Denise succeeded in blocking any hint of the paranormal from
her life, even cutting herself off from her Dhampir friend,
Cat. She could not bear reminders of the part she played in
the horrible death of her husband.
But as her relatives die one by one she begins to suspect
the paranormal is stalking her life again.
When a shape-shifting demon visits to brand her as his own,
she has no other choice.
She needs to open the door to nightmare once more to seek
help in saving what family remains.
Haunted by flashbacks of the grim bloody night she lost her
husband, the last place she wants to be is the heart of
nests of the undead but that is where she must go, and Spade
is her only way in.
Spade is ridden by devils of his own. He has managed to
avoid intimacy with the fleeting life of human women, but
when Denise blackmails him into helping her, he has no
choice but to get within touching distance of the tempting
human, despite the hard-won lessons of his past.
FIRST DROP OF CRIMSON, a new novel of the Night Huntress
world created by Jeaniene Frost Destined For An Early
Grave, etc remains true to the books already published, but
if anything, improves upon them.
The first series was solidly written with a fascinating
story line but Frost's skills as an author have matured even
further. Her gift for vivid plotting is enhanced by the
confident strokes of a writer at the top of her game.
Just when I thought I knew where the story was going, it
veered off onto an even more fascinating track. And page
171.. wow. Hot, hot hot!
Characters from the earlier books are deftly woven into the
new story line, but integral to the plot, not just added for
fan value. Even so, this new book can stand on its own,
without having read the earlier series. Well done! I am now
an ardent fan.
The night is not safe for mortals. Denise MacGregor knows
all too well what lurks in the shadowsâ€”her best friend is
half-vampire Cat Crawfieldâ€”and she has already lost more
than the average human could bear. But her family's past is
wrapped in secrets and shrouded in darknessâ€”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 humanâ€”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