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Title:Magic Dreams
Authors:Ilona Andrews
Info:Ace (2012), Kindle Edition, 86 pages
Collections:Your library, Read in 2013 (inactive), StrangeBedfellows (inactive), eBooks

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I only read the Ilona Andrews story as it goes with the Kate Daniels series. ( )
  Bambi_Unbridled | Mar 19, 2016 |

Magic Dreams by Ilona Andrews (Kate Daniels #4.5)
In this one Dali and Jim fight together to bring down a Japanese demon. Dali is not a scary shifter, but she does know her magic. Jim is an alpha and they have always been at odds. That is you know they both like each other but never get together. So therefore I looked forward to reading this book knowing it would finally happen. Interesting mythology and in a way I did not feel like you had to have read the Kate Daniels series to understand the novella. Of course by having read them you would have met these two before and wanted the same thing I wanted. I enjoyed this novella.

Ice Shards by Yasmine Galenorn (Sisters of the Moon #9.5)
I never ever come across Finnish mythology and here I did. Iris Kuusi is a housesprite from Finland and she is going to the Northlands to find out if she killed someone 600 years ago. Ok I was a bit lost here at times, not really lost, but it was the fact that there have been 9 books in this series about three sisters. And this character who I guess is a minor character there. Also, they would not have had last names that far back and some names in it would not have been used. Still it was interesting in it's rich mythology. There seems to be a lot going on in that world (worlds).

Double Hexed by Allyson James (Stormwalker #3.5)
This one was my favourite because it really made me want to read the series behind it. Janet and her friends are trapped in her hotel because someone has put a hex on it. I found myself wanting to read more about Janet and her dragon lover Mick. Coyote was funny, the vampire seemed nice (when not crazed) and the rest of the cast interesting. It's a world I want to read about and book 1 made it to my wishlist.

Blood Debt by Jeanne C. Stein (Anna Strong Chronicles #6.5)
Yes 6 before this one but I never felt at loss. I got a bit of explanations what Anna was and what she had been through. In this book she stands trail for something she has done. And that made me know about her history. I would definitely be interested in reading her story from book 1. The writing and story was good and I do like kick-ass UF heroines.

Interesting novellas that made me want to read more about the worlds presented. And as always some better than other. ( )
  blodeuedd | Mar 2, 2016 |
I read Ilona's and Yasmine's stories. Enjoyed learning Iris' story and how they are bringing her forward. Cool side story in Kate's world too. ( )
  pnwbookgirl | Feb 7, 2016 |
So far I only read the Ilona Andrews story. ( )
  Belles007 | Jan 17, 2016 |
Magic Dreams by Ilona Andrews
Rating: 5

Love love loved this short story by Andrews. This is set in the Kate Daniel's world, but centered on the side characters Dali and Jim. Dali is a really quirky character, she's a vegetarian white tiger shifter who can't stand the taste of blood. When Dali comes home one night she discovers Jim, jaguar shifter and chief of The Pack's security, asleep on her bedroom floor. Everything about Jim screams "mate" to her, but he seems to only notice her when she's done something wrong. So finding him napping in her bedroom means something is wrong. Soon Dali finds herself racing to figure out what is plaguing Jim before its too late.

I've re-read this story several times since I bought this book. For being only about 70 pages long this is a pretty well detailed story. Several shifters have turned up missing and everything about their disappearance screams magic is the cause. Since Dali is the only shifter who's well-versed in magic, Jim seeks out her help. Dali was a refreshing narrator primarily because she doesn't rely on her physical fighting skills. Instead, she's forced to use her intelligence and magic abilities which is a nice contrast to Kate. My only complaint is that this wasn't a full length novel, but I'm excited to see if the rumors about Jim and Dali getting their own book next year are true. Keeping my fingers crossed.

Ice Shards by Yasmine Galenorn
Rating: 2

This one really wasn't my cup of tea. I ended up skimming a lot of it. I don't even remember much about the plot except that Iris was accused of murdering her ex-lover and was stripped of her powers. A few centuries later she goes on a quest to confront her ex-lover, so that she can marry her new lover. The world here was really vague to me. It had a couple of interesting elements, but I just couldn't bring myself to get attached to any of the characters. I probably won't be picking up any of Galenorn's novels in the future.

Double Hexed by Allyson James
Rating: 3

This one is apart of James' Stormwalker series. Never read any of the books in this series, so this was a bit of an introduction. James' has a nice writing style, but the plot here was a little dull. It reminded me of the creative writing exercise where you trap a bunch of characters in a room and see how they react to each other. Its supposed to help you figure out relationship dynamics and such. In this story, James' traps her main characters in a hotel and puts them at each others throats. The heroine, Janet, struggles to figure out a way to break the curse detaining them amidst all the tension. I'll probably eventually pick up the first book in this series.

Blood Debt by Jeanne C. Stein
Rating: 2

Another one that didn't really capture my attention. Again, I don't remember much of the plot in this one. Anna is a vampire/bounty hunter who was hired by some witches to kill someone. That kill has come back to bite her on the ass though. Anna accidentally broke sanctuary and is now facing trial for the crime. The trail was interesting, but the development of a relationship here seemed really rushed. Also, I couldn't really get a feel for any of the characters in the story. This may be because this story is a part of series. Stein's writing style was nice and the world seemed interesting. I might pick up the first book in the Anna Strong series eventually. ( )
  Book_Minx | Jan 24, 2015 |
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Andrews, IlonaContributorprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Galenorn, YasmineContributormain authorall editionsconfirmed
James, AllysonContributormain authorall editionsconfirmed
Stein, Jeanne C.Contributormain authorall editionsconfirmed
Raudman, ReneeNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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Four of the bestselling names in romance and fantasy come together in this collection of thrilling novellas featuring powerful women who know how to handle a hex or two.


“Magic Dreams” by Ilona Andrews

“Ice Shards” by Yasmine Galenorn

“Double Hexed” by Allyson James

“Blood Debt” by Jeanne C. Stein
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