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Laura Bickle / Alayna Williams Books In Order

Publication Order of Anya Kalinczyk Books

Embers (2010) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Sparks (2010) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Ashes (2017) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Hallowed Ones Books

The Hallowed Ones (2012) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Outside (2013) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Dark Alchemy Books

Dark Alchemy (2015) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Mercury Retrograde (2015) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Wildlands Books

Nine of Stars (2016) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Witch Creek (2018) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Phoenix Falling (2019) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Dark Oracle Books

Dark Oracle (2010) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Rogue Oracle (2011) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

The Dragon's Playlist (2017) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Flesh (2017) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Pawned (2018) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Laura Bickle is a reputed American writer of science fiction, young adult, urban fantasy, horror, contemporary, paranormal, and romance novels. She has written several widely successful book series in her career, including The Hallowed Ones series, the Anya Kalinczyk book series, the Wildlands series, and the Dark Alchemy series. In addition to these series, she has also written a contemporary fantasy series under the pen name of Alayna Williams. Bickle was born and brought up in Ohio. While growing up, she was involved in reading a lot of comic books. She developed an interest in creating her own stories because of her reading habit.

Bickle went on to complete her graduation from Ohio State University and obtained a master’s degree in Sociology-Criminology. Following this, she studied at the Wisconsin-Milwaukee University and earned an MLIS in Library Science. Immediately after, Bickle started working as a librarian at a public library. Later, she worked in the department of criminal justice to handle data systems. Currently, she enjoys her time as a writer of urban fantasy stories. Bickle says that becoming a writer was always at the back of her mind, but she didn’t have the means to pursue it directly. So, she waited for the right time to come and kept her involved in other works until then. However, she did not stop reading her favorite books.

A very well known book series written by author Laura Bickle is known as the Anya Kalinczyk series. It is comprised of a total of 3 books released between 2010 and 2015. Each and every book of this series consists of the chief protagonist in the role of Anya Kalinczyk. She is depicted as an arson investigator working in the Fire Department of Detroit. During the daytime, she spends her time investigating arsons in various locations in Detroit and at night, she chases malicious spirits and ghosts along with her dedicated team of ghost hunters. The other important characters mentioned in the novels include Hope Solomon, Jasper Bernard, Sparky, Nain Rouge, etc. Bickle has done the settings of all the novels in Detroit, Michigan. The debut book of the series is entitled ‘Embers’. It was released by the Pocket publication in 2010. The book opens by showing that Detroit is filled with unease due to despair, unemployment, anger, and visible & invisible unrest. Phantoms increasingly invade the city and cause chaos and fear. And with the emergence of a malevolent force, further fear and chaos are spread throughout the Detroit city.

In the middle of such a chaos, Anya Kalinczyk is seen spending her days as an investigator of arsons and is employed in Detroit’s Fire Department. She spends her nights in the pursuit of malicious spirits. An eccentric team of dedicated ghost hunters assists her in pursuing malicious entities. Anya Kalinczyk belongs to a rare psychic medium called Lantern. She suspects that a powerful & supernatural arsonist is committing arsons in different locations of the city for summoning a fiery entity from ancient times. Anya also suspects that the notorious arsonist wants to set the entire city on fire in order to achieve his mission. After some investigation, Anya Kalincyz comes to know that the supernatural arsonist will complete his spell by the end of Devil’s Night. She takes the help of her salamander familiar named Sparky and an investigating team of paranormal entities to try and stop the spell reaching completeness. All her life, Anya Kalinczyk has been surrounded by danger. She has grown accustomed to various types of dangers and believes that she is destined to lose and loneliness. But, she cannot afford to lose this time as a lot of things are at stake, including her soul, her city, and the man who loves her from the bottom of his heart. Anya takes it as a challenge to keep all of them safe from all kinds of dangers.

Another mind-blowing installment of this series is called ‘Sparks’. It was also published by Pocket Books in 2010. Bickle has again set the plot in Detroit and has mentioned the same set of primary characters. Initially, it is described that a Lantern the rarest kind of psychic medium and Anya Kalinczyk is one of them. She holds the post of arson investigator during the day and goes behind malicious spirits at night to exterminate them. Anya and her colleagues try to prevent the ghosts and spirits from haunting her city that is already plagued by despair and unemployment. In doing so, she and her inseparable salamander called Sparky have seen and survived various fiery spells. Anya begins her work on a new case that sparks suspicions of a weird phenomenon known as spontaneous human combustion. No one seems to believe Anya Kalinczyk’s suspicion except her eccentric ghost hunter team. When Anya learns that Jasper Bernard’s home has been fully consumed by fire, she arrives to investigate what caused the blazing fire. She is shocked to find Jasper Bernard’s remains inside his house. But, what shocks her more is that hardly any remains of Jasper are left behind.

Anya knows that even the deadliest of fires leave behind some trace of the victims. This shocking discovery makes it clear that the fire had not occurred out of natural causes and there is some paranormal entity responsible for it. After some more investigation, Anya succeeds in establishing a connection between a celebrity psychic and the deaths of numerous poor people from Detroit. The psychic has been preying on the poor for a very long time by promising them miracles in exchange for money. Jasper Bernard is suspected to one such victim of the celebrity psychic named Hope Solomon. When it becomes clear that Hope Solomon wants a lot more than poor victims, Anya Kalinczyk races against time to put an end to Hope Solomon’s brutal acts. In order to prevent Anya from stopping her, Hope threatens to kill her close ones. But, Anya is determined not to let her come anywhere close to the ones she cares about. More than her near and dear ones, Anya looks to protect the city wandering souls whom Hope Solomon is looking to victimize. This novel has an interesting story with excellent pacing and a perfect balance of action, drama, humor and detective work. It entertained the readers from start to end and kept them intrigued all along.

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