Blood Bound – Patricia Briggs
Ace Books, 2007
Mercy Thompson would like a less complicated life. Instead she has two alpha werewolves vying for her attention, a vampire in trouble, and a demon sorcerer on the loose in her city. As the body count begins to climb, she knows she has to do something to protect the people she loves. But how can she fight something that has even the worst monsters running scared?
This is the sequel to the first Mercy Thompson novel, Moon Called, returning to a world where some creatures of the paranormal are slowly revealing themselves and others are fighting tooth and nail to remain hidden. There’s plenty to enjoy, although Mercy’s love life has become ridiculously complex and I don’t much like her options. It’s a fast, engaging urban fantasy that continues with Iron Kissed.