Magic Dreams: A Novella in the World of Kate Daniels

Magic Dreams: A Novella in the World of Kate Daniels

by Ilona Andrews

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From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Kate Daniels series 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.

Magic Dreams originally appeared in the anthology Hexed.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781101592557
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 06/26/2012
Series: Kate Daniels Series
Sold by: Penguin Group
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 104
Sales rank: 24,157
File size: 826 KB

About the Author

Ilona Andrews is the pseudonym for a husband-and-wife writing team, Gordon and Ilona. They currently reside in Texas with their two children and numerous dogs and cats. The couple are the #1 New York Times and USA Today bestselling authors of the Kate Daniels and Kate Daniels World novels as well as The Edge and Hidden Legacy series. They also write the Innkeeper Chronicles series, which they post as a free weekly serial. For a complete list of their books, fun extras, and Innkeeper installments, please visit their website at

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Magic Dreams: A Novella in the World of Kate Daniels 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 65 reviews.
AudreyReed More than 1 year ago
Story was good, but was also in Hexed. I wish they would tell you that beofre you buy.
jg1053 More than 1 year ago
Story was good - just as it was good in the anthology it was originally published in. I love this author, but am not happy I paid twice for this.
sand7s More than 1 year ago
Very good book. I loved the setting. The cover. one of the better summer reads I enjoyed
alanajoli More than 1 year ago
Just when I thought I couldn't like Andrews's books more, along comes this novella. My favorite stories are often the ones where the heroine, despite her competence in other areas, is completely unsure of herself as a romantic figure; Dali is utterly convincing in that role, and her conversations with Jim are heartwrenching, even though the happily ever after is never in doubt. Better yet, Andrews develops a new area of her post-magicocalypse Atlanta in developing the East-Asian communities and an underground market. A great addition to the Kate Daniels world.
Kierrale More than 1 year ago
I originally bought Hexed and glad I read the overview where it tells you that it originally published there (not sure if that was added after some of the reviews complained about buying the book twice) but thought I would add the review here. I really enjoyed this novella, it was a nice change from all the werewolf shapechanger novels out there and I hope the author further expands on these werecats in the future.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
all i can say is FINALLY!!!!!!!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I simply loved this story. The two characters are so different one couldn't help but believe they were meant to fall in love. Even knowing this the story carried the excitement one expects from these authors. Absolutely great reading. I can't wait until they write the new novel. Keep up with your lovely stories.
KikiD870 More than 1 year ago
This is the novella I've been wanting! The story of Dali and Jim. It is something that was teased in one of the earlier novels, but I've been wanting this story. It is the romance of two unlikely people and I loved it. I have loved Dali from the moment we met her. She is so quirky! She's a shifter, one of the most celebrated in the shifter world. But she's a vegan. Yes, a vegan shifter. And shifting isn't easy for her. And on top of that, she is practically blind. She has self-esteem issues of the highest sort and compensates by drag racing, despite her eyesight. I love her. And then there's Jim. Usually surly, he's the head of security for the King of the Beasts. And, for once, he has to rely on someone else to help him. Enter Dali. The romance is sweet and rife with all those bizarre issues that exist in relationships. And then if the romance is between shifters? Well, things only get more complicated. Overall: This is a great side story to the series. They are two very different characters and their relationship is just one I rooted for.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really loved this short story. Thank you very much for sharing your talent
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Jim and and Dali are in this one!!! I loved the short story, that's all I got.
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Ladydee2k More than 1 year ago
An OCD Panther shifter and a half blind White tiger shifter. What's not to love. =)
ToManyBooksNotEnoughTime More than 1 year ago
This short novella is centered around the werejaguar Jim and the were-white tiger Dali. Jim is the Pack's chief of security, a job he takes very seriously. Dali is one of the more unusual weres in the Pack. Being a white tiger makes her sacred in her culture, yet she is sooo not your typical tiger. Dali can't see very much of anything - she's probably legally blind, but who in their eight mind would tell a tiger that, let alone put it on their driver's license? And the icing on the cake - she's a vegetarian who can't stand the sight or smell of blood. So much for being near the top of the food chain. Dali does possess magic though, learned from her family. While Curran and Kate are off handling their own situation something happens that brings Jim to Dali's doorstep, asking for her help. Dali is stunned, as she feels like Jim isn't even aware that she exists, while she is hyper-aware of him. An entire office never checked in - four decent weres were gone. Jim had gone to check it out and found that something was very, very wrong. The place was dirty, quiet, and had an odd symbol drawn on the floor. A symbol that Jim couldn't recall, which was unheard if for him and scared Dali fairly badly since she could only think of a few spells that could cause tat kind of mental confusion. The two team up to investigate the situation, which turns into far more than either expected. And when Jim's life is on the line Dali finds the inner courage to risk everything to save him. For Dali is wildly in love with Jim, the kind where if you had to choose to have their life or their live you would choose life each time, even if it meant they might forget who you are. A sweet novella, this story gave much greater insight both characters, which was fun. While Jim has been featured more prominently in other stories, Dali has mostly been a minor character. Not exactly easy for someone who turns into a very large white tiger. At just over 100 pages this makes for a nice lunch-break reading, while helping us addicts get through the wait for the release of the next novel in the series.
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PalmPriestess More than 1 year ago
Ilonda Andrews has become one of my new favorite authors. I read a short story about Kate in another book and it intrigued me enough to get me to try the first book of the series. I have now rapidly consumed them all and have begun her "Edge" series which is just as good. Great characters that are flawed in ways we can relate to, strong heroines that don't cross the line to superwoman and who remain likable. Love it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
love the series! the magic/tech switches make an interesting twist.
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