Author Ilona Andrews’s complete list of books and series in order, with the latest releases, covers, descriptions and Retribution Clause () (in Hex Appeal). Hi Ilona Please can we have more info on the Hex Appeal? jumP. For the folks who want to preorder, here’s the link. Ilona and Gordon have done it again. Now I want to know more about Adam and the magic users in Philadelphia. I hope there is a companion.
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It was a dark and stormy knight, and nine dark defenders embarked upon a most perilous quest. They’re the ultimate defenders of humanity, modern day knights who do dark deeds for all the right reasons. In this all-star collection, nine of today’s hottest paranormal authors bring us thrilling, all-new stories of supernatural knights that are brimming with magic mystery and mayhem. Today’s hottest urban fantasy authors come together in this delicious brew that crackles and boils over with tales of powerful witches and dark magic!
For anyone who’s ever wondered what lies beyond the limits of reality, who’s imagined the secret spaces where witches wield fearsome magic, appael and drink deep. Let yourself fall under the spell of this bewitching collection!
Now his immortal, nearly omnipotent master has cast him aside. Hugh is a shadow of the warrior he was, but when he learns that the Iron Dogs, soldiers who would follow him anywhere, are being hunted down and murdered, he must make a choice: Hugh knows he must carve a new place for himself and his people, but they have no money, no shelter, and no food, and the necromancers are coming. Nevada Baylor is faced with the most challenging case of her detective career iloba a suicide mission to bring in a suspect in a volatile situation.
Nevada isn’t sure she has the chops. Her quarry is a Prime, the highest rank of magic user, who can set anyone hexx anything on fire. Then she’s kidnapped anrdews Connor “Mad” Rogan – a darkly tempting billionaire with equally devastating powers. Villains have all the fun – everyone knows that – and this anthology takes you on a wild ride through the dark side!
For every hero trying to save the world, there’s a villain trying to tear it all down.
A call from a distraught wife, and another from Lt. Murphy of the Chicago PD Special Investigation Unit makes Harry believe things are looking up, but they are about to get worse, much worse. Someone is harnessing immense supernatural forces to commit a series of grisly murders.
Someone has violated the first law of magic: Thou Shalt Not Kill. Tracking that someone takes Harry into the dangerous underbelly of Chicago, from mobsters to vampires Green, and national best-selling authors Kat Richardson and Thomas E. Sniegoski, Mean Streets offers four novellas from the hottest names in contemporary paranormal suspense.
Running the gamut from demons and werewolves to zombies and black magic, these whodunits crackle with otherworldly secrets, making for a noir collection with an extra set of fangs. Broke, almost homeless, and recently fired. Those are my official reasons for answering a wanted ad for a skeevy-looking bartender gig.
It went downhill the moment they asked me to do a trial shift instead of an interview – to see if I’d mesh with their “special” clientele. I think that part went great. Their customers were complete dickheads, and I was an asshole right back. That’s the definition of fitting in, right? I expected to get thrown out on my ass. It turns out this place isn’t a bar.
When the road forks, how do you know which path is the right one? Raven Black hunts evildoers for fun, but her vigilante justice isn’t the only reason she’s hiding from the law. Half vampire, half mage, she’s spent years living as a rogue to stay alive. When a Russian shifter offers her a job in his covert organization hunting outlaws, dignity and a respectable career are finally within her grasp. Rose Drayton lives on the Edge, between the world of the Broken where people drive cars, shop at Wal-Mart, and magic is a fairy tale and the Weird where blueblood aristocrats rule, changelings roam, and the strength of your magic can change your destiny.
Only Edgers like Rose can easily travel from one world to the next, but they never truly belong in either. Werewolves, vampires, witches, voodoo, Elvis – and weddings An “ordinary” wedding can get crazy enough, so can you imagine what happens when otherworldly creatures are involved?
Nine of the hottest authors of paranormal fiction answer that question in this delightful collection of supernatural wedding stories. Life can kick us when we are down. In Shawn Speakman’s case, he is fighting back. Lacking health insurance and diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma inSpeakman beat the disease as well as the massive medical debt he amassed from its treatment. He did this by publishing Unfetteredan anthology featuring short stories donated by some of the best science fiction and fantasy writers working today.
Speakman has again collaborated with celebrated genre authors to publish Unfettered II. Ishmael Jones is someone who can’t afford to be noticed, someone who lives under the radar, who drives on the dark side of the road. He’s employed to search out secrets, investigate mysteries and shine a light in dark places. Invited by his employer, the enigmatic Colonel, to join him and his family for Christmas, Ishmael arrives at the grand but isolated Belcourt Manor in the midst of a blizzard to find that the Colonel has mysteriously disappeared.
As he questions his fellow guests, Ishmael concludes that at least one of them – not least Ishmael himself – is harboring a dangerous secret. What newly married couple doesn’t dream of a romantic retreat where they can escape the world for a while – but what happens when supernatural forces intrude on their wedded bliss? Nine of today’s hottest paranormal authors answer that question in this all-star collection of supernatural stories. In the first thrilling installment of Chloe Neill’s spinoff to the New York Times best-selling Chicagoland Vampires series, a new vampire will find out just how deep blood ties run.
As the only vampire child ever born, some believed Elisa Sullivan had all the luck. But the magic that helped bring her into the world left her with a dark secret. But she’s a vampire and the daughter of a Master and a Sentinel, and he’s prince of the Pack and its future king. New York Times best-selling author Nalini Singh delivers a smoldering story with Secrets at Midnightas the scent of Bastien Smith’s elusive lover ignites a possessiveness in him that’s as feral as it is ecstatic.
And now that he’s found his mate, he’ll do anything to keep her. And a coyote shapeshifter. And the mate of the Alpha of the Columbia Basin werewolf pack. It seemed like the thing to do at the time. It should have only involved hunting down killer goblins, zombie goats, and an occasional troll.
Instead, our home was viewed as neutral ground. Fall under the intoxicating spell of their hex appeal…. In the magical world that lies hidden beneath our own, witches and conjurers play deadly games.
They know just the right spell to kill a man with one kiss—or raise him back again. And if you had the power to cast a magic spell of your own, would you use it? Spellbinding stories featuring bigfoot, albino vampires, professional wizards, resurrected boyfriends, and even a sex droid from the 23rd century named Silicon Lily.
Hex Appeal by P.N. Elrod
And sometimes, even the best spun spells can lead to complete and utter mayhem. On the plus side, each short story was its own chapter so you can easily get between parts of the book. The index of stories is below, along with particular remarks.
On the overall, I appeap the writing, and found the narration to be professional, but disappointing. As I told my husband, the narration quality was like when you’re used to working with a 20 year veteran contractor and then you start working with someone who only has maybe 2 or 3 years on the job — the rough patches that the 20 year man smooths over by instinct the younger pro is still learning how to sand.
The male narrators went a little too far into the film noir style for my tastes, and Ms. Van Dyck spoke too quickly with a lack of dramatic sense. It was rather like listening on fast forward. Hendrix reminded me of Tavia Gilbert’s irritating voice, but with a more refined sense of dramatic speech. Vietor’s two performances in the book, this is the better. Caine is now on i,ona list of authors to check out. The story was good, and this was probably one of the better performances by Ms.
Elrod, read by Jennifer Van Dyck Overall: Green, read by Marc Vietor Overall: Vietor did a decent job with a crummy story in this one.
The writing was sooooo over the top terrible that I’m wondering if it ever went through a real edit anrrews just got passed through proof readers and stamped “good to go” simply because of the author.
It maybe needs a longer format to andrrews out things like why the heroine is a fairy instead of a fallen angel, and other oddities shoe-horned in. Van Dyck managed to slow down ancrews for some drama to come into her reading for this story. While there were some troupe moments in the plot, the whole of it was fun.
Vaughn’s usual standards of quality story crafting. Is there anything you would change about this book? Most of the stories in this collection are excellent. The reader performing Big Foot did an amazingly good rendition of Dresden — so good that I was halfway through the story before I realized that it was different from Marsden’s interpretation. Holly’s Balm was a nice little visit with resurectionist Holly and Andrew.
But I found the forced, tongue in cheek style of Snow Job to be so poor a presentation that I skipped to the next story half way through it.
Outside the Box by P. Elrod was up to her usual excellent standards. The rest of the stories were moderately good, but not memorable. How would you have changed andrewa story to make it more enjoyable? I enjoyed the addition to their worlds. It was a decent sampler. If this book were a movie would you go see it?