But when a group of local campers are attacked by something fanged, Jane goes from escort to investigator. Unless she wants to face a very angry mast vampire, she will have to work overtime to find the killer. It's a good thing she's worth every penny.
Jane is a Skinwalker of Cherokee lineage. She can take different animal shapes as long as she has the DNA profile, usually made into a necklace. Jane is a tough, motorcycle riding Vampire hunter. She’s tough but loves to dance. She will go to the wall for you.
Jane’s adventures continue where Mercy Blade left off. Be prepared to start this book early so you can finish it without staying up half the night, as I did. At 2:30 am, the eyes just would not stay open any longer. The action is non-stop and you can not predict what is going to happen next. While there are some of the same characters as in previous books, Ms Hunter introduces new ones who Jane knew before she went to New Orleans. This story provides new background on Jane, her friendships, and earlier life.
While the action is pretty fast, Ms Hunter paints the area and scenery with incredible detail. The descriptions make you want to visit and explore the area in depth. As with her previous books, there seem to be many stories within stories going on. And there are. This is not a quick, fun, beach read. It’s almost as if you’re matching wits with the author to see where the story is going. This IS my kind of book. Please don’t try skimming pages as you just might miss something important down the line.
As it’s been a year since Mercy Blade released, I did go back and re-read it. I read a lot of books in a year and didn’t want to find myself lost. I’m so glad I took this route. The action starts right away and I would have been racking my brain to remember exactly what happened in the previous book and the impact it would have on Raven Cursed. Additionally, I love the way Ms Hunter combines Jane’s character with “The Beast”. With the first book, I thought it might be confusing but now I am used to having “The Beast” interject into certain situations. It adds a whole new depth to Jane’s character to actually hear “The Beast’s” thoughts and reactions and how Jane deals with them. It’s two main characters in one.
With this book, I did something I never do. I only read at night after my husband has turned in. Since I couldn’t stay awake any longer, I got up, had coffee and breakfast and then grabbed my Kindle to finish it. I just couldn’t wait any longer. It was that good. While not ending in a cliffhanger, Ms Hunter has left a wide gap for future books. I am so looking forward to the next installment.
Raven Cursed is very reasonably price at $5.99 for the Kindle edition and $7.19 for the paper back.