Series: JANE YELLOWROCK SERIES
Title: Blood in Her Veins: Nineteen Stories from the World of Jane Yellowrock
Plot Type: Urban Fantasy (UF)
Urban Fantasy: Violence—5, Sensuality—2-3, Humor—2
WORLD-BUILDING: Jane is a renowned vampire killer, hired by the New Orleans Vampire Council to take care of some “problem” vamps. She is seemingly the last of her kind: a Cherokee skinwalker who can assume the shape and characteristics of various animals, but principally a panther. Several possible love interests/nemeses emerge in book 1: Rick, a Cajun biker (or is he?); George, blood servant to the most powerful local vampire clan; and Leo, the head of that clan. Jane is loaded with weapons (in her hair, strapped to her arms and thighs, and more) and fights fiercely and usually successfully, but she still manages to sustain horrific, life-threatening injuries on a fairly regular basis. Jane’s relationship with her beast within gives a mystical cast to the stories, particularly when the beast helps her remember parts of her childhood years, which have been wiped from her memory.
For more information about the series, click HERE to go to the JANE YELLOWROCK page on the Urban Fantasy Wikia. You may also wish to take a look at The Jane Yellowrock World Companion (2013), which is available HERE on Amazon.com. For a complete reading-order list of stories, novellas, and novels in this series, click HERE to go to the author's list on her web site. Click HERE to read "Candy from a Vampire," a free on-line story about Leo.
Here is a reading-order list of the eleven JANE YELLOWROCK novels and the stories in Blood in Her Veins:
"Not All as It Seems" (A short story featuring Molly, who gets a surprise visit from vampires looking for a relic their master lost long ago.)
PUBLISHER'S BLURB for Novel #4: Raven Cursed
PUBLISHER'S BLURB for Novel #9: Dark Heir
Shapeshifting skinwalker Jane Yellowrock is the best in the business when it comes to slaying vampires. But her latest fanged foe may be above her pay grade.
For centuries, the extremely powerful and ruthless vampire witches of the European Council have wandered the Earth, controlling governments, fostering war, creating political conflict, and often leaving absolute destruction in their wake. One of the strongest of them is set to create some havoc in the city of New Orleans, and it’s definitely personal.
Jane is tasked with tracking him down. With the help of a tech wiz and an ex-Army ranger, her partners in Yellowrock Securities, she’ll have to put everything on the line, and hope it’s enough. Things are about to get real hard in the Big Easy.
STILL TO COME: Novel #11: Cold Reign
I will post the blurb for this novel as soon as it appears on line.