Magic To The Bone

Magic To the Bone

Book 1 in the Allie Beckstrom Series

Using magic means it uses you back, and every spell exacts a price from its user. But some people get out of it by Offloading the cost of magic onto an innocent. Then it’s Allison Beckstrom’s job to identify the spell-caster. Allie would rather live a hand-to-mouth existence than accept the family fortune—and the strings that come with it. But when she finds a boy dying from a magical Offload that has her father’s signature all over it, Allie is thrown back into his world of black magic. And the forces she calls on in her quest for the truth will make her capable of things that some will do anything to control…


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27 Responses

  1. Catharine Richardson
    Catharine Richardson January 5, 2011 at 9:26 pm | | Reply

    Hey, I’d love to get an ebook version of Magic To The Bone. Except that ebook versions of this book are not available in Canada via Penguin/Roc, Amazon or Kobo. Why are we blacklisted?


    1. Devon
      Devon January 29, 2011 at 11:00 am | | Reply

      Catharine–I’m looking into why the books aren’t available via Kindle (etc) in Canada. Sorry for the hassle. I don’t actually have any say over where the ebook is distributed. My publisher bought those rights when they bought the rights to publish the books in paper format, so it’s up to them to see that the book is available electronically.

      But as soon as I find out why they aren’t available (or maybe when they will be available) I’ll let you know.

      All best,

  2. Kevin Sullivan
    Kevin Sullivan March 5, 2011 at 5:06 am | | Reply

    I live in the UK and I would like to read the first book in the series of Allie Beckstrom on my kindle but it is not available at Amazon uk. Do you have any idea why it is not available?

    Thanks for your help.

    1. Devon
      Devon March 5, 2011 at 2:21 pm | | Reply


      I have good news! We recently sold UK rights which means the first two books will be available on Amazon UK in the near future. I don’t know exactly when, but as soon as I get any news, I’ll post it here.

      Thanks for asking!

  3. Kevin Sullivan
    Kevin Sullivan March 6, 2011 at 11:44 am | | Reply

    Thanks for the info. Devon. I look forward to reading Magic to the bone on my kindle.

    Keep on writing!


  4. Melissa
    Melissa April 23, 2011 at 8:19 pm | | Reply

    Are there any plans to release your books on audio?

    1. Devon
      Devon August 23, 2011 at 9:17 am | | Reply

      Melissa–The audio books have just started coming out. Here’s a link to Tantor Audio Audiobooks:

  5. Judy
    Judy May 22, 2011 at 10:25 am | | Reply

    I live in Canada,
    I entered an address in the USA (temporarily) on my Amazon account, downloaded the e-books that were not available in Canada, and then switched back to my Canadian address.
    I do it all the time, it works like a charm.
    Great book, by the way, Thanks.

  6. Pyryp
    Pyryp July 13, 2011 at 11:39 am | | Reply

    I’m intrested in trying out your books but I’m worried it, like so many other books these days, is filled with romance and/or sex. Is this the case?
    Btw I dont mind if there’s some romance (like in dresden files) but it should be just a sidestory.

    1. Devon
      Devon August 23, 2011 at 9:21 am | | Reply

      Pyryp–The Allie Beckstrom books aren’t paranormal romance. They’re pretty firmly urban fantasy, which means there are relationships and some sexy scenes in the books, (like the Dresden Files) but romance isn’t the main focus of the books.

  7. Josh
    Josh August 17, 2011 at 1:35 am | | Reply

    I’m also wandering about an audio-book version of this series as, It is the only way I listen/read books now. I lost the majority of my eyesight from an IED over in Iraq so reading for me is very difficult. Please let me know if you could when a audio-book version is going to become available.

    1. Devon
      Devon August 23, 2011 at 9:16 am | | Reply

      Josh– Yes! The books are in audio now. You can find them at Tantor Audio AudioBooks. Here’s a link:

  8. Eddy
    Eddy October 2, 2011 at 10:35 am | | Reply


    I live in Mexico, and I want to buy this books, but I can’t find’em I read the first one in the highschool when i was in US. Do anyone know where I can buy them? Thanks for answering this.

  9. Mark
    Mark October 21, 2011 at 3:10 am | | Reply

    I’m in the same situation as those above. In Australia there is no kindle version. I was hoping to try this series being a big Dresden fan and this looking like a similar style series but unless I can get an book it won’t happen :-(

  10. Keinushi
    Keinushi November 2, 2011 at 6:39 pm | | Reply

    I’m a huge fan of the urban fantasy genra, but i get kinda tired when the romance seems to take over the story. As a female author to another, I understand the draw of writing romance, but before I devote the next 2-3 days of my life tracking down a copy of this book and reading it, could you tell me if this is more of a romance or an adventure story?

    1. Keinushi
      Keinushi November 2, 2011 at 6:41 pm | | Reply

      nevermind I see you have already had this question. Hopefully the sexy scenes don’t get to be too much for me ^_^, away we goooo!!!!

  11. Iceia
    Iceia March 12, 2012 at 9:13 am | | Reply

    Hey… my last name is Beckstrom… I didn’t know I had a daughter, or was a practicer of black magic. o_O
    I’ll have to read the series now just to see how terrible a father I am now!
    Other then that, Looks like a brilliant series. Love the idea you present in the summery.

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  13. Mike
    Mike July 3, 2012 at 12:39 am | | Reply

    Cant get your Books (for kindle) in new Zealand either (I suddgest you get on your publishers case they sound like they need a kick in the bum to ensure things get moving)

    P.S. good luck with sales Will check back every now and again to see if the situation with avalibility is sorted


  14. Dale
    Dale July 16, 2012 at 10:17 pm | | Reply

    I’ve managed to get ebooks 3 through to 8 for my kindle through Amazon but 1 and 2 are not listed for Australia either. Any chance they will become available in the near future, as I’d really like to have the complete set?

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  16. Tweetie
    Tweetie January 27, 2013 at 2:34 am | | Reply

    Just read my first Allie Beckstrom novel, expected trashy yet enjoyable (sorry, front cover is a little cliched) but instead got something I couldn’t put down! I read literally hundreds of books a year and this is one of the best fantasy series I’ve found for a while. Have just found the whole lot on Amazon and am looking forward to immersing myself in this rather gritty and dirty fantasy world. Thanks to Amazons mad ebook sale over Christmas for putting this out there. Don,t usually post online but if this book is anything to go by, I may be back!

    P.s. Read a post earlier by someone ‘critiquing’ Allie Beckstrom. Just wanted to point out you are meant to have the ‘willing suspension of disbelief’ to really enjoy a book. I am an English teacher and spend a lot of time interrogating novels but the best bit of any lesson is when a kid says ‘that was ace miss!’ Allie is a great character – enjoy her!

  17. Peremptor
    Peremptor February 1, 2013 at 12:48 pm | | Reply


    I live in Germany and got the second book as a present – in German. But I can’t find the first book “Magic to the bone” and I also have no idea what title it got in German. Do you have any idea or some way to find out what the book is named and how to get it?



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  19. Le Quai de Wigan pdf
    Le Quai de Wigan pdf June 25, 2014 at 7:55 am | | Reply

    always i used to read smaller articles that also clear their motive, and that is also
    happening with this piece of writing which I am reading

  20. patrick
    patrick December 6, 2014 at 6:03 am | | Reply

    I have 4 books of this series but the pictures on the cover are different… does that matter or are these rewrites?

  21. danielle
    danielle July 12, 2015 at 4:15 am | | Reply

    I would like to know when or if Magic to the bone will be released to kindle in Australia.

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