Thursday, October 1, 2009

On the Prowl - Patricia Briggs, Eileen Wilks, Karen Chance & Sunny

Description~ 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.

So first off I must tell you...this is a mini review b/c I only read Patricia Briggs short story. I was getting ready to start the Alpha and Omega series and knew this short story led up to the series. Also there will be spoilers.

In this story you meet Anna. Anna has only been a were for 3 years now and hasnt fallen into the best pack. Anna was forced to change which means she was hunted down, almost killed and woke up a monster. Anna thinks she is a submissive wolf but little does she know she is an Omega...almost like a powerful wolf that acts as submissive and can calm nerves. Anna learns this from the Marroks son Charles, that has come to Chicago to check on a plea from Anna. Annas pack is loosing many and gaining new weres quickly. Charles is quick to come to Anna rescue when he finds out that she is beaten, raped and starved on a regular basis. Charles wolf has taken Anna as mate as soon as he lays eyes on her...will Charles follow suit? Will Anna ever learn to trust another wolf when she has struggled for so long? And why is the pack changing so often? Somethings up and Anna and Charles are there to figure it out!

This short story was great! I loved it! First off I have to say that PB is one of my favs and I LOVE her Mercy Thompson series. I know right away that Id want to read this series b/c it takes place in Mercy's world!

Its super sad when you find out all the things that Anna has had to endure through her change. She has been raped, beaten and is as skinny as a pole! When her and Charles first met I was so excited b/c he immediately fell for her...or at least his wolf did. BUT Charles wasnt too far behind! He protects Anna from a few situations and soon lets her know that his wolf has taken her as mate! EPP!

The big issue in this story has to be the reasoning behind the changes in her pack... ***SPOILERS*** her Alphas mate has gone crazy with age therefore has been killing the women and him the males! They have made Anna think she is a submissive to calm the Alphas mate so matters would lesson. When Charles gets there and they attend their meeting with the Alpha shit hits the fan BUT Charles and Anna make it out alive. :o)

This story leads up to Cry Wolf (which Im reading now) and they start off a day from where they left off in the short story! Both characters are great and you get pulled in by their coming together! The relationship is still very new and even still pretty new in Cry Wolf.

If youre a fan of paranormal/fantasy that doesnt coat everything with romance this book is for you! I didnt have any problems with this book at all really it was short exciting and left me wanting more! :o)

I give this book a total of...


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Cecile said...

YAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAY, I can not wait for you to start this series!!!!! Now, this is one I can tell you that I have read and I love Charles!! Girl, he is freaking Sex on a Stick!
Can't wait to see what you think!!!
Hope you have a great night honey!

October 1, 2009 at 7:35 PM
Tracy said...

I think the A & O novella was my favorite in 2009. PB just did a great job with the whole thing and I was riveted from page 1 right until the end. Love it. '

PS - I read the rest of the anthology and meh, I wasn't overly impressed. But that's just me. :)

October 1, 2009 at 11:44 PM
Monroe Dawson said...

Ya I am crushing on Charles! Just how protective over Anna he is!! :o) I should have Cry Wolfs review up on Monday!!

I REALLY enjoyed the novella...I was also hooked from page one. I hope the other books grab me! I kinda felt bad not reading the rest of the anthology but after reading Charles and Anna I wanted to go straight to the books! lol

October 2, 2009 at 3:40 AM
Mandi said...

I really enjoyed On the Prowl..much better than Cry Wolf! But then Hunting Ground came out and it definitely rebounded! :)

October 2, 2009 at 4:41 AM
Monroe Dawson said...

Oh far Im really liking Cry Wolf so if Hunting Ground is even better Ill be one happy camper! ;o)I love PB...LOVE HER!

October 2, 2009 at 5:06 AM