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Friday, March 25, 2016

Jane Yellowrock Short Story pt. 3 by Faith Hunter (Shadow Rites Book Tour) + giveaway

Short Story pt.3
From the world of Jane Yellowrock
Copyright Faith Hunter

I opened the door to see Bruiser on the front stoop, leaning against the post that held up the gallery overhead. His dark hair was hanging over his forehead, a little too long, his Roman nose slightly reddened from a day in the sun. His dress slacks were pressed to a perfect crease, the sleeves of his white shirt were rolled up to show off his well-muscled arms, and his shoes were polished to a high shine. The only odd note was the double shoulder rig that would be hidden beneath his sports jacket when we got to the restaurant. His lips turned up in reaction to my perusal, and he held out a single dark red rose, the exact shade of my favorite lipstick. Scent had nearly been bred out of red roses, and because my skinwalker senses made flowers with scents a bad prezzi, the rose was perfect for me in every way.
I accepted the bloom, and the heat in his eyes made it seem as if I were accepting something far more valuable than a flower from him. His fingers caressed along mine, lingering on the ring I wore.

“Jane,” he said. Just that. My name.
And something that was both icy and scorching raced along my nerves, beneath my flesh.
Mate, my Beast purred. Would rather have cow than plant.

Mentally, I shushed her, and shoved aside the image of Bruiser meeting me at the door with a raw steak in his hand. “Hiya, Bruiser,” I said, moving back to invite him in. I stepped into the kitchen for a vase, my low heels clicking. I could feel his eyes on my butt the whole way.
“Get a room,” the Kid grouched, proving me right.
I grinned. Bruiser laughed. He was closer than I thought, his mouth suddenly at my ear as he reached around and took the narrow white vase from my hands. He pinned my hips to the counter with his body and held me lightly in place with his body as he filled the vase with water and placed the rose inside. He was Onorio hot. Burning through my clothes to my skin. A human that warm would be in a hospital, packed with ice bags. I took a breath and smelled his faintly citrusy scent.
“Shall we place it by your bed?” he murmured, his lips moving on the side of my arched neck. His heat shot through me like lightning. I dropped my head back to his shoulder. At six feet, there weren’t many men I could do that to and not hurt myself, but Bruiser was a big man. “So it can be seen when we wake?”
“You’ll make us late,” Eli said, the words bland but somehow amused.
Without raising his voice Bruiser said, “Your timing is dreadful, as usual.”

“His timing is fantastic,” Syl said. “But you two can romance after we eat. I’m starving.”
“Triple date,” Bruiser said, straightening. 

“I have a feeling it will not go well.”

SHADOW RITES (Jane Yellowrock #10)
by Faith Hunter
368 pages
April 5, 2016
ISBN: 9780451465979
Slaying vampires is child’s play for skinwalker Jane Yellowrock. But handling the complicated politics of New Orleans’ supernatural players is another story...

Jane is keeping the peace between visiting groups of witches and vamps in the city, but then trouble comes knocking on her doorstep. When her house is magically attacked, the wild chase to find her assailants unearths a mystery that has literally been buried deep.

A missing master vampire, presumed long deceased, is found chained in a pit...undead, raving mad, and in the company of two human bodies. Now it’s up to Jane to find out who kept the vampire hidden for so long and why, because the incident could tip already high supernatural tensions to an all-out arcane war.

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.

Tour-wide Giveaway

1 complete set of the Jane Yellowrock series (all 10 novels!), plus one $100 Amazon or Barnes & Noble gift card. This giveaway details will be listed on our tour page 

I Smell Sheep Giveaway
The publisher will ship 1 copy of SHADOW RITES to one I Smell Sheep winner. US only, no PO Boxes please.

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  1. awwww... Bruiser is such a romantic!!! Thanks for the fun blog tour! Really enjoying this story :)

  2. This is great! Oh, how I love me some Bruiser!!

  3. The short story sounds fun, and the book sounds like another great entry in the series.

  4. Can't wait to read this one, sounds great.

  5. Eeeps.........more (greedy me) more! at least I got to see this one! Yay!! thank you and sounds like Beast is getting a tad "frisky" here LOL

  6. Can't wait to read this! Faith Hunter and Jane Yellowrock is awesome!

  7. I've been waiting forever to get my greedy little hands on this baby! :D

  8. Ohhhhh this story is getting good... Bruiser has arrived!!!! This makes me happy..... Can't wait for Shadow Rites....

  9. How did I miss Parts 1 & 2 .... And where do I find them. (Unhappy face!!

    1. You can go to and see the stops for the blog tour to include where the first two are, or when posted, go to Hope this helps!

  10. YEOW! Hot stuff! Thanks for posting this excerpt as part of Faith's blog tour!
    Pauline E. (AKA Sinful S.)

  11. Looking forward to the new book.

  12. Great interview. I love how Faithtalks about how he is 'surprised" by something that one of her characters does. I thoroughly enjoy everything she writes.

  13. Thanks for the story & giveaway! I love this series!

  14. Thank you for the story! I can't wait to read the rest, and for the release of Shadow Rites! I LOVE the Jane Yellowrock series! Great plots, character growth, serious life issues, humor, and snark!

  15. *fans self* Wow. Steaming anticipation to read the rest of this serial short and the new book!

  16. insides are turning to mush with just this scene can't wait til the next bit of foreplay!

  17. Yay, always love Bruiser time. Can't wait for the rest of this. You just know this date is going to go horribly wrong, lol.

  18. Got to hand it to Bruiser, he sure has style.

  19. Bruiser is a compelling character. Jane has her hands full.

  20. Oh. Oh my! One good perk about working night shift is that when each new Jane Yellowrock book is sent to my Kindle I can start reading it on my break...if I have time for a break.

  21. I can not wait for this book! So excited!
    Jane and fam just get better and better every book.

  22. I am seriously enjoying this short story, and the blog tour in general!

  23. I am loving this short story and can't wait for the next addition and the new book.

  24. Loving this story, about time for Jodi and "Wrassler"

  25. Oh yes, find eye candy like that perched on the porch hehehe. and Beast (dear Beast) purring "Mate" but then she does that with Leo too....I wonder if she's wanting Kits too......:D

  26. I am so excited about this book's release, and it's only a few days more. Hmmmm.... Bruiser leaning against the porch post. Yummy.

  27. I am so excited about this book's release, and it's only a few days more. Hmmmm.... Bruiser leaning against the porch post. Yummy. Alisha Henri

  28. They just keep getting better

  29. "Pretty flower for a pretty lady." ;-)

  30. "Pretty flower for a pretty lady." ;-)

  31. "Get a room" lol. Can see the sparks flying now.