This series just isn't for me. I'm not into the whole funny vampires mixed with chick lit thing. And I couldn't care less or know less about the shoesThis series just isn't for me. I'm not into the whole funny vampires mixed with chick lit thing. And I couldn't care less or know less about the shoes Betsey is obsessed with. I tried the first one in the series a while back and it was OK I guess. I have the second one in audio that I bought before I knew these books weren't for me so eventually I'll listen to it since I hate paying the money for an audio only to never listen to it. This one I just happened to see at the library on CD and I needed somethign of this genre for a book challenge so decided to check it out, espeically since it was so short. But still did not hing for me and I just find Betsey annoying to no end. The narrator, Nancy Wu does a good job though which is the only thing that really kept me from hating it....more
First Drop of Crimson may have been my first full length foray into the worlds of Jeaniene Frost, but I enjoyed itCourtesy of CK2S Kwips and Kritiques
First Drop of Crimson may have been my first full length foray into the worlds of Jeaniene Frost, but I enjoyed it enough that I intend to come back for more visits.
Denise MacGregor has been forced into a temporary agreement with a demon courtesy of her elusive and deceptive cousin. Having already lost everyone who is important in her life, many to the dark and dangerous otherworldly beings of the night, she is none too keen on doing a demon’s bidding. Danger beckons from every side and if Denise isn’t careful, her own life may be forfeit.
Spade is a vampire who has been around for centuries, suffering his own losses. Now his is sworn to protect Denise with his life. While searching for Denise’s missing cousin, time is running out and many would like to see the end of Denise and Spade. However, the more time these two spend together, the more they realize the greatest danger isn’t to their lives… but their hearts. Secrets surround these reluctant lovebirds and those secrets may be revealed by the First Drop of Crimson.
I have read some of the short stories in the Night Huntress series, so I was not totally unfamiliar with the rules of the Night Huntress World. I did not have the history behind Slade and Denise to fall back on, but I don’t necessarily consider that a bad thing. My opinions were not already colored by behavior and experiences of these characters so I was able to view them with fresh eyes. World building for both Night Huntress series is absolutely incredible and I was taken away to a reality where demons and vampires and other creatures of the night walk alongside the humans. Action is pretty intense and starts with the first page, ebbing and flowing as the plot and characters dictate.
Both Denise and Slade have so suffered no small amount of losses in their lives so they come together reluctantly, emotionally damaged from all they have experienced. Denise has no desire to be plunged into Spade’s world and only hopes to find her cousin and end her servitude to the demon thrust upon her. Slade lost the only women he ever loved a very long time ago and has always been haunted by the loss. Now in Denise, Slade find a chance at redemption, if only he is brave enough to take it, and she’s brave enough to accept it.
Surprises are revealed with First Drop of Crimson, further enhancing the Night Huntress World. One in particular while we knew there had to be something pretty huge coming, was still quite a shocker when we finally see it. I’ve enjoyed the few stories I’ve read to date by Jeaniene Frost and look forward to fitting the rest of the books into my reading schedule at some point.