True Blood is not the only big urban fantasy romance series of the last years. In the same genre, you can also find the New York Times bestselling novels by author Jeaniene Frost, the Night Huntress series.

What is the Night Huntress series?

Published since 2007, the Night Huntress series mainly centers around the half-vampire Catherine ‘Cat’ Crawfield and her full vampire/bounty hunter partner and lover Bones. They lived in a world where supernatural creatures exist, but are not in the public eye.

After the Night Huntress series came the Night Prince series, a spin-off following the characters of Vlad Tepesh (don’t call him Dracula please) and the mortal Leila with psychic abilities.

Night Huntress Reading Order:

There are multiple ways to read the Night Huntress series. You can read only the main series or you can add novellas, or even just read novels about specific characters, mixing Night Huntress and Night Prince Universe.

I. The Night Huntress/Night Prince Novels in order

This is the full series with all the novels from the Night Huntress series, the Night Prince Series and the stand-alones set in that world.

   

  1. Halfway To 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.
  2. One Foot In The Grave – Half-vampire Cat Crawfield is now Special Agent Cat Crawfield, working for the government to rid the world of the rogue undead. She’s still using everything Bones, her sexy and dangerous ex, taught her, but when Cat is targeted for assassination, the only man who can help her is the vampire she left behind.
  3. At Grave’s End – It should be the best time of half-vampire Cat Crawfield’s life. With her undead lover Bones at her side, she’s successfully protected mortals from the rogue undead. But though Cat’s worn disguise after disguise to keep her true identity a secret from the brazen bloodsuckers, her cover’s finally been blown, placing her in terrible danger.
  4. Destined For An Early Grave – 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.

   

  1. First Drop Of Crimson – Denise MacGregor knows all too well what lurks in the shadows and she has already lost more than the average human could bear. But her family’s dark 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 craves a taste of her.
  2. Eternal Kiss Of Darkness – Chicago private investigator Kira Graceling should have just kept on walking. But her sense of duty refused to let her ignore the moans of pain coming from inside a warehouse just before dawn. Suddenly she finds herself in a world she’s only imagined in her worst nightmares.
  3. This Side Of The Grave – With the mysterious disappearance of vampires, rumors abound that a species war is brewing. A zealot is inciting tensions between the vampires and ghouls, and if these two powerful groups clash, innocent mortals could become collateral damage. Now Cat and Bones are forced to seek help from a dangerous ‘ally’.
  4. One Grave At A Time – 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’ voodoo queen just keeps on giving – leading to a personal favor that sends them into battle once again, this time against a villainous spirit.

  

  1. Once Burned – After a tragic accident scarred her body and destroyed her dreams, Leila never imagined that the worst was still to come: terrifying powers that let her channel electricity and learn a person’s darkest secrets through a single touch. Leila is doomed to a life of solitude…until creatures of the night kidnap her, forcing her to reach out with a telepathic distress call to the world’s most infamous vampire…
  2. Twice Tempted – Leila’s psychic abilities have been failing her, and now she isn’t sure what the future holds. If that weren’t enough, her lover Vlad has been acting distant. Though Leila is a mere mortal, she’s also a modern woman who refuses to accept the cold shoulder treatment forever.
  3. Up From The Grave – A rogue CIA agent is involved in horrifying secret activities that threaten to raise tensions between humans and the undead to dangerous heights. Now Cat and Bones are in a race against time to save their friends from a fate worse than death…because the more secrets they unravel, the deadlier the consequences.

 

  1. Bound By Flames – Leila’s years on the carnie circuit were certainly an education. What she didn’t learn: how to be a vampire, or how to be married to the most famous vampire of them all. Adjusting to both has Leila teetering on a knife edge between passion and peril, and now the real danger is about to begin…
  2. Into The Fire – For nearly six hundred years, Vlad Tepesh cared for nothing, so he had nothing to lose. His brutal reputation ensured that all but the most foolhardy stayed away. Now falling in love with Leila has put him at the mercy of his passions. And one adversary has found a devastating way to use Vlad’s new bride against him.

II. The Night Huntress Novels and Novellas in order

  1. Reckoning’ (Novella)
  2. Halfway To The Grave
  3. Happily Never After’ (Novella)
  4. One Foot In The Grave
  5. At Grave’s End
  6. Devil to Pay’ (Novella)
  7. Destined For An Early Grave
  8. One for the Money’ (Novella)
  9. First Drop Of Crimson
  10. Eternal Kiss Of Darkness
  11. This Side Of The Grave
  12. One Grave At A Time
  13. Home for the Holidays’ (Novella)
  14. Once Burned
  15. Twice Tempted
  16. Up From The Grave
  17. Bound By Flames
  18. Outtakes From The Grave – Collection of deleted scenes and alternate versions.
  19. Into The Fire

III. Reading Order by Series

a. Only The Main Night Huntress Series

  1. Halfway To The Grave
  2. One Foot In The Grave
  3. At Grave’s End
  4. Destined For An Early Grave
  5. This Side Of The Grave
  6. One Grave At A Time
  7. Up From The Grave

b. Only The Night Prince Series

  1. Once Burned
  2. Twice Tempted
  3. Bound By Flames
  4. Into The Fire

c. The Stand-Alones In The Night Huntress World

  1. First Drop Of Crimson (Spade And Denise)
  2. Eternal Kiss Of Darkness (Mencheres And Kira)