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Publication Order of Paranormal Scene Investigations Books

Hard Magic (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
Pack of Lies (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
Tricks of the Trade (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dragon Justice (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Gin & Tonic Mysteries Books

Publication Order of Sylvan Investigations Books

Miles to Go (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Promises to Keep (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Sylvan Investigations (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Work of Hunters (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
An Interrupted Cry (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Sylvan Investigations 2 (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of The Devil's West Books

Silver on the Road (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Cold Eye (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
Red Waters Rising (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Gabriel's Road (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Huntsmen Books

Publication Order of Retrievers Books

Publication Order of Grail Quest Books

The Camelot Spell (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon
Morgain's Revenge (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Shadow Companion (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Vineart War Books

Flesh and Fire (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
Weight of Stone (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Shattered Vine (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
From Whence You Came (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Quantum Leap Books

Quantum Leap: The Novel (By: Ashley McConnell) (1992)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Wall (By: Ashley McConnell) (1993)Description / Buy at Amazon
Too Close for Comfort (By: Ashley McConnell) (1993)Description / Buy at Amazon
Random Measures (By: Ashley McConnell) (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon
Search And Rescue (By: Melissa Crandall) (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon
Prelude (By: Ashley McConnell) (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon
Double or Nothing (With: C.J. Henderson) (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
Loch Ness Leap (By: Kristine Kathryn Rusch,Dean Wesley Smith,Sandy Schofield) (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
Knights of the Morningstar (By: Melanie Rawn) (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of The Portals Books

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Lightning Strikes (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Short Stories/Novellas

Finder's Keeper (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Dance (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
Something Perfect (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Short Story Collections

Dragon Virus (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
Darkly Human (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Collected Cases of Duchess, PI (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Unsolved Mysteries: The Secret Files Non-Fiction Books

Yeti, the Abominable Snowman (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Mystery Explorers Non-Fiction Books

Searching for Yeti (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of How Economics Work Non-Fiction Books

Publication Order of Buffy the Vampire Slayer Books

Buffy the Vampire Slayer (By: Richie Tankersley Cusick) (1992)Description / Buy at Amazon
Coyote Moon (By: John Vornholt) (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
Halloween Rain (By: Nancy Holder) (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Angel Chronicles, Vol. 2 (By: Richie Tankersley Cusick) (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
Night of the Living Rerun (By: Arthur Byron Cover) (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
Blooded (By: Nancy Holder) (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
Child of the Hunt (By: Nancy Holder) (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
Return to Chaos (By: Craig Shaw Gardner) (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
Visitors (With: Josepha Sherman) (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Monster Book (By: Thomas E. Sniegoski,Christopher Golden,Stephen R. Bissette) (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
Immortal (By: Nancy Holder) (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
Sins of the Father (By: Christopher Golden) (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
Unnatural Selection (By: Mel Odom) (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
Resurrecting Ravana (By: Ray Garton) (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Sunnydale High Yearbook (By: Nancy Holder) (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Willow Files, Vol. 1 (By: Yvonne Navarro) (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
Deep Water (With: Josepha Sherman) (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Harvest (By: Richie Tankersley Cusick) (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Evil That Men Do (By: Nancy Holder) (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
How I Survived My Summer Vacation (By: Nancy Holder,Michelle West,Paul Ruditis) (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
Spike and Dru (By: Christopher Golden) (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Willow Files, Vol. 2 (By: Yvonne Navarro) (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon
Revenant (By: Mel Odom) (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon
Tempted Champions (By: Yvonne Navarro) (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Book of Fours (By: Nancy Holder) (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Watcher's Guides (By: Nancy Holder) (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon
Paleo (By: Yvonne Navarro) (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
Ghoul Trouble (By: John Passarella) (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
Oz: Into the Wild (By: Christopher Golden) (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
Crossings (By: Mel Odom) (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Wisdom of War (By: Christopher Golden) (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
Little Things (By: Rebecca Moesta) (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
These Our Actors (By: Ashley McConnell,Dori Kogler) (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
Chosen (By: Nancy Holder) (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
Blood and Fog (By: Nancy Holder) (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
Chaos Bleeds (By: James A. Moore) (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
Queen of the Slayers (By: Nancy Holder) (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon
Blackout (By: Keith R.A. DeCandido) (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon
Carnival of Souls (By: Nancy Holder) (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Deathless (By: Keith R.A. DeCandido) (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dark Congress (By: Christopher Golden) (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
One Thing or Your Mother (By: Kirsten Beyer) (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
Demons of the Hellmouth: A Guide for Slayers (By: Nancy Holder) (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Ghost Roads (By: Nancy Holder,Christopher Golden) (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
Out of the Madhouse (By: Nancy Holder,Christopher Golden) (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

Tracking the Yeti (With: Jenna Vale) (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
I Have Strong Opinions (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Shadow Conspiracy Books

The Shadow Conspiracy I (With: Steven Harper,Phyllis Irene Radford) (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Shadow Conspiracy II (By: Maya Kaathryn Bohnhoff,Phyllis Irene Radford) (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Shadow Conspiracy III (By: Brenda W. Clough,Phyllis Irene Radford) (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Orville Nesbit Mysteries Books

with Debra Doyle
Ecdysis (By: Debra Doyle) (0)Description / Buy at Amazon
Ecdysis (By: Debra Doyle) (0)Description / Buy at Amazon
Ecdysis (By: Debra Doyle,James D. Macdonald) (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Anthologies

Blood Muse(1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
Don't Forget Your Spacesuit, Dear(1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
Otherwere(1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
Treachery and Treason(2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
Five Seasons of Angel: Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers Discuss Their Favorite Vampire(2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
After Hours: Tales from the Ur-Bar(2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
Those Who Fight Monsters(2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
Don't Read This Book(2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dead Man's Hand(2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Temporally Out of Order(2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Lightspeed Magazine, October 2015(2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Out of Tune Book 2(2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Genius Loci: Tales of the Spirit of Place(2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Strange California(2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Death of All Things(2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Good, The Bad, & The Uncanny(2023)Description / Buy at Amazon

Laura Anne Gilman is an editor, a teacher and a writer with more than twenty novels. She is originating from New Jersey (USA), born and raised in the late 1960’s in the suburban parts of the city. Living in that same place, she has only endured moderate trauma, but some good times as well, before going to Skidmore College. After graduation and receiving “Liberal Art” education, she was given an opportunity to choose between grad school and employment. As many young people tend to do, the lure of a paycheck drove her to New York City where she began working in publishing. Eventually she went up to the position of Executive Editor at New American Library/Penguin (USA). Meanwhile, she was spending sleepless nights and restless weekends trying to get her writing career going. As much as she loved her career and had spent fifteen years of dedicated work, in 2004 she decided to quit her ongoing editor position and became a freelancer, never looking back again. Laura Anne Gilman is a member of the BookView Café, Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America and Novelist, Inc.

Laura’s writing is based around urban fantasy and science fiction topics. She is the author of the “Cosa Nostradamus” books for Luna (“Retrievers” and “Paranormal Scene Investigations” series), a young-adult fiction trilogy for Harper Collins and the Vineart War books from Pocket, while continuing to write and sell short fiction. Cosa Nostradamus is a world where magic is alive and existing in a modern age, and it is a name given to the entire magical community presented in the book. The main characters appearing are Wren Valere, the Retriever, and her cohorts Sergei Didier and the demon P.B. Another character worth mentioning who appears in the following Retriever novels is Bonnie, a paranormal investigator. Bonnie appears in the “Retrievers” series and has much wider appearance in “Paranormal Scene Investigations”.

For this article I have chosen the first two books of the “Vineart War” trilogy, with a brief description.

“Flesh and Fire” is the first book, that won a Nebula reward, of “The Vineart War” trilogy published in October 2009. It represents a science fiction novel which doesn’t have a storyline typically prevalent in other books of such. The topic in this particular novel centers on wine, a magical wine. The book has been hailed as “something wholly new” and “extraordinary” in starred reviews from Library Journal and Publishers Weekly. “Flesh and Fire” is as intoxicating as the finest wines, and as powerful as magic itself.


Once upon a time, in the “Vin Lands” existed prince-mages, men of great influence and unlimited power in the way of spell wines. They used their positions to further their own interest and fight against each other, for the sake of increasing their power and wealth. A demigod (Sin Washer), not satisfied by that fact, wanted to restore the balance of power in mortal men. For that cause he came down to earth to break the bonds between the prince-mages and their precious wines. Wisely he replaced the primary wines with secondary, which were less powerful, but still potent. As the years passed by, these wines were kept closely guarded by the Vinearts.

Their job was to use the magic within the wines, within themselves as well, to use the wines for good. The Master Vineart “Malech” has been tending grapes and crafting spell wines for years, honing his craft and improving the lives of those within the lands he lived in. But something evil, filthy and mysterious is brewing in the Vin Lands. The Master senses the interference and works silently to combat it. He seeks hope in a young slave in his vineyard named Jerzy. Jerzy seems to have the inherent qualities of a Vineart, but Master Malech will need more than an ordinary Vineart to combat the rising evil. The time is running short, and the craft is complex. Jerzy must learn the ways of the craft in no time to wash away the fear in the land…

“Weight of Stone” is the second book in the “Vineart War” trilogy, published in October 2010 – The same month as the previous part and the following part. Is it a coincidence? Isn’t it wine made in October? Anyways, it continues the story of the like-able slave Jerzy in his fight for restoring order…


At the beginning, Jerzy (now a former slave) is sent by his master to investigate strange happening. In the unfortunate line of events, we encounter Jerzy as a fugitive from justice. The reasons are the accusations of him being an apostate (breaking the command of Sin Washer). Before he could be executed, he had been rescued by Ao (who lives for commerce and the art of the deal) and Mahault (stoic and wise), his good friends, doing so avoiding the penalty of death. Running from the “Washers”, Jerzy ends up being left into unfamiliar surroundings for him and his two companions. Wondering on the open sea, they are discovered by Kainam, former heir to Atakus, the great trading port of the Lands Vin. Kainam too has felt the evil that seems to be lurking and growing stronger by second, and chose to leave and discover its origin and roots, rather than hide and settle for it, as those on his island home have done.

The group gets even stronger with the fourth member. Jerzy finds sufficient new courage and eventually returns to the Berengia, and to Master Malech. Unlikely, not everything is moving in a good way, as we are being introduced to the source of “the Taint” in this second book. People who are cast-offs with a leader named Ximen and a Vine-Mage (one of the few survivors) has out a living in a far away land known as the Abandoned Land. While most of the inhabitants of the community are ignorant of their master’s plans, both lord Ximen and the Vine-Mage have intentions that could possibly threaten the very safety of the entire Lands Vin. Again, Jerzy and Master Malech are put to the test and are forced to stop the evil doings of others, this time with their new found companions who will assist them in making their ultimate goal.

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