Today, I'm going to talk about an author who is relatively new to me-- Patricia Briggs. I first ran across her when I read her novella, Alpha and Omega, in the On the Prowl anthology I picked up for Sunny's story. After that story, which I loved, I picked up Cry Wolf and was just sucked in to the writing and the action of the story. Which led me to today's book, Hunting Ground. It is the third book in the series and in my opinion, the best of the three (which is saying something as I loved the first two).
In Hunting Ground, Briggs does more than just tell a great werewolf story-- she adds in fairy and fae folklore, trolls, Native American folklore, vampires and somehow manages to combine them all into a fascinating story that revolves around one werewolf couple, Anna and Charles. I read the whole book in one evening (or should I say night as I was up until 3 a.m. last night finishing it) and enjoyed every second of it.
Next trip to the bookstore, I'm picking up all the Mercy books ... I can't wait to get started reading them.
Patricia does a really interesting job in this book of combining the Arthur legends, the Lady in the Lake legend, and the troll under the bridge with modern day versions of vampires and werewolves. So my question for you today is this-- what would you like to see in a new paranormal series that you haven't already seen? What would you like to see more of that you really like?