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The vampires of Asheville, North Carolina, want to establish their own clan, but since they owe loyalty to Leo Pellissier, the Master of the City of New Orleans--and Jane's boss--they must work out the terms with him. To come up with an equitable solution, Leo sends an envoy with the best bodyguard money can buy: Jane Yellowrock.
But when a group of local campers is attacked by something supernatural, Jane goes from escort to investigator. It's up to her to keep peace in the region, and unless she wants to face up to very angry vampire Master, Jane will have to work overtime to find the killer. It's a good thing she's worth every penny
About the Author
Hunter fell in love with reading in fifth grade, and best loved SiFi, fantasy, and gothic mystery. She decided to become a writer in high school, when a teacher told her she had talent. Now, she writes books, tries to keep house, and is a workaholic with a passion for travel, jewelry making, white-water kayaking, and writing. She and her husband love to RV, traveling with their dogs to whitewater rivers all over the Southeast.
The dark urban fantasy Skinwalker series, featuring Jane Yellowrock has: Skinwalker, Blood Cross, Mercy Blade, and Death's Riv al (Oct. 2012) More novels to come to come.
Her Rogue Mage novels, a dark, urban fantasy series--Bloodring, Seraphs, and Host--feature Thorn St. Croix, a stone mage in a post-apocalyptic, alternate reality, urban fantasy world. These novels are the basis for the world book / role playing game, Rogue Mage, which is being Kickstarted now!
Under her pen name Gwen Hunter, she writes action adventure, mysteries, and thrillers. As Faith and Gwen, she has 24 books in print in 26 countries.
- Publisher : Ace; Original edition (January 3, 2012)
- Language : English
- Mass Market Paperback : 384 pages
- ISBN-10 : 0451464338
- ISBN-13 : 978-0451464330
- Item Weight : 8 ounces
- Dimensions : 4.24 x 1.02 x 6.72 inches
- Best Sellers Rank: #610,542 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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I just finished book 5 and as much as I would like to see where the characters go, I don’t want to sit through more religious guilt, stupid decisions, out of character reactions, and repetition.
I’ll wiki the series.
OK. I’m now into multiple books in this series. I had hoped that I would see a little more growth in the character than I have. As others have said I’m a little frustrated that she’s still working for Leo and nothing has changed. Either she just really likes money and has no other moral issues except some weird infatuation issue with church…
Also what is annoying is her constant need to describe the change that she and Beast have. We don’t need to hear “pain pain pain” every single time she changes, especially when she changes multiple times in one book.
Additionally I’m annoyed at how stupid she can be. We’re supposed to be loving a strong smart alpha predator who might actually be something more than what she is and she’s never tried to go figure out the past, she barely uses Aggie One Feather, she’s never figuring out things that are so startlingly obvious to the reader that are only that because of the things she’s seen and experienced.
Then there’s this weird thing that is sitting bad with me . She has no issue with being a bad ass. Looking sexy. Kicking ass. Wearing red lipstick. But she has a problem with sex because church? But she has no problems with killing vampires? And she doesn’t tell people things because she’s trying to keep a secret and ALWAYS to the detriment of those around her, like Molly? BUT.....she’s always complains about being left in the dark???
In this book (without revealing too many spoilers) I have no idea why she didn’t just go to Evan at the very beginning. Why she didn’t seek him out to help when she first noticed there was a problem. Not only that but the one scene where Angie baby is describing a green frog with teeth I have no idea why she didn’t figure out what she was talking about, we know the kid is prescient, and WHAT ITHER THING CAN BE A GREEN FROG WITH TEETH????? Bah!! It’s one of those moments where you’re like, this character is too smart to be this stupid! What is happening???? You’re not a stupid character why did the author write you this way?
So I will finish out the series, I hope, if I can. But if she doesn’t get me smarter I will come back and amend this to probably two stars. I dislike the repetitive information on RNA and DNA and snakes and descending into the grayness and setting into the lining of the skin and pain pain pain. Repetitive, unnecessary, and it distracts from the story overall.
Please get better, I pray. I hope in the next books she grows and the author stops making her be such a complete idiot about things. She can have conflict without actually creating it for herself.
Next, i got to book 10 before taking a break as certain MFC traits were scraping my skin raw and couldn't take it anymore.
Having said those cryptic comments, y'all this is a really good action, paranormal, mostly badass female book series.
*how can she go toe-to-toe with Leo a couple of times AND survive, yet lesser vamps & rogues injures her so easily? autthor describes her fighting styles thru out the series. either she can fight a master vamp and not die, or she can take down lesser vamps without always getting injured!!!
* what is it with taking on unnecessary guilt? she's not in control of everyone else's actions!! the author didnt make Jane all knowing, all seeing, etc...so why have this character continually BLAME herself for what you, the author, puts out of her control? It's beyond aggravating !!! and it's CONSTANT!!
*Beast is smarter, more cognitive, (cant think of better word) after being merged with human intelligence , emotions, sense of morals, etc... and her separate soul keeps saying that Jane & Beast are better together....So, please stop with the comments...JANE IS KILLER ONLY!!! obviously, Beast by now knows that Jane as a young child didnt mean to steal her soul, as well as Jane has softer sides to her with her love for Angie Baby...So, Author, you could make it as if Beast was just pushing Jane's buttons rather than really believing and saying that all the time. This book shows that Jane loves Beast and felt lost without her when she disappeared for awhile. SO HOW DOES BEAST REALLY FEEL ABOUT JANE?
*Yes, to all of you who suspect there will be a love triangle or quadrangle, but this is not a reverse harem book! thank you Author for that at least. Yall keep going as that resolves itself.
To Amazon......please give a better rating system!!! there needs to be a way we can do half points and it needs to go up to 10, not just 5.
For yall that like Audiobooks.....the narrator for this series, Khristine Hvam is freakin awesome. she can put you right there in the action, her tone, her pacing of the story, her giving each character their own voice, man she 's just really, really, good at this!! There are about 5 narrators that i love so much that i continually check for other books they've narrated and have bot just because i know it's them and the genre is my thing....
oh and wouldnt it be nice if we could do emoji when talking in these reviews? if there's a way to do it, i dont know it! but i would totally put a smiling and a wink emoji on the above sentence.
Jane Yellowrock is out of the ordinary. In addition to being a snarky, Harley-riding staker of rogue vampires, Jane has an active conscience, formed by her devout Evangelical Protestant faith.
You do not have to be an Evangelical Protestant to appreciate what this does to the character— I’m certainly neither Evangelical nor Protestant. However, the aspects of Jane’s character that are formed by her faith make her a far more interesting and well-rounded character. Jane’s backstory, being placed as a young teenager in an orphanage run by the Church of Christ, by women who brought her up in theiriimmmm Christian faith, is essential not so much to the plot as to the character of the protagonist, and she has depths to her that few paranormal protagonists can claim.
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This book twists and turns and had me going through so many emotions.
I won’t spoil it but I was happy, sad to point of crying, and I just love angie babe and little Evan so cute ,and also sitting on the edge of your seat .
I adored this book , thank you to the author for taking such amazing storylines.Cant wait for the next book .... xx