Tracker by Tam Derudder Jackson

Posted on October 27, 2022 by Nadene @ Totally Addicted to Reading in Reviews / 4 Comments

Tracker is the prequel to the Talisman series by Tam Derudder Jackson. This is a good place to start for readers who are new to the series. For those who are familiar with the series, Tracker gives us the story of Lynette and Riley Sheridan. They were mated at the beginning of the series and Tracker gives readers the details of of how they became a couple. 


Tracker by Tam Derudder JacksonTitle: Tracker
Author(s): Tam Derudder Jackson
Series: The Talisman Series #0.5
Published by Warrior Romance Press on October 25, 2022
Pages: 118
Genre(s): Paranormal Romance
Source: Author
Format: eArc
Purchase: Amazon
Rating: One StarOne StarOne StarHalf a Star
Series Rating: One StarOne StarOne StarOne Star
Heat Level: One FlameOne FlameOne FlameHalf a Flame

A skilled warrior with a life-changing task...
Every warrior needs a talisman – but for Riley Sheridan, he cares more about partying with his buddies than finding the mate he’s supposed to bond with for life. That is, until a stunning raven-haired woman steps up to the keg and asks for a beer.
A fiery beauty with untapped powers...
Lynnette Montgomery came to the festival to relax, celebrate, and take her mind off her still-undiscovered magical powers. But after fate draws her to a suave and cocky warrior, she’s shocked to realize that she’s his fated talisman. But finding your mate is never supposed to be this easy.
And the wrath of a goddess bent on their demise.
Drawn by a ripple in the cosmos, the infamous goddess Morrigan sets her sights on the pair. She’s dead-set on stopping the next Sheridan from bonding to his talisman – and when they retreat to a remote cabin to complete the ritual, she sees her chance to strike. After the goddess kidnaps Riley, Lynette is thrust into a deadly battle with a seemingly impossible goal: to save him from a fate worse than death.
Bursting with all the pulse-pounding action and rich worldbuilding of a riveting fantasy adventure, this gripping prequel is a must-read for fans of Tam DeRudder Jackson’s Talisman Series, or as a starting point for your adventure into a world of modern-day Celtic warriors.

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Riley Sheridan, a young and skilled warrior, cares only about partying with his friends, and not interested in finding his fated talisman. So even though he completed the sign ritual, which signals the start of his quest for his mate, his focus remained on having a good time. Then he laid eyes on the raven haired beauty, Lynnette Montgomery changing his focus. He knew without a doubt she was his fated talisman. Lynnette has no idea as to the nature of her talisman talent. To discover her talent, both she and Riley went into the mountains to bond and learn about each other. However, the infamous goddess Morrigan was hellbent on stopping the mating ritual. Will Lynnette and Riley have the chance to complete the ritual for the goddess strikes?


The premise behind this series intrigued me. Warriors with special powers fighting an evil goddess and trying to find their fated talisman before time runs out. Each warrior possesses a special sign which they used to identify their fated talisman. When they find the special one, the mating ritual begins for them to gain strength from each other. Each talisman also possesses powers which they used to aid their mates battle. The couples face the challenge of defeating a goddess who has no desire to see them mated. 

I found the world the author created interesting and I have an interest in learning more. As this was a novella, the author did not go too much in depth. However, she gave enough details to whet the reader’s appetite for more. Celtic mythology, goddesses and shamans were a few of the things mentioned.

Riley’s cocky attitude irritated me. So full of himself, but then what can one expect from a twenty-one-year-old who believed he was all that? Lynnette, being the complete opposite, helped to keep his cockiness in check. Her resourcefulness and strength came to light when they found themselves in the middle of a battle with the infamous Morrigan. The intense battle scenes will have readers on the edge of their seats.

Overall, Tracker delivered an entertaining read, which piqued my curiosity and left me eager to learn more about this intriguing world.


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Overall: One StarOne StarOne StarHalf a Star

About Tam Derudder Jackson

Tam DeRudder Jackson is the author of the paranormal romance Talisman Series and the contemporary romance Balefire Series. Her favorite “room” in her house is her patio where she dreams up stories of romance and risk. When she’s not writing her latest paranormal or contemporary romance, you can find her driving around in her convertible with the top down or carving turns on the slopes of the local ski hill. The mom of two grown sons, Tam likes to travel, attend rock concerts, watch football and soccer, and visit old car shows with her husband. She lives in the mountains of northwest Wyoming where she spends most of her free time trying to read all the books. Her TBR piles are threatening to take over her office, and she’s fine with that.

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