This is a urban fantasy (UF) series featuring half-vampire, Cat Crawfield and vampire master, Bones (aka Crispin).
In this book, Cat & Bones are go...moreThis is a urban fantasy (UF) series featuring half-vampire, Cat Crawfield and vampire master, Bones (aka Crispin).
In this book, Cat & Bones are going on vacation, until Cat begins having strange dreams about another man . . . one who claims that Bones isn't her husband.
There's almost no excuse why this book sat on my TBR pile for over a year. I loved the first two books in the series and while the third was still very good, it wasn't quite up to par with the other two. This one, however, was absolutely fabulous!
Oh well, at least now I won't have to wait very long for book #5 to come out. This Side of the Grave is due out in Feb 2011. Books 6 & 7 are contracted, but no title have yet been announced.
There's also a "spin-off" paranormal romance series set in the same world. First one is First Drop of Crimson and features Cat's best friend, Denise, and Bones' best friend, Spade - both characters you meet in the Night Huntress series. The second is Eternal Kiss of Darkness, featuring another known character, Mencheres. Additional spin-off books are planned, but haven't been announced yet.(less)
The series is about stuntwoman - turned vampire hunter, Dawn Madison. Dawn joins a mis-fit crew of vampire hunters seeking...moreThis series is vampire UF.
The series is about stuntwoman - turned vampire hunter, Dawn Madison. Dawn joins a mis-fit crew of vampire hunters seeking to destroy the vampire "undergrounds" around the world. The first three books take place in Hollywood, with the next three in London. Toss in a good background story, a complicated sexual relationship, and you've got an entertaining an pretty unique vampire series!
I loved the first three books of this series (which is sorta its own trilogy) but fourth one, which is also the first book of a new trilogy, left me unimpressed - which is why this book has been sitting on my to-read shelf for over a year. However, I was pleasantly surprised this time around! I found that the story picked up and was more engaging than book #4 was, which is leaving me wanting to read book #6 very soon!
This is a UF series that takes place in a steampunk-ish alternate reality Regency era England where vampires & werewolves have been integrated int...moreThis is a UF series that takes place in a steampunk-ish alternate reality Regency era England where vampires & werewolves have been integrated into society. The protagonist is Alexia Tarabotti, a young woman who discovers she is "soulless," a super-natural being who negates the powers of other super-naturals when she touches them.
In this particular book, Alexia is the focus of a shocking scandal and flees London for Italy with a small band of friends & protectors. Her goal is to seek out answers about her own nature - that of other Soulless ones. But danger befalls her everywhere she turns as the vampires are after her and in Italy, super-naturals are put to death upon their discovery.
I love this series and this book was just as good as the first two. Though, thank goodness, it doesn't end on as much of a cliff-hanger as the second one did! I'll definitely be reading this series through it's end!
Speaking of which, there are a total of five books in this series: #1 Soulless, #2 Changeless, #3 Blameless, #4 Heartless (out July 2011), #5 Timeless (release date unknown). This author is also writing a four-book YA series set in this world, but approx 25 years earlier. It is currently known as "The Finishing School" series and the first book is due out sometime in 2012.(less)