Brand of the Pack by Tera Shanley

June 11th, 2015 kimbacaffeinate Review 45 Comments

11th Jun
Brand of the Pack by Tera Shanley
Brand of the Pack
by Tera Shanley
Series: Silver Wolf Clan #3
Published by: Kensington
Genres: Urban Fantasy
Purchase: Amazon
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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?

Brand of the Pack by Tera Shanley is the fourth book in the Silver Wolf Clan. I have been enjoying this urban fantasy and getting to know the wolf clan. Despite the length of these novels, Shanley had managed to hook me and endear me to these characters and their world.

While the previous books were laden with angst, suspense and danger, Brand of the Pack focused more on shoring up the relationship between Morgan and Greyson as it introduced a new threat. Shanley has created an engaging series and I quickly slip into the story despite wishing for a full length novel. To her credit, she tells a tight tale and I guess one should appreciate being able to slip away for an hour and enjoy a good story.

Brand of the Pack wrapped up the romantic aspect of the series but also opened the door to a new threat. I am anxious to learn more about this new danger, and see the White Wolf Clan strengthen. Shanley continued to add depth to her characters while weaving in some sweet moments. While this installment wasn’t as action packed as the last few, we did get some battle scenes, a good dose of humor and a little snuggly time. Greyson continues to be his smexy self and is becoming comfortable in his decision to form his own pack.

The world building and clan structures are fascinating.  The author continues to strengthen and flesh out this world. Secondary characters add substance and threads like those of a jealous she-wolf have me oh so curious. The bonding ceremony was interesting although not as ritual rich as others I have read. Unlike the previous books which ended with a cliffhanger, Brand of the Pack has more of a closed ending as it hints of what we can expect in the next installment. 

The next book, Summit of the Wolf promises danger and a war for the Silver Clan. Based on its price point I have to assume this will be another novella length read.

About Tera Shanley

Balancing chronic book-wormyness is her devotion to the outdoors. Hunting, fishing, hiking, horseback riding, camping – her soul is happiest out of doors. And lucky for Tera, her family feels the same. She grew up a wild child helping her grandma ranch cattle, and has a hundred memories out in the wilderness which tend to influence her books. When she’s not eating chocolate, slinging rifles, or soaking up some sun, she’s lost in a book, but these days it’s more often one she’s writing. From historic western romance, to paranormal romance, to apocalyptic (zombie) romance, the genre doesn’t matter quite as much to her as the love story. She currently lives with her husband and two young children, and is owned by two crazy mini-cujos.

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45 Responses to “Brand of the Pack by Tera Shanley”

  1. Jenny

    I think I would enjoy this series Kim, I haven’t met a werewolf story I haven’t liked yet:) I like that this one focuses a bit more on the relationship too, even as it introduces a new threat. It’s nice to have a little bit of a break from danger and angst!
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  2. Nick

    I don’t think I’ve heard of this series before, but it sounds like fun. I’m not really into werewolves though except for Aric of course! 😉
    I don’t know if I would be able to handle all the angst in the previous books too. I’m glad it’s stepping away from it.
    Lovely review, Kim!
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    • kimbacaffeinate

      Well Aric is hot so that is understandable, I do think based on you liking Cecy that you would enjoy these, and they’re fast reads.

  3. Tyler H Jolley

    I’ve really enjoyed the Silver Wolf Clan. I think the world Stanley has created is what’s drew me in initially and kept my interest.

  4. kindlemom1

    Someone else I know is reading and really liking this series as well. I really should try to squeeze it in but at this rate I won’t have time to sleep if I do! Gah, readers really should get a special reward for readgng so much, like more hours in the day than everyone else that can all be dedicated to reading!
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  5. Ramona

    I’ve already put this series on my list 🙂 I like the idea of taking a breather, so to speak, to wrap up the romantic side. In too many books that feels rushed. Yay for snuggles and romance 🙂
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