We have been published in Russia!
I know you’re fixing to complain about the covers. Don’t ruin my moment.
Finally. So we sold the rights to KD to a Russian publisher years ago, but the book publication date kept being pushed back and back until finally they were in breach of contract, and the rights reverted. I am so glad EKSMO came along and nabbed them, because look, books! In Russian! They exist.
I have sent a link to my father through Skype and braced for the lecture on how we wrote everything wrong.
Woo! Russian books! Okay, have to go back to EMERALD BLAZE now.
Congratulations! Very exciting!
Yay for you, yay for Russian readers!
Gracie O’Neil says
Did you read the translation or get to have input on the translation?
Rae Macleod says
OMG those covers are AMAZING *.*
I want them.
I can learn to read Russian.
Very happy for you!
The covers are amazing.
It’s wonderful, congratulations! Which books? Sadly those little Russian characters I can’t figure out. Hope your dad appreciates them
David Kanevsky says
It says “Magic wounds (v.)” and “Magic Burns”, so I’m guessing 1 & 2, but it could technically be 4 & 2.
Congratulations! And I love the covers they are soooo gorgeous!
R Coots says
Congratulations! This is awesome.
Congrats! I hope your Dad is proud of y’all.
Congratulations! So happy for you! Also happy for my Mom, who doesn’t read in English, she heard a lot about KD series from me and finally she would be able to read it.
I love the covers and congrats
Congrats! So happy for you!
Laura the Librarian says
How exciting! Congratulations!
Tina R. says
Pat Sciarini says
Covers are gorgeous! Congratulations!
David Kanevsky says
This is great! I can’t wait to read the translation.
But tbh, my Russian reading skills are subpart. Can we expect audiobooks?
I would totally learn Russian to read these
Congratulations! I’m really happy for you!
Congrats! So pleased for you. The covers look good btw
Wow. They are beautiful!!!
Congrats on this happening!
Covers are cute 😀 Way better than polish 😛
Илона, I’m so happy for you! The covers look great. Are you happy with translation?
Lisa L says
Is your Dad published in Russia? If he isn’t, you can just tell him “come back to me with your criticisms when you get published in x number of countries”.
I know much easier said than done.
Danielle Chapman says
Glad your books are now published in your mother tongue!
Congratulations – the covers are lovely!
So….. Which books are these? The first 2?
Congratulations! Parents can be so complicated. Did you translate them yourself?
Katie R says
Congratulations! That’s really exciting! Hee hee on your father’s “critique”. Been there. Gotta love ’em. ????
Aly P says
Congrats! I actually like the covers 😀
Congrats!!!! That’s awesome and I think the covers look awesome! =)
Congratulations! And….eh…yes: my parents do that too.
WOW! Stunning. So enjoy how you all have increased my. Cultural knowledge on Russia +++. Your hard work is wonderful and appreciated. Go enjoy some tea and pie to celebrate!
Beautiful covers! Congratulations on the Russian Release!
I actually really like there covers ????.
Congratulations!!! Looking forward to hearing what your dad says ????????
I love this post and I’m so excited for you!!
Les couvertures sont du même style que pour l’édition française. Félicitations !
Congrats Ilona! Well deserved, more fans to add to the BDH
I’m so happy for you! I personally think the covers are great. Very elegant. Congratulations!!!
Will it be weird to read something in your native language, t hat you wrote in english? Because maybe you would have translated differently?
Oh and first!
Doreen Farrar says
This is wonderful! Congratulations!
I promise not to complain about the covers, lol. They may not be how I picture Kate, but they are beautiful art.
Congratulations!! And I think the covers are beautiful 🙂
Yay! Victory! Or, dare I say it, touchdown!!!
Ditto on the huge congratulations!!
I too am really interested in how the translation service works, and if you get to critique/veto it prior to release? There is such scope for the feel of the story to change.
I think the covers are lovely. Congrats!
Colleen C. says
Big fat congrats!
That is awesome ???????? (and I like the covers…)
inés Heinz says
wonderful! they look great!
Congrats! Also the covers are great!
Wow! They are beautiful!!!! I happen to love the book covers. I can’t actually read them though as I am language illiterate but I love them nonetheless!
Melissa C says
I actually quite like the covers. *Shrug* the fire lizard on the second one is pretty cool.
Valerie in CA says
Congratulations to you both. Opening up the world of Kate Daniels to Russian -reading individuals is a great accomplishment.
People posting here: do not be buzz kills. Some words just do not translate “cleanly” or “clearly” from English to Russian (And many languages for that matter). Also, some countries have, shall we say, limitations on situations or scenes that can be published. Enjoy the author’s accomplishments and hold the criticism.
Mary Beth says
(Please let Google be accurate and not make me have sworn at you!)
Bravo! Nothing’s better than letting the home folks know you made it!
Another country to join the BDH – or whatever that translates to. They are most welcome, though translation may get weird.
The nit-pickers will have an entirely different set of complaints, since Americans are largely ignorant about Russian mythology. (We just assume you know what you are writing about and don’t worry.) There will be at least one person screaming about how you got it all wrong and what do you know – you’re just an American! (Please let us see a translation so we can giggle about it.)
Isn’t Ilona Russian?
Yes – that’s why it’s funny!
Erin D says
Ah, I understand. Mea culpa
That is freaking awesome! Congratulations! ????????????
Anne in Virginia says
Congratulations. The covers are fine and anyone who complains about them should take a deep breath and shut up. I have never understood the folks who can’t just be unabashedly pleased for someone else’s good news and rejoice uncritically for another’s pleasure. You and Gordon deserve every bit of good news and fortune that comes your way and having your books published in your birth country is special good news. And wonderful news too for those lucky folks in Russia who will now have a chance to read your fine and entertaining writing in their own language.
Anne in Virginia
I really like the cover. And it looks like a Hardcover. I wish my russian were better.
Haha I don’t think the covers are bad! Anything is better than hello kitty
Congratulations! Covers are not that bad 🙂
Яй, давно пора было. Огромные поздравления Вам и творчесий успехов 🙂
Suzann Schmid says
Love both covers. Very happy for you. I envy Russians getting to read the series for the first time. Such a treat. Congratulations. Time to celebrate.
Mary Cruickshank-Peed says
These covers are great – more of a fit to HL for sure but Kate deserves pretty covers as well. Now you can read the Russian translation and laugh everytime the translator f*** up your native language. 😀
We shall welcome all the Russians to the BDH.
Congratulations! Such great news ????????????????
Ooh! This is awesome!! The covers look so good, too! ????????????
They’re beautiful!! Congrats ????
Congratulations. I am very happy for you. Parents get to be disappointed that children do not follow our footsteps but we are always proud of you and brag until our friends can’t stand us. You are wonderful!
Complain about the covers? They’re great! It’s pretty rare to see that perfect combination of utterly gorgeous art and poor design choices. I particularly love the choice to feature the salamander who only appears in the opening chapter of Magic Burns as an Important Story Feature (presumably because of the word ‘Burns’ in the name).
Really excited for you!
William B says
Congrats. I’m also curious how you like the translation? As someone who was born and raised in Russia I have to assume Ilona will want to check it out.
Billie Dee says
Awesome! And I love the covers, too!
Congratulations. Not ever having seen (or heard to my knowledge) Russian before I found it interesting viewing the covers. They are beautiful.
Book Birthday for KD in Russian!! ????????????
So many congratulations!!!! ????????????????
That is awesome!
Congratulations!! They look amazing!! So jealous of the Russian readers that have all of KD new to them. Love!!
Wish I could read Russian. Or at least knew people I could gift them to…
Pretty sure the only one of the languages I speak well that your books are published in is English. They’re not available in Spanish or Portuguese at the moment, are they? If they are, I’ll encourage my local bookstore to get them in stock (we might have a big enough population locally for Spanish or Portuguese).
Here’s hoping the translations are good. When I go to Lithuania, I usually buy a couple of books originally published in English. So many of the translations are awful. (Tip: Harry Potter was excellently done, Carl Hiaasen’s were shameful).
I kind of like them, instead! Look at the fire lizaaard!! ????????
Are the characters in the title and your name how the exactly translate?
Happy reading to all the Russian fans!
I love the covers!!! I’m actually jealous they get those. I’ll have to learn Russian so I have a legitimate reason to buy them.
Helen Wawrejko says
Lynn Aiken says
Congratulations and Happy Book Birthday to KD in Russia!
Love Kate, love the covers, and totally agree that you need to get back to work. I’m so tired of Sapphire Flames, I think I have read it 12 times, and need the new book. Yes I did my part and pre ordered it. Congratulations!
Поздравления! С большим удовольствием прочту ещё раз 🙂
Congratulations on your books . Hope your dad is proud . Like the USA Kate better, but the covers look cool. New fans, reading Ilona Andrews, while drinking tea, and the snow is coming down. Da !!
Congratulations! I love those covers!
They are beautiful! Congratulations and fingers crossed the Paternal Entity breaks with habit! ????
Congratulations! How exciting for you and your Dad! Regardless of what he says to you, I have no doubt there will be bragging happening locally. I’ve always wondered why the same covers aren’t used when books are published in a different language. I’m sure it’s legal issues along with that particular country’s “tastes.” Oh well, as long as they stay with the same visual look the books will be easy to recognize for your new fans, and there will be lots of new fans. You may need a new Russian language blog! I remember three words from college Russian, hello, goodbye, and river but only spoken not written. Again, congratulations!
Hah! You’re probably right about daddy bragging locally! Good call! – A.
I cannot even imagine how enormously proud you are of yourself to see your books translated and published in your own language! Congrats!
I think the covers look very cool and would totally pick them up off a shelf or from my library’s ebook collection. In fact, my library buys some books in Russian, so maybe I’ll see these there!
Pardon my bad Google Translate skills, but does anyone know what the very bottom line on each cover is? I figured out author and title but can’t manage to get those last lines figured out…
Try Google Translate. Download to your phone and you can actually get a “live” translation by selecting “Camera” as the source then pointing your phone’s camera at the text.
Alex R. says
So, the first one is for Magic Wounds (aka magic bites, lol): find the conspiracy (could also be “plot”?), find yourself.
Second one is Magic Burns (that title is the same as in English): magic waves against techno tides.
Doesn’t make complete sense to me, but my Russian is about 40 years out of date. That’s the best I can do.
Andrea D Smith says
Thanks for the translation. Not knowing what was written was driving me crazy. ????
Whoot! Awesomeness, congratulations!
And no complaints, the covers look wonderful!
So beautiful!! <3 Gladys #XOXOtheNerdGirl #NerdGirlOfficial #NerdyBookServices
WhooHoo! Congrats, and you’ll have to share what your Dad says, lol!
Marcia Sundquist says
Are there the usual links to ebook and audiobook? What’s the translation is like?
Kudos! Super-happy for you! (And the covers are lovely!) – A.
Congratulations !!!! Are you afraid of Russian translation ? My kids always laugh when I tell them that Harry Potter in Russian is Gary Potter .
Sweet! Congrats! But yah, the covers definately got some kinda Hunger Games/Twilight vibe going on versus our kick-ass Kate! Still, SUH-WHEEET!!!! Getting published in the home country, check! Dad bragging to all the neighbors, yet? 😉
Kathy Spencer says
Congratulations on bth being published in Russia and the cool book covers, love ’em xxxK
Karen the Griffmom says
Oh, please share the comments of The Father! Congratulations on Russian publication!
+1! on dad’s comments. Dying to hear what he thinks. Congratulations! Covers are ok just less interesting than those here.
Sara T says
+1 on Dad’s comments also 🙂
The covers look beautiful.
Congrats for the Russian release!
That’s great. Congratulations!
Susan Anzalone says
Awesome! I know that this is special to you. I am sure your father is showing any and all who will listen that those are his daughter’s books!
Kelly Jacobs says
Sierra M says
Congrats! I’m curious if the inclusion of LGBT characters in the Kate Daniels books (the Lonescos, Christopher and Barabas, etc.) will be preserved for the Russian translation and release.
Congrats! That is wonderful!
Very special!!!!! Congratulations!!! As overseas covers go, I think they’re lovely. Just think what could’ve been done to them. LOL
And agree that Dad is bragging to everyone who’ll listen 🙂
So I had fun copying-and-pasting the text from the EKSMO webpage into a translation program. I have to admit that the quotations don’t sound quite as I remember them, going from English to Russian to English again! One of the book titles made me laugh: “Magic is on fire” – that would be “Magic Burns”, I presume 😉
Patricia Schlorke says
Congratulations! The covers are beautiful. 😀
Tiger Lily says
I had a year of Russian in college as I always wanted to visit there. Sadly I remember only a little and never got to visit. I do love the Cyrillic letters though.
Congratulations! This is so wonderful. Thank you for sharing. The covers are gorgeous. May the translation work better than you can imagine. SO cool.
Your books are amazing! My daughter and I count down the months, weeks and days, until they come out.
The more countries and languages in which they’re published, the better.
Congratulations, on the great news!
It’s funny, I read the Harry Potter books in both English and Greek, first in Greek and later on, once I moved to the UK, in English as I did not bring the books with me. I was shocked to realise that there were definitely parts of the book where the translation was clearly not exact. I mean, I know sometimes it is difficult sometimes to explain things in the same context in another language due to different in expressions etc but some jokes were funnier in Greek because the translator changed the jokes themselves!
Maria Dee Austin says
FYI: I actually enjoy these covers as engaging and I’m not a teen.
: ) Do to some of your comments I now kinda wish I was bilingual so I could read a translated book and see for myself how things can go awry.
I don’t know I actually like the covers. I’m going to guess that the second one is the flaming salamander haha. Congrats on the achievement! 🙂
lol, does your father speak English or have access to someone who can? Is he in danger of reading this? Several times now you have written things where I have wondered if they have gotten you in trouble with your family.
Congratulations! And the covers are beautiful.
I am thrilled for you!
Love the covers- congratulations
I was actually recently considering sending you a couple of questions recently about how foreign language editions come to be, and whether there was a Russian edition of any of your books. I’ve been working to obtain a handful of my favorite books in the non-English languages that I currently read (German and Spanish) as well as languages that I currently only know the niceties of but intend to improve (specifically Russian and Japanese; I have very little hope of finding any Icelandic or Inuktitut editions of any of my favorite novels). Super excited for you!
Alex R. says
Actually, what I’m really curious is how the back cover looks like and what they say about Ilona being a Russian spy undercover in the US.
Gratulations! So cool!
Lizz D. says
I actually like the covers. 😀
Love the covers,
Theodore D. says
I wouldn’t worry about your father disliking or critiquing your books… at least he can get them and read them… and his acknowledgement of your books would also be wonderful!
I love those covers! 🙂
That’s GREAT!!! So happy for you guys!
I can only imagine how wonderful that feels for you two. Big congratulations! Your work deserves for the entire world to know it and enjoy it.
Maria R. says
Pollyanna Hopson says
Michele G says
DITTO! and no bashing covers. What relates best with American readers is going to be different for other countries. Embrace our differences!
Cheering you on.
Take over the world!
Ellen D says
How wonderful! CONGRATULATIONS!
Congratulations ????????????! I hope your Dad enjoys them even if you wrote them wrong ????
Still waiting for you to publish in Hebrew, so you can keep up with Jeanine.
Kimberly Couch says
I love the covers!
That’s great, congratulations! The covers look nice 🙂 ….(whispered) why would people complain about it…? People will want to have both covers?
And that and maybe 10 other words are what I remember from my short lived Russian class. 🙂 Assuming that says congratulations.
Cheers for the Russian translation! And I like the covers too, especially the top one. The face they chose for KD is a good one. She has strong cheekbones, eyebrows, and chin, and deep set eyes. There isn’t much else going on, but the face is compelling. And I, too, would love to know the paternal response.
That came out partially wrong. There doesn’t need to be a lot going on, since the face is compelling. More stuff would actually be distracting.
CONGRATULATIONS world authors. Sooo HAPPY for you.
Now the Russians will be hooked too!
That’s awesome! Congratulations!!
Faith Freewoman says
AWESOME! I mean, who wouldn’t feel incredibly puffed up to see their books in Russian. You gonna share what your father says?
Aman Sidhu says
Congratulations! I’m happy for you both. I’m happy for Russia too, no one should be deprived of your brilliance. I gifted Magic Bites to my new boyfriend at Christmas and he’s really getting into the series too. Thank you for all your work, it’s much appreciated.
Whoa congrats!!!! Personally I love the covers, especially the starry night one. So happy for y’all!
Judy Schultheis says
LOUD CHEERS AND GREAT REJOICING!!!
Congratulations! That is so wonderful!!
maybrit herve says
Gaelle from France says
Cutie !! ????
maybrit herve says
Bill G says
Lovely news for you, and I hope your father liked the news. Lovely covers, too; I’m baffled at those who want to throw stones at covers that don’t match exactly what they think should be there.
Gaelle from France says
Cheryl M says
Woot!! Woot!! Congratulations!!
CONGRATULATIONS! Such a milestone to have your books available in your mother tongue!
d lm a says
on the push back … the best return is to live well
Claudia C says
Lololol the BDH will now have new members who
Thank You For Sharing Your Genius With Us!
Marilyn Ellis says
Congratulations happy for you both
J.Lee Conaway says
Very happy for you! Maybe the covers don’t look like the American version, but they are still very nice covers.
I am delighted for you! Also, I am thrilled to death for all of those who can now read your words in your native language. Be happy.
Louis Albert says
Wonderful. Cover the world.
Congratulations!! I am so happy for both of you. Now Russians can enjoy all the books from House Andrews that we all love and cherish. Hope you sell a million+ books/kindle in Russia. Just out of curiosity, do they do Amazon in Russia?? I would guess they probably do have it. Amazon seems to be everywhere.
Let us know what your father has to say. Just curious.
Dr Grandpa will have much to say ????
Congratulations! That must be so fulfilling for you. I’m happy for you that it finally happened! ????
That’s awesome! Congrats! I love the KD world and am glad Russians get to read and explore it in Russian now too. ????
That must have been nerve-wasting, waiting them out…
Were you involved with the translation?
(I work with translation and translators, and the thought of someone translating my writing without checking it fills me with sheer horror. I see too many translation horrors daily.)
P.S. *in very small voice* covers still 50 times better than English Nevada trilogy…
Congratulations! And the covers look awesome.
I remember reading you saying the Kate books would NEVER be published in Russia. I’m glad you changed your mind. Do you think they were translated appropriately?
Congratulations! I would imagine Russian readers will be very happy with your books. I think the covers are fine. 🙂
Lynne B says
Best wishes for a huge success! Hope you sell millions of books!
Congratulations! I really like the “Magic Bites” cover; it’s gorgeous.
On a side note, I went looking around at that publisher’s site and found a cute coloring book featuring cats and yarn. Here’s the preview:
It’s interesting how coloring books have become a global phenomenon. And the nice thing about them is that they don’t even need a translation–I would happily pick up this Russian one if I ever saw it in a store. 🙂
Also, congratulations on “Sweep with Me” making the Wall Street Journal’s Bestseller Lists! ???? ????
It actually made two lists:
#1 in Fiction E-Books
#3 in Fiction Combined
Also, congratulations on “Sweep with Me” making the Wall Street Journal’s Bestseller Lists!
It actually made two lists:
#1 in Fiction E-Books
#3 in Fiction Combined
Cathy Parker says
Celebrate! Yay! Covers are just fine. I’d buy one. If I read Russian in the Cyrillic alphabet
Greg Higgins says
Congratulations! You guys are one of the most innovative authors I’ve ever read.
Can’t wait for Emerald Blaze.
Oh, I like how your name is in the largest type. Big, bold, and in your face. It’s almost like a movie trailer…I can even hear those backward horns making that sound…
Squeeeeeeeee!!!!!!!!!!! ???????????????????????? World domination continues. They will be assimilated!
Sue Gundel says
Congratulations!! Very exciting!!
That’s wonderful news! It’s been too long, but better late than never. I believe that your father will be happy for you and there won’t be any lecturing.
So happy for you!
Checked the titles in Google, bites turned into hurts, which seems equally appropriate, with regard to the contents . Funny how small words can convey different things in different languages..
I think it’s a wise move to publish the first two books at the same time, I remember I got tempted by book one and hooked by book two.
The Ilona name should hint at a Russian being behind the stories and hopefully tempt more people .I hope Russian readers enjoy the series as much as I/we have.
Are you kidding??? Those covers are beautiful! Congrats!!!
Alison Parker says
Congratulations! ???? I hope your Dad will say “good job” before he begins his critique. ????
Looking forward to Emerald Blaze with bated breath!
Barbara Sullivan says
Wow. More people who can enjoy K.D. This is great!
Ooooh they look fantastic!
Honestly I don’t see why people would complain. I’ve seen some BAD covers. These aren’t bad. I’m super excited for you guys though! YAY RUSSIAN!
V. Farris says
Question: on these lovely covers, the author name is large and center, while the book title is smaller font at the bottom. Is that typical of book covers in Russia?
(yes, I read cyrillic, haltingly)
That has nothing to do with Russia and everything to do with being a multiple bestseller. 🙂
V. Farris says
JJ Frost says
KD is a series worth spending time for! Russians are gonna fall in love with our badass female protagonist like we all did!!????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????
Crystal Johnson says
That is so cool! I am buying copies for my friends and family! Apparently there is also an audiobook.
CJ Smith says
Fantastic! I like the covers. Congratulations on having your books published in Russian.
Congratulations. Your father should be so very proud. Your science career would not have affected the incredible number of people that your writing does!
Woooo hooooo congrats babygirl xxxx
Yee-haw and well done! I am having fun imagining the comments from your Dad. I hope you have a good supply of tea on hand, and that your books sell like pirozkis!
Мы в Москве Ваши книги по-английски читаем)))) Огромное спасибо за Ваше творчество, успехов в работе!
Mary Currier says
Fixing to complain! I see that you have earned your Texan card!! Congratulations!