Guest Blog & Giveaway: Faith Hunter on Lifestyle Changes & win Broken Soul

September 23, 2014 Giveaways, Guests 44

A big welcome to Faith Hunter who is here to telling us about Lifestyle Changes and celebrating the release of Broken Soul, Jane Yellowrock #8 (published on October 7, 2014 by Roc). Want to win a copy? Enter via the widget below.

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Lifestyle Changes

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Faith Hunter

Hi all, Faith Hunter here. (See writer waving. It’s a goofy flapping weave, not a princess wave…)

My world and my life have both changed—drastically—since the release of the last Jane Yellowrock book—BLACK ARTS. Yes, finally, I quit my day job. (Sounds of wild cheering, chewing of chocolate, and exuberant toasts.)

I worked in hospital labs for too many years to talk about, for the security of a regular paycheck and for the medical benefits. My Hubs is self-employed, always has been, and while he always said, “Who cares about health insurance, let’s both be self-employed,” I couldn’t do that. I’ve always been the practical one, needing the security of insurance and a paycheck instead of the irregular payments I’ve had as a writer for over 20 years.

But now, one of the good things came of the Affordable Care Act, is that people like me can buy health insurance (horribly expensive but at least I have it.) Without the day job, I can play more, spend more time with family, paddle more and yes, I can write more.

In fact, I sent in a proposal for a new series which was accepted by my publisher Penguin/ROC. The new trilogy will debut late in 2015, and yes—it’s set in the Jane Yellowrock world!

It’s a spinoff with both old and new characters and a new type of magical system. The main character is named Nell Nicholson Ingram, a dark, isolated character who has never been the poster child for submission, obedience, and compliance.

Not that I’m letting Jane go. NO WAY! However, now Jane and her pals won’t be alone, but will have a sister series, as I am planning to write 2 books a year, one in each series, along with the concomitant shorts and novellas along the way. Yeah. I can honestly say that I am psyched and terrified and so ready for the opportunities brought by this lifestyle change!

PS – DARK HEIR, with Jane and all her pals, will be out in early 2015.

 New York Times bestselling author Faith Hunter writes dark urban fantasy and paranormal thrillers, including the Skinwalker series, featuring rogue-vampire hunter Jane Yellowrock, and the Rogue Mage series, a post-apocalyptic, alternate reality series, featuring Thorn St. Croix, a stone mage. She has a new series under wraps.

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1 copy of Broken Soul

 Broken Soul by Faith Hunter

  

Available on October 7, 2014 by Roc

Description:

Jane Yellowrock is a vampire killer for hire—but other creatures of the night still need to watch their backs….
When the Master of the city of New Orleans asks Jane to improve security for a future visit from a delegation of European vampires, she names an exorbitant price—and Leo is willing to pay. That’s because the European vamps want Leo’s territory, and he knows that he needs Jane to prevent a total bloodbath. Leo, however, doesn’t mention how this new job will change Jane’s life or the danger it will bring her and her team.
Jane has more to worry about than some greedy vampires. There’s a vicious creature stalking the streets of New Orleans, and its agenda seems to be ripping Leo and her to pieces. Now Jane just has to figure out how to kill something she can’t even see….

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44 Responses to “Guest Blog & Giveaway: Faith Hunter on Lifestyle Changes & win Broken Soul”

  1. LadyVampire

    Congrats on the second series being accepted!! I love your Jane Yellowrock series so I am really thrilled to know that she will have a sister series out also. And I’m soo looking forward to reading Broken Soul, congratulations on Broken Soul’s up coming release!

  2. Kate Woods

    So excited to read Broken Soul! Love the Jane Yellowrock series, not a Ricky Bo fan though. Bruiser’s my boy!

  3. Janie McGaugh

    Congratulations on this new phase of your life, and it’s exciting that you are branching out into other characters in the same universe.

  4. April V.

    Congratulations on your freedom from the day job! And yay for a new series!

    Oh, I wanted to ask, had you ever thought of visiting the Seraphs world again?

  5. Shannon Quenzer

    Looking forward to the new series next year, and can’t wait to get caught up on Jane’s adventures!

  6. Pauline

    So many fantastic worlds from one author! What’s not to love about Faith Hunter? Angels, vamps, shape shifters and now a new character. Doesn’t miss a thing! Anxiously awaiting Broken Soul and the new series!

  7. Debra Kay Neiman

    I am looking forward to Broken Soul’s release. I have all your books on Audio. Glad to hear about a second series, I’m in. crystalbluern at onlineok dot com

  8. Kim M.

    I can’t wait — I love Jane and the universe you’ve built around her. Another playmate in the sandbox will only make them more wonderful!

  9. Jessica

    I absolutely love the Jane Yellowrock series, it was the second series I began to read after I fell in love with reading with Kim Harrison’s Hollows series she actually gave me the suggestion and I was hooked. Urban fantasy is my go to by have found a few other generas that I can dive into.

  10. KimG

    Congrats on the new series & on the new release! Love the Yellowrock universe and can’t wait to learn more!

  11. erinf1

    love this series!!! Congrats to Faith on the new release! Thanks for such a fun post!

  12. Alisha

    Hi, Faith! Waving back atcha with a Princess Wave! Sounds of impatience, gnashing teeth, clearing throat, coughing, feet shuffling, papers rattling … waiting for October 7th release date of Broken Soul … hollering Howarya Darlin’ across the miles to ya. Congratulations on all the fabulous changes and well-deserved recognition of your art!

  13. Megan Morgan

    My ultimate goal is to quit my day job and become a full time writer. I’m so happy to see authors doing just that. Congratulations!

  14. Nora-Adrienne

    Faith is one of my all time favorite authors. I wish this series could go on forever or until Faith grows tired of it. LOL

    Thanks for the wonderful giveaway and I hope I get lucky.

  15. Carol Gilreath

    Love all the Jane Yellowrock books by Faith Hunter. Looking forward to reading Broken soul.

  16. Sony Killian

    Love books with strong women! Will be checking these out and spreading the word to my book b!tches!

  17. Brenda R.

    I love the Jane Yellowrock series! I’m eagerly awaiting Broken Soul. I read the short story in Black Water that introduces Nell, the main character of the sister series. She certainly has had a difficult life so far. She has lots of potential. I look forward to learning more about her. 🙂 Yay! More books from Faith Hunter! 🙂

  18. Barbara Elness

    This is one of my favorite series, so I’m always excited when a new book comes out. I can’t wait to see what happens with Jane next! 😀

  19. Dawn Cavenee

    Nice site!
    Faith Hunter is a great author. Looking forward to the release of Broken Soul. 🙂 Thank you for the giveaway.

  20. Linda

    Awesome and congratulations. I am self employed and it has been the best, scariest time of my life. I wish you all the best, and I can’t wait to read your new stories.

  21. Nae

    Awesome! a new series! That is really exciting. I’m currently listening to the Jane Yellowrock audiobooks to get myself ready for Broken Soul. This is my first time listening to these audios and I am really loving them. The narrator is fabulous.

  22. Rachel Vance

    Dying for this one. Black Water was great but it also made me REALLY want this one. Also excited over Nell, I enjoyed getting to know her a little in Black Water so looking forward to that one as well. Now, if you want to make me happy you’ll hand over a Bruiser to me.

  23. avtonet

    When I initially commented I clicked the “Notify me when new comments are added” checkbox and
    now each time a comment is added I get four e-mails with the same comment.
    Is there any way you can remove me from that
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  24. Davida

    Even if I don’t win, I will still read it. Looking forward to Nell also.
    Thanks for all your hard writing for us.

  25. Vicki

    I’m really looking forward tot he new Jane Yellowrock and I’m happy to hear of a new series even though that means there will only be ONE Jane book a year.

  26. Yelena Casale

    Love Jane and excited to hear about the new series, congratulations! Also, good luck with all the changes, change can be rough but also exciting!

  27. michelle botwinick

    Just finished Black Water! I am so intrigued by Nell and psyched for the new series! Also counting the days until Broken Soul is released. Love how you keep Jane/Beast growing with each new book.

  28. GeminiEyez83

    Absolutely love the Jane Yellowrock series, I’m in the process of binge reading the series again before Broken Soul is released!

    Beast is not prey!

  29. Susan

    Congratulation to Ms. Hunter on becoming a full-time writer. More books, yay! I’m happy to hear that the JY series will continue along with the new series. I love Jane and Beast.

  30. Stephanie F.

    Love this series, one of my favorites. Jane is such an awesome heroine and I love the take on vamps and shifters.