Series: Jane Yellowrock

Blog tour: Cold Reign by Faith Hunter

Posted April 26, 2017 by Anne in Blog Tour, Book Review | , | 5 Comments

Blog tour: Cold Reign by Faith Hunter

I received this book for free from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Blog tour: Cold Reign by Faith HunterCold Reign by Faith Hunter
Series: Jane Yellowrock #11
Published by Ace on May 2, 2017
Genres: Urban Fantasy
Pages: 384
Format: eARC
Source: NetGalley
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Jane Yellowrock is a shape-shifting skinwalker…and the woman rogue vampires fear most.

Jane walks softly and carries a big stake to keep the peace in New Orleans, all part of her job as official Enforcer to Leo Pellissier, Master of the City. But Leo’s reign is being threatened by a visit from a delegation of ancient European vampires seeking to expand their dominions.

And there’s another danger to the city. When she hears reports of revenant vampires, loose in NOLA and out for blood, Jane goes to put them down—and discovers there’s something unusual about these revenants. They never should have risen.

Jane must test her strength against a deadly, unnatural magic beyond human understanding, and a ruthless cadre of near-immortals whose thirst for power knows no bounds…

         

I’ll start by admitting I LOVE, LOVE the Jane Yellowrock series and the author, Faith Hunter.  I didn’t read until there were maybe 8 books. I think it actually helps when you can read them all in a short time together to keep the information and details fresh. I was careful to read everything, including the novellas, in order. It’s important to me in general, but especially with urban fantasy.

Let’s get right to it. Ricky Bo is here, more than I expected. And I didn’t hate him. I didn’t like him either. I also didn’t crush on Leo. At all. I was furious with Leo. He always has his secrets from Jane and it sucks. He also tries to manipulate her. I didn’t feel the intelligence or maybe vulnerability, which attracted me to him anymore. Bruiser is really good to Jane but I am not feeling him. Ugh.

FINALLY. We meet some European vampires. Everything is not what it seems. Jane and her team have been preparing. She has grown and developed her skills tremendously. It serves her well. The family, with the Youngers, continues to congeal in its awesome way. I’m happy to have Edmund and Brute with them, surprisingly. Cold Reign has plenty of intrigue, action, subtle humor, and suckhead politics.  Highly recommended.

We learn somewhat more of Leo’s plan for the EV visit. (#@&$(@!)  I’ve always had a strong attachment to Gregoire and he has more of a role here. Katie is a key factor, although she is only mentioned. So I’m excited to have her profile on the blog today.

 

Character Profile: Katie Fonteneau

AKA: Katherine Louisa Dupris, Katherine Pearl Duplantis, Katherine Vuillemont, Regina Katarina Fonteneau 
 
Became heir of Clan Pellissier after the death of Leo’s son, Immanuel. 
 
She is the proprietress and namesake of Katie’s Ladies – oldest continuing operating whorehouse in the French Quarter (since 1845). She owned two local hotels, at least three restaurants, and several bars.  Numerous off-shore accounts in different names. Her working girls also have excellent financial portfolios.
 
Katie was ‘put to earth’  after nearly being killed and receiving the blood of 8 clans (which no longer exist when she rises). After Mercy Blade, she is no longer sane but very, scary, powerful.
 
Katie appears 20 but has old, old grayish hazel eyes when not vamped out. Long, straight, thick, dark ash blond hair. She is five feet and a smidge tall, and has a fleur-de-lis brand on her upper arm, small brown and uniform. When vamped out, her fangs are 3 inches long and her claws are bone white, 2 inches long.
 
Katie’s laugh can be caramel-liqueur sex-on-a-stick, or delicate and soft and feminine.
 
She loves tea, based on teapot collection and her scent left in the tea cabinet.
 
**Compiled by Melissa M. Gilbert of Clicking Keys, for the Character History of the Jane Yellowrock world**

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About Faith Hunter

Faith Hunter, fantasy writer, was born in Louisiana and raised all over the south. She writes three Urban Fantasy series: the Skinwalker series, featuring Jane Yellowrock, a Cherokee skinwalker who hunts rogue vampires. The Soulwood series, featuring earth magic user Nell Ingram. And the Rogue Mage novels, a dark, urban, post-apocalyptic, fantasy series featuring Thorn St. Croix, a stone mage. (There is a role playing game based on the series, ROGUE MAGE.)

Under the pen name Gwen Hunter, she writes action-adventure, mysteries, and thrillers. As Faith and Gwen, she has 30+ books in print in 29 countries.

Hunter writes full-time, 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 rescued Pomeranians to whitewater rivers all over the Southeast.

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Shadow Rites by Faith Hunter

Shadow Rites by Faith Hunter

Posted March 24, 2016 by Anne in Blog Tour, Book Review | 37 Comments

I love the Jane Yellowrock series and Faith Hunter is an awesome person.  I love Eli.  He is the bestest brother. EVER.  I enjoy Jane’s ability to piss off Leo and when she orders him around. Just saying. The last few books I kept thinking we would see the European vampires and waiting for it.  Instead, Jane is learning and growing.  She needed this time, and so did Leo, to make more and better preparations.  This book is a step forward in their readiness.  It was very hard work to accomplish, though. Many of my favorite characters are here and there is plenty of action and adventure.  The bad guys are really BAD. They are evil with a side of crazy. Really, more like a […]


Blood in Her Veins by Faith Hunter

Blood in Her Veins by Faith Hunter

Posted February 4, 2016 by Anne in Book Review | 13 Comments

I love the concept of having a book of all the short stories in the series. All together in chronological order! I read the Jane Yellowrock series initially last year (early in 2015) for the first time after Jessica from Rabid Reads recommended it to me.  I loved it.  Being OCD, I read everything in order and the short stories were in different books and not in order at all.  So I applaud this book of shorts. However, is this all the short stories or will there need to be an additional volume or updated volume with future stories?   Perhaps there could be a new edition when the series is complete? Short stories are VERY important to series. They allow the author to further develop […]


Dark Heir by Faith Hunter

Dark Heir by Faith Hunter

Posted June 29, 2015 by Jennifer in Book Review | 4 Comments

    Dark Heir is the 9th book in the Jane Yellowrock series and I still hate Leo! Why Jane doesn’t just stake him is the most infuriating part of the series.  Leo is one of those “gray” characters, he’s not 100% good and not 100% evil. In fact all the vampires are pretty much in the same area as Leo. Oh sure some are more evil than others but Faith Hunter’s vampires are not the cuddly kind, not even the “nice” ones. Like many of the vampire troubles Jane finds herself in is due in big part to the Master of New Orleans, Leo. Jane and her partners, the Younger brothers are trying to stop a crazy old suck head that Leo had chained […]


Dark Heir by Faith Hunter

Dark Heir by Faith Hunter

Posted April 7, 2015 by Anne in Blog Tour, Book Review | 12 Comments

I couldn’t wait to read Dark Heir and it arrived when I was really busy so I had to actually put it down and it took over a week to read, instead of a day!  Oh the torture. I’m so comfortable with these characters and the world now.  They feel like the dearest of friends, and enemies.  I especially enjoy the relationship which has developed with Jane and her partners, the Younger brothers.   Especially since I don’t like how things are with Molly and I haven’t for awhile.   This is a series which should be read in order; this would not be as much fun as a standalone book. Now I have to say the humor, in this book, felt better than many of the previous […]


Everything is Better with Bacon! Broken Soul by Faith Hunter

Everything is Better with Bacon! Broken Soul by Faith Hunter

Posted October 10, 2014 by Jennifer in Book Review | 9 Comments

WOW. Just WOW. Um where to begin. It’s going to be hard to talk about BROKEN SOUL without spoiling so I’ll try to keep it short. Let’s get the narration out-of-the-way. Khristine Hvam is Jane and Beast. NO ONE else could narrate Jane Yellowrock any better! Hvam’s delivery of Faith Hunter’s characters is flawless. She nails it every time and is the reason this series is on my audio only list. Hunter’s writing is amazing, there’s no doubt but Hvam is like putting chocolate sauces and a cherry on top of the goodness that is Jane Yellowrock. The series is very detailed and you really must focus on what’s going on. I made the mistake of zoning out for a few minutes while I was listening at work and ended up totally lost. Things were moving so fast I had to back up the audio to pick […]


Faith Hunter Talks About NOT Writing Romance

Faith Hunter Talks About NOT Writing Romance

Posted October 9, 2014 by Jennifer in Author Guest Post, Blog Tour | 9 Comments

I get asked about romance for Jane Yellowrock all the time. And I get it. I do. Romance sells. Romance is addictive. We all know it, we all desire it in our lives, and we all want our favorite literary heroes to get lucky, get happy, and get connected in every way possible with his-or-her soul mate. Every writer knows this, every writer wants to sell books, so every writer should write romance. Right? Eh…maybe. Among other things, I write thrillers in a paranormal setting, thrillers with a dash of horror and paranormal characters, also called Urban Fantasy. Writing romance into any thriller can be hard. Writing romance into Jane Yellowrock’s life is the hardest thing I’ve ever done. Especially pacing romance (and sex?) into […]


Aunt Jane! Black Arts by Faith Hunter

Aunt Jane! Black Arts by Faith Hunter

Posted September 5, 2014 by Jennifer in Book Review | 8 Comments

I was going to make this a ‘Tweet It’ review but I could not sum up my thoughts within 140 characters. So here’s my longer version of a ‘Tweet It’ review. First Thought:  Ricky Bo is a bag of dicks! What worked: The action. The story. The writing. The narration. I love this series and Faith Hunter has built a great world with a kick ass heroine with Jane and her Beast. I might not always like the romance parts of the series but everything else is stellar. What did not work (for me): Molly, Jane’s best friend, someone like a sister to her is missing and possibly in trouble/danger and yet I felt like for Jane that Molly was an afterthought. She spent more time […]