Welcome to the Urban Fantasy Summer Reading Celebration here at That’s What I’m Talking About!!
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The celebration runs from July 1 through July 12, 2013, with guest posts, author and series spotlights and lots and lots of GIVEAWAYS!! In fact, each day there is a new post, there is new giveaway to enter! CLICK HERE for more information.
Today I’m here to share my love for the Kate Daniels series by Ilona Andrews (the writing team of Ilona & Gordon Andrews). In addition, I’ve got LOTS of Kate books to giveaway! The prizes are listed below, so keep reading.
The Kate Daniel series takes place on an alternate Earth where there has been a “magic apocalypse,” and now magic battles technology for dominance. Magic comes in “waves,” and during those times, technology doesn’t work too well. This has caused the destruction of much of the modern world; things like skyscrapers have crumbled, cars and phones are not reliable, and mechanized weapons quit working while magic is up.
The series features a sword wielding, kick-ass heroine named Kate Daniels. As a human among shifters, witches, necromancers and other paranormals, she can fight with the best of them. She seems to attract trouble where ever she goes. Currently, Kate is mated with the king of the shifters, Curran, and she runs a detective agency to help solve those “interesting” crimes no one else will tackle. Her best friend, Andrea, has her own book and plays a critical role in the overall storylines.
Currently there are six published full-length titles, three novellas, a short short and a handful of snippets rewritten from Curran’s POV in the Kate Daniels series, with the seventh book due out July 30, 2013. Note: Gunmetal Magic, the sixth book, is from Andrea’s POV and not considered a “Kate Daniels” book, per se. However, it is critical to the series and reading order, so I lump the all together!
Reading order (click title for review or more info):
About Magic Rises
(Ace, July 30, 2013)
Atlanta is a city plagued by magical problems. Kate Daniels will fight to solve them—no matter the cost.
Mercenary Kate Daniels and her mate, Curran, the Beast Lord, are struggling to solve a heartbreaking crisis. Unable to control their beasts, many of the Pack’s shapeshifting children fail to survive to adulthood. While there is a medicine that can help, the secret to its making is closely guarded by the European packs, and there’s little available in Atlanta.
Kate can’t bear to watch innocents suffer, but the solution she and Curran have found threatens to be even more painful. The European shapeshifters who once outmaneuvered the Beast Lord have asked him to arbitrate a dispute—and they’ll pay him in medicine. With the young people’s survival and the Pack’s future at stake, Kate and Curran know they must accept the offer—but they have little doubt that they’re heading straight into a trap…
Book Tour Schedule
July 30 MAGIC RISES release date!
July 31 Murder by the Book – Houston, TX @ 6:30pm
August 1 Book People – Austin, TX @ 7pm
August 3 Mysterious Galaxy – San Diego, CA @ 2pm
I have a great line up of books for you! There are four (4) chances to win!
Thank you to ACE/Penguin publishing for the first giveaway:
- One (1) copy of the upcoming title, Magic Rises and one (1) copy of the first title in the Kate Daniels series, Magic Bites.
Thank you to Ilona and Gordon Andrews for the next three giveaways:
- A set of Kate books to include: Magic Bites, Magic Burns, Magic Strikes, and Magic Bleeds plus Gunmetal Magic
- Two (2) additional copies (two winners) of Gunmetal Magic
To enter, please complete the Rafflecopter form, below, and leave a comment at the end of today’s post telling us your favorite kick-butt heroine (book, TV, movies, etc.). Winners will be selected randomly from eligible entries. CONTEST IS OPEN to US MAILING only. The first prize listed will be mailed by the publisher and the other three prizes will be mailed by me. Contest open from July 9, 2013 until June 16, 2013 at 12:00 AM EDT-midnight. I am not responsible for items lost in the mail. If you have problems with the Rafflecopter form, please email me at twimom227 at gmail dot com.
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UF Summer Reading Celebration Giveaways:
7/8: Suzanne Johnson, signed copy of winner’s choice Sentinels of New Orleans book + swag
7/5: Darynda Jones, signed copy of winner’s choice Charley Davidson book
7/3: ML Brennan, signed copy of Generation V