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White Hot by Ilona Andrews eARC {5 Stars}

White Hot by Ilona Andrews eARC {5 Stars}

White Hot by Ilona Andrews (Hidden Legacy #2)
Published by Avon on May 30th, 2017
Genres: Adult, Urban Fantasy
Page Length: 416 pages
How I got my copy: Edelweiss
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The Hidden Legacy series by #1 New York Times bestselling author Ilona Andrews continues as Nevada and Rogan navigate a world where magic is the norm…and their relationship burns hot

Nevada Baylor has a unique and secret skill—she knows when people are lying—and she's used that magic (along with plain, hard work) to keep her colorful and close-knit family's detective agency afloat. But her new case pits her against the shadowy forces that almost destroyed the city of Houston once before, bringing Nevada back into contact with Connor "Mad" Rogan.

Rogan is a billionaire Prime—the highest rank of magic user—and as unreadable as ever, despite Nevada’s “talent.” But there’s no hiding the sparks between them. Now that the stakes are even higher, both professionally and personally, and their foes are unimaginably powerful, Rogan and Nevada will find that nothing burns like ice …

5 Stars

Note: I received an advanced copy of White Hot from the publisher. Some things may have changed in the final version.

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Magic Steals by Ilona Andrews {5 Stars}

Magic Steals by Ilona Andrews {5 Stars}

Magic Steals by Ilona Andrews (Kate Daniels #6.5)
Published by Penguin on Aug. 16th, 2016
Genres: Adult, Urban Fantasy
Page Length: 83 pages
How I got my copy: Borrowed
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lona Andrews—#1 New York Times bestselling author of Magic Shifts—once again pulls readers into the dark and dangerous world of the Kate Daniels novels...

Shapeshifting tigress Dali Harimau may be a powerful healer and magic user, but she’s far from what might be called “normal”. She dislikes the violence and bloodshed that are a way of life for most of her kind, even going so far as to become a vegetarian. The last thing she wants is trouble...

Jim Shrapshire is an original, hardcore badass. A jaguar shifter, he’s been tasked with keeping Atlanta’s Cat Clan in line, which he does with swift and lethal force when necessary. His only soft spot is for the petite Dali, whose kindness he calls upon when he is injured.

When Dali is approached by a desperate woman whose grandmother has vanished, Jim is concerned enough to help investigate. But what they find may just be the end of them—an enemy whose skill in the dark arts is matched only by their willingness to kill anyone in their way...

Magic Steals was originally published in the anthology Night Shift.

5 Stars

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One Fell Sweep by Ilona Andrews {4.5 Stars}

One Fell Sweep by Ilona Andrews {4.5 Stars}

One Fell Sweep by Ilona Andrews (Innkeeper Chronicles #3)
Published by Author on December 20th 2016
Genres: Adult, Sci-fi
Page Length: 259 pages
How I got my copy: Purchased
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Dina DeMille may run the nicest Bed and Breakfast in Red Deer, Texas, but she caters to a very particular kind of guest… the kind that no one on Earth is supposed to know about. Guests like a former intergalactic tyrant with an impressive bounty on her head, the Lord Marshal of a powerful vampire clan, and a displaced-and-superhot werewolf; so don’t stand too close, or you may be collateral damage. But what passes for Dina’s normal life is about to be thrown into chaos. First, she must rescue her long-distant older sister, Maud, who’s been exiled with her family to a planet that functions as the most lawless penal colony since Botany Bay. Then she agrees to help a guest whose last chance at saving his civilization could bring death and disaster to all Dina holds dear. Now Gertrude Hunt is under siege by a clan of assassins. To keep her guests safe and to find her missing parents, Dina will risk everything, even if she has to pay the ultimate price. Though Sean may have something to say about that!

4.5 Stars

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Magic Binds by Ilona Andrews eARC {5 Stars}

Magic Binds by Ilona Andrews is the ninth book in the Kate Daniels series and let me tell you, this series just keeps getting better and better! There will be spoilers below for the previous books since it’s hard to discuss this one without that, but if you haven’t picked up this series, do it!

Note: I received an advanced copy of Magic Binds from the publisher. Some things may have changed in the final version.

Magic Binds by Ilona Andrews eARC {5 Stars}

Magic Binds by Ilona Andrews (Kate Daniels #9)
Published by Ace on Sept. 20th, 2016
Genres: Adult, Urban Fantasy
Page Length: 384 pages
How I got my copy: NetGalley
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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…

5 Stars

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Magic Stars by Ilona Andrews eARC {4 Stars}

Magic Stars by Ilona Andrews is a novella in the Kate Daniels world, but starring Julie and Derek. It is great getting stories from perspectives other than Kate’s since, much to her disappointment I’m sure, she doesn’t know everything ;-). Julie and Derek have a great dynamic and their adventure is both humorous and heart-stopping. More importantly though, there are some really big reveals that make this a necessary read for fans of the Kate Daniels series!

Note: I received an advanced copy of Magic Stars from the author. Some things may have changed in the final version.

Magic Stars by Ilona Andrews eARC {4 Stars}

Magic Stars by Ilona Andrews (Grey Wolf, Kate Daniels)
Published by Author on Dec. 8th, 2015
Genres: Adult, Urban Fantasy
Page Length: 64 pages
How I got my copy: Author
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Scarred, solitary Derek Gaunt has separated from his Pack, and is truly a lone wolf. With no family he answers to no one; but is fiercely loyal to a chosen few. So, when several of those close to him are murdered, he’ll stop at nothing to hunt their killer through the magic-drenched streets of Atlanta.

Never one to be left on the sidelines, equally determined—some might say stubborn—Julie Lennart-Olsen soon joins in his pursuit; and what began as revenge turns into a race to save the city. Their search pits them against powers they never imagined and magic so old, it predates history. It may cost Derek his life, but there are things for which even he would risk everything.

4 Stars

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Sweep in Peace by Ilona Andrews eARC {3 Stars}

Sweep in Peace by Ilona Andrews is the second book in the Innkeeper Chronicles and continues the awesome mash-up of aliens and urban fantasy with a great heroine. If you haven’t read Clean Sweep, you can check out my review, but there aren’t too many major spoilers to fear. This series is fun since it is actually being serially published on Ilona Andrews’ website and then compiled into an ebook with limited print copies. I don’t read the posts on the site because I like my story all in one big chunk, but the illustrations are full color on the website and very much worth checking out! <3

Note: I received an advanced copy of Sweep in Peace from the author. Some things may have changed in the final version.

Sweep in Peace by Ilona Andrews eARC {3 Stars}

Sweep in Peace by Ilona Andrews (Innkeeper Chronicles #2)
Published by Author on Nov. 13th, 2015
Genres: Adult, Sci-fi, Urban Fantasy
Page Length: 237 pages
How I got my copy: Author
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Dina DeMille doesn’t run your typical Bed and Breakfast. Her inn defies laws of physics, her fluffy dog is secretly a monster, and the only paying guest is a former Galactic tyrant with a price on her head. But the inn needs guests to thrive, and guests have been scarce, so when an Arbitrator shows up at Dina's door and asks her to host a peace summit between three warring species, she jumps on the chance.

Unfortunately, for Dina, keeping the peace between Space Vampires, the Hope-Crushing Horde, and the devious Merchants of Baha-char is much easier said than done. On top of keeping her guests from murdering each other, she must find a chef, remodel the inn... and risk everything, even her life, to save the man she might fall in love with. But then it's all in the day's work for an Innkeeper...

3 Stars

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Magic Shifts by Ilona Andrews eARC {4 Stars}

Magic Shifts by Ilona Andrews is the eighth book in the Kate Daniels series, so definitely stop now if you don’t want to be spoiled, but know that this is an urban fantasy series you can’t miss! For those of you who have read most of the previous books, be prepared for a story that gets back to some good ol’ supernatural mystery solving while paving the groundwork for a damn epic showdown with Roland! Oh and sexy times ;-).

Note: I received an advanced copy of Magic Shifts from the publisher. Some things may have changed in the final version.

Magic Shifts by Ilona Andrews eARC {4 Stars}

Magic Shifts by Ilona Andrews (Kate Daniels #8)
Published by Ace on Aug. 4th, 2015
Genres: Adult, Urban Fantasy
Page Length: 400 pages
How I got my copy: NetGalley
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After breaking from life with the Pack, mercenary Kate Daniels and her mate—former Beast Lord Curran Lennart—are adjusting to a very different pace. While they’re thrilled to escape all the infighting, Curran misses the constant challenges of leading the shapeshifters.

So when the Pack offers him its stake in the Mercenary Guild, Curran seizes the opportunity—too bad the Guild wants nothing to do with him and Kate. Luckily, as a veteran merc, Kate can take over any of the Guild’s unfinished jobs in order to bring in money and build their reputation. But what Kate and Curran don’t realize is that the odd jobs they’ve been working are all connected.

An ancient enemy has arisen, and Kate and Curran are the only ones who can stop it—before it takes their city apart piece by piece…

4 Stars

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Night Shift Anthology {3 Stars}

Night Shift is an anthology with stories from Nalini Singh, Ilona Andrews, Lisa Shearin, and Milla Vane consisting mostly of urban fantasy/paranormal genre stories with one exception. Night Shift claims to delve into the stories that happen after dark and I guess a fair amount of screen time is spent at night, but it’s a bit of a stretch at times ;-). What Night Shift does do well is give you a chance to try out several authors’ styles and possibly find a new series to try out! I know I certainly did :D. If you’re looking for a sexy and fun introduction to four worlds of magic and grit, Night Shift might just be perfect for you.

Note: I received a copy of Night Shift from the publisher. Also I’m structuring this review a bit differently because the individual stories impacted me quite differently.

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Night Shift Anthology {3 Stars}

Night Shift by Ilona Andrews, Lisa Shearin, Milla Vane, Nalini Singh (Kate Daniels, Psy-Changeling, SPI Files)
Published by Berkley on Nov. 25th, 2014
Genres: Adult, Dark Fantasy, Paranormal Romance, Urban Fantasy
Page Length: 378 pages
How I got my copy: Publisher
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New York Times bestselling author Nalini Singh delivers a smoldering story with Secrets at Midnight , as the scent of Bastien Smith’s elusive lover ignites a possessiveness in him that’s as feral as it is ecstatic. And now that he’s found his mate, he’ll do anything to keep her.

In #1 New York Times bestselling author Ilona Andrews’ novella,Magic Steals , when people start going missing, shapeshifting tigress Dali Harimau and jaguar shifter Jim Shrapshire must uncover the truth about the mysterious creatures responsible.

From Milla Vane—a warrior princess must tame The Beast of Blackmoor to earn a place among her people. But she quickly discovers that the beast isn't a monster, but a barbarian warrior who intends to do some taming himself.

It’s seer Makenna Frazier's first day on the job at Supernatural Protection and Investigations, and her first assignment is more than she bargained for when bodyguard duty for a leprechaun prince’s bachelor party goes every which way but right in national bestselling author Lisa Shearin’s Lucky Charms.

3 Stars

Secrets at Midnight by Nalini Singh
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Burn for Me by Ilona Andrews ARC {3 Stars}

Burn for Me by Ilona Andrews is an urban fantasy focusing on a private investigator with a family to take care of and no desire to attract the attention of the magic elite that rule the world. I must stress immediately: Ignore the cover; Burn for Me is much more urban fantasy than paranormal romance! There isn’t even any sex! Now that that is out of the way…. I really wanted to love Burn for Me because of the awesome new magical world and alternative history that it depicts, but I ended up being put off majorly by the romance that does develop and being reminded a bit too often of Kate Daniels. The world is very much intriguing and unique, the plot is twisty and mysterious, but the character dynamics are old hat and made me drag my feet.

Note: I received an advanced copy of Burn for Me from the publisher. Some things may have changed in the final version.

Burn for Me by Ilona Andrews ARC {3 Stars}

Burn for Me by Ilona Andrews (Hidden Legacy #1)
Published by Avon on Oct. 28th, 2014
Genres: Adult, Urban Fantasy
Page Length: 400 pages
How I got my copy: Publisher
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Nevada Baylor is faced with the most challenging case of her detective career—a suicide mission to bring in a suspect in a volatile case. Nevada isn’t sure she has the chops. Her quarry is a Prime, the highest rank of magic user, who can set anyone and anything on fire.

Then she’s kidnapped by Connor “Mad” Rogan—a darkly tempting billionaire with equally devastating powers. Torn between wanting to run or surrender to their overwhelming attraction, Nevada must join forces with Rogan to stay alive.

Rogan’s after the same target, so he needs Nevada. But she’s getting under his skin, making him care about someone other than himself for a change. And, as Rogan has learned, love can be as perilous as death, especially in the magic world.

3 Stars

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Magic Breaks by Ilona Andrews eARC {4 Stars}

Magic Breaks by Ilona Andrews is the seventh in the Kate Daniels series and things are seriously heating up. After the insane emotional torment of the previous book, Magic Rises, Magic Breaks is a bit heavier on adventure on less on dehydrating you through crying, though of course now we know that no one is safe. Kate and Curran continue to develop as strong characters, and I especially liked that Kate once again had to figure things out without Curran’s assistance for a while. I think my favorite part about Magic Breaks, however, is the short story at the end, which is from Julie’s point of view: Magic Tests! Since this is a seventh book, there are of course going to be massive spoilers below! Check out Magic Bites to start from the beginning :D.

Note: I received Magic Breaks through Netgalley for review consideration. Some things may have changed in the final version.

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Magic Breaks by Ilona Andrews eARC {4 Stars}

Magic Breaks by Ilona Andrews (Kate Daniels #7)
Published by Ace on July 29th, 2014
Genres: Adult, Urban Fantasy
Page Length: 302 pages
How I got my copy: NetGalley
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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…

4 Stars

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