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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...

New York Times bestselling author Ilona Andrews spins "Magic Dreams." Shapeshifting tigress Dali Harimau finds herself in deep waters when she must challenge a dark being to a battle of wits or risk losing the man for whom she secretly longs.

In "Ice Shards," New York Times bestselling author Yasmine Galenorn returns to the Otherworld as Iris Kuusi, a Finnish house sprite, journeys to the frozen Northlands to confront the crazed shadow of her former lover and break the curse that is keeping her from marrying the man she loves.

National bestselling author Allyson James takes you to Magellan, Arizona, where Stormwalker Janet Begay and her friends are trapped by a powerful curse. It will take every bit of magic simmering beneath her skin for the Stormwalker to survive being "Double Hexed."

From national bestselling author Jeanne C. Stein comes "Blood Debt," in which bounty-hunter-turned-vampire Anna Strong is visited by three witches who ask her to right an old magical wrong. Anna will have to live up to her last name to make it through alive.

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"Bestsellers Andrews, Galenorn, James, and Stein serve up stories set in their established magical worlds in this entertaining urban fantasy anthology. In Andrews's Atlanta-based 'Magic Dreams,' shape-shifting white tiger Dali Harimau battles a dark force to save the man she loves. In Galenorn's 'Ice Shards,' Finnish house sprite Iris Kuusi travels to the frozen Northlands to break a curse and confront the evil shadow of her former lover. Stormwalker Janet Begay struggles to save herself and her friends when they become trapped in a cursed Arizona hotel in James's 'Double Hexed.' Stein rounds out the anthology with 'Blood Debt,' in which San Diego vampire Anna Strong saves an innocent man and winds up on trial herself. Galenorn's story is the standout, but all four feature strong female characters and unusual world-building with broad appeal. (June)" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

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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.

About the Author

Ilona Andrews is the pseudonym for a husband-and-wife writing team. Ilona is a native-born Russian and Andrew is a former communications sergeant in the U.S. Army. Contrary to popular belief, Andrew was never an intelligence officer with a license to kill, and Ilona was never the mysterious Russian spy who seduced him. They met in college, in English Composition 101, where Ilona got a better grade. (Andrew is still sore about that.) Together, Andrew and Ilona are the co-authors of the New York Times bestselling Kate Daniels urban fantasy series and the romantic urban fantasy novels of The Edge. They currently reside in Portland, Oregon with their two children and numerous pets.

Award-winning author Allyson James writes romances as both Allyson James and Jennifer Ashley. She has lived in the Southwest for twenty years and enjoys exploring its mountains, deserts, and ancient ruins. More information on this series and Allyson’s other books can be found on her website.

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edensbookshelf, December 6, 2012 (view all comments by edensbookshelf)
Four of the top authors in the urban fantasy genre are brought together in this one anthology. Each story explores havoc wreaking curses in scenarios ranging from a mythical elfin ice land to a dystopian Atlanta teeming with shifters. While each story is an extension of an existing series, they are meant to stand alone. Many readers will recognize The Kate Daniels Series, The Otherworld Series, The Storm Walker Series, and The Anna Strong Series.

The stories may revolve around the same subject but they are as varied and distinct as possible. Beginning with Magic Dreams by Ilona Andrews, a demure but long awaited story that will thrill Kate Daniels fans. Set in Atlanta, GA, the story describes a city that is torn apart by competing forces of magic and technology. Dali, a near sighted vegetarian white tiger shifter is desperately in love with her alpha, Jim, an imposing black panther shifter in charge of pack security. Dali and Jim join forces to save Jim's life after he is cursed by a Japanese demon. The shifters soon discover that the demon seems to be targeting a specific family and search to uncover the meaning beind the tragic and deadly haunting.

Galenorn's story, Ice Shards, follows Lady Iris' journey across worlds and dimensions, as she seeks to expunge the curse that has plagued her since she was exiled from the Northlands monastery she once called home. Raised as the embodiment of a goddess, Iris awakens one day to finds herself lying next to her dead lover and unable to recall the events leading up to this moment. Surrounded by evidence that designates her as the murderer, Iris is denounced by her community and sent to live in exile in the Pacific Northwest for nearly 600 years. But when a new love comes into her life and with him a chance for marriage and a family Iris must go back to the temple to unravel the mystery surrounding the death of her former lover and have the curse lifted. Be prepared for a world of intricate mythologies, mystical powers and exotic creatures written in a language that combines the formality of old English with the quick almost stuttering cadence of modern day American English.

James' entry, Double Hexed, is the sexiest novel of the bunch with Janet, a demi-goddess, and Mick, her dragon-shifter mate, almost constantly in some sexual act. A small assortment of witches, shifters, vampires, nulls and an enchanted mirror struggle to free a hotel and it's inhabitants from a deathly curse that has the plumbing spouting blood and the supes acting crazy.

Stein rounds out the quartet with Blood Debt, an Anna Strong story. Anna is called in to pay back a favor when the brother of a local witch goes missing. Complicating matters, the man has been taken to avenge a crime that Anna unwittingly committed. Now racing against the clock and the devil, Anna must find a way to bring him back alive and clear her name.
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bookmark, October 17, 2011 (view all comments by bookmark)
I actually would give this book a 3.5. I bought this book because Andrews had contributed but I ended up liking James' story better. This was written so well I didn't feel that it was rushed or missing pieces as I often do with short stories. I'll be keeping an eye out for any more of James' books.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780425241769
Author:
Ilona Andrews and Yasmine Galenorn and Allyson James and Jeanne C. Stein
Publisher:
Berkley Books
Author:
Galenorn, Yasmine
Author:
James, Allyson
Author:
Andrews, Ilona
Author:
Stein, Jeanne C.
Subject:
Romance - General
Subject:
General-General
Edition Description:
MM Picture Book
Publication Date:
20110631
Binding:
MASS MARKET
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Pages:
336
Dimensions:
6.88 x 4.34 x 0.96 in 0.36 lb
Age Level:
from 18

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Bestsellers Andrews, Galenorn, James, and Stein serve up stories set in their established magical worlds in this entertaining urban fantasy anthology. In Andrews's Atlanta-based 'Magic Dreams,' shape-shifting white tiger Dali Harimau battles a dark force to save the man she loves. In Galenorn's 'Ice Shards,' Finnish house sprite Iris Kuusi travels to the frozen Northlands to break a curse and confront the evil shadow of her former lover. Stormwalker Janet Begay struggles to save herself and her friends when they become trapped in a cursed Arizona hotel in James's 'Double Hexed.' Stein rounds out the anthology with 'Blood Debt,' in which San Diego vampire Anna Strong saves an innocent man and winds up on trial herself. Galenorn's story is the standout, but all four feature strong female characters and unusual world-building with broad appeal. (June)" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
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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.

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