Dead Heat By Patricia Briggs

Mar 28, 2015 | 2015 Articles, Fantasy & Fangs

by Mary Anne Barker

Details on how to win a copy of Dead Heat at the end of this review along with a link to purchase the book where a portion goes to help support KRL and indie bookstore Mysterious Galaxy.

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. I really like how Charles sees himself as an older wolf given this gift of Anna, an Omega wolf, which gives him peace. I like how Anna, even though she is younger, has been through tough times and values Charles. She sees him as a protector. But she wants to protect Charles too, even from part of

In Dead Heat Charles wants to give Anna a special gift for her birthday. He put a post-it note on his computer to remind him. And then he gets a call from an old friend, Joseph. Charles is around 200 years old and doesn’t have too many friends; this is one person he got close to, but Joseph has gotten old and is nearing the end of his life.

The call gives Charles the idea to give Anna a horse. So Charles and Anna go to Scottsdale, Arizona to see some horses at the annual Scottsdale Arabian Horse Show. But they arrive just as the fae have loosed a monster whose favorite prey is children—and he went after the grandchildren of the local Alpha. So the werewolves are going on a hunt for this fae. But the police and FBI want in on the hunt as well, as a local girl was stolen and replaced with a changeling.

Charles also needs to face the fact that Joseph is dying—and Charles doesn’t want him to leave. Charles has offered to change him into a werewolf, but Joseph is unwilling to go through it.

This is a wonderful book that has great depth to it. This whole series is excellent and the only problem I have with it is the wait between books!

To enter to win a copy of Dead Heat, simply email KRL at krlcontests@gmail[dot]com by replacing the [dot] with a period, and with the subject line “Heat,” or comment on this article. A winner will be chosen April 4, 2015. U.S. residents only.

Check out more fantasy/horror book and TV reviews in our Fantasy and Fangs section.

Use this link to purchase this book & a portion goes to help support KRL & an indie bookstore:

Mary Anne Barker works at the Reedley Library. She loves books, TV and movies.


  1. I haven’t read any books by Patricia Briggs, but I will check them out. Thank you for the giveaway.

  2. I have read all of Patricia Briggs books and I can’t wait to read this one. Based on your review it promises to be as good as all her others.

  3. I love Patricia Briggs books. The character dynamics are wonderful. They feel like people I’d know. 🙂

  4. I love everything that Patricia Briggs has written. I am so excited by both the Mercy Thompson series and now the Alpha and Omega series. I would love to win a copy for my home.

    Thank you.

  5. I love Patricia Briggs’ novels!! Read them all & always eager for more!

  6. Love these books! Can’t wait to read this

  7. One of my favorite authors. Love Charles and Anna!

  8. I can’t wait to read this book!!

  9. I love this series. Anna and Charles are so beautiful together. The Alpha and Omega series and the Mercy Thompson series are favorites of mine. 🙂

  10. I love the Mercy Thompson books. Sounds like I need to give this series another try. Thanks for the chance.

  11. I am a fan of all of Mz Briggs books but I am particularly fond of Charles and Anna. I love how she can charm him out of seriousness and their interaction. I also love how Anna’s character has grown into her own strength.

  12. We have a winner
    Lorie Ham, KRL Publisher


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