Saturday, June 4, 2011

Top Ten Reasons To Read Magic Slays

I just finished reading the lastest release in the Kate Daniels series, Magic Slays, by Ilona Andews and have been BUZZING ever since. OMGSH, it was so amazing! Kate is my hero and Curran... well I''d love to do naughty things with him. So to celebrate my love for the book, I present....


1. "It wasn't his body that set Curran apart. It was his eyes. When you looked into them, you saw chained violence baring teeth and claws back at you, and your instinct told you that if he ever let himself off the chain, you would not survive."

2. "Curran leaned down, his eyes dark and full of golden sparks. His lips closed on mine. The shock of his tongue against mine was electrifying. I slid my arms around his necked, molding myself against his chest. My nipples pressed against his chest. The hard muscle of his back bunched under my fingers, and I kissed him, his lips, the corner of his mouth, the sensitive pont under his jaw, tasting his sweat and the sharp touch of stubble on my lips. He made a quiet masculine moise, halfway between a deep growling rumble and a purr."

3. "Are you okay?"
"I'm tired. My knee is hurting again and I'm trying to teleport myself upstairs"
"Um, Kate, you can't do that"
"I know. But I'm trying very hard. Let me know if I start fading?"

4. "Either you can work on both, or you can keep thinking with your balls. It's your choice. Say "pop"
"That was the sound of me pulling your head out of your ass. If you stick it back up there again, there is nothing I can do about it"

5. "His gray eyes looked into mine. "If I fought for them and was crippled, they would all say nice things, and then they would replace me and forget I was ever there. You would stay with me. You would take care of me, because you love me. I love you too, Kate. If you ever became hurt, I would not leave you. I'll be there. Wherever you want "there" to be"

6. "I'm starving."
"Got to keep your strength up." Curran grinned. "So you can keep up."
I clasped my hand to my throat and made some strangled noises. "Help me, I can't breathe, your ego is pushing all the air out of the room."

7. "Would you like me to carry a foot-long stick? I can just poke people with it when they get too close."
"That's a good idea." He held his arm out. "If you can extend your arm and touch them with the stick, they are too close."
"You're insane."
"If I'm insane, what does it make you?"
"A terrible judge of character."

8. "Ow. A blond head popped over the side of the bed, and a familiar male voice asked, "Are you okay down there?" Curran. The Beast Lord was in my bed. No, wait a minute. I didn't have a bed, because my insane aunt had destroyed my apartment. I was mated to the Beast Lord, which meant I was in the Keep, in Curran's rooms, and in his bed. Our bed. Which was four feet. Right.
"I'm fine."
"Would you like me to install one of those child playground slides for you?"

9. "Curran leaned forward. "Kate."
The sound of my name in his voice stopped me in midturn. I don't know how the hell he did it, but whenever he said my name, it cut through all other distractions and made me pause, as if he'd clenched me to him and kissed me.

10. "Did he just rip out the engine?" I asked.
"Yes", Saiman said. "And now he is demolishing the Maserati with it."
Ten seconds later Curran hurled the twisted wreck of black and orange that used to be the Maserati into the wall.
The first melodic notes of an old song came from the computer. I glanced at Saiman.
He shrugged. "It begged for a soundtrack."

Magic Slays
Ilona Andrews
Book 5 in the Kate Daniel series
Urban Fantasy

Plagued by a war between magic and technology, Atlanta has never been so deadly. Good thing Kate Daniels is on the job.

Kate Daniels may have quit the Order of Merciful Aid, but she’s still knee-deep in paranormal problems. Or she would be if she could get someone to hire her. Starting her own business has been more challenging than she thought it would be—now that the Order is disparaging her good name, and many potential clients are afraid of getting on the bad side of the Beast Lord, who just happens to be Kate’s mate.

So when Atlanta’s premier Master of the Dead calls to ask for help with a vampire on the loose, Kate leaps at the chance of some paying work. Turns out this is not an isolated incident, and Kate needs to get to the bottom of it—fast, or the city and everyone dear to her might pay the ultimate price . .


Ladybug07999 said...

This was great! I love it.


wont said...

I don't know how you picked just ten. There is so much to love in it.

Angela said...

Awesome post! I loved this book. So many moments where I just laughed out loud.

jackie b central texas said...

Try Ten Million reasons Belinda, I stayed up to 12:30 in the morning last night to finish my copy and then could not sleep thinking about the book!

Have no idea how Ilona and Gordon on going to top this book in the series it had "heart and soul" and was just a delicious reading pleasure!

Beverly said...

Curran is one of the reasons I fell in love with shifters! Although I love Saiman too - the soundtrack bit is a riot!

Jules (The Great, The Good and The Bad) said...

I loved this post! :)

I have the first one to read now :) Might go start it next.

Sooz said...

Love all the quotes! Now I have to go back and read it all over again!!!