My guest this week is author Carrie Ann Ryan. Carrie will be giving some fun book swag to a few of the lucky commenters on the blog. Welcome Carrie Ann!
Please tell us about your latest release A Taste for a Mate and how you came up with the idea.
Thanks so much for having me! A Taste for a Mate is book 2 in the Redwood Pack series and is Jasper and Willow’s story. It’s about what happens when two people who are meant to be together are pulled apart because of a rival Pack of werewolves. It’s a paranormal romance with a slightly dark twist. J
Where did I come up with the idea? Hmm… I think it was because I wanted to write about a werewolf family – plus with some sexy men!
Here’s the blurb.
A Taste for a Mate 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.
Read an excerpt here…. http://wp.me/P1HpAL-2E
This is part of a series. Are they any special challenges when writing for a series?
Yep, this is book 2 in the 7 book Redwood Pack series. I think challenges come up with keeping the world consistent. But I have a book that helps me out where I have all my character and world descriptions. Without that, I’d be lost!
Plotter or Pantser?
Definitely a plotter! I have outlines of my outlines LOL. But I need to do that with a series. I like knowing where I’m going. But that doesn’t mean I set myself in that. If I find something along the way that I could change, then I do. It doesn’t hurt too much. J
What makes a great hero?
I always think it’s the way he treats his heroine. If he loves her and treats her like his equal, then he’s a hero in my book.
Do you have anything in common with your characters?
I think there’s a little bit of me in each of my characters. But I also think that they are their own persons.
Do you believe in love at first sight?
I’d like to think so. I actually hated my hubby when we first met. We were rivals in our chemistry program. It took a few years and friendship for us to fall in love.
Who are some of your favorite authors?
I have so many! LOL Shiloh Walker, Lauren Dane and Lindsay Sands are up there though for me.
Do you have any advice for aspiring writers trying to get published?
Keep writing and join a crit group or find a crit partner. You shouldn’t do everything yourself. Asking for help is okay.
What are you currently working on?
Right now I’m editing Trinity Bound, book 3 in the Redwood Pack series. It’s Reed’s story and is my first m/m/f!
I’m also drafting the first book in a new series called Dante’s Circle. The book is called Dust of My Wings and is set in a different world from my Redwood Pack series.
Each series is seven books long – so don’t worry. I’m not ending either series!
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:
An Alpha’s Path
A Taste for a Mate