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Monday, December 5, 2011

Please Help Me Welcome Carrie Ann Ryan

Hi everyone. Please help me welcome Carrie Ann Ryan whose debut novel An Alpha's Path has just released. I had the pleasure of doing a little interview with Carrie Ann, who I consider a friend. The interview is below. Also, she will be giving away a $5 Amazon Gift Card to one lucky commentator. Enjoy!

Hi Carrie Ann. Thanks so much for coming by today.

Thank you so much for having me here, Rebecca! J

This is your debut novel, so please tell everyone a bit about yourself.

I’m a short, sarcastic blonde who teaches chemistry by day and writes about sexy wolves at night. I don’t think I’m as interesting as Mel or Kade though LOL.

Tell me about An Alpha’s Path. What is about and how did you get the idea to write it?

An Alpha’s Path was originally titled The Alpha and the PhD actually. The idea came to me when I was reading a few supernatural books and wondered what would happen if a girl in my shoes – not me LOL – found out the guy she just went out on a blind date with was a werewolf. What would you do? Mel’s reaction was even a surprise to me, so I was happy to put in on paper.

Are your characters pulled from real life or did your muse just make them up?

Mel is the only character somewhat based on anyone – me. By that, I mean her job and her looks. Everything else just came to me. (Thank you muse. J) The characters I have and the mates that find them are perfect for each other, so I do my best to allow them to work together and see what they come up with, rather than me just using people I know. Plus, I could never capture a person the way I need them too – people in real life don’t always need to be put in books.

What is the heat level of this book? How steamy should readers expect it to get?

Think sexy, rumpled bed sheets and love. Steamy. This is actually the tamest of the books I’ve written, but still damned hot. J (Love you Kade)

On a side note….you have a beautiful cover. Who did it?

Thank you so much! I am in love with it. LOL. My crit partner, Leia Shaw and her hubby made it for me. They are actually starting a company soon and will do more covers for other people. That means I have to share, but they deserve everything they get. They are amazing people.

What are you working on now?

I’m actually working on two books and plotting new series. O_o. Book 2 in the Redwood Pack series, A Taste for a Mate, is Jasper’s story. I’m almost done with it and then I will go into edits. Book 3 in the series is called Trinity Bound, I’m about halfway done and I’m really getting into it. I didn’t mean to be working on two books at once, but NaNoWriMo begged me to work on it. (I did make it to 50k on Trinity Bound in about 15 days BTW Whoot!)

My other series will not be in the Redwood Pack world. It’s a supernatural series called Dante’s Circle. I’m not going to go too much into it, but there are going to be some surprises along the way. J

In ‘real life’ you work in science, what made you want to write fiction?

I love fiction. I love romance. I write technical papers for my day job. I’m good at it, but I love diving into a new world, making my own way. Plus, werewolves are sexy. Just saying. J

Who are you favorite authors? Do you have a favorite book?

Oh my. That is such a tough question. I own over 5000 books and have re-read them all at least twice. I have a favorite genre – romance. But other than that, I can’t decide.

I will tell you however, what my favorite book I’ve read this week it. (I read at least one book a day, as a read annoyingly fast, so this is actually a good system for me LOL).

This week I read Lord of the Abyss by Nalini Singh. I’d already read the first three in the Royal House of Shadows series, each written by a different author. But Nalini’s was by far my favorite. I really liked them all, by Micah was swoon worth to me. *sigh*

Okay…some fun questions.

Favorite ice cream flavor?

It changes, but it’s never chocolate. Right now I’m digging butter pecan.

Favorite movie quote?

“Earn this.” Tom Hanks in Saving Private Ryan. I cry every time.

Boxers or Briefs?

Boxer Briefs LOL. Or just Boxers.

If you could have any superpower, what would it be?

Flying. To have wings would be a grand adventure.

Thanks so much for coming Carrie Ann. I can’t wait to read your book.

Thank you so much, Rebecca!


  1. Thank you Rebecca for having me today!

  2. I enjoyed the interview; it was a great read.

    I look forward in reading An Alpha's Path; I've added it to my must have list.

    Tracey D
    booklover0226 at gmail dot com

  3. Great interview, ladies! :) I'd love to have the ability to fly as well. :)

  4. Werewolves are sexy! :) Great interview.

  5. I've never tried NaNo so I'm a little jealous over the word count. Do you plan to continue writing the Redwood Pack series along with the Dante's Cirle?

  6. Hi Linda!

    Both the Redwood Pack and Dante's Circle will be seven books. So I'm going to both at the same time. :-)

    A Taste for a Mate, book 2 and Trinity Bound, book 2 in the Redwood Pack series, will be out before Dust of my Wings - book 1 in Dante's Circle.

  7. What a great interview thanks for sharing look forward to reading more of your books sounds like some great ones on the way :)

  8. Great interview. Can't wait to read An Alpha's Path.


  9. Trust me. An Alpah's Path is a great read.

    Kitty DuCane

  10. Thank you Joanne.

    And Kitty, you rock.