On the Prowl

On the Prowl

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ISBN-13: 9780425216590
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 08/07/2007
Series: Alpha and Omega Series
Pages: 352
Sales rank: 65,492
Product dimensions: 4.20(w) x 6.75(h) x 0.92(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About 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. 366 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.
Silver on LibraryThing 5 months ago
Caveat: I bought this book for the Patricia Briggs story as I am a huge fan of her Mercy Thompson books and Alpha & Omega books. However, I also enjoyed the Eileen Wilks and Karen Chance stories, which were a bit more 'fantasy-ish' than werewolf/supernatural. The fourth story in the collection read like Laurell Hamilton at her most incoherent - I did not enjoy that one at all. So, the 4-star rating is for the other three stories.
DarkFaerieTales on LibraryThing 5 months ago
Review Courtesy of Dark Faerie TalesQuick & Dirty: This anthology delivers tantalizing views into well-loved worlds. Fun reads that can be enjoyed without prior knowledge of the series.The Review:I don¿t normally read all of an anthology. I will go to the sections with my favorite authors and then call it good. On the Prowl is not your usual anthology. The novellas are long enough to satisfy my need for details yet short enough to wet my appetite for more. I had not previously read anything by Eileen Wilks and nothing about Karen Chance¿s spin-off series, Dorina Basarab. Now, I can¿t get a hold of their other books fast enough!¿Alpha and Omega¿ by Patricia Briggs (Alpha and Omega series #0.5)Events in this story follow along with what¿s happening during the Mercy Thompson novel, Moon Called. Charles Cornick, werewolf enforcer of the North American Werewolves and son of the Marrok, travels to Chicago to investigate the allegations of selling newly made werewolves for profit, misconduct of the Alpha, and murder. He goes to do his duty as he always has, alone. Charles is rare for his kind; he was born a werewolf, not made one. He is about to meet someone equally rare; Anna, an Omega. Anna Latham has been used and abused by her pack. It is her sense of ethics that prompt her to get their leader, the Marrok, involved. She doesn¿t realize how her position as Omega really works. As an Omega, she has the ability to calm those werewolves around her; most packs would consider her a gift. All of the dominate leaders in the pack she¿s currently in have tried to beat her into submission and it leaves her with a warped sense of how a true pack should work. Her skittishness around Charles is understandable after learning about her abuse. That doesn¿t seem to stop Charles¿s wolf from claiming her as his mate. This novella is the beginning of a beautiful relationship between two people who come together after their wolves have already committed them for life.Rating: 5/5¿Inhuman¿ by Eileen Wilks (#3.5 of the World of the Lupi series)This novella tells the story of Kai and Nathan. Nathan is an otherworldly being, working with local cops on magical cases. Kai is a telepath and the target of a serial killer who is hunting those with Gifts, or magical abilities. Nathan and Kai¿s relationship to this point has been about friendship, no matter how much Kai would like more. As Nathan begins to hunt down the killer, he ends up falling into bed with Kai while ¿protecting¿ her. She finds out that Nathan used to be Nadrellian, a hell hound. In the end, they find love and discover the truth behind the killer¿s true motivations; a need to belong. It is this ability, the voluntary binding of hearts, which prompts the Winter Queen into sending Kai, Nathan, and Dell on a quest to prove Kai¿s resolve and fortitude.Rating: 4/5¿Buying Trouble¿ by Karen Chance (#1.1 of Dorina Basarab series)This novella follows what happens to Dory¿s roommate, Claire, in Midnight¿s Daughter. Claire is a projective null meaning that magic doesn¿t work well around her. She is on the run from harvesters, people that will drain her magic and turn it into a bomb, and her family who wants to sell her to the fae for breeding purposes. She works for a magic auction house. Little did she know that tonight¿s auction, containing objects like a mad djinn¿s bottle and a rune that creates portals to Faerie, also includes her in the bidding. Heidar, half-human/half-Light Fey, helps Claire escape the auction; unfortunately they land in faerie enemy territory. Lots of fighting ensues and Claire gets to use her powers as a weapon. Run, run as fast as they can¿nope, they get caught making whoopee and bringing out a part of Claire that has remained dormant until now. No, I¿m not gonna spoil it for you. Read it and find out yourself; it¿s more fun that way anyhow.Rating: 5/5¿Mona Lisa Betwining¿ by Sunny (#4 of Monere series)I like the Monere series, I really do. I can¿t seem to get enough of it.
pollywannabook on LibraryThing 5 months ago
Alpha and Omega by Patricia Briggs:Alpha and Omega is the novella that preceded Patricia Briggs¿ Cry Wolf (Alpha and Omega, Book 1). Part of the On The Prowl anthology, A&O is less its own story and more the introduction to Cry Wolf. It almost feels like someone decided to cut the first few chapters of Cry Wolf and publish them separately. Having read Cry Wolf previously, I already knew the basic plot of this novella as most of it is rehashed in that book. But what makes A&O worth reading is the character insight revealed through the alternating POV of Anna and Charles. And I actually found Anna to be a much stronger character this time around, despite the ongoing abuse she is enduring in A&O. She shows some spine and resourcefulness that I was proud to see. In Cry Wolf she almost seemed to take a step backwards in that sense. As a heads up, there is a lot of romance in this story. I would say the vast majority involves exploring feelings and attraction. So in that sense, A&O is very much a romance with paranormal elements and not the other way around. But even though the romance is the focus here, because this is Patricia Briggs we're talking about, the paranormal elements are top notch. The werewolf pack dynamic is fascinating and I particularly enjoyed how the wolves in this world have there own distinct personality that is not always in agreement with their human counterparts. I just wish there was more of them, especially regarding the origin of the Omega wolf. Perhaps Briggs is planning on doling out more of those details in future books. If you are reading this story first, be sure to have Cry Wolf on hand as the story does not conclude in this novella. Sexual Content: Sexual abuse and rape is alluded to in the past tense.Inhuman by Eileen Wilks: This is the third book set in the compelling World of the Lupi, but it was my first visit, and right off the bat this book struck a nerve with me when the author resorted to writing two of my pet peeves: In the first chapter alone Christians and Republicans are stereotypically dismissed as evil, ignorant hate mongers. I mean how cliché can you get? And the second pet peeve is the info dump. Instead of gradually drawing her audience in to a world unlike our own, we get an entire history crammed into the first chapter. Starting chapter two, I was prepared to groan through the rest of this book for the purpose of this review, but after those initial turn offs (and basically a worthless first chapter full of irrelevant characters), not to mention the whole power wind concept which I found clear as mud, I ended up really liking this book, more to the point, I liked Nathan. His chapters are by far the most interesting (as is the revelation of what he really is). Kai, on the other hand, was pretty vanilla. Yes, she is Gifted (in some undefined way that we only get hints about initially), and yes, she does become more interesting towards the end, but Nathan is why I kept reading and why I was so disappointed to learn that nothing further has been, or is going to be written about him. Eileen had this to say on her website: '¿10-05-2009 08:02 am ¿when I wrote about Kai & nathan I hoped to continue their story in books or novellas. But for now, my editor wants Rule & Lily stories from me, so no Kai & Nathan books--yet. This may change.¿ Maybe we should start a letter campaign to Eileen Wilks¿ Editor to write more books about Nathan (and Kai if she wants to)? In the mean time, I¿m already planning my next visit to the World of the Lupi. Sexual Content:There is a sex scene that is not overly graphicBuying Trouble by Karen Chance: I liked this story from page one. Claire is a Null (or something more), someone who can nullify magic, a rarity that her 'family' wants to cash in on by selling her to the highest bidder. Heidar, a Light Elf, lends a hand in her rescue sending the two on the lam through the Faeire realm where, of course, romance and action en
AllThingsUF on LibraryThing 5 months ago
Alpha and Omega by Patricia Briggs:Alpha and Omega is the novella that preceded Patricia Briggs¿ Cry Wolf (Alpha and Omega, Book 1). Part of the On The Prowl anthology, A&O is less its own story and more the introduction to Cry Wolf. It almost feels like someone decided to cut the first few chapters of Cry Wolf and publish them separately. Having read Cry Wolf previously, I already knew the basic plot of this novella as most of it is rehashed in that book. But what makes A&O worth reading is the character insight revealed through the alternating POV of Anna and Charles. And I actually found Anna to be a much stronger character this time around, despite the ongoing abuse she is enduring in A&O. She shows some spine and resourcefulness that I was proud to see. In Cry Wolf she almost seemed to take a step backwards in that sense. As a heads up, there is a lot of romance in this story. I would say the vast majority involves exploring feelings and attraction. So in that sense, A&O is very much a romance with paranormal elements and not the other way around. But even though the romance is the focus here, because this is Patricia Briggs we're talking about, the paranormal elements are top notch. The werewolf pack dynamic is fascinating and I particularly enjoyed how the wolves in this world have there own distinct personality that is not always in agreement with their human counterparts. I just wish there was more of them, especially regarding the origin of the Omega wolf. Perhaps Briggs is planning on doling out more of those details in future books. If you are reading this story first, be sure to have Cry Wolf on hand as the story does not conclude in this novella. Sexual Content: Sexual abuse and rape is alluded to in the past tense.Inhuman by Eileen Wilks: This is the third book set in the compelling World of the Lupi, but it was my first visit, and right off the bat this book struck a nerve with me when the author resorted to writing two of my pet peeves: In the first chapter alone Christians and Republicans are stereotypically dismissed as evil, ignorant hate mongers. I mean how cliché can you get? And the second pet peeve is the info dump. Instead of gradually drawing her audience in to a world unlike our own, we get an entire history crammed into the first chapter. Starting chapter two, I was prepared to groan through the rest of this book for the purpose of this review, but after those initial turn offs (and basically a worthless first chapter full of irrelevant characters), not to mention the whole power wind concept which I found clear as mud, I ended up really liking this book, more to the point, I liked Nathan. His chapters are by far the most interesting (as is the revelation of what he really is). Kai, on the other hand, was pretty vanilla. Yes, she is Gifted (in some undefined way that we only get hints about initially), and yes, she does become more interesting towards the end, but Nathan is why I kept reading and why I was so disappointed to learn that nothing further has been, or is going to be written about him. Eileen had this to say on her website: '¿10-05-2009 08:02 am ¿when I wrote about Kai & nathan I hoped to continue their story in books or novellas. But for now, my editor wants Rule & Lily stories from me, so no Kai & Nathan books--yet. This may change.¿ Maybe we should start a letter campaign to Eileen Wilks¿ Editor to write more books about Nathan (and Kai if she wants to)? In the mean time, I¿m already planning my next visit to the World of the Lupi. Sexual Content:There is a sex scene that is not overly graphicBuying Trouble by Karen Chance: I liked this story from page one. Claire is a Null (or something more), someone who can nullify magic, a rarity that her 'family' wants to cash in on by selling her to the highest bidder. Heidar, a Light Elf, lends a hand in her rescue sending the two on the lam through the Faeire realm where, of course, romance and action en
LauraLulu on LibraryThing 5 months ago
I only read the Karen Chance & Patricia Briggs stories, and they were both great. Definitely high caliber short stories.The Karen Chance one is a prequel to her Dorina Basarab series and it is about Dory's friend Claire & her sexy fae Heidar. It was a really cute story and I really liked the characters--actually, when I finally met Claire in the Dory books I was a little disappointed, I liked her much better in the short story.The Patricia Briggs is the prequel to her Alpha & Omega series, about Charles & Anna, and again, it was a great short story--I picked up Cry Wolf as soon as I was finished with it. I read the Mercy Thompson's and we get a brief glimpse of Charles, but I thought he was a creepy weirdo, so I am pleasantly surprised to say I love him. But I didn't realize he was American Indian--I should have known that because I remember him mother was, but he is also half Welsh, so I didn't realize he looked full blooded Indian, long braid and all. Me likey sexy Indian braves. Uh-huh.These were both perfect short stories for me--an author I've read, who is starting a new series set in the same world I already know & love, and she puts out a prequel to that series in an anthology. Love it.I'll read the Mona Lisa after I've read the 1st three of those, and I have no interest in the Sunny one, based on the other reviews.
lynnmullican on LibraryThing 5 months ago
This was a really good book. I enjoyed most of the stories in it, but found a couple of them not as entertaining. Patricia Briggs story was probably my favorite in the book.
JacobsBeloved on LibraryThing 5 months ago
The first story, Alpha and Omega by Patricia Briggs, is an off-shoot of her Mercy Thompson series. This story focuses on a much-abused female werewolf in Chicago, Anna. The Merrick's son, Charles, comes to end the abuse and inadvertedly rescues her when he discovers that she is a rare Omega werewolf. Despite the short length of the story, Briggs still writes an exceptional story with unique characters and an intriguing plot. I look forward to reading the next full-length book in this new series, Cry Wolf (Alpha and Omega, Book 1).The second story, Inhuman by Eileen Wilks, takes place in the middle of her Lupi series, but focuses on a woman, Kai, who can see thoughts. She has a secret relationship with her neighbor Nathan, who is not human, and this developments into some interesting events when he strives to protect her from a killer. Though this story ended with a "to be continued," I am intrigued enough that I want the next book, Night Season (The World of the Lupi, Book 4).The third story, Buying Trouble by Karen Chance, features a minor character in the Dorina Basarab series, Claire. Claire believes she is a "null," a person that nullifies magic within a certain radius. When she discovers that she is to be sold like a slave, a very sexy Lord of the Fey decides to rescue her. The chemistry between Claire and him is far beyond magnetic and has some very interesting consequences for Claire. I was a bit disappointed that Claire does not get any full-length novels, as her story has great potential.The final story, Mona Lisa Betwining by Sunny, is heavy in erotic material and light on plot. The story takes someplace in the middle of the Monere series and resembles Anne Bishop's Black Jewels series in many ways. Though Bishop's writing is superior, there is some uniqueness to this series, such as the use of moon imagery. I may check out the first novel, Mona Lisa Awakening (Monere: Children of the Moon, Book 1).I like reading anthologies not only to get some extra morsels from my favorite authors, but also to be introduced to new authors without having to commit to an entire full-length novel. While Briggs story was certainly the best of the bunch, the other stories were good reads, and I was glad to be introduced to their styles and stories.
surreality on LibraryThing 5 months ago
Four novellas by four authors.Patricia Briggs, Alpha & Omega - a little side story from the Mercedes Thompson universe. Similar narration style in a fairly straightforward little plot. Character building of the central character fell flat because she kept contradicting herself. The ending is disappointing because it is a cliffhanger to her new series.Eileen Wilks, Inhuman - an odd story that doesn't know where it wants to go, and thus doesn't go anywhere. Boring style, boring premise, boring characters. Karen Chance, Buying Trouble - an exercise in how many cliches can be put into a story. It's cringe-inducingly awful in places, and tries to hide awkwardness behind bad sex scenes. A pity, because the idea isn't bad, it's just horribly executed.Sunny, Mona Lisa Betwining - LK Hamilton, with the good bits gone and the bad bits emphasized. Weird and pointless.Summary: It's an anthology that cheats you, with two novellas being lead-ups to ongoing series and ending in cliffhangers.
mthomas1975 on LibraryThing 5 months ago
I bought this book for the Patricia Briggs Alpha and Omega prequel and the story was fan-frakkin-tastic. Can't wait to get into the first book in the series. Anna is such a likable character and Charles is sooooo sexy. I'm only giving this book 3 stars because I couldn't get into any of the other stories. For the most part when I pick up an anthology, I pick it up for one specific author. Books like this can sometimes turn me on to other authors. This book, however, did not. So 5 stars for the Patricia Briggs story and a big nothing for the rest. I figure that averages a 3.
kayceel on LibraryThing 5 months ago
I picked this up for the Patricia Briggs story, which I enjoyed - I love her Mercy Thompson series and this one (Alpha and Omega) features a couple of side characters from the series. The rest of the stories...I *kind* of liked the Buying Trouble story (featuring fairies and dragons. Yes, dragons.), but for the other two, I barely remember the third and the last story: well. Fair warning: if one of the short stories in the collection you're reading has an author with only one name, be prepared for erotica. The lead character - a queen of sorts, who possess a magic of sorts but has the ability to shift into some kind of animal...of sorts - graphically gets it on with two different men in the course of the story and mentions two other regular lovers. One of who may be dead, but whom she loved sooooo much. But who apparently shared her with two of the other guys who were 'wonderful' lovers. ICK.
thewalkinggirl on LibraryThing 5 months ago
Alpha and Omega (*****) - I've put off reading this for a long time for fear that it would be pretty gruesome, but it really wasn't. (Onscreen, at least.) A surprisingly sweet romance with well developed characters and good pacing.Inhuman (****) - I liked Kai, Nathan is awesome, and the resolution of the hunt for the "chameleon" was kind of cute. Given that it's totally set up to start what looks to be an interesting series, my only complaint is that they don't actually have their own series. They appear in Night Season, but not as primaries. Maybe someday.Buying Trouble (****) - The timing takes place before Midnight's Daughter, featuring the null Claire (null = able to counteract others' magic) and half-Fey Heidar. As much as I liked this story, I think I would have been confused in places if I hadn't already read Midnight's Daughter - the world building is a bit too compressed. That said, Claire's discovery of her true nature was really funny.Mona Lisa Betwining (**) - I'm trying to be nice, so all I'll say about this is: one of these things is not like the others.
tdfangirl on LibraryThing 5 months ago
I adored the stories by Patricia Briggs, Eileen Wilks, and Karen Chance.I tried to read one of Sunny's stories in another anthology and couldn't do it. I gave this one a chance, though, and had to stop reading by the third page. The writing is laughably bad, and the character is such an enormous Mary Sue that I felt like I was reading fanfic written by a fifteen year old girl.Er... will post a more detailed review of the stories I did like. :D
enzu-chan on LibraryThing 5 months ago
Alpha and Omega by Patricia Briggs is a prologue to her first alpha and omega novel "Cry Wolf" ,and Buying trouble by karen chance can be considered as a side story as well as a prolouge to her book "Midnight's Daughter", both stories are good reads as expected from their authors. Monalisa between is rather a matter of test, thoese who like Sunny's Children of the Moon series will enjoye it as it is part of these series .Eileen Wilks' Inhuman on the other hand is definitely not everybody's cup of tea, and can't compite with the other works in "On The Prowl".
wyvernfriend on LibraryThing 5 months ago
Quite a good collection of short stories about werewolves.Alpha and Omega by Patricia Briggs is about a young submissive werewolf that has found herself in trouble but when she finds someone who understands her isn't sure if she can change. Or if she can submit to yet another person.Inhuman by Eileen Wilks - Kai can sense thoughts and impulses, she senses something about her neighbour Nathan and she's not sure what to do about it all, that and survive.Buying Trouble by Karen Chance - Claire works in an auction house and is surprised to find herself one of the lots. Her future is at stake and maybe many other people'sMona Lisa Betwining - Sunny - Mona Lisa meets another man who is important to both her and the future of her race.I really enjoyed Alpha and Omega, it didn't put more by her on my shelf, she's an autobuy anyway. This didn't disappoint.Eilen Wilks and Karen Chance were quite enjoyable, and made me want more.Sunny makes me wonder about bothering about reading the single full novel, I suspect there might be disappointment.
TheBooknerd on LibraryThing 5 months ago
Usually I find these anthologies a waste of money because only one or two of the stories ever appeal to me. 'On the Prowl,' however, stands out as entertaining collection of well-written short stories. Perhaps I only like it so much because I'm already reading 3 out of the 4 series featured, and have that fourth on my wishlist. In any case, I find this anthology a good way to either fill in the gaps between the main novels or as an introduction to one of these series. Definitely worth the money to buy it and the time to read it.
Jessica_Brianne on LibraryThing 5 months ago
As is to be expected from a compilation of short stories, this book is hit and miss. The first story, Alpha and Omega, was well written and interesting. The character relationships felt rushed, and not because they developed quickly. The second story, Inhuman, was difficult to follow at first, but kept my interest the whole way through. The ending was surprising and well done. The third story, Buying Trouble, started off really interesting, but felt kind of hokey by the end. The final story, Mona Lisa Betwining, was pointless pornography. As a reader of romance novels, I don't mind a sex scene now and then, but this was ridiculous. The story is obviously in the middle of a series, so it completely lacked plot for a reader not familiar with the series. Waste of my time.
hjjugovic on LibraryThing 5 months ago
Lately I've really enjoyed collections of short stories in urban fantasy, but this one fell a bit short. For once, I thought Brigg's contribution was formulaic and predictable, and I'm a huge fan of Briggs. The last story...well, if you Laurell K Hamilton's new stuff, you'll like this. I didn't. Of the whole collection, I thought Wilk's "Inhuman" was the best, and it was very good. This isn't a bad collection, just not a great one.