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Character Perspective | Shoshannah: the ancestral spirit

March 22, 2018

Throughout the Shifter Wars series, there is one character that is in the background, coming forward when needed, and providing support to the shifters. Shoshannah is the shifters’ ancestral spirit. She lives in the Cave of Whispers and usually visits any shifters that come to talk to her.

Shoshannah takes the form of a white light that evolves into whatever shifter form is needed at the time. She’s been a giant white bear, a mountain lion, a wolf, a bird, and even a tiger. She gives advice to shifters seeking guidance, but similar to the Oracle at Delphi, what she says isn’t always clear to the recipients. What exactly does it mean to hear that a character will change the world? One thing we do find out is that Shoshannah doesn’t know everything—and doesn’t know how the future will play out.

She’s involved in the shifters lives from before they are born until they die. The ceremony at the lake to grieve and honor the dead in the war is led by Shoshannah and though she isn’t a god, the shifters revere her. She’s become an integral part of the mythos of Deep Creek, and when she’s threatened by outside forces, she steps up to help the shifters in their quest to save the national park.

Shoshannah is the one that told the lions about the prophecy that Marco and Mason will have to save Deep Creek—but it plays out a lot differently than how things seem at first glance. Shoshannah has a lot of mystical powers, like being able to star walk, but she also has emotions which make her a little unpredictable. Having her be a part of the whole series has been fun. I think her mystical nature really added to the world-building in Deep Creek.

When the shifters want to talk to her one-on-one, they go to the lake room off the cave and meditate. They may or may not go out in a boat to await her arrival, or they may sit on one of the little islands in the lake. They clear their minds and await Shoshannah’s appearance—and it isn’t guaranteed that she will come. She often knows why the shifter is in the cave and tries to help them with whatever issue they face. Some of the shifters are afraid to meet with her (after all, she’s a giant shapeshifter that has magical powers, haha) but she’s a good spirit.

From the first book, when she is mysterious and distant, to the last book (CLAIMING HIS LIONESS, Sept 2018), where she is involved directly with the plot, her journey over the course of the series is as important as the shifters we meet.

The Shifter Wars by Kerry Adrienne

Enter the world of USA Today Bestselling Author Kerry Adrienne’s Shifter Wars. Bears, lions, wolves and more are in a war to control Deep Creek and the ancestral spirit that commands the Cave of Whispers…and all its secrets. Catch-up with the series today!

The Shifter Wars series in order:

WAKING THE BEAR by Kerry Adrienne

Shifter Wars #1

Waking the Bear

Sexy shifter passion is awakened when two unlikely lovers are challenged by secrets, danger and an unstoppable need to claim one’s mate…

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.

Romance Paranormal [Carina Press, On Sale: August 1, 2016, e-Book, ISBN: 9781460397442 / eISBN: 9781460397442]


PURSUING THE BEAR by Kerry Adrienne

Shifter Wars

Pursuing the Bear

Professor Bria Lane has known this since she was a child. Now she’s returned to the forests of Deep Creek to prove it to the world. She has no idea how close she is to that proof in ruggedly sexy park ranger Derek Poole. Intimately close. But uncovering Derek’s wild side comes with a shattering price.

Like a magnet meeting metal, Derek is drawn to Bria. His destiny. His mate. So beautiful and so vulnerable. So dangerous, too: an encroachment of lions, vengeful and vicious, is closing in and they’re ready for war. Now is not the time to be distracted like a lovesick cub.

If Bria reveals the truth of the Deep Creek shifters to the world, she’ll bring out the worst of both sides. But Derek can’t hide his secrets from the love of his life forever. He knows they’re playing with fire – and that when passion runs this hot, this reckless, someone’s bound to get burned.

Romance Paranormal [Carina Press, On Sale: November 28, 2016, e-Book, ISBN: 9781504749305 / eISBN: 9781460397497]

SAVING HIS WOLF by Kerry Adrienne

Shifter Wars

Saving His Wolf

Olivia, born blind and without the ability to shift, yearns to seek her own fate away from her watchful and devoted wolf pack. Vulnerable and stuck in human form, she’s alone and at risk in the forest’s brutal winter when she’s rescued by a park ranger and taken to his cabin in Deep Creek. By the warmth of a crackling fire, she’s comforted by his presence. But it’s his rugged scent that stirs something in her she’s never felt before.

Bear shifter Powell sensed the instant he held her that Olivia was his mate. He also knew she had the untapped powers to discover her true shifting nature—if only he could convince her to trust in him, and to believe in herself. Now the one thing that stands to threaten their healing mating hunger is Olivia’s distrusting and vigilant pack. A pack prepared to do anything to get her back.

But there is no danger as strong, no desire so liberating as what Powell is bringing out in her—because Olivia can finally see where her destiny lies.

Romance Paranormal [Carina Press, On Sale: May 25, 2017, e-Book, ISBN: 9781488078583 / eISBN: 9781488078583]

TAMING THE LION by Kerry Adrienne

Shifter Wars

Taming the Lion

For Marco, heir to the lions’ throne, seizing control of the Cave of Whispers from the bear clan is more than just a quest—it’s fulfilling the legacy of his breed. But the latest crusade has left Marco gravely wounded in enemy territory and in the hands of Alicia, healer for the bears. An irresistibly sensuous adversary, Alicia presents a serious problem. She carries the scent of a mate.

Drawn to this dominant master of his den, Alicia knows her allegiance has been compromised. His brooding sexuality is testing her defenses, but falling in love with Marco means falling in league with a rival shifter. And turning her back on the bears in a time of war is a lethal move.

Two breeds united by destiny could inspire a peaceful new future for their opposing clans—or ignite the fiercest battle yet and destroy all of Deep Creek forever.

Romance Paranormal [Carina Press, On Sale: August 14, 2017, e-Book, ISBN: 9781460397510 / eISBN: 9781460397510]



A new enemy threatens to destroy Deep Creek in this final installment of the Shifter Wars series.

About Kerry Adrienne

Kerry Adrienne

USA Today bestselling author Kerry Adrienne is repped by Marisa Corvisiero at Corvisiero Literary Agency. Kerry writes in many sub-genres of romance including paranormal, science fiction, erotic, m/m, time travel, and many more. She loves history, science, music, and art and is the mom to three daughters, many cats, and various other small animals. She loves live music and traveling most anywhere.

In addition to being an author, she’s a college instructor, artist, costumer, editor, and bad guitar player.

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