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"Moon Called" by Patricia Briggs is a modern fantasy set in the Tri Cities area and is full of werewolves, vampires, fae, and the main character is a skin changer! For those of you not familiar with the Tri Cities, it's part of my home state, so that was a lot of fun for me. This is the first book I've read by Briggs and I'm really looking forward to reading more.
Mercedes, the main character, is a skin walker. She's of Native American descent and can easily change back and forth between her human form and coyote form. She didn't grow up in a Native American community though, no, she was raised by Werewolves. As a result, she knows way more about their culture than most, and she's on friendly terms with the local pack.
Actually, Mercedes seems to be able to make friends with just about anybody. Her former boss and friend is a fae, she regularly does car work for a local vampire, and she's quick to befriend a new werewolf when he shows up on the scene. Things go crazy not long after that as blood is shed and Mercedes finds the people she loves in terrible danger.
One thing I really appreciated about this story is that it's not your typical "oh it's fantasy so we have to throw some dirty, nasty sex scenes in." There is some romantic tension (and I loved it) but it's a pretty clean read. The cover art doesn't really reflect that though.
:) I'm glad you said that - from the cover I'm thinking 'no way!' for reading it, but it sounds really cool :)
(Yes I sometimes judge books by their cover. Bad me.)
When I first started reading your description I thought "Oh no" because it sounded like the premise of this book I read a while back, that I didn't much like because of all the sex scenes. A clean read recommendation means I may check it out at some point. :)
squee!!! That is one of my fave were series! And yes, most put lots of sex in...sometimes an ok amount (I actually put one down before b/c that was ALL there was) and I tend to forget which series has just how much.
Mercedes is one cool chick! And there's like 4 more in the series now I think...tensions do rise, amusingly so at times.
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