It's official, I have fallen in Love with the Mercy Thompson Series by Patricia Briggs!!! I just love these books to date. I have already breezed through Moon Called, Blood Bound, and I'm halfway through Iron Kissed! Mercy is just a character I love: adaptable, funny, hard-headed, loving, and just a wee bit crazy! She also is a shapeshifter, which I have a soft spot for when it comes to my paranormal/urban fantasy reads! These books are a little darker and have a fair amount of violence, but it makes the stories more realistic, I think.