Blog Tour - Abandoned & Unseen (Branded Packed Series) By Alexandra Ivy & Carrie Ann Ryan
Abandoned and Unseen Synopsis:
The next in a new dark and gritty paranormal series. Abandoned and Unseen continues the journey with NYT Bestselling Authors, Alexandra Ivy and Carrie Ann Ryan.
When bear shifter, Anya Tucker fell in love with the wrong man, the only thing she left with was a broken heart—and her two bear cubs. Now she’s mended her wounds and learned that in order to raise her babies she can only trust herself. When her sons meet the lazy cat next door and fall heads over tails for him, she’ll do whatever she takes to protect them—even from a past she’d thought she’d left behind.
Cole McDermott is a jaguar on a mission. Long naps, a willing woman, and a full stomach is usually all he needs when it comes to relaxing after a long day of protecting his Pack. Then he meets Anya and the burn of temptation is silky and tantalizing indeed. When a horror from Anya’s past threatens everything she loves, Cole will put everything aside and fight for her family—as well as his own.
Nicole Bradley had no reason to live after the humans murdered her son. Not until she learns to hunt down those responsible for his death. Shifting into her wolf form at night, she slips out of the compound, determined to do as much damage as possible. The last thing she expected was to discover secrets that could destroy the SAU.
Polar shifter, Tucker Stone, lives off the grid. It’s the only way the Unseen can avoid being rounded up by the humans and tossed into a compound. Besides, he’s a loner by nature. But he can’t walk away when he sees the pretty female wolf in danger. Risking exposure, he takes her to his hidden den and tries to heal her wounds.
Can a reclusive polar bear and a wolf with a death wish find happiness together?
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About The Authors
Carrie Ann Ryan Bio:
New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author Carrie Ann Ryan never thought she’d be a writer. Not really. No, she loved math and science and even went on to graduate school in chemistry. Yes, she read as a kid and devoured teen fiction and Harry Potter, but it wasn’t until someone handed her a romance book in her late teens that she realized that there was something out there just for her. When another author suggested she use the voices in her head for good and not evil, The Redwood Pack and all her other stories were born.
Carrie Ann is a bestselling author of over twenty novels and novellas and has so much more on her mind (and on her spreadsheets *grins*) that she isn’t planning on giving up her dream anytime soon.
Alexandra Ivy Bio:
Alexandra Ivy graduated from Truman University with a degree in theatre before deciding she preferred to bring her characters to life on paper rather than stage. She started her career writing traditional regencies before moving into the world of paranormal with her USA Today, Wall Street Journal, and New York Times bestselling series The Guardians of Eternity. Now she writes a wide variety of genres that include paranormal, erotica, and romantic suspense.
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
I wasn't sure what to expect going into this as I'd never read from these authors before. I'm a big fan of paranormal books though so I dived in expectantly. I wasn't disappointed.
These two stories might not be very long but they are packed with plot, action and surprisingly well developed characters.
I'm not going to rehash the plots as you can get the point of what's going to happen from the blurbs but I was impressed with the back story behind this. Let's be honest a lot of shifter stories out there are all a bit samey and frankly quite dull but this wasn't. It had a well thought out and different story world.
It was written well and the plot flowed along at a good pace. There was plenty of suspense with believable antagonists. It was also romantic and even though the romance element moved pretty quickly I didn't find it silly or unbelievable.
The characters were good and believable and as I said before were surprisingly well developed for the length of the book. My favourite character was probably Cole but I liked them all. I also liked the fact that the women were just as strong as the men. I love a heroine with a backbone who is an equal.
This is the second in a series but can be read as a standalone as enough information is supplied. I went in blind,was not confused and managed to understand what was going on fine. I did go and read the previous book after though ;o)
All in a really good read. I will definitely be interested to read more in this series. If you like shifter stories that pack a bit more punch from the norm I would definitely recommend :)
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