Genre: Urban Fantasy

Blog Tour: Flame in the Dark by Faith Hunter

Posted November 30, 2017 by Anne in Blog Tour, Book Review | | 10 Comments

Blog Tour: Flame in the Dark by Faith Hunter

I received this book for free from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Blog Tour: Flame in the Dark by Faith HunterFlame in the Dark by Faith Hunter
Series: Soulwood #3
Published by Ace on December 5, 2017
Genres: Urban Fantasy
Pages: 368
Format: eARC
Source: NetGalley
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Nell Ingram has always known she was different. Since she was a child, she’s been able to feel and channel ancient powers from deep within the earth. When she met Jane Yellowrock, her entire life changed, and she was recruited into PsyLED—the Homeland Security division that polices paranormals. But now her newly formed unit is about to take on its toughest case yet.

A powerful senator barely survives an assassination attempt that leaves many others dead—and the house he was visiting burns to the ground. Invisible to security cameras, the assassin literally disappears, and Nell’s team is called in. As they track a killer they know is more—or less—than human, they unravel a web of dark intrigue and malevolent motives that tests them to their limits and beyond.


Wow!  Flame in the Dark was interesting on so many levels. There was some world-building in the types of supernaturals and also the traits of ones we already know.  The PsyLED team has a big, intensive new case. The team members of Unit 18 have various professional and personal developments. Best of all, Nell grows.

Nell is so strong and smart. She is NOT lazy. Nell chooses to do the right thing, in spite of the physical or emotional dangers. She has integrity and thinks of others. Nell has growth in so many aspects of her life and is learning about herself. It is incredible to be there with her.

I couldn’t put this down! The Soulwood series, being urban fantasy, really must be read in order. And you want to read them anyway, since they are so good, including the Jane Yellowrock series.    This is really one of my favorite related series in urban fantasy. I am always excited to read Faith Hunter and look forward to more about Nell.



The tour giveaway is for 3 sets of the 1st 2 Soulwood books ( BLOOD OF THE EARTH and CURSE ON THE LAND ) and one $50 Amazon gift card (US residents only)!


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How Occam Got His Name              Part Six

serial short story                                                        

By Faith Hunter


The big cat took off like its tail was on fire and was gone.

“Dayum, Trace. That thing was big. That was a jaguar fer sure.” Wayman sounded spooked.

Trace said nothing. His senses were frozen, his ears deadened from Wayman’s ear-piercing scream, his breathing fast from fear.

“Come on, Trace. Let’s get back to the tent afore it finds us again.”

They clattered down the hillock to the wash below, Trace wondering how the tent would protect them from a jaguar—if that’s what it was, and not a devil-cat. His daddy’s sermons about demons who take up the form of predators and hunt humans, banged around in his skull. The Nephilim and demons with huge teeth and claws. Like the spotted thing caught in his flashlight.

As they moved along the wash, Wayman’s flash picked out their path. Trace kept his moving around the hillocks to either side and along the path behind them. Once, he caught a hint of movement, but when he backtracked with the light, the thing was gone. Just like his interest in the meteor shower overhead.

Though he kept seeing bloody bodies on the sandy wash bottom, images put there by the demon that was hunting them, they made it back to the small tent near 82—the main road through Dickens—and made a small fire from dried wood they found in the wash. Then they zipped themselves inside. It was stupid, but the thick layer of tent fabric made Trace feel safer.



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.

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Review tour: Midnight Labyrinth by Elizabeth Hunter

Review tour: Midnight Labyrinth by Elizabeth Hunter

Posted November 16, 2017 by Anne in Blog Tour, Book Review | 4 Comments

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Early review: Trouble with the Twelfth Grave by Darynda Jones

Early review: Trouble with the Twelfth Grave by Darynda Jones

Posted October 26, 2017 by Anne in Book Review | 10 Comments

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Deathtrap by Dannika Dark

Deathtrap by Dannika Dark

Posted October 6, 2017 by Jennifer in Book Review | 3 Comments

Dark and Poole never fails! This author and narrator pairing is one of the best ones out there. Dark writes great characters and Poole is a master at bring them to life with her narration.   Deathtrap picks up shortly after Raveheart left off. Raven, Christian and the rest of Keystone group gets a new case to work that leads them to find out more about one of their team members, Shepherd. The case as a good one and the Shepherd is not the only one who has to deal with their past. Raven is still dealing with letting go of her human life. The best thing about the Crossbreed series is the banter between Raven and Christian. Their relationship is a long dance that has no […]

Audio: The Hunt by Chloe Neill

Audio: The Hunt by Chloe Neill

Posted September 21, 2017 by Anne in Blog Tour, Book Review, Giveaway | 34 Comments

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Volatile Bonds by Jaye Wells

Volatile Bonds by Jaye Wells

Posted September 14, 2017 by Anne in Book Review | 1 Comment

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Audio: Crossbreed Series by Dannika Dark

Audio: Crossbreed Series by Dannika Dark

Posted September 12, 2017 by Jennifer in Book Review | 7 Comments

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Posted September 5, 2017 by Anne in Book Review | 0 Comments

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