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Misery's Way: A Kit Colbana World Story

(Colbana Files #4.5)

3.95  ·  Rating details ·  290 ratings  ·  51 reviews
Her name is Frankie. At least, that’s what she calls herself.

She looks human, but she’s no more human than she is a faith-healer. That doesn’t stop her from using her…more unique abilities to take care of certain needs. It’s those abilities that lead to a chance encounter with an unusual woman in Florida.

It’s a chance encounter with fate that will set these two down a coll
Kindle Edition, 135 pages
Published June 22nd 2015 by Shiloh Walker, Inc.
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Jen Davis
Jun 28, 2015 rated it really liked it
There are actually two short novellas inside this ebook. Both are in the Kit’s Colbana world, but only one features Kit as the narrator and that one was previously released.

“Misery’s Way” takes place after the events of Edged Blade and is actually told from the POV of a pain eater and healer named Frankie. She isn’t human and she thrives on the misery of others. But she also feels the need to fix that pain. So she travels around as a faith healer, doing enough to make a difference, but nothing s
Misery's Way is set in the Kit Colbana world and in my opinion it's best read after Edged Blade because even though this is mainly introducing a new character we do get to see Kit and Justin through her eyes and you could end up getting lost if you're new to the series.

Frankie is a fascinating new character who I hope we will see again in future books of the series. She is very obviously not human but she never quite admits to what she actually is and I wasn't able to figure it out myself. She f
In Misery's Way, J.C. Daniels introduces readers to two new characters, Frankie and her sidekick/partner/lover, Saleel. Frankie is an interesting character, she has a certain "gift" that she uses under the guise of Faith Healer. Traveling around the country, performing her healing shows in tents, she is currently putting on a show in Florida. For some reason or another, this attracts the attention of Kit and Justin.

While this novella leaves me with many questions, along with zero answers, it do
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LOVED!!! Daniels adds a new dimension to her Kit Colbana series with the introduction of a new and VERY interesting couple whose addition to this world could spell relief or disaster for all those involved. I can't wait to see where Daniels goes from here.
May 25, 2015 rated it it was amazing
For those who haven't read the series, I HIGHLY recommend going back and falling into this world. It's dark. It's dangerous. And it's completely addictive. While this *could* be read as a stand-alone, you'll get so much more out of the gift Frankie give Kit if you know the horror that Kit experienced in the past.

Plus, those earlier books are just gut-wrenchingly good and I TOTALLY recommend them. So, go. Read them and come back to see why this short adds another layer to the already complex, com
Jul 08, 2015 rated it really liked it
OMGosh, does this mean what I think it means!!! Yeah...I cannot reveal it, but if you are fan of the series, you must read this little story as I believe it will have a HUGE impact on the next story. Don't let that *&%wipe of a vampire beat you Kit!
Jen (That's What I'm Talking About)
Frankie is a non-human of unknown origin. She keeps her true nature and identity hidden for fear of being captured, or worse. She’s torn by her dark side, which craves and needs misery and suffering. However, she also has a side that longs to heal and fix pain. She balances both parts by posing as a faith healer; however now that someone has discovered Frankie, it’s time to move on.

Misery’s Way is a short story told from the first person POV of Frankie. It is set in the Kit Colbana world, and al
Iris (Paranormal Cravings Book Reviews)
Fun read to promote Kit cabana's series and the new series? or start/teaser to start new series. I don't know what I have to say just about the story "Misery's Way" Will there be more of is this it ?

Of course it 4 stars because I love J.C. Daniels writing and can't wait to read more and just disappointed that my "kit" fix is already over :)


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Jul 16, 2015 rated it really liked it
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Her name is Frankie, and everyone believes she is a faith healer. She's not human, although she really can cure people of whatever ails them. Her partner and lover is Saleel, and the two travel from place to place so that Frankie's true nature won't be discovered. When she meets Kit Colbana, she senses issues and wants to help.

This was a nice taste of the Kit Colbana world. I wasn't sure if it would be enough of a connection to the other books to hold me over, but it did up being connected in a
RachelW (BamaGal)
May 27, 2015 added it
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No rating. Strange little tale, and I honestly never really got into it. There was nothing wrong with the story, it just wasn't for me. Just when I was about to give up and DNF it, it ended suddenly at 38%. At that point, there was a bonus of an earlier short from the series, 'Bladed Magic', which I had already read.

Maybe I'll try it again if some friends give it good reviews after it releases. I love the 'Kit Colbana' world; maybe this just wasn't the right time for me to read and appreciate th
Jun 24, 2015 rated it liked it
This was an odd one at the start. I couldn't figure out how it connected to Kit until she showed up. I did find myself liking Frankie, liked how she helped people. The little battle between her and Kit intrigued me. It will be interesting to see when Kit finds/figures out what Frankie did to her. I have a feeling she will both like and hate it.
Jul 08, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2016
Very enticing new direction for Kit! I almost skipped this novella and I'm glad I didn't. Can't wait to see how this plays out.
man I need the next book, ASAP!
Book Info
Kindle Edition
Expected publication: June 22nd 2015 by Shiloh Walker, Inc.
edition language English
series Colbana Files #4.5
other editions None found
Source:Netgalley EARC

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Her name is Frankie. At least, that’s what she calls herself.

She looks human, but she’s no more human than she is a faith-healer. That doesn’t stop her from using her…more unique abilities to take care of certain needs. It’s those abilities that lead to
Apr 21, 2015 rated it liked it
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Misery’s Way is a short story with only 55 pages, but it was an interesting story. It is told from the POV of Frankie. This is different from the other Kit Colbana books, where Kit is narrating the story. Kit and Justin do make an appearance in this story.

Frankie is working as a traveling faith healer. She actually feeds on the misery of other people. She takes their pain and is able heal them. She even has to be careful not to heal them too mu
Jun 11, 2015 rated it it was amazing

In a couple of days J.C. Daniels newest short story is released. It is an intro to a new series which is a spin off to the addictive series Kit Colbana. I warn you it is short and it is either going to piss you off or have you chomping at the bit for the first full length one to come out. It is written in typical J.C. Daniels style. It introduces Frankie who isn't quite human, not even a little bit and Saleel who isn't human either, well anymore. The mystery behind these two isn't ans
Jess the Romanceaholic
Jun 26, 2015 rated it it was amazing
JC Daniels is a cruel and heartless tease (and I adore her for it)

I love this addition to Kit's world, and can't wait to see where she's going with it

5/5 even though I despair every time I look at the publication schedule :P
Sep 09, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Intriguing and interesting

This story leaves more questions than it answers. It's interesting and intriguing. The storyline was fantastic and the characters were entertaining. Hope to read more about Frankie and what she is.
Jul 30, 2018 rated it really liked it
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Apr 15, 2018 rated it it was amazing
A touch of Kit and Justin. She isn't human but she just might have something that will help Kit
Feb 25, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I enjoyed the story. I have no idea why Frankie is carrying a gun on the cover. I often wonder if it ought to be a rule that SOMEONE who has actually read the book gets to choose the cover...
Jan 14, 2018 rated it it was ok
Shelves: fantasy
Unnecessary novellas, but fine enough
Jan 12, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I enjoyed this short. It's not from Kit's POV but it sends her on her way to healing some of her pain.
Suzanne Rothchild
Jun 21, 2017 rated it really liked it
took a while for it to interest me
Jun 22, 2015 rated it really liked it
Why I Read This Book: Honestly, I thought it was a full novel from the Kit Colbana Files series by JC Daniels. Obviously I need to read the fine print, because this is a short story. However, I really like the Colbana Files series and the way J.C. Daniels writes so everything worked out.

What I Liked: Misery's Way is classic J.C. Daniels - gritty, Urban Fantasy, well written characters and a story that was at times dark, seedy, uplifting, and hopeful. Even in short story format J.C. Daniels write
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Ever watch the movie "Leap of Faith"? A fan of Supernatural? Misery's Way is a mix between the movie and one of the Supernatural episodes dealing with faith healing. Frankie is a new character in an offshoot of the Kit Colbana files. For those who have read that series, this story will contain nuances and references to enhance the enjoyment of the book. For those who have not read the series, this can be read as a standalone and may entice you to read the series.

The story starts out straightfor
Jun 19, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Misery's Way is a lovely introduction to a great in character set in Kit Colbana's world. Frankie is a natural healer that feeds on the misery and healing of others. I have to say there are times in my life when I'd love to meet Frankie. I think it would be interesting to get to know her and watch her help people.

For those of us that have read some of the Colbana Files books it was really nice to get a quick visit with Kit and Justin. If you haven't read any of the books in the Colbana Files and
Blurb: Her name is Frankie. At least, that’s what she calls herself.

She looks human, but she’s no more human than she is a faith-healer. That doesn’t stop her from using her…more unique abilities to take care of certain needs. It’s those abilities that lead to a chance encounter with an unusual woman in Florida.

It’s a chance encounter with fate that will set these two down a collision course with destiny.

This short story is loosely connected to the Kit Colbana Files. Can be r
Rebecca Murray
Jun 22, 2015 rated it liked it
Not bad. Not what I was expecting, but not bad.

This story is a Kit Colbana story, in that she was in it. It was written from some mysterious entity called Frankie's perspective. It was very hard to follow, clearly a scene set-up for another book, and only about 1/4th of the e-book file. The rest is rehash and the "bonus" story is the shortie where Kit meets Justin, which was set out for sale on it's own last year. It kind of annoys me when my free gift is something I've already paid money for. B
Amy Braun
Dec 25, 2015 rated it really liked it
Definitely not a story I was expecting, and there didn't seem to be a real plot until the end. That said, I found Frankie to be a very, very interesting character with a rich history that I want to know more about. I really liked Sal and want to know more about her relationship with him as well. The actual story element came in about halfway through the book, and it leaves me feeling like we'll see more of Frankie in the future. I hope so, because her powers are unique and I don't feel like a st ...more
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