Monday, 5 September 2011

Review: Magic Graves by Jeaniene Frost & Ilona Andrews


Title: Magic Graves
Author: Jeaniene Frost & Ilona Andrews
Jeaniene's Author Info: Website|Blog|Facebook|Twitter
Ilona's Author Info: Website|Blog|Facebook|Twitter
Genre: Urban Fantasy, Paranormal Romance, Paranormal
Series: Kate Daniels #0.5|Night Huntress #4.5
Source: Author
Publication Date: 1st September 2011
Rating: 4 stars

Tell Me About It
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 hit man on her trail. Previously published in Death's Excellent Vacation. Also includes the first three chapters from Jeaniene's story 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 Edge series, and first two chapters of Magic Grieves, a Kate Daniels novella.
My Thoughts
Magic Graves is a book written by Ilona Andrews, author of Kate Daniels & On the Edge, and Jeaniene Frost author of night huntress. I have read most of Jeaniene's night huntress books, and all of Ilona's Kate Daniels books.  When the option came up form Ilona Andrews blog to get the chance to review Magic Graves I jumped at the chance.

One For The Money by Jeaniene Frost
I knew starting One For The Money that it would take place after where I stopped reading the previous books, but surprisingly there was only one spoiler so I think I came out relatively unscathed.
After finishing One For The Money I really need to go back and start from the beginning of the Night Huntress series. I miss the wit and humour of Cat and Bones and I really love Bones and the things he comes out with.
One For The Money is as good as I remember the series to be and I really can't remember why I didn't read the latest book.
In One For The Money, Cat and Bones are hired to protect a human from being killed by supernaturals but after having heard nothing for a week they take matters into their own hands in an attempt to draw out the enemy, lots of fighting ensues and......, you will have to buy your own copy to find out what happens.
My favourite quote has to be said by Tammy to Cat
"So you're married to Bones, huh? How'd you manage to snag him? You know, with your red hair and white skin, you look like a big candy cane."

Once Burned by Jeaniene Frost
Again why have I done this to myself. Once Burned is released next year and I really can't wait to get a hold of it. The little teaser that I read makes me want this book in my collection.

Home For The Holidays by Jeaniene Frost
I loved this small excerpt from The Bite Before Christmas Anthology. We get to meet regular characters to the series and also a new face who has reason to find Cat and Bones. The Bite Before Christmas will be added on my "to buy" list.


A Questionable Client by Ilona Andrews
Kate accepts a job to be bodyguard for Saiman.  Kate hates bodyguard detail, but at 3 grand a night she would be insane to pass on it.  When she gets to his apartment he is chained to a bed and all he tells her is that someone is after him, but in Kate's words
"You're a target of magical kamikaze fanatics".
A Questionable Client introduces us to how Kate met Siaman, and why he persists in changing himself to try to get Kate to sleep with him, it also explains why she gets a very big discount from any problems he assists her with.
I absolutely love Kate, she is a kick-ass, sword-carrying heroine, who also makes mistakes and wrong judgements in character like everyone else, she doesn't pretend to be what she isn't, but most of all I love how she thinks and speaks her mind, you never know what she will say next and THAT is what I love. 
A Questionable Client was as good as all the books in Kate Daniels series.  Ilona Andrews really knows how to keep her readers interested in the story and certainly knows how to write a great book.

Fate's Edge by Ilona Andrews
I want to say straight away that I have not yet had the chance to read any books from The Edge Series, after reading this sneak peak of Fate's Edge, book 3 in the Edge series I NEED to get hold of the previous books.
The Edge is set in a different world to the Kate Daniels series but again Ilona out does herself with her writing style. From reading the first chapter I was hooked straight away and I will soon be purchasing the rest of The Edges books and make a start on catching up.

Magic Grieves by Ilona Andrews
(*title is just temporary and may change, so too may content I am talking about*)
WARNING-Do not drink while reading this novella, there is a possible chance of causing harm to book/e-reader/PC. Before reading place ALL drinks out of arms reach.

I actually should have listened to that warning. Drinking and reading at my computer, especially anything from Kate Daniels series is not a good thing...I almost broke my keyboard and computer screen from laughing.
Magic Grieves is an e-novella in the Kate Daniels series. I got a sneak peak at 2 chapters in this book and I am a bit disappointed......I am disappointed that I have to wait to find out what happens next. Again Ilona has done a great job of keeping Kate's stories interesting with humor and action, and even Curran in the first few paragraphs, whats not to love.&

1 comment:

  1. This sounds like a fun read. Thank you for sharing today :)

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