Author: Jeaniene Frost
Fair warning......these are NOT young adult novels.
Halfway to the Grave
One Foot in the Grave
At Graves End
Destined for an Early Grave
On the cover of the first book in this series another author is quoted as saying, "Cat will have you staked in five seconds flat!".....and boy she wasn't lying. Catherine Crawfield is a half vampire. Her mother always told her that vampires are demons...all of them. Apparently her mother was taken advantage of from a newly turned vamp - which is how Cat came to be. She was born with almost all the "good" qualities of being vampire but without the blood lust. She can fight, run, smell, see, and hear almost as good as any vampire. And all those things are what make her a good vampire hunter. She can feel their power before she even sees them. That's how she makes her moves. She hunts them in bars and clubs. She waits patiently for them to come in and then she acts like any other human. Dancing for them, saying she wants to take it further...just not here. She takes them for a ride to some place with less habitation and then......she stakes them.
But this last time she went out "hunting" she meets a powerful vampire she could not convince to take that ride. So she went after another less powerful vamp. What she didn't know is that powerful one followed her, saw her kill the weaker one and didn't stop her. When they both show up to the same bar the following night he approaches her to take her up on her previous offer. She of course agrees thinking she can take down the devil....but he knows what she does. He captures Cat and demands to know who she's working for. He too is a vampire slayer, only he gets paid, and Cat killed who he was after. He doesn't understand how someone, especially a human, could just go out killing any and all vampires for no money. Not until she shows him that she too is half vampire does he believe her story....and now they have to figure out what to do. They are both on the same side of the law as it were, but he's still vampire and she hunts ALL vampires.
These books were a blast to read. Completely easy to get lost in. I highly recommend these. And Frost has 3 other books to add to this series however the next one isn't due out till February 2011....but I'm positive it's worth the wait.