Monk, Devon: Magic Without Mercy (Allie Beckstrom) (2012)

I think this is my favorite Allie Beckstrom cover thus far. There is something about the atmosphere in it. Devon Monk keeps on writing well. As a reader, following Allie’s journey from lonerhood to a leadership position among her friends has been a fun ride. Monk has managed to keep her characters alive without slowing down … Continue reading Monk, Devon: Magic Without Mercy (Allie Beckstrom) (2012)

Monk, Devon: Magic on the Line (Allie Beckstrom) (2011)

I wonder if they used the same method for Devon Monk’s covers as they have for Jean Johnson. Jean Johnson was kind enough to explain that her publishers had gotten the photographer and model together for a session and taken tons of pictures. Pictures from this session are what the publisher uses to design the … Continue reading Monk, Devon: Magic on the Line (Allie Beckstrom) (2011)

Monk, Devon: Magic on the Hunt (Allie Beckstrom) (2011)

I think these covers by Larry Rostant are beginning to grow on me. Part of it is the swirling lights of magic. The other part probably has to do with how Allie is portrayed. She is all about business and I like that in a cover. As the series about Allie Beckstrom has continued so to … Continue reading Monk, Devon: Magic on the Hunt (Allie Beckstrom) (2011)

Monk, Devon: Magic at the Gate (Allie Beckstrom) (2010)

Magic on the Storm left us hanging there – a real cliff-hanger ending. And that is fine. Not that I have a say in the matter. I might have wanted to knock Devon Monk on the head with hammer for a moment, but that is my problem. Authors can be sooooooo ?? To say that The … Continue reading Monk, Devon: Magic at the Gate (Allie Beckstrom) (2010)

Monk, Devon: Magic on the Storm (Allie Beckstrom) (2010)

One of the things I like about Devon Monk’s Portland is the kind of magic she uses (well, her character anyways). In a place where magic has become something so ordered and available that everyone can use it for just about anything, what would happen if that magic got messed up? When Allie discovers that … Continue reading Monk, Devon: Magic on the Storm (Allie Beckstrom) (2010)

Monk, Devon: Magic in the Shadows (Allie Beckstrom) (2009)

There is especially one character in Magic in the Shadows that I want to point out. In Magic in the Blood Allie managed to bring alive a gargoyle. Stone, the gargoyle, is a wonderful “pet”/”friend” for Allie. Our block-building dude. I love him. Another one is Shame (Shamus Flynn), our self-destructive but ever so loyal friend. … Continue reading Monk, Devon: Magic in the Shadows (Allie Beckstrom) (2009)

Monk, Devon: Magic in the Blood (Allie Beckstrom) (2009)

In Magic in the Blood Devon Monk continues to provide us with excellent entertainment. Devon Monk manages to show us a three-dimensional Allie Beckstrom. But Allie is not alone in her three-dimensionality. Her side-kicks also have a feeling of life to to them. This is quite a talent for an author. As we saw in Magic to the Bone, one of … Continue reading Monk, Devon: Magic in the Blood (Allie Beckstrom) (2009)

Monk, Devon: Allie Beckstrom – Magic for a Price (2012)

Devon Monk does it again. She has created another read-through book about  the world of Allie Beckstrom. That woman simply has the gift. I do not often get to read two novels in a row where the author so clearly has the ability to bring me into the story. Lucky is what I am. In this … Continue reading Monk, Devon: Allie Beckstrom – Magic for a Price (2012)

Monk, Devon: Dead Iron (2011)

The Age of Steam is the new series started by Devon Monk. This time she writes steam-punk (I wonder where they got the word steam-punk?). I don’t really understand why so many fantasy buffs don’t like steam-punk. It’s great fun along with most other fantasy. As Monk is the author, the quality of the book … Continue reading Monk, Devon: Dead Iron (2011)

Monk, Devon: Magic to the Bone (Allie Beckstrom) (2008)

Devon Monk has written the Allie Beckstrom series. Allie Beckstrom is one of many strong urban fantasy women. What she has that makes her different from everyone else is Devon Monk. Devon Monk is an excellent urban fantasy author. Her writing is delightful and the entertainment value of the books is high. Humor, action, magic and some … Continue reading Monk, Devon: Magic to the Bone (Allie Beckstrom) (2008)

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Andrews, Ilona: Kate Daniels

Kate Daniels by Ilona Andrews “Magic Bites” starts off the series about Kate Daniels, yet another urban fantasy series. As an urban fantasy this series is above average. It follows Kate Daniels, a mercenary with interesting and mysterious abilities, who is exposed to the shapeshifting and vampire societies through various mysteries that she and they have … Continue reading Andrews, Ilona: Kate Daniels