Tuesday, August 2, 2016

[Archive] LITERAL ADDICTION's Review of Blood of the Earth

Faith Hunter, fantasy writer, was born in Louisiana and raised all over the south. The Skinwalker series, featuring Jane Yellowrock is taking off like a rocket withSkinwalker, Blood Cross, Mercy Blade, Raven Cursed, Death’s Rival, Blood Trade, and Black Arts. Her Rogue Mage novels, a dark, urban fantasy series—Bloodring, Seraphs, and Host—feature Thorn St. Croix, a stone mage in a post-apocalyptic, alternate reality, urban fantasy world. These novels are the basis for the role playing game, Rogue Mage.

Under the pen name Gwen Hunter, she writes action-adventure, mysteries, and thrillers. As Faith and Gwen, she has 20+ books in print in 28 countries.

Hunter fell in love with reading in fifth grade, and best loved SiFi, fantasy, and gothic. She decided to become a writer in high school, when a teacher told her she had talent. Now, she writes full-time and works full-time in a hospital lab, (for the benefits) 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 dogs to whitewater rivers all over the Southeast.

Keep up with Faith online at her Website, on Facebook, on Twitter, and on GoodReads.

Blood of the Earth
Soulwood Book #1

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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…

Our Review by LITERAL ADDICTION's Alluring Angel - Kathy:
*Copy gifted by the Publisher in exchange for an honest review

Faith Hunter's new A Soulwood Novel series starts off with Blood of the Earth. We met Nell Ingram in Ms. Hunter's Jane Yellowrock series. Raised in a compound of God's Cloud of Glory Church, Nell is now living on her own, trying to make ends meet and stay out of the clutches of the violent churchmen. Life for females of the church is servitude and punishment, and Nell will do anything to stay free. When Special Agent Rick LaFluer (yes, Jane's Rick) shows up on Nell's property accompanied by Paka, asking for help in a investigation, Nell is torn. Help and take the chance of bringing more attention of the church upon her, or help and earn some much needed money and maybe stretch her wings a little. But Nell has a secret. She is not quite sure what she is, but she know that she is different. Maybe not fully human. Nell has a power rooted in her woods. She can sense thing through the earth. And if someone bleeds on her land, that person's life is hers. Then local girls go missing, and Nell knows that she can not do nothing. So Nell becomes a consultant for PsyLED, and dives head first into a world she couldn't have imagined.

As a hard core fan of the Jane Yellowrock series, I was thrilled to find this new series is set in the same world. Nell is completely different from Jane. But as Nell gains personal growth in herself and her powers, she becomes just as kick-ass as Jane, only in her own way.

Blood of the Earth

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