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Book Review: Fated Blades (Kinsmen #3) – Ilona Andrews

Rating: 5/5 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

Genre: Paranormal Romance, Sci-fi

Review:

Another delightful Kinsmen novella from Ilona Andrews! First of all, let’s have a big round of applause for that beautiful cover, shall we? It’s gorgeous and fits the characters to a T.

Ramona and Matias are the heads of their respective warring families and both are stuck in a marriage of convenience with people they don’t love. When they are both betrayed, they have no choice but to work together to protect their families from humiliation and the huge blow to their reputation.

Ramona was an amazing woman, strong yet not cold. There was a warmth to her that made her so much more than just a ruthless leader. I loved her integrity and her sense of fairness.

Ah, Matias! Of course, we needed a sexy counterpart who would value Ramona and see how priceless she was. Their interactions left me in smiles.

The plot-line was excellent as we’ve come to expect from Ilona Andrews’ stories and that world-building left me with vivid visuals. This might be a novella but it had all the depth of a full novel. Fated Blades was excellent and that ending scene wasn’t just fantastic, it was perfect.

Stay tuned.

∼Lyn

Synopsis:
An uneasy alliance between warring families gets heated in this otherworldly novella from bestselling author Ilona Andrews.
At first glance, the planet Rada seems like a lush paradise. But the ruling families, all boasting genetically enhanced abilities, are in constant competition for power―and none more so than the Adlers and the Baenas. For generations, the powerful families have pushed and pulled each other in a dance for dominance.
Until a catastrophic betrayal from within changes everything.
Now, deadly, disciplined, and solitary leaders Ramona Adler and Matias Baena must put aside their enmity and work together in secret to prevent sinister forces from exploiting universe-altering technology. Expecting to suffer through their uneasy alliance, Ramona and Matias instead discover that they understand each other as no one in their families can―and that their combined skills may eclipse the risks of their forbidden alliance.
As the two warriors risk their lives to save their families, they must decide whether to resist or embrace the passion simmering between them. For now, the dance between their families continues―but just one misstep could spell the end of them both.

 

Posted in Book Blog, Cover Reveal

Cover Reveal: Ruby Fever – Ilona Andrews

Hey, Book Dragons, have you read the Hidden Legacy series by Ilona Andrews? If you haven’t, there’s an amazing experience waiting for you. Ilona Andrews finally revealed the cover for the conclusion to Catalina’s trilogy, Ruby Fever on their blog and it’s a beaut.

I can’t wait for release day.

Stay tuned.

∼Lyn

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Saturday Stars – 03 July 2021 – Maud *Sweep of the Blade (Innkeeper Chronicles #4) – Ilona Andrews*

Saturday’s over, so that means tomorrow I’m gonna be mad all day. 😉

I’m binge-re-watching Teen Wolf from Season 2. Yes, I have no life.

Saturday Star: Maud
Book/Series: Sweep of the Blade (Innkeeper Chronicles #4) – Ilona Andrews

The Innkeeper Chronicles by Ilona Andrews is one of my favorite series. I first met Maud and her daughter Helen in One Fell Sweep and they were cool characters but Dina was still my favorite. Then Maud and Helen got their own story in Sweep of The Blade and I learned just what a bad-ass Maud was.

She was such a pragmatic character, forced by circumstances to be a strong, indomitable person to protect her daughter. She was amazing. Every bit I uncovered about her endeared her even more to me. Helen was a fantastic mini-Maud. She was so cute and deadly, she was a mini-force to reckon with.

I loved Sweep of The Blade and how Maud and her daughter found a home and family with Arland. Aww, I miss them. Just talking about them makes me want to re-read the book.

∼Lyn

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1. Credit the creator of this tag (Me! 😉 ) and link back.
2. Answer the three questions pertaining to the character.
3. Have fun revisiting your favorite characters and their worlds.
Questions:
1 - Saturday Star (Name the Character you want to feature.)
2 - Which book or series does the character live in?
3 - Why is this character among your favorites? 
Posted in Book Blog, New Releases

New Book Releases – 12 Jan 2021

Hola, Book Dragons. I’m late to the release party but here it is. Happy book birthday to Blood Heir. At long last, we get Julie’s story.

Blood Heir (Aurelia Ryder #1) by Ilona Andrews

From Ilona Andrews, an all-new novel set in the Kate Daniels World and featuring Julie Lennart-Olsen, Kate and Curran’s ward.

Atlanta was always a dangerous city. Now, as waves of magic and technology compete for supremacy, it’s a place caught in a slow apocalypse, where monsters spawn among the crumbling skyscrapers and supernatural factions struggle for power and survival.

Eight years ago, Julie Lennart left Atlanta to find out who she was. Now she’s back with a new face, a new magic, and a new name—Aurelia Ryder—drawn by the urgent need to protect the family she left behind. An ancient power is stalking her adopted mother, Kate Daniels, an enemy unlike any other, and a string of horrifying murders is its opening gambit.

If Aurelia’s true identity is discovered, those closest to her will die. So her plan is simple: get in, solve the murders, prevent the prophecy from being fulfilled, and get out without being recognized. She expected danger, but she never anticipated that the only man she’d ever loved could threaten everything.

One small misstep could lead to disaster. But for Aurelia, facing disaster is easy; it’s relationships that are hard.

What about you guys? Any new releases you were anticipating today?

∼Lyn

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Book Review: Sweep with Me (Innkeeper Chronicles #4.5) – Ilona Andrews

Rating: 5/5 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

Genre: Fantasy

Review:

Dina of the Innkeepers is back! Innkeepers have their own special holiday, the Treaty Stay and you would think a special holiday would be a time for fun and partay! Am I right? But no, once again unexpected guests show up and Dina’s on damage control.

I loved seeing Dina and Sean together. The Innkeeper Chronicles is one of my favorite series and I definitely want more stories in it. So, this novella was a welcome surprise. It was a shiny little gem that I wanted to gush over with giddy joy. Continue reading “Book Review: Sweep with Me (Innkeeper Chronicles #4.5) – Ilona Andrews”

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Book Review: Sweep of the Blade (Innkeeper Chronicles #4) – Ilona Andrews

Rating: 5/5 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

Genre: Urban Fantasy, Paranormal Romance

Review:

What did I think of this book? My reaction – Oh my God, I can’t believe I didn’t read this book the moment it was released! That’s how good this story was.

I first met Arland the Vampire in the Innkeeper Chronicles and he was such an intriguing character, I wanted to know more about him. Then Maud and her daughter Helen appeared in the picture and he was a goner. Arland asked her to marry him but she refused. Still, she accepted his invitation to come to his homeland and see if they could make it work. Continue reading “Book Review: Sweep of the Blade (Innkeeper Chronicles #4) – Ilona Andrews”

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Book Review: Origins (Alphas 0.5) – Ilona Andrews

Rating: 4/5 🌟🌟🌟🌟

Genre: Urban Fantasy, Paranormal Romance

Review:

You think you’re normal, living an ordinary life and then you get thrown into the twilight zone where monsters are real and everything you knew about the world and life and who you are – none of that is real. Karina was a normal mom, on her way home with a van of children when an unexpected detour sent her world into chaos and terror. Continue reading “Book Review: Origins (Alphas 0.5) – Ilona Andrews”

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Book Review: Silver Shark (Kinsmen #2) – Ilona Andrews

Rating: 5/5 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

Genre: Urban Fantasy, Paranormal Romance, Sci-fi

Review:

This book was in one word – Fantastic. I loved the notion of the Kinsmen with their countless abilities and the dynamics between the different families in power. The rules of engagement were intriguing and set the Kinsmen apart from normal people.

The world-building was fascinating and so well-written , I could imagine it all in my mind with the vividness depicted in the scenes. Continue reading “Book Review: Silver Shark (Kinsmen #2) – Ilona Andrews”

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Book Review: Iron and Magic (The Iron Covenant #1) – Ilona Andrews

Rating: 4/5 🌟🌟🌟🌟

Genre: Urban Fantasy, Paranormal Romance

Review:

Hugh D’Ambray made a fantastic villain in the Kate Daniels series so of course I was interested in his story. He was an enigmatic character and I was intrigued to find out how Roland had made him his Warlord. Who was Hugh really? Why had he done the things he had? Where was he now? Iron and Magic answers all those questions. Continue reading “Book Review: Iron and Magic (The Iron Covenant #1) – Ilona Andrews”