Jul 20, 2009


Last year Jane nearly lost her life taking down a deadly family of vampires who preyed on the helpless local populace. Now, after months of recuperation, she's back and ready to fight again. Except this time, she's been hired by those she's trained to kill--vampires.

Jane Yellowrock is the last of her kind—a skinwalker of Cherokee descent who can turn into any creature she desires and hunts vampires for a living. Back from hiatus, she’s hired by Katherine Fontaneau, one of the oldest vampires in New Orleans and the madam of Katies’s Ladies, to hunt a powerful rogue vampire who’s killing other vamps.

Amidst a bordello full of real “ladies of the night,” and a hot Cajun biker with a panther tattoo who stirs her carnal desire, Jane must stay focused and complete her mission—or else the next skin she’ll need to save just may be her own…

Okay, I'm trying something a little different and am going to try not to talk about things that happened in the book, other than giving you the back of the cover excerpt. I feel like I've been doing book reports with a lot of commentary. So, I'm going to try to stick to the commentary part!

I don't know how to feel about this book in all honesty. It was definitely an interesting read, yet there were parts where it was really hard to focus. Such as parts when Jane was taken over by Beast--her animal side. It wasn't difficult to follow, it was just uneasy. I can't find the word. Beast doesn't use coherent thoughts all the time, they're fragmented.

The storyline was still good. Jane is totally kick-ass and has an attitude about her that is quite funny. She's a very real person, other than all the supernatural factors involved. The writing was good as well, Ms. Hunter creates a very believable world. My only problems were when Jane or Beast would be having a memory, it just suddenly snapped into the reading without much of a build up other than "I remembered this one time..." and then it flowed right back into the present. There weren't any paragraph breaks or italics or any other kind of indicator as to what I was reading. A few times I thought it was happening in the now until Jane did something, like shook the memory away or woke up.

But still overall it was a refreshing read with an interesting ending. There were, what seemed to me, a few love interests, but Ms. Hunter must be saving those for later. There wasn't anything romantic happening in book 1. But Jane had quite a few interactions with 3 different men. 1 who is very strange and we didn't learn too much about him in this book. Overall it was a fairly good read, it was much different than other books that I read--which is a good thing.

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