Tag Archive - Patricia Briggs

First Pages of Best-Selling Novels: Fire Touched

This week’s first page falls under the genres of urban fantasy, action-adventure, and romance. Author Patricia Briggs has many fantasy novels published, and this one—Fire Touched—is the ninth installment in her Mercy Thompson series.

The ever popular shapeshifters, werewolves, and fairies populate her stories. But her success with this series seems to lie with her strong female protagonist, who herself is a “coyote shapeshifter.” And the series goes deep into interpersonal relationships and in particular the romance between Mercy and Adam, who is her werewolf mate.

While the cover design, to me, lends a bit of crass with the emphasis on showing flesh (and making it clear this isn’t for young readers) and possibly hinting at erotica elements, I don’t get the impression this series is smutty. Continue Reading…