Can you believe it has been 10 years since Jeaniene Frost’s Halfway to the Grave was released? Cat, Bones and the whole Night Huntress crew have been in my life for a whole decade. Of course, there are many books that have been out for 10 years or more and many books that I read 10 years ago. Yet unlike many of those books Halfway to the Grave hasn’t slid away, forgotten, in a tiny nook of my mind. Instead, it’s a book that I read again and again. I still laugh at the funny parts, the action is still just as exciting and Bones and Cat still sweep me off my feet with their witty, and sexy, back and forth.
To celebrate the 10 year anniversary we are going to reminisce about some of our favourite moments in Halfway to the Grave. If you haven’t read this series yet, we hope it will entice you to give one of the best UF series out there a try. If you have read it then we hope we have captured some of your favourite moments.
So this isn’t exactly a scene, but I have to mention Cat’s sheer bravado and guts. In Halfway to the Grave she is at the beginning of her journey of being bad ass, the boogeyman that scares misbehaving vampires; the Red Reaper. Of course, she needs a little bit of training from Bones first but the will to succeed and be the most lethal vampire hunter is all hers!
You’re not a woman, you’re the Grim Reaper with red hair!
“Winston poltergeisted my panties…”“Why, you scurvy, lecherous spook! … If my pipes still worked, I’d go right back there and piss on your grave!”
“I’m saying that I’m a moody, insecure, narrow-minded, jealous, borderline homicidal bitch, and I want you to promise me that you’re okay with that, because it’s who I am, and you’re what I need.”
Bones is a master in more ways than one. Managing to get Cat to talk dirty to him all in the guise of vampire killing training. He is a sneaky sexy devil. And boy, the whole scene was HAWT, despite the fact that they never even touch. The sexual tension between these two is reaching it’s peak and you just know SOMETHING has to happen before you go mad. Then the dirty talking ‘training’ scene happens and it may just be words, but you have the sneaking suspicion that they mean every word. I needed an ice cold drink and a fan to get through it!
“Is that a stake, Bones, or are you just happy with my new dress?”
“In this case, it’s a stake. You could always feel around for something more, though. See what comes up.”
“Don’t you want to go outside and… shag?” It was a strange word, but much better than fuck.
A quick grin lit his face before he responded. “Oh no. Right here. Love to do it in a truck.”
And, I will just leave you with one final quote, which anytime I hear it catapults straight back to Halfway to the Grave!
Released: October 30th 2007
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Series: Night Huntress #1
Published by Avon
Flirting with 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.
Still can’t get enough Night Huntress?
Here are some of the older posts we’ve done about one of our all-time favorite series:
Romance Rewind – we counted down our favorite quote from each book after the last book in the series was released
Reading on the Dark Side – fantasy cast!
Top Ten Paranormal Couples – Cat & Bones made the list
Have we mentioned your favourite moment from Halfway to the Grave?
Or, if you haven’t read this yet let us know if we’ve persuaded you to give it a try!