Stolen and Forgiven : Branded Packs

  • by Alexandra Ivy, Carrie Ann Ryan
  • Narrated by Aiden Snow
  • Series: Branded Packs
  • 7 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

The first in a brand new dark and gritty paranormal series, Stolen and Forgiven begins a new journey with New York Times best-selling authors Alexandra Ivy and Carrie Ann Ryan.
The first rule of being Alpha of the Canine Pack is to protect their secrets from the humans at all cost. One look at the dying human at his doorstep, and Holden Carter knows he will have to break it. The broken woman with no hope at survival is his mate. When he forces the change on her to save her life, he not only sets forth motions that could risk both their lives, but the lives of every shifter in the world.
Ariel Sands grew up in a post-Verona infection world and under the care of the very humans she thought had cured the disease. When they betray her in the worst ways imaginable, she finds herself not only mated to the Alpha of the very species she's been taught to fear, but the focal point of a traitor and path to destruction for everyone's way of life. It will take more than trust and a mating bond for Ariel and Holden to survive their enemies and burn of their own temptations.
Soren Slater is a Beta wolf who understands the duty to his Pack comes before his own needs. At a young age, he takes a position as a liaison between his Pack and the other species of shifters. He never expected his enticing flirtations with Cora Wilder, a Tiger Princess, would encourage her cat to consider him a potential mate. He's forced to walk away, choosing a partner among the wolves to try and strengthen his Pack.
Cora has no intention of forgiving or forgetting Soren's rejection. Not even when the Packs are forced to live together and she discovers Soren's former mate has died. But then, she's kidnapped by the SAU, and she has no choice but to work with Soren to escape. Together, they must put the past behind them if they're to survive the human's evil plot.


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25 years ago the Verona Virus was killing all humans so the Shifters, who were immune, came out of hiding to help and to help create an antidote. But how did the humans repay them? Propaganda and lies were spread about the vicious bloodthirsty beasts getting out of control. So, all over the people in charge split off the breeds then locked them up in Shifter Compounds where they would watch them constantly, have them branded, make them wear collars and, over the years, many Shifters would suspiciously disappear. It was Hell but they had to endure it because the SAU (Shifter Accommodation Unit) had Teams of armed Guards and they were all itching to pull the trigger.

One such Compound is the River Wolf Pack and their Alpha is the handsome Holden who cares deeply for all his Pack mates no matter where they come in the pack hierarchy..... he loves them all. But he was a restless angry and tired wolf, wanting to run solo at night, and that's when he came across a naked, bloody, cut up human woman who had been tossed into the Compound to die - which she was doing..... what was Holden meant to do? Perform a forbidden and secret act and risk his Pack or let her die? His inner Wolf made up his mind when he whimpered and started chanting "mate".

Brilliant story.... it had angst, drama, twists, suspense, tension, romance and lots of sex and, as their passions, feelings and bond develops so too does jealousy which leads to bitter and deadly confrontations and they would all be punished. That punishment came in the form of the Golden Feline Shifter Pack being moved into their Compound and the tension mounts.... especially for Soren the Beta Wolf of the River Pack because he had a sexual history with Cora the Pack's beautiful Princess. And she's not overjoyed with the situation but when she sees Soren again their history, the hurt, the heartbreak and the memories are all replaced by good old lust and sex.... Shifter style. But the SAU, and a greedy mad Scientist, has plans for her.... which again, leads to drama, bullets, claws, fangs, bloodshed and shocking revelations. And, once again, they're punished and the Compound is getting crowded.... because the Bears have now been moved in.

Worth a credit? If you like an entertaining, enjoyable, moving and hot Shifter listen with loveable characters who just don't deserve the life that's been forced on them, a couple of tasty sexy bossy Wolves, two feisty Heroines and a plot that grips you then you're in the right place and in for a treat. Because this delivered far more than I was expecting and blew me away. Dual (plus more) POV's and a gifted narrator who made two well-written, imaginative and worldbuilding stories, the characters and all the action come to life. Which turns a good listen into a memorable one. Very creditworthy.
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- CAROLYN "I love being swept away by a new romance and thankfully Audible's ever growing Library means I get to indulge myself over and over again"

shifters saved the world

I had not read this book so when I got this audio I was so shocked and happy with the story, shifters save humans from death but then get locked up by the government, silly humans not realizing secrets can not be kept and find their way out
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- Fran Zoch, LSOR

Book Details

  • Release Date: 08-27-2015
  • Publisher: Carrie Ann Ryan, Alexandra Ivy