Review: Magic Rises by Ilona Andrews


May Contain Spoilers

I’ve been trying to pace myself because the final Kate Daniels book isn’t due out until May 2018. But screw that! I am enjoying these so much, and when I get in a reading slump (which I believe is partly due to the wonder of Kate Daniels), I keep going back to these. The characters have all earned a special place in my reading heart, and I love catching up with them in every volume.

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Review: Magic Slays by Ilona Andrews


May Contain Spoilers

This volume of the Kate Daniels series started with a huge bang. After a navigator loses control of a vampire, Kate has to head off a blood-thirsty vampire before it wreaks havoc near her office. This adventure will seem tame after she’s hired by the Red Guard to locate a missing inventor that they had snatched from their protection. They don’t know what he working on, but the proto-type was stolen too. Oh, and can Kate keep a lid on her investigation? If word gets out that the Red Guard had a client kidnapped out from under their noses, they will obviously lose face – and lots of business.

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Review: Magic Bleeds by Ilona Andrews


May Contain Spoilers

Kate Daniels has a really scary family. Her father is thousands of years old, and he kills without a thought. Her step-father taught her how to fight and how to survive against the monsters that would be unleashed against her, should her existence be discovered. And in Magic Bleeds, Kate has a not so touching introduction to her Auntie Erra, a terrifying warrior whose closest companions are pestilence and death.

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Review: Magic Strikes by Ilona Andrews

May Contain Spoilers

While I am beating myself up for not reading the Kate Daniels books previously, this series is exactly what I need at this time in my life. They are fun, with tons of action, and an undeniable chemistry between Curran and Kate. Reality just kind of fades into the background when I read anything by the writing duo that make up Ilona Andrews, and I celebrate the backlist I have yet to explore. Between Kate Daniels and the newly discovered Cat and Bones by Jeaniene Frost, I am ready for a binge on tough, kick ass heroines, and lethal, deadly heroes.

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Review: The Werebear’s Unwanted Wife by Marina Maddix

May Contain Spoilers

I had so many hopes for The Werebear’s Unwanted Wife, but it failed to meet most of my expectations. Most of my disappointment can be laid purely at the feet of Alex, the hero. He has been promised to the daughter of the Hamilton werebear clan since he was a child. He’s not happy that he has to sacrifice his future to put an end to generations of war between their clans, but his dad browbeats him into going along with the plan. He keeps wondering why he’s never heard anything about his bride to be, or seen her picture, so he sums it up to her being hideously unattractive. Obviously there is something wrong with her. And right there I thought – dude, you are a complete and utter jerk.

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Review: The Werewolf Tycoon’s Baby by Celia Kyle


May Contain Spoilers

So, these Howls Romances are basically series romance with paranormal characters. I’ve read three so far, to mixed results. All of the heroes were shifters, and that’s fine because I am on a shifter kick, thanks to Kate Daniels and Kitty Norville. I am eating up PNR as fast as I can check out titles, too. I haven’t gone through a PNR or UF phase in a long, long time, so I guess I was about due. Read more

Review: Lure of the Dragon by Anna Lowe

May Contain Spoilers

I have been struggling to finish a book recently. This happens every few months; I begin to feel overwhelmed by Real Life, and I’d rather mindlessly play Crafty Candy than try to concentrate on something to read. When this happens, I usually shift gears to shorter romance, and since I’m in the mood for shifters, I grabbed Lure of the Dragon when it popped up on KU. The promise of balmy island breezes, sandy beaches, and dragons had me hooked.

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Review: Tangle of Need by Nalini Singh

May Contain Spoilers

I am trying to power through the last books in this series, so I’m ready for Silver Silence in June.  The library is not cooperating.  I think most of the other patrons are doing the same thing, based on the waiting lists!  I am still glad that I discovered the Psy-Changleing series so late, because it’s been fun grabbing a volume here and there, instead of having to wait a year between books for them to be published.  I won’t be saying that much longer, though.

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