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Closer (Mageri #4.5)

4.12 of 5 stars 4.12  ·  rating details  ·  782 ratings  ·  78 reviews
Kane never believed in things like fate or karma. Not until the night he took a life.

Within the human world is a secret society of immortals and gifted supernaturals. Kane is one of them—a Sensor who experiences emotional energy through touch. But despite his good looks and easy-going personality, Kane lives a solitary life. Unlike other Sensors, he is unnaturally hypersen
Kindle Edition, 89 pages
Published December 7th 2012
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Kane is a sensitive. Every touch gives him the feelings and emotions of those around him. Never trained to control these emotions, he has isolated himself from physical touch.

He accidently has contact with a man on the street and immediately feels his evil intent (this man has murdered and enjoyed killing women). Deciding to take matters into his own hands, Kane kills this man. Now he takes the man's car in attempt to hide his actions...little did he know that in the trunk was his next victim.

Carol [Goodreads addict]
Closer is what I would call a sister book to the Mageri series. It is a stand alone book or rather novella, but, I am glad I read the Mageri series first because it helped me to understand the Breed world. In this book we have Kane and Caroline, both of whom are sensors. Kane is extra sensitive, though, so the emotions he picks up are magnified. As a result, he has cut himself off from touching others. He wears gloves to protect himself. Caroline is the opposite. She can't transfer. She can rece ...more
Matt Larkin
Closer is a novella in the Mageri universe, of which I'm certainly a fan. Unlike the Mageri novels, this novel stars not Mages, but Sensors, a different kind of Breed. Sensors are basically empaths that sense and transfer emotions through their hands. Except for our stars, Kane and Caroline, who are both slightly impaired as Sensors.

On the whole, I like Mages better. Something about them resonates more for me. Which said, this was a great read. It's more of a straight up love story, where the ot
I. Want. More. I laughed, I cried...I felt. These characters jumped off the page from word one and I couldn't stop until i was finished. I don't normally invest in novella's but I'm so in love with this series, this world, that I couldn't resist. So glad I did.
Kris Pittman
Dannika Dark is an author that you never have to wonder if you will get your monies worth. The quality of her writing and imagination is far beyond her affordable pricing!

I consider myself somewhat of a Mageri... how should I put this? FREAK! Yes, that sums it up. In her Mageri series you have a certain cast of characters you grow to (or instantly) love, and I was afraid I would miss them in this novella. I was happily proven wrong, as Kane and Caroline were a force all their own. A subtle but f
I really enjoyed this story. It was about Kane, who is a Sensor, which is someone that senses feelings from touch. He sees sort of visions from people and objects he touches. One night he is bumped into by a man in a hurry, and he gets a vision of how evil he is and all these girls he has killed. Since he had no proof, he decided to make the world a better place by offing him:) While he is trying to decide what to do now, he discovers the guys last victim is still in the trunk of his car, and st ...more
Felt like all I was reading was words for the most part of the story. Seemed to take a long time to get into and then it didn't really go anywhere much for me. I did not connect with the characters at all.
Kane is an unusually sensitive Sensor, someone who experiences emotional energy through touch and touch brings him pain, forcing him to live as a recluse.

When he felt the evil radiating off a man one night, he acts on his instincts to stop this menace permanently! Faced with what he has done, he flees, in the man's vehicle, not knowing that another victim was stuffed in the truck!

He senses the thoughts and terror of this woman, Caroline, feels her pain, so much like his own.

The ending is amazing
Trixie Vardon
No spoilers...

As a fan of Ms Darks I just HAD to have Closer as soon as it came out, and I don't regret buying it one little bit.

Danika continues with her Mageri world here, so if you are a first time reader, I would thoroughly recommend you begin with Book One in The Mageri series first - buy this by all means, but read Closer after the other series to get the full enjoyment from this one.

I love this world, almost as much as I love Anne McCaffreys Pern! The blending Ms Dark has done of Breeds i
Kathy Bankston
I'm Waiting

I gave it this rating because it was a typically well-written book by Dannika Dark. I really like the book because it explain the part of Sunny's life that we didn't heretofore have an experience with. Where she came from who her family was. What I don't like is that I'm not a big fan of Novellas. It doesn't give me enough backdrop and enough information going forward. What I did not like also was that I expected the book to at least end where Silver mentioned Sunny to Kane as he was
Pat aka Tygyr
Kane is a Sensor. A very sensitive one - his gift causes him pain. Other Sensors can sell "feelings" of one person to another. Kane can't. He prefers a solitary life. To have sex he has to wear thick gloves, not many women appreciate this and he can't explain himself. Kane is in his 30's but looks much younger. Coming home from the store an older man bumps into Kane and then acts like it's Kane's fault. Kane drops his groceries and goes after the man. Without his gloves on he learns the human is ...more
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Bridgette Bandell
After reading all five of the Mageri Series Novels, I wasn’t going to pass this novella up!
Closer is set in the same breed world as the Mageri series, but not the same place exactly. The characters aren’t the same as the ones in the Mageri Series, but it’s…. Dannika Dark has written every book I have read, in the same breed world, different breeds living among humans in plain sight… That being said… This book is a standalone, so you don’t have to have read any of the Mageri Series to understand
Amanda P
So I saw the author of this book post the book on one night, I read the synopsis and something was tugging me to give the book a try even though I had other books I should have been reading. I have not read anything else by Dannika Dark and later learned that this book is set in the same world as a series she writes. I am so glad I gave this book a try!

It is a fairly short book as it is a novella, but it packs quite an emotional punch for not being a full length. I have a rule, th
Viviana Izzo
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This novella is set within the Mageri World but not specifically within the world. Yeah, I know that sounds a bit 'weird' or 'odd' but once you read it, you'll totally get what I'm saying!! We do learn more about the society’s view of “differences” within their own breeds. This brings an interesting perspective on how we treat each other our bias and how we judge others.

“Closer” is about two individuals who may not have ever met
I am a huge Dannika dark fan and love the world she has created, so when I saw this novella, I knew I had to read it. Of the many things I love about this story, one of the things I love the most is that it is a story in and of itself and you do not need to have reads her Impulse series to enjoy it. Why do I love that? Because it gives people an opportunity to dive into her world without the feeling that they are committing to a series. Mind you, you will probably want to read the series after r ...more
This novella is a spin off from Dannika Darks urban fantasy Mageri series. Closer is a story about Sensors, the type of Breed who we have briefly met in the Mageri. Sensors can take people’s emotions and memories then sell them to other people so that they can live the experience too. Kane is a highly sensitive Sensor so much in fact that he has to wear gloves in order to avoid touching people.

After an eventful evening Kane finds an unconscious woman only to discover that she is a Sensor too but
Christy Loves 2 Read
I really enjoyed this novella in the Mageri world created by Dannika Dark. It's not very long and doesn't involve any of our usual characters, except in a round about way.

Kane is the older brother to Sunny whom we've seen in the other books. Sunny is human but Kane was not born into that family and he's a Sensor. A Sensor is another type of Breed that can manipulate emotion, not always in a negative way, in many different ways. He's highly sensitive though and because he never knew what he was u
Maureen Hoar
I have hope that this sets up more for the Mageri series. I love knowing how Kane was sentenced to breed prison. What a magical and sweet story. I hope to hear more from Kane and Caroline. They are almost as soon worthy a silver and Logan. If he purred it would elevate him to Logan status. This was a wonderful little side story in the mage world.
Closer was such an awesome read. Even though it was a novella, I really enjoyed it.

Not to put any spoilers in this, the bonding that occurs with Kane and Caroline is so amazing, and romantic, and sap worthy, and funny. This novella had me laughing and crying throughout it. There were ups and downs and some major twists and turns, but it’s something you want to read till the end.

Both leading characters, are broken, or at least feel broken in different ways, but when they meet they seem to link t
I don't really read much novellas. They're just too fast paced and unbelievable for me especially when it comes to the whole business of love. I keep cliches at a minimum and like things different with spice. I like to read what I can feel with my heart what is happening moment to moment. With that said I have to say that Closer is not like many other novellas and I absolutely enjoyed it!! There is a flow to the story between the characters and their emotional development. Love is never overplay ...more
My Rating System
3 stars – Enjoyed it.
4 stars – Struck a chord, made me think or question
5 stars – Something about it haunted or stayed with me long after I finished it. Unforgettable.
3-1/2 stars

Still loving the world she created here.
Rachel Olson
I just finished Dannika's amazing novella, and I have to say I've never felt so many emotions from a novella! From excitement to heartache, misery to bliss! A fantastic little love story that fits so snugly with her Mageri series. I have hopes that Dannika will incorporate these characters within upcoming novels in her series. There's just so much potential there, waiting patiently just below the surface!

As a diehard fan of Dannika's, this novella does NOT disappoint! Thank goodness it was slow
Jul 26, 2014 Janie added it
I really enjoyed this whole series. The only problem I have with this book is that it was to short. I would have liked to learned more about Kane. Did he listen to Silver and contact Justus? Did he find his sister?
good read

This book is short but just as good as the books in the series. The way the author weaves the story and builds the characters makes all the books nearly impossible to put down.
what a short, beautiful read.

I do not know why I was hesitant to read this. Maybe because I knew it was only a short (89 pages) novella? Or that I would be heavily invested in these characters in a few hours? Well that's exactly what the freak happened!!

Kane and Caroline's love blossoms quick, but steady. Readers get an insight on both Kane and Caroline. When Kane said goodbye to Caroline, my heart made a :( face

....just, just *sigh*

We do, however, get a HEA. Thank God!

I loved, loved it! But
Maria Elisa
Great story.

Great story.

the story line was very good and of course the surprise ending made it worth reading. good book to read.
Jessi Szigethy
Nice short story

Another look. into this world. I would like to know if he ever contacts hiss sister when he gets out.
Loved this little short story to introduce and tell Kane's story. But hoping we get to read more of him
This book gave me a better understanding of his character!! Would LOVE TO READ MORE ABOUT HIM!!!
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