Halfway to the Grave (Night Huntress Series #1)

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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 ...

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Overview

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.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780061245084
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 10/30/2007
  • Series: Night Huntress Series , #1
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Pages: 384
  • Sales rank: 96,018
  • Product dimensions: 4.18 (w) x 6.75 (h) x 0.96 (d)

Meet the Author

Jeaniene Frost

Jeaniene Frost is the New York Times, USA Today, and international bestselling author of the Night Huntress series and the Night Huntress World novels. To date, foreign rights for her novels have sold to nineteen different countries. Jeaniene lives in North Carolina with her husband Matthew, who long ago accepted that she rarely cooks and always sleeps in on the weekends. Aside from writing, Jeaniene enjoys reading, poetry, watching movies with her husband, exploring old cemeteries, spelunking and traveling—by car. Airplanes, children, and cookbooks frighten her.

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  • Posted October 7, 2010

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    I WAS SO skeptical..... I'm GLAD I tried this series!!

    I'm so glad I gave in and read this! I consider myself very picky about my paranormal romance books. Examples of my favorites are, "Twilight" series (OF COURSE), JR. Ward's "Black Dagger Brotherhood" and "The Sookie Stackhouse" series. That should give you an idea about my taste in books. I've "started" approximately 3 other paranormal romance series only to lose interest for one reason or another. I'm on book #2 in this series and so far I love it! I gotta say, for the readers that are too shy to ask, there aren't as many sex scenes (erotica is a guilty pleasure of mine! Hence the lack of that fifth star) & they aren't as explicit as, for example, Lora Leigh's Breed series, but the connection/attraction/romance between Cat and Bones is enough to give me butterflies at times. Definitely touching enough to keep me reading!! I'm VERY happy with this series & I hope beyond hope that Jeaniene Frost keeps up the wonderful pace and relationship with Cat and Bones. I'm a sucker for a happy ending. This series in ongoing too, so that's a plus!! Books to look forward to. :~) P.S To be 100% FAIR, if I wasn't such a pervert (LOL!!) I would give this book 5 stars!!

    30 out of 30 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 9, 2008

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    A fine vampire tale

    Half-breed Catherine ¿Cat¿ Crawford has always had an icy relationship with her mom because her mother has never moved past the fact that her daughter was the result of a vampire raping her. To try and gain her mother¿s approval, Cat hunts down and kills vampires but in spite of her being good at her vocation and the danger she places herself in, Cat knows her mother still sees her as a rape byproduct who ruined her life.----------------- When Cat attacks master vampire Bones, who is a professional vampire bounty hunter, he defeats her. He is attracted to this unique warrior and persuades her to join him in battling evil vampires. While that will not make her any popular with mom, she agrees especially when he explains he has chased after Hennessy for years, but the psychotic vampire successfully kidnaps and kills the unattached.------------ This dark vampire romance will grip fans from the moment that Cat and Bones meet and never slows down until the last bite occurs. The story line is fast-paced and filled with action even with a first person perspective because the grim world of Frost comes across as real. Fans will enjoy this fine thriller as Bones may convince Cat that since she can¿t please her mother not even if she died, she should try to please herself if not that than please him as a worthy partner who admires and loves her.------------ Harriet Klausner

    21 out of 27 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 30, 2010

    better than excellent!

    I am in love with this series. Jeaniene Frost's entry to the Night Huntress Series is impeccable. It is romantic, hilarious, whimsical, and titillating. It is somewhat a coming-of-age story with a delightful vampire twist. Cat is an excellent heroine: courageous, sexy, witty, stubborn and full of life. And Bones. Goodness Bones!!! Love him to death. Frost definitely succeeded in effectively writing her characters. They are relatable and dynamic. The tension is very palpable and you will be engaged from beginning to end. And you will wish for no end. You will wish the series will go on and on. The following three books in the series are must-reads as well. Definitely highly recommended!

    10 out of 11 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 2, 2009

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    Sexy

    Falling in Love with a vampire has never been so sexy, or dangerous. Hell bent on staking every vampire she meets, Cat finally meets her match when Bones, who is not only a vampire-- but a vampire killer himself, enters her life. Once Bones learns Cat's secret, he decides to team up with her instead of killing her and shiping her off in pieces to his enemy- thought to have sent her to kill him. Somewhere between the brutal training and staking evil vampires, Cat and Bones realize they want nothing more than eachother in every way....... Put the kids to bed, keep your husband or boyfriend handy-- you'll need him later!

    10 out of 12 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 20, 2010

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    AMAZING

    If you loved the Sookie Stackhouse series as well as the Black Dagger Brotherhood series, this is definitely for you. Thrilling, romantic, and overall awesome, Cat and Bones will have you hooked from the very first chapter. I also recommend all the other books in this series, as Jeaniene Frost does an excellent job keeping the readers captivated from the first sentence to the very last.

    9 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 22, 2008

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    Great fun

    I would never rank this book among the best written, it's not, but it is a great story. It's a fast read, exciting, and funny and just plain fun to read. I wasn't immediately impressed by the first page but the draw of Cat's character was immediate and the simplicity of the writing is a positive. Before you know it you're done and wishing there were more.... fortunately there is. The sequel is great too.

    5 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 3, 2011

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    Addiction overdose warning!

    Recently I've started several hot series that others have been absolutely raving about. Just when I thought it couldn't get any hotter, I find myself needing an ice bath after reading Halfway to the Grave. This book was so steaming hot, friends!

    Let me give you a taste without burning your mouth:

    Cat Crawfield has a secret. She's half vampire/half human and she's out to avenge her mother's rapist. But the rapist is the very essence of her being: a vampire AND her father. With a makeshift stake and a mission, she sets out to con and kill every vamp she can. Along the way she is forced to team up with the very thing she despises: a vampire named Bones. Problem is, Bones is way too hot for her hormones and emotions to deny. Together they set out to uncover and destroy to a nasty little slave ring made up of vamps and humans.

    What made this book so hot for me? Bar none, the characters. Cat Crawfield is an exceptionally strong female lead that never gives up. She's feisty, sexy, and funny as hell! I absolutely loved her wit. Bones was pure masculine vampire. He's the kind of guy that gets what he wants no matter the cost. The interaction between these two was unadulterated magnetism. I could feel the electricity coming off the pages, and I couldn't get enough of it.

    Halfway to the Grave was like an addicting drug that I'm afraid I may overdose on by the time I read all of the books in the series.

    Make no Bones about it, friends (did I just say that? - YES I DID!), if you haven't started this series, run, don't walk to get your copy today!!! I promise you will not be disappointed.

    4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 30, 2010

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    Very entertaining...

    This book grabbed my interest from chapter one. Absolutely entertaining, thrilling, and funny. I loved the sexy but humurous encounters between Bones and Cat. It had me laughing out loud often.

    Absolutely a very good read you can't miss.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 29, 2010

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    Love IT!

    I loved this book. I'm always nervous going into new books, hoping I picked something that is readable! Well HOT DAMN! Cat and Bones are flippin fantastic! Theres an edge to the characters, there's sex, romance, comedy, and great fighting in this book! There are a few things that I could have done without when it came to the Vampires which one is the green eyes! But I understand the reasoning behind it! It's a must read if you like Vampires, fighting, sex, etc....enjoy!

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 8, 2012

    Absolutely heart stopping...no pun intended!

    When the first chapter of a book begins with a young woman who, when stopped by the police, explains away a red liquid dripping from the flatbed of her truck as cherry juice from her grandparents' orchard when in reality it's blood from the body of a nosferatu she's just shriveled...well, you know right then it's going to be a memorable read! Cat and Bones are two of the more interesting characters I've ever encountered. Cat is 100% the butt-kicking herione that we all need in a vampire story, and Bones? What can one say about Bones? Well, I can tell you that he's absolutely my most favorite male protagonist...ever. Call me a sucker for those vampires (Ha!) but I have to say, this is one of the best, most humerous, keeps-you-on-the-edge-of-your-seat books I have ever read. Honestly, if you have a pulse, it will pound! (Ok, ok. I'll stop with the lame vampire witticisms). If your looking for smoldering romance, action-packed movie-esque scenes and some of the greastest laugh-out-loud moments in book-reading history, than you have come to the right place, my friends. The Night Huntress world will pull you in and never, ever let you go.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 19, 2010

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    I BELIEVE, I BELIEVE!

    I admit this series has been in my TBR pile for a bit too long. After reading many, many, positive reviews, I finally started book one when my friend talked about how good it was. She told me to hurry up and read it because it's a series that makes you want to talk about it. I am thrilled with the characters here. Cat is a great heroine who you'll love the more you read about her. Bones is perfect for her and they are a dynamic duo that you won't soon forget. For me, this will go in my favorites list. It is exciting and starts off capturing your attention and is great right through the end. I love this book!

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 11, 2013

    Best vampire series ever!!!!!!

    Everyone else takes the backseat. I have read every book......even the spin-offs. No other series can compare. Thank you miss Frost.;)

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 6, 2011

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    Great series

    A must read, i finished this book in a day bc i could not put it down, the romance and chemistry is great and doesnt take up the whole book, the action is so good and i love it wen a girl can kick ass, thankfully i had the 2nd book waiting for me as soon as i finished this one or else i wouldve been freaking out

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 11, 2010

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    LOVED IT COULD NOT WAIT TO GET AND READ THE REST

    LOVED this series. Read the first and had to download the rest amazing....i lost a lot of sleep over this book trying to consume it all at once....cant say anything else but i loved it.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 6, 2010

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    Can't Get Enough

    I cannot get enough of Cat and Bones! I have read this series a dozen times and then some and still want some more. In my opinion Jeaniene Frost does the whole vampire thing perfect. This is always the first book I recommend to all my friends and no one has been disappointed yet. It is a great love story with plenty of action to keep anyone glued to their seat.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 31, 2010

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    Awesome

    Love this book...the series.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 27, 2010

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    GREAT Book + New Fav Author

    Definitely worth adding to your library for a read/re-read book. If you like Anita Blake, you're chances of liking this book are very good. It's a little slow to begin, but then it just grabs you and you're along for the ride. All the books in this series are great. I only wish she'd write more! I'll definitely be buying more from this author in the future.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 16, 2009

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    HALFWAY TO THE GRAVE

    I ENJOYED READING THIS BUT NOT QUITE AS GOOD AS KIM HARRISON

    2 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 5, 2013

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    Any book that makes me laugh this much deserves at least four st

    Any book that makes me laugh this much deserves at least four stars, in my opinion. Add in a great story, exciting plot, super sexy vampire, kick-ass female lead, and excellent storytelling and you have Halfway to the Grave.

    The story being told through the Night Huntress series is unique – you often get vampire/vampire, human/vampire, werewolf/vampire, or any other combination therein, but never before have I read half human-half vampire/vampire. I love it! Cat is such a great lead. She is very innocent and naive, yet she goes out every night hunting vampires to try to pay for a sin that was not hers. Bones is just….wow. I love the chemistry between them and their banter.

    I actually read Once Burned before this series, and fell in love with Frost's writing then. I knew without a doubt I was going to be reading this series as well. I just wish I would have started sooner!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 25, 2011

    Really Freakin' Good

    Ok, I have to start by saying that I am deeply in love with Bones. I have ready MANY vampire books over the past 30 years and he by far, in my opinion, is THE sexist and most interesting. Whew! He is luscious. Thank you Jeaniene for some really "interesting" dreams. (wink). Now that I've gotten that off my chest, the story is great. Very interesting premise and characters. Great humor, wit and sarcasm. Well written and hard to put down. Loved it!!! Half way through this book I downloaded the second book. I will confess that I was put off by the cover because I thought, here we go again, another really sexy, really tough chic vampire slayer. Let me guess, she is oh so bad a**, so luscious every man wants her, no one can stand up to her, blah, blah, blah. So, unfortunately for me, I kept moving this series to the bottom of my reading list and finally, the time came for me to sample one book. Boy, do I regret not reading this book sooner. Cat is evolving and is really really likeable right now. I can tell the author is moving towards the bad a** personality. I think it is warranted, to a certain degree. I just hope it doesn't go so far that it becomes completely ridiculous and Cat is no longer interesting.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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