Waiting on Wednesday is a meme hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine. The weekly event is meant to showcase eagerly anticipated upcoming releases…and to spread the word! This week I’m excited about:

fire touched_front mech.inddFire Touched by Patricia Briggs (Mercy Thompson #9)

Genre: Urban Fantasy

Publisher: Ace

Anticipated Publication Date: March 8, 2016

Mercy Thompson has been hailed as “a heroine who continues to grow and yet always remains true to herself.”* Now she’s back, and she’ll soon discover that when the fae stalk the human world, it’s the children who suffer…

Tensions between the fae and humans are coming to a head. And when coyote shapeshifter Mercy and her Alpha werewolf mate, Adam, are called upon to stop a rampaging troll, they find themselves with something that could be used to make the fae back down and forestall out-and-out war: a human child stolen long ago by the fae.

Defying the most powerful werewolf in the country, the humans, and the fae, Mercy, Adam, and their pack choose to protect the boy no matter what the cost. But who will protect them from a boy who is fire touched?

Now that I’ve finally caught up with the Mercy Thompson series, I can start getting excited about new books in the series again! Although the last book wasn’t my favourite, there were definitely some game-changing events that will no doubt play an important role in FIRE TOUCHED. I’m excited to see how they pan out!

So long as Christy isn’t a major player in FIRE TOUCHED I am practically guaranteed to love it. Those of you who are caught up on the series will remember how awful she is.

And take a look at that badass cover, illustrated by Dan Dos Santo! Everything he does is gold.