I have only read the Ilona Andrews short story in this anthology. This review is only for that short story.
This was a very quick but enjoyable read. This short story is less than 50 pages long and features Kate and Saiman. They actually meet in the short story when Kate serves as his bodyguard for the night. I don't really think this story is at all needed to understand any of the story lines within the main novels but it is a nice visit with well-loved characters.