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Readers’ Watchlist: INTO THE FIRE by Jeaniene Frost

23586994Jeaniene Frost is concluding her Night Prince series and word is that the new release date for Into the Fire is February 28, 2017. It’s been a long wait and is still going to be a lot longer…I confess, I have completely forgotten where the story ended off, so I may have to read the previous books before I get this one. (But I think I’ll wait until its closer to the release date so I don’t have to live too long with withdrawal symptoms…breaking a book habit is hard and I really don’t want to.)

For nearly six hundred years, Vlad Tepesh cared for nothing, so he had nothing to lose. His brutal reputation ensured that all but the most foolhardy stayed away. Now falling in love with Leila has put him at the mercy of his passions. And one adversary has found a devastating way to use Vlad’s new bride against him.

A powerful spell links Leila to the necromancer Mircea. If he suffers or dies, so does she. Magic is forbidden to vampires, so Vlad and Leila enlist an unlikely guide as they search for a way to break the spell. But an ancient enemy lies in wait, capable of turning Vlad and Leila’s closest friends against them…and finally tearing the lovers apart forever.

Has anyone else been keeping up with the Night Prince series?

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Vlad’s Back, Baby! (aka Blurb Reveal)

So we finally have a blurb for Jeaniene Frost‘s Bound by Flames, the third and final book of the Night Prince series and it sounds like this is going to be one EPIC finale!

PLAY WITH FIRE, PAY THE PRICE…

Leila’s years on the carnie circuit were certainly an education. What she didn’t learn: how to be a vampire, or how to be married to the most famous vampire of them all. Adjusting to both has Leila teetering on a knife edge between passion and peril, and now the real danger is about to begin…

Vlad must battle with a centuries-old enemy whose reach stretches across continents and whose strength equals his own. It isn’t like Vlad to feel fear, but he does…for Leila, because his enemy knows she is Vlad’s greatest weakness. As friend and foe alike align against him—and his over protectiveness drives Leila away—Vlad’s love for his new bride could be the very thing that dooms them both…

I am so ready for this book, the only downside is knowing this is the end. First Cat and Bones, and now Vlad. Hopefully Ms. Frost continues to write more books in the Night Huntress World series and revisit some of these amazing, and very bad-ass, characters!

Who else is psyched for this book?

Rika Ashton

(aka Vlad’s No. 2 Lady – because Leila would kill me if I was first.)


Cover Reveal: BOUND BY FLAMES by Jeaniene Frost

I tweeted this earlier, but in case you missed the update, here is the very gorgeous cover for Bound by Flames by Jeaniene Frost!

And the equally beautiful step-back art:

Love it? Hate it? Don’t care either way? What are we thinking? Do comment and share. 🙂

-Rika Ashton

(aka Cover Lover)


Bound by Flames by Jeaniene Frost: A Night Prince News Post

Hi y’all,

We’ve finally got the title reveal for the third book in the Night Prince by Jeaniene Frost. The book is officially titled Bound by Flames.

Okay, so the title did break the pattern that Once Burned and Twice Tempted had set – I was thinking Thrice something…but since this is the FINAL book in the series, we are going out with a BANG!

I was very happy with the title – but honestly, with a hero like Vlad, the title could have been something extraordinarily sappy and I would still have preordered the book. (Release date: January 26, 2015)

But that’s not all, Ms. Frost also gave us a teaser of the step back art featuring Paul Marron as Vlad:

Ah, Leila and Vlad – the only couple who could compete with Cat and Bones in the Night Huntress world, at least in my humble opinion.

Also, for a final news headline – IAN!!!!!!!!

Ms. Frost is working on Ian’s novel, but there’s nothing official yet. The heroine’s been decided and the writing is underway, but she’s not making promises that Ian’s novel will be published until everything’s in place. So my advice, let’s keep our fingers crossed!

And that’s all the Night Prince/Night Huntress news I have for now. To read the full post where Ms. Frost revealed the title and art, go here.

If you’ve got your own spoilers to share, please leave a comment below. 

Rika Ashton

(aka Book Reporter)


Reviewing from This Side of the Grave

book cover of This Side of the Grave  (Night Huntress, book 5)byJeaniene FrostYes, it’s true I’m still alive. I have not been run over in a random – or not so random – bus accident. Nor have I been staked by a Twihard fan for all the Edward bashing I do on this blog. (Luckily, I won’t have to do any of my own Edward bashing in this blog, Bones is going to do it for me. Yes, that Bones.)

I thought I’d kick off my return to blogland with a review of  Jeaniene Frost’s This Side of the Grave, the latest in the Night Huntress series:

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.

(Note: For readers who are new to the Night Huntress series, I’ll give you a fair warning that this is book 5 and there may be spoilers in this review.)

With all that emphasis on “danger” in the summary and an appearance from the ghoul queen, I knew this novel was going to be good but I couldn’t help but think that this novel was the calm before the storm. Yes, there are a lot of developments in the novel, including Cat’s new power source, Don’s illness and Apollyon but overall everything happened a closed off a little too neatly and knowing that there’s going to be another novel in the series, I can’t help but think that the real action has been put off.

Don’t get me wrong, a lot of heads – literally! – roll in this novel, but not with the same amount at stake as in the last novel, the fight between Bones and Gregor, etc. Plus, Ms. Frost writing is great as always and Cat and Bones have some great and funny scenes.

There are two notably awesome scenes in this novel. One, when Bones teaches Cat to fly. Two, when Bones bashes Edward. (Yes, this was AWESOME!):

Timmie gave Bones and me a speculative glance. “Before I go, I gotta know: if mind reading abilities are real, there’s something else I wonder if fiction got right about vampire –“

“Ask me if I sparkle and I will kill you where you stand,” Bones cut him off with utmost seriousness. (Page 82)

LOL! (Yeah, I had fun reading that.)

That said, I also liked that the ghosts of the Night Huntress world are getting a little more credit. Who doesn’t love Fabian and his undying loyalty to Cat? Plus, I love how he talks back to Vlad. It was my favourite I-wish-I-was-there-and-could-see-his-face moment.

Speaking of Vlad, I think Ms. Frost is subtling laying the groundwork for his series in this novel as well.

But I have to say, I missed Ian and his slutty ways. Bones’ sire makes a very small appearance in this novel and his role is delegated solely to backup in the big fight scene. (My poor, poor Ian.)

Finally, we have Cat and Bones. As always they are a fabulous pair. I love how Ms. Frost didn’t go through that whole “are they going to be or not” scenario” and pairs these two lovebirds off fairly quickly. But I’m a little afraid with how things are going to turn out, namely because this novel had an entire scene where Cat dwells on the fact that someday one of the other of them is going to die. (Please, please, please let this not be foreshadowing!)

My current mantra is “Bones and Cat to infinity and beyond” and I’m hoping it stays that way forever.

Jeaniene Frost's pictureOverall, I did like the book even though it was slower that the other novels in the series. This Side of the Grave was more about developing the world. I learned a lot more about ghosts and Cat’s powers in this novel than the previous ones, so the slower pace gave me more time to swallow that info. Plus, it was nice to see that Kira and Mencheres got such a big role in this novel. (I’m biased because they’re my second favourite pairing.) I look forward to reading what Ms. Frost has in store for Cat and Bones in the upcoming One Grave at a Time (August 2011).

So my grade for this latest novel in the Night Huntress series is a 7 out of 10.