BURIED AND SHADOWED is a fascinating read. This book is
actually two stories with very simple common
denominators ... love and survival. In this world written
by Alexandra Ivy and Carrie Ann Ryan, the shifters of all
kinds have been collared and contained inside a guarded
compound. They have been blamed for a virus that killed a
lot of humans before it was contained . That was done
thanks to the shifters offering their blood as an
Their thanks ... the collars and prison. But one of the
biggest mistakes the humans made was forcing different
shifters (cats, bears, wolves, etc.) to live together.
These shifters learned to work together ... on the most
BURIED might be a bit of a surprise for readers of this
series and if a ménage hookup is a problem then I must
you that the main parties of this story are Oliver Dare,
the Ursine Foreseer; Mandy Calhoun, a sweet submissive;
Gibson Barton, who turns out to be the very welcome Omega.
You will have to read this book to find out how that
happened. This threesome have been very aware of each
but for a number of reasons have not acted on that
attraction. A danger lurking inside the compound brings
them together and in protecting each other they find
comfort in the love they share. I admit I am not
comfortable with the m/m aspect but with this book it was
tastefully done and much more about the emotion than the
physical. BURIED, by author Carrie Ann Ryan, is filled
unexpected twists, intrigue and, of course, love.
SHADOWED, by author Alexandra Ivy, takes us back into the
Unseen Pack and their work to reveal the truth about their
enemies who have lied and falsely imprisoned the shifters.
Sinclair, the alpha, has lost contact with the human
who had been secretly working for the pack to get proof of
the wrongdoings. Mira Reese is a bright woman who knows
that despite her attraction to Sinclair she is sure he
can't possibly feel the same toward her, but she is very
intrigued with the cause. So despite being kidnapped by
very people she has been spying on, she realizes it isn't
game. She still plans to finish her job ... despite
her "rescue" by the handsome shifter. She knows she must
get the truth out there and Sinclair decides he must
protect and prove his love for this stubborn little human.
BURIED AND SHADOWED will have you addicted to this world
and wanting more. I enjoyed getting to see again some of
the past characters and witness where they are now, that
always adds to my reading pleasure. The note from the
author at the end of the book hinted that there will be
more to come, even though the ending of "Shadowed" leads
one to wonder where these amazing authors will take this
world next. I will be first in line for that book and
anything else they send our way.
The Branded Packs Series from NYT Bestselling Authors
Alexandra Ivy and Carrie Ann Ryan continues with two dark
and heated shifter romances...
Gibson Barton knows his Pack is on the verge of something
they will never be able to prepare for: a chance at freedom.
Yet when he’s finally able to open his eyes to what might be
his fate, it could be too late.
As a submissive wolf of her Pack, Mandy Calhoun has always
only watched Gibson from afar. Because of her fears, she
hasn’t let her intentions toward him—or the other in her
Oliver Dare is the Foreseer of the Ursine Pack, and knows
with each vision, his death is that much closer. Yet he
cannot see his own future—or that of the two wolves who have
been thrust into his path.
There is danger lurking in the den, and as the three learn
to process their emotions and navigate their temptations,
they’ll have to fight for something they never knew they
had—or sacrifice it all for a purpose far greater than their
Sinclair, Alpha of the Unseen Pack, is determined to destroy
the Shifter Accommodation Unit. He understands that his
people will never be free until the truth is revealed and
their enemies are brought out of the shadows and exposed to
the public. Unfortunately, the human female who has been
secretly working with him has disappeared, and his
priorities must shift slightly. He’s resolved to track her
down, and not just because she has the information he needs.
Mira Reese isn’t stupid. She’s painfully aware that the sexy
shifter she’s been working with has been using her
fascination for him to gain access to the CDC computer
system. But that doesn’t stop her from helping Sinclair. Not
when it allows her to be close to him. But after the CDC
kidnaps her, she realizes that this isn’t a game. She’s a
potential savior for the future of the shifters—and perhaps
especially the loner wolf who stirs her passions