Review: River Marked by Patricia Briggs

Car mechanic Mercy Thompson has always known there was something different about her, and not just the way she can make a VW engine sit up and beg. Mercy is a shapeshifter, a talent she inherited from her long-gone father. She’s never known any others of her kind. Until now.

An evil is stirring in the depths of the Columbia River-one that her father’s people may know something about. And to have any hope of surviving, Mercy and her mate, the Alpha werewolf Adam, will need their help…

 

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Review: Silver Borne by Patricia Briggs

Mechanic and shapeshifter Mercy Thompson, now mated to Adam, the Alpha of the local werewolf pack, never knows what the next day (or night) may bring. After all, her world is inhabited by witches, werewolves, and vampires. Three subplots—Mercy’s attempt to return a magical book of fae secrets to a fae friend-of-a-friend, her difficulties integrating into Adam’s pack, and her roommate Samuel’s misery over being a lone Alpha—come together seamlessly, and excitement builds as Mercy and her loved ones go through ever more intense experiences, including a house fire, a suicide attempt, a death sentence, and a reunion between long-ago loves.  While dealing with everything simultaneously, Mercy’s about to find out just how implacable-and dangerous- the fae can be.

 

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Review: Bone Crossed by Patricia Briggs

Marsilia, the local vampire queen, has learned that Mercy crossed her by slaying a member of her clan. Now, she’s out for blood. But since Mercy is protected from direct reprisal by the werewolf pack-and her relationship with its sexy Alpha-it’s not Mercy’s blood Marsilia is after…

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Review: Bone Crossed by Patricia Briggs

Marsilia, the local vampire queen, has learned that Mercy crossed her by slaying a member of her clan. Now, she’s out for blood. But since Mercy is protected from direct reprisal by the werewolf pack-and her relationship with its sexy Alpha-it’s not Mercy’s blood Marsilia is after…

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Review: Iron Kissed by Patricia Briggs

Mechanic Mercy Thompson can shift her shape – but not her loyalty. When her former boss and mentor is arrested for murder and left to rot behind bars by his own kind, it’s up to Mercy to clear his name, whether he wants her to or not.

Mercy’s loyalty is under pressure from other directions, too. Werewolves are not known for their patience, and if Mercy can’t decide between the two she cares for, Sam and Adam may make the choice for her….

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Review: Iron Kissed by Patricia Briggs

Mechanic Mercy Thompson can shift her shape – but not her loyalty. When her former boss and mentor is arrested for murder and left to rot behind bars by his own kind, it’s up to Mercy to clear his name, whether he wants her to or not.

Mercy’s loyalty is under pressure from other directions, too. Werewolves are not known for their patience, and if Mercy can’t decide between the two she cares for, Sam and Adam may make the choice for her….

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Review: Blood Bound by Patricia Briggs

Blood Bound is the second book in the Mercedes Thompson series by fantasy author Patricia Briggs. Car mechanic Mercy Thompson is a Walker, a being who can shapeshift into a coyote at will and see ghosts. A bonus to being a walker is that it also makes her naturally immune to vampire magics and deceptions.

Mercy owes her vampire friend Stefan a favor. When he calls in that favor by asking her to accompany him to a meeting with a vampire from out of town she agrees to go. After all he only needs her there as a witness and as she is to attend the meeting in her coyote form it’s not like she even has to speak or take part in the meeting….

When Mercy and Stefan arrive at the hotel where the vampire is staying the only thing that Mercy can smell with her coyote nose over the stench of vampire and death is Stefan’s fear. Stefan is an old and powerful vampire. Mercy really doesn’t want to meet the thing that scares a vampire of Stefan’s strength.

The new vampire is not just a vampire, it’s a vampire possessed by a demon. Utterly evil, it murders for its own entertainment as well as for blood. Stefan and Mercy survive the meeting but they were no match for the demon possessed vampire who escaped. Mercy is called to give testimony to the vampire leader Marsilia that there is a demon possessed vampire on the loose in the Tri-Cities.

The vampires and the local werewolves form a small team to track and capture the demon possessed vampire but when they all fail to return Marsilia orders Mercy to join the hunt. It is up to Mercy to succeed in finding and destroying the demon ridden vampire before any more people, including Mercy’s friends, die.

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Review: Blood Bound by Patricia Briggs

Blood Bound is the second book in the Mercedes Thompson series by fantasy author Patricia Briggs. Car mechanic Mercy Thompson is a Walker, a being who can shapeshift into a coyote at will and see ghosts. A bonus to being a walker is that it also makes her naturally immune to vampire magics and deceptions.

Mercy owes her vampire friend Stefan a favor. When he calls in that favor by asking her to accompany him to a meeting with a vampire from out of town she agrees to go. After all he only needs her there as a witness and as she is to attend the meeting in her coyote form it’s not like she even has to speak or take part in the meeting….

When Mercy and Stefan arrive at the hotel where the vampire is staying the only thing that Mercy can smell with her coyote nose over the stench of vampire and death is Stefan’s fear. Stefan is an old and powerful vampire. Mercy really doesn’t want to meet the thing that scares a vampire of Stefan’s strength.

The new vampire is not just a vampire, it’s a vampire possessed by a demon. Utterly evil, it murders for its own entertainment as well as for blood. Stefan and Mercy survive the meeting but they were no match for the demon possessed vampire who escaped. Mercy is called to give testimony to the vampire leader Marsilia that there is a demon possessed vampire on the loose in the Tri-Cities.

The vampires and the local werewolves form a small team to track and capture the demon possessed vampire but when they all fail to return Marsilia orders Mercy to join the hunt. It is up to Mercy to succeed in finding and destroying the demon ridden vampire before any more people, including Mercy’s friends, die.

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Review: Moon Called by Patricia Briggs

 

Mercedes Thompson, more commonly referred to as Mercy has a life that is not exactly normal. Her next-door neighbor is a werewolf. Her former boss is a gremlin. And she’s fixing a VW bus for a vampire. But then, Mercy isn’t exactly normal herself.  When an attack on the local werewolf alpha drags Mercy into the middle of a supernatural conflict, she finds herself in the middle of a sci-fi fantasy “who-done-it”.

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Review: Dead And Gone by Charlaine Harris

Dead And Gone is the 9th book in the Sookie Stackhouse series. Following the vampires’ lead, the shape-shifters decide it’s high time to step out of the woodwork and announce their existence to the world. While the initial reveal goes smoothly, the brutal crucifixion of Crystal Norris, a young werepanther (and Jason Stackhouse’s estranged wife) behind Merlotte’s makes Sookie wonder if the people of Bon Temps, LA, are as tolerant as she thought. Meanwhile, the FBI is snooping around asking questions about Sookie’s uncanny ability to locate survivors after an explosion. Sookie is left in charge of Merlotte’s when Sam has to leave town unexpectedly and finds herself constantly looking over the shoulder as she is a target in the mounting fae war.

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Review: From Dead to Worse by Charlaine Harris

From Dead to Worse is the 8th installment in the Sookie Stackhouse series by Charlaine Harris. Having barely survived a catastrophic vampire hotel explosion, Sookie’s back at work in Bon Temps, LA, serving vintage blood and waiting tables at Merlotte’s. Participating in a friend’s wedding and fending off the advances of her vampire ex-lover, Bill, and her blood-bonded pal, Eric, leaves Sookie chafing over the recent lack of communication from Quinn, her weretiger boyfriend. When a violent Were power struggle erupts as Vegas vampires attempt to take over Louisiana from disgraced queen Sophie-Anne, Sookie dives into the middle of it, determined to help her shape-changing, blood-drinking friends. From Dead to Worse provides many fun twists, most significantly Sookie’s meeting with her fae great-grandfather, Niall Brigant, which paves the way for a shock ending that will delight longtime fans.

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Review: Definitely Dead by Charlaine Harris

Definitely Dead is the 6th book in the Sookie Stackhouse Southern Vampire Mystery series. Sookie has been notified that her wayward cousin Hadley has passed away – for the second time. Mr. Cataliades is a servant of Sophie Anne, the Queen of Louisiana and he has been sent to assist Sookie in getting Hadley’s affairs in order. The only problem is he shows up out of the blue expecting Sookie to be packed and ready to go. As it turns out, Mr. Cataliades had sent a messenger, his demon niece Gladiola, a week prior to let Sookie know that she needed o go with him to New Orleans. However, neither the messenger nor the message ever made it to Sookie. With the aid of his other demon niece Diantha, Mr. Cataliades soon discovers that Gladiola has met her demise when they find her body on Sookie’s property. While Mr. Cataliades and Diantha say their goodbyes to Gladiola, Sookie runs around town making the last minute arrangements to prepare for her absence. These arrangements include breaking her second date with the very handsome weretiger Quinn. After their first date was interrupted by an attacked from two new “bitten” werewolves, she was very much looking forward to this second attempt at a nice evening together.

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Review: Definitely Dead by Charlaine Harris

Definitely Dead is the 6th book in the Sookie Stackhouse Southern Vampire Mystery series. Sookie has been notified that her wayward cousin Hadley has passed away – for the second time. Mr. Cataliades is a servant of Sophie Anne, the Queen of Louisiana and he has been sent to assist Sookie in getting Hadley’s affairs in order. The only problem is he shows up out of the blue expecting Sookie to be packed and ready to go. As it turns out, Mr. Cataliades had sent a messenger, his demon niece Gladiola, a week prior to let Sookie know that she needed o go with him to New Orleans. However, neither the messenger nor the message ever made it to Sookie. With the aid of his other demon niece Diantha, Mr. Cataliades soon discovers that Gladiola has met her demise when they find her body on Sookie’s property. While Mr. Cataliades and Diantha say their goodbyes to Gladiola, Sookie runs around town making the last minute arrangements to prepare for her absence. These arrangements include breaking her second date with the very handsome weretiger Quinn. After their first date was interrupted by an attacked from two new “bitten” werewolves, she was very much looking forward to this second attempt at a nice evening together.

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Review: Dead as a Doornail by Charlaine Harris

Dead as a Doornail opens with shifter community on red alert. There is a sniper in Bon Temps and the shifters are the target. So far, there’s been 2 wounded (Sam Merlotte and Calvin Norris) and 1 casualty (a young shifter girl). Sookie was present when Sam was shot and when Sam realizes that his wounded leg means Merlotte’s needs extra help, he send Sookie to Eric Northman for help. Eric is willing to help but continues to badger Sookie about what exactly happened while under the witches spell as he still does not remember it. Fearing the amount of control Eric would have over her if she let him know everything that happened, she is resolved to keeping her lips sealed. Sookie returns from Fangtasia with a vampire bartender who is an honest-to-goodness pirate, eye patch and all. As our little telepath is trying to unravel the sniper mystery, she ends up in her own bucket of trouble – there’s a private detective haunting the town investigating the disappearance of Debbie Pelt and someone appears to be targeting Sookie for a totally different reason.

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Review: Dead to the World by Charlaine Harris

Dead to the World opens on New Years Eve. After a long night working at Merlotte’s, Sookie is on her way home pondering her recent break-up with Bill Compton when she sees a man running down the side of the road. He’s shirtless, shoeless and in a frightened panic. Sookie stops the car to offer her aid and the stranger turns on her, fangs out. Sookie is shocked to realize the stranger isn’t a stranger at all – it’s Eric Northman and the usually confident and 100% in-control vampire has absolutely no idea who he is.

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Review: Club Dead by Charlaine Harris

Club Dead is the 3rd installment in the Sookie Stackhouse series.  The honeymoon period is over.  Sookie and Bill are somewhat at odds as Bill gets more and more engrossed in a secret project that Sookie is not allowed to know about.  All of their free time is spent with him glued to his computer and Sookie’s patience is wearing thin.  Things are made that much worse when Bill tells her that he has to take an impromptu trip to Seatle for his secret project.  Soon after he leaves, Eric, Pam and Chow pay Sookie a visit and she soon finds out that things are not all they seem.  Bill had lied about the Seatle trip and is now missing.  With the assistance of rugged man’s man (and werewolf) Alcide Herveaux, Sookie is off on an adventure to Jackson Mississippi in an attempt to track down and rescue Bill. 

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