Carrie Ann Ryan Guest Post: What is the Branded Packs Series?


Abandoned and Unseen by Alexandra Ivy & Carrie Ann Ryan // VBCFrom VBC/Chelsea: I’m super excited about Carrie Ann Ryan and Alexandra Ivy’s Abandoned and Unseen, which released this week and you should snag a copy now. It’s the second in their gritty paranormal romance series Branded Packs—and you know I love all things paranormal and gritty. So I’m super stoked to have Carrie on the blog today to tell us about this series. Plus, you know, giveaways are rad, so we have one of those, too.

Twenty-five years has passed since the Verona Virus nearly wiped out human civilization. It was only when the shifters reluctantly came out of hiding to offer their blood as an antidote that the virus was brought to a halt.

Instead of creating harmony between the two species, however, the humans took control. The shifters found themselves branded, collared, and forced to live like animals. The Canine, Ursine, and Feline compounds are small, territorial, and on the edge of extinction. Each Pack is suffering from infighting and even worse the humans keep finding ways to enforce new laws that threaten their very existence.

The Alphas and other hierarchy are the only ones that stand in the way of their people’s death.

Or are they?

Within this series, Alexandra Ivy and I wanted to bring you a group of shifters who are doing their best to find their way out of compounds and their prison. With each book, they get closer and closer to freedom…and realize that the bars on their wards are more complicated than they thought.

You can read any book in any order because we want you to learn about the characters as well as the world. I hope you enjoy Abandoned and Unseen. Its one of my favorite books and I had such a blast working with Alexandra.


The next in a new dark and gritty paranormal series. Abandoned and Unseen continues the journey with NYT Bestselling Authors, Alexandra Ivy and Carrie Ann Ryan. 


When bear shifter, Anya Tucker fell in love with the wrong man, the only thing she left with was a broken heart—and her two bear cubs. Now she’s mended her wounds and learned that in order to raise her babies she can only trust herself. When her sons meet the lazy cat next door and fall heads over tails for him, she’ll do whatever she takes to protect them—even from a past she’d thought she’d left behind.

Cole McDermott is a jaguar on a mission. Long naps, a willing woman, and a full stomach is usually all he needs when it comes to relaxing after a long day of protecting his Pack. Then he meets Anya and the burn of temptation is silky and tantalizing indeed. When a horror from Anya’s past threatens everything she loves, Cole will put everything aside and fight for her family—as well as his own.


Nicole Bradley had no reason to live after the humans murdered her son. Not until she learns to hunt down those responsible for his death. Shifting into her wolf form at night, she slips out of the compound, determined to do as much damage as possible. The last thing she expected was to discover secrets that could destroy the SAU.

Polar shifter, Tucker Stone, lives off the grid. It’s the only way the Unseen can avoid being rounded up by the humans and tossed into a compound. Besides, he’s a loner by nature. But he can’t walk away when he sees the pretty female wolf in danger. Risking exposure, he takes her to his hidden den and tries to heal her wounds. 

Can a reclusive polar bear and a wolf with a death wish find happiness together?


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10 Responses to “Carrie Ann Ryan Guest Post: What is the Branded Packs Series?”

  1. Katie says:

    Looks good! Would love to win..added to my TBR pile.

  2. Kelsey C. says:

    Just bought Stolen and Forgiven after having it on my lemming list for too long. Can’t wait to start the series.

  3. erinf1 says:

    looks and sounds awesome!!! Thanks for sharing 😉

  4. Liz S says:

    On my TBR list. Thanks for the giveaway!

  5. June M. says:

    These two stories sound great! I am going to have to add them and the first book of the series to my TBR list! Thanks so much for the great post 🙂

  6. Vanessa says:

    This new series sound awesome! It’s different from what I’ve read so far. Adding it to my wishlist.


  7. Chelsea B. says:

    This series sounds amazing!!

  8. Barbara F. says:

    Yea! A new series for me to my ever-growing list. I will be seeking out the first one and hope maybe to win the second. This sounds like an exciting, scary world to explore. Thanks for the chance to win.

  9. SHELLEY S says:


  10. Lori A says:

    The series sounds exciting and I love the premise. Humans! Always thinking they’re entitled to it all. Bring them down a few pegs!

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