🎧 One Grave at a Time by Jeaniene Frost @Jeaniene_Frost @taviagilbert @avonbooks @BlackstoneAudio @Mollykatie112 #Read-along #GIVEAWAY #LoveAudiobooks

Posted July 8, 2022 by Anne - Books of My Heart in Book Review, Giveaway, Read-along / 36 Comments

🎧 One Grave at a Time by Jeaniene Frost @Jeaniene_Frost @taviagilbert @avonbooks @BlackstoneAudio @Mollykatie112 #Read-along #GIVEAWAY #LoveAudiobooksOne Grave of a Time by Jeaniene Frost
Narrator: Tavia Gilbert
Published by Blackstone Audiobooks on August 30, 2011
Genres: Paranormal Romance, Urban Fantasy
Length: 9 hours, 6 minutes
Format: Audiobook, eBook
Source: Library, Purchased
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Having narrowly averted an (under)World War, Cat Crawfield wants nothing more than a little downtime with her vampire husband, Bones. Unfortunately, her gift from New Orleans’s voodoo queen just keeps on giving—leading to a personal favor that sends them into battle once again, this time against a villainous spirit.

Centuries ago, Heinrich Kramer was a witch hunter. Now, every All Hallows Eve, he takes physical form to torture innocent women before burning them alive. This year, however, a determined Cat and Bones must risk all to send him back to the other side of eternity—forever. But one wrong step and they’ll be digging their own graves.


Cat and Bones. One of my favorite book couples of all time. I first read this series back in 2013 and loved it. This time around, I opted to listen instead and was impressed with Tavia Gilbert’s narration so it made it even more enjoyable for me. That’s not to say it wasn’t already enjoyable because it so was.

The romance between Cat and Bones that began in Halfway to the Grave continues. There’s been a lot of growth between the couple now that Cat is a full vampire and not just half as she was in the beginning. Cat has hung up her weapons that she first used to kill unsuspecting vampires and although she has been through many deadly adventures throughout the series, she just wants to be alone with Bones now. The previous adventure had ended with her having to drink blood from Marie Laveau in New Orleans in order to survive.  Because of her connection to the ghouls and ghosts due to this, Cat now has every ghost anywhere nearby camping out close to her. When their ghost friend, Fabian, brings a female ghost to visit, Bones and Cat get involved with killing a homicidal witch hunter, one who is long dead.

Of course there’s much more to the story. We meet a medium named Tyler who is very important to the story. I ended up really liking him. Of course, we also see Marie Laveau again this time around. She’s quite the supernatural character now. Cat’s deceased uncle Don is still a ghost and is very interested in the goings on at the government facility where Cat and Bones once worked and where Don was once the head. There’s a lot happening there as well.

There’s always a lot happening in these books and that is one of the reasons why this series appealed to me, well that and the humor and sensual times involved.  Frost certainly knows how to keep things moving. If it’s not deadly paranormal problems, suspense, or sensual moments between Cat and Bones, then there’s always something else happening making the entertainment value of these books off the charts good! Well written, paced and with an intricate premise, I thought this book warranted 4.5 stars.

Narration by Tavia Gilbert was excellent and I rated it also 4.5 stars. She definitely enhanced the listen with her good voices and upbeat manner.


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Who said                              “You’re shagging a woman who can turn into a dragon? Blast you, Charles, I am sick with envy!”

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The quote for Who said “That does make you the world’s freakiest bloodsucker, but there’s no law against a vampire feeding from other vampires .”  in This Side of the Grave is Veritas.

The villain was Apollyon.


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Observations and questions you shared from This Side of the Grave:

(Thank you  so much for sharing!)  If you can answer any of these numbered questions, you can do so in a comment.

  • Majestic is so mysterious. I’d love to find out more about her background.
  1. Why didn’t Patra just use the spell Mencheres used if she really wanted them all dead?

Quotes you readers shared from  This Side of the Grave:

“Nitro’s biceps bulged almost as much as his gaze when his efforts didn’t move my arm so much as an inch. I flashed him a smile as I held my position, mentally counting to ten before I began to edge his arm in a slow, steady arc downward. After all, I didn’t want to embarrass him by slamming his hand on the table before he’d even realized what happened. It wasn’t Nitro’s fault he had no idea I’d been born with unusual strength, or that I still had some of Bones’s power in me from drinking his blood. Poor burly vampire didn’t stand a chance. “

“Hiding from the evil in this world did nothing to protect me, not then and not other times before, either.”

“Tate squared his shoulders , “Because I’m the leader of this team, so if anyone’s blood is getting spilled it’s mine.”

““Ask me if I sparkle and I’ll kill you where you stand,” Bones cut him off with utmost seriousness.”

“You think I look like an angel? Well, Kitten, your hands are my heaven and your eyes are my home.”

“You’ll never get rid of me, either,” I said, and my laughter came out thicker from tears. “No matter which side of the grave we’re on. I’ll haunt you, chase you all around eternity, whatever it takes, but it’s you and me until the stars burn out.”

“Your arrogance deserves it own zip code, Drac.”

“Eh, I’ll be inside,” Vlad said with another soft scoff. “For some reason, I feel the urge to watch, Hitman followed by Mr. and Mrs. Smith.”

Much slower, I turned around to see Vlad examining his fingernails, as if his hands weren’t still ablaze in the flames that had blasted the ghoul’s head off moments before. ‘what the hell was that?’ I gasped. ‘Premature inflammation,’ He replied. ‘Happens sometimes. Very embarrassing, I don’t like to talk about it.”


COYER FB Chat – Sunday July 10

Challenge is adopting our Read-along.  You can read about COYER and join that challenge  HERE.   On the Sunday after the review posts, they will host a FB room (like we do for COYER book club) at 12 PT, 2 CT, 3 ET and 9pm Europe, for a one hour chat.  You do not have to join the COYER challenge to participate, only the Facebook group.

If you can’t attend, there is also a Facebook messenger chat which has been fun and active, set up following the live chat.


Here’s your to-do list:

  1. Find your copies of these books, borrow them from a friend, get them at the library or buy them.
  2. Read Book 8.5, Home for the Holidays.
  3. Read Book 9, Once Burned, by August 5th.
  4. Make note of a favorite quote or two as you read the book.
  5. If you haven’t read the books before, make a list of questions you have for the discussion. If you have read them, please don’t spoil new readers.
  6. Think of some great questions for Jeaniene Frost for the Q & A post!
  7. Link up your review on Goodreads, FB or other site to the post.
  8. Join the COYER book chat on the Sunday following the post.
  9. Enter the giveaways!

Schedule:   

We are doing one book every 3-4 weeks, posting on Fridays. We will have a review for the books with the team here at Books of My Heart plus some of our friends.  We are following the author recommended reading order.

Jul 8:       One Grave at a Time                  –  Lorna 

Aug 5:      Once Burned                                –  Lexxie @Unconventional Bookworms

Sep 9:     Twice Tempted                             –  Angela @ Angel’s Guilty Pleasures

Oct 7:      Up from the Grave                      –  Melanie

Nov 4:     Bound by Flames                        –  Sophia

Dec 2:    Into the Fire                                   – Berls @ Because Reading

Q & A with Jeaniene Frost

Miss a post?

Jan 14:    Halfway to the Grave               – Melissa @ Tea & Books

Feb 11:    One Foot in the Grave              –  Victoria @ First of All

Mar 11:   At Grave’s End                            –  Kimberly @Caffeinated Reviewer

Apr  1:     Destined for an Early Grave   –  Stephanie @ Once Upon a Chapter  

Apr 29:   First Drop of Crimson               – Kai @ Fiction State of Mind

May 20:  Eternal Kiss of Darkness         – Jen @ That’s What I’m Talkin About

Jun 10:    This Side of the Grave              – Brandee @Unconventional Bookworms


Jeaniene Frost has also been kind enough to commit to a Q & A post.   I will collect questions for her through September 19th.  I will send your questions to her and she will pick 3-5 questions and send me the response.  I will post her answers in the December 2 post.  So think up some great questions for her!


Bonus round – Read a Series in a Month  January 2023:

Jan 8:    Shades of Wicked              –  Carole @ Carol’s Random Life in Books

Jan 22:    Wicked Bite                        –  Robin

Feb 5:       Wicked All Night             –   Anne

 

These are Sunday posts.      There will be one COYER FB Chat at the end of the series on Feb 5th.


Be sure to enter the giveaways!!!

Giveaway:

For a US winner, this will be one digital copies ( your choice of her books) generously provided by Jeaniene Frost  (US only) but they can be from Amazon, Barnes & Noble or Kobo.

For an Intl winner,  it will be a print copy of Up From the Grave from Book Depository.

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Grand-Prize Giveaway:

For a US winner, this will be 12 digital copies ( your choice of her books) generously provided by Jeaniene Frost  (US only) but they can be from Amazon, Barnes & Noble or Kobo.

For an Intl winner,  it will be $50 at Book Depository.

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About Tavia Gilbert

Tavia Gilbert (SAG-AFTRA) is an award-winning narrator with more than 150 audiobooks under her belt. Contemporary and literary fiction, biography and memoir, fantasy, romance, children’s literature, science, religion…Tavia’s range of genres is a direct result of her intuitive interpretation, clever diction and pacing, and sensitivity to each author’s or publisher’s needs.

Classically trained in voice and theater, Tavia attended the University of Washington and earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Original Works in Acting from Cornish College of the Arts. She has been singing in choirs since she was 12 years old and has been working full time as a voice actor since 2006.

Tavia is also a producer with nine years experience. After moving to Portland, Maine in 2001, she studied audio documentary production at the Salt Institute. With 11 years of paralegal experience, Tavia has a clear understanding and appreciation for the business side of her world, including contractual language and legal strategy. Her creative eye, vivid personality, and experience and contacts help her cast the highest caliber of artists, including actors, musicians, videographers, and other talent. Her clients hire her again and again, recognizing her exceptional work and the advantage they have in someone with both a creative and business mind.

About Jeaniene Frost

Jeaniene Frost is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of paranormal romance and urban fantasy. Her works include the Night Huntress series, the Night Prince series, the Broken Destiny series, and the new Night Rebel series. Jeaniene’s novels have also appeared on the Publishers Weekly, Wall Street Journal, ABA Indiebound, and international bestseller lists. Foreign rights for Jeaniene’s novels have sold to twenty different countries.

Jeaniene lives in Florida with her husband Matthew, who long ago accepted that she rarely cooks and always sleeps in on the weekends. In addition to being a writer, Jeaniene also enjoys reading, writing, poetry, watching movies, exploring old cemeteries, spelunking and traveling – by car. Airplanes, children, and cook books frighten her.

About Lorna

I’m a lifetime book addict. I spent most of my life in Kentucky, but moved to Maryland in my attempt to get closer to the the ocean a few years ago. Being retired helps. I have a B.S. degree in law enforcement with a minor in sociology, but never really worked in my major. Instead, I spent my entire adult life working in the medical field in some capacity. After retiring(early), I found my passion in reviewing books for a couple of blogs and I love it. My author favorites include, Dannika Dark, Amber Lynn Natusch, J.T. Geissinger, Colleen Hoover, Samantha Towle, K.A. Tucker, Karina Halle, Sarina Bowen, J.R. Ward, Mariana Zapata, Dianne Duvall, and I could go on and on. I read many different genres, but still like a romantic element in most, if not all of them.

Rating Breakdown
Narration (Audio)
One StarOne StarOne StarOne StarHalf a Star
Overall: One StarOne StarOne StarOne StarHalf a Star
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Posted July 8, 2022 by Anne - Books of My Heart in Book Review, Giveaway, Read-along / 36 Comments


36 responses to “🎧 One Grave at a Time by Jeaniene Frost

  1. Jen

    The first time I read this, I loved it but not as much as the others because I just felt like it’s more like Night Huntress 5.5 instead of the series’s book 6. And boy, did I end up loving it more than the others when I reread it! The humor, the characters, the lines, etc etc! Absolutely LOVEEEEEE

  2. Jen

    I didn’t do the re-read, but I recall that this was one of my favorite in the series. I loved seeing the Cat/Bones relationship evolve and grow. Thanks!

    • Lorna

      You’re very welcome! I enjoyed revisiting this couple a lot! Thanks for including me.

  3. Eva Millien

    I loved it and it only gets better every time I read it! Of course, I think that about the whole series! Have a marvelous TGIF!

    • Lorna

      I tried to stay unspoilery so didn’t get real specific. I know I just made up that word.

    • Lorna

      Oh, you should try them. They do go in series order and the first one is my favorite. The characters are just so good and so is the humor and romance.

  4. Márcia Monteiro

    I haven’t read this series yet but it sounds great! Thanks for the chance!

  5. Janie McGaugh

    This is one of those series that I always enjoy reading, and that was certainly true with this one.

    • It’s one of my favorite UF series and UF is my fave genre probably although mysteries get a hard workout from me. UF usually has some mystery to the overall story arc and the romance as a side story not the main one. Anyway, I LOVE the quotes people are sharing. The humor in this series is amazing.

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  6. Elizabeth H.

    I always love a Cat & Bones story. Cat is exceptionally funny in One Grave at a Time and I absolutely love Tyler and his doggy!

    • Lorna

      Yes, there’s lots of humor with Tyler and his crush on Bones. Loved his dog too of course. I think the humor between Cat and Bones on top of their romance “made” these books for me.