First Drop of Crimson : Night Huntress World

  • by Jeaniene Frost
  • Narrated by Tavia Gilbert
  • Series: Night Huntress World
  • 10 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

From the New York Times best-selling author of the Night Huntress series comes a breathtaking new journey to the dark side of desire.
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 shape-shifter 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.

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What the Critics Say

“Book by book, Frost builds her reputation as an author who delivers only the best.” (Romantic Times)
“[Frost’s] gift for vivid plotting is enhanced by the confident strokes of a writer at the top of her game.” (Fresh Fiction)

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Read the "Night Huntress" series 1st!

I HIGHLY recommend reading all of the "Night Huntress" novels BEFORE this novel. This is a "spin-off" but there are spoilers for the other books. Unfortunatly only "One Foot in the Grave" is availble in audio format, all the books are excellent.
Although this book is about Spade and Denise, Bones and Cat do make a siginifcant appearance in the last 3rd of the book, just as their lives were at the end of book 4 of the Night Huntress novels.

As with her other books, the author does a great job with charater, story and plot development, however I wasn't especially fond of the main charater, Denise. Although she does display traits of strength and bravery, she waivers between those traits and being, well, just down right whinny and irritating at times. Spade was Bones with a bit more polish, and thier relationship develops in much the same way as Bones and Cat's did: our heroine resisting the "nasty" vampire, but eventually falls for his irrestable charm. Now with all that said, there was alot that WAS interesting about Spade's back story, thier circumstances, and the conclusion of story. For me personally, I shy away from stories w/ demons in them (I find them morally disturbing), the demon indeed was a nasty fellow, but he was actually a shapeshifter not Lucifer's minion (or if he was, that wasn't brought up in the book).

The narrator does an excellent job, and I especially enjoy her accents with the exception of one: Denise which she does with a slight southern drawl, for some reason it just didn't work for me. I don't know if that contributed to why I didn't care for Denise or the other way around.
In any event I look forward to the next installment of this series!
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- Kickez

LOVED IT

I'm going to be honest here... I was really hesitant to get this one to listen to (I've listened to all of the NH series while at work and LOVE them all). I didn't think I was going to like it as much as the actual series. I went ahead and got it anyway because I am addicted to these books and am dying here waiting for my next "fix" when the next book in the series comes out on Aug. 30th. So I figured why not go ahead and get it. I was surprised at how much I really liked it. This is a great book and I'm glad I did it because I liked getting to know these side characters a little better and how Kats BFF came to marry Spade. I love how they have had the same narrator throughout the entire series so far (it really bugs me when they switch narrators and the voices you have come to know and love change). Tavia does an awesome job with the accents! I'm in the process of downloading the next spin of as I write this. Now all she needs to do is a spin off with Vlad (he cracks me up)! If you love the NH series these are a must read (or listen) as well. I just wish that Audible would get the Anthologies as well, but for now I guess I will just get them for my Kindle and read them. Don't hesitate like I did to pick this one, it's worth it!
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- Jes

Book Details

  • Release Date: 07-05-2010
  • Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.