Oriana and the Three Werebears

Oriana Ricci, who took over the family business when her father passed away over a year ago, continues to fly cargo and rich tourists around Kodiak Archipelago, which is barely inhabited. During one of her regular routine trips, things go terribly wrong for her. She first loses her radio signal and then her flight indicators fail soon after. Although she has no power to the control panel, she’s thankful that she’s still in the air, but unfortunately she has no idea for how much longer she’ll be able to fly her plane. She hates flying over Alaska for this very reason, but right now she has better things to worry about. Like one of her worries being where she’s going to land this plane or even will she be able to land without any further complications.

Flying over Kodiak National Wildlife Refuge she knows she has to find a landing spot immediately. As her engine begins cutting out, she spots a lake and starts bracing herself for an emergency landing. Surviving the traumatizing landing she’s thankful she’s alive, but kicking herself that she never took her father’s advice of carrying emergency provisions with her for every trip she makes. She knows she’s in for a difficult time ahead of her because there’s no sign of other people for miles on end.
After walking for three days, she finally stumbles across the entrance to an underground bunker. At first she thinks she’s hallucinating, but is pleasantly surprised when she approaches and sees the building is quite real. Having no other option even though there’s a sign stating, “Property of the US Government,” she attempts to enter anyway. Once inside, she sees that there are people presently living there, but aren’t in the bunker at that time. She decides to find food and warmth immediately since exhaustion is taking over her body, so she eats something quickly and finds a comfortable bed to sleep in. When she is awoken by voices of a few men standing near the bed she has slept in, she never imagines who she has stumbled upon.
Who are the three men that Oriana has stumbled upon that are living in the bunker? Why are they living out in the middle of nowhere? Is her life in danger with these strangers or do they accept her into their group and help her get her plane fixed so she can fly home again?
From the very start, I was drawn into the storyline Ms. Fanning created. I found my heart slamming in my chest and my pulse was racing while Oriana was going through the harrowing experience of equipment failure while flying her plane. I felt as if I was on the plane with her and I felt that I should brace for the crash landing that I knew was inevitably going to happen. The author has a way of describing her surroundings and making you feel as if you are living every emotion of her main characters firsthand. I loved the idea of the three McMathan brothers being able to shift into Kodiak bears, but I feared for Oriana’s life knowing how dangerous the situation was that she was in. I would highly recommend this story to other readers and I’m definitely adding this one to my library. You will not be disappointed picking this story up!

Book Blurb for Oriana and the Three Werebears

Something WICKED this way comes...

Oriana Ricci has taken over the family business—flying cargo and rich tourists around the barely inhabited Kodiak Archipelago. When her plane malfunctions and she’s forced to make an emergency landing, she finds herself stranded in the middle of a National Wildlife Refuge. With no civilization for miles and no hope of rescue, she thinks all is lost…

Until she stumbles upon the entrance to an underground bunker.

Jack, Jordan, and Jonathan McMathan own and operate a secret security firm contracted by the US Government. Hidden away in an old Cold War spy station located the middle of the Kodiak National Wildlife Refuge, the brothers are not only able to do their top secret jobs safely without fear of discovery, but are better to protect their other, more personal secret: They have the ability to shift into Kodiak bears.

Like a fairy tale gone bad, the brothers return home to find their lunch tasted—or eaten, their computer chairs adjusted—or broken, and a beautiful blond sleeping in one of their beds. This situation poses a big problem for the brothers…

Their location is now compromised, but more importantly, what are they to do with the lady?

Night Owl Reviews Jul, 2009 5.00