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Urban Fantasy

Ilona Andrews: Kate Daniels Adventures

Magic Bites (Kate Daniels, Book 1)
by Ilona Andrews

Mercenary Kate Daniels cleans up urban problems of a paranormal kind. But her latest prey, a pack of undead warriors, presents her greatest challenge.

Magic Burns (Kate Daniels, Book 2)
by Ilona Andrews

As a mercenary who cleans up after magic gone wrong, Kate Daniels knows how waves of paranormal energy ebb and flow across Atlanta like a tide. But once every seven years, a flare comes, a time when magic runs rampant. When Kate sets out to retrieve a set of stolen maps for the Pack, Atlanta's paramilitary clan of shape shifters, she quickly realizes much more is at stake. The stolen maps are only the opening gambit in an epic tug of war between two gods hoping for rebirth, and if Kate can't stop the cataclysmic showdown, the city may not survive.

Mercedes Lackey: Bedlam's Bard

Knight of Ghosts & Shadows (Bedlam's Bard, Book 1)
by Mercedes Lackey, Ellen Guon

Elves in L.A.?

It would explain a lot, wouldn't it?

In fact, half a millennium ago, when the elves were driven from Europe they came to - where else? - Southern California. Happy at first, they fell on hard times after one of their number tried to force the rest to be his vassels. Now it's up to one poor human to save them, if he can. A knight in shining armor he's not, but he's their last hope, their Knight of Ghosts and Shadows.

Summoned to Tourney (Bedlam's Bard, Book 2)
by Mercedes Lackey, Ellen Guon

With San Francisco doomed to fall off the continent, the bard must summon the Nightflyers, the soul-devouring shadow creatures from the dreaming world.

Bedlam's Bard (Book 3?)
by Mercedes Lackey, Ellen Guon

Bedlam's Bard is the compilation of the first two books Bedlam Bards series, Knight of Ghosts & Shadows, and Summoned to Tourney.
Bedlam's Bard is either book three, or book 1-2.

Beyond World's End (Bedlam's Bard, Book 4)
by Mercedes Lackey, Rosemary Edghill

After the events chronicled in Bedlam's Bard, world-saving bard and magician Eric Banyon moves into his new New York apartment hoping to settle down to the quiet life. No such luck: his building is a safe-house for a group of occultist Guardians protecting the city from supernatural evil. And there's a new evil for them to guard against....

When unethical drug researchers discover that they can induce amazing mental powers using psychotropic drugs, they begin planning to raise a drug-enslaved army of mercenaries and grow very, very rich. But this gets the attention of Aerune mac Audelaine, lord of the dark Unseleighe Sidney, who hopes to use the drugs to break through to the human world and feed on the suffering there. Both plans will bring terror to the world-and both are threatened by the very existence of Eric Banyan.

With his possibly loyal companions-a beautiful elven half-breed and a gargoyleEric heads for a three-way battle of wizardry that will determine Gotham's fate-and his own.

Spirits White as Lightning (Bedlam's Bard, Book 5)
by Mercedes Lackey, Rosemary Edghill

Mad Maudlin (Bedlam's Bard, Book 6)
by Mercedes Lackey, Rosemary Edghill

Music to My Sorrow (Bedlam's Bard, Book 7)
by Mercedes Lackey, Rosemary Edghill

In this sequel to Mad Maudlin, Ria and Eric are fighting for custody of Ace and Magnus.

Bedlam's Edge (Anthology)
Edited by Mercedes Lackey and Rosemary Edghill

Mercedes Lackey and Rosemary Edghill are the biggest names in the urban fantasy subgenre-where elves, banshees, trolls, and even stranger creatures walk modern city streets, their presence, and even their existence unsuspected by the human inhabitants. Now these two present a volume of all new urban fantasy, with a stellar lineup of the best new fantasy writers, such as Michael Longcor, Roberta Gellis, Dave Freer and Eric Flint, Diana Paxton, and more-including two new stories and an afterword by Mercedes Lackey herself, as well as a story by Rosemary Edghill. This is an indispensable volume for fans of urban fantasy in general, and the thousands of fans of Mercedes Lackey in particular.

Mercedes Lackey: Diana Tregarde Investigations

Children of the Night: A Diana Tregarde Investigation
by Mercedes Lackey

The Gypsy boy has asked for Di's help--called on for her magical assistance--and she could not refuse, especially after he was slain practically on her doorstep.

But the vampire Di finds cradling the body isn't the killer--he's the Gypsies' protector, Andre LeBrel, who informs Di that there's more than one monster stalking the streets of New York.

Now it's up to Diana Tregarde, Guardian and practicing witch, to find the killer and destroy them...with a little supernatural assistance from a very friendly, and very sexy, vampire.

Burning Water (Diana Tregarde Investigation)
by Mercedes Lackey

Dallas Police Detective Mark Valdez isn't just any cop, he's a psychic who knows that the cattle mutilations and torture murders he's been investigating are somehow tied together. He also knows that his meager psychic abilities aren't enough to identify the killers, much less stop them.

Luckily, Mark has an ace up his sleeve: an attractive young romance novelist who happens to be a practicing witch. And not just any witch, either-Diana Tregarde is a Guardian, charged with protecting the Earth and all its creatures.

Using modern science and ancient magics, Diana and Mark discover that they are tailing no ordinary serial killer but the awakened avatar of an Aztec god. Tezcatlipoca and his four beautiful handmaidens are preparing for a great sacrifice that will transform North America into a new Aztec realm.

Diana isn't sure her powers are strong enough to take on those of a risen Aztec god, but she has no choice. As a Guardian, she is sworn to protect mankind, even at the cost of her own life. Luckily, she does not stand alone. Mark Valdez is more than just a cop. And Tezcatlipoca is not the only Aztec god walking in the world.

Jinx High: A Diana Tregarde Investigation
by Mercedes Lackey

Fay Harper looks like any other teenage girl—any other Queen Bee, that is. She’s blond, and beautiful, and very, very popular—the kind of popular that attracts boys like honey. Fay and her gang take a lot of risks, but so far they’ve managed to get away with everything. It’s as if they are magically protected.

Summoned to Tulsa by an old friend whose son has fallen in with Fay’s crowd, Diana Tregarde, practicing witch and successful romance novelist, quickly finds herself in hot water. The new girl at school, Monica Carlin, has come under sorcerous attack, but Diana cannot identify, or stop, the power-wielder. To make matters worse, there is an ancient being sleeping under Tulsa, a being who might be woken by the magic battles taking place in the city. What will happen then, even Diana cannot predict.

Diana Tregarde Investigates (Hardcover Compilation)
by Mercedes Lackey

All of the Diana Tregarde novels in one volume!

Mercedes Lackey: The SERRAted Edge

Born to Run (SERRAted Edge, Book 1)
by Mercedes Lackey, Larry Dixon

MUSTANG SALLY “Excuse me?” said a low, sexy, female voice.
Tannim jumped in startlement, and turned to face the barn door—and froze as he saw who was standing there. His mind lodged on a single thought, unable to get past it: It’s her—it’s her—it’s her—
And it was: the woman who had haunted and hunted him through his dreams for years. The woman he’d dreamed of this morning. Her. And she stood there, calmly taking in his look of utter shock.
There was absolutely no doubt of it; she matched his dreams in every detail. Gently curved raven-wing hair framed a face that he knew as well as he knew his own. Amused emerald-green eyes gazed at him from beneath strong brows that arched as delicately as a bit of Japanese brushwork.
“Excuse me,” she said again in that throaty contralto. “. . . but I understood that I could find someone here who works on Mustangs.”
He looked past her and spotted her black Mustang standing in the midst of the tall grass outside the barn door. “Not—for a long time,” he said dazedly.
“Ah,” she replied. Then her eyes widened as she looked past his shoulder, and she stepped back in alarm.
Fear lanced him. He whirled to look. There was nothing there.
He turned back, and she was already gone. And so was her car.
Only then did his mind click back into gear, as he sprinted to stood where the car had been. There was the imprint of four tires in the grass—but no track-marks leading up to them. There was no sign that the car had actually been driven through the grass to reach that spot, and there had been no sound of a motor.
She was haunting him still, it would seem. . . .

Wheels Of Fire (SERRAted Edge, Book 2)
by Mercedes Lackey, Mark Shepherd

Wheels of Fire second book in the SERRAted Edge series.
The Bedlam Bards series, the SERRAted Edge series, and the Diana Tregard books are all set in the same universe, and feature elves, magic, and modern life.
Wheels of Fire is currently out of print, but is part of The Otherworld an omnibus edition that includes Wheels of Fire and When the Bough Breaks.
When the Bough Breaks (SERRAted Edge, Book 3)
by Mercedes Lackey, Holly Lisle, Larry Elmore (Illustrator)

When the Bough Breaks third book in the SERRAted Edge series.
The Bedlam Bards series, the SERRAted Edge series, and the Diana Tregard books are all set in the same universe, and feature elves, magic, and modern life.
When the Bough Breaks is currently out of print, but is part of The Otherworld an omnibus edition that includes Wheels of Fire and When the Bough Breaks.
Chrome Circle (SERRAted Edge, Book 4)
by Mercedes Lackey, Larry Dixon

Chrome Circle fourth book in the SERRAted Edge series.
The Bedlam Bards series, the SERRAted Edge series, and the Diana Tregard books are all set in the same universe, and feature elves, magic, and modern life.
Chrome Circle is currently out of print, but is part of Chrome Borne an omnibus edition that includes Born to Run and Chrome Circle.
The Chrome Borne (SERRAted Edge, Compilation)
by Mercedes Lackey, Larry Dixon

Omnibus edition of the first two books in the SERRAted Edge series. Born to Run and Chrome Circle.
The Otherworld (SERRAted Edge, Compilation)
by Mercedes Lackey, Holly Lisle, Mark Shepherd (Author)

Omnibus edition of the third and fourth books in the SERRAted Edge series. When the Bough Breaks and Wheels of Fire

C. E. Murphy: The Walker Papers

Urban Shaman (The Walker Papers, Book 1)
by C.E. Murphy

Joanne Walker has three days to learn to use her shamanic powers and save the world from the unleashed Wild Hunt. No worries. No pressure. Nevermind the lack of sleep, the perplexing new talent for healing from fatal wounds, or the cryptic, talking coyote who appears in her dreams.
And if all that's not bad enough, in the three years Joanne's been a cop, she's never seen a dead body -- but she's just come across her second in three days.
It's been a bitch of a week. And it isn't over yet.
Thunderbird Falls (The Walker Papers, Book 2)
by C.E. Murphy

It's the end of the world . . . Again.

For all the bodies she's encountering, you'd think beat cop Joanne Walker works in Homicide. But no, Joanne's a reluctant shaman who last saved mankind three months ago -- surely she deserves more of a break! Yet, incredibly, "Armageddon, take two" is mere days away.
There's not a minute to waste.
Yet when her spirit guide inexplicably disappears, Joanne needs help from other sources. Especially after she accidentally unleashes Lower World demons on Seattle. Damn. With the mother of all showdowns gathering force, it's the worst possible moment for Joanne to realize she should have learned more about controlling her powers.

Coyote Dreams (The Walker Papers, Book 3)
by C.E. Murphy

Much of the city can't wake up. And more are dozing off each day. Instead of powerful forces storming Seattle, a more insidious invasion is happening. Most of Joanne Walker's fellow cops are down with the blue flu—or rather the blue sleep. Yet there's no physical cause anyone can point to—and it keeps spreading.
It has to be magical, Joanne figures. But what's up with the crazy dreams that hit her every time she closes her eyes? Are they being sent by Coyote, her still-missing spirit guide? The messages just aren't clear.
Somehow Joanne has to wake up her sleeping friends while protecting those still awake, figure out her inner-spirit dream life and, yeah, come to terms with these other dreams she's having about her boss...