Ilona Andrews

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Ilona Andrews is one of my current favorite authors. She has written quite a few books/series but her most popular (and currently in progress) series is Kate Daniels.

Table of Contents
Biography
Bibliography/Series
*Kate Daniels
*Hidden Legacy
*Innkeeper Chronicles
*The Edge
*Kinsmen
*Kozlov Universe
*Other Books
Links

 
Biography
Ilona Andrews is the pseudonym for a husband-and-wife writing team. Ilona is a native-born Russian and Gordon is a former communications sergeant in the U.S. Army. Ilona was born in Russia and came to the United States as a teenager. Ilona and Andrew attended Western Carolina University, where Ilona majored in biochemistry and met her husband Andrew in English Composition 101.

The Gordons live Texas. They have two daughters and many pets.

They have co-authored two series, the bestselling urban fantasy of Kate Daniels and romantic urban fantasy of The Edge.

 
Bibliography/Series
Kate Daniels Series

Magic Bleeds (Kate Daniels #4)
Magic Slays (Kate Daniels #5)
Magic Rises (Kate Daniels #6)
Magic Breaks (Kate Daniels #7)
Magic Shifts (Kate Daniels, #8) – August 2015
Untitled (Kate Daniels, #9) – Expected Publication 2016
Untitled (Kate Daniels, #10) – Expected Publication 2017
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Kate Daniels Sub-Series/Short Stories
“A Questionable Client” (Kate Daniels #0.5) – Magic Bites Special Edition
Curran POVs
Magic Mourns (Kate Daniels #3.5) – Must Love Hellhounds anthology
Magic Dreams (Kate Daniels #4.5) – Hexed anthology
Magic Gifts (Kate Daniels #5.4) – GunMetal Magic
Magic Tests (Kate Daniels #5.6) – An Apple for the Creature + Magic Breaks
An Ill-Advised Rescue Part 1 (Kate Daniels, #5.8)
An Ill-Advised Rescue Part 2 (Kate Daniels, #5.9)
Magic Steals (Kate Daniels #7.5) – Night Shift

The World of Kate Daniels
GunMetal Magic (World of Kate Daniels #1, Kate Daniels #5.5)
Retribution Clause (World of Kate Daniels #1.5)

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Kate Daniels
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.

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Magic BitesTitle: Magic Bites
Series: Kate Daniels #1
Published: April 1, 2007
Status: Owned, MMPB, ebook, Special Edition Trade Paperback)
Rating/Review: 4 Stars

When the magic is up, rogue mages cast their spells and monsters appear, while guns refuse to fire and cars fail to start. But then technology returns, and the magic recedes as unpredictably as it arose, leaving all kinds of paranormal problems in its wake.

Kate Daniels is a down-on-her-luck mercenary who makes her living cleaning up these 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.

The Masters of the Dead, necromancers who can control vampires, and the Pack, a paramilitary clan of shapechangers, blame each other for a series of bizarre killings—and the death of Kate’s guardian may be part of the same mystery. Pressured by both sides to find the killer, Kate realizes she’s way out of her league—but she wouldn’t have it any other way.

 
Magic Burns cvrTitle: Magic Burns
Series: Kate Daniels #2
Published: April 2008
Status: Owned, MMPB + ebook
Rating/Review: 4.5 Stars

Down in Atlanta, tempers – and temperatures – are about to flare…

As a mercenary who cleans up after magic gone wrong, Kate Daniels has seen her share of occupational hazards. Normally, waves of paranormal energy ebb and flow across Atlanta like a tide. But once every seven years, a flare comes, a time when magic runs rampant. Now Kate’s going to have to deal with problems on a much bigger scale: a divine one.

When Kate sets out to retrieve a set of stolen maps for the Pack, Atlanta’s paramilitary clan of shapeshifters, she quickly realizes much more at stake. During a flare, gods and goddesses can manifest – and battle for power. The stolen maps are only the opening gambit in an epic tug-of-war between two gods hoping for rebirth. And if Kate can’t stop the cataclysmic showdown, the city may not survive…

 

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Magic Strikes cvrTitle: Magic Strikes
Series: Kate Daniels #3
Published: March 31, 2009
Status: Owned, MMPB + ebook
Rating/Review: TBD

When magic strikes and Atlanta goes to pieces, it’s a job for Kate Daniels…

Drafted into working for the Order of Merciful Aid, mercenary Kate Daniels has more paranormal problems than she knows what to do with these days. And in Atlanta, where magic comes and goes like the tide, that’s saying a lot.

But when Kate’s werewolf friend Derek is discovered nearly dead, she must confront her greatest challenge yet. As her investigation leads her to the Midnight Games—an invitation only, no holds barred, ultimate preternatural fighting tournament—she and Curran, the Lord of the Beasts, uncover a dark plot that may forever alter the face of Atlanta’s shapeshifting community…

 

Title: Magic Bleeds
Series: Kate Daniels #4
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Title: Magic Slays
Series: Kate Daniels #5
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Title: Magic
Series: Kate Daniels #6
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Title: Magic
Series: Kate Daniels #7
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Title: Magic
Series: Kate Daniels #8
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Title: Magic
Series: Kate Daniels #9
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Title: Magic
Series: Kate Daniels #10
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Hidden Legacy

Burn For Me grew out of previous stories (“Of Swine and Roses” and the Kinsmen series). Magic exists in this world, magic is hereditary, and family business often revolves around the family magic.

Hidden Legacy tells the story of a woman who exists in a world very much like our own, except this world revolves around Houses, magic dynasties. They own corporations, they dominate politics, and they feud to each other. It’s a story of over the top adventure, flashy magic, and unlikely romance between Nevada Baylor, who knows when people lie to her and Mad Rogan, the billionaire-mage who wields almost god-like power.

Burn for Me cvrTitle: Burn For Me
Series: Hidden Legacy #1
Published: October 28, 2014
Status: Owned, ebook
Rating/Review: 4.5 Stars

#1 New York Times bestselling author Ilona Andrews launches a brand new Hidden Legacy series, in which one woman must place her trust in a seductive, dangerous man who sets off an even more dangerous desire…

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.

 

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White Hot cvrTitle: White Hot
Series: Hidden Legacy #2
Published: Expected Publication October 2015
Status: Pre-Ordered
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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 . . .

 

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Innkeeper Chronicles
clean sweepTitle: Clean Sweep
Series: Innkeeper Chronicles #1
Published: December 2, 2013
Status: Owned, ebook, Trade Paperback
Rating/Review: 5 stars

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.

 

Sweep in Peace cvr1Title: Sweep in Peace
Series: Innkeeper Chronicles #2
Published: Serial, 2015
Status: Free read in progress
Rating/Review: 4.5 stars (pre-release review)

Three powerful factions, the Otrokari of the Hope-Crushing Horde, the vampire knights of the Holy Anocracy, and the Merchants of Clan Nuan arrive at Dina’s Inn in an attempt to end the war between them. At stake is the mineral rich planet of Nexus, a temporal anomaly, where time passes three to four times faster than it does in the rest of the Galaxy.

The vampires and the Otrokari are engaged in a long bloody war for the possession of Nexus, while the Merchants, who control the only spaceport on the planet, hold them both at bay with mercenaries led by Turan Adin, a mysterious fighter feared by both vampires and Otrokari. The peace treaty is being brokered by George, an Arbitrator, whose entourage includes his brother Jack, a werelynx and his friend Gaston, who is not quite human.

NOTE: This review is of the unedited free serial. All things/actions discussed are subject to change.

 
The Edge
The Edge lies between worlds, on the border between the Broken, where people shop at Walmart and magic is a fairytale–and the Weird, where blueblood aristocrats rule, changelings roam, and the strength of your magic can change your destiny. It’s a place where poverty is real, life is hard, and fairy tales sometimes do come true.

On the Edge cvrTitle: On the Edge
Series: The Edge #1
Published: September 29, 2009
Status: Owned, MMPB
Rating/Review: 5 Stars

Rose Drayton lives on the Edge, between the world of the Broken (where people drive cars, 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). Only Edgers like Rose can easily travel from one world to the next, but they never truly belong in either.

Rose thought if she practiced her magic, she could build a better life for herself. But things didn’t turn out how she planned, and now she works a minimum wage, off the books job in the Broken just to survive. Then Declan Camarine, a blueblood noble straight out of the deepest part of the Weird, comes into her life, determined to have her (and her power).

But when a terrible danger invades the Edge from the Weird, a flood of creatures hungry for magic, Declan and Rose must work together to destroy them—or they’ll devour the Edge and everyone in it.

 

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Bayou Moon cvrTitle: Bayou Moon
Series: The Edge #2
Published: October 2010
Status: Owned, MMPB
Rating/Review: 3.5 Stars

The Edge lies between worlds, on the border between the Broken, where people shop at Walmart and magic is a fairytale–and the Weird, where blueblood aristocrats rule, changelings roam, and the strength of your magic can change your destiny…

Cerise Mar and her unruly clan are cash poor but land rich, claiming a large swathe of the Mire, the Edge swamplands between the state of Louisiana and the Weird. When her parents vanish, her clan’s long-time rivals are suspect number one.

But all is not as it seems. Two nations of the Weird are waging a cold war fought by feint and espionage, and their conflict is about to spill over into the Edge—and Cerise’s life . William, a changeling soldier who left behind the politics of the Weird, has been forced back into service to track down a rival nation’s spymaster.

When William’s and Cerise’s missions lead them to cross paths, sparks fly—but they’ll have to work together if they want to succeed…and survive.

 

Fate's Edge cvrTitle: Fate’s Edge
Series: The Edge #3
Published: November 29, 2011
Status: Not owned
Rating/Review: 3.5 Stars

Audrey Callahan left behind her life in the Edge, and she’s determined to stay on the straight and narrow. But when her brother gets into hot water, the former thief takes on one last heist and finds herself matching wits with a jack of all trades…

Kaldar Mar-a gambler, lawyer, thief, and spy-expects his latest assignment tracking down a stolen item to be a piece of cake, until Audrey shows up. But when the item falls into the hands of a lethal criminal, Kaldar realizes that in order to finish the job, he’s going to need Audrey’s help…

 

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Title: Steel’s Edge
Series: The Edge #4
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Status: Not Owned
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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…

Charlotte de Ney is as noble as they come, a blueblood straight out of the Weird. But even though she possesses rare magical healing abilities, her life has brought her nothing but pain. After her marriage crumbles, she flees to the Edge to build a new home for herself. Until Richard Mar is brought to her for treatment, and Charlotte’s life is turned upside down once again.

Richard is a swordsman without peer, future head of his large and rambunctious Edger clan—and he’s on a clandestine quest to wipe out slavers trafficking humans in the Weird. So when his presence leads his very dangerous enemies to Charlotte, she vows to help Richard destroy them. The slavers’ operation, however, goes deeper than Richard knows, and even working together, Charlotte and Richard may not survive…

 
Kinsmen
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.

Silent Blade (Kinsmen #1) cvrTitle: Silent Blade
Series: Kinsmen #1
Published: June 2, 2009
Status: Owned, ebook
Rating/Review: 4 Stars

Old hatreds die hard. Old love dies harder.

On Meli Galdes’ home planet, the struggle for power is a bloody, full-contact sport–in business and on the battlefield. For years her lethal skills have been a valuable asset in advancing her family’s interests. She’s more than earned her right to retire, but her kinsmen have one last favor to ask.

Kill the man who ruined her life.

Celino Carvanna’s razor-sharp business acumen–and skills with a blade–won him the freedom to do as he pleases. There’s only one thing he can’t seem to control–his reaction to the mysterious woman who tantalizes his senses. Her eyes alone set his blood simmering, stirring ridiculous adolescent fantasies about breasts and honey. With a few words she dissects his soul. Who is she? And how does she slide so easily under his well-guarded skin?

It’s almost too easy to draw Celino within the kill zone. Meli plans to revel in him. Drink him in. Wring every drop of pleasure out of every moment.

And when she’s sure he belongs to her, she will finally repay a decade’s worth of pain–in a single, brutal dose of reality.

 

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Silver Shark cvrTitle: Silver Shark
Series: Kinsmen #2
Published: September 16, 2011
Status: Owned, epub ebook
Rating/Review: 5 Stars

Claire Shannon is a killer. She uses no weapons, only her mind.

Born on a planet locked in a long war, Claire is a psycher, a woman with the ability to attack minds and infiltrate a biological computer network where psychers battle to the death. But when the war abruptly ends, Claire must hide her psycher’s ability to survive. She is deported to a new planet, a vivid beautiful place, where she meets Venturo Escana, a powerful psycher, whose presence overwhelms both her mind and her body.

She thought she had left war and death behind, but now she must fight for her new life and this battle might just cost her everything…

 

 
Kozlov Universe

A Mere Formality cvrTitle: A Mere Formality
Series: Kozlov Universe #1
Published: 2008
Status: Owned, epub ebook
Rating/Review: 4 Stars

Warning: this story is one big dirty joke. There is no actual sex, but there is a lot discussion about it. It was written on a dare. Someone told us that we couldn’t write a short story around one particular phrase, and we did. So I recommend this for people 18+. Because you know, we wouldn’t want to corrupt your minors.

 
Questing Beast cvrTitle: Questing Beast
Series: Kozlov Universe #2
Published: May 16, 2010
Status: Owned, epub ebook
Rating/Review: 3 Stars

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.

 
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Other Books

Of Swine and Roses cvrTitle: Of Swine and Roses
Series: N/A
Published: August 13, 2009
Status: Owned, ebook
Rating/Review: 4.5 Stars

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…

 

Under Her SkinTitle: Under Her Skin (Story: “Grace of Small Magics”)
Series: N/A
Published: October 9, 2010
Status: Owned, ebook
Rating/Review: 4 Stars for Grace of Small Magics / 3.5 Stars for anthology

Three short stories of paranormal romance…

“Pack” brings you a tale of a lost hiker and her encounter with some very frightening–and sexy–wolves. A female werewolf helps a sheriff track down a killer “In Sheep’s Clothing.” A woman must repay her family’s debt to a shapeshifting magician in “Grace of Small Magics.”

Please note: Each of these stories previously appeared in print in The Mammoth Book of Paranormal Romance. This is a collected e-book edition of Ilona Andrews’, Jeaniene Frost’s, and Meljean Brook’s contributions>

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