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Blood Trails

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Skeleton Key Publishing
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 USA Today bestselling author Jennifer Blackstream unveils a new action-packed urban fantasy series… As a witch with a dark past, Shade Renard knows the Otherworld isn’t always successful at policing itself. Humans don’t believe in magic anymore, and their ignorance renders them easy prey. So when an FBI contact hires her to consult on a possible haunting in a missing person case, Shade seizes the opportunity to see justice done. 

The investigation takes an unexpected turn when an undead crime lord shows up on her doorstep. A bold thief stole the vampire’s little black book of secrets—and he’ll pay a lot more than an FBI consulting fee to get it back. To collect, Shade will have to confront a rogue sorceress—or two, a vengeful wizard, and a lethally seductive fey, with only her wits, her growing magic, and a sarcastic pixie familiar. Success means bringing a killer to justice and taking the first step to redemption. Failure means a war between humans and the Otherworld. 

No pressure. 

Magic, murder, and mayhem will excite and delight you. Expect no sleep until the last page turns… 

Blood Trails is a captivating new urban fantasy mystery series that will plunge you into a deadly world of secrets and hidden motives. Let the intrepid PI Shade Renard and her precocious pixie familiar teach you that in a world where the supernatural run rampant, nothing is as ordinary as it seems…
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About the author

 USA Today bestselling author Jennifer Blackstream is…odd. Putting aside the fact that she writes her own author bio in third person, she also sleeps with a stuffed My Little Pony that her grandmother bought her as a joke for her 23rd birthday, and she enjoys listening to Fraggle Rock soundtracks whether or not her children are in the car. 


Jennifer understands that it is customary for authors to talk about how they started writing, and how they’ve been coming up with stories since they were children. But Jennifer is a rebel, so she’s not going to talk about that. Instead, she’s going to share a quote from Terry Pratchett that she feels best describes where authors get their inspiration: 

“Little particles of inspiration sleet through the universe all the time travelling through the densest matter in the same way that a neutrino passes through a candyfloss haystack, and most of them miss. Even worse, most of the ones that hit the exact cerebral target hit the wrong one. For example, the weird dream about a lead doughnut on a mile-high gantry, which in the right mind would have been the catalyst for the invention of repressed-gravitational electricity generation (a cheap and inexhaustible and totally non-polluting form of power which the world in question had been seeking for centuries, and for the lack of which it was plunged into a terrible and pointless war) was in fact had by a small and bewildered duck.”

All of that is to say, that authors are what happens when a falling particle of inspiration strikes someone insane enough to think spending their life arguing with imaginary people about how their story should be written is a grand idea.

Jennifer doesn’t have spare time, but she makes it a point to spend at least one night a week with her sibling binge-watching whatever show they’re currently plowing through (currently Numbers on Netflix), and she ferociously guards quality time with her son and daughter. She cooks when she has the sanity for it—adding garlic to the recipe whether it calls for it or not—and tries very hard not to let her arachnophobia keep her out of her basement on laundry day.

Jennifer’s influences include Terry Pratchett (for wit), Laurell K. Hamilton (for sexual tension), Jim Butcher (for roguish flair), and Kim Harrison (for mythos). She is currently writing the series of her heart and her dreams, the series that has been percolating in her brain for the last decade…Blood Trails. An Urban Fantasy Mystery series that will combine the classic whodunit spirit with a contemporary fantasy setting. Expect mystery, magic, and mayhem, with characters that will make you laugh, cry, and probably stare at the screen with your jaw hanging down to the floor. Well, that’s how they affect Jennifer anyway…

Jennifer currently has three series going:

BLOOD PRINCE SERIES (COMPLETE):
Book 1 – Before Midnight
Book 2 – One Bite
Book 3 – Golden Stair
Book 4 – Divine Scales
Book 5 – Beautiful Salvation

Bonus Adventures in the Blood Prince World:
Book 2.5 – What Big Teeth You Have (free when you sign up for mailing list mentioned below)
Book 4.5 – The Pirate’s Witch
Book 5.5 – Dead to Begin With (available only between Thanksgiving and whenever Jennifer takes her Christmas tree down)

BLOOD REALM SERIES (IN PROGRESS SPIN-OFF OF BLOOD PRINCE SERIES):
Book 1 – All for a Rose
Book 2 – Blue Voodoo
Book 3 – The Archer
Book 4 – Bear With Me
Book 5 – Stolen Wish

BLOOD TRAILS SERIES (URBAN FANTASY RELEASING JANUARY 2018)
Book 1 – Deadline
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Skeleton Key Publishing
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 The fates of a warrior angel and a bespelled mermaid are forever entangled in the fourth Blood Prince series novel by USA Today bestselling author Jennifer Blackstream. 


A BRUTAL WARRIOR WITH WINGS 

Patricio, angelic prince of Meropis, is a ruthless executioner. Armed with an enchanted sword, he slays the criminals of his kingdom, tattooing their crimes on their flesh and drinking the darkness from their souls. With blood on his hands and ice in his heart, he should strike terror in the hearts of those who witness him performing his terrible rites—but he doesn’t. The sister of one of his victims cursed him, assuring that the family of every sinner would sing his praises, heap love and affection on him as they thanked him for killing their kin. When the sadistic curse sours the first hint of romance Patricio has had in years, he leaves behind the sensual mermaid and resigns himself to a lonely fate …only to be shocked when she bargains for the legs to follow him. 

OUT OF HER ELEMENT 

Marcela’s world has been turned upside-down--literally. Once a proud member of her father King Triton’s royal guard, she’s now the victim of an angel’s curse. Enchanted into false adoration bordering on obsession, she traded her tail--and her voice-- for the legs she needed to pursue the object of her desire. In a cruel twist of fate, the very magic that gave her the means to pursue her passion also broke the spell that caused it. Now the rose-colored glasses are off, and Marcela’s seeing red.

PRIDE VS PREJUDICE

He’s used to spell-induced affection and she’d been burned once before. Passion infuses the air between them, but how can they trust their desire when so much magic has muddied the waters? 


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USA Today bestselling author Jennifer Blackstream delivers the pulse-pounding finale of the Blood Prince series with this tale of a blood-drenched god and a warrior princess whose passion will challenge the boundary between life and death. 

A DARK GOD ROBBED OF HIS POWER

A hundred years ago, Saamal turned his back on his lover, threw her away for the promise of a new bride who would double his power. In retribution, the scorned goddess cursed his would-be wife, doomed her to die before they could be married. Saamal was forced to give up half his power to save her, and even at his best was only able to turn death to sleep. Now he is no longer all-powerful, and his land suffers with his fall from power. He can only wait at the beside of his sleeping fiancé, hoping that an otherworldly benefactor and the new allies she’s brought him can somehow help him break the spell.

HER WORLD IS AN ILLUSION

Aiyana is the fiancé of the god of death—but she doesn’t know it. Plagued by nightmares of a different world and a growing darkness inside her, she finally flees her the protection of her castle in a desperate bid for answers. What she learns changes everything. The handsome stranger with the bottomless black eyes speaks of a curse, promises that a kiss is the only way to break the spell and return her to the real world. But his reputation precedes him. And the god of death is not to be trusted.

WAKE UP

The land is bound to its royal family—and its god. Saamal isn’t the only one who’s been starving. If he can’t wake Aiyana soon, if he can’t fulfill the prophecy and get his power back, the land is going to take matters into its own hands. If they are going to save their kingdom, Aiyana and Saamal have to overcome the past and succumb to the connection that binds them together—body and soul.


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