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Lincoln Black is nogitsune--a “field fox” cast aside by his family, an outsider among the hidden community of American kitsune descended from the shapeshifting fox-wives of Japanese folklore. When a curse pushes his harmless taste for his lovers' vital energy toward monstrous, uncontrollable hunger, Linc is forced back to the one place he’d—almost—rather die than go for he ...more
Published July 28th 2013 by Smashwords (first published July 27th 2013)
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Cast aside by his powerful kitsune family as a child, field fox (the nogitsune of the title) Lincoln Black is forced to return home to search for a solution to a curse threatening his body and spirit. But it's not that easy. Answers come in the form of riddles, and he's engaged to search for a lost object of the new resident water god, Rand Magnussen. With his animalistic hungers threatening to take him over, Linc's forced into questionable alliances with his cunning cousin Jin, Magnussen, the s ...more
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What happens when the guy who can't go home realizes he has to? Lincoln Black is the perfect outcast, a "field fox" forced by his own gnawing hunger to re-enter the world that cast him out. With a wicked sense of humor and an easy sensuality, Linc saunters through the defenses meant to keep the undesirables out, confronting the few individuals remaining who can keep him from turning into a monster. From his cousin Jin's questionable loyalties to the tempting Delia, Linc's only hope of satisfying ...more
Lovely prose: elegant in places with a strong (but not too strong) sense of humor and snark. Engaging world-building that taught me something about a culture that isn't my own. Interesting, dynamic characters. Well worth it!
This book. It's lovely. I think my comments noted how beautiful the writing is. I really think this would be amazing as a graphic novel, just to bring to life the beautiful world the author has created.

I have to admit that I was confused a lot of the time, but I think that was more my fault than the author's. I think I got so caught up in the writing that I sort of missed the details, if that makes any sense at all.

I recommend this to anyone who is interested in urban fantasy.
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Clovia Shaw is an ordained Dudeist Priest (who can resist an Ordain Me! button?), a collector of Urban Vinyl art toys, and once designed a line of elongated pennies for belly dancers. She has degrees in both Journalism and Interior Design, and is probably thinking really hard about putting actual pants on right now.

A big fan of Kissing Books in which things blow up, Clovia lives in Annapolis, wit
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