From the Back Cover
Atlanta would be a nice place to live, if it weren't for the magic. When the magic is up, rogue mages cast their spells and monsters appear, while guns refuse to fire and cars fail to start. But then technology returns, and the magic recedes as unpredictably as it rose. Kate Daniels works for the Order of the Knights of Merciful Aid, officially as a liaison with the mercenary guild. Unofficially, she cleans up the paranormal problems no one else wants to handle--especially if they involve Atlanta's shapeshifting community. When she's called in to investigate a fight at the Steel Horse, a bar midway between the territories of the shapeshifters and the necromancers, Kate quickly discovers there's a new player in town. One who's been around for thousands of years--and rode to war at the side of Kate's father. This foe may be too much even for Kate and Curran, the Lord of the Beasts, to handle. Because this time, Kate will be taking on family... "Fans of Carrie Vaughn and Patricia Briggs will appreciate this fast-paced, action-packed urban fantasy full of magic, vampires, [and] werebeasties."--Monsters and Critics "Splendid...an edgy, dark fantasy."--Patricia Briggs, #1 New York Times bestselling author "A new take on the urban fantasy genre, the world Kate inhabits is a blend of gritty magic and dangerous mystery."--News and Sentinel
About the Author
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 two cats. They have co-authored two series, the bestselling urban fantasy of Kate Daniels
and romantic urban fantasy of The Edge
You can find excerpts from their books, including the first two chapters from MAGIC BLEEDS, on their website.