Laura Anne Gilman

Books

Hard Magic
Series: Paranormal Scene Investigations, Book 1. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 94,080. Language: English. Published: January 16, 2024 by Laura Anne Gilman. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary, Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal, Fiction » Fantasy » Urban
For generations, the magic users of the Cosa Nostradamus have been outside the law, answerable to no-one. That is about to change. When you're a recent college grad, and your magic-using abilities make it impossible to hold down an office job, your prospects are woefully limited. So when Bonnie Torres gets a mysterious call about an equally mysterious job interview, she takes it. Two days later...
The Dance
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 9,690. Language: English. Originally Published: December 16, 2020 by Faery Cat Press. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Urban
"None of this is real. I'm dreaming, that's all." But she so rarely had such pleasantly exciting dreams. More often they were anxiety-filled, or stodgily pedestrian this-is-what's-wrong-with-your-life reminders. "Or I fell, I'm in a coma, hallucinating this… or too much eggnog. Definitely too much eggnog." The nutcracker reached down and took her hand in his own, the fingers hard but flexible...
Blood From Stone
Series: Retrievers, Book 6. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 96,200. Language: English. Published: September 26, 2023 by Laura Anne Gilman. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary, Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal, Fiction » Fantasy » Urban
Wren Valere is Manhattan's most sought-after Retriever, but after last year's deadly confrontation with the anti-magic Silence, all she wants is a break. A few months of quiet, time to figure out where her life — and her relationship with partner Sergei — is going. But then a seemingly simple assignment to retrieve a kidnaped child puts her on a collision course with the past— both hers, and...
Free Fall
Series: Retrievers, Book 5. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 93,050. Language: English. Published: January 17, 2023 by Faery Cat Press. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary, Fiction » Fantasy » Urban
The Cosa Nostradamus is in disarray; the Truce that has kept the city peaceful for decades has been broken, and magical Manhattan is at war.In the midst of all this, Wren Valere is left without her partner Sergei, whose past loyalties - and betrayals - keep him from her side just when she needs him the most. Wren wants nothing more to do with violence. But for her community - human and...
Staying Dead
Series: Retrievers, Book 1. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 94,330. Language: English. Originally Published: December 16, 2019 by Book View Cafe. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary, Fiction » Fantasy » Urban
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Welcome to the world of the Cosa Nostradamus, where magic crackles on every corner, and not every person you meet is human…. If you've lost something of value, and you can't go to the police, you need a Retriever. And if that item is magical? You need Wren Valere. An exceptional thief - with exceptional Talent. Normally, Wren loves her job. But some clients are worse than others, and some jobs...
Something Perfect
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 32,880. Language: English. Originally Published: February 14, 2022 by Laura Anne Gilman. Categories: Fiction » Romance » General, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Romance » Polyamory, Fiction » Romance » Paranormal » General
Jenny knows that her marriage with Nic is rock-solid. But she also knows that they're missing something. Someone. But she's not sure she can go through another round of love-and-loss. Nic knows better than to use his scrying talent for personal gain. But when yet another partner ends things, Jenny, heartbroken, begs him to "see" their perfect third. Amy has given up on dating. Again. She's...
Heart of Briar
Series: Portals, Book 1. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 88,430. Language: English. Originally Published: September 17, 2019 by Book View Cafe. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Fantasy » Urban
"He has been taken. And you are his only chance." When Jan's boyfriend Tyler disappears for several days, she's worried. And then she's angry. Then two strangers rescue her from a violent attack by creatures out of legend, and tell her that Tyler didn't abandon her — he was stolen away to the fairy court. And Jan's his only chance to come home. But her rescuers aren't human either, and they...
I Have (More) Strong Opinions
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 13,660. Language: English. Originally Published: July 4, 2022 by Faery Cat Press. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Humor & satire » Form / essays
Laura Anne returns with more Opinions! Because Pandemic only slowed us down, it didn't stop us. Buckle up and grab some snacks as she takes you on an often exasperated, occasionally affectionate, always entertaining ride.
Curse the Dark
Series: Retrievers, Book 2. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 99,600. Language: English. Originally Published: March 16, 2020 by Laura Anne Gilman. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Fantasy » Urban
Welcome to the world of the Cosa Nostradamus, where humans and non-humans co-exist...uneasily. Wren Valere knows she's the best. So when she and her partner Sergei are hired to track down a missing - and deadly - parchment, she thinks it'll be a piece of cake. And getting out of the city, with its rising tensions between human Talent and the fatae, seems like a really good idea. The problem is...
The Collected Cases of Duchess, PI
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 49,710. Language: English. Originally Published: June 22, 2019 by Laura Anne Gilman. Categories: Fiction, Fiction » Fantasy » General
The Alley is no place for the innocent, the unwary, or the just plain foolish. But if they didn't exist, Duchess would be out of work. For a fee, she can solve your problem - or make it go away. When trouble's on your tail, and you can't go to the cops, Duchess is the cat you want in your corner. However, not even the best PI can solve every case, and her connections - from an up-and-coming...
Burning Bridges
Series: Retrievers, Book 4. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 98,730. Language: English. Originally Published: September 16, 2020 by Faery Cat Press. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary, Fiction » Fantasy » Urban
The Cosa Nostradamus is falling apart…. Wren's got enough on her plate right now, thank you very much, trying to stop her partner Sergei from self-destructing. But attacks against the non-human Fatae have escalated into hate crimes against all members of the Cosa - humans included. With the Mage Council distracted by internal struggles, the Talented and Fatae communities form a fragile...
I Have Strong Opinions
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 15,060. Language: English. Originally Published: February 16, 2020 by Laura Anne Gilman. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Humor & satire » Form / essays
Wisdom may be in holding your opinions close, but there's definite freedom in letting them fly. I HAVE STRONG OPINIONS is a collection of twenty-five no-holds-barred rants from award-winning author Laura Anne Gilman on the everyday frustrations and irritations of life in the 21st century, from Facebook to fireworks, sex ed to snow tires. "So, go on the journey. Buckle up. Get ready for some...
Finder's Keeper
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 16,880. Language: English. Originally Published: January 16, 2020 by Laura Anne Gilman. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Fantasy » Historical
Forbidden to practice the magic she inherited from her mother, Davida Sanderson left her comfortable Boston home for a wilderness farm, and freedom. There, she finds respect, and peace, able to use her gifts to find what had gone missing, and restore what was lost. But in the early days of the Civil War, more has been lost than can be found, and her heart won't be able to hide forever.... A...
Soul of Fire
Series: Portals, Book 2. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 84,290. Language: English. Originally Published: October 16, 2019 by Book View Cafe. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Fantasy » Urban
Save the world, early and often. Three months ago, Jan had a crash course in the supernatural. Werewolves, kelpies, elves, trolls —all real. But reclaiming her boyfriend from predatory, abusive elves was only the start of her story…. Now, Jan and her supernatural companions have a new deadline: ten weeks, ten days and ten hours until the elves are able to use the portals again. Until they...
The Complete Sylvan Investigations
Series: Sylvan Investigations. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 123,200. Language: English. Originally Published: November 16, 2020 by Faery Cat Press. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary, Fiction » Fantasy » Urban
Ex-cop Danny Hendrickson and his partner Ellen could be any low-rent private investigators trying to make a difference, and a living, in New York City. Except Danny's father was a faun, and Ellen is a storm-seer. Together, they save people. Or try to, anyway. MILES TO GO PROMISES TO KEEP THE WORK OF HUNTERS AN INTERRUPTED CRY "Gilman breaks your heart in the best way possible as she revisits...
Bring It On
Series: Retrievers, Book 3. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 94,170. Language: English. Originally Published: June 16, 2020 by Laura Anne Gilman. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary, Fiction » Fantasy » Urban
The first rule of lonejacks is "don't get involved…." Wren Valere just wants to do her job, collect a paycheck, and figure out her relationship with her business partner-turned-romantic partner, Sergei. No muss, no fuss, no outside entanglements. But when she takes on a job she shouldn't have, she finds herself once again in the cross-hairs of the Mage Council - and their aim is getting better...
Lightning Strikes
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 60,730. Language: English. Originally Published: November 16, 2019 by Faery Cat Press. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary, Fiction » Fantasy » Urban
There is magic in the modern world. It surrounds you, hiding in plain sight. The commuter next you you may be Talent. The barista behind the counter may not be human. The sound you hear just outside your window? May be far more dangerous than you think. Stay inside and admire the storm. But be wary. Because for the Cosa Nostradamus, human and non-human alike, that storm is magic, and magic is...

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