Read-along & Giveaway: Silver Borne by Patricia Briggs @Mercys_Garage @LoreleiKing @AceRocBooks @PRHAudio #LoveAudiobooks #Read-along #GIVEAWAY

Posted April 24, 2020 by Anne - Books of My Heart in Book Review, Giveaway, Read-along / 26 Comments


Read-along & Giveaway: Silver Borne by Patricia Briggs @Mercys_Garage @LoreleiKing @AceRocBooks @PRHAudio #LoveAudiobooks #Read-along #GIVEAWAY Silver Borne by Patricia Briggs
Narrator: Lorelei King
Series: Mercy Thompson #5
Published by Penguin Audio on March 30, 2010
Genres: Urban Fantasy
Length: 9 hours, 5 minutes
Format: Audiobook
Source: Library
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Being a mechanic is hard work. Mercy Thompson, for instance, just spent the last couple of months trying to evade the murderous queen of the local vampire seethe. And now the leader of the werewolf pack, who's maybe-more-than-just-a-friend, has asked for her help. A book of fae secrets has come to light and they're all about to find out how implacable - and dangerous - the fae can be.

OK, so maybe her troubles have nothing to do with the job. But she sure could use a holiday..

This is my second time reading Silver Bornethough it’s my first time doing the audio version. And I still love it!

I loved reading the development in Adam and Mercy’s relationship and the changes in her bonds to the pack, as well as the mating bond. I had forgotten the pack drama! I find myself picking up on details that I had completely overlooked (or maybe just forgotten). Mercy is healing from the events of Bone Crossedand it’s leaving its mark on their relationship.

I think the real treat, though, was reading this after having read the short story Silver! The book makes sense without it, but I understood things involving the fae, the silver borne and Samuel so much better because of having read Silver. If you haven’t read it, I recommend you take the time to, it’s not long.

Noticeably absent in Silver Borne are the vampires. Immediately following a book where they were front and center, it was kind of shocking that they aren’t in it even a little. But I didn’t miss them that much either, maybe Stefan a bit.


I love Loreli King as a narrator and she’s absolutely perfect for this series. I listen at 2x speed easily, still able to pick up on her great voices, inflection, and ability to pull the characters off the page. Couldn’t recommend the audio enough!

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“ I guess I’m not much for following orders as written. I prefer the spirit to the letter of the law.”

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Share your review/ thoughts on Silver Borne:

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Observations and questions you shared from Bone Crossed:

(Thank you  so much for sharing!)

  • Vampires are scary!

Quotes you readers shared from Bone Crossed:

(Thank you for sharing!)

“Only you could go to Spokane and get bitten by the one vampire in the whole city.”

“Better Warren as second than a coyote in the pack,” said Aurielle tightly.”

“One of the oddest things about being grown-up was looking back at something you thought you knew and finding out the truth of it was completely different from what you had always believed.” – Mercy


We are doing one book every 4 weeks, posting on Fridays.

Apr 24:   Silver Borne – Berls at Because Reading

May 22:  River Marked: Rachel at Waves of Fiction

Jun 19:   Frost Burned   –  Jonetta at the Blue Mood Cafe

Jul 17:    Night Broken – Jennifer the Book Nympho (now at That’s What I’m Talking About)

Aug 14:   Fire Touched – Robin

Sep 11:    Silence Fallen – Sophia 

Oct 9:     Storm Cursed  – Angela at My Guilty Pleasures

Nov 6:    Smoke Bitten   –  Anne


Miss a post?

Jan 3:    Moon Called – Anne

Jan 31:   Blood Bound  – Melanie

Feb 28:   Iron Kissed – Carole at Carole’s Random Life in Books

Mar 27:   Bone Crossed – KC

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Grand Prize Giveaway:

I am still developing the complete grand prize package which I will update here as we go along in the Read-along. I know it will contain the MP3 audio versions of the books from Brilliance Audio, probably signed as I intend to go see Patricia Briggs at a conference or two this year.  It will also contain swag from those events.  There will be a Mercy Thompson enamel pin from AceRoc.

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About Lorelei King

Lorelei King is one of the most successful and accomplished American actresses working in the UK today, appearing in numerous films and television shows. Lorelei is also a multi- award-winning narrator of audiobooks, recording the works of best-selling authors Janet Evanovich, Sue Grafton and Patricia Cornwell among others.

Born in Pennsylvania and raised in Los Angeles, Lorelei now makes her home in London, where she lives with her husband, actor Vincent Marzello.

About Berls at Because Reading

Michelle adopted me as part of her blog when I decided to close down my blog, Fantasy is More Fun. The blog was dying, but my love of reading and the blogosphere was still strong as ever – so I found my new home here at Because Reading!

I’ve loved reading as long as I can remember knowing how and will always pick a book over watching tv, a movie, or sometimes even spending time with friends/family. I caught the blogging bug when I started my blog in July 2013 and it takes up most of my spare time (that’s not spent reading). When I’m not reading or blogging, I’m usually spending time with my husband of 12 years, my teenage stepson, or my brother. My dog, Buffy (yes, she’s named for Buffy the Vampire Slayer my all-time favorite show) is always by my side, whether I’m reading, blogging, or just hanging – and she’ll probably show up in a few blog posts.

As a little girl I wanted to be author and even wrote a short story that I sent to a publisher. I did this all on my own, just taking the address out of my favorite Babysitter’s Club book and asking them to make it into a book for other people to read for me. Although my first attempt at publishing wasn’t successful, I cherished that rejection letter for years and maybe someday I’ll fulfill that childhood dream of writing my own books. I recently finished the first draft of my first novel – Sweeter Than Death – and really hope that I’ll be able to make a go of it someday not too far away. And in 2013 I authored a short story in the anothology Welcome to the Future that I hope to someday expand into a full-fledged series. But in the meantime, I enjoy sharing my love of books with others and will often showcase indie authors that I admire for doing what it takes to make their dreams to write come true.

I can’t remember a time that I wasn’t reading at least one book and I’ve often longed for people that I could share that joy with. That’s what I love so much about blogging and communities like Goodreads – I finally found people who love to read as much as I do and who enjoy the kind of books I do!

I also have the privilege of teaching Kindergarten. I love what I do and you can expect it to bleed into my posts. Teaching is a big a part of me as my family and reading. So grab a glass of wine and chat books, blogging, and family with me!

About Patricia Briggs

Patricia Briggs was born in Butte, Montana to a children’s librarian who passed on to her kids a love of reading and books. Patricia grew up reading fairy tales and books about horses, and later developed an interest in folklore and history. When she decided to write a book of her own, a fantasy book seemed a natural choice. Patricia graduated from Montana State University with degrees in history and German and she worked for a while as a substitute teacher. Currently, she lives in Montana with her children and six horses and writes full-time, much to the delight of her fans.

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Posted April 24, 2020 by Anne - Books of My Heart in Book Review, Giveaway, Read-along / 26 Comments

26 responses to “Read-along & Giveaway: Silver Borne by Patricia Briggs

  1. It amazes me how much I don’t remember from these books on my second read. In the last book Bone Crossed I’d forgotten who the bad guy was even. So strange that it all seems almost new again. I remember the stuff from Mercy and Adams relationship more then any of the plot details.

  2. Jen

    Yea! I’m so glad you tried the audio. I started reading this series and flipped to audio about book 2 or 3! Lorelei King is my favorite narrator. I do love this series. Thanks Berls!

  3. This was the point in the series I was excited to get to. The first four I’ve reread several times, but this is the point where I got away from rereading and so I’ve only read the rest of the series once and right at the point of their releases. So woohoo, it was almost like getting it brand new because I remembered only a few parts. Wow, the pack was sure stirred up even more than I remembered. Not sure when my review will go up, but I’ll link up when it does.

  4. I believe that I really have to read a book twice before I am able to really remember it well. That is one reason I do so many re-reads 🙂 This book was fantastic and I must say I like the way that Briggs changes the focus of her books from vampires in one book to pack politics in the next. Great review!

    • I would say it is from a description from Patricia Briggs to the cover artist Dan Dos Santos. He’s amazing! I met him at DragonCon a few years ago and bought a poster and some smaller things. Mercy’s heritage of native American plus the area where she grew up in Montana and now lives in Washington TriCities area have several reservations in the surrounding areas and national forests. He also did the covers for the White Trash Zombie books.

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  5. This is my 3rd time through and I listened the first two times. Well, both listened and read in back and forth. I have to say the series still holds up after the re-reads and I may even love it more! I might have already read Silver but I’m not sure. Thanks for the tip.

    I’ve been on a little impromptu blogging break, so sorry I haven’t been around. 🙂

    • We are all doing the best we can right now. Thanks for being with us and linking up!

      I read paperbacks from the library the first time, and now this second time I had bought ebook copies since that first reading. I’m enjoying it just as much or more this time and it is certainly a benefit reading them all only a few weeks apart. I think even more for the ones from here on out which I read a year apart, as they were released.

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