Mated in Mist by Carrie Ann Ryan – Blog Tour- February 18
Mated in Mist Talon Pack Book 3The Talon Pack continues with an outcast witch and a wolf who can see past the darkness. As Heir to the Talon Pack, Ryder Brentwood carries the responsibility of not only protecting his Pack, but ensuring its future. Only no one knows that as he does this, he must also shield his people from their past. When a witch with no ties bursts into his life, he must decide if he can overcome the depravity of his secrets and trust the one person who could break the fragile hold on his control. Grieving over the loss of her twin and on the run from the unknown, Leah Helm knows she is far more alone than she thought possible. Her coven shunned her before she was born and the wolves she sought protection with are in a war of their own. When a wolf with a whisper of secrets is forced to work with her in order to protect their people, she finds she might not be so alone after all. The world knows more than they ever have before about those shrouded in darkness, while Ryder and Leah are thrust into the center of a conflict they never should have been part of to begin with. On their journey they must not only fight those against them, but the burning temptation that is flaring between them. Fate might have paved their path, but that doesn’t mean they have to follow.
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CONTAINS SOME SPOILERS
Mated in Mist by Carrie Ann Ryan starts out as Leah and her twin brother are running for their lives from humans that want to kill them for being witches. When Leah and her twin are shot, she finds herself in a medical ward of the Talon wolf pack. With her powers rjlunning low from lack of water, the excess of running and a gunshot wound she is surprised to find her powers are drawn to Ryder. As heir of the Talon pack, Ryder takes his job of protecting his pack. With demons from his past making sure he is never to be happy, he has to watch his attraction to the beautiful water witch. As they grow closer so does the humans hell bent on destroying wolves and witches. Will Leah ever find a home or is she truly destined to be on the run for ever? Why was she give enough a death sentence before she was ever born? Will Ryder ever be able to fend off the demons of his past before they destroy his only true happiness?
I was truly impressed with this book. It starts off kinda slow but quickly makes it one wild ride book. The author incorporated a wonderful array of paranormal characters that had twists and turns galore. I felt this author had a wonderful sense of imagination, along with a steady writing style that made for an excellent read, with the right amount of pages. Since she ends the first book in a cliffhanger I am on the edge of my seat waiting for the next one to come out.
She studied his face, and he’d have given the world to have the power to hear her thoughts. His wolf raged inside, screaming at him to take the words back. His wolf didn’t understand. He never did. He didn’t know why the flipside of Ryder’s powers was so horrible. He only saw the woman in front of them, the one woman for them. The wolf only saw rejection from the human it was supposed to trust with everything it had, not the full extent of the agony Ryder felt. And yet, Ryder felt what the wolf did, so all in all, his world was ending deep inside the cavernous depths of his soul. But he had to remain stoic. He couldn’t tell her that he was saving her from a life of anguish and a grey existence. He couldn’t tell her because he’d never told a soul why he was the quiet one. He’d never told his family why he was the one to curl into himself when he should have been the one to stand proudly beside his Alpha. “I can’t think about this, Ryder. It’s too much. I know you had to get it off your chest, but that’s all it can be right now.” She raised her chin. “You may not want to tell me why you feel that you can’t have a mate right now. Maybe someday you will. And maybe one day when I’m not grieving and freaking the fuck out over my life, I’ll listen. But for now, I just want to go to bed. Can I do that? Can I just sleep? Maybe I’ll wake up and it’ll all be a dream.” “We can do that,” he said after a tense moment. “I didn’t mean to make your burden worse than it already is.”
About Carrie Ann Ryan:
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.