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Destined for an Early Grave: Night Huntress, Book 4 | [Jeaniene Frost]

Destined for an Early Grave: Night Huntress, Book 4

Since half-vampire Cat Crawfield and her undead lover Bones met six years ago, they’ve fought against the rogue undead, battled a vengeful Master vampire, and pledged their devotion with a blood bond. Now it’s time for a vacation. But their hopes for a perfect Paris holiday are dashed when Cat awakes one night in terror. She’s having visions of a vampire named Gregor, who’s more powerful than Bones and has ties to her past that even Cat herself didn’t know about.
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Publisher's Summary

Since half-vampire Cat Crawfield and her undead lover Bones met six years ago, they’ve fought against the rogue undead, battled a vengeful Master vampire, and pledged their devotion with a blood bond. Now it’s time for a vacation. But their hopes for a perfect Paris holiday are dashed when Cat awakes one night in terror. She’s having visions of a vampire named Gregor, who’s more powerful than Bones and has ties to her past that even Cat herself didn’t know about.

Gregor believes Cat is his and won’t stop until he has her. As the battle begins between the vamp who haunts her nightmares and the one who holds her heart, only Cat can break Gregor’s hold over her. She’ll need all the power she can summon in order to bring down the baddest bloodsucker she’s ever faced … even if getting that power will result in an early grave.

©2009 Jeaniene Frost (P)2010 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

What the Critics Say

“Frost’s dazzling blend of urban fantasy action and passionate relationships makes her a true phenomenon.” (Romantic Times)

Destined for an Early Grave holds big changes and many surprises for fans of the series, and should not be missed.” (Darque Reviews)

“Sexy, nonstop thrills.” (Melissa Marr, New York Times best-selling author)

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    melrailey Georgia, United States 10-28-12
    melrailey Georgia, United States 10-28-12 Member Since 2007

    Mel

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    "This Series Keeps Getting Better"

    This series keeps getting more addictive with every book. I love the characters, the dialogue and the action. I like that Frost doesn't make Bones and Cat's relationship storybook. Instead, they have to fight to make things work and this book was a prime definition of fighting for a relationship. I got so caught up in the audiobook that I ended up just sitting in my bedroom listening to the last 2 1/2 hours because I had to know how it was going to turn out. There were a couple of unexpected turns in this book. Once again Gilbert does an excellent job with the narration. Even her voice for Bones is starting to grow on me.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Sharon G. 10-27-12
    Sharon G. 10-27-12
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    "I Love the Night Huntress Series by Jeaniene Froat"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I have never been very interested in paranormal books. I ran across the first book in this series on my Library's web-site and downloaded it. I loved listening to it and I have since purchased all the audio books in this series.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Of course I love Cat and Bones, that goes without saying. But I also like Spade, Mencheres, and Vlad Tepesh. I also like Cat's mom, she's a hoot.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes, I listened to my this story on my ipod all day while I was doing some outside work.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Jule Kijek Redford, MI 10-11-12
    Jule Kijek Redford, MI 10-11-12 Member Since 2012
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    "I am in Love with Cat and Bones"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes, I would highly recommend this book to all who love a paranormal romance.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Bones. He is so intense. His love for Cat transcends everything else.


    What does Tavia Gilbert bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Tavia Gilbert is pure perfection. She is THE best narrator there is. She brings so much intensity to the reading.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    A Girl, a Ghost and a Ghoul..


    Any additional comments?

    This is a wonderful 4th book in the Night Huntress series. It had a lot more ups and downs than the other three books. This book had to all. No spoilers here but if you like Jeaniene Frost you will fall in love with Cat and Bones. Buy this book.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Andrea MABLETON, GA, United States 10-07-12
    Andrea MABLETON, GA, United States 10-07-12
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    "MUST READ"

    I must say I am a Jeaniene Frost Fan for life... I love everything she has written... and will continue to buy and read what ever she produces. I am definitely addicted to Cat and Bones and their friends.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    anne Phoenix, AZ, United States 09-15-12
    anne Phoenix, AZ, United States 09-15-12 Member Since 2012

    I Love a great supernatural tale, a Love story, PNR, a Cool Mystery and Most Sci-Fi....if there are vampires, weres or witches in it, that's a plus! Basically I am a 40+ y/o young at heart woman rediscovering the wonderful world of books and am now addicted! Lol I LOVE AUDIBLE!!!!!

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    "Cat and Bones are meant for each other!!!"
    What did you like about this audiobook?

    This is #4 in the Night Huntress series it was really good, but not my fave of the 4 I have read...I liked mostly everything about it, but don't want to say to much because I don't like to give away spoilers.....Read it....If your a Cat and Bones fan, you will love it!!!


    How has the book increased your interest in the subject matter?

    I have devoured this series....I don't think my interest will ever fade....this is my fave PNR series so far!


    Does the author present information in a way that is interesting and insightful, and if so, how does he achieve this?

    Yes SHE does.....she has a true gift, and I am eager to read her other series! She is descriptive, humorous, and truly dedicated in her craft!


    What did you find wrong about the narrator's performance?

    NOTHING!!!! Tavia does it again!!!!!!


    Do you have any additional comments?

    Just because this was not my fave of this series, does not mean I did not enjoy it thoroughly.....I did....and am starting #5 right now!!!!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Asta 09-13-12
    Asta 09-13-12
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    "Very Trying"
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    I'll have to get back to you on that.


    What could Jeaniene Frost have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    Stopped making a Mary Sue and Gary Stu out of Cat and Bones. They are becoming way overpowered.


    What do you think the narrator could have done better?

    Not use Valley girl accent for very minor/secondary female characters nor nasally, whiny intonations for minor/secondary male characters. The Valley girl accent totally took off 1.5 - 2 stars in performance for me.


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    The kiss-and-make-up sex scene.


    Any additional comments?

    I was about to start Book 5 when I read a couple of reviews warning that it contained spoilers for the Night Huntress World Books 1 and 2, side stories which are apparently a VERY good idea to read if you don't want to be a little confused about how did what happened when and who's who in Book 5. Sooo, off I went to get those two books I had initially not intended to read.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Marla Chambersburg, PA, United States 05-08-12
    Marla Chambersburg, PA, United States 05-08-12 Member Since 2010

    I grew up with books....not television.

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    "An essential for Vampire Fiction"

    Usually, a series can tend to get dull after so many books, not this one....I've read them all and still waiting for another to come out. Cat and Bones are the ultimate supernatural couple and their "interactions" are some of the steamiest, hottest and best written scenes I've had the pleasure of reading so far. Most erotic scenes I've read in other books are just ridiculous or predictable....to the point where I'm rolling my eyes . Not the scenes between Cat and Bones...they are fantastically written and the imagery you get is best experienced in a dim room behind closed doors. It's just that good.

    If you are a fan of this genre - THIS is the series to own. Worth every credit or penny you spend.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    ScarletFrog Silver Lake, NH, United States 04-11-12
    ScarletFrog Silver Lake, NH, United States 04-11-12 Member Since 2011

    Why yes, I do frequently burst out in song!

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    "Take me I am yours!"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Destined for an Early Grave to be better than the print version?

    Great series. Is there a missing Audio Book? I noticed some details in the next book 'This Side of the Grave' that was not covered in this Book.

    When did Denise become a ghoul? When did Cat use her kinetic power to damage furniture and save her friends?

    Apparently I am so into this series, I would love to hear what happened.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Drac and Ian - got a real chuckle - their humor is so suttle.. and Minkeries... Yipeee


    Which character – as performed by Tavia Gilbert – was your favorite?

    Bones and Cat - Hot Hot Hot!


    Any additional comments?

    Would love to hear the missing pieces, between this book and This Side of the Grave - this is the first time I noticed missing pieces of the story.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Kyley ELKRIDGE, MD, United States 03-29-12
    Kyley ELKRIDGE, MD, United States 03-29-12 Member Since 2011
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    "Disappointing...in my opinion"
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    Yes, I drive long hours so it did keep me entertained but I was cursing Cat out most of the time.


    Would you be willing to try another book from Jeaniene Frost? Why or why not?

    Yes, but I was disappointed with this one.


    Did the narration match the pace of the story?

    Yes.


    Any additional comments?

    First off, the narrator makes Gregor sound like Borat...it was so painful for me to hear. I love Bones' character but his voice is annoying as well - but I can deal, Gregor was another story...horrible (kept picturing Sasha Baron Cohen). I was definitely on Team Bones w/ this book - Cat was very annoying and I hated the double standards where she was so quick to assume the worst with Bones when she herself made horrible decision after another (imagine if someone would have been snapping photos when she was at a certain famous vampires house...in bed with him). Oh my goodness I was cursing her out the whole way home. I don't want to spoil the book so I won't give any spoilers but I just didn't feel this book fit the characters that had been portrayed in the first 3 books. They were so unfamiliar and neurotic -felt like a forced fight and as a result, the predictable separation, then reunion. Hated the Gregor storyline and the changes that Cat underwent came out of nowhere caught me totally off guard, seemed rushed to me. I'll still read additional book was I can't say I really enjoyed this like the first 3 books.

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    Sarah Lincoln, NE, United States 03-28-12
    Sarah Lincoln, NE, United States 03-28-12 Member Since 2011
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    "Excellent!"
    What did you love best about Destined for an Early Grave?

    Loved the relationship with all the characters, the humor, the love, the compassion, the hate...


    Have you listened to any of Tavia Gilbert’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    She does a wonderful job acting. It feels like you are listening to a room full of characters.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    "fantastic series"

    well read and versed i couldnt tun it off and listened until the book finished ALL DAY

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