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Closer (Mageri)

4.14  ·  Rating Details ·  1,609 Ratings  ·  120 Reviews
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Closer is a stand alone novella that is based in the same world of the Mageri series, but is not part of the Mageri series.

A RIVETING PARANORMAL ROMANCE from USA Today Bestselling author, Dannika Dark.
Time is running out...

Kane never believed in things like fate or karma. Not until the night he took a life.

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Kindle Edition, 89 pages
Published December 7th 2012
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Dec 11, 2012 Beth rated it it was amazing
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.

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Even if Closer is set in the Mageri universe, which I know and love, it took me a while to invest with the story, since most of it happened over the span of just a few hours, and Kane and Caroline were the only characters.

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Closer is a strange little story, where most of the action happens inside of Caroline's head, while she is unconscious. She's not hallucinating, either, what happens is actually as reals as can be. Kane was on his
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Sep 25, 2013 Carol [Goodreads Addict] rated it really liked it
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
Dec 16, 2015 Bj rated it really liked it
4 "I Sense You" Stars for the story and 4.5 Stars for the narration!

Having fallen in love with the Seven Series, both from a writing and a narration point of view, I was delighted to hear that the dynamic duo who wrote and narrated that series (Dannika Dark and Nicole Poole) were releasing an audio version of a standalone novella from Dannika Dark's previous Mageri series. Needless to say I enjoyed the fabulous narration and was intrigued by the intricate world that Dannika Dark gives us a peek
Feb 12, 2015 Naomi rated it it was amazing
Loved it - Dannika Dark - you are amazing ❤ ...more
Pam Nelson
5 Closer Stars

If you read the Mageri series then you already know Kane is Sunny’s brother. The jail scene in the last book has always been on my mind. Why Kane? Why the girl. Even the first time I read the books it was always a question I wanted to know.

Well if I had known Closer was going to give me those answers I would have picked it up a heck of a lot faster than I did.

Kane a Sensor, who knew, I won’t give you details it’s a short story so pick it up. But I hope to see a reunion with Sunn
Dec 31, 2012 Dianne rated it it was amazing
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
Matt Larkin
Jan 18, 2013 Matt Larkin rated it really liked it
Shelves: urban-fantasy
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
Oct 12, 2012 Charity rated it it was amazing
Normally I don't seek out Novella's. I love series because I love to see so much change and growth in the story and characters. However, I love Dannika's work so I could not pass this by.

This book was touching and sweet; just a beautiful love story. It wasn't cheesy, not overly heroic but just about perfect for what anyone would expect from a novella.

Sorry this isn't much of a review but I defiantly give it 5 stars!
Dec 07, 2012 Crystal rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
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.
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
Pat aka Tygyr
Oct 24, 2014 Pat aka Tygyr rated it it was amazing
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
The One Tree
Feb 15, 2014 The One Tree rated it it was amazing
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
Kris Pittman
Sep 20, 2012 Kris Pittman rated it it was amazing
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
Sep 19, 2012 Sara rated it really liked it
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
Oct 29, 2014 crashqueen73 rated it it was ok
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.
Feb 29, 2016 Wilda rated it it was amazing
Too short. Way too short. I want to see more of Kane and Caroline. I want to see him see Sunny. I also want to know more about this Chitah bc I have a strong feeling I know him. yes, so much I need more of.
Shasta Moretz
Nov 24, 2015 Shasta Moretz rated it it was amazing
Loved it!

Great quick read! I only wish it was longer! Love all of Dannika's series. She makes you fall in love with the characters!
May 21, 2017 Lindap rated it liked it
3.0 / 3 Stars

Kane is a very sensitive Sensor, while Caroline (aka Carrie) is a defective Sensor that can only feel other's emotions but others can't feel anything from her. So in the case of Kane it's perfect because he hasn't been able to touch anyone for a long time because he gets sensory overload. In a twist of fate they meet after a serial killer's attack that leaves Caroline clinging to life....

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Oct 07, 2012 Delphina rated it it was amazing
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
Jun 07, 2016 Cherise rated it liked it
Shelves: paranormal
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Viviana Izzo
Sep 26, 2012 Viviana Izzo rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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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
Jennifer G
May 03, 2016 Jennifer G rated it really liked it
What a fascinating read. This is quite an original story by Dannika Dark. There has never been a more interesting first-meet than the one Kane and Caroline had, and what a way to find your soul mate and fall in love.

I wasn't sure what to think when I first started this book. A book where 90% of the story takes place inside one of the character's head seems risky or boring. Not at all. This book was really good. The vulnerability that each character showed, the willingness to share with another
Tamsyn Robertson
Jan 08, 2014 Tamsyn Robertson rated it liked it
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Kathy Bankston
Dec 09, 2014 Kathy Bankston rated it really liked it
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
Amanda Robinson
May 18, 2015 Amanda Robinson rated it it was amazing
Enjoyed sneak peak

I don't think u could read this and not want to read the others. I'm seriously bummed the Mageri series is done. Kane sparked my curiosity in those so this was great. A peak into Darks breed world and a touching romantic story (don't want to give anything away).
I REALLY hope Dannika Dark plans on expanding on these characters (HINT HINT). I would love to know what comes next. The small peak u get if what happens after this book during the last Mageri book is NOT enough. I rea
Christy Duke
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
Jun 12, 2013 Farida rated it it was amazing
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
Loved this short Novella! I loved the Mageri series so much that when I saw there was a short novella based in the Mageri world I had to check it out. In Shine the last Mageri book we got introduced to Sunny’s brother very briefly while Silver is with Logan at Breed jail. This short novella explains how Sunny’s brother Kane ends up in breed jail. It will also explain who Kane who is a Sensor and Caroline who is also a Sensor meet and end up falling in love. Definitely loved this story and would ...more
Celesta Bonasso
Sep 01, 2015 Celesta Bonasso rated it it was amazing
It can't be over

I was hesitant to read this until I found out that this is Sunny's brother Kane. This is a little different from what I have read before. A little more romance than crime drama, but I still really enjoyed it. Don't hesitate to read this short story it is worth it. You need to connect with all of the characters. I am a little sad it was so short and really hope that there are more to come connecting them all together. Maybe just a Sunny story before knowing about the breed world a
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OVER ONE MILLION BOOKS SOLD. Dannika Dark is a USA TODAY Bestselling author and Audie Awards Finalist of urban fantasy and paranormal romance novels.

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