Blade Song (Colbana Files #1)
So why is she so nervous? It probably has something to do with the insanity that happens when you deal with shifters - especially sexy ones who come bearing promises of easy jobs and easier money.
First line:“My sword arm is mighty.”
Favourite quote:“I will not falter. I will not fail. My aim is true. My heart is strong.”
Song of choice: Happy Pills by Norah Jones
Let me start by saying this: I did not like this book. If I would’ve had a shelf named Biggest Disappointment of the Year , this book would’ve taken the top place. I heard wonderful things about it, but the most deceiving one was that this book strongly resembled the Kate Daniels Series by Ilona Andrews. It does...more
When I first sat down to write this review, I realized that I had a bit of a problem — how on earth was I going to rein in my inner Fangirl long enough to put together coherent sentences on just how fantastic this book was? I’m still not certain that I am able to do it justice, but suffice it to say, I loved this book. It easily ranks right up there with my adoration of Ilona Andrews’ Kate Daniels series, Jeaniene Fros...more
No. Just no. Am I reading the same book as everyone else? This was awful across the board. A smattering of a (very) few good ideas, scant worldbuilding (and what is there is very unoriginal), and very poor execution coupled with two unlikeable protagonists make for a very unsatisfied Jessie. This is not going to be pretty. I'm pretty damn disappointed with this novel, as well as being supremely frustrated with it. I had passed this over several time...more
Where do I begin? I was not impressed by this at all. I'm actually quite annoyed by it, because I feel like it took every Urban Fantasy trope and cliché and exaggerated them until it was a complete mockery of itself, more a spoof of my favourite genre than anything else.
Completely unauthentic and unoriginal. Yes, there's the blatantly obvious Kate Daniels rip-offs as others have mentioned, but that's not the only familiar thing I noticed by a long shot. I also saw some 'borrowed' elemen...more
In an overcrowded market of very similar stories, Blade Song manages to be fun, entertaining and highly enjoyable! Especially for fans of Kate Daniels waiting for another novel.
Kit is an intelligent, strong protagonist - Damon's your usual alpha male hunk and there is mystery a'foo...more
OK, Urban Fantasy fans, listen up. I have a premise for you. It involves a woman with a magical sword. She is part human, but has supernatural blood in her veins. Though she is not as strong as some of the paranormal beings around her, she is more than she appears. She is often underestimated. She's a bit cut off, emotionally. Her childhood was miserable, filled with training and bloodshed. She's sort of a gun for hire now... well, a sword for hire. And her life begins to change with th...more
This was brilliant urban fantasy. It had the basic three groups, shifters, vampires and witches. An added race was a nearly extinct and forgotten race of non human assassins called the Aneiris. The heroine was half Aneiris and half human so she was considered worthless to the Aneiris. She now worked as a private investigator. The story involves her being hir...more
An amazing start to what looks to be a promising urban fantasy series.
Kit Colbana is a PI working out of a shifty part of Orlando. Now what most people don't realize is that she is not fully human, she is also part aneira, a warrior race (thinks Amazons, only more cruel). Their motto goes something like this:
My sword arm is mighty.
I will not falter.
I will not fail.
My aim is true.
My heart is strong.
She has some issues of her own, but nothing beats being summoned by My Lady, t...more
*Genre* Urban Fantasy
"My sword aim is mighty. I will not falter. I will not fail." Kit's mantra
Truth be told. I haven't read any of J.C. Daniels/Shiloh Walker's previous novels so I can't compare them to any other author I do follow regularly. However, after reading BLADE SONG, and hopefully it's sequel called NIGHT BLADE, I will end up going back and revisiting her other works sometime in the near future.
Daniel's world building was actually pleasantly surprising and interes...more
Fans of Ilona Andrews, Patricia Briggs and Keri Arthur will get a kick out of his brand new series. With the prefect mixture of whip-smart dialogue, fuel-charged action and dynamic characters, only Daniels’ vast imagination can limit thi...more
This book has been compared by some to the Kate Daniels series by Ilona Andrews. Yeah, in its dreams maybe. There's no comparison between the two. None, whatsoever. Kate wins, hands down, every...more
Kit Colbana is half human and half aneira (amazon warrior), she is an investigater but is struggling to find work. Enter Damon, a werecat who offers Kit a job to find a missing boy. Kit is reluctant to work with the insanely dangerous werecats but can't afford to turn down the money. The cat alpha assigns Damon as Kit's bodyguard and warns Kit that if she should fail in finding the missing boy who happens to be the alpha's nephew then she will be killed. Kit and Damon form an uneasy truc...more
Orlando, Florida, Modern Day
Half-breed Kit Colbana, an investigator, needs work desperately to keep her business open. A job walks through her door and her gut warns it’s bad, bad, bad! The Cat Pack’s Alpha teenage ward is missing and she wants him found immediately. Kit has a soft spot for children, and taking the Alpha’smoney requires a successful recovery if she wants to live. Resources from her runaway past connect this case to several missing changeling children. With the help of...more
Kit Colbana is a private investigator in the world inhabited by witches, shape shifters. Vampire and also including the rest of the paranormal creatures. She make an alright living trying to keep her head down and remain as invisible as possible. She is running away from her past and she doesn’t want attention. She has managed well so far but her luck may be running out. She is approached with the task of finding a 15 year old shape shifter but the catch is he is the nephew of th...more
Half human assassin and investigator Kit Colbana knows she is in for a world of trouble when she finds a powerful cat shifter, Damon, offering her a job from the crazy cat Alpha. But she needs the money and he takes advantage of her soft spot when he shows her the picture of the runaway kid he is looking for. But as Kit investigates, she realizes this is bigger then just one runaway teenager…
When I started reading Blade Song, it immediately reminded me of the Kate Daniel...more
The story revolves around a half breed for hire assassin Kit Colbana. Kit is half aneria (a breed of warrior women) and half human. She ran away from the aneria because of the abusive leader of the aneria, her grandmother, never accepted her human side and tortured he...more
I have grown more and more cautious in my approach to new (to me) urban fantasy series. I love the genre with a fierceness that sometimes surprises me, but recently I’ve noticed it’s becoming harder and harder for new heroines and worlds to live up to my favorites. Kate Daniels and Mercy Thompson are at the top of the list, for what it’s worth. It is a silly, to say nothing of unjust, way to look at it, I know. But there it is. I read a couple of your romant...more
It was not well plotted. Things felt thrown together instead of building into each other. The end was not satisfying. You learn who the bad guys were but most of them were not caught or punished. There was a chase with a couple bad guy deaths, but I had no excited winning feeling. An unrelated bad leader was killed, but that was off stage. I would have liked seeing it.
Kit and Damon have a romantic ending. But I didn’t see them getting to like each other. Kit d...more
Recommendation : If you are a fan of the Kate Daniels series by Ilona Andrews give this book a try. I think you will be pleasantly surprised. If you are unfamiliar with that series it’s okay. If you like some serious ass kicking and watching the underdog rise to the top than it’s for you. Don’t forget sexy Shifters are abundant in this book as well!
This cover screams of a women on a mission who will kick your ass if you get in he...more
New paranormal series that follows Kit Colbana a Aniera-human halfbreed, who is an investigator, as she deals with her cases.
I am fond of kick-ass heroines and the situations that made them such, but in this particular novel i found that the author had some difficulties finding the correct balance of 'demons from the past' and 'hard kick-assery that resulted from it'.
As a result Kit read as a timid, unbalanced young girl, desperate for approval and attenti...more
Quick & Dirty: A dark and gritty tale of an assassin in a desperate search for a missing werewolf teenager.
Opening Sentence: My sword arm is mighty.
Warning: This book is not filled with roses and hearts. It is gritty, dark, and vulgar. That being said, go out and get this book! I haven’t enjoyed a story this dark and edgy in awhile. If you like Tuck’s Deacon Chalk’s toughness and Ilona Andrews’ Kate Daniels’ depth and sass, you are gonna love Ki...more
My sword is mighty
I will not falter
I will not fail
My aim is true
My heart is strong
I'm the descendant of some legendary badasses and I'll damn well make myself wake up
Wow! Just, wow! When I requestd this book via NetGalley, I thought it would be just another new UF book. Shifters, vamps, strong heroine attracted to someone she shouldn't be attracted to, etc.. I was intrigued when I discovered that J.C. Daniels is the pen name for Shiloh Walker. After...more
A solid 4 star read for me!!
I went from reading a book with too many words to one with too little. This book needed many more words and pages. I enjoyed it very much but I would have liked more, especially since the author tends to leave things 'unsaid'. She just randomly stops and begins again after a time jump and I have to reorient myself again. I didn't mind it h...more
It was really good! Urban Fantasy meets Paranormal Romance in a Kate Daniels/Gin Blanco/Secret McQueen kind of way.
I won't give synopsis or spoilers, but if you like any of the above mentioned se...more
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My professional bio:
J.C. Daniels is the alter ego of author Shiloh Walker. J.C./Shiloh has been writing since she was a kid. She fell in love with vampires with the book Bunnicula and has worked her way up to the more...ah...serious works of fiction. She loves reading and writing just about every kind of rom...more