Posted October 7, 2011 by The Captain in Ramblings & Musings

Fangtastic Friday: The Captain’s favorite authors

Patricia Briggs, author of several fantasy novels and most currently turning out Urban Fantasy starring Mercy Thompson, Volkswagen mechanic and coyote shifter (Mercy Thompson series) and Paranormal Romance with Charles and Anna Cornick, werewolves of the Aspen Creek, Montana pack (Alpha and Omega series).  Ms. Briggs’ books fall into my category of must-owns and will-be-read-repeatedly’s.  She has created a rich world, and doesn’t violate the rules of that world even when the consequences are harsh and rather, well, horrible, for the characters.  Each novel has been a thrill ride: fun, unexpected, awesome fleshed out characters, mysteries to solve, romance, and hot alpha males that don’t overwhelm their ladies. The female protagonists in these series are so damn likable and relateable that you’re cheering and crying for them at every twist and turn of the plot (as in “No, Mercy!  Don’t!  Aack!  Crap!  How the HELL is she going to get out of this!”  or “Anna, that’s a frickin’ bad idea babe.  I know you’re uber tough and all, but please don’t do this to me!”). The characters never feel like they’ve become stagnant and the mythos continues to grow. Just to give you a taste of the characters/monsters you will enocunter : vampires, fae, werewolves, Native American legends, demons……

Add her to your TBR list today.  But get your hands on every book, because you won’t be able to stop with just one.  And that’s the Captain’s promise.  🙂

Moon Called, Mercy Thompson #1 Cover Alpha and Omega Full Book #1 Cover

Keri Arthur, is an Aussie with a wicked sense of humor and prolific writing ability.  The Riley Jensen series starring well, duh, Riley Jensen (half werewolf, half vampire, all hot and smexy lady) is not to be missed for UF fans.  The Smex Beam is in full on automatic weapons mode in these books (9 in all) and you will enjoy and bookmark them all.  In Riley’s world, sex is to be celebrated. Often. With joyful abandon.  And the men in her life are hot, sexy as hell, and only too willing to oblige.  Now, don’t go thinking its all sex, cause it isn’t.  There’s a solid believable world built around this character with tons of action and mystery to boot.  Ms. Arthur has a new series starting starring a secondary character from the Riley novels called the Dark Angels series and I can’t wait to get my hands on them!

Riley JensenDark Angels

The Captain

When not in pursuit of two small children, a sausage shaped black lab, workaholic husband, crazed hermit crab, bachelor's degree, Jensen Ackles, or editors, I spend time writing and reading PNR/UF as fast as my overtaxed eyes and fingers can read and type. I'm busily writing a series with plenty of Smex Beam deployment and the occasional short story. I am susceptible to bribes involving chocolate, peanut butter, and interesting combinations of the two.