Official news account for Patricia Briggs. Keep up to date on the Mercyverse and the goings on for Patty and Mike.
[Posted by the Mod Team] It has come to our attention that there are several Facebook sites proclaiming to be author Patricia Briggs. They aren't. Patty is in no way affiliated with them and the following links are her official social media pages only:
Official Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/OfficialPatriciaBriggs
Official Twitter Newsfeed: https://twitter.com/Mercys_Garage
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Youtube Channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/MercysGarage
Facebook Fan Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/OfficialPatriciaBriggsfans/
If you see another Facebook Patricia Briggs author page and like it and it's not linked here be aware that it's not Patricia Briggs but someone that is using her likeness and posting with unauthorized permission.
We hate to point out things like this but having a fan page is different than posting and implying you're someone you're not. We've contacted Facebook and reported these fraudulent pages in the hopes that they'll remove them but we want Patty's readers to be aware that they're out there and unsanctioned. We also want to point out that if you are contacted by these sites and asked to purchase products via them, they are a scam. If you know of this happening to anyone or you have been contacted by one of these pages we would like to know so we can report to Facebook. We care about Patty and Patty's fanbase and don't want to see anyone being taken advantage of in this way. Patricia Briggs social media promotes via giveaways and any sanctioned merchandising is available only through the official website store. We will not contact individuals through private messaging with offers.
If new social media for author Patricia Briggs is added or changed in any way we will always post and promote it via the above links.
Cover for the upcoming anthology Shifting Shadows: Stories from the World of Mercy Thompson
Release Date: September 2, 2014
Includes new stories:
“Roses in Winter”
and previously published stories:
“Alpha and Omega”
“The Star of David”
“In Red, with Pearls”
Enter to win a hardcover copy of Night Broken or a chance at one of 2 custom made Adam plushies. Giveaway is open internationally so all entries are welcome no matter your location.
Opens today at 11am PST and ends on release day, Tuesday March 11th at 10am PST
1st Prize: Night Broken by Patricia Briggs
2nd Prize: Custom Adam plushie with tiny Hauptman Security t-shirt
3rd Prize: Custom Adam plushie with tiny Hauptman Security t-shirt
The custom plushies were made by a great artist, Lucy Bartlett who we found on Etsy:
https://www.etsy.com/ca/shop/LittleLousPlushies and you can follow her on Twitter here: @LittleLousPlush
She made us two adorable Adam werewolves...and who doesn't want Adam guarding their book collection? We added the fantastic little Hauptman Security t-shirts to them that Mike and Patty have for sell at the Hurog store.
The photos are with and without the t-shirt but both come with them.
Mike has posted the sample chapter for Night Broken.
You can read it here: http://www.hurog.com/books/nightBrokenChapter.shtml
With Frost Burned being released Jan 28 in paperback we thought we'd gather all of the latest information we have on the upcoming books with new details on the anthology. Mike's lastest Twitter on Jan 27 talks about the status of that book. Here it is, if you've missed it:
Patty turned in all of the short stories for "Shifting Shadows" last night, though there's several rounds of edits ahead.
We also have a giveaway coming up for those of you who want another chance to win Night Broken.
Patricia Briggs News Team
On to the update!
Frost Burned is now available in paperback and the ebook prices will now reflect that.
Hunting Ground is also now available in Hardback as well as paperback, and ebook.
The schedule and some details for upcoming books.
Night Broken: March 11, 2014
Shifting Shadows anthology: Fall/Winter 2014
Alpha and Omega novella (From On the Prowl )
Star of David - David Christiansen short story (From Wolfsbane and Mistletoe)
Seeing Eye - Tom and Moira introduction short story (From Strange Brew)
Fairy Gifts - Thomas Hao introduction short story (From Naked City)
Gray - A short story about a vampire who returns home and is reunited with a ghost from her past (From Home Improvement - Undead Edition)
In Red With Pearls - Kyle and Warren short story (From Down These Strange Streets)
Silver - Bran and Sam prequel story that has become a novella
Redemption - Ben short story
Roses in Winter - Asil and Kara short story
Hollow - Mercy short story
Silver Borne outtake - Sam's POV (Ties into Silver)
Night Broken outtake - Adam's POV
Alpha and Omega #4: Title TBA | 2015
Mercy Thompson #9: Title TBA | 2015-2016
March 11-18 2014: Night Broken Signing Tour
March 11, 2014: Richland, WA
Hastings 14251425 George Washington Way. Ph: 509-946-1060 Signing begins at 6 PM.
March 12, 2014: Seattle, WA
University Bookstore 4326 University Way NE. Phone: 206-634-3400. Signing begins at 7 PM.
March 13, 2014: Seattle, WA
Seattle Mystery Bookshop 117 Cherry Street, Phone: 206-587-5737. Signing begins at 11 AM.
March 13, 2014: Beaverton, OR
Powell's Bookstore — Cedar Hills Crossing 3415 SW Cedar Hills Blvd. Phone: 503-228-4651. Signing starts at 7 PM.
March 14, 2014: Las Vegas, NV
Barnes & Noble 2191 North Rainbow. Phone: 702-631-1775. Signing starts at 7:00 PM.
March 15,2014: San Diego, CA
Mysterious Galaxy 7051 Clairemont Mesa Blvd, Suite #302. Phone: 858-268-4747 Signing starts at 2 PM.
March 16, 2014: Houston, TX
Murder By the Book 2342 Bissonnet St. Phone:713-524-8597. Signing starts at 6 PM
March 17, 2014: Bozeman, MT
Hastings 1601 Main Street, Phone: 406-522-7922. Signing starts at 6 PM
March 18, 2014: Butte, MT
Hastings 2307 Harrison Ave. Phone 406-723-3024. Signing starts at 6 PM
March 22, 2014: Tri Cities, WA
Bookworm 701-A The Parkway, Richland WA. Phone: (509) 946-0898. Signing starts at 10:30 AM.
Bookworm 201 N Edison St Kennewick WA. Phone: (509) 735-9016. Signing starts at 1:30 PM.
March 29, 2014: Kennewick, WA
Barnes & Noble, Columbia Center Mall. Phone: 509-736-3116. Signing starts at 1 PM
April 4-6, 2014: Toronto, Canada
Patty has been asked to attend the Ad Astra convention as a Guest of Honor. This should be a lot of fun, and we're really looking forward to it. See you there!
May 23 - June 9: Lüneburg and Berlin, Germany
Patty will be teaching at the Leuphana Universistät in Lüneburg for the first week, then giving a talk a the U.S. Embassy in Berlin sometime on the second week. Her assistant, Ann, and husband Mike will be traveling with her to make sure that we don't miss out on the fun, and heckle from the audience (don't knock it, we're professional hecklers)
August 14-18, 2014: London, England
We'll be flying to London for tea and crumpets. Except that we don't drink tea, and wouldn't recognize a crumpet if one bit us. Still, we're dashing of for LonCon, the World Science Fiction Convention. Hopefully, we'll get to meet a few of Patty's UK readers, with whom we've exchanged many lovely emails.
October 18-19,2014: Bellingham WA
The Bellingham Comic Con invited Patty to attend as a guest of honor, and we're honored to accept. So, we'll be there with bells on. Actually, probably not bells, but I'm not sure what we'll be wearing to comic con. Awww Jimminy Cricket, now I've got to come up with a costume, and I'm pretty sure I'm over the load limit for Spandex. Hmmm. Maybe I can go as Totoro . . .
March 4, 2014: We'll be hosting a giveaway of the Night Broken hardcover for one lucky winner. It's open to both NA and International readers. We'll also have Mercyverse prizes for the 2nd and 3rd names drawn. Details will be posted closer to the release date of Night Broken here on Booklikes plus Facebook, Twitter, and the Hurog forum.
March 11, 2014 | Mercy Thompson #8: Night Broken
Fall 2014 | Shifting Shadows (Mercyverse Anthology)
2015 | Alpha & Omega #4 : Title TBA
2015-2016 Date TBA | Mercy Thompson #9: Title TBA
We're giving away 2 early copies of Night Broken, these are advanced reading copies (ARCs) and we have a US only giveaway happening at the same time an International only giveaway.
Please make sure you enter the right giveaway!
It starts tonight at 9PM PST and will run until Friday Jan 20 9PM PST
Good luck to everyone!
It's running off the main site here: http://www.hurog.com
ETA: Date correction. With 3 of us running this we've crossed wires a few times. :D
Mike has a new blog post up on the main site. You can read it here: www.hurog.com
Mike posted it on the site and you can read it here! :) [Mod]
Happy Holidays everyone!
Patty has several releases in 2014. Night Broken, the 8th Mercy Thompson novel, will feature some old and new faces alike which will make Mercy’s life complicated but interesting. Then later in the year there will be a Mercyverse anthology called Shifting Shadows. It consists of all the previously published shorts, the Alpha and Omega novella, and a handful of new stories.
Because ‘tis the season of being jolly and goodies, we have a few fun giveaways planned in the New Year.
In January, two ARCs of Night Broken will be up for grabs. They’ll be signed and personalised to each winner by Patty. One ARC will be for US readers and the second ARC for international readers only. You can also look forward to a Night Broken March release week bonanza with a chance to win a hardcover copy of the book and some Mercy swag from the store.
Thank you all for your continued support and for joining us in anticipation of a very Mercycentric 2014. Have a wonderful and fabulous holiday, and a happy New year from Patty and Mike as well as Ann and everyone else here in the Patricia Briggs official news team!
Night Broken is my twentieth book. That’s pretty cool. I set out on this journey all those years ago to see if I could actually write one book. And now I am twenty ...er I have twenty books. I am much much older than twenty.
I’ve had a lot of requests for supernatural beings outside of the mythology of Europe and Asia. The one I picked for Night Broken is, at the very least, not one of the more commonly found creatures and I had a lot of fun doing research for him -- not something I usually have to do a lot of when dealing with more Celtic/European or Native American supernatural creatures. I also read a lot of history of an area of the world I haven’t explored much. So I was a happy camper when I set out to write this -- and the book just got more and more fun as I wrote.
I got to play with Coyote again. Poor Mercy. I got to introduce a few new characters. Poor new characters. Some of the characters are people who will appear in later stories, some of them will come and go. I got to bring in Adam’s ex-wife. Poor Mercy. Poor Adam’s ex-wife.
Twenty books -- and every one a different journey with imaginary friends--and real ones. I hope you’ve enjoyed all the trips as much as I have.
Patricia (Patty) Briggs
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