Kindle Edition ð Shadow Rites ePUB Þ

Kindle Edition ð Shadow Rites ePUB Þ

Shadow Rites ➭ Shadow Rites Read ➵ Author Faith Hunter – Capitalsoftworks.co.uk Slaying vampires is child’s play for skinwalker Jane Yellowrock But handling the complicated politics of New Orleans’ supernatural players is another story Jane is keeping the peace between visiti Slaying vampires is child’s play for skinwalker Jane Yellowrock But handling the complicated politics of New Orleans’ supernatural players is another story Jane is keeping the peace between visiting groups of witches and vamps in the city but then trouble comes knocking on her doorstep When her house is magically attacked the wild chase to find her assailants unearths a mystery that has literally been buried deep A missing master vampire presumed long deceased is found chained in a pitundead raving mad and in the company of two human bodies Now it’s up to Jane to find out who kept the vampire hidden for so long and why because the incident could tip already high supernatural tensions to an all out arcane war.


About the Author: Faith Hunter

for pics She works with stones pearls crystal and glass wire wrapping larger undrilled focal stones Labradorite ite apatite auamarine and prehnite are her favorite stones Faith loves orchids Her favorite time of year is when several are blooming Pictures can be seen at her FaceBook page And yes she collects bones and skulls Many of her orchid pics are juxtaposed with bones and skulls —a fox cat dog cow skull goat and deer skull that is unfortunately falling apart and the jawbone of an ass She just received a boar skull and the skull of a mountain lion legally purchased from a US tannery killed in the wildShe and her husband RV traveling to whitewater rivers all over the Southeast And that leads Faith to kayaking – her very favorite sport Faith discovered whitewater paddling when she was researching her Gwen Hunter mystery book Rapid Descent She took a lesson and—after a bout of panic attacks from fear of drowning—discovered she loved the sportFaith is one of the founders and a participant at the now defunct and archived.



10 thoughts on “Shadow Rites

  1. Choko Choko says:

    465 Another Wednesday UF group hunting expedition with BeastI don't know how she does it Faith Hunter has developed this series to a level where she really has to screw something badly in order for her books to get any rating lower than 4 from me She knows how to keep us on our toes and this time we hit the ground running Starting with a bang Jane was in trouble almost from the first page and this time it was evil magic This did not bode well for the plans for a peace treaty the Master Vampire of New Orleans was about to sign with the Covens of American Witches Obviously someone is trying to sabotage the event and Jane has to make sure everyone is safe Good thing she has a household full of allies to help her and make sure she is safe as well Keeping Jane alive is than a full time job and the brothers the Bruiser the witches and the vamps all earn their keep having to drag her ass from the verge of almost dying all the timeThis was intense I had no idea how they are going to get out alive and this time around we actually got some answers for uestions we have had since the beginning of the series However I wish those European Suckheads would get to New Orleans already This has been hanging over our heads for the last several books and I really hope it lives up to its own hype when it finally arrivesSo since I can't give away any of the plot I am going to leave it at how much I actually laughed this time around Loved the humor which balanced the creepy murdery parts of the story perfectly Beast is still the best character in the series and Angie baby terrifies the heck out of me with her magical potential I hope that the wolf and it's Grindelo get page time next time around ☺☺☺Now I wish you all Happy Reading and many wonderful books to come


  2. Marta Cox Marta Cox says:

    I'm writing an early review so will be careful just how much I say This the tenth book sees Jane moving on with her life and finally giving George aka Bruiser a chance I'm not sure that she's ready for the l word but she is trying to heal from past hurts and the feelings of mistrust Now this wouldn't be a Jane Yellowrock book if the suspense and action didn't drive it and boy is this such an intense ride Jane is still an Enforcer working for Master of the City Leo but as this story begins there's a huge logistical and security challenge The Witches have agreed to parley with the Vampires but you just know that not everyone wants agreement and peace To add even pressure a powerful spell manages to get into Janes home leaving something behind that's not exactly tangible but proves to be deadly First things first protect Leo second track down the source of the magical attack and when that happens long dead or undead secrets come to light Just who is targeting Jane and how does it all tie in with the Witch Conclave? O I do love this series and urge other readers to get on board and please read in order This series is fabulous urban fantasy that unbelievably just keeps getting even wilder So much has changed since the beginning and yes Jane and her Beast are as protective as ever but it's wonderful seeing her inner circle grow as a family truly is formed That obviously makes her worry but these guys have got each other's backs I know many readers want of a settled romantic life for Jane but it's clear to this reader that the author much prefers tying her characters up in knots This makes for a non stop thrilling ride that has you guessing with predators stalking prey and then leaves you breathless Yes sometimes even Jane can become prey Oh it's not all blood and magic because our snarky heroine is right on form and if anyone can put down uber arrogant and selfish Leo it's Jane Tension rockets and then bam the comments out of Janes mouth are sheer comic genius I guess it's all about timing and this author has it down pat Trust me when it kicks off you will not want to put this book down I was gifted a copy through Netgalley in exchange for an honest review


  3. Robin (Bridge Four) Robin (Bridge Four) says:

    This is one of the creepier Jane books I say that because Jane is seeing magical eyes in people’s hands and I don’t know about you but I totally find that completely creeptastic in an I’m watching you kind of wayI liked this book than most of the books of this series because there was a lot of action happening all the time Plus Molly and Evan come to town with the kids and Angelina is probably eual parts adorable and scary all at the same time The developments with her character in this lead me to think that she is going to be a holy terror sooner rather than later I’m hoping that she will be firmly on our side though and just terrorize the enemyThere is some crazy magic rolling around in this one and it wasn’t the same old same old villain Jane is up against It seems there is a witch in the mix that is causing a bit of havoc and looking to disrupt the upcoming conclaveEdward is the shining star in this one though I like that vampire a lot and can’t wait to find out the reasons he ‘let’ someone win a blood challenge and take over the clan he was running Because there is no way that didn’t happen without his willingness to give up his position to enter Leo’s service There are reasons and I want to know them allI do have a few gripes though I sometimes struggle with this series as the flow of it is sometimes a bit jumpy One minute Jane is walking into a room then someone she knows is attacking her for no apparent reason then she is on the verge of death and Bruiser is carrying her to go to the rocks to shift then she is at Aggie One Feathers and Eli is there but I have no idea where Bruiser is It just seems strange to me that Eli gets to make all of the Jane is dying what should we do calls and Bruiser gets kicked outside I get that they have said “I love you” yet BUTit is pretty much implied and he told her he wanted to spend the rest of his life with her so I’m thinking he gets to be the primary in death situations Just saying Alsohow many books do we need to go through since mentioning the European Vamps FH has been dangling that carrot for a while now and I’ve heard that book 11 they still haven’t shown up either There is only so long that I’ll wait for said Vamps to show up before I get pissed that she hasn’t capitalized on that arc yet If it doesn’t happen in book 12 I’m probably completely done with the seriesOverall if you have made it to book 10 then you know what you are getting with this series and this book is much better than all of the early ones in the series I love Jane and Bruiser together as a team and how he is protective of her but also gives her space to do her job He seems to get who Jane is better than anyone else ever has I’m still not sure what to do with Leo but I’m sure that will have to be addressed sometime in the futureLooking forward to getting to the end of the completely books of this series


  4. Beth Beth says:

    Click Banner to Enter Giveaway Ends 452016There is a tour wide giveaway for 1 complete set of the Jane Yellowrock series all 10 novels plus one 100 or Barnes Noble gift card Blog Giveaway 1 copy print of SHADOW RITES by Faith HunterJane once again is caught up in a magical mystery There has been random magical attacks made against Jane’s household and spells placed on powerful allies that cause them to randomly attack Jane and her crew must unravel the mysterious magic users plot before their plans come to fruitionMeanwhile a master that has assumed dead is found tortured and barely alive Who is behind the master’s entrapment? Once again we are provided with a meaty mystery that you can really sink your teeth into Don’t get me wrong it’s not all mystery There is a lot of action a healthy layer of romantic heat and plenty interaction with the family of main players we’ve come to loveIf Faith Hunter writes it I’ll be reading it It really is that simple She writes complex characters that grow and evolve She builds amazing worlds where the fantasy becomes reality and vampires magic and mayhem live alongside the cities and places you know She is a brilliant writer with a magical pen that is my take and I’m sticking to itTen full length novels and this series is still going strongI received this ARC copy of Shadow Rites in exchange for a honest review This book is set for publication April 5 2016 Don't Miss Tome Tender's tour stop March 21 2016My Rating 5 StarsWritten by Faith HunterSeries Jane Yellowrock Seuence in Series Book 10Mass Market Paperback 368 pagesPublisher Roc Publication date April 5 2016ISBN 10 0451465970ISBN 13 978 0451465979Genre Urban Fantasy Noble


  5. Yodamom Yodamom says:

    Book #10 in the seriesJane Yellowrock is the Enforcer for New Orleans under Master Leo Witches and vampires are talking about possible peace but there are always malcontents and Jane is the one to fester them out The witches are early and mysterious leaving something to ponder in their wake There is a long dead master vamp that isn't as dead as everyone thought Jane is up to her neck once again but she does it well with snarls and snarkJane's romantic life has been rough but she is on the mend and moving on She is feeling some love again and it is with my favorite character yeh I loved this book I do love the series I love the characters they are flawed funny and dangerous They all continue to grow with each book Now where is the next book ?


  6. Terri ♥ (aka Mrs. Christian Grey) Terri ♥ (aka Mrs. Christian Grey) says:

    I almost gave this book 3 stars because that was probably my enjoyment level However when stacked against other 3 star books this one is far superior This was never one of my favorite series However I enjoy the Native American aspect and some of the side characters Our h has grown a lot and becoming of a character I like As much as I hate the author for butchering my Rickybo into someone I can't like I'm glad our h has a steady guy now Anyway I will keep listening to this series


  7. Lila Lila says:

    Dare I hope that visiting vampires meansApril 2016


  8. Lynn Lynn says:

    The action starts immediately in Shadow Rites book #10 of the Jane Yellowrock series A magical attack on her house throws Jane into high gear as she tries to find and fight the two witches who are responsible before the Witch Conclave happens to avoid it turning into a major disaster Jane has fought magic users before; however; it seems that a lot of residual magic has built up in her body causing some issues So this fun new complication related to all the whammies Jane has sustained from previous encounters with supernatural spells adds new challenges to Jane’s abilitiesWhen Jane Yellowrock lets fly with some cuss words you know things are getting dire One of the enemy witches has been drinking a lot of powerful vampire blood which is a Bad Thing Jane meets one of her toughest challenges with the witch in uestion and her mother who are trying to sabotage the Witch Conclave where they are about to reach an accord with Leo This is essential before the Euro vamps show up since it is likely they will try a takeover of Leo’s territory The two uber powerful witches keep causing havoc for Jane and her security crews as well as Leo and his vamps Jane has a houseful of help when Molly and Evan show up with their own scarily powerful daughter Angie and little Evan It will take all of them to prevent an all out war from happening because if Leo goes down Jane knows things will be bleak once the Europeans finally arriveOne thing you have to say for Leo he is consistent As in he consistently goes after “my Jane” with his “vamp hunting purr that made Beast sit up and purr back” He speaks to her with pointed innuendo while always trying to seduce Jane into his bed “You make the chase so delightful” Leo continues to be a very political animal with multiple levels of plots and devious schemes to keep his power and gain that are so complex he could be Machiavelli’s number one student One such plot seems to be attaching Ed Hartley to Jane in a magically bound way which of course seriously steams her As for George Dumas aka Bruiser and Jane’s “sweetie pie” their story is still developing as she notes “we were still figuring out what kind of relationship we had” so while they get to spend time together in between all the major crises drama it’s not a focal point of the story because so much is going on as the bad witches always seem to be one step ahead of all Jane is doing to find them and bring them down Such is the nature of Urban Fantasy though; action less love story I think Jane cares a lot for Bruiser but that player Ricky Bo really broke her heart so she is hesitant to be that vulnerable again I have high hopes for them as Jane and Bruiser’s relationship continues to grow and they works well together in this story on both sides of the sheetsFor anyone this far into the series you should know by now that where Jane goes trouble follows or in her case attacks with a vengeance The pace is fast and furious as Jane and her crew deal with all witches lethal and otherwise and vampires as well as Jane’s own magical issues Credit goes to Faith Hunter for keeping this series fresh and exciting; her fans will be well satisfiedARC courtesy of PenguinRandom House Books and NetGalley


  9. Jen Davis Jen Davis says:

    45 StarsEvery time I pick up another book in this series I remember all the things that make it awesome From the amazing characters to the fantastic world building to the dense storytelling and non stop action I didn’t want to put it down It was a great ride from beginning to endThe story centers around Jane’s efforts to prepare for the big meeting between the vampires and witches That would be bad enough but something –or someone– is targeting Jane with magic What seems at first just a scan turns into an external force that’s affecting her abilities and invading her soul home And the insidious magic is spreading manifesting differently in different allies leaving Jane no clear idea what its endgame is or how to get rid of itI love Jane as a character She is so smart and tactical so strong vulnerable and loyal And this book expands on the family theme of the last one This woman who has always been a loner has created a family that is now bursting at the seems Her circle with Youngers and the Truebloods has expanded to include Edmund Brute the grindylow and of course Bruiser It shows just how big her heart is and it’s so gratifying that she is now surrounded by people who love her as much as she loves themThe mystery is engaging It plays in so well with what’s going on with the big meeting and the discovery of a long lost vampire Even better it all ties in to an even larger story with roots in earlier books of the series It’s always such a treat when that happens You can see the layers built on layers And it all serves as a foundation for these amazing action scenes Jane is pushing her limits so hard it’s a wonder she is still alive Yet she keeps putting herself on the line both to do her duty and protect those who matter to herI like the addition of Edmund and I am curious about his past and his new role in Jane’s life I am however uite wary of his seeming connection to Angie Baby I felt like there were hints that something would happen with them down the road Maybe I am reading too much into it But I will say now that the suick factor would beyond my ability to set aside if there were a spinoff series where she grows up and he’s a love interest I’m just saying that nowThat aside and I really am not going to keep thinking about it –this book kicks butt I really enjoyed everything about it And I am digging the relationship with Bruiser every bit as much as I hoped I would I’m really interested to see how Jane’s physical issues move forward in the next book –and what happens when the European vampires comeSuch a great seriesRating B ARC provided by publisher


  10. Pauline Pauline says:

    This is a Shadow Rites Review based on an advance reader copy provided in exchange for a fair review Book release on April 5 2016 I spent a couple of weeks trying to write an intelligent and witty review for this phenomenal book before coming to the inescapable conclusion that I'm by far a much better reader than I am a writer So I think I will just tell you why I liked this book so much and why I think you dear reader absolutely MUST give it a tryThe publisher's description of the story is thisJane is keeping the peace between visiting groups of witches and vamps in the city but then trouble comes knocking on her doorstep When her house is magically attacked the wild chase to find her assailants unearths a mystery that has literally been buried deepA missing master vampire presumed long deceased is found chained in a pitundead raving mad and in the company of two human bodies Now it’s up to Jane to find out who kept the vampire hidden for so long and why because the incident could tip already high supernatural tensions to an all out arcane warYou now have an excellent idea about the plot line but you have absolutely no idea how masterfully the author weaves the stories of each of the characters into a complex fabric of emotion adventure and humor in the midst of catastrophe The gradual but consistent increase in tension as the story evolves is almost unbearable by the last chapter and I was literally pacing the living room floor as I read because I just could NOT sit down with all that was going on It's THAT goodIf you're reading this review about the 10th book in the Yellowrock series then I'm assuming you are well acuainted with the secondary characters who appear then sometimes fade Many of you will be so tickled to see your favorite characters re appear to grow and drive the storyline in Shadow Rites Ladies; Bruiser makes a long anticipated appearance in this book that we've been waiting to read about and if you're a fan of Brute and Pea they're in there helping to develop the story right along with him Edmund an ex master vampire is forced onto Jane by Leo in this story but through this circumstance she discovers there is far to Edmund than anyone gave him credit for vamp scheming Molly Evan Angie Baby and Little Evan are at Aunt Jane's to help out and whoah Angelina Everhart Trueblood is a BIG handful Little Evan won't be in the shadows much longer either surprises in store I won't leave out Leo arrogant powerful and still very interested in Jane he plays a VERY big role in the plot close to the ending that should have the Leo fans cheeringThere is something in this story for every fan and I personally can't give it enough praise other than to say that it was masterfully crafted exuisitely timed for tension and you just really need to read this book when it is released


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10 thoughts on “Shadow Rites

  1. Choko Choko says:

    465 Another Wednesday UF group hunting expedition with BeastI don't know how she does it Faith Hunter has developed this series to a level where she really has to screw something badly in order for her books to get any rating lower than 4 from me She knows how to keep us on our toes and this time we hit the ground running Starting with a bang Jane was in trouble almost from the first page and this time it was evil magic This did not bode well for the plans for a peace treaty the Master Vampire of New Orleans was about to sign with the Covens of American Witches Obviously someone is trying to sabotage the event and Jane has to make sure everyone is safe Good thing she has a household full of allies to help her and make sure she is safe as well Keeping Jane alive is than a full time job and the brothers the Bruiser the witches and the vamps all earn their keep having to drag her ass from the verge of almost dying all the timeThis was intense I had no idea how they are going to get out alive and this time around we actually got some answers for uestions we have had since the beginning of the series However I wish those European Suckheads would get to New Orleans already This has been hanging over our heads for the last several books and I really hope it lives up to its own hype when it finally arrivesSo since I can't give away any of the plot I am going to leave it at how much I actually laughed this time around Loved the humor which balanced the creepy murdery parts of the story perfectly Beast is still the best character in the series and Angie baby terrifies the heck out of me with her magical potential I hope that the wolf and it's Grindelo get page time next time around ☺☺☺Now I wish you all Happy Reading and many wonderful books to come

  2. Marta Cox Marta Cox says:

    I'm writing an early review so will be careful just how much I say This the tenth book sees Jane moving on with her life and finally giving George aka Bruiser a chance I'm not sure that she's ready for the l word but she is trying to heal from past hurts and the feelings of mistrust Now this wouldn't be a Jane Yellowrock book if the suspense and action didn't drive it and boy is this such an intense ride Jane is still an Enforcer working for Master of the City Leo but as this story begins there's a huge logistical and security challenge The Witches have agreed to parley with the Vampires but you just know that not everyone wants agreement and peace To add even pressure a powerful spell manages to get into Janes home leaving something behind that's not exactly tangible but proves to be deadly First things first protect Leo second track down the source of the magical attack and when that happens long dead or undead secrets come to light Just who is targeting Jane and how does it all tie in with the Witch Conclave? O I do love this series and urge other readers to get on board and please read in order This series is fabulous urban fantasy that unbelievably just keeps getting even wilder So much has changed since the beginning and yes Jane and her Beast are as protective as ever but it's wonderful seeing her inner circle grow as a family truly is formed That obviously makes her worry but these guys have got each other's backs I know many readers want of a settled romantic life for Jane but it's clear to this reader that the author much prefers tying her characters up in knots This makes for a non stop thrilling ride that has you guessing with predators stalking prey and then leaves you breathless Yes sometimes even Jane can become prey Oh it's not all blood and magic because our snarky heroine is right on form and if anyone can put down uber arrogant and selfish Leo it's Jane Tension rockets and then bam the comments out of Janes mouth are sheer comic genius I guess it's all about timing and this author has it down pat Trust me when it kicks off you will not want to put this book down I was gifted a copy through Netgalley in exchange for an honest review

  3. Robin (Bridge Four) Robin (Bridge Four) says:

    This is one of the creepier Jane books I say that because Jane is seeing magical eyes in people’s hands and I don’t know about you but I totally find that completely creeptastic in an I’m watching you kind of wayI liked this book than most of the books of this series because there was a lot of action happening all the time Plus Molly and Evan come to town with the kids and Angelina is probably eual parts adorable and scary all at the same time The developments with her character in this lead me to think that she is going to be a holy terror sooner rather than later I’m hoping that she will be firmly on our side though and just terrorize the enemyThere is some crazy magic rolling around in this one and it wasn’t the same old same old villain Jane is up against It seems there is a witch in the mix that is causing a bit of havoc and looking to disrupt the upcoming conclaveEdward is the shining star in this one though I like that vampire a lot and can’t wait to find out the reasons he ‘let’ someone win a blood challenge and take over the clan he was running Because there is no way that didn’t happen without his willingness to give up his position to enter Leo’s service There are reasons and I want to know them allI do have a few gripes though I sometimes struggle with this series as the flow of it is sometimes a bit jumpy One minute Jane is walking into a room then someone she knows is attacking her for no apparent reason then she is on the verge of death and Bruiser is carrying her to go to the rocks to shift then she is at Aggie One Feathers and Eli is there but I have no idea where Bruiser is It just seems strange to me that Eli gets to make all of the Jane is dying what should we do calls and Bruiser gets kicked outside I get that they have said “I love you” yet BUTit is pretty much implied and he told her he wanted to spend the rest of his life with her so I’m thinking he gets to be the primary in death situations Just saying Alsohow many books do we need to go through since mentioning the European Vamps FH has been dangling that carrot for a while now and I’ve heard that book 11 they still haven’t shown up either There is only so long that I’ll wait for said Vamps to show up before I get pissed that she hasn’t capitalized on that arc yet If it doesn’t happen in book 12 I’m probably completely done with the seriesOverall if you have made it to book 10 then you know what you are getting with this series and this book is much better than all of the early ones in the series I love Jane and Bruiser together as a team and how he is protective of her but also gives her space to do her job He seems to get who Jane is better than anyone else ever has I’m still not sure what to do with Leo but I’m sure that will have to be addressed sometime in the futureLooking forward to getting to the end of the completely books of this series

  4. Beth Beth says:

    Click Banner to Enter Giveaway Ends 452016There is a tour wide giveaway for 1 complete set of the Jane Yellowrock series all 10 novels plus one 100 or Barnes Noble gift card Blog Giveaway 1 copy print of SHADOW RITES by Faith HunterJane once again is caught up in a magical mystery There has been random magical attacks made against Jane’s household and spells placed on powerful allies that cause them to randomly attack Jane and her crew must unravel the mysterious magic users plot before their plans come to fruitionMeanwhile a master that has assumed dead is found tortured and barely alive Who is behind the master’s entrapment? Once again we are provided with a meaty mystery that you can really sink your teeth into Don’t get me wrong it’s not all mystery There is a lot of action a healthy layer of romantic heat and plenty interaction with the family of main players we’ve come to loveIf Faith Hunter writes it I’ll be reading it It really is that simple She writes complex characters that grow and evolve She builds amazing worlds where the fantasy becomes reality and vampires magic and mayhem live alongside the cities and places you know She is a brilliant writer with a magical pen that is my take and I’m sticking to itTen full length novels and this series is still going strongI received this ARC copy of Shadow Rites in exchange for a honest review This book is set for publication April 5 2016 Don't Miss Tome Tender's tour stop March 21 2016My Rating 5 StarsWritten by Faith HunterSeries Jane Yellowrock Seuence in Series Book 10Mass Market Paperback 368 pagesPublisher Roc Publication date April 5 2016ISBN 10 0451465970ISBN 13 978 0451465979Genre Urban Fantasy Noble

  5. Yodamom Yodamom says:

    Book #10 in the seriesJane Yellowrock is the Enforcer for New Orleans under Master Leo Witches and vampires are talking about possible peace but there are always malcontents and Jane is the one to fester them out The witches are early and mysterious leaving something to ponder in their wake There is a long dead master vamp that isn't as dead as everyone thought Jane is up to her neck once again but she does it well with snarls and snarkJane's romantic life has been rough but she is on the mend and moving on She is feeling some love again and it is with my favorite character yeh I loved this book I do love the series I love the characters they are flawed funny and dangerous They all continue to grow with each book Now where is the next book ?

  6. Terri ♥ (aka Mrs. Christian Grey) Terri ♥ (aka Mrs. Christian Grey) says:

    I almost gave this book 3 stars because that was probably my enjoyment level However when stacked against other 3 star books this one is far superior This was never one of my favorite series However I enjoy the Native American aspect and some of the side characters Our h has grown a lot and becoming of a character I like As much as I hate the author for butchering my Rickybo into someone I can't like I'm glad our h has a steady guy now Anyway I will keep listening to this series

  7. Lila Lila says:

    Dare I hope that visiting vampires meansApril 2016

  8. Lynn Lynn says:

    The action starts immediately in Shadow Rites book #10 of the Jane Yellowrock series A magical attack on her house throws Jane into high gear as she tries to find and fight the two witches who are responsible before the Witch Conclave happens to avoid it turning into a major disaster Jane has fought magic users before; however; it seems that a lot of residual magic has built up in her body causing some issues So this fun new complication related to all the whammies Jane has sustained from previous encounters with supernatural spells adds new challenges to Jane’s abilitiesWhen Jane Yellowrock lets fly with some cuss words you know things are getting dire One of the enemy witches has been drinking a lot of powerful vampire blood which is a Bad Thing Jane meets one of her toughest challenges with the witch in uestion and her mother who are trying to sabotage the Witch Conclave where they are about to reach an accord with Leo This is essential before the Euro vamps show up since it is likely they will try a takeover of Leo’s territory The two uber powerful witches keep causing havoc for Jane and her security crews as well as Leo and his vamps Jane has a houseful of help when Molly and Evan show up with their own scarily powerful daughter Angie and little Evan It will take all of them to prevent an all out war from happening because if Leo goes down Jane knows things will be bleak once the Europeans finally arriveOne thing you have to say for Leo he is consistent As in he consistently goes after “my Jane” with his “vamp hunting purr that made Beast sit up and purr back” He speaks to her with pointed innuendo while always trying to seduce Jane into his bed “You make the chase so delightful” Leo continues to be a very political animal with multiple levels of plots and devious schemes to keep his power and gain that are so complex he could be Machiavelli’s number one student One such plot seems to be attaching Ed Hartley to Jane in a magically bound way which of course seriously steams her As for George Dumas aka Bruiser and Jane’s “sweetie pie” their story is still developing as she notes “we were still figuring out what kind of relationship we had” so while they get to spend time together in between all the major crises drama it’s not a focal point of the story because so much is going on as the bad witches always seem to be one step ahead of all Jane is doing to find them and bring them down Such is the nature of Urban Fantasy though; action less love story I think Jane cares a lot for Bruiser but that player Ricky Bo really broke her heart so she is hesitant to be that vulnerable again I have high hopes for them as Jane and Bruiser’s relationship continues to grow and they works well together in this story on both sides of the sheetsFor anyone this far into the series you should know by now that where Jane goes trouble follows or in her case attacks with a vengeance The pace is fast and furious as Jane and her crew deal with all witches lethal and otherwise and vampires as well as Jane’s own magical issues Credit goes to Faith Hunter for keeping this series fresh and exciting; her fans will be well satisfiedARC courtesy of PenguinRandom House Books and NetGalley

  9. Jen Davis Jen Davis says:

    45 StarsEvery time I pick up another book in this series I remember all the things that make it awesome From the amazing characters to the fantastic world building to the dense storytelling and non stop action I didn’t want to put it down It was a great ride from beginning to endThe story centers around Jane’s efforts to prepare for the big meeting between the vampires and witches That would be bad enough but something –or someone– is targeting Jane with magic What seems at first just a scan turns into an external force that’s affecting her abilities and invading her soul home And the insidious magic is spreading manifesting differently in different allies leaving Jane no clear idea what its endgame is or how to get rid of itI love Jane as a character She is so smart and tactical so strong vulnerable and loyal And this book expands on the family theme of the last one This woman who has always been a loner has created a family that is now bursting at the seems Her circle with Youngers and the Truebloods has expanded to include Edmund Brute the grindylow and of course Bruiser It shows just how big her heart is and it’s so gratifying that she is now surrounded by people who love her as much as she loves themThe mystery is engaging It plays in so well with what’s going on with the big meeting and the discovery of a long lost vampire Even better it all ties in to an even larger story with roots in earlier books of the series It’s always such a treat when that happens You can see the layers built on layers And it all serves as a foundation for these amazing action scenes Jane is pushing her limits so hard it’s a wonder she is still alive Yet she keeps putting herself on the line both to do her duty and protect those who matter to herI like the addition of Edmund and I am curious about his past and his new role in Jane’s life I am however uite wary of his seeming connection to Angie Baby I felt like there were hints that something would happen with them down the road Maybe I am reading too much into it But I will say now that the suick factor would beyond my ability to set aside if there were a spinoff series where she grows up and he’s a love interest I’m just saying that nowThat aside and I really am not going to keep thinking about it –this book kicks butt I really enjoyed everything about it And I am digging the relationship with Bruiser every bit as much as I hoped I would I’m really interested to see how Jane’s physical issues move forward in the next book –and what happens when the European vampires comeSuch a great seriesRating B ARC provided by publisher

  10. Pauline Pauline says:

    This is a Shadow Rites Review based on an advance reader copy provided in exchange for a fair review Book release on April 5 2016 I spent a couple of weeks trying to write an intelligent and witty review for this phenomenal book before coming to the inescapable conclusion that I'm by far a much better reader than I am a writer So I think I will just tell you why I liked this book so much and why I think you dear reader absolutely MUST give it a tryThe publisher's description of the story is thisJane is keeping the peace between visiting groups of witches and vamps in the city but then trouble comes knocking on her doorstep When her house is magically attacked the wild chase to find her assailants unearths a mystery that has literally been buried deepA missing master vampire presumed long deceased is found chained in a pitundead raving mad and in the company of two human bodies Now it’s up to Jane to find out who kept the vampire hidden for so long and why because the incident could tip already high supernatural tensions to an all out arcane warYou now have an excellent idea about the plot line but you have absolutely no idea how masterfully the author weaves the stories of each of the characters into a complex fabric of emotion adventure and humor in the midst of catastrophe The gradual but consistent increase in tension as the story evolves is almost unbearable by the last chapter and I was literally pacing the living room floor as I read because I just could NOT sit down with all that was going on It's THAT goodIf you're reading this review about the 10th book in the Yellowrock series then I'm assuming you are well acuainted with the secondary characters who appear then sometimes fade Many of you will be so tickled to see your favorite characters re appear to grow and drive the storyline in Shadow Rites Ladies; Bruiser makes a long anticipated appearance in this book that we've been waiting to read about and if you're a fan of Brute and Pea they're in there helping to develop the story right along with him Edmund an ex master vampire is forced onto Jane by Leo in this story but through this circumstance she discovers there is far to Edmund than anyone gave him credit for vamp scheming Molly Evan Angie Baby and Little Evan are at Aunt Jane's to help out and whoah Angelina Everhart Trueblood is a BIG handful Little Evan won't be in the shadows much longer either surprises in store I won't leave out Leo arrogant powerful and still very interested in Jane he plays a VERY big role in the plot close to the ending that should have the Leo fans cheeringThere is something in this story for every fan and I personally can't give it enough praise other than to say that it was masterfully crafted exuisitely timed for tension and you just really need to read this book when it is released

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