#1 New York Times Bestselling Author
May 30 2017
We hope to see you in Atlanta tonight. Details are here: appearances.
Cynthia emery says
May 30, 2017 at 9:18 pm
Omg!! Screeched so loud st The White Line I scared my dog. Had ferrets for 20 years. Loved them so. Wonderful they are here. Cornelius is a hot cookie!
May 30, 2017 at 9:25 pm
May 30, 2017 at 10:15 pm
Happy book birthday!!! I told myself I’d take my time and not stay up late to finish the book. Hah! The ferrets made me squee. I had ferrets for many years and can definitely see ninja ferrets stealing stuff. My Innkeepers Chronicles also arrived today (which is really yesterday) so it feels like Christmas.
May 30, 2017 at 10:17 pm
Taking a breath from the second read now. You guys did it again! Awesome book! OMG Leon commentary! Priceless.
Bart Sears says
May 30, 2017 at 10:38 pm
White Hot and the The Innkeeper Chronicles both arrived in the mail today. It doesn’t get any better.
Finished White Hot and loved all the animals. Cornelius reminded me of Andre Norton’s Beastmaster series (way better than the movie).
Question. Is Grandma Frida and Bern’s magic will based or arcane? Aribella’s could be classified as arcane , simply because we don’t know what she does.
May 31, 2017 at 12:38 am
Re: Bern/grandma Frida, maybe mental magic could be subdivided -> will based vs logic/mech/engineering? Just speculating. Re Arabella, based on her interaction with Augustine, I’m kind of guessing she’s an illusion mage? Me, kind of wondering what Rogan meant about “dual”. Inheriting magic from both parents?
And congrats to the Authorlords! Wonderful world building and characters! Gosh, I hope they continue this series at least 2 more books! I want more from this world and its people! Heck, I want a story about Matilda when she grows up. 🙂
May 31, 2017 at 1:06 am
Or maybe Arabella is not an illusionist but something of a morphing/shifting mage? She was so exited when she saw pretty Augustine and when he shifted to a demon, but she was also able to carry Catalina so not illusion?
May 31, 2017 at 10:17 am
That’s what I was thinking, but you know the authorlords. They like to surprise us with the results. Just remember the Turin Adin scene in Innkeeper when we found out he was Dread Pirate Roberts.
June 1, 2017 at 5:01 pm
May 30, 2017 at 11:18 pm
Did anyone else hear the Mission Impossible theme when the ferrets were around 🙂
May 30, 2017 at 11:46 pm
Lol, wonder if I can get the MI theme added as background music to that scene in my audiobook? Can’t wait for wild fire release in July 😎
May 31, 2017 at 11:14 am
LOL, no, but I will when I get to that part on my 2nd read through tonight.
Ramona Hall says
May 31, 2017 at 2:59 pm
A perfect accompaniment – got the book yesterday and read it last night. I could not put it down. BTW, I did check my dryer vent this morning. You know, just in case.
May 31, 2017 at 6:32 pm
lol, I got a possum in my house last month because my dryer had slid away from the wall and left a gap in the dryer vent.
May 31, 2017 at 8:54 pm
Was he carrying a tiny screwdriver? 😛
May 31, 2017 at 8:26 pm
The MI theme is perfect for how that scene felt! I was practically holding my breath until they finished. And I had to laugh at how it made me picture Rogan’s and Augustine’s faces. Great book, can’t wait for Wildfire!
May 30, 2017 at 11:23 pm
it’s number 7 on the kobo to 50 ebooks and number 2 on their top romance. A shame it came out the same day as the Christine Feehan book – which just does not compare in my opinion.
Rebecca C says
May 30, 2017 at 11:31 pm
Aaaaaaaaaaaaargh! UPS didn’t deliver White Hot today. They’re “sorry for the delay” but now delivery could be as late as June 1. Aaaaaaaaaaaaargh!
May 31, 2017 at 1:47 am
Arggh, I feel for you!
May 31, 2017 at 4:01 pm
It’s here! Yay!!!!! Will start it as soon as I’m home from a late afternoon appointment & will finish it before going to bed tonight. Can hardly wait!
Kelly Jacobs says
May 31, 2017 at 5:40 am
buy a kindle copy!
May 30, 2017 at 11:39 pm
I love it!!! White hot is awesome!!! I am only half way through…I couldn’t resist telling you this…if I didn’t have a toddler to look after I would have finished it long back…it’s worth all the waiting….
May 31, 2017 at 12:28 am
Loved White Hot! Stayed up to read it and now I’m going to work feeling like my eyeballs were rubbed in sand. Still worth it.
May 31, 2017 at 11:15 am
Yeah, I almost nodded off twice at work last night. But it was so worth it.
May 31, 2017 at 12:41 am
So happily re-reading White Hot. I was so bummed when White Hot was delayed, now I am just very thankful that we don’t have to wait that long for Wildfire. #IWantMore
May 31, 2017 at 2:21 pm
Thumbs up to that. I can’t wait. I’m already drawing speculation from the epilogue and the sample chapter of….
I wonder if he got her a (redacted) for Christmas.
I am paying more attention to the timeline though. It’s December 15th (a Thursday) for the council meeting and Rhinda says she tried to get a hold of Rogan on Friday and on Saturday and they were gone for 3 days. December 15th 2016 happens to be a Thursday, making the tracking easier… but it sorta looks like they got back on Christmas Eve.
Time will tell
May 31, 2017 at 1:45 am
Wild Hot is simply awesome! Thank you so much!
May 31, 2017 at 1:46 am
Of course, I mean “White Hot”. 😳
Henry King says
May 31, 2017 at 2:16 am
Well worth the wait, but an ominous cloud is forming on the horizon. It’s name, Wild Fire. I believe this has become my favorite series. it will die too soon.
May 31, 2017 at 2:45 am
The book is awesome!
I laughed so hard.
I loved every page of it.
I’ve got two questions:
1. Why the hell it’s so long till Wildfire release?!
2. Is Leon’s talent like Nevada’s mother ? I find the bits about Nevada’s familly talents a bit confusing – I’m guessing it’s going to be reveled in Wildfire…
May 31, 2017 at 5:11 am
Maybe Leon’s magic is related to Bern’s magic (instinct for codes/patterns) but more like instinct for statistical probabilities (the scope of which still unknown) and not necessarily hand-eye coordination like Neva’s mom? Maybe there was a purpose why it was Leon in that rubber band theory scene. Grouping the House Baylor magic, it seems like Bern/Leon, Mom/Grandma, and Catalina/Nevada/GrandmaBigBad, with Arabella coming from the left field as Nevada herself explained. 🙂
Patricia Schlorke says
May 31, 2017 at 7:31 am
Or could it be that Leon is like Bug only he knows when the assassins are coming so everyone knows where to shoot or use his/her magic on? When you read that part (I’m trying not to spoil it for those who haven’t read the book yet) in the warehouse, and then Bug’s comment to Nevada, it made me wonder about Leon.
May 31, 2017 at 7:32 am
Plus, Bad Grandma couldn’t have kids, so “she did things” to get her son. Who knows what that changed? Great books! I hope you don’t stop at three!
May 31, 2017 at 8:29 am
Yes, there could definitely be a few wild cards with James’ parentage.
May 31, 2017 at 10:08 am
How about a theory that Leon is the bastard child of a precognition prime? Nothing is ever said about Leon or Bern’s parents other than Aunt Gisele isn’t the most maternal of women.
May 31, 2017 at 10:10 am
And if I came too close to a plot point of a future book, Ilona and Gordon, sorry you can remove my post.
May 31, 2017 at 1:10 pm
Need more than just one more book, imo.
May 31, 2017 at 11:40 pm
Mmm, in an effort to be not spoilery for others… go back and read where Bug is talking to Nevada about it. (We need to be able to do Spoiler markouts in the comments!!)
June 1, 2017 at 9:16 am
Did. Twice. Spoiler alert , go look at the description of B and how he did he know to go to Nevada and Rogan near the park.
May 31, 2017 at 2:48 pm
After the bridge shootout when they were discussing the accuracy of Nevada’s hits, Rogan says – Dual. I took that to mean a secondary magic skill. That skill appears similar to her mother’s and the two boys, and appears to come from the maternal line. The three girls have something else entirely – maybe something that Dad suppressed because of his mother’s activities (either deliberately or not). Can’t wait for the next one to get this resolved!.
May 31, 2017 at 3:54 pm
I think Nevada’s dad probably really had no magic. The prime magic of their bad grandma skipped a generation and then returned with a vengeance on the three Baylor sisters. 🙂
June 1, 2017 at 7:01 am
I had an interesting thought as I was waking up this morning, what if the Leon’s magic during the assault video was two talents, just discovered simultaneously. Between the video and his later “feeling” that something bad would happen to Rogan and Nevada there’s a pretty good case for precog, possibly from his father. The tactical awareness ability could be related to Penelope and Grandpa’s talents.
I could also be overthinking this… <.<
June 1, 2017 at 9:18 am
I think that it is a possibility.
May 31, 2017 at 9:44 am
No, Grandma said Bern’s magic was like hers. Mom and Nevada took after Grandpa.
May 31, 2017 at 11:17 am
Wildfire will be out in less than 2 months, that isn’t long at all. You normally wait 6 months to a year for the next book.
May 31, 2017 at 1:09 pm
It seems like a veeerrrrrrryyyyyy long 2 months.
June 1, 2017 at 4:54 pm
June 2, 2017 at 9:34 am
Oh, I know it’s not that long for Publisher. And They probably have all those statistics on how much time between books makes them sell best and so on…
But the point of view depends on where You stand and it’s two months of torturous waiting for me.
May 31, 2017 at 2:41 pm
I’m wondering if Nevada explained what was discovered off camera to Leon or if it’s still waiting for Wildfire? I want to see the conversation, even if it’s in a POV. I really felt for him in the scene about the rubber band theory, and I want to see the moment he learns about his magic
May 31, 2017 at 3:36 pm
Me too, but on re-read, I felt really sorry for him when they were having breakfast after you know what happened in the warehouse. He was all excited about overlord Rogan, wanting to have guns and his brother and cousins were all going shut up on him. Yea he was a bit irritating on that scene but having read the story and finally knowing all the magics of the other three, I kind of feel sorry for Leon there in retrospect.
May 31, 2017 at 4:39 pm
Yeah, I can kind-of see that. I saw it more as the family trying to give him, as well as each other and Matilda, a sense of normality after everything that had happened. Penelope did promise to take him to the firing range and train him with the guns, so it’s probably just a matter of time until he get one.
…Well, time and demonstration of appropriate skill and maturity.
May 31, 2017 at 4:41 pm
(apparently my grammar sucks today)
May 31, 2017 at 2:52 am
Ohhhhhhh, mysterious bloodlines and new magics in the Baylor household. The possibilities are sure to make wildfire spectacular! Can. Not. Wait.
Teresa Cooch says
May 31, 2017 at 3:14 am
Yaaaaaaayyyyyyyyyyyy! I loved it. Go House Baylor.😁😁😁😁😁😁😁
Ange in Oz says
May 31, 2017 at 4:47 am
So many comments and speculations I want to make but I don’t want to be spoilery.
I loved, loved, loved it.
And… GAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!! Too long to wait until Wildfire! Even though we are spoilt and it is only a few months
Please, authorlords, may we, your humble book devouring horde, have more books after Wildfire? The sisters and cousins? Augustine too? Anyone else in this world we’ve had an intriguing glimpse at?
Even though we know we will need to wait until after Hugh’s book and KD10.
Please, please, please.
May 31, 2017 at 3:00 pm
I’d like to meet the girl to woo augustine.
I do hope Lina didn’t get fired for her safety. I like her. She’s a good secondary
May 31, 2017 at 5:07 pm
(Channeling Grandma) “Pancakes needs some Syrup.”
Johanna Ehrhardt says
May 31, 2017 at 1:15 pm
I loved ‘White Hot’. I would have paid more for it, than the roughly 5 € (for an eBook) I was asked to. You put so much effort and thought into it, that it seems somehow disrespectful to simply enjoy every line without giving back anything of equal value.
Yesterday, I was stuck in traffic for 2 hours. I didn’t mind one bit…
May 31, 2017 at 1:46 pm
Wonderful book – thank you for another great read! I’m curious if Caesar has the initials “L.D.” ?!? Loved all the animals in the book.
May 31, 2017 at 2:00 pm
Haha, I thought the exact same thing at first and then I was wondering, maybe just someone from D House. I mean, family gives motive and all that.
May 31, 2017 at 3:24 pm
House D? There is one L. that popped in my mind when Caesar was being described, but kind of out there. I mean it would be, nvm.
May 31, 2017 at 4:34 pm
I thought of the person who was introduced in the beginning with initials L.D. too. I would be a lot of irony and he fits what is described about this “New Caesar.” It’s an interesting thought, at least.
June 1, 2017 at 11:15 pm
Actually, I think the key phrase is ‘beyond reproach’. I go for LJ.
Wonderful book. Please write more in this universe.
June 4, 2017 at 9:03 am
I don’t want it to be her. But that would definetely impact Nevada, so it wouldn’t be a bad choice.
May 31, 2017 at 3:10 pm
I got no sleep last night but it was worth it. I love everyone.
June 1, 2017 at 1:37 am
I stayed up until 2am, it was so worth it.
May 31, 2017 at 4:37 pm
I cannot express how satisfied I am after finishing White Hot, and how glad I am I only have to wait two months until the next book. I love how Rogan finally finds out Nevada thinks he’s a dragon. And getting to see Catalina’s talent. And all the Baylor family secrets that are revealed, and how Nevada deals with them. And Nevada and Rogan’s developing relationship (sigh and swoon). I loved it all.
May 31, 2017 at 6:18 pm
Just finished! Great book. Can’t wait until August for the next one.
May 31, 2017 at 7:12 pm
House Rogan + House Baylor = watch out Houston Primes. More wedding dress pictures anyone? I really appreciated Rogan’s self-sacrificing speech about Primes needing to look for magic compatibility, but he’s so gone for Nevada that he should just forget he said that. Just think House Rogan would become more powerful than it is now when (I’m being positive) he marries Nevada.
Take that Augustine!
May 31, 2017 at 7:16 pm
WELL AUTHORLORDS YOU HAVE DONE IT AGAIN!!!! SUPER DELICIOUS!!! I GOBBLED UP “WHITE HOT” IN ONE SITTING. NO ONE IS BETTER!!!! AND THANK YOU RENEE RAUDMAN FOR YOUR EXCELLENT PERFORMANCE
June 1, 2017 at 4:58 pm
May 31, 2017 at 9:24 pm
Omg, so worth the wait!
the Ferrets! The Ferrets! I’m actually imagining Chris Pratts as Cornelius but instead of dinosaurs but with Ferrets. 😂
May 31, 2017 at 11:13 pm
Wanted to say I loved white hot so glad only have to wait a few months for the next. Thank you author lords.
June 1, 2017 at 1:50 am
Thank you for a fabulous story! OK, just assume that everything here has a giant exclamation mark! “White Hot” is just right. It was a joy to read, comfortable and fun, touching and stressful. So many good lines, funny, happy, sad, angry, the great quips and comments, so many great scenes, villainous villains, great new characters and great character development I liked seeing more of Bug, and Cornelius developed nicely. I don’t think I can pick a favorite part (good thing I don’t have to). Who else but Ilona Andrews could come up with Leon’s narration and the reactions to it? Who else could come up with ‘”To be accurate, two ferrets and one ferret-badger,” Rogan said.’ I just keep remembering more and more of them. Then the great hunk of “Wildfire.” Two months to go. Oh, and I never suspected what was in the bags.
June 3, 2017 at 9:53 pm
Any chance of ever coming to Nebraska to do a signing?
I think the closest signing in the appearances listed is more than 10 hours away.