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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 from Jeaniene's story "Home for the Holidays" in The Bite Before Christmas anthology, as well as a sneak peek at ONCE BURNED, the first novel in the new Night Prince series.
Ilona Andrews' story, "A Questionable Client", is a prequel to her award-winning Kate Daniels series. In a world beset by magic waves, Kate Daniels works as a mercenary. She is tired, hungry, and there is foul-smelling blood on her boots. All she wants to do is to go home, but when Mercenary Guild offers her a job she can't refuse, she finds herself protecting a man against Russian wizards. Previously published in Dark and Stormy Knights. Also includes first two chapters of FATE'S EDGE, book 3 in the The Edge series, and first two chapters of "Magic Grieves", a Kate Daniels novella.
Vampires, Shifters, Shape-changer, Frost Giant,
List of Stories Edit
|Story Title||Series and Order Number||Author||Lead(s)|
|"One for the Money"||Night Huntress series #4.5, Night Huntress Universe #4.5,||Jeaniene Frost||Cat & Bones|
|"A Questionable Client"||Kate Daniels series #0.5||Ilona Andrews||Kate Daniels, Saimin|
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Synopsis by StoryEdit
Cat and Bones pull bodyguard duty for a human heiress targeted by supernatural hit men - This is a more than decent little Night Huntress fix, it even has a few little steamy bits for Bones and Cat. I enjoyed this one more the second time around as well, it takes a little bit to get rolling, but there's some really funny snarky lines for both Bones and Cat. And what really got me this time was Bones teaching Justina (Cat's mom) how to protect herself - paraphrasing Cat, nothing says love more than taking a knife through the heart.
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.
Artist: none listed
- Publisher: NYLA, Kindle
- Book data: Kindle Edition, 162 pages, Pub: Sept 1, 2011—ASIN: B005KSRURS
- eBook, 144 pages, Pub: Sept 1, 2011—ISBN132940013088931
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External Links Edit
- Goodreads | Magic Graves (Night Huntress, #4.5; Kate Daniels, #0.5) by Jeaniene Frost
- Bibliography: Magic Graves ~ ISFdb
Goodreads: Series & Story Pages:
- Characters & Mythos: Night Huntress series ~ Frost Cemetery
- Kate Daniels series by Ilona Andrews
- Night Huntress series by Jeaniene Frost
- Night Huntress Universe series by Jeaniene Frost
- Night Prince series by Jeaniene Frost
- The Edge series by Ilona Andrews
Other Series links;
Characters, World, etc.:
- Night Huntress:
- Kate Daniels:
Author Pages for Book:
- Magic Graves ~ Ilona Andrews
Goodreads Author Pages:
- Goodreads | Jeaniene Frost (Author of Halfway to the Grave)
- Goodreads | Ilona Andrews (Author of Magic Bites)