Frost at the Romance Writers of America Conference, July 2015, New York, NY
|Born||June 13, 1974|
|Notable works||Halfway to the Grave|
Eternal Kiss of Darkness
Jeaniene Frost (born 1974) is an American fantasy author, known for her work on the New York Times and USA Today bestselling Night Huntress series and the Night Huntress World novels. Foreign rights for her novels have sold to nineteen different countries.
Frost first came up with the idea for the Night Huntress series after dreaming of a couple arguing. "In my dream, I saw a man and a woman arguing. Somehow I knew the woman was a half-vampire, the man was a full vampire, and they were arguing because he was angry that she'd left him." This formed the basis for the second book; the first book details the circumstances under which the couple was separated. The series spans seven books, not including the series spinoffs. Up From The Grave was the last Night Huntress book. Frost gives a detailed explanation of why she ended the series at book seven instead of the planned eight or nine on her website.
The Night Huntress series
- Halfway to the Grave (October 30, 2007, ISBN 0-06-124508-9)
- One Foot in the Grave (April 29, 2008, ISBN 0-06-124509-7)
- At Grave's End (December 30, 2008, ISBN 0-06-158307-3)
- Destined for an Early Grave (July 28, 2009, ISBN 0-06-158321-9)
- This Side Of The Grave (February 22, 2011, ISBN 0-06-178318-8)
- One Grave at a Time (August 30, 2011, ISBN 0-06-178319-6)
- Up from the Grave (January 28, 2014, ISBN 0-06-207611-6)
The Night Huntress World Series
- First Drop of Crimson (February 9, 2010, ISBN 0-06-158322-7)
- Eternal Kiss of Darkness (July 27, 2010, ISBN 0-06-178316-1)
Vlad/The Night Prince series
- Once Burned (June 26, 2012, ISBN 0-06-178320-X)
- Twice Tempted (March 26, 2013, ISBN 0-06-207610-8)
- Bound by Flames (January 27, 2015, ISBN 0-06-207608-6)
- Into the Fire (February 28, 2017, ISBN 978-0062076403)
The Night Rebel series
- Shades of Wicked (October 30, 2018)
- Wicked Bite (January 28, 2020)
Broken Destiny series
- The Beautiful Ashes (August 26, 2014, ISBN 0-373-77905-4)
- The Sweetest Burn (March 22, 2016, ISBN 978-0373779710)
- The Brightest Embers (July 25, 2017, ISBN 978-0373789429)
- Happily Never After (May 27, 2008, ISBN 0-06-147268-9)
- Devil to Pay in Four Dukes and a Devil (June 30, 2009, ISBN 0-06-178736-1)
- Reckoning (August 25, 2009, ISBN 0-06-169993-4)
- Pack (March 9, 2009)
- One for the Money (August 3, 2010, ISBN 0-441-01868-8) in Death's Excellent Vacation
- Night's Darkest Embrace (October 26, 2010)
- Home for the Holidays (October 25, 2011)
- Outtakes From The Grave (December 22, 2015)
Main Characters in the Night Huntress series
Catherine Kathleen Crawfield, a half-human, half Vampire, born May 9, 1985. Lives in Licking Falls, Ohio. Cat lives with her mother and her maternal grandparents in a two-story house that was once a barn. Justina was date-raped by a vampire, and Cat was born fully developed a mere five months later. She was a vampire Hunter who started age 16 and later was the commander for a government operation set on killing bad vampires. Later she quit to be with her husband, Bones and soon after she decides to be changed into a vampire, but is only able to drink vampire and ghoul blood. Cat had red hair, grey eyes, is pale, curvy and about 5 foot 7. She also has a short fuse, but is a skilled fighter and is very strong willed. As a half-vampire, Cat has a mixture of human and vampire abilities. Her eyes glow green when she's upset, unless she can control them. She's stronger and faster than any human, and her hearing is better as well. She can see at night as easily as she can in the day. She's never been sick a day in her life. However, her sense of smell is that of a human's, and she does not have fangs or the ability to control minds. She has the circulatory and respiratory systems of a human, but her DNA has the same genetic structure—the same strain of mutation—as that of a vampire's. Personality Traits: Cat's favorite drink is a gin and tonic. She likes the night best and sometimes wanders until dawn. She describes herself as friendless and weird, but she's just withdrawn and uncomfortable around people because of her secrets—and because she's afraid of getting hurt again after what Danny did to her. She gets her hatred of vampires from her mother, and she often feels empty and guilt-ridden as she goes through life atoning for her bloodline.
Bones, a vampire made in the 18th century is the British husband of Cat. Originally called Crispin Phillip Arthur Russell III, born November 20, 1766, was a prostitute when he was human. but after he was caught stealing was sent to Australia, where he became a vampire not long after. Crispin was born in London, England in 1766. His mother, Penelope, was a whore and only 15 years old at the time. As he grew up, he got money by begging or thieving. Penelope died of syphilis at the age of 33 when Crispin was 17. He arranged to stay at the whorehouse by servicing highborn women. One day he got caught picking a pocket, and he was sentenced to the penal colonies in South Wales. At the colony he became friends with Timothy, Charles, and Ian. Ian escaped, and a year later he came back as a vampire to rescue his friends. Crispin didn't want to be a vampire, but Ian changed him anyway. They stayed with the natives for a while before finally returning to England 20 years later. Bones is very powerful and ruthless, he is also very possessive of Cat when it comes to other men (who find her attractive). Bones is about 6 foot 2, with dark brown hair in tight waves, that he occasionally bleaches, dark brows, dark brown eyes that can look nearly black, pronounced cheekbones, perfectly chiseled features, and "flawless diamonds-and-cream" skin. He has a curving mouth, straight nose, and etched jaw line. His hair is naturally brown, but he changes it often.
Justina Crawfield, originally human but later changed into a vampire. Justina is Cat's mother, who was 18 when she had Cat, Justina throughout most of the series hated Vampires but was the girlfriend of a ghoul, who later died. Justina has blue eyes, brown hair and is fairly attractive.
Don, Cat's boss and uncle
Juan, Cat friend, human and vampire from third book
Dave, Cat friend, ghoul
Main characters in the Night huntress world series.
Denise MacGregor, a human who is later branded by a demon and becomes a shapeshifter. Denise is 27 in First drop of Crimson, she is a brunette, curvy and has hazel eyes. She the widow of Randy MacGregor and suffers from Post traumatic stress disorder, she later marries Spade.
Spade a vampire, is Denise husband and Bones's best friend, he too was sent to Australia as a convict and changed into a vampire. He is about 6 foot 3, dark hair and is muscular. His fiancée Giselda died in the 19th century, he's very polite and respectful to women. His human name and tile were, Baron Charles DeMortimer and he was changed around the age of 30.
Kira Graceling a human in Eternal kiss of Darkness was later turned into a vampire age 31. She is about 5 foot 5, has dirty blond hair and green eyes, she is also curvy and pretty. She was a private investigator then as a vampire started to work for the law guardians, she later marries Mencheres. She has a younger sister called Tina and a younger brother. Kira is a nice, honorable person who is very forgiving and tolerant.
Mencheres an ancient Egyptian vampire turned before A.D and a former Pharaoh. Mencheres is very powerful, he is a psychic but later has difficulty accessing this power. He is the husband of Kira and turned her into a vampire, he's about 6 foot 2, muscular, had long dark hair and black eyes. He is also very patient but can be difficult when it comes to letting people make their own decisions (can be high handed).
Ian Sire of Bones and Child of Mencheres.
Characters in the Night prince series.
Vlad Tepesh born in the 15th century and turned into a vampire in his early thirties. Widower and also lost a child, he is very powerful and can control fire. His is about 6 foot, lean, long brown hair, hazel eyes and has scarred hands, he is also very ruthless and sometimes cruel to enemies. Former prince of Romania and Dracula is based on him.
Leila Dalton a human who is 25, she can tell the future and past of a person and can find someone in the present. She also controls electricity and can kill humans, vampires and ghouls by touching them due to the electricity in her body. She works as carnival entertainer and used to be a gymnast, Leila lives with her best friend Marty who also is her work partner. Leila accidentally killed her mother when she was 13 due to her electricity problem after she touched a downed power line. She is estranged from her family and later becomes Vlad lover. Leila is about 5 foot 6, has long black hair, blue eyes and a long zig-zagged scar from her right temple to hand.
Marty a vampire turned in the early 1900s, he is about 4 foot 1 with bushy brown hair. He lives with Leila and works with her. He accidentally killed his daughter Vera, after being turned into a vampire. Marty is kind, strong-willed and fatherly.
Gretchen Dalton a human who is 22 and Leila's younger sister. Gretchen is about 5 foot 4, has short black hair and blue eyes. She is loud, spoiled and resentful of Leila leaving home when she was 18, leaving Gretchen.
Hugh Dalton is a human and Leila and Gretchen's father. He is an ex military commander who had to quit after a bomb destroyed his knee. He cheated on his wife and Leila finding a letter from his mistress cruelly told her mother, who decided to separate from him for a while but died soon after.
Maximus a vampire who works for Vlad. He is about 6 foot 3, blond and muscular, and previously went on a date with Leila.
- Jeaniene Frost on The Internet Speculative Fiction Database
- Paige MacGregor (October 16, 2009). "Interview: Urban Fantasy Romance Author Jeaniene Frost, Part 1". fandomania.
- "Author Interview With Jeaniene Frost". RT Book Reviews. Retrieved 31 October 2012.
- "Best Sellers: January 18, 2009". New York Times. Retrieved 31 October 2012.
- "FAQ". Jeaniene Frost. Retrieved 1 November 2012.
- "The grave stops here". Jeaniene Frost. Retrieved 30 August 2013.
- Harris, Charlaine; Kelner, Toni L. P., eds. (Aug 2010). Death's Excellent Adventure.