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This review is from: Blood Cross (Jane Yellowrock Novels) (Mass Market Paperback)
Jane Yellowrock is a Skinwalker, a native Indian woman who can shape-shift into any form she pleases within reason in the right circumstances. That and the fact she is a professional Bounty-Hunter who deals with Monsters drew her to New Orleans in the first book, which is where we catch up with her in the second book. This time around, though, the Vampire Master of the City is unstable after suffering a terrible personal loss as a result of Jane's actions in the first book and, even though she did him a favour doing what she did, he can't quite decide if he wants her dead or not-and she knows she won't be able to stop him if he wants her blood badly enough. On top of that, someone is Creating Vampires without authorisation and carrying out odd Rituals in the process, a situation Jane has to deal with since the Master of the City is currently incapable. Then there's the fact that Jane's Witch friend and her two young children have come to New Orleans to visit "Aunt" Jane, but the fact that Witch blood is being used in the Vampire Rituals means they may not be safe for all the Witches power. Jane's Beast, which considers her friends children it's "Kits", is even less happy about the situation. Just to make things interesting, Jane's house is nearly burnt down by the Master of the City right at the start of the story with her and her friends and "family" inside, her Love life is getting into gear and the Rituals being carried out concerning the new Vampires might just have something to do with the very Origin's of Vampires as a Race...
Non stop action, with lashings of sex and magic, added to Vampires, Werewolves, the BIG questions such as is it the Cross or your Faith that protects you from the Monsters, an entertaining and increasingly interesting central character with a bizarre lifestyle and history which makes her, along with her unusual powers, one of the most original Supernatural characters around today. If you like the stories of writers like Charlaine Harris and Karen Chance you'll love this. If not? Give it a go anyway, there's more than enough intelligence and plenty of ideas in this book that most will enjoy. Here's hoping the next book will come out soon.