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Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Silver Borne Review and Moon Called Giveaway!!!

Title:  Silver Borne -  Mercy Thompson Series

Author:  Patricia Briggs


Publisher:  Ace Hardcover

Description:  
Being a mechanic is hard work. Mercy Thompson, for instance, just spent the last couple of months trying to evade the murderous queen of the local vampire seethe, and now the leader of the werewolf pack - who's maybe-more-than-just-a-friend - has asked for her help. A book of fae secrets has come to light and they're all about to find out how implacable - and dangerous - the fae can be. OK, so maybe her troubles have nothing to do with the job. But she sure could use a holiday ...
Notes from Patty herself about the book!

Review: 
In this next installment of the Mercy Thompson series I was definitely not let down!  Mercy has been one of my long standing favorites and I am already looking forward to RIVER MARKED #6 to be released in 2011.  I love that Mercy has the feel of someone I could see walking down the street, her character has such a rich quality that you feel that she is a friend that you would love to just hang out with.  Her down to earth personality and devotion to her loved ones makes her one of the most likable heroines that I have ever read.

In SILVER BORNE we get to see a new side to the relationship between Mercy, the coyote shifter auto mechanic, and her main squeeze, sexy alpha werewolf for the local pack, Adam Hauptman.  The dynamics of their relationship as they work through the obstacles of dealing with the pack being in on every part of their it causes strain and shows them that they have to work for the things they truly care about.  The pack has been through a rough couple of years and these new transitions cause a lot of conflict within the ranks as they learn who they can trust and how to make it work for everyone involved.

With Mercy being her usually self she takes on a lot of things by herself, not wanting to make things worse for those around her.  When she receives a mysterious message in regards to an old fae book that she has in her possession, she tries to return it to it's owner Phin, but no one seems to no where he's gone... or maybe they're just being evasive, as so many fae can be.  Mercy finds herself in an extremely difficult position as she tries to right whatever wrongs have been done in the search for a missing artifact that is the only bargaining chip she can use when up against some of the most powerful magic she has yet to encounter.  Her journey to save her friend and not disrupt the pack even more turns out to be more than she bargained for.

We also get to know more about Samuel, the Marrok's son and Mercy's current room mate.  As a powerful alpha werewolf living next door to Adam and under the same roof as Mercy the tension between the men in her life is thick enough to choke on at times.  Samuel is also someone very close to Mercy's heart and with him going through a difficult time she finds herself wanting to help and unable to find a clear way to do so.  Afraid of losing him without giving it everything she has she finds a way to keep the problems under wraps as much of possible but with the clock ticking down she doesn't know if she will have enough time to find the answers before it's too late to save him from destroying himself.

I loved this book!  The plot was exciting, the characters are enchanting and the romance between Mercy and Adam was a soft touch that just made me smile as I read.  Patricia Briggs has a masterful way of merging reality with fantasy that makes you want to believe in the unbelievable.  I thoroughly enjoyed learning more about the pack dynamics and seeing Mercy progress as she learned how her bonds with the pack worked.  I have to say that I loved seeing a softer side to Adam where Mercy was concerned... and then at the end when he showed how animal he could be... wow!  Overall, still one of my favorite series!  If you haven't had the pleasure of reading this amazing series you need to start with MOON CALLED and find yourself immersed in a world that you will wish was real!

You can find Patricia Briggs:
On her Website
Join her on her Forum
On Goodreads

I had the pleasure of getting to meet Patty while she was down here in Houston at Murder by the Book!  She was so nice and it was an absolutely wonderful experience!!! 


So... I will be giving away a signed copy of MOON CALLED!!!
All you have to do is post a comment and follow this blog...you can earn an extra entry by tweeting this and another for posting it up on Facebook... so go get some points and leave me a link and your email so I can get in touch with you!  Open to the US and Canada only.



35 comments:

Larissa said...

awesome giveaway! you lucky you! hehe

pity Im in Brazil! oh well =/ =)

Tori [Book Faery] said...

Love it!! I'm already a follower. Count me in for this giveaway :]

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Kelsey said...

Thanks for the great giveaway!

Already a follower and tweeted: http://twitter.com/Door2Wonderland/status/12146226123

Kelsey
krae991 AT yahoo DOT com

robsad79 said...

A follower ;)
I have to admit. I haven't read the series yet but definitely want to check it out. :)

Aik said...

I'm a follower. I'd love to enter!

aikychien at yahoo dot com

Aik said...

I tweeted:

http://twitter.com/aikchien/status/12158520915

aikychien at yahoo dot com

Laurie (BittenbyParanormalRomance) said...

Great reivew!Please enter me.
Twitted
http://twitter.com/BBPRomance
homemom1620(at)aol(dot)com

Belles said...

Sweet! This is a really awesome give-away Hell Kat! As you know I just started Moon Called but I'm already hooked. I know I'm going to love the whole series.

I'm already following you because you rock! Thank you for Tantalizing Tuesday, btw. You saved my life yesterday. Work sucked, but you made it all better!

Lauren said...

Hey! I'm a new follower from goodreads! Very cool site and cool give away - I'd love to be in on the contest!!

email: princess[dot]skya at gmail[dot] com

Link to twitter: http://www.twitter.com/skya

Cecile said...

Soo jealous that you got to meet her!!!! OMG.. I picked up her Alpha/Omega series.. and thought OMG... now I have started to collect the Mercy series as well! She is definitely one of those authors that I will break the piggy bank for!! LOL!!
Great review honey!!!! And omg.. what a giveaway! And I had no idea you were in Houston... Not that far away from me in LA!

alliwantandmorebooks@ gmail.com

I hope you have a great day!

Mama Bookworm said...

I’d love to enter! I live about 3.5 hours from Houston (in LA) and really wanted to make it to her signing but life got crazy and I couldn’t. I hope she makes it down here again.

~Christie
TheFictionEnthusiast at Live dot Com

pamarmstrong41@yahoo.com said...

I am sssooo into Patricia Briggs. You just made my day (again) on this give away. I (as always) will be patiently waiting and watching.

elaing8 said...

Great giveawy,thanks for the chance to win a signed copy.

I am a follower

tweeted http://twitter.com/elaing8/status/12177632317

elaing8(at)netscape(dot)net

Robin K said...

I have been looking forward to this read! Great blog!

Tweeted here: http://twitter.com/IntenseWhisper/status/12187842040

robin [at] intensewhisper [dot] com

mbreakfield said...

I'm a new follower. Please enter me in the giveaway.
marlenebreakfield(at)yahoo(dot)com

Hell Kat said...

Thank you soooo much to everyone who has stopped by!!!

Belles... you are the best! I knew you'd be hooked as soon as you started them! and... I love Tuesday ;)

Hi Lauren! Thank you! I'm glad you came on over!!!

Cecile... no need to be jealous... it was pretty cool though... you should have come down, you aren't that far! Laurell K Hamilton may be down here in June *fingers crossed* and I'll definitely be going if it happens! If you like the Alpha/Omega series you will LOVE Mercy!!!

Hi Christie! You aren't too far from either! Murder by the Book has a TON of author signings coming up... you should look them up... murderbooks.com I will be going to the Rachel Caine signing in May for sure!

Thanks Pam... I know you usually just stop by for the smutty pics... but that's why I love ya LOL

Again... THANK YOU to everyone for coming by!

Diana (Book of Secrets) said...

Thank you for the great contest! I have not read this series yet (sounds amazing), so I'd love to win Moon Called.

~ I'm a blog follower.
~ I Tweeted: http://twitter.com/bookofsecrets/statuses/12279916392
~ I posted on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/home.php?#!/bookofsecrets?v=wall&story_fbid=114139718615015&ref=mf

Diana
bookofsecrets(at)yahoo(dot)com

DayStarPrincess said...

A new follower here ~ looking forward to your reviews!
info(at)daystarsupplies(dot)com

mountie9 said...

Great review, I so have to read something by Patricia Briggs, I have heard so many good things about her books.

Thanks for the comments on my blog and good luck in the contest! I am now following you (I still think that sounds creepy)
contestmom AT hotmail DOT com (mountie9)

Hell Kat said...

Thank you Diana for forwarded the contest info! You have to read Mercy... great series!

Thank you DayStarPrincess!

Thanks mountie9! lol... it does seem creepy when you think about it huh? makes me want to say in a ghosty whisper "are you being followed?" lol You have a great blog by the way!

Heather (DarklyReading) said...

Great contest! I love meeting authors - that's so awesome that you gotta meet Patty Briggs! I'm jealous! I love her Mercy books and Alpha and Omega books! I am a blog follower and my e-mail addy is hacarleton (at) gmail (dot) com

angel28140 said...

I love this series! Please enter me. I am a follower (Lisa M. Basso)

angel28140 (AT) yahoo (DOT) com

Hell Kat said...

Hi Heather... I love Mercy and Alpha & Omega myself... Patty Briggs is awesome! Thanks for coming by =)

Thank you Angel for stopping in!

A Simple Love of Reading said...

AWESOME! I love Patricia's Mercy Thompson series!

Tweeted: @AmyAnneS (sorry I am a dumbass and don't know how to find my status-link-thingy!)

Facebook:http://www.facebook.com/home.php?#!/profile.php?id=632095762

astewart305(at)rogers.com

A Simple Love of Reading said...

Dude...I totally forgot to mention that I am a new follower! ;)

A Simple Love of Reading said...

Hey, I tried to email you back, but I got that silly "Delivery Failed" notice too...I have no idea what's going on!?! I thoroughly dislike computers! Maybe try messaging me on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/home.php?#!/profile.php?id=632095762 ?

Hopefully that works! ;)

Hell Kat said...

Hey girl! Thanks for entering and following me! I will look you up on facebook when I get home since I'm at work right now...shhhhh don't tell *grins* Glad to have you!

A Simple Love of Reading said...

No problem! Glad we can work around this email issue! LOL

Veronica said...

Thanks for the chance to win this!

Veronica
Email

Veronica said...

Oops, forgot to mention I am new blog follower. Thanks again!

V

Emily said...

Ooh! I just finished Moon Called and loved it. I love meeting authors.

Hell Kat said...

Hi Veronica! Thank you for coming by!

@Emily I do too! She was super nice... it was awesome! Thanks for stopping by!

Chas @ LLL said...

OMG!! I am sooo freakin l;ate! Sorry!

First off. I love Mercy! She is perfect in all the imperfect ways.
Patricia Briggs does a fANTASTIC JOB WITH THE SERIES!=)


i MADE A RETWEET:
http://twitter.com/PNFantasies/status/13137889357
and follow you on here and twitter (lll808)

Congrats on your follower-ship. My email is in my profile!
Aloha!

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