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Magic Graves

(Kate Daniels #0.5 - A Questionable Client)

4.15  ·  Rating details ·  10,926 ratings  ·  360 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 f
Kindle Edition, 1st Edition, 162 pages
Published September 1st 2011
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Sophia Triad
Jan 29, 2017 rated it really liked it
"One For The Money" by Jeaniene Frost

Cat and Bones look after and protect a spoiled heiress that her cousin wants her dead.
Their holidays are ruined and they all end up at Cat' childhood home where Justina is already there.
Justina tries to cope with the fact that she is a vampire and Bones really helps her.

I just love Bones and his mother in law together.

Cat falls in love with him one more time and I could not stop smiling:

By the time Bones announced it was Tammy's turn, I'd fallen in love with
This review is for A QUESTIONABLE CLIENT only.

My Kate Daniels reread (finally fucking) begins! Yes, I'm even tackling all the novellas. #committed #sendsnacks
Nov 20, 2014 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 n
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
Jeaniene Frost 'One for the Money' - 4 stars

Ilona Andrews 'A Questionable Client' - 3.5 stars
Jun 25, 2013 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 it
Sep 02, 2013 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.
Jul 05, 2014 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.
Aly is so frigging bored
Saiman is such a big creep!
Oct 07, 2016 rated it really liked it
Both good short stories.
Connie N.
Mar 11, 2019 rated it really liked it
#4.5 in the Night Huntress series and #0.5 in the Kate Daniels series

This is a collection of novellas from two of my favorite series.
Jeaniene Frost: We follow Cat and Bones as they protect a young human heiress from her money-grabbing cousin, along with the help of Cat's mother Justina. Plus there's a preview of a spin-off series called Night Prince, focusing on Vlad, which really captured my attention. Then there's the beginning of another story called Home for the Holidays which introduces us
Karen Arrowood
Jan 19, 2019 rated it liked it
3.5 Stars
I just don’t really care for short stories......
Sarah ♥ dog crazy ♥
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
Jan 13, 2013 rated it it was ok
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 ❁ ➳ Silverbow ➳ ❁ Rabid Reads-no-more
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.
Sep 09, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
From Goodreads: Magic Graves is a novella composed of two short stories and previews of future novellas by New York award winning paranormal authors Jeaniene Frost and Ilona Andrews. Jeaniene Frost’s story, One For the Money, features her lovable very sexy vampire couple- Cat and Bones. Previously published in Death’s Excellent Vacation. Also includes the first three chapters from The Bite Before Christmas anthology, as well as a sneak peak at ONCE BURNED, the first novel in the new Night Prince ...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
Nov 18, 2013 rated it liked it
Shelves: novella, urban-fantas
One for the Money (Night Huntress #4.5) - Jeaniene Frost
3.5 Stars
Unlike the two previous Novellas, this one is of Cat and Bones. It was a nice enough story, Cat taking up a guarding job from her uncle Don to protect a girl who is targeted for her life by her cousin wanting her fortune. The girl was quite annoying and Cat and Bones were soon sick of her. They encountered Cat's mother and we see for once that Bones and Justina are sort of mending their attitude against one another.
I liked it but i
Sep 19, 2011 rated it liked it
So far I've only read the Jeaniene Frost story of this pair of novellas. I'm one of those people who need to read things in order, so I won't be trying the Ilona Andrews one until I've actually read up to the right point in the Kate Daniels series.

This was just a nice little story featuring Cat and Bones, and with an excellent cameo from Cat's mother Justina, as she comes to grips with the events of Destined for an Early Grave. The spoiled brat was suitably bratty and spoiled and my only disappo
✘✘ 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
Sep 04, 2011 marked it as to-read
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
Stephanie  G
Sep 08, 2011 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
Aug 11, 2013 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
Oct 06, 2011 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
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 some
Kathy (Kindle-aholic)
Sep 03, 2011 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 something I'
Apr 05, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: urban-fantasy
I've decided to follow, to my knowledge the chronological reading order for this series. This short story was good enough, and the writing light, breezy and enjoyable enough, so that I've put the next novel in the series onto my phone for reading during slow spells at work.

The setup is a little more dystopian than most urban fantasy. Instead of the dark and drooling emerging from the shadows to interact with modern society here the world changing event means something different. If magic works
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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, the Broken Destiny series, and the new Night Rebel series. To date, foreign rights for her novels have sold to twenty different countries. Jeaniene lives in Florida with her husband Matthew, who long ago accepted that she rarely cooks and always sleeps in on ...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.”
“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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