Magic Graves (Kate Daniels 0.5)
Jeaniene Frost's story, One for the Money, features vampires Cat and Bones trying to protect a spoiled heiress with a price on her head and an undead hitman on her trail. Previously published in Death's Excellent Vacation. Also includes the first three chapters fro...more
Since Jeaniene Frost started making her p...more
So... of course I love Bones and Cat. I'll read anything about them without the slightest of protest. And this was a cute little story about them doing some bodyguard work for a spoiled little rich girl named
One thing bugged me, though. The story was absolutely filled with "reminders" of prior books. I know Ms. Frost does this a lot in her novels, and that's great. But...more
One for the Money was a reminder why I love Cat and Bones so much!
It's only about 30 pages but it's a great short story in the usual Cat And Bones style (including a quicky when they take a break from their assignment). Cat's mom was in the story as well so we get the usual banter between her and Bones as well.
A Questionable Client was a great intro to the Kate Daniels series.
I'm starting on this series now and this short story gave me a taste of how Kate is and th...more
Full review over at Fantasy Book Critic
OVERVIEW/ANALYSIS: 2010 saw the release of the P.N. Elrod Anthology “Dark and Stormy Knights”, in which we got a prequel story “A Questionable Client” which introduces us to the event wherein Saiman and Kate got acquainted with each other. The short story is 45 pages long however readers need not despair, there’s enough action, humour and “Kate-Saiman banter” to satiate the fans of the series.
This story is set before the events of the first book “Magic bi...more
Jeaniene Frost "One for the Money" (Night Huntress series) novella originally from Death's Excellent Vacation anthology.
This novella takes place after Destined for the Grave.
This is a succulent little Cat and Bones fix, with plenty of humor. I especially loved the parts where Bones sacrifices himself in order to help Justine learn how to live on her own two fangs. I would definitely suggest you be up-to-date on the Night Hun...more
Magic Graves is a book written by Ilona Andrews, author of Kate Daniels|on the edge, and Frost author of night huntress.
I have read most of Jeaniene's night huntress books, and all of Ilona's Kate Daniels books. When the option came up form Ilona Andrews blog to get the chance to review Magic Graves I jumped at the chance.
One For The Money
I knew starting One For The Money that it would take place after where I stopped reading the previous books, b...more
As for the sneak-peeks at Frost's short story f...more
The excerpt for Vlad's book was the right amount to spark my interest (feel free to groan at the pun. LOL). He is my favorite character and I am looking forward to his book. His HEA needs to be exceptional. :)
The Kate Daniels story f...more
Frost contents are first: one Cat + Bones short story that was previously published, a snippet of the upcoming novel all about Vlad (yay!) "On...more
Magic Graves offers nice fixes for both Jeaniene Frost’s Night Huntress and Ilona Andrews’ Kate Daniels series in between the novels. With a short story set in each world, fans get some time with favorite characters.
The Night Huntress story, “One for the Money,” offers up a hearty Cat and Bones fix for those who love the romance angle of the novels. It gives us a taste of Cat and Bones’ more “simple” tasks — this time taking on a protecti...more
Cat and Bones are forced to cut their vacation short when they're asked to play body guards to an heiress that has a hit out on her. This short takes place after Destined For An Early Grave so you don't need to be completely caught up with the series in order to read it. A lot of story is packed into just a few pages. As usual, Cat and Bones are great together and a lot of humor is provided when their patience is tested by a spoiled rich girl who has a supernat...more
A Questionable Client by Ilona Andrews (first in Dark & Stormy Knights) - how Kate met Saiman, a couple of years before the events in Magic Bites (book 1 in the series). Fun story that I loved. New readers to Kate's world will not be confused - a good standalone. Great action and humor. I also love the inclusion of Slavic mythology, not somethin...more
A Questionable Client brought us the story that took place before the beginning of the Kate Daniels series - it showed us how Kate and Saiman met. As usual, it was filled with Kate actions and awesomeness.
One for the Money took us through a little side mission which Cat and Bones undertook at the request of Cat's uncle, Don. A young heiress was being targeted by her ruthless cousin and Cat and Bones were charged with her protec...more
Almond joy has nuts, Mounds Don't. Magic Graves has both...Both authors write beautiful stories. Both have rich dialogue, sweet plotlines, delicious characters. Both are romantic, and slightly humorous, though in different ways. Both have a balance of readability, fast and smooth with easy transitions. Ms. Frost has a darker harder bite to her work, steamy sex scenes and will hit you in the head with blatant violence. Team Andrews builds wor...more
The first story is by Frost entitled "One for the Money." This story takes place shortly after book four "Destined for an Early Grave." This time Cat and Bones return early from a much needed vacation in order to help her Uncle Don protect the daughter of an old friend. It seems the girl is a rich heiress and has a cousin who feels he would benef...more
One for the Money
Once Burned: Sneak Peak of Book 1 of the Night Prince series
Home for the Holidays: Sneak peak of Bite Before Christmas anthology
A Questionable Client
Fate's Edge: Sneak peek of book 3 of the Edge series
Magic Grieves: Sneak Peek of a novella in the Kate Daniels series
One for the Money:
This one belongs to the Night Huntress series. I read the first book of that series and the characters didn't...more
It's my first time reading a story of the Kate Daniels series and I really enjoyed it.
Sure, since it is a short story the plot gets resolved pretty fast and easily but that didn't bother me that much. I got a glimpse into the very intresting world Andrews created and like the idea of the magic waves and magic users. Kate seems to be a fun and likeable character and I hope I'll see Samain again. It was not okay what he did but I so...more
The rest of the book was taken up with peaks for each authors coming attractions. I hate that. I don't want a taste of a book. I want the book and what I really wanted was either more of the...more
As for One for the Money, the story was short at 30 pages, so there wasn't much to it. It's a cute story concerning Cat and Bones who get stuck with protecting a bratty heiress. If you need a bit of a fix until the next novel comes out you can check out this tease. The rest is really filler...sneak peaks of A Bite Before Chr...more
Ilona Andrew´s prequel with Kate Daniels, great start since i´m starting her books soon. Love Kate and looking forward to reading more, so i didn´t read her sneak peeks either.
3,5 Stars just because it was a bi...more
New York Times bestselling authors Jeaniene Frost and Ilona Andrews bring you two short stories of paranormal.
Jeaniene Frost's story, One for the Money, features vampires Cat and Bones trying to protect a spoiled heiress with a price on her head and an undead hitman on her trail. Previously published in Death's Excellent Vacation. Also includes the first three chapters from Jeaniene's story in The Bite Before Christmas anthology, as well as a sneak peek at ONCE BURNED, the
A Questionable Client by Ilona Andrews (Kate Daniels Prequel) ★★★★ Read October 13, 2012
I really liked seeing Kate before all the drama with the Order. It took me a minute to realize who the client had to be. I don't know w...more
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Bones chuckled. "Right And we shrink back from crosses, can't travel over water, and always get staked in the end by the righteous slayer. Really, who'd be afraid of a creature like that? All you'd need is a Bible, a tanning bed, and some holy water to send us shivering to our dooms.”