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On the Prowl

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by Patricia Briggs, Eileen Wilks, Karen Chance, Sunny
 

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Four stories of inhuman passions from four of the hottest authors in paranormal romance...

“Alpha and Omega” by Patricia Briggs

The werewolf Anna finds a new sense of self when the son of the werewolf king comes to town to quell unrest in the Chicago pack—and inspires a power in Anna she’s never felt

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Four stories of inhuman passions from four of the hottest authors in paranormal romance...

“Alpha and Omega” by Patricia Briggs

The werewolf Anna finds a new sense of self when the son of the werewolf king comes to town to quell unrest in the Chicago pack—and inspires a power in Anna she’s never felt before.

“Inhuman by Eileen Wilks
Andie has a secret gift of sensing thoughts and desires. What she senses in her neighbor Nathan could be dangerous. Because he has a secret gift too, and it’s about to be let loose…
 
“Buying Trouble by Karen Chance
A Lord of the Fey crosses paths with a fiery red-headed mage named Claire in a New York auction house. But in this strange underground society, the rarity up for sale is Claire herself.
 
“Mona Lisa Betwining by Sunny
Among the children of the moon, Milady is of mixed blood—part Monère, part human, and destined to be alone. Until she meets a man who could be her salvation—or her downfall.

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From the Publisher
“It would be tough to find a more intriguing quartet of novellas than this stellar bunch served up by these outstanding authors. That three of these amazing stories are continuations or new offshoots of previously published books kicks the enjoyment factor up a notch. Run, don't walk, to get your copy.”—RT Book Reviews

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780425216590
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
08/07/2007
Pages:
352
Sales rank:
77,095
Product dimensions:
4.20(w) x 6.80(h) x 0.90(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

Patricia Briggs is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Mercy Thompson urban fantasy series and the Alpha and Omega novels.

Eileen Wilks is the New York Times bestselling author of the Novels of the Lupi. She is also a three-time RITA Award finalist and the recipient of a Career Achievement Award from Romantic Times.

Karen Chance is the New York Times bestselling author of the Cassie Palmer novels and the Midnight’s Daughter series. She has lived in France, the United Kingdom, and Hong Kong, but always comes back to America. She currently lives in central Florida, the home of make-believe, which may explain a lot.

Sunny is the author of the Demon Princess Chronicles and the Novels of the Monere.

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On the Prowl 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 333 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Overall a great combination of short stories. Patricia Briggs really wet my appetite for more with Anna and Charles story. I can't wait to find out more about their story. Especially since I just finished the Mercy Thompson Series which ties in with their story. Karen Chance did a fabulous job, her characters were totally likeable and you were rooting for them all the way. She wrapped up their story nicely, but I hope to hear more about them later. Just finished up her last 3 books. Check on the Cassandra Palmer Series. Eileen Wilks had my heart pounding. Nathan and Kai deserve a longer story. I already have her other books in my wish list. I'm still not completely decided about Sunny and her Mona Lisa, there seemed to be more sex than story, and that doesn't do anything for me. To be fair I will read the first book.
MicheleLeesBookLove More than 1 year ago
Anthologies like On the Prowl are becoming more common these days, particularly in urban fantasy and paranormal romance. On the Prowl is a shape shifter-themed collection of 4 novellas by authors writing in pre-established worlds. It features; a prequel to Brigg's Alpha and Omega series, set in the same world as her Mercy Thompson books, a side story from Wilks' Lupi series set between the third and fourth books but starring a secondary character, a story set in Karen Chance's Dorina Basarab world but lead by side characters, and short story from Sunny that's like a summary of the first four of her Monere books. The stories vary between very good (Briggs and Chance) to you probably need to be a fan of the series (Wilks) to terrible (Sunny). While these types of books are more for series completists than public collections they can help fans of the genre or a particular theme learn about new authors whose works they might love. On the Prowl is recommended for collections that have a lot of paranormal readers, and of course to librarians (and booksellers) themselves who like to have an understanding of the variety of books on the shelves. It's a decent "sampler" of paranormal works that requires little investment and can certainly spark the urge to go out and add more books to your shelves. Contains: sex, mentions of abuse, some violence
Sandra027 More than 1 year ago
Briggs: I read this after reading the Alpha & Omega series, so it was fun to go back and read the prequel. Although I knew what was going to happen based on the other books, I enjoyed being able to watch the Anna/Charles relationship develop. It could have been longer, but that just shows I was enjoying it. Although the ending was cute I would have liked her and Charles to talk more, but that happens in the first Alpha & Omega book that picks up right where this one left off. 4 stars Wilks: I liked this story, although it took me a little while to get into it and a little convincing that all of a sudden Nathan was interested in Kai. (Although I was eventually convinced). The main thing that annoys me about this is that I went to try to find the so-called continued series, and apparently it's an entirely different series with entirely different main characters. Kai and Nathan intertwine with these other characters in the 4th book of the series. I wanted to follow these two characters, but I didn't love Wilks' writing enough that I want to start a whole new series of hers just to find out what happened to them. 3 stars Chance: I really liked the first half of this story, it was set in interesting world and the main character was appealing. The whole dragon plot-twist caught me off guard, and took a little while for me to warm up to, although I eventually liked where it went (although it wasn't super surprising). The main thing that bothered me was that after getting involved in these characters lives, the action ends and the story abruptly cuts off in a couple paragraphs that leave you wondering... that's it? are they getting married? is she pregnant (hot sauce reference)? they've only known each other a week! 3 stars Sunny: I had to investigate to find out that this is the third part to a series. For a short novella it was a LOT of plot to get caught up on, and I wasn't entirely sure how long the main character had been in this world. They reference that they are in Louisianian, but they seem to have their own society apart from the humans, yet it's not explained how the 2 co-exist. I don't mind sexy parts in books, I don't even mind REALLY sexy parts in books, but this felt like the plot (overly-developed and unclear for a short novella) was simply there to support these sex scenes, and then the book just ends with a few sentences to wrap up all the plot. Very weird. 2 stars
harstan More than 1 year ago
'Alpha and Omega' by Patricia Briggs. In Chicago waitress Anna was going home after a long shift when she was attacked and converted into a werewolf. Meanwhile the King of the werewolves sends his alpha son Charles to the Windy City to investigate potential trouble. Although Anna is the omega of the species as a ¿newborn, when she and Charles meet, sparks fly.----------- 'Inhuman' by Eileen Wilks. The Turning has had less impact on Midland than most cities, but telepath Kai Michalski senses trouble. Her skill leads her to danger and her neighbor, Nathan.----------- 'Buying Trouble' by Karen Chance. In New York, Claire the mage has the power to Null the magic of others. That is until the Lord of the Fey needs her help to overcome adversaries who want to use her special skill so he bids on her services at an auction house.-------------- 'Mona Lisa Betwining' by Sunny. Mixed blood Monere Queen Mona Lisa still grieves her loss of a loyal loved one, her first servant Gryphon. However, her new master of arms Dontaine may prove her deliverance or her death.-------------- These are four fascinating romantic fantasies that sub-genre readers will fully appreciate and seek similar novels in the respective authors¿ ¿universe¿ ---------------- Harriet Klausner
TheGoodWife More than 1 year ago
I bought this book in order to read the Apha & Omega part. I had already read the first book in the series before I read that this short story was the beginning. Therefore I read the first book, then this short story, then the rest of the series. I didn't have a problem following and was glad to know the story from the beginning.
MotherMayhem More than 1 year ago
I really liked the stories. They all were interesting and a good introduction to the writers. "On the Prowl" implies the women are predatory, but they are all really prey and require rescuing from their HEAs. After reading Briggs, I ordered the first of the Alpha and Omega and Mercy Thompsons series so I can read more of her. I really liked Eileen Wilks, it was a cool fantasy, interesting characters. I wanted to follow them more. Karen Chance was enjoyable and well done. Sunny's story was a little much. It is centered on a matriarchal society, where the female's lead and take many lovers to procreate. The female leaders control mating and the men are used as studs. It's hard to swallow female empowerment through sexual freedom when they follow patriarchal models. They all are great little romances.
Liz Mavity More than 1 year ago
This was the first story by Karen Chance I had read and is a good start. It is also found in the novella 'On the Prowl'.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Because I'm such a big fan of Briggs' Mercy Thompson Series, I bought this anthology just so I could read the first in her Alpha and Omega series. I was not disappointed. I only bothered to read Briggs's story and even without reading the other three this book is definitely worth the time and money! Briggs has created the most fascinating world! I would recommend reading the Mercy Thompson Series first though.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Up there with Patricia Briggs, Laurel K Hamilton, a great writer
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Really good stories but why only 3 chapters?
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Man ,oh man, oh man ,oh man ,if I can have Charles love you happy woman. Patricia keep doing what you doing. Just give me some more Charles and Anna books then I'll be happy.
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warbi More than 1 year ago
This is a novella in the Claire world. Most of the paranormal I read is pretty tongue-in-cheek. If you are looking for gritty urban paranormal books, then you should really check out both of Chance's series.
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