October, 2007, Avon
384 pgs., Paperback
First in Night Huntress Series
Summary from Avon
Flirting With 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 unlikely partnership.
In exchange for help finding her father, Cat agrees to train with the sexy night stalker until her battle reflexes are as sharp as his fangs. She’s amazed she doesn’t end up as his dinner – are there actually good vampires? Pretty soon Bones will have her convinced that being half-dead doesn’t have to be all bad. But before she can enjoy her status as kick-ass demon hunter, Cat and Bones are pursued by a group of killers. Now Cat will have to choose a side … and Bones is turning out to be as tempting as any man with a heartbeat.
This is my favorite series to date. Cat is fearless, incredibly witty, and holds her own against a Master vampire. She is a fully vetted character and is the girl next door with a twist. She stands up for those that are weaker than her and is loyal to those she loves even when they don’t deserve it. She is my favorite kick-ass female in paranormal fiction. The choices she makes are unselfish even when they are completely the wrong decision to make. Bones is one of the most powerful vampires in the world and yet he mostly treats Cat as an equal.When we meet her she is killing the undead without prejudice until she meets Bones when she finds that she is wrong about her preconceived notions about vampires as a side effect of her indoctrination from her mother.