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Debbie Wiley | Urban Fantasy and Fantasy Book Recs
Author Guest / August 13, 2020

by Fresh Fiction Senior Reviewer Debbie Wiley Did you guys hear my loud squeals of joy over some of the recent urban fantasy novels? This summer has been the book equivalent of winning the jackpot as far as I’m concerned. Earlier this summer, we had Kim Harrison return with AMERICAN DEMON but now we have several of my other favorite authors also releasing books. Let’s face it… I’m not really going anywhere regardless (thanks, Covid-19) but who wants to leave the house anyway when such great books are at my fingertips? So let’s skip the chatter and my squeals of joy and jump right into the books! It’s been six years since we’ve had a new Dresden Files book from Jim Butcher. Six looooonnnng years. And now, we have PEACE TALKS out with BATTLE GROUNDS soon to follow in the same year! Ah, this almost makes up for some of the misery of 2020. In PEACE TALKS, various supernatural entities are gathering in Chicago in an attempt to broker a peace deal. The White Council is assisting with security, and Harry Dresden finds himself in a dubious position as his support within the Council is wavering. Worse yet, his vampire half-brother is…

Faith Hunter | Witch Central Presents … Jane Yellowrock
Author Guest / January 23, 2011

Below is the transcript of an interview from Witch Central, the online radio talk show where Evan Trueblood, Molly Everhart Trueblood’s husband, is a part-time talk show host. Witch Central features everything witchy all the time, the talk show dedicated to witches, vamps, weres and other creatures of the night, both in and out of the closet, and only supernats willing to register with the show’s producer are permitted to sign on and listen. The interview is totally fictional, as actually giving it would thrust Jane from the skinwalker-closet, and she isn’t ready for that. Not at all. But if she was, well, this is how it might go. We break into the middle of the show, just back from a commercial break. Evan: Welcome back listeners. As you all know, after reading the first three books in the Skinwalker series, SKINWALKER, BLOOD CROSS, and MERCY BLADE, I have problems with Jane Yellowrock. She is on my personal BLEEPlist. That said, I’m known for being willing to reconsider my stance on every kind of supernat, so with fairness in mind, tonight we welcome my wife, Molly Everhart Trueblood, our interviewer—and an earth witch—and Jane Yellowrock—skinwalker and all around dangerous woman….

Fresh Pick | MERCY BLADE by Faith Hunter
Fresh Pick / January 15, 2011

Jane Yellowrock #3 January 2011 On Sale: January 4, 2011 Featuring: Jane Yellowrock; Girrard 310 pages ISBN: 0451463722 EAN: 9780451463722 Mass Market Paperback $7.99 Add to Wish List Fantasy Urban Buy at Amazon.com Great Dark UF series, get caught reading! Mercy Blade by Faith Hunter It’s not a mercy killing if they fight back. Jane Yellowrock is a shape-shifting skinwalker – and a vampire killer for hire. But lately she’s found herself taking blood money from the very vampires she used to hunt… Things are heating up in the Big Easy. Weres have announced their existence to the world, and revived the bitter tensions that run between them and their old enemies: vampires. As a trusted employee of Leo Pellissier, Blood Master of the City, Jane finds herself caught in the cross fire. When Jane is attacked by a pack of marauding werewolves, she is thankful for the help of a mysterious stranger named Girrard. He explains that he used to be Leo’s “Mercy Blade,” a sacred position charged with killing vampires who have gone insane. What Jane doesn’t know is why this powerful assassin left New Orleans – or, more troubling, why he’s now returned. It’s definitely not to…