Cat Tales: Four Stories from the World of Jane Yellowrock: An eSpecialfrom the New American Library [NOOK Book]

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Four stories from the world of “smart, sexy, ruthless”* heroine Jane Yellowrock—plus bonus material!

Explore the world of shapeshifter and vampire hunter Jane Yellowrock in these four stories, collected here for the first time. Meet Jane as she leaves the orphanage she was raised in…and encounters the witch who’ll become her future best friend. Discover the story behind Cajun cop Rick LaFleur’s cat tattoos—and the powerful witch who inked ...
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Cat Tales: Four Stories from the World of Jane Yellowrock: An eSpecialfrom the New American Library

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Overview

Four stories from the world of “smart, sexy, ruthless”* heroine Jane Yellowrock—plus bonus material!

Explore the world of shapeshifter and vampire hunter Jane Yellowrock in these four stories, collected here for the first time. Meet Jane as she leaves the orphanage she was raised in…and encounters the witch who’ll become her future best friend. Discover the story behind Cajun cop Rick LaFleur’s cat tattoos—and the powerful witch who inked them. And, in the final, all-new story, find out what happened between Jane and Rick seconds after the end of Mercy Blade. Plus, get a never-before-seen index of vampire clans and alliances and a letter from the author about the origins of Jane Yellowrock.

And don’t miss a special excerpt: the first three chapters from the newest Jane Yellowrock novel, Raven Cursed—out January 2012!

The stories "The Early Years," "Cat Tats," and "Kits" were previously available on the author's Web site, and "Blood, Fangs, and Going Furry" has never before been published.

*New York Times bestselling author Kim Harrison
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781101536834
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA)
  • Publication date: 12/6/2011
  • Series: Jane Yellowrock Series
  • Sold by: Penguin Group
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 384
  • Sales rank: 26,263
  • File size: 145 KB

Meet the Author

Faith Hunter is the author of the Jane Yellowrock and Rogue Mage urban fantasies, as well as many mysteries and thrillers under her real name, Gwen Hunter. She lives with her husband in South Carolina.
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  • Posted February 13, 2013

    more from this reviewer

    The Jane Yellowrock series is one of my favorite series. There a

    The Jane Yellowrock series is one of my favorite series. There are currently five books in the series with the sixth one (Blood Trade) set to release in April of 2013. The first book is Skinwalker. The series features a Cherokee Skinwalker who is the last of her kind. Unlike most shapeshifter series, Jane is able to shift into any type of animal and is not limited to one type of animal throughout the whole series. We watch as Jane, a rogue vampire hunter, finds herself working for a vampire, learning of their culture, the culture of the people who serve them and sometimes finding that she is not the top predator in the room. I found her character development interesting. This is not a traditional shapeshifter and vampire series and I found I rather enjoyed the fresh take in the urban fantasy genre. If you like Kim Harrison Rachel Morgan series, Ilona Andrews Kate Daniels series, and Patricia Briggs Mercy Thompson series (just to name a few) then you should also try this series!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 9, 2012

    Great Story!

    This is a very good side entry into this series and I enjoyed reading it very much.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 4, 2012

    Amazing!

    Sooooooooooooo good for a compilation of short stories and answers a lot of quesrions!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 24, 2012

    Awesome

    If you've read the series, you'll appreciate this. It gives you insight and a different view of the story. This will give you even more satisfaction to an already great series. If you haven't read the series, I highly recommend you do, one of the best action-packed books I've ever read.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 20, 2012

    Great Book!

    It was a great book and Jane Yellorock is a great series of books. She isn't afraid to stand up to big and bad.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 8, 2012

    Excellent Read!!

    I absolutely love the Jane Yellowrock character, so I was thrilled to see additional stories about Jane. Keep them coming Mrs. Hunter!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 18, 2014

    Stowaway

    Ok, I like where this is headed, but let me clear one thing. Do you mean sphynk like what's by the pyrimads? Or the actual cat? Other han that great

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 7, 2014

    The Reader

    Amazeing! You should add a cat in the the story who lives in a clan like group of cats!
    Reply to The Reader

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 5, 2014

    Wavebreaks story: prolouge

    The snow swirled hard around the forest. It hit the sides of a large shed that stood there. Meanwhile inside the shed shecats were yowling and kits were mewling. In a cage one of the shes was giving birth. 'Firetail!' She kept yowling out. She winced as the first kit came out. He was a grey tabby tom. As the second kit came out she yowled. The second kit was a she tha was orange with cream markings. The third kit took a while to come out. She was a calico shekit. As the calico she came out the mother sighed with relief. The mom, mistybreeze, licked them dry and named them. She looked at the calico she. 'Rosekit.' She looked at the grey tom. 'You will be blackkit.' Then she looked at the orange and cream she. 'I will nam you wavekit.' <p> meanwhile in another cage a female sphynx gave birth to 5 kits, 4 dead. The sphynx had a bad sickness from too much overbreeding. She looked at mistybreeze and said 'take care of the last kit as your own' then she died. Mistybreeze took the remaining sphynx kit and put her next to her own kits. 'Sparklekit', she said to the sphynx. Then she laid down to let kits suckle for the 5th time that year. As the snow beat against the shed the kits drifted off to sleep. <p> a tom named firetail was in a small room with a cage door by himself. He started thinkin of his mate, mistybreeze, and wondered if she had her kits yet. Then the cage door opened and the mean twoleg he knew as tom started beating him with sticks. He realized for the first time what they were trying to do and stayed where he was, no matter how many times tom beat him with that stick. 'Cat fights' he thougt silently.

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  • Posted June 18, 2013

    Cat Tales by Faith Hunter is a collection of short stories from

    Cat Tales by Faith Hunter is a collection of short stories from the Jane Yellowrock universe. The Yellowrock novels compose one of the best urban fantasy vampire series on the market today. As anyone who reads this genre knows, most of these series focus on the supernatural rivalries between various groups of preternatural beings (vampires, weres, etc.) and are often seen from the POV of a protagonist drawn into their world from the outside. That’s true in the Yellowrock novels as well. But what puts the this series above the pack is the dual-souled nature of our heroine, Jane Yellowrock, a Cherokee skinwalker who has the spirit of a mountain lion (called Beast) sharing her body. Jane is a solid character with well-thought out powers, but it is Beast and her simple predator instincts and wisdom which makes Jane super cool. This series should be read by everyone who enjoys an action filled book about the supernatural.

    The first story, “The Early Years,” isn’t really a short story. It’s the unfinished lead in to what probably should have been a novella. It’s still a must read for any fan of the series as it offers a glimpse at Jane’s time in the orphanage and shows her rediscovery of her powers. But be forewarned, it will definitely leave you wondering what happened to the rest of the tale.

    “Cat Tats” is a complete story, fleshing out the background of Rick LaFleur, one of the awesome support cast in Jane’s world. Rick has some elaborate cat-themed tattoos on his body and this story shows how and why he got them. Without spoiling the story, I think I can safely say that no one would want to get their tattoos this way.

    “Kits” explores how Jane became best friends with earth witch Molly Everhart. It’s the best story in the batch and certainly isn’t hurt by providing a vital role for my favorite character, Beast. There are a lot of threads seamlessly woven together in this story and if you’ve never read any of the Jane Yellowrock books, this little story will draw you in and whet your appetite for more.

    “Blood, Fangs and Going Fury,” is a treat for fans of the series who would like a gap between two of the novels filled in for them. In Mercy Blade things go badly wrong for Rick LaFleur with the promise of more pain and torment for him after the novel ends. This story shows just how terrible his life has become. Even better, it is simply beautifully written. Faith Hunter’s poetic descriptions bring the reality of Rick’s newly heightened senses to life. They are a true pleasure to read.

    Ms. Hunter is at her best writing full length novels but this collection of stories is well worth the money. Four stars.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 16, 2013

    highly recommend

    This book will get you hooked on wanting to get to know what happens next.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 6, 2013

    Skin walker

    Awesome series, well worth reading and buying!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 4, 2013

    Excellent short stories!

    Shorts aren't my favorite format (they typically end too soon) but these stories pack a lot into the pages and I totally loved them! So nice to have something to tide me over until the next full novel comes out. I especially love how the writer places the stories into her timeline.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 18, 2013

    Love it

    Great addition to the series, fills in the gaps and makes the characters more likable.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 11, 2012

    Calling all Jane Yellowrock fans...

    The four short tales included fill in some of the gaps where Jane, Rick, and Molly are concerned, helping to flesh out these characters further. A timeline is an added bonus.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 25, 2012

    Highly recommended

    This help tell the background on the characters in Jane Yellowrock's books. Enjoyed and made the book that follow "Skinwalker" that much more interesting. Now have all the skinwalker books and I'm looking for the next one to come out.

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