Waiting On Wednesday # 146 – Magic Shifts / The Bourbon Kings

Two big books from two big authors this week! I am a few books behind in the Kate Daniels series... And I'm excited about J.R. Wards new series!

Magic Shifts (Kate Daniels, #8)
Title: Magic Shifts
Author: Ilona Andrews
Series: Kate Daniels #8
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Expected Publication: August 4th 2015

In the latest Kate Daniels novel from #1 New York Times bestselling author Ilona Andrews, magic is coming and going in waves in post-Shift Atlanta—and each crest leaves danger in its wake…

After breaking from life with the Pack, mercenary Kate Daniels and her mate—former Beast Lord Curran Lennart—are adjusting to a very different pace. While they’re thrilled to escape all the infighting, Curran misses the constant challenges of leading the shapeshifters.

So when the Pack offers him its stake in the Mercenary Guild, Curran seizes the opportunity—too bad the Guild wants nothing to do with him and Kate. Luckily, as a veteran merc, Kate can take over any of the Guild’s unfinished jobs in order to bring in money and build their reputation. But what Kate and Curran don’t realize is that the odd jobs they’ve been working are all connected.

An ancient enemy has arisen, and Kate and Curran are the only ones who can stop it—before it takes their city apart piece by piece…

The Bourbon Kings (The Bourbon Kings, #1)
Title: The Bourbon Kings
Author: J.R. Ward
Series: The Bourbon Kings #1
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Expected Publication: July 28th 2015

The #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Black Dagger Brotherhood delivers the first novel in an enthralling new series set amid the shifting dynamics of a Southern family defined by wealth and privilege—and compromised by secrets, deceit, and scandal....

For generations, the Bradford family has worn the mantle of kings of the bourbon capital of the world. Their sustained wealth has afforded them prestige and privilege—as well as a hard-won division of class on their sprawling estate, Easterly. Upstairs, a dynasty that by all appearances plays by the rules of good fortune and good taste. Downstairs, the staff who work tirelessly to maintain the impeccable Bradford facade. And never the twain shall meet.

For Lizzie King, Easterly’s head gardener, crossing that divide nearly ruined her life. Falling in love with Tulane, the prodigal son of the bourbon dynasty, was nothing that she intended or wanted—and their bitter breakup only served to prove her instincts were right. Now, after two years of staying away, Tulane is finally coming home again, and he is bringing the past with him. No one will be left unmarked: not Tulane’s beautiful and ruthless wife; not his older brother, whose bitterness and bad blood know no bounds; and especially not the ironfisted Bradford patriarch, a man with few morals, fewer scruples, and many, many terrible secrets.

As family tensions—professional and intimately private—ignite, Easterly and all its inhabitants are thrown into the grips of an irrevocable transformation, and only the cunning will survive.

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill @ Breaking the Spine where I have the chance to spotlight upcoming releases that I’m eagerly anticipating.


  1. Yes! The Bourbon Kings. Le sigh. I got an email from Net Galley a week and a half ago about this book, but sadly, I got declined. *sobs* But I ain't mad though. I'll get it one way or another. *cracks knuckles*

  2. Big YES for the Bourbon Kings!! Woot!

  3. Heck yes Naomi. I have Bourbon Kings for review and will listen to Magic Shifts on audio . I can't wait

  4. Great WOW's! I've heard great things about J.R. Ward and want to read The Bourbon Kings! Thanks for sharing :)

    Lindy@ A Bookish Escape

  5. Two great choices. Hope you enjoy them both when you get a chance to read them. July and August... not too long a wait.

    Marilyn @ Marilyn's Mystery Blog

  6. Angela ReadingCaveJune 24, 2015 at 8:37 PM

    I was late to the Kate Daniels party- really late as in last week I read all of the released books. Really good, I am waiting for her next one too. Hope you like both of them.

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  7. I'm starting the Ward one today and am so freaking excited. It's been tormenting me for like 2 months now. But I was good. I waited until I got to my July review books to read it. lol Got my fingers crossed. Love both your picks this week!

  8. Jessica @ a GREAT readJune 24, 2015 at 9:33 PM

    Oh nice! Haven't read these authors before, or actually I did read Ilona, but could never get into her series sadly. Hope you enjoy both of these once you get to read them!

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  9. Magic Shifts!!! I am absolutely dying to read the next Kate Daniels book :D I haven't read any of J.R. Ward's books but I hope you enjoy The Bourbon King when it releases. Also, I don't know if your blog design is super new or if you changed it a while back but it looks great! Thanks for sharing :)

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    Zareena @ The Slanted Bookshelf

  10. Great picks-- both are authors I have heard great things about --hope you get a chance to read it soon.

  11. The Bourbon King does look good! Both really. I'm reading a PNR right now and am very happy. I need to read more of those.

  12. These are two amazing choices. Everybody loves Ilona Andrews, and The Bourbon Kings sounds yummy :)

  13. I think I will get it from somewhere too... Gotta love WARD!

  14. I have loved Ward's BDB series, but I am a couple behind!

  15. I have read the first 5 and the spinoff... need to catch up!

  16. I hope it is good... I am excited about it!

  17. It is sad you didn't get into the KD series, it is one of my fav's!

  18. Thanks girl, changed it up about a month ago *wink*
    I am sure both will be great... cannot wait!

  19. I have enjoyed both authors books in the past, always keen for more!

  20. I know what you mean, I need more PNR in my life too, I have missed it lately!

  21. Thanks Ramona. I am super excited about both!


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