Welcome to the Blood Trade Blog Tour celebrating the release of the 6th book in Faith Hunter's Jane Yellowrock urban fantasy series. Faith has joined me for a Q&A focusing on the series and in particular Jane that fans will appreciate. Faith also had a few questions for me on my thoughts about the books in audiobook form. In addition to the Q&A, Faith has also generously provided a copy of Blood Trade to be won in a draw from a randomly selected entrant (see form below to enter).
Let us know what you think and please leave a comment about the Q&A or your own experiences with Faith's books on audio. Faith will be by to respond to any questions you may have.
Jane Yellowrock is a shapeshifting skinwalker you don’t want to cross—especially if you’re one of the undead…
The Master of Natchez, Mississippi has a nasty problem on his hands. Rogue vampires—those who follow the Naturaleza and believe that humans should be nothing more than prey to be hunted—are terrorizing his city. Luckily, he knows the perfect skinwalker to call in to take back the streets.
But what he doesn’t tell Jane is that there’s something different about these vamps. Something that makes them harder to kill—even for a pro like Jane. Now, her simple job has turned into a fight to stay alive…and to protect the desperately ill child left in her care.
FAITH HUNTER INTERVIEW
SFG: What is the most important element in writing fantasy—to you?
SFG: What do you see as the future of the fantasy genre?
SFG: If you could compare yourself to any of your written characters, who would it be?
SFG: Boots appear in Jane Yellowrock's world often. Tell us about the boots.
SFG: Jane is tall and badass. Was there anyone you use to picture her?
SFG: Why hasn’t Jane gotten with Bruiser?
Rick and Bruiser and Leo. All the men are a big part of her life. Jane likes one guy (Rick) but she can’t have him. Her Beast likes most of the predatory men in her life. Bruiser, however, is going through problems of his own. Leo hurt her physically and emotionally. So it’s hard to pick. To make it worse, Beast assures Jane that, “Big-cats do not mate for life.” How do you ignore info like that? And how much control will Beast have over Jane? I am totally not sure yet!
SFG:. Bitsa, Jane’s motorcycle and even her choice of weapons are almost characters in the book in some ways. How’d you come about those choices?
|Could this be a Bitsa?|
SFG: Will there be more books in this series?
SFG: The vampire society in your Jane Yellowrock novels is complex. How do you keep track of it all? It is hard!
SFG: You did an urban fantasy crossover collaboration with C.E. Murphy featuring her character Joanne Walker and Jane Yellowrock. Is there another crossover you'd like to do even if only theoretically?
As to a crossover with another writer, I have nothing lengthy on the horizon but do have a lot of short projects I've discussed with various writer friends. But as always, finding the time is the biggest hurdle to leap.
Faith: Ok Doug. Now I'd like to turn the tables on you and ask you a few questions! I bet you rarely get that from one of your guests. LOL
Faith: Have you listened to the entire Jane Yellowrock series on audiobook or is Blood Trade the first for you in this format?
Faith: Does listening to an audiobook enhance the story for you or is it just more of a convenience?
Faith: Final question Doug! I promise! LOL For those readers who have been thinking about trying an audiobook but haven't just yet, what would you say to them about trying Jane in audio?
Faith: Thanks for having me here today Doug. I've had a great time with a great host. :) I hope you enjoy Blood Trade! The next book in the series, Black Arts, is due out January 2014 from Penguin/ROC. You can always drop by my Facebook page for the latest news on the series!
Thank you Faith for joining us and sharing Jane Yellowrock and Beast with us. Readers will have an opportunity to win a copy of Blood Trade by completing the ballot below. If you have a question or comment for Faith, please do so in the usual place and she will drop by to respond.
Mass Market Paperback: 368 pages
Publisher: Roc (April 2, 2013)
Book Excerpt: http://www.faithhunter.net/wp/2013/02/27/blood-trade-excerpt-chapter-one/
Faith’s Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/official.faith.hunter
Jane Yellowrock’s Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/janeyellowrock
Beast’s Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BeastNotPrey
Other Novels in the Jane Yellowrock Series:
July 2009 January 2010 January 2011
January 2012 October 2012
Other Collections and Stories in the Jane Yellowrock Series:
eCollection eCollection eCrossover Anthology Story
Audiobook Sample for Blood Trade: