First Drop of Crimson – Jeaniene Frost (Night Huntress Spin Off #1)

Paranormal Romance
The Dusty Book Shelf
384 Pages
Publisher: Avon
February 9, 2010

(4 Stars)

Back of Book Description:
The nigh 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 Denis 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.

Favorite Passage:
…Her honeyed jasmine scent mixed with his, creating a muskier, lush fragrance that he occasionally breathed in.  It was their scent, sharpened by passion, and with each breath, he savored it….She’s truly mine now.

This was SOOOOOOO much better the second time around after reading the 4 Night Huntress books before it.  It made so much more sense then it had the first time I read the book.  So yes, you can read this book without having read the rest of the books but I would not recommend it!  There are SEVERAL references from the previous books that you must read them so that you understand the importance of everything that is happening!

Spade is an amazing man, well errr…vampire! 220-years-old, Bones’ best friend, sired by Mencheres, has a “grudge” against humans, is sexy and powerful…yeah amazing!  Denise might look like any every day average human from the outside but the knowledge she has of the supernatural world and the loss of her husband have strengthened her character to a woman you can only respect!  When the two of them join forces to save Denise and her family it causes some serious sparks to fly (the first love scene is AMAZING).

I still can’t get over how possessive vampires are when it comes to the one they love.  Every girls fantasy is to have that strong capable man to be there to protect her no matter how strong she is.  That’s what these vampires do for their women and it just speeds up my heart thinking about it.  It makes me smile and chuckle the way the vampire snaps at anyone who might even look wrong at their woman or says something about her that they don’t approve of.  The one thing that I have been very happy about with these books is that no matter how angry a vampire gets when protecting his mate it seems to make them stronger and more lethal instead of vulnerable…I like that spin on things!

Trying not to make this too terribly long I must suggest that anyone who has read the Night Huntress Series should also read this first spin-off by Jeaniene.  I really enjoyed getting more information about Spade and Deniese and even though it wasn’t focused on Cat and Bones I loved how they did make an appearance in the book.  Their appearance didn’t leave you wanting to hear more about them in this book it just reminded you of what all the characters have been through and that bond that they all have to each other!  I’ll keep this on the top of my list as another must read.


2 responses to “First Drop of Crimson – Jeaniene Frost (Night Huntress Spin Off #1)

  1. Yeah…Jeaniene does love scenes HOT! And I think it’s cute how vampires are all super possessive. Makes me giggle…even though in real life I would tell my husband to shove it and go back to his cave. Nice Review!!!

  2. Julie – Thank you so much for taking your time to read my blog! I really appreciate that especially with all the other blogs you keep up with. 🙂 I completely agree with what you said about if your husband in real life was that possessive you would tell him to shove it! It’s completely true, in real life that is never a good thing…a little jealousy is ok but going over board is terrible! That’s why books are so great, they don’t mirror real life so it gives you an escape.

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