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Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Review: Dead Heat by Patricia Briggs


Title: Dead Heat
Author: Patricia Briggs
Series: Alpha & Omega, book 4
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Publisher: Ace
Source: Review copy from publisher
Format: E-book
The Alpha and Omega novels transport readers into the realm of the werewolf, where Charles Cornick and Anna Latham embody opposite sides of the shifter personality. Now, a pleasure trip drops the couple into the middle of some bad supernatural business…

For once, mated werewolves Charles and Anna are not traveling because of Charles’s role as his father’s enforcer. This time, their trip to Arizona is purely personal, as Charles plans to buy Anna a horse for her birthday. Or at least it 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’s cold war with humanity is about to heat up—and Charles and Anna are in the cross fire.
Dead Heat is the fourth book in the Alpha & Omega series by Patricia Briggs.

Anna and Charles travel to Arizona. Their trip originally had two reasons behind it; one, to look for a new horse for Anna and secondly, for Charles to visit his old friend, Joseph. But Arizona had many surprises in store for them; one of them was Joseph’s health issues and another was an attack on somebody connected to the Arizona Pack by a Fae.

I liked that Anna and Charles don’t play games, they are honest with each other and after everything they have been through they value and appreciate what it means to have the other in his/her life. They couldn’t be more perfect together.

Joseph brought a new light into the story; in his interaction with Charles we learn what it means for a supernatural being to be close to a human person. We also see the painful reality of life and with that we learn a lot more about Charles and his past.

The mystery behind the Fae attacks is really well done. It’s a bit tough to read because the victims are children but Briggs balances perfectly the bad and disturbing of the Fae attacks with the good and sweet that is Anne and Charles as a couple.

There were so many things I love about this book. I loved Anna and Charles, I loved the secondary characters and I loved the story… Ok… I love everything about it.  So much, I think I like this series more than the Mercy Thompson series… I know… I’m also surprised by this revelation.

I recommend Dead Heat to fans of Alpha & Omega and Mercy Thompson series. I also recommend it to urban fantasy fans. I don’t recommend reading Dead Heat as a stand alone, but as a part of the series. Trust me, these books are made of awesome. Read them in order, starting with the prequel novella, On the Prowl, and go from there. I guarantee you you won’t be disappointed.

My Verdict: 4 ½ Paws
Other books in the series
On the Prowl
Cry Wolf
Hunting Ground
Fair Game
Dead Heat


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Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Hot Off the Press: March 3rd Releases

March 3rd

TITLEAUTHORSERIESGENRE
Need You for KeepsMarina AdairSt. Helena Vineyard #6Contemporary Romance
Operation ArcanaJohn Joseph Adams, Myke Cole & othersAnthologyFantasy
Ask Me NicelyAmy Andrews Contemporary Romance
Bathed in BloodAlex ArcherRogue Angel #53UF
Married to a Perfect StrangerJane AshfordHistorical Romance
Shifter MatesJennifer AshleyShifters Unbound #4.6 & 5.5PNR
Recipe for DisasterStacey BallisWomen's Fiction
Figure of SpeechDana Marie Bell Halle Shifters #4PNR
Second Chances: The Complete SeriesPeggy BirdSecond Chances #1-6Contemporary Romance
Vision In SilverAnne BishopOthers #3UF
His to TakeShayla BlackWicked Lovers #9Contemporary Romance/BDSM
Dead HeatPatricia BriggsAlpha & Omega #4UF
Rising FireTerri BrisbinStone Circles #1Fantasy/Romance
Bring On the DuskM.L. BuchmanThe Night Stalkers #6Romantic Suspense
Kiss Me HelloGrace BurrowesSweetest Kisses #3Contemporary Romance
Binding TiesShannon K. ButcherThe Sentinel Wars #9PNR
The List Anne Calhoun Irresistible #1Contemporary Romance
Every Little KissKendra Leigh CastleHarvest Cove #2Contemporary Romance
Return to YouSamantha Chase The Montgomery Brothers #4Contemporary Romance
Tempting the Corporate SpyAngela Claire Sleeping with the Enemy #2Contemporary Romance
DeviateTracy Clark The Light Key Trilogy #2YA/Fantasy
A Key, An Egg, An Unfortunate RemarkHarry ConnollyUF
Arrows of DesireLynne Connolly Even Gods Fall in Love #3PNR
Edge of DarkBrenda CooperThe Glittering Edge #1Sci Fi
The Selection Stories: The Queen & The FavoriteKiera Cass The Selection 0.4 & 2.6YA
Thane's Redemption Nina Crespo The Song #1Romance/Time Travel
Death MarkedLeah Cypess Death Sworn #2YA/Fantasy
Into the MaelstromDavid Drake & John LambsheadCitizen #2Sci Fi
Mad, Bad, and Dangerous in PlaidSuzanne EnochScandalous Highlanders #3Historical Romance
The Danger of DestinyLeigh EvansMystwalker #4UF
Heartbreak CoveLily EverettSanctuary Island #3Contemporary Romance
What a WomanJudi FennellManley Maids #4Contemporary Romance
Murder Ties the KnotChristy FifieldA Haunted Souvenir Shop Mystery #4Mystery/Cozy Mystery
And I Love HerMarie Force Green Mountain #4Contemporary Romance
Save MeEliza FreedLost Souls #3NA
Dark Screams: Volume TwoBrian James Freeman, Robert McCammon & othersAnthologyHorror
Wild WoodPosie Graeme-EvansHistorical Fiction
SorceressClaudia GraySpellcaster #3YA
Sworn To LoveKarin Harlow L.O.S.T #3PNR
Splinters of LightRachael Herron Women's Fiction
Hand Me Down HusbandRosanna HuffmanWomen's Fiction
Vampires Never Cry WolfSara HumphreysDead in the City #3PNR
His Wicked ReputationMadeline HunterWicked Trilogy #1Historical Romance
The Buried GiantKazuo IshiguroFiction/Fantasy
Wicked, My LoveSusanna Ives Wicked Little Secrets #2Historical Romance
UnraveledLorelei JamesMastered #3Contemporary Romance/BDSM
The 27 ClubKim Karr NA
RazorhurstJustine LarbalestierYA
Phoenix InheritanceCorrina LawsonPhoenix Institute #4Romantic Suspense/Paranormal
The Crow of ConnemaraStephen LeighFantasy/Contemporary
The Memory KeyLiana LiuYA/Sci Fi
Wicked Dark DragonLolita LopezDragon Heat #3PNR
Patient Zero, The Dragon Factory, The King of PlaguesJonathan MaberryThe Joe Ledger Series, Books 1-3Horror/Zombies
Pocket ApocalypseSeanan McGuireInCryptid #4UF
Changing EverythingMolly McAdams Forgiving Lies #2.5NA
Of Silk and SteamBec McMasterLondon Steampunk #5Sci Fi/Steampunk
Start Me UpNicole MichaelsHearts and Crafts #1Contemporary Romance
Madness in SolidarL.E. Modesitt Jr.Imager Portfolio #9Fantasy
Infinity BellDevon MonkHouse Immortal #2UF
Return to MeKelly MoranCovington Cove #1Contemporary Romance
The Wicked CityMegan MorganSiren Song #1UF
Horse of a Different KillerLaura MorriganCall of the Wilde #3Mystery/Cozy Mystery
Dark DebtChloe NeillChicagoland Vampires #11UF
The UsurperJohn NormanTelnarian Histories #4Sci Fi
TerminalKathy Reichs & Brendon ReichsVirals #5YA
The Suicide Exhibition: A NovelJustin RichardsSci Fi
The Winner's CrimeMarie Rutkoski The Winner's Trilogy #2YA/Fantasy
Vengeance of the Iron DwarfR. A. SalvatoreCompanions Codex #3/The Legend of Drizzt #27Fantasy
Dead BoysGabriel SquailiaFantasy
KinLili St. CrowTales of Beauty & Madness #3YA
FlexFerrett SteinmetzFlex #1UF
Hero By NightSara Jane Stone Independence Falls #3Contemporary Romance
Becoming RainK.A. Tucker Burying Water #2NA
The Devil's DetectiveSimon Kurt UnsworthMystery/Crime/Horror
The Woman Who Fell in Love for a WeekFiona WalkerWomen's Fiction
Darker Than DesireShiloh WalkerSecrets & Shadows #3Romantic Suspense
The StoryspinnerBecky Wallace The Keepers' Chronicles #1YA/Fantasy
The Bedding ProposalTracy Anne WarrenThe Rakes of Cavendish Square #1Historical Romance
Any Witch Way She CanChristine WarrenNovels Of The Others #3.5PNR
BrashLaura WrightThe Cavanaugh Brothers #3Contemporary Romance
Above Us Only SkyMichele Young-StoneFiction/Fantasy

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