The Night Huntress and Night Huntress World books by Jeaniene Frost are my absolute favorite book series ever. Fifty Shades of Grey is up there too but I’m not sure anything could knock down Cat and Bones.
You say you don’t like vampire books? Have you ever really tried? Bones is rich, impossibly handsome, strong, dangerous, controlling, (sound familiar?) and has a few hundred years of sexual experience under his belt. Catherine is a young half vampire who hates vampires and wants to kill them all. Together, their chemistry is off the charts. Because this takes place in our world with vampires and others living in secret, these books are easier to get into than other paranormal series where you have to learn the rules of this new world.
Jeaniene Frost is the writer of the famous “chapter 32”, still one of the hottest scenes I have read to date. While these books are not erotica, there is a healthy amount of heat going on. I read her books very quickly, quicker than most, and the lovely Jeaniene Frost has also stood up to publishers and lowered her e-book prices.
The Night Huntress series follows Cat and Bones. But there have been 2 (soon to be 3) books set in the Night Huntress World that feature other characters with Cat and Bones just showing up for a cameo. There are also shorts and novellas. I will put here the reading order for all: All titles link to Amazon.
- RECKONING (A prequel to the series that features Bones before he met Cat. Not necessary to read, but it’s short and will give some more insight into the books)
- HALFWAY TO THE GRAVE
- ONE FOOT IN THE GRAVE
- HAPPILY NEVER AFTER (ebook novella that is set in the Night Huntress World but not really about Cat & Bones)
- AT GRAVE’S END
- DEVIL TO PAY (ebook novella set in the Night Huntress World with a cameo from Cat & Bones)
- DESTINED FOR AN EARLY GRAVE
- MAGIC GRAVES (ebook anthology from various authors featuring a short Cat and Bones story)
- FIRST DROP OF CRIMSON (This is a Night Huntress World book featuring Bones’ best friend Spade and Cat’s best friend Denise. Cat and Bones are in it briefly)
- ETERNAL KISS OF DARKNESS (Another Night Huntress World book featuring Bones’ “grandsire” Mencheres and Kira. Cat and Bones appear in this)
- THIS SIDE OF THE GRAVE
- ONE GRAVE AT A TIME
- THE BITE BEFORE CHRISTMAS (contains a long Cat and Bones novella, “Home for the Holidays” plus a novella by Linsay Sands who also writes great vampire romances)
- ONCE BURNED the first in the Night Prince series which features Vlad. (Mmmmmmm Vlad) Cat, Bones and and Mencheres show up. *See my review here.
- TWICE TEMPTED the second in the Night Prince Series featuring Vlad. *See my review here
- UP FROM THE GRAVE (Night Huntress) 1/28/14