Blood in Her Veins: Nineteen Stories from the World of Jane Yellowrock

Blood in Her Veins: Nineteen Stories from the World of Jane Yellowrock

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by Faith Hunter
     
 

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New York Times bestselling author Faith Hunter presents a comprehensive collection of stories starring everyone’s favorite “smart, sexy, and ruthless”* shapeshifting skinwalker...
 
In this must-have collection of stories, experience nineteen thrilling adventures from the world of vampire-hunter Jane Yellowrock,

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New York Times bestselling author Faith Hunter presents a comprehensive collection of stories starring everyone’s favorite “smart, sexy, and ruthless”* shapeshifting skinwalker...
 
In this must-have collection of stories, experience nineteen thrilling adventures from the world of vampire-hunter Jane Yellowrock, including many fan favorites and two all-new novellas. Read about the first time Jane put the pedal to the metal in “The Early Years,” and the last thing a werewolf will ever see as Jane delivers justice in “Beneath a Bloody Moon.” Get a searing look into the pasts of some of the series’ best-loved characters: Beast in “WeSa and the Lumber King,” Rick LaFleur in “Cat Tats,” and Molly Everhart Trueblood in “Haints.”
 
In the brand-new “Cat Fight,” the witches and vampires of Bayou, Oiseau, are at war over a magical talisman—and Jane must figure out how to keep the mysterious artifact out of the covetous hands of the Master of New Orleans. And in the never-before-published “Bound No More,” Jane welcomes a visit from Molly and her daughter, Angie, who is about to prove she’s the most powerful witch in Everhart history....
 
From the Big Easy to the bad bayou, from the open road to a vampire’s lair—with Jane Yellowrock, it’s always a given: have stakes, will travel.
 

*New York Times Bestselling Author Kim Harrison

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
★ 12/14/2015
Fans and newcomers alike will delight in this fantastic collection of 17 previously published stories and two brand-new novellas that weave together the books of Hunter’s long-running Jane Yellowrock urban fantasy series. In “The Early Years,” Jane says good-bye to the Bethel Nondenominational Christian Children’s Home in hopes of discovering her origins, finding her future, and taming her alter ego, Beast. In “Cat Tats,” Jane’s love interest, Rick LaFleur, wakes up bound to a witch’s circle, at the mercy of a vampire who’s determined to make him her blood servant. In the terrifying “Beneath a Bloody Moon,” Jane and her crew use the canals that wind through the Louisiana bayou to track a trio of werewolves who are leaving a trail of violent deaths in their wake. “Off the Grid” finds Jane infiltrating a cult to rescue a vampire who’s been kidnapped for her blood, and introduces Nell Ingram (who will soon have her own series), a former member of God’s Cloud of Glory Church, who is more than happy to help Jane and company take down its twisted leader. This superb collection highlights what fans of the series already know: Jane Yellowrock continues to be one of the most complex and appealing heroines in urban fantasy. Agent: Lucienne Diver, Knight Agency. (Feb.)
From the Publisher
Praise for the Jane Yellowrock Novels
 
“Faith Hunter has created one of my favorite characters, ever. Jane Yellowrock is full of contradictions...Highly recommended.”—Fresh Fiction
 
“Faith Hunter’s Jane Yellowrock series is a high-octane urban fantasy that follows its own rules.”—Smexy Books
 
“Jane Yellowrock is smart, sexy, and ruthless.”—Kim Harrison, New York Times Bestselling Author of The Witch with No Name
 
“Hunter’s very professionally executed, tasty blend of dark fantasy, mystery, and romance should please fans of all three genres.”—Booklist
Library Journal
02/15/2016
The world of Jane Yellowrock, vampire hunter and skinwalker, expands with this collection of 19 stories, including several fan favorites and two brand-new novellas. In "The Early Years," an 18-year-old Jane returns to the spot where she was found as a child and discovers the truth about her inner Beast. Other pieces offer more background on her supporting characters, such as witch Molly Everhart Trueblood in "Haints," and Rick LeFleur in "Cat Tats." Louisiana and the bayou serve as the steamy backdrop to Yellowrock's personal and professional situations. VERDICT A heady mix of magic, blood, and claws, the stories in this collection follow a time line from the distant past to the present, allowing readers to see how Yellowrock and her friends have developed along the way. [See Q&A with Hunter, p. 78.]—KC

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780451475756
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
02/02/2016
Series:
Jane Yellowrock Series
Pages:
560
Sales rank:
93,096
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.20(h) x 1.30(d)

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Faith Hunter is the New York Times bestselling author of the Jane Yellowrock series, including Dark Heir, Broken Soul, and Black Arts, the Soulwood series, set in the world of Jane Yellowrock, and the Rogue Mage series.

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Blood In Her Veins: Nineteen Stories From the World of Jane Yellowrock 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 14 reviews.
LynnLTX More than 1 year ago
Let The Good Times Roll In Janeworld Yellowrock world. We are given background and insight into her early formative years as an investigator then vampire hunter and some other new material such as when Jane first shifted as an adult. Plus with this The short stories and novellas in BLOOD IN HER VEINS form a compendium of the Jane book, it’s handy having the previously published stories in order and one place which makes for a more unified reading experience. The new stories fill in the blanks for Jane in periods between the novels and expand her world. Besides tales about Jane, this anthology also has Molly, Ricky Bo, and George featured. My favorite ones involve Jane as the main character not surprisingly, but seeing Jane through the eyes of other characters adds an interesting dimension to her world. In Off The Grid, Nell Ingram, an earth magic user, and the main character in the new Soulwood series, meets Jane Yellowrock who in of her typical Jane fashion, becomes the catalyst for Nell’s life to take a new direction. Nell’s background and early life were very harsh, and now, it seems quite lonely so I think she and Jane some things in common. As always, Jane blasts in like a hurricane changing people’s lives whether they want it or not; she connects Nell with PsyLED and gives her an interesting warning. In Bound No More, Molly and Angie visit Jane in preparation for the Witch Conclave. This is an important addition to the Jane Yellowrock series because much is revealed about Angie’s power both for now and the future. Molly has a secret she’s been keeping from Jane that may have major consequences for the future. I am glad to see Jane and Molly restoring their friendship for that loss has been a big heartache for Jane. The people she loves are precious to her (and Beast); she would do just about anything for them. My only caveat in rereading some of these stories from an emotional standpoint relates to Ricky Bo. I find it hard to read about him knowing where his relationship with Jane has gone. On the plus side though, hearing George AKA Bruiser’s thoughts and feelings about Jane enhances their relationship. Anyone who enjoys the series will be glad to have these stories which give more in depth background about Jane as well as the wide range of characters who make up her world in the South and the cities, bayous, and byways of Louisiana.
BCTM More than 1 year ago
First, I love having all the shorts and back stories in one place! Second, the two new novellas left me speechless! In Cat Fight, Jane heads back to take care of some Cajun vamps and witches. Jane learns something new about one of the Nolo vamps that raises some interesting questions. In Bound No More, Jane has company. Molly and Angie Baby are in town. Some things Angie Baby has kept secret come out, and we see another side to the Kid. You won't be disappointed!
Sailon More than 1 year ago
I had just finished a marathon re-read of the Jane Yellowrock series, so Blood In Her Veins: Nineteen Stories From the World of Jane Yellowrock could not have come at a better time. There are some series you just can’t get enough of and for me Jane Yellowrock is one of them! Blood In Her Veins gives you the perfect opportunity to sate that need. If my re-reading didn’t give it away, I’m a BIG fan. So, it won’t come as a surprise to you that I gobbled up all these marvelous novella length stories that gave me just a little more from this world I love. The absolute icing on the cake was the secondary character stories. Wonder no longer, you get to know these fabulous characters that have always taken a back seat to the main hero and heroine. Bottom line, all Jane Yellowrock fans should not miss Blood In Her Veins. If you never have checked out the series this book is a great opportunity to get a feel for this world. I received this ARC copy of Blood In Her Veins from Let’s Talk! Promotions via Berkley Publishing Group - Roc in exchange for a honest review.
Muddy-Paws More than 1 year ago
When I am committed to a series I expect certain things. I expect the main character to stay in character while still maturing. I expect a strong character who has some faults and weaknesses. I expect the secondary characters to be interesting without taking away from the main character. Finally, interesting, not-the-same storylines. What makes the Jane Yellowrock series so unique in the Urban Fantasy genre is that not only do we learn about Jane's backstory as she does, but we also fall in love with her friends. In this collection we find out more about her best friend Molly and her family. It raises more questions about how powerful the Everhart's daughter Angie will be and how she'll be contained until she grows up. It gives us a glimpse of Beast without Jane. We discover the story behind bad-boy Rick's lion and bobcat tattoos. And of course, what would a collection of Jane stories be without Jane and vampires. Well, Jane, vampires and witches. The only thing that would make this collection better would be a full story on Pea, the neon green kitty grindy. While most of these stories appeared previously (most on Audible), most have never been in print. Two are brand new. 560 pages of Jane and her friends to read during cold winter nights and savor as we wait for the next full length book in Jane's world.
knobren More than 1 year ago
This is a fantastic collection of short stories and novellas set in the world of Jane Yellowrock. The print copy is a whopping 542 pages! Most star Jane, but there are also stories where Beast, Molly, Bruiser, or Rick are the main characters. The author has provided a timeline at the front of the book showing the relative order of when each story and novel takes place. And, the stories include relevant background information about The Hunger Times that Beast has spoken of, how Molly and Jane became best friends, how Rick got the tattoos that later kept him from transforming when he became infected by a were, when and where Jane first met an arcenciel, the extent of Angie Baby's powers, etc. One novella also introduces us to Nell, who will be the star of a new series set in the Jane Yellowrock world. The first two books of the Soulwood series are due out later in 2016! There are nineteen stories and novellas in this anthology. I believe that The Jane Yellowrock Companion contained all but four of these, but that that book was only available in electronic format. This book is available in both electronic and paperback formats. (When I bought mine, the paperback was marked down to about a dollar more than the e-format.) The two previously unpublished novellas are about 130 pages, if I remember correctly. And, they are really good!
ELF-thereadingaddict More than 1 year ago
See Jane. See Jane grow...physically, metaphysically, and emotionally. Yum. 4.75 stars “Blood in Her Veins: Nineteen Stories from the World of Jane Yellowrock” by Faith Hunter is a collection of paranormal urban fantasy short stories and novellas. Ranging from the early 19th century to more modern times, these tales give an overview of the progression of Jane the skinwalker’s life and development of her powers in snapshots that tie together the stories portrayed in the books of this series. There are glimpses of the beings that have had profound influences on her journey, including her ups and downs at forming connections with others who are acceptable to both her and Beast, particularly the Everhart family. Some of the folks who have ostensibly been secondary characters get their own time in the spotlight, particularly one very precocious witch-child who threatens to turn the world on its ear, just the way she upsets all of the plans of the adults around her. There is a plethora of details about vampires, the problem of were-taint, the struggle to form a useful council to deal with vampire-witch relations, and the ever-evolving details about the mysterious Anzu. Also introduced is a character (Nell) who is about to star in her own series who has indeed been “Off the Grid”. One of the joys of reading stories by this author is the sheer immensity of details that she provides, with lots of unexpected twists and turns. I’m always hungry after reading about the delicious meals they are consuming (although I draw the line at cold oatmeal and probably at the fried gator, lol) which add such realism to the stories. I was grateful that there were little pockets of peace described while the various characters consumed their edibles, because the stories provide an experience that is like a strobe-lit picture of Jane’s evolution over the years, jampacked with pivotal struggles. I fear that this book has plenty of spoilers for those who haven’t been keeping up with the series, but it is a great overview. Those who are squeamish should be forewarned that there is plenty of violence and death depicted (and ew, leaving a piece of one’s liver on a branch!), and it is awe-inspiring to watch the way the author provides such depth and texture to change the one views the paranormal creatures populating this series. There are moments of levity to give one a quick respite from the occasionally very heart-wrenching struggles, but one never forgets what a kickass combination this motorcycle-riding female is, nor how unique and powerful a relationship she and Beast have. This is an enthralling and exciting collection of tales that is sure to delight fans of the series and seduce plenty of new readers into falling under the spell of this fantastic author. A copy of this collection was provided to me for review.
Covegirl More than 1 year ago
I love Jane Yellowrock and her world! It was nice revisiting the original short stories and getting the new ones, too! I love that they are in order and it was cool reading them again after being so far into the series.
P_in_SolomonsMD More than 1 year ago
I loved this collection of stories about the Jane Yellowrock world. There are 19 short stories in all, several which are in print for the first time as they were initially released as special audio short stories. There are two new novellas written especially for this book. "Bound No More" about magical big cat skull, a determined arcenciel, and Angie Baby's precocious use of tremendous magical powers -- all at the same time! "Cat Fight" is a return trip to Bayou Oiseau where Jane and her team need to stand amid the witches, vamps and humans once again to bring peace to the community. When they arrive, the team also discovers there is a new magical artifact causing part of the problem. I loved the stories in this book for the differences in perspectives and points of view, the insight it provided for many of the story lines in the full books, but mostly because Jane Yellowrock and her team just plain ROCK. Great reading all 'round. I'd buy it again (and probably will in another format) Pauline E.
JoLovesBooks More than 1 year ago
FIVE HUNDRED AND SIXTY PAGES OF URBAN FANTASY DELIGHT!! This book contains every short story written written for the series, with a time line at the beginning so you know where they fit in with the books!! Many other reviews have given detailed points about the stories, so I won't bother reiterating what others have already said, but I will tell you that this book adds to the Jane Yellowrock series in unique ways. Seeing stories from other characters perspectives, seeing the beginning of "Beast", and her thinking process, and (my big favorite) seeing more of Angie Baby, is such a treat!! And plus that, two brand new novellas! And these aren't just any novellas, these are plot lines big enough to be full novels. Faith Hunter used some kind of writer magic to concentrate these! And I won't give spoilers, BUT... "Bound No More"...WOW!! Just plain WOW!! There are several in incredible plot points that makes me so anxious for the next book in the series! Yes, you will enjoy this book MUCH more if you start at the beginning of the series, and read it all in order, but you can start with the first stories before starting Skinwalker. There is minimal profanity and no porn scenes distracting from the real story. Truly, if you enjoy Urban Fantasy, you will adore this series! Full of actual plot lines, characters that come to life and situations that , although magical, feel like they should be real! ENJOY!
TinkerJB More than 1 year ago
More....I always what more of Faith Hunter's stories. Love having all the short stories in one volume. Was able to flesh out the character's and come to a better understanding of their relationships. More....need more .
raesv1 More than 1 year ago
The Jane Yellowrock series is one of my all time favorite series, even the short stories are always wonderful and add so much to the series. This is Nineteen short stories and all but two have either been published somewhere or on audible. For me, I would have happily paid this price for just the two new short stories but I also like to reread the others so it's nice to have them all in one place. In the two new ones. I liked Cat Fight the best. It was long and felt like a whole novel to me. Jane has to settle a dispute between the witches and vampires again in a small town and even try to repair a Romeo and Juliet type marriage before it starts a war. We get introduced to a new monster and we get to see Edmund in a whole new light. I do miss Bruiser in this one but then I've always been such a huge Bruiser fan that I want him to be in everything. Unbound is the other new one and in it we get to see just how powerful Angie Baby is getting to be. Jane has her hands full as usual.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have read some of these stories before but i like having them all in one book. Jane yellowrock books are always 5 stars and i love her relationship with angie baby.
PollyBennett More than 1 year ago
I am usually not a fan of short stories between novels in a series, but, because Jane Yellowrock is my favorite series of all time, I decided to read Blood in Her Veins. Boy! Am I so glad that I did. The stories really brought the characters to life. Ms Hunter was able to focus more time on the individuals, and study the relationships between them in greater detail. Wow. Now I can't wait to read Shadow Rites.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Med cat lives here once we get one