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Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Backlist Love (14): Urban Fantasy, part 2

As promised, here is part 2 of my Urban Fantasy Backlist Love mini-series! Here are 3 urban fantasy-esque series that I love and recommend. If you want to weigh in on the first video, where I ask for your thoughts on 3 I own but haven't read, you can find that video here!

Also, SO. MANY. CAMEOS. from Catsanova.


MERCY THOMPSON series by Patricia Briggs
Moon Called is the novel that introduced Patricia Briggs’s Mercy Thompson to the world and launched a #1 bestselling phenomenon...

Mercy Thompson is a shapeshifter, and while she was raised by werewolves, she can never be one of them, especially after the pack ran her off for having a forbidden love affair. So she’s turned her talent for fixing cars into a business and now runs a one-woman mechanic shop in the Tri-Cities area of Washington State.

But Mercy’s two worlds are colliding. A half-starved teenage boy arrives at her shop looking for work, only to reveal that he’s a newly changed werewolf—on the run and desperately trying to control his animal instincts. Mercy asks her neighbor Adam Hauptman, the Alpha of the local werewolf pack, for assistance.

But Mercy’s act of kindness has unexpected consequences that leave her no choice but to seek help from those she once considered family—the werewolves who abandoned her...

MORGANVILLE VAMPIRES series  by Rachel Caine
College freshman Claire Danvers has had enough of her nightmarish dorm situation, where the popular girls never let her forget just where she ranks in the school's social scene: somewhere less than zero.

When Claire heads off-campus, the imposing old house where she finds a room may not be much better. Her new roommates don't show many signs of life. But they'll have Claire's back when the town's deepest secrets come crawling out, hungry for fresh blood.

FEVER series by Karen Marie Moning 
MacKayla Lane’s life is good. She has great friends, a decent job, and a car that breaks down only every other week or so. In other words, she’s your perfectly ordinary twenty-first-century woman. Or so she thinks . . . until something extraordinary happens.

When her sister is murdered, leaving a single clue to her death—a cryptic message on Mac’s cell phone—Mac journeys to Ireland in search of answers. The quest to find her sister’s killer draws her into a shadowy realm where nothing is as it seems, where good and evil wear the same treacherously seductive mask. She is soon faced with an even greater challenge: staying alive long enough to learn how to handle a power she had no idea she possessed–a gift that allows her to see beyond the world of man, into the dangerous realm of the Fae. . . .

As Mac delves deeper into the mystery of her sister’s death, her every move is shadowed by the dark, mysterious Jericho, a man with no past and only mockery for a future. As she begins to close in on the truth, the ruthless Vlane—an alpha Fae who makes sex an addiction for human women–closes in on her. And as the boundary between worlds begins to crumble, Mac’s true mission becomes clear: find the elusive Sinsar Dubh before someone else claims the all-powerful Dark Book—because whoever gets to it first holds nothing less than complete control of the very fabric of both worlds in their hands. . .

1 comment:

  1. Yay! Mercy! That series and the world of Mercy Thompson is my first UF love and still holds the high place. Next is Dory Basarab series by Karen Chance. I adore the first five Fever series books and have reread them, too, I don't really dig the second heroine so I quit at number nine (tried, can't). You've probably already heard of Kate Andrews series by Ilona Andrews and their Innkeeper Chronicles. I love both of those. And, Darynda Jones' wisecracking grim reaper PI, Charley Davidson series. I finally caught up on Eileen Wilks' World of the Lupi that I enjoyed most of them.
    I still haven't read Morganville Vampires, but someday. I want to try the Chicagoland vampires someday, too. So many UF series that I haven't tried yet.


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