"sit on the edge of your seat plot"
The night isn't safe for humans and Denise MacGregor knows
this more than anyone. Her best friend is half-vampire Cat
Crawfield and Denise's friendship with the 'Reaper' cost her
dearly. If she hadn't grieved enough in the last year then
now she is. Her family is dying one by one and Denise knows
there has to be more to it than just a simple heart problem.
What she doesn't realise is that a demon is involved.
There is a family secret and the demon coming to collect
what he is owed has decided Denise can help him. She is
unable to reach Cat and her husband Bones and goes to the
only other person she can think of who could help. Spade is
one of the last people Denise wants to see but her life and
family could all die if she doesn't do something.
Spade is very powerful and has been a vampire for a long
time. He wants to help Denise as much as possible but
doesn't know what effects she could have on him now that she
has been branded by the demon. Soon Spade is in too deep and
his feelings for Denise are growing. However he has to be
very careful because once the first crimson drop falls, they
will both be lost.
This first book in the Night Huntress World series is good
enough to eat. I have thoroughly enjoyed reading about Cat
Crawford's adventures with Bones but reading about Spade and
Denise was just as good and down right addictive. Once I
started reading I couldn't stop. The same style, energy and
action was packed into this book as those in the Night
Huntress series. There is nothing wrong with this spin-off.
At first it was slightly confusing to think 'Denise and
Spade' instead of 'Cat and Bones'. However after the first
couple of chapters I was right in there with the new main
characters. I enjoyed the fact that some of the other
characters from the Night Huntress series played a part in
this book. Bones, Cat and Ian were all present as well as a
couple of others. I felt right at home with the gang and
loved reading about things from another perspective.
This reminded me a lot of the Argeneau series by Lynsay
Sands and I hope there will be more. Of course I missed Cat
being the main focus but this story was just so well
written, with a sit on the edge of your seat plot, that I
can't find fault with the new turn the series is taking.
Well done to the author for another great read. Keep it up!
Reviewed by Amber Chalmers
Posted March 6, 2010