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Ilona Andrews” is the pseudonym for a husband-and-wife writing team. Ilona is a native-born Russian and Gordon is a former communications sergeant in the U.S. Army. Contrary to popular belief, Gordon was never an intelligence officer with a license to kill, and Ilona was never the mysterious Russian spy who seduced him. They met in college, in English Composition 101, where Ilona got a better grade. (Gordon is still sore about that.)

Gordon and Ilona currently reside in Texas with their two children and many dogs and cats.

They have co-authored two NYT and USAT bestselling series, the urban fantasy of Kate Daniels and romantic urban fantasy of The Edge and working on the next volumes for both.

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Bibliography and Future Works

Series 1: Kate Daniels

Urban Fantasy, Publisher: Ace, Editor: Anne Sowards

The Order of Books:

  1. Questionable Client (short story, prequel to the series)
  5. Magic Mourns (novella in MUST LOVE HELLHOUNDS Anthology)
  7. Magic Dreams (novella in HEXED Anthology)
  9. GUNMETAL MAGIC (and Magic Gifts) – Andrea’s book – Kate Daniels World #1
  12. Magic Steals (Second Jim and Dali novella)
  13. MAGIC SHIFTS – coming August 4, 2015
  14. Kate 9 – untitled, under contract
  15. Kate 10 – untitled, under contract

Total length of the series as of 8/21/2014: 8 novels, (novellas and short story not included.)

Series 2: The Edge

Urban Fantasy with Romantic Element, Publisher: Ace, Editor: Anne Sowards

  1. On the Edge
  2. Bayou Moon
  3. Fate’s Edge
  4. Steel’s Edge

Total length of the series as of 8/21/14: Series finished with 4 novels.

Series 3: Hidden Legacy

Urban Fantasy with Romantic Element, Publisher: Avon, Editor: Erika Tsang

  1. Burn for Me
  2. White Hot – coming October 27, 2015
  3. Hidden Legacy 3 – untitled, under contract

Total length of the series as of 8/21/14: Book 1 completed

Other Works

Schedule of Publications for 2015

August 4, 2015 – Magic Shifts

October 27, 2015 – White Hot

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Magic Steals

The story is filled with wit, humor, action, and romance, creating the perfect balance with an engrossing mystery. –That’s What I’m Talking About

I would love to have a full series of this couple because this glimpse into their lives was awesome.  –FictionVixen

Burn For Me

Andrews serves up a refreshing new magical society, excellent world-building, beguiling characters, and strong storytelling. –Publishers Weekly

It’s smart. It’s engaging. And I wouldn’t change a thing. –Red Hot Books

Fantastic plot, ridiculously meticulous world building and characters that will burrow inside you and take up residence. Don’t miss out on BURN FOR ME. – Parajunkee

Magic Breaks

From the opening sentence to the mind-blowing conclusion, Magic Breaks is the best kind of adventure fantasy. –Romantic Times Book Revies (top pick)

I was on an adrenaline high from page one right up until I read the last word. –Fiction Vixen

Urban Fantasy with plenty of action and excitement coupled with an interesting plot, great characters and a unique world that you can immerse yourself in. – Under the Covers

As soon as it was finished, I immediately wanted the next one. –Whedonopolis

Magic Rises

Part of the reason this incredible series is so beloved is due to the rich array of characters . . . Gut-wrenching and glorious! –Romantic Times Book Reviews (top pick)

Magic Rises is an emotionally dark and weighted story that opens up new doorways for both the arc and the romance. –SmexyBooks

The authors pull you into their elaborate and dangerously addictive world with every sentence. –Paranormal Haven

The romance, the action, the drama, it is all the perfect blend of harsh and unforgiving and loving and sweet. – The Book Pushers

Steel’s Edge

You will laugh, cry and gasp throughout this story — what more can you ask of a book? –Romantic Times Book Reviews (top pick)

As always, this book from Ilona Andrews was a gem. –Fiction Vixen

Great characters, great story, great villains, great pace, great great great. –Yummy Men and Kick Ass Chicks

Picking up an Ilona Andrews book is always a good idea, but it’s especially true when a series ends as strongly as this one does in STEEL’S EDGE. –All Things Urban Fantasy

Gunmetal Magic

For Andrews’ legion of fans, this one hits the sweet spot of character development, relationship building and kick-ass thrills! –Romantic Times Book Reviews (top pick)

Gunmetal Magic excels in the action, worldbuilding and magic department. –Kirkus

[R]ich world building . . . witty, sarcastic dialogue . . . original takes on mythology and folklore…. there are no rivals. –Fiction Vixen

Another really freaking fantastic book. –Meljean Brook, New York Times Bestselling Author

Fate’s Edge

“[An] engaging urban fantasy series opener.”—Publishers Weekly

“A thoroughly entertaining blend of humor, action, misdirection, and romance.”—Locus

“Will leave you breathless.”—SF Revu

“With memorable characters and a different view [of] the Edge, it keeps you interested and coming back for more . . . great characters great writing . . . a must-read series.” –Night Owl Reviews

“Fast paced, plot driver . . . interesting twists along the way . . . plenty of romantic sparks . . . This is an enjoyable addition to the Edge series.” –Monsters and Critics

Magic Slays

“Delivers nonstop action and a few surprises while adding considerable background and depth to Kate’s character as she begins stretching her magic usage . . . Top-notch urban fantasy.” —Monsters and Critics

“Fast, witty, and descriptive. Kate is a strong female lead, and Curran is perfect for her.” —LoveVampires

“Simply amazing. The Kate Daniels series honestly gets better with each new release. I had high hopes for this book, and the authors simply blew me away with the quality and depth of this story.” —Night Owl Reviews

“It takes both talent and hard work to keep a series consistently high quality . . . Andrews’s intricate, detailed world-building provides such a rich backdrop for the story that it nearly becomes a character itself. Add in clearly defined and layered characters, not to mention amazing kick-butt action, and you’ve got one unbeatable series.” —Romantic Times Book Reviews (4½ stars, top pick)

“The conclusion is heart-stopping as Kate fights to secure Atlanta’s survival in a dramatic finale that left me satisfied but ready for book six. Ilona Andrews once again hits a game-winning home run with Magic Slays.” —Smexy Books

Bayou Moon

If you like your urban fantasy with a strong edge (forgive the pun) of romance, Bayou Moon will leave you breathless. –SFRevu

A thoroughly entertaining blend of humor, action, misdirection, and romance. – Locus

Megatalent Andrews returns to the world of the Edge, where magic, blood feuds, and danger await . . . [There’s] never a dull moment. –Romantic Times Book Reviews (top pick)

Even better than the first book! . . . With a great setting, a super action-packed plot, and fabulous characters, Bayou Moon is a thrill to read, and I highly recommend it! –Night Owl Reviews

Magic Bleeds

“At times I felt like I needed to take a break from the book due to [its] just being too engrossing, too brilliant for my little heart . . . Magic Bleeds is the best yet of this series!” —Night Owl Reviews

“Ilona Andrews is one of the few authors whose books just keep getting better . . . It’s books like Magic Bleeds that make television and movies seem like an inferior form of entertainment.” —Romance Reviews Today

“I have read and reread this book, and it’s perfect. The action, the romance, the plot and suspense . . . I cannot wait for the fifth in the series.” —Smexy Books

“Balancing petrifying danger with biting humor is an Andrews specialty, leaving readers both grinning and gasping. Put this on your auto-buy list immediately!” —Romantic Times Book Reviews (4½ stars, top pick)

“Delivers on the promise of ‘One hell of a good read.’ You will not be disappointed!” —ParaNormal

On The Edge

  • Bookscan mass market fantasy bestseller list: #9
  • B&N mass market Overall bestseller list: #36
  • B&N mass market sf/f  bestseller list: #8
  • BGI mass market sf/f bestseller list: #12

“Andrews takes dysfunctional family stories to a new level in this engaging urban fantasy series opener. . . . Andrews has created a complex plot and convincing characters that will keep the pages turning.” –Publishers Weekly, Starred Review

Cementing her position as a rising star of supernatural fiction, Andrews launches a vibrant new series filled with magic and menace. Since worldbuilding, as well as characterization, are two of the author’s strengths, readers are quickly drawn into her distinctive vision. The enormous social gulf between the story’s protagonists makes their romantic-relationship dance all the more captivating. Packed with action, yet focused on the impact of relationships, this is pure reading pleasure! – Romantic Times, 4 1/2 Stars, TOP PICK

On the Edge is going down on my 2009 reading list as a top ten favorite. When I’d like nothing better than to reread it immediately, I know I’ve read a winner. – Lurv A La Mode

I’m not sure what genre you can label it, but it [On The Edge] has a deep core of magic, world building and romance that made this book a delight. –

Bottom line is that On the Edge proves that Kate Daniels wasn’t some fluke. It’s fun, it’s gritty, it’s darkly humorous and leaves me wanting more. –  Poisoned Rationality

I will tell you this – I loved it.  I could go on and say that Andrews creates a fascinating world that survives in between two different, yet similar, realities; that the characters are amazing and the chemistry they exhibit keeps the reader completely entertained; and that the plot keeps you guessing while not leaving you completely clueless.  I could say all this, but if you’re a fan of Andrew’s Kate Daniels series, then you probably already know these qualities are going to be there.  Ilona Andrews has an amazing way with words and she totally delivers with On the Edge. – Literary Escapism

Totally loved it, go buy and read it. Caution: you might want to choose a day when getting up the next morning is optional, cuz there’s a good chance you’re going to want to read it straight through. – Alpha Heroes

Andrews creates a fascinating universe where three distinct, individual worlds literally exist side by side. Peopled with unique characters in a richly- layered text laden with imagery, this highly improbable place feels completely real. Written with generous doses of humor and heart underscoring the imaginative narrative, the authors ensure that readers will relish their visit with Rose, Declan, the boys, and the townspeople of LaPorte. This reviewer very much looks forward to the next trip to the Edge in book two. – Bitten by Books

Ilona Andrews has started this series off with a bang! – Howling Good Books

If you enjoy fantasy with romance or romance with fantasy, you’ll love ON THE EDGE. The world Ilona Andrews has created is believable and vivid. I feel as though I know how to get there. I don’t even need my GPS. – Mean Marie

Great storyline with a romance line mixed in – Book Bargains and Previews

Magic Strikes

  • #16 New York Times Bestseller List
  • #109 USA Today Bestseller List

Winner of 2009 Romantic Time Reviewer Choice Award in Best Urban Fantasy Category

“Kate Daniels’ terrifying heritage comes into focus in this blockbuster of a third book. Andrews’ crisp dialogue and layered characterization make the gut-wrenching action of this first-person thrill ride all the more intense. One fascinating element of this series has been watching the loner heroine forced into making emotional connections. Devotees of Kate and Curran will be savoring every word as this mesmerizing tale unfolds. Place your book orders now; it’s worth every penny!” –Jill M. Smith, Romantic Times, 4.5 Stars, Top Pick, GOLD standard

This is one series that is on my “absolutely must buy” list and it should be on yours too. – Literary Escapism

From the first page to the last, Magic Strikes was a riveting, heart pounding ride. Story lines advance, truths are admitted, intriguing characters are introduced and the romance between Kate and Curran develops a sweetness that is simply delightful. – Dear Author

I opened Magic Strikes and simply sighed in bliss because I knew I was about to be entertained by a top notch 1st POV heroine. – Lurv a la Mode

Fast-paced, tightly plotted, and occasionally laugh-out-loud funny, Magic Strikes is a great read, simultaneously a satisfying story on its own and a nice addition to the longer arcs of the series. – Genre Reviews

Write faster. There have been many descriptions given to my sense of humor: wry, twisted, sarcastic, sardonic, demented, dry – but this book fits it perfectly. I absolutely love the relationship between Curran and Kate – I laugh out loud with the witty sarcasm and one-liners, and the sexual tension building between the couples drives me to my knees, knowing I’ll have to wait for another book – maybe two…*must not think years*…arrgghhh, the frustration of a reader… SFRevu Reviews

I was up until 2:30 this morning because there was absolutely no way I could put Magic Strikes down before finishing it. – Book Series Reviews

Kate is often vulnerable and has a great sense of humor about all the strange and dangerous things in this new world. – Romance Reviews Today

Magic Burns

  • #32 New York Times Bestseller List

“Fans of Carrie Vaughn and Patricia Briggs will appreciate this fast-paced, action-packed urban fantasy full of magic, vampires, werebeasties, and things that go bump in the night.” – Monsters and Critics

“With all her problems, secrets, and prowess both martial and magical, Kate is a great kick-ass heroine, a tough girl with a heart, and her adventures… are definitely worth checking out.” – Locus

“[Magic Burns] hooked me completely. With a fascinating, compelling plot, a witty, intelligent heroine, a demonic villain, and clever, wry humor throughout, this story has it all.” – Fresh Fiction

“A new take on the urban fantasy genre, the world Kate inhabits is a blend of gritty magic and dangerous mystery.” – News and Sentinel

“The sexual tension Kate emits has me gritting my teeth.” – SF Revu

“If you enjoy Laurell K. Hamilton’s early Anita Blake or the works of Patricia Briggs and Kim Harrison, you need to add Ilona Andrews to your reading list.” –

“Andrews… demonstrates her mastery at balancing dark humor, clever mystery, and supernatural jeopardy. Andrews is the total package!” – Romantic Times

Magic Bites

“Treat yourself to a splendid new urban fantasy… I am looking forward to the next book in the series or anything else Ilona Andrews writes.” – Patricia Briggs, New York Times bestselling author of Iron Kissed

“Andrews shows a great deal of promise. Readers fond of Laurell K. Hamilton and Patricia Briggs may find her work a new source of reading pleasure.” – SFRevu

“Andrews’s edgy series stands apart from similar fantasies… owing to its complex world-building and skilled characterizations.” – Library Journal

“An intriguing world.” – Locus

“Fans of urban fantasy will delight in Ilona Andrews’s alternate-universe Atlanta.” – Fresh Fiction

“An excellent start to a brand new series.” – Dragon Page

“Fans of CSI… The X-Files, and any other of a host of such subgenre offerings should be pleased.” – Fantasy Book Spot (

“A perfectly paced supernatural mystery with bits of dark humor and – if you’ll forgive the pun – a fair amount of bite.” – Rambles (

“The strong storyline coupled with a complex alternative history… will have readers hoping for more.” – Monsters and Critics

“Magic Bites is an enchanting paranormal whodunit that takes the supernatural into new, natural directions.” – The Best Reviews

“Her world-building and characterizations are exceptional… Magic Bites is not to be overlooked.” – Book Fetish

A unique world laced with a thick plot full of strife, betrayal, and mystery.” – Romance Junkies

“The plot moves along at a pleasant clip, and the world-building is interesting and well done.” – Romantic Times

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Author Photos and Book Covers


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Kate Daniels


Magic Bites

Magic Burns

Magic Strikes

Magic Bleeds

Magic Slays

Gunmetal Magic

Magic Rises

Magic Breaks

Magic Shifts


Must Love Hellhounds


Angels of Darkness

Night Shift


The Edge


On The Edge

Bayou Moon

Fate’s Edge

Steel’s Edge


Hidden Legacy


Burn for Me


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“Andrews takes dysfunctional family stories to a new level in this engaging urban fantasy series opener. . . . Andrews has created a complex plot and convincing characters that will keep the pages turning.” –Publishers Weekly