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Allow me to tell you about Kate s familyHER FAMILY FROM THE PAST1 Her biological father Roland We finally learn the true story of Roland the story of his first children and the first vampire he had created Kate tells the story to a golem to emphasize the power of the blood that runs in her veins2 Her mother We learn how she feels about her mother and her importance Kate shows an old picture of her to Andrea Unfortunately Kate has no memories and no recollection of her mother and her step father being together3 Her aunt and her seven undead servants Kate and her bloodthirsty auntie have a pleasant reunion They share memories and stories They have a cup of tea Her aunt talks about her old goldfishes about the loved ones who come and go through the centuries She talks about how badly she would like to destroy Atlanta and kill every available shapeshifter They fight to deathHER FAMILY FROM THE PRESENT1 Her best friend Andrea The closet beastkin hyena is in trouble and Kate does not hesitate to offer a real valuable artifact to get her and her boyfriend Raphael off the hook Kate will not hesitate to help Andrea at any cost and any time 2 Her adopted niece Julie Kate agonizes for her safety She is crazy of worry in case something happens to Julie She is afraid that her psychopath aunt will try to hurt Julie in order to hurt Kate3 The Pack They have become her closest friends They run to her rescue they patch her injuries they make her feel safe They are her true home Kate will not let anyone think less of them and call them nonhuman4 The dog Kate unexpectedly is the proud owner of a poodle who loves to vomit and bark to creatures that threaten Kate Kate will have a hard time finding a name for him Everything else will come easy5 Greg s House Maybe it is time for Kate to say her goodbyes and move on The Keep is waiting for herHER FUTURE FAMILYObviouslyCurran Curran Curran CurranThe disappointing dinner date will be a good start for Kate to acknowledge her feelings for CurranThe silent treatment after the disappointing dinner date will be a good start for Curran to acknowledge the sacrifices he is willing to make for KateThe games they play and the hilarious pranks they pull on each other after the explanations about the disappointing dinner date will make the start of their mating easier The games and the pranks will be definitely a pure delight for readers as wellWell this is one these books These books you want to start reading again the second you finish them The best book so far in the series I absolutely loved it First reread January 2015Original rating 5New rating 8 Post Shift Productions proudly present Yet Another Exciting Day in the Life of Kate Daniels 800 am investigate the death of a human barnacle Realize it s a case of magically delicious syphilis It s going to be a long day Again 830 am think about His Furiness Feel like punching His Furiness in the face Where did that thought come from 900 am fight a demonic spawn of hellish beast Good doggy 930 am listen to your voice mail at work I curse your arms so they will wither and die and fall off your body I curse your eyeballs to explode I curse your feet to swell until blue I curse you I curse you I curse you Okay then 1000 am still investigating A guy in a cloak did it Good to know Consider praying to Miss Marple 1030 am find yourself doodling a horned lion with a pie on his pitchfork Now who could that be 1100 am trade your teenage werewolf sidekick for a deadly mutant attack poodle 1130 am bubonic plague Dysentery Influenza Cholera on magic steroids What did you ever do to anybody 1200 am wish that the furry bastard would stop intruding on your thoughts for five seconds Consider dancing a ig in celebration the minute it happens 1230 am discuss vamp storage cavities with Ghastek Find out he prefers throats to anuses Thank the gods for small favors 100 pm friendly visit to the Mercenary Guild Find a guy pinned to the elevator shaft by a spear through his throat Nifty 130 pm Oh look the Beast Lord Stay cool Zen No punching in the face Punching would not be Zen 200 pm be awed by His Fussiness ability to use big words A friendly conversation ensues Consider throwing in some whistling And rolling thumbleweed You re all set 230 pm time for a well deserved break Go home resurrect a head in the kitchen Your deadly attack poodle barfs a little 300 pm have His Furry Majesty throw you around a little Things are looking up 330 pm get Raphael Andrea out of Alter Ego jail Hot tub SIG Sauer P 226 Diving for clams That s boudas for you 400 pm sneak into the Keep Weld the bimbo room shut Decorate with catnip Fun times 430 pm go back to the office Have a short phone conversation with His Furiness Realize your butt is glued to your chair 500 pm surprise visit from Auntie Erra She came all the way from Babylon too Coolest aunt ever This is one happy little suirrel 530 pm Saiman suicidal Curran homicidal Oh My God The Universeust exploded BIG TIME 545 pm relax in a hot tub Lose all sense It s not the bathtub baby Oh boy 600 pm decide to give your udgemental crocodile bodyguard a room at the Keep Think it might give Jim an aneurysm 630 pm meet Auntie Erra again Realize she recently developed a fetish for spandex Why you 700 pm bloodward No problem Meow 730 pm pinned to the ground No biggie Got a toothpick 800 pm relax after a long day s work Read The Princess Bride to a big sleeping cat 830 pm attend a lovely family reunion at the Keep Feel very welcome Challenge a few shapeshifters ust for kicks 900 pm read The Princess Bride to a big sleeping cat Again Will this day never end 930 pm meet a gay mongoose with an ambitious name Try to keep the creepy down a notch Fail miserably 1000 pm feline wake up time Attend yet another family reunion This is one pissed off little kitty RAWR Oh boy Original review June 2014This series is killing me How much sleep do I have to lose over it Magic Bleeds is such an amazing read that by the time I finished the book I wasn t sure whether I wanted to read it again or Uncommon Wisdom jump right to the next one I could do this Iust had to stay cool Zen No punching in the face Punching would not be Zen Well to be honest the first part of the book wasn t that fantastic but the second half simply blew me away
Why Action Mystery The Usual Action mystery the usual badassery lots of emotion some downright heart breaking moments and humour lots of it A lion roar burst through the phone I held it away from my ear until he was done Very scary I feel it s my duty to remind you that threatening a member of law enforcement is punishable by law If you would like to file a petition regarding your break
in the Order will gladly look into the matter for you The phone the Order will gladly look into the matter for you The phone silent Oh God I gave him an aneurysm In this instalment we get details about Kate s blood and lineage lovely family and learn about the Pack rules regulations in detail such complexity I love that Kate becoming Curran s mate is wreaking havoc in the Pack politics with most of its members suffering from a collective panic attack This new situation is unsettling for most of the weres and gives a new edge to the series with some unexpected twists developments Kate Daniels deadly swordmaster Fear my twitching pinkie Kate Do I really have to go into this Okay Hall Hail the ueen of Snarky Badasses I rest my case The rabbis paled I d managed to terrify holy men Maybe I could beat up a nun for an encore The KateCurran love story does take precedence over the action in this instalment which apparently disappointed some readers I actually liked that the romance part of the series was only a subplot until now and was afraid this would turn into some boring paranormal romance thing Well fear not for Ilona Andrews handles things very well I was annoyed at first because Kate Curran were both acting stubborn and very childish but it didn t last long Besides things never get corny mushy between them With these two Oh no They d rather rip each other apart first This is no bunnies rainbows romance We get some very serious conversations between Kate His Fuzziness but mostly we get hilarious scenes The mating game is ust hilarious view spoilerKate shutting Curran out of the slut hut Curran gluing Kate s butt to her chair hide spoiler 93017 ON SALE for 299 friggin Louise Just in case you ve somehow missed my enthusiasm for Kate 3 MAGIC STRIKES I ll say at least one time that it is my favorite installment in a UF series ever And it is But MAGIC BLEEDS gets 5 stars too It s maybe my second favorite installment in a Urban Fantasy series ever It s been too long since I ve read BITTEN by Kelley Armstrong best first installment in an UF series ever to say for sure but it s a close thing either wayAnd I love MAGIC STRIKES and MAGIC BLEEDS for similar yet very different reasonsOne of my favorite and simultaneously least favorite things about blogging is that it s made me think about why I like or dislike something in a book Sometimes I miss the simplicity of finishing a book saying I love it it RAWKED then moving on to the next thing but on the whole I think I get out of the book. 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 Atlan. .
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Ill be the last thing you ll see before you die I ammed my knife into the table and walked out Forward ho onto the next great installment of the seriesIf you are a fan of UFPRN at all this is a fantastically fun seriesREAD ITOriginal Review 92813Before I totally fangirl over the KateCurran drama oh and I totally willI ll attempt to talk about the rest of the bookOne of the things I like about the Kate Daniels series is that the villain is always based in some sort of lore that I haven t been overexposed to I m not even sure if it is real or Art just made up In that I feel like I m learning a little bit but also I don t already have a bunch of preconceived notions of how the godmythical creature should act and it is like starting with a clean sheetThe villain in this installment is undoubtedly the most dangerous and complex that Kate has faced to date The bad guy carries seven plagues around with them and unleashes them at different times on Atlanta Each one is devastating and causes incredible havoc They also have some strange similarities in power to Kate and she doesn t know how to control her power nearly as well and needs to learn fastHugh is busy gathering information on Kate to make sure he knows everything about her before presenting her to Roland and is biding his time through this newest crisis Kate knows that soon she will have to face her father and is desperately struggling with either going it completely alone or letting people into her life But to do that she will have to come clean and tell the people closest to her who she really is You can t smelt happiness out of a lie The world doesn t work that way The character I most enjoyed this book beside the new addition of the attack poodle and Kate and Curran or course was Aunt B She is sneaky manipulative intelligent an opportunist and at times even the voice of reason I really like the way she runs her clan of hyenas and how she interacts with Kate Aunt B is the alpha that you definitely do not want to get on the wrong side of The deal she makes with Kate is one that benefits Kate but also helps her I like how she is an example and a strong female character without being portrayed exclusively as a bitch The plot arc was one of the strongest of the series and delved into the magic of the world Kate lives in even This is probably the strongest book in the series to date Okay on to the fangirling of the romance aspect of this book There may be a few minor spoilers don t read on if you don t want to knowCat courting practices are interesting to say the least and a little dangerous it seems to any that stand to closeehmm Saiman cough co 433 stars While Magic Bleeds doesn t uite hit the heights of the third book Magic Strikes it s still a great action packed bookAs a mercenary peacekeeper Kate gets called to investigate a strangely intense fight at a bar When she gets there there s a body strung up on a utility pole pinned to it with a crowbar The body is very dead but the deadly disease that infests him is NOT As magically virulent flesh colored fuzz starts creeping toward Kate and others it s all Kate can do to try to contain it within magical ward circlesThis isust the start of troubles for Kate Two attacks occur dead bodies pile up magically mobile diseases attack As it turns out someone with a very long relationship think centuries even millennia with Kate s magical father has Kate the Pack and Atlanta generally in their sightsMeanwhile after things had started looking up for Kate s slow developing relationship with Curran the Beast Lord at the end of book 3 it all comes crashing down at the beginning of this one Curran doesn t show up for an EXTREMELY significant dinner for two with no explanation and Kate gets blown off when she calls the Keep the shapeshifter s Atlanta compound to check on him Being Kate she doesn t take it at all well The uestion is who can out stubborn who Magic Bleeds is a solid entry in the Kate Daniels urban fantasy series with the familiar mixture of vampires werewolves and other shapechangers ancient and exotic gods this type we re dealing with Babylonian legends sometimes unreliable magic and a major helping of snark This one is noteworthy for some serious changes in Kate s life and some significant revelations about her past and her ancestryYou know those books that keep you up way too late at night because you God Is in the Crowd just need to finish them since youust can t leave the characters hanging where they are Yeah this is one of those And the second time I read it instead of
staying up all hours I read it during the day while I should ve been doingup all hours I read it during the day while I should ve been doing things But Curran and Kate kept calling to me The Adventures Of A Brave Little Kitty Buddy Rerererereread TAOABLKBR with the IA Addicts And the moral of this particular rererererereread is there s nothing uite like magically delicious syphilis if you ask mePS Why the books in this series aren t prescribed as antidepressants is and forever will be one of the greatest mysteries of the universe Until next time and stuffJanuary 2018 The Grand IAA KD Buddy Rerererereread Extravaganza GIAAKDBRE aka the yellow brick road to Magic Triumphs Presenting Episode 4 or How Kate Daniels Learned Being Naught but a Little Suirrel Doesn t Mean You Can t Beat the Fish Out of the Deliciously Villainous Villains And the moral of this rererererererereread is Also if you see golden headlights coming right at you while you re playing with your deadly toothpick beware Especially if there are rolling tumble weeds around June 2016 KD is the Cure to All of Life s Problems Buddy Read KDitCtAoLPBR with my dear wife Ange and the poor IAA souls who have fallen into our deathly KD Surprise Reread Trap KSRT Original rating 5 stars Rating after xxxxxx rereads 100000 stars More or less Kate Daniels is IT Kate Daniels cannot be rated And the moral of this particular rererereread is I want Ilona Andrews and Glen Cook to team up and write a seriesbookcereal box blurbwhateveranything with Kate Daniels and Lady as main characters Now that would be intergalactically EPIC And epically INTERGALACTIC I d read the story and never recover Well maybe I would If I rererererereread it over and over and over and over again Forever after And stuff It would be glorious Ilona Gordon GlenThe End view spoileruntil next time hide spoiler Warning The following review contains numerous crazy gifs and incoherent fangirlingProceed with caution We had a fightscreamed at each other for a whileI kicked him in the headand then he stayed the night I honestly tried to be calmYou knowcoolnot overly excitedAfter allthey re ust fictional charactersMy ship has sailedwhat s the big dealrightI m coolSo coolMY SHIP HAS SAILED I DESERVE TO SCREAM AND SUEAL AND DANCE AND HYPERVENTILATE AND FAINT AND ACT LIKE A CHILD THAT JUST MET SANTAturns off fangirl modeOkI can continue now Nothing good could possibly come from a plan that involved turning a man into a syphilis incubator Yeap that s rightafter the flying palace and the rakshasas there is a new dangerous threatThe babylonian god of plague and chaos with seven deadly sidekicks decided to use Atlanta as a playground and eliminate competition by attacking the mighty forces of the cityKate Daniels is the only one who can defeat this evil forcebut the price is the revelation of her bloodline that might endanger everything she holds dear The rabbis paled I d managed to terrify holy men Maybe I could beat up a nun for an encore After 3 booksone would expect that Ilona Andrews would have trouble writing a compelling and fresh storylinebut that s far from the truthMagic Bleeds combines actionmystery and romance wrapped up with sarcasm and clever humor and makes falling in love with the story and the characters inevitableReading the adventures of Kate Daniels and her furry friends is effortless and utterly enjoyableI was once again sucked in a complex world full of magic and blood and I still crave battles secrets sassiness ass
Curran everything He mineHe cared for mehe made me lose all sensehe didn t give a damn about my fatherHe was what I wantedbecause he made me happyI wanted him like I d never wanted anyone in my life Let me tell you thisthe relationship between Kate and Curran was a crazy roller coasterEvery single thing Kate feltI felt it tooAngerdisappointmentbetrayalheartbreaklonginghappinessloveShe showed a vulnerable side and I loved her even for thatKate and Curran are both arrogant assholesand it took them some time to solve a terrible misunderstandingbut once they stopped behaving like childrenCurran became Kate s own personal psycho and oh boyit was good You don t pick the family you re born into You pickKicking Curran Everything He
the one you make I already chose my mate and glued her ass to the chair toone you make I already chose my mate and glued her ass to the chair to sure she knew it And OH MY GOD THEIR SCENES WERE HOT HOT HOT HOTThey never stopped fighting but that was sexyCurran is the most delicious alpha male everbut he could also be a romantic teddy bear that made me giggle and want to hug himAnd do some other bad things with himIn case I didn t make myself clearI loved Magic Bleeds. Wn One who’s been around for thousands of years and rode to war at the side of Kate’s fatherThis 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 fami. ,
S I read nowFor example this is probably the fifth time I ve read Kate 4 but it s the first time I ve realized that the one of these books touches on her family history the I like it Same goes for how direct the link between the Bad Guy and that history Roland is In book 3 the Bad Guys were Roland s flunkiesIn MAGIC BLEEDS well I can t tell you who the Bad Guy is but suffice it to say NOT a flunkie And for those of you like me who devour every single speck of Kate lore you will be so ridiculously happy with this book Just after the mid way point is History of Roland 101 Back to Bad Guy though this one is both enthralling and terrifying Bad Guy is crazy No really Total psychopath But at the same time Bad Guy is ruthlessly intelligent Why call them half breedsIt s a convenient term It drips with contempt Your re a soldier who faces a monstrosity It s stronger and faster than you it looks like a nightmare and when it takes a wound that would kill a normal man its fellows push you back and fifteen minutes later the creature you wounded is back on its feet Where will your courage come fromI leaned toward her But if you think the creature is an abomination a half breed who is less than you you might reach deep inside and find a pairExactly MAGIC BLEEDS is full of these insightful little life lessons and for the first time you begin to understand what Kate is up against Her enemy is THOUSANDS of years old with THOUSANDS of years worth of not ust knowledge but application of that knowledgeview spoilerI think the Andrews are particularly clever here when they make Kate an almost mirror image of her aunt It lends credulity to Kate living through the inevitable showdown with Roland yes Kate is infinitely less experienced but as Erra said Blood ran true and Kate has proven on numerous occasions that she is adaptable and uick on her feet hide spoiler Reread 72018 45 stars I can t give you the white picket fence and if I did you d set it on fire I m a giant fan of urban fantasy I read all kinds of genres of books but when I read urban fantasy I get a feeling of being at home The Ilona Andrews writing team created a universe where when I m having a bad day or want to have a good time I can open a paperback and escape there effortlessly and happily And that s exactly what I did with this book I recently had some crap come up in my personal life and when I had the chance I transported myself into this world of mercenaries and werebeasts and didn t want to come back out So massive kudos to the authors you did your The Matriarchs (The Family job rightIn magic flare zone Atlanta Kate Daniels is stood up That s right she cooked the Beast Lord Curran dinner and he never showed Flash forward about a month or so and the two are at each others throats On top of this there s a strange shaman who keeps showing up in bars and casinos and trying to magic blast the place with plague and disease It s not long before Kate gets called onto the case and when she does she finds she might be connected to it than she expectedThis was the best book of this series for me so far The plot was thrilling the banter was witty and humorous and I couldn t put the darn book down even when my eyelids were slowly closing due to a need for sleep My favorite part of the book The pranks Kate and Curran were playing on each other When she covered his bed in catnip and he glued her ass to her office chair Priceless The addition of the attack poodle to Kate s daily life only made the story entertaining I think a dog is a great idea Iust never pictured you with a mutant poodle He isn t a poodle He s a Doberman mix Aha Keep telling yourself that Also another reason why this book was awesome It s the hook up book Yes the Kate and Curran relationship finally comes to a explosive collision in this book and it was all it was cracked up to be I miss you I worry about you I worry something stupid will happen and I won t be there and you ll be gone I worry we won t ever get a chance and it s driving me out of my skull This was also the book where I finally stopped skimming when it came to the plot By this I mean the underlying issue or mystery As much as I love the other books and their stories there were points when I skimmed That didn t really happen in this book All of Kate s investigations had me utterly enthralled and the parts with Kate and Erra was like watching an interrogation between a smart ass and a sociopath it would make great television ust sayingAnd that ending
spoiler When they finally got to flip it and Kate took care of Curran when he was Heartwarming It gave the viewer a small glimpse of what Curran goes through when Kate was injured or sick hide spoiler Found footage of Curran keeping his alphas in line TRIGGER WARNING This review may make your eyes bleedremember me why is he a overprotective assbecause it s who he isi mean DUHDUH FACEoh okay i mean okay i suppose why notwhy drama tell me why dramahey i kinda liked the catnipOMFG ME TOOi mean talking is great toobut i guess catnip is okayoh you fightoh you have sex nowokayi mean that s not how I roll but okay i guessoh you empty yourselfnicenotwhateverso there s this bitch who wants to kill y allyeah i wrote y all yeah i m french don t see the problem now let me talk okayanyway so let s fight no don t fight because i want to protect you no you won tyes i willnoview spoiler When they finally got to flip it and Kate took care of Curran when he was
You Won Tyes I Will No You Won Tlooks Atwon tyes i will no you won tlooks at number of pages left200yes she will put it up your ass like right nowhey no need to be vulgari have protective issues ust deal with it and sometimes i When I Moan (Vassi and Seri 1: Russian Stepbrother Romance) just want to kill peoplefor reasonslike breathingbreathing is like so aggressive sometimes you knowlike the guy isust like 2 feet from youwhat am i supposed to dofor reali mean reallyor i clench you to me like that s a thingokayi am hot thoam i notam i notam i notokaylet s kill some assholesokaydiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiejust die alreadyyou too you tooyou tooit was fun tho Please accept my sincere apology and be assured that I will never remedy the error For reading well written reviews about Magic Bleeds I strongly invite you to go there MY REVIEWS FOR THIS SERIES click on the pictures to go For of my reviews please visit Sale Alert Books 3 and 4 of this series were my absolute favorites which is saying something since this is one of my all time favorite UF series This book is currently on sale 93017 199Yes I m reading the Kate Daniels Series AGAIN and guess what I love it a little every time 3rd read and this series is still so much fun and at the top of my short list for UFPRN KateCurran and Saiman have all the best parts in thisBuddy ReadReread June 8 with the gang at Ilona Andrews Addicts IAARe readYAY I m finally to my favorite book in the series for my re read before Magic BreaksReview after Re read 71514 This was my favorite in the series the first time through and I believe it safely retains that ranking this time as well In my first read through I remember hurrying through parts to get to what was going to happen between Kate and Curran This time I have the luxury of knowing what will become of them so I was able to focus on all the other great stuff happening as wellSome of the best parts are the great side characters The introduction of Kate s new best friend with four legs that looks like a mutant attack poodle was so much fun I love animal companions in novels You should name him Fezzik Andrea said Inconceivable I told her and took the canine traitor back to my office Alas the dog s name does not end up being Fezzik but it is much cooler and l loved the reason Kate choose it for him Once again proving our girl has brains and brawnBut my absolute favorite side character in this is Aunt B I loved her the first time through as well but this time I really could appreciate ust how smart and crafty that lady is Nothing gets past her and she does seem to have Kate s best interest at heart especially if it helps out the Bouda clan as well Did he spend the night Putting claws to my throat was never a good idea I smiled None of your business So he did Did he use the word mate What happened between me and Curran is our own affair Aunt B raised her eyebrows Congratulations Then you are indeed the mate Why me That would be news to me I wouldn t be surprised if you were the last to know Saiman I forgot how wonderfully charming that manuarter god could be when he wants to be He has some fantastic interactions with Kate and while he might have overestimated his position in a few things I love some of the scenes with him especially when he was pulling on deaths whiskers this time aroundKATE AND CURRAN Yes this is the book they finally get down to the nitty gritty It isn t all roses and sunshine they are both alpha material and totally clash while trying to maintain their dominance But my girl Kate once she decides what she wants she is ALL IN and nothing and no one will separate her from His Furriness If you come you better come in force because I will kill every single one of you My hand won t shake my aim won t falter My face Ta’s shapeshifting communityWhen 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 uickly discovers there’s a new player in to. ,