Black Friday Contest: Magic Bites by Ilona Andrews

IAndrews-Magic Bites Special Edition

BlackFriday.2012What is a Black Friday without a few gifts and surprises? Ilona Andrews wanted to be here, but due to deadlines (and we totally want more stories, right?), she was unable to participate, plus I have it on good authority that all Kate and Curran want for the holidays is to be left alone. However, she’s sent along this fabulous beauty instead: Magic Bites: A Special Edition. We are giving away a copy of Magic Bites: A Special Edition and I know you want it. *grin*

IAndrews-Magic Bites Special EditionKate Daniels is a down-on-her-luck mercenary who makes her living cleaning up magical problems. But when Kate’s guardian is murdered, her quest for justice draws her into a power struggle between two strong factions within Atlanta’s magic circles. Pressured by both sides to find the killer, Kate realizes she’s way out of her league—but she wouldn’t want it any other way…

This special edition includes in-depth information about the world of Kate Daniels, with descriptions of its characters and factions. Explore Kate’s Atlanta like never before with answers to FAQ and a quiz to find your place there. And don’t miss the prequel story “A Questionable Client,” as well as scenes of events in Magic Bites from Curran’s point of view.

And don’t forget that the fourth Edge novel, Steel’s Edge, was also released during the Black Friday festivities…have you gotten your hands on it yet?

IAndrews-Steels EdgeThe Edge lies between worlds, on the border between the Broken, where people 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…

Charlotte de Ney is as noble as they come, a blueblood straight out of the Weird. But even though she possesses rare magical healing abilities, her life has brought her nothing but pain. After her marriage crumbles, she flees to the Edge to build a new home for herself. Until Richard Mar is brought to her for treatment, and Charlotte’s life is turned upside down once again.

Richard is a swordsman without peer, future head of his large and rambunctious Edger clan—and he’s on a clandestine quest to wipe out slavers trafficking humans in the Weird. So when his presence leads his very dangerous enemies to Charlotte, she vows to help Richard destroy them. The slavers’ operation, however, goes deeper than Richard knows, and even working together, Charlotte and Richard may not survive…


Meet Ilona Andrews!

New York Times Bestselling author Ilona Andrews is the pseudonym for a husband-and-wife writing team. Ilona is a native-born Russian and Gordon is a former communications sergeant in the U.S. Army. Contrary to popular belief, Gordon was never an intelligence officer with a license to kill, and Ilona was never the mysterious Russian spy who seduced him. They met in college, in English Composition 101, where Ilona got a better grade. (Gordon is still sore about that.)

Gordon and Ilona currently reside in Portland with their two children, three dogs and a cat. They have co-authored two series, the bestselling urban fantasy of Kate Daniels and romantic urban fantasy of The Edge.

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Want to purchase Ilona Andrews’s novels?
Kate Daniels

  1. Magic Bites / Magic Bites: A Special Edition
  2. Magic Burns
  3. Magic Strikes
  4. Magic Bleeds
  5. Magic Slays
  6. Magic Rises (July 30, 2013)

Gunmetal Magic
Curran POVs
Fathers and Sons
Magic Dreams
Magic Graves (with Jeaniene Frost)


  1. On the Edge
  2. Bayou Moon
  3. Fate’s Edge
  4. Steel’s Edge


  1. Silent Blade
  2. Silver Shark

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Contest Time!

Ilona is giving away a copy of Magic Bites: A Special Edition; And since I believe everyone should be reading all about Kate and Curran, I’m also throwing in an ecopy of any Kate Daniels novel (winner’s choice), including a preorder of Magic Rises (if it’ll let me). To enter, all you have to do is answer this one question: If you had to buy Kate and Curran a gift, what would it be and why? Remember, you must answer the question in order to be entered.

Even though I’m not giving the additional entries any more, you can still help support the author by sharing their article, and this contest, on your blog, Twitter, Facebook, or anywhere you can. After all, the more people who are aware of this fabulous author ensures we get more fabulous stories.

The winner must post a review of the novel someplace. Whether it is on their own blog, Amazon, GoodReads, LibraryThing or wherever, it doesn’t matter. Just help get the word out.

All Black Friday contests will remain open until December 31st at which time I’ll determine the winner with help from the snazzy plug-in I have. Have you checked out the other Black Friday contests yet? Check out the Master List to see all the Black Friday giveaways.
I have not been contacting winners, so you will need to check back to see if you’ve won.

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  1. I think weapons would be the best choice, antiques. Or maybe a vacation for a week where no one could disturb them :D

  2. Thanks for the awesome post! I love this series! Geez… w/ all that happens to them… maybe a couples massage or spa retreat :)

  3. A cookbook, a cabin in the woods for a weekend with directions for noone to bother them barring the end of the world.

  4. I would give them a signed copy of The Princess Bride and a house by the beach (so they can get away from the Pack!).

    Divya S

  5. Oh boy, this is a hard one! Vouchers/coupons to that Paradise Mission maybe? Hope that Kate and Curran would have an opportunity to enjoy themselves there more than Andrea and Raphael did! :p

  6. Think it would have to be a little pamper pack full of goodies with chocolate, bubble bath, a good book and catnip. ;-)

  7. I’d give then a nice dinner out with no exes or bad guys and then some quality couple time in a hotel where no one can find them.

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  8. maybe a dinner and movie night…nothing too outlandish because i don’t have a lot of money but something so they can spend some alone time together

  9. I’d give them a weekend retreat at a cabin (plush modern not camp-style, fully stocked with food/meals and homemade pies) where there are hot springs they can soak and play in and complete privacy away from the Pack and trouble …although I guess the trouble part is never guaranteed :) .

  10. I’m thinking they could use a set of really nice plush luxury 100% Egyptian cotton towels. You know for when they’re finished with the hottub ;)

  11. If private time away from the Pack would be an option, that’s what I’d give. But since the odds of hell breaking loose would increase with that, it’d have to be something they could goof around with, like lightsabers or laser tag or something.

  12. I think I’d give them something that reminds them of each other. Say a lion teddy bear for Kate and a miniature sword for Curran? Or you know, I’d offer to take their place in one of those booooring Pack hearing since they hate it.

  13. tough choice.. something they could use together.. .. and something silly that allows them to be with each other.. like a Tandem Bike!

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