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REVIEW – DARK QUEEN BY FAITH HUNTER

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Jane Yellowrock used to hunt vampires, but now she must fight–and win–beside them.

As Enforcer to the vampire Master of the City of New Orleans, Jane Yellowrock stakes her reputation and her life on keeping her territory safe. But Leo has been issued a blood challenge by the emperor of the European vampires, who seeks to usurp all of his power and possessions. If Leo loses the match to the death, the city will be forfeit, and the people of New Orleans will suffer the consequences. Jane can’t let that happen.

Preparing for the duel requires all of Jane’s focus, but with so much supernatural power in play, nothing goes according to plan. She has to rely on herself and the very few people she knows she can trust to stand and fight. Only two things are guaranteed: nothing is sacred, and no one is safe.

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I was given a copy by Netgalley and the Publisher for an honest review.

If you had one word to describe this book, mine would be “WOW!”. DARK QUEEN will have you on an emotional roller coaster, that you have been through the wringer. Faith Hunter is truly a master of her craft. I am so glad this was not the last book of the series and the publishing Gods have taken pity on us and given us two more books in the series. How can I sum up the book without giving away any spoilers? We all know that Jane and The Vamps of New Orleans are  getting ready for the SANGRE DUELLO. During all the preparing a new twist is thrown in. Someone claiming to be her brother shows up at her doorstep. Even though Jane has made a family with the Youngers and a few others, this brings up a lot of questions. One is why didn’t anyone come looking for her until now? Wouldn’t they want to know what has happened to her? Jane has to keep her focus on the European Vamps and making sure they don’t sabotage the Sangre Duello. With each book Jane’s character has grown. I love the characters and world building that Faith Hunter has created. I recommend this book and series to everyonr.  I give Dark Queen (Jane Yellowrock) 5/5 stars.

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URBAN FANTASY BOOK REVIEW- DARK HEIR BY FAITH HUNTER


Book Description
Publication Date: April 7, 2015
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.

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I was given a copy of this book by Netgalley for an honest review.

DARK HEIR is one wild ride!! I am still processing all that has happened in this book. When I finished it, I said to myself”Did that really happen?” It had so much action that it had me on the edge of my seat. When the SON OF DARKNESS escapes, ALL HELL BREAKS LOOSE. Jane must find him and neutralize him before he kills everyone in New Orleans. She also must do it in a way that will prevent war with the European Council.Jane must give everything she has or give her life in trying to neutralize the Son Of Darkness. I was literally blown away with this book. DARK HEIR in my opinion is the best book in the series. Jane gives it her all in this book. If I could give it ten stars, I would. This is THE BEST BOOK OF THE SERIES. So with that said, I give it 5/5 stars. I definitely recommend this book to everyone.

 

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URBAN FANTASY- “BROKEN SOUL” BY FAITH HUNTER

BROKEN SOUL BY FAITH HUNTER
Book Description
Publication Date: October 7, 2014
Jane Yellowrock is a vampire killer for hire—but other creatures of the night still need to watch their backs….

When the Master of the city of New Orleans asks Jane to improve security for a future visit from a delegation of European vampires, she names an exorbitant price—and Leo is willing to pay. That’s because the European vamps want Leo’s territory, and he knows that he needs Jane to prevent a total bloodbath. Leo, however, doesn’t mention how this new job will change Jane’s life or the danger it will bring her and her team.

Jane has more to worry about than some greedy vampires. There’s a vicious creature stalking the streets of New Orleans, and its agenda seems to be ripping Leo and her to pieces. Now Jane just has to figure out how to kill something she can’t even see….

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I was given a copy of this book by Netgalley for an honest review.

BROKEN SOUL will leave you on the edge of your seat. Jane is in deep with vampire politics and somebody wanting to kill her, she also has to get everything ready for the European Mithrans coming to town. While taking lessons on swordsmanship, Vamp HQ is attacked by a creature of myth, L’arcenciels, a creature of light. Also the Devil‘s Three show up and this is when the shit really hits the fan. During practice with swords, Jane ends up paralyzing Grégoire. This is a great fighting match between these two characters. She has a bomb left on her doorstep, and then she also has a sniper trying to kill her. The characters and storyline are well-developed.  I love the inner monologue she has with Beast. It always puts a smile on my face . If you have followed the series and you are rooting for something to happen between Jane and Bruiser, you better read the book. 🙂 BROKEN SOUL will not disappoint, and I give it 5/5 stars. If you have not started this series, I urge you to do so.

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BROKEN SOUL BLOG TOUR 10/8/2014

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There are Q&As, guest posts, and excerpts at the tour stops, as well as chances to win your very own copy of BROKEN SOUL!

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BROKEN SOUL (Jane Yellowrock #8)
Publication: Oct. 7, 2014
ISBN: 9780451465955

Broken Soul blurb:
Jane Yellowrock is a vampire killer for hire—but other creatures of the night still need to watch their backs….
When the Master of the city of New Orleans asks Jane to improve security for a future visit from a delegation of European vampires, she names an exorbitant price—and Leo is willing to pay. That’s because the European vamps want Leo’s territory, and he knows that he needs Jane to prevent a total bloodbath. Leo, however, doesn’t mention how this new job will change Jane’s life or the danger it will bring her and her team.
Jane has more to worry about than some greedy vampires. There’s a vicious creature stalking the streets of New Orleans, and its agenda seems to be ripping Leo and her to pieces. Now Jane just has to figure out how to kill something she can’t even see….

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New York Times bestselling author Faith Hunter writes dark urban fantasy and paranormal urban thrillers.

Her long-running, bestselling, Skinwalker series features Jane Yellowrock, a hunter of rogue-vampires. Her Rogue Mage novels, a dark, urban fantasy series features Thorn St. Croix, a stone mage in a post-apocalyptic, alternate reality. She has a new paranormal crime solving series featuring Nell Nicholson Ingram, who can siphon away the magic of others, to be released in late 2015.

Under the pen name Gwen Hunter, she has written action adventure, mysteries, thrillers, women’s fiction, a medical thriller series, and even historical religious fiction. As Gwen, she is a winner of the WH Smith Literary Award for Fresh Talent in 1995 in the UK, and won a Romantic Times Reviewers Choice Award in 2008. Under all her pen names, she has over 30 books in print in 29 countries.

Faith Hunter writes full-time, and is a workaholic with a passion for jewelry making, white-water kayaking, travel, all which appear in and are used in her novels. She gave up cooking for lent one year and the oven stayed turned off for so long that it refused to come back on and had to be replaced, but she is having a hankering for homemade bread, and is considering getting back to baking in her remodeled kitchen. Occasionally, she remembers to sleep. The jewelry she makes and wears is often given as promo items to fans who come to her signings, and is used as prizes in contests. She and her husband love to RV, traveling with their rescued Pomeranians to whitewater rivers all over the Southeast. (The poms don’t whitewater. The pampered dogs stay in the RV in lazy, air-conditioned comfort!)

Faith is a founding member of MagicalWords, a writing forum at www.magicalwords.net geared to helping writers of fantasy and other genres.

For more, including a list of her books, see www.faithhunter.net , www.gwenhunter.com and www.magicalwords.net. To keep with her, join her fan pages at Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/official.faith.hunter

 

Tour stops:
9/8/2014 – I Smell Sheep (review)

9/9/2014 – Bea’s Book Nook (Q&A, excerpt)

9/10/2014 – The Reading Addict (review, guest post, excerpt)

9/11/2014 – The Book Swarm (review)

9/12/2014 – The Qwillery (review, guest post)

9/13/2014 – The Enchanted Alley (review, Q&A, excerpt)

9/15/2014 – Reading and Writing Urban Fantasy, Paranormal, and Romance (review)

9/16/2014 – Red Hot Books (review, excerpt)

9/17/2014 – The Bibliophilic Book Blog (review)

9/18/2014 – Urban Fantasy Investigations (review, guest post)

9/19/2014 – Paranormal Cravings (review, excerpt)

9/22/2014 – Team Tynga’s Reviews (review, guest post)

9/23/2014 – All Things Urban Fantasy (review, Q&A, guest post)

9/24/2014 – WriterSpark (review, Q&A)

9/25/2014 – Theresa M. Cole (Q&A)

9/26/2014 – In The Pages of a Good Book (review, guest post, excerpt)

9/30/2014 – That’s What I’m Talking About (review)

10/2/2014 – drey’s library (review)

10/3/2014 – Not Yet Read (guest post)

10/5/2014 – Oh! Paper Pages (review, Q&A, guest post)

10/6/2014 – Mad Hatter Reads (review, excerpt)

10/7/2014 – Gizmos Reviews (review)

10/8/2014 – BOOK JUNKIEZ (review, excerpt)

10/9/2014 – The Book Nympho (guest post, audiobook review)

10/10/2014 – My Bookish Ways (review)

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