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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.

Critic Reviews

“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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  • Karen
  • Reynella, Australia
  • 02-02-11

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.

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  • beth
  • LEAGUE CITY, TX, United States
  • 01-18-11

great!

Do not miss this book if you like paranormal tales with action, gore, and hot romance. Brilliant narration. Loved it and all others available from Jeaniene Frost.

5 of 6 people found this review helpful

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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 6 people found this review helpful

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Great!

I love, love, love this series. This book does not disappoint. Sometimes the books get worse in a series as you go along, but not this one. Can't wait for the next one to come out!

4 of 5 people found this review helpful

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I can't get enough of Bones and Cat! The adventures the couple find themselves in are non-stop exciting, intersting, and attention grabbing. This story is well crafted with great world building. The stories can be listened to/ read independently from the others in the series but I recommend starting with book one.

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Cat and Bones

Another great story in the Cat and Bones saga and Tavia Gilbert does an excellent job in her narration bringing the characters to life. I enjoyed the book when I read it and I really enjoyed the extra dimension that the narration brought to the story. Well worth a credit.

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Love this series!

I got a tad frustrated with Kat's lack of faith in Bones a couple times in this one. However, that was minimal, and as usually I LOVED the story and can't wait to read the next one!

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awesome. very awesome.

another great story of bones & cat. have to admit I was getting a bit worried they were done.

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Fabulous PNR Audiobook!

This series keeps getting better and better! Its one of the most amazing paranormal romance series. The couple has hot chemistry and the intriguing world that surrounds them is absolutely compelling. Added to my favorites shelf.

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Start Buggin Yo'

The story starts off with a bang when Cat wakes up from a night terror from a vampire whose face she cannot see. She has no idea what it happening to her and these dreams just won't stop coming at her. Bones is more than a little concerned that his wife is having these night terrors and that she failed to mention their severity and their frequency.

Come to find out, these are no ordinary night terrors because, of course, Cat is have never been an ordinary individual. The night terrors belong to those of a vampire named Gregor who is older and more powerful than Bones and has ties and memories or her past that she herself has no knowledge about. Cat cannot help but be curious about the man who claims she belongs to him while at the same time knowing full well her heart belongs to Bones. But she can't shake the feeling that Gregor is someone she should know, even if she has no recollection of ever meeting him before...

This is probably one of my favorites (because lots of Vlad) and least favorite books in the series and I gave it 4/5stars. The plot focuses on the battle between Cat, Gregor and Bones and their claim on who the half breed actually belongs too. Secrets are unveiled, pasts are revealed and bonds are tested making this book one heck of a ride.

I absolutely loved the concept and mystery of the plot and naturally I will always love Bones...but both Cat and Bones infuriated me in this book. Cat, even after everything they have been through, was still hesitant to trust Bones on certain things concerning her safety. Bones, on the other hand, was completely overbearing and was almost aloof towards her that I wanted to slap him.

I have to say though that they big "issue" in the book really irked me. It was funny how stubborn both of these characters are that neither one of them seemed to understand each other or trust one another in this book. They have been through so much and then something like this, while it was pretty big and dumb, is the big issue in the book? It actually overshadowed the main plot with Gregor and I almost wanted to skip ahead because I was tired of the pity party.

Don't get me wrong, I still enjoyed the book, I just wish the entire middle section of the book was minimized. I understand it was needed (to an extent) but it was just too long and I just didn't have the patience. The only good part about the middle of the book was Vlad and thank god he was there to keep my sanity while Cat and Bones had their immature spat.

Okay, yes I know it seems like I am really hating on this book but I'm not. The beginning was good and the end, while very abrupt, was also good, it is just that darn middle that was just so irritating that I can't help but rant just a little bit. Nonetheless, I would still easily recommend this series and this book is crucial to continue the series so you can't skip it and honestly it is worth reading even if it just to mentally chastise Bones and Cat for their silliness because let's face it, they still have a weird undying love and I just can't help but swoon every time they are together.

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