I have many series on my shelves which I haven’t even dipped into yet, as well as those I’ve devoured and loved, and I am certain I will keep adding more. Although I do enjoy the stand alone novel, I especially love a series. I enjoy getting to know the characters further than just one book allows and the characters become my friends – to escape into their world just for a little while is a real pleasure. Once a month I will be spotlighting a series, just so we can add more books to our ever growing TBR piles
This Month’s Series Spotlight: ‘Jane True‘ by Nicole Peeler
(UK Covers, Published by Orbit)
I enjoyed the first in Nicole Peeler’s ‘Jane True‘ series, ‘Tempest Rising‘- I’ve been told by several peeps that this series just gets better and better, so I’ve now bought book two!
Tempest Rising (Book #1)
Living in smal town Rockabill, Maine, Jane True always knew she didn’t quite bit in with so-called normal society. During her nightly, clandestine swim in the freezing winter ocean, a grisly find leads Jane to startling revelations about her heritage: she is only half-human.
Now, Jane must enter a world filled with supernatural creatures that are terrifying, beautiful, and deadly – all of which perfectly describe her new “friends,” Ryu, a gorgeous and powerful vampire. It is a world nothing can be taken for granted: a dog can heal with a lick; spirits bag your groceries; and whatever you do, never – ever – rub the genie’s lamp.
Tracking the Tempest (Book #2)
TRACKING THE TEMPEST begins four months – and one eyebrow sacrificed to magical training – after the close of Tempest Rising. During that time, Jane True has been busy honing her supernatural powers and enjoying her newfound sense of confidence. Rockabill may not yet be heaven, but she’s realized it’s home.
Valentine’s Day is fast approaching, however, and Ryu – Jane’s bloodsucker boyfriend – can’t let a major holiday go by without getting all gratuitous. This time his shenanigans involve a last-minute ticket to Boston and a hefty dose of direct interference in her life. But Ryu’s best laid plans inevitably create more upheaval than even he can anticipate, and Jane winds up embroiled in an investigation involving a spree of gruesome killings committed by a being of tremendous power… who, much to Jane’s surprise, happens to be another halfling. (Goodreads)
Tempest’s Legacy (Book #3)
After a peaceful hiatus at home in Rockabill, Jane True thinks that her worst problem is that she still throws like a girl – at least while throwing fireballs. Her peace of mind ends, however, when Anyan arrives one night with terrible news . . . news that will rock Jane’s world to its very core.
After demanding to help investigate a series of gruesome attacks on females — supernatural, halfling, and human — Jane quickly finds herself forced to confront her darkest nightmares as well as her deepest desires.
And she’s not sure which she finds more frightening. (Goodreads)
Eye of the Tempest (Book #4)
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. (Goodreads)