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2 hr 23 mins In Off the Grid, Jane goes on what looks like a simple mission for the Knoxville blood-master—finding a missing Mithran. Her search leads Jane to a young woman named Nell, a woman with a scarred past and a strange power, a woman who may hold the key to saving the missing vampire, if Jane can convince her to assist.


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2 hr 23 mins In Off the Grid, Jane goes on what looks like a simple mission for the Knoxville blood-master—finding a missing Mithran. Her search leads Jane to a young woman named Nell, a woman with a scarred past and a strange power, a woman who may hold the key to saving the missing vampire, if Jane can convince her to assist.

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  1. 5 out of 5

    Maria Dimitrova

    Off the grid is the first chronological look at Nell Ingram - the MC of Faith Hunter's Soulwood series. This story is mentioned several times in the first novel but you can read the series even if you have skipped this one. I would however recommend reading it because it offers background and depth to Nell's character and helps the reader appreciate what she's been through. Off the grid is the first chronological look at Nell Ingram - the MC of Faith Hunter's Soulwood series. This story is mentioned several times in the first novel but you can read the series even if you have skipped this one. I would however recommend reading it because it offers background and depth to Nell's character and helps the reader appreciate what she's been through.

  2. 5 out of 5

    ✨Susan✨

    I like these Jane Yellowrock shorts. They always have intence story lines and cool characters. I have already qued 4 more, but am spreading them out between my novel books. Highly recommend reading the first Book in the series to have a grasp on her character.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Lyn

    Urban fantasy novels are to me a refreshing break from other genres, styles and explorations. If I have been reading a very somber work, or a remarkably literary novel with a lot to think about, I enjoy kicking off my shoes, opening a can of Pabst Blue Ribbon and relaxing with an easy to read, no frills fun story about ghosts and goblins in the present day. For my money, the best protagonists in this field are Kevin Hearne’s Atticus O’Sullivan (the Iron Druid), Jim Butcher’s Harry Dresden and Fai Urban fantasy novels are to me a refreshing break from other genres, styles and explorations. If I have been reading a very somber work, or a remarkably literary novel with a lot to think about, I enjoy kicking off my shoes, opening a can of Pabst Blue Ribbon and relaxing with an easy to read, no frills fun story about ghosts and goblins in the present day. For my money, the best protagonists in this field are Kevin Hearne’s Atticus O’Sullivan (the Iron Druid), Jim Butcher’s Harry Dresden and Faith Hunter’s Jane Yellowrock. But a character I am also very much interested in and whom I enjoy reading about is Hunter’s Soulwood heroine Nell Ingram. This brings me to Hunter’s 2014 novella Off the Grid that features both Yellowrock and Nell. Placed in the Yellowrock series between the events in Black Arts and Broken Soul, this is Hunter’s introduction to Nell Ingram, a witch of sorts living near Knoxville Tennessee. Here, Hunter describes an adventure where Jane Yellowrock goes to Knoxville to deal with some bad guys who have kidnapped an important vampire. Hunter’s excellent writing and imagination are displayed and she tells a good story and we get to see some interaction between these two supernatural players. A blue ribbon good time. ;)

  4. 5 out of 5

    Malinda

    4 stars This was a good short story from the Jane Yellowrock series. Jane is sent to help a Master Vamp under Leo that is missing a vamp. The vamp was taken by the leader of a religious cult that uses religion as an excuse to abuse and sexualy molest their females. While trying to get info on the group, Jane meets up with Nell. Nell had a past with the cult but had escaped (even though she still lived under constant threat). Nell's not a witch but has some gifts. She's also a good woman and she a 4 stars This was a good short story from the Jane Yellowrock series. Jane is sent to help a Master Vamp under Leo that is missing a vamp. The vamp was taken by the leader of a religious cult that uses religion as an excuse to abuse and sexualy molest their females. While trying to get info on the group, Jane meets up with Nell. Nell had a past with the cult but had escaped (even though she still lived under constant threat). Nell's not a witch but has some gifts. She's also a good woman and she and Jane sort of become friends so I'm hoping maybe their paths with intersect down the road. Overall, this was a very enjoyable short story. :D 8/2/16 - This is a reread before starting the first book (Blood of the Earth) in the spinoff series that centers around Nell. * note - I listened to the audio version of this story and the narrator did a very good job.

  5. 4 out of 5

    Theresa

    5 Stars... Very rarely, if ever, do I give 5 stars to a novella, but this one just grasped me from the start... It is set in the Jane Yellowrock series and introduces the MC, Nell, from the spin-off series, Soulwood... The storyline for this read was thrilling and appalling at the same time; focusing in on a sadistic cult that has kidnapped a vampire who is the head of security for Clan Glass... These circumstances lead Jane to Tennessee to retrieve the vamp, but she discovers Nell in the course 5 Stars... Very rarely, if ever, do I give 5 stars to a novella, but this one just grasped me from the start... It is set in the Jane Yellowrock series and introduces the MC, Nell, from the spin-off series, Soulwood... The storyline for this read was thrilling and appalling at the same time; focusing in on a sadistic cult that has kidnapped a vampire who is the head of security for Clan Glass... These circumstances lead Jane to Tennessee to retrieve the vamp, but she discovers Nell in the course of her investigation and is intrigued by the recluse... We are given some tidbits of information regarding Nell's background and hints as to the depths of her powers... I am now extremely excited to get started on the Soulwood series and discover all the hidden truths about Nell:)

  6. 4 out of 5

    Jeanny

    The story of how Jane met Nell.

  7. 4 out of 5

    Julie

    Glad I read this story in between the books but it was a little bit less exciting because it was shorter and didn't really develop Jane's narrative in any exciting ways. However, it was interesting. Glad I read this story in between the books but it was a little bit less exciting because it was shorter and didn't really develop Jane's narrative in any exciting ways. However, it was interesting.

  8. 4 out of 5

    Jessica ❁ ➳ Silverbow ➳ ❁

    4.5 stars At Dragon Con 2014 (and 2015), I went to a bunch of Faith's panels. In one of them she talked about a new series she's working on. I was excited about this for numerous reasons, the two biggest being: 1. New Faith Hunter series---YAY. 2. It takes place in Oak Ridge. For those of you that don't know, Oak Ridge is in Tennessee, near Knoxville. It's also where the first atomic bomb was made. One of my dads has lived in Andersonville, part of the same county that Oak Ridge is in, for about 20 4.5 stars At Dragon Con 2014 (and 2015), I went to a bunch of Faith's panels. In one of them she talked about a new series she's working on. I was excited about this for numerous reasons, the two biggest being: 1. New Faith Hunter series---YAY. 2. It takes place in Oak Ridge. For those of you that don't know, Oak Ridge is in Tennessee, near Knoxville. It's also where the first atomic bomb was made. One of my dads has lived in Andersonville, part of the same county that Oak Ridge is in, for about 20 years, and has been working at Y-12 for the last 6 or 8 years. I am fascinated by this place. I have been fascinated by this place since I was a teenager. In this story we meet Nell Nicholson Ingram, who is the heroine in Hunter's new series. I'm not sure what she is exactly, but my money's on her having some kind of Fae in her ancestry, and the only thing I love more than Native American folklore is the Fae. Fae in Oak Ridge. GIVE IT TO ME NOW.

  9. 4 out of 5

    Anniken Haga

    REREAD 2021 Only new thing to comment on is Nell. I know her from her own series now, and I felt like the Nell in this story was a little... Both a shadow of the character I've come to know, as well as ratcheted up on some traits that don't seem like her. But maybe that's all because we see her through Jane's POV. Otherwise, original review and rating stands. --------------------- Listened to as an audiobook The only reason I actually listened to this was because I was curius about Nell. A friend o REREAD 2021 Only new thing to comment on is Nell. I know her from her own series now, and I felt like the Nell in this story was a little... Both a shadow of the character I've come to know, as well as ratcheted up on some traits that don't seem like her. But maybe that's all because we see her through Jane's POV. Otherwise, original review and rating stands. --------------------- Listened to as an audiobook The only reason I actually listened to this was because I was curius about Nell. A friend of mine said I might the story about her, and when I saw this novella introduced her, I thought I should give it a try. I'm intrigued by her so far, and plan to maybe give her series a check when I'm all caught up on tje Jane Yellowrock series! Other than that a fast and fun enough listen.

  10. 5 out of 5

    alicat ♡➹♡

    4+ stars. I really liked this story and wish it had been longer!! I'm super intrigued by Nell. I'm not sure really how her story will work and not happy about who is going to contact her but oh well. Also while I love the audio - the length is misleading. The last 30 minutes are just a preview of the next book so the story is actually less than 1.5 hours so I wasn't really happy about the cost. 4+ stars. I really liked this story and wish it had been longer!! I'm super intrigued by Nell. I'm not sure really how her story will work and not happy about who is going to contact her but oh well. Also while I love the audio - the length is misleading. The last 30 minutes are just a preview of the next book so the story is actually less than 1.5 hours so I wasn't really happy about the cost.

  11. 5 out of 5

    Mike Finn

    I've read each of the ten (so far) Jane Yellowrock novels as they came out but I don't usually bother with the short stories. I sought out "Off The Grid", which is just under two hours long in audiobook format, because it was referred to frequently in Faith Hunter's latest novel "Blood Of The Earth" and I wanted to see what I'd missed. The answer was a pretty good short story that liberates Jane from what I'm increasingly finding to be the claustrophobic world of Vampire politics by sending her on I've read each of the ten (so far) Jane Yellowrock novels as they came out but I don't usually bother with the short stories. I sought out "Off The Grid", which is just under two hours long in audiobook format, because it was referred to frequently in Faith Hunter's latest novel "Blood Of The Earth" and I wanted to see what I'd missed. The answer was a pretty good short story that liberates Jane from what I'm increasingly finding to be the claustrophobic world of Vampire politics by sending her on a mission to rescue a vampire that has been abducted by "God's Cloud of Glory" a polygamist cult living off the grid in the Appalachians. It was a little odd, reading the short story AFTER having read the novel that followed it, because I knew a lot more about the cult and Nell, the main character of "Blood Of The Earth", a young woman with the weird magic who was raised in the cult but now lives outside it, than Jane does. It had one unexpected benefit. It made me see how goal-focused Jane is. She's all about the mission. Do whatever is necessary to get the vampire back. If that means pushing a young woman into danger and stripping away the privacy Jane knows is important to her, well, that's just how life is. I really enjoyed the tension between Jane and Nell. They are both tough in their own ways and yet both show compassion. The short story is action-packed, yet Faith Hunter still finds time for character development. Jane's vengeful reaction to the cult and the anger it brings out in her illustrate how other-than-human she has become, how outside the law she is and yet how she is still motivated to protect the week and take off the heads of those who do them harm. We get an intriguing pen sketch of a vampire Jane nicknames "Yummy" who is a fierce, vengeful warrior, comfortable with her vampire nature, yet willing to offer comfort to women who have been abused. She also appears briefly in "Blood Of The Earth" and I hope she'll be developed into a main character who will give a contrasting view of what it means to be a vampire. And then there is Nell. This is a shadow of the Nell we meet in Soulwood. It's the small part of herself that she let's Jane see. Yet she is still intriguing. If you're familiar with Jane Yellowrock, then "Off The Grid" works as a stand-alone story that's worth the couple of hours it takes. If you're planning to read "Blood Of The Earth" you don't have to read this story first but it is fun to read afterwards.

  12. 4 out of 5

    Amanda Croley

    This review can also be found at: http://thepaperbackaddict.blogspot.com/ Jane is sent to Clan Glass in Tennessee after they requested Leo's help. She finds out upon arrival that their head of security, Heyda Cohen had a meeting with the local cult church leader and went with them willingly. Her security team didn't think anything of it until she failed to return. Ming Zhane, the Glass Clan Blood Master, wants Jane to rescue Heyda as soon as possible. While doing her research, Jane finds that N This review can also be found at: http://thepaperbackaddict.blogspot.com/ Jane is sent to Clan Glass in Tennessee after they requested Leo's help. She finds out upon arrival that their head of security, Heyda Cohen had a meeting with the local cult church leader and went with them willingly. Her security team didn't think anything of it until she failed to return. Ming Zhane, the Glass Clan Blood Master, wants Jane to rescue Heyda as soon as possible. While doing her research, Jane finds that Nell Ingram and her late husband own the property next to the church. Nell is different but Jane isn't sure at first what she's feeling from the young woman. Nell is their best chance of rescuing Heyda if they can convince her to help. Nell's character will have a spin-off series titled Soulwood, with the first book Blood of the Earth coming out August 2nd. Nell has a checkered past and an interesting story which should make for a good addition to the JY world. Read the spoilers section below for a quick recap before starting book number 1 of the Soulwood series titled Blood of the Earth. ***Spoilers*** Jane learns when visiting Nell at her home that she has some kind of magic, that isn't witch magic, but connects her to the forest around her. She also learns that Nell somehow escaped the cult but she is very private with the details. She's only 22, didn't graduate high school but is self-educated. The cult had blocked local law enforcement from searching their property after receiving complaints of child abuse. While rescuing Heyda, the group also assists the cops in getting onto the property where 138 children are rescued from physical and sexual abuse. Yummy, nicknamed by Jane, was one of the vamps in the rescue mission who Jane sincerely likes because of her kindness to two of the girls held hostage. She takes off with the leader and hopefully tortured him with the same malice he abused his people with. At the end, Jane visits Nell and tells her that because of their involvement she may not be safe anymore but that she is sending Rick and Psyled who may be able to help her. She tells Jane to go away and leave her in peace.

  13. 4 out of 5

    Ben Truong

    Off the Grid is an audio short story from the Jane Yellowrock series written by Faith Hunter and read by Khristine Hvam. It takes after the events in the seventh novel, Black Arts, and centers on Jane Yellowrock on a mission to find a missing vampire in Tennessee and meets Nell Ingram, who would become the main protagonist in Hunter's other series Soulwood. Nell Ingram is a witch of sorts that has power derived from deep within the Earth and uses her powers and the surrounding forest to protect h Off the Grid is an audio short story from the Jane Yellowrock series written by Faith Hunter and read by Khristine Hvam. It takes after the events in the seventh novel, Black Arts, and centers on Jane Yellowrock on a mission to find a missing vampire in Tennessee and meets Nell Ingram, who would become the main protagonist in Hunter's other series Soulwood. Nell Ingram is a witch of sorts that has power derived from deep within the Earth and uses her powers and the surrounding forest to protect herself. She was born and raised in a religious cult, but has long since denounced it – the cult, God's Cloud of Glory Church, who happened kidnapped the very vampires that Jane Yellowrock is looking for. Off the Grid is written and narrated rather well. Nell Ingram is a rather interesting character and she was wonderfully written that I am adding the parallel series into my ever-growing TBR List. Teaming up with each other, Jane Yellowrock and Nell Ingram became good friends as they face one of Nell's fears together – confronting the cult that she renounced. All in all, Off the Grid is a well written and a wonderful backdoor pilot to a new series that I am interested in reading.

  14. 5 out of 5

    Randy Daugherty

    In Off the Grid, Jane goes on what looks like a simple mission for the Knoxville blood-master—finding a missing Mithran. Her search leads Jane to a young woman named Nell, a woman with a scarred past and a strange power, a woman who may hold the key to saving the missing vampire, if Jane can convince her to assist. I enjoyed this meeting of Jane and Nell, I believe t showed just how isolated Nell had kept herself before Jane barged into her life and shook it up. I like both the Jane Yellowrock ser In Off the Grid, Jane goes on what looks like a simple mission for the Knoxville blood-master—finding a missing Mithran. Her search leads Jane to a young woman named Nell, a woman with a scarred past and a strange power, a woman who may hold the key to saving the missing vampire, if Jane can convince her to assist. I enjoyed this meeting of Jane and Nell, I believe t showed just how isolated Nell had kept herself before Jane barged into her life and shook it up. I like both the Jane Yellowrock series and the Soulwood series, the characters and how their stories cross over yet remain totally different. I look to the return of Jane.

  15. 4 out of 5

    Jeff Suter

    Doomsday Cult meets its Doom. A nice short story from the Yellowrock universe available on E-books. Jane, Beast, the Younger Brothers are all here. Jane discovers that evil doesn't always come with fangs or supernatural powers. We are introduced to a woman with undefined qualities, a troubled past, and handy with a gun who may hold the clues to rescuing a missing Vamphead - if she can be persuaded to help. A possible new "friend" called Yummy and an aristocratic new Vamp "enemy" for Jane and Eli. Doomsday Cult meets its Doom. A nice short story from the Yellowrock universe available on E-books. Jane, Beast, the Younger Brothers are all here. Jane discovers that evil doesn't always come with fangs or supernatural powers. We are introduced to a woman with undefined qualities, a troubled past, and handy with a gun who may hold the clues to rescuing a missing Vamphead - if she can be persuaded to help. A possible new "friend" called Yummy and an aristocratic new Vamp "enemy" for Jane and Eli.

  16. 4 out of 5

    Boundless Book Reviews

    This is the first novella or short story I have listened to in this world. It still revolves around Jane; it takes place outside of New Orleans and centers around a different set of characters. Jane is brought in to help solve the problem of a missing vampire. This story, though short, was still action-packed, complex, and everything I have come to expect in all of the Jane Yellowrock books. I am rating it 5 Boundless stars; greatness can come in small packages.

  17. 4 out of 5

    Amyiw

    I loved this and meeting Nell. Jane really affected her life and where she was heading. It probably ended up for the better but at the time it was an invasion of privacy. Really good short saving several people not just the vampire.

  18. 4 out of 5

    Christopher Armani

    This was my first foray into the Jane Yellowrock series, and what an absolute treat. Jane's inner voice read like lyrics in my mind, and her total disdain for the world and everyone in it made me laugh. Delightful. I'll be reading more from this author. This was just plain fun. This was my first foray into the Jane Yellowrock series, and what an absolute treat. Jane's inner voice read like lyrics in my mind, and her total disdain for the world and everyone in it made me laugh. Delightful. I'll be reading more from this author. This was just plain fun.

  19. 5 out of 5

    Myrizzle

    I don't have all my top 5 short stories/novellas from the JY world, but this one makes it into the top 5 for sure!! I hope we get to see Yummy again...I think her & Jane would be good friends 😉 haha I don't have all my top 5 short stories/novellas from the JY world, but this one makes it into the top 5 for sure!! I hope we get to see Yummy again...I think her & Jane would be good friends 😉 haha

  20. 5 out of 5

    Barb Shuler

    Oh how I’ve missed Jane! I really liked this story, and I loved meeting Nell. Tick tick people! Tick freaking tock! This was a great little novella to tide me over, for now on my Jane fix. I loved seeing her in action and kicking some butt! Can’t wait to see what happens with Nell!

  21. 5 out of 5

    MG

    I have come to really enjoy Faith Hunter's Jane Yellowrock series. The humor is consistently good, the plots interesting, and new characters are seldom one dimensional. And Jane and Beast are definitely worth spending time with. I have come to really enjoy Faith Hunter's Jane Yellowrock series. The humor is consistently good, the plots interesting, and new characters are seldom one dimensional. And Jane and Beast are definitely worth spending time with.

  22. 5 out of 5

    Jacqueline

    Short but full of action and world building.

  23. 4 out of 5

    TinaMarie

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. Jane's there to save a Mithran and we get to meet Nell who will have her own series in 2015. Jane's there to save a Mithran and we get to meet Nell who will have her own series in 2015.

  24. 5 out of 5

    Angel Conley

    Dark but beautifully written. Intense, and well formed. I love Jane Yellowrock!

  25. 4 out of 5

    Jeanine

    Fun short story..... Love these characters

  26. 5 out of 5

    Jessica Reads It

    I loved this short story with Jane. Her progression towards accepting the Youngers as family and wanting them on jobs was so heart warming. I can't wait to see more mentions of Yummy and more Jane! I loved this short story with Jane. Her progression towards accepting the Youngers as family and wanting them on jobs was so heart warming. I can't wait to see more mentions of Yummy and more Jane!

  27. 5 out of 5

    Vera Maslow

    Good read. Nice introduction of Nell and bridge to the Soulwood series.

  28. 4 out of 5

    Laurla2

    published in "black water" anthology (print version, not audio) published in "black water" anthology (print version, not audio)

  29. 5 out of 5

    Marianne Boutet

    Read this in the Black Water anthology. A good, quick Jane Yellowrock job.

  30. 5 out of 5

    Toula

    Love love the audio book. Khristine is fantastic. Love how the story moves along

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