Monday, September 28, 2015

Abandoned and Unseen by Alexandra Ivy and Carrie Ann Ryan ~ Tour, Review & Giveaway


 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?



I've been craving paranormal books and I especially love shifter stories so reading this one was easy.

I haven't read the first book in the series but I caught on quickly.

I do love shifters that aren't just wolves and this one has lots.  Bears of all types, cats abound and of course wolves.  They have been caged and collared by the humans that believe they are responsible for the virus that wiped out 1/3 of the population.  But all is not as it seems.

The first half of this book is the story of Anya, a grizzly bear, and her neighbor Cole, a cat.  They fight their attraction but are drawn together to chase after an old enemy to the pack.   Their attraction becomes impossible to ignore.

The second half is about Nicole, a morning wolf, and Tucker, a polar bear, who isn't part of the captive shifters.  Nicole is hunting the killer of her child when she meets Tucker.  Both her wolf and his bear are drawn to each other and they end up working together to bring the killer to justice.

It seems that this series is a group of novella length stories that tell individual stories in the same world.  Each one furthers the overarching story of a world where humans do not trust shifters.

I enjoyed the stories and I'm certainly interested in reading more.

Like most novella length stories, things move quickly.  And since shifters and mating is involved, hearts are claimed quickly.  I like that actually.  I might have liked a little longer stories.

It's a great, fast read.  If you enjoy shifter stores, this is a great one to spend an evening with.

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.


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  1. Great review. I'm so looking forward to diving in. I need a good shifter series.

  2. I liked your review. I am excited to read more of this series as well.

  3. I haven't read the first book but I will. I love Alexandra's books and Carrie is new for me but not anymore. Loved the review. Thank you for the post and giveawy.
    Carol L
    Lucky4750 (at) aol (dot) com

  4. I haven't read the first book but I will. I love Alexandra's books and Carrie is new for me but not anymore. Loved the review. Thank you for the post and giveawy.
    Carol L
    Lucky4750 (at) aol (dot) com

  5. This sounds like a great shifter romance! Thanks to your review, I'm off to purchase it!

  6. great review...shifters are my fave :)