The vampires of Asheville, North Carolina, want to establish their own clan, but since they owe loyalty to the Master Vampire of New Orleans, they must work out the terms with him. To come up with an equitable solution, he sends an envoy with the best bodyguard blood money can buy: skinwalker Jane Yellowrock.
But when a group of local campers are attacked by something fanged, Jane goes from escort to investigator. Is it a rogue-vampire, shapechanger, or witch? Or something else magical? Unless she wants to face a very angry master vampire, she will have to work overtime to find the killer. It's a good thing she's worth every penny.
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Yes, one who likes Urban fantasy
Yes. This series reminds me of the early Anita Blake. Lots of action, emphasis on weaponry and police tactics, more mystery and a little tiny bit of romance. If you are a pure romance fan, you won't like this book. If you like mysteries and action, you will love it.
Christin Hvam MAKES Beast. As written Beast's lines are somewhat stilted but Ms. Hvam makes Beast's voice really come to life.
Book was fine but has to be downloaded to computer then loaded to your device. This means limited app functionality (no chapters/bookmarking). It spoiled it for me especially the unable to download when I purchased until at home with my computer. This should be stated in the description.
Finally getting access, days after purchase.
Anger and annoyance.
Story and performance good. App problem sucked.
Vampires, warewolves (sad they the lame kind), and witches what can go wrong?
always something going on
would have to be "Have stakes, will travel"
the familiarity with the characters and the enjoyment of seeing them go on, learn more about themselves and how they grow from what they were
Rick, a stoic man doing his duty and enduring no end of unfair abuse thrown at him by the world...
she is as amazing as ever, it was in fact her performance on another series that made me give this one a chance
several times i laughed out loud
I loved the audible narrator! It really gives the southern feel to the story. The character is a strong female lead who works to fill a lot of missing areas in her own history.
Miss Jane Yellowrock because she's very relatable. She's a strong woman who's ambitious and can still show some vulnerability when it comes to her devastating past. She countinues to learn difficult things about her past throughout the series but still pushes through and accomplishes what she sets out to do.
I haven't listened to any of her other stories.
I respected Leo's restraint when healing Jane without tasting her blood.
Near the top of the list.
George D and Rick L. My, My, My, Mine.!!
Too many to pick just one.
I really like thrillers. My favorite type of movie or book is one that has a unique perspective instead of a different version of the same story repeated by many different writers throughout the years. Many books are fine for a one-time listen, but to find one that's good enough to listen to again and again is a rare find indeed!!
"Raven Cursed" did not begin as I thought it would, considering how "Mercy Blade" ended. I was hoping it would start exactly where "Mercy Blade" left us hanging and immediately answer the question with which we were left.
Instead we find Jane has gone back home to Asheville, leaving behind and maybe trying to forget New Orleans and everything that transpired there. At first I thought she was trying to wipe the slate clean and needed to come home in order to do so. Instead, New Orleans still has a hold on her and if she won't go back to New Orleans, New Orleans comes to her and so does a whole new kettle of fish with which to deal!!
It's interesting how Faith Hunter takes a smaller character introduced in "Mercy Blade" and weaves that character into this book. Even though she's still dealing with the major players in her Jane Yellowrock series, she introduces major changes into their lives presenting us with an entirely different book while still staying true to the personalities of those main characters.
Usually whenever an author has a series going with characters that the reader has come to love, or even to hate, and they try to change the series by branching out in a different direction it seems to ruin the series for me. Yet Faith Hunter did stretch the series by moving the location and presenting greater depth to the minor character from "Mercy Blade," while still keeping true to the basic storyline which made for yet another good book.
I still do not like what happened to one person I was rooting for in "Mercy Blade." I dislike to a greater extent than before how Molly's husband treats Jane, still holding her responsible for something that wasn't her fault and that, because of all Jane discovered and the actions she took, turned out fine in "Mercy Blade." Even so, he's still snarly to Jane when she is once again trying to help and even after she does help -- yet again!! I have to say that the needless guilt she carried around throughout "Raven's Curse" regarding this incident from "Mercy Blade" finally got on my last nerve and I said aloud, "Enough already!! Quit feeling sorry for yourself!!" That right there should tell you how great a writer Faith Hunter is since her characters have so come to life for me that I'm talking to them!!
If you like Faith Hunter's previous Jane Yellowrock books, you'll like "Raven's Curse" as well. No, I didn't like this as well as the others for the very reasons mentioned above. I also thought this would have been a great place to end the series, yet Faith Hunter did write another Jane Yellowrock book.
Take a chance, if you're a fan of this series. If you've never tried one of series' books, do not start with this one, however!! Maybe it's just me, but I don't like major changes in the lives of characters I like, especially when these changes don't result in good things.
I love Jane Yellowrock and Beast. There's lots of action with just enough romance. Khristine Hvam does a good job with "acting".
I love that the story and the characters can be strong without constant cursing. Jane's favorite word is "crap".
I loved when it was implied that Big Evan was using the "f" word and Beast was disgusted that humans thought about sex at strange times.
The cat that ate the canary.
Can't wait for the next installment!
I enjoyed delving more into Jane's history and building the relationships between characters from previous books in the series.
Jane is an amazing character, strong, funny, sexy, mysterious yet familiar and endearing.
I loved the whole series thus far. I can't wait to see what Jane will get herself into next.
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