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Magic Bites (Kate Daniels #1) by Ilona Andrews

Magic Bites (KD #1) by Illona Andrews

Rated: 5 flaming stars        Recommended to: People who enjoy the Urban Fantasy genre.

Goodreads blurb

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…

I had a feeling this would be an awesome read before I flipped the digital pages. I was right, oh boy, was I. I read all kinds of books, I’m not very particular, this series was my  introduction into UF and since then I began leaning in this direction. Only a little bit more that any other.

Kate Daniels is a smart mouthed, kick ass, sword wielding mercenary with a very interesting but still mysterious (at this point) past. When one hears the word ‘mercenary’ usually one comes to the conclusion that their only in it for money, and frankly one would be right, but Kate has a conscience, she’s got integrity, decency and she’s often stubborn, could-teach-a-mule-lessons kind of stubborn and that’s sometimes good and other times … not so good but I like her.

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The Mistress (Silver Nights #2)

I’m late in posting last week’s latest photo for Picture it and Write! photo prompts at Ermilia Blog, but let me tell you it’s pretty lengthy. This is my second installment for the Silver Nights series. The ending was rushed a bit but, hey, I finished.

By Senju-HiMe

You could say that I froze in mid stride like a glass of lemonade in an Arctic gale. I just cannot flipping believe my eyes! The creature in front of me was so pale I can see the undead veins that lie beneath the hard skin, never to pulse again from its doomed heart. He was wearing his trademark faded red “Keep Calm and Carry On” t-shirt and a pair of well worn jeans with a rip on the left knee, and was more handsome than before. He looked like he walked out of a nightmare … one of mine but with a different monster. Not again.

Questions burned blazing trails in my brains. How? Why? Who? When? Most importantly, will he kill me? I just don’t understand. This would be the last thing that could have ever happened and this guy shouldn’t in any case be fine with it, being what he has become. If I’m right, he’s pissing mad. Oh, God.

Keep Calm, I can do that.

We stood there staring at each other, measuring. How fast can I grab the gun before he ripped me in half? Will I get a chance to scream? Will anyone hear me? Truth is, whether or not I reach it, the shotgun is useless against him, and he can snap my neck in a blink of an eye with minimal effort. My scream would go unheard, no sane body with an ounce of self preservation lurks around these parts at these hours. I’ll just be another victim, a casualty, to the mysteries of the night. I did what I would have normally done and played it cool. I smiled.

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