A diverse cast of characters come together in classic urban fantasy about monsters, the people who hunt them, and the occasional apocalypse. Snarky humor, magic with bite, nonstop action, a dose of romance, and at its core: broken people finding family in one another. Also, there’s a saber-tooth cat named Sir Rodney Ballsgalore. Because reasons.
With the release of Oblivion, this series is now complete.
The only available glimpse at a post-Oblivion word is in Tales from Alchemy Red: Dial V for Vampire, which takes place after what would’ve been Zara’s next narrated book. It’s available for Patrons of Snark at $5+. and on Payhip
All works listed below are currently available except Heaven’s Choice (which I currently have no ETA) and the Zara serial Amends (which is in progress at Patreon). There were several more books planned but sales and piracy don’t justify continuing, so Oblivion concludes the series.
There is a series site in progress with a complete list of books, guest posts and interviews about the books, and extra goodies like soundtracks and (coming soon) desktop wallpaper at www.zaralain.com
If you want to chat with other readers, particularly about Oblivion, I have a Facebook group for fans called Alchemy Red.
Note: the shorts and novellas are written so that they expand the world/characters but aren’t 100% necessary to follow the books; the novels, however, are NOT standalone.
Novellas & Collections
Damaged is a Zara Lain novella that takes place after Exhumed but before Oblivion. It is only available through me directly on Payhip.
9 Crimes is a collection of Nate works, including an unpublished novella and short story that take place during Exhumed. It is only available through me directly on Payhip, and should only be read after Exhumed.
Tales from Alchemy Red
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Stories in Chronological Order
0.1 – Heaven’s Choice
0.4 – A Vampire Walked Into a Bar (also in Whiskey Sour & Other Stories)
0.5 – Whiskey Sour (in Whiskey Sour & Other Stories and Bad-Ass Faeries 2)
1 – Bloodlines
1.1 – Fated (in Exhumed)
1.2 – Thrall (in Bloodlines)
1.4 – Home
1.5 – Amends (online serial, on hiatus)
1.6 – Zombie Faeries (in Whiskey Sour & Other Stories)
2. – Hunter
2.1 – Malice (in Hunter)
2.5 – Hungry Like the Wendigo
3 – Lineage
3.5 – Sunrise (in Lineage)
4 – Exhumed
4.1 – 9 Crimes
4.2 – Aftermath (in 9 Crimes)
4.5 – Damaged
4.6 – Prey
5 – Oblivion
5.1 – Resist
5.5 – Howl (cancelled)
6 – Solace (cancelled)
6.5 – Dial V for Vampire
7 – Broken (cancelled)
8 – Viral (cancelled)
(I ended up adding the “cancelled” titles as they were referenced various places and it saves me explaining what happened to the book.
If the series ever becomes financially viable, either on its own or through Patreon support, I’ll look at resurrecting the other books. Due to piracy of the series, the cancelled books, even if written, will never be published. My health is too poor to put up with the stress of it.)