For those who prefer text:
Gillian Urswick and
Kit Marlowe (short stories): The Kit Marlowe shorts fill in some background on
the Silver Circle, the main magical organization mentioned in the two series, and
provide information on a cross-over character, Christopher (Kit) Marlowe. They
can be read at any time, before, during or after the main series. So far they
include "The Gauntlet" and "The Queen's Witch," both
available for free on this website or at Smashwords.com.
Extra free stories for
the Cassie Palmer series: Most are available on the web site and at
of these are set between Curse the Dawn and Hunt the
Moon: "A Family Affair" and "Shadowland." A third, "The
House at Cobb End," deals with Pritkin's life before the beginning of
the Cassie series. To avoid spoilers, it should be read after Curse the
Dawn. A fourth, "The Day of the Dead,"
features Tomas from Touch the Dark and Claimed by Shadow, and should be read
after those books. And, finally, "Updating Pritkin" is a tongue in cheek glimpse into life around Dante's casino and can be read at any time.
The Dorina Basarab
books (main series): These books tell the story of the dhampir daughter of Mircea Basarab,
a major figure in the Cassie Palmer series. A number of
crossover characters and plotlines connect the two series, which I have always
viewed as one. So far, there
are three novels about Dory: Midnight’s Daughter, Death’s Mistress and
Fury’s Kiss. The first Dorina (Midnight's Daughter) can be read after
second Cassie (Claimed by Shadow) because it concludes the storyline
that book. Or, if you wish to read chronologically, it can be read
Embrace the Night, the third Cassie, which it overlaps. Our novella,
"Buying Trouble," (available in the On the Prowl anthology or by
itself as an ebook) should be read before the start of the Dorina
series, as it
sets up some of the conflicts of that book. It is not necessary to
or enjoy the novel, however.
Extra free stories for the Dorina Basarab series: The short "In Vino Veritas" from the Chicks Kick Butt anthology, and the novella "Zombie's Bite", can be found for free on this web site. "Zombie's Bite" can also be found at Smashwords.com.
Lia de Croissets
(short stories): The Lia de Croisset's stories can be read at any time and as
an addition to either series. They are set in Las Vegas, like the Cassie books,
but deal with the war mage corps and Were politics. They are slightly ahead of
the other two storylines for now, but care has been taken to avoid spoilers. Masks:
A Mircea Basarab novel set in fifteenth century Venice. It details his
early life as a vampire and gives some insight into Dorina's.
Masks: A Mircea Basarab novel set in fifteenth century Venice. It details his early life as a vampire and gives some insight into Dorina's.