Review and Interview: Marshall Ryan Maresca

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The exciting debut to Marshall Ryan Maresca’s Streets of Maradaine fantasy series!


ABOUT THE BOOK

The Rynax brothers had gone legit after Asti Rynax’s service in Druth Intelligence had shattered his nerves, and marriage and fatherhood convinced Verci Rynax to leave his life of thievery. They settled back in their old neighborhood in West Maradaine and bought themselves a shop, eager for a simple, honest life.

Then the Holver Alley Fire incinerated their plans. With no home, no shop, and no honest income—and saddled with a looming debt—they fall back on their old skills and old friends.

With a crew of other fire victims, Asti and Verci plan a simple carriage heist, but the job spirals out of control as they learn that the fire was no accident. Lives in Holver Alley were destroyed out of a sadistic scheme to buy the land.

Smoldering for revenge, burdened with Asti’s crumbling sanity, the brothers and their crew of amateurs and washouts swear to take down those responsible for the fire, no matter the cost.


ENCHANTED REVIEW

The Holver Alley Crew is the first in a new series set in his existing Maradaine world, and it’s a great start to a new series!

Having read some of the others in this world, reading this one is like visiting a familiar place but going somewhere new. The world-building is one of my favorite aspects of Maresca’s work (as evidenced in some of my interview questions below!) and The Holver Alley Crew does not disappoint. We get to see a different side of the world in Holver Alley, the not-so-nice-don’t-buy-a-suburban-ranch-in-this-part-of-town kind of side.

The Rynax brothers, Asti and Verci, couldn’t lead more different lives if they tried, and when their futures area irrevocably altered by a fire, they have tough decisions to make. In the spirit of not spoiling the book, I will say that they plan a simple heist, but their plan takes a very different turn as they learn that the truth about the Holver Alley fire.

I highly recommend The Holver Alley Crew and give it my highest rating: five lanterns!

5 Lamps


AUTHOR INTERVIEW

Enchanted Alley: Welcome to the Alley! We’re certainly glad you’re here.

I’ll start off with an easy question. If you had to choose one book or series to read over and over for a lifetime, what would it be and why?

Marshall Ryan Maresca: You mean, other than the combined Maradaine books?  Because that would be the obvious answer.

Real answer: Watership Down by Richard Adams.  I’ve read it many, many times, and I keep coming back to it.  It’s deep, rich fantasy filled with mythology, adventure, a heist and a war.  But with rabbits.  And it’s amazing.

EA: That is a great book and author. Good choice! Speaking of great books and great writers, what are your “must have” tools for writing? Can you give us a glimpse into your process?

MRM: In terms of tools: I need my laptop with Scrivener on it, and a good set of headphones that let me tune out the world.  Add in coffee in the morning or rooibos tea in the evening, and that’s the core of “what I need”.

Now, if I have space to sit, lay out my notebooks and outline materials, all the better.  But if I have my laptop and headphones, I can work just about anywhere.

EA: If you could live in the world of The Hover Alley Crew, what your life be like?

MRM: So, if I lived in Maradaine, I probably wouldn’t live in North Seleth, the neighborhood where Holver Alley Crew takes place.

Ideally, I would live on the other side of the river in neighborhoods like High River or Fenton, which have their share of artist communities, coffee shop and wine clubs, and is near one the fancier institute of higher learning.  A perfect place to write, engage in the arts and talk philosophy into the late hours while drinking coffee or wine.

But North Seleth wouldn’t be terrible: it might be a poor neighborhood, but it’s a community where people know each other and take care of one another.  There certainly are worse places in the city to end up.

EA: High River and Fenton are my kinds of towns. That’s one of the best things about books, getting to visit places you wouldn’t otherwise!  Up next, how long does it take to plot and write a novel? Which part of the process is your favorite? Least favorite?

MRM: It varies, but the plotting/outlining process is usually about a month, and then the writing process from five-to-eight months, depending on what else is going on.  Of course, since I have many projects going forward, at any given time I have different things in different stages.  But my favorite part is definitely that end-stage of drafting, where all the elements have come together, and it’s mostly a process of letting it race out of your fingers into the keyboard.  Worst part?  That middle phase, where even though I know what needs to happen (because: outline), it still feels like pulling teeth.

EA: I’ve heard the middle is a least favorite part for lots of writers! Okay, so which character is your favorite to write?

MRM: Oh, this is one of those “which child do you love most?” questions.  But OK, I’ll pick.  In all the Maradaine books, it’s probably Corrie from the Constabulary books.  She’s an absolute hoot.  If I narrow to just the Holver Alley Crew, then I’ll go with Helene.  Actually, Corrie and Helene would probably get along pretty well, if they weren’t on opposite sides of the law.  That could be a fun pairing….

Yes, that would be fun! I’d love to read that (hint, hint…)

Thank you so much for coming to hang out with us at The Enchanted Alley. We love your work around here and can’t wait to have you back again. 


ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Marshall Ryan Maresca grew up in upstate New York and studied film and video production at Penn State.  He now lives Austin with his wife and son.  His work appeared in Norton Anthology of Hint Fiction and Rick Klaw’s anthology Rayguns Over TexasHe also has had several short plays produced and has worked as a stage actor, a theatrical director and an amateur chef. His novels The Thorn of Dentonhill and A Murder of Mages each begin their own fantasy series, both set in the port city of Maradaine. For more information, visit Marshall’s website at http://www.mrmaresca.com.


Essential Information

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Title: THE HOLVER ALLEY CREW

Author: Marshall Ryan Maresca

Series: Streets of Maradaine #1

ISBN: 9780756412609

Release Date: March 7, 2017

Publisher: DAW MASS MARKET

List Price: $7.99

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New Release: Nice Guys Bite by Jennifer Estep

Happy book birthday to Jennifer Estep!

NICE GUYS BITE is the latest in the Elemental Assassin series and sure to delight readers.
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About the Book

NICE GUYS BITE takes place after the events of UNRAVELED (#15). It is told from the point of view of Silvio Sanchez, Gin’s personal assistant.

Working for Gin Blanco (aka the Spider, the assassin who runs the Ashland underworld) doesn’t leave much time for romance, especially with Gin’s holiday party planning in full swing. But when he catches the eye of a charming gentleman, Silvio finds himself going out for coffee.

All’s fair in love and war, though. Just as Silvio is starting to enjoy himself, he realizes he’s being watched. His nice-guy date doesn’t sense the danger, and Silvio wants to keep it that way (and, well, keep the guy alive) so Silvio ends the date early—only to be abducted by some villainous giants.

Will Silvio survive the night and make it back to the Pork Pit in time for Gin’s holiday party? Only if he decks the hall with bodies …


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Title: NICE GUYS BITE (Elemental Assassin #15.5)
Format: e-novella
Author: Jennifer Estep
Purchase links:

Giveaway!

Jennifer has a $20 Amazon gift card giveaway for this book blast! Giveaway runs Dec. 12 – 19. Click below to enter the giveaway.

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 Jennifer Estep Author Pic.jpegAbout Jennifer Estep

Jennifer Estep is a New York Times, USA Today, and international bestselling author prowling the streets of her imagination in search of her next fantasy idea.

Jennifer writes the Elemental Assassin urban fantasy series for Pocket Books. Unwanted, e-novella #14.5 in the series, will be released on July 18. Unraveled, book #15, will be released on Aug. 30.

Jennifer also writes the Mythos Academy young adult urban fantasy series. She is also the author of the Black Blade young adult urban fantasy series and the Bigtime paranormal romance series.

For more information on Jennifer and her books, visit www.jenniferestep.com or follow Jennifer on FacebookGoodreads, and Twitter.

Blog Tour: Crymsyn Hart Deathly Encounters

Crymsyn Hart’s Deathly Encounters Blog Tour, Featuring Death’s Dance and Death’s Revival!

September 12-18, 2016


About the Author

crymsynhart_authorphotoCrymsyn Hart is a National Bestselling author. Her worlds are filled with luscious vampires, gorgeous gods, quirky witches, and everything else that goes bump in the night. Hell, there is even a delicious cheesecake god floating around, but if I were you I wouldn’t eat his brownie cheesecake.

Crymsyn worked as a psychic for many years in Boston while attending Emerson College. She graduated with a BFA in Writing, Literature, & Publishing. Crymsyn shares her life with a small zoo, three playful puppies and her hubby Mark. If you come after dark, you’re more then likely to find her snuggled up with a gory horror movie, or a bloody vampire movie.

Crymsyn has a collection of Living Dead Dolls and five bookshelves overflowing with books. Of course there’s always room for more.


About the Book: Death’s Dance

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Being a psychic, you would think talking to the dead was a walk in the park. However, it’s not always that simple. The hooded specter haunting me is one I’ve been dreaming about since I was a kid. One day, he appeared in my bedroom mirror. Good. Evil. I don’t know what his true intentions are.

Enter Jackson, ghost hunting show host extraordinaire, and my ex, to save me from the big bad ghost.

From there…well…it’s been a world wind of complications. My house burnt down. I’m being stalked by an ancient evil and gotten myself back into the world of being a ghost hunting psychic. Jackson dragged me, along with a few other psychics, to a ghost town wiped off the map called Death’s Dance.

From there things went from bad to worse.

Death’s Dance is Book One of the Deathly Encounters Series


Enchanted Review: Death’s Dance

A ghost town haunted by death? Yes, please!

Halloween is my favorite holiday, so anything that promises anything ghostly or haunted is right up my alley. Death’s Dance is town that doesn’t want to be found. It tries to keep Jackson away, it doesn’t appear on any map, and it’s a little cranky to have guests.

Hart comes up with a great concept. It’s a little like taking Anita Blake, MacKayla Lane, and Silent Hill and putting them in a blender, adding more death and a dash of gore, and pouring out a ghostly smoothie. It’s a fun read, especially this time of year when the weather is getting cooler, pumpkins are appearing on the porch steps, and the grim reaper could be lurking around any corner.


About the Book: Death’s Revival

deathsrevivalcover1200x800Becoming a grim reaper was right up my alley. I enjoyed being dead. I helped souls crossover into either Heaven or Hell with my fellow reaper, Than. For two years, I enjoyed my life and then the killings started.

Psychics were being murdered at haunted sites and souls disappearing.Someone was tampering with the fabric of the universe, trying to draw something evil into this world. To do that, the killer needed the souls of the psychics and the ghosts he could gather to open the doorway.

I was charged with saving those souls and find out who the serial killer was. Yeah, being used as bait was definitely not my first choice, but who can kill a grim reaper? I’m already dead.With Than’s help, I’ll stop the evil from penetrating this world so I can get back to my soul gathering.

I mean the dead stay dead, right?


Enchanted Review: Death’s Revival

This one is a solid follow-up to Death’s Dance and certainly leaves the door wide open for a third book. There are some great interactions between characters, and it’s great to see a glimpse of what’s been happening in the two years between novels.

I would like to see some more books, novellas perhaps, between these two books. I’d like to see the development of her grim reaping skills and maybe some of the inevitable “oopsies” that would happen when she’s just learning her trade.


Author Links

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/crymsynhartauthor

Twitter: @CrymsynHart

Website: http://www.ravynhart.com


Tour Schedule and Activities

9/12 Beauty in Ruins Top Ten’s List

9/12 Sapphyria’s Book Reviews Guest Post

9/12 The Seventh Star Blog Author Interview

9/13 MyLifeMyBooksMyEscape Author Interview

9/14 The Southern Belle from Hell Top Tens List

9/14 Sheila’s Guests and Reviews Guest Post

9/14 Jordan Hirsch Review

9/15 Deal Sharing Aunt Author Interview

9/15 SpecMusicMuse Guest Post

9/16 Jordan Hirsch Review

9/17 I Smell Sheep Top Ten’s List

9/18 The Enchanted Alley Review


Amazon Links for Death’s Dance

Print: https://www.amazon.com/Deaths-Dance-Crymsyn-Hart/dp/1941706134

Kindle: https://www.amazon.com/Deaths-Dance-Deathly-Encounters-Book-ebook/dp/B00L8JOJAY

Barnes and Noble Link for Death’s Dance

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/deaths-dance-crymsyn-hart/1119890521?ean=9781941706138


Amazon Links for Death’s Revival

Print: https://www.amazon.com/Deaths-Revival-Crymsyn-Hart/dp/1941706754 

Kindle: https://www.amazon.com/Deaths-Revival-Deathly-Encounters-Book-ebook/dp/B01FL38OPS

Barnes and Noble Link for Death’s Revival

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/deaths-revival-crymsyn-

Blog Tour: David B. Coe, Children of Amarid

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About the Book

CHILDREN OF AMARID is the first volume of the LonTobyn Chronicle, David B. Coe’s Crawford Award-winning debut series. This is the Author’s Edit of the original book.

For a millennium  the Children of Amarid have served the people of Tobyn-Ser. Drawing upon the Mage-Craft, which flows from the psychic bond they forge with their avian familiars, the Mages of the Order have fulfilled their oaths by healing the injured and ill, repelling invasions by the land’s enemies, and caring for the people in times of crisis. They are governed by laws handed down by Amarid, the first of their kind, who committed the Mage-Craft to the people’s protection. Only once in a thousand years has a mage defied those laws. Theron, a contemporary of Amarid, sought to use his powers to gain wealth and glory. For that he was punished, though not before he brought down a terrible curse on his fellow mages and all who would come after them.


Essential Information

image003Title: CHILDREN OF AMARID (The LonTobyn Chronicle, Book 1)

Author: David B. Coe

Publisher: Lore Seekers Press

Price: $4.99 eBook/ $18.95 Paperback

Length: 384 pages

Release Date: June 22, 2016

ISBN: 978-1622680498

Goodreads linkhttps://www.goodreads.com/book/show/355078.Children_of_Amarid?from_search=true 


Purchase links

Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Children-Amarid-David-B-Coe/dp/1622680499

Barnes & Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/children-of-amarid-david-b-coe/1100357918?ean=9781622680498

Books-A-Million: http://www.booksamillion.com/p/Children-Amarid/David-B-Coe/9781622680498?id=6681036309630


About the Author

image002David B. Coe, who also writes as D.B. Jackson, is the award-winning author of nineteen novels and more than a dozen short stories.

Writing under his own name (http://www.DavidBCoe.com) he has most recently completed a contemporary urban fantasy called the Case Files of Justis Fearsson, published by Baen Books. The first two books,SPELL BLIND and HIS FATHER’S EYES came out in 2015. The third volume, SHADOW’S BLADE, has recently been released.

Writing under the D.B. Jackson pen name (http://www.DBJackson-Author.com), he writes the Thieftaker Chronicles, a series set in pre-Revolutionary Boston that combines elements of urban fantasy, mystery, and historical fiction. All four books in the series, THIEFTAKER, THIEVES’ QUARRYA PLUNDER OF SOULS, and DEAD MAN’S REACH, are available from Tor Books.

David is the author of the LonTobyn Chronicle, his debut trilogy, which received the Crawford Fantasy Award as the best work by a new author in fantasy. He has also written the critically acclaimed Winds of the Forelands quintet and Blood of the Southlands trilogy, and the novelization of director Ridley Scott’s movie, ROBIN HOOD, starring Russell Crowe. David’s books have been translated into a dozen languages.

He received his undergraduate degree from Brown University and his Master’s and Ph.D. in U.S. history from Stanford University.  He co-founded and regularly contributes to the Magical Words group blog (http://magicalwords.net), a site devoted to discussions of the craft and business of writing fantasy, and is co-author of How To Write Magical Words:  A Writer’s Companion.

Find David online at his website http://www.davidbcoe.com, on Twitter, on Facebook or sign up for his newsletter.


Giveaway!

David is giving away a $25 Amazon or Barnes & Noble gift card (winner’s choice), or one of two copies of CHILDREN OF THE AMARID. Open to US residents only.

Click below to enter!

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Book Review and Giveaway! Blood of the Earth by Faith Hunter

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The Enchanted Alley’s Review

Faith Hunter’s Nell Ingram books are set in the same world as her very successful Jane Yellowrock books. Even though I have read the Jane Yellowrock books, I expect that a reader would not need to have read them to be able to follow this story. It’s well crafted and gives us a different view of some of the events and characters from the Jane Yellowrock books.

Nell is the main character, discovering who she is and what powers she controls, but she is not like Jane at all. I look forward to seeing Nell grow and evolve as she breaks the chains that had bound her.

This book, like the first in any series, gives us a good introduction to the characters, including my least favorite character…the despicable Rick and his lady friend Paka. I still don’t like them, but I suppose I can say that I understand Rick’s actions a little better now. He’s still going to take a lot more to get back on my “good” list though. It was nice to see him from a perspective other than Jane’s.

In all, I am very excited about how this series has begun and I look forward to the next book, which I believe comes out in November!

5 Lamps

Enchanted Rating: Five Lanterns!


About BLOOD OF THE EARTH:

Set in the same world as the New York Times bestselling Jane Yellowrock novels, an all-new series starring Nell Ingram, who wields powers as old as the earth.

When Nell Ingram met skinwalker Jane Yellowrock, she was almost alone in the world, exiled by both choice and fear from the cult she was raised in, defending herself with the magic she drew from her deep connection to the forest that surrounds her. Now, Jane has referred Nell to PsyLED, a Homeland Security agency policing paranormals, and agent Rick LaFleur has shown up at Nell’s doorstep. His appearance forces her out of her isolated life into an investigation that leads to the vampire Blood Master of Nashville. Nell has a team-—and a mission. But to find the Master’s kidnapped vassal, Nell and the PsyLED team will be forced to go deep into the heart of the very cult Nell fears, infiltrating the cult and a humans-only terrorist group before time runs out…


Giveaways!  

Faith is giving away a $25 Amazon or Barnes & Noble gift card (winner’s choice), and 5 custom key chains. Open to US residents only.

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The Enchanted Alley is offering a print copy of BLOOD OF THE EARTH, US/Canada only. Click on the link here to enter: a Rafflecopter giveaway


 Blood of the EarthEssential Info

Title: BLOOD OF THE EARTH (Nell Ingram #1)

Author: Faith Hunter

Publisher: Roc Mass Market Paperback

Price: $7.99

Length: 384 pages

Release Date: August 2, 2016

ISBN: 9780451473301

Goodreads link: http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/24452922-blood-of-the-earth


Purchase Links

Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Blood-Earth-Soulwood-Novel-Hunter/dp/0451473302

Barnes & Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/blood-of-the-earth-faith-hunter/1123638785?ean=9780451473301

Books-A-Million: http://www.booksamillion.com/p/Blood-Earth/Faith-Hunter/9780451473301?id=5383851536305

Google Play: https://play.google.com/store/books/details/Faith_Hunter_Blood_of_the_Earth?id=4mspBgAAQBAJ

iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/blood-of-the-earth/id957958080?mt=11

Kobo: https://store.kobobooks.com/en-us/ebook/blood-of-the-earth-2


About Faith Hunter

FaithHunter2SmallFaith 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.

Blog Tour Stop: Shadow Rites by Faith Hunter

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We here at the Alley have a special treat for you today!

We’re hopping onto the blog train and have some special goodies for you.

We have an exclusive excerpt from Shadow Rites by Faith Hunter, an ARC review, and a giveaway!


For Other Stops on the Tour, click HERE.

Excerpt #8

Eli walked a little ahead of me, to one side. I followed in his wake, passing the fighting rings where Gee was teaching two security types to fight with the sword. At the same time. A sword in each hand, he was keeping them both occupied as they tried to prevent their armor and their bodies, protected beneath, from being cut into nice even ribbons of bleeding flesh. It was like dancing, maybe some violent love child of the flamenco and the tango.

Eli nodded to Leo, a little head tilt granting Leo temporary command status. Very temporary. Eli and Leo both shifted their attention to me and I was about to speak when something changed in the air. Eli shouted, “Jane!”

I threw myself to the floor, twisting my body into a horizontal roll, taking the fall on shoulder and outer foot. Hearing my shoe crack the wood. Smelling Gee DiMercy. Feeling a sword slice the air beside my face. I’m being attacked. I rolled behind the metal bleachers. Attacked by Leo’s Mercy Blade.


Enchanted Alley’s Review

I’ve been a reader of the Jane Yellowrock series since Skinwalker first came out. It was actually the first book I ever bought in e-book. I keep reviewing these and saying how they just can’t get any better, but somehow, they do. The past couple books have seen an increase both political strife and character development, and Shadow Rites follows that trend. It also tries to see how many times we can kill Jane before she actually dies.

First, on the political front, we’re still waiting on the European Vamps, but I have a feeling that might be an event that doesn’t come until the end of the series. It’s been building for a long time, and if my guesses are right, it might the peak of the series arc. But, we’ll see what happens! I’m excited for them to show up.

On the relationship front, with Rick out of the way, I’ve enjoyed seeing the relationship between Bruiser and Jane grow, which is even more evident in Shadow Rites! My favorite Jane and Bruiser scenes are still the infamous bacon t-shirt scene and a scene some of you all might have forgotten about from earlier in the series where they start making out in the middle of a shootout in a bed and breakfast in Natchez. I think that might be my favorite scene yet. There are some good scenes in Shadow Rites too, but I don’t want to give anything away.

And there’s Eli. *swoon* (He’s my favorite character.)

And sweet Angie Baby. She makes my heart melt and scares the hell out of me at the same time.

I’m really looking forward to the next book because the tension is building pretty heavily and I know things are going to have to explode soon!

5 Lamps


Tour Wide Giveaway! 

There is a tour-wide giveaway for 1 complete set of the Jane Yellowrock series (all 10 novels!), plus one $100 Amazon or Barnes & Noble gift card.

Find the giveaway details on the tour page.


About Shadow Rites

SHADOW RITES (Jane Yellowrock #10) | Mass Market Paperback | $7.99 | 368 pages | April 5, 2016 | ISBN: 9780451465979

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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.


Purchase links

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Shadow-Rites-Jane-Yellowrock-Novel/dp/0451465970

B&N: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/shadow-rites-faith-hunter/1123353046

IndieBound: http://www.indiebound.org/book/9780451465979

The Book Depository: http://www.bookdepository.com/Shadow-Rites-Faith-Hunter/9780451465979

BAM: http://www.booksamillion.com/p/Shadow-Rites/Faith-Hunter/9780451465979

iBooks: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/shadow-rites/id1018856144?mt=11


About Faith Hunter

 

FaithHunter2SmallFaith 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 www.faithhunter.net, her blog, on Twitter, Facebook, and Goodreads; also www.yellowrocksecurities.com, and www.gwenhunter.com.

 

Cover Reveal: Curse on the Land

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


 

 

Are you ready for the GORGEOUS cover?

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Don’t miss Blood of the Earth on August 2, 2016 and Curse on the Land November 1, 2016!