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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Jane is a very likeable character - especially when portrayed by the smooth, sultry voice of Khristine Hvam. Although this was not my favorite Jane Yellowrock story, I would still listen to it and the entire series all over again. I'll also be patiently waiting to snatch up the next installment of this addictive series!
Give me water to swim and surf in. That with a glass of white wine and the sun. That's heaven.
I had not heard of Faith Hunter before of Khristine Hyam, but I am sure happy I played a hunch and purchased this book. I didn't know what I was getting, but from the very first, I was pleasantly surprised and stayed that way until the end when I thought "no no no - too soon to quit". Not your usual take on vampire stories and has no hidden romance stories. I loved the Cherokee side of her "Skin Walker" talant and the play of "The Beast" in the dialogue. I've become a fan and look forward for the next one.
This series is thoroughly enjoyable. I haven't any regrets since the purchase of the first one in the series. I will continue to follow Jane Yellowrock as her journey through the supernatural world and self discovery progress.
Each installment in this series gets better. The story is full of richly complex characters and unusual mythology, which keeps the listener interested. Plenty of action and a touch of mystery in the romance. The narrator is excellent, as always.
K Hvam is excellent. She turned a ho hum story into more of an enjoyable experience. This is one of the few times the narrator actually helped the overall rating by bumping it up.
Unsatisfied. The ending had all the loose ends tied up except the romance line. I think the author is stringing it along to hold reader interest a bit more. Also, can we have an ending other than someone riding off into the sunset, please?
The scene where she finally says what she is out loud. And, the scene where she has to rescue Angie and her family. Both of those scenes actually stirred emotion within me.
I don't really care for a main character who strings people along emotionally. Accept or reject, just decide so that good people can move on with their lives. Indecision just angers me. I also found myself annoyed with her so called friends and one husband. So, this book didn't evoke a lot of warm fuzzy moments for me, just 'Oh come on' mements.
Overall. the book isn't bad. Its just not a favorite that I will want to revisit in the near future. Maybe if the last book is great I will want to start the whole adventure from the beginning and experience it with hind sight. As for now, it seems that the author is flagging and needs the romance line to hold on to readers. Maybe I'll feel differently with the next book or maybe the next book will be the deciding factor to let the series go.
Yes! The plot is engaging, the characters are dynamic and the narrator is perfect for the role.
I love the the Jane/Beast characterization of the novel's protaganist. She is a very
She is articulate and dramatizes the main character very well.
I did cry and laugh at points during the book.
I recomend the entire series!
I really love this series I like that when beast is in control that it is beast that speaks....I like haw Jane has grown in some areas ( Angie baby & Family) but frustrated in how she has not in others (Ricky Bo). I love that the Grindie turns out to be female and has a litter. I think the fight between Jane and the Natural Vamp that gets free of his cage is a major kick ass fight scene. I love how Jane shares her Guardian Angle with Angie Baby because she is her God Mother and this is revealed... And now I wounder where Jane will go from here.....
When Jane calls to beast is she is not there, and Jane is very afraid that now she is truly alone not only does she not have any family but now she has lost beast and has not been without her for over 100 years.
I've read all the books in this series but this is the first one audible and I wish I'd gotten them all this way. It was very well done.
The voice of the narrator was especially perfect for Jane and Beast. She brings them to life. I'll look for her narration on other books.I got it yesterday morning when it came out and I just finished. Couldn't turn it off. Only problem with this is now I have to wait probably a year for the next one.
Great narration. I like to list this first as it can make or break a story.
Loved this story. Easy listerning and very entertaining. Will be impatiently waiting for any new books in audio from this author.
I really enjoy it when readers with similar reading interests list their favourite authors and series. It really helps me find new authors too follow. Mine are Charlaine Harris, Jeaniene Frost, Jennifer Estep, Faith Hunter, Molly Harper, Ilona Andrews, Kresley Cole, Deborah Harkness, Nalini Singh, Coreene Callahan and Sherrilyn Kenyon.
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