A lot of people emailed us asking for preorder for BLOOD HEIR, since many of you chose to wait until it’s published and didn’t want to miss it. Here you go.
From award-winning author, Ilona Andrews, an all-new novel set in the New York Times #1 bestselling Kate Daniels World and featuring Julie Lennart-Olsen, Kate and Curran’s ward.
Atlanta was always a dangerous city. Now, as waves of magic and technology compete for supremacy, it’s a place caught in a slow apocalypse, where monsters spawn among the crumbling skyscrapers and supernatural factions struggle for power and survival.
Eight years ago, Julie Lennart left Atlanta to find out who she was. Now she’s back with a new face, a new magic, and a new name—Aurelia Ryder—drawn by the urgent need to protect the family she left behind. An ancient power is stalking her adopted mother, Kate Daniels, an enemy unlike any other, and a string of horrifying murders is its opening gambit.
If Aurelia’s true identity is discovered, those closest to her will die. So her plan is simple: get in, solve the murders, prevent the prophecy from being fulfilled, and get out without being recognized. She expected danger, but she never anticipated that the only man she’d ever loved could threaten everything.
One small misstep could lead to disaster. But for Aurelia, facing disaster is easy; it’s relationships that are hard.
We are dealing with some stuff right now, so the announcement is a bit short. I’m sorry, that’s all I’ve got. I’ll do better in a couple of weeks, hopefully.
Oh awesome! Thank you.
There was a snippet between Kate Daniels and the beginning of this. Will that be included in some form in this release?
If you’re talking about the King of Fire post, it’s the prologue, I believe.
C Mazzier says
Joy joy joy joy joy joy joy!
Elizabeth Hamm says
This is perfect. Thank you! Hope everything works out.
Cherylanne Farley says
When things get super greezy my favorite great nephew always says he’s sending stupid love. Consider yourselves greased and loved. Ps camera still in box. Sigh.
Martha Parsons says
Don’t you just love how it says “(Kate Daniels World Book 1)”. He He. Done and ordered.
Ooh, I didn’t even notice that, woohoo!
Awesome! We, the book-gobbling horde, salute you and have eagerly read the snippets, will purchase both the e book and the audible, and thank you for entertaining us during this miserable shut down
Patricia Schlorke says
Thank you! I’ll be bookmarking the scene with Julie and Monkey hiding in the Guild bathroom because Julie saw Curran coming out of Barabas’s office, and when Luther busted Julie. 🙂
Just think this all started because Hugh’s and Elara’s book was heavy going during this time. No fuss about that. When the time comes for their book to get back up and running, that’s ok with me (and possibly everyone else). 😀
Patricia Schlorke says
By the way…it’s preordered! Yay!
I hate to ask, but will there be a physical copy of the book available? I can download it and read it, but I’ve always preferred having a physical copy if at all possible (that’s why I tracked down one of Magic Stars over the course of a week).
If there’s no physical copy planned, I still SUPER appreciate all the work you’re doing on this story, and look forward to whatever format is available!
Yes, of course. But because print edition has to be printed on demand, it’s not possible to preorder it. It will be available on release date.
Thank you ma’am! I just wanted to make sure I could get a physical copy to go with my other books from you! I appreciate the 411!
Wish I could give you a preorder, but I’ll order the hardcopy on release day 🙂
Denise P says
Yay! Pre-ordered !
Oh my god! I don’t need more than “ the only man she’d ever loved”
Thank you! I look forward to reading it all in one sitting 🙂
Yessss! 😀 Take my monies!!
So excited for this story! Pre-ordered and ready.
Pre-ordered! Wishing it’s now Jan 12, 20211
Sorry for the stuff you’re going through. I hope things are okay and sort out as soon as humanly possible.
Thank you for the pre-order. I really love this book so far!!
Lots of love and good thoughts.
I wasn’t expecting a pre-order up so soon. Yay! Hit the ‘order’ button so hard, I think I bruised my finger. lol.
Wheeeeeee! Thank u! Amazon now!
I one-clicked so fast that my mouse is smoking!
I hope everything is well for you and your family, thank you so much for Ryder, I always wanted Julie or Derek books 🙂 and the phrase “the only man she ever loved” made me so happy!!! Thank you once more!!! (will be patiently waiting for the next Ryder update..)
Many kisses from Greece!!
Although I’m rooting for the other, more mischievous teenager, but I’m also squealing a lot from that phrase “…the only man she ever loved.” Squee!
Yay!! Loving the chapters as they come out now, also glad for print version on release date!!
Thank you!! ????????????
Do what you can when you can but always keep telling us your amazing stories. Be safe. Like all the others I’ll keep an eye on your blog for when you’re ready to entertain us or drive us crazy. You’re really good at both.
> We are dealing with some stuff right now, so the announcement is a bit short.
Long enough to get my interest. Actually, you could have stopped with the post title — you had me at “preorder”.
Patricia Schlorke says
You and the rest of the BDH. ????
Yup, ‘preorder’ was all it needed to put a dreamy look on my face.
After that I read the blurb and it sounds as amazing as it is in the chapters, especially the last one.
Had to check the Emerald Blaze Countdown after that- looking forward to a sleepless night courtesy of the Baylors….
Good luck with sorting the stuff.
Susan Reynolds says
Hope stuff disentangles smoothly and that you all are well, healthy, and sitting in the pool with tasty adult beverages to enjoy. It’s too hot to consider Tex Mex nachos on the patio…. I shall order the hard cover whenever available. I like being able to hold books in my hands.
Pre-ordered. You write it, I’ll buy it! I’m REALLY enjoying getting to know the adult Julie (and more)!
You guys hang in there!
The link works. What else could anyone ask for? <3
Thank you both so much for writing this book. I have wanted it ever since the Epilogue of Magic Triumphs.
Isolation and the stress of the pandemic has turned my reading solace escape to ash. . . Except for you! Comfort food for the soul.
Fingers crossed for an entire series, but no pressure.
Tiffany Crystal says
“I’ll do better in a couple weeks” – like we aren’t all rushing to preorder right now, lol. Don’t worry about us. You guys take care of you. We got this ????
Thank you so much for everything you are doing!
And done- [puppy-wiggles in joy!]
Hope your stuff gets done and dealt with too (without too many distractions from the clamouring BDH!)
I missed the last few lines of this post. I hope everything works out well for you guys.
Michele Livesay says
Happy dancing around the house. Thank you so much. You have made this whole horrible year a little better for me. Please stay safe and stay sane.
Hi! Not that it would discourage me from buying the book because I’d still want a paper copy, but are chapters that are being posted the same thing as what the book will be? Or will there be more or different things in the book?
Based on the Innkeeper books, and my assumption only, but the books are tweaked a little bit, but for the most part are as per the chapter releases.
I’m not sure how House Andrews manages to gift us such awesome writing pre-editing… their editor must have the cruisiest (and luckiest) job ever!!
Book get smoothed out and if things need clarified, or not needed get edited. Mostly the same as posted but edited. Just example Wing in innkeeper had a spider and it got cut in published format small thing didn’t have anything to do with story. Was reading Kentz at the time and the spider reminded me a dust bunny.
Ilona and Gordon edit and occasionally re-do scenes. The editor’s input is always considered. (Sometimes, the book is longer than expected and must be trimmed. Eek!)
Also, posted story is “G” rated.The book may be a bit steamier – though not always.
The degree to which the editing changes manuscripts vary. Right now I don’t see it changing that much.
Anne in Virginia says
Preordered, of course. Will also order the physical copy when it is available. I have a depressing feeling we’ll still be in isolation as 2021 comes shambling around so delightful new reading material will be most welcome.
Anne in Virginia
Preordered. Take care of yourself.
Please publish this in paperback for all of us non kindle readers.
Judith Price says
I think Ilona said in an earlier reply that paper copies will be printed on demand
Tanya Crawford says
Your short is better than many author’s full length epics.
Hope all resolves itself out with minimum irritation and/or frustration.
Whoohoo!!! It sounds awesome! Can’t wait!!
This is awesome. Just got engaged to my sugar woogums of 4 years so I preordered this as my engagement present. Woo
Patricia Schlorke says
Thank you! 😀
Thanks for the heads up! Preordered. I hope you get some R&R.
Ann Rovetto says
The announcement is fine. Please don’t apologize, everyone is doing the best they can right now and it’s hard. The fact that you are writing this amazing book at a time like this is awesome.
Take care and stay safe
Have a bless day
So sorry to hear that you are dealing with stuff… hope everything works out okay, and life calms down for you soon.
Sending best wishes.
Thank you for bringing some joy in the chaos of the disaster that is 2020. Hoping all is well with you and yours
YES! YES YES YES! Ahhhh, pre-ordered! The perfect pick-me-up for today. Thank you so much!
And ditto what others are saying – please take care of yourself! I hope pick-me-ups come your way as well.
Ellen D says
Thank you. Be well.
Sooooo awesome! Thanks for the blurb. Your writing is amazing! Can’t wait for it to come out.
I’m sorry you’re having to deal with stuff there! Good luck and hope it’s nothing too serious.
Judith Price says
I am stoked. I am also curious if there will be an audio/audible version, but in no rush to find out. Thanks for everything
Wheeee January 12 2021 here we come. I’m preordering the digital version now to encourage you, and ordering the print version as soon as it’s available because that’s my preferred format. Thanks for accommodating those of us with vision constraints, and for this very welcome update.
Good luck dealing with stuff.
Had tried to hold off the Blood Heir chapters but today HAD to read from page one to today’s excerpt. Thrilled. Just so excited.
I adored Iron and Magic, love Steve West so much I listened to regular romances with more PDA than I like just to hear him act.
But… Seems like we are moving forward, Bucky has grown offspring!!!
I kind of hope Elana’s backstory will be minimized, their life moving forward after Magic Triumphs the main plot.
Or it becomes like Magic Stars. Great but not the the theme now needs to be written? Will buy no matter what of course.
Hugh’s books happen before Magic Triumps. So for Bucky to have offspring, that would mean a much later timeline.
Thank you. My order is in!
Amy Ann says
Thank you. Hope all works out for you. Take care.
Amanda in Austin says
Hurray! Thank you. No apologies needed ever. This, as everything, is a gift. You will endure, and even triumph. Good luck!
Do what you gotta do – we will wait. ????
Oh I do hope that King of Fire will be included in the book but of course I will be thrilled with whatever you publish.
Why not both? Ordered and following along ????
I hope everything is okay! Sending good thoughts!
Thanks for the heads-up! Have pre-ordered 🙂
Thank you so excited!!
Thank YOU! So excited!
You write, I buy and then I get to read, read, and read again! YAY!
Ordered! Thank you so very much.
I’m surprised and excited to see the preorder already available. I ordered it! The write-up sounds awesome, and the installments have been a delight. Thank you for sharing them! Good luck with your other stuff going on. ????
Lynn the Pom Mom says
Thank you! I have preordered it in the Kindle format, and hope that it will also be available in print. I love everything you have wrote, and really appreciate you allowing us to see some of your writing in process.
Done and done. Thank you for letting us know. Hope ur keeping well.
BDH member says
Yaaaaassss!! Just pre-ordered the hell out of this. Won’t stop with the weekly installments, though, having so much fun with the slow burn and reading the comments. Makes you savor the story all the more! I hope the Ryder series continues in this mode after Blood Heir.
Funny enough I was thinking earlier that I’d love to pre-order Blood Heir just in case (in case of what? I have no idea). So this was a delightful surprise.
Thank you and hope everyone is healthy and safe.
yasss! Pre-ordered!! <3
I hope there will be an audio version, can’t wait to hear Julie voice !
Take my money!
Thanks for the pre-order link. Done! Here’s hoping things sort out well for y’all.
Ordered. Thank you so much!! Love Julie.
not saying we are eager for this but it is already showing in Amazon’s best 100 as number 22 🙂 and its not due until Jabuary bext year 🙁
Ordered, obviously….what Ilona Andrews book wouldn’t I order asap!
Now I have even more reason to want 2020 to end soon!
The preorder will happen today.
This is such a kick-ass story.
I am in awe of those who are strong enough to resist reading the posted story. I am not that resolute. If there is a new story, I will read it.
Hats off to you, folks.
Padmini Ekbote says
Thank you and ordered.
Lynn Thompson says
Thank you, Ilona Andrews for the post. I appreciate the info.
Robin Šebelová says
Any news on who will narrate audio? I hope it won´t be that terrible Natalie…
A part of me wants to wait until January and read it all in one sitting….but this story is so gripping and good that there’s no going back now… i’ll keep reading it as you post it on the blog and then re-read it again when the whole book is out *.*
She expected danger, but she never anticipated that the only man she’d ever loved could threaten everything
* chanting: metal rose ,metal rose,metal rose
Marie S says
That’s perfect! I’m so excited I don’t know how I will cope! But, I will.
Julie and Derek finally! I have waited so long.
I am intrigued, for the want of a better word, to find out what has happened to Derek in the last 8 years. You have to come good for Julie, Derek.
I know it’s going to be supremely epic!!! No pressure House Andrews. ????
Thank you, Ilona and Gordon.
Y’all have no need to do better! Y’all are the bomb! This is the best thing ever! Love y’all so much! Preordered. Thank you for posting this!
Please don’t ever apologize for not meeting our expectations. We love whatever and whenever you post, from snippets to news. We totally want you to always make time for your family and life first. You have spoiled us big time by sharing so much. Hopefully you get the warmth and care your BDH feels for you. Breathe! We can wait.
Is it me, or does this image of Julie look a bit like Ellen Degeneres? Profile mostly…
Where is the Audible preorder?
ALSO—who is doing the audiobook? That’s what I’m craving to know!!!!
Christine B. says
I think that announcement is great! And I ran right over the Amazon to pre-order. 😀
Will it eventually be available for pre-order on Kobo? Thank you.
Melodi Whitaker says
I am way behind on the books…My son was in a terrible motorcycle accident in mid October and I flew to LA to be with him snd help him mostly recover until I was forced to come home Nov 29th due to illness. I was diagnosed with stage 4 cancer in December and spent the entire month in the hospital trying to get stable. It has been a crazy 6 months of traveling for treatments etc. and I have not done much reading. So, I just purchased Blood Heir and I am wondering if Ryder is the second book in that series? I don’t read them until they are all finished and the last one I was following for a pre-order was Emerald Blaze….so I am very behind. So is Ryder coming after Blood Heir?
Thank you so much for the help.
Dear Melodi, I’m so sorry for all of your misfortunes and hope that things get much better soon.
Blood Heir is the first in a new Kate Daniels world novel.
Ilona and Gordon planned on the second book in Hugh’s saga but it got too dark for them, as they live through the real-life world of COVID, etc. So, they hit a pause button and started this blog about Julie as a break (a palate cleanser?).
There is a short blog story that sets the stage for Julie, aka Aurelia Ryder, and her new appearance and situation.
Hope this helps. BDH, please correct me if I got anything wrong in the status.
So sorry about life being so hard right now.
Ryder is the name of the series about grown up Julie coming back to Atlanta. BLOOD HEIR is the first novel in the Ryder series. If we choose to write more. 🙂
EMERALD BLAZE is book 5 of Hidden Legacy Series, which will be out in August.
Hi, as of 2:21pm, ET (US), you’re now #1 in Amazon Romantic Fiction!!!! (Having just placed my order). Assure Gordon that we’re always thrilled and have complete faith in HA!
Just checked, it is No. 1 in Germany in popular bellestrik (Amazon).
Donna A says
I hope I have correctly added a gif that adequately sums up my feelings. If not –
HELL TO THE YES!!!!!!!
Cheseda Eberly says
Thank you, just thank you, I’m an ICU RN and this covid-19 has just left me with no emotional reserve. I’ve sought solas in all of your series! Thank you so much!
From an exhausted nurse!
Audry Parker says
I will order the hard copy as soon as it is possible! Thank you so much for all your great books. I have all but one now. Have preordered Emerald Blaze. Thank you for Julie’s story!
:::whispers::: #19 overall on pre-orders alone…
I thought it was a pretty. Ice announcement. Ebook is ordered and I look forward to the print-to-order. Thank you.
Penelope Ferguson says
Can someone tell me please if i have missed a book – that covers Julie’s time away from Atlanta?
Knitting… I Have just started the Phoenix Scarf by Emily J designs. One skein of worsted wool. You only need to cast on 26 stitches, a little bit of purl, but nothing too strenuous. Found on Ravelry.
Love the deer, they seem so calm (unlike the rest of us).
Your writing is fab,keep up the good work.
So I was looking for Ryder on Amazon (didn’t use the link) and went to your author page on Amazon to look for it. As I was scrolling through “books by Ilona Andrews” there was randomly just a picture of a thermometer sandwiched between Paranormal Romance volume 1&2 and Must Love Hellhounds. When you clicked on it it went to a page to buy it. Might be something to look into, but gave me a good laugh (and a screenshot). Didn’t find Blood Heir either on that page (gave up scrolling after a bit) but did find it when searching with the right name on larger amazon search. Thanks for continuing to write great stuff!
Awesome! Thank you so much. Preordered. Can’t wait.
tina henry says
I just preordered too! Happiness and joy!
I’m not able to pre-order (Amazon IN), when I click the “Pre-Order” button nothing happens. I’ve got Emerald Blaze on pre-order, so I suspect that it’s something to do with the publisher/country setup on Amazon?
Aleea Brewer says
Thank you, have placed my order.
What??! Can’t wait for this ????????????????????????????
Congrats, it is on Amazon’s best sellers list! It was number 10 when I looked yesterday!
David Daily says
I hope your cover artist remembers that Julie now has two different colored eyes. Just thought I’d mention that since in the picture oh her on the blog about the new book both her eyes are blue.
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I can see ebook options but can’t find any paperback pre-order options 🙁
Anyone know where I can pre-order paperback?