Waiting on Wednesday: One Grave at a Time

15th Jun 2011 Jess @ Gone with the Words 2011, Features/Memes, Waiting on Wednesday


One Grave at a Time by Jeaniene Frost
Publication Date: August 30th 2011 by Avon Books

The grave is one wrong step away.Having narrowly averted an (under)world war, Cat Crawfield wants nothing more than a little downtime with her vampire husband, Bones. Unfortunately, her gift from New Orleans’ voodoo queen just keeps on giving–leading to a personal favor that sends them into battle once again, this time against a villainous spirit.

Centuries ago, Heinrich Kramer was a witch hunter. Now, every All Hallows Eve, he takes physical form to torture innocent women before burning them alive. This year, however, a determined Cat and Bones must risk all to send him back to the other side of eternity–forever. But how do you kill a killer who’s already long dead {Synopsis from Goodreads}

 

How could I NOT be dying to read this book?! It’s BONES!! And Cat. :) I like the new cover model, too!

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Review: This Side of the Grave by Jeaniene Frost

9th Mar 2011 Jess @ Gone with the Words 2011, Reviews, Reviews by Jess

Review: This Side of the Grave by Jeaniene FrostThis Side of the Grave by Jeaniene Frost
Series: Night Huntress #5
Published by Avon Books on February 22nd 2011
Genres: Adult, Paranormal, Romance
Pages: 357
Format: Paperback
Source: Purchased
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4 Stars
Danger waits on both sides of the grave.

Half-vampire Cat Crawfield and her vampire husband Bones have fought for their lives, as well as for their relationship. But just when they've triumphed over the latest battle, Cat's new and unexpected abilities threaten to upset a long-standing balance…

With the mysterious disappearance of vampires, rumors abound that a species war is brewing. A zealot is inciting tensions between the vampires and ghouls, and if these two powerful groups clash, innocent mortals could become collateral damage. Now Cat and Bones are forced to seek help from a dangerous "ally"—the ghoul queen of New Orleans herself. But the price of her assistance may prove more treacherous than even the threat of a supernatural war…to say nothing of the repercussions Cat never imagined.

 

This Side of the Grave begins with, well…actually it begins with Bones in chains, rawr! Yes, hot, but aside from that, it begins with Cat and Bones meeting up a couple of vampires who have information about the recent ghoul attacks in Ohio. These attacks are happening because Apollyon, a ghoul with a hatred for vampires, is trying to incite a race war, and he’s using Cat as his scapegoat. Now Cat and Bones have to find him and stop him.

On one of their visits to Verses’s club, Cat and Bones pick up…Timmie!! That’s right! Timmie, as in Cat’s old geeky neighbor from when she was in college in the first book!! That was such a cool surprise! Of course, now Timmie is Tim, and he’s grown into himself…but he’s still a little geeky, as Cat and Bones were there to pick him because he writes to expose those in the supernatural world. I hope he makes more appearances in the series.

I don’t know what it was, but I was missing something between Cat and Bones. Maybe since no one is trying to get in between them in this book and now they get along, only bickering with regular married couple stuff. I don’t really know what it is that I was missing because it was still sweet to see them this way with each other.

I loveee the chemistry between Vlad and Cat! They crack me up! He’s like her annoying older brother who loves to pick on her. And I loved seeing Mencheres act more loosely. Obviously Kira is a very good influence on him. Denise and Spade also make an appearance, and Spade is still so awesome. Their relationship is a lot like Bone and Cat’s. Ian makes a cameo appearance, which was not nearly long enough! Cat’s old crew is the same as always. Tate still hates Bones and Cat’s mom is training with them!! That was pretty awesome.

I didn’t think I was going to be so sadden by Don’s outcome, but I did get a little teary eyed. And the twist in the end wasn’t too surprising, what with Cat’s new powers thanks to Marie, but I am curious to see it play out in the next book.

I do wonder if we’ll ever get to see a Cat and Bones wedding extravaganza! I would love it!

Overall, not my favorite in the series so far, but still VERY enjoyable. :)

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Waiting on Wednesday: Marr, Mead & Frost

16th Feb 2011 Jess @ Gone with the Words 2011, Features/Memes, Waiting on Wednesday


I’m doing 3 books in this week’s WoW post. They are all being released next Tuesday, February 22nd, and even though it’s only days away, the wait is still torturous!!

darkestmercyDarkest Mercy (Wicked Lovely #5) by Melissa Marr
Publication Date: February 22nd 2011 by HarperCollins
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The Summer King is missing; the Dark Court is bleeding; and a stranger walks the streets of Huntsdale, his presence signifying the deaths of powerful fey.

Aislinn tends to the Summer Court, searching for her absent king and yearning for Seth. Torn between his new queen and his old love, Keenan works from afar to strengthen his court against the coming war. Donia longs for fiery passion even as she coolly readies the Winter Court for battle. And Seth, sworn brother of the Dark King and heir to the High Queen, is about to make a mistake that could cost his life.

Love, despair, and betrayal ignite the Faery Courts, and in the final conflict, some will win . . . and some will lose everything.

The thrilling conclusion to Melissa Marr’s New York Times bestselling Wicked Lovely series will leave readers breathless.

1. Darkest Mercy – The conclusion to the Wicked Lovely series. I’m anticipating this book will be amazingly written, just like all the others in this series. I am so worried about the outcome of these characters that I’m giving myself heartburn…or indigestion…I can’t tell, I just know I’m worried!! :-| But I have heard from fellow bloggers that it is an epic ending, so it eases my pains a little. :-)

 

ironcrownedIron Crowned (Dark Swan #3) by Richelle Mead
Publication Date: May 10th 2011 by Viking Juvenile
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New York Times bestselling author Richelle Mead takes readers back to the Otherworld, an embattled realm mystically entwined with our world–and ruled by one woman’s dangerous choice…

Shaman-for-hire Eugenie Markham is the best at banishing entities trespassing in the mortal realm. But as the Thorn Land’s queen, she’s fast running out of ways to end the brutal war devastating her kingdom. Her only hope: the Iron Crown, a legendary object even the most powerful gentry fear…

Who Eugenie can trust is the hardest part. Fairy king Dorian has his own agenda for aiding her search. And Kiyo, her shape-shifter ex-boyfriend, has every reason to betray her along the way. To control the Crown’s ever-consuming powers, Eugenie will have to confront an unimaginable temptation–one that will put her soul and the fate of two worlds in mortal peril…

2. Iron Crowned. Richelle Mead is one of my favorite authors, not because of Vampire Academy, which I love, but because of her Georgina Kincaid series…which is not this series but I just wanted to mention my love for the Georgina series. THIS series, the Eugenie Markham or Black Swan series, is also REALLY great! Like Darkest Mercy, it is a Fey book, and like all books about Faeries, there is a HOT Faerie King named Dorian who I can’t wait to read more about! Friends…Dorian is hot. Just saying. So if you haven’t checked out Richelle Mead’s adult series..do so!!

 

thissideofthegraveThis Side of the Grave (Night Huntress #5) by Jeaniene Frost
Publication Date: February 22nd 2011 by Avon
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Danger waits on both sides of the grave.

Half-vampire Cat Crawfield and her vampire husband Bones have fought for their lives, as well as for their relationship. But just when they’ve triumphed over the latest battle, Cat’s new and unexpected abilities threaten to upset a long-standing balance…

With the mysterious disappearance of vampires, rumors abound that a species war is brewing. A zealot is inciting tensions between the vampires and ghouls, an
d if these two powerful groups clash, innocent mortals could become collateral damage. Now Cat and Bones are forced to seek help from a dangerous “ally”—the ghoul queen of New Orleans herself. But the price of her assistance may prove more treacherous than even the threat of a supernatural war…to say nothing of the repercussions Cat never imagined.

3. This Side of the Grave. Jeaniene Frost became one of my favorite authors last year with this series. Cat & Bones are one of my favorite couples. I wish Bones were in love with me instead…well, if I’m wishing for things, I guess I should first wish for Bones to be real. Cat is also one of my favorite heroines. I love her sense of humor and the fact that she can kick anyone’s butt is also pretty damn cool.

Jess @ Gone with the Words

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