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First Drop of Crimson: Night Huntress World, Book 1 | [Jeaniene Frost]

First Drop of Crimson: Night Huntress World, Book 1

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.
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Publisher's Summary

From the New York Times best-selling author of the Night Huntress series comes a breathtaking new journey to the dark side of desire.

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 shape-shifter 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.

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

What the Critics Say

“Book by book, Frost builds her reputation as an author who delivers only the best.” (Romantic Times)

“[Frost’s] gift for vivid plotting is enhanced by the confident strokes of a writer at the top of her game.” (Fresh Fiction)

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    Nancy Georgetown, TX, United States 02-14-13
    Nancy Georgetown, TX, United States 02-14-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Good Story; Not so Great Narration"

    I feel like I'm being critical by saying this, but I had a hard time getting past Tavia Gilbert's narration. She has a very clipped way of talking that is annoying and overrode the entertainment of her character voices - enough so that I am not sure I can listen to another book by her. I also found Denise's character to be eye-rolling whiny at times...but despite these flaws the book was still entertaining.

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    Kevin Lytle, TX, United States 11-18-12
    Kevin Lytle, TX, United States 11-18-12 Member Since 2010
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    Would you consider the audio edition of First Drop of Crimson to be better than the print version?

    Didn't read the print version.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of First Drop of Crimson?

    The passion of the relationship.


    What aspect of Tavia Gilbert’s performance would you have changed?

    British accent needs a lot of work.


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

    I found it hard to turn it off and finished it in 2 days.


    Any additional comments?

    Just as good if not better than the Cat and Bones story.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Asta In a dream 09-23-12
    Asta In a dream 09-23-12 Member Since 2011
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    "Unimpressed"
    Any additional comments?

    This book did not sound as if it would work well as a stand alone. Early in the book, we had Spade recalling a Christmas dinner with Cat and Bones. Denise also suffers many flashbacks of what had happened in Book 4 of the Night Huntress series. I also disliked the awkward info dump via Denise. Having "read" the books in the Night Huntress series, it only had me rolling me eyes. This was not the first time.

    None of the characters really stood out or resonated with me. I felt so apathetic and bored that even the sex scenes left me, for the most part, unmoved. There seemed to be a lot less humor. Unlike Halfway to the Grave where I had been laughing nearly the entirety of the book, I was just like, "Ehhhh...". I also did not feel as if the author did not handle Denise's PTSD very well, but I don't know whether this was because when the narrator said "PTSD", it just stood out so much that it felt as if the word was just tossed about in a somewhat cavalier manner.

    And the narrator. I had really enjoyed her narration (well, mostly) for Cat and Bones, especially in the first few books in the series. I felt her enjoyment of the book and the characters through her voice. But this narration fell completely flat. I did not feel enthusiasm or passion from her narration. While I was fine with her voices and accents for Spade, Denise, Cat, Bones, Ian, and Spade's French buddies, she did a really poor job with a lot of the other minor male characters. The men all sounded like little boys (e.g. Nathaniel, at first, until the narrator got the hang of the voice she was going to do for him, and Oliver) - or women (e.g. Bootleg).

    All in all, I found this book to be the worst of the Night Huntress books so far. It was a real disappointment.


    Review partially cross-posted from Goodreads.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Lelia SAN DIMAS, CA, United States 10-21-11
    Lelia SAN DIMAS, CA, United States 10-21-11
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    "Mediocre plot, but likeable characters"

    This isn't the most exciting book, and it takes a while to get a hang on the mythology, but it was a decent read.

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    Aja Garland, TX, United States 01-18-11
    Aja Garland, TX, United States 01-18-11 Member Since 2009
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    "This is not Cat and Bones...but good"

    I was really excited about this second spin off series. I do like this book, but I am not a huge fan of Denise. I do like the backstory and being able to find out about Spade and his life, but still I felt this book was lacking in some areas. A decent read and I do recommend it, but don't have 'CAT and BONES' expectations.

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    Vera clovis, NM, United States 01-02-11
    Vera clovis, NM, United States 01-02-11
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    "First Drop of Crimson is amazing"

    I've been hooked on Jeaniene Frosts Night huntress series since two weeks ago when I listened to the first Night huntress novel and since then I've listened to all the series, so I recommend you read those first so you can fully appreciate the night huntress world series better. This book was amazing and I couldn't stop listening to it. Definitely a must read.

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    Janna Lansdale, PA, United States 12-27-10
    Janna Lansdale, PA, United States 12-27-10 Member Since 2010
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    "okay vampire book"

    I have read several of the well-known vampire series and enjoyed them very much. Having exhausted all of those, I was hoping to find another author and series to latch on to. This book left me a little empty, only half full. Like being ravenous and only getting a granola bar to hold you over. The story line was okay, a little shallow. And the reader was only okay as well, something I rarely find with Audible books. She reads way too fast and almost sounds a bit whiney at times. I will probably read others by the author, but I will not have high expectations.

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    Amazon Customer o fallon, MO, United States 10-01-10
    Amazon Customer o fallon, MO, United States 10-01-10 Member Since 2003
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    "I loved this book!!!"

    I have listened to !! I listened to this book three times and enjoyed it every time. Narrator was great!!

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    Marina Brooklyn, NY, United States 09-29-10
    Marina Brooklyn, NY, United States 09-29-10 Member Since 2008
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    "Ok"

    I liked the narrator but the book was just ok, I love Night Huntrss books, so this was just an extra while I wait for more Cat and Bones books.

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    Suzan TX 09-07-10
    Suzan TX 09-07-10 Member Since 2009
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    "Love these books"

    This is a really good read the next book in the series just came out and its really good too. I listen to the other first book in her grave series which is also very good I really hope audible puts all of that series on audible. I highly recommend these books, Really like the reader does a great job.

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