Books before food (and any sort of comfortable life).
Summary: The night is not safe for mortals. Denise MacGregor knows all too well what lurks in the shadows—her best friend is half-vampire Cat Crawfield—and she has already lost more than the average human could bear. But her family’s past is wrapped in secrets and shrouded in darkness—and a demon shapeshifter has marked Denise as prey. Now her survival depends on an immortal who lusts for a taste of her. He is Spade, a powerful, mysterious vampire who has walked the earth for centuries and is now duty-bound to protect this endangered, alluring human—even if it means destroying his own kind. Denise may arouse his deepest hungers, but Spade knows he must fight his urge to have her as they face the nightmare together . . . Because once the first crimson drop falls, they will both be lost.
Okay, you’re going to really have to not judge a book by its cover on this one because Spade is freaking scary ugly on the front of this book. I hope Jeaniene Frost didn’t approve that cover. Anyways, I know what you probably thought when you first saw this post: Jenna?? You’re alive?! Yes, I’m alive, and I’m aware of how bad I’ve been slacking on my blog. I’ve been trying to desperately catch up on my reading. It is now week 30 of the year, and I’ve only read 28 books. Cut me some slack. I currently have seven books in my draft folder and two that I haven’t added to that pile. Yet. But I’m slowly catching up. This book is the start of a spin-off series called Night Huntress World. It makes me happy to be able to see the lives of the side-characters. It’s very Tana French. I’ve adored Spade ever since he was introduced in the Night Huntress series, and I knew in the bottom of my sexy, maybe-if-I-wear-these-I’ll-find-a-hot-vampire-of-my-own black pumps that Spade and Denise would eventually start kickin’ it. I’m pretty sure I even squealed like love-sick middle-schooler when they did. Quick note, though: This isn’t a kid book. At all. If you couldn’t tell that from me saying that they were kickin’ it. Hardcore kickin’ it. So overall, this is a really good book for being a spin-off, but I would recommend reading the Night Huntress series first, otherwise you’ll be a little lost. But, you know, it’s ultimately up to the reader. Now go check it out!