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Review – Kate Daniels Series so far…

Kate Daniels Series

 

Kate Daniels

First let me introduce you to all the books currently in the Kate Daniels series by Ilona Andrews…

A Questionable Client (Kate Daniels, #0.5)

Magic Bites (Kate Daniels, #1)

Magic Burns (Kate Daniels, #2)

Magic Strikes (Kate Daniels, #3)

Magic Mourns (Kate Daniels, #3.5)

Magic Bleeds (Kate Daniels, #4)

Magic Dreams (Kate Daniels, #4.5)

Magic Slays (Kate Daniels, #5)

Magic Tests (Kate Daniels, #5.3)  (Originally published in the An Apple for the Creature’ anthology and then as a bonus in Magic Breaks.)

Magic Gifts (Kate Daniels, #5.4)- Gunmetal Magic bonus

Gunmetal Magic (Kate Daniels, #5.5)

An Ill-Advised Rescue Part 1 ( Kate Daniels, #5.8) – Free on author’s website here

An Ill-Advised Rescue Part 2 (Kate Daniels, #5.9)- Free on author’s website here

Magic Rises (Kate Daniels, #6)

Night Shift – Magic Steals (Kate Daniels #6.5)

Magic Breaks (Kate Daniels, #7)

Magic Shifts (Kate Daniels, #8) – Coming August 4, 2015

five-red-stars
Overall series rating…

 

Now for my reviews…

Book. 0.5 – Kate’s first meeting with Saiman introduces us to the Kate Daniels we all know and have grown to love…before Curran and the keep or Julie…Kate was just Kate…trying to put food on the table and stay under the radar from those who would do her harm..Full of sass and solving problems as only Kate Daniels can…with her fists. Great intro to an amazing world. *****

Magic Bites – Book 1: I remember picking this book up like it was yesterday but really it was June 6, 2010. I had been in Honduras a few weeks for work and I wasn’t busy at all. So I decided to order a few books…this is when I first discovered kindle books and downloaded quite a few…Magic Burns was one of those game changing books…the blurb caught my interest and I one-clicked and I’m so glad I did. To say I devoured this story would be an understatement. I couldn’t put it down. I was so enraptured in this world that I wouldn’t here people calling my name and I would get made anytime I was interrupted. I immediately one-clicked any other book out in the series and haven’t stopped pre ordering since. Amazing read for fans of Urban Fantasy and all things paranormal such as vampires, shapeshifters, and even a few gods and other myths thrown in. If you haven’t started this series the only question I have for you is WHY?    *****

Magic Burns – Book 2: After finishing Magic Bites I immediately one-clicked Magic Burns the same day. Kate and Curran have a complicated relationship and she is not acting as successor for her mentors old position. She is the liaison of the pack and helps them when she can…we also meet Julie who I love and who has a few tricks up her sleeve as well. Kate becomes bound to this little slip of a girl through chance and I think it’s a good addition to her life. Having Kate responsible for someone besides just herself helps to crack the wall she’s put between herself and the rest of the world. We see how a magical flares effects the city between shifts of magic and tech at unpredictable times. And I just love Derek and I’m so glad Kate has him to help watch her back because trouble seems to follow her everywhere she goes.  *****

Magic Strikes – Book 3: Also purchased June 6, 2010 – Someone has pissed Kate off by messing with Derek…the kid/young man she’s grown to love and care about…with that Kate and several members of the pack and Andrea enter a deadly game…sometimes even played to the death. You start to see the relationship between Kate and Curran start to change and grow little by little and Julie has also firmly placed herself in Kate’s life. We are also introduced to Hugh who is Kate’s adopted father’s successor as well as the man who works as the captain of her real father’s army…Kate is scared of what this means, especially when she preforms an act that she knows will not escape Hugh’s notice…is she ready to reveal who she really is to save her friends or will she say screw it and walk away! Great edition and turning point for the series.  *****

Magic Bleeds – Book 4: Also purchased June 6, 2010 – in comes a member of Kate’s paternal family and she’s hellbent on destroying everything in her path…especially the shape shifters…Kate is forced to make a choice between her position or the shapeshifters she’s grown to know and love when they need her the most. Who will she choose and will she be able to live with her choice? Who is this mystery woman that brings pain and destruction in her wake? Who will come out on top? Read and find out peeps…you will not be disappointment. Kate is forced to push herself to her limit to save herself and her friends. *****

Magic Slays – Book 5: Kate and Curran are officially a thing and she now has to learn to be the mate of the Beast Lord and all it entails…after quitting the Order the pack is helping her start her own business but it’s not all fun and games…Andrea is back and is helping Kate in between mopping around. Kate has a new intern following her around but he’s nothing like Derek…he has a long way to go but he has the potential to be one of the greats one day after getting over being spoiled. When a real, honest to goodness case comes in will Kate bite off more than she can chew…in true Kate Daniels fashion chaos and madness ensue.  *****

Gunmetal Magic – Book 5.5: Kate and Curran take a small backseat to Andrea and Raphael, the alpha of Clan Bouda and Andrea’s ex, to investigate the murders of several shapeshifters who worked for Raphael…after the events of Magic Bleeds tensions are still high between the used to be mates after a decision by Andrea went against what Raphael thought she should have done…now they have to work together in spit of their still obvious feelings and attraction for each other…who’s killing shifters and will Andrea and Raphael get back together? *****

Magic Rises – Book 6: This has to be one of my favorites out of the entire series…I love every book but events in this book start to set up the moment we have all been waiting for up until now…it starts with the pack children having trouble controlling their shifts. When this happens they become Loup and have to be put down for fear of hurting others…Kate and Curran have decided they must stop this so they travel overseas to pick up a cure from other supernaturals that know how to make it. They have promised them a good amount of the drug in exchange for help on a personal matter. Curran and Kate know it’s not going to be something easy but what can they do…children are dying and the best friends of their ward Julie at that…There are some heartbreaking losses and a few betrayals and WTF moments as well…I was on the edge of my seat the entire story from beginning to end. Kate also meets up with Hugh again but who will come out the victor? *****

Magic Breaks – Book 7: The moment we’ve all been waiting for has now arrived!!!! So much going on and I my eyes couldn’t move fast enough to read the words on the paper…so many big changes that you are going to have to read for yourself…let’s just say Kate has a little family reunion and in the process does something to Atlanta that she didn’t know she could do…I for one cannot wait until Magic Shifts is out…although we closed an arc and chapters in Magic Breaks we open new ones that are just starting to introduce Kate and Curran without all the pressure that was once weighing them down. Let’s just say I’ve read the teasers and I can’t wait to have book 8 in my greedy little hands! *****

 

This is a must read series and the novellas that go with it are grab little snacks inbetween big meals. I hope it never ends and the day it does I’ll cry like a newborn baby. I LOVE this series ❤

Guest Post – Lillian Mackenzie Rhine

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Blurb

Theana ran from Seurri City, home of the wolf shifters now public to humans, to escape a mating with her childhood friend. She wasn’t in the mood for a mate, or the trappings of politics. Then she meets Rafael, alpha of the strongest pack in Seurri, and his beta, Gregori. Suddenly she can’t catch her breath, or keep control of her emotions.

Rafael and Gregori refuse to let Theana get her own way, or deny the love they could share. Perhaps two men for their feisty mate are definitely better than one. Now to stall the would-be childhood suitor, and stop an all out war between the packs—but love is worth fighting for.

Behind The Scenes

My co-author, LeTeisha Newton, and I decided to write this piece based off of a shared thought. She was a well-known paranormal writer with a concentration in shifters and I was, and still am, new on the scene with a main focus on paranormal. We both belonged to a small group of women writers where we were coached on a daily basis with writing prompts and exercises to broaden our writing horizons. In that time, LeTeisha and I noticed that we had similar writing styles and somewhat in-your-face types of personalities. That alone brought us together.

We knew we wanted to do a shifter piece, mainly because I had yet to write one and she was very knowledgeable on the subject (an expert if you ask me). She also added the element of having a tough as balls, dominant female lead based off of my female characters that I tended to write in my other
books. Then once the plot bunnies started to form and me not quite understanding the different personalities of an alpha vs a beta we just organically decided to make them share both personality aspects almost working as one cohesive unit. And with our female protagonist having the interesting task of choosing one of the two as a mate we opted for the fun approach – why not choose both?

Conquering Theana was conceived into this world then. Not too soon after the start (within Chapter 2) a character was introduced that was created for the possibility of expanding the series and once that seed was planted we decided to grow the one book into many. We have now plotted nearly fifteen books into the series and there is no end in sight so watch out for what’s to come. Book 1 just released, March 21, 2014, Book 2 (Conquering Camden…there’s and exclusive one for your readers) is finished, and Book 3
(Conquering Convel) has begun. So keep along with books, the videos, the website, and the blog.

Thank you

Buy Links

Amazon (US)

http://www.amazon.com/Conquering-Theana-Series-LeTeisha-Newton-ebook/dp/B00J4YMCUO

Amazon (UK)

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Conquering-Theana-Series-LeTeisha-Newton-ebook/dp/B00J4YMCUO

Stalker Links

Blog

http://www.lillianmackenzierhine.com

Blog (Seurri
Wolves)

http://www.seurriwolves.wordpress.com

Blog (LeTeisha
Newton)

http://www.leteishanewton.com

Website

http://www.lillymacrhine.weebly.com

Website (LeTeisha
Newton)

http://www.theshifterqueen.weebly.com

Facebook

http://www.facebook.com/LillianMackenzieRhine

Facebook (Seurri
Wolves)

https://www.facebook.com/SeurriCity

Facebook (LeTeisha
Newton)

https://www.facebook.com/TheShifterQueen

Twitter

http://www.twitter.com/LillyMacRhine

Twitter (Seurri
Wolves)

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Twitter (LeTeisha
Newton)

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