to the next job.
Now? Her relationship with Sergei is even more complicated (sex will do that). Her fellow lonejacks are trying to organize against the Mage’s Council. The nonhuman population of Manhattan is getting fed up with being ignored and abused. And the Council? Well, they have an agenda of their own, and it’s not one the lonejacks are going to like.
When it comes down to choosing sides, the first rule of the lonejack credo is "Don’t get involved." But when friends are in danger, and the city you love is at risk, sometimes getting into the thick of things is all you can do…
Originally published in 2006
Rediscover the world of the Retrievers and the Cosa Nostradamus, in book 4 of the popular series by Laura Anne Gilman.
Wren Valere used to be almost invisible. But now she’s not only being seen, she’s getting involved.
Recent attacks against nonhuman Fatae have escalated into hate crimes against magic users in general—humans included. With the Mage Council distracted by internal power struggles, Wren reluctantly steps up as spokesperson for the fragilely united Fatae and lonejack communities.
And, because the cosmos deems her without enough complications, her partner-lover Sergei is drowning in his own problems. And she can’t help him—she’s the cause.
With lives on the line—including her own—Wren is going to have to break the lonejack credo, ditch her long-cherished invisibility and take a stand. But burning bridges can be deadly…
Originally published in 2007
Tudor England, 1559
The Virgin Queen's Court whispers about shy scholar Lady Linnet Norwood, who spent a year and a day trapped in the Faerie realm and returned as a ruined woman. Linnet, however, is not yet free of magick. Otherworldly forces plot to use her to incite a bloody uprising that will twist the fates of mortal and Faerie realms alike.
Exiled angel Zamiel wavers on the edge of accepting an offer from his fallen father to become Prince of Hell. Lucifer knows Lady Linnet's significance, and urges his son to pursue and protect her for sinister ends.
As Linnet flees those who would make her a pawn, Zamiel follows, tempting her trust and her passion. But the more he employs his killing rage on her behalf, the more he dreams of laying it aside in favor of peace.
If the two can find faith together, they might sunder the unholy alliance that threatens the dawn of the Golden Age of England.
Rediscover the world of the Retrievers and the Cosa Nostradamus, in book 1 of the popular series by Laura Anne Gilman.
It starts as a simple job—but simple jobs, when you're dealing with the magical world, often end up anything but. As a Retriever, Wren Valere specializes in finding things gone missing—and then bringing them back, no questions asked. Normally her job is stimulating, challenging and only a little bit dangerous. But every once in a while…
Case in point: A cornerstone containing a spell is stolen and there's a magical complication. (Isn't there always?) Wren's unique abilities aren't enough to lay this particular case to rest, so she turns to some friends: a demon (minor), a mage who has lost his mind, and a few others, including Sergei, her business partner (and maybe a bit more?).
Sometimes what a woman has to do to get the job done is enough to give even Wren nightmares…
Originally published in 2004