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Thank you for your interest in my alter-ego, J.C. Daniels. More information on the Kit Colbana books by J.C. Daniels is available below. For information on Grimm’s Circle, visit the series page.

Latest Release

J.C. Daniels Books Shows a sword against a gray background with swirling blue elements that give it a magical appeal. Title: Damon's Christmas, A Kit Colbana World Short

This is a short story. This is only a short story. It contains spoilers relating to Night Blade and Broken Blade in The Colbana Files. You’ve been warned.

Alpha Damon Lee is one of the strongest shifters around. But his strength doesn’t do him or the woman he loves any good when Kit is kidnapped by a cold-hearted predator and stolen away, hidden in a cell on the opposite side of the continent.

Haunted by bitter words and a fight that left them both wounded, haunted by his failure to protect her when she needed him, Damon doesn’t plan on celebrating Christmas—or anything else. But a call from a contact reminds him he’d ordered a gift for Kit and he has to make good on it. Not expecting to ever earn her trust back, Damon decides he’ll still fulfill a Christmas promise he made to Kit before everything between them went to hell.

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About

J.C. Daniels is the pen name of author Shiloh Walker. J.C./Shiloh has been writing since she was a kid… she fell in love with vampires with the book Bunnicula and has worked her way up to the more…ah… serious vampire stories. She loves reading and writing anything paranormal, anything fantasy, but most all anything romantic. Once upon a time, she worked as a nurse, but now she writes full time and lives with her family in the Midwest. Keep reading to learn more about the J.C. Daniels books available.

Books

Blade Song #1

Blade Song Cover Young Woman holding a blade - abstract image of a man in the back. - J.C. Daniels Books

Kit Colbana – half breed, assassin, thief, jack of all trades – has a new job: track down the missing ward of one of the local alpha shapeshifters. It should be a piece of cake.

So why is she so nervous? It probably has something to do with the insanity that happens when you deal with shifters – especially sexy ones who come bearing promises of easy jobs and easier money.

Or maybe it’s all the other missing kids that Kit discovers while working the case, or the way her gut keeps screaming she’s gotten in over her head. Or maybe it’s because if she fails – she’s dead.

If she can stay just one step ahead, she should be okay. Maybe she’ll even live long enough to collect her fee…

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young woman holding a blade, dark background giving impression that it's night - cover for night blade - J.C. Daniels Books

Night Blade # 2

Kit Colbana is always biting off more than she can chew. She has a knack for finding trouble. This time, though, trouble finds her. Someone from her past drops a case into her lap that she just can’t refuse…literally.

People on the Council are dying left and right and she’s been requested to investigate the deaths. The number one suspect? Her lover, Damon. If she doesn’t clear his name, he gets a death sentence. Even if she succeeds? They still might try to execute him. Oh, and she’s not allowed to tell him about the case, either.

The stakes are high this time around, higher than they’ve ever been. Kit may be forced to pay the ultimate price to save her lover’s life…a price that could destroy her and everything she loves.

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Broken Blade #3

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Shows a young oman wih a sword standing behind a filter of broken glass J.C. Daniels Books

Kit Colbana: assassin, thief, investigator extraordinaire. Now broken.

She always expected her past to catch up with her but never like this. Haunted by nightmares and stripped of her identity, she’s retreated to Wolf Haven, the no-man’s land where she found refuge years before. But while she might want to hide away from the rest of the world, the rest of the world isn’t taking the hint.

Dragged kicking and screaming back into life, Kit is thrust head-first into an investigation surrounding the theft of an ancient relic…one that she wants nothing to do with. Her instincts tell her it’s a bad idea to just leave the relic lying about, but finding it might be just as bad.

Forced to face her nightmares, she uncovers hidden strength and comes face to face with one of the world’s original monsters.

If she survives the job, she won’t be the same…and neither will those closest to her.

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Edged Blade #4

Edged blade - Shows a blade woman standing against a shadowy forest J.C. Daniels Books

In the year since her life was torn apart, Kit Colbana has slowly rebuilt herself. There’s a promise of hope in the relationship with the alpha of the local shapeshifters and she no longer comes screaming into wakefulness. Life’s not perfect but then again, when was it ever?

When her best friend Justin comes to her for help, there’s little question as to what her answer will be. Witches are disappearing and Justin won’t rest until he has answers. Soon, they learn that it’s not just witches who’ve gone missing, but vampires and shifters, too.

Unlikely alliances are forged as Kit and Justin found themselves drawn into a twisted web of lies and betrayal. As the clock counts down and the culprit behind recent disappearances is revealed, those Kit loves the most become the target of somebody who will kill to protect an ugly secret.

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Shadowed Blade #5

Something wicked this way comes…

J.C. Daniels Books Shows a young blonde woman on railroad tracks leading into the sunset holding a sword in her hands. Kit Colbana Shadowed Blade

The arrival of a very important person in her office seemed to be the start of a lot of problems for Kit Colbana, investigator extraordinaire. Claiming that he needed somebody with her special skillset, he sends her on a series of jobs that made little to no sense until one culminated with both her and her partner, Justin barely escaping with their lives.

Back in Orlando, they go their separate ways to recover, Justin heading to the house of a local witch, while Kit returns to the Lair, where she’s recently been living with her lover Damon, the Alpha of the Southern Cat Clans.

There’s barely a chance for Kit to catch her breath before trouble of the highest order comes knocking on her door. This time, it’s the form of a psychic by the name of Nova. Nova has bad, bad news…Justin has gone missing and so has the witch who was going to put him up while he healed. Colleen, one of Kit’s closest, dearest friends.

With all sorts of non-humans disappearing, fury doesn’t even touch what Kit is feeling as she heads out to hunt down the people responsible.

But Kit isn’t the only one out on a hunt…somebody is hunting for her…somebody Kit would rather never, ever see again.

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Haunted Blade #6

J.C. Daniels Books A young woman kneeling on train tracks in a spectral looking forest. has a blade in her hand.
Text reads: Haunted Blade

Haunted, Hunted…and harassed

Never let it be said that Kit Colbana had ever been given the easy road. Or even the semi-paved road. Only weeks after dealing with the mysterious—and murderous—being called Puck, she’s got another killer on her hands. Perhaps even two. Some of the bodies turning up bring up haunting memories of a past she longs to forget, but as always, that past is chasing her at her heels, like a hated shadow.

As the body count racks up, there’s an imbalance of power, particularly among the vampire population, and Kit must yet again deal with ugly memories as one of the monsters who tried to break her is set free to deal with the imbalance of power.

Yet while a power struggle rages in East Orlando, there’s another, more subtle battle taking place and Kit feels like the center of it all.

Arrogant? Maybe. But the dead bodies don’t bear the mark of her grandmother’s pet killer by sheer coincidence…and she doubts her nemesis being released is either.

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Blooded Blade #7

J.C. Daniels Books Blonde woman with tattoos holding a sword, against a bloody red sky

Kit Colbana—half breed, assassin, thief, jack of all trades. Master
of none.


Or so she’d always been led to believe.

Over the past few years, Kit Colbana has dispatched some of the worst
threats the non-human races could have imagined. Pandora—a mother of
monsters. Puck, a father of nightmares. Jude, a vampire who nearly drove
Kit to the brink of insanity.

Then there was the Lemera, an ages-old creature of myth, born from Kit’s
own people, an unseen, undead assassin that hunts without rest, kills
without remorse. Yet Kit walked away.

Her grandmother’s pet assassin failed to kill her so Kit wasn’t surprised
when yet another unwanted memory from her past shows up, looking to take
her down. But her blood-hungry, homicidal aunt disappeared without a trace
only hours after arrival.

Is it a reprieve? Or something far worse?

Kit’s lover Damon is keeping secrets. Her grandmother’s pet assassin, the
Lemera, seems to have taken a liking to Kit. And her grandmother, Kit’s own
worst nightmare, is haunting her dreams.

They’re all on a collision course with fate and it can only end one way…bloody.

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Prequels, Side Stories and Standalones

J.C. Daniels Books a stroke of dumb luck cover - a young woman with a nightmarish group wererats behind her.

A Stroke of Dumb Luck

A Tor Original Short Story

When a teenaged girl goes missing, her mother calls Kit Colbana, scion of an ancient line of warriors  — unfortunately, Kit’s heritage doesn’t impress the local wererats much. They’re determined to make the girl one of their own, and Kit is going to need a big sword, a bright flashlight, and a helpful vampire to get her back.

Prequel

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Bladed Magic #0.5

J.C. Daniels Books Bladed Magic cover - a young woman in profile, holding a knife behind her back. Text reads: Bladed Magic

The events of this short story take place between A STROKE OF DUMB LUCK and BLADE SONG. It can be read as a stand-alone. For the first time in her life, Kit Colbana’s life was going just fine. She had a nice, easy job. She’d managed to escape the not-so-loving attentions of a family who’d rather see her dead than look at her. She had a roof over her head and she didn’t have to fight for every little thing she had.

Then she finds herself tangled up with a green-eyed witch by the name of Justin. He’s looking for somebody and for some bizarre reason, he seems to think she can help. All she has to do is say no, and she can go back to her safe little existence.

That’s exactly what she needs to do and she knows it. Too bad she’s not very good at following her own advice.

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Damon – #0.7

J.C. Daniels Books A multi-racial man facing away from the camera. Has claw marks down the back of his left shoulder.

I love to watch you work… What the bitch queen—aka Annette, Alpha of the Southern Cat Clans—meant was, I love to watch you kill.

Damon Lee has been hiding his claws, his teeth and his strength from the Orlando Alpha as he bides his time. He’s in the city for a reason, but he’s keeping that close to his chest and has no desire to draw attention to himself, or to the strength that lies caged within.

But when the kid he loves like a son disappears, he’s faced with a choice. Does he risk losing one of the few people who matter? Does he risk letting the beast out before it’s time, knowing it could screw everything up? Or is there another option?

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Damon’s Christmas #2.5

J.C. Daniels Books Shows a sword against a gray background with swirling blue elements that give it a magical appeal. Title: Damon's Christmas, A Kit Colbana World Short

This is a short story. This is only a short story. It contains spoilers relating to Night Blade and Broken Blade in The Colbana Files. You’ve been warned.

Alpha Damon Lee is one of the strongest shifters around. But his strength doesn’t do him or the woman he loves any good when Kit is kidnapped by a cold-hearted predator and stolen away, hidden in a cell on the opposite side of the continent.

Haunted by bitter words and a fight that left them both wounded, haunted by his failure to protect her when she needed him, Damon doesn’t plan on celebrating Christmas—or anything else. But a call from a contact reminds him he’d ordered a gift for Kit and he has to make good on it. Not expecting to ever earn her trust back, Damon decides he’ll still fulfill a Christmas promise he made to Kit before everything between them went to hell.

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Misery's Way - J.C. Daniels Books - Strong, attractive Black woman standing against an urban background, looking over her shoulder. Title, Misery's Way

Misery’s Way #4.5

standalone, featuring a new character in the Kit world

Her name is Frankie. At least, that’s what she calls herself.

She looks human, but she’s no more human than she is a faith-healer. That doesn’t stop her from using her…more unique abilities to take care of certain needs. It’s those abilities that lead to a chance encounter with an unusual woman in Florida.

It’s a chance encounter with fate that will set these two down a collision course with destiny.

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Haunted Magic #6.5

J.C. Daniels Books Woman with long red hair falling over her shoulder. She's looking backward toward the camera. Magical elements. Cover reads" Haunted Magic

Witches, especially healers like Colleen Antrim, weren’t made to be warriors.

Only a select few were born with the aggressive mentality and the offensive magic needed to protect others. This never struck her as a lack, because Colleen was born to heal and nurture.

That was her nature. Until it wasn’t…

When the man she’s loved for years is used as a weapon against her, something within her shatters, a fundamental shift that changes the very foundation of who she is. Forced to use her powerful gifts in ways they were never meant to be used, the very core of who she is shatters.

Magic made her. Then it broke her. Now it haunts her…and she doesn’t know if she can find her back.

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Doyle #6.7

J.C. Daniels Books image shows a blond man with blue eyes staring at camera. Left cheek shows tiger stripes ghosting in on his cheek. Text reads: Doyle, A Kit Colbana World Short Story

This is a short story. It is only a short story.

Doyle. Human. Tiger. Aneiri. Alone.

Always on the outside, even in a clan. Now, as his dominance grows and threatens to spill out in a wave of violence, he might have to choose between staying with the only family he’s ever known, striking out to lead a solitary life or spill blood of those loyal to the clan…and the few he calls family.

Follows the events of Haunted Blade and Haunted Magic
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