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Blood in Her Veins: Nineteen Stories from the World of Jane Yellowrock

(Jane Yellowrock #0.1-0.7, 1.5, 3.2-3.3, 4.1-4.2, )

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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 ab
Paperback, 542 pages
Published February 2nd 2016 by Roc
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Michelle Botwinick What I love most about Jane is how she evolves from Skinwalker (1st book in the series) to the present. We expect our heroes to experience character g…moreWhat I love most about Jane is how she evolves from Skinwalker (1st book in the series) to the present. We expect our heroes to experience character growth, pain, love, loss...part of JY's learning who she is and owning her own strength is determining who she can trust, who she loves, who is family. Her experiences with Ricky Bo are a major part of that growth.(less)
Skye I just bought it (and immediately started reading it). The short stories included are:

We Sa and the Lumber King
The Early Years
Cat Tats
I just bought it (and immediately started reading it). The short stories included are:

We Sa and the Lumber King
The Early Years
Cat Tats
Signatures of the Dead
First Sight
Blood, Fangs and Going Furry
Dance Master
Cajun with Fangs
Golden Delicious
The Devil's Left Boot
Beneath a Bloody Moon
Black Water
Off the Grid
Not All is As It Seems
Cat Fight
Bound No More(less)

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Jessica ❁ ➳ Silverbow ➳ ❁
Reviewed by: Rabid Reads

Before we get into this:

1. If you're new to JANE YELLOWROCK, proceed with CAUTION. I will not intentionally spoil anything, but this collection includes NINETEEN stories about events that take place both before and throughout the main series.

If you're curious, check out my review of Skinwalker. It's safer. And enthusiastic (b/c LOVE Jane).

2. I've been slack on keeping up with Jane lately, b/c stubbornly waiting for the European vamps to get here, so I'm reading a lot of
Douglas Meeks
Jul 31, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Let me start this review with a big warning recomendation: DO NOT READ THIS BOOK UNLESS YOU ARE CAUGHT UP ON THE SERIES!

OK, while that might not be a great selling point it will keep you from reading some major spoilers unless you are one of those people that really like spoilers (yes Virginia, such people exist) and to be honest you might be OK to read it if the only novel you have missed was Dark Heir but then again since that is one of the best books in the series I think I will stick with my

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I had just finished a marathon re-read of the Jane Yellowrock series, so Blood In Her Veins: Nineteen Stories From the World of Jane Yellowrock could not have come at a better time.

There are some series you just can’t get enough of and for me Jane Yellowrock is one of them! Blood In Her Veins gives you the perf
I adore Jane Yellowrock, and Beast. The books never fail to entertain me. I laugh, cry, sneer, and scream with them as she/they struggle to be vampire hunter, investigators, human and animal. I am addicted to her, strong, independent and can do kick arse attitude when needed.
Here is a collection of short stories from her world that bind her growth and record her history. Perfect for a quick Jane and Co. fix. You do not want to miss the juicy tidbits, trust me there is some good stuff. Some of t
Marta Cox
Jan 07, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: my-reviews, netgalley
Jane Yellowrock and urban fantasy just go together. Yes I've had the deep joy of dipping into this world the last few days and it's been truly eye opening. No gushing because although I've enjoyed previous books in this series I would never say every story is five star but this collection? Just fabulous. So why am I such a happy reader? Well firstly there are nineteen short novella length stories here so plenty of goodness to read at leisure. Ok some readers might have already read some ( I'd pr ...more
Jen Davis
Jan 17, 2016 rated it really liked it
This 500+ page collection finally gives Jane Yellowrock fans all of the series' short stories in one place. Almost all of them have been previously released, though many were only in digital form. There are two new offerings, though, if you've already read the other shorts, and together, make up about 20% of the book.

The following take place prior to book 1:

We Sa and the Lumber King – I have to question what the point of this story was, unless it’s just to please fans who enjoy the voice of Beas
Rather than write a long, blathering, rambling review of all the stories contained in this anthology, I'll just keep it condensed and therefore, more coherent :)

To date, I've read one Jane Yellowrock novel. Just one. Skinwalker, to be exact. The very first. In this collection of shorts from the world of Jane Yellowrock, there are 19 stories spanning the time period of the series and with knowing that prior to reading, I was set. Set to both be lost because I've only read the first, and set to sp
I really like the Jane Yellowrock stories. They have werewolves and vampires like so many other urban fantasies but Hunter gives them a fresh spin. Over the course of the series Jane has grown and evolved and become more and more interesting. While I'm not sure this anthology is a good place start for a new reader since it contains spoilers for books as well as references to events and people in those books, it's a wonderful treat for fans of the series.

The short stories take place over several
Jan 27, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: fiction, fantasy, action
One of the best collections of a single author's short stories I've ever read, and I've read more than a few. Faith has written these short stories it seems, to flesh out the world of Jane Yellowrock from other characters points of view as well as Jane Yellowrock's. As a reader of the series as each book has been published, these short stories are like gravy on the turkey, adding richness, information and depth to the actual book stories.

Some of the stories in this book are "first time in print
I'm not a huge fan of short story anthologies in general, but over the past few years, I've really delved deep into the world of the Urban Fantasy genre. In UF, short stories are prevalent, and sometimes it can be hard to get your hands on all the short stories needed to completely read an entire series, which can be very important as sometimes key events or vital canon details can be found in these tales.

Thankfully, Faith Hunter leaps to the rescue in this companion to her AMAZING (yes, AMAZING
Blood in Her Veins is a collection of previously released novellas that I, for the most part, have enjoyed tremendously - as well as two brand new stories. Of the two, Cat Fight is the best by far. Coming from me, that's to be expected, since I generally don't care much for the neither the Trueblood-Everharts nor the juvenile arcenciel that keeps trying to off both Jane and the young Everhart children. Turns out, there is a good reason for the arcenciel's actions, but since that reason is just a ...more
Eva Millien
Jan 25, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Nineteen fabulous tales that fans of Jane Yellowrock must read.

If you are like me, then you can’t get enough of Jane Yellowrock, the tough, take no nonsense skinwalker that shifts into Beast, the cat with attitude. In every story she plows through obstacles to achieve whatever job she is on, to save whichever person needs saving or just taking care of business and in the case of Blood in Her Veins readers get a compilation of stories in Jane’s world where some are from her perspective and some a
Jan 13, 2016 rated it it was amazing
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Blood In Her Veins: Nineteen Stories From the World of Jane Yellowrock (Jane Yellowrock)
by Faith Hunter

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 pas
Jan 12, 2016 rated it it was amazing
AMAZING! 19 Jane Yellowrock (and associates) stories! This was such a great collection of stories that included Jane, of course, but also her best friend Molly and her family, the Youngers, Ricky Bo, Bruiser, Leo, and some new characters.
While I had read a few of these stories before it was so much fun to remind myself of all of Jane's adventures and why I believe she is the best, kick-ass heroine in any series I've read. I was particularly happy that Ms. Hunter included stories from others' po
Mindy Mymudes
Jul 27, 2015 rated it it was amazing
When I am committed to a series I expect certain things. I expect the main character to stay in character while still maturing. I expect a strong character who has some faults and weaknesses. I expect the secondary characters to be interesting without taking away from the main character. Finally, interesting, not-the-same storylines.

What makes the Jane Yellowrock series so unique in the Urban Fantasy genre is that not only do we learn about Jane's backstory as she does, but we also fall in love
Feb 02, 2016 rated it it was amazing
4.75 stars

“Blood in Her Veins: Nineteen Stories from the World of Jane Yellowrock” by Faith Hunter is a collection of paranormal urban fantasy short stories and novellas. Ranging from the early 19th century to more modern times, these tales give an overview of the progression of Jane the skinwalker’s life and development of her powers in snapshots that tie together the stories portrayed in the books of this series. There are glimpses of the beings that have had profound influences on her journey
Brenda Rezk
Jul 27, 2015 rated it did not like it
This is a fantastic collection of short stories and novellas set in the world of Jane Yellowrock. The print copy is a whopping 542 pages! Most star Jane, but there are also stories where Beast, Molly, Bruiser, or Rick are the main characters. The author has provided a timeline at the front of the book showing the relative order of when each story and novel takes place. And, the stories include relevant background information about The Hunger Times that Beast has spoken of, how Molly and Jane bec ...more
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*Genre* Urban Fantasy
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*My Thoughts*

Blood In Her Veins is an amazing collection of 19 new and not so new stories from Faith Hunter which takes place in the Jane Yellowrock universe. I dare say that this book took me longer to read than usual for a book filled with short, and not so short stories. But, it is totally worth the time it takes to sift through all 19 stories. I absolutely loved seeing Jane through the eyes of certain secondary characters that have been ther
If you are a fan of the Jane Yellowrock series, you will be thrilled to get hold of Blood in Her Veins. The nineteen stories are arranged chronologically with short notes placing the story in relation to the novels. A couple of the short stories I had read before, but most were new to me. Two stories ("Cat Fight" and "Bound No More") are new to this volume. I read the tales, enjoying the adventures of Jane and company. These tales remind me that I need to catch up on the main series since a new ...more
Iris Hunter (InstagramREADS)
Nov 14, 2015 rated it really liked it
Wow I love Faith Hunter's Yellowrock series.. Cant wait to read more...
Full review to come!
Anne - Books of My Heart
Jul 30, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 7arcs, 2016
Review on the blog tour at The Book Nympho:

I love the concept of having a book of all the short stories in the series. All together in chronological order! I read the Jane Yellowrock series initially last year (early in 2015) for the first time after Jessica from Rabid Reads recommended it to me. I loved it. Being OCD, I read everything in order and the short stories were in different books and not in order at all. So I applaud this book of shorts.

Jul 31, 2015 rated it it was amazing
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The short stories and novellas in BLOOD IN HER VEINS form a compendium of the Jane Yellowrock world. We are given background and insight into her early formative years as an investigator then vampire hunter and some other new material such as when Jane first shifted as an adult. Plus with this book, it’s handy having the previously published stories in order and one place which makes for a more unified reading experience. The new stories fill in the blanks for Jane in periods between the novels ...more
Feb 04, 2016 rated it it was amazing
It's pretty simple. If you've ever read and enjoyed a Jane Yellowrock story, get this book. If you like preternatural fiction, things that go bump in the night, and a fast pace get this book. If you enjoy complex characters and well developed storylines get this book. Are you intrigued by a tough, vampire hunting, Cherokee skinwalker who shares her life and adventures with Beast, the soul of a mountain lion? Bottom line...get this book!

I love that with the popularity of anthologies and crossover
Jennifer (Bad Bird Reads)

At A Glance

One of the best anthologies I have read.

The Good

I totally took this book to Jury Duty. It was awesome.
Feb 02, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I am doing a larger piece in this book Friday on my blog. But worth mentioning here that if you love the characters in Jane's world you will enjoy the insights into the world around her. Doesn't disappoint.
Feb 02, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Even though I had already read most of these stories, they were all very good to read. They are arranged chronologically, so all together, they give a good overview of the lives of Jane Yellowrock, her friends, employers and enemies. Some of the stories refer back to events that happened in the novels, so I would say that this book would be better for those already familiar with the series. I wouldn't go so far as to say it's necessary to have read the novels, but if this is your introduction to ...more
Tammy Mabire
Nov 22, 2015 rated it it was amazing
First, I love having all the shorts and back stories in one place! Second, the two new novellas left me speechless! In Cat Fight, Jane heads back to take care of some Cajun vamps and witches. Jane learns something new about one of the Nolo vamps that raises some interesting questions. In Bound No More, Jane has company. Molly and Angie Baby are in town. Some things Angie Baby has kept secret come out, and we see another side to the Kid. You won't be disappointed!

If you are looking for a new ser
Kathy Davie
An omnibus of nineteen short stories in the Jane Yellowrock urban fantasy series revolving around a Cherokee skinwalker who slays vampires. While based in New Orleans, Jane does travel between Louisiana and North Carolina.

If you're interested, there is a chronological listing of the Jane Yellowrock books on my website.

Series Chronology
"Wesa and the Lumber King", 0.1
"The Early Years", 0.2
"Snafu", 0.3
"Cat Tats", 0.5
"Kits", 0.5
"Haint(s)", 0.6
"Signatures of the Dead", 0.7
"First Sight", 1.5
"Blood, Fa
Jan 26, 2016 rated it really liked it
I got this to review through NetGalley. This is a collection of nineteen Jane Yellowrock stories/novellas. Many of these stories have appeared in other places (for example there are a lot of stories from Have Stake Will Travel in here). However, there are a couple new and original stories as well.

I considered listing all the stories and commenting on them all, but let’s face it nineteen stories is a lot to provide a story by story summary for. That being said this was an awesome addition to the
Jan 15, 2016 rated it really liked it
The life of Jane Yellowrock, in short stories, some filling in the gaps between novels and others giving background or origin stories. Most, as you'd expect, are told from Jane's perspective, but we get a few from other angles too - Beast, Molly, even Rick - giving us a very holistic view of this world. We learn about Jane's childhood, see her friendships develop and change, even the family that unexpectly becomes her own, and there are even a few moral dilemmas and philosophical issues thrown i ...more
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