Wednesday, February 3, 2010

[ARC Review] - First Drop of Crimson

Title: First Drop of Crimson
Author: Jeaniene Frost
Series: Night Huntress World
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Release Date: February 9, 2010

I won this ARC through the author's website/newsletter.

Summary: 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.

Thoughts: It has been a year since Denise lost her husband by paranormal means. It's only normal that she wouldn't want to have anything to do with that world after such a loss. But when evil rears its ugly head, she'll have no say in the matter. With Cat and Bones on the other side of the world, Denise's only help comes from Spade, master vampire. Ever since meeting they've always felt a pull towards each other. Plus there's definitely an attraction on both sides, and at the same time neither of them will admit it. Spade refuses to fall in love with a human again and Denise wants nothing to do with the world of vampires. Stubborn creatures, but you gotta love them.

I absolutely loved this book, a must read. First Drop of Crimson was a fun, enticing read. This story was refreshing, dark and passionate. Spade and Denise are magic, their chemistry jumps off the page. Jeaniene Frost is a master at pulling you into a story from page one, and that's exactly what you get with this book. I love that Spade got his own book. I found him quite interesting in the Night Huntress series and was hoping we get to learn more about him.

Score: 5 Stars

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Upcoming Releases:
Eternal Kiss of Darkness (Night Huntress World #2)- July 27th


  1. Great review Anna!

    I really need to get goin' on this series. I feel like I'm totally missing out.

    :) VFG

  2. Thanks VFG! Oh I think you'll like this series. Especially Bones and Shade. ;)

  3. Thanks Abby, I'm gonna check your blog out. :)

  4. Great review!
    And I who just bought the first "Bones" book ;) Now I want this series too

  5. I've read the first book in the Night Huntress series, I must hurry so I can read this one. I remember Spade's first encounter with Cat - funny! First Drop of Crimsom sounds terrific. Wonderful review!

  6. Great review Anna! You know I always love to stalk you to see what you are up too!!!! Great review!
    I am looking forward to eventually owning these!!!
    Hope all is well honey!

  7. I'm looking forward to this one Anna. :) I'm glad you enjoyed it - 5 stars! Woo-hoo.


  8. Love Spade and this whole series! Glad to hear this was a 5 star for you.



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