Night Huntress Books in Order: How to read Jeaniene Frost’s series?

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Published since 2007, the Night Huntress series is written by American author Jeaniene Frost who is known for her work in the Urban Fantasy Romance genre. The story 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.

How to read the Night Huntress Series in Order?

There are multiple ways to read the Night Huntress book series in order. 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. Only 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.
  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  1. 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’.
  2. 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.
  3. 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…
  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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…
  1. 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.
  2. Shades of Wicked – Master vampire Ian is unrepentant, shameless…and every shade of wicked. He’s made one too many enemies in his two centuries of existence, including Dagon, a demon who now lays claim to his soul. Ian’s only chance to escape Dagon is to join forces with a Law Guardian, but he’s never been able to abide by the rules for long.
  3. Wicked Bite – Veritas spent most of her life as a vampire Law Guardian. Now, she’s about to break every rule by secretly hunting down the dark souls that were freed in order to save Ian. But the risks are high. For if she gets caught, she could lose her job. And catching the sinister creatures might cost Veritas her own life.
  1. Wicked All Night – Veritas and Ian have finally defeated their worst enemy, but the power it took to pierce through to the netherworld has unexpected consequences. Soon, Veritas is forced to rely on the last person she trusts – a golden deity named Phanes, who seeks far more than a temporary alliance with the beautiful vampire. But an escape from the netherworld soon pits Veritas and Ian against supernatural beings seeking to rule over mortals once again.
  2. The Other Half of the Grave – There are two sides to every story–and the sizzling British alpha vampire, Bones, has a lot to say… Ever wondered what Bones was thinking and feeling when he and half-vampire Cat Crawfield first met? Or how their story might differ if he were the one telling it? Now, relive the beginning of Cat and Bones’ bestselling love story through Bones’ point of view, which reveals a darker, sexier take on their early days, as well as a deeper dive into Bones’ past, the vampire world, and other things that Cat didn’t see when their story was told only through her eyes in Halfway to the Grave. Cat had her say. Now, it’s Bones’ turn.
  3. Both Feet in the Grave – Cat disappeared from Bones’ life to protect him, but this Master vampire will keep his promise to find her. Two hundred years of bounty hunting made Bones the best at what he does, yet it’s still taken him four long years to find Cat, the half-vampire now known as the “Red Reaper.” There’s a price on Cat’s head, and not even her job as a secret government agent can save her. Only Bones can. But has time hardened Bones too much to love again? Or will his passion for Cat burn through every obstacle-alive, undead, or otherwise-between them?

II. Reading The Night Huntress Novels and Novellas in order

  1. Halfway To The Grave
  2. Happily Never After’ (Novella)
  3. One Foot In The Grave
  4. At Grave’s End
  5. Devil to Pay’ (Novella)
  6. Destined For An Early Grave
  7. One for the Money’ (Novella)
  8. Reckoning’ (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
  20. Shades of Wicked
  21. Wicked Bite
  22. Wicked All Night
  23. A Grave Girls’ Getaway – Collected in the anthology Hex on the Beach
  24. The Other Half of the Grave
  25. Both Feet in the Grave

III. Reading The Night Huntress Books in 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
  8. The Other Half of the Grave
  9. Both Feet in the Grave

b. Only The Night Prince Series

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

b. Only The Night Rebel Series

  1. Shades of Wicked
  2. Wicked Bite
  3. Wicked All Night

d. The Stand-Alones In The Night Huntress World

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

If you like our article about the Night Huntress reading order, don’t forget to bookmark it! You may also be interested in Patricia Briggs‘s series Mercy Thompson, in Ilona Andrews‘s series Kate Daniels, and Laurell K. Hamilton‘s series Anita Blake: Vampire Hunter.

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