Saturday, August 27, 2011

Saturday Solicitations: The Mercedes Thompson Series

I found a great urban fantasy book at a second-hand store back in 2007 titled Moon Called, by Patricia Briggs. I read it and then put it away for years. When I moved from my college dorm back home, I found the book again and reread it a couple years later. I enjoyed it so much the second time around that I looked it up and was stoked to find that the novel was part of a series called The Mercedes Thompson Series and I was lucky enough to have picked up the first book. Today's Saturday Solicitation is for that series.

Mercedes (Mercy) Thompson is a Native American shapeshifter that was raised by werewolves. The books, 6 in total so far, have followed Mercy through her toils and tribulations as a mechanic in the Tri-Cities of Washington state when some supernatural creatures have been forced to come out to the public. 7 books have been planned for this series, with a new installment releasing each year. The latest, River Marked, came out in March 2011. The last of the planned books is expected (if the "1 a year" schedule is followed) to come out in 2012.

Throughout the series, Mercy interacts with other supernatural creatures that just can't seem to leave their drama somewhere other than her lap. Old and new lovers, friends, enemies, frenemies... they all have problems and Mercy seems to find herself embroiled in it all. Werewolves, vampires, witches, fae, zombies, and creatures galore screw Mercy's life up in each book.

Patricia Briggs sold the film rights to Moon Called, Blood Bound, and Iron Kissed to 50 Canon Entertainment back in 2008 for a reported "mid 6 figures" range. I haven't seen any new developments about this since, so only time will tell if we'll get to see who they cast as the mega-hawt Adam Hauptman, brooding Samuel Cornick, and dangerously sexy Brit Ben from Moon Called. I'm also curious to know how they would deal with the "shifting" aspect. I would hope they would make the change a beautiful thing, a la Blood and Chocolate from 2007. Again, time will tell.

Love is love, no matter the back story. <3 DS


Booksteve said...

There's also a comic book version recently, too.

Dee said...

Really? I didn't know that. A lot of my favorite books are getting comic versions lately. Or are they calling them graphic novels? I seem to remember hearing about graphic novels of some classics being made to keep kids interested in reading. :)