Sunday, July 24, 2016

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

It's happening again!  I have been given the awesome opportunity to not only review a terrific book by an author I love, but I also host a giveaway for one paperback copy to one lucky follower!  (US/Canada only.) And, isn't that cover gorgeous?!

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.

Faith Hunter is the New York Times bestselling author of the Jane Yellowrock series and the Rogue Mage series

My rating: 5 of 5 stars
**I received an e-book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.**

Hungry for a new heroine of epic proportions? Nell will fit the bill.

Much like Jane, Nell is a strong woman - physically and mentally. Nell has been forged due to life's circumstances to be strong, self-reliant, and suspicious. She is also naturally very intelligent and intuitive, and her magical nature helps that intuition along as well. All these characteristics help her stand alone - and make it extremely hard to accept outsiders into her life.

Since helping Jane to rescue a Master from the Church, the men of the Church have made her singular life even more difficult than it was prior. They have killed her dogs - slaughtered them and left them on her porch in warning, sporadically come onto her land to harass her into rejoining the Church, and set watches over her and her land from a deer stand on a neighboring property. She also has to sneak conversations with the women from her family during the farmer's markets because venturing onto Church property to try to visit family could trap her.

But now, PsyLED has come to ask for her help with another paranormal matter.

With her powers growing in strange and somewhat frightening ways can she afford to help them? Can she afford NOT to help? Things are much more complicated than they first appear...

Like her writing for the Skinwalker series, Faith's writing is detailed, imaginative, and quick-paced. I love the vernacular used for the "Church-speak" in this book, and can't wait to hear how the voice talent treats Nell in the audio book version of this. I had trouble putting this book down - so it's a good thing I managed to catch a weekend with no work!

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  1. Thanks for the chance to win. I don't tweet, but I shared on G+ for you. Have a good week.

  2. Liked the review, and thank you for hosting a "stop" on Faith's book release blog tour.
    Pauline E.

  3. Thanks for hosting a blog stop! I love your review, and can't wait to read Blood of the Earth!

  4. Thanks for the review. Nell is going to be an awesome character.

  5. Thank you for such a great review! I look forward to reading others you've written! :o)

  6. Yay! Thanks so much! I love Faith Hunter's books and I've been looking forward to reading Blood of the Earth for quite some time. :D