Monday, April 9, 2012

Interview/Giveaway: Author Carrie Ann Ryan

Tour Stop!!! Today on the blog, we have the lovely Carrie Ann Ryan. She was happy to do an interview promoting her new book Trinity Bound!! A yummy shifter tale with some hot loving!! [Warning the book is m/f/m]

Tell us a little about yourself!

Hi! Thank you so much for having me here today. I’m a chemist by day and a paranormal romance writer, wife, and kitten-mother by night.

With the release of your new book Trinity Bound, can you tell followers a little about it?

Trinity Bound is the third book of the Redwood Pack series that follows the middle son, Reed. Reed is an artist who can fight, but doesn’t want to unless he has to. He finds his mate in a fellow captive, Hannah. However, it is Josh, a human Finder, who is the one to save them. When the three are together it is revealed that they are all mates and must learn to deal with it…or walk away.

What is your creative muse? Do you listen to music or have a certain ritual that needs to be done?

I have music on in the background. But usually I close my eyes and figure out what my character wants to say. I’m a huge plotter however.

How was the writing process? Are you a visual writer or do the characters 'speak' to you?

It’s a little of both. I figure out where I am in terms of plot and then the characters talk like real people. It’s more of me having an imaginary life inside my head LOL.

What are your favorite Paranormal beings? (vamps, shifters etc.)

I’m a shifter girl. LOL. I write about werewolves in this series, but I have shifters, angels, fae, mermen, dragons, and others in my other series. I used to be a vamp girl, but I don’t write them. Only love them from afar.

What are 3 words you would use to describe Trinity Bound??

Emotional, sexy, connected

Did you know you always wanted to be a writer??

No. I was a reader first, but then writing came to me later. I’m so happy it did.

What was the most difficult part(s) you encountered when writing Trinity Bound?

Making sure all three people had individual time, time as couples, and time as a threesome. LOL. And, no, not just sex, but actual backstories and such.

Who has been your best or favorite character to write and why?

Maddox. I know, I know. I’m not supposed to choose. But I can’t help it. *sigh* I can’t wait to write him fully and I dread it LOL

A la twitter style.. using only 140 characters, describe Trinity Bound!!

He came to save them, but they may be the ones to save him.

Do you have any other projects coming up? Do you know how many will be in this series?

The Redwood Packs series will be seven books with at least one extra novella. A Night Away, is a Mel and Kade novella (the couple from book 1), and will be out May 1st. I wanted to give y’all a little taste after the HEA and see how they are. Adam’s story is next and is called Enforcer’s Redemption. It should be out at the end of this year.

I’m also writing a seven book series called Dante’s Circle. It centers on a group of seven woman and the men they meet. In this world, humans are human. Though they don’t know it. Dust of My Wings is the first book and is out in July. It’s about Shade, a warrior angel, who comes to earth to find his angel dust and protect the supernatural secret. But a lab tech, Lily, may stand in his way.

Who is your favorite Paranormal Romance Author? Any specific books or series?

I have so many LOL. I’ve read over 5,000 books so I can never decide. But Nalini Singh is up there. LOVE LOVE LOVE her.

What is your favorite drink or food to have at a Party?!?!

I’m a popcorn or rice Krispy treat fan for snacks LOL. And I always have a Diet Coke when I write LOL. I’m too busy to party fully!

Thank you so much for having me here today!

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 werewolf mate - even if its just in her books. Happy endings are always near - even if you have to get over the challenges of falling in love first.

Her first book, An Alpha's Path, is the first 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:

Twitter: @CarrieAnnRyan
Find Trintiy Bound
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Hannah Lewis, a rare earth witch, is taken from the only life she’s ever known. Held against her will by a sadistic wolf, she almost gives up hope that she’d ever see her real life again. But as her fellow captive, a werewolf named Reed, tries to calm her fears, she begins to feel a spark of something she never thought she’d feel – love. But is Reed, alone, enough to get her out of this dark basement so she can move on with her life?
Reed Jamenson, the artist of a werewolf Pack of Alpha males, knows instinctually that Hannah is his mate. Thus, despite their imprisonment, he will do all to protect her and then worry about their hearts. But is he strong enough to find a way for both of them to escape? And why does he feel as though something else is missing?
Josh Kolb, an ex-military human, stumbles upon Reed and Hannah and finds he must trust this new world of supernatural beings to survive. But that desire will lead the three to a triangle of attraction that will test the boundaries they all possess and its consequences in defeating the enemy. Can they all trust one another to save themselves and life as they know it? Even at the cost of their own hearts?
Hannah put her hand on Josh’s arm, a jolt of electricity flashing between the two. She gasped and he held back the urge to do the same. She gave him a smile and he desperately wanted to brush the curls from her face, soothing the bruises that couldn’t hide her radiant beauty. Reed crouched behind her, still protective. He too was beautiful, his chiseled cheekbones pronounced against the shadowed, healing bruises.
Crap. He could understand thinking sexy thoughts about Hannah, but since when did he think males were attractive in any way? Either that weird connection confused him, or he really was falling for Reed. He didn’t know which one, if either, he wanted to be true.
Reed bent over Hannah to whisper to them both. “Camera.”
“Don’t worry about them now. We have about ten more minutes and then we’d have to worry.”
They both looked curious with a similar tilt of their heads, but didn’t say anything, merely nodding.
“Who are you?” Reed whispered, leaning closer.
“Josh.” Why the hell did he say his name? He was never a name, just a presence, on any other mission. Why did he want them to know his name? Know him? “I’m no one. Just a friend.”
“You’re human.” Hannah’s surprised gasp was still whispered. 
Carrie Ann will be giving away an autographed bookmark to one commenter at every stop, and a $25 gift certificate to one randomly drawn commenter and a $10 Amazon GC to the host with the most comments!!!! For more chances to win comment at each stop!! 
Contest: Just leave you name, email, and comment/question for the author!!   Ends 4/13


  1. Fantastic interview! So nice to get to know you better, Carrie Ann! Love your books! Where do you think you'll go next after the Redwood Pack series? Ever think of straying to another genre? Just wondering since you are such a talented writer :)

  2. Thank you Jennifer! I have four paranormals on the track right now. But I'm thinking about a contemp and a western series. It just depends on time right now.

  3. Love the paranormal books but also cowboys!!

  4. Love today's excerpt. Thanks for sharing.

    When it comes to treats, I dislike both popcorn (gets stuck in my teeth) and rice krispy treats (again, tough on the teeth). I'm starting to think I have a tooth obsession...

    catherinelee100 at gmail dot com

  5. Very nice interview. Carrie, I haven't read any books in the Redwood Pack series, if I read Trinity Bound will I be lost? I so want to read this book.
    luvfuzzzeeefaces at yahoo dot com

  6. I loved the interview! I am new to Carrie's work but what I have read from reviews about her books on different blogs and from the descriptions of her books I am becoming a huge fan fast!! I can't wait to read more from her!!


  7. Hi Julianne! You may be lost if you read Trinity Bound before A Taste for a Mate. I mean, you'll get the story and the characters, but you might miss something. But you should be fine. From here on out, though, I'd read them all in order LOL

  8. Hi Carrie. I noticed you had said that you listen to music when you write. (I can't do that, I would start singing dancing along :)

    What music helps to keep the creative juices flowing?

    bournmleissa at hotmail dot com

  9. This book sounds so exciting. I have really enjoyed following your tour.

  10. I am having so much fun following your tour. I keep learning more about you and your writing.

  11. Popcorn and rice crispies. You are a woman after my own heart.

  12. This book sounds awesome and I cannot wait to read it.

    kandj7299 at verizon dot net

  13. Cool sounding story, thanks for highlighting it!!!


  14. Loved Trinity Bound and can't wait for Enforcers Redemption! Fantastic Erotic/Romance Paranormal Series!!

  15. I want to read Trinity Bound very much!! thank you for the interview and chance to win!!

  16. I'm making my rounds can't wait to start reading this series!!!

  17. Ok, after following your blog tour, I may have to go back and read earlier works. Need more now! LOL

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  18. Holy crap on a cracker! Over 5000 books! I should be asking you for suggestions I am a shifter lover so this series sounds wonderful. Thanks! sstogner1 at gmail dot com

  19. I am starting Trinity Bound now and am so thrilled to read it. I love you Redwood Pack books...gotta love them wolves...


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