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5+ stars for Fox Tale by Karen Hulene Bartell #pnr #bookreview #paranormalromance #mustread

Title: Fox Tale

Author: Karen Hulene Bartell

Genre: Paranormal Romance


Book Blurb:


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?


My Review:


Ava tumbles into the supernatural after a rescue by a stranger. Torn between two men, Ava discovers there might be truth behind the myth of kitsunes (shape shifting foxes). Fox Tale is a gripping paranormal romance I couldn’t put down. Karen Hulene Bartell weaves an incredible story with shape shifting foxes and romance. The characters are well-written. The world building is astounding. The romance fantastic. Escape to someplace mystical and full of shadows with Fox Tale.


Ava is the heroine in Fox Tale and what a great woman she is. I connected with her right away. I kept wanting to hug her as I was reading. She’s a wounded soul who undertakes a phenomenal journey. She’s also torn between two men. Which one will she choose? You’ll have to read this book to find out.


The rest of the characters are colorful yet shrouded in mystery. I enjoyed getting to know the characters, especially Chase and Rafe. Each character has their own personality and voice.


The world-building is what makes this book so fantastic. Layer upon layer, Karen Hulene Bartell builds a world full of myth, supernatural, and metaphysical. The more I read, the deeper I was drawn into this magical world. I felt like Alice following the rabbit. Bravo to the author on an incredible job.


I don’t know much about kitsune, I’m more of a were shifter kind of gal. But after reading Fox Tale, I’m hooked. A jaw-dropping paranormal romance not to be missed.


My Rating: 5+ stars


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Author Biography:


Author of the Trans-Pecos, Sacred Emblem, Sacred Journey, and Sacred Messenger series, as well as Kissing Kin, Fox Tale, Wild Rose Pass, The Keys: Voice of the Turtle and more, Karen is a best-selling author, motivational keynote speaker, IT technical editor, wife, and all-around pilgrim of life. She writes multicultural, offbeat love stories steeped in the supernatural. Born to rolling-stone parents who moved annually, 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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Reviewed by: Nancy


Karen Bartell
Karen Bartell
Apr 15

Thanks again, Nancy - great post!


Karen Bartell
Karen Bartell
Apr 15

Thank you so much for your review, Nancy! I'm thrilled with your 5+ star review!

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