Saturday, February 2, 2013

Ilona Andrews

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Ilona Andrews is the pseudonym for a husband-and-wife writing team. author2sm“Ilona is a native-born Russian and Gordon is a former communications sergeant in the U.S. Army. Contrary to popular belief, Gordon was never an intelligence officer with a license to kill, and Ilona was never the mysterious Russian spy who seduced him. They met in college, in English Composition 101, where Ilona got a better grade. (Gordon is still sore about that.) Gordon and Ilona currently reside in Oregon with their two children, three dogs and a cat. They have co-authored two series, the bestselling urban fantasy of Kate Daniels and romantic urban fantasy of The Edge.
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Kate Daniels Series
 The world has suffered a magic apocalypse. We pushed the technological progress too far, and now magic returned with a vengeance. It comes in waves, without warning, and vanishes as suddenly as it appears. When magic is up, planes drop out of the sky, cars stall, electricity dies. When magic is down, guns work and spells fail.
It’s a volatile, screwed-up world. Magic feeds on technology, gnawing down on skyscrappers until most of them topple and fall, leaving only skeletal husks behind. Monsters prowl the ruined streets, werebears and werehyenas stalk their prey; and the Masters of the Dead, necromancers driven by their thirst of knowledge and wealth, pilot blood-crazed vampires with their minds.
In this world lives Kate Daniels. Kate likes her sword a little too much and has a hard time controlling her mouth. The magic in her blood makes her a target, and she spent most of her life hiding in plain sight. But sometimes even trained killers make friends and fall in love, and when the universe tries to kick them in the face, they kick back.
Includes the Curran POV series

 Dark and Stormy KnightsMagic Graves (Night Huntress, #4.5; Kate Daniels, #0.5)Magic Bites (Kate Daniels, #1)Magic Burns (Kate Daniels, #2)Magic Strikes (Kate Daniels, #3)Must Love Hellhounds (Includes: Guild Hunter, #1.5; Kate Daniels, #3.5; The Guardians, #5.5; Sookie Stackhouse, #9.2)Magic Mourns (Kate Daniels, #3.5)Magic Bleeds (Kate Daniels, #4)Magic Dreams (Kate Daniels, #4.5)Magic Slays (Kate Daniels, #5)Magic Gifts (Kate Daniels, #5.4)Magic Rises (Kate Daniels #6)Curran  (Curran POV, #1)Fathers and Sons (Curran POV, #2)Curran #3 (Curran POV, #3)Magic Strikes Hot Tub Scene (Curran POV, #4)

On the Edge
 The Edge lies between worlds, on the border between the Broken, where people shop at Wal-Mart and magic is a fairy tale—and the Weird, where blueblood aristocrats rule, changelings roam, and the strength of your magic can change your destiny…
On the Edge (The Edge, #1)Bayou Moon (The Edge, #2)Fate's Edge (The Edge, #3)Steel's Edge (The Edge, #4)

Kinsmen Series
  Set in the planet Rada in a distant future, Kinsmen are gifted men and women who have used their biologically enhanced powers to secure territory for themselves and their families and exist in a perpetual state of competition. New Delphi is in the province of Dahlia and everything is bright and beautiful there, despite the occasional Kinsmen rivalry exploding on the streets. The two books released till now explore the power play between kinsmen family a little but mostly focus on the individual stories of gifted men who find their match unexpectedly.
 Silent Blade (Kinsmen, #1)Silver Shark (Kinsmen, #2)

Kate Daniels World
  Set in the same world of Kate Daniels

Gunmetal Magic (Kate Daniels World, #1)

A free e-serial by Ilona Andrews available on her website.

Clean Sweep

On a world far far away, where cute things eat computers and the sky is emerald green, a small team of scientists struggles to save the planet and their own careers by mixing genetic engineering and Arthurian legend. Too bad they had forgotten the first rule of planet exploration: Nature always has the last laugh. 

Questing Beast

The alarm chimed, sending tiny shivers through Deirdre's fingers, coated in liquid interface.

A Mere Formality

A young adult short story about a girl, a pig, some magic, and the worst date ever.

Chad Thurman is a thug, who carries brass knuckles in both pockets and lays magic traps for intruders into “his” neighborhood. The last thing Alena Kornov wants to do is to go on the date with him. But when her family pressures her, she can’t say no. Now the ice-cream is absent, the pig is running for its life, and we won’t even mention the dead guy

Of Swine and Roses


Beautiful Bastard 18+

The following review is for 18+ readers.
Beautiful Bastard (Beautiful Bastard, #1)
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An ambitious intern. A perfectionist executive. And a whole lot of name calling. Discover the story that garnered more than two million reads online.
Whip-smart, hardworking, and on her way to an MBA, Chloe Mills has only one problem: her boss, Bennett Ryan. He’s exacting, blunt, inconsiderate—and completely irresistible. A Beautiful Bastard.
Bennett has returned to Chicago from France to take a vital role in his family’s massive media business. He never expected that the assistant who’d been helping him from abroad was the gorgeous, innocently provocative—completely infuriating—creature he now has to see every day. Despite the rumors, he’s never been one for a workplace hookup. But Chloe’s so tempting he’s willing to bend the rules—or outright smash them—if it means he can have her. All over the office.
As their appetites for one another increase to a breaking point, Bennett and Chloe must decide exactly what they’re willing to lose in order to win each other. Originally only available online as The Office by tby789—and garnering over two million reads on fan fiction sites—Beautiful Bastard has been extensively updated for re-release 


****Netgalley provided me with a copy of this book for my honest review****

Chloe has worked at this company for a long time, she loves it  there, is close to the family who owns it and is really close to getting her MBA. Everything was perfect until Bennet comes home and she has to work with him. He is a demanding, perfectionist jerk, he also happens to be extremely hot. They don't like each other but have undeniable sexual chemistry that they can't ignore. Once they give in they can't stop wanting each other and giving in to the want could end up destroying them both. Chloe is funny, smart, sexy and knows what she wants, as much as she dislikes Bennet she can't help but think he is beautiful. Bennet is strong, he knows when he is being an ass but he can't seem to help himself. Their story was amusing to read, they kept denying their feelings for each other, but every time one of them tried to date some one else they got jealous. The sex scenes in this book were scorching hot, with some humor thrown into them. The two main characters really were perfect for each other. I loved this book and I am now a big fan of Christina Lauren.

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