Urban Fantasy Review: First Drop of Crimson by Jeaniene Frost

First Drop of Crimson (Night Huntress World, #1)

Magic Graves by Jeaniene Frost
Series: Night Huntress
Publisher:
 Avon
Format:
 ebook
ISBN: 0061583227
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Release date:  February 9th 2010
Number of pages: 371
Source: Bought

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Summary:

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.

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Review:

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.

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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

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Urban Fantasy Review: Magic Graves by Jeaniene Frost

Magic Graves (Night Huntress, #4.5; Kate Daniels, #0.5)

Magic Graves by Jeaniene Frost
Series: Night Huntress
Publisher:
 Avon
Format:
 ebook
ISBN: B005KSRURS
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Release date:  September 1st 2011
Number of pages: 162
Source: Bought

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Summary:

Jeaniene Frost’s story, One for the Money, features vampires Cat and Bones trying to protect a spoiled heiress with a price on her head and an undead hitman on her trail. Previously published in Death’s Excellent Vacation. Also includes the first three chapters from Jeaniene’s story in The Bite Before Christmas anthology, as well as a sneak peek at ONCE BURNED, the first novel in the new Night Prince series.

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Review:

Since I’ve already read and reviewed the other short story, this is only a couple of my thought for the Night Huntress novella. I’m loving this series and it was quite nice to see Cat and Bones normal again, plus another image of Cat’s mother after she became a vampire. That is a strange notion for me until now, but I enjoyed seeing her help save a little human in trouble.

The fighting was more dangerous than I expected because this is just a novella, but for a moment I thought Cat was going to be finished, since she’s still leaning to deal with her vampire powers. Bones sure does have some great friends. Fun story and a great past time for the night.

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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 – This Side of the Grave
#6 – One Grave At a Time
#6.5 – Home for the Holidays
#7 – Up From the Grave (Expected publication: January 28th 2014)

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Urban Fantasy Review: Destined for an Early Grave by Jeaniene Frost

Destined for an Early Grave (Night Huntress, #4)

Destined for an Early Grave by Jeaniene Frost
Series: Night Huntress
Publisher:
 Avon
Format:
 ebook
ISBN: 0061583219
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Release date:  July 28th 2009
Number of pages: 355
Source: Bought

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Summary:

Her deadly dreams leave her in grave danger

Since half-vampire Cat Crawfield and her undead lover Bones met six years ago, they’ve fought against the rogue undead, battled a vengeful Master vampire, and pledged their devotion with a blood bond. Now it’s time for a vacation. But their hopes for a perfect Paris holiday are dashed when Cat awakes one night in terror. She’s having visions of a vampire named Gregor who’s more powerful than Bones and has ties to her past that even Cat herself didn’t know about.

Gregor believes Cat is his and he won’t stop until he has her. As the battle begins between the vamp who haunts her nightmares and the one who holds her heart, only Cat can break Gregor’s hold over her. She’ll need all the power she can summon in order to bring down the baddest bloodsucker she’s ever faced . . . even if getting that power will result in an early grave.

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Review:

Another great adventure for this couple, but things are not easy and I loved seeing Cat and Bones having some difficult times in their relationships. Don’t get me wrong I love them together, but this time apart made them realise better the moments to share some things and to understand the other person. Cat is always hiding secrets and plans, but this made them see that not even death is forever.

The difficult time for me was Mencheres knowing things and not sharing. He wasn’t my favorite vampire but he did grow on me and I was hoping for him to be a good guy. So I was a little nervous in discovering his secrets. Another surprise for me was Cat change, because I did not expected to happen so soon. And she’s a completely different vampire, loved that part. Another vampire that showed a different personality was Spade. He treated Cat really bad, but I can see his point and he was right, but it was surprising for me.

This series is becoming one of my favorites.

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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 – This Side of the Grave
#6 – One Grave At a Time
#6.5 – Home for the Holidays
#7 – Up From the Grave (Expected publication: January 28th 2014)

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Urban Fantasy Review: Devil to Pay by Jeaniene Frost

Devil to Pay (Night Huntress, #3.5)

Devil to Pay by Jeaniene Frost
Series: Night Huntress
Publisher:
 Avon
Format:
 ebook
ISBN: 0062106333
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Release date: August 23rd 2011
Number of pages: 100
Source: Bought

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Summary:

Blake Turner had it all—until a demon decided to take residence in his soul. Plagued with constant black outs and a trail of dead bodies in his wake, Blake thinks vampire Elise is his best chance at ending the nightmare. It’s just too bad he’s fallen in love with the gorgeous vamp right before he has to die… Featuring characters from New York Times bestselling author Jeaniene Frost’s Night Huntress world. (Originally appeared in Four Dukes and a Devil anthology)

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Review:

This novella was a little different for me but I enjjoyed. There’s not much of Bones and Cat, we have mostly a new vampire named Elise trying to save a human from certain death, sounds completely off the series, but we also have Mencheres helping and I decided he sounds like a normal vampire and after the events from the war, he’s not so bad. I’m not dying of love for Elise or Blake, because they are nothing compared to Bones or Vlad, but this was a nice story and more from the Night Huntress world.

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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 – This Side of the Grave
#6 – One Grave At a Time
#6.5 – Home for the Holidays
#7 – Up From the Grave (Expected publication: January 28th 2014)

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Urban Fantasy Review: At Grave’s End by Jeaniene Frost

At Grave's End (Night Huntress, #3)

At Grave’s End by Jeaniene Frost
Series: Night Huntress
Publisher:
 Avon
Format:
 ebook
ISBN: 0061583073
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Release date: January 1st 2009
Number of pages: 342
Source: Bought

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Summary:

It should be the best time of half-vampire Cat Crawfield’s life. With her undead lover Bones at her side, she’s successfully protected mortals from the rogue undead. But though Cat’s worn disguise after disguise to keep her true identity a secret from the brazen bloodsuckers, her cover’s finally been blown, placing her in terrible danger.

As if that wasn’t enough, a woman from Bones’s past is determined to bury him once and for all. Caught in the crosshairs of a vengeful vamp, yet determined to help Bones stop a lethal magic from being unleashed, Cat’s about to learn the true meaning of bad blood. And the tricks she’s learned as a special agent won’t help her. She will need to fully embrace her vampire instincts in order to save herself—and Bones—from a fate worse than the grave.

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Review:

This series started a little slow, but everybody love it so I decided to give it another try and the second book was really good, but this third made me love Bones and Cat. There’s almost everything on this novel, from war, to death and even some magic. I read the novellas and was expecting a little change in this universe, but let me say this time I was surprised with the twists.

I loved this plot, Bones is perfect once again and this time they are married so he’s extremely jealous and trying so hard to protect her that is kinda funny. Cat is not a princess, and she get hurt a lot. I liked the difference in this book, most of all because we get to see more of the vampires rules and their inner circle loyalty. Plus Cat’s mom finally stopped being so hard on Bones, their relationhsip is not perfect, but things are better.

The war was different for me, because I expected a full army attacking, but things ended up being more dangerous that that. I really liked the changes and now we even have Tate as a vampire, plus he’s abssessive with Cat. Super strange situation.

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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 – This Side of the Grave
#6 – One Grave At a Time
#6.5 – Home for the Holidays
#7 – Up From the Grave (Expected publication: January 28th 2014)

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Urban Fantasy Review: Happily Never After by Jeaniene Frost

Happily Never After (Night Huntress, #1.5)

Happily Never After by Jeaniene Frost
Series: Night Huntress
Publisher:
 Avon
Format:
 ebook
ISBN: B00570QXV8
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Release date: July 19th 2011 
Number of pages: 106
Source: Bought

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Summary:

Isabella Spaga is about to reluctantly walk down the aisle with Mr. Dangerously Wrong…but not if dashing vampire Chance has anything to say about it. As a favor to Bones, Chance has come to derail this wedding of beauty to the beast. Now if only he can keep his hands off the bride. From “New York Times” bestselling author Jeaniene Frost’s Night Huntress world, it’s the wedding of the season…that everyone wants to miss. (Originally appeared in “Weddings From Hell” anthology)

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Review:

I was a little confused when this story started about who Chance was, but I loved him soon enought. Isabella was a refreshing girl and a very brave one too, she accepted a marriage to a mob boss just to save her brother. I didn’t liked the way her brother treated her when all she did was save his ass, but that’s another thing. Also was nice seeing Bones again, without Cat he’s different, more dangerous, but I like this side of him.

Chance showed how vampires can truly chose the way to life after life and he was charming and almost too good to be true. He treated Isabella like a princess and was all about saving her honor. I really liked this novella.

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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 – This Side of the Grave
#6 – One Grave At a Time
#6.5 – Home for the Holidays
#7 – Up From the Grave (Expected publication: January 28th 2014)

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Urban Fantasy Review: One Foot in the Grave by Jeaniene Frost

One Foot in the Grave (Night Huntress, #2)One Foot in the Grave by Jeaniene Frost
Series: Night Huntress
Publisher:
 Avon
Format:
 ebook
ISBN: 0061245097
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Release date: April 29th 2008 
Number of pages: 3587
Source: Bought

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Summary:

You can run from the grave, but you can’t hide…

Half-vampire Cat Crawfield is now Special Agent Cat Crawfield, working for the government to rid the world of the rogue undead. She’s still using everything Bones, her sexy and dangerous ex, taught her, but when Cat is targeted for assassination, the only man who can help her is the vampire she left behind.

Being around Bones awakens all her emotions, from the adrenaline rush of slaying vamps side by side to the reckless passion that consumed them. But a price on her head—wanted: dead or half-alive—means her survival depends on teaming up with Bones. And no matter how hard Cat tries to keep things professional between them, she’ll find that desire lasts forever…and Bones won’t let her get away again. Original.

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Review:

I loved this book and Bones was perfect the entire time. The first book was a lot of explanatins from the past and I got bored, but this time was action from the first second and it made things more interesting to me. Cat is more sure of herself, and I think it’s because she needed to grow a little and get some distance from her mother. This new adventure is set four years after the end in Halfway to the Grave, so Cat had some time to adjust in her new vampire hunter life, plus she’s living alone and trying a new relationship. Her life is not perfect, because there’s no Bones, but I liked to see her grow and learn to live on herself.

Cat is now working for the government and I was scared when they first appeared, but now I just hate her boss, especially after discovering all those things he kept from her. Bones demonstrate a lot of sentiment in this book and the end was such a surprise for me. I barely kept from crying. I think Cat and Bones make a cute couple, but needs to learn a little more about vampire rules before making another mistake soon.

A good surprise for me in this book was Cat’s group, her men are loyal and fierce, plus we can really see they adore her, some of them more than that. But Bones made things perfect for me. Can’t wait to start the next book.

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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 – This Side of the Grave
#6 – One Grave At a Time
#6.5 – Home for the Holidays
#7 – Up From the Grave (Expected publication: January 28th 2014)

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