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Broken Blade (Colbana Files #3)

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Kit Colbana: assassin, thief, investigator extraordinaire. Now broken. She always expected her past to catch up with her but never like this. Haunted by nightmares and stripped of her identity, she’s retreated to Wolf Haven, the no-man’s land where she found refuge years before. But while she might want to hide away from the rest of the world, the rest of the world isn’t ...more
Kindle Edition, 254 pages
Published January 6th 2014 by Shiloh Walker Inc (first published January 5th 2014)
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I had to read this one after the horrible events of the last book. Kit was totally broken and endured hell at the hands of a sadistic vampire.

So, let's think of the best way to deal with a vampire who kidnapped, raped and tortured a woman in a cage for two weeks straight. Keep in mind that he also had been behind a group of humans who kidnapped and then hunted a bunch of shifter and witch teens as well - many of them dying. He's obviously a very evil vamp with no empathy and no desire to stay wi
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Broken Blade picks up after the heart shattering emotionally destroying book two-Night Blade. Hey, I’m just being honest here. Night Blade KILLED ME. It destroyed me. It made me email Daniels and ask, ”What the hell is WRONG with you???” But, I should have more faith in one of my favorite authors because Broken Blade not only brings it all to the table, it leaps over it performing intricate gymnastics and ends with an Olympic worthy ten landing.


There are mild spoilers from Night Blade in here s

This was pretty good, it was more enjoyable than the previous two installments. The heroine was easier to like, the world was built upon, and the bad-guy-of-the-week wasn't as lame as usual.

-What's what: Kit recovering from being tortured by a sadistic vampire, she's quit her investigating job and works in her friend's bar, she's as the title suggest broken, she likes to repeatedly mention how broken she is, her abusive ex (Damon/cat alpha) wants her back after dumping her for no reason.
Jess the Romanceaholic
Expected Release Date: January 6, 2013
Publisher: Shiloh Walker, Inc.
Imprint: N/A
Author’s Website:
My Source for This Book: Netgalley (AND purchased on Amazon)
Part of a Series: Yes, Book 3, Colbana Files
Series Best Read In Order: YES.
Steam Level: Chaste
Pet Peeves: None
Favorite Tropes: Tattoos, Realistic Recovery Times, More than one male protagonist but no real love triangle

G-d I love this series. There aren't many times that I will purchase my own copy of the book after h
*Genre* Paranormal Romance
*Rating* 4-4.5

*My Thoughts*

BROKEN BLADE is one of the best books I've read in 2013. The story takes place 4 months after the end of NIGHT BLADE where we find Kit living in Wolf Haven. Kit, severely depressed, angry, withdrawn from facing anyone except T.J., and Goliath, faces some challenges to her psyche which won't allow her to move forward and put the past behind her. I love the title of this book. It is definitely appropriate after what happened in Night Blade.

As a
Stephanie  G
Jan 10, 2014 Stephanie G rated it it was amazing
4.5 stars

If you’re like me and constantly on the hunt for terrific Urban Fantasy and you haven’t read JC Daniels’ Kit Colbana series, you’re missing out. Emotional turmoil, heart stopping action, with an outstanding lead couple make for an unforgettable read. Broken Blade is especially heavy on the angst , and it had me tearing up in several places.

Kit still really hasn’t come to terms with what happened to her in Night Blade and suffers from nightmares that leave her cowering in the closet and
Mandi Schreiner
Jan 06, 2014 Mandi Schreiner rated it really liked it
Shelves: pnr
At a time when I find myself more enamored with contemporary books, this urban fantasy romance series seriously impresses me. First let me say you must read the books in order, as this is the continuing story of Kit Colbana. The end of the last book was devastating. Kit was kidnapped by a vampire, and tortured beyond all belief. But she was eventually rescued and is now starting the very slow process of getting her life back. Kit is such a kick ass heroine, seeing her down and out is truly a ...more
Katie Michaels
Jan 07, 2014 Katie Michaels rated it really liked it
Kit Colbana considers herself broken. What she endured at the end of Night Blade would break almost anyone. But despite what she believes, her spirit is not beyond repair. That’s what this entire book is about: her journey as she tries to find herself again and rebuild the inner core of strength she fears is gone for good.

The entire first half of the book is focused almost exclusively on Kit’s heartache and struggle. She is hiding out with TJ and Goliath in Wolf Haven. She is terrified of the ou
Eva Rose
Not as concise as the previous one, it read a bit all over the place. Bucketfuls of angst that got a little tiring after a while. Damon and Kit had tons of angst going for them. They are both pining after one another and everyone is on their business telling Kit to go back to Damon, that he is suffering and shit.
Pamela / SpazP
Nov 06, 2013 Pamela / SpazP rated it it was amazing
Very very satisfying follow-up to the horrific events that occurred in the previous book! Full review coming.
Shera (Book Whispers)
It's official this series has sucked me in. Despite myself I'm going to follow it to the bitter end. It's ensnared me and I can't look away. Each book is an adrenaline rush. While the first book had tiny (super tiny!) echoes of Kate Daniel, this series is so faraway from it that there is no comparing the two. The Colbana Files have definitely come into their own. Especially after the events of the last book and the cliffhanger.

The first part of the book finds Kit back in Wolf Haven. I enjoy tha
FV Angela
Review originally posted at

To say that I have been anticipating the third book in the Colbana Files would be a huge understatement. The ending of the second book, Night Blade, left me gasping for air, clutching my Kindle, desperate to find out how Kit recovers from her captivity and torture and how she will continue in her relationship with Damon. I’ve gone back and reread this book, especially the ending, numerous times and each one of those times I’m le
Suzanne (Under the Covers Book blog)

After the events of Night Blade tore my heart apart I was eager to dive in to Broken Blade and see what happens next. Kit had been tortured and broken by a vampire, a step away from killing herself rather than endure more, before she was rescued by her friends and her lover. In Broken Blade we read as Kit tries to cope with the aftermath of her torture and eventually try to pull together a semblance of her former life. But, when she takes what looks like a simple job in an attempt to start her
Dec 31, 2013 Ana rated it it was amazing
4.5 stars

After the heartbreaking ending of Night Blade, I was very anxious to read the next book, to find out how Kit will deal with the nightmare that she survived. And naturally, there were some serious expectations - I'm very pleased to say that they were actually exceeded.

The next part of my review will contain serious spoilers for the first two books in the series, so reader beware.

And while we're on the topic, I would recommend everyone to read the first two books before starting this one
After the previous book, Night Blade, I was slightly scared to read Broken Blade, I mean the title alone scared me a bit. And what happened to Kit in Night Blade….well, let's just say J.C. Daniels ripped out my bookish heart and actually had me crying when Night Blade ended. Kudos to the author, she isn't pulling her punches with the storyline. The Colbana Files series is an incredibly well written, well thought out Urban Fantasy series with a main character that kicks ass and has me rooting for ...more
Miss Adeo
May 28, 2014 Miss Adeo rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
This was awesome.

I was worried that the end of this one would be a huge cliffhanger but it was great. It leaves you intrigued to find out more, definitely some unanswered questions but it was still immensely satisfying. Excited for the next one but i don't mind the wait. I've read the first 3 books in about 5 days so a break is probably necessary!

4.5 stars

Also great improvement on the book cover! I swear they're missing out on readers for this incredible series with the sad mess the first two b
Jan 14, 2014 Feminista rated it it was amazing
This was a very satisfying book!!!
Jan 05, 2014 Nicole rated it it was amazing
Review originally posted here:

When we last left Kit, her whole world had been broken. She was rescued from her kidnapper, but not until after she had been beaten down to a shell of nothing. Now, she is being forced back into the land of the living, and she is not very happy about it. Staying in her cocoon at Wolf Haven, Kit isn’t taking any cases, she isn’t seeing any of her shifter friends, and she is barely getting through each day.

But a case drops into
Jan 02, 2014 Jess rated it really liked it
Review posted: Happily Ever After - Reads
Blog rating: A-

Kit was broken at the end of Night Blade. She was tortured, beaten…and worse by a vampire and now, weeks after her rescue, she’s struggling day and night to put herself back together. She’s not sure she can or really if she even wants to get back to what had been her normal life. She’s moved back to Wolf Haven and is tending bar while she deals with her nightmares and the extreme panic and fear she feels whenever a vampire is near. Her trus
Aug 14, 2015 Thenia rated it really liked it
Kit is hiding out at Wolf Haven after the events of the previous book, serving drinks and mostly avoiding dealing with any of her problems. Thankfully for her, the people who love her don't let her hide there indefinitely and push her to start picking up the pieces of her life.

So you think just hiding out and staying home is going to make everything better?

Starting with what seems like a pretty easy job, Kit tentatively steps back in her life but there's one aspect she can't face yet, her relationship with Damon. He's willing to wait for her while she finds herself again and
Dec 16, 2013 Mara rated it it was amazing
Reading is such a personal moment and experience that writing a review is always going to be about oneself.

Broken Blade brought this series in my personal preferred "top-of-the-pops" shelf. It won't be meaning much for you, but it says to me the book pushed all my good buttons. World and heroine. The world-building got a shove with new info and the heroine represents what I want to read about a woman. That we can be beaten, defeated, hurt, that we think we might be lost. But in the end we are st
After reading the last book in the series and having my heart completely shattered I was desperate to read this book. I had to know what happened to Kit next.
When I started this book i was like

I really didn't have to worry though because there was almost no heartache in this book, It was easy breezy, especially if you compare it to the last book.
Kit is seriously broken, she is not weak, just damaged. It is really interesting reading her beginning to heal as the book goes on, i enjoyed that the
Marcela (BookaholicCat)
This series only gets better and better.
Review to come closer to release date.
Jan 19, 2015 Jeanny rated it it was amazing
That was a good read. Anxiously awaiting Feb's book release.
Never has there been a more apt title for a book. The title really is twofold because not only is Kit still a broken version of herself, but her connection to her beloved sword has also been severed. She has quite a road ahead of her towards hopefully rebuilding herself, again, and while the rockiest parts may be well behind her, the forward journey is looking just as rough.

After the events of Night Blade, Kit once again seeks refuge at Wolf Haven under the care and protection of T.J. and Golia
Buddy read with Amanda & Annie

I'm a huge fan of this series and after the shocking ending of Night Blade I was desperate to get my hands on Broken Blade. I'll warn you now that this review will probably contain spoilers for previous books so if you're not up to date with the series then you probably want to look away now. Not before I tell you that this is an absolutely fabulous urban fantasy series though, trust me if you haven't started it yet then you need to get yourself a copy of Blade
Joan{missing the vampire bunny slippers!}
I should have finished this one sooner, but I had to be in a very good mood to read it without getting too sucked into the sad parts. And trust me it had them in spades!

Kit was semi-depressed from start to finish with an extra big dose of depressed in the beginning. She got better as the story progressed and the madder she got the better, but she was so afraid most of the time that I didn't even recognise the badass Kit from Blade Song. True she went through something horific, but she had gone
Jan 20, 2014 Lesley rated it it was amazing
I shed more than a few tears at the end of Night Blade the second instalment in J.C. Daniels Colbana Files series, after two weeks of being held prisoner by the vampire Jude Kit Colbana has been raped, beaten and treated like a vampire chew toy. Completely broken Jude has convinced Kit that nobody is coming to rescue her but Kit still manages to escape her prison although the escape Kit really wants is a permanent one.

Four months later, Kit no longer a warrior is a bartender at Wolf Haven. After
Reviewed for: Where the Night Kind Roam

Ok folks, here is another review I’ve been sitting on for quite some time. I really should have reviewed this book like a month ago. Oops, but here is my go at it.

Broken Blade by J.C. Daniels is the third book in the Kit Colbana Files series. It picks up a couple of months after the end of Night Blade, which about broke my heart. Night Blade was a gut wrenching novel that made Broken Blade highly anticipated.I was wondering how J.C. Daniels was going to fo
Marta Cox
Jan 08, 2014 Marta Cox rated it really liked it
This is the third book in the Colbana Series by this author. This is urban fantasy written by the very talented author Shiloh Walker and a great series. I feel to get the most out of this book it would be a very good idea to read them in order starting with Blade Song.
Kit Colbana is a half breed but she's so much more than just that. She's an assassin, a thief, an investigator and right now she's a bar maid! She's usually the go to person in the supernatural world but right now she's hurting and
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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
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“You can’t hide forever, Kitty.” She blew out a sigh and then shrugged. “You know that.” “I don’t plan to.” I put the Redcat back on the shelf and washed my hands. “I’ll die sooner or later. That’s good enough for me.” 0 likes
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