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Reissue of previously published stories
on 12 September 2011
I was, sad to say, slightly disappointed in this collection of two short stories. Jeaniene Frost and Ilona Andrews are favourite authors of mine, but I wasn't impressed by the excessive quantity of advertising material included here: the lengthy teasers for upcoming works from both authors make up roughly half of the file. Also, both of the stories included here have been previously published - though to be fair the item description does NOW say this. Jeaniene Frost's story can also be found in the (shortly to be reissued) anthology Death's Excellent Vacation, and the Ilona Andrews story is in the anthology Dark and Stormy Knights
'One For the Money' Jeaniene Frost's story sees Cat Crawford and her vampire husband Bones, guarding the body of a Paris Hilton-esque heiress at the request of Cat's uncle Don. This isn't one of my favourite Jeaniene Frost works - the heiress is a one-dimensional stereotype, and there's no significant contribution to the ongoing Night Huntress plotline - but it's a decent enough read with action, humour, and Cat and Bones demonstrating that married life has done nothing to dampen their enthusiasm for one another.
'A Questionable Client', Ilona Andrews' Kate Daniels prequel provides an insight into some of Kate's activities while working for the Mercenaries Guild. As this is a prequel, Curran is nowhere in sight, but you do finally get the story of how Kate came to be acquaintances with a certain sexually deviant shape shifter.