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Night Shift

(Psy-Changeling #12.5 (Secrets at Midnight))

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4.09  ·  Rating details ·  8,265 ratings  ·  768 reviews
Four masters of urban fantasy and paranormal romance plunge readers into the dangerous, captivating world unearthed beyond the dark...

New York Times bestselling author Nalini Singh delivers a smoldering story with Secrets at Midnight , as the scent of Bastien Smith’s elusive lover ignites a possessiveness in him that’s as feral as it is ecstatic. And now that he’s found h
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Mass Market Paperback, 378 pages
Published November 25th 2014 by Berkley (first published November 24th 2014)
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Lillia this is a really good book still in the process of finishing it but it is excellent so far.

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Jessica's Totally Over The Top Book Obsession
I only read Secrets at Midnight by Nalini Singh but it was awesome. I loved Mercy's little brother so I really enjoy Bash's story!
✘✘ Sarah ✘✘ (former Nefarious Breeder of Murderous Crustaceans)
BR with Armina, Evgeny, Monty Cupcake, Eilonwy, Asya, Robin, Vicky, cathepsut, Catherine, Jessica and our fellow freaks over at IAA starting March 20, 2015.

Magic Steals ★★
Secrets at Mignight ★★
Lucky Charms ★★★★
The Beast of Blackmoor: ★

►►► Overall rating: ★★

Magic Steals (Kate Daniels #6.5): ★★
Yes this is me the self-confessed IA addict giving one of their stories a 2-star rating. A story from the KD series no less. You would have told me as much last week I would have laughed at you. Me
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Evgeny
Nov 21, 2014 rated it liked it
Shelves: fantasy
Updated on 3/31/2015. I will update the review after I read other stories, so sorry if you feel like I spam you with this one's updates.

Magic Steals.
A story about Jim and Dali - their relationships only, with their fight with evil magic which plagues post-apocalyptic Atlanta in between. Dali is asked to investigate disappearance of an old Balinese lady. Jim tags along. Together they uncovered great evil which needs to be taken care of. They do.

Let me start with reminding that Dali can shapeshif
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Jo ★The Book Sloth★
4 Dali Needs A Dose Of Confidence Stars

“You need to neuter him. Otherwise he’ll spray all over the house. The stench is awful. And when he isn’t out catting around, little female cats in heat will show up and wail under the windows.”
Kill me, please. “He is a nice cat. He’s not like that.”
“It’s instinct, Dali. Before you know it, you’ll be running a feline whorehouse.”


This novella takes place while Kate, Curran and the gang are away in Europe and Jim has the run of the keep. True to Ilona And
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Robin (Bridge Four)
Buddy read beginning March 20th…YES we finally have a date joining me will be Armina, Asya, Eilonwy, Evgeny, Monty Cupcake, oOSarahOo, Catherine, Vicky, Gavin and Jessica on Ilona Andrews Addicts (IAA)

Overall 4 stars for the entire anthology
≺✿Magic Steals ★★★★ ✿≻

Dali

I’m a huge Ilona Andrews (IA) fan so this story is the reason I bought the anthology. I think for most people it will be a love it or hate it sort of story. Dali is not your typical IA heroine in that she isn’t really sure of herself,
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Armina
Buddy read with Eilonwy , Evgeny , Asya , Monty Cupcake , Sarah , Robin , Gavin and a bunch of lovely people from the Ilona Andrews Addicts(IAA) group.

This goes only for Ilona Andrews’ novella Magic Steals .

4 STARS

Not very strong 4 stars but still 4. I liked it more than the previous Jim & Dali novella. Short review to come tomorrow.
Gavin
Mar 20, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: paranormal
This anthology was a worthwhile read. Two of the stories were quite good, one was like nothing else you will ever read, and the flop of the collection was a fairly standard PNR. Here is my thoughts on the individual novellas:

Secrets at Midnight by Nalini Singh

I had been looking forward to trying one of Nalini Singh's books for a while and figured this novella was the perfect place to sample a story from her Psy-Changeling series. Unfortunately I was not impressed. This was a standard PNR story o
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Lila

Oh, my god, this book was one giant, crazy whac-a-mole!

Leopard roared...
Jaguar roared...
Barbarian warlord roared AND stumped his chest...
and Shearin story brings an old, familiar debate:
"Do you think if I shoot leprechaun with my gun, lucky charms will explode everywhere?"* ;)

1.Nalini Singh - "Secrets at Midnight" - 4,5 stars

"This is Bastien. Don't let him charm you - next thing you know, you'll be naked."

If you are familiar with Nalini's Psy/Changeling world, Bastien is not a new name for you
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Sophia Triad
Magic Steals(Kate Daniels #6.5) by Ilona Andrews

White tiger Dali and jaguar Jim

The book deals with three topics:

1. How Dali perceives herself. Dali has a low self-esteem. She thinks she is not pretty enough, not woman enough, not strong enough. Just not enough for someone like Jim. Jim will help her understand what a unique, beautiful shifter woman she is. 

2. How the relationship between Dali and Jim proceeds. Until now they still have not made love, they have not talked about commitment and mat
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☆★Tinja★✮ A Court of Pizza and Laziness
Rating for Magic Steals only.

This is the second short story with Jim and Dali <3 They are so adorable and funny together. The curses/Dali's powers/Asian mythology (which we had more of in the first book)
is so fascinating to me. And Dali's mom cracks me up.
Samantha
Jun 18, 2014 rated it really liked it
Night Shift is one of the best anthologies I've read in a while with contributions from three powerhouse writers in their respective genres.

It says something when the "worst" story in a collection is from Nalini Singh. Secrets at Midnight is her contribution and it's pretty boring. Leopard shifter, Bastien Smith, has scented his mate but quickly finds out that not all is well with her. Singh can write some compelling short stories, so I was surprised at how she seemed to have sleepwalked throug
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Jen Davis
Sep 08, 2014 rated it really liked it
4.5 Stars
Usually, any given anthology I come across will have just one or two stories I am interested in. But with this one, I hit the motherload, with stories from three of my very favorite authors: Nalini Singh, Ilona Andrews, and Meljean Brook (writing as Milla Vane). I didn’t love every story equally, but overall, I think UF/ PNR readers will get enough bang for their buck.

Secrets at Midnight: I am such a fan of Nalini Singh and her Psy-Changeling world, but this novella was not a hit for me
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Otila
Jul 12, 2014 rated it liked it
Shelves: library
Rating is for the Ilona Andrews and Nalini Singh novellas only.

Magic Steals by Ilona Andrews -- 4 Stars
Dali and Jim look into the disappearance of a friend's grandmother.

I love Dali and Jim and I love when we get novellas about the two of them. Jim is the scary badass head of security for the Atlanta pack and takes his job very seriously. I like seeing another side of him when he's with Dali. He lets his guard down and is even playful. Who knew Jim could smile without the threat of imminent de
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Ferdy
Spoilers

**Only read Ilona Andrews and Nalini Singh's contributions.

SECRETS AT MIDNIGHT: 2/5 stars

Didn't enjoy this it was super predictable, the romance was based on nothing but insta-lust/love, and the hero and heroine were generic and cliched, there was nothing endearing about them whatsoever.

Bastien was the typical cocky-slutty-hero and Kirby was a Mary Sue with no personality, their romance was so trite. It felt like I'd already read their story before because the characters/relationship dy
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Eilonwy
Mar 21, 2015 rated it really liked it

I only read two of the novellas, so the rating is for these:

Magic Steals , by Ilona Andrews
Dali the white tiger shapeshifter struggles with low self-esteem and self-consciousness as she tries to adjust to being involved with huge, muscular alpha-Cat Jim the jaguar. Oh, and she solves a magical mystery, too. The relationship stuff was a little predictable but managed to round out both Dali's and Jim's personalities for me, and the magic and mystery were pretty interesting. Ilona Andrews never f
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Ren Puspita
Apr 08, 2014 marked it as own-unread
Shelves: own-mass-market
I'm not fans of anthology, but...

NALINI SINGH +ILONA ANDREWS = WIN!!

Nalini's novella will feature Bastien, Mercy's lil brother. And Ilona's novella is a must read for me. Because I'm Indonesian, like Dali ;).
Yodamom
May 22, 2016 rated it really liked it
Great little set of anthologies, 4 good complete feeling quick reads.A fan of short anthologies, Yoda is not.
I finished Secrets at Midnight, 3.0 stars - it was the typical short rushed feeling PNR. I liked the characters and would have loved to meet them in a full length read.he sex was so short I blinked and I they were done. WTH ? I wanted the good stuff. It did peek my interest in the series, I might squeeze it in this year or the next or at least the year after that
Magic Steals 4.5: I loved
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ᴥ Irena ᴥ
I love anthologies.

Secrets at Midnight by Nalini Singh
If you've read any Nalini Singh's Psy-Changeling story, you know what you can expect. I'm pretty easy when it comes to this series even when I see the flaws. The men here seem pushy sometimes, but they never cross the line.

Magic Steals by Ilona Andrews
I've read this because I liked the previous Dali and Jim's story. And I don't like to skip. Dali went overboard with I am skinny, blind vegetarian white tiger and not good enough. And the story
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Rosa, really
Jul 12, 2014 rated it liked it
Shelves: uf-or-pnr

3.5* for Andrews's Jim & Dali story. Love Dali and I like seeing the softer side of Jim the uber badass.

Tried to read the Nalini Singh story but just the first 5 pages bored me silly. Bastien and Kirby are mates but she seems to have a Big Secret that means he'll never ever love or accept her. Or something like that, I was skimming. Anyway...blah blah blah.
Jennifer
Oct 16, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Originally posted at The Book Nympho

I only read/listened to MAGIC STEALS by Ilona Andrews.

SWOON  wellwritten  magical

MAGIC STEALS is Jim and Dali's story and is told through Dali's POV.

Imagine a 100 lbs tigershifter that gets sick at the smell of blood and is a veteran. That would be Dali, the blind tigershifter that loves racing her cars no matter how many she wrecks.

Jim is a werejaguar and acts as the Pack’s Chief of Security. As Dali puts it, Jim is a badass who wrote a book for badasses on how to be a badder bad
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Shandra
Nov 26, 2014 rated it liked it
Review and rating only for Magic Steals by Ilona Andrews.

Actual rating: 3.25 stars. No story spoilers.


Jim and Dali are two of my favorite characters. Who am I kidding?! Most of the characters in the Kate Daniels series are my favorites. Anywho, we saw Dali a couple of times, but I feel like it's been a while since she graced us with her presence. I love Jim, and always have. So this was a fun glimpse with the two of them taking center stage.

The reason I'm giving this 3.25 stars is that these
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Alexa
Jun 03, 2014 marked it as to-read
MORE JIM & DALI! <3
Aly is so frigging bored
Read Lisa Shearin’s Lucky Charms on the 6th December 2017

Secrets at Midnight by Nalini Singh
As I said 1000 times before, Nalini can never disappoint me. Never! That being said, I loved Bastien’s story. He’s such a protective and cute dude, I can really see he’s Mercy’s brother. He’s a very sensual guy and Kirby is a very lucky girl *sigh*[I want one of Nalini’s heroes btw].
The story takes place during a few days. Bastien feels his mate close, but he can’t just find her. He can’t sleep, he’s cra
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Jessie Potts
Nov 05, 2014 rated it really liked it
Why you should read it: I have always loved anthologies because you get little tastes from your favorite authors, and some you haven't read before. This one was a winner because Ilona Andrews and Nalini Singh and Meljean Brook/Milla Vane. I hadn't read Lisa Shearin, but I enjoyed all of the leprechaun shenanigans. Nalini's story with Bastien had my heart beating, and I love almost everything in her Psy-Changeling series. Ilona Andrews' Magic Steals is perfect for Jim and Dali fans, and The Beast ...more
Shelley
*Genre* Paranormal Romance, Anthology
*Rating* TBD

*My Thoughts*

I am normally one who doesn't shy away from anthologies even though the stories are often in the 75-100 page range. I was definitely curious to read Night Shift knowing that 3 out of 4 authors my favorite authors were involved in this project. Sorry folks! I did not read the last story which apparently is the longest one in the book, and written by Milla Vane an alternate name for author Meljean Brook. This review is for the three nov
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Dina
*** NOTE: This rating is for Nalini Singh's SECRETS AT MIDNIGHT only! ***

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Jill Myles
Jul 23, 2014 rated it it was amazing
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Lover of Romance
Jan 22, 2016 rated it really liked it
This review was originally posted on Addicted To Romance My Review

Night Shift is a anthology of four different authors: Nalini Singh, Ilona Andrews, Lisa Shearin, Milla Vane. Now I read the first two books, but the last two didn't hold my interest so I set those aside fairly quickly.

Secrets At Midnight was my favorite out of the two novellas that I was able to read. Nalini Singh to this day is one of my favorite authors to read and she conquers novella's like no other author I have seen. They always seem
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Monty Cupcake ☠ Queen of Bloodshed ☠
Magic Steals: 3 stars. The story was fine, a bit boring and nothing I'd ever read again. But I didn't want to kill people like I do when I read Andrea's novellas. Jim was the best part of the story. It was nice seeing other facets of his personality besides super paranoid spymaster/head of security, so paranoid he hides the coffee. Dali's inner voice/narration is so insecure. If I was an 800 lbs white tiger with mystical magic, I'd be bitch slapping anyone and everyone who annoyed me with my gia ...more
Catherine
sooo good! all of them! And I think, gasp, Nalini's may have been the weakest of the bunch! Good Lord who is this Milla Vane and why can't I buy anything else of her's? Lisa Shearin is now in my to-read list. I loved her story so much! Goes without saying Ilona Andrews story was the best. Dali and Jim. So sweet! But holy hell, Milla Vane. I want more!
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