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Calling all Spikeaholics Warning Warning Sexual content abounds This book is the perfect fit to fill the Buffy sized hole in my heart.Cat is a part vamp part human, super strength, vampire slaying goddess with eyes that glow green when she gets riled up She has been slaying since the age of 16 Bones is her sleek and sexy, bleach blonde, British vampire sidekick who also slays vampires for kicks And for the bounty Together they form a kick ass team who love to heat things up on the dance floor and in the bedroom.Buffy rip off much YES But if you expect that, it helps The absence of Buffy has really been playing on my psyche lately, so this was exactly what I needed If you go in expecting something original, you WILL be sorely disappointed.Just because it s a derivative, doesn t mean it can t be enjoyable Plus, I was in the mood for a snarky, mindless romp, which is exactly what this is I think mood will definitely have a huge effect on how you view this book.Gawd every time Bones spoke, I would start having to fan myself.I felt like I was having hot flashes Geez, why are my thighs all sweaty If you ve read any of my Fever reviews notably Faefever or Dreamfever , you probably know that I can go a bit overboard with the love for my favorite male characters Bones is no exception.Bones is what you would get if you mixed together two of my favorite things soot covered half naked firefighters and rocky road ice cream Burning hot, dirty deliciousness.DAMN Wish I had a visual aid for that one Hmmm, in fact I would gladly hand over a million dollar bill for such a picture He had me so sexually frustrated in the first half of the book that I was pulling out all my hair I m pretty much down to my LAST eyebrow now.And yes, I look exactly like that.Part of my problem was that I wanted it to keep going with that much intensity But halfway through the book, they are already getting it on Not that it wasn t good, but I would have liked a littletease I wanted the to be tortured with it But I m weird like that.So technically, Cat is not a virgin but in the beginning she acts like one She s very virginal And at first, she blushes every time he says anything to her.And she s 22 and getting ragged on for staying out all night once I can t stand her mom or her grandparents Get the EFF over yourselves I can barely justify giving this book four stars, but I decided that three would be too few That doesn t mean that I didn t love it.I feel like I just need to add that unlike the Fever series where I loved Mac and cared deeply about the things happening to her, I really didn t care at all about the plot of this book or really even that much about the main character The only thing that kept me going was the relationship between the Bones and Cat, so I really hope that this changes in the sequels.So obviously, I did love Bones no really But that s the main problem He made this book for me If you take him out, this book is two stars, maybe The rest of the story and the main character were not all that captivating Cat is NO Buffy, though she tries to be Although, I did find this artwork It s supposed to be Buffy and Spike but it makes me think of Cat and Bones This is your typical vampire slayin and vampire layin book Besides the green glowy eyes that the vampires have, there isn t alot here that you wont find in another vamp romance, except for Bones He makes it sooo worth it.Regardless of it s flaws, it s definitely a SUPERnatural fun ride And really hot to boot.Oh Bones sigh Oh Bones, oh BONES smacks the desk with both hands Trust me With Bones you wouldn t have to fake it. This is one of THE ABSOLUTE BEST PNR UF series out there With one of the strongest long lasting couples Here s how I see Bones are you drooling yet 5 Hallo Kitten StarsFirst read 2 20 2014Reread 11 19 2015 Spoilers Is that a stake, Bones, or are you just happy with my new dress Cat Maybe he knew Maybe on some deep, deep level, he could sense I was evil I wish I hadn t been born this way I wish I hadn t been born at all CatMy God I love this series I loved this book the first time I read it and I love itnow Night Huntress series is one of my all time favorites, and after years of reading it s still one of the best series I have ever read God but I love me some Bones and Cat They are my favorite book couple ever I ve wanted you from the moment we met, and if you think sitting next to me in your bra doesn t overwhelm me with desire, you re very wrong I just don t force myself where I m not invited Bones Charlie whistled Amazing Grace as he drove It was all I could do not to whip my head around and snap, Are you kidding me Couldn t he pick somethingappropriate, like Shout at the Devil or Don t Fear the Reaper Some people had no sense of the proper music for a kidnapping Cat What this book is aboutCat hunts vampires She has since she was 16 That was the day her mom told her where she came from That her father was a vampire that date raped her mother Having grown up with all kinds of weird abilities, Cat never fit in Then her mom told her all the time that she came from evil, that evil lived in her, and all vampires are evil murderers Cat went out every weekend picking up vampires Killing every vampire she picked up so that maybe then her mom would forgive her for the way she was born One weekend she bit offthen she could chew when she went up to a blonde vampire Bones When she leaves with him, things don t go as planned and before she knows it she has been knocked out and chained to a cave with said vampire asking her who she works for When she tells him her story, that she is half vamp and what her father did, he offers her a deal Help him hunt vampires, as bait, and not only does she get to kill vampires with back up, but he will help her find and kill her father Cat jumped on that deal As her and Bones hunt they uncover a vampire sex, and blood slave ring Will Cat ever let go of her vampire prejudice, and see that there are good and bad in both vampires and humans, or will she let her prejudice cost many lives maybe her own Can Cat and Bones stop the bad vampires from killing anyyoung women I ve been scared for you since I found out I was pregnant, she went on The lights were off, but I didn t need them to see the tension in her face From the day you were born, you looked just like your father Then each day after that, I watched your abnormalities grow as you did Soon you ll leave, and I won t be there to watch over you any You ll have only yourself to make sure you don t become like the monster who sired you You can t let that happen Finish school, get your degree Move out of town, make some friends, it ll be good for you Just be careful Don t ever forget you re not like everyone else They don t have evil in them trying to break out like you do Cat s mom Justina My Bones Bones is oh so yummy He is so sexy my panties melted Damn that vampire got me hot The things that vamps says Mmmm Damn He showed Cat that it s not being a vampire that makes a person evil, it s their heart He loved Cat, all of her just for who she was, not even her mom did that He kicked so much ass and embodied everything a vampire is suppose to be I can t sing enough praises for Bones He was smart, sweet, sexy, badass, brave, and caring Why Bones Why aren t you real God but I wanna jump his bones lol I love that you did it to protect me, but next time, try aiming to wound, hmm You know, maybe throw the knives at someone s head instead Then they re incapacitated momentarily, but not reduced to a pile of rotting remains Just food for thought Bones I can t stand to see you do this to yourself I regarded him with wariness Do what Continue to punish yourself for your father s sins, he replied steadily How long are you supposed to pay for them How many vampires do you have to kill until you and your mum are squared You re one of the bravest people I ve ever met, yet you re scared to death of your own mum Don t you realize It s not me you re hiding in a closet it s yourself Bones I know what you re thinking and you re wrong This isn t goodbye, Kitten I didn t survive over two hundred years to find you only to lose you within five months I want you, but I m not saying goodbye to you, because we will get through this BonesMy Cat I so have a girl crush on Cat I loved her every bit as much as Bones Her mom treated her like it was her fault she was born out of a rape, and that she was evil Cat never knew true love She hated herself, but she still cared deeply for others She tried to do right She wanted to help and save others so they wouldn t end up like her mom I could understand why Cat felt the way she did and her actions She felt very real to me Even having the life she had she was still an awesome person She was brave, strong willed, sassy, smart, and straight badass I m saying I m a moody, insecure, narrow minded, jealous, borderline homicidal bitch, and I want you to promise me that you re okay with that, because it s who I am and you re what I need I missed you every minute this week and I don t want to spend another day without you If my mother disowns me for being with a vampire, then that s her decision, but I ve made mine, and I won t apologize or back down from it Cat I want you to know that despite everything, I m so glad I met you, I choked out It was the luckiest day of my life If I hadn t, I never would have known what it was like for someone to love me, all of me, even the parts I hated I would have gone through life empty and guilt ridden, but you showed me a whole new world, Bones I ll never be able to thank you for all you ve done for me, but I will love you every day until I die Cat You are going to wash your mouth out If you kiss me, I don t want a face full of hepatitis Cat Lucifer s bouncing balls, Kitten, not again Uh oh I squirmed, instinctively also trying to block Tony s body from his view As if that made him any less dead She was going to stab you, I said in my defense Look in her hand He was looking at the ground near my feet instead Him, too I nodded, sheepish He jumped me Bones just stared You re not a woman, he said finally You re the Grim Reaper with red hair Bones and CatThis book s pace was great It doesn t matter how many times I read it, once I start I can t put it down Cat and Bones together are explosively hot The book really built up their relationship They are one badass vampire hunting team Their love feels real, and tangible I couldn t help but fall in love with both of them I fucking hate her mother Justina treated her daughter like shit Justina made Cat pay for her fathers sins over and over, never accepting her and loving her Jeaniene Frost did a great job of building the paranormal world in this series I had a great understand of the undead world and never felt lost The plot was action packed There was blood, guts, spit, and ass everywhere Towards the end there is a awesome fight where Cat and Bones are just handing everyone their asses This book had it all It made me laugh, smile, swoon, jump up and down in excitement, and cry There is no HEA in the end it is a to be continued And the ending OMG That s right, luv Softly, but with unyielding resonance If you run from me, I ll chase you And I ll find you Bones I will never stop loving you No one can change that No matter what happens later, I ll still love you Cat 5 I think I ve found my new favorite PNR UF SERIES STARS. CAT You re not a woman You re the Grim Reaper with red hairBONESIf you run from me, I will chase you, and I ll find youShort summary Catherine Cat Crawfield is a 22 year old half human half vampire Ever since she was a little girl her mother, a human who was once date raped by a vampire and thus became pregnant with Catherine, has told her that all vampires are evil, demonic creatures that can t be trusted and that they all must be killed So, for the past six years, Cat has used her superhuman strenght to hunt down vampires in her city and kill them without mercy Then one night she runs into he vampire called Bones who s a ruthless killer and bounty hunter Bones turns outpowerful than her and he ends up kidnapping her and proposing her with a deal he suggest the two of them to team up and hunt down the most dangerous vampires together, that way they ll be evenpowerful It s an offer Cat cannot refuse and soon she finds herself part of a powerful and merciless duo of vampire huntersThere s only one way to fight, and that s dirty Clean gentlemanly fighting will get you nowhere but dead, and fast Take every cheap shot, every low blow, absolutely kick people when they re down, and maybe you ll be the one who walks awayWhat I loved The writing it kept me enthralled and captivated from the very first page There was a perfect balance between the seriousness and suspense of action scenes and the humor and romance between the two main characters The dialogue between Cat and Bones was hilarious and had me laughing out loudthan once The characters Cat and Bones are a dynamic, fun, sexy couple that complement each other perfectly And Bones is pretty much my new favorite alpha male book boyfriend he s smoking hot, a ruthless killer but he his tragic past and the patiente and care with which he treats Cat aka his Kitten show that he also has a soft spot And every time he calls her luv with his sexy Brittish accent, I melt a little inside sigh Cat, on the other hand, is a badass heroine with a very tough, to the point attitude, which is very refreshing in a heroine The only character that I m not really a fan of is Cat s mother But maybe she ll come around during the rest of the serieseventually The action, suspense, sexual tension, passion, humor, romance and tragedy.all these elements turned out to be the perfect combination to keep me hooked from the very first page until the very last one There were some very interesting twists towards the ending that I didn t see coming and that made me all thecurious to find out what s going to happen next in the fascinating, danger filled lives of my new two favorite vampire huntersYou hold the ones you love close and fight the battles you can win and that, Kitten, is how it isThere s not really a cliffhanger, but still, I m already looking forward to starting the next book in this series soon 2.5 starsI feel a little torn about this book Can t say I didn t enjoy it in some way, but at the same time I can hardly say anything in its defense.What I liked 1 Spunky dialog 2 Dirty talk.3 Steamy hooking up Bones is a very generous, attentive and giving lover, if you know what I mean.What I didn t like 1 This is not urban fantasy, this is paranormal romance The majority of the book is dedicated to flirting, snogging, hooking up, and love confessions.2 Many complain that Bones is Spike rip off Not sure about that, as I have never watched Buffy, but the story certainly reads like an indulgent fanfiction It is a mix of non stop snark action sex scenes guess which ones I was constantly flipping to with almost no character development or world building to speak of Halfway to the Grave is filled with cutesy gratuitous scenes of jealousy, sex on the stairs, and proclamations of love the stuff that any fanfiction is full of The characters are defined exclusively by snarky sexy dialog with almost no back stories Cat, for instance, has no friends, hobbies, interests, etc and the story fails to create any kind of sense of place there is barely any description of anything clubs, apartments, cities.I understand the appeal of this series, I honestly do I enjoyed almost blushing virgin Cat and dirty mouth Bones conversations and flirting very much But you can t sustain a book, let alone a series of books on just dirty talk, no matter how entertaining it is As for literary quality, Halfway to the Grave has none Not really interested in reading the sequels. I am ecstatic .a fabulicious new series Sexy vampires.what else could I ask for Cat Bones are now my favorite vampire couple Cat is a sexy, kick ass half human half vampire determined to kill vampires after all her mother was raped by an evil vampire, aka her father I m saying that I m a moody, insecure, narrow minded, jealous, borderline homicidal bitch, and I want you to promise me that you re okay with that, because it s who I am, and you re what I need Bones is a sexy ancient vampire, slayer of evil vampires with a fab English accent yes, he s British And GORGEOUS I absolutely loved the humor and the interaction and dialogue between Cat Bones is let s just say TO DIE FOR A love story ooh I love it Cat, hmmm From where I sit you looklike a Kitten My head jerked around and I shot him an annoyed look Oh, I was going to enjoy this, all right It s Cat, I repeated firmly Cat Raven Whatever you say, Kitten Tweedy A great blend of supernatural and urban fantasy world building sexy, dark, romantic, witty, action filled plot, filled with fantastic characters those male vampires..YUM..imgsrc that left me wanting . |DOWNLOAD EPUB ♷ Halfway to the Grave ♍ Flirting With The GraveHalf Vampire Catherine Crawfield Is Going After The Undead With A Vengeance, Hoping That One Of These Deadbeats Is Her Father The One Responsible For Ruining Her Mother S Life Then She S Captured By Bones, A Vampire Bounty Hunter, And Is Forced Into An Unholy PartnershipIn Exchange For Finding Her Father, Cat Agrees To Train With The Sexy Night Stalker Until Her Battle Reflexes Are As Sharp As His Fangs She S Amazed She Doesn T End Up As His Dinner Are There Actually Good Vampires Pretty Soon Bones Will Have Her Convinced That Being Half Dead Doesn T Have To Be All Bad But Before She Can Enjoy Her Newfound Status As Kick Ass Demon Hunter, Cat And Bones Are Pursued By A Group Of Killers Now Cat Will Have To Choose A Side And Bones Is Turning Out To Be As Tempting As Any Man With A Heartbeat 2 7 18 ON SALE for 2.99 starsGAH So here s the deal NIGHT HUNTRESS by Jeaniene Frost is one of the first UF series I ever read, so it holds a special place in my heart.That being said, there are aspects that haven t aged well At all Things that were cornball the first time I read them in 2007 are borderline stoopid in 2015 Things likeI thawt I thaw a putty tatOkay, that was always stoopid How bout thisTell me why you registered for college I asked in amusement She nodded pointedly at an attractive male who passed by us The boysThis place is crawlingwith them It s like an all you can eat buffetUgh.BUT Bones is one of the most perfect love interests ever conceived In fact, if he wasn t a vampire not my favorite he d be a strong contender for Numero Uno Book Boyfriend currently held by Clayton Danvers of Women of the Otherworld fame.He s a Bad Boy A killer for hire with just a touch of vulgarity that makes him intriguing rather than crass Or maybe it s that his rough edges areacceptable b c he s also daring without being reckless, loyal, and oh so patient with his temperamental Cat.Being a bit temperamental myself, I appreciate that He s also dead HA sexy.BUT.And I m probably digging my own grave here PUNS, I has em , but he s also very obviously modeled after Spike As in James Marsters from BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER You What s wrong with that Me WellYou glowers menacingly Me HIS HEAD IS TOO BIG.It really is And it widens oddly at his forehead Almost like he s some Mad Scientist Super Villain I want to like him, really, I do And sometimes it s almost possible But then there s this SO This reread I was on a mission I was determined to find a suitable alternative for Bones in my head And I did Behold, Justin Theroux I was horribly disappointed to discover that he s only 5 9 BUT that s the awesome thing about Bones in my head I can stretch him to the 6 2 he s meant to be preserving the aspect ratio, of course , and VOIL Perfection takes a bow congratulates self Catherine Crawfield is one of a kind She s grown up knowing she was different, but any attempts to discuss her extras with her mother are met with anger and shame So she does her best to hide her strangeness Pretends to be normal Until, finally, on her sixteenth birthday, her mother tells her the truth Catherine s father was a vampire who raped her Five months later, Cat was born, premature but fully developed To illustrate the point, Mommy Dearest stabbed her in the thigh to make her eyes glow Just like her father s.The Monster.Catherine must be careful, you see She has evil inside her and it wants out Cat s momkind of a bitch After that Cat makes it her mission to hunt and kill creatures like her father Now she s twenty two, and she s refined her technique, learned through trial and error the best ways to beguile then dispatch her prey But one night, things don t go as plannedHer target isn t falling for her usual lines, and in the inevitable confrontation, he gets the drop on her and after being knocked unconscious, she wakes chained to a wall in a caveNot good.That s when things get really interesting.Suffice it to say that they Cat and Bones form an unwilling alliance, and thus begins Cat s education about reality vs what she s been told And this is where another of the Big Problems rears its ugly head the slut shaming Given what you already know about Mommy Dearest, it shouldn t come as a surprise that Cat s formative years included a rather narrow minded Christian perspective on dating and relationships So it s understandable that she has a hard time with her world being turned upside down, what with learning that vampires aren t anyevil than humans and that sex is part of a healthy adult relationship.BUT that doesn t make her self flagellation any easier to read The only thing I can say is that it s a realistic part of her character development, not a long running theme Those are my only real complaints the corn and the shame I acknowledge that the whole Spike thing is completely superficial and subject to individual preference And despite those issues, HALFWAY TO THE GRAVE by Jeaniene Frost was still an entertaining read The plot was interesting enough to hold my attention in the face of awful turns of phrase and sporadic bouts of self loathing It s pretty funny, too And Bonesthan makes up for any early deficiencies in Cat s character Overall, far from a perfect first installment, but worth continuing Recommended. I m.Conflicted I ve been pondering for far too long regarding this book and how I feel about it In the beginning, I dug it I mean, I dug it Right I did I mean, yeah, the writing is shallow and quick, the characters are just shoved in your face and then taken away at the author s whim, but the dialogue and action are engaging, and it keeps you reading That s good, right Turns out, not always Like road trips They re awesome until someone blindfolds you and directs you right off a cliff That s what I feel like this author did to me gleefully drove me over a cliff And I m dead, right I m lying on the ground, my body is broken, my life force soul, cosmic parasite, whatever you want to call it has left my earthly vessel, but my conscious self is still functioning and I m pondering how to react to this turn of events What s most startling is that, up until about 3 4 of the way in, I had planned on giving this book three or four stars The endingthat was the cliff I guess I should explain Oh yes, there will be spoilers.Now if you ve read the synopsis, you know this is the story of Cat, a half human half vampire outcast with an emotionally distant, prejudiced mother, no friends, and a hate hard on for all vampires since her biological father was oneand raped her mom OK, admittedly it started off on shaky ground, but the humor was good enough to force my hand into giving it a pass Eventually Cat meets Bones, a bounty hunting hitman vampire who nearly kills her, and the two of them team up to take down bad vamps See, Cat is convinced all vampires are bad, but Bones helps show her the light Cause he s all chivalrous and moral and shit I dig Bones as a character aside from his ludicrous, giggle inducing nickname because he s a vamp who isn t cartoonishly villainous, but neither is he the self loathing emo type like Edward some other literary vampires Basically, think of Spike in the 6th and 7th seasons of Buffy the Vampire Slayer And Cat is what would happen if you took Buffy, Faith, and Sooki Stackhouse and smooshed em together So we have our premise and we have our characters, and we re ready to move on Good sexual tension check.Zany, vampire killing adventures check A crime syndicate with one or two big bads to take out check.Good banter between hero and heroine check An awesome bloodbath at the end checkA heroine who can take care of herself check Sounds like this book has it all, right Well, it does Including a propensity for the heroine to occasionally act like a complete and total idiot Why does this always happen to me Why Why can t I ever read about a female protagonist who is kick ass and consistently smart No, what always happens is that they re either chronically stupid the entire time or they show promise only to fall apart at the weirdest times In the case of Cat, her great moment of Derp arrives towards the end She d acted dumb on occasion before then, but the one that really floored me was at the end After taking out the big crime syndicate, Cat and Bones are separated and she ends up in the hospital, recovering A couple of FBI guys show up think MIB meets X Files and manipulate her into working for the government They use her mom and Bones as leverage to get her to agree to this, and she understandably doesn t trust them and is pretty pissed off, but she feels she can do nothing but agree Let s forget for a moment that I would never in a million years take that deal seriously, if my mom were a prejudiced bitch like hers, I d dump her ass somewhere and never look back , the important thing is that Cat thinks it s the only way to keep her mother and Bones safe, so she agrees Never mind the fact that making those kinds of decisions for other people is supremely arrogant and self centered.I m getting off track Anyway, the reader has had it drilled into his her head from the beginning of this story that Cat doesn t trust easily She doesn t even seem to trust her mother Keep that in mind When Bones first started training Cat, he let her in on all sorts of vampire secrets, including the fact that vampire blood heals So at the end, Cat is still all hopped up on Bones blood, she knows these secrets, she s cavorting with bureau men she doesn t trust both of whom are as prejudiced against vampires as her mother and want them all dead , and what does she do She tells them that vampire blood heals It was at that moment that I pinched the bridge of my nose and was like HmmmmI can t think of anything bad the bureau could possibly do with that information.can you Now I think I have to keep reading because if there isn t a scene in any of the later books where Cat stumbles upon the FBI s secret vampire milking room, I might die of shock. The greatest thing you can learn from love is to be loved in return. BonesCatI have no words about this book I was aware that the series is addictive and really good but I didnt expect perfection and yes it was indeed perfect.The characters,the storyline and everything were so carefully developed and well written.Bones made me swoon so badly with his attitude arrogance and his conversations with Cat either left me giggling or laughing out loud You re not a woman, he said finally You re the Grim Reaper with red hair I m not going to focus on the storyline since it s full action packed.Just trust me , there is not a single boring moment.I literraly devoured the book and enjoyed every single lineThe charactersCatShe is half vampire but she hates them simply because of what a vampire did to her mother.She wants to kill every vampire that will stand on her way and she is doing it with flying colours until she meets Bones.Cat is not your witty heroine.She is a badassstrongNOT annoyingfunny smartassDon t kiss me like a woman if you re going to treat me like a child I think that I never liked a female character .I had so much fun when I was reading her inner monologues BonesAhhh this sexy english accent sigh What can I say He is a protective vampire who is haunting someone.With Cat s help he believes that he will finally capture him.Bones is funny,ridiculously hot,quite a gentleman or maybe not.The truth is that he will make you love him.You cant resist him or his charms TimmieHe is Cat s neighbor and I found him very cute.He is a naive human and he has no idea that vampires exist but eitherway he doesnt have the balls to say a word at Bones I staffed him in the closet I burst out in shame.Timmie s eyes goggled Is he still there The ending is so unexpected and there is also a cliffhanger.I cant wait to see how things will work out for Cat and Bones.