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So far there are five published books in the series and two series of short stories:


So far there are five ten published books in the series and two three series of short stories:

* ''Blood Trade''


* ''Broken Soul''
* ''Dark Heir''
* ''Shadow Rites''
* ''Blood In Her Veins''

* MyHorseIsAMotorbike[=/=]HeroesPreferMotorcycles: Jane's preferred mode of transport above all others. Her own is called 'Bitsa' but she rides other bikes when the situation calls for it.


* MyHorseIsAMotorbike[=/=]HeroesPreferMotorcycles: MyHorseIsAMotorbike: Jane's preferred mode of transport above all others. Her own is called 'Bitsa' but she rides other bikes when the situation calls for it.

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This ongoing fantasy written by Faith Hunter features the strong and sexy Jane Yellowrock, the last of her kind, a skinwalker of Cherokee descent who can turn into any creature she desires and hunts vampires for a living. Back from hiatus, she’s hired by Katherine Fontaneau, one of the oldest vampires in New Orleans and the madam of Katie’s Ladies, to hunt a powerful rogue vampire who’s killing other vamps. Once she solves that case Jane finds herself caught up in the vampiric politics which cascades her into a series of unwanted adventures. This is a series of UrbanFantasy novels that are half romance, half TransformationComic, with elements of Supernatural Romance thrown in.

So far there are five published books in the series and two series of short stories:

* ''Skinwalker''
* ''Blood Cross''
* ''Mercy Blade''
* ''Cat Tales''
* ''Raven Cursed''
* ''Death's Rival''
* ''Have Stakes Will Travel''
* ''Black Arts''

!!Provides the following tropes:
* BadPowersGoodPeople: the Skinwalkers as Jane discovers throughout the series are a protector people who looked after the Cherokee, despite having a reputation for evil.
* [[BeastMan Beast Woman]]: Played with. Jane looks human almost all of the time, but Beast's traits show up visibly on her when she is upset, mortally wounded, or under extreme stress. Over time, Jane learns to let Beast show when she wants, to make others realize she's not all she seems.
* BigEater: The Vodka and Tequila Boys as humans go, but Jane can make them all stop and stare. Her regular appetite is big for a human, but after a shift, she eats enough for herself, for Beast, and to make up from calorie loss caused by the shift and by her activities in a different form.
* BloodMagic: Used throughout the series by vampires and witches both.
* CampGay: Deon, the chef at Katie's Ladies.
* CantHaveSexEver: Played with. Rick [=LaFleur=], one of Jane's many interests. Due to being supernaturally contagious, and forbidden from sharing the contagion, under penalty of death. He can, however, have sex with those of his own supernatural type -- which do not exist on the North American continent -- [[ADateWithRosiePalms besides himself]].
* [[ChildProdigy Child]] [[InnocentProdigy Prodigy]]: Angie Baby, magically so. The same is true for her baby brother Evan, Jr.
** Angie Baby's powers include PsychicPowers among others.
* CoolBoat: The handmade wooden airboat Jane gets to ride on in "Cajun With Fangs"
* DominoRevelation: Well we have vampires, shifters, and all other things are probably real too!
* DuelToTheDeath: How Jane gets out of trouble she didn't even intend to get into in "Death's Rival".
* EmergencyTransformation: A human servant is brought over as a vampire to not only save her life but to prevent the vampire who drained her from being declared rogue and killed for it.
* ExtendedGreetings: any formalities undertaken by vampires or weres require arrival by rank, and then introduction by title, of which there are many because higher rank means more titles -- especially among the supernats who are long-lived to immortal.
* FemaleGaze: A lot of the narrative in the book is given over to describe how hot the men Jane encounters are in their various outfits (or lack thereof).
** This is also true of the NeverMessWithGranny types Jane encounters. They are not shy about the hot men they encounter either.
* GenreSavvy: The Kid, Alex Younger, knows people believe tropes they see on television, such as EnhanceButton.
* GlowingEyes: How Jane's appear to onlookers when she lets the Beast in her show.
* GoshDangItToHeck: Played straight, mocked, played with, and inverted based on Jane's mood and who she's with.
* [[LastOfHisKind Last of Her Kind]]
* LoveDodecahedron: Jane is the center, but Rick, Bruiser, Leo and Eli all have at one time or another had her interest romantically (and reciprocated).
* MagicalNativeAmerican: Jane Yellowrock herself but in a more literal sense than the trope usually portrays.
* MamaBear: Jane, to a fault. This is one thing she and Beast never, ever disagree about. If children are endangered, the children ''will'' be saved. This includes pregnant mothers who haven't even given birth yet.
* MonsterIsAMommy: One of the new creatures showing up in Mercy Blade reveals itself pregnant in Raven Cursed.
* {{Mooks}}: There are some in every book. Some survive, some don't. Derek Lee's Vodka and Tequila Boys both fall under this trope as well.
* MyHorseIsAMotorbike[=/=]HeroesPreferMotorcycles: Jane's preferred mode of transport above all others. Her own is called 'Bitsa' but she rides other bikes when the situation calls for it.
* NeverMessWithGranny: Aggie One Feather's mother, and Miss Esmee, the little wizened redheaded crack shot.
* TheNicknamer: Jane tends to give nicknames to people she meets.
* NoGuyWantsAnAmazon: Subverted. Although there are many sexy and delicate women in the series, Jane who stands six foot in her bare feet has no shortage of men interested in her -- in many cases because she can fight, eats like a truck driver, and knows her weapons.
* OurAngelsAreDifferent: Angie Baby has one she can see, and talks to. Her father has two. Her mother had some but they left when Molly's faith waned. As of ''Raven Cursed'', Jane also has one.
* OurDemonsAreDifferent: The BigBad in Raven Cursed.
* OurVampiresAreDifferent: As opposed to most vampire stories, these guys go all beast-like and kill indiscrriminately until they are tamed after a few years..sometimes a few decades or centuries to make them less beast and more human.
* [[OurWerewolvesAreDifferent Our Werewolves and Werecats Are Different]]: Though they share an origin point, the transmission of infection and results are different.
* PapaWolf: Big Evan Trueblood. Pragmatic, but very protective of his family.
** Lucky Landry from the short story "Cajun With Fangs" is also deadly protective.
* PowerTattoo: Played with.
** Rick's were meant to give power to someone else, and now they kind of get in the way.
** Lucky Landry's are the real deal - a witch with witch-created tattoos.
* RapunzelHair: Played with. Jane has black hair to her hips at least. She usually keeps it braided up, and the narrative is careful to mention her putting it into styles that make it difficult to use as a handhold in a fight. She also hides guns and stakes in it when she forms it into a giant bun.
* {{Skinwalker}}: Jane is a good kind, not based on the skin-thievery of legend.
* {{Shapeshifting}}: The whole superpower Jane has.
* ShapeshifterBaggage: She can't assume larger forms with out stealing mass and can't take smaller forms with out storing it.
* ShapeshifterShowdown: She ends up fighting a another skinwalker who has taken on the traits of a vampire in addition to animal traits.
* SuperSenses
** InnateNightVision: Beast has the night vision of a cat, but Jane in human form can draw on it and see almost as well as a vampire in the dark.
** TheNoseKnows: One of Jane's powers, enhanced by her bond with Beast.
*** Beast's nose is better.
*** Jane is capable of taking forms with better sense of smell than Beast, and has -- but doesn't want to insult the cat spirit.
* TheBigEasy: The setting for several of the short stories and some of the books.
* [[EdibleThemeNaming Theme]] [[{{Codenames}} Codenaming]]: Derek Lee has groups of former military mercenaries who go by alcoholic beverage codenames. Vodka Boys and Tequila Boys, respectively.
* [[TotallyNotAWerewolf Totally Not a Werecat]]
* TrademarkFavoriteFood: For Alex Younger, it's carbs and junk food -- forbidden by his brother except as rewards or treats.
* TwoBeingsOneBody: Jane accidentally absorbed Beast's soul as a child without knowing what she was doing. The two have shared the body ever since, though who is dominant varies from time to time based on the shape Jane has taken.
* UnstableGeneticCode: She is a skinwalker who must study the DNA of other creatures via meditation in order to copy their forms.
* UrbanFantasy: True to form, its a modern day adventure of the paranormal.
* VampireHunter: Her job is often to hunt down and kill Vampires.
* VoluntaryShapeshifting: Jane can change at will with only a little concentration.
* WildWilderness: A slight aversion of this troupe, Jane has some recollection of her past and the fact that she was undiscovered in cat form for a long while.
* YouCalledMeXItMustBeSerious: Jane is TheNicknamer and usually doesn't refer to people by their names. When she refers to George Dumas as "George" and not the nickname "Bruiser" it indicates a change where he stands with her.

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