Read-along & Giveaway: Storm Cursed by Patricia Briggs @Mercys_Garage @AceRocBooks @angels_gp #Read-along #GIVEAWAY

Posted October 9, 2020 by Anne - Books of My Heart in Book Review, Giveaway, Read-along / 33 Comments


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Read-along & Giveaway: Storm Cursed by Patricia Briggs @Mercys_Garage  @AceRocBooks @angels_gp #Read-along #GIVEAWAY Storm Cursed by Patricia Briggs
Series: Mercy Thompson #11
Published by Ace on May 7, 2019
Genres: Urban Fantasy
Pages: 384
Format: eARC
Source: Purchased
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My name is Mercedes Athena Thompson Hauptman, and I am a car mechanic. And a coyote shapeshifter. And the mate of the Alpha of the Columbia Basin werewolf pack.

Even so, none of that would have gotten me into trouble if, a few months ago, I hadn't stood upon a bridge and taken responsibility for the safety of the citizens who lived in our territory. It seemed like the thing to do at the time. It should have only involved hunting down killer goblins, zombie goats, and an occasional troll. Instead, our home was viewed as neutral ground, a place where humans would feel safe to come and treat with the fae.

The reality is that nothing and no one is safe. As generals and politicians face off with the Gray Lords of the fae, a storm is coming and her name is Death.

But we are pack, and we have given our word. We will die to keep it.

Angela was nice enough to let me share her review, originally posted here.

I love the Mercy Thompson series, so I couldn’t wait to get my hands on the latest release.

Briggs delivers yet again another amazing story in the Mercy Thompson series. She brought an action-packed tale with hate groups, black witches, friends to enemies, lose, and more.

Mercy is facing the consequences of making the Tri-Cities a safe haven. She’s also stuck having to act as liaison between the humans and fae while Adam and The Pack play bodyguards to the humans. She will have to manage many things and make some difficult choices.

We are treated to some new and old characters with The Pack and all our favorite characters come to life in Storm Cursed. We learn more about Sherwood Post. Zee is present, as is Uncle Mike and the Goblin King. Even Wulfe pops in.

As always Briggs captured me. The plot is well written and action-packed. I love that we are so far into the series and it’s still going strong with each book feeling fresh. It’s a well crafted story and the author made me cringe, laugh out loud, cry, and gasp.

The Mercy Thompson series continues to grow and get better with each book. Mercy is becoming stronger, The Pack is evolving, and the world continues to build. I can’t wait for the next installment.


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“Zombies are anathema.”

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Observations and questions you shared from Silence Fallen:

(Thank you  so much for sharing!)

  • Bran’s feelings for Mercy was a stunner for me.
  • I was surprised by the dr. Who references. The video games the pack plays have been mentioned in many books, but I didn’t recall Dr. Who before. I’m a Who fan, even like the latest female doctor, but the story lines were awfully preachy.
  • Really was amazed by how Bran hid his identity until the very end. That’s some power!

Quotes you readers shared from Silence Fallen:

(Thank you for sharing!)

“No,” he said softly. “I belong to Mercy.”

“People who stand in the way of my mate’s ability to get herself out of trouble often feel like they were hit by buses. I think this might be the first time it is literally true, though.”


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


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

Apr 24:   Silver Borne – Berls at Because Reading

May 22:  River Marked – Rachel at Waves of Fiction

Jun 19:   Frost Burned   –  Sophia

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 – Kimberly at Caffeinated Reviewer

Be sure to enter the giveaways!!!



Audible copy of Smoke Bitten:

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Grand Prize Giveaway:

If the winner is Intl, I will send a copy of Smoke Bitten through Book Depository.

For the US winner:

  • Hurog duology MP3
  • Mercy Thompson Night Broken, Fire Touched + Stories MP3
  • Hardcover copy of Smoke Bitten
  • Mercy Thompson enamel pin

The MP3 audios were graciously provided by Brilliance Audio. The Mercy Thompson enamel pin was provided by AceRoc.  Unfortunately none of the conferences happened so things won’t be signed.

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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.

About Angela at Angel’s Guilty Pleasures

Hello, My name is Angela and I am the owner/reviewer and mind behind Angel’s Guilty Pleasures. However what I am not is a writer. I apologize now for the grammatical and punctuation errors I make, because I know I’m going to make them.

I never once thought I would start my own blog, but with the help of my computer geek husband and a little pestering from him to do a blog, I ended up with Angel’s Guilty Pleasures.

I’m a mother to a 6-year-old who is non-stop on the go since the day he could walk. I’m a wife, dog owner, animal, and book lover. My favorite animals are horses (i.e. Appaloosas, Lipizzans, & Friesians). I grew up in Northern Indiana on a farm and my father is a veterinarian, so animals have always been in my life and have been a passion of mine. I no longer live on a farm, but we are currently dog owners to a beautiful Australian Shepard named “Saphire”. Some of you book lovers might recognize her name!!

As for reading, my love started as a kid, but then my teen years came and reading fell away. It wasn’t until I hooked up with my husband in College and met his family, who are avid readers, that I really got back into reading. When we moved to the same state as my husband’s Aunt, who is a very big reader of YA/PNR/UF, she suggested I try the first book in Jeaniene Frost’s Night Huntress series Halfway to the Grave. She handed over her Nook and I read the book in a day. That was my first PNR/UF and I got sucked back into reading. Now I read a verity of books and have many authors I enjoy. A few of my favorites are Ilona Andrews, Jeaniene Frost, Gene Showalter, Terry Spear, Lynsay Sands, Patricia Briggs, Setta Jay, Anna Lowe and G.A. Aiken aka Shelly Laurenston.

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Posted October 9, 2020 by Anne - Books of My Heart in Book Review, Giveaway, Read-along / 33 Comments

33 responses to “Read-along & Giveaway: Storm Cursed by Patricia Briggs

  1. Anne

    Thanks for the info. about the read alongs. Of the choices for next year only 3 or 4 are completely new to me. As a mystery lover, my fingers are crossed for the St. Cyr series. I think I read one once and kept meaning to add it to my vast list.

    • Well part of my choice is to do ones which are new. I’ve always chosen urban fantasy 2014 – The Hollows by Kim Harrison (new), 2018 – Kate Daniels by Ilona Andrews, 2019 – Alex Verus by Benedict Jacka (new), 2020 – Mercy Thompson by Patricia Briggs. So all those on the poll are new to me for next year. I’m a huge mystery fan but I have always loved the UF for the Read-along.

      You can vote for all the series you would read with us. You don’t have to pick only one.

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  2. Cryss

    I really like your blog and am learning this Rafflecopter stuff. I don’t blog though, sorry.

  3. Jen

    I did really love this one – even more when I relistened to it earlier this year in preparation for Smoke Bitten. The story is complex and engaging – really moving forward the entire world and plot. And the narration was fabulous as always.

    • I agree with you Jen. The audio was a lot of fun. I’ve found with my re-listen that I picked up on things I missed in my reading or the first go around. Love Mercy. Thank’s for checking out my review.

  4. I agree, Angela, the series continues to be fresh even after many books in. I love it even more with every re-read. I found there were several details in Storm Cursed that I either didn’t pick up on or forgot in my re-read. We’re getting to the last book out which is a bummer. I might do a 3rd re-read of Alpha & Omega to hold me over until the next Mercy book.