Friday, 2 March 2012

Welcome self-published author, Carrie Ann Ryan!



Welcome, Carrie Ann! Let's get started...looking forward to knowing you better :)

1) Did you set any goals for 2011?

Hi! Thanks for having me! My goal was to be published in 2011, and as of Dec 1st, I did! LOL

2) What is the best part of the writing process for you?

Finding out who the characters are. I love finding out their pet peeves, their descritptions, their jobs, their likes and dislikes etc.

3) The worst part?

The first part of the revisions. But as soon as I get going, I’m okay.

4) What is the book you wish you’d written?

Alpha & Omega by Patricia Briggs. I love Charles. *sigh*

5) Favourite author/s & book/s?

I have so many (over 5,000). But I love Shiloh Walk and Lauren Dane. And Coming Undone with Lauren Dane is awesome. Love me some Brody!


6) Tell us about your latest release?

A Taste for a Mate is book 2 in the Redwood Pack seires. Jasper and Willow are mates but a rivial Pack will do its best to keep them apart.

7) Blurb & Excerpt?

Blurb: Jasper Jamenson’s only responsibility to being the Beta of the Redwood Pack, second son of the Alpha, is to protect the Pack from themselves and the human world. After a century of selfless service, his brother’s new found mating forced him into taking a good look into his life. He isn’t sure he wants a mate, but fate may have other ideas.

Willow Delton is a skinny, bakery owner – the type most woman love to hate. Being without family, she finds herself alone to the Greek god with green eyes who saunters into her bakery every morning. Her desire to follow him, to be with him, overrides every rational sense she possessed.

Jasper and Willow are drawn together, despite every nuisance that works against them. But evil beyond even Jasper’s supernatural compensation will make war against him, by going after the only thing in his eternal life he desires – Willow. Is Willow’s heart enough to overcome Jasper’s soul to save her life? A fight he cannot win, but to save her life – he must.8) What is your favourite attribute of the hero and heroine?

I love the way Jasper takes care of everyone. And I love the fact that Willow sees that someone needs to take care of him.


Excerpt

She stood back and closed her eyes, conjuring the memory of her mystery man’s face. The image that filled her mind made her forget the lack of human contact. The thought of his deep, husky voice tickled her spine whenever he spoke. Green eyes caught her in his web with only a glance. She had fallen for a stranger and didn’t even know his name. He would come into her store every morning and order a cinnamon roll and coffee with only a few words. Then he would pay cash before lifting up the corner of his mouth in a semblance of a smile and walked out of her store. Was it strange she worried he’d keep walking and never return?

A bell’s tinkle pulled Willow from her reverie and self-pity. As she turned to greet her customer, her heart leapt to her throat. Him. Her mysterious fantasy. As she tried to regain her senses, she took all of him in. He had to be one of the tallest men she’d ever seen, easily over six and a half feet. The tight black T-shirt he wore hugged his biceps and cut into his muscular physique, while his broad shoulders stretched and strained the seams. His body tapered down to a narrow waist and hips as they met his thighs. His long legs were encased in worn jeans leading to work boots. Hmm, construction perhaps? She glanced back up his body to his striking face. He wasn’t beautiful, but he did have a face women dreamed about. A strong jaw and cheekbones gave him an aura of strength and protection. Hair was midnight black and long enough to brush his shoulders. However, today, a band held it back, showcasing his face more. He studied her, his green eyes calm and calculating. Willow let out a surprised gasp at the sexual heat radiating from him. Could she possibly be imagining things?

9) What’s next?

Trinity Bound is the next book in the series and is Reed’s story. The whole series will be seven books, so each sibling gets a story. I’m also working on Dust of My Wings, book 1 in a new series called Dante’s Circle.

10) Tell me where you write?

Usually sitting on my couch because we don’t have an office in our current home.

11) Where would you like your career to be in 5 years?

I’d love to still be writing. In fact – I need to be! But I’d love to be on someone’s favortie author list.

AUTHOR Bio and Links:

Carrie Ann Ryan is a paranormal and contemporary romance author. After spending too much time behind a lab bench, she decided to dive into the romance world and find her werwolf mate.

Her first book, An Alpha's Path, is the first book in her Redwood Pack series. She's also an avid reader and lover of romance and fiction novels. She love meeting new authors and new worlds. Any recommendations you have are appreciated. Carrie Ann lives in New England with her husband and two kittens.

Carrie Ann loves hearing from readers. You can find her at:

http://www.carrieannryan.com/

http://carrieannryan.blogspot.com/

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Carrie-Ann-Ryans-Author-Page/243643205647654

http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002584098860

Twitter: @CarrieAnnRyan

An Alpha’s Path

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Alphas-Path-Redwood-Pack-ebook/dp/B006GHBSA2/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1326396851&sr=8-1

Barnes & Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/an-alphas-path-carrie-ann-ryan/1107828923

A Taste for a Mate

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Taste-Mate-Redwood-Pack-ebook/dp/B0073WA12K/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1328133523&sr=8-1

Barnes & Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/books/1108508709?ean=2940014077125&itm=1&usri=a+taste+for+a+mate

~~~~~~~~~~~~~

PRIZE INFORMATION

Carrie Ann will be giving away an autographed bookmark to one commenter at every stop, a $25 Amazon.com gift certificate to one randomly drawn commenter during the tour and a $10 Amazon GC to the host with the most comments (excluding the host's and the author's).

15 comments:

  1. Thank you for hosting Carrie Ann today.

    ReplyDelete
  2. What a great blog post. The book sounds interesting! Thanks you for the giveaway!
    thereforyou.melissa@gmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  3. Thank you so much for having me here today!

    ReplyDelete
  4. Great interview. The book is wonderful.

    ReplyDelete
  5. Thanks for the excerpt! I have this one on my TBR list! I really want to learn about the Jamenson men. Of the paranormal genre, I find wolves to be my favorite. Can't wait to start the series!!
    Mel
    bournmelissa@hotmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  6. Carrie...You have more than 5,000 books in your personal library? WOW. Where do you keep them all? I'm a librarian, but I've had to give up on picking up and holding on to every book that comes my way. I've found I have to be much more judicious about what goes on my limited-bookshelf-space!

    catherinelee100 at gmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  7. I'm reading Lydia Dare's series about wolves and vampires. I didn't think that I would every read about vampires and wolves and enjoy it, but I do. Your book sounds interesting also.
    Deb P
    r.d1@myfairpoint.net

    ReplyDelete
  8. If I had over 5,000 books I would be in Heaven. A fabulous excerpt thank you.

    marypres(AT)gmail(DOT)com

    ReplyDelete
  9. Thank you guys so much for coming!

    ReplyDelete
  10. Due to circumstances beyond my control, I have been away from my computer and unable to keep up with your book tour. I'm playing catch-up now!

    Don't know if you'll take the time to come back here and check later posts but JIC..still reading up on your work and will think of new questions for you next week!

    ReplyDelete
  11. I sure hope your writing in 5 years to cause I'm loving your stuff!!
    Drmgrl99@yahoodotcom

    ReplyDelete
  12. I like this tour. I get to find out so many little excerpts and bits of this story. And the ones to come! I look forward to the rest of the series!

    Good luck with it Carrie Ann!

    reviewsbyabby at gmail dot com

    ReplyDelete