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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ABSOLUTLY!!! I HAVE ALREADY! I also recommend that they listen to the rest of the series, in order, to get the full effect. I recommend Faith Hunter because I find her books are unpredictable. You might THINK you know what is going to happen, and them WHAM, she drops a bomb on you and things aren't as they seem. She spins a fantastic story. I will take a series that I like, and read/listen to it over and over, back to back several times because nothing else appeals to me but the world that particular author traps me in. Last year I listened to both of Faith Hunter's series (both entire series) 4 or 5 times EACH. GO FAITH!!
Besides the action, great background on characters, history (I love the Cherokee history and language she puts in) and twists and turns, I have always loved the relationship between Jane and Angie Baby, and Beast. There is a special longing there that I truly connect with. And of course Ricky Bo, Bruiser and the B-twins. Maybe Leo too, when he isn't being a butt head.
Khristine brings the story to life and gives each character a voice. She does an excellent, excellent job. Her voice just suits Jane, and crew. The books wouldn't be the same without her voice. It is my opinion that the wrong choice of narrator can make or break a book when people write reviews. A story can POP off the pages and really work with the right narrator, or have the wrong narrator and destroy the book and sales. Audio books are exploding on the market right now and I believe audio reviews may sway readers to or away from a purchase.
I have read books without listening to the narration before (either because the audio isn't out yet and I just can't wait to read the story, knowing I will buy it when it DOES come out and listen and read it again then) or the author doesn't have audio available) and I have to tell you that I can hardly JUST READ anymore. I love to listen as I read to get the full effect of the story, ie. when someone thinks something and doesn't say it out loud, or there is a pause or a comma in the print, it is hard for the narrator to put that into the reading. But seeing it and hearing it together, just brings the story off the page and to LIFE and when you have a narrator as good as Khristine, who is perfect for this storyline, it is better than going to a movie because I can SEE the book happening in my mind!!
It was and I DID!! I listened to the other books in the series and timed it for this books release so I would get the full effect. (I do that to a lot of authors that have a series. I need to refresh my memory and the story and characters because I read SO MANY BOOKS.)
Faith Hunter is one of my favorite authors and Khristine Hvam is just the perfect fit for this series' narration! (I also like Natalie Gold. She was perfect, to me, for the Rogue Mage series.) The only story of Faith's that I was not happy with (and it was because of the narration) was the short in Strange Brew, the anthology done that had Jane and Molly's beginning. The story was great, though I wish it were a full book story. Khristine didn't do it and the narrator who did sounded too old for the part and it just didn't work for me.) Khristine has spoiled me. SHE IS JANE!!
I would like to see Gwen Hunter's books in audio. I just found out that she is Faith Hunter in the suspense genre and has lots of books that need a voice.....hint hint.
I would love to see an audio and ebook or print book package option come out for all audio books, like there is available for a lot of the Classics (with ebooks). Since I buy both anyway, it would save a step for me. (at least have it available on Amazon).
I hope everyone who buys this book loves it as much as I did!! Enjoy the read/listen.
Another great Jane Yellowrock story. I have never been disappointed by Faith Hunter and this edition is just the same. Jane continues to get herself into great bouts of trouble, the story however is getting much more complicated as the relationship between Jane and the vampires develops. Now the witches are even more involved with demons and angels as well. Jane's elusive relationship with Ricky remains so but it seems more likely than ever that they will end up together, or will they? Bruiser is letting his intentions be known too, so who will Jane choose? In this story, Jane and Beasts relationship becomes strained to almost the breaking point.
Read it.....you will not be disappointed.
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I have listened to the entire series so far and have enjoyed it very much. I hope there will be many more books to this great series. I will be purchasing them as soon as they come out. :)
I do like kick butt chick vampire slayers
This series just gets better and better, I cannot wait for the next instalment. I have listened to all these books rather than reading but I cannot imagine it could get much better. I love the way Khristine makes the characters come alive.
Jane for being sassy, brave and believing in herself
To hard to choose
I listened to it in one sitting and was then depressed it was over
This one is a cliffhanger... who knows what Jane will do now... Very complex novels. Who thinks like this? Creating a really interesting new type of character.
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!
First, I have to say that I enjoy this series.
I think the author really brings life to the places in which her stories take place. Her first couple books had me learning how to make beignets and looking up pictures of the city of New Orleans, and I feel this book also does credit to the mountains that her story is taking place in (Take that with a grain of salt, as I have only been there a couple times).
I enjoy the characters and cultures that she brings to life as well. My favorite above all being Beast. Jane on the other hand often reminds me of an angsty, self-centered, hard-headed teenager instead of some sort of professional, perhaps even more so in this book. This doesn't mean I dislike her character, just that I find myself shaking my head more and more at her choices. She does change to some degree throughout the series, but I can't really call it growth. Still in some instances I like her character. I find her to be a very real person, just one I would occasionally like to shake. Thankfully in the stories Beast often times takes care of that. More like a mother to Jane's child-like behavior.
To sum up the series as a while is worth a read.
Now to the things that get my knickers in a twist.
First and foremost, Rick. I have never liked his character, and although I can be a total sucker for a good bad boy, he never was appealing to me. Never has he shown any concern or loyalty toward Jane in any form. It has always been about what she could do for him. Her statement toward the end of the book about them making a
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.
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.
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