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Waiting on Wednesday: Shifting Shadows

May 7, 2014

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.

So excited for this one as I really enjoy Patricia Briggs short stories.

Shifting Shadows Anthology – Patricia Briggs

Shifting ShadowsSeries: Mercy Thompson World
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Published: September 2nd, 2014
Links: Goodreads   Amazon

Mercy Thompson’s world just got a whole lot bigger…

A collection of all-new and previously published short stories featuring Mercy Thompson, “one of the best heroines in the urban fantasy genre today” (Fiction Vixen Book Reviews), and the characters she calls friends…

  • Alpha and Omega The first novella about Anna and Charles, which led to a whole spin-off series.
  • Gray An vampire buys the home where she lived with her husband, which has fallen into disrespair. She begins remodeling the place, only to find that old and beloved ghosts still linger.
  • Fairy Gifts Mining towns are rough and human life is cheap. In the turn-of-the-century Butte Montana, a young man, turned to a vampire, struggles with his nature and eventually finds a measure of redemption in an unlikely place.
  • Seeing Eye White witches are rare, and seldom as powerful as their morally-compromised counterparts. In this story, a blind witch teams up with a werewolf on a mission.
  • The Star of David Being a werewolf can wreck havoc on family relations. This is a story of how murder and deception can bring a family together . . .
  • In Red, with Pearls Warren is a werewolf, and a private detective. This is a noir-flavored story about some truly terrible neighbors and why you should always treat a werewolf nicely.

New Stories

  • Silver This is probably the only depressing story I’ve ever written, and it was a hard story to write. This covers how Bran and Samuel were first made into werewolves, and how Samuel first fell in love with the Ariana. Of course, as we learned in Silver Borne, things have to take a tragic turn.
  • Outtake One After the tragedy of Silver, I had to remind myself that with long life comes the opportunity to overcome the past, and forge a better future. Samuel and Ariana have another chance at love, and they’re determined to make it work. This is an outtake from Silver Borne
  • Roses in Winter A young girl survives a werewolf attack, and is transformed into a werewolf. When she wasn’t able to control the wolf, she was moved to Bran’s pack. The law is absolute: if a werewolf cannot learn to control the wolf, they must be destroyed for the safety of all. With hope fading, Asil intervenes.
  • Redemption Ben’s got a quick temper, and a quicker tongue. He’s also made a bet that he can stop swearing for a week, and it just might change his life.
  • Hollow A wealthy recluse is haunted by a terrible ghost, and asks Mercy for help. What could possibly go wrong?
  • Outtake Two A bit that I wrote in Adam’s viewpoint for Night Broken.
9 Comments leave one →
  1. May 7, 2014 8:06 am

    This is one of my favourite series! I’m really looking forward to this as well.

    Sharon – Obsession with Books

  2. May 7, 2014 12:12 pm

    Eh, not really my type of read. I hope you get to read it soon though! 🙂
    Waiting on Wednesday
    One Broke Girl

  3. May 7, 2014 2:39 pm

    Mercy Thompson is one of my favorite characters! I’m currently re-reading this series. Thanks for sharing and happy reading! Here is my WOW!

  4. May 7, 2014 2:48 pm

    I haven’t even started the first book in this series as yet. Thanks for sharing. I seriously need to get to it 🙂

    Happy Wednesday!

    Shane @ Itching for Books

  5. bookhangovers permalink
    May 7, 2014 6:00 pm

    I am SUPER curious about this series now! I actually saw one of the books at the bookstore which sparked my interest and now this!!! Great Pick CHick!!
    Come by and check out my Wow & my Book Haul@ Book Hangovers
    xoxo Michelle

    P.S. I actually gonna check this out on Goodreads, like NOW, in 5, 4, 3, ………

    • May 7, 2014 6:56 pm

      I recommend starting with the Alpha and Omega novella. It’s my favourite.

  6. May 7, 2014 6:03 pm

    Great pick!

    Check out our WOW.

    Also, enter to win a copy of After the End by Amy Plum

    Leydy @OUaT & RCE

  7. May 7, 2014 10:13 pm

    Yes! I love Mercy Thompson world. Love it! I am looking forward to having the short stories in one book. Nice one!


  8. May 9, 2014 1:11 pm

    I love Mercy Thompson, that’s a great pick! I didn’t even know there was a spinoff series. Thanks for sharing (and also visiting my blog)!

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