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As you know from time to time we will share with you some reviews or musings from the “Non Indie” world so here are My thoughts on Outtakes From The Grave
Melanie V””V #NerdGirlVamp
Title: Outtakes From The Grave: Volume 8 (Night Huntress)
Author: Jeaniene Frost
Published Date: December 8th 2015
Genre: Paranormal Romance / Anthology / Outtakes
***THIS BOOK WAS PROVIDED TO NERD GIRL IN EXCHANGE FOR AN HONEST REVIEW***
Cat and Bones fans, sink your teeth into this new outtakes compilation from New York Times bestselling author Jeaniene Frost!
Indulge your love of paranormal super couple Cat and Bones with this ultimate “director’s cut” collection of deleted scenes and alternate versions from the first four novels in the Night Huntress series, complete with author commentary on each selection. Includes: the original beginnings of Halfway to the Grave, One Foot in the Grave, At Grave’s End, and Destined for an Early Grave: a chapter written in Bones’s point of view; alternate versions of sections of Halfway to the Grave, One Foot in the Grave, and Destined for an Early Grave; the “white wedding” scene between Cat and Bones that never made it into the final books…and much more!
I love the Night Huntress series and have followed Jeaniene’s blog for years which has covered some of the content in this anthology (which is all material that didn’t make the final cut for whatever reason … well all together now … PACING hee hee hee…. OK that will make a LOT more sense if you read this book). Alternative opening chapters, deleted scenes, and a whole alternative middle book section, are just some of the delights that await avid fans (there is seriously no point in reading this book unless you LOVE the Night Huntress series), but for me the BEST part of it all was the narration that accompanied each entry from Jeaniene herself. She makes you feel like you are a trusted friend getting the inside scoop on something very special, AND she is hilarious!
Working in the book world I already know how much work goes into the editing process and the gems that sometimes get left out for various reasons and here fans get to see more of Jeaniene’s original vision and hear how she regrets some of the things she agreed to in hindsight. I have to say though, for the most part her editors were right. As FUN as this compilation is, the finished novels as they may not have felt the same had things been left as they were. The pacing that is so talked about is one of the things that MAKES this series such a page turner.
And so with that I say this gets an EASY 5 stars from me – not for the deleted scenes per say, but more for Jeaniene’s gift to all her fans because I totally devoured this.
A must read for Night Huntress fans – and for those that haven’t started the series pick yourself up Halfway to the Grave. You won’t regret it!
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