Outtakes from the Grave by Jeaniene Frost is a short story anthology for lack of a better word, set in the Nighthuntress world.

What it really is however, is a collection of scenes that the author Jeaniene Frost had originally written to be published as part of her series within literally all the books, but were taken out of the final draft for a variety of reasons. They needed to cut down on size, publisher thought it slowed the story down, author changed her mind, etc.

I loved it. There’s a bit of back story from Cat and the vampire Gregory who kinda sorta kidnapped her, behind and around the scenes of when she left Bones and them working for the government, it was all fantastic.

The lengths ranged from short little snippets of story to a full fledged novella and they were all awesome. I did not realize how much I had missed Cat and Bones until I read it, and it’s actually making me want to go back and reread the series.

Keeping up the romance theme again, and still sticking with short stories we’re going to check out Dragonswan by Sherrilyn Kenyon next.

Channon (Shannon with C) MacRea has spent years studying the legendary Dragon Tapestry, deciphering Old English symbolism. One evening delectable Sebastian Kattalakis appears — a dragon slayer trapped between two worlds — claims to hold the key to solving the tapestry’s mysteries. Channon follows him into a fantastic alternate world of magic, danger, and adventure.