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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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Child Bride

Cat at the start of this book is having dreams that don't make sense. A man name Gregor is her husband. Cat feels safe with him and appears to love him. When she wakes she knows it's a dream and its not true. Right? Right!?

Mencheres, Bones maker, tells Cat that what she remembers is true, to talk to her mother about her and Gregor.

Bones goes to several contacts, vampires, ghouls, ghosts, witches, in order to help his wife, Cat, to get out of the clutches of the "Dreamcatcher" Gregor.

Once you marry a vampire, you marry for life. Will Bones lose Cat to Gregor? It doesn't look good.

This is another great book by Jeaniene Frost. It's better to listen the books in order, though each book stands on its own. The narrator is Tavia Gilbert, does an excellent job for each character.

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  • A. Renea
  • SAINT LOUIS, MO, United States
  • 04-04-13

Of course I loved it!

I enjoyed reading this book as I have all of the others in the series. I really love the Cat and Bones relationship. I also love the supportive characters and really look forward to reading their stories in the future.

As always, Tavia's narration is spot on and downright awesome!

In saying all that, I will honestly say this....this was not my favorite book in the series. It was good just not the best. I felt like this one could have possibly been a little more farfetched than I expected. Even still, I enjoyed it.

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  • Taniea
  • United States
  • 01-17-13

Rocking Installment in the Series

Halfway to the Grave, Book 1 and One Foot in the Grave, Book 2 were action-packed and wonderfully engaging. Though I wasn't crazy about At Grave's End, Book 3, this installment begins a tad slower (through the first dozen or so chapters), the story quickly develops and you won't want to put it down. Great characters introduced (Fabian, Gregor, Knell, Geri) while Frost further develops the secondary characters (Vlad, Mencheres, Spade) from the earlier editions. Again, the narrator, Tavia Gilbert, has no trouble distinguishing between these well developed characters in her performance.

Many elements of the story are worthy of mentioning... the relationship between Vlad & Cat progresses, friction between Cat & Bones, major drama with Cat's mother and Rodney, discovery of Cat's hidden power --- no spoiler here :-) and the culmination of a final battle between the master vampires.

You'll easily get hooked!

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  • Kimberly
  • Ixonia, WI, United States
  • 12-28-12

INTENSE TEST BETWEEN CAT & BONES!

This one really left me on the edge of my seat, as Cat and Bones face their biggest test of love ever!!

Cat finds out that she doesn't remember an entire month from her past...a month in which she was bound to another vampire before she ever met Bones.

Although Cat feels she is protecting Bones, she ends up straining their relationship like never before! And as a result she is forced to face the decision between her humanity and her vampirism.

Probably one of the best books out of the series thus far...my favorite for sure!

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Great book neat surprises no spoilers

Would you listen to Destined for an Early Grave again? Why?

I have twice so far and will again, just like the rest in this series.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Cat and Bones are always great but Vlad was a great character with his interactions with Cat. they made a great pair.

What about Tavia Gilbert’s performance did you like?

Her voices and the way she brings the book to life.

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

Not your run of the mill Vampire, love story.

Any additional comments?

These are great stories, get the first book if you have not already and listen to the entire series in order. You will not regret it.

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Addictive series

Great mix of action, humour and romance, I bought the first book and now have purchased all of them. Tavia Gilbert gives a great performance its almost a dramatisation rather than a reading she does such a good job with the different characters

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This Series Keeps Getting Better

This series keeps getting more addictive with every book. I love the characters, the dialogue and the action. I like that Frost doesn't make Bones and Cat's relationship storybook. Instead, they have to fight to make things work and this book was a prime definition of fighting for a relationship. I got so caught up in the audiobook that I ended up just sitting in my bedroom listening to the last 2 1/2 hours because I had to know how it was going to turn out. There were a couple of unexpected turns in this book. Once again Gilbert does an excellent job with the narration. Even her voice for Bones is starting to grow on me.

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I Love the Night Huntress Series by Jeaniene Froat

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

I have never been very interested in paranormal books. I ran across the first book in this series on my Library's web-site and downloaded it. I loved listening to it and I have since purchased all the audio books in this series.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Of course I love Cat and Bones, that goes without saying. But I also like Spade, Mencheres, and Vlad Tepesh. I also like Cat's mom, she's a hoot.

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

Yes, I listened to my this story on my ipod all day while I was doing some outside work.

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I am in Love with Cat and Bones

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes, I would highly recommend this book to all who love a paranormal romance.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Bones. He is so intense. His love for Cat transcends everything else.

What does Tavia Gilbert bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

Tavia Gilbert is pure perfection. She is THE best narrator there is. She brings so much intensity to the reading.

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

A Girl, a Ghost and a Ghoul..

Any additional comments?

This is a wonderful 4th book in the Night Huntress series. It had a lot more ups and downs than the other three books. This book had to all. No spoilers here but if you like Jeaniene Frost you will fall in love with Cat and Bones. Buy this book.

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  • Andrea
  • MABLETON, GA, United States
  • 10-07-12

MUST READ

I must say I am a Jeaniene Frost Fan for life... I love everything she has written... and will continue to buy and read what ever she produces. I am definitely addicted to Cat and Bones and their friends.

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