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Patricia Briggs

by Mary Anne Barker


Burn Bright by Patricia Briggs is an Alpha and Omega story in the same world as the Mercy Thompson stories. The events in this book take place after Silence Fallen and the book features Anna and Charles.

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by Mary Anne Barker


Mercedes Thompson is a simple Volkswagen mechanic living in the Tri-Cities area of Washington, but then maybe she isn’t so simple since she has the ability to take the form of a coyote at will. She is also surrounded by supernatural beings, including werewolves, vampires, and fae.

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by Terrance Mc Arthur



Mercy Thompson is a mechanic. Mercy Thompson is now Mercy Thompson Hauptman, but she’s still Mercy Thompson, more or less. Mercy Thompson is married to Adam Hauptman, the leader of a werewolf pack in the state of Washington. Mercy Thompson is a part Native American shapeshifter coyote. Mercy Thompson is such a popular urban fantasy character that “Fire Touched” is the ninth book Patricia Briggs has written about her.

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Dead Heat By Patricia Briggs

IN THE March 28 ISSUE

FROM THE 2015 Articles,
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by Mary Anne Barker


Dead Heat is the newest fantasy novel by Patricia Briggs. After a three-year wait, we get to return to the Alpha and Omega series (part of the Mercy Thompson world, a world with werewolves, fae, and vampires). The Alpha and Omega series features werewolves Charles and Anna.

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Shifting Shadows By Patricia Briggs

IN THE October 11 ISSUE

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by Mary Anne Barker


Shifting Shadows by Patricia Briggs is a group of short stories set in the Mercy Thompson world. Some of them have been published before and others are brand new, but it’s nice to have all of the short stories together in one collection. I’ve been waiting eagerly for this book.

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by Mary Anne Barker


Magic City: Recent Spells is a selection of previously published short stories which have been brought together because they have the common “urban fantasy” theme. The stories are previously published in different anthologies. Some of them are good; some are okay and some of them “bleh.” But if you select it because there a couple of authors you like and you read more of the stories, then maybe you will find some great new to you authors and continue expanding your store of authors to read.

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Night Broken By Patricia Briggs

IN THE March 15 ISSUE

FROM THE 2014 Articles,
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by Mary Anne Barker


Night Broken is the eagerly awaited eighth novel of the Mercy Thompson series and Patricia Briggs does not disappoint. I have been enjoying the development and progression of the relationship between Mercy and Adam since the beginning.

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