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Tracking the Tempest

(Jane True #2)

4.01  ·  Rating details ·  5,260 ratings  ·  311 reviews
Tracking the Tempest begins four months–and one eyebrow sacrificed to magical training–after the close of Tempest Rising. During that time, Jane’s been busy honing her supernatural powers and enjoying her newfound sense of confidence. Rockabill may not yet be heaven, but she’s realized it’s home. Valentine's Day is fast approaching, and Ryu - Jane's bloodsucking boyfriend ...more
Paperback, 350 pages
Published July 1st 2010 by Orbit (first published June 16th 2010)
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Maja (The Nocturnal Library)
4.5 stars.

Someone should inform Nicole Peeler that she simply cannot create female protagonists who are highly intelligent, self-sufficient, a little insecure, brave (but not stupidly rushing into things) and funny (but without the excessive sarcasm). We, humble UF addicts, are not used to that kind of thing. Someone should definitely inform her, but not me. I LOVED IT! Jane actually reminded me of... me! And my friends. She falls in high heels, she embarasses herself on dates, and when a fight
Sep 21, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: urban-fantasy
I definitely didn't like this one as much as the first and for one reason and one reason alone: the romance. Or whatever you want to call it. The drama between Jane and Ryu encompassed almost the entire novel and I thought it was a bit much.

Ryu second-guessing Jane and treating her like a child and just being an all-around prick was driving me NUTS. I haven’t cared for Ryu from the very beginning, he’s too cocky, he doesn’t seem to really care about Jane (although vice versa too.. Jane doesn’t a
Dec 26, 2009 rated it it was ok
Shelves: paranormal-pnr
This is more like 2.5 stars verging on 3 but it didn't win me over as much as the 1st book.

I don't know if there are only 3 books contracted - maybe this is why it felt a bit forced (esp. The love triangle aspect) but it was only OK for me. It did get better at the end though. The last 20-30% of the book had me buying into it more (esp. Jane herself).

I like Peeler & think she has talent & want to read more from her, this just felt a bit disjointed or rather - Jane seemed really ...I co
Jen Davis
Oct 22, 2011 rated it it was amazing
I am officially in love with this series. And Jane True -- I am seriously, completely in love with her too. She is utterly believable as a woman who finds herself immersed in the new and strange world of the supernatural. Someone who has been isolated and alone... now finding herself in a relationship with a sexy and attentive new lover. She is funny and smart and really makes this series a captivating read.

This installment picks up a few months after the where the last one left off. Jane and Ry
Jul 19, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I'm already halfway through the third installment while writing this review so I'll just make some quick considerations and go back to Tempest's Legacy and my work in progress.

Strong points:

-This series is seriously addictive. Considering three books are already published and the fourth is coming out soon, I just could not let the next book be. I have to know what happens. Especially in the romance department, I think all readers who, like me, have gone through this series, at this point were
Dec 07, 2010 rated it really liked it
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Erica Ravenclaw
☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

No spoilers and colorful language abound!

Tempest Rising (Jane True, #1)

This is exactly what I want to be reading right now. Do you know how rare that is? To randomly stumble upon a book series that is perfectly tuned into your headspace and suddenly you are all "screw your TBR shelf, I'mma crawl into this world and stay here". Alright, I didn't really get down to it in the first book review because I was busy having a feminist rant so let's try again.

I straight up like Jane True. She'
Simcha Lazarus
Jun 22, 2010 rated it liked it
Tracking the Tempest is a fun fast-paced adventure that rarely slows down once the story gets moving. Jane is delightful protagonist who reminds me of Sookie from Charlaine Harris’s Southern Vampire books. She is an average girl who suddenly finds herself a part of a world she never new existed, and now has to do her best to straddle the two worlds while developing her own magical skills. Jane is a funny, down to earth heroine who readers will enjoy spending time with. There are also plenty of i ...more
Mar 13, 2018 rated it liked it
Cute and fun paranormal series. Lighter than some of the other ones out there, though still plenty of death and destruction...
Shera (Book Whispers)
Jane and her libido are back! Even better than ever! Ryu and Jane are still going strong. Jane takes a break from her magical training to spend Valentines Day in Boston with her man. Of course, with Jane nothing can ever be simple! Soon her peaceful, and hanky-panky, time is cut in by a powerful being. A being with immense power, and one who is interested in Jane. Another halfling.

What I love about Tracking the Tempest is despite the 4 month time span readers can fall right into place with the
Shannon C.
Feb 27, 2010 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: urban fantasy fans, Sookie Sackhouse fans
4.5 stars: urban fantasy fans hold on to your hats: this one is even better than the first one!

When I first discovered the new Jane True series, I was so pleasantly surprised. I gave book one Tempest Rising a solid four stars, and this second installment is even better. The series reminds me in style to the SOOKIE SACKHOUSE series--quirky, fun, interesting characters and a fast moving urban fantasy plotine. Terrific mix of adventure, suspense, mystery and romance. Great world builing! I love the
Wicked Lil Pixie (Natasha)
Jul 04, 2010 rated it really liked it
Review coming soonTracking The Tempest is the second book in Nicole Peeler’s Jane True series, where we follow Jane who found out in the first novel that she is part selkie & part human.

Jane is still coming to terms with it & being trained in her defense shields & her offense. She’s also a little over 3 months into a long distance relationship with Ryu (babohan sith/vampire) & Ryu is starting to put pressure on Jane to take the relationship to the next level, which would turn her
Melissa Hayden
Jane has been training with Nell, Rockabill's Gnome, for the four months between Tempest Rising's end and now. She's learning; shields, creating glamours, and mage balls of light. Jane is the happiest she has been in a long, long time; with monthly rendezvous with Ryu, training, swimming, and taking care of her father, along with working at the Bookstore with her friends. Jane is starting to settle into her super live in the paranormal world. Although, she still thinks on the naga's murders from ...more
Oct 11, 2009 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: fans of Charlaine Harris' Sookie Stackhouse books

I just finished a treat – Tracking the Tempest by Nicole Peeler. It’s an excellent and fun read from Peeler for the second time in a row, I’m happy to broadcast.

We open on Valentine’s day. Jane and Ryu have a pleasure romp planned in Boston. But when the date ends in flames (literally) Jane finds herself caught up in an investigation that may hit too close to home…herself.

I’ve been a fan of these since reading Tempest Rising in November and have made it one of my tasks at work to share Peeler’s
May 09, 2011 rated it really liked it
Shelves: urban-fantasy
Definitely a 4. Maybe even a little more.

Much of what I think has already been said by Maja in her review, so I'll just add to that.

This book is way better than the first, there's a clearer plot and better reasons for Jane to be involved in the case, more action and a healthy reduction of the amount of smut. But better than all this are the characters. It's all about them and they've grown on me by being consistent with their personalities, even with that means running for the woods instead of h
It's a soft 4 stars. It's terrific for what it is, which is a smart and funny but not too serious adventure/romance. The plot is fast-paced and entertaining. Jane's commentary occasionally walks the line between chick-lit humor and annoying, but I think it mostly stays on the humor side of the line. I'm enjoying Jane's personal growth and gumption, although Dr. Peeler got a tiny bit lecture-y near the end.

But poor Jane obviously has no idea that she's starring in a series of novels, or she'd ha
Amanda Croley
Jun 02, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 5-star
I seriously love this series. Jane isn't a super kick butt heroine, but she's working on it. Ryu is so yummy, but Anyan is the better catch in my opinion. He is hot, strong, more mature, and lives the way that Jane does. She is a simple girl, from the country, family and friends are important to her. I get that same vibe from Anyan, and although Ryu claims to love Jane, I think she is more convenient than anything. I had such mixed feelings about Conleth. He was running around killing everyone, ...more
Mar 09, 2011 rated it really liked it
Shelves: urban-fantasy
Solid 4. The protag (Jane) is learning and growing and slowly giving up her intentional avoidance (why do so many UF and PNR heroines use this tactic to cope?) She's not stuck in it, though, and she's getting strong as a character and learning about her new world.

The romance took a predictable direction. I don't think Ryu is a schmuck, though. He gave the best he had to give. I must admit that I feel no investment in that relationship, though.

The whodunit solution was predictable but getting to
Jan 27, 2011 rated it it was amazing
LOVE Jane!
Jan 28, 2010 rated it it was amazing
Jane is a wonderful character. She's funny and sarcastic and powerful and independent. I love her!! And I love the non-traditional supernatural characters that are in this series. Ryu, Anyan, Nell, Caleb and the others are great. The powers that they have are different and the new bad guy and this story is interesting.

I love the writing style. I love the realistic feel to the dialogue and Jane's inner thoughts. One of my favorite quotes: "It was huge, as in Crocodile Dundee 'Now that's a knoife
Amanda-Lee (StoryWings)
Jul 07, 2010 rated it it was amazing
Back into the crazy world of Jane True, and the story is only getting better.

Our story picks up about four months on since the end of the last book. Jane is learning how to use her magic and although she hasn’t mastered a lot of offensive magic, she is getting quite good at shields under the watchful eye of Nell the Gnome.

This adventure really starts in Boston after she goes to visit Ryu the sexy vampire. A rogue Halfling is on the loose and death by fire has become a recent occurance in the wor
Heather C (Darkly Reading)
Dec 31, 2009 rated it really liked it
Jane True is a half-selkie after my own heart – she gives smutty paranormal romances to a horny succubus and has an internal monologue that has me snorting in hysterics. In this entry into the Jane True series (The first book Tempest Rising is a favorite of mine), Jane takes off on a romantic get-away with her hot vampire boyfriend, Ryu, for Valentine’s day weekend. Unfortunately, Jane in her typical uncoordinated form stumbles into some problems of her own that end up following her back to Rock ...more
Ellz Readz
Jul 04, 2010 rated it it was amazing
My thoughts...Tracking The Tempest is my kind of book-interesting characters, magical worlds, and just the right amount of humor.

Tracking The Tempest is book two in Nicole Peeler's Jane True series. If you are new to the series, I recommend you start with Tempest Rising. This second book has snark, more magic, move adventure, and more romance. Jane leaves the comfort of her Rockabill home to spend some time in Boston. This change in setting really opened up the doors for a bunch of new paranorma
Dec 27, 2010 rated it really liked it
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This book was as much about Jane playing catch-up with her thoughts and emotions as it was about the crazy psycho-killa. Jane has finally released herself from the emotional prison she's been locked away in since her first love died years before. But is she ready for a new relationship? Does she understand how that's suppose to be/feel. Since I absolutely adore Jane, it was great to watch her open up. It was even better that it didn't cha
Aug 25, 2011 rated it it was amazing
I think one of the things I love most about this series, is that Jane evolves and grows some with every book. Too many books these days are all about big action and or big worlds, but they forget to show any character growth. Just the difference in Jane between this book and the first is quiet large, and you can tell from the end that she is just going to continue growing and changing until she figures out who she is. I think it takes some talent to show those types of personality changes, as we ...more
So, I Read This Book Today
Apr 16, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Move over, Mercy Thompson, Kate Daniels, Sookie Stackhouse, and the other strong, wonderful woman characters that populate today's urban fantasy landscape. I love you all dearly, and hold my breath for your new books, but it is time to scootch over a bit, as Jane True has come to town! I just found Jane while perusing my local bookstore, and I couldn't be happier.

Jane is a very complex character. If you really haven't had any "life experience" (read here, if you don't understand loss, mourning,
Sep 10, 2010 rated it it was amazing
I bought Tracking the Tempest because I loved the first book in the series, and I knew Jane True was going to kick ass in the second installment. Nicole Peeler has created a character that is endearing, quirky, compassionate, and courageous. In many ways, Jane is not the typical heroine. She loves her small town and the roots she's put down there. Her friends and family mean everything to her. She doesn't feel trapped or as if she's missing something by living where she's her comfort z ...more
Aug 13, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-2017
Jane's supernatural troubles continue: What is supposed to be a fun and sexy Valentine's weekend stay with Ryu in his Boston home is cut short when they are almost incinerated by a half-ifrit who has escaped from some sort of creepy lab and been on on killing spree ever since - and for some reasons, he's developed an obsession with Jane and follows her home, threatening her family and friends.

Meh. I wasn't all that much into the first book, and it's no different with this one. I just don't parti
Ghadeer A
Feb 18, 2011 rated it really liked it
Another good book in this is no secret that I am a sucker for the Skokie stack house series so this one is perfect for me.
The author is smart enough to give us the same environment in true blood without being a copycat.
One of the things I liked in this book is the mystery and the conflicted feelings Jane was having.
What I did not like is how much the author seems to love the word "libido" I mean there was hardly any page or chapter that libido wasn't in it.
That being said I really can'
Danielle (Danniegurl)
This was only slightly better than the last book. Ryu....Ryu I don't like you. The book takes a bit to get going. Janes visiting Ryu in Boston and then shenanigans happen. A halfling with extraordinary fire power is on the loose. He was in a lab...and once again things come to light and we don't know everything but Jane figured it out and Ryu disregards her and thinks she's incapable of helping. At the end of the book Ryu doesn't even pay attention to how Jane is or what she's been through but p ...more
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Nicole D. Peeler writes urban fantasy for Orbit Books and, in her spare time, is an associate professor at Seton Hill University, where she co-directs their MFA in Writing Popular Fiction. Having recently finished the final book of her award-winning Jane True series, she is looking forward to the upcoming publication of Jinn and Juice, the first book in a series about a cursed jinni living in Pitt ...more

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