First Drop of Crimson Contest!!

I am a huge fan of Jeaniene Frost (if you haven’t guessed that already) and her forum is the only one I’m really active on.  So imagine my shock, surprised and excited face when I found a copy of First Drop of Crimson, the first novel in her Night Huntress World, in my mailbox.  I was giddy beyond belief.  I mean, seriously, doesn’t this sound amazing?

The night is not safe for mortals. Denise MacGregor knows all too well what lurks in the shadows—her best friend is half-vampire Cat Crawfield—and she has already lost more than the average human could bear. But her family’s past is wrapped in secrets and shrouded in darkness—and a demon shapeshifter has marked Denise as prey. Now her survival depends on an immortal who lusts for a taste of her.

He is Spade, a powerful, mysterious vampire who has walked the earth for centuries and is now duty-bound to protect this endangered, alluring human—even if it means destroying his own kind. Denise may arouse his deepest hungers, but Spade knows he must fight his urge to have her as they face the nightmare together . . .

Because once the first crimson drop falls, they will both be lost.

It’s Denise and Spade!  For those who have read the Night Huntress novels, both of these characters have appeared there and now we get to read their story.  I will tell you right now, First Drop of Crimson is fabulous.  Not only can it be read as a stand alone, but we’re introduced to demons and the ending is completely not what I was expecting.  I could go on, but I’ll save that for my review, which will go up closer to its release date of February 9th.

However, you’re probably wondering why I’m bringing this up, right?  If you thought I was happy when First Drop of Crimson first showed up, you should have seen my face when the second copy showed up.  That’s right, I have two ARCs of this gem sitting on my desk right now and I don’t need two of them.  So I’m going to give one away.

In order to get your hands on the wonderful novel that is First Drop of Crimson, all you have to do is answer this question: How did you find the Night Huntress novels and Jeaniene Frost?  Did someone introduce her to you?  Did you randomly come across her in the store (much like I did)?  If you haven’t read her yet, what is it about her novels that pique your interest? International entries are welcome, but shipping may be delayed a little! Meaning you might not get it before the release date.

As always, there’s more ways of getting your name in the hat:

  • +1 for each place you post about today’s contest on your blog, social network, or anywhere you can. Digg it, stumble it, twit it, share it with the world. Wherever you share it, make sure you add a link to it along with your answer.
  • +1 to any review you comment on, however, comments must be meaningful. Just give me the title of the review and I’ll be able to figure it out from there.
  • +1 Join the Literary Escapism Facebook page and/or follow LE on Twitter
  • +1 subscribe to Literary Escapism – either via a reader or email (see the RSS button at the bottom of the sidebar)
  • +10 purchase a copy of Halfway to the Grave, One Foot in the Grave, At Grave’s End, Destined for an Early Grave or any print novel through LE’s Amazon store sometime during this contest and send a copy of the receipt VIA email for your purchase to: myjaxon AT gmail DOT com. Each purchase is worth ten entries, but it has to be through the LE Amazon Link.  If you buy all 4 books, that’ll be 40 entries.

There is one thing I am adding to my contests now…the winner must post a review of the novel someplace.  Whether it is on their own blog, Amazon, GoodReads, LibraryThing or wherever, it doesn’t matter.  Just help get the word out.

The contest will stay open until January 14th, at which time I’ll determine the winner with help from the Research Randomizer and the List Randomizer.

I have not been contacting winners, so you will need to check back to see if you’ve won.

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I am a 30-something SAHM with two adorable boys and a supportive husband who is very tolerant of my reading addiction. I love to read and easily go through about a dozen books a month – well I did before I had kids. Now, not so much. After my first son was born, I began to take my hobby of reviewing a little more serious and started Literary Escapism to help with my sanity. I love to discuss the fabulous novels I’ve read and meeting all the wonderful people in the book blogging community has been amazing.


  1. What a great contest! My friend, Robyn, turned me onto Jeaniene a few months ago. I have since read the Night Huntress series twice and have bought every anthology that Jeaniene has had a short story in. She is by far my favorite author and the Night Huntress series is the best vampire series I have ever read. I’ve always been obsessed with vampires and her vampire world is just amazing and the sex? It is the hottest sex hands down. I can’t wait to get into the Night Huntress World books and look forward to reading more about Spade. I even look forward to reading about Mencheres even though I don’t much care for him. I would be completely thrilled if Jeaniene did a book about Vlad as he is my second favorite character (my favorite being Bones) but I will take what I can get.

  2. How did you find the Night Huntress novels and Jeaniene Frost? Did someone introduce her to you? Did you randomly come across her in the store (much like I did)? If you haven’t read her yet, what is it about her novels that pique your interest? – I came across Jeaniene Frost and First Drop of Crimson randomly in the blogosphere. I even have it in the left-hand sidebar of my blog under the “LOOKING FORWARD TO” module for several weeks now.

    Following LiteraryEscapis at twitter. My twitter nickname is cherrymischivus.

    Re-posted your contest at:

    Twitted about your contest at:

  3. I found Jeaniene from some of my groups on Goodreads. Alot of people were suggesting her books so I picked them up and fell in LOVE!! Spade was always one of my favorite characters so I can’t wait to read this.

    +1 I tweeted
    +1 I already am a fan of Literary Escapism on Facebook and I am now following LE on Twitter @Jamie_Birdwell
    +1 I subscribe to Literary Escapism via a reader

  4. I found the series when i went to my bookstore and saw the beautiful cover :D I couldnt do other thing than buy it and read it!
    +1 tweeted:
    +1 Joined the Literary Escapism Facebook page (G.Calvo) and i follow LE on Twitter (@beleth22)
    +1 subscribed to Literary Escapism –via email

    Thank you!

  5. Hi I read them all and a friend in the books store suggested that I read them and I did. Cat and Bones are an amazing couple and she is a very talented writer. I enjoyed their adventures and their sparring in all the books. I am glad that there are more coming out and I am looking forward to reading more.
    I folllow her on twitter and facebook as well as you

  6. I was walking through the fantasy/sci fi area of Barnes & Noble and happened to see the cover of Halfway to the Grave. I liked what it said on the back and bought it and One Foot in the Grave, and At Grave’s End. I loved them immediately and when Destined for an Early Grave came out I bought it right away. Can’t wait for the next one!

    I have joined the Literary Escapism Facebook page and I now follow LE on Twitter

    I subscribed to Literary Escapism – via email

    Already own these so, oh well.

    Will post a review if I win. Can’t wait to read it!

  7. I found Jeaniene’s books because i’m always looking for info about urban fantasy books for my blog & atm the first book: Halfway to the grave have been translated into Spanish and I reviewed it. (5/5 ofc) I love this serie.

    +1 retweet
    +1 follow ur twitter (@BrandyWaine)

    Thanks :)

  8. The cover art piqued my interest. I would love to win. Thanks for the giveaway. I follow on Google friend connect.

  9. I first found out about Jeaniene Frost’s books at my library as I was browsing the shelves.

    +1 Subscribe to the LE newletter by e-mail.

  10. I was chatting on a message board and the posters kept mentioning Jeaniene Frost’s works. Unfortunately, I haven’t read any of her works, yet, but I do look forward in starting them.

    I enjoy series because each book focuses on a different character that I’ve met in a previous book. I also like when the other characters make “appearances” in the other books.

    +1 I’m a FB friend
    +1 I’m a Twitter follow (as bl0226)
    +1 I’m an email subscriber

    Tracey D

  11. ((Jumping up and down in my seat here)) I’m an escapee from the Asylum hee hee

    I got addicted to Cat & Bones and the rest of the world when I got an ebook series of the first three books. I was hooked and I’ve read all four more times than any other book (including those sparkly vamps lol) I love that the characters are real, they screw up, they kick butt and there’s romance, humor, and action all wrapped up in a dysfunctionally perfect world.

    So here it goes.

    I posted it on my facebook
    I retweeted on my twitter @catstakeonit
    and posted it on my blog

    I joined LE on Twitter, was already following on FB, became a subscriber via email

    I’m not sure what that adds up to. ???

    And I’m dying to review it either way (win or wait):)

  12. I had never heard of the Night Huntress novels or Jeaniene Frost until I read this post. The story line piqued my interest in this book. I’m also glad to see that the story can stand alone even though it is part of a series.

    +1 – I’ve already join the Literary Escapism Facebook page

    +1 – I subscribe to Literary Escapism via Google Reader

    Thanks for the opportunity!

  13. I found the Night Huntress series by accident. I kept seeing Cat & Bones mentioned every where I read it seemed. After hitting Ms. Frost’s website (from Kim Harrison’s blog I think) I had to get the books. Thank goodness I purchased all 4 at once because I read them all in 2 days and had to reread them again I inhaled them so quickly. This series has surpassed all my previous expectations and jumped Ms. Frost to the head of my must read authors list.

    I don’t do facebook or tweet so all I can do is

    +1 email subscriber.

  14. I had read the Twilight books but wanted something more with vampires so I looked on Amazon and saw someone’s review that said they were like an R rated Buffy the Vampire Slayer but better. That did it, and once I read the first one I couldn’t stop reading them. I just reread the first one last week for the THIRD time:)

    I’m an email subscriber +1
    I follow you on Twitter too +1

  15. How did you find the Night Huntress novels and Jeaniene Frost? Did someone introduce her to you? Did you randomly come across her in the store (much like I did)? If you haven’t read her yet, what is it about her novels that pique your interest?

    Many of my bookclub friends told me about her, so I started with Halfway to the Grave and worked my way through everything she has published! I just love her books!

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