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Wednesday 3 March 2010

Review: First Drops of Crimson by Jeaniene Frost

Title: Drops of Crimson
Series: Night Huntress World
Author: Jeaniene Frost
Pages: 384
Publisher: Avon
Reading Level: Adult
Spotlight: Everything O.o

"I think Amber was murdered."

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 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 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.

Taschima's POV:

The day Jeaniene Frost writes something that disappoints me that will be the day that the world ends.

Heart broken and barely able to keep it together. That's how Denise is after the death of her husband. She decided to live the underworld behind- everything and everyone, even Cat. But little does she know that once you go to the underworld you can never come back. One night when she is with her cousin a murder occurs. Her cousin dies in the hands of a demon who has a grudge against Denise's family. And what do you know? Denise's family is next. With no one to turn, she calls the last person she thought could come to her help, but in this times of crisis she will learn that being undead isn't a crime, and that it can be much happiness as it can bring death.

Spade on the other hand was to never date humans. They are only worth for shagging and as the dessert. But when Denise calls him asking for help, and kind of sort of blackmailing him, he has no other choice but to help her. He especially doesn't want to because he has always felt this strange attraction for Denise, an attraction that could only bring a bad outcome.

What an amazing read. Kudos Jeaniene! At first I was a little afraid. What if this wasn't as good as Cat & Bones? But Jeaniene managed to make THIS relationship as memorable as the other one but for different reasons.

Bones and Cat's relationship is powerful, she doesn't need protection and he damn well knows it. They have this raw connection that only seems to intensify with each passing book. On the other hand Spade and Denise's relationship holds this kind of charming quality to it. Even though Spade is a total bad ass he still has his vulnerable side. And what do you know Denise has it too! Though at the beginning she is weak and can't really fight for herself (something that torments her) by the end you can see that this girl is going to turn out alright- if not better. They have similar backgrounds and they can understand each other well- you know, when they are not fighting or something like that.

The plot was intriguing. We get to wander farther into the supernatural world when Jeaniene integrates shifters and demons into the picture. As well as all the tricks that come along with the races. Although I don't see werewolves any time soon.

As to the cover I have to say it's a pretty damn good one. Whenever Jeaniene described Spade I always looked at the front cover and made him move in my mind. The model is dead on, even though you couldn't find a Bones you can find a Spades. Which doesn't make him any more of a fantasy. He is sexy, strong, hot, caring, loyal, and a total gentleman. Oh, and of course he is just about awesome under the covers.

Yes, this book has sex, foul language, and it's bloody. So if you are not into that do not read. Although, it's just so good... You'll be missing on a good one here!

If I keep rambling I will spoil the book, and I sooo don't wanna do that! Just know this...

This book is a high you will never forget.

** At the beginning of the post is the first line of the book.


  1. Nice review, I really need to read this series!

  2. I am so dying to read this one. I have loved all her books so far and this one sounds like it doesn't disappoint

  3. I went through hell to get this book first day, but it was SO worth it. I LOVE Jeanine Frost!

  4. This book sounds really great! I haven't read anything by Jeaniene Frost as of yet, but I wan to now!

  5. I don't think I've ever read anything by jeaniene frost, but this sounds really interesting. I love paranormal books and I can't believe I haven't heard of this!

  6. Thanks for the review! I have this on my shelf and I am DYING to get to it!! I love me some Bones and I have always liked Spade's character. Can't wait!!!

  7. I defiantly want to read this book. Great review!

  8. I am SO glad that you enjoyed this. I've been reading a lot of lukewarm reviews about it, so I wasn't sure how it would be. I can honestly say I love Jeaniene Frost, and I've only read one of her books (Halfway to the Grave). I know, shame on me, right? But I was excited none the less when this one came out. I need to get going on reading the rest of the Night Huntress series so I can pick up this one! Thanks for the review girl! :)

  9. Hi,
    I'm a fan for Jeaniene frost too. But I was quite confuse when you stated in your reviews that "Bones" on the other hand was to never date humans and he felt strange attraction for Denise. Isn't it suppose to be Spade? No offense just highlight it before other fans read your review and get confuse too.


  10. I have to say Taschima that the reason I enjoy reading your blog is because you always pick such great books! You and I have similar tastes :). This is now on my to-read list as well and I thank you times a million!

  11. I was not as taken with the cover as you. (It is too remeniscent of a Romance novel) But I like the plot summary you gave of the book. I think this is one I might find interesting! I'll have to pick up Cat & Bones first though! But thanks for your review it helped me to see past the cover!

  12. I already own this and plan on reading it (being a HUGE Night Huntress fan). However, I recently read a review that said it wasn't nearly as good as Cat & Bones and I was really disappointed and less excited to read this. Now it's back to the top of my TBR pile :) Thanks!

    Tara SG (25 Hour Books)

  13. loved your review, I cant believe I have not read this series

  14. I won a signed copy of that book I'm anxiously waiting for it ^^
    <3 Jeaniene

  15. Hey Taschima, you made me want to read it! Never read anything by Jeaniene Frost, but i'll surely give it a try! :)

  16. I've never read anything by Jeaniene, but you make this book sound so great. I might just have to give it a try!

  17. Nice review! If I have the chance I'll buy it :)

  18. Oh I just bought this! Can't wait to read :)

  19. I already own this book so you don't have to count me in the contest, but I wanted to say how much I love this book. Jeaniene Frost is amazing. I love all her work!!!

    I also wanted to let you know I gave you an award. :)

    Have a great week!

  20. I absolutely love Jeaniene Frost's writing. I fell in love Cat and Bones now I'm looking forward to building an attachment to Spade and Denise. Great review. Good to know it's recommended.

  21. I have heard this was good. Your great review and stellar rating make me want to read it. Thanks.

  22. Ups! Im in the ridiculous contest!

  23. I heard good things of this book. and makes me wanna cry.. xD I dont have it y.y

    !! great review!

  24. I've read the Cat and Bones books but haven't read this one yet. Glad to know that it's worth getting.

  25. Awesome review! I just read this book a week ago. I love Jeaniene Frost for writing the series. It's my fave series of all time. Hands down, the best books I've ever read. This book was really great because it answered one of my questions when I finished reading the first 4 Night Huntress books.

  26. I haven't read any of Jeanine Frost's books, but I do believe that is set to change. 100% thanks to my reading of this review!! I don't know why I haven't read her stuff sooner. I will definitely be checking this out, sounds great!

  27. I have to be honest, I don't like this cover much. It's kinda of... I don't know. It just doesn't appeal to me much. Great review, though!!

  28. Thank you so much for posting this review! This book is about to be delivered to my mailbox(hopefully)...so I am so glad you reviewed it :)

  29. wow, i really want to read this!
    it sounds great!

  30. Great review, Taschmina! I haven't read any of Jeaniene Frost's books yet, but by the looks of this...I may have to start. :D


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