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Smoke Bitten

A Mercy Thompson Novel, Book 12
Written by: Patricia Briggs
Narrated by: Lorelei King
Series: Mercy Thompson, Book 12
Length: 10 hrs and 9 mins
Categories: Romance, Paranormal
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Publisher's Summary

Mercy Thompson, car mechanic and shapeshifter, faces a threat unlike any other in this thrilling entry in the number one New York Times best-selling series. 

I am Mercedes Athena Thompson Hauptman.
My only “superpowers” are that I turn into a 35 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.

©2020 Patricia Briggs (P)2020 Penguin Audio

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Heck of a story

Patricia briggs does it again. if you give this series a chance you wont regret it. I love the Mercyverse and Smoke Bitten is a great addition to the series. I only wish we'd had more time with Sherwood Post (who is he!!!!!) and Kyle. They are such fun characters and it's joyful falling into their world. Once again Lorelei King does a fantastic job bringing all the characters to life.
If I had any complaints its that there really wasnt any storyline progression for the overall series until the final hour and a half of the book. Dont expect to get any answers to long standing questions, but be prepared for a wonderful plot twist and a surprise return. overall it was a fun read but sort of felt like a filler book leading up to the new alpha and omega in 2021. Hopefully we get some answers. There isn't really a single big bad in this book just smaller issues that when all bundled together make for an enjoyable listen. 5 stars

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loved it Werner Herzog should do one of the books it would sell like hotcakes

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Loved it & love this series

I love these books, I've loved this series for a decade now and adore any opportunity to be immersed back into Mercy's world.

Mercy is one of my all-time favourite, kick-ass heroes. Briggs' storytelling is technical enough to keep me satisfied with details, but not too much to over-do it. One thing I was surprised by in this book was the added curse words, that's new! I like that Briggs' has let a few f-bombs fly, I think it adds a realness to the characters. Briggs' world and character building, as in her other works, are on-point, immersive, funny and interesting.

I loved the action, the other-world descriptions that added a fresher element to the story line and, as always, Mercy's humour, cunning and relationship managing with those she loves was excellent.

I'm so happy to know that this series will continue!

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  • 🔵🔷🔹Del-VALLE🔹🔷🔵
  • 2020-03-17

WORTH THE WAIT!!!

I don’t know why this one was one of my most expected books of the year. It was a “I CANNOT WAIT FOR IT TO COME OUT” book! I was also afraid that my high expectations would make this book feel not as good as it should because this has happened to me before - with books, movies, and other things.

Well, I shouldn’t have worried. The book was awesome. And it met my high expectations wonderfully!

As I don’t want to leave spoilers I can only said that Mercy did what she does best! And to not miss this installment of the Mercyverse! It was worth the wait!

Recommended audiobook!

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  • Cecilia Mackellar
  • 2020-03-23

Sad but good

I noticed that this book had a more serious tone in it than the others, understandably so with everything that was going on. I loved it like I love all her books in this series, it was just sad. But sometimes you need a little sad.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 2020-03-20

This was boring.

I've read and re-read this series multiple times. I had to force myself not to skip whole sections. You could honestly just read the reviews with spoilers and save your money. A lot goes on. Very little is interesting or exciting. This series usually blends the interesting and the exciting together quite well. And I was able to figure out the big secret. This whole book could've been about ONE of themany threads and been so much more interesting. The narrator did her usual good job, so there's that.

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  • LISA
  • 2020-03-18

Not my favorite of the series

I usually love each new book in this series more than the last but that was not the case with this one. The storyline was a bit hard for me to follow. Lorelei's performance was the best part. Her wide range of voices and consistence with pronunciation and personalities is almost unmatched.

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  • Stargazer
  • 2020-04-06

I need more Mercy!!

There hasn't been a single Mercy Thompson book I didn't race through. It's impossible to put Patricia's books down. Especially the audio books. I excitedly look forward to the next chapter. Maybe a new Charles and Anna book in-between? :)

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  • songbirdsue
  • 2020-04-06

Great as usual

I am getting a bit tired of marriage problems and their bond not working right and insecurities, bit overall good. there are some fun things that happen.

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  • Terea
  • 2020-04-05

Hate to finish but cant stop reading!

I love this series so very much! this book was amazing! Will read over and over again!

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  • Bob Lovely
  • 2020-04-04

Outstanding Story and Narration

Briggs brings us seamlessly from previous novels. The narrator brings each character to vivid life.

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  • Kathleen Buster
  • 2020-04-03

loved it

can't wate for the next one. I love these caricatures. I can't think of any thing more to say

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 2020-04-03

Nice listen

I really enjoyed listening to this story. It had enough twists and turns to keep my mind occupied during this isolation. I really like how the character's are growing and changing

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  • alea
  • 2020-03-22

Briggs & King at their best

Any Briggs is a good story and Lorelei King has definitely become Mercy's voice in my head. Full of awful, creepy, funny and endaring moments