My Latest Addiction & How Long It Took To Get There – Ilona Andrews Kate Daniels Series – Contest

June 3, 2015 Musings 2

Ok…  I must shamefully admit something –

Until April 2015 I was unable to get into the Kate Daniels series and I had tried to make it thru Magic Bites 5 times already but kept stopping about 30% in.

There I admitted it…  *hangs head*  I had heard so many people talk about the series and had enjoyed The Edge series by Ilona Andrews but for some reason could not get beyond about the 30% mark of Magic Bites.  This is a rare thing for me as I read fast and can normally push thru the beginning of a book up until 50% before I quit but for some reason this one didn’t resonate.  I had read some of the short stories and enjoyed what I read but this book just slayed me over and over.  Finally I decided that I was bound and determined to try one last time with the mental agreement to get to 50% before I threw in the towel.

Well… I hit 30% and was still not enthralled… 35% yeah still not there but something was starting to sort of click…

40% and dammit now you got me….

I blew thru the rest of the book in love at this point with the characters and the story then….  Yeah…

Book 2 was finished by the day after I finished book 1…

Book 3 went the next day….

Book 4 and 50% of book 5 the next day…

Book 5 and 50% of book 6…  yeah that went the next day.

Book 6 and 50% of book 7… yeah…  down the next day

The rest of book 7 down that last day and then I started the Twitter begging…

I NEED MAGIC SHIFTS NOW!!!!!!!

I also threw in there a bit of the short stories, Clean Sweep and Burn for Me as additional reads after my initial begging for MS plus am saving Gunmetal Magic as a read for when I am jonesing for something new from that world…

I made no secret that I am going to be shameless in my begging for it…  I will have no pride in order to get MORE MORE MORE!!!

Then we get to RT…

I may have been slightly shameless in my fangirling of Ilona and Gordon but dammit…  It may have taken me a long time to get there but now I am assuredly an addict and possibly scared them by saying I had let people within the Penguin Group know that I would be more than happy to take an ARC of Magic Shifts off their hands at any time (YESTERDAY I MEAN COME ON).  As always they were both very sweet and great to chat with even as I babbled…

So for those of you who know me and who kept pushing me to read this series…

Ok already…  You were right dammit…

For those of you who haven’t tried this series yet or are having the same issue that I did with getting stuck around 30%….. Go on…  make a deal with yourself to get to 50% before you throw in the towel…  My guess is you’ll end up as addicted to Kate and Curran as I am.

FYI – I still adore Kate’s first meeting with Curran… “Here Kitty, Kitty…”  this can still make me giggle…

 

And because I want to give someone else the chance to start out…  I am going to give away a Kindle or Nook copy of Magic Bites to one commenter.  Just tell me if you’ve ever had this happen with a series others adore by June 15, 2015 at midnight US Central.

2 Responses to “My Latest Addiction & How Long It Took To Get There – Ilona Andrews Kate Daniels Series – Contest”

  1. Timitra

    I’ve heard great things about this series but haven’t read nor do I own any of them…thanks for the chance to win!

  2. Amy Rickman

    I’ve never had this happen to me. I think I’ve only ever DNF’d 2 books in the last several years and I have never gone back to them.