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Publisher's Summary

Cavern of Life: The Becoming is a novella of approximately 13,700 words. It is the first book in a four-novella paranormal romance series.  

Abby's life is just beginning. It is the time of her college graduation, and she has become an accomplished chef and a lovely young woman. Little does she know, she is about to face a whole new phase of her life — and an entirely different “becoming”.  

When tragedy strikes, Abby is driven to return to her hometown of Salem, Massachusetts, despite her avoiding the area due to a childhood accident that has left her scarred. Rising up from the tragedy, Abby finds herself faced with compelling reasons to settle down permanently in Salem. As if this decision weren't overwhelming enough, Abby finds herself having memory lapses, fighting off the strange mayor of the town, and continuing a confusing romance with Jake, a love she had left behind when she went off to college. As the pieces begin to come together, things only become more confusing and challenging for Abby. She discovers a supernatural side of herself she didn't even believe in, and she must learn to adapt quickly when a great evil threatens Salem. 

Can Abby harness her newly-found abilities while navigating the extreme tides of change and mysterious forces that are overrunning her life?

©2013 Larissa Ladd (P)2020 Larissa Ladd

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great read

I received this book for free for a honest review.  I loved the characters and storyline.  it flowed very well and held together.  The narrator did an excellent job of bringing the characters to life.  reccomend

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A New Genre but the Same Joy of listening

love Larissa Ladd's writing. I've said it many times before but her characters and lyrical narrative are the gold standard for craft in the SFF domain.I laughed and cried and felt such joy in this story. If you've listen her Karma Corps novels, you'll feel the same tone and character interaction but in a totally different setting. For these are Weres in a forest, trying to create a pack out of one which has become totally dysfunctional due to a narcissistic, manical alpha who uses fear and torture as leadership tools. What follows is both a study in social dynamics and the consequences of abuse as well as a heart moving lesson in recovery and the impact of love and trust

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Heartwarming and entertaining

Like all of Larissa Ladd's books, this series is perfect for a snuggled up read that comforts, entertains, and makes me smile. This one offers a unique take on werewolves who are simply complicated people living in community, with very human struggles and joys. I enjoy her protagonists who are almost always quirky with hearts of gold. The plot never quite goes where I expect, keeping me curious and eager to turn another page. Thank you, Larissa Ladd!

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Highly Recommended pack novel with well rounded

Picked up in a recommendation; couldn’t put it down. Very invested in the lives of these shifters and the transitioning from a broken shifter pack into a cohesive “family” unit. Especially liked that it wasn’t completely wolf-centric and included youngsters who were people, not plot devices. Story was not predictable, having many every day twists and turns that you get when dealing with real people. Highly recommended. Can’t wait to dive into book two, and book three... Note: author recommends reading in order. So do I.

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Stories with heart

A story with heart, about family and community, Larissa Ladd writes feel good stories, that tug in your heart.Her characters are strong and interesting and they all get the chance to be heroes. If your feeling down, or under too much stress, an Larissa Ladd book is just what you need. Her stories are exciting interesting and heartfelt. And this book kept my interest from beginning to end. And I bought book 2 as soon as I finished

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A great book of The Story Other Authors Skip

If you listen a lot of wolf shifter books, you listen a lot of plots where "hero alpha defeats bad alpha and everythings suddenly better." Except life never works that way. Terrible leadership of any kind has long lasting consequences that are tough to deal with. These two books do a fabulous job of portraying a hero alpha who has to figure out how to pick up the pieces. Great shifter books, great romance books, but also great sociology or management books.

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Makes My Heart Happy

I never thought that I would want to listen about wolf shifters. Then My favorite author turned her hand to it, and I thought, ‘I’ll just listen the preview on Amazon’. Next thing I knew, I was hooked. This is a beautiful story about finding who you are, letting others find who they are and the healing power of family. Highly recommend! Can’t wait for the next book! Write faster!

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Loved it!

I love this first story.....I don't know if the author would agree but i find the feeling reminiscent of the witch series that she penned a number of years ago. I have since tried some of her different series, but could never embrace them fully.....until now....I look forward to the next one. My only complaint is that i got nothing done all day, forgoing my work to indulge in reading instead.

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Always Uplifting.

I bought this book without listening the preview or reviews because it was an Larissa Ladd. For some reason I still struggle with first person present tense when listening, but that did not stop me from listening her shifter story straight through to the end in one sitting. I will probably relisten it more slowly in the next few days.

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All the feels!

As an avid listner, I can honestly say that few others have been able to create the sense of community I found in this book. Three shifters out to commune with nature accidentally find themselves in charge of a pack that desperately needs help healing the scars left by the former alpha. Filled with quiet moments and small children who will steal your heart, I would definitely be sure to have the time to finish this in one sitting. Beautifully written. I can’t wait for the second one to be released.

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Fantastic start

I really enjoyed this book. It’s started very strong and I’m looking forward to seeing where this goes. The characters are well written and likeable. Great performance from Katherine.