Night Huntress - Favorite Scenes

Tomorrow will be the end of an era. A wonderful, funny, hot, joyful, intense, sexy, suspenseful, and sometimes heartbreakingly sad era. Tomorrow, the final novel of the Night Huntress series will be released, and we're having the fits... no I mean, we're doing the blitz... and today we're going to take a look at some of our favorite bits. There are so many absolutely brilliant scenes in this series, and way too many to list here, but we picked some of our very favorites to share with you. Scenes that have made us swoon, sigh, and gasp. Moments that have made us smile, laugh out loud, and tear up.

Night Huntress has been a crazy, wonderful ride.
I had never officially reread the series, but when I was "researching" for this post I realized that I've read many chapters and scenes several times. It had been a while since I really committed my time to Cat and Bones, though. When I started refreshing my memory for this post, I got sucked into the books again, realizing how much I've missed Bones, Cat, and all the characters I love so much, and I could not resist starting my first reread. I planned to skim only through my favorite parts because I haven't much reading time due to a busy real life, but I found myself unable to do that. Before I knew it, I'd turned back to page one and was devouring every page from there—and that is seriously affecting my sleeping hours, but it is so damn worth it.


Keep reading after the jump to reminisce over some of our favorite scenes. 

**** Spoilers will abound for books 1 through 4. It's unavoidable.****

The Dirty Talk

And Bones sure is gifted *sigh*
Who can forget the scene when Bones "hypothetically fucked" Cat "into incomprehension" while he tried to burn her embarrassment out of her? You could just tell how much Bones enjoyed doing that and, at the same time, meant every single word he said to her. That scene was so hot and funny at the same time. Poor Cat didn't have a chance against him. Personally, I think Bones could make everything sound hot and sexy, but when he turns on the dirty talk... whew, the cold shower better be close by. Here's a hawt little tidbit from that scene to fan oneself over...
"I'll take your breasts inside my mouth, licking your nipples until they turn dark red. They'll do that, luv. The more I lick and the more I nibble, the darker they'll get. Let me inform you of a secret about vampires-we direct where the blood goes in our bodies, for as long as we want it to be there. I can't wait to find out how you taste, and you won't want me to stop even after I've completely exhausted you."
Thanks to Bones, that sexy mofo.

Here Is My Heart

The amazing scene in which Cat admits that she loves Bones is filled with chemistry, desire, and love. Every bit from her telling him that he's the one she wants to be with (to hell with the fact that her mother might disown her), that she wants him to drink her blood, and to her finally admitting, to herself and Bones, that she loves him.

Bones knows who he is, what he wants, and who he wants. He is willing to do whatever it takes to get what his undead heart desires, and what he wants is Cat. From early on he falls in love with her, but his biggest obstacle is Cat herself. Lucky for Cat, he seems to know her better than she knows herself. And being the patient, stubborn man that he is, he won't give up until he has her heart. That doesn't mean he isn't worried and scared about driving her away with the slightest wrong move, so he is really careful about not stepping over any boundaries she has set for him. He doesn't jump at the first chance he gets to act on his desires just because she says she wants something in the heat of the moment. He double-checks and sometimes triple-checks before giving into his desires, and afterwards he still takes precautions based on experience. There were so many times my heart ached for him in empathy, so when the moment comes when Cat finally tells him she loves him I understood all the emotions Bones felt and was so thrilled for him that his wait was finally over.

"... No, I took precautions," he replied, searching my eyes. It was then that I noticed he was so tense, a single blow might have shattered him. "I stripped you and hid your clothes so if you woke up angry about what happened, you wouldn't be able to run out without talking to me first."

{{snip}}

"You won't stop until you have all of me, will you? My body, my blood, my trust...and still you want more."
He knew of what I spoke and his reply was immediate.
"I want your heart the most. Above all else. You're exactly right, I won't stop until I have it."

Tears began to slide down my cheeks, because I couldn't hold the truth back anymore. I didn't know how I'd managed to hold it back this long. "You have it already. So now you can stop."

His whole body stilled. "You mean that?"

Uncertainty but also growing emotion filled his eyes as they bore into mine. I nodded, mouth too dry to speak.

"Say it. I need to hear the words. Tell me."

I licked my lips and cleared my throat. It took three times, but finally my voice returned.

"I love you, Bones."

{{snip}}

Bones kissed me until my head reeled and everything tilted even though I was lying flat. He only paused long enough to whisper onto my lips, "It was well worth the wait."
*sigh*

Chasing Cars

This scene is pretty short and sweet, but speaks volumes. How unbelievably hot, exciting, and cool is it when Bones comes for her while Don is driving her away, when she mistakenly thinks she is doing what must be done for the good of everyone in her life? Everyone, meaning Bones and her mother. When reading this scene, I can picture that as clearly as if I am watching a TV show. He is so incredibly badass! And it adds to his badass-ness that we know what he must be thinking, while standing there in the middle of the highway. Reading that scene you can picture a Wench on the edge of her seat, her heart racing, hopes high, cheering for him to get his Kitten back before she is lost from his grip. Sigh, that scene is so damn H.O.T. and brilliantly set up.

Here's the bit that makes me swoon every time, and I do believe Wench Zee concurs 100%...

"That's him! That's-"

Tate had less hesitation. In the seconds before the car struck Bones, he pulled his gun and fired through the windshield at him.

It was like hitting a brick wall. The collision crushed the front of the car. Glass exploded out of the windows and the front and rear air bags deployed instantly. Jerked forward violently, I heard brakes screech behind us as our escort swerved to avoid slamming into our rear. The two cars on either side of us sailed past and then applied their brakes to try to rotate around. Traffic still came from behind us. Vehicles that had banked sharply to the left and right of us crashed into the turning agents' cars. The sound of twisting steel on metal as the vehicles piled up in a ghastly domino effect was deafening.

Tate and Pete lolled in their seat belts, blood from the glass and contact with the dashboard streaming down their faces. There was a wrenching sound as Tate's door was ripped off its frame. Through the smoke from the destroyed engine, I saw Bones grin as he chucked the piece of the car like a giant Frisbee at the car behind us.

Back there, the other guards vainly tried to get a clear shot at him. They scattered as the door burst through their windshield. In a flash the other door followed suit, and my mother wailed in mortal fear when he next tore open mine.

"Hallo, Kitten!"

{{Snip}}

"There was a thunderous boom as the car exploded on contact. Thick acrid smoke billowed into the air. In the midst of this maelstrom, with his legs apart and eyes flashing green, Bones looked absolutely, terrifyingly magnificent."
Bones, always.

"If You Run From Me, I'll Chase You. And I'll Find You."

One of our favorite scenes is Denise's wedding. What. A. Scene! As much as I sympathized with Cat for feeling that the only way to protect her mother and Bones was to leave him and go with Don, I was utterly heartbroken for Bones. Oh, the things that must have gone through his head all those years he couldn't find her. In fact, I'd love to get a little glimpse into Bones's POV during the time they were apart. But I do have to say that if it weren't for Cat's decision to leave, we never would have gotten that brilliant scene, so it really was worth it.

That moment when Cat sees him looking so intently at her, watching her reaction... so electrifying! I swooned, sighed, and laughed so hard reading the whole wedding scene; it was hilarious, intense, hot, and just simply amazing.

I downed my gin and then headed, again, for the bar. My mother glared at Bones as she followed after me.

"Oh, Ms. Russell ," Bones called out. I froze. His emphasis on my fake last name was deliberate. Then again, what had I expected? I'd taken Bones's real surname as my alias; did I think he wouldn't notice? Or comment?

"Would you be a luv and get me a drink? You remember my preference, I'm sure."

A slew of curses went through my mind, but I took a deep breath and reminded myself to stay calm. Denise was my best friend. She deserved a lovely reception, not a bloodbath.

"That filthy, lecherous-" my mother began.

"Stuff it." We reached the bar. I gave the poor attendant behind it a murderous look. "Tall glass. All gin. Don't even think about commenting."

His face blanched but he poured to my specifications. I took a long swallow before adding, "Oh yeah. And a fucking whiskey, neat."
We love all the sassiness!!

Catfight!

Who doesn't enjoy the occasional catfight? Especially when you have two kick-ass women giving each other a run for their money! The scene where Cat and Annette fight is pretty effing cool. I love Annette, but the way she taunted Cat about Bones was not cool—so she was totally asking for her pretty little ass to get kicked and she deserved it. Then how funny was it picturing her as Martha Stewart on crack cocaine trying to clean up the evidence and cover her ass before Bones arrived?! Gawd, I loved that moment!
"What do you say? Do we have a deal?"

Suddenly her eyes widened in alarm. "Do get off, he's almost here! Faith, he'll be so cross with me!"

In wonder I blinked down at her. Here I sat with a knife in her chest, and she was more worried about a berating from Bones? Her priorities were way out of whack.

"Deal?" I persisted.

She shot me an annoyed glance. "Heavens yes, now let me up! I have to put the house to right. Blast it, he just sped up!"

I rolled my eyes and carefully took the knife from her chest. She sprang up at once, but not in hostility. On the contrary, she became a blur of cleaning motion, like Martha Stewart on crack cocaine.
Clearly, cleaning relaxes Annette.

Let's Talk About Sex

We cannot talk about our favorite scenes in the Night Huntress books and leave out a certain sex scene. Jeaniene Frost really knows how to write steaming, sizzling-hot sex scenes, and there are many of them in the series. Like, for instance, the reunion sex up against the tree in book 2, and creative uses for candlewax in book 5, and so many more... Then there's the infamous scene that we refer to merely by its chapter number. You only have to mention chapter 32, and any Night Huntress fan knows exactly what you're talking about!

After Cat suggests to Bones that, instead of beating Annette bloody, he could give Cat "such loud, screaming orgasms that the sound of them blisters [Anette's] ears", with the stipulation that he outperform any service he has ever given to Annette or anyone else, and says she'll be disappointed if she doesn't "wake up tomorrow red in the face from embarrassment"... you just know you're in for one helluva smokin' hot treat. To prepare you for chapter 32, Bones's reply is this:

He glided over and drew me to my feet. "I should assure you that in bed you have nothing to prove to me, or that I've never enjoyed making love to anyone more, but only a fool passes up what you just offered me. Now, I am short on some props, and there isn't nearly enough time in one night to run through all the ways I've fantasized about taking you, but I promise you this..." His voice deepened. "You'll be scandalized in the morning when you can think again."
Bones is LETHAL to our underwear!

Will You Marry Me?

Cat seems to bring out all kinds of emotions in Bones that he didn't have before he met her. Emotions like jealousy... remember the make-out scene between Cat and Tate in the car, and how Bones reacted because of his jealousy? Boy, that was a satisfying way to get his frustrations out of his system, right? And then there's nervousness. Bones, nervous? Now that is a rare thing to witness. I love the scene when he proposes to Cat. It was such a sweet moment, and seeing how nervous and vulnerable he was made it even sweeter, sigh.
“Nothing’s wrong, luv. I’m just a touch nervous, actually.” That got my attention. I sat next to him. “You never get nervous.”

Bones smiled. “I have something for you. But I don’t know if you’ll want it.”

“Why wouldn’t I want it?”

Bones slid off the couch to kneel in front of me. I still didn’t get it.

Only when I saw the small black velvet box in his other hand did it hit me.

“Catherine.” If I hadn’t already guessed, his one and only use of my real name would have clued me in. “Catherine Kathleen Crawfield, will you marry me?”

{{snip}}

Bones made a noise of amused exasperation. “Of all the times for you to be speechless. If you don’t mind, choose one response or the other.

The suspense is torturing me.”

“Yes.”
BEST.SCENE.EVER.

I Just Called To Say I...

The post-proposal scene when Bones calls Justina to tell her the good news is absolutely hilarious! I screamed with laughter the first time I read it, and every time I've reread it since—it's just THAT good. Seeing how much he enjoyed telling her the news, being able to give her a little payback after she tried to have him killed... brilliant.

“Actually, Justina, I didn’t just ring you to chat about what an undead murderer I was…right, degenerate whore as well. Did I ever tell you my mum was one? No? Oh, blimey, I come from a long line of whores, in fact…” I sucked in a breath as Bones divulged yet another tidbit about his past to my mother, who must be frothing at the mouth by now.

“…called to give you the good news. I asked your daughter to marry me and she accepted. Congratulations, I will officially be your son-in-law. Now, do you want me to call you Mum straightaway, or wait until after the wedding?”

I flew through the air in a dive that finally tackled him, wrenching the phone away. Bones was laughing so hard, he had to breathe to get it all out.
We love it when Bones makes us laugh!

I've Been A Fool

There are several scenes in these books that bring us to tears. And even though you know, in some cases, that things will be fine in the end, you still get sucked into the scenes, going through all the emotions, no matter how many times you've read them. Like the scene where everyone think Bones is dead, when Annette kneels in front of Cat to pledge her loyalty, with other members of Bones's line following. And then there's the scene when Cat returns after regaining her memories with Gregor. She finds out Gregor had tricked her into leaving with him, that Bones had defeated Gregor in their fight. Tension intensifies as she searches for Bones, knowing how angry, pissed off, and hurt he must feel. By the time she finds him playing the piano, I felt like I was the one getting into a confrontation myself, based on how stressed I was. After that whole scene, from the moment Cat entered the room until he left, slamming the door behind him, I was a complete mess with tears running down my face. What a brilliant writing! I would have given Ms. Frost a standing ovation if I hadn't been so totally devastated.
"I told myself that one day, you wouldn’t look at me with those guarded eyes. That one day, you’d love me the same way I loved you…” The piano smashed into the wall across the room. It made a horrible keening noise, like it hurt from being destroyed. My hand pressed to my mouth while the emptiness in my stomach uncurled to fill my whole body.

“I’ve been a fool.”

His simple sentence shattered me more thoroughly than the furniture he’d just demolished. I made a gasp of pain that he ignored.

“But this, this is the one thing I cannot endure—your walking out on me. I would rather have died than seen that note you left me. Would have cheerfully tucked myself in my grave than to see that filthy piece of paper!”

{{snip}}

“Wait! God, let’s talk about this. We can work it out, I swear. Y-you can’t just go!”

I was sputtering in anguish, tears spilling down my cheeks. They blinded me, but I felt his hand as he reached out and softly touched my face.

“Kitten.” His voice was thick with something I couldn’t name. “This is the part…where you don’t have a choice.”

The door slamming behind him knocked me off my feet.
We were all devastated!

Take A Look Into My Heart

After everything Cat and Bones had gone through in books 1 through 4, Cat still hesitated to let Bones read her thoughts. She was afraid to let him see the real her, so she continued to hide her insecurities and doubts behind her mental shields. Finally, she opened herself totally to him. That scene after she asks Bones to change her, where she finally lets her shields down, opens her mind and heart to Bones, and lets him hear and feel what's inside her, is magnificent. And you realize that they're finally coming to a place in their lives where they're learning to truly love each other, even the flaws. They are realizing that neither of them will change, and they really don't want each other to. They love who each other is, the complete package. They'll just have to find a way to make it work.
Saying I was sorry was useless. More than useless—insulting, considering everything that had happened. So I did the only thing I could do to show how much I wished things were different. I dropped my shields, opening my mind to let Bones hear everything I was feeling, stripping myself naked of all the things I normally used to rationalize my actions.

He closed his eyes. A ripple went through him, as if my thoughts struck him like a physical blow. Once freed of the tight restraint I kept on them, everything seemed to tumble out of me, with long-hidden emotions frothing to the surface.

“Kitten,” he murmured.

“I just wanted you to know I understand.” The lump in my throat made it hard to speak. “You gave it your best, Bones. I’m the one who trashed things.”

His eyes opened. “No. It was my insistence in taking Gregor on alone that caused our separation. I could have told you it was a trap before putting you into that panic room. I could have told you about New Orleans and had you take those pills, so Gregor couldn’t learn it from your dreams. But I wanted to handle everything myself. My pride and my jealousy drove us apart. Every mistake you’ve made with me, Kitten, I’ve made the same with you, but I don’t want to talk about that anymore. I don’t want to talk at all.”
Night Huntress pretty much puts us
through the emotional wringer.
Like I said, there are just too many scenes and moments that we love from this series to list here. I'm sure we could fill a book with our favorite parts, and many of them aren't even between Cat and Bones. Jeaniene Frost has an amazing talent when it comes to creating side characters we absolutely love, even characters we love to hate. In fact, I don't think I've read another series with as many side characters who deserve to have their own story. (Zee talked about side characters we love in her Fangirl Friday post.)

Ms. Frost is just a brilliant, brilliant writer, whether it comes to fight scenes, sex scenes, funny scenes, heartbreaking scenes, character creations, etc, you name it and she delivers. I'm so sad that this series is coming to an end but she has my deepest respect for ending it because she feels the story has come to an end and I have all the faith in her that she'll do it perfectly and knowing that Head Wench Barb loves the book is all the assurance I need.


The Wenches will be clinging to the past
 after the last Cat & Bones book.

So, what is your favorite scene(s) in the Night Huntress series? Tell us all about it in the comments below!



Comments

  1. I bawled when Bones told Cat she didn't have a choice and walked out on her, although, I have to admit, my favorite scene was when Vlad exploded the ghouls head outside New Orleans. Lol that line about "premature inflammation"!

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    1. That was such a heartbreaking scene *sniff*

      Oh, I love that scene, SO funny! :D

      “What the hell was that?” I gasped.
      “Premature inflamulation,” he replied. “Happens sometimes. Very embarrassing, I don’t like to talk about it.”

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  2. This post is pretty cool my friend!!
    I'm glad JF knows when to leave the stage and round up her story. It's a quality we don't see often.

    I love all the Vlad scenes. I like this series because of two characters, Bones and Vlad. Those are the only two reasons I've stuck with them. Bones makes all of it worth while, and I was ECSTATIC when Vlad's first book came out (and Layla is pretty awesomesauce)!! I've never hidden my disappointment with the way Cat was written, IMO she could have been a much better character, a better partner to Bones, more his equal then she is.

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    1. Thank you Shau!!

      Yes, all the scenes with Vlad are awesome, HE is awesome! I was exactly the same when his first book came out and have absolutely adored both books <3

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  3. You're making me want to re-read the series and I just don't have that kind of time! I really need this series in ebook so I can highlight all my favorite parts.

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    1. LOL I don't either but Bones insisted... so the only way for me was to sacrifice some of my sleeping hours, not the smartest thing to do but totally worth it ;)

      Ebook is such an asset to have when it comes to highlighting!

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