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Publication Order of Lords Of Rainbow Books

Lords of Rainbow (2003)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Lore of Rainbow (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Lore of Rainbow is a prequel to Lords of Rainbow.

Publication Order of Grant-Williams High Books

Mayhem at Grant-Williams High (2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Supernatural Jane Austen Books

Mansfield Park and Mummies (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Northanger Abbey and Angels and Dragons (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Pride and Platypus (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Cobweb Bride Trilogy Books

Cobweb Bride (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Cobweb Empire (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Cobweb Forest (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Atlantis Grail Books

Qualify (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Compete (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Win (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Survive (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Dreams of the Compass Rose (2002)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Short Stories/Novellas

The Clock King and the Queen of the Hourglass (2005)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Duke in His Castle (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Young Woman in a House of Old (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Witch Who Made Adjustments (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Three Names of the Hidden God (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Old Farts (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Life, Inc. (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Streets Running Like a River (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Short Story Collections

Salt of the Air (2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
After the Sundial (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

The Perpetual Calendar of Inspiration (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Vampires Are from Venus, Werewolves Are from Mars (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Smart Pop Books

Seven Seasons of Buffy: Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers Discuss Their Favorite Television Show (By:Scott Westerfeld,Charlaine Harris,Chelsea Quinn Yarbro,Kevin Andrew Murphy,Christie Golden,Sherrilyn Kenyon,Nancy Holder,Lawrence Watt-Evans,David Brin,Jacqueline Lichtenberg,Jean Lorrah,Laura Resnick,Sarah Zettel,Nancy Kilpatrick,Michelle West,,,,,Roxanne Longstreet Conrad,Jennifer Crusie) (2003)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Taking the Red Pill: Science, Philosophy and Religion in The Matrix (By:David Gerrold) (2003)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Five Seasons of Angel: Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers Discuss Their Favorite Vampire (By:Chelsea Quinn Yarbro,Peter S. Beagle,Laura Anne Gilman,Sherrilyn Kenyon,Nancy Holder,Jacqueline Lichtenberg,Jean Lorrah,Josepha Sherman,Laura Resnick,Michelle Sagara West,Candace Havens,,Steven Harper,,,Roxanne Longstreet Conrad,,Jennifer Crusie) (2004)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Stepping through the Stargate: Science, Archaeology and the Military in Stargate SG1 (By:P.N. Elrod,Roxanne Conrad) (2004)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
What Would Sipowicz Do? Race, Rights and Redemption in NYPD Blue (By:) (2004)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Anthology at the End of the Universe: Leading Science Fiction Authors on Douglas Adams' The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (By:Stephen Baxter,John Shirley,,Lawrence Watt-Evans,Adam Roberts,Susan Sizemore,,Jacqueline Carey,Vox Day,Cory Doctorow,A.M. Dellamonica,,,,Maria Alexander) (2005)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Finding Serenity: Anti-heroes, Lost Shepherds and Space Hookers in Joss Whedon's Firefly (By:) (2005)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The War of the Worlds: Fresh Perspectives on the H. G. Wells Classic (By:Connie Willis,Mercedes Lackey,H.G. Wells,Mike Resnick,Stephen Baxter,Lawrence Watt-Evans) (2005)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Navigating the Golden Compass: Religion, Science & Daemonology in Philip Pullman's His Dark Materials (By:) (2005)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Alias Assumed: Sex, Lies And SD-6 (By:) (2005)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Farscape Forever! Sex, Drugs and Killer Muppets (By:) (2005)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Flirting With Pride And Prejudice: Fresh Perspectives On The Original Chick Lit Masterpiece (By:,Jennifer Crusie) (2005)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Revisiting Narnia: Fantasy, Myth and Religion in C. S. Lewis' Chronicles (By:) (2005)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
King Kong Is Back! An Unauthorized Look at One Humongous Ape! (By:David Brin) (2005)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Totally Charmed (With: Maggie Shayne,Rebecca York,Jody Lynn Nye,Evelyn Vaughn,Tanya Huff,Jennifer Crusie) (2005)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Mapping the World of Harry Potter (By:Mercedes Lackey) (2005)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Man from Krypton: A Closer Look at Superman (By:) (2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Star Wars on Trial (By:David Brin) (2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Battle for Azeroth (By:Bill Fawcett) (2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Getting Lost (By:Orson Scott Card) (2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Boarding the Enterprise (By:Robert J. Sawyer,David Gerrold) (2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
James Bond in the 21st Century: Why We Still Need 007 (By:Leah Wilson) (2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Investigating CSI: Inside the Crime Labs of Las Vegas, Miami and New York (By:Leah Wilson) (2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
So Say We All: An Unauthorized Collection of Thoughts and Opinions on Battlestar Galactica (By:) (2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Earth's Last Days (By:Vox Day) (2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Literary Cash: Unauthorized Writings Inspired by the Legendary Johnny Cash (By:) (2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Webslinger: Unauthorized Essays On Your Friendly Neighborhood Spider-man (By:Leah Wilson) (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Halo Effect: An Unauthorized Look at the Most Successful Video Game of All Time (By:) (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Mind-Rain (By:Scott Westerfeld) (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Serenity Found: More Unauthorized Essays on Joss Whedon's Firefly Universe (By:Alex Bledsoe) (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Through the Wardrobe (By:Herbie Brennan) (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A New Dawn: Your Favorite Authors on Stephenie Meyer's Twilight Series (By:Ellen Hopkins) (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Secrets of the Dragon Riders: Your Favorite Authors on Christopher Paolini's Inheritance Cycle: Completely Unauthorized (By:) (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Secrets of the Dragon Riders (By:) (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
You Do Not Talk About Fight Club: I Am Jack's Completely Unauthorized Essay Collection (By:Chuck Palahniuk) (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Anthologies

Strange Pleasures 2(2003)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Totally Charmed(2005)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Sages & Swords(2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Best New Romantic Fantasy 2(2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
New Writings in the Fantastic(2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Sky Whales and Other Wonders(2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Vera Nazarian, born in Russia in 1966, is arguably the one and only Armenian-Russian professional speculative fiction writer working in the English language today.

Vera’s life is a rather odd journey. She left from the former Soviet Union during the Cold War’s height as a refugee when she was eight, with her parents and just a couple suitcases. She showed up in America in the year 1976, just one month before she turned ten, by way of Greece, Lebanon, and Italy.

After she settled in America, she graduated from Immaculate Heart High School in Hollywood, California in the year 1984. Then she went to Pomona College in Claremont, California, double-majoring in Psychology and English. She got her BA in the year 1988 and went to work for more than a decade in the high tech industry.

Writing quickly came into her life, right when she figured out the English language, she began writing in it. She wrote and dreamed all through her elementary, junior high, and high school years. When she was seventeen, solder her first short story.

While she held down a full-time tech job, she came home to start her evening job, that of a professional science fiction and fantasy writer, musician, and artist.

“Win” was a finalist for a 2018 Dragon Award for Best Science Fiction Novel. “Dreams of the Compass Rose” and “Lords of Rainbow” were each nominated for a Spectrum.

Vera has written the “Lords of Rainbow” books, the “Atlantis Grail” series, and the “Cobweb Bride” trilogy, as well as some stand alone novels. Her debut novel, called “Dreams of the Compass Rose”, was released in the year 2002.

“Qualify” is the first novel in the “Atlantis Grail” series and was released in the year 2014. You’ve got two options. You either Qualify, or you die.

Gwenevere Lark, sixteen years old, is determined not to just Qualify but to rescue her whole entire family.

Being good enough to Qualify makes you eligible to compete in the brutal games of the Atlantis Grail, which grants all the winners the high-tech luxuries, laurels, and the full privileges of Atlantis citizenship. If you should happen to make it into the Top 10, all of your wildest wishes are granted, like curing your mom’s cancer.

There is just a single problem. Gwen Lark is a known nerd and a klutz. She is a hotshot in science, classics, history, and languages, however, the closest she has come to sports is a skateboard and a backyard pool.

This time, she is in way over her head, and is in for a fight of her very life, against some rather impossible odds and one world-class competition. This includes Logan Sangre, who is the most amazing guy in her entire school, the one that she has been crushing on, and doesn’t even seem to realize she exists.

Since every other teen on planet earth has got the same idea. Qualify or die.

“Compete” is the second novel in the “Atlantis Grail” series and was released in the year 2015. It is one thing to Qualify, but do you really have what is necessary to actually Compete?

Earth is close to being destroyed by an extinction level asteroid. Gwen Lark (teenage geek, nerd, and awkward smart girl), along with some of her friends were barely able to Qualify for rescue onboard one of the many ark-ships headed off to the ancient colony called planet Atlantis.

Now faced with a one year journey through space, life in the wondrously alien environment, as well as some tough life choices, Gwen’s got to figure out who or just what she is going to become. Civilian or Fleet Cadet? Extraordinary or average? Lover or friend?

Will she be able to make new friends? Can she trust her old ones, like the Earth special operative and sexy high school crush Logan Sangre?

Time and again, her uncanny ability to come up with the best possible answer in a crisis is what saves her life as well as others. Now, her unique Logos voice makes her a very valuable commodity to the Atlanteans. So much so that her mysterious commanding officer Aeson Kassiopei, who also is Imperial Prince of Atlantis, has taken a rather personal interest in her.

Before the end of their journey, Gwen has to convince him that she has got what it takes to compete in the lethal Games of the Atlantis Grail. It gets more and more apparent that the life of her family as well as the rest of Earth depends on it.

“Win” is the third novel in the “Atlantis Grail” series and was released in the year 2017. The Games are Forever! It was one thing to Qualify and Compete, now she has to Win.

Gwen Lark is one of the lucky ones. She is one of several million teen refugees to escape the extinction-level asteroid that was barreling toward Earth and make it to the ancient colony planet of Atlantis.

However, Atlantis is an odd new world with a blazing white sun and a higher gravity, where nothing is like it is expected to be. The new arrivals coming from Earth are now going to belong to majority class of non-citizens that face a lifetime of limited rights and hard work.

To make things worse, Gwen’s powerful and rare talent, her Logos voice, is now viewed as a possible weapon to be exploited by the Imperator, and a threat to the Kassiopei Imperial Dynasty and its uncompromising control over the Atlantean people.

She is given a declaration of love from a rather unexpected source. The wedding date is set, however, before she is able to be joined with her true love, she is required to compete in the lethal and savage Games of the Atlantis Grail to save everybody she cares about.

She must figure and fight her way through the toughest and most sophisticated contest that she has ever faced. Horrifying Ordeals and some impossible Challenges, vicious secret hitmen, and ruthless skilled Competitors, and some dubious teammates she has to work with but are unable to trust, are just the start.

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