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Melanie's Week in Review - April 8, 2018


Melanie's Week in Review - April 8, 2018

I think the title of this post needs to be changed to 'Melanie's Fortnight in Review'. I haven't been reading that much recently has I have the worlds worst sinus cold and just can't concentrate on reading so I started downloading NetFlix and Amazon Prime shows and watching them on my way into work. I have been binge watching the re-boots of Dynasty (excellent!), Queer Eye (hmmmm...some episodes are better than others) and Riverdale (getting stupidier) and finally Lucifer. In my defense Neil Gaiman created the characters on Lucifer so I rationalise that it is as good as reading. :-)


Melanie's Week in Review - April 8, 2018
What I have read is Patricia Briggs' fifth novel in her Alpha and Omega series, Burn Bright. My fellow reviewer Doreen has already reviewed this book and I agree with her comments. I also enjoyed this instalment and in recent years have started to prefer the pack assassin Charles and his werewolf calming Omega, Anna over the Mercy Thompson series. I think this is the first time that events in both series have come so close together. I did feel there were a couple of 'holes' or parts missing. So what did I do? I re-read the first 4 books of the Alpha and Omega series.

I actually started with the prequel short story to this series and then plowed my way through Cry Wolf, Hunting Ground, Fair Game, and Dead Heat. I did really enjoy the re-read especially the earlier books. I like how Anna doesn't let her tragic past define who she is now. I also appreciate how in these novels Briggs doesn't feel the need to put Anna through the ringer like she does with Mercy Thompson. Anna is perfectly capable of getting into trouble without getting beaten up, attacked, burned, or kidnapped (or at least not as much).

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The thing I thought that was missing in Burn Bright was Anna's desire to have children. In book 3 Charles was willing to adopt but by book 5 there was no mention of children. I wasn't sure if this was intentional or not. It felt like it was a plot point that was forgotten rather than left behind. I thought that Burn Bright had some really interesting insights into characters that have been around since book 1. The dynamic between Leah and almost everyone else was quite interesting but I really wondered why Briggs thought it necessary to reveal that Bran sent Mercy away as a teenager for fear of her becoming his mate. That was a bit 'eeewwww' in my view.

I am sure I have told you all about my views of each of these books so I won't put you through that again. What I can say is that I found it really useful to read these books all again and back to back. There aren't that many series where you want to do this but this is one of them.

This is a a short one for me this week. Fingers crossed my cold goes away so I have something new and exciting to tell you about next week. Until then Happy Reading!





Alpha and Omega
Alpha and Omega Novella
Berkley, October 20, 2008
eBook, 86 pages

Melanie's Week in Review - April 8, 2018
A companion novella to Cry Wolf—from the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Mercy Thompson novels.

Reluctant werewolf Anna Latham finds a new sense of self when the son of the werewolf king comes to town to quell unrest in the Chicago pack—and inspires a power in Anna she’s never felt before…



Cry Wolf
Alpha and Omega 1
Ace, July 29, 2008
Mass Market Paperback and eBook, 320 pages

Melanie's Week in Review - April 8, 2018
#1 New York Times bestselling author Patricia Briggs presents the first Alpha and Omega novel—the start of an extraordinary series set in Mercy Thompson’s world, but with rules of its own…

Anna never knew werewolves existed until the night she survived a violent attack…and became one herself. After three years at the bottom of the pack, she’d learned to keep her head down and never, ever trust dominant males. But Anna is that rarest kind of werewolf: an Omega. And one of the most powerful werewolves in the country is about to recognize her value as a pack member—and as his mate.



Hunting Ground
Alpha and Omega 2
Ace, August 25, 2009
Mass Market Paperback and eBook, 320 pages

Melanie's Week in Review - April 8, 2018
#1 New York Times bestselling author Patricia Briggs invites readers to follow her into the seductive realm of the Alpha and Omega series…

Anna Latham didn’t know how complicated life could be until she became a werewolf and was mated to Charles Cornick, the son—and enforcer—of the leader of the North American werewolves. She didn’t know how dangerous it could be either…

Anna and Charles have just been enlisted to attend a summit to present Bran’s controversial proposition: that the wolves should finally reveal themselves to humans. But the most feared Alpha in Europe is dead set against the plan—and it seems like someone else might be, too. When Anna is attacked by vampires using pack magic, the kind of power only werewolves should be able to draw on, Charles and Anna must combine their talents to hunt down whoever is behind it all—or risk losing everything…



Fair Game
Alpha and Omega 3
Ace, January 29, 2013
Mass Market Paperback, 304 pages
Hardcover and eBook, March 6, 2012

Melanie's Week in Review - April 8, 2018
#1 New York Times bestselling author Patricia Briggs’ third Alpha and Omega novel brings werewolves out of the darkness and into a society where fear and prejudice could turn the hunters into the prey…

It is said that opposites attract. And in the case of werewolves Anna Latham and Charles Cornick, they mate. The son—and enforcer—of the leader of the North American werewolves, Charles is a dominant Alpha. While Anna, an Omega, has the rare ability to calm others of her kind.

When the FBI requests the pack’s help on a local serial-killer case, Charles and Anna are sent to Boston to join the investigation. It soon becomes clear that someone is targeting the preternatural. And now Anna and Charles have put themselves right in the killer’s sights…



Dead Heat
Alpha and Omega 4
Ace, February 2, 2016
Mass Market Paperback, 336 pages
Hardcover and eBook, March 3, 2015

Melanie's Week in Review - April 8, 2018
Praised for having “the perfect blend of action, romance, suspense, and paranormal”*, #1 New York Times bestselling author Patrica Briggs’s Alpha and Omega series now takes readers into the middle of some bad supernatural business…

For once, mated werewolves Charles Cornick and Anna Lantham are not traveling because of Charles’s role as his father’s enforcer. This time, their trip to Arizona is purely personal. Or at least their visit starts out that way…

Charles and Anna soon discover that a dangerous fae being is on the loose, replacing human children with simulacrums. The fae have started a cold war with humanity that’s about to heat up—and Charles and Anna are in the crossfire.

*Rex Robot Reviews



Burn Bright
Alpha and Omega 5
Ace, March 6, 2018
Hardcover and eBook, 320 pages

Melanie's Week in Review - April 8, 2018
In her bestselling Alpha and Omega series, Patricia Briggs “spins tales of werewolves, coyote shifters, and magic and, my, does she do it well” (USATODAY.com). Now mated werewolves Charles Cornick and Anna Latham face a threat like no other–one that lurks too close to home…

They are the wild and the broken. The werewolves too damaged to live safely among their own kind. For their own good, they have been exiled to the outskirts of Aspen Creek, Montana. Close enough to the Marrok’s pack to have its support; far enough away to not cause any harm.

With their Alpha out of the country, Charles and Anna are on call when an SOS comes in from the fae mate of one such wildling. Heading into the mountainous wilderness, they interrupt the abduction of the wolf–but can’t stop blood from being shed. Now Charles and Anna must use their skills–his as enforcer, hers as peacemaker–to track down the attackers, reopening a painful chapter in the past that springs from the darkest magic of the witchborn…

Review: Burn Bright (Alpha and Omega 5) by Patricia Briggs


Burn Bright
Author:  Patricia Briggs
Series:  Alpha and Omega 5
Publisher:  Ace, March 6, 2018
Format:  Hardcover and eBook, 320 pages
List Price:  US$27.00 (print); US$
ISBN:  9780425281314 (print); US$

Review: Burn Bright (Alpha and Omega 5) by Patricia Briggs
In her bestselling Alpha and Omega series, Patricia Briggs “spins tales of werewolves, coyote shifters, and magic and, my, does she do it well” (USATODAY.com). Now mated werewolves Charles Cornick and Anna Latham face a threat like no other–one that lurks too close to home…

They are the wild and the broken. The werewolves too damaged to live safely among their own kind. For their own good, they have been exiled to the outskirts of Aspen Creek, Montana. Close enough to the Marrok’s pack to have its support; far enough away to not cause any harm.

With their Alpha out of the country, Charles and Anna are on call when an SOS comes in from the fae mate of one such wildling. Heading into the mountainous wilderness, they interrupt the abduction of the wolf–but can’t stop blood from being shed. Now Charles and Anna must use their skills–his as enforcer, hers as peacemaker–to track down the attackers, reopening a painful chapter in the past that springs from the darkest magic of the witchborn…



Doreen’s Thoughts

While Bran, the Marrok and packleader of the Aspen Creek werewolves, is absent, son Charles and his mate Anna are in charge, including responsibility for those werewolves who are too broken to live safely among others, even of their own kind. When one of the wildings is killed, it becomes apparent that there is a conspiracy to track down some type of information from one or more of the wildings, and that there must be a traitor among the pack.

As Charles, Anna, and a few other select pack members begin tracking down and contacting the wildlings, they continue to run into evidence of witch magic, one of the few forms of magic that can possibly affect werewolves negatively. It also become more obvious that the reason Bran has excluded himself at this time is because the traitor is someone at the very highest level of the pack – and someone the Marrok cannot bring himself to kill.

This is Briggs’ fifth novel starring Charles and Anna, the pack’s enforcer and its Omega. While Briggs has brought up witch magic tangentially in her other novels, this is the first one where it stands front and center. Although the traitor is found and handled, the primary group that attacked the pack has not yet been addressed, and so I expect to see that in her next novel or I will be greatly disappointed.

Otherwise, Briggs writes a tight novel, with small conversations and actions occurring in the beginning of the book becoming critically important later in the story. Her characters, Charles and Anna, are more fully formed now, after five novels, and the readers understand why Anna is so sensitive to being touched or grabbed unexpectedly and how Charles and his Brother Wolf become distracted by Anna’s comments or a slight touch. Other characters such as Asil and especially Leah are more fully fleshed out, with the reader becoming more understanding of the odd relationship between Bran and his mate, Leah.

Overall, this was a quick read, well-written and fast-paced. Again, I look forward to seeing how the protagonists deal with the entity behind the attacks that occurred in this story.

Melanie's Week in Review - March 8, 2015


Melanie's Week in Review  - March 8, 2015


For those of you who read my Week in Review will remember that I had a slightly disappointing week in my selection of books. I tried to be good and not buy or request any more books from NetGalley. I can't say I was entirely successful.....in fact...epic fail! So what did I read?

Melanie's Week in Review  - March 8, 2015
I was perusing my Amazon recommends....again...and shouldn't have been I came across Trace of Magic (Diamond City Magic 1) by Diana Pharaoh Francis (Bell Bridge Books, August 29, 2014). I tried to be sensible and downloaded the sample first but ended up buying the book. Trace of Magic is set in a world of magic where criminal factions call Tyets rule the city. Riley is a very powerful tracer who can trace people even when they are dead. She is living below the radar so that she doesn't become a pawn in the battle between the Tyets. Riley uses her very specific and very special powers to save kidnapped children. She is very good at her job and very good at staying in hidden until she meets Tyet cop Detective Clay Price. Price blackmails Riley into helping him solve a missing person's case and it all becomes a bit too personal for the couple as the longer they work together the more they are drawn to one another. Price is everything Riley has avoided her whole life but her freedom may be too high price to pay.

On the whole this book was 'ok'. I say that because I liked Riley and even liked Price as characters. I thought the Tyets made for an interesting backdrop to the plot. Frances explains the society, the evolution of the Tyets' rule and mining of drugs that the Tyets' used to fund their existence in the first few chapters of the book. Unfortunately, the mining and the drugs didn't really factor in the plot so as plot points they didn't really stick in my head. In fact I completely forgot about them. I also thought that Francis introduced the romance a bit too early in the story which, for me, made it lose credibility. Imagine this if you will....you have just be shot and almost die. You have been saved by the hunky cop who represents everything you hate and have been running from your whole life but who you are attracted to. You have been unconscious for 3 days and when you wake up you the hunky cop is by your bedside. Do you:

a) roll over and go back to sleep because getting shot and almost dying is tiring stuff;
b) despite the fact you have been shot and almost die you have sex with the hunky cop who you barely know and belongs to a Tyet;
c) you manage your growing attraction to the hunky cop despite wanting a more physical relationship because you have just been shot and almost died.

I am sure that you can guess what I would have chosen but what option the author decided to go for. Despite this I still thought the action was well balanced and interesting. I am looking forward to finding out what happens next.

Melanie's Week in Review  - March 8, 2015
It was a good week for pre-orders for me as Dead Heat by Patricia Briggs (Ace, March 3, 2015) appeared on my Kindle. This is the fourth novel in the Alpha and Omega series and is set 3 years after Charles and Anna first get together. In this instalment Charles and Anna travel to Arizona to visit Charles' childhood friend Joseph. Joseph is now an old man and dying from cancer which leads Charles to reminisce about his past and feel the burden of his near immortality while watching his friend slowly die. During their visit a Fae tries to harm Joseph's grandchildren which leads the couple to find and stop the kidnapper. Their investigation opens up a whole can of magical worms as they discover this is not an isolated case and just another step in the escalation of a war that the Fae want to start against humans.

I really enjoyed Dead Heat and I have decided that I prefer this series to Brigg's Mercy Thompson series. Brigg's starts the story with Anna trying to convince Charles that they should have children, something she has been researching with Samuel (Charles' doctor brother). Charles is worried that having a child will harm Anna who he loves and make him and the child vulnerable to his many enemies. This parenthood thread is woven throughout the story not just with the missing children case but also in the dynamic between Joseph, Joseph's werewolf father Hosten and Charles. Hosten is still a healthy man watching his elderly son die from a human disease when he could have been Changed. I found the scenes between Charles and Joseph rather touching and made me wonder whether Briggs had written these from personal experience. This book has everything from a perfect balance of action vs romance, good character development and the subtle development of the series plot arch. In short another great book in this series.

I am in the middle of reading The Invisible Library by Genevieve Cogman so I hope to tell you all about this next week. Until then Happy Reading.


Melanie's Week in Review - February 8, 2015


Melanie's Week in Review - February 8, 2015


Sorry folks, my book reading this week was a bit poor as I have had the WORST cold and even off work for a day. So now that I have your sympathy you might notice I only read 2 books (is it working?). So what did I read?

Melanie's Week in Review - February 8, 2015You might remember last week that I had a little trip down memory lane by re-reading the short story Alpha and Omega by Patricia Briggs. I decided to continue that trip by re-reading book 1 in the series Cry Wolf which is based in the world of Mercy Thompson. The story starts immediately after the events of the short story with Anna joining Charles in the Marrock's pack based in rural Montana. While in the very early stages of their mating and their romance Charles is sent to the wilds to track down a rogue wolf. Little does he know that its not just any rogue but a witch that could harm more than a few lost hikers. Charles is one of my favourite characters from the Mercy Thompson's world and I always enjoy reading what him and Anna are up to and I am looking forward to Dead Heat  which will be released in March.

Melanie's Week in Review - February 8, 2015
Next on my reading list was Bound by Flames by Jeaniene Frost. This is the third book in the Night Prince series. Vlad and his vampire bride Leila are searching for Vlad's arch enemy Szilagyi to exact revenge. Unfortunately, Leila falls into the enemy's hands and Vlad is determined to get her back. Their love is red hot and anyone and everyone is going to burn if they try to keep them apart.

I can't say that I really liked this book and thought it was weakest of the series. The torture scenes were incredibly brutal and rather unnecessary. I even felt a bit sick at one point but then a chapter or two later the torture was almost all forgotten and chapters of hot and steamy between Leila and Vlad ensued. I think if I had been brutalised and almost raped I wouldn't be jumping into my marital bed that quickly no matter how much I loved my vampire husband. I think what got me reading this series was the cover (the model, of course). The final book in the series will be out in 2016.

That's it for me for this week. Fingers crossed I read more and blow my nose less. Until next week. Happy Reading.

Melanie's Week in Review - February 1, 2015


Melanie's Week in Review - February 1, 2015


I am going to start this Week in Review by thanking my cat Tilly for walking across my keyboard and deleting everything I had written (not very much but still!) Hopefully, this will result in a more fabulous post since I have been able to write it twice Fingers crossed! Anyway what did I read?

Melanie's Week in Review - February 1, 2015
I finished Year of the Demon which is the second in the Fated Blades series by Steve Bein. I read book 1, Daughter of the Sword, a couple of years ago and loved the Japanese folklore and tradition, the history of the fated sword - Glorious Victory Unsought - told by the retired academic, Yamada, and the story of Mariko. Mairko is one of the few women in the Japanese police force and she ends up owning the sword. Book 2 follows a few months after the events of book 1 where Mariko struggles with the loss of her sensei Yamada and of her trigger finger. Danger is never far away from Mariko when her beloved Inazuma blade is stolen from her locked apartment the same evening after a demon mask is stolen from a drug lord. Coincidence? Of course not. Bein takes us back to the 16th century and tells the story of Okuma Diagora who has been bequeathed the blade from his father and Shichio who has the demon mask which draws him to Glorious Victory Unsought. Bein also takes us even further back in time to approximately the 15th century, to a poor fishing village. We meet Kaida, who lost her arm in storm that killed her mother. Kaida is an ama - a pearl diver and cruelly tormented by her step-sisters. Following a ship wreck a group land in the village in search of the Inazuma blade which how rests in a watery tomb. The vicious group of thugs terrorize the village in an attempt to find the sword and create a demon mask in order to find it. As a talented diver Kaida is fated to retrieve the blade by using the demon mask which sets off a violent chain of events. Back to Mariko where the mask and sword come together again and in the hands of a terrorist group who want to use both to bring about  - the year of the demon.

I enjoyed Year of the Demon but I wasn't quite as gripped as I had been with book 1. It felt unbalanced in the telling of the three main characters - Mariko, Diagora and Kaida. Much of the book focused on Diagora and the evil Shichio whereas Kaida's story seemed to be mostly left untold. Despite the violence the story had a gentleness to it which I think came mainly from Diagora and his samurai code. The book reads a bit more like historical fiction but a worthy read nonetheless.

Melanie's Week in Review - February 1, 2015Year of the Demon was one of those books you could dip in and out of and my 'dip out' consisted of two short stories - The Light Within by Grace Draven and Alpha and Omega by Patricia Briggs (technically this was a re-read). The Light Within is from the Master of Crows series and tells the story of Silhara and Martise's visit to his father's family to celebrate the winter festival. I think this story could have been easily named - Silhara Lights a Bonfire. Draven took the term short story too literally and very little happens in the few words dedicated to these two characters. I was rather disappointed. I had already read Alpha and Omega as part of anthology On The Prowl but found it on Amazon as a single short story. I have pre-ordered the soon to be released Dead Heat and felt the need to re-acquaint myself with these two characters. I do like these two characters and looking forward to the release of book 4.

Melanie's Week in Review - February 1, 2015
For those of you who follow my WIR will remember that I have been part of the beta review group for Michael Sullivan's new book Rhune. I have been taking my time reading this book (very hard for me to do) but I finished my first read through and will be starting a re-read next week. The final book I read this week was Flex by the author with the coolest name EVER  - Ferrett Steinmetz. This book is part of the Debut Author Challenge and I will be writing a full review so don't want to give anything away. Keep your eyes out for it.

That is it for me this week. I hope you all have a fantastic February and I look forward to sharing my weekly reads with you next Sunday. Happy Reading!

Release Day Review - Fair Game by Patricia Briggs - 4 Qwills

Fair Game
Author:  Patricia Briggs
Series:  Alpha and Omega
Format:  Hardcover, 304 pages
Publisher:  Ace (March 6, 2012)
Price:  $26.95
Language:  English
Genre:  Urban Fantasy
ISBN:  9780441020034
Review Copy:  Hardcover provided by the Publisher

Release Day Review - Fair Game by Patricia Briggs - 4 Qwills
Patricia Briggs, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Mercy Thompson novels, "always enchants her readers." (Lynn Viehl, New York Times bestselling author) Now her Alpha and Omega series-set in a world of shifting shapes, loyalty, and passion- brings werewolves out of the darkness and into a society where fear and prejudice could make the hunters prey...

They say opposites attract. And in the case of werewolves Anna Latham and Charles Cornick, they mate. The son-and enforcer-of the leader of the North American werewolves, Charles is a dominant alpha. While Anna, an omega, has the rare ability to calm others of her kind.

Now that the werewolves have revealed themselves to humans, they can't afford any bad publicity. Infractions that could have been overlooked in the past must now be punished, and the strain of doing his father's dirty work is taking a toll on Charles.

Nevertheless, Charles and Anna are sent to Boston, when the FBI requests the pack's help on a local serial killer case. They quickly realize that not only the last two victims were werewolves-all of them were. Someone is targeting their kind. And now Anna and Charles have put themselves right in the killer's sights...


My thoughts:

Fair Game is the third novel in the Alpha and Omega series by Patricia Briggs. Charles and his wife Anna are sent to Boston to help in the investigation of a series of murders.

My favorite part of Fair Game, and all the Alpha and Omega novels, is Anna and Charles. I love reading about them. Charles is a very scary Alpha werewolf, who does not lead a pack, but is his father's enforcer. Anna is an Omega werewolf. She can exert a calming influence over other werewolves. Omegas are very highly valued and not very common.  Anna's not afraid to calmly push for what she wants. Make no mistake, Anna is a werewolf and will fight to protect when necessary. She doesn't back down from the challenge that Charles presents. Nor does she back down from discussing things with the Charles' father that he might find uncomfortable.

Charles needs her more than ever now that he's feeling guilt about what he does for his father. Charles blocks Anna from helping him because he worries that she will not want him anymore and also to protect her from what he is going through. Anna, however is very smart and very stubborn. Charles has certainly met his match. Neither Charles nor Anna are one dimensional and continue to surprise and delight.

I figured out part of the murder mystery, but only because the clues are there if you look. However, there was quite a bit I did not know so the mystery still kept me guessing. The killings are definitely grim and gruesome. Like many inter-jurisdictional serial killer cases there are people involved from different governmental agencies. The tensions between these agencies is not ignored and is well written.

There are some really terrific characters in Fair Game in addition to Anna and Charles. The head of the Boston pack is very likable.  There's also a fae that I find really fascinating. I don't know if we will see him again, but I hope so since he does create some problems for all the supernatural beings.

While Fair Game is a story about Anna and Charles and the serial murders it also includes themes concerning racism against and fear of the supernatural since the werewolves have made themselves known.  These are reactions that I would expect to see from some people should werewolves be announced to the world.

Fair Game is well written, fast-paced and sets up some interesting times to come. I am looking forward to what is next for the Alpha and Omega.

I give Fair Game 4 Qwills.

Release Day Review - Fair Game by Patricia Briggs - 4 Qwills



I strongly suggest that the Alpha and Omega series be read in order.

References are made in the Alpha and Omega novels to the Mercy Thompson series, but it is not necessary to read those novels in order to enjoy the Alpha and Omega series.

Prior books, novellas in the Alpha and Omega series:

On the Prowl
includes "Alpha and Omega" novella
Berkley, August 7, 2007
Mass Market Paperback, 352 pages

Note that this novella has been published alone as an ebook.*

Release Day Review - Fair Game by Patricia Briggs - 4 Qwills
These all-new paranormal romances from today's hottest authors feature a female werewolf who comes into her own; a Lord who crosses paths with a fiery mage; a mixed-blood Child of the Moon who faces an uncertain future; and a woman whose sixth sense proves to be a dangerous talent.


Cry Wolf
Alpha and Omega 1
Mass Market Paperback, 320 pages
Ace (July 29, 2008)

Release Day Review - Fair Game by Patricia Briggs - 4 Qwills
Now Briggs begins an extraordinary new series set in Mercy Thompson’s world—but with rules of its own.

INTRODUCING THE ALPHA AND OMEGA NOVELS...


Anna never knew werewolves existed until the night she survived a violent attack…and became one herself. After three years at the bottom of the pack, she’d learned to keep her head down and never, ever trust dominant males. But Anna is that rarest kind of werewolf: an Omega. And one of the most powerful werewolves in the country will recognize her value as a pack member—and as his mate.

*Alpha and Omega: A Companion Novella to Cry Wolf
Alpha and Omega
eBook, 86 pages
Berkley (October 20, 2008)

Release Day Review - Fair Game by Patricia Briggs - 4 Qwills
In Cry Wolf, New York Times bestselling author Patricia Briggs started a new urban fantasy series set in the world of Mercy Thompson but with rules of it’s own. Now, read the eSpecial, Alpha and Omega, the novella that inspired the new series, and see how it all began.

Anna Latham never knew werewolves existed, until the night she survived a violent attack and became one herself. After three years at the bottom of the Chicago pack, she's learned to keep her head down and never, ever trust dominant males. But when she discovers wrongdoing in her pack, she has to go above her Alpha's head to ask for help.

Charles Cornick is the son and enforcer of the leader of the North American werewolves. Now his father has sent him to Chicago to clean up a problem there. Charles never expected to find Anna, a rare Omega wolf and he certainly never expected to recognize her as his mate.

Hunting Ground
Alpha and Omega2
Mass Market Paperback, 304 pages
Ace (August 25, 2009)
Release Day Review - Fair Game by Patricia Briggs - 4 Qwills
Anne Latham didn't know how complicated life could be until she became a werewolf. And until she was mated to Charles Cornick, the son--and enforcer--of Bran, the leader of the North American werewolves, she didn't know how dangerous it could be either...

Anna and Charles have just been enlisted to attend a summit to present Bran's controversial proposition: that the wolves should finally reveal themselves to humans. But the most feared Alpha in Europe is dead set against the plan--and it seems like someone else might be, too. When Anna is attacked by vampires using pack magic, the kind of power only werewolves should be able to draw on, Charles and Anna must combine their talents to hunt down whoever is behind it all--or risk losing everything...


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