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Magic Graves (Kate Daniels 0.5)

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4.13 of 5 stars 4.13  ·  rating details  ·  6,681 ratings  ·  273 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 fro...more
Kindle Edition, 1st Edition, 162 pages
Published September 1st 2011
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Armina

This goes only for A Questionable Client by Ilona Andrews.

4 STARS

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 p...more
Angela
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 bodyguard detail was a couple's kind of
...more
Susana
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...
Melindeeloo
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...more
Gavin
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.
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...more
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...more
Marsha
Oct 21, 2011 Marsha rated it 4 of 5 stars
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...more
Paranormal Haven
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...more
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)
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...more
Robin
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...more
Laura the Highland Hussy
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...more
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
dblue
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...more
Marisa
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...more
Sarah Walker
'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...more
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...more
Lorre
Both stories were brilliant.

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
Susana
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Tania
"Magic Graves" Two short stories by Jeaniene Frost and Ilona Andrews.

One for the Money by Jeaniene Frost. Short story (novella 4.5) in the Night Huntress series. I give this short story 4 stars! **Really liked it**

I love Cat and Bones! This story is just a little taste of an adventure Cat and Bones decide to have in the middle of their vacation!

The story revolves around a spoiled heiress that Cat and Bones are trying to protect. Someone is trying to kill her and Cat and Bones are on the case to...more
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.
Jamie Benoit
I only read the first story in this book, One for the Money. I was excited to see that this Night Huntress novella actually featured Cat and Bones! I’ve really enjoyed the other novellas in the series so far but they’ve only made cameos in them so I didn’t expect them to be the main focus in this one. The story was short but fun and I thought that it recaptured some of the humor from the earlier novels in the series. Tammy was a smart mouthed, rich little brat and Cat and Bones’ reactions to wha...more
Milda Kelly
"A questionable Client" by Ilona Andrews.
What can I say - It had me laughing loud twice on a first 2 pages - it deserves 4 stars. Light funny and well paced introduction to Kate Daniels. I would recommend it to people looking into reading Kate Daniels series - it's a short story but it gives a good feel for it.
Ronda
I thought this short story of Cat and Bones was a lovely little reminder of what those two get up to!!!

However, at the end of this book is a short piece about the new princes... there is a sneek preview of Vlad.... BUT I resisted and I haven't read it... I want to save it all for when his book is released!!!
Michelle
This is a short story about Cat and Bones that takes place between books 4 & 5. Cat's uncle Don asks them to watch a daughter of a friend of his from a hit man. I liked it ok for a short story. I listened to it on audio however, and I have to say that I'm definitely not a fan of audio books. I would much rather read!
 Spanxmcb (Yovanka)
This is a review for One For the Money by Jeanine Frost.

Finally! A Cat and Bones focused novella! This was a fun diversion from the main Cat & Bones saga and it helped with the relationship building between Cat, Bones and Justina. This takes place a few month after the events in Destined for an Early Grave. We learn some things about Cat's new abilities in this one too. This was a short fun read, that probably satisfied tiding the reader over between book releases. Although I felt the prev...more
Lissa D'Angelo
Jajajaja, este par no tiene remedio.
Primero los negocios, luego el places?
Yeah, claro. Te creo, Bones.
Notable los avances de Justina, pobre Bones, con suegras así... Uff
Si mi Bones es un santo!!
Ok, no tanto.
xD Me encantó!!
Margie Consorte
I was in heaven when I found this book. My two favorite authors writing shorts about my favorite series. I hoped it would not turn out to be too good to be true. It did not. I enjoyed both stories.

In one, Cat andBones are asked to guard a human. She turns out to be a spoiled heiress. Her cousin has contracted her death and the hitter has undead connections. When they turn up at their safe house, Justina is there, trying to get away from everything. She seems to be the only one who can handle the...more
Beebs
4 stars for the Jeaniene Frost short story. Ilona Andrews TBR *Update 20/07/14 3.5 stars for the Ilona Andrews story, interesting beginning.
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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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“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.”
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