Excerpt: Flame in the Dark (Soulwood #3) by Faith Hunter (Tour)

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Series: Soulwood #3
Author: Faith Hunter
Publisher: Ace/Roc
December 5, 2017
Mass Market Paperback $7.99
352 pages
ISBN: 978-0451473332

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Nell Ingram has always known she was different. Since she was a child, she’s been able to feel and channel ancient powers from deep within the earth. When she met Jane Yellowrock, her entire life changed, and she was recruited into PsyLED—the Homeland Security division that polices paranormals. But now her newly formed unit is about to take on its toughest case yet.

A powerful senator barely survives an assassination attempt that leaves many others dead—and the house he was visiting burns to the ground. Invisible to security cameras, the assassin literally disappears, and Nell’s team is called in. As they track a killer they know is more—or less—than human, they unravel a web of dark intrigue and malevolent motives that tests them to their limits and beyond.

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Shots sounded. Two, close together, followed by a third. Before the first two echoed, I was on the pavement underneath Occam. Fear blasted through me. Fear of being held down. Fear of being controlled. Memories of fighting for my life. I could take his life . . . Bloodlust slammed through me. On instinct, I elbowed him in the gut, rolled, and hit his jaw with the heel of my other hand. A fast two-strike reaction. Spook School training. Fighting my need. “Get off me!” I yelled, kneeing him hard.

Occam oofed, breath leaving his body fast.

I could have his life for the land . . . I hit him again.

He rolled over. Out of my reach. “Do not . . .” I caught a breath. Forced down the craving, the want, the blazing desire to kill, to take his blood and his life and his soul for the earth. To save myself. I found my feet and backed away, moving in a crouch, into the shadows of early evening, hiding. Heard sirens taking off and tires squealing as if chasing a car. I shivered hard and took another breath. “Do not ever . . . ever . . . attack me. Again.”

“Holy shit,.” he groaned, still on the ground half under my truck. Curled in a fetal position. “Ohhh. Why’d you do that?”

I ignored him and tried to replay the shots and the echoes. I estimated them coming from a distance. More cop cars chased away. No more shots were fired. “The unit’s AR is behind the seat,” I said, “if you want it.”

Occam shook his head no and made a little gagging sound. I locked the truck cab.

“Are you Special Agent Ingram?”

I flinched. Whirled. Pulled my service weapon. All at once. A female uniformed cop stood near me, crouched low between vehicles, as if to avoid shots fired. I swallowed a pillow-sized fear, clogging my throat. I was breathing fast, my pulse beating in my temples and the back of my neck. I pushed down the bloodlust and managed to speak almost normally. “I’m Ingram.” [/su_note]



The tour giveaway is for 3 sets of the 1st 2 Soulwood books (BLOOD OF THE EARTH and CURSE ON THE LAND) and one $50 Amazon gift card (US residents only)!

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New York Times and USAToday bestselling fantasy author Faith Hunter was born in Louisiana and raised all over the south. Altogether she has 40+ books in print under the names Gary Hunter, Gwen Hunter, and Faith Hunter. As Faith, she writes two contemporary Urban Fantasy series: the Jane Yellowrock series, featuring a Cherokee skinwalker who hunts rogue vampires, and the Soulwood series, featuring earth magic user Nell Ingram. Her Rogue Mage novels are a dark, post-apocalyptic, fantasy series featuring Thorn St. Croix, a stone mage. The role playing game based on the series, is ROGUE MAGE, RPG.

WebsiteFacebook – Twitter: @hunterfaith – Yellowrock Securities – Gwen Hunter 



I'm an outdoor sun loving reader living near San Fransisco. I’m a mother, wife, animal & book lover. I'm the owner, reviewer & mind behind Angel’s Guilty Pleasures. My favorite animals are horses & dogs. As for reading I love all things paranormal & urban fantasy & my favorite shifters are dragons.

12 comments on “Excerpt: Flame in the Dark (Soulwood #3) by Faith Hunter (Tour)

  1. Faith Hunter is a new Author for me as well. Loving paranormal stories will make this thee perfect tread for me. Happy Holidays.

  2. I am new to the series, but I love paranormal books. This one looks like a great read too.

  3. Faith Hunter is a new author for me. What draws me in is the tension! I love the books that I have a hard time putting down, and this series sounds like one I would love!

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  5. Thanks for the introduction to a new-to-me author and her books. Looking forward to the rest of the tour to learn more about her and her work.

    • Glad to help you find a new author to try. I started her Jane Yellowrock series this year. My fist time with Ms. Hunter and am enjoying. Thank’s for stopping in and check out Flame in the Dark.

  6. Love the paranormal element.

    • Thank’s for checking out Flame in the Dark.

  7. Thanks for the introduction to this book.

    • Thank’s for stopping in and checking out Flame in the Dark.

  8. Great excerpt! Shared on all my socials!

    • Glad you enjoyed. Thank you for sharing!