Publication Order of Kara Gillian Books
|Mark of the Demon||(2009)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|Blood of the Demon||(2010)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|Secrets of the Demon||(2011)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|Sins of the Demon||(2012)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|Touch of the Demon||(2012)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|Fury of the Demon||(2014)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|Vengeance of the Demon||(2015)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|Legacy of the Demon||(2016)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
Publication Order of White Trash Zombie Books
|My Life as a White Trash Zombie||(2011)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|Even White Trash Zombies Get the Blues||(2012)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|White Trash Zombie Apocalypse||(2013)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|How the White Trash Zombie Got Her Groove Back||(2014)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|White Trash Zombie Gone Wild||(2015)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|White Trash Zombie Unchained||(2017)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
Diana Rowland is an urban fantasy writer, who loves writing novels and she lives with her husband and daughter a peaceful life in South Louisiana. She is best known for the Kara Gillian Series books and the White Trash Zombie Series. In 1998 she graduated from Clarion West Writers Workshop and she also earned a BS degree in Applied Mathematics for Georgia Tech, but soon after her graduation she forgot everything about maths. In 2005, she actually won first place in the 3rd quarter of the Writers of the Future Contest of her short story under the title ‘Scroedinger’s Hummingbird. Since 2011 she received several awards; she was awarded for the Best Fantasy Urban Protagonist for Angel Crowford of her famous series books ‘Even White Trash Zombies Get the Blues’. In 2011 she was also nominated for an Audie award for her audiobook under the title ‘My Life as a White Trash Zombie’, which was narrated by Allison McLemore. One year later Diana Rowland received an RT reviewers Choice nomination for her book under the title ‘Touch of the Demon’.Throughout her life, Diana Rowald worked in a number of different posts and gained a lot of experience in resolving crimes. For instance, she worked as a blackjack dealer, a detective, a pit boss, a crime investigator, a morgue assistant and many more. She also won several awards, like the marksmanship award in her Police Academy class.
Kara Gillian Series
The famous Kara Gillian Series by Diana Rowland consist of 10 books. Each one in this series is a whole story with a beginning and an ending. However, the plot of each book relies a lot on the prior books, so the readers need to read the books in the order they were published. In the course of Rowland’s first book, Kara learns a lot about her past, demons and above all herself. The first book was published in 2009 and her last of these series in 2014.
Mark of the Demon (Kara Gillian Book 1)
The debut novel of the urban fantasy author Diana Rowland was published in 2009. The main character (Kara Gillian) is a police detective in the city of Beaulac in Louisiana, where she finally moves from ‘boring’ property crimes to homicide. As a detective, Kara is after a serial killer (known also as the Symbol Man), who hasn’t been active in Louisiana area for the last three year. But apparently now he’s back and Kara Gillian has to solve the mystery as soon as possible. In fact she is a Summoner of Demons (she summons demons) and probably the only one in the local area who can actually stop the serial killer, who marks the bodies of his victims with a wierd demonic symbol. Even though the meaning of this mark is unknown, it matches with the lore that was carved into 13 bodies about 3 years ago. Moreover, Kara Gillian has read all the files of his killings and she also has her own arcane connections. She also needs to use all her special skills, in order to catch the murderer. The Symbol Man has already taken the lives of 13 people in the area the last years and he is considered to be a nightmare from the locals in the small city of Beaulac. But Rhyzkahl still haunts Kara’s dreams and a handsome agent of the FBI doggs her footsteps.
Blood of the Demon (Kara Gillian Book 2)
The second book of Kara Gillian Series, which was published in 2010. In ‘Blood of the Demon’, Kara Gillian tries to get her life back to normal again after all the difficult situations she had to go through, like the Symbol Man and the demonic lord Rhyzkahl who invaded in her dreams. As a skilled summoner of demons, Kara hopes to use all her arcane abilitities, in order to retrieve he aunt’s essence and restore it to her own body. In this book, Kara has an uncertian connection to Rhyzkahl, a lot of questions about agent Ryan and her aunt is in a coma. She finds out tha agent Ryan Kristoff from FBI is known to the demonkind (not in a good way), so nothing is normal in her life again. New problems emerge all the time and Kara does her best to deal with them. Her investigations about the deaths of some seemingly unrelated victims reveal someking of links to the arcane, with additional similarites to her own situation. The things get even more complicated when she also finds out about more links that are related to the victims. All these special circumstances lead her to the conclusion that there must be a political corruption. In addition, there is always Rhyzkahl, who has asked her to be his own summoner. Bus this is something that can have a number of advantages for Kara and a lot of disadvantages. In fact, politics is always a dangerous game, whether it is played between humans or demons. They need to know all the ‘clues’ in order to play it well. So ,Kara always finds herself into various problems, which never seem to end from her life. As the killings in the area continue to take place, Kara soon realizes that she has a lot more to learn about men, demons and things that kill mainly in the night. But she has to learn quickly, in order to be able to find solutions and figure out the murders. For instance, she has to figure out how to get back in her body her aunt’s spirit, but she also has to solve all the mystery murder cases, that seem to be relate to her arcane ones. Moreover, she has to have the help of her mentor. But the truth is that demons don’t work for free, so Kara has to decide whether she needs to pay Rhyzhahl, in order to find all the answers that she needs or she has to find another way to solve the mysteries.
Diana Rowland published her 8th book of the Kara Gillian series under the title ‘Legacy of the Demon, in October 2016. Diana Rowland is also known for her White Trash Zombie Series, that consist of 6 books. She is a master of urban fantasy and she continues writing amazing urban fantasy books. She also has a black belt in Hapkido and she is proud about it.Book Series In Order » Authors » Diana Rowland