Top 10 List & Giveaway: Faith Hunter’s Jane and Beast’s Things They Disagree On and win DEATH’S RIVAL

September 28, 2012 Giveaways, Guests 48

We are excited to have Faith Hunter stop by to visit All Things Urban Fantasy on her blog tour for DEATH’S RIVAL (published on October 2nd 2012 by Roc), the fifth book in her Jane Yellowrock urban fantasy series. Today she has Jane and Beast list an increasingly amusing the top ten things they disagree on. We review two of her previous books in this series here and here .  Want to win a copy? Check out the giveaway below.

Top 10 List

Faith Hunter’s Top 10 Things Beast and Jane Disagree on


FOOD-How do you like your steak?

Jane:  I like my steak rare, but preferably not still kicking.
Beast:  Would like to hunt Cow and kill it. Eat it kicking. Fighting. (licks jaw and purrs) Good dead cow meat.
Jane: (Rolls eyes)



Jane:  I’m not a girly girl—no ruffles or lace. I like jeans and leather when I’m working, and swirly skirts when I’m dancing.
Beast:  (Flicks ear tabs) Pelt. Claws. Killing teeth. Jane wears prey clothes. But Jane is not prey. I do not always understand.



Jane:  Lucchese. My favorites are this green snakeskin pair. But I have others. An old, black, ostrich-skin pair, a dark burgundy pair. I’m not a girly girl, but I guess I am a boot slut.
Beast:  (Looks away) Beast does not wear boots. Stupid question.



Jane:  Looove to dance! I haven’t found a chance to go dancing for weeks and I miss it. I took a belly-dance class for about a year and half, and while I didn’t keep it up, it did add a lot  of moves to my repertory.
Beast: (Chuffs) More stupid question. Puma do not dance. Leap, jump, run, chase pray. But not dance.



Beast:  (leaps to all four paws)  Want to hunt cow! Want to hunt bison!
Jane:  We don’t hunt cow or bison. They belong to cattlemen. If big-cats hunt livestock, the ranchers hunt down the cat and kill it.
Beast:  (Drops ear tabs, wrinkles skin between eyes)  Want to hunt cow. (Looks away, angry, tail tip waving slowly.)



Jane:  I dance, work out with weights some, practice a mixed martial arts. I like to spar. (She grins, showing teeth.)
Beast:  (Looks away.) Exercise is play. Beast does not play. Beast hunts.



Jane:  An M4 tactical shotgun. Couple of nine mils, couple of .380s and—
Beast:  Stupid human weapons. Claws and killing teeth. (Snarls to show teeth.)



Jane:  I like anything with a good beat, reggae, soul, especially R and B.
Beast:  Music of prey dying. Scream of dying deer, dying rabbits—
Jane:  Beast! Stop that. You’re scaring the readers.
Beast:  (Chuffs with laughter) (Looks slyly at Jane)  Screams of dying readers.
Jane:  Oh Crap. I am so sorry. She isn’t like this.
Beast:  Beast is always like this. Beast is good hunter.



Jane:  I like red. It’s the only color I wear.
Beast:  (Makes huff of laughter.) Jane likes color of blood on mouth. Color dead prey, killed by hunter.
Jane: (Drops head to desk.) The writer is gonna kill me.


Okay. Last question: MATES

Jane:  (looking glum) I’m looking for Mr. Right, you know?  But I haven’t found any skinwalkers. None. So it’s looking like I’m gonna have to settle for Mr. Almost Right or Mr. Right-For-Now.
Beast:  Want strong mate. Want many strong mates. Strong mates give strong kits. (Looks at Jane.) Jane is stupid to not take many mates.
Jane:  Beast, please. Can we talk about this later? In private?
Beast:  (Chuffs.)  Want Rick. And Bruiser. And Leo.  Together.
Jane:  The writer is gonna kill me!



Official Blog Tour Schedule - Bestselling Dark Fantasy Author Faith Hunter

Faith Hunter

Faith Hunter, fantasy writer, was born in Louisiana and raised all over the south. The Skinwalker series, featuring Jane Yellowrock is taking off like a rocket with Skinwalker, Blood Cross, Mercy Blade, Raven Cursed, and Death’s Rival. Her Rogue Mage novels, a dark, urban fantasy series—Bloodring, Seraphs, and Host—feature Thorn St. Croix, a stone mage in a post-apocalyptic, alternate reality, urban fantasy world. These novels are the basis for the role playing game, Rogue Mage(2012).

Under the pen name Gwen Hunter, she writes action-adventure, mysteries, and thrillers. As Faith and Gwen, she has 20+ books in print in 28 countries.

Hunter fell in love with reading in fifth grade, and best loved SiFi, fantasy, and gothic. She decided to become a writer in high school, when a teacher told her she had talent. Now, she writes full-time and works full-time in a hospital lab, (for the benefits) tries to keep house, and is a workaholic with a passion for travel, jewelry making, white-water kayaking, and writing. She and her husband love to RV, traveling with their dogs to whitewater rivers all over the Southeast.



Giveaway provided by Roc
One copy of DEATH’S RIVAL by Faith Hunter

Death's Rival (Jane Yellowrock, #5)



Available on October 2, 2012 from Roc


Jane Yellowrock is a shapeshifting skinwalker you don’t want to cross—especially if you’re one of the undead…

For a vampire killer like Jane, having Leo Pellisier as a boss took some getting used to. But now, someone is out to take his place as Master Vampire of the city of New Orleans, and is not afraid to go through Jane to do it. After an attack that’s tantamount to …a war declaration, Leo knows his rival is both powerful and vicious, but Leo’s not about to run scared. After all, he has Jane.

But then, a plague strikes, one that takes down vampires and makes their masters easy prey. Now, to uncover the identity of the vamp who wants Leo’s territory, and to find the cause of the vamp-plague, Jane will have to go to extremes…and maybe even to war.

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48 Responses to “Top 10 List & Giveaway: Faith Hunter’s Jane and Beast’s Things They Disagree On and win DEATH’S RIVAL”

  1. Mary @ Book Swarm

    I absolutely adore this series! Anyone who’s a UF fan has got to check it out. Jane and Beast kick serious arse and I can’t wait to read what’s up next for them. Plus, Faith Hunter is fabulous.

  2. Anne

    In my heart, a large feline of some sort. The more practical me would go with something like a regular house cat or a mouse so I can be inconspicuous.

  3. Karen Rosier

    🙂 loved the Q & A
    Read the first in series and enjoyed it. Next one is on my to read next list. Owning the newest release would spur me on to catch up.

  4. Karin Anderson

    I would like to shapeshift into a white tiger or a panther. They are both beautiful animals. Although a horse would be nice, too.

  5. Nora-Adrienne

    I’d love to change into the saber tooth tiger.. very cool. I’d also like to be able to use the rafflecopter to enter the contest but it isn’t working at the moment.

  6. Susan

    Oh I just love this series, and I can not wait for the next installment. I’d love to shift into a panther. Thanks for the giveaway.

  7. Eric Townsend

    My old answer was always a wolf. Lately though I’ve wanted to get away and to do that my favorite method would be changing into a red-tailed hawk.

  8. erinf1

    thanks for a great post and giveaway! I *love* this series!

    If I could be a shapeshifter, I’d love to either be a cougar or a mountain lion like Jane 🙂

  9. Kerry

    I love this series and I love this list – go Beast – nothing wrong with good strong mates (multiple)! Yay! LOL Thanks for the giveaway and o/c I would love to be a big cat!

  10. Julie T

    Love this series and excited for the new book. I’d shift into a mountain lion…wolf…bird. Those all seem like very interesting animals to be for a while.

  11. Yelena Casale

    Sorry, hit the button before answered the question.

    I would like to shift into any big cat or a wolf….yeah, complete opposites, go figure.

  12. Chinyere Ezinwanyi

    I would shift into a jaguar or panther. Sleek, dangerous yet such a sexy predator.

  13. Kai W.

    That’s a tough choice. I would love to shift into a wolf, snow owl, and a cheetah.

  14. Elva

    I would like to shapeshift to a wolf or jaguar. I havnt read this series yet but it sounds amazing. Its definitly on my TBR list

  15. Heather Fowler

    First, I’d like to say that this was one of the best, most unique character interviews I’ve ever read, and It DEFINITELY makes me want to read the book!

    As for the question, I’m afraid I’m pretty pedestrian — I’d want to be a werewolf. A really scary one. But my second choice would either be a hawk (because flying? Cool.) or a Unicorn. You know, if they existed.


  16. Riva

    Love this series, but I’ve fallen behind. I think the new book is the kick I need to get started back again.

  17. Readsalot81

    While I’m tempted to choose shifting into a big, sleek cat.. it’s not my pick. Maybe a raccoon.. so I’d still have tiny hands, but could squeeze into just about any place of my choosing. Or.. ummm perhaps a skunk. Small but deadly right? 😉

  18. Carl

    So many great options. Probably a bird that can fly a very long distance before landing. Albatross, maybe?

  19. Cara

    I just love this series!!!! The relationship between Jane and Beast is just a great twist!!!! If I could choose to shift I would choose….. tiger.

  20. BreanaM.

    If I could change my shape, I’d definitely be a Snow Leopard—they just seem so cool.

  21. LaKisha

    Hey! I love this series. It feels like I have been waiting for this book forever. 🙂

  22. Neon612

    Can’t wait to get my hands on this series, thanks for the giveaway. As for the animal, I’d pick either a penguin, or some sort of hawk.

  23. Barbara Elness

    A big cat would be awesome to shift into, especially a black panther. They’re so sleek and powerful.

  24. kara-karina

    “Want Rick. And Bruiser. And Leo. Together.” *snorts with laughter* Jane, listen to the Beast! ;)))
    I’m not in a giveaway, just wanted to say how much I’ve enjoyed this hilarious post. I love Beast!

  25. Susan

    I want to fly, so I’d like to be a bird of prey (eagle, falcon, hawk, or even a condor).

    I was a big fan of the Rogue Mage series (although I wish there had been more books since it ended too quickly). I love the Jane Yellowrock books even more–they just keep getting better.