Exclusive Excerpt (& Giveaway): Shadow Rites by Faith Hunter

The new Jane Yellowrock book, Shadow Rites, will be out on the 5th, and we’ve got an excerpt for you!

We’ve got one copy of Shadow Rites to give away to one lucky US winner, so be sure to enter to win at the bottom of the post.

Also, be sure to enter the tour-wide giveaway!


Excerpt from Shadow Rites:

I leaned around Wrassler, Brenda, and Eli. “Which pocket?”

“I couldn’t spot a thing,” Brenda said.

“Right pocket,” Eli said. He had a fifty percent chance of being right. And he was.

“Good guess,” I said.

“Not a guess. Wrassler’s got a weak hand from the injury. He’ll always use his strong hand to insert a tracker.”

“Huh,” Wrassler said. “He’s right. And we have to assume that the European Vamps have intel on everything inside.” He looked at Brenda. “Practice. You’re in charge of teaching lefties and righties to be ambidextrous when inserting the trackers. You’ll also run the detail handling the searches when the EVs get here.”

A fleeting smile crossed Brenda’s face, and her shoulders went back slightly. “Thank you, sir.”

I dug inside my breast pocket and found the tracker, dropping it in the tracker can. Eli and I made our way down the elevator to the gym. When the doors closed, Eli said, “EVs. Bad influence, babe.”

“Yeeeah.” I drew out the word. “I heard that.”

Once upon a time, everyone at HQ had used full names for everything and everyone. Since I got here, it was acronyms, nicknames, and a bit more snark than most vamps were accustomed to. “I’ll address it at some point.”

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About Shadow Rites:
Slaying vampires is child’s play for skinwalker Jane Yellowrock. But handling the complicated politics of New Orleans’ supernatural players is another story…

Jane is keeping the peace between visiting groups of witches and vamps in the city, but then trouble comes knocking on her doorstep. When her house is magically attacked, the wild chase to find her assailants unearths a mystery that has literally been buried deep.

A missing master vampire, presumed long deceased, is found chained in a pit…undead, raving mad, and in the company of two human bodies. Now it’s up to Jane to find out who kept the vampire hidden for so long and why, because the incident could tip already high supernatural tensions to an all-out arcane war.
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30 Comments:

  1. I love the extra snark 🙂

  2. Tweeted but Twitter is not letting me go to my page to copy the link so I just put my user name. Sorry, I’m trying to figure out what the problem is! I need The Kid’s expertise! LOL Can’t wait to read Shadow Rites, just 5 more days…….

  3. OK, OK Already…. no more excerpts…. Give us the WHOLE Book…. The teasers are driving me insane… Can’t wait until April 5th!!!

    LOVE all the Jane Yellowrock books….

  4. I love that Jane nickname people and things… Mostly because I do the same ! Not in a mean way, but because it’s easier to remember this way.

    Thanks !

  5. Linda Alcorn-Burg

    I’m having trouble with all of this teasing, can’t wait for the book to come out!

  6. Faith Hunter and Jane Yellowrock are awesome! Can’t wait to read Shadow Rites.

  7. I love these covers!

  8. Thank You for hosting the “teasing” excerpt! I love how Jane is rubbing off on the vamps! I can’t wait to see what other habits they pick up from her! I can’t wait for Shadow Rites to come out….counting the days!

  9. These excerpts have me even more eager to read this one. Love the series and can’t wait to see what happens when the EV’s get there.

  10. Ohhh, coffee, cinnamon roll and snark! what a wonderful morning! 5 more days!!
    Can’t wait!!

  11. This one looks like it will be filled with action and additional character development! Thanks for being a part of Faith’s blog tour for Shadow Rites!

  12. So excited for next week! The wait is agonizing.

  13. Thanks for the excerpt! I, too, am loving the extra snark. Can’t wait to read this!

  14. Love Jane and Eli working together…they are so spontaneous together!!

  15. Can’t wait for the book!

  16. Brenda? Did I forget a character?

  17. Yay! The character named after me gets to lead the detail! Whoot! 🙂 I can’t wait to see if I survive. LOL

  18. Absolutely love Jane and the gang! Can’t wait to read this book!

  19. Swear I am going to Beast-pounce on this release day!

  20. So looking forward to reading this book! Love Jane and Beast of course! ?

  21. Eli is just so matter of fact about everything.

  22. OMG … I need to focus … it’s only 5 days until Shadow Rites’ release … too long. Thanks for the excerpt and giveaway!

  23. Great exerpt

  24. Im counting down the days until I can finally read it!!!

  25. I am loving this book! Tuesday just can’t get here fast enough.

  26. Why doe time drag when you’re wait for something you want but flies by when it’s not something good? Only a few more days until the release but it feels like forever.

    Faith Hunter writes stories that pull you in from the start and you can’t put them down until the end.

  27. nice excerpt

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