While loitering on Twitter last week I came across a conversation between a few of my Twitter buddies. They were cyber drooling over a series they’d all recently read. Like any other book hungry reader, the sight of cyber drool over a story made me jump right in and hijack on the conversation. I just had to know what books had caused such bodice busting heavy breathing. And to my utter delight, I discovered the books in question where none other than the Night Huntress series by our very own Jeaniene Frost. I hadn’t read any of the Night Huntress novels, so I hot footed it right over to Amazon and bought myself the first book in the series, Halfway to the Grave. Two days and one happy dance later, I was snuggled up in my bed turning the pages of a lusciously good paranormal romance.
So for my 8 for 8 this month, I’m going to give you eight things about this book that I loved.
1. The cover. Green is an underused color in books and it stands out so well against the black and gray. Cat looks amazing.
2. Cat. She’s a fab MC. She’s had a lot to deal with in her life, but doesn’t have a case of the poor me’s, even with a mother who despite being loving, is a walking example of how not to rear your child.
3. Bones. Oh dear lord, pass the smelling salts, I’m feeling faint. He’s a kick butt, heavy handed, completely ruthless stud muffin who just so happens to have the sweetest of human natures hidden away behind his gorgeous inhuman body. NOM NOM.
4. The World. Jeaniene Frost gives us a world within a world. She’s built a paranormal existence and superimposed it onto our reality. Like in the worlds of True Blood, Angel, and Vampire Academy, these creatures move among us in a hauntingly believable fashion.
5. Style. The writing is simply constructed and reads so easily. It flows perfectly, urging the reader to read another page...ah go on another, another.
6. Passion. I’ve been reading YA books almost exclusively for the last year. This is the first paranormal romance for adults I’ve read and oh my goodness, what a relief it is to see some action. And by action, I mean steaming up the glasses, heart pounding stuff. Bones and Cat are electric. There sexual attraction sizzles on the page.
7. Cat’s grumpy, unforgiving, and highly judgement grandparents. They only have a small part, but they made me laugh. Imagine having to face them every time you came home from a night of slaying and rampant love making!
8. There’s more. Yay! Nine books in all. I’ll be ravaging these books over the next couple of months.
Have you read this series yet? Did it make you go all a dither too?
I hope 2012 is being good to you! Talk to you all next month.