Monday, August 24, 2009

Tuesday Tomorrow

Hunting Ground: Alpha and Omega Book Two by Patricia Briggs
Published by: Ace
Publication Date: August 25th, 2009
Format: Paperback, 304 Pages
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The official patter:
"Mated to werewolf Charles Cornick, the son—and enforcer—of the leader of the North American werewolves, Anna Latham now knows how dangerous being a werewolf is, especially when a werewolf opposes Charles and his father is struck down. Charles's reputation makes him the prime suspect, and the penalty for the crime is execution. Now Anna and Charles must combine their talents to hunt down the real killer—or Charles will take the fall."

Mercy Thompson: Homecoming by Patricia Briggs
Published by: Del Ray/Dabel Brothers
Publication Date: August 25th, 2009
Format: Hardcover, 112 Pages
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The official patter:
"Mercy Thompson is a walker, a magical being with the power to transform into a coyote. She lives on the fine line dividing the everyday world from a darker dimension, observing the supernatural community while standing apart.

When Mercy travels to the Tri-Cities of Washington for a job interview, she quickly finds herself smack-dab in the middle of a gang war between rival packs of werewolves. And as if fangs and fur weren’t bad enough, Mercy must deal with the scariest creature of all: her mother, who is convinced that Mercy is making a mess of her life and determined to set her daughter on the right course.

The thrilling adventures of Mercy Thompson–Moon Called, Blood Bound, and Iron Kissed–have topped the New York Times bestseller list. Now Mercy makes her comics debut in an exclusive new story created by Patricia Briggs. Mercy Thompson: Homecoming is sure to please longtime fans and capture new ones with its mix of unforgettable characters and thrilling supernatural intrigue."

So tomorrow is a Patricia Briggs double header. Patricia is best known for her Mercy Thompson series that has drawn comparisons to authors like Charlaine Harris, Charles De Lint and Laurell K. Hamilton. The urban fantasy series concerns Mercy, who is a shifter and a VW mechanic. Hunting Ground, which does not center on Mercy, is set in her world, and is the second in the Alpha and Omega series that started with Cry Wolf, which followed the novella in the On the Prowl anthology. While in Homecoming, Mercy returns, but for the first time she's in comics. This is a prequel to the current Mercy Thompson books and is sure to get Patricia Briggs new readers due to the fact a person hesitant to pick up a book might pick up a comic. This was recently done by Jim Butcher with his Harry Dresden books and it's nice to see that publishers are willing to try new things to get more readers for these great authors. So if you're already a fan, or are in need of some similar reads while waiting for Dead in the Family, be sure to check out the world of Mercy Thompson, you won't be disappointed!


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