Magic Bleeds…Web of Lies…out today…

contest is closed.  winners to be posted next week.

So it’s no secret that I have become a complete and total sucker for the Kate Daniels books by Ilona Andrews.  Complete. Total. Sucker.  These books are just so awesome, though.

And the new one is due out today.

Magic Bleeds

Atlanta would be a nice place to live, if it weren’t for the magic. 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 rose.

Kate Daniels works for the Order of the Knights of Merciful Aid, officially as a liaison with the mercenary guild. Unofficially, she cleans up the paranormal problems no one else wants to handle—especially if they involve Atlanta’s shapeshifting community.

When she’s called in to investigate a fight at the Steel Horse, a bar midway between the territories of the shapeshifters and the necromancers, Kate quickly discovers there’s a new player in town. One who’s been around for thousands of years—and rode to war at the side of Kate’s father.

This foe may be too much even for Kate and Curran, the Lord of the Beasts, to handle. Because this time, Kate will be taking on family…


There are parts of this book that damn near had me banging my head against the wall in frustration…and other parts that had me all but groaning when they ended.  Because they ended.  Yes, I’ve read it.  About five times now.  At least.  You think I’d be going on about a book I hadn’t read… o_O   It’s sooooo good.  So awesome.   So worth the wait, although man, how am I going to wait for the next one?  Eek.  Anyway.  It’s out now.  Are you reading these books?  Why not??? They are so goooood….

And man, oh man, today is just a day for awesome books, because it’s also the release date for Web of Lies by Jennifer Estep

Web Of Lies

You might know me as the Spider, the most feared assassin in the South. I’m retired now, but trouble still has a way of finding me. Like the other day when two punks tried to rob my popular barbecue joint, the Pork Pit. Then there was the barrage of gunfire on the restaurant. Only, for once, those kill shots weren’t aimed at me. They were meant for Violet Fox. Ever since I agreed to help Violet and her grandfather protect their property from an evil coalmining tycoon, I’m beginning to wonder if I’m really retired. So is Detective Donovan Caine. The only honest cop in Ashland is having a real hard time reconciling his attraction to me with his Boy Scout mentality. And I can barely keep my hands off his sexy body. What can I say? I’m a Stone elemental with a little Ice magic thrown in, but my heart isn’t made of solid rock. Luckily, Gin Blanco always gets her man . . . dead or alive.

So, so good….the first one blew me away.  I’m reading the second one now and man, Gin is amazing. But you don’t have to take my word for it.

No, I’m not going to give away these books.  I’m giving away the first in the series.

You see, I’m trying seduce everybody into getting hooked, and the best way to do that is to get you reading the first in each series.

Sooo…..but if you haven’t read them and you’re curious… here’s your chance.  Leave your name in comments and I’ll draw one name to win an unsigned copy of Magic Bites, the first Kate Daniels book and an unsigned Spider’s Bite by Jennifer Estep, the first Elemental Assassin book .  Because once you read them if you’re anything like me?  You’ll want the rest of the series.

(Please note, the contest is for both, I’m lazy, have another out of town thing coming up and don’t want to do another contest, so you get both-if you have one of the books, then you are more than welcome to give the double to a friend, use it for a contest, etc).

FYI, if you aren’t familiar with my rules… read the disclaimer.  It’s your responsibility to check back in a few days and see if you’ve won, as well as the other rules…

  • winning name will be posted on the blog
  • it is the winner’s responsibility to check back and see if s/he has won.
  • winner has about a week to claim the prize
  • the winner name will be posted within the next few days
  • one entry per household
  • open across the globe
  • comments must be left at my wordpress blog ( via amazon/facebook or any other feed sites, etc)
  • do not forward this contest to sweepstakes sites-if it ends up on one, I reserve the right (and likely will) to end it without drawing a winner.
  • by entering, you attest that you are 18 years of age or whatever the age of majority is in your country of residence.
  • I reserve the right to modify the contest rules as I see fit…
  • yadda yadda yadda…read the disclaimer.
  • Per whatever regs… I bought the books.  O.O

Comment to win….and come over to the dark side…  ;o)

55 Replies to “Magic Bleeds…Web of Lies…out today…”

  1. I’ll happily come over to the dark side, especally if there are awesome books…and cookies! Do you have any cookies? Please enter me in the competition, as these both look good 🙂

  2. I’ve had my eye on both these series – and haven’t started or bought any of them as of yet. I really should.

  3. Don’t enter me because I have both of these books. I wanted to stop by and praise the awesomeness that is Web of Lies. Finished it in a day!!

  4. I’ve never read either but have heard all sorts of love and squee for both – happy release day to Ilona and Jennifer!

  5. Would love to win these two, everyone says they are great. I can’t wait to read them.

  6. OHHH The Kate Daniels Series is my all time favorite. I <3!! I've heard really great things about the Spider series, and I've been looking forward to getting it.

  7. Excellent series! I am all for getting these as they were loaned to me and I want to re-read them! 😀

  8. I coulld’ve sworn I entered this contest already, but maybe I was dreaming? Or I got distracted? Something shiny catches my eye (entirely too easily) and I wander off. I’m funny that way.

    Anyway. These books look really good! Thanks for the opportunity to win them!

  9. I’ve heard great things about both these series, but I haven’t read either yet. Please count me in!

  10. Happy release day to Ilona and Jennifer!^O^ Please enter me! These books sound awesome!

    Thank you for this chance!

    Giada M.

    fabgiada @

  11. 😀 Enter, please! I’ve read the Kate Daniel books (and absolutely loved them to pieces), but haven’t the other series yet, heh.

  12. Please please enter me, too!
    I haven´t read Jennifer´s book yet, but I´ve heard and read only the best about it.
    As for the Kate Daniels Series… I am a total sucker for them, a fan from the proverbial first hour… Can´t wait until tomorrow (for me here in Germany!)


  13. I just discovered Kate Daniels this last weekend and yes I have read books 1 -3 already and I can’t wait until tonight when I read 4. I saw on the website they are still writing #5 so that means another year —> this is me pouting.

    Already got Web of Lies — it was on the shelf yesterday but my sister nabbed it right out of the bag.

  14. Been meaning to get started on these (given the name and everything) but haven’t had the funds yet 🙁

    Wonder if I hint loudly enough my children will get it for me instead?

  15. You’ve raved so much about both these authors and I would love a chance to get a kick start to their series.

  16. Both those books are on my ever expanding TBB list. My budget would love it if I won the books. Thanks for the chance.

  17. Oh I so agree with you, just recently discovered the Kate Daniels universe, and LOVE it!! I haven’t ahd the chance to read Spider’s Bite yet, but can’t wait! Please enter me! 🙂

  18. I have never read any of Ilona’s books, but there is no such thing as too many books! I don’t think I’ve ever had a time where I’ve run out of books to read. If I do, I only have to log on to Twitter to find Tweets about release dates!

    I loved Jennifer Estep’s first book, and of course I had no idea that the next was coming out. There are so many great authors to keep track of!


  19. I already like the Kate Daniels series, and am dying to get into Gin (no gross pun intended.) If only this 7 month old didn’t require so much attention.

  20. I have not read either of these series’, but with all the amazing things being said here and everywhere else, I might very well be coming over to the dark side anyway! 🙂

  21. Oooh, count me in! Please and thank you. I haven’t read either of these books. 🙂

  22. Both books sound great. Can’t wait to read both of them. Please enter me in the contest!

  23. I totally agree with you about Magic Bleeds. It was just great. I can’t get over it. I’m already ready to re-read it even after finishing it 2 hours ago.

    Enter me for the contest, please. :]

  24. I would love to be entered into this contest. You can never have to many books or to many favorite authors LOL~!

  25. Please enter me into your brilliant contest! Love both these Authors!

  26. I love the Kate Daniels series. Curran is just so yummy. I haven’t read Jennifer’s series yet, but it’s on my list!

  27. I just stopped by Borders to get Magic Bleeds and they DIDN’T HAVE IT. Wahhhhh! I almost broke down and cried in the store. I’ve been waiting to read Jennifer Estep’s books until the new one was released so I would love to win it (and since my Kate Daniels are all ebooks, I’d love to have a paperback copy of Magic Bites).

  28. First I’ll answer your question: I haven’t read these books b/c I don’t like to wait b/w books 😛

    I haven’t read Ilona Andrews, so I missed the Kate Daniel’s series; but now that I’ve read the blurb, it looks seriously good.

    I’ve read Jennifer Estep and Spider’s Bite is on my wish list. I was going to pick up the first 2 closer to when the third book comes out.

    Would love to read both of these books! I’ll even read ’em now and suffer the waiting…


  29. You can never have too many great authors to read. I’d love to get into both series.

    Thanks for the contest!!!

  30. These books look awesome! Please enter me! Thanks for the opportunity to win! 🙂

  31. I haven’t read any books from these authors. this is a huge opportunity for me to start 🙂 count me in !

  32. This series is def on my wish list. I cannot wait to read them. 🙂

  33. Sounds Like a great story and I will probably pick up even if I don’t win. Damn another one to add to my list lol. Thanks

  34. I haven’t had a chance to try either series, and have seen great comments on both.
    Thank you for giving us all a chance at them.
    Good luck everyone.

  35. Thanks for having this contest Shiloh! And congrats on the new release Ilona! I love a good series, hope I win, but Good Luck to everyone!!!

  36. I can’t wait to get your next Veil book, but in the meantime am also loving everything Ilona Andrews. I cannot wait to read this new one!

  37. Oooo! This is awesome! I’ve been needing to get my own copies if the rest of the Kate Daniels series and this would get me started! I’ve already read Magic Bleeds…it was amazing! I began re-reading it as soon as I finished. I’ve been really wanting to read the elemental assassin books since you first mentioned them. So that would also be great! 😉

  38. I’m always looking ofr new books! Thanks for the recommendation!

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