Gunmetal Magic-Magic Dreams-Magic Gifts by Ilona Andrews

13627865Published: June 26th 2012 By: Ace

Series: Kate Daniels #4.5 

Genres: Adult-Fiction, Urban Fantasy, Paranormal, Romance, Supernatural, Short Story

Format: ebook

 Source: Library 

My Rating: 5-stars

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From New York Times bestselling author Ilona Andrews comes a tale of darkness, desire, and werecats.

Alpha Pack leader Jim Shrapshire has always been the strong, silent type. But something has come over him–a magic force currently residing in one of the Pack’s headquarters. Were-tigress Dali Harimau has always wished she could get Jim’s attention–but now he needs her help.

Stricken with a magic-sickness, Jim needs Dali’s flair for magic. And to save him, she must challenge a powerful, dark being to a battle of wits.

Includes an excerpt of Ilona Andrews’s upcoming novel in the world of Kate Daniels, *Gunmetal Magic. Magic Dreams originally appeared in the anthology Hexed*.

How can such a short story give you so many feels?! I am just amazed at how this duo of authors manage to make you fall deeper in love with these characters with each book. I love me some Kate and Curran, but it was nice to get to know Jim and Dali more. They are so stubborn! No, I take that back. Jim is the stubborn one; Dali is just a little self conscious. But once there’s a threat to Jims’s life, she will stop at nothing to save him. I loved meeting her mom, and how her other family members all fawned over Jim. So much love between these two in such a few pages. Dali is smart and innovative, which showed even more in this story. No demonic spider-chick will take her man from her. That ending was perfect and I swooned to death. If you are a fan of this series and haven’t read this, I highly recommend it.


13299211Published: December 24th 2011 By: Ilona Andrews

Series: Kate Daniels #5.4 

Genres: Adult-Fiction, Urban Fantasy, Paranormal, Supernatural, Romance, Short Story

Format: ebook 

Source: Library 

My Rating: 5-stars

Add To Goodreads  Dinner date after a hard workday should be heavenly. Of course, dates between the Beast Lord and Kate Daniels don’t always go as planned. Undead run amok, heads are chopped off, lawyers are deployed with extreme prejudice, and drunk vikings call people out.


I don’t think I’ll ever get enough of Kate and Curran. This novella is companion to Gunmetal Magic, and can be read before or after. The Beast Lord & Lady go out to dinner, and all hell breaks loose. To save a child’s life, they will have to seek answers in very dangerous places. Of course, Ghastek has to stick his hands in. Well, his vamps did cause part of the chaos, but a deadly necklace does the most damage. I just love it when Curran defends the kids. He may be a badass beast, but he has a heart of gold. I just love him! This was fun and action packed.


12288282Published: July 31st 2012 By: Ace

Series: Kate Daniels #5.5 , Kate Daniels World #1

 Genres: Adult-Fiction, Urban Fantasy, Paranormal, Romance, Mythology, Supernatural

Format: ebook 

Source: Library 

My Rating: 4-stars

Add To Goodreads  After eviction from the Knights of Merciful Aid, Andrea is a wreck. She starts work for best pal PI Kate Daniels. Shapeshifters under Raphael Medrano — Clan Bouda male alpha, Andrea’s ex-lover — die suddenly at a dig site. With Raphael, she seeks killer in deep dark Atlanta. Her feelings for him may take a back seat to saving the world…


I loved getting to know more of Andrea’s history. I didn’t think she’d face someone from her past in this, so that was a shocker. She did the right thing, even though I totally wanted her to do the opposite. Dead shapeshifters and Andrea is on the case. The problem? She and Raphael haven’t worked things out, neither is she and Aunt B on good terms. Raphael tests her constantly, until she has no choice but to acknowledge her feelings. I shuddered and skimmed the action parts in this. Snake people. Um, no thank you! I don’t do snakes and my flesh crawled the whole time that I was reading, which took away some of my enjoyment. It’s not the book, it’s me. Still, I love how this all played out and the ending was perfect.


Also In This Series: Magic Bites | Magic Burns & Magic Strikes | Magic Bleeds & Curran POV  | Magic Slays | Magic Rises

39 thoughts on “Gunmetal Magic-Magic Dreams-Magic Gifts by Ilona Andrews

  1. Look at you, you are kicking ass catching up with everything in this series! I confess, when I catch up, I usually just hit the main novels and forgo the novellas or short stories (or maybe I would pick up an anthology, if they ever get collected in one place) so kudos to you! These are three Kate Daniels stories that I didn’t even know existed, so thanks for introducing me to them 🙂


    • Gunmetal Magic is actually a full novel. It’s a start to the Kate Daniels World, so I imagine a few more will be popping up soon. I couldn’t resist these side stories. I’m always curious as to what goes on with some of my other favorite characters.


  2. I LOVE Andrea. So much. And I love the dynamic Andrea and Aunt B have. They’re both alpha and have that little dance they do. I still need to read the latest KD book.


  3. I have enjoyed Curran and Kate too, and they are so different from any other pnr couple I have read. Curran rocks….when it comes to a hero, so protective especially of those kiddies. I see I need to read these novella’s and SOON!!! Great reviews. And yay for more Andrea and Raphael, they are so bad ass together.


  4. I read Gunmetal Magic when it first came out since I got it for review but I haven’t yet read the other Kate books. I loved this world though and need to go back and read them all. I’m glad you enjoyed these!


  5. When it comes to short stories in books I am always a bit nervous about them because most times for me, they fall short (ahaha pun not intended) from the actual novels. But it seems like Andrews definitely knows how to write her short stories because these ones seem to be just as good as ever!


    • All of the little side stories are so great to read. It’s easy to want them because you fall in love with the other characters while reading the full books. Gunmetal Magic is actually a full book. It’s #5.5 in the Kate Daniels series, but #1 in the Kate Daniels World. I’m not sure how many World books there will be.

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  6. Yes! I’m so glad to see you loved Magic Dreams. It’s one of my novellas by them It was done so well. I need more of Jim and Dali than just two novellas. 😛

    I’m also glad that you enjoyed Gunmetal Magic despite the snake people. That didn’t bother me too much, now if they had been giant spider people it would’ve been another story.


  7. I’ve said it before, but I do enjoy re-experiencing the series through your reviews. LOL, the snake folks were something. For me, it’s Ghastek’s vamps that skeeve me out. 🙂


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