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Red Winter by Annette Marie

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A New Series from Amazon Best-Selling Author Annette Marie, RED WINTER is coming…

“Soon all her human fears would become meaningless. Her future had been written by the kami, and her destiny awaited her.”

In the enchanting new fantasy RED WINTER by Annette Marie, Emi Kimura has been preparing her entire life to become the mortal host of a goddess. When she discovers the lies surrounding her true fate, she makes a dangerous bargain with a fox spirit to seek out the truth. As her final days as a mortal approach, she must choose whether to bow to duty … or fight for her life.

I received an ARC of this book book from the author/publisher. All opinions are my own.

red-winter-annette-marie-gr-cover-1TitleRed Winter
AuthorAnnette Marie
SeriesThe Red Winter Trilogy, Book 01
Publish Date: October 21, 2016
Genre: YA Urban Fantasy
Source: Provided by the publisher

Publisher’s DescriptionEmi is the kamigakari. In a few short months, her life as a mortal will end and her new existence as the human host of a goddess will begin. Carefully hidden from those who would destroy her, she has prepared her mind, body, and soul to unite with the goddess—and not once has she doubted her chosen fate.

Shiro is a yokai, a spirit of the earth, an enemy of the goddess Emi will soon host. Mystery shrouds his every move and his ruby eyes shine with cunning she can’t match and dares not trust. But she saved his life, and until his debt is paid, he is hers to command—whether she wants him or not.

On the day they meet, everything Emi believes comes undone, swept away like snow upon the winter wind. For the first time, she wants to change her fate—but how can she erase a destiny already wrought in stone? Against the power of the gods, Shiro is her only hope … and hope is all she has left.

RED WINTER includes 10 full-page illustrations by artist Brittany Jackson.

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Luna_Lovebooks_100Luna Lovebooks says…

Possible spoilers beyond this point.

Likes: First of all, look at that cover! LOOK AT IT! It’s beautiful! I received an advanced reader’s copy of the novel and the pre-release proofs included were beautiful even in black and white so I can only imagine how breath taking they will be in the final copy of the novel.

I love the beings in this story! Kitsune, Tengu, and a whole host of other supernatural creatures from Japanese lore make an appearance and is a sure fire way to peak my interest. The melding of present day Japan and the feudalist ideology is brilliantly done.

A few years ago I was introduced to the anime Inuyasha. I’m hoping at least some of you know who that is, but Shiro reminded me a lot of him. Emi and Shiro’s romance is subtle but sometimes you need that in a story. I look forward to their relationship growing.

Dislikes: There wasn’t much I didn’t like in this novel. The beginning is a little confusing if you don’t have a basic knowledge of Japanese myths and legends. While the rituals of the past and the current times are beautifully melded, it is a shock to the system when it seems like we are pulled into present times, even though we’ve actually been there all along!

badge5v4I could rave about this book for days so I’m going to give it five ofuda 😉

If you like this book…

…you might try A Mortal Song by Megan Crewe (see my review!), The Girl from the Well by Rin Chupeco, or The Fox Woman by Kij Johnson.

About the author

annette_marie_author_photo_600x900_blueAnnette Marie is the author of the Amazon best-selling YA urban fantasy series Steel & Stone, which includes the 2015 Goodreads Choice Award nominee Yield the Night. Her first love is fantasy, a limitless realm of creativity where she can break all the boring rules of real life, but fast-paced urban fantasy, bold heroines, and tantalizing forbidden romances are her guilty pleasures. She proudly admits she has a thing for dragons, and her editor has politely inquired as to whether she intends to include them in every book.

Annette lives in the frozen winter wasteland of northern Alberta, Canada (okay, it’s not quite that bad). She shares her life with her remarkably patient, comparatively sensible husband and their furry minion of darkness—sorry, cat—Caesar. When not writing, she can be found elbow-deep in one art project or another while blissfully ignoring all adult responsibilities.

To find out more about Annette and her books, visit her website at www.authorannettemarie.com.

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I received an ARC of this book book from the author/publisher. All opinions are my own.

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Nell’s Gossip and Sunday Book Hunt 10.30

Welcome to One Book Two. I love gossip and what gossip is any better than book or author gossip? Normally, I’m not one to go around repeating rumors, so be sure you listen close the first time.Nervous_Nellie_100

It’s amazing, but it’s been pretty quiet around the One Book Two site as of late.  Since that is the situation, instead of gossip this week, I’m going to let you in on the anticipated new releases for November.  It’s not like we don’t already have a mountain of TBR books, but who can resist?

shadowed-soulsTitle:  Shadowed Souls
Authors: by Kerrie L. Hughes (Editor), Jim Butcher (Editor), Seanan McGuire (Contributor), Kevin J. Anderson  (Contributor), Rob Thurman  (Contributor), Tanya Huff (Contributor), Kat Richardson  (Contributor), Jim. C Hines (Contributor) , Anton Strout  (Contributor), Lucy A. Snyder (Contributor), Kristine Kathryn Rusch (Contributor), Erik Scott de Bie (Contributor)
To be published:  November 1, 2016
Description:  In this dark and gritty collection—featuring short stories from Jim Butcher, Seanan McGuire, Kevin J. Anderson, and Rob Thurman—nothing is as simple as black and white, light and dark, good and evil..

Unfortunately, that’s exactly what makes it so easy to cross the line.

In #1 New York Times bestselling author Jim Butcher’s Cold Case, Molly Carpenter—Harry Dresden’s apprentice-turned-Winter Lady—must collect a tribute from a remote Fae colony and discovers that even if you’re a good girl, sometimes you have to be bad…

New York Times bestselling author Seanan McGuire’s Sleepover finds half-succubus Elsie Harrington kidnapped by a group of desperate teenage boys. Not for anything “weird.” They just need her to rescue a little girl from the boogeyman. No biggie.

In New York Times bestselling Kevin J. Anderson’s Eye of Newt, Zombie P.I. Dan Shamble’s latest client is a panicky lizard missing an eye who thinks someone wants him dead. But the truth is that someone only wants him for a very special dinner…

And New York Times bestselling author Rob Thurman’s infernally heroic Caliban Leandros takes a trip down memory lane as he deals wih some overdue—and nightmarish—vengeance involving some quite nasty Impossible Monsters.

ALSO INCLUDES STORIES BY

Tanya Huff * Kat Richardson * Jim C. Hines * Anton Strout * Lucy A. Snyder * Kristine Kathryn Rusch * Erik Scott de Bie *

The Dresden Files #14.5
Cal Leandros #10.5 – Impossible Monsters
InCryptid #5.1 – Sleepover


Title:  Curse on the Landcurse-on-the-land
Author:  Faith Hunter
Series:   Soulwood #2
To be published:   November 1, 2016
Description:  Before Nell Ingram met skinwalker Jane Yellowrock, she had no one to rely on, finding strength only in in her arcane connection to the dark woods around her. But now she has friends in the newly-formed PsyLED team to keep her grounded—even if being part of the agency responsible for policing paranormals presents dangers of its own…

After training at the PsyLED academy, Nell returns home to her woods to find the land feeling sick and restless. And that sickness is spreading. With the help of her team, under the leadership of agent Rick LaFleur, Nell tries to determine the cause. But nothing can prepare them for the evil that awaits: an entity that feeds on death itself. And it wants more…


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Title:  Weregirl
Author: C.D. Bell
To Be Published: November 1, 2016
Description: Eager to escape her small hometown, high school junior Nessa Kurland is focused on winning a college scholarship for cross-country running. A chance encounter with a trapped wolf while out on a run leads to powerful and frightening changes, and one day, Nessa is transformed into a full werewolf. Now Nessa must navigate the challenges of high school while coming face to face with true human darkness, as she tries to make peace with her new wild nature.


Title:  Romancing the Inventorromancing-the-inventor
Author:  Gail Carriger
Series:   Supernatural Society #1
To be published:   November 1, 2016
Description:  Imogene Hale is a lowly parlourmaid with a soul-crushing secret. Seeking solace, she takes work at a local hive, only to fall desperately in love with the amazing lady inventor the vampires are keeping in the potting shed. Genevieve Lefoux is heartsick, lonely, and French. With culture, class, and the lady herself set against the match, can Imogene and her duster overcome all odds and win Genevieve’s heart, or will the vampires suck both of them dry?

This is a stand-alone LBGTQ sweet romance set in Gail Carriger’s Parasolverse, full of class prejudice, elusive equations, and paranormal creatures taking tea.

Delicate Sensibilities? This story contains women pleasing women and ladies who know what they want and pursue it, sometimes in exquisite detail.

Supernatural Society novellas can be read in any order.


Title:  Black Black BulletBullet
Author:  L.D. Rose
Series:   The Order of the Senary #2
To be published:   November 9, 2016
Description:  Fledgling vampire Jonathan Kerr has just met his match.

Not even his past life as a former Marine and FBI agent could prepare him for the battle against the monster inside him, struggling to take hold. After an old nemesis of the Senary surfaces in Brooklyn, unleashing chaos and terror in the battered borough, Jon sets out to take him down. Instead, he ends up with far more than he bargained for when he clashes with the beautiful half-vampire hybrid, Lawan Knight.

After escaping near death and suffering unspeakable horror at the hands of vampires, Lawan trusts no one, regardless of species. In between bouts of drunken stupor, her only goal is to exterminate all those who’ve wronged her, including every member of Jon’s vampire bloodline. But Jon’s soulful eyes and quick smile crawls under her skin, transforming her black and white world into a hazy shade of gray.

As the days rapidly grow darker, Jon and Lawan turn to one another, but their inner demons threaten to tear them apart. The only way either of them will survive is if they overcome their greatest fear—


hellboundTitle:  Hellbound
Author:  J.A. Cipriano
Series:   The Thrice Cursed Mage #6
To be published:   November 10, 2016
Description: My name is Mac Brennan and if you haven’t guessed, I got myself trapped in Hell because I couldn’t bring myself to kill my Ex. It was a split second decision that left me trapped in Mammon’s domain with no way out.
Now, if I want to get out of Hell alive, I’ll have to rely on the girl who shot me and left me for dead. Twice. Not the best odds, sure, but I’ve had it worse.
Unfortunately, the Prince of Greed still wants her dead, and let’s just say that isn’t an ironic title because of his selfless nature. No, what Mammon wants, Mammon gets.
Usually.
My name is Mac Brennan, and it’s time to give ‘em Hell.


Title:  Rhapsodicrhapsodic
Author: Laura Thalassa
Series: The Bargainer #1
To be released: November 15, 2016
Description: Callypso Lillis is a siren with a very big problem, one that stretches up her arm and far into her past. For the last seven years she’s been collecting a bracelet of black beads up her wrist, magical IOUs for favors she’s received. Only death or repayment will fulfill the obligations. Only then will the beads disappear.

Everyone knows that if you need a favor, you go to the Bargainer to make it happen. He’s a man who can get you anything you want … at a price. And everyone knows that sooner or later he always collects.

But for one of his clients, he’s never asked for repayment. Not until now. When Callie finds the fae king of the night in her room, a grin on his lips and a twinkle in his eye, she knows things are about to change. At first it’s just a chaste kiss—a single bead’s worth—and a promise for more.

For the Bargainer, it’s more than just a matter of rekindling an old romance. Something is happening in the Otherworld. Fae warriors are going missing one by one. Only the women are returned, each in a glass casket, a child clutched to their breast. And then there are the whispers among the slaves, whispers of an evil that’s been awoken.

If the Bargainer has any hope to save his people, he’ll need the help of the siren he spurned long ago. Only, his foe has a taste for exotic creatures, and Callie just happens to be one.


luciferTitle:  Lucifer
Author:  DB Reynolds
Series:   Vampires in America #11
To be published:   November 18, 2016
Description: 
Montreal, Quebec . . . A charming city on the St. Lawrence River, historic, sophisticated, but beneath it all lies an extensive underground where treacherous vampires are plotting to seize the country.

Lucifer Scuderi is a vampire—handsome and charismatic, a powerful hunter of unusual skill—who arrives in Montreal to take on the most important hunt of his life. Someone has kidnapped the mate of Canada’s ruling vampire lord, and it’s up to Lucifer to find him before his death sets off a crisis that could engulf the entire continent.

Eleanor Morel lost everything—including the love of her life—when she became a vampire. But now, twenty years later, she’s a trusted bodyguard to the Canadian lord, Sophia, and the only person Sophia can count on to lead the search for her endangered mate. But what Eleanor doesn’t know is that the special hunter she’ll be working with is none other than her long-lost love. And he’s demanding answers.

Lucifer’s love for Eleanor burns as hot as his anger towards her for leaving him. But they’ll have to find a way to set history aside and work together if they’re going to unravel the twisted betrayal that threatens not only Sophia and her mate, but the whole continent. Because the European vampires are on the move. And if Canada falls, the rest of North America could follow . . .


Title:  The Operator  the-operator
Author:  Kim Harrison
Series:   The Peri Reed Chronicles #2
To be published:   November 22, 2016
Description:
On-the-run ex-agent Peri Reed returns bigger and bolder than ever in this second highly-anticipated installment in #1 New York Times bestselling author Kim Harrison’s new suspense trilogy, The Peri Reed Chronicles.

Peri Reed’s job eats her mind, but for a special task agent in hiding, forgetting the past can be a blessing.

Betrayed by the man she thought she loved and the agency who turned her into the very thing she fought against, Peri abandoned the wealth and privilege of Opti for anonymity riddled with memory gaps and self-doubt. But when a highly addictive drug promises to end her dependency on those who’d use her as a tool for their own success, she must choose to remain broken and vulnerable, or return to the above-the-law power and prestige she once left: strong but without will—for whoever holds her next fix, will hold her loyalty.

Yet even now as then, a love based on lies of omission might still save her life.  

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first-circle-clubTitle:  First Circle Club
Author:  Alex Siegel
Series: First Circle Club #1
Description: When Virgil is betrayed and murdered, he thinks his days of catching fugitives as a U.S. Marshal are over. He is condemned to an eternity of filing paperwork in the First Circle of Hell. Then a demon lord gives Virgil an unprecedented assignment. He will return to Earth as part of a team: two souls from Heaven and two from Hell. They must stop another damned soul who escaped and is now murdering teenagers on Earth. The serial killer has supernatural skills and is part of a larger conspiracy which is well prepared for a fight. If he is not careful, Virgil could be murdered a second time.

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Title:  Paradise Hackedparadise-hacked
Author: Alex Siegel
Series: First Circle Club #2
Description: Detective Thomas Haymaker finds a mangled, burned corpse on a golf course, and the First Circle Club is called upon to investigate. With two members sent down from Heaven, and two from Hell, the Club can solve the most diabolical mysteries. They learn that the murder victim had found a way to sneak into Heaven, a trick that should be impossible. As the investigation proceeds, Virgil’s team contends with military conspiracies, deadly scientific experiments, and a secret alliance between an angel and a demon. Meanwhile, the body count rises, but more than human lives are at stake. The ultimate target for destruction is Paradise itself.

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King of Average by Gary Schwartz

FTC Notice: This book was provided free in exchange for an honest review. This is no way impacts my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

king-of-averageTitleThe King of Average
AuthorGary Schwartz
Series: stand-alone (so far)
Publish Date: October 7, 2015
Genre: Children’s fantasy
Source: Received at BEA 2016

Publisher’s DescriptionJames isn’t the world’s greatest kid, but he’s not the worst, either: he’s average! When he decides to become the most average kid who ever lived, James is transported to another world where he meets Mayor Culpa, a well-dressed talking Scapegoat who recruits him to become the new King of Average.

He’s joined on his quest by a professional Optimist and his grouchy companion, an equally professional Pessimist. Together, they set out on a journey of self-discovery that leads them all the way from the Sea of Doubt to Mount Impossible, the highest peak in the Unattainable Mountains. When James stumbles into a Shangri-la called Epiphany, he uncovers the secret of who he really is.

Follow James on his hilarious, adventure-packed journey to find self-worth in this heartfelt middle grade novel by debut author Gary Schwartz.

Possible spoilers beyond this point.


Agent_Annie_100Agent Annie says…

The King of Average by Gary Schwartz is OK. The idea of the story is clever and the author writes some interesting turns of phrase, but I felt the work to “get the pun” overwhelmed the flow of the story. I also thought that one of the final chapters, “A-Ha,” was a bit unbelievable. James had to wrestle with his own demons of self-doubt and worthlessness in a yurt hut and that seemed too adult in nature for an 8-12 year reader to understand or be comfortable with.

I loaned this book to a friend of mine who asked her 10 year old to read it. He reported that it seemed really scary after just the first couple chapters. I hadn’t really thought about the first part where James experiences a mother who hates him and a father who’s abandoned him and how that might be difficult for a kid who hasn’t been introduced to these concepts to be able to process them within this story’s framework.

badge2v4The language of the book is too light and playful for the themes that are explored: abandonment, self-doubt, being lost, etc. I feel that the discordance between the themes and the language are what turned me off the book. I’m very interested in hearing another kid’s opinion of the book, so we may have a mystery reviewer at some point in the future, but for now I give this book 2 stars.

FTC Notice: This book was provided free in exchange for an honest review. This is no way impacts my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Feature Follow 10.28

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The Feature and Follow, hosted by Parajunkee of Parajunkee’s View and Alison of Alison Can Read, is the premium BLOG HOP of Book Bloggers. Running for over five years, the Feature and Follow’s goal is to promote the book blogging and author community to join together and support each other – even if it is just through a simple follow. The FF also promotes creative post options by offering interesting topics we can all talk about and comment on! Come join us.

This Week’s Question

What are some of your favorite creepy/twisted/dark covers?

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Agent Annie says…

I’ve always thought the cover of VC AndrewsFlowers in the Attic cover from the 80’s was creepy. It had that old Victorian house with the girl’s face in the top window. The story itself is pretty creepy and I think the cover design really captures the darkness, the weird factor and the looming house that took over those children’s lives in the story.

Flowers in the Attic


Nervous Nellie says…Nervous_Nellie_100

The covers I don’t like usually ends up being the books I don’t read. So, instead of creepy for me I am going with darkly awesome.

Any of the covers from The Inquisitor series, The Whisper King series, and also the Hellequin Chronicles series.

The Whisper King


Luna Lovebooks says…  Luna_Lovebooks_100

Being a horror fan I have plenty of creepy covers to choose from but I decided to go with Project Cain by Geoffrey Girard. Hopefully I don’t give too much away here, but the main character Jeff has a secret. He wasn’t really born, he was made with Jeffrey Dahmer’s DNA. I think the cover captures the creepy vibes from the story as well as Jeff’s struggle with his identity.

Project Cain


Ruby Lee says… Ruby_Lee 100

I’m Thinking of Ending Things by Iain Reid has caught my eye a few times.

Also, I always found the original covers of the Sookie Stackhouse series disturbing, which is why I didn’t start reading them until it was strongly suggested that I was missing out on a good series. They really spooked me. I don’t know why.

Dead as a doornail


Percy Procrastinator says…Percy_Procrastinator_100

Since going electronic, I don’t see many covers anymore! Well, more like it’s limited. I think Iron Druid, Libriomancer, and Dresden Files are the only ones I have seen in recent years.

Skin Game


the-awesome the-last-battleThe Awesome Eva Darrows: For such a kinda lighthearted summary of this book (which I haven’t read yet but fully intend to), this cover weirds me out.
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MythOS – Kelly McCullough – Even though I love this series (and Christian McGrath) the cover of Ravirn’s fourth adventure has always kinda given me the willies. I think it’s the AI in the corner, plus the glowing green eyes that Ravirn has while he’s looking right at you.
Chronicles of Narnia: The Last Battle (Book 7) – Unicorns are innocent, or at least they’re supposed to be? This one always gave me bad vibes when I was younger because the image of a beautiful unicorn with blood dripping from its horn? CREEPY if you ask me.

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Curse on the Land by Faith Hunter Tour and Give Away

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Nell Ingram—new PsyLed agent, earth witch (kinda), and former member of an end-of-days Christian cult—helps uncover the cause of mysterious human and animal behavior and death connected in some way to the weird black mold covering the landscape. As usual, she’s in over her head, but manages to do her job, even if she has to break a few of the rules…

I received an ARC of this book book from the author/publisher. All opinions are my own.

curse-on-the-landTitleCurse on the Land
AuthorFaith Hunter
SeriesSoulwood, Book 02
Publish Date: Nov 1, 2016, ROC (Penguin)
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Source: Provided by the author/publisher

Publisher’s Description: Set in the same world as Faith Hunter’s New York Times bestselling Jane Yellowrock novels, the second Soulwood novel tells the story of a woman whose power comes from deep within the earth…

Before Nell Ingram met skinwalker Jane Yellowrock, she had no one to rely on, finding strength only in in her arcane connection to the dark woods around her. But now she has friends in the newly-formed PsyLED team to keep her grounded—even if being part of the agency responsible for policing paranormals presents dangers of its own…

After training at the PsyLED academy, Nell returns home to her woods to find the land feeling sick and restless. And that sickness is spreading. With the help of her team, under the leadership of agent Rick LaFleur, Nell tries to determine the cause. But nothing can prepare them for the evil that awaits: an entity that feeds on death itself. And it wants more…

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Possible spoilers beyond this point.


Invested_Ivana_100Invested Ivana says…

I’m starting to believe Faith Hunter can do no wrong.  Well, “write” no wrong, at least.  Curse on the Land is another fabulous urban fantasy novel featuring Nell Ingram, Rick LeFleur, and the PsyLed team.

In this installment, the team is investigating some mysterious deaths that seem to be connected to sentient powers deep within the earth. Several times in the story, Nell, as the narrator, is describing the experience of communing with the earth. Often times, she tells her team that the experience can’t be described in words—except that, since this is a book, this is exactly what she is doing for the reader. That made me grin.  Yet it couldn’t have been easy to find words to describe these experiences in a way that made sense to the reader, so kudos to Faith for that.

Some of the more interesting side stories in this book deal with Occam’s feeling about Nell and about Rick LaFleur’s magical handicap—his inability to turn into the werepanther he is at the full moon. Ooh, boy, will there be some fans excited about THAT plot line. I gotta wonder if Rick’s issues will be the focus of the next Soulwood book or if any of it will spill over into a future Jane Yellowrock book.

badge4v4The ending—well, really the cause of the mystery Nell and her group are solving—is pretty complicated and I’m not quite sure I grasped it all the first time around.  But, that’s what the audiobooks are for!  I pick up different details from the audio than I do from the text, which makes the reread (re-listen?) value awesome.

If you liked the first book, Blood of the Earth, I’d certainly recommend picking up Curse on the Land.  There are no vampires in this installment, but there are certainly characters and story lines that relate back to the Jane Yellowrock series, and Jane fans are NOT going to want to miss this one. 😉

Nervous Nell says….

This is a urban fantasy, no sex, lots of blood, lots of magic, plenty of death (but no one we know) and a cameo from Nervous_Nellie_100Jane Yellowrock.  There is no cliffhanger and maybe a tiny hint of romance.  I listened to this book via audiobook.

Faith Hunter is one of my favorite authors.  Khristine Hvam is one of my favorite narrators.  Nell Ingram is now one of my favorite heroines.  It took finishing this book before I was totally sold on Nell.  I kept thinking that no one can be as good as Jane Yellowrock and while that is true, no one can now be as good as Nell Ingram.  Both women are strong in their own way and talented in different areas.  Nell is an incredible investigator and even though she does go “rodeo” as Ricky Bo calls it, she does know how to take one for the team.  She uses her upbringing to her advantage and my favorite parts of the story is when she reverts to church-speak to gain confidences of witnesses.

Yes, Ricky Bo is still in this series.  I know, I know.  Ricky Bo is Nell’s boss so where else would he be?  Well, Rick badge5v4plays more of a role than boss in this book.  I got to see more about the agony that his were-taint is causing him.  I nearly felt sorry for the man.  Nearly.  He still broke Jane’s heart, but now I know how much he’s really suffering and how scary and uncertain his existence really is.

Seriously, this was a really good book.  Khristine Hvam is a top shelf narrator and even though she does narrate the Jane Yellowrock, she modulates her voice enough to distinguish between Jane and Nell.  That, to me, is incredible talent.  If you like Jane Yellowrock, please give this series a shot.  I was skeptical at first, just because it featured Ricky Bo, but Nell outshines all the characters in the book and she’s brilliant.

Our reviews in this series…

If you like this book…

…you might try the Jane Yellowrock series, of course; the Mercy Thompson series by Patricia Briggs, or the Shifter series by Rachel Vincent.


Giveaway…

There is a tour-wide giveaway for 5 copies of CURSE ON THE LAND, 2 sets of the Soulwood novels (BLOOD OF THE EARTH & CURSE ON THE LAND), and a $25 gift card to Amazon or Barnes & Noble. Giveaway runs October 17th to November 12th. Click the Rafflecopter link to enter!


About the Author…

faith-hunterFaith 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.

Find Faith online at her website FaithHunter.net, her blog, on TwitterFacebook, and Goodreads.

I received an ARC of this book book from the author/publisher. All opinions are my own.

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