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Spotlight: Blood In Her Veins: Nineteen Stories From the World of Jane Yellowrock by Faith Hunter + giveaway

SHILOH AND THE BRICK (Copyright held by Faith Hunter)
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“Yes. You are going, Shiloh Everhart Stone,” Molly said, enunciating every word with pitiless determination. “You and your blood-servants. You do not have the control you need, as evidenced by your reaction yesterday.”

A man had pinched Shiloh at a bar and grill near dawn, and she had come within a hairsbreadth of biting him. Unasked. And when her blood servant stopped her, she nearly set the woman’s hair on fire with an inflammatur witch working. Shiloh was a major incident waiting to happen. The girl whirled to me. “Are you going to let her do this to me, Enforcer?” Shiloh demanded.

Ohhh. Nice move with the Enforcer title. Too bad I’d seen it coming. And too bad she used it. Making me choose between witches and vamps sounded good on the surface, but calling me Enforcer decreased her possible avenues of argument and backed her into a corner she hadn’t seen yet.

I shrugged. “You’re a witch, as powerful as anything I’ve ever seen.” I crossed the fingers hidden behind me. I had seen Angie Baby. So … liar, liar, pants on fire. “And a vamp. And you lost control. Therefore, yeah. I’m letting your aunt and uncle send you to witch training camp.”

“This is so not fair,” Shiloh spat.

“Thanks, Jane,” Molly said, her tone nowhere near the calm and reasonable of only minutes past. Behind her Big Evan smiled, the expression barely visible behind his huge red beard. Molly shoved her own bouncy red curls out of her face and scowled at her niece, her words still strident, “You need formal schooling. It’s not an option. No one in New Orleans can take you on, not with the work taking place putting together the Witch Conclave. The Charlotte Coven accepted you as a student for six weeks, and assured us of your safety. You. Need. Training.”

“I’m not going.” She stamped her foot.

I curled my lips under to keep from laughing aloud. I had never seen a vamp stamp a foot.

“And you can’t make me. Right, Enforcer?”

That’s what happened when you got three redheaded people, two of them witches, and one a witch-vamp, all in the same room. Trying to get them to agree on anything had been … well, difficult. Actually, impossible, so far.

I’m Jane Yellowrock. I was on my own, hunting and staking rogue-vamps when I was Shiloh’s age. Now I’m the Enforcer to the MOC of NOLA and, with my partners, I run Yellowrock Security, Inc. chasing and fighting ‘things that go bump in the night’. I can do tough. But I’d rather fight a ten foot alligator with my bare hands—naked—than deal with a teenager.

“No. They can’t,” I said, and I thought poisoned darts would shoot from Molly’s eyes. I grinned and stood, pulling out my cell. “And Ican’t.” On the cell’s face, I tapped the name Leo Pellissier, my boss and the Master of the City of New Orleans. I handed the girl the cell. “But he can.”

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(SHADOW RITES, book 11 in the Jane Yellowrock series, is coming out in April 2016. Pre-order now!)

Blood In Her Veins: Nineteen Stories From the World of Jane Yellowrock (Jane Yellowrock)
by Faith Hunter

Paperback, 560 pages
February 2nd 2016 by Roc
New York Times bestselling author Faith Hunter presents a comprehensive collection of stories starring everyone’s favorite “smart, sexy, and ruthless”* shapeshifting skinwalker...

In this must-have collection of stories, experience nineteen thrilling adventures from the world of vampire-hunter Jane Yellowrock, including many fan favorites and two all-new novellas. Read about the first time Jane put the pedal to the metal in “The Early Years,” and the last thing a werewolf will ever see as Jane delivers justice in “Beneath a Bloody Moon.” Get a searing look into the pasts of some of the series’ best-loved characters: Beast in “WeSa and the Lumber King,” Rick LaFleur in “Cat Tats,” and Molly Everhart Trueblood in “Haints.”

In the brand-new “Cat Fight,” the witches and vampires of Bayou, Oiseau, are at war over a magical talisman—and Jane must figure out how to keep the mysterious artifact out of the covetous 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.
*New York Times Bestselling Author Kim Harrison
About the Author:
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.


  1. Hmmm...a whisperer...depends on my mood. Right now, it's early and I am not a morning person, per se, so a Were! LOL

    sherry @ fundinmental

  2. A shifter, I prefer the warm blooded over the cold blooded.

  3. In Jane's world, the vampires, b/c they seem to be more dangerous and have more drama! Thanks for sharing!

  4. I like the idea of being a dragon whisperer.

  5. I'd have to go with cat shifters. I like cats more than dogs (I hated walking our dog when I was a teen). Cats are self reliant and aloof. Just show them where the food, water and bathroom are and they're good to go.

  6. Since college students don't count as supernatural--I'll go with Were whisperer. I could use a small pack of Were minions' help in the classroom, especially on Mondays.

  7. Oh, I love Jane's response to Shiloh! Hahahah. Alisha

  8. Just a heads up: Amazon and Goodreads links aren't going to Blood in her Veins but to Werewolf Whisperer by 2 different authors. Thanks!

  9. I'd love to be a changling-whisperer.... Basically shifter-types of supernaturals. :)

  10. Yes! One of my most favorite authors!!

  11. Can I be a Gargoyle Whisperer?
    Hmmm can Jane kick Gargoyle arse? There should be tons of Gargoyles in NOLA.

  12. Vampire whisperer first, then werewolf whisperer.

  13. dragon

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  14. This sounds like a really fun read. Thanks for the excerpt and giveaway.

  15. I love the Everhart witches, but don't recall a witch vampire hybrid that was an Everhart (and not insane). Interesting!

  16. I love the Everhart witches, but don't recall a witch vampire hybrid that was an Everhart (and not insane). Interesting!

  17. Wonderful excerpt and I can't wait to read the rest :D As for the answer to the whisperer question, I'd choose to be either a Dragon or Werewolf whisperer.

  18. I'm looking forward to this collection, and to Shadow Rites. I'd love to win a copy!

  19. I would like to be a whisperer to shape shifter.

  20. In Jane's world, vampire whisperer or witches but Rick turned me off shifters after his mess with Jane.

  21. I would like to a ghost whisperer, even though some might think that cliche. I want to be able to control the evil spirits so that I can banish them from homes and public sites so that people will be safe.

  22. For me it would be either Witch or Vampire or maybe some combo of them both like in Vampire Dairies. One scary badass 🚺.

  23. I think I would prefer to be a shifter. A smart one, like Jane! ;)

  24. I'd like to be a whisperer to any type of shifter animal. It's hard to narrow it down.

  25. I must have missed commenting previously. I would love to be a Shifter!

  26. I must have missed commenting previously. I would love to be a Shifter!

    1. Shifter for me......give me 4 on the floor a tail and a whole new world of freedom!