Monday, February 15, 2010

Birthday and First Drop of Crimson

So it is Monday and looking at the calendar.. my nephew Steven will be 21 tomorrow..  How time has flown by when I was taking this cute little boy around with me where ever I go.  Now he has grown up to be a good kid and a fine young man.  I wish I could turn back time and get to hold that little boy again... *sigh*.. I'm getting old...

okee enough of the mush... OHHHHHHHHH EMMMMMMMMMMMM GEEEEEEEEEEEEEE  great book I read last week and I blogged about the author herself.. JEANIENE FROST.  First Drop of Crimson, the first book in the Night Huntress World.  ROCKED... she does not disappoint her readers AT ALL!  

In the Night Huntress Series, you meet Spade and get bits and pieces of his past and who he is. In First Drop of Crimson the questions that you may have had or yearning to know about Spade is revealed.

Denise, Cat's best friend, has lost her husband, Randy in a New Year's Eve battle (At Grave's End). She has disconnect herself from the vampire world until a demon targets her family members. Her ancestor had made a deal with the demon and reneged on the deal. Now the demon had branded her and wants her to find him and turn him over to the demon. Not knowing where to turn and not wanting to get her best friend and husband killed... she calls Spade.

Spade who does not have "relationships" with human except to feed and shag, agrees to help her but can't deny the attraction that he had when he first met her on the New Year's Eve when her husband died. Not wanting to involve his best friend (Bones) and his wife he agrees to help. And in the mean time denying and surpressing the emotions that only one other raised in him 150 years ago.

Their adventure trucks them between the US and Europe to find her relative. In the mist of all the jet lag and time zone changes... the essence of the demon has been working its course through Denise. What happens during their adventure will shock and touch you... questions are answered and pasts are revealed.

Your favorite characters from the Night Huntress series are present in the book... Cat, Bones, Fabian, Mencheres and Ian. Ian is such an arrogant a** but is so funny!

I really really enjoyed this book.. Jeaniene Frost does not disappoint. You get a hint of a set up for the next book in the Night Huntress world which according to Jeaniene Frost's website is due out July 2010. A must read for Night Huntress Fans!

As stated in the last blog.. the Night Huntress Series is a MUST READ!  *points at self*  FAN GIRL

Until next time and.. Happy 21st Birthday Steven!

Tuesday, February 09, 2010


Dudes.. if you have not read Jeaniene Frost yet.. the hell are you waiting for.  I don't fan girl many authors but in the vampire world.. I fan girl Jeaniene Frost.  She is the author of The Night Huntress series and  YES today is release day for the first book in the Night Huntress World.

The first book in the Night Huntress series that kicks this whole shindig off is Halfway to the Grave.  Half-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 partnership. In 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.

DUDES.. I fell in love with Bones instantly.  He has this calm cool persona.. and he is HOTNESS on two legs!

The second book in the series is One Foot in the Grave. 
You can run from the grave, but you can't hide . . . Half-vampire Cat Craw field is now Special Agent Cat Craw field, working for the government to rid the world of the rogue undead. She's still using everything Bones, her sexy and dangerous ex, taught her, but when Cat is targeted for assassination, the only man who can help her is the vampire she left behind. Being around him awakens all her emotions, from the adrenaline kick of slaying vamps side by side to the reckless passion that consumed them. But a price on her head—wanted: dead or half-alive—means her survival depends on teaming up with Bones. And no matter how hard she tries to keep things professional between them, she'll find that desire lasts forever . . . and that Bones won't let her get away again.
AGAIN.. I have two words for you.. CHAPTER 32.  A friend of mine and I went to the 2009 RT Convention in Orlando, FL and in the panel that Jeaniene was in my friend yells out CHAPTER 32.  If you read the series DON'T SKIP.. it will be that much better if you don't

Book 3 in the series is At Grave's End. 
Some things won't stay buried . . . at grave's end It should be the best time of half-vampire Cat Crawfield's life. With her undead lover Bones at her side, she's successfully protected mortals from the rogue undead. But though Cat's worn disguise after disguise to keep her true identity a secret from the brazen bloodsuckers, her cover's finally been blown, placing her in terrible danger. As if that wasn't enough, a woman from Bones's past is determined to bury him once and for all. Caught in the crosshairs of a vengeful vamp, yet determined to help Bones stop a lethal magic from being unleashed, Cat's about to learn the true meaning of bad blood. And the tricks she's learned as a special agent won't help her. She will need to fully embrace her vampire instincts in order to save herself—and Bones—from a fate worse than the grave.
Okee.. this book.. I CRIED.. OMG.. I CRIED.. SO GOOD.. her series gets better and better!


The latest book in the Night Huntress Series is... Destined to an Early Grave.  Her deadly dreams leave her in grave danger Since half-vampire Cat Crawfield and her undead lover Bones met six years ago, they've fought against the rogue undead, battled a vengeful Master vampire, and pledged their devotion with a blood bond. Now it's time for a vacation. But their hopes for a perfect Paris holiday are dashed when Cat awakes one night in terror. She's having visions of a vampire named Gregor who's more powerful than Bones and has ties to her past that even Cat herself didn't know about. Gregor believes Cat is his and he won't stop until he has her. As the battle begins between the vamp who haunts her nightmares and the one who holds her heart, only Cat can break Gregor's hold over her. She'll need all the power she can summon in order to bring down the baddest bloodsucker she's ever faced . . . even if getting that power will result in an early grave.

This is my most CHERISHED book.  Yeah I have two copies.. alright I have two copies of each of the book but one of the is the ARC.. yes the ARC I got 2 or 3 months before the release of this book.  AND.. all my books are signed by Jeaniene herself.  Bones.. Spades.. Cat.. all bad ass.. except for Tate.. HATE Tate.. such a goon.. but I guess you have to have one in every book.

Today.. RELEASE DAY!  I ran out.. during lunch in a SNOW STORM to buy.. First Drop of Crimson.  I am 3 chapters in but the thing is for me.. its so great to see Bones and Cat's name in a book again!  I'm very very excited to read it..

The second book in the Night Huntress world will be in July 27, 2010 per Jeaniene's website and the book is titled Eternal Kiss of Darkness.  Mencheres, Bones' grandsire's book... here is a blurp for her website..

An immortal war has been brewing in the darkness…and now one woman has stumbled into the shadows.
Chicago private investigator Kira Graceling should have just kept on walking.  But her sense of duty refused to let her ignore the moans of pain coming from inside a warehouse just before dawn.  Suddenly she finds herself in a world she’s only imagined in her worst nightmares.
At the center is Mencheres, a breathtaking Master Vampire who thought he’d seen it all.  Then Kira appears—this fearless, beautiful…human who braved death to rescue him.  Though he burns for her, keeping Kira in his world means risking her life, yet sending her away is unthinkable.
But with danger closing in, Mencheres must choose between the woman he craves, or embracing the darkest magic to defeat an enemy bent on his eternal destruction.

Per Jeaniene's website at books 5,6 and 7 release dates are still pending.  At the convo in Orlando.. she stated that she does see an end to the story and that would be the last book.. book 7.  I want SO bad to go see here again at RT but I think I'll wait for another convo to see her.. Here are some piccies from the 2009 RT convention..

And the grand daddy of them all...


YUP.. that is THE ARC that I got that she is signing for me...
Alright.. Denise and Spades is yelling at me to read their story.. so I am off.. 

Hi.. my name is Kimmie and JEANIENE FROST'S FAN GIRL...

Til next time...

Monday, February 01, 2010

Authors and Series - Eververse

So I have been blogging about some of the books that I have read and ya now.. I really have not really put a dent in them.. so with this being February 1st.  I will blog weekly about my favorite author's and their series.  Let's start out with a good friend of mine.

Stella and Audra Price.  The Price can check out their website at  There you can find the world of Eververse. Let's start out with a little history.  I met Stella last year at the Romantic Times convention in Orlando, FL.  She is a very fun lovin' gal.  A little wacked ... well aren't we all but has a great heart.  After meeting her I started to read her books... well kind of backwards.  I started with the DuVall, Inc. series and there were some characters that I was like okay he's a demon.. exiled prince yadi-yadi-ya.. but didn't get the jist of the story until I started the Evereverse Series.


The first book in the Eververse Series is Sugar and Sin.
This is the first book in the Eververse series and it is quite different from other books that I have read. You have royal demons, 1/2 demons and witches. The story starts out with two modern day James Bond, the dynamic dual Fallon and Feyd. They are hitmen... thieves... they LOVE women, you name it, they'll do it.. even the women. They are sent out by their boss to recover a stolen spell. They killed the werewolf that was suppose to have stolen a spell. They kill him before they got further information but finds out that his "girlfriend" may have kept it. The hit is now on her...

Ashlyn has no idea what is going on... her friend is killed, she's on the run and ask the help of her friend Astrid and head to Shadow Heights. One night when Ashlyn and Astrid were asleep the hitmen comes for Ashlyn... The man that is there to kill her happens to be the same one she has been talking to for a few weeks in very explicit ways and the other hitman happens to be her flatmate's long lost boyfriend ... Things get complicated...

You are introduced to the Afterverse where demons dwell and the exiled Prince, Cassiel (Cash). He is working his way back to reclaim the throne in Afterverse... he is plotting his way back along with claiming allies to do so. Arcady... a pleasure demon has the nickname of Mr. Fantasy with the ladies and also helps the dynamic dual as much as he can.  I thought that this is a great first book into this world where there are unanswered questions.. reader may be like huh... but some questions will be answered as the book goes on and other I can't wait to read the other books for them to be revealed.

The next book in this series is Silk and Steel... ah Mr. Fantasy...
Silk and Steel starts where Sugar and Sin leave off... Arcady is asked to go to Russia to look for his friend Fallon's long lost cousin, Alice. He finds her in the most unusual place. She is not the Alice that they thought they would find.. she is an enforcer... Prince Dimitri's enforcer and he gives her soul over to his older brother Cash in the states. Reliving and remembering the pains of her past and reuniting with her cousin Fallon, she finds the support and love from the incubus Arcady. She needs someone to take care of her and he needs someone to take care of....

Silk and Steel is a great read right after Sugar and Sin. I loved Arcady is Sugar and Sin, but in Silk and Steel I love him more for showing a more tender side to Fallon's long lost cousin. With the ending of Silk and Steel I cannot wait to continue the Eververse series with Frost and Flame..
Next on the list is Frost and Flame.. Cash and Faris...

The story again, picks up where Silk and Steel left off. A little one is expected which pushes Cash's time line up to get back to the Afterverse. He bargains with his friend to convince other kingdoms and exiled princes to give him their support. Throughout the book, you see how calculating Cash is to get where he wants to be and that is back home and to be the true king. There are people in his way Fuerty and his half brother Gabe. They will die but when is still a mystery. He also has his suspicions about Fallon and Snow but has not share it with his princess or anyone else. They are special and powerful.. but how? As this book continues, you meet character from different kingdoms and how they all intertwine together in one way or another. You have your loyal servant in Sallos but with what his king did to him, he now has made an enemy out of. You have the passive Murphy who thinks his race is beneath the others however Cash know that he is a very powerful demon. Oscar who is ever faithful to his friend Cash and wouldn't even think twice to take out his brother, Drake, down if he had to... and many more very awesome character that I did not mention. There are twists and turns to get to the end result... to go home and be a great king of the Afterverse. This book has a great balance of action, adventure and HOTNESS!!!

The latest book.. Masquerade... OHHHH EMMMM GEEEEE.. Can I get an Oscar please.. I LOVE HIM!  He is a gentleman on so many different level but when the door is closed.. YEAH!
This has all your favorite character from earlier books: Fallon, Astrid, Cash, Faris and others, however this focuses more on Oscar (Conglacio General - Ice Demon) and Uriel a Congalcio noblewoman.

Hidden from the Congalcio court, Uriel finds herself an interest to the old king's bastard son Gabbe. Keeping an eye on Gabbe in the Afterverse for the true heir and King of the Congalcio, Cassiel (Cash), Oscar diverts Gabbe in his plan to have an heir with a Congalcio woman.

Uriel, raised by her father is innocent since she was not tutored in the pleasure courts when she came of age, is curious about the General. Oscar sees her as a true beauty pure and precious. As their courtship progresses, Oscar found the one that is a true lady that would be best suit his station along with one that best suits him behind closed doors. Will Astrid be successful bringing Queen Jolie back ... Will Gabbe find out where his true place in the family lie ... will the next generation of demons come at last... and there is a secret that when it is revealed will affect not only Uriel and Oscar but the whole Congalico royal house.. READ and find out...

It a toss up between Masquerade and Frost & Flame as my favorite book in the series. The EVERVERSE ROCKS!!!

The next book to come out is Leather and Moonshine which is Drake's book.  
Of what Stella has told me.. I am anticipating its release.  AUDRA.. GETA WRITING WILL YA!  She's with child and soon to pop.  You can purchase these books from the links on their website.  They also have free reads there too to give you a glimpes of the Eververse world.  

Okee later on this week.. I will post more on the other series by Stella and Audra Price.. but until now.. stop by and check it out..

OH OH.. also.. Stella is helping Jaquelyn Frank organize the 2nd annual AUTHORS AFTER DARK:  ROMANCE UNLIMITED WEEKEND.  Check it out.  Where can you hang with your favorite paranormal romance authors like this... check out

Until next time!