Book Review-Night Shift

Book Review-Night Shift

Book Review-Night ShiftNight Shift by Nalini Singh, Ilona Andrews, Lisa Shearin, Milla Vane
Also in this series: Slave to Sensation, Caressed By Ice, Mine to Possess, Hostage to Pleasure, Branded by Fire, Shield of Winter, Magic Rises, Magic Breaks, Magic Shifts, Magic Binds
Series: Psy Changeling #12.5, Kate Daniels #6.5
Published by Berkley on November 25th 2014
Genres: Paranormal Romance, Shape Shifting
Pages: 378
Format: Paperback
Source: Library
ISBN: 042527392X
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Four masters of urban fantasy and paranormal romance plunge readers into the dangerous, captivating world unearthed beyond the dark...
New York Times bestselling author Nalini Singh delivers a smoldering story with
Secrets at Midnight
, as the scent of Bastien Smith’s elusive lover ignites a possessiveness in him that’s as feral as it is ecstatic. And now that he’s found his mate, he’ll do anything to keep her.
In #1 New York Times bestselling author Ilona Andrews’ novella,
Magic Steals
, when people start going missing, shapeshifting tigress Dali Harimau and jaguar shifter Jim Shrapshire must uncover the truth about the mysterious creatures responsible.
From Milla Vane—a warrior princess must tame
The Beast of Blackmoor
to earn a place among her people. But she quickly discovers that the beast isn't a monster, but a barbarian warrior who intends to do some taming himself.
It’s seer Makenna Frazier's first day on the job at Supernatural Protection and Investigations, and her first assignment is more than she bargained for when bodyguard duty for a leprechaun prince’s bachelor party goes every which way but right in national bestselling author Lisa Shearin’s
Lucky Charms
.

My Review

Night Shift is a anthology of four different authors: Nalini Singh, Ilona Andrews, Lisa Shearin, Milla Vane. Now I read the first two books, but the last two didn’t hold my interest so I set those aside fairly quickly.

Secrets At Midnight was my favorite out of the two novellas that I was able to read. Nalini Singh to this day is one of my favorite authors to read and she conquers novella’s like no other author I have seen. They always seem to have emotional depth that is rare to find in novella’s. We have in Secrets At Midnight, is Bastien Smith’s story. Bastien is a powerful feline changeling. When he scents his mate, he is drawn, however he can’t seem to find her. He searches for her everyone. But one night he finds his elusive mate. A  feline shifter herself but doesn’t know it. But she isn’t any feline, she is a canadian lynx. Her parents died when she was just a child and was raised by other caretakers. Kirby, smart and talented but has no clue of her true heritage. All she knows is that something strange is happening to her and Bastien in her rock through it all. The romance between Bastien and Kirby is tender yet powerful. I really loved seeing these two together. The emotions are quite vividly painted in this story, especially towards the end.

 

In Magic Steals, we see a romance between Jim and Dali. Jim, is a jaguar shapeshifter with power and influence. Jim and Dali have been dating for a while but have been keeping it secret. Dali doesn’t expect anything permenant to happen with Jim. To Dali, he is so above her in rank and status, that she knows he could never have any real interest in her. But while on the hunt to find a missing woman, sparks fly betwen Jim and Dali and we see that their relationship is very “real”. Jim is quite patient with Dali and I liked seeing these two work through some issues while fighting along side each other. Quite fun to see a happy ending for Jim.

About Nalini Singh

I've been writing as long as I can remember and all of my stories always held a thread of romance (even when I was writing about a prince who could shoot lasers out of his eyes). I love creating unique characters, love giving them happy endings and I even love the voices in my head. There's no other job I would rather be doing. In September 2002, when I got the call that Silhouette Desire wanted to buy my first book, Desert Warrior, it was a dream come true. I hope to continue living the dream until I keel over of old age on my keyboard.

I was born in Fiji and raised in New Zealand. I also spent three years living and working in Japan, during which time I took the chance to travel around Asia. I’m back in New Zealand now, but I’m always plotting new trips. If you’d like to see some of my travel snapshots, have a look at the Travel Diary page (updated every month).

So far, I've worked as a lawyer, a librarian, a candy factory general hand, a bank temp and an English teacher and not necessarily in that order. Some might call that inconsistency but I call it grist for the writer's mill.

About Illona Andrews

Ilona Andrews is the pseudonym for a husband-and-wife writing team. author2sm“Ilona is a native-born Russian and Gordon is a former communications sergeant in the U.S. Army. Contrary to popular belief, Gordon 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. (Gordon is still sore about that.)

Gordon and Ilona currently reside in Oregon with their two children, three dogs and a cat. They have co-authored two series, the bestselling urban fantasy of Kate Daniels and romantic urban fantasy of The Edge.