Early Review & Giveaway: Blood In Her Veins by Faith Hunter (Blog Tour)

Posted January 26th, 2016 in Blog Tour, book review, Giveaway / 63 comments

Early Review & Giveaway: Blood In Her Veins by Faith Hunter (Blog Tour)

Early Review & Giveaway: Blood In Her Veins by Faith Hunter (Blog Tour)Blood In Her Veins by Faith Hunter
Series: Jane Yellowrock
Publisher: Roc on February 2, 2016
Genres: Urban Fantasy, Adult
Pages: 560
Format: ARC
Source: Blog Tour
Purchase: Amazon
Add to: Goodreads
Rating: four-stars
Heat: half-flame

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.

At A Glance

One of the best anthologies I have read.

The Good

I totally took this book to Jury Duty. It was awesome. 😀

Obviously, you have to love the Jane Yellowrock universe to enjoy this book. We get stories from different POVs through the many years within the series. I love me some Bruiser POV. Seeing Jane’s world through his eyes was freaking awesome. We also delve deeper into Beast, Angie Baby, and Molly. I gotta admit though, Rick intrigued me in his stories. I feel like I know him better, though I still hate him and he should die a horrible death! 😉 Team Bruiser! Just saying.

I am not going to go through each short story cuz that’s just too much but I can tell you they ranged from 3 stars to 5 stars, ergo 4 star average. I really, really enjoy the majority of them. The selling points are all those luscious POVs and the power Faith fits in such small packages. I laughed, I got all misty, and I bit all my nails off from stress. I like the mixture of emotion and intensity each story brought. I can’t wait to continue the series.

The Bad

This book is looooooong. I usually love a big book, but so many short stories took it’s toll. I needed a lot of breaks.

The Snuggly

Not much snuggly, and if there is any, it’s skimmed over complexly. We get nice sexual tension though.

Final Thoughts

I seriously enjoyed Blood In Her Veins. If you have not started this series yet, do so, immediately. UF lovers will die from awesomeness. Highly recommended.

About Faith Hunter

New York Times and USAToday bestselling fantasy author Faith Hunter was born in Louisiana and raised all over the south. Altogether she has 40+ books in print under the names Gary Hunter, Gwen Hunter, and Faith Hunter. As Faith, she writes two contemporary Urban Fantasy series: the Jane Yellowrock series, featuring a Cherokee skinwalker who hunts rogue vampires, and the Soulwood series, featuring earth magic user Nell Ingram. Her Rogue Mage novels are a dark, post-apocalyptic, fantasy series featuring Thorn St. Croix, a stone mage. The role playing game based on the series, is ROGUE MAGE, RPG.



Win a hard copy of Blood In Her Veins. US only, no PO Boxes please. Giveaway ends February 9th.
Giveaway pt. 2
Faith Hunter has a $25 Starbucks gift card for ONE commenter who comments on all the blogs who’re hosting the story parts (i.e. guest post stops). Blog tour schedule is here: http://www.ltpromos.com/2016/01/04/faith-hunters-blood-in-her-veins-blog-tour/

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63 Responses to “Early Review & Giveaway: Blood In Her Veins by Faith Hunter (Blog Tour)”

  1. Lekeisha

    This is another series that I’m starting this year. I have Skinwalker already, so I hope that I love it enough to grab the others instead of getting them from the library. Great review!

    • Jennifer (Bad Bird Reads)

      I don’t have a doubt that you will be grabbing the second book fast.

  2. Shawna Eddy Kissell

    Faith is amazing. Being able to envision the world through multiple characters eyes,and do it well, is so hard!

  3. Penny

    I can’t wait! Jane & Co are my favorite literary companions and I’ve been a Faith Hunter fan for years!

  4. Carol

    Jane’s diversity just develops more with each story. Even though her story develops in logical ways sometimes a detour sneaks in that makes things more awesome than we thought possible.

  5. Jaclyn Canada

    I’m one of them that hasn’t started the series yet, though I really want to. I am glad to see you got a bunch of POV’s in this anthology. It definitely makes it worth it to get little pieces of the characters through other’s eyes.

    • Jennifer (Bad Bird Reads)

      I would so recommend this series to you. Jane is so awesome and her pals enhance her performance in each book so well.

  6. dr susan

    The Jane Yellowrock series is on my list of books to reread when I need some comfort reading. Jane rocks!

  7. Diane D.

    I’ve read a few of the reprinted stories, but not all, and even w/o the new one, it’d be great to have them all together, ranging in time, tone, and PoV. Fingers crossed!

  8. Barbara Elness

    I love Jane Yellowrock and I’m looking forward to reading this collection. I can never get enough of this kick ass heroine.

  9. Larisa

    Love this series. Jane ranks with Rachel (Hollows) Walker (Walker Papers) and Mercy for favorite read, reread to tatters and frantically wave at bookish friends.

    • Jennifer (Bad Bird Reads)

      I always felt Mercy and Jane are so similar in a lot of ways. They give off the same vibes.

  10. Kimberly Curington

    I have the series in ebook right now, and will be collecting it in print version also. Yes, I love it that much!

  11. Tammy M

    I have read this series numerous times! I can’t wait for this anthology to come out!

  12. Diane D.

    This is a great series, and I’d love to have all the short stories in one place. (I hope I haven’t missed any of the blog tour’s giveaway opportunities.)

    • Jennifer (Bad Bird Reads)

      And the placement of the short stories amongst the series is identified which was nice.

  13. jitty

    I love anthologies and this one sounds great! I also love how reading anthologies gives you glances into series that you may or may not have picked up by themselves, but after reading the short stories…you have to get them!

  14. Olivia Roach

    I absolutely LOVE the cover to this! It looks action packed and intense and full of all the things I really love reading about. Thanks so much for sharing! I’m going to go look further into this one.

  15. Michelle Willms

    I am behind on the series, but I’m a huge Faith Hunter fan. She’s one of the first authors to introduce me to urban fantasy and she sets a pretty high standard. I was so thrilled to find a genre that had tons of magic, magickal creatures, adventure, sometimes even entire worlds, and often entire books that had not a jot of romance. It was breath-taking.

    • Jennifer (Bad Bird Reads)

      😀 I couldn’t agree more. This was one of my first urban fantasies as well.

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