Today, to kick off the Urban Fantasy portion of My Favorite Things, I’ve got the awesome Faith Hunter on the blog! Her post features one of my favorite characters, skinwalker Jane Yellowrock,and her alter ego, Beast. Jane and Beast are the stars of the series that include Skinwalker, Blood Cross, and the recently released Mercy Blade. Faith is also offering copies of Skinwalker (Jane Yellowrock #1) and Bloodring (Rogue Mage #1) to one lucky winner (please see giveaway details at the end of the post.)
Don’t forget to check the My Favorite Things Event Schedule for all of the awesomeness to come, and for anything you might have missed!
*Jane Yellowrock is the main character of the series that bears her name, by author Faith Hunter. Skinwalker, BloodCross, and Mercy Blade are the current books, with Raven Cursed out in Jan. 2012, followed by Death’s Rival in fall of 2012. Today, Jane Yellowrock and Beast talk about men and food and vampires and shape-shifters and werewolves and, umm, and men, of course, answering questions asked by fans for the last few months.
Beast is a hunter, you are a hunter. Speaking emotionally as well as physically, what do you hunt?
Beast: Beast is good hunter. Beast likes big prey. Jane will not let Beast hunt bison or cow. Or even horse. Horses would run. (Thinks about chasing horses. Flicks up ear tab and looks away, bored. Spots movement out the window. Squirrels racing around tree.) Squirrels are small and tasty but hard to catch. One bite and gone. Need bigger prey. Hunt deer now?
Beast: (Huffs with disdain.) Jane is sad. Jane should shift into Beast and hunt deer. Kill prey. Eat. Want to hunt. Shift now?
I know Beast likes deer. What is Jane’s favourite food?
Beast: (Wrinkles brows) Want to hunt.
Beast: (Slyly) Hunt for mate? Jane needs mate. Want Bruiser. And Leo. And Rick. (Chuffs and shows Jane image of very big bed. Covers are slashed by claws.)
Beast: Saw pictures of Ricky-Bo with other woman. Were-woman. Red-haired, sick-were-female. (Chuffs with displeasure. Shows killing teeth. I was mad.) Will not share mate with sick-were-female. But think that Ricky-Bo may not have mated with her by choice. Forced mating is bad.
Jane: (Looks away.) Yeah … And the werewolf did force him, once he was infected by the were-taint. Okay, so maybe Rick didn’t have sex with the werewolf bitch by choice. But he was with a were-cat too. Beast: She bit him?
Beast: Cannot decide until we talk to Ricky-Bo. (Licks muzzle. Chuffs with laughter.) But Bruiser and Leo are good. Bed is big.
Beast: (Chuffs in displeasure. Flicks ear tabs, annoyed.) I like Leo. Leo has fangs. Good hunter. Powerful. Worthy of us. (Sends Jane a memory of Leo’s hair touching her hand.) Soft. Smells good.
Beast: (Sends Jane vision of floor, with Leo. Vision of sofa, with Leo.)
No, wait! Only human men? Why is that?
Beast: (Chuffs.) Silly Jane. Skinwalkers live longer than humans. Skinwalkers cannot mate for life with humans.
Beast: Beast is not prey!
What is your favourite book?
Beast: Do not like books. (Lifts lips to show killing teeth.) Want to hunt.
If you could be any animal?
Beast: And I am inside her. Together we are Beast.
*You may read more about Skinwalker and Bloodring HERE