jeudi 26 janvier 2012

First Drop of Crimson by Jeaniene Frost

Hello to all,

                   I know i've wrote a lot in French this month and i didn't want my English Readers to feel left out, i wasn't well at all and when i'm ill it's more easy for me to write in my native language. But today i'm so happy that i didn't want to make you wait longer. ^^;; I'm sure i could have wrote this better and i will try to do better anyway here it's the review of First Drop of Crimson by Jeaniene Frost.

It's the first book from the Night Huntress world ( published also in French in 2011 by Milady) so it's kind of a spin off but for me it's really part of the Night Huntress serie. The events if this book take place after book 4 Destined for an Early Grave and before Eternal kiss of Darkness.


Genre: Paranormal Romance
Spin off from the Night Huntress Serie/ Night huntress world’s novel
Avon ( published 2010)
Sex: mild
Violence: mild
How i got this book: bought
Summary/ description from  :

       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 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 lusts for 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 nightmare together . . . Because once the first crimson drop falls, they will both be lost.


       Denise is traumatized by the event taking place at the new eve when she lost her husband because of that she decided to break contact with Cat and Bones and the vampires’ world. After all these months she is starting to have less episodes even if she can’t forget. When several members of her family died from heart attack in a short time, she want to think it’s just bad luck…until her cousin is attacked in front of her by a man who resist pepper spray and silver. For the police, it’s a heart attack and nobody saw anything. Now she know she is confronted to something paranormal but when she wants to call her friend Cat  to help her, she doesn’t have her actual number. The only one she has it’s the one from a Vampire friend of Cat: Spade.

Spade has been attracted to Denise since the first time he lays his eyes on her, but Crispin was clear: she is off the limit. He has only two kind of use for human women: feeding and casual sex and Cat’s friend is too good for that. However, when Denise calls him he fells he has an obligation to check her story. A demon against Denise, that’s a big problem and the said demon branded her and threatened her: either she deliver him one of her ancestor that made a pact with him or all family members die. Together, they decide to find the man to save her without endangering Cat and Bones so in disguise of a couple they search the vampire world. Not as easy at it seems when anger make her transform or when her blood is an illegal drug so that everything must be kept a secret.


          Jeaniene Frost give to her readers a Spin off that is a part of the Night Huntress even indirectly. Without the knowledge from the 4 first books of the serie, it would be perhaps difficult to understand all the implications in the story. For her fans, that’s a parfait parenthesis while waiting for the night Huntress serie, we find Ian, Mencheres, Cat and Bones and Fabian.  Romance, psychological aspect of the past traumatisms and action, all is there.

My opinion:

     A good read but I won’t recommend it to the ones who haven’t read the books1-4 of the Night Huntress serie. It’s A spin off yes but not as independent as some other quite moiré like a long novella^^;; ( a 4.5 if we want). We discover the past of Spade that we learned about before but only in glimpses and see the consequences of the new Eve events.  I enjoyed it yes but not as much as I hoped, the humour that is included in the night huntress serie is missing and it’s also darker. And there are some things that’s bother me…how can Spade be happy when theoricaly Denise is illegal and must be put to death. Also it said that marriage is only recognize/ legal when between vampires but Bones used that to save Cat and she was still an hybrid at the time so it shouldn’t have worked…so just some contradictions nothing too serious but some fans could ask themselves some questions.

Score : 4/5


This book enter in the Romance and Me Challenge
Ce livre s'intègre dans le challenge de Natasia

Book read for the 2012 TBR reading Challenge
book read for Tales from the Crypt Vampire Challenge.

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