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Blood in her Veins by Faith Hunter ~ blog tour stop with excerpt and giveaway (2016, urban fantasy)

Author: Faith Hunter
Also by this author: Mercy Blade, Blood In Her Veins, Skinwalker, First Sight (short story), Shadow Rites, Blood of the Earth, Curse on the Land, Cold Reign

Welcome to our tour stop for Faith Hunter’s BLOOD IN HER VEINS!

We’re please to present an excerpt from the book and chances to win a $25 Starbucks gift card and a paperback copy of the book!
You can also read Misty’s review of this Jane Yellowrock short story collection HERE.


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Roc Trade Paperback 
560 pages 
Release: February 2, 2016 
ISBN: 978045147576
In the brand-new “Cat Fight,” the witches and vampires of Bayou, Oiseau, are a war over a magical talisman, and Jane must figure out how to keep the artifact out of the hands of the Master of New Orleans. And in the never-before-published “Bound No More,” Jane welcomes a visit from Molly and her daughter, Angie, who is about to prove she’s the most powerful witch in Everhart history…
From the Big Easy to the bad bayou, from the open road to a vampire’s lair — with Jane Yellowrock, it’s always a given…have stakes, will travel.
Purchase links
(SHADOW RITES, book 11 in the Jane Yellowrock series, is coming out in April 2016. Pre-order now!)

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Mercy Blade was a pretty human by Jane thinking; small, with long,
lean muscles, long hair in tight braid, narrow pelvis, and wide shoulders.
Moved like dancer or hunter. Wore magics like cloth layered over body; 
hard to see real body under magics, but maybe bird form. 
Blue and green and silver magics in Jane’s vision; green and
silver in Beast-vision. Gee carried sword on belt, on side, in green leather
Muscles tensed to leap out of ess‑u‑vee, but Eli put hand on head.
Scratched behind ears.  “Easy, there. I won’t let him pull that sword.”
Looked up at Eli, sitting on back of ess‑u‑vee. Smelled gun oil and
bullets. Eli had pulled gun, hidden by side in edge of blanket where Eli
died one time. Chuffed with laughter.
Mercy Blade stepped to ess‑u‑vee. “Jane?” he asked.
I chuffed. Kept narrow eyes on him. Pulled back lips to show killing

Our Giveaway


The publisher will ship one copy of Blood in her Veins to a lucky winner. U.S. only, no P.O. Boxes.
Please make sure to add to your email address book if you have a lot of spam filters. We have had too many people miss out on winning prizes because we couldn’t contact them.
Contest ends February 3rd. Winner will be contacted by February 5th. Winner will have 48 hours to respond or forfeit prize.


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Faith Hunter has a $25 Starbucks gift card for ONE commenter who comments on all the blogs who’re hosting the story parts (i.e. guest post stops). Blog tour schedule is here:

About Faith Hunter

Faith Hunter, fantasy writer, was born in Louisiana and raised all over the south. She writes three Urban Fantasy series:  the Skinwalker series, featuring Jane Yellowrock, a Cherokee skinwalker who hunts rogue vampires. The Soulwood series, featuring earth magic user Nell Ingram. And the Rogue Mage novels, a dark, urban, post-apocalyptic, fantasy series featuring Thorn St. Croix, a stone mage. (There is a role playing game based on the series, ROGUE MAGE.)
Under the pen name Gwen Hunter, she writes action-adventure, mysteries, and thrillers. As Faith and Gwen, she has 30+ books in print in 29 countries.
Hunter writes full-time, tries to keep house, and is a workaholic with a passion for travel, jewelry making, white-water kayaking, and writing. She and her husband love to RV, traveling with their rescued Pomeranians to whitewater rivers all over the Southeast.
You can also find Faith Hunter at:

Jen Schaper
I am a mom of three kids, a wife, and a wannabe author. For Books That Hook, I review books, create features and discussions, design the website, and do all the administrative stuff.

11 Replies to “Blood in her Veins by Faith Hunter ~ blog tour stop with excerpt and giveaway (2016, urban fantasy)”

  1. I love how Faith Hunter captures the cat like nature of Beast. I enjoy the interaction between Jane and Beast and how they have both grown and evolved.

  2. Jane has to deal with a lot of the same issues we all do, which helps make her world believable. I love her need to protect the innocent, and the fact that what you see is not always what is…..just like real life.

  3. Jane is intelligent, independent, strong, moral, and protective of her loved ones and of the vulnerable in society. And yet, she is an outsider. She has been trying to remember, understand, and accept her troubled past. She did some terrible things as a child by today’s standards and once while trying to survive. She is trying to reconcile her dual cultures, belief systems, and human and animal natures and trying to fnd a place in a male-dominated field in a vampire-human-witch society. Jane is a complex character who grows over the course of the series. She isn’t perfect; no one is. She is very believable, as is her world. Even the rules for mass conservation in shifting and magic useage make the world more believable.

  4. I love Jane myself. This compilation of the short stories was great to read. My favorite short story is The Early Years because you learn so much more about Jane.

  5. I love that Jane is such a strong female character. I love that she has a family that’s just as strong as blood. And of course I love Bruiser.

  6. My favorite part of the series is Jane herself, how she’s building a life, career and family that suits her…the fabulous world building that is so close to ours yet not at all is crucial too.

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