Dark Heir by Faith Hunter
Dark Heir (Jane Yellowrock, #9)
by Faith Hunter (Goodreads Author)
Mindy Mymudes’s review Feb 20, 15 ·
5 of 5 stars
Read in February, 2015
Little Janie is growing up. From once believing everything in the world was black or white, including herself, she’s learned that there is a lot lurking in the gray. She’s settling in with her new family, new beau, old shower, and just as things are comfy, the scary thing in the basement has reached the light. The Son of Darkness is loose and so is hell, 52 people dead, and Jane has to find him… and not kill him. The Euro vamps are coming, the witch accords are coming up. And Jane is right in the middle of it all.
Fast paced action, killer descriptions, all the things we’ve come to expect from Faith Hunter, and a developing Jane that adds new depth to the Urban Fantasy genre.
Today I’m doing something completely different! I actually have a blog page for you. First, I’m going to let the Author tell us about her writing, and later I’ll do a review of her book. So, without further ado, Leslie, the stage, um, page is yours!
Hi Mindy, thank you for hosting me today.
It’s a treat for me to have the second book out in my Star Light ~ Star Bright Series; Forever Yours This New Year’s Night .
I didn’t intend to write a series when I wrote the first book, Be Mine This Christmas Night, but my editor and my beta readers all mentioned that they wanted to read Jen’s story since they loved Annie so much.
Well, that stunned and scared me. But seriously, how could I NOT do this.
Then came the time write the book. Fear loomed its ugly head. What if couldn’t write a book that would capture the joy, the characters, and the setting the way my first book did? Nor did I have a “bible” ~ that all important file that has all the information about … everything. Simple things like hair color, eyes etc. and more obscure things like phrases, or gestures. The lack of the bible made writing this story even harder.
And I confess, I still don’t have a bible put together, but this winter, I’m reading my own books and making notes for book three and the novella. I’ve learned my lesson.
So what started out as a single book bloomed into four. Mitch’s story is book three for 2015 and there will be a novella (hopefully 2015) for Caro, Brice’s sister, whom you learn about in Forever Yours This New Year’s Night.
And when my readers told me they wanted to know when Jen’s story was coming out, I knew I’d made the right decision.
Now that reviews are coming in for Forever Yours This New Year’s Night, I’m thinking maybe I did it right!
I hope you enjoy the books, whether you read them in order or not, they all tie together.
So sit down, grab your favorite hot beverage and be transported to cold and snowy Boulder, CO where you can fall in love and experience the holidays with my Star Light ~ Star Bright series.
And please, join my mailing list. I only send out a few newsletters a year, but they’re filled with information about new releases and great deals. Mailing List
Blurb for Forever Yours This New Year’s Night:
Jennifer Malone Can’t Believe What’s Happening To Her
How dare he? Granted she’s far from home, dining alone on Christmas Eve. But that doesn’t give Major Brice Young—the cocky man who’d out-experted her on a big cyber forensics case months ago—the right to invite himself to her table and then do what he did.
Brice Young Can’t Believe He Did What He Just Did
Stupid move. Brice needs Jennifer Malone to be the beta tester of his new cyber defense program and he bet he’d just ruined his chances. Why on earth did he come here at all, let alone do what he just did? Would Jen still show up at tomorrow’s meeting and agree to work with him on testing his new system?
Can Two Prior Adversaries Work Together?
Getting Jen to test his new system is Brice’s priority until he discovers she is so much more than the icy cyber geek she portrays to the world. Jen fights to keep her distance, despite Brice’s undeniable charm. There is no way she ever mixes business with pleasure, especially with a recently divorced man…or can magic happen on this New Year’s Night?
Leslie Ann Sartor (aka L.A. Sartor) began telling stories around the age of 4 when her mother, at Leslie’s insistence, wrote them down and Leslie illustrated them. As an adult she writes suspense and action adventure novels with a dash of romance, and screenplays—she’s had a contracted adaptation! She lives in Colorado with her husband whom she met on a blind date. Leslie loves to travel and thinks life is an adventure and we should embrace the journey. She has a blog and a mailing list.
Dare to Believe (2012)
Stone of Heaven (May 2013) Carswell Adventure Series Book One
Be Mine This Christmas Night (Holiday 2013) Star light ~ Star Bright Series Book One
Forever Yours This New Year’s Night (Holiday 2014) Star light ~ Star Bright Series Book Two
But here’s a little ABOUT THE AUTHOR snippet taken from my Tales2Inspire™ books:
After twenty years as an active educator, I continued to pursue my love of writing, soon becoming co-editor of a popular Long Island web-zine. As I created and authored my column Ordinary People, Extraordinary Lives, I solidified my special niche of investigative journalism and put those same talents to work while writing Sex, Lies and Cosmetic Surgery. I followed up with my second book, Tick, Tock, Stop the Clock. –Getting Pretty on Your Lunch Hour to address many of the less invasive paths to beauty.
UPDATE: This essay is now available as a two-page PDF handout for easy printing and distribution.
Note: HumaneWatch’s editor recently traveled down to the Palmetto State in order to attend his first dog show. Here’s his report:
I spent this weekend at the Myrtle Beach Kennel Club’s all-breed dog show in Florence, South Carolina. The club invited me down to talk about the threats its members are facing from the Humane Society of the United States and the rest of the animal rights movement. Since I had never been to a dog show, I said yes. (I grew up thinking that “fancy” was an adjective. Silly me.)
I’m not a big fan of people who pooh-pooh things they’ve never tried or seen up-close. If one of my children says she “doesn’t like” something on the dinner table before taking even a tiny bite—well, let’s just say that doesn’t wash in…
When I first started the Pay-It-Forward Author Interview Series, I knew I would meet all types of writers from all over the country and the world. I’ve been amazed by the stories they write, their candid honesty about the writing process, and their willingness to share secrets of their craft with others. How often in other businesses do you find people in the same business so willing to help one another? The ‘secret sauce’ and the ‘family recipe’ are well guarded to keep that something special an exclusive right.
Not so with stories.
I am amazed by the writers who have come to share their work – and now I am humbled by Nikki Rosen, author of In the Eye of Deception: A True Story, Dancing Softly, Twisted Innocence, and No Hope? Know Hope: A Healing Journey.
Nikki has won awards for her writing, and rightly so. Her story…
I don’t know how Darynda Jones can do it. How can the son of Satan have a good side? How can a daughter of light have a bad side. And why are the biggest monsters human? How can we laugh at the antics of Charley Davidson, even as we are biting our nails that she is the one who will be reaped. Can a grim reaper BE reaped? And once again, she answers her last cliffhanger, literally, after being left on a cliff of sorts, she adds another one. Then there are the other threads that she just gives a peak at from the other books. I laughed even though I was on the edge of my chair. I cried after I laughed. It was a fast ride down a steep grade on a bike with no brakes. The scenery is great, but you’re not sure if you can stop.Thank goodness we don’t have to wait long for the next book!