When the great war between the Redwoods and the Centrals occurred three decades ago, the Talon Pack risked their lives for the side of good. After tragedy struck, Gideon Brentwood became the Alpha of the Talons. But the Pack's stability is threatened, and he's forced to take mate - only the one fate puts in his path is the woman he shouldn't want.
Though the daughter of the Redwood Pack's Beta, Brie Jamenson has known peace for most of her life. When she finds the man who could be her mate, she's shocked to discover Gideon is the Alpha wolf of the Talon Pack. As a submissive, her strength lies in her heart, not her claws. But if her new Pack disagrees or disapproves of fate's choice, the consequences could be fatal.
As the worlds Brie and Gideon have always known begin to shift, they must face their challenges together in order to help their Pack and seal their bond. But when the Pack is threatened from the inside, Gideon doesn't know who he can trust and Brie's life could be forfeit in the crossfire. It will take the strength of an Alpha and the courage of his mate to realize where true loyalties lie.
©2015 Carrie Ann Ryan (P)2015 Carrie Ann Ryan
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"Awesome Shifter Story and Performance!"
I've been wanting to try Carrie Ann Ryan for some time now and Tattered Loyalties has been sitting in my Audible Library for months collecting virtual dust. Finally forced myself to listen before Audible's Great Listen Guarantee expired, and WOW, I didn't realize what I've been missing out on! It was awesome, listened almost non-stop, and it's safe to say I won't be returning this one! Very impressed the writing, plot,characters, action, and romance. Looking forward to continuing this shifter series as well as trying other stories by Ryan.
A slightly slow start quickly builds into spellbinding shifter story about an unlikely mating between a dominate alpha and his submissive mate. Gideon, the alpha of the Talon pack, has been hoping for a mate. When he finally finds her, he doesn't think it will work because Brie's a submissive wolf, and he's concerned the pack will not respect or accept her, so he doesn't acknowledge her as his mate. However, the elders think it's time for him to mate for the good of pack, and have chosen another mate for him. Not wanting to mate with anyone else, he reluctantly accepts and acknowledges Brie as his mate. Gideon quickly learns the value of having a submissive wolf as a mate, and how she helps him keep his emotions in check. Brie's aware it will be a challenge being the alpha's mate and is prepared to stand up for herself and prove her worth to the pack, but Gideon is way to protective of her and tries to keep her sheltered. He completely underestimated his mate, and soon learned she was much stronger than what he gave her credit for. Their dominate/submissive qualities actually complimented each other perfectly.
Gregory Salinas did an a fantastic job narrating this story.
Well worth the time, and credit but I'm whispersync junkie! Shifter stories are some my of my favorite PNR and Tattered Loyalties reminded me of a lot of Suzanna Wright's Phoenix Pack. It may not have been as intense, dark or steamy, but it still a worthy listen and well worth the time. If you like Suzanna Wright's Phoenix Pack, then you will definitely want to consider adding this series to your library.
"Talon Pack Book One. Redwood Pack Book Nine."
Talon Pack Book One. OR Redwood Pack Book Nine.
While it is absolutely possible to read this without reading the Redwood Pack series first, I highly recommend starting with the Redwoods. There are characters that you can tell are important, but without that background you will not know how they are connected.
The Alpha of the Talon Pack, Gideon Brentwood, knows that the mate the Goddess has presented him will not work, but when he is faced with a decree to mate with another he must choose Brie Jamenson or a mate he will never love. Brie has known who her chosen mate was since childhood, but never said anything for fear of destroying both the Talon and Redwood packs. As a submissive wolf, how can she possibly be fit for the Alpha of another pack? The two must find a way to come together or face the Talon Pack's destruction by forces thought to be dead.
If you're looking for a wolf shifter world where those in power were placed there too early, this is the one for you!
Gregory Salinas narrates this series, as well as most of Carrie Ann Ryan's other books. He has a relationship with the characters that can only come with familiarity to the author and her writing style. He is the voice of the Redwood Pack and now the Talons, as well.
"love the voice and portrayal of Gideon!"
like the storyline and the deep and raspy voice Gregory Salinas does of Gideon!!!! loved it
"loved this story"
loved it, the challenges, the romance and action packed I recommend this story to anyone!!!!
I loved this story. I am going through a shifter phase where I would rather listen to or read stories about shifters more than any other sort of story. This one really hit the spot. Brie was fantastic. She is a submissive wolf but a very strong person. Gideon seems to be a bit on the rough side but that made me like him even more. The story was suspenseful yet romantic and I loved every minute of it, even though there were a few moments that I felt the urge to punch a character or two. I can't wait to listen to the next Talon Pack book.
"Loving the Talon Pack!"
Of course! Not only is it well written and voiced book it is a great story! I love how we now can see how the Redwood pack children have grown up.
Gah! That is hard to say. I like when they first meet face to face at the packs meeting. Even though Bree already knows who he is. How Bree shows her strength after the explosion. And then how they learn that even though Bree isn't a dominate she is a strong wolf and can do what is needed when needed. Even if it soothing dominates or being strong to fight. It show people that you don't have to be strong all the time. It is ok for others to help and lead when needed.
Gideon! His voice is just perfect for character. But I will have to say Gregory Salinas does very well with all voices. When I hear him do a female voice it sounds female, not a man trying to do a female voice. Great Job!!!!
Yes and I did!!!!
To understand who some of the characters are I do suggest reading the redwood books and also Wicked Wolf. Wicked Wolf was pare of the 1,001 Nights books. This will help you understand some of the dynamics going on between characters, not just the main two characters.
I received a free copy of this audible eBook in exchange for a fair and honest review.
Carrie Ann Ryan has done it again. This is an awesome book. This is the first audible that I've listened to narrated by Gregory Salinas. I must say I was not disappointed! Gregory made this book come to life. I highly recommend this book.
"The Alpha and his submissive mate"
Gregory does awesome with his narration of this book, Gideon is being forced to mate but he now knows who is his chosen but she is a submissive can she be alpha enough? with trators in their pack and with them exposing the packs they know they have more of a fight on their hands
"a must have"
I received the audio for my honest opinion. What can I say besides amazing. I loved the Redwood Pack’s series and it's awesome to see the kids all grown up. This is a must read and listen book. I love the action, the passion and the craziness that is the Talon Pack. This book has it all. If you want a book you can't put down well this is it. Once again Carrie Ann Ryan nails it. This is a 5 star all the way book and audio. For the audio side Gregory Salinas has an amazing voice. This guy could read a dictionary and make it sound good. His voice pulls you into the story in a whole different way. You get chills and goosebumps when you listen to this book. Way to go Gregory Salinas you rock. Carrie Ann Ryan has not only done an amazing job writing but found the most amazing voice to be the narrator . This is a must read and listen to book
Yes, this story showing an alpha mating with a submissive was wonderful.
How Brie, a submissive, had to not only fight for Gideon and for her position as alpha female and still stay true to herself.
You can hear the feelings.
Yes, I ran through to many feelings with this book.
Yes I would recommend to a friend. Carrie Ann Ryan is a fantastic author and this series carries on from the Redwood Pack series. Absolutely fantastic continuation of a story that I thoroughly enjoyed
I would compare this book to Heather Long's Wolves of Willow Bend series. There's a certain Alpha in this series that compares to the main character in Tattered Loyalties very well. You'd have to read the books to understand but they are both deeply scared and trying to do whats best for the pack.
I've never listened to Gregory Salinas before but his storytelling is amazing he brings out the depth of the characters and you can actually visualize there stuggles.
I laughed in some places, cried in others it's an amazing story
A must for any paranormal reader. Carrie Ann Ryans series is absolutely breathtaking and I'm looking forward to more from this author.
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