Saturday, March 12, 2011

Night Huntress, Book One

Halfway to The Grave

Author: Janine Frost

Release Date: October 30, 2007

Series name: Night Huntress 1

You can get it from Amazon here.


Flirting With The Grave…
Half-vampire Catherine Crawfield is going after the undead with a vengeance, hoping that one of these deadbeats is her father – the one responsible for ruining her mother’s life. Then she’s captured by Bones, a vampire bounty hunter, and is forced into an unlikely partnership.
In exchange for help finding her father, Cat agrees to train with the sexy night stalker until her battle reflexes are as sharp as his fangs. She’s amazed she doesn’t end up as his dinner – are there actually good vampires? Pretty soon Bones will have her convinced that being half-dead doesn’t have to be all bad. But before she can enjoy her status as kick-ass demon hunter, Cat and Bones are pursued by a group of killers. Now Cat will have to choose a side … and Bones is turning out to be as tempting as any man with a heartbeat.

I gotta admit that when I first started reading the book I didn't like Bones. I liked Cat, she was a strong and clever heroine with a sense of innocence (meaning that she wasn't used to swearing or naked men in her truck asking for a "shag"), she was the perfect hybrid and—to a certain extent—a good role model when it came to killing Vampires. But as the book went on, and bones finally began to show a little bit more of his true self in order to convince Cat that not all Vampires are evil, I fell in love with him. Anyways, Cat was good at killing Vampires, using her femenine charms against the Vampires, except that this brave and bitter Kitty was very reckless at killing them. Sure, she got a lot of killings, but most of them were more luck than skill because if she would have come in contact with a Master... bye bye kitty. 
It is rather funny as you read the book how she, without realizing it, begins to fall in love with one of the undead she's sworn to kill in for her mother's sake due to the fact that Cat is the product of a rape her mother suffered in the hands of a newly made Vampire (Later on the book Bones explains Cat how it was possible for her mom to conceive her).
So it is very suspenseful as you wonder whether or not she will be able to overcome her prejudice of Vampires and allow herself to love again. I totally understood her and her doubts. 
I totally recommend this book, and the following ones to the series, as a good read. An amazing one actually for those of you who love Urban Fantasy. It kept me on the edge of my seat and it's packed with lots of action.

Next, there is a video of Jeaniene Frost talking about her Night Huntress series. I put this because I couldn't fine the original video. Enjoy! :D

My rating: 4.0

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Spring Break & Odds

Spring Break is finally here! I'm so excited because I'm going to catch up with my reading and writing. For the past couple of months I've neglected my duties as a writer in Fan Fiction and I'll see if I can do something about it. Unfortunately, I have some sort of writer's block when it comes to writing my stories but I'll try to work through it but if I start writing crap then I'll take my time until my Muse is working again.
Anyways, I'm going to keep reading no matter what now that I finally bought a Nook last week for my birthday. :D
In other news, my personal Muse for my own stories has been working lately and the moment I saw the following object I began thinking about the endless possibilities. ( I know your thinking 'how can she be able to write or think about one and not the other? Well, I ask myself the same question and I haven't been able to come up with a good answer yet. That's just the way I roll.)

Scary Khopesh right? Off with the head or out with the heart if the end of the blade penetrates the chest. Very useful for hunters when hunting down Supernaturals. 

I'm thinking who would be better or more equipped to handle those blades in my stories. I mean, we're talking about Vampires and other Supernaturals here. I'm sure Dhampirs have their hands full with so many 'Monsters'.

Now daggers are way more practical and easier to hide, but in combat they seem a bit useless because you have to get close to your opponent in order to wound and that seems pretty dangerous. Unless you are really good a throwing knives.
I'm amazed by both objects and can't decided which one is better. (sigh)
Anyways, see ya. Off to try to write a bit.