Author: Nicole Peeler
Published: July 26th, 2011 by Orbit
Synopsis:Nothing says "home" like being attacked by humans with very large guns, as Jane and Anyan discover when they arrive in Rockabill. These are professionals, brought into kill, and they bring Anyan down before either Jane or the barghest can react. Seeing Anyan fall awakens a terrible power within Jane, and she nearly destroys herself taking out their attackers.
Jane wakes, weeks later, to discover that she's not the only thing that's been stirring. Something underneath Rockabill is coming to life: something ancient, something powerful, and something that just might destroy the world.
Jane and her friends must act, striking out on a quest that only Jane can finish. For whatever lurks beneath the Old Sow must be stopped...and Jane's just the halfling for the job. (from Goodreads.com)
Jane True is back and kickin' ass, selkie style! My hero on so many levels, Jane is back in book four, Eye of the Tempest. Our dearest Jane has learned so much along the way. In book one, (review HERE) she started off small and confused, thinking she wasn't worth much. In book two (review HERE), she realizes she may be physically small, but she can get it on and dish it out with the best of them. In book three (review HERE), Jane finally understands how truly strong she is, even if she is only a halfling - half selkie, half human - she can kick ass, too. But Jane will always be Jane - strong, independent, loyal seal who will always have a war raging inside her between her libido and virtue. Personally, I vote libido as it gives a better argument on all topics debated...especially Anyan.
Anyan, the deliciously, masculine hell hound/Barghest has got me wrapped around his giant finger, right along with Jane. Besides...you know what they say about hell hound shapshifters, who not only can pull from the earth's magic, but who also have large hands....well, I'm not exactly sure what they say, but I'll tell you what I say...they really know how to make a girl sweat in all the right places and I wouldn't mind being thrown up against a railing with one of them in front of me...[rephrase] Anyan in front of me. And all you readers who are fans of Jane and Anyan, be prepared for some hot steaminess that will fog up the metephorical windows of your mind and give you a taste of the intensely, exquisite relationship that has been building for three books. Although, I will warn, Nicole Peeler is going to make you work for it...but then again, what would the fun be in it if she didn't.
Jane True is a wickedly genius series that melds together urban fantasy, humor and snark together with heartbreaking scenes, that make the series drip with brilliance and delight. Eye of the Tempest fits right in with everything that has ever happened in Rockabill, Maine. With Jane True saving those she can and bringing her wittingly, humorous snark to those everywhere, the giggles never stop. Even with her near death experience, Jane will do what she must to keep those she loves alive, even if it means confronting a creature from the dawn of time. And, she will prove that humanity isn't as degrading as some supernaturals think, humanity just may prove to be their saving grace.
[p.s. - Nicole - that ending was a little evil of you. I think I heard your evil laughter when I finished it. However, that didn't stop me from totally rereading the last chapter...several times *grins*. You are eee-vil...but also awesome. Awesomely eee-vil?]
Read the first chapter of Tempest Rising - Jane True: Book 1 by Nicole Peeler
Also, make note: I WILL be holding a contest for Jane True. I will be giving away a copy of the books, so look out this week for its posting. It will be international in some way, so all you peeps who don't live in the US, be ready! I want to share my love for Jane with all my loverly readers!
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