I am excited to welcome author Kerry Adrienne, who is here today to talk about her excited new Shifter Wars series and the various side characters in Deep Creek. The first novel, Waking the Bear, is now available and the second novel, Pursuing the Bear, follows later this fall!
For human Amy Francis, the secluded cabin in Deep Creek is the haven she needs to map out a fresh new start. She never expected her heart to be reawakened by a distraction like Griff Martin, commanding yet gentle, too ferociously sensual to ignore. It’s clear that patrolling the forest is more than a job to Griff—it’s a means of survival. But what Amy doesn’t realize is she’s reawakened the beast within him.
Griff’s dormant hunger is stirred by this intoxicating woman…and threatened by the secret she must never learn. Duty-bound to defend his bear clan against an avenging pride of lion shifters, Griff’s entire world is upended when he meets Amy. His animal need to claim his mate has taken hold, but that very desire could seal her fate as an unwitting pawn in battle.
Now, as a shifter war looms, Griff must decide between letting Amy go or following his most carnal instincts. To have her would change his life…but risk everything he knows and was born to protect.
Side Characters in Deep Creek
The main couple in Waking the Bear is Griff and Amy, but there are quite a few characters we’ll see throughout the series.
Let’s start with the bears.
Elijah is the father figure and clan leader. He was in a fight and lost an eye, so he wears an eye patch and has a disfiguring scar on one side of his face. His hair is long but he wears it pulled back. When he walks into a room, his presence is strong and he demands attention just by his sheer size. He’s a great leader of the bears.
Another bear is Derek. He’s a park ranger like Griff but a bit more quiet and easy-going. He likes to pick up downed wood in the forest and make things to sell at Elijah’s store.
Powell is a bear that you’ll love or hate. Sometimes he can be obnoxious, but he’s also the bear you turn to when you need a favor. He’s up for helping any time.
We also have mountain lions:
Maximillian is the leader of the lions. His hair, white with age, often stands out in a poof and his bright blue eyes can squeeze the truth out of a person just with a stare.
He has twin sons, Marco and Mason. Marco is slightly older (and slightly wiser) and is heir to the pride. The boys look alike except Marco once had a broken nose, and if you look carefully, you can tell. Their lions are solid black, as foretold in legends. None of the other lions are so gorgeous.
Shoshannah is the ancestral shifter who lives in the Cave of Whispers. She can present in many forms and sort of acts like the Oracle of Delphi, without the poisonous gasses. If she appears to you, you should listen.
All these characters will be appearing in the next two books of the series and play an important role in the war and the politics surrounding the park.
Meet Kerry Adrienne!
Kerry loves history and spends large amounts of time wondering about people who lived and walked on Earth in the past. She’s a mom to three daughters, six cats, and various small animals. Her husband says she’s a marketer’s dream, as she often believes everything she hears—at least initially. Her shoe horde will attest to her fine shopping skills.
In addition to writing, Kerry loves to sew (costumes and cosplay, especially), draw, paint, make chainmail, and play guitar. Her new love is her Mini Cooper Convertible, Sheldon, and they have already gone on many adventures. They travel to as many concerts as they can–especially Green Day and Marilyn Manson.