MY RATING: 4 STARS ****
In New Orleans, a pair of undead serial killers are about to turn Mardi Gras into a horror show - UNLESS the immortal hitman Bones can hunt them down first.
This was a fun little story that takes place before Bones meets Cat. I have to tell you, as much as I think the two of them go together like a house on fire, it was refreshing to get a little more information on the super hot British vamp sans his Kitten. We see his fun side, his fierceness, and his great love of the ladies...in this case, the helpless hairdresser, Becca.
Bones is hired as an assassin to get rid of a couple serial killer ghouls....Delphine and Louis LaLaurie. The cool thing about this particular duo (at least in my mind anyway), is that back in the 1800's Madame Delphine LaLaurie was a killer. This chick was viciously famous for her treatment of her slaves in new Orleans. Just a little history lesson for you. I thought the mix between fact and fiction was a BRILLIANT pull by Jeaniene.
In true Mardi Gras spirit, this story is fast paced, exciting, and full of surprises. I only wished I would have discovered this before ever setting eyes the Night Huntress series. For those who have already fallen in love with Bones, this novella will shed some light on a few details I am sure you have wondered about (Platinum blond hair color? Yes....we find out why!) and allows you to love our favorite Brit out in the world on his own. Anyone who has not delved into Jeaniene Frost's thrilling series......definitely start here! It will give you a whole new appreciation for what is to come.
I completely think this is a great quick read and definitely would recommend to everyone who follows Cat and Bones. Also great as a beginning series read as it leads right into the next in line:
**For those interested in getting some background on the LaLauries, definitely check the story out here. Even creepier when the truth comes out of the tale**