Tuesday, 27 February 2018

REVIEW - BRAND OF THE PACK - SILVER WOLF CLAN BY TERA SHANLEY

Title: Brand Of The Pack
Series: Silver Wolf Clan
Author: Tera Shanley
Genre: Paranormal, Fantasy, Shapershifter, Werewolves, Romance
Publisher: Lyrical Press, Kensington Books
Release Date: 9th June 2015

BLURB from Goodreads
The last of her kind...

As the last of the Silver Wolves, and the only female with the ability to produce werewolf offspring, Morgan Carter is a wanted woman. Male suitors from all packs vie for her, and threaten the safety of her young niece, Lana. But there is only one man Morgan wants...

The last of his control...

Greyson Crawford has been through hell and back for Morgan. And he’d do it again. But until she learns to trust him, and lets him claim her as his own, he can’t fully protect her. When a force more powerful than either have known threatens to tear them apart, can Greyson convince Morgan to accept him as her mate once and for all, before it’s too late?


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REVIEW
As soon as I finished Black Dog's Revenge I wanted to continue reading. This series really is addictive reading! So as I had the next book in the series on my kindle I just had to start it right away.

This cover has the beautiful silver wolf in the background, and then Morgan in the forefront in her human form, with her beautifully strange eye colour. Once again the font style and placing of the book titles, series titles and author name is the same as the rest of the series so far. I have liked every cover in this book series so far. They would certainly tell me immediately that they are shifter books and would make me want to pick them up from the bookstore shelf to learn more about them.

Obviously as this is a book series the genres listed are the same as the other titles which are Paranormal, Fantasy, Romance, Shapeshifter and Werewolves. They all fit the book very well and I love a great shapeshifter/werewolf book and if it's as good as Silver Wolf Clan, I am definitely looking forward to reading this one. I really love this series, it's very addictive reading!

So at the end of the last book Grey/Wolf and Morgan/Silver Wolf were reunited so that should mean a quieter, happy ever after ending right? Oh no, no, no! As Grey has yet to claim Morgan as his mate and then go through the ritual of branding the pack that is not the case. Morgan may be now living on Grey's land in the home he built for them but in the eyes of the werewolf community until Morgan is claimed by her mate she is quite literally up for grabs. We know, as does Morgan that Grey would never willingly allow anyone to take her from him but this means he has to show his power and fight anyone that decides to challenge him for Morgan. Morgan eventually gets sick of the challenges and having to be constantly on alert for the next one as well as watching the actual fights, she loses her temper and announces that she will be claimed by the end of the week. Which means she needs to organise a wedding within just seven days. Luckily neither Morgan or Grey want to invite many people. The guests consist of Morgan's mum, Hannah, and the Dallas Pack. I found it funny that just the night before the wedding Morgan and Grey seem to relax only for another challenger to turn up and want to fight Grey in the middle of the rehearsal dinner! Rachel does some fast talking and distracts Morgan's mum Hannah, by asking what she thinks to the different options she has thought of the finish decorating the wedding cake she has made for the wedding. This challenger is a such a dirty fighter and with Grey's mind on the wedding tomorrow he isn't concentrating as much or as sharp as he usually is that Morgan becomes so upset watching whats going on from an upstairs window that she changes into her wolf form and runs through the house past her mother. The quick thinking Marissa explains the "dog" is her fourteenth birthday gift and is called Snowball! 
After the whole wedding ceremony there is the branding to be done too. The branding has to be done with a special silver knife which means its going to be very painful for the werewolves as they can be truly hurt by silver, as it burns them. Due to so many challenges Grey didn't manage to get to the silversmith to pick up the brand himself so it is a task that Dean does. It is also Dean that gives or carves Grey's brand mark onto his arm. Dean also provides some special poultices that make the brand mark heal well so the brand is very clear. Grey is then in charge of doing first Morgan's brand mark as she is his first werewolf in his own pack and then Marissa.

After all this going on you'd think that Grey and Morgan could have a worry free few days for a honeymoon? Well Hannah takes her grand-daughter Lana to give the couple a few days and Marissa announces that she will stay over at the Dallas Pack house but there is the worry of who "the dragon" is and why he/she has been sending prophetic dream warnings to Grey and then sending the beautiful necklace to Morgan on the day of the wedding. 
Once again its clear that the Dallas Pack will still be working closely with Grey and his new pack.

Characters I loved in this book were of course Morgan, Grey, Lana and Marissa. I especially love the scene where Morgan runs through the house in front of Hannah and Marissa just laughs and asks who let Snowball in. Then later Morgan asks Marissa why she couldn't have come up with a better name for her birthday "dog" present. Marissa cheekily laughs and says she thinks the name Snowball is perfect as Morgan's wolf is pure white. It shows how much Marissa feels at home and how much her confidence has improved since hanging around with Grey. I felt a little sorry for Dean when he seemed so sad consenting and "handing" Marissa over from his pack to Grey's pack. You really feel sorry for Dean as even though he will still see Marissa she will no longer be part of his pack. The Dallas Pack has gone from having three females, Rachel, Alexis and Marissa to having just his mate Rachel in his pack.

Again I really loved reading this book and this series, the Silver Wolf Clan is firmly on my favourite shifter series and I have already checked out other books by Tera Shanley as well as learning she writes under a different name also, so those series are on my list to want to read too. If you love shifter series such as Shifters or Wildcats by Rachel Vincent, Women Of The Otherworld by Kelley Armstrong, Holloway Pack by J.A. Belfield, The Awakening by Keri Armstrong or Wolf Hollow by Nikki Jefford then I'd recommend you read this series too! Once again this book is definitely filled with action, and grabs your attention at the beginning, holding onto it until the very end and then....it leaves you wanting even more! So my next read is Summit Of The Wolf! I have asked Lyrical Press an imprint of Kensington Books about the possibility of more titles in this series and they said though there were no plans right now, they wouldn't ever say never! So who knows maybe there will be more to come. I guess I will have a better idea once I've read Summit Of The Wolf which is the fourth and last at the moment.

My immediate thoughts upon finishing this book were Wow totally loving this series! Just when you think all will be well. A bitchy little wolf has a word in the right ear and there's even more trouble looming for Grey n Morgan. Looking forward to reading the next in the series just hoping it isn't the last!

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