Blood Bound by Patricia Briggs
I loved this book and I am loving this series. It had a good story line and suspense in it plus all the shapeshifters. Plus an interesting secondary story with a reporter. Sam and Adam are both in this one and are still trying to find common ground when it comes to Mercy. They do find it in one way, protecting her and trying to keep her out of trouble. But I do recommend this book, but if you have not read Moon Called, read that one first. It is not imperative to this story, but it will help to follow everything.
Mechanic Mercy Thompson has friends in low places-and in dark ones. And now she owes one of them a favor. Since she can shapeshift at will, she agrees to act as some extra muscle when her vampire friend Stefan goes to deliver a message to another of his kind.
But this new vampire is hardly ordinary-and neither is the demon inside of him.
This is the sequel to Kitty and the Midnight Hour. Kitty is called to Washington DC to appear in a Senate inquiry. They are trying to figure out if supernatural beings really exist and what they should do if they do exist. But the Senator (Duke) that chairs the committee believes that all supernatural beings are evil and need to be destroyed, so Kitty has her work cut out for her. When she gets to town she meets some very interesting people, Alette, the master vampire for the city, Luis, a cute jaguar shape-shifter in town on business and Ahmad who owns and runs a bar where shifters hang out. She has a run in with the weird cult leader from the previous book who is targeting weres and vampires promising them release.
Plus there is a bonus story at the end where Kitty interviews a band that claims that one of their members is possessed by a demon. (The interview is mentioned in the book but no details are given about it) I would recommend this book, it is a cool paranormal. There is not a lot of romance in it though but even knowing that, I enjoyed the story and hardly noticed the lack of romance in it. I guess because there is potential for it later in the series. Labels: paranormal, shape-shifter, werewolves