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Destined for an Early Grave (Night Huntress #4) by Jeaniene Frost
Destined for an Early Grave - Jeaniene Frost



Her deadly dreams leave her in grave danger

Since half-vampire Cat Crawfield and her undead lover Bones met six years ago, they've fought against the rogue undead, battled a vengeful Master vampire, and pledged their devotion with a blood bond. Now it's time for a vacation. But their hopes for a perfect Paris holiday are dashed when Cat awakes one night in terror. She's having visions of a vampire named Gregor who's more powerful than Bones and has ties to her past that even Cat herself didn't know about.

Gregor believes Cat is his and he won't stop until he has her. As the battle begins between the vamp who haunts her nightmares and the one who holds her heart, only Cat can break Gregor's hold over her. She'll need all the power she can summon in order to bring down the baddest bloodsucker she's ever faced . . . even if getting that power will result in an early grave




This book was another roller coaster live that is Cat and Bones. While Cat is moving around a lot in this book she still is with all the familiar faces, some more than others.

Since meeting Bones and teaming up with him, Cat had many challenges but this one might be one of the biggest yet. This book pushed Cat like never before with people and events all over the place. Past things that she forgot will be revealed to her and that will cause many changes with a lot of trouble, for Cat and Bones and them as a couple.

I really liked Cat in this book, while she was strong and never gave up she also had some weak moments that made her even more likeable.

Bones, oh man I really wanted to kill him in this book, while it all turned out okay I don’t think he was right to be such a big jerk to her and even his friends.

I really loved the friendship that grew between Vlad and Cat, I think it is good for Cat to have him as a friend. 

There is so much going on in this book that I don’t know what to say or write without spoiling it to everyone who hasn’t read it yet, so I will keep this review shorter.

There are some major things happening not only to Cat who is battling with Gregor in her sleep as well while she is awake but also to her friends and family.

We have some big battles and with those some big loses, that were both surprising and heartbreaking.

This book kept me on the edge of my seat throughout the book. Some big twists are happening and every time you think, that it will calm down it picks you right back up.

I laughed, and I cried and was honestly shocked at some outcomes of the book.

While Cat and Bones are pretty much in the outs in this book and apart for the better part of it we still get plenty of them together .

Overall great book, best so far, at least for me and I rate it 5★



Some of my favorite quotes


“Movies. Drinks. Headless chickens. You know, girl stuff. ”




“Bloody hell, Kitten. Never thought to be flogged by my own furniture. Do you know I saw bloomin' stars when that cracked over my nog?”


“Slumber party with Dracula, all things considerd why not?”




“Trying to wake you,” Bones answered crisply. “I cut you, threw water on you, slapped you, and set a lighter to your legs. For future reference, which one

of those do you think worked?”

“Good God,” I hissed. “No wonder I thought you were Death incarnate in my dream, and that made me run toward Gregor at first!”








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Jeaniene Frost


Jeaniene Frost is the New York Times, USA Today, and international bestselling author of the Night Huntress series, the Night Prince series and the Broken Destiny series. To date, foreign rights for her novels have sold to twenty 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 cook books frighten her.

For information on Jeaniene's books, reading the first 20% of each book free, book trailers, deleted scenes, creature mythology, and more, please visit: www.jeanienefrost.com





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Collective Reading Updates: Don't Look Away
Don't Look Away - Leslie A. Smith

Don't Look Away
by Leslie A. Kelly
**The most recent updates will be added to the top each re-post.

As I progress through the book and find reasons to update, more events may or may not be revealed.



Progress on 04/28/16:  55 of 323 pages (17%)

For a crime thriller/romantic suspense, this book is actually moving along a bit slowly, and we're spending a lot more time dealing with political gesturing.

Anyway, the whole O.E.P.I.S. thing kind of fascinates me, but at the same time, I found myself wondering about how invasive this kind of technology is since it literally records everything the individual with the O.E.P. device installed sees.

Case in point:

If he had been having any sort of inappropriate relationship with the victim, the downloaded images from her optic chip would certainly reveal it.  Ronnie hoped it wasn't the case.  She truly didn't want to see pictures of the Polo-League dude doing it.  Especially not through the eyes of the woman being done.  Talk about voyeurism to the extreme.

Um... I know I read a lot of erotica and erotica-lite, but I'm not sure I'd want to be in Veronica's place when she goes through other people's O.E.P. downloads.  She'd mentioned something about the death row inmates who volunteered to be experimented on with this technology, and how during her training with these inmates, they'd purposefully recorded themselves doing outrageous things of which she had observe.

I still don't know how she is to extract recordings straight from another person's O.E.P. device, so I hope it gets explained soon.  So let's find that head, ASAP!

Anyway, at this point in the book, I'm seeing a few logic holes here and there about this new technology that are hopefully either explained, or mentioned.  I'm glad that others have already mentioned the one biggest flaw of the O.E.P. device is that, at the time of murder, there's no way the victim would have been able to download the recorded images into a computer.  And if someone was willing to go as far as murder, and knew that the victim had an O.E.P. device installed, what's to stop the killer from removing and disposing of the head... as gruesome as that sounds.

Obviously that is what happened here, even though we find out that the removal of the victim's head wasn't because of the O.E.P. device, but for some other reason.



Progress on 04/27/16:  34 of 323 pages (12%)

Okay... the first sentence of this book makes so much more sense now, aside from just being shockingly gruesome as a story opener.

So, apparently this book takes place in the year 2022 (which is how the book opens anyway with a location and time marker, so I don't know why I'm surprised).  There is new technology created that involves embedding a camera into an individual's head, that is connected to that person's optical nerve, and at least 5000 individuals were selected for this program, especially law enforcement officers.  And apparently our MC Veronica Sloan was one of these individuals.

This technology was taken by the government as an experiment in criminal investigation, as 500 of the 5000 individuals are from law enforcement agencies, all of them forming the Optical Evidence Program Investigative Squad, O.E.P.I.S.  And depending upon the success of this new investigative approach, the plan is to plant at least one or two law enforcement officers with O.E.P. technology in every law enforcement agency throughout the nation.

The idea is that these individuals would record all the goings-on in their day through sight, though this information must be downloaded regularly into files.  Although this feels like an immense breach in personal privacy--because, how do keep from recording more intimate, persona, private moments in your day?--the book DOES explain away the ethical complications using a big tragedy of terrorism that happened five years prior to this story's time setting.  And this is essentially how a lot of dystopian books explain away or justify their story's government making these kinds of rulings that affect the personal freedoms of their people.

While the book doesn't state it straight-out, I think the story leans toward dystopian-lite... or something.

Now, how Veronica, or even anyone from O.E.P.I.S. are supposed to be crucial to solving murders of other individuals with this kind of technology embedded in their brains is still a little confusing to me.  According to the book, so far, the images recorded by the O.E.P. device must be downloaded onto a computer before anyone else can access it.  But the book is implying that other people with an installed O.E.P. device are able to access those images directly through another individual with an O.E.P. device?

Because, obviously when our victim died, she was unable to download those last recorded moments of her life as she was being murdered.

And now her head is missing from the crime scene, so we've got our first big dilemma pertaining to this technology.

Honestly, there's so much going on in these first couple chapters right now that I'm having a little bit of difficulty keeping up, but hopefully things will fall into place soon.


Progress on 04/26/16:  3 of 323 pages (1%)

First sentence of the book:

Leanne Carr tried to keep her eyes open through her murder.




Roll #4: (See Also: Fourth Roll Activities)
The MC, Veronica Sloan is a police detective.

Page Count:  323
Cash Award:  +$3.00

Bank Balance:  $30.00 upon completion of this read

Source: anicheungbookabyss.blogspot.com/2017/04/collective-reading-updates-dont-look.html
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Banished Saga, Boxed Set 1: Books 1-3.5
Banished Saga, Boxed Set 1: Books 1-3.5 - Ramona Flightner
I've been following this series since 2014, when Ramona debuted with Banished Love... it's been quite a ride since then. Even though it frustrated me that the first book had no HEA, I decided to reserve my judgment and continue on to see where the author takes us. Needless to say, I haven't regretted that decision even once. After reading the first book, I felt that Ramona has a knack for storytelling and every single installment of this Saga will show you just that. They're long, well researched and always had me wanting to find out what's next!

Banished Saga began with our favorite couple Clarissa and Gabriel, then went on to portray many more relationships over last few years since it's release-- their struggle to find love and keep their loved ones together and safe from any harm coming to them. They battle loss, personal demons along the way much like any other family. There's also a shift in later installments where you get to see the second generation of McLeod/Sullivans growing up, taking the center stage. In that sense, this Saga reminded me of Downton Abby. Not exactly similar but there are similarities that you can't overlook. What in Banished Saga reminds me of Downton Abbey is that this too shows the growth and continuation of one family into future generation. You start from one family then you get to learn more and more of this family, their relatives, friends and well-wishers, who also become a part of this journey just as much as you are. You see new faces, romance, marriage, children etc. And it’s an ongoing process.

Banished Saga also emphasizes on the turn of the century Suffragette movement in the US, where you find the author weaving the tale through real events as our protagonists try to find their own place in that volatile time.

Overall, 5 stars for a great ride! Recommended if you're looking for a slow growing Saga detailing the lives of various characters throughout the installments. There may not be HEA in every installment cause they don't always focus on only one couple like usual historical romances. But believe me, HEA is there for every couple somewhere along the way. Honestly, I don't know what I will do when this series comes to an end.

My detailed review of each installment can also be found in boolikes.
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