I came across the first of Briggs' Mercy Thompson series (M) a few years ago and became a quick follower of Mercy Thompson, aka, the coyote shape-shifter. The series main character, Mercy, grew up amongst a werewolf pack, but runs her own life with a stubbornness that any independent woman would approve.
She has protection of the werewolves, makes friends with the vampires, and fights battles with fae magic from time to time. I read the first two books, Moon Called and Blood Bound, and listened to the next four via audio. I didn't find a difference in how the story flowed with the different formats, and continued to want more, read more, know more.
I was so excited when I found out Briggs had written yet another Mercy Thompson book and placed Frost Burned on hold immediately. I was initially worried about the slow start to the latest book, but it picked up speed, held my attention, and kept me on the edge of my seat, and up quite late!
I am not a hardcore fantasy reader, but shape-shifters are my weakness. Add a little vamp and some witchery, and you have a great tale to spin, as Briggs clearly displays!