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Tour & #Giveaway: Fox Tale (Sacred Emblems #0) by Karen Hulene Bartell



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Heights terrify Ava. When a stranger saves her from plunging down a mountain, he diverts her fears with tales of Japanese kitsune—shapeshifting foxes—and she begins a journey into the supernatural.

 

She’s attracted to Chase, both physically and metaphysically, yet primal instincts urge caution when shadows suggest more than meets the eye.

 

She’s torn between Chase and Rafe, her ex, when a chance reunion reignites their passion, but she struggles to overcome two years of bitter resentment. Did Rafe jilt her, or were they pawns of a larger conspiracy? Are the ancient legends true of kitsunes twisting time and events?



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“Why didn’t you answer my texts?” Still in pajamas, her hair disheveled, Mia was wild eyed. “I can’t find the kitten. How did he get out?”

 

Though posed as a question, her accusation woke me from my stupor. All sense of peace and wellbeing dispelled, I glanced at the clock. “We spoke less than thirty minutes ago…”

 

“I’m sorry.” Mia put her hand to her temple. “I’m just so worried about Ichiro.”

 

“Relax, we’ll find him.” I glanced about the efficiency apartment. A search can’t take more than a few minutes. “I’ll start in the kitchenette.”

 

“And I’ll check my bedroom…for the fourth time.” Mia’s shoulders sagged.

 

Just as I was about to give up, I noticed a tissue box on the desk. Ichiro wouldn’t be in there…would he?

 

A tiny mew escaped. Then the kitten’s silky head popped up, and he began mewing loudly.

 

“You found him?” Mia ran in.

 

“Yup. The little stinker used the tissue box as a hideaway bed.” I lifted the kitten, cuddling him.

 

“Thank heavens!” Mia gave a deep sigh. “I didn’t know what to tell Atsuki.”

 

“Who cares what he thinks?” Her overreaction was getting on my nerves.

 

“I do.”

 

“Why?

 

“Because Atsuki takes an interest in this little guy. And what Atsuki likes, I like.”

 

“Since when?”

 

“I don’t know…recently. Actually, since last night…” Her brow wrinkling, Mia mumbled.

 

“What?”

 

“Something happened, but I can’t quite remember…Atsuki said something about cats…and foxes…I can’t recall.”

 

Cats and foxes again…My ears perked.

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Author of the Trans-Pecos and Sacred Emblem series, Karen is a best-selling author, keynote speaker, wife, and all-around pilgrim of life, who writes multicultural, offbeat love stories. Born to rolling-stone parents who moved often, Bartell found her earliest playmates as fictional friends in books. Paperbacks became her portable pals. Ghost stories kept her up at night—reading feverishly. The paranormal was her passion. Novels offered an imaginative escape. An only child, she began writing her first novel at the age of nine, learning the joy of creating her own happy endings. Professor emeritus of the University of Texas at Austin, Karen resides in the Texas Piney Woods with her husband Peter and her “mews”—three rescued cats and a rescued Catahoula Leopard dog.

 

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Apr 18
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Thank you for featuring FOX TALE and me (Karen Hulene Bartell) today!

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Apr 18
Rated 5 out of 5 stars.

Thank you for featuring FOX TALE and me today! Question for your readers: Have you ever searched for a tiny kitten that masquerades as an escape artist?

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Apr 18
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Incidentally, this is me (the author) Karen Hulene Bartell 😃

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Thank you for featuring FOX TALE today.

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