Bear Fallout by Becca Fanning

Dean Ward knew the truth. Everyone else in society always took everything for granted: their technology, their government, and their fellow man. As a Bear Shifter, he knew how fast humans could turn on you, how fast they could blame you. So he left society and decided to prepare for the end he knew was coming. He had everything he needed, but when the nuclear Armageddon begins, what good does the truth do you?

Gina Flynnt’s world ended, not with a bang but with a low rumble. Fleeing from an empty hospital built to withstand a nuclear blast, she saw thousands of people desperate to escape their doom. Barely escaping with her life, she watches as her car careens off a mountain road before losing consciousness. Little did she know her ordeal was only just beginning.

Adult situations, strong sexual content 18+ readers

Stand Alone Title

Title:  Bear Fallout
Series:  stand alone title
Author:  Becca Fanning
Genre:  Paranormal, Shifter, Post-Apocalyptic
Published:  September 29, 2016
My Rating:  4 stars
Source:  Kindle Unlimited

Dean had lived in his bunker hidden within the mountain full time for the past two years – of his own choosing, of necessity.  His grandfather had been a survivalist and their bunker was well designed and stocked for the end of the world.  Alone now, Dean knew that day would arrive, human nature being what it is.  He simply didn’t expect it to be from stupidity.  Or to have to share that bunker with a woman and her dog.

On that fateful day, Gina had been deep in the basement of the hospital in the old fallout shelter that had been turned into a morgue.  The Fourth of July Holiday was in full force… but those explosions didn’t sound like fireworks.  As more explosions began to rock the building and took out the lights, Gina made her way to the upper floors having no idea of what was truly happening.  She soon discovered chaos and drove frantically home to collect her dog Petey and figure out what to do next.  What she saw made no sense, but her town, her neighborhood were on fire.  She rushed home, stocked her car with what she felt was needed to survive and left town heading… who knew where, just away from this destruction.  A sudden decision to head bck to the relative safety of the hospital for the night probably set up her future, as she was ambushed trying to gather more supplies.  In the wild ride to get away from the crazed man following her she ran off the road and down the hillside… near Dean’s bunker.

I found Bear Fallout to be a very intense, believable story (for the genre).  If I also found Gina to be an annoyance, that’s because she kept making the same promise to not do stupid stuff, and broke it every time they found themselves in trouble.  I “got” how that fell into the story, but I kept hoping she’d wise up at some point.

This particular story only takes up the first portion of the book space on the Kindle.  The remainder of this were additional story gifts from the author.

I read this story through my Kindle Unlimited subscription. For ten dollars a month you get access to thousands of really great stories across all genre, and the authors get paid for you reading the story through to the 100% mark. It’s a win-win. Probably the best 10 bucks I spend a month.

Normally this review would have gone on my Shifter Haven blog, …except for the very strong Post-Apocalyptic setting to this shifter romance

Available for the Kindle