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Halfway to the Grave: Night Huntress, Book 1

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Publisher's Summary

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.

Jeaniene Frost lives with her husband and their very spoiled dog in Florida. Although not a vampire herself, she confesses to having pale skin, wearing a lot of black, and sleeping in late whenever possible. And while she can't see ghosts, she loves to walk through old cemeteries. Jeaniene also loves poetry and animals but fears children and hates to cook. She is currently at work on the next novel in her best-selling Night Huntress series.

©2007 Jeaniene Frost (P)2010 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

What the Critics Say

“Take one half-human/half-vampire female with serious anger and parental issues, add in a sexy ancient vampire with his own agenda, and you have the makings for a truly combustible series. Sign me up for the sequel!” (Romantic Times)

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    Alysha Arlington, TX, United States 07-22-11
    Alysha Arlington, TX, United States 07-22-11 Member Since 2014
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    "Absolutely Horrible!"

    The author thinks her characters are charming and witty, but they are not! She's cleary copying the Spike and Buffy model and it is very annoying and unoriginal. The narrarator is almost as bad. All of the characters that are British have a horrible Cockney accent, Cat is the only semi-normal voice (and it is just grating) her mothers and grandparents are bad on an entirely different level! I believe it is South Dakota with a twange of uneducated. The only reedeming bit of it was the passion! I can't believe I'm going to write this, but I've read far better Fan Fiction.
    How do these people get published?

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    Amazon Customer Miami, FL, United States 07-05-11
    Amazon Customer Miami, FL, United States 07-05-11 Member Since 2010

    I love love love to read. Any chance I get I read.

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    "Narration"

    When I read what the story was about I was excited I purchased the audiobook and could only listen to maybe 1 hour of it. The Narrator was HORRIBLE in my opinion. I could not get past the Irish accent she used for one of the main characters. I kept picturing him as the pirate from spongebob. I did not download the second part or listen to the rest of the first. I will probably buy the book and read it myself though.

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    Rachel Muntinlupa, Philippines 05-11-11
    Rachel Muntinlupa, Philippines 05-11-11 Listener Since 2009
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    "I'm hooked on this series!!!"

    It took a while to get into because the way the narrator does Bones's voice sounds like he should look more like Gollam than the hot vampire he's supposed to be. I started substituting narrator's voice of Bones (yes in my head) w Paul Bettany's (in my head I think Paul would make a fantastic Bones)!!! I'm completely hooked!!!! This series is dangerously addictive!!!

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    lee heckle 05-06-11
    lee heckle 05-06-11
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    "Not impressed"

    Too much romance novel...and the accent was, indeed, bad. Slogged through a couple hours of the thing and went to the end. Thought it would be more like the Kim Harrison novels, but it is soooooo....not.

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    Jane Pembroke Pines, FL, United States 05-01-11
    Jane Pembroke Pines, FL, United States 05-01-11 Member Since 2016
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    "Great Book! I love the narrator."

    I saw the complaints about the voice for Bones and I don't agree. The tone of the voice does not detract from the character's allure. I think that the books in this series are well narrated by Tavia Gilbert. Her voice selections fit the characters well. Overall, the Night Huntress stories will draw you into a very interesting world of love, friendship, family, and fighting for a cause. They are an indulgent paranoramal escape.

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    Marilyn 04-26-11
    Marilyn 04-26-11

    I read all the time, or nearly. I always have, I guess, since I was very young ... and now, getting older, more audio than any other medium.

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    "Pleasant genre fiction"

    This isn't a great book, but it moves pretty well and it is okay to listen to. The reader is competent and inoffensive. I don't know that I'll bother with the rest of the series ... it just isn't THAT good, but I enjoyed it. It's a reasonable representation of this genre of kick-ass not-exactly-human hunters in a world of magic and undead characters. But. No real attempt to create characters with any depth or motivations that aren't obvious plot manipulation. A pleasant way to pass the hours, literarily speaking, but don't expect to remember much of it a week later (or the next day, for that matter). If you want really good stores in this genre, try Kim Harrison's Hallows series!

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    Jes Belfast, ME, United States 04-22-11
    Jes Belfast, ME, United States 04-22-11 Member Since 2015
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    "Good Story..."

    The story was good. It is very well written. I love my Audible account. I go through a lot of books. I love to read and there just doesn't seem like enough time to do that anymore, so I listen to books while I'm at work. I'm very much into the vampire craze (I know, I know... I can't help it though). I loved Twilight and the House of Night Series and I watched Buffy the Vampire Slayer when that was on (plus own the whole series on DVD) and now I watch TrueBlood. This book is great if you are into the Vampire thing, what I liked about this book was there was more edge to it like in TrueBlood. A little more adult then Twilight and House of Night. In reading other reviews on here people mentioned the accent of Bones. It does seem a little off for a British accent, but I think there is a reason it's a little off I think. I would just like to add why I think he sounds "weird". If paying attention, trying to to spoil anything here, Bones tells Cat his back story and you find he is not only English but also Australian. I think Narrator tried to combined the two accents into one. So where everyone was putting down the book because of this I just wanted to put what I thought about it out there for others to read. Cause even though his accent is not the best for being this big, strong, sexy vampire the story is still very good and I hope it doesn't discourage others from giving it a try. I did and I could put the not so great accent out of my mind and just focus on the story. I think it's a great book for those who like vampire that want a little more edge in the story then just vampires and fluffy romances!

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    Stephanie 04-20-11
    Stephanie 04-20-11
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    "great series!"

    Well written & great narrator, this audiobook got me sucked into buying all the books in this series plus the 2 side novels (first drop of crimson & eternal kiss of darkness). I found it hard to hit the pause or only listen to them in my car. Now I have to wait for the next book in the series to be published in 8/2011. Well worth the credits.

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    Anne Little Suamico, WI, United States 04-19-11
    Anne Little Suamico, WI, United States 04-19-11 Member Since 2009
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    "Good Book"

    I was surprised to read all the negative reviews for this book. I liked it. I really enjoyed the chemistry between Cat and Bones. I wanted more of it. The book has a little of everything...action, romance, sex, violence, building sexual tension....to me, all ingredients for a good book.

    The narration was good. Cat's voice was perfect. Bones' voice..well, at first, I almost stopped listening because it seemed off and overly harsh but I keep listening. His voice softened as the book moves forward, either that or I just got use to it, maybe both because now I think this voice is perfect for Bones. The one voice that drove me nuts was her Mom's voice, like nails on a chalkboard.

    I decided to take a chance on Cat and Bones and I am glad I did. I liked this book and I look forward to the next book in the Night Huntress series.

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    Christine UNION BRIDGE, MD, United States 04-13-11
    Christine UNION BRIDGE, MD, United States 04-13-11 Member Since 2014
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    "Must listen..."

    Tavia Gilbert brings this very well written book to life! Love this series!! You won't be disappointed =)

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