Blade Song (Colbana Files #1)

Blade Song (Colbana Files #1)

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by J. C. Daniels
     
 

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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

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…

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781617507779
Publisher:
Shiloh Walker, Inc.
Publication date:
08/01/2012
Series:
Colbana Files Series , #1
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
263
Sales rank:
30,829
File size:
619 KB

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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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Blade Song 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 55 reviews.
RomanceaholicBR More than 1 year ago
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}
SmittenWithReading More than 1 year ago
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.
tomorrowFL More than 1 year ago
Great author who really develops her characters. Excellent storyline with enough twists and turns and shocks to keep you on edge. And, of course, there's romance1 -
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love strong characters and this book was an excellent example of just that. It was well written with great detail.
AnnaNanner More than 1 year ago
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
Gina_D More than 1 year ago
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!!!
Anonymous 11 months ago
New author for me. Not as good asnsome better than others. Writing was smmoth and educated.
nk56 More than 1 year ago
This author was a recommendation from another author. I loved this book and bought all the other books in the series. Can't wait till next one comes out, although Edge Blade just came out 2/2015. J C Daniels(Shiloh Walker) stories, characters and plot pull you in and I couldn't put the books down. There's a strong female, lots of action and a to die for leading male. I intend to read other works by the author but please hurry with the next Kit Colbana story!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Well we can be friends at ac!! What do you say!!! <p> <p> P.S. i hate the drama at AC there is a g<_>ay couple, and a bunch of cheating on people and i think i might quit RPing for well ever...
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What a great read! Couldn't put it down. Purchased the second book halfway through the first. I did not realize J. C. Daniels was Shiloh Walker, whom I have always been a fan.
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I didnt think i would like this novel but very much enjoy it exception of the profanity
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Looking forward to read the next book; highly recommended.
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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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My first book by J.C. Daniels will not be my last. The story pulls you in and the characters keep you entranced.