Review: Night Shift by Nalini Singh, Ilona Andrews, Lisa Shearin, Milla Vane

Night Shift

Night_Shift(Kate Daniels #6.5) (Psy-Changeling #12.5) (SPI Files #0.5)

Genre(s): Urban Fantasy – Paranormal Romance – Shapeshifters – Magic – Short Stories

By Nalini Singh, Ilona Andrews, Lisa Shearin, Milla Vane

Source: Library 

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Blurb:

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.

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~ 5 Night Shift Stars ~

I picked up Night Shift to read Nalini Singh and Ilona Andrews stories. I love these two authors. Their writing, character and world-building are fantastic. I loved the first two novellas, Secrets At Midnight and Magic Steals. Lisa Shearin and Milla Vane are new to me authors. I was not sure what to expect from them. I liked their novellas, Lucky Charms and The Beast of Blackmoor.

Individual reviews below on each novella!

~ 5 Secrets At Midnight Stars ~ Loved It!

We are taken back into the Psy-Changeling world in Secrets At Midnight by Nalini Singh. I was pulled in from the moment it starts to the very end. I love this world and can never get enough. Bastien is a leopard changeling, so we get to see some of our old friends. He is intelligent, witty, and a little wicked. Loved him. Kirby is human or is she? She has not had a great life so far, but things are about to get interesting. The relationship development and growth is lovely and to see Kirby finally learn what love means, heartwarming. 

You don’t have to have read any of the Psy-Changeling books to pick this up. Secrets At Midnight gives you a nice taste into the world of the Changelings and what it means to find a mate. I highly recommend picking up Nalini Singh’s books.

~ 5 Magic Steals Stars ~ Loved It!

We are taken back into the Kate Daniels world with Jim and Dali. This is Dali POV. If you have not read Magic Dreams (Kate Daniels #4.5) you might be a little lost on the relationship between these two since they hook up in Magic Dreams.

We get to see Jim and Dali dating and Dali’s fears that she is not powerful, aggressive or sexy enough of a women shifter to be an equal to Jim. Jim shows Dali that she is everything he needs and that them becoming mates will not hinder him, but make him more. 

I loved following these two around as Dali does her magic thing again. She is one special white tiger. Jim I love him. He see’s Dali as so much more then the skinny vegetarian who wears glasses. This was a fun read and I always love diving back into the Kate Daniels world. The writing team of Ilona Andrews are just Fabulous. If you have not picked up this series it’s a must!

~ 4 Lucky Charms Stars ~ Liked It!

So I’m not sure if this is part of a series. It felt like a prequel to one. I plan on checking out more of Lisa Shearin and if this is a series I’ll be adding it to my TBR.

We get an interesting world and developments. I enjoyed the world building. We get a verity of supernatural creatures in all shapes, sizes, myths, and legends. A nice mix. The characters are enjoyable and we are set up with a nice cast. Makenna Fraser is our heroine, who works for the Supernatural Protection and Investigations, which they battle the bad guys of the supernatural world. She has a unique gift for being a human. 

Lucky Charms, charmed me and I’m interested in reading more.

~ 3.5 The Beast Of Blackmoore Stars ~ Good read!

This is a new to me author and The Beast Of Blackmoorewas an ok read. We have a warrior princess on a quest and a man with no hope who has been forsaken by the Gods. The warrior princess has faith in her goddess, but that does not make the quest easier. The Beast is an horrible man who fighting for his people even when he has lost everything. I had a ruff start getting into the world, but the more I read the better and more interesting things became. The ended was well done. 

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I was born and raised in Northern Indiana. I’m an outdoor sun loving reader living near San Fransisco. I’m a mother, wife, dog owner, animal, and book lover. I’m the owner, reviewer, and mind behind Angel’s Guilty Pleasures. My favorite animals are horses & dogs. As for reading I love all things paranormal & urban fantasy. My favorite shifters are dragons!

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2 comments on “Review: Night Shift by Nalini Singh, Ilona Andrews, Lisa Shearin, Milla Vane

  1. I had a hard time with the Vane one at the start too. I’d read her as Meljean and was curious about hers. I liked it in the end but it so didn’t fit the rest of the antho. I do want to read more by her though 😀
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    • Ya It really did not fit with the rest of the anthologies. It was a hard one to read. I’ve never read Lisa Shearin or Milla Vane before. I need to look the SPI Files by Shearin. That was interesting enough to get me to read book one.