If you want to laugh out loud and have a series that you put in the “re-read” column – you cannot pass up on ANY books by Ilona Andrews. The Kate Daniels series is original, hilarious, and suspenseful. You will fall in love with the characters and dive into the next book like a fat kid with chocolate cake.
Ilona Andrews is actually a psuedonym for Ilona and Gordon Andrews – a husband and wife writing team. You have to check out their other series, The Edge, which I have included in the Paranormal Romance section.
In addition to having Kate Daniels and The Edge – Ilona and Gordon Andrews have lots of free ebooks and they dedicate their time to their fans. I am a regular reader on the Ilona Andrews blog. Just one blog entry and you can tell how much fun they have and how it’s infused in their writing.
Here is an excerpt from the Ilona Andrews website about the Kate Daniels series:
“The world has suffered a magic apocalypse. We pushed the technological progress too far, and now magic returned with a vengeance. It comes in waves, without warning, and vanishes as suddenly as it appears. When magic is up, planes drop out of the sky, cars stall, electricity dies. When magic is down, guns work and spells fail.
It’s a volatile, screwed-up world. Magic feeds on technology, gnawing down on skyscrappers until most of them topple and fall, leaving only skeletal husks behind. Monsters prowl the ruined streets, werebears and werehyenas stalk their prey; and the Masters of the Dead, necromancers driven by their thirst of knowledge and wealth, pilot blood-crazed vampires with their minds.
In this world lives Kate Daniels. Kate likes her sword a little too much and has a hard time controlling her mouth. The magic in her blood makes her a target, and she spent most of her life hiding in plain sight. But sometimes even trained killers make friends and fall in love, and when the universe tries to kick them in the face, they kick back.”