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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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    Marla Lakewood, CA, United States 12-26-10
    Marla Lakewood, CA, United States 12-26-10
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    "Excellent!!"

    This series is addicting!!! Highly recommended. The plot is intricate, characters compelling and narration superb. I often forget that I have not seen these in a movie format because once you begin listening you are immediatly emersed into the world of the night huntress - Thank you Jeaniene Frost for sharing your gift.

    10 of 10 people found this review helpful
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    CasyK Canada, orig Essex, UK 01-02-11
    CasyK Canada, orig Essex, UK 01-02-11 Member Since 2009

    CasyK

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    "Nearly put me in one!"

    I found this to be the highest octane ride off all the NH novels including the NHW ones too. The friction between Cat and Bones and the pace of the action had me riveted on the edge of my seat for a large portion of the plot. I enjoy this series immenseley and the peripheral characters have grown to such a degree that this book only enhances our knolwedge and affection of them. There are some fabulous one liners that had me bursting in to laughter. There are as many locations as a Bond film, tonnes of action, romance, and plot twists and turns. The rules are changing and the scope for Cat seems limitless as does Bones' love..

    From the audio aspect I would have to lower the rating a little, as mentioned before in earlier NH book reviews, this narrator does not do Bones well. It is the actual accent and mispronounciation of some words that grate often. Over time it has improved a little or I may have gotten used to it. Cat, however, comes to life and I anchor well to her through this narrator. The other characters are fine.

    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    Stephanie Mobile, AL, United States 12-23-10
    Stephanie Mobile, AL, United States 12-23-10 Member Since 2008
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    "Fantastic!"

    I've read the print version of this many times but Tavia's reading makes a powerful book even better. You hear the pain, anquish, heartbreak and the love Cat and Bones have for each other.

    13 of 14 people found this review helpful
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    Aja Garland, TX, United States 12-29-10
    Aja Garland, TX, United States 12-29-10
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    "This is the best book yet!!!!"

    This book has been the best of the series in my opinion! It has what the last book was missing, passion, and action from the first page! I absolutely love this series and can hardly wait until the next book is released. Cat and Bones are my favorite lovers/haters/romanitcs/killers I've met so far! I also LOVE the fact that they have used the same narrator on ALL the books. She is good, does good voices and I don't have to adjust to a new reader after every book.

    12 of 13 people found this review helpful
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    TRACY HARTFORD, KS, United States 02-28-11
    TRACY HARTFORD, KS, United States 02-28-11 Member Since 2005

    Hard core Audble listener, been listening to recorded books since they were on casset tape...

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    "Great series..."

    This series is a great mix of action and sensual romance. I am not one to bear those mooning romance type novels. Although I found there was a bit of a continuity problem with this book. Bones level of strength is supposed to be unheralded because of the merging with his Grand Sires line, but Cat seems to doubt his strength at every turn. If you’re not a stickler for such minute detail, it is a very enjoyable book.
    One bit of advice, although I was excited to see book 5 and rushed to purchase it immediately, I found that there are lots of spoilers for the Night Huntress world books 1 and 2. So I had to stop listening and go back and order those two to catch up.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Karen Reynella, Australia 02-02-11
    Karen Reynella, Australia 02-02-11 Member Since 2008
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    "Another stellar book from Frost"

    This is another great addition to the 'Night Huntress' series and Frost has yet to disappoint. Strong characters and storylines, good action and romance, and very clever wit and humour. My only disappointment with the narration is the over-the-top Cockney accent given to Bones. In my head he has more class than he has here. Surely if he's over 200 years old he would have lost the thick accent to some degree. If its meant to reflect some of his Australian heritage - we don't sound like that!! Otherwise, I thoroughly enjoy all of these books on audio and hope the new one is released soon.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer San Diego, CA, United States 01-17-11
    Amazon Customer San Diego, CA, United States 01-17-11

    I'm just here for the laughs!

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    "Incredibly Pleased"

    I adore this series, and Tavia Gilbert is absolutely the perfect voice for them. Her talent of bringing the characters to life, combined with Jeaniene Frost's amazing gift of imagination and storytelling absolutely thrills me. I look so forward to each book coming to Audible!

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Ducky Florida, United States 12-12-11
    Ducky Florida, United States 12-12-11 Member Since 2008

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    "YEAH Jeaniene and Tavia!!"

    I just LOVE this series!! It is, for me, one that I can (and have) listened to several times!! When I don't know what I want to read, I have a few authors I fall back on, and Jeaniene Frost is one of them. I think the relationship between Cat and Bones is REAL! It is sad and funny and snarky and sexy! Cat is a very head strong warrior type woman and has a hard time listening to and taking the advise from Bones and she always seems to get herself into trouble when she doesn't listen. I'm not saying Bones is right all of the time but.........Cat should trust him more. I have already read the whole series, and I must say.....WHAT A RIDE!! and keep them coming.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Jan Indiana 12-11-11
    Jan Indiana 12-11-11 Member Since 2010
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    "A Winning Team!"

    Frost and Gilbert!
    This team continues to make this a strong audio series, that shows no signs of slowing down. There are turning points in this book that open up the possibilities for the future of Cat and Bones. Don't stop reading.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Sheila Kennesaw, GA, United States 01-12-11
    Sheila Kennesaw, GA, United States 01-12-11 Member Since 2009
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    "Must Read!!!"

    Once again Jeaniene Frost has taken you on a wonderful adventure!!! This is a must read and one of my FAVORITE series EVER!! I love Tavia Gilbert as the narrator as well...

    6 of 7 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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