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MAGIC BINDS BY ILONA ANDREWS

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The new, “heart-stopping”* novel in the New York Times bestselling series that “defines urban fantasy.”*

Mercenary Kate Daniels knows all too well that magic in post-Shift Atlanta is a dangerous business. But nothing she’s faced could have prepared her for this…

Kate and the former Beast Lord Curran Lennart are finally making their relationship official. But there are some steep obstacles standing in the way of their walk to the altar…

Kate’s father, Roland, has kidnapped the demigod Saiman and is slowly bleeding him dry in his never-ending bid for power. A Witch Oracle has predicted that if Kate marries the man she loves, Atlanta will burn and she will lose him forever. And the only person Kate can ask for help is long dead.

The odds are impossible. The future is grim. But Kate Daniels has never been one to play by the rules…

BOOK DESCRIPTION COURTESY OF AMAZON

I was given a copy of this book for an honest review.

Magic Binds (Kate Daniels) will take you on a roller coaster of a ride!! After claiming Atlanta, Kate now has to defend it and keep it from her Father. Now Roland has taken one of Atlanta’s citizens, Saiman. Kate must save Saiman and prevent the prediction from coming true. She needs to talk to her Aunt and find out how to stop her Father, Roland. Plus she has to plan her wedding to Curran. I love this series, and this book. There were some parts of the book that seemed to be a little slower paced, but over all the book was really good. It still has the humor and Kate snarkyness. So, I give MAGIC BINDS 4/5 STARS. It would have been 5, except for it slowing down in some spots. I recommend this series if you have not read it.

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TELL ME, WHAT BOOK HAVE YOU READ MORE THAN THREE TIMES?

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This question is kinda hard for me, for I have read a few more than 3 times. Some of the books are a little old. So here they are.

 


Book Description
Publication Date: October 13, 2009
The Wolf

Noble Aislinn grieves as the Iron Wolf and his minions storm through her beloved Darkenwald. And she burns with malice for the handsome Norman savage who would enslave her. . .even as she aches to know the rapture of the conqueror′s kiss

The Dove

For the first time ever, mighty Wulfgar has been vanquished–and by a bold and beautiful princess of Saxon blood. He must have the chaste, sensuous enchantress who is sworn to his destruction.And he will risk life itself to nurture with tender passion a glorious union born in the blistering heat of hatred and war.

 

I actually read this one about 7 times along with FLAME AND THE FLOWER AND SHANNA.

Another book that I have read more than 3 times is :

 

 

“Eddings’ BELGARIAD is exactly the kind of fantasy I like. It has magic, adventure, humor, mystery, and a certain delightful human insight.”
Piers Anthony
Long ago, the Storyteller claimed, in this first book of THE BELGARIAD, the evil god Torak drove men and Gods to war. But Belgarath the Sorcerer led men to reclaim the Orb that protected men of the West. So long as it lay at Riva, the prophecy went, men would be safe.
But Garion did not believe in such stories. Brought up on a quiet farm by his Aunt Pol, how could he know that the Apostate planned to wake dread Torak, or that he would be led on a quest of unparalleled magic and danger by those he loved–but did not know…?

I think I read this one 4 times.

Another book would be :

New York Times bestselling author Ilona Andrews invites you to experience the first novel in the “intriguing world” (Locus) of Kate Daniels with this special edition of Magic Bites

Kate Daniels is a down-on-her-luck mercenary who makes her living cleaning up magical problems. But when Kate’s guardian is murdered, her quest for justice draws her into a power struggle between two strong factions within Atlanta’s magic circles. Pressured by both sides to find the killer, Kate realizes she’s way out of her league—but she wouldn’t want it any other way…

This special edition includes in-depth information about the world of Kate Daniels, with descriptions of its characters and factions. Explore Kate’s Atlanta like never before with answers to FAQ and a quiz to find your place there. And don’t miss the prequel story “A Questionable Client,” as well as scenes of events in Magic Bites from Curran’s point of view.

 

Now let me know what book or books you have read more than 3 times.

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Book Description Publication Date: July 29, 2014 No matter how much the paranormal politics of
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WHAT IS THE BEST BOOK THAT YOU READ LAST YEAR?

I thought I would start a series of questions each day to see what great answers you can come up with. Some of these will have you scratching your head to find just the right answer. So here goes the first question.

 

WHAT IS THE BEST BOOK THAT YOU READ LAST YEAR?

I would have to say it would be MAGIC RISES BY ILONA ANDREWSThis book had me saying ” Oh, Shit! Did that really happen?” And “Oh Nooooo! Tell me it is not so?”

There was no other that had me laughing and crying by the end of the book. That is my answer, so tell me yours.

Tomorrow I will post another question.

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Release date: July 30, 2013 | Series: Kate Daniels (Book 6)
Atlanta is a city plagued by magical problems. Kate Daniels will fight to solve them—no matter the cost.

Mercenary Kate Daniels and her mate, Curran, the Beast Lord, are struggling to solve a heartbreaking crisis. Unable to control their beasts, many of the Pack’s shapeshifting children fail to survive to adulthood. While there is a medicine that can help, the secret to its making is closely guarded by the European packs, and there’s little available in Atlanta.

Kate can’t bear to watch innocents suffer, but the solution she and Curran have found threatens to be even more painful. The European shapeshifters who once outmaneuvered the Beast Lord have asked him to arbitrate a dispute—and they’ll pay him in medicine. With the young people’s survival and the Pack’s future at stake, Kate and Curran know they must accept the offer—but they have little doubt that they’re heading straight into a trap…magic rises

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URBAN FANTASY-REVIEW AUDIBLE VERSION “CLEAN SWEEP” BY ILONA ANDREWS

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Book Description
Publication Date: December 2, 2013
This is a short novel, about 60,000 words.

On the outside, Dina Demille is the epitome of normal. She runs a quaint Victorian Bed and Breakfast in a small Texas town, owns a Shih Tzu named Beast, and is a perfect neighbor, whose biggest problem should be what to serve her guests for breakfast. But Dina is…different: Her broom is a deadly weapon; her Inn is magic and thinks for itself. Meant to be a lodging for otherworldly visitors, the only permanent guest is a retired Galactic aristocrat who can’t leave the grounds because she’s responsible for the deaths of millions and someone might shoot her on sight. Under the circumstances, “normal” is a bit of a stretch for Dina.

And now, something with wicked claws and deepwater teeth has begun to hunt at night….Feeling responsible for her neighbors, Dina decides to get involved. Before long, she has to juggle dealing with the annoyingly attractive, ex-military, new neighbor, Sean Evans—an alpha-strain werewolf—and the equally arresting cosmic vampire soldier, Arland, while trying to keep her inn and its guests safe. But the enemy she’s facing is unlike anything she’s ever encountered before. It’s smart, vicious, and lethal, and putting herself between this creature and her neighbors might just cost her everything.

“Andrews is an auto-buy no matter what the genre!” —Romantic Times

“If there is one author that defines Urban Fantasy, it is Ilona Andrews.” —Annie Tegelan, Fresh Fiction

“One of the brightest voices in urban fantasy and one of my favorite authors. Ilona Andrews delivers only the best.” —New York Times bestselling author Jeaniene Frost

BOOK DESCRIPTION COURTESY OF AMAZON

I decided to try the audible version of CLEAN SWEEP because I had just bought a Bluetooth headset for my phone. I would listen to this on my way to work, home man’s walking into work to clock in. Listening to Renee Raudman read this book brought the characters alive. Ilona Andrews brought this world alive, and the characters were well-developed. The storyline was awesome. I cannot wait for the next book in the series. Dina Demille is an Inn Keeper. She runs the Inn for the supernatural, and when people and animals come up murdered, she knows that she has to find out who is doing it. I also love the verbal exchange by Dina and Sean Evans is really funny. There was one part where Sean kisses Dina, that had me laughing. Here is a quote from the book.

“Kissing Sean Evans was like drinking a shot of the strongest liquor in the world while it was on fire.”

If you have not read it I urge you to do so. I give CLEAN SWEEP 5/ 5 stars.

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BOOK REVIEW – Magic Breaks (Kate Daniels Book 7) BY ILONA ANDREWS

MAGIC BREAKS BY ILONA ANDREWS
Book Description
Publication Date: July 29, 2014
No matter how much the paranormal politics of Atlanta change, one thing always remains the same: if there’s trouble, Kate Daniels will be in the middle of it…

As the mate of the Beast Lord, Curran, former mercenary Kate Daniels has more responsibilities than it seems possible to juggle. Not only is she still struggling to keep her investigative business afloat, she must now deal with the affairs of the pack, including preparing her people for attack from Roland, a cruel ancient being with god-like powers. Since Kate’s connection to Roland has come out into the open, no one is safe—especially those closest to Kate.

As Roland’s long shadow looms ever nearer, Kate is called to attend the Conclave, a gathering of the leaders from the various supernatural factions in Atlanta. When one of the Masters of the Dead is found murdered there, apparently at the hands of a shapeshifter, Kate is given only twenty-four hours to hunt down the killer. And this time, if she fails, she’ll find herself embroiled in a war which could destroy everything she holds dear…

Includes the bonus Kate Daniels story Magic Tests

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This is one AWESOME book!! We all know that a lot happened in MAGIC RISES , and Aunt B died. Well the shit hits the fan again. Curran the Beast Lord has to go out-of-town to handle some Pack business, and Kate is left to take care of business with the Conclave between the People and the Pack. Kate and the People have almost closed up business with an amicable solution, when Hugh shows up. We all know that this is not going to be all cute puppies and roses with this meeting. Kate is basically shell-shocked, because she thinks that he died when the castle burned and he had a broken back; courtesy of Curran; that prevented him from escaping. He shows up with that smugness that you just want to beat out of him. He is only there just a few minutes when all hell breaks loose and Kate and the Pack are on the run for their life.

During all this Kate is worried about Curran, because she believes that it was a setup to get him out-of-town. After all the running Kate finally meets her Dad (Roland), and the battle begins. Kate finally lets down her barriers to keep her power contained, and we see an even more Bad-Ass Kate. MAGIC BREAKS  has non-stop action, laughter, and tear jerking drama. I can’t wait to see what they have in store for us next.  I give MAGIC BREAKS 5/5 STARS. It is definitely worth reading.

 

 

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