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Wednesday, 11 January 2012

Author Override: Patricia Briggs

 
Author Override is the place where authors take the reins and take you on a journey into their world. Some may allow you into their private writing dens. Others may take you along with them on research trips or interviews. Whatever the case may be, sit back, relax and enjoy the ride because here you’ll get an in-depth look into an author’s musings.

All Access With Mercy Thompson

Mercy Thompson, the heroine of her own UF series by Patricia Briggs, is one of our favorite girls!  Now imagine our excitement when we got to sit down with her for a little chat!?! 
For those who haven't met you yet, Mercy, can you tell us a bit about yourself?

I’m a coyote who was raised by werewolves, am married to one – and fix cars for a living.

I am so jealous of your tattoos! How many do you have and what do they mean?

My roommate’s mother in college was a tattoo artist and Char traded tattoos for favors. She was pretty good. I got a pawprint tattooed on my belly – because I finally decided to accept what I was. The narrow Celtic knotwork bands around each bicep were just pretty. They are very easy to overlook and they hide under a t-shirt.

Being a walker, you're able to shift into a coyote. If given the chance to shift into anything at all, what would you like to shift into?

A dragon. That would let me knock some sense into those werewolves!

Give us the dirty! Got any secrets about the wonderful author who writes your books, Patricia Briggs?

Actually, she’s pretty boring. Nice, but boring. She says she much prefers that to interesting, because interesting people are quite often unhappy.

You encounter fae, vampires, werewolves and more. Seems like an interesting life! What adventure for you has been the most thrilling?

Most terrifying would be getting married. If you ever met my mother, you’d understand. Most thrilling . . . well, Adam is really, really hot. So . . .

So what's it like being mated to an alpha? You gotta spill! What is one thing you didn't know about Adam until you were married to him?

It’s like being married to a CEO who not only brings his work home with him, but also his employees. He likes split pea soup. Who does that?

What would you say is the best part about being in the Columbia Basin Pack?

I’m finally starting to feel like I belong somewhere.

The worst? I’m tempted to say fleas – but except for that one time, it hasn’t really been a problem. And Adam is blaming the cat.

Really, the problem I didn’t expect was the constant worry. Is someone going to do something dumb today? Is Paul going to straighten up without me having to hand him his own head on a platter again?

Samuel and you have quite the history together. If given the chance to send a message to him now, what would you say to him?

That’s the cool thing about old friends. You don’t have to send messages. I do hope that his Arianna makes him happy. He deserves to be happy.
If you could ask Ms. Briggs to give you a sidekick from another author’s world, what would you ask for?

A sidekick? Mr. Spock would be awesome – but then all those Trekkies would follow us around. Adam might also have trouble with a male. Which eliminates David (from Rachel Caine’s Weather Warden series) – I’d really like to have a genie at my beck and call. Heh, heh.

Karin Murphy (from the Harry Dresden series) would be someone I could get along with – who is tough enough not to die. Though it might be fun to have a sidekick who would do all the housework!

You are having a girls night in with some popcorn and your favourite PJs, what film do you pop on?

Quigley Down Under or maybe the Nickelodeon series Avatar, the Last Airbender.

Thanks Mercy for chilling with us today! Say hi to the Pack for us! 
Because Patricia Briggs is our author of the month and we are huge fans of her work and think everyone should read all her stuff, we want to give you the chance to win ANY book of your choice from her backlist OR we will pre-order Fair Game for you, which releases March 6!  Whether you're an old fan or a newbie or somewhere in between you can win!  This giveaway is open internationally and will last all month long.

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And stay tuned for our other Patricia Briggs / Mercy features during the month of January. 



85 comments:

Lady D said...

:o GREAT interview!!! <3 Mercy!!!

fishgirl182 said...

thanks for the interview. i love the mercy thompson series! and thanks for the pea soup fact. never would have guessed. :)

Lisa Richards/alterlisa said...

Awesome, simply awesome interview. I loved hearing direct from Mercy.

Anne said...

I love this series and I'm looking forward to seeing Mercy and Adam's married life post honeymoon. I had no idea that Mercy had bicep tattoos. Was it ever mentioned in any of the regular books?

Vanessa N. said...

Awesome giveaway. Love both the Mercy and Alpha Omega series. I've been waiting for he next book in the alpha omega series because I just can't wait to read what happens fo charles and anna. I was lucky enough to meet patricia at NYCC. She was so cool.

mythic021@gmail.com

Joanne said...

I love Patricia Briggs. I have never read the Mercy Thompson series but I have read her Alpha and Omega series. I can't wait to try this series. Awesome interview.

e.balinski(at)att(dot)net

Cathy M said...

This is one of my favorite series, and I can't wait to read Fair Game.

caity_mack at yahoo dot com

Liz @ Fictional Candy said...

Loved this interview :) I haven't read this series, so it is definitely going in the TBR. Thanks!

megblod said...

I love reading anything from Patricia

Red said...

Love the interview! One of my favorite series :)

Dyllan said...

I'm not really a big UF fan myself, but this interview makes me want to read the series! I'm totally putting into my TBR! Thanks girls and Patricia!

Missy Jane said...

I LOVE this series. I'm so excited for the next book! :-D

Proserpine said...

Hi nice interview, I know Ms Briggs, but never stard her series.... (Shame on me)!

thanks for this interview and giveaway!

Proserpine

DiDi said...

What a fun interview. I have not ventured into much UF but this sounds like a series to really get into =)

Cocktails and Books said...

I love Mercy, so I appreciated the great interview. Can't wait for the next book.

Emily said...

One of my favorite authors of all time, always has strong female leads that rely on their own strengths instead of bashing others. And Patty is just a sweet, down-to-earth lady, had the privilege of interviewing her for a parenting blog a couple years ago. This is a great interview, good to know more about one of my favorite fictional heroines! I could totally hang out with Mercy!

Jackie - said...

I can't wait for the next book. Another one of my series has just come out with it's last book, so that this one is still going makes that event a little less sad. I love Mercy and her band of misfits. Just love them.

Melanie said...

Awesome interview. I love Mercy and can't wait to see whats in store for her next. Looking forward to Fair Game.

ahz1 said...

Can't wait to read Fair Game. It's been so long! Loved the interview with Mercy.

Amanda Bonilla said...

Awesome interview! Love the Mercy Thompson series and Mercy World books. Can't wait for Fair Game!

Ning said...

thanks for the interview! Haven't read this series yet, but she sounds like a cool character!

Ning @ Reading by Kindle Fire

Jewel said...

Great interview.

I love all the books in Mercedes Thompson Series. Mercy is an amazing character. Love her personality.

I also love Patricia's Alpha and Omega Series. Keep the awesome books coming PB. ;)

Jennifer Messerschmidt said...

I LOVE Mercy and Adam! Adam likes split pea soup eww LOL And I love that her favorite adventure was Adam because well he is hot. *fans self* I love Adam and Samuel. I hope Samuel is happy too. Adam and Mercy's cat are too cute together. Blames fleas on the cat. I always loved when the cat would be at Adam's house and he would pretend to be mad but he clearly loves the cat. Thanks for the interview and giveaway!

Chrisbails said...

Great interview. Love Patricia's books. Found the Mercy series first and then fell in love with Alpha & Omega. Love Adam and Mercy, but Anna & Charles are fantastic. Can't wait for the new book to come out.
christinebails@yahoo.com

Lupdilup said...

Mercy Thompson is one of my favorite heroines!! In fact, the only thing I don't like about Mercy, is that she has Adam :)
Ladies!If you have not read or listened to this series you better get started, and find out how terrific and real Patricia Brigg's character are.
Thanks guys!!!

Carla63 said...

Great interview. Looking forward to this series, I've not read any of them yet. Thanks for the giveaway.

Sophia Rose said...

Mercy Thompson was my first introduction to urban fantasy and I haven't looked back since. I enjoyed the interview. Pea soup? Really Adam?

Thanks for the giveaway opportunity and for the fun interview.

Shelly said...

Enjoyed the interview. Haven't had the opportunity to read her stories. Will have to check out this series. :)

SacredmOOn said...

Fabulous interview of Mercy! I loved it. Ewwww...who eats pea soup? I mean seriously on purpose? As-in likes it? LOL *shakes head* To each their own I guess. Thanks for the giveaway chance! DeAnna Schultz

wickster72 said...

I loved the interview! I have read all the Mercy Thompson books and the Alpha & Omega. I have a question for Patricia. Which actor(s)would you have play your characters?

Timitra said...

Great interview!!! I really enjoyed reading it. Mercy is so kick ass!!!! I'm definitely heading to Amazon to add this series to my wishlist....thanks ladies for the author recommend!!!!

Barbara E. said...

I'd loved the interview, I learned a lot more about Mercy since I haven't read the series yet. I have a lot of the books on my TBR shelf, but haven't got to them yet.

MichelleK Canada said...

I was just introduced to the Mercy series this year and then read every book back to back. What a wonderful heroine. I adore Mercy and she is now one of my favourite characters.

Also, thank you for finally getting her married. I love that the series is going to grow with them as a married couple.

CYP @ A Bookalicious Story said...

I haven't read this series yet, but Mercy sounds awesome! Haha. Thanks for this great giveaway!

Lexi said...

Ah hahahaha, the Trekkies would follow you around! Love it!
Great post from Mercy, thanks Patricia!!! You are awesome! I can't ever get enough of Mercy and all her friends, too many great ones to name!

jfort357 said...

What a great interview!!! Mercy sounds like an intriguing charcter!!! Can't wait to read this series!!! :-)

miki said...

This is one of my top favorite serie ever^^.
i really loved this interview and would be delighted to win fair game

thanks you for this opportunity

all the best

sienny said...

to be honest, i once started to read book one than put it down. now, i'll give it another try

Jessica@a GREAT read said...

Great interview! I still haven't read the current Mercy book from last year. At this point I might just wait for the paperback!

Old Folkie said...

Lovely interview, and am so looking forward to the release of "Fair Game", because really at heart im a Anna fanboy.

erin said...

Thanks for the wonderful post! I love, love, love, Patricia Briggs and I've almost read all her works. I love Mercy and this series is an autobuy for me. :)

IreneRJ said...

Great interview,I love the Mercy books and can't wait for Fair Game, Charles and Anna are great together!
irgl7(at)bonzo15(dot)plus(dot)com

Kaetrin said...

I can hardly wait for Fair Game. And, I love Mercy and Adam. Will there be a new Mercy book next year?

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Gigi's Consignment Closet said...

Great interview. I love the Mercy series so much.

Anya said...

Thanks for such awesome interview and I love the Mercy Thompson series. I can't wait to any and all upcoming books by Patricia Briggs.

Anya

opramum said...

Love the interview!!! I love all of Patty's writingss

WakeAngel said...

So, I actually just started reading Mercy's first book Moon Called and while I haven't finished yet, I love it!! Will def be reading the rest of the series!!!!

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elaing8 said...

Great interview.I love when characters get interviewed :)

Bea said...

I love the Mercy series, and really enjoyed this interview. Fleas, hee hee.

Bea said...

I love the Mercy series, and really enjoyed this interview. Fleas, hee hee.

Sariah said...

Great interview. I have not read this series yet, I have the first book on my TBR pile. I will have to get to reading it.

Andrea I said...

I enjoyed the interview. This is another series on my TBR list.

evening-green said...

love Adam blaming the fleas on the cat, thanks for the interview and giveaway!

Melanie said...

I like the interview :-) - Do you plan to interview some more of the mercy thompson characters, Adam for example?

Melanie

Brenda Demko said...

Thanks for the wonderful interview! I love werewolves and no one does them quite like Patricia Briggs! Mercy is one of my all time favorite series! I have all of her Mercy books and all of the Alpha and Omega books! I so don't want to wait any longer! I need a PB fix and soon!

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Denise Z said...

Thank you for taking the time to share with us. I have read all of the Mercy Thompson books except River Marked and that has been on my wishlist for a while. I certainly appreciate the giveaway opportunity and will be looking forward to the next installment in Mercy's journey :)

DANI HARPER said...

Long-time fan of Patricia Briggs! Love the Mercy Thompson series, and RIVER MARKED was terrific. One of the most satisfying endings EVER! And I had to go and visit the Stonehenge replica on the hillside above the Columbia River, where part of the book took place.

Amber I @ Awesomesauce said...

I love this series and Patricia Briggs. An amazing interview. I can not wait for Fair Game!! :)

RoseD said...

Fantastically interesting interview. Thanks for the opportunity to learn more about Mercy and the series...I definitely need to check it out!

Maria D. said...

Loved the character interview! I love the Mercy Thompson series and I agree that Adam is hot, hot, hot!

Di said...

I don't know this author or series - thanks for the intro!
sallans d at yahoo dot com

Anne R said...

Love the character interview. I really need to start reading this series.

Pamk said...

great interview. And I just love mercy's series. She is a strong heroine and one of my favorite.

Pamk said...

great interview. And I just love mercy's series. She is a strong heroine and one of my favorite.

Chrisbails said...

Great interview. Love the Mercy series. Love character interviews.
christinebails@yahoo.com

vadeluna07 said...

I love Mercy Thompson! She's a bad ass chick who has overcome a lot of crap and she is awesome. Love reading this series. Definitely one of my favorites!

A Simple Love of Reading said...

I love Mercy and Adam! I especially loved the fleas comment! :)

Marie said...

I loved the interview. I started with "On the prowl" from Alpha and Omega series and moved on the Mercy thompson can't wait for book 7

lisagkendall said...

Thanks for the interview. Very interesting, Fleas? Split pea soup? Quigley Down Under, all very insightful. lisagk(at)yahoo(dot)com

Ashley Applebee said...

Great interview!! I love Mercy!!
Ashley A
ash_app@hotmail.com

MaDonna Lemmen said...

Thanks for the give away and interview :) Looking forward to reading her books :)

MaDonna

derna4u@yahoo.com

Hannah said...

I haven't started this series yet but I have book one on the way and can't WAIT! Great interview. Character interviews often don't work but this one really did. :)

Mary Jo said...

One of my favorite series, Love it!

Anya said...

I could have sworn I left a comment here before. Oh well here's my comment again. Awesome interview and giveaway! Great secondary info on Mercy and look forward to seeing more of Mercy and Adam's adventures into married life and dangers all around them.

Carla said...

Loved it!!! I really need to finish this series!!
Carla
Cjgallway21@aol.com

Filia Oktarina said...

Awesome, simply awesome interview. I love Mercy and have complete book Mercy Thompson Series.

triciakristufek said...

Great interview! I love Mercy and can't wait to read her next adventure.

Kassandra said...

Absolutely LOVE Mercy!! The world building is wonderful!

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Kristin said...

great interview. I think Mercy is one of my all time favorite characters.

BookAttict said...

I've been a fan since Masques and Steal the Dragon -- and absolutely love Mercy (and the Alpha & Omega series as well)! Thanks for the fantastic Character Interview and giveaway!

elizabeth @ bookattict . com

AquarianDancer said...

Yay for Mercy! I'm so looking forward to her new story as well as Anna's "Fair Game."

AquarianDancer at gmail dot com

jo said...

Im a newbie to this series, just started the first book, so far so good