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Series: Night Huntress #1
Published by Avon on October 30th 2007
Genres: fantasy, paranormal
Source: the library
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Flirting with the Grave...
Half-vampire Catherine Crawfield is going after the undead with a vengeance, hoping that one of these deadbeats is her father - the one responsible for ruining her mother's life. Then she's captured by Bones, a vampire bounty hunter, and is forced into an unholy partnership.
In exchange for finding her father, Cat agrees to train with the sexy night stalker until her battle reflexes are as sharp as his fangs. She's amazed she doesn't end up as his dinner - are there actually good vampires? Pretty soon Bones will have her convinced that being half-dead doesn't have to be all bad.
But before she can enjoy her newfound status as kick-ass demon hunter, Cat and Bones are pursued by a group of killers. Now Cat will have to choose a side . . . and Bones is turning out to be as tempting as any man with a heartbeat.
IMPORTANT NOTE TO READERS:
There is a specific reading order for the Night Huntress series, including all other Night Huntress World series books, and some novellas. If you do not read them in the Author's suggested reading order (below), other than 'Reckoning', the books will not make sense, or you will read spoilers. The author's recommended reading order is:RECKONING (eBook prequel novella set in Bones’s point of view before he meets Cat*) though I would recommend reading this after Book 1 so that you know the characters...HALFWAY TO THE GRAVE (Book 1: Night Huntress Series)ONE FOOT IN THE GRAVE (Book 2: Night Huntress Series)HAPPILY NEVER AFTER (eBook novella*)AT GRAVE’S END (Book 3: Night Huntress Series)DEVIL TO PAY (eBook novella*)DESTINED FOR AN EARLY GRAVE (Book 4: Night Huntress Series)MAGIC GRAVES (eBook anthology featuring a Cat and Bones story*)FIRST DROP OF CRIMSON (Night Huntress World novel)ETERNAL KISS OF DARKNESS Night Huntress World novel)THIS SIDE OF THE GRAVE (Book 5: Night Huntress Series)ONE GRAVE AT A TIME (Book 6: Night Huntress Series)THE BITE BEFORE CHRISTMAS (contains a long Cat and Bones novella, “Home for the Holidays”)ONCE BURNED (Book 1: Night Prince Series)TWICE TEMPTED (Book 2: Night Prince Series)UP FROM THE GRAVE (Book 7: Night Huntress Series)BOUND BY FLAMES (Book 3: Night Prince Series)(releasing January 26th, 2015)
See link: Jeaniene Frost: Reading Order
I requested this book from the library because of a book review blog. The person read mainly paranormal, and said that Jeaniene Frost was her all time favorite author. Anyone who loves paranormal & mentions a favorite author, that I’ve never heard of – well, I have to get the book, obviously.
And I was immediately disappointed. I just couldn’t get into the book. I kept reading it, mainly because I kept forgetting to grab another book from my TBR pile & put it into my lunch bag. And it started getting better, and all of a sudden, I got hooked, completely engrossed in the story, couldn’t put it down & thought about Cat & Bones all the time, begrudged my husband for interrupting me when I was reading, type of maddness. I don’t know how or why it happened, but I’m thrilled to say that I can add Frost to my list of authors I enjoy, and I look forward to reading the rest of this series in the future!