Blood Trade By Faith Hunter

Aug 10, 2013 | 2013 Articles, Fantasy & Fangs, Terrance V. Mc Arthur

by Terrance Mc Arthur

Details on how to win a copy of Blood Trade at the end of this post. Also, use the link to purchase the book and a portion goes to help KRL.

Jane Yellowrock is a shape-shifting skin-walker who has a mountain lions soul inside her.

Jane is a vampire hunter; Jane works for vampires. That’s right. She kills vampires for vampires. There are some problem vampires that other vampires can’t—or won’t—deal with, and that’s when they call in Jane.

In Faith Hunter’s Blood Trade (sixth in this urban paranormal series), she takes her team from New Orleans to Natchez. Naturaleza vamps, left over from a vampire leader with plans for expansion–the only thing that was expanded was the distance between his neck and his head–have killed or kidnapped over one hundred people, including a group of witches. Naturaleza bloodsuckers think of humans as food, as opposed to Mithran vamps, who smile on the news programs. What’s worse, they are starting to mutate into some very nasty creatures that grow bug-like attributes, regenerate and are barely slowed by silver ammunition.

On Jane’s side are: the Younger brothers– no, not the old-time outlaws! The former is military and delectable Eli and current-parolee The Kid, who suffers from some misunderstanding about hacking into the Pentagon computers. Also Rick, a “hottie” government agent who would get up-close-and-personal with Jane except that a cutesy little creature on his shoulder would rip out his throat to stop him from passing on the “werewolf taint,” and Soul, a not-human agent, but a werewolf stuck in white-wolf mode. The female of the clan is Esmee, a ditsy, fashion-don’t, senior-citizen B&B owner who looks on Jane’s brand of mayhem as the most fun she’s had in years. In addition, there is a subplot with childhood chemo and a special-needs adult who is truly special.

Skin-walker began the series, and it’s a good place to start. Black Arts, the next book after this one, will be published in January of 2014.

The action is wild and wooly, with aerial and underground operations and you will learn more about weapons and ammunition than you’ve ever had reason to know. Don’t try to use this book as a guide to the real Natchez; it’s more of an alternative-history version of the city. Not only is there a lot of carnage, but the inner turmoil is raised to a high level. Hunter knows how to twist readers in every direction but loose and still leave them thinking of it as therapeutic massage.

To enter to win a copy of Blood Trade, simply email KRL at krlcontests@gmail[dot]com by replacing the [dot] with a period, and with the subject line “Trade,” or comment on this article. A winner will be chosen August 17, 2013. U.S. residents only.

Terrance V. Mc Arthur is a California-born, Valley-raised librarian/entertainer/writer. He lives in Sanger, four blocks from the library, with his wife, his daughter, and a spinster cat.


  1. Love Faith Hunter! Thanks for the review

  2. Great description of Jane Yellowrock and what she does for a living. Nice touch adding that Faith has done some research on the weapons used to hunt vamps….

  3. I love Faith Hunter! Her books always keep me on the edge of my seat!

  4. I have all the Faith Hunter books so far. They are simply great. Looking forward to many more.

  5. I have been following the Jane Yellowrock series and loving it. Would be delighted to win the latest book BLOOD TRADE. Thanks so much!

    Amy in NYC – life long lover of all things SF & F.

  6. I enjoy these books. Good review

  7. Love the Jane Yellowrock series! Can’t wait for Black Arts to come out in Jan. 2014.

  8. Love Faith Hunters books! Jane Yellowrock is awesome in all six books. the research Faith Hunter does before writing her books is amazing. These books starting with Skinwalker are truly worth reading.
    Thanks for the good review.

  9. Love Faith Hunter and her books! Thank you for the review!

  10. Thank you for the contest!

  11. That is an excellent review of Blood Trade. I love the Jane Yellowrock series.

  12. Faith is such a talented writer and Jane Yellowrock is such an interesting character with alot of depth to her. I can’t wait for the next book.

  13. Jane is my favorite strong female character!

  14. We have a winner
    Lorie Ham, KRL Publisher


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