Outfoxed (The Fox Witch) by R.J. Blain ~ #BookTour #Excerpt

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Friday, May 1, 2043.
Tulsa, Oklahoma.
The Alley.

I’d been in the Alley long enough to understand only one thing mattered when faced with yet another twister: survival. The swarm of them headed for Tulsa roared, warning all of their impending arrival. The incessant crash of thunder accompanied the lightning, which struck with such frequency the dark clouds glowed white. I decided to stop counting after five funnels; one, five, ten—it didn’t matter how many of them snaked down from the sky. If one of them got a hold of me, I’d just be another corpse strewn over the Alley. A day didn’t go by when I didn’t cross a new skeleton in the outskirts.

Death was a way of life outside of the safety of Inner Tulsa.

Another twister joined the party, bringing a cascade of hail with it.

Great. Just great. What was one more? Hadn’t Mother Nature figured out she didn’t need to fling everything she had at Tulsa? A single tornado would’ve done the job just fine.

A few minutes too late to do me any good, the lightning-lit clouds turned a putrid shade of green, a promise that Mother Nature wasn’t screwing around this time. Green meant go, and if I’d had any sense in my head at all, I wouldn’t have left shelter at sunrise; I would’ve stayed in hiding until right before work. Everything would’ve been different if I’d just slept in rather than explore the ruins of Tulsa’s outskirts for salvage.

If I hadn’t been looking for salvage, I wouldn’t have been spotted by the tall, dark, and handsome hot on my heels and determined to ruin my day if he caught up with me.

The swarm would cause me enough problems, but if the bounty hunter caught me, I’d be in worse shape.

Some choices in life were tough, and I hated myself for even contemplating taking my chances with the bounty hunter. Losing my freedom for profit could be reversed.

Nothing could reverse death.

I flattened my ears, and I lashed my tail back and forth, the rain whipping off it. While I was part fox, I’d adopted more feline tendencies than canine ones. And according to the tail and ears I couldn’t banish with any amount of magic, I was definitely a cat trapped in a partly canine body.

I could shift into a full fox, a secret I held close to my chest. The instant anyone learned the truth, I’d go from a common annoyance to a desirable. Nobody cared about powerless hybrids.

Everybody wanted full shapeshifters in their bloodlines, and I had enough trouble without every wealthy single man on the planet wanting to claim me as his wife.

Since six twisters wasn’t enough, the churning clouds spawned two more, and with unerring accuracy, they surged towards the city in a wall of churning wind, rain, and hail.

Tornado season had come, and it looked like it was going to open with a bang.


by R.J. Blain
(The Fox Witch, #1)
Publication date: November 3rd 2020
Genres: Adult, Paranormal, Urban Fantasy

Death is a way of life outside of the safety of Inner Tulsa, and Jade means to keep flipping Mother Nature off until old age claims her. With one eye always on the sky, the last thing she needs is a pack of bounty hunters out for her living head. With no idea of why anyone would want her, her wits might keep her free, assuming she can resist the charming lures of Sandro, one of the men out to claim her as his own.

Left with the choice of being the evening snack of a tornado or taking shelter with the bounty hunter, she does what she does best: she lives on the edge.

Striking a bargain with the handsome bounty hunter buys her another day of life, but it also dumps her into the heart of a sinister plot, one meant to enslave the residents of the storm-tossed city—and the others brave and foolish enough to call the Alley home.

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[su_note note_color=”#eceaed” text_color=”#000000″]
RJ Blain suffers from a Moleskine journal obsession, a pen fixation, and a terrible tendency to pun without warning.

In her spare time, she daydreams about being a spy. Her contingency plan involves tying her best of enemies to spinning wheels and quoting James Bond villains until satisfied.

Author links: WebsiteTwitterFacebookInstagramGoodreads[/su_note]


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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.

34 comments on “Outfoxed (The Fox Witch) by R.J. Blain ~ #BookTour #Excerpt

  1. The cover is very intriguing

  2. Looks like another good read to add to my TBR list

  3. love the cover!
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  4. The cover is pretty cool.

  5. I love the cover and I love a good fantasy.

  6. Thabk you for sharing!

  7. Oklahoma, I lived there for a few years…

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  8. sounds like a fun one

  9. Sounds like a good read! Thank you for sharing!

  10. The book sounds really good!

  11. I love the cover.

  12. It looks like a good read.

  13. I really like the coloring on the cover, it’s really pretty where the colorful part is.

  14. Looks like an interesting book.
    Thanks for the contest. 

  15. just looking at the cover makes me think this would be a good fit. i love the paranormal world
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  16. I like the theme of the book and want to read it.

  17. I really like the blurb and the cover

  18. The excerpt is interesting. Thank you for sharing it.

  19. Oh now I’m curious about this one!
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  20. This sounds like one I’d enjoy reading.

  21. What an exciting book! Interesting cover too.

  22. I like the cover. It has very nice artwork.

  23. I follow angelsguiltypleasures.com and also xpresso book tours on email.

  24. I follow on Instagram as @oldblueeyes070

  25. This sounds like a real page turner and I love the cover too.

  26. Sounds great, thanks for sharing!

  27. I wish her books were available in Kindle Unlimited. I would take a couple of long weekends and binge.

  28. I like the cover. Especially the fox girl ! I want to read this book => on my wish list.

  29. Thanks for being on the tour! 🙂

  30. Sounds great, I like the cover.

  31. I really like this cover. The book sounds good.

  32. Is she part fox all the time or a shifter/witch?

  33. Have you seen Ms Blain’s blog? If you like cats, you’ll love it!

  34. The fact that she has fox ears and tail is just awesome I’ve never read any book with characters having that characteristic.