Pride World Connections

Please note this list is to help readers as they go through my books, but keep in mind that not ALL characters — nor all family or business connections — from my Pride and Magnus Pack series are listed here. All main couples and important secondary characters that play a substantial role are included. But minor characters that appear only briefly or are involved in one book and never mentioned again are most likely not included and won’t be. I’d prefer that this list not get as unruly as what goes on in my head. It can be kind of frightening in there. Heh.

 ~Shelly Laurenston/G.A. Aiken

 

 Characters

 

A/B

Victor “Vic” Barinov Species: Grizzly – Tiger hybrid shifter Notes: Works with Llewellyn & Smith Security, located in Eastern Europe. Father is a Kamchatka grizzly bear and mother is a Siberian tiger. Parents Russian, but raised in the United States. Appears in: Wolf with Benefits

Bert Species: Black Bear shifter Notes: Player on the New York Carnivores shifter hockey team. Unnamed wife mentioned in Bear Meets Girl. Appears in: Beast Behaving Badly, Big Bad Beast, Bear Meets Girl

Gina Brutale Species: Hyena shifter Clan: Brutale hyena Clan Notes: Provides cleanup services for the Group. Appears in: Christmas Pride, Big Bad Beast

C

Michael “Mikey” Patrick Callahan Species: Lion shifter Pride: Callahan Pride Sister: Marly Callahan Notes: The Callahan Pride connected to the Malones, fellow Travelers. Appears in: Bear Meets Girl

Irene Danielle Conridge, PhD Species: Human Mate: Niles Van Holtz Daughter: Ulva Sons: Carl, Finn, Berg Friend: Jaqueline “Jackie” Jean-Louis Notes: Works for small, private college near Seattle. Miki’s doctoral advisor. Mate Story: Miss Congeniality Also appears in: Go Fetch!, Big Bad Beast, Wolf with Benefits

Lou “Crush” Crushek Species: Polar Bear shifter Mate: Cella Malone Brothers (triplets): Chazz, Gray Foster mother: Peg Baissier Notes: NYPD Detective, eventually partnered with Dez. Huge hockey fan, especially of “The Marauder” and “Nice Guy” Malone Mate story: Bear Meets Girl Also appears in: Christmas Pride, Beast Behaving Badly, Wolf with Benefits

D

Dr. Jai Davis Species: Mountain Lion shifter Daughter: Josie Friend: Cella Malone Notes: New York Carnivores team physician and orthopedic surgeon. Protected by Malone family through close friendship with Cella. Appears in: Bear Meets Girl

Sophie DiMarco Species: Human Notes: High-end car thief. Appears in: Bear Meets Girl

H/I/J

Hannah Species: Bear-wild dog hybrid shifter Notes: Orphaned hybrid shifter picked up by the Group. Shadowed by Abby in shifted form. Appears in: Beast Behaving Badly, Big Bad Beast, Bear Meets Girl

Kenshin “Ken” Inu Species: Asian Wild dog shifter Friend: Jessie Ann Ward Notes: From Tokyo, Japan, and provides seed money to start Jessie Ann’s business. Hires Llewellyn & Smith Security Appears in: The Beast in Him, The Mane Attraction

K

Miki Marie Kendrick, PhD Species: Human Mate: Conall Víga-Feilan Daughter: Kendrick “Ricki” Víga-Feilan Friends: Sara Morrighan, Angelina Santiago College advisor: Dr. Irene Conridge Mate story: Go Fetch! Notes: Child prodigy and computer hacker Also appears in: Pack Challenge, Go Fetch!, Here Kitty, Kitty, Wolf with Benefits

Sabina Kuznetsov Species: Wild dog shifter Pack: Kuznetsov Pack Husband: Phil (wild dog) Father: Anton Kuznetsov Aunt: Genka Kuznetsov (Alpha female Kuznetsov Pack Siberia) Notes: Pack takes her name, because it’s cooler than Ward. Works for Kuznetsov Industries, along with husband. Appears in: The Beast in Him, The Mane Squeeze, Beast Behaving Badly, Big Bad Beast, Wolf with Benefits

L

Darla Mae Lewis Species: Wolf shifter Pack: Smith Pack – Tennessee Mate: Eggie Ray Smith Daughter: Dee-Ann Smith Sisters: Francie Mae (mated to Benji Ray Smith), Roberta “Robbie” Mae, Jeanette Mae, Janie Mae Lewis (mated to Bubba Ray Smith) Friend: Bruce Morrighan (Alpha Magnus Pack) Notes: Pastry Chef, formerly of San Francisco Van Holtz Restaurant. The youngest of the Lewis sisters. Has brothers, but number and names are not specified. Mother and Father are not named either. Formerly of Smith Pack, North Carolina (Smithville) Mate story: Like a Wolf with a Bone Also appears in: The Mane Attraction, Big Bad Beast

Mason “Mace” Rothchild Llewellyn Species: Lion shifter Pride: Llewellyn Pride – New York Mate: Desiree MacDermot-Llewellyn Son: Marcus Patrick Llewellyn Sisters: Missy (Head of Llewellyn Pride – New York), Allie, Serita Grandmother: Matilda Llewellyn, Llewellyn Pride Matriarch Friend: Bobby Ray “Smitty” Smith Notes: Former Navy SEAL with Smitty. Owns Llewellyn & Smith Security with Smitty Mate story: Christmas Pride Also appears in: The Mane Event, Shaw’s Tale, The Mane Attraction, The Beast in Him, Beast Behaving Badly, Big Bad Beast, Bear Meet Girl, Wolf with Benefits

Victoria Löwe Species: Lion shifter Pride: Löwe Pride Notes: American head of Katzenhaft Security (KZS) Mentioned in: Go Fetch!, Here Kitty, Kitty, Big Bad Beast

M

Desiree “Dez” Patricia Marie MacDermot-Llewellyn Species: Human Mate: Mace Llewellyn Son: Marcus Patrick Llewellyn Partner (NYPD): Lou Crushek Notes: Former Sargent in the Marines, current NYPD Detective. Went to school with Mace and his sister Missy Mate story: Christmas Pride Also appears in: The Mane Event, Shaw’s Tale, The Mane Attraction, The Beast in Him, Beast Behaving Badly, Big Bad Beast, Bear Meet Girl, Wolf with Benefits

Lachlan “Lock” MacRyrie Species: Grizzly Bear shfiter Mate: Gwen O’Neill Mother: Alla Baranova-MacRyrie Father: Brody MacRyrie Friends: Ric Van Holtz, Jess Ward Notes: Joined Marines out of high school, part of the Unit. Defenseman for the New York Carnivores shifter hockey team. Mate story: The Mane Squeeze Also appears in: Beast Behaving Badly, Big Bad Beast, Bear Meets Girl, Wolf with Benefits

Marcella “Cella” “Bare Knuckles” Malone Species: Siberian Tiger shifter Family: Malones – Long Island Mate: Lou Crushek Daughter: Meghan (father: Brian Carpenter) Mother: Barb Feeney Father: Butch “Nice Guy” Malone Brothers: Tommy, Kevin, Liam Aunts: Marie, Karen, Deirdre, Maureen, Pauline, Kathleen (runs New York Malones) Friend: Jai Davis Notes: The Malones are a large family, descendent from Irish Travelers. While in the Marines was part of the Unit. Member of KZS. One-time player promoted to head coach for New York Carnivores shifter hockey team. Mate story: Bear Meets Girl Also appears in: Big Bad Beast, Wolf with Benefits

Sara Kylie Morrighan Species: Wolf shifter Pack: Alpha female of the Magnus Pack Mate: Zach Sheridan Father: Bruce Morrighan Mother: Kylie Redwolf Grandmother: Lynette Redwolf Friends: Miki Kendrick, Angelina Santiago Notes: Parents both killed by lions shifters and raised by grandmother. Fixed so will never have children Mate story: Pack Challenge Also appears in: Go Fetch!, Here Kitty, Kitty, The Beast in Him, Big Bad Beast, Wolf with Benefits

N

Bold “Bo” Novikov Species: Polar Bear-Lion hybrid shifter Mate: Blayne Thorpe Friends/foxes: Sami & Sander Uncle: Grigori Novikov Notes: Star player for the New York Carnivores shifter hockey team. Also known as “The Marauder” in the hockey world. Mate story: Beast Behaving Badly Also appears in: Big Bad Beast, Bear Meets Girl, Wolf with Benefits

O

Gwendolyn “Gwen” O’Neill Species: Lion-Tiger (Tigon) hybrid shifter Mate: Lock MacRyrie Mother: Roxanne “Roxy” O’Neill Brothers (half): Mitch Shaw Friend: Blayne Thrope Notes: Connected to the Philly O’Neill Pride through her mother. Owns B & G Plumbing with Blayne and has an office in Kuznetsov Building. Part of the shifter Roller Derby team, Assault and Battery Park Babes. Mate story: The Mane Squeeze Also appears in: The Mane Attraction, Beast Behaving Badly, Big Bad Beast, Bear Meets Girl, Wolf with Benefits

P

Antonella “Toni” Jean-Louis Parker Species: Black-backed Jackal shifter Pack: Van Holtz (loosely connected through Niles Van Holtz) Mate: Ricky Lee Reed Mother: Jacqueline Jean-Louis Father: Paul Parker Siblings: Cooper, Cherise, Delilah, Oriana, Kyle, Troy, Frederick “Freddy”, Dennis “Denny”, Zia (twin), Zoe (twin) Friend: Olivia “Livy” Kowalski “Aunt”: Irene Conridge (mother’s best friend) “Uncle”: Niles Van Holtz Notes: Director of Team Travel and Promotions for the New York Carnivores Hockey team. Mate story: Wolf with Benefits

Maylin “May” Putowsky Species: Wild dog shifter Pack: Kuznetsov Pack Husband: Danny (Wild dog) Daughter: Kristan Jade Putowsky (hybrid Wolf-Dog) Notes: Works for Kuznetsov Industries, along with husband. Kristin’s biological father is Walt Wilson, Jr. (Wolf). Appears in: The Beast in Him, The Mane Attraction, The Mane Squeeze, Wolf with Benefits

R

Rhonda Lee “Ronnie Lee” Reed Species: Wolf shifter Pack: Smith Pack – New York Mate: Brendon Shaw Mother: Tala Lee Evans Father: Clifton Reed Brothers: Rory Lee, Ricky Lee, Reece Lee Friend: Sissy Mae Smith Notes: Grew up in Smithtown, TN. Friends with Sissy since age 3. Mate story: Shaw’s Tail Also appears in: The Mane Squeeze, The Mane Attraction, The Beast in Him, Big Bad Beast, Wolf with Benefits

Richard “Ricky” Lee Reed Species: Wolf shifter Pack: Smith Pack – New York Mate: Antonella Jean-Louis Parker Mother: Tala Lee Evans Father: Clifton Reed Siblings: Rory Lee, Reece Lee, Ricky Lee Notes: Works for Llewellyn & Smith Security. Grew up in Smithtown, TN. One of six godfathers to Elisabeta Ward-Smith. Mate story: Wolf with Benefits Also appears in: Shaw’s Tail, The Beast in Him

S

Angelina Santiago Species: Human Mate: Nik Vorislav Friends: Sara Morrighan, Miki Kendrick Notes: Parents are scientists and was raised by grandmother. Mate story: Here Kitty, Kitty Also appears in: Pack Challenge, Go Fetch!, Big Bad Beast, Wolf with Benefits

Brendon Shaw Species: Lion shifter Pride: Llewellyn Pride Mate: Ronnie Lee Reed Sister (twin): Marissa “Rissa” Shaw Brother (half): Mitchell Shaw Daughter: Serena (with Allie Llewellyn) Son: Erik (with Serita Llewellyn) Father: Alden Shaw Notes: Was top breeding male of the Llewellyn Pride. Raised by father. With his sister, owns and runs Kingston Arms, chain of shifter-friendly luxury hotels. Mate story: Shaw’s Tail Also appears in: The Mane Squeeze, The Mane Attraction, The Beast in Him, Big Bad Beast, Wolf with Benefits

Mitchell “Mitch” Patrick Ryan O’Neill Shaw Species: Lion shifter Mate: Sissy Mae Smith Siblings (half): Gwen O’Neill, Brendon Shaw, Marissa Shaw Mother: Roxanne “Roxy” O’Neill Father: Alden Shaw Notes: Connected to the Philly O’Neill Pride through his mother. Was police detective in Philly. Works for Llewellyn & Smith Security. Mate story: The Mane Attraction Also appears in: The Mane Squeeze, The Beast in Him, Beast Behaving Badly

Zach Sheridan Species: Wolf shifter Pack: Alpha male of the Magnus Pack Mate: Sara Morrighan Sister: Nessa Sheridan Notes: Fixed so will never have children. Mate story: Pack Challenge Also appears in: Go Fetch!, Here Kitty, Kitty, The Beast in Him

Egbert “Eggie” Ray Smith Species: Wolf shifter Pack: Smith Pack – Tennessee Mate: Darla Mae Lewis Daughter: Dee-Ann Smith Mother: Pauline Ann Jessop (of Jessop Pack, Alaska) Brothers: Benji Ray, Frankie Ray, Nicky Ray, Bubba Ray Smith Unit teammates: McMartin (Black Bear, Unit leader), Taschen (Jackal), Lloyd (Leopard) Notes: In the Marine Corps, and also a member of the Unit. Eventually works for the Group. Mate story: Like a Wolf with a Bone Also appears in: The Mane Attraction, Big Bad Beast

Dee-Ann Smith Species: Wolf shifter Pack: Smith Pack – New York Mate: Ric Van Holtz Mother: Darla Lewis Father: Eggie Ray Smith Cousins: Bobby Ray Smith, Sissy Mae Smith Friends: The Reed Boys (Rory Lee, Ricky Lee, Reece Lee) Notes: Former Marine, part of the Unit. Member of the Group. Mate story: Big Bad Beast Also appears in: The Mane Attraction, The Mane Squeeze, Beast Behaving Badly, Bear Meets Girl, Like a Wolf with a Bone, Wolf with Benefits

Robert Ray “Bobby Ray”/”Smitty” Smith Species: Wolf Shifter Pack: Alpha Male Smith Pack – New York Mate: Jessica Ann Ward Daughter: Elisabeta “Lissy” Mother: Janie Mae Lewis Father: Bubba Ray Smith Siblings: Travis Ray, Donny Ray, Jackie Ray, Sammy Ray, Sissy Mae Smith Aunts: Francine, Janette, Roberta, Darla Lewis Uncles: Benji Ray, Frankie Ray, Eggie Ray, Nicky Ray Friend: Mace Llewellyn Godfather of: Marcus Llewellyn Notes: Former Navy SEAL with Mace. Owns Llewellyn & Smith Security with Mace. Originally from the Tennessee Smith Pack of Smithtown, TN Mate story: The Beast in Him Also appears in: Christmas Pride, Shaw’s Tail, The Mane Attraction, Beast Behaving Badly, Wolf with Benefits

Sissy Mae Smith Species: Wolf shifter Pack: Alpha Female Smith Pack – New York Mate: Mitchell Shaw Mother: Janie Mae Lewis Friend: Ronnie Lee Reed Notes: Works for Llewellyn & Smith Security. Originally from the Tennessee Smith Pack in Smithtown, TN. Mate story: The Mane Attraction Also appears in: The Mane Squeeze, The Beast in Him, Beast Behaving Badly, Big Bad Beast, Wolf with Benefits

T

Blayne Thorpe Species: African Wild dog-Wolf hybrid shifter Mate: Bo Novikov Father: Petty Officer Ezra Louis Thorpe Friend: Gwen O’Neill Notes: Father left Magnus Pack to be with her mother. Owns B & G Plumbing with Gwen & has an office in Kuznetsov Building. Works with the hybrid orphans at the Group. On the Manhattan shifter Roller Derby team, Assault and Battery Park Babes. Mate story: Beast Behaving Badly Also appears in: The Mane Squeeze, Big Bad Beast, Bear Meets Girl, Wolf with Benefits

U/V

Niles “Van” Van Holtz Species: Wolf shifter Pack: Van Holtz – Washington state Mate: Irene Conridge Father: Dieter Sister: Carrie Notes: Member of the Board. Head of the Group. Alpha Male of the entire Van Holtz Pack. Well-known and respected chef. Mate story: Miss Congeniality Also appears in: Go Fetch!, The Mane Squeeze, Beast Behaving Badly, Big Bad Beast

Ulrich “Ric” Van Holtz Species: Wolf shifter Pack: Beta male Van Holtz Pack – New York Mate: Dee-Ann Smith Father: Alder Van Holtz Aunt: Adelle Cousin: “Uncle” Niles Cousin: Stein Van Holtz Uncle: Leonard “Leo” Van Holtz (Manages Van Holtz Pack of New York) Friends: Lock MacRyrie, Jess Ward Notes: Executive chef at 5th Avenue Van Holtz restaurant. Supervisor for the Group, Manhattan. Part-owner, captain and goalie of New York Carnivores shifter hockey team. Mate story: Big Bad Beast Also appears in: The Mane Squeeze, Beast Behaving Badly, Bear Meets Girl, Like a Wolf with a Bone, Wolf with Benefits

Abby Vega Species: Coyote-Wolf hybrid shifter Notes: Orphaned hybrid shifter picked up by the Group. Follows Hannah around, usually in shifted form. Appears in: The Mane Squeeze, Beast Behaving Badly, Big Bad Beast, Bear Meets Girl

Conall Víga-Feilan Species: Wolf shifter Pack: Magnus Pack Mate Miki Kendrick Father: Jarl Víga-Feilan Daughter: Kendrick “Ricki” Víga-Feilan Notes: Bruce Morrighan introduced Conall’s father to the Magnus Pack. Mate story: Go Fetch! Also appears in: Pack Challenge, Go Fetch!, Here Kitty, Kitty, Wolf with Benefits

Nikolai “Nik” Vorislav Species: Siberian Tiger shifter Mate: Angelina Santiago Sister: Kisa (twins) Brother: Aleksei “Alek” (twins) Brother: Bannik “Ban” Cousin: Reena Notes: Alec and Nessa Sheridan are romantically linked. Mate story: Here Kitty, Kitty Also appears in: Go Fetch!

W/X/Y/Z

Jessica Ann “Jessie Ann”/”Jess” Ward Species: African wild dog shifter Pack: Alpha Female Kuznetsov Pack Mate: Bobby Ray “Smitty” Smith Daughter: Elisabeta “Lissy” Adopted son: Jonathan Deserio (orphaned Wolf) Friends & packmates: Danny, May, Phil, and Sabina Friends: Ric Van Holtz, Lock MacRyrie, Ken Inu, Blayne Thorpe Notes: CEO of Kuznetsov Industries. Daughter born in Beast Behaving Badly and unofficially named Galadriel to annoy Smitty. Originally from Smithtown, TN. Mate story: The Beast in Him Also appears in: The Mane Squeeze, The Mane Attraction, Beast Behaving Badly, Big Bad Beast, Bear Meets Girl, Wolf with Benefits

 

Organizations

Board: Comprised of representatives from every major Pack, Pride, Clan, as well as representatives for the non-social breeds. Formed to collectively address disputes within the shifter community.

Group: Paramilitary group within the United States, protecting and policing the shifter community. Niles Van Holtz is the head of the Group.

Katzenhaft Security (KZS): Worldwide paramilitary organization concerned with the protection of all felines.

Unit: Shifter-only units within the United States military, including shifters from multiple branches.

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