This was a solid 4/5. I enjoyed all of the stories quite a bit.
Nalini Singh and Ilona Andrews are pretty much auto-buy authors for me. The Dali/Jim story and Bastien story did not disappoint.
I hadn't read anything by Lisa Shearin before, but I enjoyed "Lucky Charms" enough that I will purchase the first SPI book that publishes in January. There isn't any romance in this particular story, but it was entertaining. Reminded me a bit of Kim Harrison's Hollows series.
I hadn't read anything by Milla Vane, either. "The Beast of Blackmoor" started out a bit odd for me. I really was unsure where it was going to go. But, I ended up enjoying it and will keep an eye out for books by this author.