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Magic Graves (Kate Daniels 0.5 - A Questionable Client)

4.13  ·  Rating Details  ·  8,996 Ratings  ·  329 Reviews
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 fr
Kindle Edition, 1st Edition, 162 pages
Published September 1st 2011
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Nov 20, 2014 Evgeny rated it really liked it
Shelves: fantasy
This is a review for Ilona Andrews' story only. I will update both the rating and the review after I finish the book.

A Questionable Client. A kick-ass mercenary Kate Daniels accepted a bodyguard assignment. The payment was unusually high which made Kate hesitant about taking the job, but it was also high enough for her to throw caution to the wind: as a result of the previous assignment she needed a new pair of good boots.

This short story is supposed to be an introduction for the series and as

This goes only for A Questionable Client by Ilona Andrews.


Not so full and strong 4 stars but still very enjoyable.

This prequel is the start of Kate Daniels for me. Good short story and great introduction to the series.

I got a taste of how badass Kate is and I liked her. The story is about a strange and a little creepy shapeshifter Saiman, who hired Kate to be his bodyguard. Saiman is a tad annoying but still very interesting. He stole something from the Russians and definitely needs
17 December 2015: $1.59 on Kindle

July 2014 Re-read

January 2014 Re-read of A Questionable Client by Ilona Andrews
If you've read the Kate Daniels series you'll instantly recognize the scene set here - of when she first meets Saiman. Though it's very short, and a quick read, there's plenty of ass kicking and snark.

"What happened?"

"You fell."

"Really? What did I fall into?"

"My fist."

Kate's a merc, and when she takes a job for bodyguard detail she ends up getting more than she planned for.

But bodygu
Apr 30, 2016 Sarah rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-in-2016
My fellow Ilona Andrews Addicts have started their annual reread of the Kate Daniels series and of course it was imposssible to resist so I'm joining in too. This series is definitely one of my favourites and I'm excited to dive back in!

First read: January 2012 - REVIEW
Second read: April 2016 - REVIEW
Third read: April 2016
Jul 02, 2013 Susana rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Only read "A questionable Client" by Ilona Andrews.

What can i say?
Only, that hadn't i already been hooked and caught by the team Ilona Andrews, that would officially have happened by now!!

Great short-story! Loved seeing Kate deal with troublesome Saiman...and all the mythology that was thrown in here.

"What happened?"
"You fell."
"Really? What did I fall into?"
"My fist."

Yeah....and he deserved it...
I am so excited to have stumbled on this collection. Ilona Andrews and Jeaniene Frost together with two awesome previously published quick reads from their popular series. If missed them because you aren't a fan of those huge multi-author anthologies like I am, this is your chance to get really good stories connected Frost's Night Huntress and Andrews' Kate Danielsseries - plus some bonus sneak peaks for stories they have lurking just beyond the horizon.

Since Jeaniene Frost started making her p
Renee Nicole
One For The Money (Night Huntress 4.5)

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 Paris Hilton Tammy. It had all the things I love about B&C, and was a fun, quick read.

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
Sep 02, 2013 Gavin rated it really liked it
Shelves: paranormal
I only read "A Questionable Client" by Illona Andrews.

It was the story of how Kate first meet Saiman. She is hired to be his bodyguard for a night.

It was a short but faced paced and entertaining story. Kate is a very likable characters. Saiman was less likable, but that did not make him any less fascinating to read about.

I actually found this to be a better introduction to the Kate Daniels series than the start of Magic Bites.
May 19, 2016 Delta rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: kick-ass urban fantasy adventure fans
This is for the Kate Daniels story, only. It was a fun urban fantasy--just not enough romance for me! If you like a kick-ass heroine and lots of paranormal fantasy adventure, you may love the Kate Daniels series. I know that lots of my friends do.
Sarah ♥ Vutch forever ♥
This review is only for "A Questionable Client" by Ilona Andrews.

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
Tami (synchro from BL)
The short story about Cat and Bones was rather pointless and the end didn't make much sense and wasn't explained any further.
The short story about Kate Daniels was ok.
What annoyed me a bit was, that half of the book was teaser for other books by the authors - might be interesting for readers who haven't read them yet, but for me it was disappointing that half of the book was promo for other books.
Jessica ❁ Far Dareis Mai ❁ Rabid Reads
It's incredibly fortuitous that Saiman displayed his true nature so accurately to Kate in their first interactions together.

He really is despicable sometimes. That is all.
✘✘ Sarah ✘✘ (former Nefarious Breeder of Murderous Crustaceans)
I have to admit I mostly bought this book because I wanted to read the Kate Daniels prequel. Still, I’d never read anything by Jeanine Frost before and I thought it would be a good idea to start with one of her short stories before giving one of series a try. Well, I can’t say I’m impressed. There is some action, some trying-to-be-funny dialogues (which didn’t even make me smile) and that’s about it. I’m not into vampires much so that probably didn’t help. The characters did nothing for me eithe ...more
Oct 21, 2011 Marsha rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Fans of Jeaniene Frost and Ilona Andrews
Jeaniene Frost and Ilona Andrews are two of my favorite authors. "Magic Graves" provides their fans with fill in to previous story lines in their books.
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
Stephanie  G
Sep 16, 2011 Stephanie G rated it really liked it
One for the Money by Jeaniene Frost

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
Amy A
Both of these stories have been previous released in anthonogies. I love that Ilona Andrews and Jeaniene Frost decided to release their two stories separately. These stories take place in Andrews' Kate Daniels series and Frost's Night Huntress series. I love being able to add the stories themselves to my collection of the rest of the series without having to purchase the entire anthology. Too often, with anthologies, I find I might only like one or two stories and most of the time it's not worth ...more
Kathy (Kindle-aholic)
Sep 03, 2011 Kathy (Kindle-aholic) rated it it was amazing
Shelves: novellas
I am loving when great authors get together and bundle their shorts as eBooks. This one goes a step further with snippety goodness from future books.

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
Jan 24, 2012 Sarah rated it really liked it
One for the Money by Jeaniene Frost - 3.5 Stars

One for the Money is set between Destined for an Early Grave (book 4) and This Side of the Grave (book 5). Our favourite couple Cat and Bones have had to cut their holiday short to babysit a heiress who has had a contract taken out on her. I always love spending time with Cat and Bones but would have liked to have seen more of them alone and less of the spoilt brat they were looking after. This was still an enjoyable short story though and has helpe
Oct 10, 2012 Robin rated it really liked it
This is two separate stories by two authors I really like. The first story is One for the Money by Jeaniene Frost and the second A Questionable Client by Ilona Andrews. Both stories are fully realized and I enjoyed them both. Kate's story probably a little more but none they less they were both good stories.

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
Laura the Highland Hussy
Aug 11, 2013 Laura the Highland Hussy rated it it was amazing
I read One for the Money in Death's Excellent Vacation and I gave it 4 stars. I liked how it was a nice happy story for the Cat and Bones after all the fighting and misunderstandings from the previous Night Huntress book.

A Questionable Client by Ilona Andrews- 5 stars

This is a prequel to Magic Bitesand I loved it. This is where Kate meets Saiman, and she has to guard him from the vohlvs. Basically Saiman stole something he shouldn't have and then knowing that the Russians would come for him, he
Sharon L
One for the money by Jeaniene frost- 3 stars.
as a favor to her uncle Cat and Bones guard an heiress that her cousin wants her dead. Cat is a newly changed vampire, sadly, we don't get to see how the couple managed after their many adventures in Destined for an Early Grave. in many ways, this is a short version of the much longer books- action, some running around, love and final confortation. it's nice, the sense of humore is still great (as opposed to book 5 & 6 in the series in which Cat
Shelley aka Gizmo's Reviews
Andrews' "A Questionable Client" - During her Mercenary Guild days, Kate is hired as a bodyguard, and of course trouble follows - Kate's first encounter with the mysterious Saiman is even more entertaining on the second read. I especially enjoyed the bits of Slavic myth in the story and the way that the challenge that Kate-being-Kate, presents to Saiman - who is sure that everyone has a price - lays the foundation for their oddball working relationship in the future. This story is a treat for fa ...more
Nov 09, 2011 dblue rated it really liked it
4.5 I bought this a while ago while on an Ilona Andrews book spree. It was a bonus that it was stories by both Ilona Andrews and Jeaniene Frost. I love Cat and Bones and I thought it was a nice story for the transitional period for Justine and fun with Cat and Bones.

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
Michelle ♣ Ndayeni
I picked this book up primarily for the Night Huntress short story in it, so I could read it in order as I work my way through that series. While I enjoyed the short stories that come earlier in the series (chronologically speaking), this one was rather a disappointment. I haven't yet read any of the Kate Daniels books, so I don't really have any frame of reference for that story. Taking it on its own merits, it was ok, I thought. Likely those who are already familiar with that series would get ...more
E foi com grande expectativa, após ter lido tantas opiniões positivas, que iniciei a leitura deste conto (novela), que é uma prequela da história de Kate Daniels.
Uma das coisas que mais me atraiu nas sinopses destes livros foi o facto de Kate andar sempre com um sabre às costas, literalmente, e não por envolver tantas figuras místicas. Tenho um fascínio por mulheres com espadas!
Este conto, apesar de pequeno, deu a entender que kate é uma mulher e pêras. Tem uma língua que parece um chicote e rar
Sarah Walker
Jun 20, 2012 Sarah Walker rated it it was amazing
'Sometimes you feel like a nut, sometimes you don't'...

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
Lady Jaye
Magic Graves is an anthology that features an already-published work each from Ilona Anrews and Jeaniene Frost. Both stories are excellent.

A Questionable Client - 5 stars

This features a prequel to the Kate Daniels series; it is the story of how Kate met Saiman. I liked the younger Kate, and I liked the mythology in the novel. Saiman is still Saiman, as amoral as ever. It was a fun treat to look inside their first meeting.

One for the Money - 5 stars

This novella features Cat and Bones on bodyguar
Feb 03, 2016 Esra rated it liked it
Shelves: read-in-english
Sadece Jeaniene'in hikayesi olan One For The Money'i okudum..
Don'un ricası üzerine Cat ve Bones, kuzeni tarafından öldürülme tehdidi altında olan zengin ve şımarık bir kızı korumayı kabul ediyorlar..
Jan 23, 2016 Erin rated it really liked it
this review is for the Night Huntress story only. this was super short, I read it in about 30 minutes, but I loved it. Bones and Cat working together... kicking ass and taking names.
Teresa Mary Rose
I only read the Jeaniene Frost book so that is what this rating reflects.

Obviously I loved it. I mean I love all things Cat and Bones.
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  • Magic Gifts (Kate Daniels, #5.4)
  • Weddings from Hell (Night Huntress, #2.5; Brotherhood of Blood, #3.5; Nicki Styx, #2.5)
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Jeaniene Frost is the New York Times, USA Today, and international bestselling author of the Night Huntress series, the Night Prince series and the Broken Destiny series. To date, foreign rights for her novels have sold to twenty different countries. Jeaniene lives in North Carolina with her husband Matthew, who long ago accepted that she rarely cooks and always sleeps in on the weekends. Aside fr ...more
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  • Magic Burns (Kate Daniels, #2)
  • Magic Strikes (Kate Daniels, #3)
  • Magic Bleeds (Kate Daniels, #4)
  • Magic Slays (Kate Daniels, #5)
  • Magic Rises (Kate Daniels, #6)
  • Magic Breaks (Kate Daniels, #7)
  • Magic Shifts (Kate Daniels, #8)
  • Magic Binds (Kate Daniels, #9)
  • Untitled (Kate Daniels, #10)

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“But it's daylight," she said at last. "Vampires can't go out in the sun, everyone knows that!"

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.”
“Tammy looked at the knife again. "I don't know..." Bones let out an exasperated noise. "Justina, come here and show her how it's done." My mother looked more surprised than Tammy had when the whole conversation began. I was taken aback, too. "You want me to stab you?" my mother asked in disbelief. Bones gave her an impish grin. "Come on, Mum. How many times have you dreamed about that?” 2 likes
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