Blade Song [NOOK Book]

Overview

Kit Colbana—half breed, assassin, thief, jack of all trades—has a new job: track down the missing ward of one of the local alpha shapeshifters. It should be a piece of cake.

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.

Or ...
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Overview

Kit Colbana—half breed, assassin, thief, jack of all trades—has a new job: track down the missing ward of one of the local alpha shapeshifters. It should be a piece of cake.

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.

Or maybe it’s all the other missing kids that Kit discovers while working the case, or the way her gut keeps screaming she’s gotten in over her head. Or maybe it’s because if she fails—she’s dead.

If she can stay just one step ahead, she should be okay. Maybe she’ll even live long to collect her fee…
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781617507779
  • Publisher: Shiloh Walker, Inc.
  • Publication date: 8/1/2012
  • Series: Colbana Files , #1
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 263
  • Sales rank: 1,938
  • File size: 605 KB

Meet the Author

J.C. Daniels is the pen name 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 romance. Once upon a time she worked as a nurse, but now she writes full time and lives with her family in the Midwest. She writes romantic suspense and paranormal romance, among other things.
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Customer Reviews

Average Rating 4.5
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  • Posted August 1, 2012

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    THIS Is What Urban Fantasy Should Be...

    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 Frost’s Night Huntress series, and yes, even Stacia Kane’s Downside Ghosts series, and I will tell you that is no small feat at all. With not only intriguing characters but fascinating world-building, new twists on old mythologies as well as original creations, and an exciting mystery behind the disappearance of many non-human children, the story never felt rushed, even though it was full of action and multi-faceted characters that made it easy to become fully immersed in Kit’s world. Recommended for fans of strong heroines with a horrifying past, of alpha heroes with hidden depths, and of fresh new twists on old mythologies. An impossibly solid 5/5 Stars. {This title was provided, free of charge, by the publisher in exchange for an honest review. Full review available on The Romanceaholic}

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 2, 2012

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    A+ rated....

    My Review:

    Whoa this is such a fabulous start to this new series. I loved this book and I loved Kit! This definitely is headed onto my list of Best of 2012!

    Kit's a half-breed aneira, which is basically an amazon, and because of her half-breed status, she was shunned and tortured by her family. And when I say torture, I mean torture. From the age of eight, she was beaten and tested systematically and brutally. As a result, she is one seriously tough chick, but her latest job is shaping up to really need that strength because it's looking less and less likely that she's going to come out of it alive.

    Enter the cat shifters who are looking for the Alpha's nephew. Their Alpha Queen is flat out insane. Were's are already unpredictable, but Kit knows she would be insane to accept this job. She's honestly not given much of a choice though and she has a soft spot for kids. This vulnerable 15 yo's photo gets to her and she needs to do what she can to save him, although she's pretty sure the Queen's treatment of him is 100% to blame for his running away. The problem...if she doesn't find him alive, then her life is forfeit. And just to make sure she does it all right, she has a new shadow from the Queen's right hand man, Damon. Kit is NOT HAPPY to have him in her space and he is most definitely within her space A LOT.

    The book is told entirely from Kit's pov, but you can tell...she drives Damon insane. He swings from being completely infuriated by her to admiring her tenacity. He honestly just doesn't know what to make of her. He's never met anyone like her before, but he finds himself admiring her more and more. I loved this mysterious shifter and really love where this story went with him.

    There is a lot to this world and J.C. wove the details so perfectly...from the were's to the witches, to Jude and Damon, to Kit's tortured history that haunts her. I cannot wait to see where she goes with this. I'm already in love with this Urban Fantasy series!!

    I received a complementary copy of this book in return for an honest review.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 14, 2013

    Blade Song

    My first book by J.C. Daniels will not be my last. The story pulls you in and the characters keep you entranced.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 4, 2012

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    Good Urban Fantasy

    Rating: 3.5 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 Damon, the Cat Pack’s enforcer, Kit will face down dark and chilling forces. My Thoughts I liked the protagonist/heroine, Kit Colbana. Born of a human father and aneria mother, Kit survived a horrible childhood. She was abused by the aneria for being a half-breed, and considered a non-human by her father’s kind. At fifteen years of age, a successful escape from the aneria leads to life on the streets. This heroine is believably street-smart, with a nice blend of tough and vulnerable. Kit’s aneria half endows her with magical skills she guardedly uses. What’s especially nice about her character is she is not invincible and she knows it. She weighs her strengths and weaknesses before making a entering a dangerous situation. Blade Song did not blow me out of the water. It is a good urban fantasy that did not earn four stars for two main reasons: the world and Kit’s relationship with Damon. There are too many similarities to Kate Daniel’s world! It was very distracting. The cat shifter love interest, the parallels between Kit and Andrea Nash, and the shapeshifter virus, while unique in Ilona Andrews’descriptive and lush series, felt uninspired in Ms. Daniel’s fictional writing. (I did not mark Kit’s trip to Arby’s fast food restaurant or Walgreens drug store against this book.) As for Damon, he is not Curran, which is a good thing. However, Kit and Damon’s relationship took an unnecessary route for the sake of romance. The reader is made aware of how long Kit has been without sex – repeatedly! It was tiresome. As the Cat Alpha’s enforcer, Damon’s behavior wasn’t consistent for one supposedly formidable. For readers looking for more books like Kate Daniels, then this is the book for you! It has action, mystery, magic, shapeshifters, vampires, witches, aneria, and a little bit of romance. Blade Song resolves the main story threads, but the ending indicates changes on the horizon for Kit, which may leave readers ready for the next book. ARC courtesy of Shiloh Walker, Inc via Netgalley

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 3, 2012

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    OMG This book is AWESOME! I want the next one now!! I sat here

    OMG This book is AWESOME! I want the next one now!! I sat here and read it today....my kids had to get their own meals cuz I totally lost all track of time. Kit is FANTASTIC! Smart mouthed sarcastic and no clue when to shut up...I loved every smartass comment. The true hero of the book totally surprised me..maybe I wasn't paying attention but it difinitely didn't go the way I thought it was going to and by the end I was so glad it turned out the way it did.

    You gotta read this book, you will LOVE IT!!!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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    Posted July 24, 2014

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 16, 2014

    Great Story

    I love strong characters and this book was an excellent example of just that. It was well written with great detail.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 22, 2014

    Really good read

    I'm a fan of Ilona Andrews and Patricia Briggs. I find a lot of urban fantasy is just okay compared to my favorite, but I will add this series as a potential new favorite. This first book held my attention enough to blow a full Saturday.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 22, 2014

    Very glad I bought this one.

    Great read
    Please keep them comming

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 8, 2014

    Song :3

    They say cherish each moment
    But I can't pull away<p>
    Trying so hard
    But I know you can't stay
    What will I do when I say goodbye
    Fall to my knees
    Or simply just cry
    You were my everything, my song, and my soul
    I was broken
    But you made me whole<p>
    Too much for this heart of mine
    I think it'll explo-o-ode!<p>
    (Chorus):<p>
    We only have so much time in a day
    Minute by minute it ticks away
    Our hearts are small and fragile
    So please, just stay
    Stay...... X2<p>
    Maybe your better off this way
    To find someone else
    What can I say
    "I still love you anyway?"
    Yeah<p>
    Just as I'm falling down
    I find another to pick me up<p>
    But he's not the same
    Going for the hot girls
    Too da** stuck up
    I can't hear my thoughts
    Can the voices in my head just shut up?<p>
    I just need you now....<p>
    (Chorus)<p>
    And I tryyyy
    To make it on my own
    I wanna close my eyes
    And come home
    It don't work that way
    And your beautiful face
    Just fades to grey<p>
    And now I'm torn
    Yeah-aah X2<p>
    (Chorus )
    What is unfinished
    Must be done
    I will leave you now
    the passage of time has won.....<p>
    (Chorus)
    Stay..... stay... please stay.



    0 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 16, 2013

    Mlp theme song

    My little pony my little pony aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah my little pony i used to wonder what friendship my little pony wont you come on and share the magic with me big adventure tons of fun a beatiful heart faithful and strong sharing kindness its an easy feat and magic makes it all complete my little pony just to know youre my very best friend

    0 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 2, 2013

    The main character Kit is likable as are the other characters.  

    The main character Kit is likable as are the other characters.  I must say that there was something about the story line that left me wanting something more but overall it is a good story.  I plan on reading the second book in the series.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 23, 2013

    0 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 20, 2013

    The author is trying too hard

    Do not let the other reviews make it seem like it is the best book in the world. The main character is basically just a girl trying to prove herself way too hard. Most of the time, she seems whiny by Damien. And Damien shows absolutely NOTHING that tells us hows hes truly feeling. In my opinion, this book is very repeatitive and the author just wants everyone to try and despratly like her story. Im being generous, giving out two stars. If you want to read something better, try another book instead of this one. I fell asleep halfway through the story and clearly, it was a bit like a childs book or a book for people too lazy to take their own adventures.

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  • Posted March 29, 2013

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    I loved this story. I want more of Kit and Damon. I want to see

    I loved this story. I want more of Kit and Damon. I want to see Jude get what's coming to him. I love the witches. I'd also like to see what happens between Kit and her family (even more what Damon does to her family).

    I really loved this book. It is a new series. The main character is a harden warrior with a horrifying past. She was raised by a grandmother that resented her half-human blood and used to beat her to get her to break. This only made her stronger. The secondary characters are wonderful too. Kit is a half human, half Aneira, which is a supernatural assassin similar to a Valkyrie. She is excellent with weapons. There are also witches, shifters and vampires.

    If you like Kate Daniels series by Ilona Andrews, Night Huntress series by Jeaniene Frost, Downside Ghosts by Stacia Kane, then this is a great series for you. I highly recommend it.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 15, 2013

    A Must Read

    I really enjoyed the characters(kick butt heroine/hot alpha male)and the storyline. Will definitely read the next book in the series.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 26, 2012

    Fabulous

    Fabulous. Couldn't put it down.

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  • Posted November 7, 2012

    I Also Recommend:

    *Review of an ARC received from Netgalley* Going into this I co

    *Review of an ARC received from Netgalley*

    Going into this I couldn't help, but compare it to the Kate Daniels series by the super talented Ilona Andrews. That's actually the reason why I requested it. The summary reminded me a little of KD and I saw other reviewers comparing them too. I love the KD series and Ilona Andrews is my all time favorite author. While this wasn't as good as Kate Daniels (that's a high expectation to think anything can be that amazing) it was a great start to what I hope will be an even better series.

    Story:

    When I started reading I forced myself to not compare it to anything because then I wouldn't like it as much. It was a little hard to do in the beginning, but around 20% in the story got really interesting and it was easier to forget about other books. The plot moved at a good pace and the author didn't drag anything out like some authors do to make their book longer. The beginning was slow and there was a lot to take in about the setting. The ending wrapped up nicely while still making me want to find out what happens in the next book.

    I loved that the author added something unique to the story. There were your typical shifters, vampires, and witches, but Daniels added in the aneira which I found fascinating. I hope we learn more about them in the next book.

    Characters:

    I think the phrase &quot;what doesn't kill you makes you stronger&quot; fits Kit perfectly. She has had an awful life. She has no one to accept her and no one to protect her. All she has is her mother's sword, but that doesn't stop her. She's taken a lot of abuse and instead of crying about it, she uses that pain to grow stronger. Kit has the qualities that I look for in a heroine.

    I didn't like Damon as much because I could not stop comparing him to Curran and I don't think anyone can be as awesome as Curran. Plus he was a little irritating in the beginning. As the story moved along there was more revealed about him and eventually he grew on me. (view spoiler)

    The supporting characters and villains could use more developing, but as they are they're a good cast of characters that can become a great cast.

    Overall:

    This is a great urban fantasy. While there were things I would have liked to see more of, this is an overall fantastic read.

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  • Posted September 7, 2012

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    Loved it! I wanted more!

    Loved it! I wanted more!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 30, 2012

    Great read!

    Wow wow wow! So recently it seems I've read a rash of books that were good or even great but not that kinda of great that gets me all excited about a story where I wanna cheer with my favorite characters. This book got me cheering! I loved it. I love Kit, shes an emotional reck. Constantly having to face demons from her past but she soliders on. She may not be the strongest of supernaturals but shes certainly smart, brave, and has a soft heart on the inside. Awesome read, awesome characters. Can't wait till the next book in this series is out I'll be counting down the days.!

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