First Drop of Crimson is the first book in the Night Huntress World series by Jeaniene Frost and an Avon Fiction.
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.
Jeaniene Frost is one of my all time favorite authors.
Denise MacGregor lost her husband a little more than a year ago in a supernatural showdown at her friend Cat's house. Now she has vowed to stay away from all things that go bump in the night.
But that may be easier said than done. When Denise is confronted by a demon shapeshifter and forced into his service - she has no where to turn for help - except the very beings she is trying to avoid.
When Denise is unable to contact Cat - she turns to the only person she can think of - Spade. But seeing him brings back unpleasant memories. Memories she has tried and failed to forget.
What Denise doesn't know is that Spade has his own unpleasant memories - and being around Denise brings them rushing back.
I give First Drop of Crimson 5 out of 5 stars.