Allie Beckstrom

Allie Beckstrom

 

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160 Responses

  1. Brenda Woodhull
    Brenda Woodhull December 13, 2010 at 11:23 pm | | Reply

    I love your writing! Can’t wait for more books!

    1. Devon
      Devon January 29, 2011 at 10:52 am | | Reply

      Thank you, Brenda! Hope you enjoy the next one!

      :)

      1. mari jackson
        mari jackson April 15, 2012 at 9:10 am | | Reply

        When will magic without mercy hit audible it has alway come on release date please dont make me read paperback. Love love love your work mari

        1. Lisa
          Lisa April 17, 2012 at 6:27 pm | | Reply

          I’m dying for the Audio too. I’m trolling the web like a veiled stalker trying to find a release date ;-)

          Love the series!

      2. Karen in Oz
        Karen in Oz May 2, 2012 at 2:27 am | | Reply

        Me too Devon…almost finished re-listening to the entire series and stalking audible like a hound trying to find Magic without Mercy!!!

      3. Anne in Orlando
        Anne in Orlando May 14, 2012 at 9:44 am | | Reply

        When will the next Allie Beckstrom be out? Finished Magic Without Mercy in 14 hrs. Anne

        1. fiona
          fiona June 1, 2012 at 11:25 pm | | Reply

          hi love the books when will the audiobook be out for magic without mercy?

    2. Marie
      Marie July 16, 2011 at 6:55 pm | | Reply

      Just finished Magic on the Hunt, Loved It… Will there be anymore to this series?

    3. Brenda
      Brenda July 17, 2011 at 1:53 pm | | Reply

      Devon, I love the book Magic on the Hunt, Thank you so much for signing it. I am totally amazed each time I read your books. I can’t wait to figure out what I think may happen in the next one. You have a surprise at every turn!!! I am currently sending a copy to my best friend in Medford, who I hope to hook into my Devon Monk series addiction, lol!!!

    4. shireen
      shireen May 27, 2012 at 4:09 pm | | Reply

      I only found your books a week ago and i have read every one so far. Can’t wait for the next installment they are amazing!!! Xx

    5. Lyn Allport
      Lyn Allport July 27, 2012 at 1:54 am | | Reply

      Hi Devon, Are the first 3 books in Allie Beckstrom series going to be available on kindle for Australia? I have books 4 to 8 on kindle but can’t get 1 to 3? Love your books!!!!!

    6. julie murphy
      julie murphy February 20, 2013 at 4:46 pm | | Reply

      LOVE LOVE LOVE the allie beckstrom series. Just finished magic without mercy and started dead iron… waiting for my library to get magic for a price.. I LOVE the whole soul complements twist to this series.SHAME is my favorite character, allie & zay are a great pair but there’s just something about shamus’s character… SO conflicted. :) Hopefully we will find out more about allie’s mom… and what happened to her when she was little… can’t WAIT for it!

      <3 julie

    7. Joseph
      Joseph February 26, 2013 at 8:46 pm | | Reply

      I would really like to know what is going on with the audio releases I love your stories and would love to continue the series but I just can’t get into the paper back like I get into the audio the voice gives me another depth to the story. We have waited long enough for a response as to if they will do an audio version. I would just like a yes or no…. if its a no then sorry I won’t be continuing the story it just won’t be the same.

      Thanks

  2. Danny Steele
    Danny Steele December 19, 2010 at 3:32 pm | | Reply

    You are an awesome writer
    Thank you for creating Allie Beckstrom
    Can’t wait untill the next one

    1. Devon
      Devon January 29, 2011 at 10:53 am | | Reply

      Danny–(aw, thanks!) And thank you so much for reading!!

  3. Sophie Costain
    Sophie Costain January 2, 2011 at 12:32 am | | Reply

    I am totally addicted to your books, and finding out what happens next to Allie, Zay and the others. Thank you

    1. Devon
      Devon January 29, 2011 at 10:53 am | | Reply

      Hee! My evil plan has worked! (kidding!!) So glad you’re enjoying the books! Thanks for reading, Sophie!!

  4. Maria Bonfiglio
    Maria Bonfiglio January 9, 2011 at 4:12 pm | | Reply

    I absolutely LOVE your Allie Beckstrom series….It was one of the first books that I read in the Urban Fantasy Genre….Can’t wait to
    read the latest!!

    1. Devon
      Devon January 29, 2011 at 10:55 am | | Reply

      Maria–Oh! Thank you!! There are a lot of great books in the urban fantasy genre, and I’m so glad you’re enjoying Allie’s stories! (I can’t wait for the latest to be out either, lol!)

      1. Shirlene
        Shirlene April 11, 2011 at 1:47 am | | Reply

        i can’t wait for the next book MAGIC ON THE HUNT cos it haven’t come out Singapore

  5. Blair Chasteen
    Blair Chasteen January 28, 2011 at 6:20 pm | | Reply

    I havent been hooked one a fantasy series Diane Duanes Young Wizardy series. Its not often I read something so original and intriging as the Aliie Beckstrom series.

    1. Devon
      Devon January 29, 2011 at 10:56 am | | Reply

      Blair–Thank you so much! What a compliment! I hope the next book doesn’t disappoint. I’m working on book 7 right now, and am excited for what’s yet to come. :)

      1. Chris
        Chris February 1, 2011 at 5:37 pm | | Reply

        ZOMG. Book 7! My sister-in-law may pass out from excitement (I almost did!)! Glad there’s to be more, I was wondering if 6 was going to be it. I love the series, and so don’t want it to end just yet. ^_^

      2. Nicola O.
        Nicola O. April 26, 2011 at 9:44 pm | | Reply

        Oh good! I was wondering if the series would continue given that you’re starting a new one.

        Best of both worlds!

  6. Sadi
    Sadi February 24, 2011 at 1:36 pm | | Reply

    I have to say I recently found your work, thanks to another author’s recommendation, and fell in love. I could not put the first book down and I am waiting on pins and needles for the next one from the library.

    1. Devon
      Devon August 1, 2011 at 8:23 am | | Reply

      Thank you, Sadi! Sorry for my late reply. I hope you enjoy the next when your library gets it in!!!

      Devon

  7. Missy
    Missy March 4, 2011 at 10:31 pm | | Reply

    Devon, thank you so much for writing the Allie Beckstrom series. I love it! I devour the books in 1 or 2 days and then wait with baited breath for the next one! I am eagerly anticipating Magic on the Hunt!!!

    1. Devon
      Devon August 1, 2011 at 8:23 am | | Reply

      Missy,

      You are so welcome!! I love writing about Allie and her crew, and hope you enjoyed Hunt too!

      Devon

  8. Myke
    Myke March 10, 2011 at 2:43 pm | | Reply

    Hey Devon!

    So, I stopped by Barnes and Noble just before going to see a movie (Gnomeo and Juliet – very cute!) to pick up the next book in one of the handful of series I read. Since they were not there, I browsed casually for something else to kill time. Came across your Allie Beckstrom series and, without too much expectation, determined the first book and zipped off to the theater. I read a dozen pages before the movie started and thought “wow, this isn’t so bad!”

    When I got back to my hotel room, realizing that the hotel doesn’t have the Cartoon Network, I grabbed your book and started to read again. I got hooked, and HARD! I only got 4 hours of sleep that night, thanks to you! :) And I finished the book the next night when I got home.

    I went from thinking “eh… why not” to now downloading Kindle software so I can read the rest! You sucked me right in, Devon, and that’s no small feat! Well done!

    Thanks for your imagination and talent!
    -Myke

    PS: On a side note, I think you should have your publisher give a Chronological Order of the series. I had to search for “First Published” dates on each book to find the first one! :)

    1. Devon
      Devon August 1, 2011 at 8:25 am | | Reply

      Myke,

      Wow! So glad you found and enjoyed them! I love it when I discover a series that way!! (sorry for the lack of sleep though, lol)

      Thanks for this note, and I’ll bring it up the chronological order comment with my editor next time we talk.

      All best,
      Devon

  9. Joy
    Joy March 25, 2011 at 7:17 pm | | Reply

    Hi Devon,

    I was doing my normal 10,000+ book search through my local Library for something to read and I came across your (Allie Beckstrom series) and Karen Marie Moning’s (Fever series) and I chose yours to read first because of the covers on the books. Yes that is how I choose my books from the Library. Kinda strange I know, but what can I say, I’ve read somereally awesome stuff that way and yours was the top of my list for this year. I cant wait til April to get the next book. :) Hope you keep putting out more books in the series.

    PS
    They say not to judge a book by its cover, well I do it everytime I get a book and it hasn’t let me down yet!!!! LOL

    1. Lina
      Lina April 30, 2011 at 1:44 pm | | Reply

      Definately read the Fever series by Karen Moning. It’s really good!! I got my friend into it and by the last book she was so enthralled she couldn’t put it down.

    2. Devon
      Devon August 1, 2011 at 8:29 am | | Reply

      Hi Joy,

      So glad you’re enjoying the series! There will be nine books in total for the Allie Beckstrom books. The next comes out in November, MAGIC ON THE LINE.

      The cover artist for the Allie Beckstrom books is the amazing Larry Rostant. You can find some of his work here: http://www.rostant.com/portfolio.html

  10. Danielle
    Danielle March 27, 2011 at 12:52 pm | | Reply

    Oh I’ve been reading your Allie Beckstrom series for the last couple weeks, and I absolutely LOVE them! I’m on book four, and about squealed with joy upon finding out there’s two more (plus another on the way!)! Keep up the excellent work! Looking forward to the next three books and getting into your other series! Thank you!!!

    1. Devon
      Devon August 1, 2011 at 8:30 am | | Reply

      Danielle,

      Thank you! And yay, for squeals of joy!! Hope you enjoy the rest of them!

  11. Angie
    Angie March 31, 2011 at 6:25 pm | | Reply

    love your Allie Beckstrom series! You put wonderful detail into your characters and make them loveable, and I love the banter between them. I’m olny on the fourth book, but it looks like you kept Stone. I’m so glad. Very cute idea with that character. I look forward to more Allie stories!

    1. Devon
      Devon August 1, 2011 at 8:31 am | | Reply

      So happy to hear that you’re enjoying the books! Stone is such a sweetie! I couldn’t resist keeping him.

      :)

  12. Amanda
    Amanda April 5, 2011 at 1:45 pm | | Reply

    Thank you for creating the Allie Beckstrom series. I love the books. They are actually one of the first books I actually can read alone and won’t get bored of. (I am not that big of a reading fan because I have trouble reading) But I really love your books and I am starting to love reading.

    1. Devon
      Devon August 1, 2011 at 8:35 am | | Reply

      Amanda,

      Oh, thank you! I’m so glad you are liking the books! Happy reading!!!

  13. Sharon
    Sharon April 6, 2011 at 1:15 am | | Reply

    I absolutely loved the Allie Beckstrom series. It is a totally original take on use of magic. And the characters have their own quirks which make them seem human and familiar. It is amusing how Allie runs on coffee. And I just finished reading your latest book and I cannot wait for more!

    I know this is way to early to ask, do perhaps have a date that the next book is due to be released. I am so addicted, I have read all the books in 2 and a half days.

    Keep writing :)

    1. Devon
      Devon August 1, 2011 at 8:36 am | | Reply

      Hi Sharon!

      Thank you! Magic on the Hunt came out April 5, 2011. Next is Magic on the Line, November 1, 2011.

      :)

  14. Amanda
    Amanda April 6, 2011 at 1:15 pm | | Reply

    Is there going to be a book 7?

    1. Devon
      Devon August 1, 2011 at 8:37 am | | Reply

      Yes. The series will have nine books. Book 7, Magic on the Line comes out November 1, 2011.

      :)

  15. shirlene .L
    shirlene .L April 10, 2011 at 12:32 am | | Reply

    i fell in love with your writing when i read MAGIC AT THE GATE for the first time.i can’t wait for the next book MAGIC ON THE HUNT cos it haven’t come out Singapore

    1. Devon
      Devon August 1, 2011 at 8:38 am | | Reply

      Thank you!! I hope you get your hands on it soon!!

  16. CJ Ryder
    CJ Ryder April 15, 2011 at 4:28 pm | | Reply

    I reread the entire series start to finish with each new book. Then, a few days after I finish reading the latest release, the fear settles into my bones. How long will Allie and Zay continue to have adventures that Devon will document for us?

    1. Devon
      Devon August 1, 2011 at 8:39 am | | Reply

      Aw…thank you. You know, this is a nine book series, but I could see Allie and Zay showing up in a few short stories after the series is done. I really love writing them too, and I’m not sure if I’ll ever be able to completely give them up. :)

  17. Lina
    Lina April 30, 2011 at 1:47 pm | | Reply

    This series is sooo addicting I couldn’t put it down!!! Definately one of my favorite thus far. Thank you for sharing your amazing world and characters with us =D

    1. Devon
      Devon August 1, 2011 at 8:40 am | | Reply

      You are very welcome! Thank you for reading!!!

  18. TheBrain
    TheBrain May 1, 2011 at 2:09 pm | | Reply

    Hey Devon!

    I love your work. There has not been a book i like sence castaway of the flying dutchman, way back in high school. Im really happy that your making another one. I felt that if it ended here i was goinng to go crazy!lol…becase of your work i have started writing my self. so far its all adult short stories. but hay got to start some where! :)

    hey i have to ask you a few things ok?
    1)when did you start writing?
    2)how did you know this is what you wanted?
    3)and one question EVERY one here wants to know! what is the next book called? and when can we get our hands on it?

    hope you dont stop this seires with the next book! and keep up the work….i think you get better with the next book in the seires.
    long live allie and zay! terric and shame! i love the soul to soul concept…lie well fight crazy magic users together!

    1. Devon
      Devon August 1, 2011 at 8:43 am | | Reply

      Thank you! And I’m so glad you’re writing. I started out with short stories oh, so many years ago. :)

      1. I started writing with the intent to be *published* twenty years ago (jeeze, that makes me feel old!)

      2. I love writing. Even when I hate it, I love it.

      3. The next Allie book is Magic on the Line out in stores November 1, 2011. I’ve also written a steampunk novel, DEAD IRON that came out July 5, 2011.

  19. TheBrain
    TheBrain May 1, 2011 at 2:15 pm | | Reply

    DEVON! typ’os to fix…

    heres the fixed paragraph

    hope you dont stop this seires with the next book! keep up the work….i think you get better with w.each new book in the seires.
    long live allie and zay! terric and shame! i love the soul to soul concept…live long love longer :)

  20. Marie
    Marie May 6, 2011 at 10:19 pm | | Reply

    So…any covers coming with Allie’s new hair do? I’d like to see the white stripes.

    Why wouldn’t there be another book after “Magic on the Hunt”? Can’t imagine the story stopping with so many parts to the whole thing just hanging…..

    Devon, thank you so much for sharing with us.

    P.S. C.J. …I do the same thing with rereading the series when the next book comes out. I love finding things I’ve forgotten!

    1. Devon
      Devon August 1, 2011 at 8:44 am | | Reply

      I’ve mentioned it. Not sure if we’ll see it or not. The artist has the final say (as well he should. I am SO not an artist, lol!)

      Thanks for reading!

      1. Sammy
        Sammy September 27, 2011 at 5:38 pm | | Reply

        First off I would like to say thank you for being so awesome. I love your Allie Beckstrom series, From the first book I was hooked. Second I would like to debate with you on the you are not an artist comment, In my opinion writing is an art. Being able to paint a vivid picture with words that captures the attention of your audience and feeds their imagination to new and wonderful heights, the way you do is definitly a form of art. Thank you again, for being so amazing!

  21. Caitlin
    Caitlin May 9, 2011 at 10:06 am | | Reply

    I love this series, is Magic on the Hunt, the last book in the series or will there be another? Please let me know.

    1. Devon
      Devon August 1, 2011 at 8:45 am | | Reply

      Three more!

  22. Amy Mead
    Amy Mead May 23, 2011 at 6:14 pm | | Reply

    Just finished reading Magic on the Hunt. Loved it! It was absolutely fantastic. I never wanted it to end.
    I really hope that there are more books in the series because I would be so sad if there weren’t. >:o ;)

    1. Devon
      Devon May 28, 2011 at 4:21 pm | | Reply

      There are nine books in the series. Magic on the Line comes out November 1, 2011, and the other two books come out in April and November of next year. :)

      Thanks for reading!

  23. Jessica Faus
    Jessica Faus May 25, 2011 at 4:55 pm | | Reply

    I LOVE THE ALLIE BECKSTROM SERIES!!!!!!!! I read them all within two weeks. I can’t wait for the next book to come out. When will you be releasing the next one? Thank you soooooo much for creating this series, I am completely hooked. :)

    1. Devon
      Devon May 28, 2011 at 4:20 pm | | Reply

      Thank you for reading! I’m so glad you like them! :D

  24. Jason
    Jason June 9, 2011 at 4:03 pm | | Reply

    I read… *a lot*. I’ve read a lot of books by a great many authors. (all Fantasy btw, very few sci-fi, and NEVER an urban fantasy) I read the back of the first book and thought to myself, “Magic uses you back? Pain? Ack!” But I took a chance, honestly because I couldn’t find anything better, and now I think your brilliant! I had no idea magic could be so painfully fun, much less GOOD in an Urban setting.

    You got me to read Kim Harrison, Jocelyn Drake, and Brian Lumley. You and Kim are on a level together! Great work!

    P.S.- You should let Shame and Terric get *together*

    1. Richard Caudillo
      Richard Caudillo June 30, 2011 at 6:06 pm | | Reply

      i agree! on everything jason said AND the shame and terric thing XD cant wait to see how THAT relationship turns out

      1. Devon
        Devon August 1, 2011 at 8:49 am | | Reply

        Richard,

        I have *such* plans for Shame and Terric! ;)

    2. Devon
      Devon August 1, 2011 at 8:47 am | | Reply

      Jason,

      Thank YOU for giving the books a try! That’s awesome! And thank you for the comparison to Kim! *blush, blush*

      I have plans for those two boys (Terric and Shame) so stay tuned!

  25. Jess
    Jess June 23, 2011 at 7:21 pm | | Reply

    I just have to say that I love Allies books. I read alot and enjoy many differet series, but this is one of my favorite series. I can’t wait for the next book to come out. :)

    1. Devon
      Devon August 1, 2011 at 8:50 am | | Reply

      Jess,

      Thank you for reading!! So glad Allie and the crew are on your favorite list!

  26. Richard Caudillo
    Richard Caudillo June 30, 2011 at 6:05 pm | | Reply

    OMG i LOVE your books! i cant stop reading them, im gonna be sooo sad when i run out of them :( i easly get absorbed into the story line and have NO problem picturing whats going on. your one of my favorite writers and i recommend your books to ALL of my friends that read. please let me know when your next book comes out!

    1. Devon
      Devon August 1, 2011 at 8:52 am | | Reply

      Richard,

      Thank you for recommending them to friends! That is like music to a writer’s ears!!

      Next book is Magic on the Line, November 1, 2011. Then two more, April 2012 and November 2012.

  27. Matthew
    Matthew July 6, 2011 at 4:43 am | | Reply

    I need your next book that follows Magic on the Hunt. Sooo….. GIMME GIMME GIMME! Why do have to write something as addictive as Allie Beckstorm! They are just tooo good!

    1. Devon
      Devon August 1, 2011 at 8:52 am | | Reply

      Matthew,

      Lol! Magic on the Line will be out really soon–November 1st.

  28. Carolyn
    Carolyn July 10, 2011 at 11:25 pm | | Reply

    I agree!

    1. Devon
      Devon August 1, 2011 at 8:53 am | | Reply

      :) !

  29. Jessica
    Jessica July 11, 2011 at 1:21 am | | Reply

    Hey Devon :) I LOVE Allie Beckstrom series… I can’t get enough of them, and beause of that I do not get enough sleep in the last week lol. Thankyou so much for writing a brilliant series.
    I can not wait until the next lot come out. :)

    1. Devon
      Devon August 1, 2011 at 8:54 am | | Reply

      Jessica,

      Thank you so much!!! I LOVE writing them. Sorry for the lack of sleep though!! Hope you enjoy the next book!

  30. Katherin Barrow
    Katherin Barrow July 15, 2011 at 12:10 pm | | Reply

    I just found your books 2 weeks ago and just finished #6. You are fantastic! So happy to know you’re working on book 7. I don’t want the series to end any time soon. Your writing is so subtle that I think I’ve picked up on a dozen questions about Allie’s past and future that I’d like to know the answers to, so dream on and write on!

    Thanks for all the enjoyment.

    PS: Heading over to bn.com now to get some instant gratification by “Nook-ing” the first in your new series!

    1. Devon
      Devon August 1, 2011 at 8:55 am | | Reply

      Katherin,

      Ooohhh…yes. There are a lot of hints sprinkled throughout the series and hopefully we’ll get all the answers by the end of book 9.

      And you are so very welcome! Thank you for reading!!!

  31. babysaffron
    babysaffron July 27, 2011 at 6:30 pm | | Reply

    hi…. I love your book….. Really really enjoyed it and it keeps me awake at night..
    Thanks…

    1. Devon
      Devon August 1, 2011 at 8:56 am | | Reply

      Hi!

      Thank you! I hope you caught up on your sleep!! Happy reading!!

  32. melissa
    melissa July 31, 2011 at 7:07 pm | | Reply

    Hi Devon…

    I just finished Magic on the Hunt and i love this whole series….Please tell me there will be more to the Allie Beckstrom Novels…I really want to know what happens next…

    1. Devon
      Devon August 1, 2011 at 8:57 am | | Reply

      Melissa,

      Yes, indeed! There will be nine books in the series for sure. It is my goal to answer all the questions by the time we get to the end of the ninth book. :)

      1. James Tompkins
        James Tompkins April 1, 2013 at 11:42 am | | Reply

        wait ? theres only 9 books total??? what happens next??????

  33. Lynn Venturo
    Lynn Venturo August 4, 2011 at 9:28 pm | | Reply

    Now I remember why I procrastinated reading the next in the series, I Can’t Put Them Down! I read the last three in a week and a half! You are truly amazing and am honored to have know you all these years. Great job, don’t drain yourself but please keep up the Awesomeness !!!!

  34. Adam Davis
    Adam Davis August 23, 2011 at 10:40 pm | | Reply

    Devon, I grabbed Magic to the Bone partly because of the title and partly because of the intriguing cover art. Either way, I grabbed all of the other Allie books simply becaues your writing style has me hooked like blood magic. Reading the last three in the series has made my time in Iraq much more tolerable and I’ll probably read them again before I’m home. Thanks a lot for making my life richer.

  35. Tori
    Tori September 8, 2011 at 8:57 am | | Reply

    I’ve always loved books, especially with strong female characters, and Allie Beckstrom is definitely up there with my favorites. Ive been trying to get myself to sit down and work on writing but none of my ideas have taken me far enough yet. You’re amazing keep up the good work. Do you have any idea how many more books will be in the series if there are more? Im working on Magic in the Shadows right now and curious how much more I have to look forward too

  36. Cassandra
    Cassandra September 13, 2011 at 2:04 pm | | Reply

    Devon, I have to admit that I bought Magic to the Bone for one reason; my 14-year-old twin daughters are named Devon and Allie. I just couldn’t resist! That being said, I am thoroughly enjoying the book and looking forward to the rest of the series.

  37. Em
    Em September 23, 2011 at 3:53 am | | Reply

    I read all the 6 books over the last 3 weeks. Here I am now ( with blurry eyes) looking for the next book on the net. Can’t say I am not disappointed that it is not published yet. But it shows how much I love the series. Can you write a little faster?

  38. Amy
    Amy October 7, 2011 at 12:29 pm | | Reply

    Magic on the Storm is keeping me awake at the moment. I love Allie and Zayvion, and am seriously rooting for things to work out between them =)

  39. Nichole
    Nichole October 11, 2011 at 6:52 am | | Reply

    Devon,

    I totally can’t wait until Nov. 1st!!!! I really want to know what will happens with everyone. I also just want to thank you for this series. I have introduced the series to my coworkers and we added your books to our book club!

    Always,

    Nichole

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  41. Tessa
    Tessa November 3, 2011 at 12:19 pm | | Reply

    I love this book series so much! It was a stumble upon book series and I’m absolutely addicted to them! You are so talented as a writer and I’m glad that you decided to share your stories with us all to read :). I work in a book store and I recommend them to everyone I help!

    1. Tessa
      Tessa November 3, 2011 at 9:14 pm | | Reply

      I also have to compliment you on your ability to create emotions in your characters and have them transfer. Allie pissed me a good deal off on more than one occasion, I actually wanted to strangle her! Any author that can evoke a emotional reaction such as anger at a main character in a book is a bloody good one in my books!

  42. babysaffron
    babysaffron November 3, 2011 at 8:11 pm | | Reply

    Devon….
    I finished the book thru out the night…. I’ve been waiting for this one…. Awesome writing, amazing story and the chemistry between Allie and Zayvion is really there… You can feel it while reading…It gets thru you. Counting the days for magic on the Line…

  43. marsha
    marsha November 5, 2011 at 7:38 am | | Reply

    I love your books and have raced through them! I’m anxiously awaiting the next installment. But, I have a question… When I’m reading, I can usually picture the people I’m reading about. But, I just can’t get a mental pic of Zayvion. I don’t know why. If you had to pick someone who would be your ideal of Zayvion, who would it be? Thanks! And great writing!

  44. Johhny
    Johhny November 8, 2011 at 11:31 pm | | Reply

    You’ve got me hooked. I randomly found a copy of “Magic to the Bone” in the ship’s library (US Navy) and couldn’t put it down til it was finished. Definitely getting the rest of the series ASAP. That’s saying a lot coming from me. Avid reader and until your book I hadn’t found a single fantasy series I enjoyed so much since “Dragonlance Chronicles.” Thank you so much for using the amazing talent you possess. My reader’s spirit is reinvigorated.

  45. Lacie
    Lacie November 10, 2011 at 3:24 pm | | Reply

    I love your books. You are a brilliant woman. I hate finishing every new book because I have to wait for the next one yet I just can’t put them down. Thank you sooooo much for giving me a wonderful and mysterious world to escape to. I look forward to the next Allie beckstrom novel and all of your other work. Thanks again

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  47. Miki S
    Miki S November 28, 2011 at 6:12 pm | | Reply

    Just wanted to say I am very much enjoying this series and I’ve pushed it on all the folk in my reading circle.

    And – not to sound contrary – I’m also glad to see you have a planned ending to the series. Too many of the urban fantasies have open-ended storylines, and the main character just gets more and more trouble in her life…and you can’t help to start to think the characters are never going to be able to have any kind of “good” life!

    I will definitely look for your other series…

  48. Shane (& Fam)
    Shane (& Fam) December 9, 2011 at 10:52 am | | Reply

    Hi Devon! My wife and kids and I are all Urban Fantasy addicts. When we find series that we like, we pass the books around the house and inevitably find ourselves waiting impatiently for our favorite authors (like yourself) to come out with the next one. Then, of course, it’s a matter of waiting for your turn! We’re all big fans of Allie. My wife got to Magic on the Line first. I just finished it today and it goes on to one of my sons tonight.
    I’m always sad when an author says that there will only be ____ books in a series that I love because I hate to see it end, but I’m looking forward to The Age of Steam and whatever other characters and universes that you create for us. (However long we have to wait between books…lol) = ^ )

  49. Shane (& Fam)
    Shane (& Fam) December 9, 2011 at 11:03 am | | Reply

    Ok, quick question for you Devon:
    If you were able to cast a movie, who would you see playing Allie, Zay and Shame?
    (Those are the three I’m most interested in, but I’d be happy to hear about any others you’d care to divulge…)

  50. Christina
    Christina January 4, 2012 at 8:51 pm | | Reply

    I am really enjoying this series, everything about it. I wonder why only 9 books. I do hope that you continue past 9 books, even if it is still in Allie’s world and not directly about her. It’s a great mix of everything and reminds me of the Dresden Files (Jim Butcher, which I also enjoy).
    Please keep Allie and her world going.
    :-)

  51. Roger Howell
    Roger Howell January 11, 2012 at 12:09 am | | Reply

    Hi:

    I discovered the third book in the Allie Beckstrom series when I was nosing around my local used book store to find something to read in the paranormal genre a coupl of months ago. It is my favorite genre to get lost in. I went to the local library got the first two and I am totally addicted. I am reading the second book right now and the third and forth are in transit to my library as I write this. Woohoo!!! Thanks for writing this fantastic series. I am a bit sad as there is only going to be nine books total. I really think you shouldn’t give up the characters. Judging from the amount of comments on the web site, you have a mighty large legion of fans. Devon Monk as an author totally rocks out in my honest opinion.

  52. Chris
    Chris January 23, 2012 at 5:10 am | | Reply

    Whew! What a relief! I am near the end of Magic on the Hunt, and had a terrible feeling that this was the end of the series. Imagine my relief when I checked your site and found out there’s a new installment in April, 2012! Just a few months away!

    Thanks for putting a little magic in my life!

  53. Priyanka
    Priyanka February 4, 2012 at 5:34 pm | | Reply

    I just stated reading your books and I can’t put them down:D I really love your writing and I can’t wait to see what happens to Allie next in Magic without Mercy:D

  54. Tristy Mallette
    Tristy Mallette February 16, 2012 at 11:22 am | | Reply

    I just recently happened upon the Allie Beckstrom series at my local library and polished off all 7 books in 5 days, which is impressive for me given that I am a SAHM with two young kids to care for. I am totally and utterly hooked and can not wait for the next book to come out this spring. I do however blame you and Allie for my current addiction to COFFEE (either due to reading about it endlessly or to staying up late reading these wonderful books)! Thank you for capturing my imagination.

  55. Becky
    Becky March 20, 2012 at 9:51 am | | Reply

    Really loved the first book – can’t wait to read the next.
    Didn’t want to put it down

  56. DJ
    DJ March 31, 2012 at 10:53 pm | | Reply

    Ive just started the series and I fell in love with everything about it. I’m trying to get others in my family to read them too! Thank you for writing and I hope you keep writing :)

  57. Connie
    Connie April 5, 2012 at 8:16 am | | Reply

    All I can say is when is book 9 coming out?!?! I read 8 in 4 hours and now I’ve got nothing and I’m dying to find out what happens next. How many books are there going to be in the series? Thank you for writing, as long as you keep writing about Allie, I’ll keep reading.

  58. Raven
    Raven April 5, 2012 at 5:14 pm | | Reply

    I love your books. I grabbed a copy of Magic on the Storm on a trip to Eureka. Read all the way through without realizing that it was book five of a series. It was EPIC. Due to bookstores not having copies, I actually read them 5, 3, 4, 2,1,6,7, and 8. Even out of order, it makes sense because you feel for Allie, not having any of the knowledge of the memories she’s lost. Love Zay and Allie, want to beat some sense into Shame and Terric. Congratulations on such a compelling, vivid, heart-wrenching, bad ass story.

    1. Raven
      Raven April 5, 2012 at 5:17 pm | | Reply

      Umm make that book four. so 4, 2, 3, 1, 5, 6, 7, and 8…..have my books out of order @.@

  59. Summer
    Summer April 17, 2012 at 8:21 pm | | Reply

    Just discovered your writing thru an anthology and loved it. Got the first Allie book and I am hooked. I love reading about where I live, It adds an entire new depth to the book for me when I know the places you write about. Thank you for sharing your ideas with the rest of the world. Cant wait for more.

  60. Karen in Oz
    Karen in Oz May 1, 2012 at 1:12 am | | Reply

    When is the latest Allie Beckstrom book hitting audio at Audible? I am stalking the new releases with much frustration!!!!

  61. Victoria
    Victoria May 21, 2012 at 12:35 am | | Reply

    I have almost finished magic without mercy, but am so addicted to your books that I am already devestated that it’s the last book out. Are you writing anymore to the Allie beckstrom series? Love your work

  62. shireen
    shireen May 27, 2012 at 4:12 pm | | Reply

    Just love them all. As soon as i read the first i had to read them all. Completely hooked on your writing xx

  63. Tina
    Tina May 29, 2012 at 2:15 pm | | Reply

    I love the Allie Beckstrom books, I bought the latest one the day it came out. I had it read within 24 hours of buying it. Now waiting for the next one, I have started rereading them again!

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  65. Christina Bagby
    Christina Bagby May 31, 2012 at 6:48 pm | | Reply

    Devon, I absolutely looooooove the Allie Beckstrom series! I’m totally hooked, even though I’ve only been able to read the first two. I even got my mom and sister, who doesn’t read much, hooked! I’m looking for every opportunity to read the rest of the series, can’t wait to find them!

  66. Kymberli Caruso
    Kymberli Caruso June 4, 2012 at 4:13 pm | | Reply

    I’m kind of a book-addict and in spite of my extremely busy life on a farm with kids, animals, and PTA meetings I have a reading habit of about a book a day. I started with your first Allie Beckstrom book and finished the last within about five days. Very curious as to when you’re hoping to have the next and last book finished. When you find a series you enjoy reading, I for one find it difficult to wait. :)

  67. Jayne
    Jayne June 10, 2012 at 1:14 pm | | Reply

    Read 8 Allie Bs in week while off work with illness
    Helped take my mind off the pain!
    When is book 9 available?

  68. Anne
    Anne July 16, 2012 at 1:54 pm | | Reply

    Hi Devon,

    I’ve read all the Allie books and really really enjoyed them! When is the final book in the series going to be out please (UK)?

    Thanks!
    A

  69. William
    William July 16, 2012 at 3:17 pm | | Reply

    I had stopped reading for years, I read slow and was hard for me to find a book that interested me enough to read with my busy live and todays technology. However your series with Allie Beckstrom has changed that I have read the whole series in a few months (very quickly for me) and have just started book 8, I cheated as I always do on great books and read the last paragraph in the book, and see that there does seem to be more left to her story. I hope the next book will be out soon. Thank you for providing me with such interesting characters.

  70. Beth
    Beth July 18, 2012 at 1:58 pm | | Reply

    I have read all 8 books within a week. I LOVE them, when will book 9 come out?

  71. Tiffany
    Tiffany July 23, 2012 at 3:08 am | | Reply

    I really love these books. I really wish they were more popular because they deserve the attention. I love how your magic system in them. Overall they are wonderful and makes me want to write more.

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  73. Ann
    Ann August 14, 2012 at 6:07 am | | Reply

    Hi, I have just finished reading Magic without Mercy and was wondering if anyone knows when the next book will be released, the suspense is going to drive me crazy lol.

  74. kelley phillips
    kelley phillips August 14, 2012 at 8:31 am | | Reply

    Just love your series and I was wondering if Magic Without Mercy will be release on audio?

  75. Laine
    Laine August 31, 2012 at 5:11 pm | | Reply

    I have just come out of hospital, but before i went in I downloaded a load of “interesting sounding” books to my kindle as I knew I was going to be unable to do a great deal for about 6 weeks. Magic to the Bone was one of those books. I have just finished reading it and what can I say? I was hooked from the very first – I have now downloaded all the other Allie books to my kindle and they will be read before any others. Thankyou. It is making a boring recovery more interesting.

  76. ayla
    ayla September 4, 2012 at 10:26 pm | | Reply

    hi devon have read all 8 books and am completely in love with the series and was wondering if there is a 9th book to come? also have read your age of steam sereis and cant wait for the third cant wait for them to reach little ol new zealand here :)

  77. Curtis
    Curtis September 19, 2012 at 1:03 pm | | Reply

    Devon, about halfway through Magic to the Bone, the first one of your books I’ve read. I am completely sold on it, and will be getting the rest of that series.

    Picked the book up at thriftstore (along with about 10 other urban fantasy books – all first books in a series – I think someone traded in a collection). Had no idea what to expect. It was great – be buying the rest new. Great stuff. Starting this late in the life of the series means I have a lot of good books to look forward to. :D

    The whole “price of magic” thing isn’t something I’ve seen anywhere else really, it gives a depth to the setting and magic that you don’t get elsewhere.

    Thank you for inviting me into your world.

  78. kath
    kath October 9, 2012 at 2:53 pm | | Reply

    Hi! Any news on the “Magic Without Mercy” audiobook?

    1. Joe
      Joe October 21, 2012 at 6:26 pm | | Reply

      I was searching for the same answer. I can’t find any dates mentioned on goodreads.com or any audio book site. I also don’t see her answering the question in this thread. I really hope it comes out soon! :-)

  79. David
    David December 7, 2012 at 3:51 pm | | Reply

    I just finished the most recent book, Magic For A Price, and I have to admit I cried a couple times through it. It was a very intense read. An adrenaline rush from beginning to end. What I want to know is if this is the conclusion? or if there will be more misadventures with Allie, Zay, Shame, and Terric?

  80. Carley
    Carley December 11, 2012 at 10:08 am | | Reply

    HI Devon,

    I have read all your Allie Beckstrom books and absolutely loved them. I have just finished Magic for a Price. It seemed like a rounded off ending to the books….still i want more. Will there be any more in this series?

    Carley

  81. Pat
    Pat January 5, 2013 at 7:46 am | | Reply

    I am blind Read first seven of the Allie Beckstrom Series (Audio) and could not put the books down.

    Learned there are 2 more books in series Magic Without Mercy and Magic for a Price Any idea when these books will come out in Audio format

    Can’t wait to read more

  82. Chris
    Chris January 9, 2013 at 4:32 pm | | Reply

    I’m almost half way through Magic For a Price; any idea on when the next one will be out?

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  84. Zoe
    Zoe February 8, 2013 at 2:00 am | | Reply

    hi i love all 9 Allie Beckstrom novels, i have read them over and over again as i can never get sick of them! i am addicted and was wondering if there would be a 10th?

  85. AuntieJ
    AuntieJ February 24, 2013 at 3:03 pm | | Reply

    I love the series…but one suggestion/request
    on this website PLEASE put a simple text list of the order of the books
    i can only find the photo’s of the book covers in rows here, and on old computers (which many people who read actually paper books have…) graphics are not always able to be seen
    so it is hard to find the order of the books!…
    thanks
    auntie

  86. Shelley
    Shelley March 3, 2013 at 9:23 am | | Reply

    I just wanted to say that I enjoy your writing. I have never enjoyed anything in the syi-fi/magical world before, but I am very much enjoying your Allie Beckstrom series. Thank you!

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  89. Bryan Laird
    Bryan Laird April 16, 2013 at 12:21 pm | | Reply

    I recently fell in love with the Allie Beckstrom books, after finding them on my kindle (currently reading book 3). Since then I have bought a copy for my sister who has also enjoyed them, and for my wife who isn’t a fan of reading in general but thanks to the Allie Beckstrom books and to David Webber’s Honor Harrington books, she is reading almost daily now.

    Bryan

  90. Christl
    Christl May 21, 2013 at 10:50 am | | Reply

    Hi Devon!

    I love the Allie Beckstrom book. But i´m from germany and my englisch is not good. And the only book in German is Magic in the blood. Please can you translate the other books in German.

  91. Kassandra Roberts
    Kassandra Roberts May 21, 2013 at 6:42 pm | | Reply

    I just love this series cause it has every think you look for in a book, as I was reading them I could not put them down all I got left to read is Magic For a Price which the town library doesn’t have it yet. well thanks for writing such a great series.=] ;]

  92. Kassandra Roberts
    Kassandra Roberts May 21, 2013 at 6:48 pm | | Reply

    well Christ I hope they get translated soon cause you will love them.

  93. Christl
    Christl May 23, 2013 at 2:52 am | | Reply

    thank you Kassandra, i hope too

  94. Adam
    Adam May 24, 2013 at 12:51 pm | | Reply

    Just picked up Magic for a Price and can’t wait to dig into it. This modernization of magic is probably one of the best fantasy series I’ve read in a very long time. I know it must, but I hate to see the day that this series comes to an end. Thank you Devon for sharing your wonderful mind with us, your readers.

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  98. Nic Shaydes
    Nic Shaydes January 19, 2014 at 7:41 pm | | Reply

    I thoroughly enjoyed the Allie Beckstrom series in audiobook. Emily Durante is a wonderful narrator. I really would like to complete the collection of audiobook with the last 2 installments. I can see many others are anxious for these too. Any news on the release dates on the audio? Thanks again for your wonderful stories.

  99. James
    James January 27, 2014 at 6:14 pm | | Reply

    An earlier comment from Devon indicated 9 books total in the Magic xxx series. I have to say the end of Price is indicative of either 1) the publisher wanting an option for more, 2) Devon wanting to be “pressured” into writing more, or 3) just poor editing on the trailing bits. I’m inclined to go with #2 myself because the ending made me go “wha?” Not that I want the series to go on much more – it needs a wrap up – but I felt like the ending was out of character for Allie and the crew. That’s not even mentioning Mama.

  100. KellyAnne
    KellyAnne January 30, 2014 at 10:28 am | | Reply

    I am doing a book reading challenge (http://www.50bookpledge.ca) and really like series of books for it – the Allie Beckstrom series has been on my TBR pile for about a year now, I actually discovered “Age of Stream” first and read them last year. I started “Magic to the Bone” on Jan 22nd and now I am about 25% of the way through “Magic Without Mercy”…. And I am recommending this series to all my friends…. I actually read and finished “Magic on the Hunt” and “Magic on the Line” in the same day, because it is almost impossible to put them down. Excellent books! Thank you for creating such an awesome & complex book universe.

  101. Brittany
    Brittany April 22, 2014 at 1:56 am | | Reply

    Are you planning on releasing the Allie Becstrom series as a bundle?

  102. Danielle
    Danielle May 12, 2014 at 9:53 am | | Reply

    I read. A LOT. THat being said, the Allie Beckstorm series is on my top 5 list, I so love your books, they have caused me many sleepless nights and I don’t regret that for a second. Thanks for writing, I hope you continue to write loads more.

  103. Susmita
    Susmita June 22, 2014 at 6:24 am | | Reply

    I love ur allie beckstrom series..its awesome!!!

  104. Susmita
    Susmita June 22, 2014 at 6:27 am | | Reply

    Im ur biggest Fan in the world!!!!!

  105. Nishat Rumaly
    Nishat Rumaly June 23, 2014 at 11:50 am | | Reply

    Heyy!!! Im a huge fan of ur Alie Beckstrom series but i have bad luck and wasnt able to read all. i live in Bangladesh and i dont knw which site to use to read them online. i seriously need help

  106. Nishat Rumaly
    Nishat Rumaly June 23, 2014 at 11:51 am | | Reply

    Heyy!!! Im a huge fan of ur Alie Beckstrom series but i have bad luck and wasnt able to read all. i live in Bangladesh and i dont knw which site to use to read them online. i seriously need help…

  107. margie frentress
    margie frentress July 4, 2014 at 10:54 am | | Reply

    Hi Devon,

    I just discovered your books and am on the second one, and have bought the third! They are and I am really enjoying them. Are you still writing them or is Magic for a Price the last one of the series? I am pretty new to the urban fantasy genre, but have gotten hooked!! I started with Kim Harrison Hollows series, and didn’t think I could find anything that I would like as much as that series, but I was wrong!! You are a new favorite author in my books!!

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