Today I am a stop on the Waking the Bear Blog Tour!
You can check my review of this paranormal romance below and find more information about the book and its author as well as a giveaway!!!
Title: Waking the Bear
Author: Kerry Adrienne
Format: Digital Arc
Paranormal romance is one of my favorite genres. And if it involves shifters that’s even better…I LOVE shifters. So when I read the blurb and saw the cover for Waking the Bear, I knew I needed to read it and I must say, I quite enjoyed the first book in the Shifter Wars Series…enough to eagerly anticipate the next book in the series.
When sweet, human Amy Francis left behind a domineering ex and stressful job in Atlanta for small-town living and some “Amy time” in the mountains of New York, little did she know she’d be walking into a turf war between bear shifters and mountain lion shifters or that one of those bears would turn out to be her mate. Add in a vindictive mountain lion shifter with an ax to grind and you have one heck of a story!
Griff Martin, ranger/landlord/shifter/extraordinaire really wasn’t expecting to find his mate when he went to meet his new tenant, but unfortunately (or rather fortunately) for him that is exactly what happened. And as he struggles to protect her and figure out how to tell her, “Um, I’m a bear” we’re lucky enough to enjoy the ride and all of the ups and downs that come with their budding relationship. And it is a very interesting ride.
Amy and Griff really hit it off from their very first meeting. I really enjoyed the banter between them as they got to know one another and opened up to each other (emotionally and physically). Their easy conversation really made it seem like they were meant to be and as though they had known each other for years rather than a few days or weeks. However, at times Amy seemed just a bit too trusting…of course, I have no clue how I’d react to everything she was told and witnessed during the story. I mean, shifters, people!
It was also interesting that we had a chance to see things from the point of view of the villain(s) of the story occasionally as well. It gave a clearer view of their mindset and their motivations for their actions and thirst for vengeance. It would have been nice to learn more about the other bear shifters as well, but perhaps future books will give us more of them.
Overall, this was a steamy paranormal romance with characters I grew on me and with a story that captivated me. I truly can’t wait to read the next book to see what happens with the Shifter War!
My Rating: 4 Stars
I received a digital copy of this book in exchange for a fair and honest review.
WAKING THE BEAR by Kerry Adrienne
A shifter war is brewing and Griff must decide between the clan he has to protect and the woman destined to be his mate. WAKING THE BEAR is a tale where passion and danger lurk in the heart of the forest. This novel is perfect for fans of The Bear King’s Captive by Milly Taiden and Reinike by Becca Fanning.
Praise for Waking the Bear:
“Waking the Bear is a quick shifter read that will have you coming back for more from this author, I know I will.” Night Owl Reads
"I’m rating Waking the Bear a 5 out of 5 stars.” Reviews by a Thrifty Mom
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Title: Waking the Bear
Series: Shifter Wars
Author: Kerry Adrienne
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Release Date: August 1, 2016*
Publisher: Carina Press
Print Length: 212 pages
Digital ISBN: 9781460397442
Sexy shifter passion is awakened when two unlikely lovers are challenged by secrets, danger and an unstoppable need to claim one's mate…
For human Amy Francis, the secluded cabin in Deep Creek is the haven she needs to map out a fresh new start. She never expected her heart to be reawakened by a distraction like Griff Martin, commanding yet gentle, too ferociously sensual to ignore. It's clear that patrolling the forest is more than a job to Griff—it's a means of survival. But what Amy doesn't realize is she's reawakened the beast within him.
Griff's dormant hunger is stirred by this intoxicating woman…and threatened by the secret she must never learn. Duty-bound to defend his bear clan against an avenging pride of lion shifters, Griff's entire world is upended when he meets Amy. His animal need to claim his mate has taken hold, but that very desire could seal her fate as an unwitting pawn in battle.
Now, as a shifter war looms, Griff must decide between letting Amy go or following his most carnal instincts. To have her would change his life…but risk everything he knows and was born to protect.
*Previously published, newly revised by author
Repped by the fabulous Marisa Corvisiero with the Corvisiero Literary Agency.
Kerry loves history and spends large amounts of time wondering about people who lived and walked on Earth in the past. She’s a mom to three daughters, six cats, and various small animals. Her husband says she’s a marketer’s dream, as she often believes everything she hears—at least initially. Her shoe horde will attest to her fine shopping skills.
In addition to writing, Kerry loves to sew (costumes and cosplay, especially), draw, paint, make chainmail, and play guitar.
Her new love is her Mini Cooper Convertible, Sheldon, and they have already gone on many adventures. They travel to as many concerts as they can–especially Green Day and Marilyn Manson.
You can visit her much-neglected costuming blog here: http://cloakandcostume.blogspot.com/ Maybe she’ll have time to update it soon.