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First Drop of Crimson Audiobook

First Drop of Crimson: Night Huntress World, Book 1

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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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    Lea Long Beach, Australia 06-13-13
    Lea Long Beach, Australia 06-13-13
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    "Another side to the series"
    Would you consider the audio edition of First Drop of Crimson to be better than the print version?

    Of course! Tavia Gilbert is a fantastic narrator. She is so excellent that she makes the characters seem wonderfully sexy and glorious.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    They are all great!


    Which scene was your favorite?

    When all the characters are together.


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

    Definitely!


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    Donna 04-20-13
    Donna 04-20-13
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    "Pitiful"

    Tired storyline of the handsome vampire and the human destined to be together, but the narration is what really ruined it for me. The intonation between characters was annoying. Who hires these people anyway.

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    Mindy fangedmom Janicke Freeport, IL, United States 04-19-13
    Mindy fangedmom Janicke Freeport, IL, United States 04-19-13 Member Since 2014

    Mindy fangedmom

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    "CANNOT GET ENOUGH!!!"
    What made the experience of listening to First Drop of Crimson the most enjoyable?

    The Narrator Tavia Gilbert. I cannot imagine these books without her amazing VOICE! As I have said on all the other books by Jeaniene Frost that are narrated by Tavia, they could not be any better! Tavia's voices throughout the book are spot on and you never have to wonder who is speaking. I love her reading so much!! THANK YOU TAVIA!!!!!


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

    Denise..I just love Denise!!!!


    What about Tavia Gilbert’s performance did you like?

    EVERYTHING!!!


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    I went through all ranges of emotion as I do with all the books in this series and sub series. The story is so well written you feel like you personally know the characters.


    Any additional comments?

    KEEP THEM COMING PLEASE! I JUST downloaded Eternal Kiss of Darkness so I can get more of this world! I want to live in this world so bad!

    THANK YOU JEANIENE FROST FOR BEING SO AMAZING!!!

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    Courtney kingston, ON, Canada 04-15-13
    Courtney kingston, ON, Canada 04-15-13

    I am addicted to audio books, mostly fantasy. I have alwayz loved to read but could never find the time. This way I keep my mind occupied with wonderful stories and don't get caught up in life's stresses. I'm so glad I found this site.

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    "I love Jeaniene Frost!"

    I loved the Night Huntress novels!!! It was so nice to get a glance into that world again! I always liked Spade as a character so its nice to learn more about him. I really enjoyed it!

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    patrice Fort Gordon, GA, United States 04-14-13
    patrice Fort Gordon, GA, United States 04-14-13 Member Since 2012
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    Where does First Drop of Crimson rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    In the top ten


    What did you like best about this story?

    I liked the relationship building


    What about Tavia Gilbert’s performance did you like?

    She is one of my favorites


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    In the end when spade knew Denise when she was the monster


    Any additional comments?

    I never paid much attention. To spade in the night huntress books but this book made me identify with him

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    Damita Little Rock, AR, United States 04-14-13
    Damita Little Rock, AR, United States 04-14-13 Member Since 2014
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    "Ups and Downs"

    This story is filled with action, deceit, romance and yes stupidity. Denise the main character in the story tends to get on your nerves. She is completely terrified by the other beings she has come to learn that exist and basically wants no parts of it. But when life throws you lemons you have to deal with it. Whether you to or not. When you are in totally uncharted territory and you have sought out assistance from someone who knows how to navigate you should listen and try to follow some of their directions. Especially when you don't know anything and you asked for help. Denise definitely needs to learn how to accept help without constantly complaining.

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    Debby TAMPA, FL, United States 04-07-13
    Debby TAMPA, FL, United States 04-07-13 Member Since 2001
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    "Jeaniene hits another home run"

    Although I swore I wouldn't get into the whole Vampire thing with my reading, these are must hear. Yeah, some vampires abuse their power, but they do police their own. The Night Huntress series stole my imagination, as half vampire, half human Kat tries to kill all the vampires (her mom was raped by a newly made vampire before his ability to reproduce was completely dead) and ends up falling in love with and mating with a master vampire. In this book, Spade, one of their best friends falls in love with Kat's best friend while trying to help her escape a demon who her ancestor escaped from. Once nobility in England, Spade has all the manners bred into the English Gentlemen, with a killer streak not to be missed. Tavia Gilbert does an excellent job with this exciting and quick paced story.

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    TLing 03-16-13
    TLing 03-16-13
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    "Good story line ruined by too much romance."

    I love the night huntress series but when I tried to listen to this one I feel like I am left out. There are many listeners like myself who like supernatural novels and enjoy character development but are tired of most vampire books being soft porn. Don't get me wrong, this is a good book it's just that I was expecting more then love stories from the “Night Huntress World”. I get the impression that the author decided to do short story romance and is leveraging their good writing skills to force a story line around it. I cannot emphasize enough that the narrator is excellent and Jeaniene Frost's writing is far better then most. The problem is that this book crossed that thin line to where you have to say it's just a romance. Besides the night huntress and this one I am also listening to “A Night Prince Novel” with Vlad which I do think is more in line with the balanced romance/action/mystery I was looking for when I tried this one. I already bought “Eternal Kiss of Darkness" just in case I am being overly critical. We will see.

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    Rena 02-28-13
    Rena 02-28-13 Member Since 2011

    ER Doc escaping reality

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    "Not quite Cat and Bones but close"
    Where does First Drop of Crimson rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    It's up there


    What did you like best about this story?

    Love anything with these characters


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

    Spade


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

    Dracula's Crack and I don't mean plumber butt


    Any additional comments?

    It's enough of a fix to get you through til another Cat and Bones book arrives

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    Kimberly Beasley 11-18-12 Listener Since 2010
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    "Liked it"
    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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