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Photos: Soul Taken & Patricia Briggs

Hi Eveyrone,

Yesterday, the amazing Patricia Briggs stopped by to sign over 500 copies of her new Mercy Thompson book, Soul Taken. It was a lovely afternoon of signing, chatting, and frozen yogurt. Patty is one of those people I call a friend friend. She’s loves my wife, she loves my kids, and she tolerates me. Can’t ask for much more than that!

But first, I want to share that I’ve begun shipping. It is going to take me about 7 days to finish shipping these hundreds of books.

A reminder: Please don’t write me asking where your book is or when it will ship. It merely slows me down and further delays you getting your book. Nobody wants that right?

I took a few photos too. Here they are:

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Pre-Order Now: Smoke Bitten by Patricia Briggs

It is time to test something!

For almost two decades, I usually post pre-order books no more than 4 months before the publication date. I do this for several reasons, the best being I don’t want to deal with mailing address changes all of the time.

But posting The Illustrated Assassin’s Apprentice signed by Robin Hobb so early has resulted in a lot more pre-orders coming into the website. This is good for business, obviously. And when Patricia Briggs’s assistant Ann let me know that the new Mercy Thompson book’s cover was going to be revealed and if I wanted to place the pre-order page up now, I almost said no. Then I realized we could test out the earlier pre-order period again. And see how it all went.

Mercy Thompson is back in Smoke Bitten! Pre-order HERE NOW! And Patty will be signing in March, likely the day before the book’s release. Here are more details about Smoke Bitten:

Mercy Thompson, car mechanic and shapeshifter, faces a threat unlike any other in this thrilling entry in the #1 New York Times bestselling series.

I am Mercedes Athena Thompson Hauptman.

My only “superpowers” are that I turn into a thirty-five pound coyote and fix Volkswagens. But I have friends in odd places and a pack of werewolves at my back. It looks like I’m going to need them.

Centuries ago, the fae dwelt in Underhill–until she locked her doors against them. They left behind their great castles and troves of magical artifacts. They abandoned their prisoners and their pets. Without the fae to mind them, those creatures who remained behind roamed freely through Underhill wreaking havoc. Only the deadliest survived.

Now one of those prisoners has escaped. It can look like anyone, any creature it chooses. But if it bites you, it controls you. It lives for chaos and destruction. It can make you do anything–even kill the person you love the most. Now it is here, in the Tri-Cities. In my territory.

It won’t, can’t, remain.

Not if I have anything to say about it.