Wednesday, February 16, 2011


By : Patricia Briggs
Published By : Ace Fantasy
Released : Available Now
Details : Paperback ,  287 Pages


By day, Mercy is a car mechanic in the sprawling Tri-Cities of Eastern Washington. By night, she explores her preternatural side. As a shapeshifter with some unique talents, Mercy has often found herself having to maintain a tenuous harmony between the human and the not so human. This time she may get more than she bargained for. Marsilia, the local Vampire Queen, has learned that Mercy crossed her by slaying a member of her clan—and she's out for blood. But since Mercy is protected from direct reprisal by the werewolf pack (and her close relationship with its sexy Alpha), it won't be Mercy's blood Marsilia is after.

It'll be her friends'.

"My soul was a lot more battered than my body, but I couldn't see it in the mirror. Hopefully no one else could either. It was invisible damage that left me afraid to leave the bathroom and face Adam, who waited in my bedroom."

'Bone Crossed',  takes off from where 'Iron Kissed' , left off. Smexual tension, decisions to be made and bare boobs!! and Margi...that would be Mercy's hot mum. (Ben was the one ogling Margi , not me:D )

Stefan decides to pop in unannounced, Amber arrives on Mercy's doorstep and Margi is waving a gun. Marsilia is making her feelings known and a deaf boy needs help.

Mercy's Garage has been grafitied and Adam wants answers. Mercy takes off to find some answers and manages to get herself in a pickle again without even knowing it...until .....
Adam tries to sort out Mercy's grafiti predicament. Samuel is coping with his life.

Everybody is having a 'Happy Meal' thru service only and Mercy's little boomerang just keeps coming back.

Stefan , frightens Adam, he jumps the gun and Mercy must handle his decision that has been made for her. I really like Stefan and hope he comes into play more in 'River Marked' , book # 6. He has a love for Mercy, bless him.

There are twists and turns that surprised me and made me go ewwww!!!!!! That is the fun of reading Patricia's writing.

New characters are brought into play adding drama , torture and Mercy must survive everything thrown at her, not to mention surviving the panic attacks that plague her damaged soul.

Adam is gorgeous , patient, so smexily masculine and gruff and solid through and through. Some pack may not like it , but,  it is what it is.


Samuel grinned. "We have it pretty well worked out as far as the sex goes - Adam gets it - someday - and I don't. But the rest is still up for negotiation."

His arms closed around me, pressing flesh painfully hard against bone. Love hurts like that sometimes.

He threw up his hands and appealed to me. " How can he think Dragon Ball Z is better than Scooby - Doo? This generation has no appreciation for the classics."

"Want to explain to the kid I'm more a Spike than a Buffy? A villian , not a superhero?"

"Do you think that means I won't get to see him in spandex?"

" It is shaming to me, to be what I am. The man I was would never have accepted life at the expense of so many. But I am not he, not any longer."

"These things drive like anemic school buses," he said. " Odd that it should be so much fun."



  1. I want to marry all her covers. That is all.

  2. Hi Straylights,

    I loved seeing that article on who the cover model was. Brilliant!!! I love Silver Borne cover I think even more than Iron Kissed. Mercy looks beautiful. I cant wait for River Marked. Unfortunately I ordered the cover that doesnt match this set as I just needed the book to read. I will buy them in hardback eventually as I just love them.


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