The night is not safe for mortals.
Denise MacGregor knows all too well what lurks in the shadows – her best friend is half-vampire Cat Crawfield – and she has already lost more than the average human could bear. But her family’s dark past is wrapped in secrets and shrouded in darkness – and a demon shapeshifter has marked Denise as prey. Now her survival depends on an immortal who craves a taste of her.
He is Spade, a powerful, mysterious vampire who has walked the earth for centuries and is now duty-bound to protect this endangered, alluring human – even if it means destroying his own kind. Denise may arouse his deepest hungers, but Spade knows he must fight his urge to have her as they face the demon nightmare together…
Because once the first drop of crimson falls, they will both be lost.
This book was not on my list for this month, but after finishing the last Cat and Bones adventure, I needed more so decided to read this spin-off, and all I can say is how much I’m going to miss these vampires when this series is finished. Lucky for me I have all the books now and don’t need to wait because Spade was just as good and Denise made me mad so much. Come on, she’s a big girl and knows too much to simply assume things would be fine in the end.
I loved watching this different side of Spade. Never would have imagined how much he suffered and he still has hope for humanity. I loved this soft and very gentle vampire falling in love and trying to save his human. Denise was boring most of the book and kept running. Her husband died over a year, so last assume it’s enought time for her to start living again.
I understand her reasons to step away from this world, but when things got strange the first persons she asked for help, hmm, let’s see, the vampires. Don’r get me wrong. I loved the story, but hate a heroine that only knows how to whine and complain of the fortune life trow at her.
Series in Order
#0.5 – Reckoning
#1 – Halfway to the Grave
#2 – One Foot in the Grave
#2.5 – Happily Never After
#3 – At Grave’s End
#3.5 – Devil to Pay
#4 – Destined for an Early Grave
#4.5 – Magic Graves
#5 – First Drop of Crimson
#6 – Eternal Kiss of Darkness
#7 – This Side of the Grave
#8 – One Grave At a Time
#8.5 – Home for the Holidays
#9 – Once Burned
#10 – Twice Tempted
#11 – Up From the Grave (Expected publication: January 28th 2014)
#12 – Untitled