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

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

Faith Hunter. Roc, $16 trade paper (560p) ISBN 978-0-451-47575-6

Fans and newcomers alike will delight in this fantastic collection of 17 previously published stories and two brand-new novellas that weave together the books of Hunter’s long-running Jane Yellowrock urban fantasy series. In “The Early Years,” Jane says good-bye to the Bethel Nondenominational Christian Children’s Home in hopes of discovering her origins, finding her future, and taming her alter ego, Beast. In “Cat Tats,” Jane’s love interest, Rick LaFleur, wakes up bound to a witch’s circle, at the mercy of a vampire who’s determined to make him her blood servant. In the terrifying “Beneath a Bloody Moon,” Jane and her crew use the canals that wind through the Louisiana bayou to track a trio of werewolves who are leaving a trail of violent deaths in their wake. “Off the Grid” finds Jane infiltrating a cult to rescue a vampire who’s been kidnapped for her blood, and introduces Nell Ingram (who will soon have her own series), a former member of God’s Cloud of Glory Church, who is more than happy to help Jane and company take down its twisted leader. This superb collection highlights what fans of the series already know: Jane Yellowrock continues to be one of the most complex and appealing heroines in urban fantasy. Agent: Lucienne Diver, Knight Agency. (Feb.)