Cherry De C

I talk about SF&F/Romance Books + anything and everything under the sun.

Magic Strikes

MagicStrikes_IAndrewsI read the book through in about 2-3 hours and I am not a fast reader (ordinarily). The book is that good that it keeps the reader turning pages and wanting to know whats next. I had also been eagerly awaiting the release of this book which had raised my expectations, still Ilona Andrews has not failed to deliver! A truly enjoyable series!!

Gist: Fantasy, changeling story with romantic element. Futuristic with magic. Protagonist is a kick-ass chick with a masterpiece “story-telling quality” + wonderful humor between the pages.

Third book of Ilona Andrew’s Kate Daniels series:
Book 1 is Magic Bites
Book 2 is Magic Burns

Verdict: A must read!!

Excerpt quoted from Ilona Andrews‘ site:

Drafted into working for the Order of Merciful Aid, mercenary Kate Daniels has more paranormal problems than she knows what to do with these days. And in Atlanta, where magic comes and goes like the tide, that’s saying a lot.

But when Kate’s werewolf friend Derek is discovered nearly dead, she must confront her greatest challenge yet. As her investigation leads her to the Midnight Games – an invitation only, no holds barred, ultimate preternatural fighting tournament – she and Curran, the Lord of the Beasts, uncover a dark plot that may forever alter the face of Atlanta’s shapeshifting community…

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Buy Magic Strikes by Ilona Andrews from Amazon


05/05/2009 Posted by | book review | Leave a comment

Ravenous Romance – Alphabetical listing


Keta Diablo – erotica, romance author

Let yourself be sizzled!
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Turn Coat by Jim Butcher Contest

Bitten by Books is giving away copies of Jim Butcher’s Turn Coat (hardback) in celebration of it’s publication on the 29th of April, 2009.

So if you like Dresden Files or if you are a SF&F fan, head on to the Bitten By Books‘s blog for a chance to get a free copy of Turn Coat!!! Contest ends tomorrow.


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Free Downloads

Here is a page with free ebooks galore: Including the Sherrilyn Kenyon short story, Fear the Darkness!!


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Contest Alerts

Ginormous Vegas II Celebration Contest!


Grand Prize: $100 GC to
Runner Up: $25 GC to B&N and a box of surprise paperbacks and other goodies (like chocolate, bath goodies, ect). This is going to be a NICE prize!
Runner Up: $25 GC to B&N and a box of surprise paperbacks and other goodies. (same as above)

Plus chances to win books (almost) every day for a month!

Go to for details on how to enter. 


Want to win a signed copy of Lover Avenged by JR Ward? VampFan Girl is running a contest at her blog at :


Click here for more info on VFG’s contest for Lover Avenged by JR Ward.

Daring Time Contest


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Totally Relentless Contest


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