On the Prowl [NOOK Book]

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These all-new paranormal romances from today's hottest authors feature a female werewolf who comes into her own; a Lord who crosses paths with a fiery mage; a mixed-blood Child of the Moon who faces an uncertain future; and a woman whose sixth sense proves to be a dangerous talent.


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Overview

These all-new paranormal romances from today's hottest authors feature a female werewolf who comes into her own; a Lord who crosses paths with a fiery mage; a mixed-blood Child of the Moon who faces an uncertain future; and a woman whose sixth sense proves to be a dangerous talent.


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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781101128596
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA)
  • Publication date: 8/7/2007
  • Sold by: Penguin Group
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 352
  • Sales rank: 22,511
  • File size: 325 KB

Meet the Author

Patricia Briggs
Patricia Briggs lives in Montana with her husband, children, and six horses.
Eileen Wilks is a national bestselling author and a three-time RITA Award finalist, and has been nominated for a Career Achievement Award by Romantic Times.
Karen Chance 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.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 31, 2009

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    Overall, pretty good.

    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.

    10 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 31, 2011

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    Eh

    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

    4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 19, 2010

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    Recommended

    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

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 21, 2010

    GREAT STORIES, MISLEADING TITLE

    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.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 9, 2008

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    '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

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 29, 2012

    Highly recommend

    Very entertaining short stories.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 27, 2012

    Good book, thoroughly enjoyed!

    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.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 12, 2012

    Highly Recommended

    This has the start of a very good series in it.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 1, 2011

    Good story

    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'.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 1, 2009

    Briggs is worth EVERY penny and second spent!

    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.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 23, 2014

    Too short

    Really good stories but why only 3 chapters?

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 29, 2013

    Loooovvvvveeeee the novella

    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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  • Posted June 21, 2013

    Good

    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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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 14, 2012

    I LOVE this series! I got Hunting Ground at a used bookstore an

    I LOVE this series! I got Hunting Ground at a used bookstore and zipped through it in no time. I couldn't find any other Patricia Briggs books there so I bought them all as eBooks. My only complaints are 1) she needs to write faster! :) and, 2) I'd like more stories on Anna & Charles.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 23, 2012

    To the seller

    You ar a disgusting crawling caterpiler eeter and i cant say how repulsed i am. Gnafylil

    0 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 7, 2012

    Patricia Briggs is outstanding!!

    I truly enjoyed the short story by Patricia Briggs, Alpha and Omega. A great beginning for a terrific series. Keep them coming Patricia. Highly recommended!! I wasn't as excited by the other two authors.

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  • Posted December 6, 2011

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    Five Stars Only For Alpha Omega Story

    I was amazed to see this book of short stories had the first ¿novel¿ for the Alpha and Omega series. I bought it to read that story and then read the next few. I found that only the Alpha and Omega series were worth reading (the rest were just crap). If you have read any of the Mercy Thompson books you will love Alpha and Omega. The characters cross over and you spend a lot more time in Montana.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 27, 2011

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    Good book for passing the time

    I specifically read this book for the short story "Alpha & Omega" by Patricia Briggs. I have read and enjoyed Briggs' Mercy Thompson series, so I was very pleasantly surprised that instead of this being a whole new series is was a spin of the Mercy Thompson books. I really do not get into short stories very much, but this one I enjoyed because I already knew all about the wolf pack dynamics and got to see a little about what was behind Charles. I had always wondered about him in the MT books. I cannot wait to get to the rest of the Alpha & Omega series!

    The other three stories in this book (Inhuman by Eileen Wilks, Buying Trouble by Karen Chance, and Mona Lisa Betwinning by Sunny) were okay, but if it weren't for the Briggs story in the book, I would have never even bothered with them. This book was my first experience reading Wilks and Chance, and they might be something I would read again. I've read another short story by Sunny before, and I was not very impressed with either of them.

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  • Posted September 28, 2011

    Great Book!

    If you like Mercy Thompson then you will like this one by Patricia Briggs which starts the Alpha and Omega series.

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  • Posted September 25, 2011

    Fantastic Story - A must read

    Patricia Briggs is my new favorite author. I am hooked on this story line as well as her others. I read her short story in this and got the full version and follow up the next day.

    Charactors are engaging and I look forward to following their story as it comes.

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