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Magic Gifts (Kate Daniels #5.4)

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Dinner date after a hard workday should be heavenly. Of course, dates between the Beast Lord and Kate Daniels don’t always go as planned. Undead run amok, heads are chopped off, lawyers are deployed with extreme prejudice, and drunk vikings call people out.

Novella is after Magic Slays, same time as Andrea in Gunmetal Magic, both intersect. Gunmetal Magic bonus.
ebook, ARC Edition, Limited Edition, 100 pages
Published December 24th 2011 by Ilona Andrews
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I love Kate.

I love Curran.

I love Kate + Curran.

They should make fuzzy necromatic shifter babies. I’d totally babysit those adorable little psychos. And I wouldn’t even check out Curran’s ass (blatant lie is blatant).

Hmmm…I wonder if Saiman is seeing anyone. Don’t tell me you haven’t been tempted. He’s like the long lost older brother of The Wonder Twins.

Form of, Alex Pettyfer!
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Form of, Joe Manganiello!
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Form of, Robert Redford!

Oh God
Jessica ❁ ➳ Silverbow ➳ ❁ Rabid Reads
Oct 24, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: fantasy
Buddy read with Armina, Eilonwy, Asya, and Monty Cupcake.

Kate and Curran decided to have a quiet and peaceful dinner after a hard day involving Kate's kicking butt of yet another trouble-making monster and Curran's efforts to hold his ragtag Pack together. There are a couple of vampires outside of the restaurant they go and their navigators are inside. Sometime in the middle of the dinner things go TERRIBLY WRONG with the navigators and now a child's life is in danger unless Kate and Curran can
Jo ★The Book Sloth★
5 IA Addiction Stars

You would think that going on a dinner date is easy, but when you are Kate Daniels and the Beast Lord of Atlanta and your first, middle and last name are "Trouble", a dinner can turn into a deadly affair. Before you know it you have a dead navigator, 2 dead vampires, a kid with a life-sucking necklace around his neck, crazy, drunk vikings and worse of all, politics to deal with. Who said dating is an easy affair?

“I'm sorry about the dinner."
"Best date ever. Well, until peop
Sophia Triad
Nov 18, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: shifters, fantasy, magic
Curran and Kate have many difficulties every time they try to go out for a date. It seems that troubles are following them everywhere. In their last attempt of a date, a necklace will strangle a young woman (one of the necromancers) and her brother may be the next victim.

The little boy will be taken care of by the Pack. Kate will do anything in her powers to remove the necklace from around his throat. She will visit the People (the necromancers) at the Casino, the Neo-Vikings at the Norse Herit
May 16, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I dont give novellas 5 stars because it's not a complete story. BUT this is Kate Daniels and the Andrews clan can't go wrong! This novella is my favorite so far. It features many cool stuff.

I think reading novellas in this series is very important because they add a lot to the story. We are constantly reminded of the books events but not the novellas.

I just love Kate and Curran. They're the ultimate OTP. I had so much fun reading this! Magic Gifts offered lots of badassery scenes. From fights,
August 2016 re-read: This is such a fun story! Serious, but so much fun at the same time. Humor floods every page and makes me love these characters even more. Ghastek, especially, gets a lot of time - and I love getting to know him bit by bit.

October 2015 re-read: For being a novella length story about Kate, Ilona Andrews sure did pack a lot of awesomeness into this book. I was highlighting all over the place. I laughed out loud on almost every page. It was so much fun, with a good dose of exci
Robin (Bridge Four)
Loving my re-reading spree

There is something about this series that just makes me smile. I maybe don’t laugh out loud a lot during them but I definitely smile most of the way through.

This was a fun side story involving Kate and Curran working together to solve a few problems involving a life sucking necklace, vampires run amuck, guild wars, Drunken Vikings and trying to have a normal night out. I love these two together working as a team their dialog with each other is so fun and Illona and And
Tadiana ✩Night Owl☽
I picked up Gunmetal Magic at the library a week or so ago and started reading it, and somewhere along the line I realized that the last quarter or so of the book was a KATE DANIELS NOVELLA SQUEEEE! And Andrea is fine and all but Kate . . . how can lesser mortals compete? Also Raphael vs. Curran? Sorry, Raphael, you're pretty hot, but it's just no contest for me.

So I abandoned poor Andrea in the middle of her professional and relationship woes and jumped into Kate's adventure, which involves a g
Buddy read with Eilonwy , Evgeny , Asya , and Monty Cupcake


I'm not giving this full 5 stars only because it's a novella but I'm rounding up because it was so much fun! It's nicely constructed considering its size, action packed and so so funny! I loved almost everything: Kate and Curran acting together through the entire time(perfect dynamics in an adult relationship); VIKINGS!!!; grand show of power(badass Kate in grey cloak edged with fur); the best ending with a great moral! P
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Ilona Andrews is the pseudonym for a husband-and-wife writing team. Ilona is a native-born Russian and Gordon is a former communications sergeant in the U.S. Army. Contrary to popular belief, Gordon was never an intelligence officer with a license to kill, and Ilona was never the mysterious Russian spy who seduced him. They met in college, in English Composition 101, where Ilona got a better grade ...more
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“He grinned. "You're jealous."
I considered it. "No. But when you stared at that woman like she was made of diamonds, it didn't feel very good."
"I stared at her because she smelled strange."
"Strange how?"
"She smelled like rock dust. Very strong dry smell." Curran put his arms around me. "I love it when you get all fussy and possessive."
"I never get fussy and possessive."
He grinned, showing his teeth. His face was practically glowing. "So you're cool if I go over and chat her up?"
"Sure. Are you cool if I go and chat up that sexy werewolf on the third floor?"
He went from casual and funny to deadly serious in half a blink. "What sexy werewolf?"
I laughed.
Curran's eyes focused. He was concentrating on something.
"You're taking a mental inventory of all people working on the third floor, aren't you?"
His expression went blank. I'd hit the nail on the head.
I slid off him and put my head on his biceps. The shaggy carpet was nice and comfortable under my back.
"Is it Jordan?"
"I just picked a random floor," I told him. "You're nuts, you know that?"
He put his arm around me. "Look who is talking.”
“Tall, with skin the color of rich coffee, and dressed all in black, Jim looked like he was carved from a block of solid muscle. Logic said that at some point he must've been a baby and then a child, but looking at him one was almost convinced that some deity touched the ground with its scepter and proclaimed, "There shall be a badass," and Jim sprung into existence, fully formed, complete with clothes, and ready for action.” 137 likes
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