Monday, January 28, 2013

Teaser Tuesday [9]

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:

Grab your current read
Open to a random page
Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
Share the title and author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers.

Magic Bites (Kate Daniels #1) by Ilona Andrews


"I have a brown belt in karate," he said. I decided that he found my tough woman persona amusing. "I might put up a fight."
This was actually fun. I gave him a full blast of my psychotic smile and said, "Brown belt? That's impressive. But you have to remember, I break legs for a living while you..."
"Fix noses?" he put in.
"No, I was going to say stitch up corpses, but you're right, 'fix noses' would've made a much better retort."

Goodreads Summary:

Atlanta would be a nice place to live, if it weren’t for magic…

One moment magic dominates, and cars stall and guns fail. The next, technology takes over and the defensive spells no longer protect your house from monsters. Here skyscrapers topple under onslaught of magic; werebears and werehyenas prowl through the ruined streets; and the Masters of the Dead, necromancers driven by their thirst of knowledge and wealth, pilot blood-crazed vampires with their minds.

In this world lives Kate Daniels. Kate likes her sword a little too much and has a hard time controlling her mouth. The magic in her blood makes her a target, and she spent most of her life hiding in plain sight. But when Kate’s guardian is murdered, she must choose to do nothing and remain safe or to pursue his preternatural killer. Hiding is easy, but the right choice is rarely easy…


  1. I've heard great things about the Kate Daniels series. I even have the first one I just haven't picked it up. Looking forward to reading your review. Thanks so much for the great share.

  2. Love this teaser! I wouldn't be too afraid of someone who warned me that he might put up a fight, would you?

  3. This is a new book for me but I liked the teaser.
    I'm hoping to finish my book today so I can post a TT this week.

    Rivie @ Bookshelf

  4. I've been curious about this series. I know it's pretty popular. Great teaser! I'll look forward to your review. :)

    Here's mine:

  5. Kate Daniels is one of my favorite series EVER!! It's really funny and witty.


  6. Jessica@a GREAT readJanuary 29, 2013 at 6:03 AM

    Ha! Nice!

    Here's my Teaser

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

  7. I remember this scene. Here's my teaser.

  8. Thank you so much! I am enjoying it a lot so far :)

  9. Right! Thank you so much for stopping by :)

  10. I look forward to it. Thank you so much for stopping by!

  11. It really is! Thank you so much for stopping by :)

  12. Wonderful! I'm just getting into it, but I enjoy it so far. Thank you so much for stopping by :)

  13. Heh! That sounds like some pretty witty dialog! What an interesting teaser, definitely!

    My Teaser Tuesday is: The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova

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  14. LOL, God, I love Kate. Is she not the best character ever written. I started writing my book based on loving this book and Kate so much. Except my main character is a really sociopath, but she has Kate's snarkiness.

  15. Sounds very exciting, good teaser.

  16. So far it's been really good. Thank you so much for stopping by!

  17. She has definitely had some excellent quotes already that I will have too many to choose from when I go pulling excerpts for my review ;) I bet your character is fantastic. Where are you on your book right now?

  18. It is, I love great banter like that! Thank you so much for stopping by :)

  19. It's finished, I am just polishing it. :)

  20. Great Tease! Sounds like an interesting read.

    My TT @ Marilyn's Mystery Blog

  21. Awesome! That's so exciting. :) Let me know if there is anything I can do to help.

  22. Thank you so much for stopping by, Marilyn!

  23. Haha, sounds like a fun read. Great teaser. Thanks for sharing and happy reading.

    Katie ~ My
    Teaser Tuesday

  24. Have I mentioned that I LOVE THIS SERIES!!!!!!! I hope you enjoy it as much as I did!! i just finished Gunmetal Magic and now I want to go back and read it all over again!! "Here kitty, kitty!!" Lol!! So much fun!!

    Thanx for visiting my TT

    Naomi @ Nomi’s Paranormal

  25. "One of a kind". This book has been great so far. You quoted such an awesome part ;) Thank you for stopping by!

  26. Now that is an interesting teaser. *wonders how that fight would end*


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